The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, November 30, 2006

News for 11-29-06

11-29-06 - Bipartisan group reaches accord on Iraq A bipartisan commission has reached a consensus on new U.S. policies for Iraq and will announce its recommendations next week, the group's co-chairman said Wednesday.

11-29-06 - Iraq one of greatest presidential blunders: Carter

11-29-06 - Bush set for delayed Iraq talks

11-29-06 - US forces kill two women in Iraq

11-29-06 - Bush tells Abdullah time not ripe for dialogue with Syria

11-29-06 - Hezbollah denies training Iraqis Hezbollah spokesman Hussein Rahal said the accusations were baseless and reflected attempts to blame others for "the disastrous situation in Iraq".

11-29-06 - Judge Strikes Down Parts of Executive Order on Terrorism A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled that key portions of a presidential order blocking financial assistance to terrorist groups are unconstitutional, further complicating the Bush administration's attempts to defend its aggressive anti-terrorism tactics in federal courts.

11-29-06 - Powell: Iraq meets civil war definition Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday at a business conference here that the war in Iraq "could be considered a civil war," the conference organizer said.

11-29-06 - Is Putin Being Set Up? by Patrick J. Buchanan As the predictable effect of Litvinenko's death has been to put a cloud of suspicion over Putin and a chill over Russian relations with the West, one must ask: To whose benefit is the discrediting of Putin? Who would seek a renewal of the Cold War?

11-29-06 - Mofaz: Arafat agreed to house secret Iranian bases inside PA Iran and the Palestinian Authority, then headed by Yasser Arafat, reached a secret agreement in 2002, which called for the creation of branch Iranian revolutionary guard corps bases in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in exchange for military aid to the Palestinian Authority. And they just discovered this NOW. Mmm k.

11-29-06 - Egyptian intelligence chief to visit Israel

11-29-06 - Radio Spoof Draws Support for Nazi-Like Treatment of U.S. Muslims; CAIR Says Callers' Reaction is a 'Wake-Up Call' on Anti-Muslim Bigotry

11-29-06 - Court Rejects N.Y. Times on Leak Probe The one-sentence order came in a First Amendment battle that involves stories written in 2001 by Times reporters Judith Miller and Philip Shenon

11-29-06 - Baker Panel Aide Expects Israel Will Be Pressed AIPAC's Congress (formerly the US Congress) will never allow it. 100 new pieces of legislation will be passed therein to counter such a move.

11-29-06 - Congress to Ponder Conscription? by Rep. Ron Paul

11-29-06 - Syria accuses Israel of building dam in Golan to secure water Damascus accused Israel on Monday of building a dam on the Golan Heights to steal water and deprive Syria and Jordan from badly needed resources, Syria's official news agency reported.

11-29-06 - Iran leader appeals to US people The Iranian leader's discursive, five-page letter also urged Washington to recognise a Palestinian state, saying it was ignoring public opinion in "trampling the rights of the Palestinian people".

11-29-06 - The Litvinenko Mystery

11-29-06 - Avigdor Lieberman to Washington ** Lieberman, whose Yisrael Beitenu Party joined Prime Minister Ehud Olmert?s government last month, will participate in a conference at the end of next week at the Brookings Institution?s Saban Center. The conference, which is closed to the public, will include other top Israeli and U.S. officials.
Lieberman is the new guy in charge of Israel's 'attack Iran' department.

11-29-06 - Abdullah asked to probe Bush on overflights Jordan?s king may raise Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace during talks with President Bush.

11-29-06 - Colin Powell: Reach Out to Arabs and Muslims

11-29-06 - China shows solidarity with Palestinian people China strongly condemns Israel's military actions, which have caused heavy casualties to innocent Palestinian civilians. China is also concerned with the human rights situation in occupied Palestinian territory, he said.

11-29-06 - Ahmadinejad's letter to Americans

11-29-06 - Judge strikes ban on terrorist funding A California judge declared unconstitutional a 2001 presidential order blocking funds for terrorist groups, a decision that could affect funding for Hamas and Hezbollah.

11-29-06 - Rebuilding Lebanon: the task ahead Lebanon's finance minister, Jihad Azour, says that physical losses from the 34-day war amount to $2.5bn.

11-29-06 - Man ordered imprisoned for threatening President Bush An Israel-born Palestinian was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison but was credited with time already served on charges that he threatened to castrate President Bush while involuntarily committed at a mental hospital.

11-29-06 - Energy-hungry China breaks ground in Middle East The Chinese have cleared thousands of cluster bombs and other ordnance -- including the bomb 2nd Sergeant Liu was tackling in Zebqin -- since the Israeli-Hezbollah war ended on August 14, winning them a degree of affection from Lebanese villagers.

11-29-06 - And now a word from neocon Daniel Pipes Who is trying to decide for YOU, the American public at large, what you will and will not learn about in college. Message to Pipes (the look on that guy's face in the photo is priceless).

11-29-06 - Is 'American era' ending in Middle East?


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