The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, January 25, 2007

News for 01-24-07

01-24-07 - Al Qaeda deputy warns US of reprisal if policies remain Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned Americans of a reprisal "far worse than anything they have seen", if Washington did not change its policies towards Muslim states.

01-24-07 - U.S. generals - Iraq hurt ability to fight elsewhere

01-24-07 - US Senate panel rejects Iraq plan A US Senate committee has rejected President Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq, passing the measure to a full Senate vote likely next week.

01-24-07 - Iran vows to crush any threat as US steps up rhetoric ** Iran vowed it was ready to crush any military strike or threat as the United States and its allies turned up the rhetoric over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and its growing clout in the region.

01-24-07 - Arab League's Moussa warns U.S. on Iran attack ** There is a 50/50 chance the United States will attack Iran and any such strike would risk spreading sectarian violence through the Middle East, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said on Wednesday.

01-24-07 - Iran Must Get Ready to Repel a Nuclear Attack **

01-24-07 - GOP Opposition to Troop Increase Grows

01-24-07 - Baker warns al-Qaida still poses threat

01-24-07 - McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy "The president listened too much to the Vice President . . . Of course, the president bears the ultimate responsibility, but he was very badly served by both the Vice President and, most of all, the Secretary of Defense."

01-24-07 - Senior British prosecutor says fight against terror not a 'war'

01-24-07 - Britain accuses Iran, Syria of spitting in West's eye

01-24-07 - U.S. Military Spied on Hundreds of Antiwar Demos At least 186 antiwar protests in the United States have been monitored by the Pentagon's domestic surveillance program, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which also found that the Defense Department collected more than 2,800 reports involving Americans in a single anti-terrorism database.

01-24-07 - The American hostility towards Iran ** The mood in the administration coincides with some strong talk in Israel about the dangers from Iran. No sh#t?

01-24-07 - Oil rebounds despite stock rises On Tuesday, oil prices jumped by almost 5% because of colder weather and US plans to keep more oil for emergencies

01-24-07 - Russia warns US - 'use of force in ME unacceptable'

01-24-07 - Canadian to Remain on U.S. Terrorist Watch List Despite a Canadian inquiry that cleared a Syrian-born Canadian citizen of any terrorist ties, the Bush administration has formally refused a Canadian government request that it remove the man, Maher Arar, from the terrorist watch list, saying that the United States has secret information justifying his inclusion. Unreal.

01-24-07 - Israel raises nuclear stakes with Iran ** A senior British military source said yesterday that the Israelis were serious about the use of military force to stop Iran, and were now engaged in preparing public opinion for such a prospect. "They're watering the turf. The Iranians are not under enough pressure," the source said.

01-24-07 - Bush: Hezbollah a threat

01-24-07 - Demise of US, Israel Imminent According to a statement released by the Presidential Press Office, Ahmadinejad further noted the frequent failure of the plots of the hegemonic system in the Middle-East region, and said that the demise of the US and Zionist regime is imminent.


01-24-07 - Peres grateful to Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad

01-24-07 - Police to present Litvinenko evidence to prosecutors The police file provides evidence against two Russian businessmen, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun, both former KGB officers. The two men are in Russia and have denied being involved in the murder plot.

01-24-07 - Military Builds Robotic Insects British Special Forces already use 6-inch MAV aircraft called WASPs for reconnaissance in Afghanistan. The $3,000 WASP is operated with a Gameboy-style controller and is nearly silent, so it can get very close without being detected.

01-24-07 - Funds pledged for Lebanon summit Why should the world be expected to pay for the destruction that Israel has continued to rain down upon Lebanon (and Palestine)?

01-24-07 - Saudi, Iran working on deal to end Lebanon crisis Saudi Arabia and Iran, backers of the main rivals in Lebanon's political crisis, are negotiating a deal to end the standoff, Lebanese political sources said.

01-24-07 - Hezbollah says opposition holding back from ousting cabinet

01-24-07 - Lebanon conflict oil 'contained' the report indicates that the conflict has left other significant environment problems, some of which pose a threat to human health and welfare. A number of bombed sites, including Jiyyeh, are contaminated with toxic substances which may compromise water supplies

01-24-07 - Israel faces nuclear Holocaust warns Gingrich The Israeli people are facing the threat of a nuclear Holocaust, former US Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich warned the Herzliya Conference held by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya on Tuesday afternoon.

01-24-07 - Israeli PM warns of 'severe steps' against Iran he also reassured the Israeli public that "as serious as the Iranian threat is, the threat of a nuclear attack on Israel is in no way imminent."

01-24-07 - The new cold war in Lebanon and Palestine

01-24-07 - Conference of Presidents postpones Dubai trip

01-24-07 - Edwards Veers Hard Right During a lamentable speech he made in Tel Aviv, Edwards sanctioned a US war against Iran; denied the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) and bashed the Palestinian people.

01-24-07 - American Jews should change their stance

01-24-07 - Academic begins hunger strike to protest 'government harassment' Sami Al-Arian stopped eating after being held in contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury in Virginia. That's according to a news release from the Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace.

01-24-07 - US politicians rip Iran in Herzliya US politicians grovel at the altar of Israel.

01-24-07 - Out to check Iran n-work, Israel lobby in US meets PM Seeking to build a bridge with New Delhi, a delegation of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group at the Capitol Hill met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last evening. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's current agenda is to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, isolate the Hamas-led Palestinian government and seek greater security for Israel.

01-24-07 - Smears for Fears Everything Clark said, in short, is true. What's more, everybody knows it's true. The worst that can truthfully be said about Clark is that he expressed himself in a slightly odd way.


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