The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, March 02, 2007

News for 03-01-07

03-01-07 - Americans Have Lost Their Country This extraordinary aggressiveness toward the US Constitution, international law, and the Islamic world is the work, not of a vast movement, but of a handful of ideologues ? principally Vice President Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libby, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Elliott Abrams, Zalmay Khalilzad, John Bolton, Philip Zelikow, and Attorney General Gonzales.

03-01-07 - Progress made on new Iran sanctions: U.S. official

03-01-07 - Russia warns U.S. against striking Iran ** "We are concerned about the possibility of a military scenario," Lavrov was quoted as saying, in the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "We are observing a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf. Such a buildup of forces always threatens to trigger a military conflict, even by accident."

03-01-07 - Top Army General Relieved of Command at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

03-01-07 - Regime Change Is the Reason, Disarmament the Excuse ** One of the big problems is the Israelis refuse to provide equality to their Arab neighbors. Israel wants to have a situation where five million people get to dictate regional terms of coexistence to hundreds of millions of people. That calculus just doesn't work in the long run. It creates a situation where inevitably Israel is going to find itself in increasingly dangerous situations.

03-01-07 - Iran's president to visit Saudi Arabia

03-01-07 - New signs of US-Syria thaw as senior official sets visit in a sudden policy shift, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced this week that she and other US officials would join their Syrian and Iranian counterparts in coming weeks at conferences on Iraq's future.

03-01-07 - Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet

03-01-07 - Analysis: U.S. intel on nukes in doubt New doubts are arising about the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on the nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, only a few years after faulty warnings about weapons of mass destruction helped President Bush justify the invasion of Iraq.

03-01-07 - NATO approval not needed for missile shield says U.S. ** The United States vowed on Thursday to press ahead with a plan for a missile defense shield in eastern Europe to guard against attack from Iran, with or without the approval of NATO allies.

03-01-07 - Hezbollah denies U.S. claim on training Iraqis Hezbollah on Thursday denied a U.S. intelligence claim it was training Iraqi militants in Lebanon on how to operate armor-piercing munitions which have been used against U.S. forces in Iraq.

03-01-07 - Ahmadinejad blames U.S., Israel for wars Iran's president blamed the United States and Israel for the world's problems Thursday in a lecture to Sudanese officials and intellectuals during his visit to Sudan.

03-01-07 - Snow at CPAC: We didn't create the war in Iraq, We didn't create the war on terror

03-01-07 - Jordan tightens Iraqi immigration

03-01-07 - British opposition leader: Time for massive pressure on Iran This is Cameron's first visit to Israel, but the man who the polls predict will win Britain's next election, scheduled to take place in about three years, already has several strong opinions. He does not rule out military action against Iran

03-01-07 - Stated Clerk sends letters to Presidents Bush and Ahmadinejad

03-01-07 - US representatives approve cooperation with Israel Sources in Israel and AIPAC worked for two years to advance this bill

03-01-07 - Bolton Says U.S. Should Seek 'Regime Change' in Iran Here are a few paragraphs from an article from Feb. 2003: "In a meeting with U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton yesterday, Sharon said that Israel was concerned about the security threat posed by Iran, and stressed that it was important to deal with Iran even while American attention was focused on Iraq. Bolton said in meetings with Israeli officials that he had no doubt America would attack Iraq, and that it would be necessary thereafter to deal with threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea." From the Israeli Haaretz.

03-01-07 - Israeli Firm Tapped To Provide U.S. Marines With New Armored Vehicles

03-01-07 - Syrian Envoy Rips U.S. and Israel for Rejecting Overtures From Damascus

03-01-07 - Obama to offer pro-Israel views at Chicago gathering AIPAC, whose sole interest is U.S.-Israel relations, is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the nation. Its annual policy conference starts March 11 in Washington. The gathering provides fertile territory for Obama to schmooze with well-connected backers and donors. Though no 2008 presidential candidates are on the program, Obama is hosting a reception for AIPAC members -- as is archrival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

03-01-07 - Obama looking for Jewish support Since he was voted into the Senate, Obama has backed the Palestinian anti-terrorism bill, voted to defend Israel during the war and supported the foreign-aid bill. Despite these pro-Israel deeds, Jews in the US are concerned about his standpoint on Israel. Among his democratic supporters are left-wing
bloggers who tend to criticize Israel.

03-01-07 - Factor notes: Why Clinton trumps Edwards The Israel Factor panel ranks the two senior Democratic and Republican representatives from New York at the top of the list. Rudi Giuliani is the preferred candidate from among the Republicans, as is Hilary Clinton among the Democrats. This is no coincidence. The constant interest in, and the open sympathy for, Israeli affairs that is required of all important elected officials in the most Jewish of states in the U.S. has had its effect on them both. Note the source.

03-01-07 - Israel exports fruit to Iran: face the music How can ?Zionist? mandarins be allowed into one of the spokes of the Axis of Evil? Bazaris (merchants) explain the situation easily: the produce comes from Occupied Palestinian Territories.
However, Israel does not allow Palestinians to directly export (or import) goods.

03-01-07 - We can deal with Iran, boasts Israeli minister Then stop bugging the hell out of my country to take care of them.

03-01-07 - The rhetorical war against Iran As much as we believe our media to be fair and balanced, we only get one side of the news on issues such as Iran, which dangerously provides us with false and misleading information. It has only been four years since Americans were misled into a war in Iraq, and we should not allow ourselves to be misled again.

03-01-07 - JCPA Delegates Spurn Israel Demands Delegates to this week?s Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) plenum in Washington defied the Israeli government when they refused to adopt a last-minute resolution calling for tougher action against Iran and for its leaders to be indicted for inciting genocide....Israeli diplomats from the embassy in Washington, in a rare show of active involvement in the internal deliberations of an American Jewish group, actively worked the floor, lobbying delegates in favor of the resolution and, in some cases, calling top organization leaders......Israel's big slice of U.S. aid, which once provided pro-Israel lobbyists with an annual challenge in Congress, has become so routine that the debate over the money is all but inaudible.

03-01-07 - Lebanon's Hariri accuses Syria of blocking political agreement

03-01-07 - The Persecution of Sami Al-Arian Pro-Israel hawks had resented this computer professor at the University of South Florida long before Atta and the hijackers flew their planes into the Trade Towers because they saw Al-Arian, a Palestinian born in Kuwait of parents kicked out of their homeland in 1948, as an effective agitator here for the Palestinian cause


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