The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

News for 12-12-06

12-12-06 - Broken By War, And Ordered Back "If you have a war-related injury that you're being compensated for," he said, "to be sent back into a situation that might exacerbate the problem just doesn't make sense."

12-12-06 - Draft resolution on Iran names officials

12-12-06 - Americans increasingly pessimistic about Iraq war: poll

12-12-06 - NORAD and NORTHCOM Exercises Army Major General William G. Webster, NORTHCOM director of operations, said by today the units involved in the exercise had dealt with a nuclear weapons-accident, terrorists attacking a U.S. military installation, the crash of a civilian plane in Canada and two U.S. airlines reporting distress situations.

12-12-06 - Blair ramps up rhetoric on Iran

12-12-06 - U.S. raises Belarus, Russia cancels Iran U.N. meeting Talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions were abruptly called off on Tuesday because of Russian anger at the United States for raising a hunger strike by a jailed opposition politician in Belarus.

12-12-06 - Russia asks Iran to pay on nuclear plant The head of the Russian state company building a nuclear plant in Iran urged Tehran on Tuesday to keep up payments to complete construction as scheduled, news reports said

12-12-06 - Syrian help to Hariri murder probe 'satisfactory' "The level of assistance provided by Syria during the reporting period remains generally satisfactory," the probe head, Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz, said in his 22-page interim report released Tuesday.

12-12-06 - White House to China: Open markets or face sanctions

12-12-06 - Iran: Israel 'will end like USSR' "The trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want," President Ahmadinejad said. Most of our media has somehow twisted his words to (again) imply that Iran is going to attack Israel.

12-12-06 - Olmert back-pedals on the Israeli nuclear capability Mr Olmert had said on German television: "We have never threatened any nation with annihilation You didn't have to. But that's nearly what you did in Lebanon. And, the creation of the state of Israel has nearly wiped Palestine completely 'off the map'. Check the maps of 1946-47.

12-12-06 - US to double emergency equipment stored in Israel The American Congress gave Israel financial and security encouragement when the Senate and the House of Representatives gave their approval to double the emergency equipment the United States stores in Israeli stockpiles.....A great portion of the American equipment stored in Israel last year was used for combat in the summer war in Lebanon. Hey, I know. I bet they 'hate us for our freedom'.

12-12-06 - Who Makes Foreign Policy? by Rep. Ron Paul

12-12-06 - Calls for Olmert to resign after nuclear gaffe "This causes great harm to Israel. We are in the midst of a huge (diplomatic) onslaught against Iran's attempts to make a nuclear bomb," former foreign minister Silvan Shalom, a member of the rightwing Likud party, said on Army Radio. He added: "We always face the same question which our enemies ask: 'Why is Israel allowed to (have a bomb) and not Iran?'".....By not declaring itself to be nuclear-armed, Israel gets round a US ban on funding countries that proliferate weapons of mass destruction. It can thus enjoy more than $2bn (£1.02bn) a year in military and other aid from Washington. Hypocrisy exposed - by their own doing. D'oh!

12-12-06 - Move to bring genocide case against Ahmadinejad as Iran president repeats call to wipe out Israel Barely a week after he announced his resignation from the UN post, Mr Bolton will appear tomorrow among a panel of diplomats and lawyers calling for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be prosecuted. The panel has been convened by a Jewish umbrella group in the US, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organisations. Bolton immediately goes back to work for Israel.

12-12-06 - French Troops Can Fire on Israelis The Jerusalem Post is reporting that French military forces in southern Lebanon have been given the authority to "fire at" Israeli forces "if they feel threatened."

12-12-06 - Meal of poisonous fish claims youngster in Ain al-Hilweh

12-12-06 - China to host peace parley China will host a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian politicians.

12-12-06 - Lieberman advocates aid to Palestinians In meetings described as positive, Lieberman spoke with Negroponte for an hour, with Rice for 45 minutes and Hadley for half an hour. They compared their assessments on Iran, as well as different options, intentions and deadlines Do not be fooled. Iran was the real issue here.

12-12-06 - U.S. made Hezbollah stronger, analysts say America?s failure to stop Israeli attacks weakened the Lebanese government, critics argue

12-12-06 - Bush, Baker and Iraq: Why the Patient Can Not Be Saved Israel?s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is so confident that Bush won?t change his position on Iran and Syria that he told his cabinet to keep mum on the issue, lest they make it look as if Israel is inappropriately intervening.

12-12-06 - In Effort to Smear Democrats, FOX Hosts Report Unsubstantiated Rumor as News The WorldNet Daily story - from which FOX News drew this piece of trash talk masquerading as "news" - did not give the name of its Palestinian source

12-12-06 - France deploys UAVs to stop IAF flights In an effort to put a stop to Israeli overflights in Lebanon, the French Armed Forces has deployed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron in southern Lebanon to conduct intelligence-gathering missions in place of the IDF.

12-12-06 - Livni to EU: Don't let Iran get nukes

12-12-06 - ISG fallout continues with query: Is Israeli-Arab peace the linchpin? Iran's ambitions dominated much of the Saban Forum. Shimon Peres, the vice prime minister, spoke darkly of the possibility of war in a Saturday-night panel with former President Clinton.

12-12-06 - Why are Jews at the 'Holocaust denial' conference? A handful of Orthodox Jews have attended Iran's controversial conference questioning the Nazi genocide of the Jews - not because they deny the Holocaust but because they object to using it as justification for the existence of Israel.

12-12-06 - Germany, Israel see eye-to-eye on Palestinians, Iran Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a state visit to Berlin did not rule out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as far as she was concerned, a military option was "not on the table." Olmert is making his rounds to shore up support for some kind of action on Iran. Merkel and Blair are now singing his tune.

12-12-06 - Baker redux Keep disregarding the Bakers of this world, and continue to listen to the Sharons and Netanyahus instead. Perhaps after another 60 years you'll finally get it.

12-12-06 - U.N. probe IDs suspects in Hariri death Investigators are looking at numerous motives including assassination by an extremist group because of Hariri's links to other states in the region and in the West, before his possible success in May 2005 elections, because of his likely expose of a bank fraud, and as "a convenient cover" to cast suspicion on others.

12-12-06 - Prosecution Rests at Hamas Trial Salah claims he was tortured by Israel's Shin Bet security service into admitting he was aiding Hamas. Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, however, testified that he appeared "jaunty" at the interrogation and that she saw no evidence he was being tortured

12-12-06 - Back to Lebanon until we liberate our policy from the depredations of Israel Firsters, there is no chance of formulating a foreign policy that serves both American interests and the interests of all the peoples of the region.

12-12-06 - U.S. condemns Holocaust denier meeting

12-12-06 - What in the


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