The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, February 17, 2007

News for 02-16-07

02-16-07 - US House rejects Bush Iraq plan

02-16-07 - Iran arrests bomb suspects, police say U.S. link ** "Our investigations clearly shows their connection to American and British intelligence organisations and also to groups opposed to the Islamic republic,"

02-16-07 - Iran Limits Uranium Work to Avoid Provocation, Diplomats Say Iran is limiting uranium enrichment in a signal to the U.S. and its European allies that the Islamic Republic wants to avoid escalating the dispute over its nuclear program, two Western diplomats said.

02-16-07 - Bomb explodes in southeastern Iran near site of previous blast ** IRNA quoted an unnamed "responsible official" late Friday as saying that one of those arrested in Wednesday's bombing has "confessed" that the attacks were part of alleged U.S. plans to provoke ethnic and religious violence in Iran.

02-16-07 - U.S. patrol ship on alert in gulf ** Despite their differences in size and weaponry, the Firebolt and the Stennis share a stated mission: deter the Iranian navy from hostile acts in an area vital to oil shipments by showing Tehran that the strength of the U.S. military remains formidable despite its entanglements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

02-16-07 - US blacklists three Iranian firms over weapons program The US government blacklisted three Iranian companies accused of aiding the Islamic republic's "proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."

02-16-07 - Italy orders CIA kidnapping trial An Italian judge has ordered 26 US citizens - most of them CIA agents - to stand trial over the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003.

02-16-07 - OIC supports Iran's quest to go nuclear Lawmakers from member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference backed Iran's nuclear programme, at a meeting in the Malaysian capital.

02-16-07 - Gulf states plan weapons buying binge ** If Iran were threatened or attacked by the United States or Israel, its ballistic missiles could hit land targets or ships, and its mines could block the narrow shipping lanes that carry oil from the Gulf. That scenario is pushing Gulf defense ministers to consider missile defense systems like the Patriot, sold by U.S. manufacturer Raytheon Co. They also are eyeing warships, including mine sweepers, and early-warning radar, Hughes said.

02-16-07 - Next Stop: Tehran by Philip Giraldi ** In some sense, the war has already begun. For the past two years, the U.S. has been conducting secret operations inside Iran, employing Special Forces units operating out of Afghanistan, while Pentagon-supported dissidents have been carrying out armed raids into Iran?s predominantly Arab provinces.

02-16-07 - US to help Iraq capture Sadr if he chooses violence: White House Amid conflicting reports over whether Sadr went to Iran ahead of a security crackdown, White House spokesman Tony Snow said he did not know where the cleric was.

02-16-07 - 12 Republicans Break Ranks on Iraq Resolution A dozen Republicans arrived in the House chamber on Wednesday to set aside their party allegiances and lend their names to a resolution intended to rebuke President Bush for his Iraq policy.

02-16-07 - British troops seal Basra-Iran border

02-16-07 - Iraq's Iranian links, old and diverse, fall under scrutiny in 'dangerous game' Experts aren't surprised by the American claims. Iran's Shiite Muslim government supported Iraq's underground Shiite opposition in the 1980s and 1990s, when Saddam Hussein's Baathists, mostly from the rival Sunni sect, ruled in Baghdad.

02-16-07 - Senator Clinton Cautions Bush on Iran She'll change her tune with the right amount of 'Ziagra', if necessary. When the pretext has been put in place, watch how fast the AIPAC stooges fall in line.

02-16-07 - StratCom and the Plan To Attack Iran **

02-16-07 - Frm. Bush NSC Dir. says US provoking pretext for Iran war **

02-16-07 - Iran - Ready to attack ** British military sources told the New Statesman, on condition of anonymity, that "the US military switched its whole focus to Iran" as soon as Saddam Hussein was kicked out of Baghdad. It continued this strategy, even though it had American infantry bogged down in fighting the insurgency in Iraq.

