The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, February 26, 2007

News for 02-25-07

02-25-07 - US Generals ?Will Quit? If Bush Orders Iran Attack ** Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack. Thank you for speaking up! Iran has not threatened us (in the absence of any threats we've made), Iran has not attacked us, nor does Iran have nuclear weapons with which to attack us. Mefears there will be a terror attack on US interests that will be blamed on Iran which was described in Giraldi's now famous Deep Background column that you can read here.

02-25-07 - Vets on the Street Already, nearly 200,000 veterans?many from the Vietnam War?sleep on the streets every night, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs

02-25-07 - U.N. calls U.S. data on Iran's nuclear aims unreliable ** Tips about supposed secret weapons sites and documents with missile designs haven't panned out, diplomats say.

02-25-07 - Iran says fires first rocket into space

02-25-07 - New US covert operations helping Sunni Muslim radicals ** Hersh also reports, citing unnamed sources, that the US Defense Department recently formed a special planning group to plan possible attacks on Iran "that can be implemented, upon orders from the president, within 24 hours."

02-25-07 - U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report **

02-25-07 - Delegates will seek consensus on how to put more pressure on Tehran.

02-25-07 - UK doubles naval presence in Persian Gulf ** Cdre Winstanley said there was a message for Iran in the expansion of the coalition fleet in the waters of the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and Arabian Sea.

02-25-07 - US aircraft carrier has no plans to 'intimidate Iran' ** However, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said in January that reinforcing the US naval presence in the oil-rich region was a message to Iran, which has defied the international community over its nuclear drive.

02-25-07 - Ahmadinejad says 'no brakes' on Iran nuclear drive President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday defied Western threats to impose more sanctions over Iran's contested nuclear programme, comparing its atomic drive to a "train with no brakes."

02-25-07 - THE REDIRECTION by SEYMOUR M. HERSH ** The Administration is now examining a wave of new intelligence on Iran?s weapons programs. Current and former American officials told me that the intelligence, which came from Israeli agents operating in Iran, includes a claim that Iran has developed a three-stage solid-fuelled intercontinental missile capable of delivering several small warheads?each with limited accuracy?inside Europe. The validity of this human intelligence is still being debated......Patrick Clawson, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, depicted the Saudis? coöperation with the White House as a significant breakthrough. ?The Saudis understand that if they want the Administration to make a more generous political offer to the Palestinians they have to persuade the Arab states to make a more generous offer to the Israelis,? Well well well. IF you read on you will discover the influence of the Saudis in all of this. The same ones that are effectively gouging the price of oil which has at times caused Americans to assume the position. Mama no like.

02-25-07 - White House Rehearses for a Domestic Attack The White House is staging a high-level exercise Saturday to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack involving IEDs (improvised explosive devices)?the same deadly roadside bombs that have been used by insurgents against the U.S. military in Iraq. Really now.

02-25-07 - Gates Names Panel To Review Walter Reed Problems

02-25-07 - Iran's Ahmadinejad talks to US Christians The trip by the US Christians comes after US religious leaders met Ahmadinejad during his visit to New York in September to address the UN General Assembly.

02-25-07 - US renews offer of talks with Iran

02-25-07 - British troops face Iraq abuse allegations The allegations reportedly involve claims that soldiers kicked and stoned a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint, and laughed as they loaded bodies of dead insurgents into a Land Rover, before realising they were just boys.

02-25-07 - Report: 3 Gulf states agree to IAF overflights en route to Iran ** According to the report, a diplomat from one of the gulf states visiting Washington on Saturday said the three states, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, have told the United States that they would not object to Israel using their airspace, despite their fear of an Iranian response. Coincidentally, Cheney is in Oman today.

02-25-07 - Americans unaware of Iraqi death toll

02-25-07 - Saudi king invites Syrian president to next month's Arab summit Saudi Arabia's king has invited Syrian President Bashar Assad to next month's Arab summit ? a move that could help improve strained relations between the two countries, Syria's official news agency, SANA, reported Sunday.

02-25-07 - Arab League refutes Israeli reports on using Arab airspace against Iran **

02-25-07 - JCPA, Hillel plenum draws 800 Delegates will close the session on Tuesday with lobbying on Capitol Hill. Among the policies they will advocate are sanctions against Iran and Sudan

02-25-07 - Edwards: Israel not a threat to world peace Columnist Peter Bart reports that Edwards told a Hollywood fundraiser last month that the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities is perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace.

02-25-07 - Post 9/11, Islam flourishes among blacks

02-25-07 - Jordan queen urges Muslims to reject extremism Jordan's Queen Rania on Sunday said Muslims must recognise that much of the terror in recent years has been committed in the name of Islam if they want to be taken seriously by the West.

02-25-07 - Hezbollah construction firm -- charity or terror group? "Is it terrorism to help people rebuild their homes, destroyed by American-made Israeli bombs in the course of a war sponsored by the United States?"

02-25-07 - Transcripts lack key quotes in terrorism case In recent court filings, defense lawyers disclosed striking discrepancies between an official summary and the verbatim transcripts of an FBI wiretapped conversation in 1996 involving Holy Land officials.

02-25-07 - PBS and students to discuss Islamic and American relations The meeting will coincide with a six-part PBS film series produced by WETA ?TV, the PBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. The series is titled, ?America at a Crossroads,? and explores the American experience in the War on Terror in Iraq. One of the film clips which will be shown at the meeting is called, ?The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom? and will discuss the reasons and objectives of an aggressive foreign policy in Iraq. Perle is featured extensively in this segment.


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