The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, December 09, 2006

News for 12-09-06

12-09-06 - US Congress approves landmark Indian nuclear deal "What are we going to say when China offers the same deal to Pakistan? What will we say when the Russians offer the same deal the Iranians,"

12-09-06 - $8bn spent a month leaves no money to clean toilets

12-09-06 - Panel's Hamilton: Iraq war costs could top $1 trillion

12-09-06 - Iran sets conditions for talks with U.S. on Iraq

12-09-06 - Iran ready to help US withdrawal from Iraq

12-09-06 - CIA is undermining British war effort, say military chiefs

12-09-06 - Senators Challenge Feasibility of Iraq Plans Democrats were guarded in their treatment of the report, especially its call for engaging Syria and Iran in diplomacy. After all, this would go against the orders they've been given by AIPAC. I chuckled at this part of the article : "Baker displayed little of the deference witnesses customarily show senators. At one point, he impatiently interrupted Lieberman's questioning about whether Iran would engage in talks. "We say it in the report, Senator -- it's in the report," " :D

12-09-06 - Bush Aides Seek Alternatives to Iraq Study Group?s Proposals, Calling Them Impractical Administration officials say their preliminary review of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group?s recommendations has concluded that many of its key proposals are impractical or unrealistic, and a small group inside the National Security Council is now racing to come up with alternatives to the panel?s ideas.

12-09-06 - Iraq report's core premise flawed - UN envoy "They want to keep it in disequilibrium, which does not lead to collapse, because that will bog down the Americans, their forces, so they cannot focus on other issues in the region and it will weaken the administration in Washington,"

12-09-06 - Poisoned ex-spy probe expands to Germany Police in Germany said traces of radiation were found at two Hamburg-area homes linked to a contact of the ex-KGB officer, Alexander Litvinenko.

12-09-06 - Rumsfeld makes surprise Iraq trip Outgoing US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is making a surprise visit to Iraq to say farewell to US troops, days before he is due to leave office.

12-09-06 - Saudi intelligence chief wants US pullout timetable for Iraq Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud called for a timetable for a US troop withdrawal from Iraq, warning their presence was breeding terrorists.

12-09-06 - Blair tries to bridge the gap between Bush and 'realists' on Iraq strategy

12-09-06 - Mountie resignation not enough, Canada's Arar says A Canadian man who was deported from the United States and tortured in Syria because of false security fears said on Friday the resignation of Canada's top policeman does not absolve the government of responsibility in his case.

12-09-06 - Former Israeli envoy slams Gates over nuclear 'disclosure' "These are lamentable words. Perhaps his tongue is forked, but maybe not. In any case Israel must demand explanations," ...."It is not up to Washington to end the policy of ambiguity" on Israel's nuclear capabilities

12-09-06 - Hebron Reflection: 06-12-09 We Are The Message I recently received a question from a reader who wanted to know, "What
is CPT doing over there to share the Gospel of Jesus?"

12-09-06 - Iran's denial of Holocaust harms Arab cause, Palestine activist tells president "Perhaps you see Holocaust denial as an expression of support for the Palestinians," he writes. "Here, too, you are wrong. We struggle for our existence and our rights, and against the historic injustice that was dealt us in 1948.

12-09-06 - Lebanese leader blocks UN court Lebanon's President Emile Lahoud has formally rejected a cabinet proposal to create a tribunal to try suspects in the killing of former PM Rafik Hariri.

12-09-06 - Oil rises as production cut looms Prices have rebounded somewhat since production was trimmed, but most officials are supporting a further cut in output, which needs to be agreed at a meeting in Nigeria on 14 December.

12-09-06 - Israel's Olmert calls for dramatic measures against Iran ** Olmert criticised the international community's hesitation in dealing with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The West fears Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at developing nuclear weapons but Tehran denies this. "I am anything but happy," Olmert was quoted as saying in an interview released ahead of publication on Sunday. "I expect significantly more dramatic steps to be taken.

12-09-06 - Israel Is Not Linked to Iraq, Except That It Is "The Saudis are saying to us, 'We are afraid of Iran and want to work with you but the Palestinian issue has to be solved,' " a senior Israeli official said, insisting on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.... There are two other reasons Mr. Olmert and other Israelis spoke out against the report's call for linkage: They don't want others to define linkage for them; they want any linkage to be on their terms, out of their own mouths. And they never liked Mr. Baker, whom they considered hostile when he was secretary of state in the early 1990's. Baker is considered 'hostile' because he tried to get Israel to stop building illegal settlements on Palestinian land. Boo hoo.

12-09-06 - Most Americans agree with Iraq Study Group recommendations: poll Fifty-seven percent agreed that the United States should engage Iran and Syria in efforts to stabilize Iraq, and 61 percent supported the idea of a renewed US commitment to pressing for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

12-09-06 - Arab world on brink of explosion: Saudi king

12-09-06 - Another day, a new flag for a village Despite decades of upheavals, residents of the Arab village of Ghajar on Israel's northern border have never had to flee. Instead, the village itself became a refugee, finding itself successively in three different countries.

12-09-06 - Syrian FM: No solution to Iraq's problems without Iran and Syria

12-09-06 - Golan snubs Baker report "The Golan Heights are an unchangeable Israeli reality. We must develop and strengthen settlement in the Golan,"


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