The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, January 22, 2007

News for 01-21-07

01-21-07 - Paralympic summit held for wounded vets "Right now they're having to ask themselves some difficult questions," said John Register, himself a former world-class athlete, a veteran of Desert Storm, and an amputee, who helped run the summit. "They're asking, 'Who am I now? Am I still a father? Am I still a husband or wife?' Sports help put answers to some of those questions."

01-21-07 - A Grim Milestone: 500 Amputees

01-21-07 - Iran president defies U.N. sanction resolutions "The (U.N.) resolution was born dead and even if they issue 10 more of such resolutions it will not affect Iran's economy and policies," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to parliament broadcast live on state television.

01-21-07 - Pentagon sees U.S. war cost in Iraq rising The steadily rising Iraq war price tag will reach about $8.4 billion a month this year, Pentagon spokesmen said on Thursday, as heavy replacement costs for lost, destroyed and aging equipment mount

01-21-07 - Troop Escalation Could Delay US Departure From Iraq, Official Says

01-21-07 - Germany proposes wider Iran sanctions The European Union could expand the range of sanctions against Iran beyond United Nations-mandated measures, according to a document seen by the Financial Times.

01-21-07 - US plans to foment strife in Iran: Rezai ** "America will exploit (sanctions) against Iran to incite people to rise up against the (Islamic) revolution, provide aid to movements hostile to Iran, carry out operations inside Iran and promote a sectarian war," said Rezai, a former Revolutionary Guards commander. "An Iranian-US confrontation is inevitable," he said, adding that he would not rule out US missile strikes against Iran's nuclear installations.

01-21-07 - How Congress Can Stop the Iran Attack **

01-21-07 - Iraq war may intrude on Libby trial Libby's lawyers, Theodore Wells and William Jeffress, have labored to keep opponents of the war and the administration off the jury.

01-21-07 - Show Me The Intelligence

01-21-07 - Request for NBC reporter's notes withdrawn Defense in Libby trial had demanded to see notes related to CIA leak

01-21-07 - U.S., Iran and Venezuelan battling for influence in Ortega's new Nicaragua Ortega has avoided openly criticizing Washington, but his focus so far has been strengthening ties with Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, both of whom have agreed to spend billions of dollars around the globe on projects to counterbalance U.S. influence, especially in Latin America and Africa.

01-21-07 - US prison is 'threat' to Geneva treaties THE United States is undermining international law by unilaterally rejecting demands to grant detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp protection against mistreatment and torture, an influential committee of British MPs has warned.

01-21-07 - Ex-US official: Bush would approve Iran attack ** If all options were exhausted in the attempt to stop the Iranian nuclear project, and US military involvement was needed for a successful strike on Tehran, US President George Bush would give the green light for the operation, former director of the US Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, Richard Perle, told the Herzliya Conference on Sunday evening. Note who he is speaking to.

01-21-07 - US under secretary of state: We won't allow nuclear Iran' ** (VIDEO) Nicholas Burns says ?There is no doubt Iran seeking nuclear military weapons; stationing of two battle groups in Persian Gulf is part of our response?; adds: We are committed to being Israel's strongest security partner Note who he is speaking to.

01-21-07 - Pa. man's letter brings Secret Service Tilli said the statement was not a threat. "I didn't say who - I could've meant (Osama) bin Laden," he said Friday.

01-21-07 - Action Alert! Google did it again! (updated) Google seems to dislike critics of the neocons.

01-21-07 - Israel, U.S. discuss Iran ** Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz hosted visiting U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns on Sunday for the first in a series of bilateral consultations on international efforts to ensure Iran does not acquire atomic weapons.

01-21-07 - Is Bush planning war against Iran? ** Bush appears to have been influenced by pro-Israeli advisers such as Eliott Abrams, the man in charge of the Middle East at the National Security Council, and by arm-chair strategists at neoconservative think-tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, who have long clamoured for "regime change" in Tehran.

01-21-07 - Inquiry into Lebanon war will decide the future of Olmert

01-21-07 - Gulf states to hold nuclear talks with UN watchdog At a summit in Riyadh last month, leaders of the oil-rich Arab monarchies in the Gulf outlined plans for a joint programme for the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

01-21-07 - Gen. Clark's Controversy "While we know (Clark) is a good friend of Israel and is not an anti-Semite, he still engaged in inappropriate language by talking about how Israel and Jewish money will move this country to war on Iran," Foxman said. Oh dear.

01-21-07 - Netanyahu: West must stop Iran from executing new Holocaust ** "When we are talking about rallying public opinion on genocide, who will lead the charge if not us?" he said. "No one will come defend the Jews if they no not defend themselves. This is the lesson of history." 2002, Netanyahu on Iraq: "Wolf! Wolf!". 2007, Netanyahu on Iran: "Wolf! Wolf!".

01-21-07 - From 2004: Agents of Influence Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq?

01-21-07 - Strategic talks with U.S. focus on Iranian threat Washington intends to pledge about $1 billion to rebuild Lebanon following last summer's war with Israel, they said, and it expects the Europeans and Saudi Arabia to make hefty pledges as well.
Thus does America get stuck with cleaning up after Israel. If there were any justice, that money would be deducted from the 2007 US aid to Israel.


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