The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, December 11, 2006

News for 12-10-06

12-10-06 - Iran plays down calls for US talks on Iraq

12-10-06 - Iraq president rejects Baker-Hamilton report "I think that Baker-Hamilton is not fair, is not just, and it contains some very dangerous articles which undermine the sovereignty of Iraq and the constitution," Talabani said.

12-10-06 - ISG Report Faces Uncertain Future

12-10-06 - Gulf states announce nuclear plan Six oil-rich Gulf nations have said they are considering seeking nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

12-10-06 - Bush aides call Iraq group's many proposals impractical

12-10-06 - German Authorities Link Radiation at Hamburg Sites to Poisoned Ex-Spy

12-10-06 - MI officer: Syria preparing its army for war with Israel We've been hearing this for a few months now (from the usual corner).

12-10-06 - Peres: Unite against Iran and prevent war ** "If there was an international coalition, there would be no need to go to war against Iran, and Iran would return to its natural dimensions." I was not aware that Iran was going to START any wars. In fact, it's just the opposite. Israel has warned of attacking Iran (in case we won't do it for them). Note that this was being discussed at the 'closed forum'. The closed forum at the Brooking Institute, no doubt.

12-10-06 - Israel sees al Qaeda hitting Lebanon peacekeepers Al Qaeda has recently boosted its presence in Lebanon and could attack foreign peacekeepers who have been stationed there since Israel's war with Hezbollah guerrillas, a top Israeli intelligence analyst said on Sunday. Mmm k. Kind of like this, you mean?

12-10-06 - Neocons Leery of Baker?s Return As secretary of state from 1989 to 1992, during the first Bush administration, Baker often clashed with Jerusalem and the top pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

12-10-06 - Olmert: Bush won't change stance on Syria, Iran

12-10-06 - Feds: Illinois man contemplated shul attacks A transcript of a conversation with an informant reported Shareef saying that Israel?s war with Hezbollah this summer enraged him and he had identified synagogues in the DeKalb area for a stabbing attack.

12-10-06 - Blow to Blair mission as Palestinian PM vows never to recognise Israel Although the Iraq Study Group proposed just such a solution, the US political right reacted viciously yesterday towards the group. Rupert Murdoch's New York Post doctored a photograph to show James Baker and the study group's co-chairman, Lee Hamilton, in furry suits and called them "Surrender Monkeys". Such sentiments are believed to reflect the views of the vice-president, Dick Cheney, who is now isolated but still in a powerful position

12-10-06 - Beirut rally attracts huge crowd Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese are taking part in the latest protest to press the government to cede more power to the opposition or step down.

12-10-06 - Next battleground will be a familiar one, Israelis say Thirty-three years later, Ben-David, an officer in a volunteer Israeli Border Police unit, has come to the Golan Heights to help prepare for the next war. According to Israeli military intelligence, the battle will erupt here within the next two years. And the status of the Golan broke into the news Wednesday, when the Iraq Study Group advised President Bush to pressure Israel to return the disputed land to Syria if it cooperates on other matters of importance in the Middle East.

12-10-06 - Israelis Reject New Conflict with Hezbollah

12-10-06 - Baker vs. "The Lobby" The only group left touting Bush's failed policy is the "Israel first" camp which continues to wave the bloody shirt of incitement from their perch at the Weekly Standard and the American Enterprise Institute. These same diehards are leading the charge for a preemptive attack on Iran; a criminal act which will have catastrophic effects on America's long-term energy needs.

12-10-06 - Congress condemns Iran conference "The Iranian regime's public anti-Semitic, anti-U.S. and anti-Israel policies underscore the threat posed by a nuclear Iran," Hastings said in a statement. Really. Those on Capitol Hill would appear to have nothing better to do than to pass legislation on behalf of Israel.

12-10-06 - Israel should hold talks with Syria: Israeli official

12-10-06 - Cohen backs Baker report on peace talks

12-10-06 - The battle over America's Middle East policy The neocons want the US to make war on Iran, not to engage it in dialogue. They want the US to bring about "regime change" in Syria, not to reward it with the Golan.

12-10-06 - Kaplinsky: Iran to have nuclear arms 'in near future' But Kaplinsky, who said that he based this assessment on information obtained by the defense establishment, declined to give a more specific time frame, noting that analysts worldwide disagree on precisely when this will happen. K.

12-10-06 - President Clinton, Ted Koppel, Shimon Peres and Haim Saban at the 2006 Saban Forum in Washington, D.C. The three-day closed-door Forum, entitled ?America and Israel: Confronting a Middle East in Turmoil,? continues through Sunday, December 10, and features panels and candid discussions confronting the complex challenges facing the United States and Israel in the Middle East. Participants include Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; President William J. Clinton; Israeli Vice Premier and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres; Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY); Israeli Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman; Israeli Minister of Education Yuli Tamir; senior Bush Administration diplomat David Welch; Secretary of State Senior Adviser on Iraq David Satterfield; George Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence; James Wolfensohn, former Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement and former President of the World Bank; Senator Joseph Lieberman, (D-CT); Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA); Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN); Congresswoman Jane Harman, (D-CA); Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA); Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY); Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT); member of Parliament (Canada) Michael Ignatieff, among others.

12-10-06 - Israeli officer: War talk 'irresponsible' "We don't have any information that Syria plans to go to war this summer, or to heat up the border with acts of resistance or fighting,"

12-10-06 - Peacemaking, Iran to dominate agenda of Olmert trip to Germany, Italy

12-10-06 - US must try to engage Iraq, Syria: Baker report authors

12-10-06 - U.S. says Hezbollah has Iraq role Speaking on background, a Bush administration official confirmed to JTA on Saturday that the reports have been substantiated. Mm k.

12-10-06 - Former Rep. DeLay, indicted on state campaign finance charges, begins new 'career' as blogger Sunday's first political post at slams Jimmy Carter - "perhaps our nation's worst President" - for blaming "the problems in the Middle East not on Islamic extremism, but on Israel" in his new book Palestinian Peace, not Apartheid, which the budding blogger misspells as "Aparthied." Delay is an End Times Christian fundamentalist.


Post a Comment

<< Home