The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, February 05, 2007

News for 02-04-07

02-04-07 - Iran strike 'would be disastrous' ** "Even according to the worst estimates, Iran is still years away from having a nuclear weapon.

02-04-07 - US military chiefs eye confrontation with Iran ** It is fuelling fears among some US diplomats - shared by Britain and its European allies - that hawks within President George W Bush's administration are preparing the ground for military action against Teheran before he leaves office in 23 months.

02-04-07 - Iraq-Syria relations strained anew Relations between Baghdad and Damascus that were restored just three months ago are already under strain amid allegations Syria is sheltering Iraqi fugitives but being "hostile" to genuine refugees.

02-04-07 - Japan calls US policy in Iraq 'naive' Japan's foreign minister has criticised the United States policy in Iraq as "very naive" and blamed it for spiralling unrest there, in another swipe at US tactics by the key Washington ally.

02-04-07 - Turkey to lobby U.S. over Kurd rebels in Iraq

02-04-07 - Iran steps up production of weapons-grade uranium ** Today a newly formed British alliance spells out the disastrous consequences of military action against Iran while urging greater engagement with Tehran to avert "global catastrophe".

02-04-07 - Syria accused over Iraq attacks

02-04-07 - Grassroots worries growing over Iran ** The American public is asleep at the wheel on this issue.

02-04-07 - Iran official says no plans to halt atomic work Iran will not suspend its uranium enrichment work as demanded by a U.N. sanctions resolution, the country's top nuclear official said on Sunday in the latest statement of defiance from Tehran as a U.N. deadline looms.

02-04-07 - N.Korea seeks oil for halting nuclear reactor: media

02-04-07 - In Europe, pushback against US 'war on terror'

02-04-07 - A Failed Cover-Up - What the Libby Trial Is Revealing The trial record suggests a simple answer: The White House was worried that the CIA would reveal that it had been pressured in 2002 and early 2003 to support administration claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and that in the Niger case, the CIA had tried hard to resist this pressure.

02-04-07 - Why Dick Cheney Cracked Up The answer can be found in the timing of the CNN interview, which was conducted the day after the start of the perjury trial of Mr. Cheney?s former top aide, Scooter Libby. The vice president?s on-camera crackup reflected his understandable fear that a White House cover-up was crumbling.

02-04-07 - Russia and Iran Ponder an OPEC-Like Natural Gas Cartel

02-04-07 - Report: Russian calls U.S. 'difficult' "The Middle East settlement has been suspended because, despite our position and the position of the European Union, Washington has conducted policy based on the principle, 'He who is not with us is against us,'" Lavrov said.

02-04-07 - Report: Iranian Nuclear Scientist 'Assassinated' ** An intelligence source suggested that Ardeshire Hassanpour, 44, a nuclear physicist, had been assassinated by Mossad, the Israeli security service.

02-04-07 - Syria refuses to help refugees driven from Iraq Human Rights Watch appealed to the Syrian government to let the refugees in. Sarah Leah Whitson, its Middle East director, said: "It is hard to understand why Syria has provided refuge to nearly a million Iraqi refugees, but is shutting the door on hundreds of Palestinians. The Syrian government's mistreatment of these Palestinian refugees contrasts sharply with its declarations of solidarity with the Palestinian people."

02-04-07 - Gulf states to discuss nuclear ambitions with UN watchdog At a summit in Riyadh in December, the GCC's six members -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- set out plans for a joint civil nuclear programme.

02-04-07 - How AIPAC warps US policy - Walt and Mearsheimer in Action This panel discussion is a MUST SEE and a MUST PASS ON.

02-04-07 - US gets Israeli security for Super Bowl BPR is expanding outside the realm of airports and is being adopted by police and security officers collegiate stadiums around the US..... New Age Solutions's success in the homeland security market comes amid a larger movement of Israeli security companies seeking to export to the US market. Last week's US-Israel Homeland Security Technologies Conference in Fairfax County, Virginia, saw 18 companies meet with US contractors and systems integrators. Completely outrageous.

02-04-07 - Salah's long road to clear name The obstruction charge normally wouldn't carry much prison time, although prosecutors might push to have Salah's 1993 conviction in an Israeli military court on Hamas money-running charges count against him here. ?????

02-04-07 - Fight against Iran too familiar ** The Bush administration and close ally Israel have sharply intensified their war of words against Iran, claiming, implausibly, it poses a nuclear threat to the entire world.


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