02-16-07 - The Neo-Con Dog That Isn't Barking ** Carefully orchestrated and coordinated with their comrades in the offices of Vice President Dick Cheney and former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, neo-cons were able to create a powerful media "echo chambre" that, by late 2002, centred entirely on Iraq, and the necessity of going to war, to the exclusion of almost everything else. Sorry Jim, I disagree with your analysis. They ARE doing it again and the media is in fact going along with it (again). They are letting Israeli officials do the talking this time (Netanyahu, par.8-9, Steinitz, Olmert, etc). And one more thing, from the article : "Despite the sharply rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. over the past month, for example, the lead editorials of the last four issues of the Standard -- always a reliable indication of neo-con priorities -- were all devoted to rallying lawmakers behind the surge." Could it be because the 'surge' is part of the attack on Iran? Some have already suggested as much.

02-16-07 - Saying He Was Misled by Defense, Judge in Libby Case Puts Some Evidence Off-Limits

02-16-07 - U.S. Religious Leaders to Visit Iran

02-16-07 - EU nations censured over CIA 'torture' flights

02-16-07 - Oil prices up on Nigerian attacks Oil prices rose above $59 a barrel after the US warned of further attacks in Nigeria on oil facilities.

02-16-07 - Weapons charges against Iran are almost certainly fabricated

02-16-07 - Bush talks with Saudi, Israeli heads on Mideast He spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about "recent developments in Palestinian political affairs" and Iran, White House National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

02-16-07 - Spain furious as US blocks access to Madrid bombing 'chief' "This is Spain's most wanted man in the terrorist world - it is galling to know that he is in the hands of an ally and they will not help us,"

02-16-07 - The High-Fivers - More proof the Israelis were shadowing the 9/11 hijackers IMO, they knew what was going to happen, and they let it happen. Bibi offers up the reason why:
"Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, "It's very good." Then he edited himself: "Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy."." - "Spilled Blood Is Seen as Bond That Draws 2 Nations Closer", James Bennet, Sept.11, 2001 NYT.

02-16-07 - Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense

02-16-07 - Defendants Are Dealt a Blow In Aipac Case Defense lawyers said Israeli officials, who refused to appear as witnesses at the trial, could confirm that Messrs. Rosen and Weissman were not paid or unpaid Israeli agents, explain Israel's relationship with Aipac, and aver that the pair actually advanced American interests through any disclosures of classified information.

02-16-07 - Limit Muslim migration, Australia warned Professor Israeli told the Herald that was a misunderstanding. But he said: "When the Muslim population gets to a critical mass you have problems. That is a general rule, so if it applies everywhere it applies in Australia." Professor Israeli, an expert on Islamic history from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has been brought to Australia by the Shalom Institute of the University of NSW. The Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs Council is co-hosting many of his activities.

02-16-07 - Feinstein reintroduces cluster bomb bill Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited Israeli cluster bombs left behind in Lebanon in introducing legislation to restrict the sale of the devices.

02-16-07 - Prisoner collapses during hunger strike Sami Al-Arian, who is being held beyond his sentence for aiding associates of a terrorist group in non-violent ways because he refused to testify before a grand jury, collapsed on his 23rd day of consuming only water, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Friday.

02-16-07 - Obama will soon make the case that he'll be as strong on Israel as anyone I asked about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention in March and was told that he will speak there too, but wants to have another speech sooner. Any candidate that grovels to the Israeli lobby will not get my vote. Israel is NOT America. In fact, the effects of the influence of the Israeli lobby on American foreign policy run counter to the American national interest.

02-16-07 - Do you want Iran to be defenseless? How about the anti-aircraft missiles sold to Iran? Those are air defense missiles. The Israelis ask why we supply those missiles, and I ask you my question, do you want Iran to be defenseless? Well, yes, actually.
What for, are you going to attack them?

02-16-07 - Hezbollah will not forgive Lebanon arms seizure "We are ready to provide the army with all the weapons that it requires ... but we will not forgive anyone who confiscates a bullet,"

02-16-07 - Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? Part 1 Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series.


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