The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, January 28, 2007

News for 01-27-07

01-27-07 - Iran nuclear installation denied Iran's nuclear body has denied claims by a senior MP that it has begun installing 3,000 nuclear centrifuges to boost its uranium enrichment.

01-27-07 - Stop the Iran War Before It Starts By Scott Ritter ** Summon the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), or any other lobby promoting confrontation with Iran, to the forefront, so that the warnings they offer in whispers from a back room can be articulated before the American public. Hold these conjurers of doom accountable for their positions by demanding they back them up with hard fact.

01-27-07 - Russia queries US presence in Mideast: agencies

01-27-07 - N. Korea denies sharing nuke secrets with Iran

01-27-07 - Khatami says door remains open for Iran-U.S. negotiations He said he made proposals for talks with Washington when he was president, but to no avail.

01-27-07 - Think tank launches Iran-nuclear ads A conservative think-tank launched a TV ad campaign on the Iranian nuclear threat.

01-27-07 - Russia warns US against further unilateral sanctions against Iran In the row over Iran's controversial nuclear programme, Russia warned the United States Saturday against additional unilateral sanctions against Tehran now that a compromise resolution has been passed by the United Nations Security Council.

01-27-07 - Rumsfeld's transition raises questions Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has left the Pentagon, but not the Defense Department. On Jan. 4, Mr. Rumsfeld opened a government-provided transition office in Arlington and has seven Pentagon-paid staffers working for him, a Pentagon official said.

01-27-07 - Lawyers probe Fleischer's immunity deal "I didn't want to give him immunity. I did so reluctantly," Fitzgerald said in court Thursday. "I was buying a pig in a poke." I'll say.

01-27-07 - UN nuclear chief calls for 'timeout' over Iran

01-27-07 - Fonda, Sarandon among Iraq war protesters

01-27-07 - US plea to Britain: 'Don't abandon main Iraq base'

01-27-07 - Saudi king says Iran putting region in danger: paper Saudi Arabia told an Iranian envoy this month that Shi'ite power Iran was putting the Gulf region in danger, in a reference to Iran's conflict with Washington over Iraq and nuclear policy, a newspaper said.

01-27-07 - Bush Is About to Attack Iran **

01-27-07 - Israel to assist the U.S. in efforts to boycott Iranian banking The American government has asked for help from Israeli sources to comprehend the internal developments in Iran and elements that affect the stability of the regime. The intelligence community in the U.S. has hired Farsi speakers and experts on Iran, but U.S. officials believe that Israeli intelligence has more experience with the subject and has great advantages in this field.

01-27-07 - U.S. may cite Israel for use of cluster arms - report Several U.S. officials said they expected little further action on the matter, the Times said.

01-27-07 - U.S. opposes Iranian, Saudi meddling in crisis

01-27-07 - Rattling the Cage: Against a preemptive Holocaust ** The Iranians have weapons of mass destruction - chemical and possibly biological, too. They also have missiles that can reach anywhere in Israel. If they are so bent on wiping us out, even if it means their own extermination, why haven't they showered tiny little Israel with WMD-armed missiles? The answer, again, is that while the Iranians are crazy, they're not that crazy. Some excellent points made towards the end there.

01-27-07 - Israeli warplanes intrude on Beirut airspace

01-27-07 - Khatami to Haaretz: No chance of talks between Iran, Israel

01-27-07 - Ex-Cheney aide details media tactics

01-27-07 - Israel planes dump "suspicious green balloons" on southern Lebanon

01-27-07 - Wyden wants F-14 parts sale banned A Jewish U.S. senator introduced legislation banning the sale of parts for F-14 aircraft, saying the sales are end-runs around bans on arms sales to Iran.

01-27-07 - Jewish sect ostracized over Iran meeting When Cohen returned from Iran, he needed police protection. His house was barraged by hundreds of eggs, his window smashed by a brick and a billiard ball and he continues to be pelted with pebbles, eggs and insults in the street, he said. Last week, two tires on his Volvo were slashed, he said, and his synagogue has closed its doors to him

01-27-07 - Barack and Hillary: Can Israel rely on either? Hillary Clinton also voted for the war in Iraq and, as of yet, has not called for a timetable for troop withdrawal despite the pressure to do so. One must conclude that there is little basis on which to doubt Hillary Clinton?s sincere support for and dedication to Israel?s safety and security and her determination and strength when it comes to national security and defense. So voting for the war in Iraq is seen as 'dedication to Israel's safety and security'? Read on. "the next US President will have to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, which will impact Israel first and then the entire world. At this point we simply cannot afford to allow a person with incoherent, weak and inconsistent views on national security and foreign policy to become the presidential nominee of a major political party in the United States." Who's 'we'???

01-27-07 - Homage to Herzliya - The Lobby wants war with Iran **

01-27-07 - Report: Russia tracking IDF movements

01-27-07 - World War III has already begun, says former Israeli spy chief A third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and the West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel's intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published in Portugal.

01-27-07 - Lawmakers to launch captive Israelis appeal Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Middle East subcommittee; Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the ranking member of the subcommittee; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will join Karnit Goldwasser, whose husband Ehud is among the captives, in launching the appeal on Tuesday.


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