The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

News for 01-09-07

01-09-07 - Iran warns again on nuclear cooperation

01-09-07 - U.S. cautions China over reported multibillion dollar gas deal with Iran

01-09-07 - N. Korea nuclear test likely: general North Korea is likely to test another nuclear device, the commander of the U.S. military in South Korea said on Tuesday, but he declined to comment on reports that an explosion was imminent.

01-09-07 - Bush to Face Street Protests over Iraq Escalation Plan "It is unbelievable that after the voters and the Iraqis said they want and end to this war, Bush is going to escalate it,"

01-09-07 - US blacklists Iranian state bank **

01-09-07 - Russia sets off controversy over UN Hariri murder probe the United States and European members of the council objected to Russia's bid to press Brammertz to identify the 10 countries which have so far failed to cooperate with the probe.

01-09-07 - Iran says it has arrested a nuclear spy The Paris-based group, regarded as a terrorist organization by the United States, has frequently made accusations about Iran's nuclear activities, reporting on what it says is secret information received from insiders in Iran.

01-09-07 - The Real Iraq Study Group Forget Jim Baker's crew. The neocon hawks who sold the war, joined by John McCain and Joe Lieberman, unveiled their new plan for "victory": At least 25,000 new troops in combat roles well into 2008

01-09-07 - Ominous Signs of a Wider War ** If engagement with Iran and Syria was even remotely on the agenda, Abizaid is exactly the man you'd want on the job at Centcom overseeing US forces and strategy in the region. But if that's not on the agenda, if you're thinking instead of using force against Iran and/or Syria, then Admiral Fallon is exactly the man you'd want at Centcom.

01-09-07 - Lawmakers brace for showdown with Bush over Iraq

01-09-07 - Tories back US action on Iran ** Mr Fox gave the clearest signal yet that the Conservatives would support military action, including the use of nuclear strikes by the US or Israel, to halt the alleged production of a nuclear weapon by Iran.

01-09-07 - Selective Amnesia The pundits who sold the Iraq War change their tune and bury their records.

01-09-07 - Ex-CIA analyst says West misunderstands Al-Qaeda I resigned because I thought the 9/11 commission had thoroughly failed America by not finding anyone responsible for anything before 9/11. The amount of individual negligence and culpability at the highest levels of the American government was completely whitewashed by the 9/11 commission. And I resigned because I wanted to speak out on those issues.

01-09-07 - Who Is Planning Our Next War? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** Israel's war, says Bibi, must be sold as America's war. We are thus forewarned. A propaganda campaign, using Israeli agents and their neocon auxiliaries and sympathizers, who stampeded us into war in Iraq, is being prepared to stampede us into war on Iran.

Great article.

01-09-07 - Bush-Abramoff Photo Published on Web It was taken by a private photo contractor who posted it on a Web site, but then was removed before it made it into distribution

01-09-07 - Oil prices record slight recovery Oil prices recovered slightly on Tuesday to reach above $55, after hitting 18-month lows.

01-09-07 - Saudis expect Eurofighters 'soon'

01-09-07 - Hundreds protest group whose members attended Iran's Holocaust conference Mordechai Levy, head of the JDO, said over the loudspeaker that Weiss and other Neturei Karta members should be driven out of the community. "We know where you live. We know where you daven," he said, using the Yiddish word for "pray." "We know where you work. And we're going to get you fired from your jobs, thrown out of shuls (synagogues) and driven from Monsey. Neturei Karta are traitors to the Jews."
And the supreme irony here is - I bet the Iranians treat their Jewish brethren better than these JDO thugs treated the Neturei Karta Jews.

01-09-07 - A Middle East free of nuclear weapons

01-09-07 - Major loophole in Democrats' ethics bill will benefit controversial lobbying groups Though tasked with authoring the legislation, Rules Committee Chair Louise Slaughter (D-NY) said she disagreed with the exemption in an exclusive interview.

"I would've done it straight out," Slaughter said, noting that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Aspen Institute are exempt from many of its harshest restrictions
AIPAC, of all lobbies, will benefit from this new loophole? What a coincidence!

01-09-07 - Israel plans to nuke Iran **

01-09-07 - From Dec: Jewish Groups To Challenge Ethics Reform Two of America?s most influential Jewish organizations are gearing up for their first direct confrontation with the incoming, Democratic-led Congress. The topic: Democratic proposals for congressional ethics and lobbying reform. The Israeli lobby wins again (majority of Americans lose).

01-09-07 - No-goodniks and the Palestinian shootout The Abrams program was initially conceived last February by a group of White House officials who wanted to shape a coherent and tough response to the Hamas electoral victory of January. These officials, the authors were told, were led by Abrams, but included national security advisers working in the office of the vice president, including prominent neo-conservatives David Wurmser and John Hannah. The policy was approved by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Neocons.

01-09-07 - Arab Americans seek watch-list clarity The Bush administration has dramatically expanded its "watch lists" of banned terrorist groups to include charities that allegedly fund Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that target Israel with terrorist attacks.

01-09-07 - CIA gets the go-ahead to take on Hizbollah The Central Intelligence Agency has been authorised to take covert action against Hizbollah as part of a secret plan by President George W. Bush to help the Lebanese government prevent the spread of Iranian influence. Senators and congressmen have been briefed on the classified "non-lethal presidential finding" that allows the CIA to provide financial and logistical support to the prime minister, Fouad Siniora. Because one and 3/4 civil wars in the region are not enough.

01-09-07 - Jones: US will stand by Israel in face of Iranian threat ** He assured the audience that, "Israel's security and well being are of vital importance to the United States."

01-09-07 - Lebanon opposition renews protest

01-09-07 - Correction: Iran-Holocaust-Conference In a Dec. 12 story about an Iranian-sponsored conference on the Holocaust, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a claim that Zionists have exaggerated the number of Jews killed by the Nazis.


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