The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

News for 01-08-07

01-08-07 - 2006 was deadliest year for U.S. troops in Iraq

01-08-07 - Iran leader asserts nuclear right

01-08-07 - Russia says US sanctions on arms dealers 'illegal' Russia hit back at the United States after Washington had imposed sanctions on three Russian firms for exporting weapons to Libya and Iran, branding the US action "illegal."

01-08-07 - Nominee played big role in outsourcing intelligence J. Michael "Mike" McConnell, in line to become the nation's top intelligence official, has been a leading figure in outsourcing U.S intelligence operations to private industry, records and interviews show. Oh how comforting.

01-08-07 - Iraq war could cost US over $2 trillion, says Nobel prize-winning economist

01-08-07 - War with Iran is imminent ** The political deck shuffling also reflects a Bush administration decision to expand the war in the Middle East....The one wild card that would change the equation would be an aggressive move by Iran. Should Iran launch a cruise missile at a U.S. Navy ship in the Gulf, we will have war right now. Should an Iranian missile sink a U.S. carrier, the U.S. population would experience another 9/11 moment. At that point, a massive U.S.-led military strike on Iran would become inevitable. A note of caution: Corsi is a neocon. Note the last part of that excerpt there. Neocons anxiously await such a move which would be the pretext for war that they have been waiting for.

01-08-07 - Charges dropped in Miami port scare

01-08-07 - UN makes $60m Iraq refugee appeal It said the exodus was the largest long-term movement since the displacement of the Palestinians after the creation of Israel in 1948.

01-08-07 - Children die worldwide after seeing Saddam hang

01-08-07 - Officials believe White House chose new Intelligence chief in effort to darken Iran Intelligence Estimate, broaden domestic surveillance ** "The NIE on Iran is at issue," said one former senior intelligence officer close to Negroponte.... "McConnell will go along with whatever (Cheney tells him to do) and make sure that no objective NIE comes out," one former senior intelligence officer said.

01-08-07 - Treasury terror official plans Iran announcement U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey will make an announcement on Iran at a news conference on Tuesday, the Treasury said on Monday. Alert: propaganda forthcoming.

01-08-07 - For airport screeners, more training about Muslims

01-08-07 - Israel denies planning nuclear attack on Iran ** Ephraim Kam ? a former senior intelligence official now at Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Strategic Studies ? also suggested the report should not be taken literally. "No reliable source would ever speak about this, certainly not to the Sunday Times," he said

01-08-07 - Syria says Israeli occupation at root of Mideast crisis

01-08-07 - Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Threat to Peace: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal "In developing their "ethno-bomb", Israeli scientists are trying to exploit medical advances by identifying distinctive a gene carried by some Arabs, then create a genetically modified bacterium or virus... The scientists are trying to engineer deadly micro-organisms that attack only those bearing the distinctive genes." Dedi Zucker, a leftist Member of Knesset, the Israeli parliament, denounced the research saying, "Morally, based on our history, and our tradition and our experience, such a weapon is monstrous and should be denied."

01-08-07 - Palestinians from Iraq are refugees once again: Syrian government allocates small plot for new camp The Ministry of Refugees announced Monday that the Syrian government has agreed to allocate 10 dunams of land to build houses for the hundreds of Palestinian refugees fleeing Baghdad.

01-08-07 - Police believe Litvinenko poisoned twice

01-08-07 - Execution Sparks Arab Support for Saddam

01-08-07 - Five years on, no end to the horror that is Guantanamo

01-08-07 - For Jews and women, several vignettes capture shift in Congress Powerhouses like the UJC and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee will not be affected under the new rules. UJC devolves such tours to local federations, which do not employ lobbyists, while AIPAC long ago spun off an educational nonprofit that does not employ lobbyists to handle the tours. Smaller boutique groups such as the American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League and the Republican Jewish Coalition are examining their options. The ADL, for instance, employs three registered lobbyists and hosts at least two lawmaker tours a year.

01-08-07 - Brother: Israel arrested deported imam

01-08-07 - The Coming Attack on Iran ** The Israeli/neoconservative plan, of which Bush may be a part or simply be a manipulated element, is to provoke a crisis with Iran in which the US Congress will have to support Israel. Both the Israeli government and the American neoconservatives are fanatical. It is a mistake to believe that either will be guided by reason or any appreciation of the potentially catastrophic consequences of an attack on Iran.

01-08-07 - Hamas used US as base for Israeli terrorist attacks: prosecutor "This is a case where the Israeli government is using the US courts to fight its own so-called war on terrorism," Rima Kapitan, a civil rights lawyer with the Chicago branch of the Council of American-Islamic Relations told AFP. The US 'war on terror' largely benefits Israel. Most of these trials of late have to do with ISRAEL'S enemies.


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