The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, December 23, 2006

News for 12-22-06

12-22-06 - Russia seeks delay in planned vote on Iran sanctions

12-22-06 - UN Security Council likely to approve Iran sanctions Saturday: diplomats

12-22-06 - Iran gives UN key enrichment plant records-diplomats

12-22-06 - President Confronts Dissent on Troop Levels

12-22-06 - Media want documents in CIA leak case The Associated Press and Dow Jones, in court papers filed this week, asked for the release of the sworn statements Fitzgerald gave to justify subpoenas for New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper.

12-22-06 - Rice backs 'worthwhile' Iraq war US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has again defended the war in Iraq, saying the investment in US lives and dollars will be "worth it".

12-22-06 - US soldiers in Iraq urge Gates to send more troops

12-22-06 - Military pressure alongside UN sanctions against Iran Boosting naval presence in the area would also serve as a means to ensure that Iran won't try to block oil shipments in retaliation for the sanctions.

12-22-06 - Judge: Iran Owes $254M in Terror Attack The Iranian government financed a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia and must pay $254 million to the victims' families, a federal judge ruled Friday.

12-22-06 - Terrorist Recruits Pose Threat to U.S. "Iraq is generating an exodus of terrorists," says ABC News consultant Tony Cordesman. "It is creating a training center, in effect, the worst kind of training center, because people learn through practice, not theory."

12-22-06 - Agency to Test Military Draft Machinery The Selective Service System is planning a comprehensive test of the military draft machinery, which hasn't been run since 1998.

12-22-06 - British soldier 'gave Army secrets to Iran'

12-22-06 - Iran's president says Bush 'most hated'

12-22-06 - Lawmaker Fears Election of 'More Muslims'

12-22-06 - State Department Weighs Plan for Palestinian State The Bush administration is considering a plan to declare an independent Palestinian state with provisional borders by the end of 2007. It will no doubt be Israel's version of a Palestinian state. It also could be seen as a way to win support (from those who need to be swayed) for a possible attack on Iran.

12-22-06 - Israeli think tank says only military strike will stop Iran: Report ** And they want US to do it as history repeats itself.

12-22-06 - The Right Men, the Wrong President

12-22-06 - Condi's Albright Moment

12-22-06 - Canadian Jews: Indict Ahmadinejad Canadian Jewish and other community groups urged the government to support an indictment against Iran?s president for incitement to genocide.

12-22-06 - More Palestinians arrive at Iraq-Syria border to escape violence in Baghdad The latest group has been stranded on the Iraqi side of the border with Syria since last Saturday, UNHCR's chief spokesperson, Ron Redmond, told reporters in Geneva, adding that Iraqi border authorities initially refused to allow them to leave Iraq, citing a lack of proper documentation

12-22-06 - Police find car packed with explosives in southeast Iran

12-22-06 - Syrian daily hits out at US terms for dialogue "You cannot tackle the Iraq question independently of the other issues in the region, because the root cause of all the problems is Israel's occupation of Arab lands," the paper said.

12-22-06 - Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews attend conference: "The Holocaust - Global Vision"

12-22-06 - Stalin's Jews In his new, highly praised book "The War of the World, "Historian Niall Ferguson writes that no revolution in the history of mankind devoured its children with the same unrestrained appetite as did the Soviet revolution. In his book on the Stalinist purges, Tel Aviv University's Dr. Igal Halfin writes that Stalinist violence was unique in that it was directed internally.

12-22-06 - Future House power says Dems back a dialogue with Iran, Syria U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said both parties? support for Israel would remain unstinting..... Hoyer scored a decisive win in a caucus vote last month to become majority leader. Jewish groups watched the race closely, since Hoyer has proven to be one of Israel's best friends in Congress, leading multiple delegations to the Jewish state and isolating the caucus' few anti-Israel voices.

12-22-06 - Army sets sights on missile defense Defense Ministry officials are pinning their hopes on a joint venture between Israel's Rafael Armament Development Authority and Raytheon Co.

12-22-06 - ZOA Criticizes President Bush For Again Refusing To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem - Reneging On Campaign Promise Maybe they can get their man Bolton on the case?....

12-22-06 - America's Double Standard on Democracy in the Middle East while the Bush Administration continues talk the talk of promoting democracy in the Middle East, many in the Arab world have a jaundiced view of Washington's intentions: Democracy, yes, but only when the outcome serves the interests of the U.S.

12-22-06 - ADL Lists Top 10 Issues Affecting Jews in 2006 The Anti-Semitic Myth of the "Israel Lobby"
That is hilarious. Maybe if the gloating about how much power the pro-Israelis have over both houses of Congress wasn't coming from THAT VERY COMMUNITY, maybe THEN these people would have a leg to stand on. That it IS happening only proves this 'anti-Semitic myth' is a charge leveled by the aforementioned in order to SHUT PEOPLE UP. Not working anymore. Come back 10 year!

12-22-06 - Neocons: Fighting To Prevent Our Exit From Iraq

12-22-06 - Rate of cluster bomb casualties falling However, with at least 900,000 bomblets still contaminating southern Lebanon, according to MACC, there is still a high risk to inhabitants of the area.

12-22-06 - The Nightmare before Christmas


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