The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

News for 11-28-06

11-28-06 - Five young girls killed in US attack on Iraqi insurgents

11-28-06 - Bush says U.S. won't pull out of Iraq "There's one thing I'm not going to do, I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete," he said in a speech setting the stage for high-stakes meetings with the Iraqi prime minister later this week.

11-28-06 - Iran to let atomic watchdog take more samples

11-28-06 - UN nuclear probe of Iran hampered by blind spots: ElBaradei

11-28-06 - Bush rules out talks with Iran until it stops nuclear program

11-28-06 - Iraq 'on the brink of civil war'

11-28-06 - Iran tells Talabani that US-led forces must leave Iraq

11-28-06 - Gingrich: US may be forced to reexamine freedom of speech

11-28-06 - The Nuking of Alexander Litvinenko

11-28-06 - Senior EU officials accused of covering up secret CIA prisons for terror suspects The document also said that Nicolo Pollari, former head of Italy's Sismi intelligence service, had "concealed the truth" when he told a European Parliament committee in March that Italian agents had played no part in the CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric

11-28-06 - Militant killed at Syrian border A Syrian interior ministry statement said Abdullah opened fire at security forces before attempting to escape.

11-28-06 - Lahoud 'to block' Lebanon panel

11-28-06 - UN Security Council gives US-led force in Iraq until end-2007 "We are obviously very pleased with the adoption of Resolution 1723 unanimously extending the mandate of the multinational force in Iraq for another year," US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton told reporters after the vote.

11-28-06 - Palestinian elderly refugee abducted, killed in Iraq

11-28-06 - Salvaging Bush's Mideast disaster like it or not, the fact remains that the now 39-year-long Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues to be the most incendiary issue in the Arab-Muslim world, the single thing that most inspires hatred of the U.S. A U.N.-sponsored group recently found that tensions between Islam and the West are caused not by religion but overwhelmingly by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has acquired a symbolic significance larger than itself......Bush's neoconservative brain trust is urging him to maintain his hard line against Syria and Hezbollah. But as Israel's recent, unsuccessful war shows, the Shiites in Lebanon are too powerful to smash into submission. The only long-term solution to Lebanon's woes, as former ABC News chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass, who was kidnapped by Hezbollah in 1987, recently argued, is to remove Hezbollah's raison d'ĂȘtre by providing justice for the Palestinians. Excellent article there at Salon.

11-28-06 - Lebanon's farm business is suffering Lebanon's agriculture sector suffered about $280 million in damage during this summer's conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, a U.N. food agency said Monday.

11-28-06 - Briton tells of surviving blast from Israeli mine

11-28-06 - Jordan to urge Bush action on Israel-Palestinian conflict "The best way to counter this Iranian danger is to resolve the Palestinian issue on the basis of a two-state solution, which will strengthen the moderate trends in the region and allow stability."

11-28-06 - Jordan will reject 'unjust' Mideast settlement

11-28-06 - Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq The interview occurred at a time of intense debate over whether the United States should enlist Iran?s help in stabilizing Iraq. The Iraq Study Group, directed by James A. Baker III, a former Republican secretary of state, and Lee H. Hamilton, a former Democratic lawmaker, is expected to call for direct talks with Tehran. Wow, what a coincidence, this finding. For, the Iraq Study Group is going to release it's recommendations very soon, and well, we can't negotiate with Iran NOW, can we?

11-28-06 - China's Muslims look to Middle East as ties grow

11-28-06 - U.S. Critiques Russia as It Readies for Mideast Democracy Forum


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