The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, January 05, 2007

News for 01-04-07

01-04-07 - Iraq Vets Left in Physical and Mental Agony

01-04-07 - Bush says feds can open mail without warrant Bush asserted the new authority Dec. 20 after signing legislation that overhauls some postal regulations. He then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open mail under emergency conditions, contrary to existing law and contradicting the bill he had just signed, according to experts who have reviewed it.

01-04-07 - Iran to 'honor principles' of nuclear control treaty: negotiator Iran's top nuclear negotiator has said during a visit to China that Tehran will continue to honor the principles of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Chinese state media has reported.

01-04-07 - Iranians 'up to no good' in Iraq The White House has suggested the arrests validated US claims of Iranian "meddling" in Iraq.

01-04-07 - U.S. Finds Iran's 'Smoking Gun' in Iraq Deja vu. For, this was previously claimed several months back - and that claim was later discovered to be unfounded.

01-04-07 - Blair Fails to Condemn Hanging as Bush Ducks the Question

01-04-07 - Mission Accomplished ** The War Party is desperate to provoke the Iranians into a military conflict, and they are pulling out all the stops to do so. With economic sanctions against Iran already in place, and likely to be ratcheted up ? along with the anti-Iranian propaganda campaign ? the likelihood of war with the mullahs of Tehran is an eventuality that seems almost fated to occur, whether or not the American people support it

01-04-07 - Russia warns against Iran action COUNTRIES taking action against Iran independent of the United Nations, as called for by Washington, would not be helpful in luring Tehran back to negotiations on its nuclear program, Russia said today.

01-04-07 - Bush concern at Saddam execution US President George W Bush has said he wished the execution of ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had been more dignified but insisted that justice was done.

01-04-07 - Iran nuclear chief in China talks Beijing needs Iranian oil and gas for its booming economy, and China supports Iran's right to a nuclear programme.

01-04-07 - Bush: Syrian groups are WMD proliferators "Syria is using official government organizations to develop nonconventional weapons and the missiles to deliver them," Stuart Levey, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism, said in a statement.

01-04-07 - Bush, German chancellor discuss Iran, Mideast "We talked about Iran. And I thanked Chancellor Merkel's strong support for a Chapter 7 Iranian resolution -- a Chapter 7 United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran," Bush said at a press conference after their meeting.

01-04-07 - Soldiers filmed beating Iraqis avoid prosecution A group of British soldierswho were filmed while beating Iraqi civilians will not face criminal charges.

01-04-07 - Oil in biggest fall in two years US light crude oil fell $2.73 to $55.59 a barrel in New York, falling by over $5 in two days.

01-04-07 - The Surge to Nowhere What's astonishing about the debate over Iraq is that the President -- or anyone else, for that matter, including the media -- is paying the slightest attention to the neoconservative strategists who got us into this mess in the first place. Having been egregiously wrong about every single Iraqi thing for five consecutive years, by all rights the neocons ought to be consigned to some dusty basement exhibit hall in the American Museum of Natural History

01-04-07 - 'Clean sweep': Bush replaces top general in Middle East who opposed troop surge

01-04-07 - Israeli Experts Say Middle East Was Safer With Saddam in Iraq "When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos," Diskin said, unaware that the meeting was secretly recorded. "I'm not sure we won't miss Saddam." The tape was later broadcast on Israeli television. Be careful what you wish for next time.

01-04-07 - Exclusive: Iran War "In 2 Years" ** CIA specialist on Iran Reuel Marc Gerecht said there had been a "tidal shift" of opinion towards military action, especially in Israel.

01-04-07 - Iraqis Say They Were Better Off Under Hussein

01-04-07 - From 2003: Exclusive: Saddam key in early CIA plot U.S. forces in Baghdad might now be searching high and low for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, but in the past Saddam was seen by U.S. intelligence services as a bulwark of anti-communism and they used him as their instrument for more than 40 years, according to former U.S. intelligence diplomats and intelligence officials.

01-04-07 - Saddam bid "courteous" adieu to U.S. captors

01-04-07 - Israeli warplanes monitor Lebanese-Syrian borders Despite a UN-brokered ceasefire on August 14, the Jewish state has continued to carry out flights over Lebanese territory, maintaining they were vital to gather intelligence on alleged arms smuggling to Hezbollah.

01-04-07 - Hezbollah detainees in Israel seek POW status

01-04-07 - Ugly voices tarnish debut of Congress' first Muslim Several million Muslims live in the USA. It is to the nation's credit that one of them will join Congress this week. And if Goode is worried about Muslim immigrants, he's about 260 years too late in Ellison's case. Ellison traces his ancestors to Louisiana in 1742

01-04-07 - How Hillary became New York Senator She knew that New York's Orthodox and chasidic communities would be a hard sell, as they were expressing their personal dislike for her and her positions, particularly regarding Israel. She needed to show she could win some support in Orthodox circles.

01-04-07 - Fresh from the horse's ass You know who. If it's something the Israeli Foreign Ministry needs (to further their propaganda), then our favorite 'reporter' will just so happen upon some 'Palestinians' who can give him exactly what he needs.

01-04-07 - Defense rests after hearing from torture expert at U.S. Hamas trial Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified that she witnessed part of Salah's 54-day interrogation at a high-security prison in Ramallah. She said he seemed to be in good spirits. Salah attorneys say Miller saw only a small fraction of what went on and was easily fooled.

01-04-07 - Mubarak hints: We?ll develop nukes

01-04-07 - Report: Guantanamo detainee draped in Israel flag


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