The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, March 03, 2007

News for 03-02-07

03-02-07 - Murphy's view from Mideast: 'Frustrated' "The fact is that our military is being asked to do too much," Murphy said Tuesday. "The reality of it is that the military men and women over there are doing their job, but a whole heck of a lot pulled me aside and said, ?Keep up the fight.? They are frustrated."

03-02-07 - 'Progress' in Iran sanction talks The countries have agreed to hold a further conference call on Saturday and their UN ambassadors "could begin drafting the text of a resolution next week".

03-02-07 - Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey Resigns Amid Walter Reed Hospital Scandal Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for war-wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

03-02-07 - New UN sanctions on Iran to be "incremental": US

03-02-07 - Bush Backing Into Baker-Hamilton After All? Tuesday?s statements came amid growing public and Congressional concern about the administration?s intentions toward Iran, particularly in light of its recent deployment of two aircraft carrier groups to the Gulf and charges by Bush and other senior officials that Tehran is secretly providing deadly explosive devices to its allies in Iraq that have allegedly killed some 170 U.S. soldiers there since 2004.

03-02-07 - No change in policy towards Iran, Syria: White House "The United States in a number of forums in the recent years has been at the table along with Iran and Syria on issues of regional concern ... so this is not a crack in the wall, it is another example though of the United States working diplomatically," Snow said.

03-02-07 - Sunnis - not Shiites - biggest threat to U.S. troops

03-02-07 - Gray weapons market clouds Iran role ** There are also visible differences between 81mm mortar shells known to be made by Iran and those displayed Feb. 11 by the U.S. military at a Baghdad briefing. The Iranian mortar shell has four horizontal ribs below the lettering and no date; the one shown in Baghdad has three ribs above the lettering and the date 3-2006.

03-02-07 - An Appeal for Redress from the War in Iraq The Appeal for Redress provides a way in which individual service members can appeal to their Congressional Representative and US Senators to urge an end to the U.S. military occupation

03-02-07 - Rice Picks Neo-Con Champion of Iraq War as Counselor A close friend and protege of former Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz and advisory board member of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Cohen most recently led the harsh neo-conservative attack on the bipartisan Iraq Study Group (ISG), co-chaired by former Secretary of State James Baker and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton. You have got to be kidding me.

03-02-07 - Iran cleric says Pakistan becoming 'terrorist sanctuary' A top Iranian cleric accused Pakistan on Friday of becoming a "terrorist sanctuary," following an upsurge of violence on the two nations' border area that Tehran blames on plots by arch foe the United States and on Pakistan's inability to control its border.

03-02-07 - Iraq s U.N. ambassador criticizes Syria The Syrians could do more to prevent terrorists from crossing their border into Iraq, an issue that will be on the agenda of an upcoming security conference in Baghdad, Iraq's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

03-02-07 - Saudi-Iran meet seen likely to benefit Lebanon and Iraq "Saudi Arabia and Iran concur that a civil war pitting Sunnis against Shiites in Lebanon cannot be allowed to happen,"

03-02-07 - Pentagon's number two suggests terror war will end in Oct. 2008

03-02-07 - US, Canada Diverge on Terror War Tactics In stark contrast to last week's U.S. court decision upholding the Military Commissions Act, Canada's court has unanimously struck down a law that would allow the Canadian government to use secret evidence to detain foreign-born terror suspects indefinitely without charges or open court hearings.

03-02-07 - Panel to Ponder War Powers ?The Commission?s principal goal is to produce a bipartisan report that makes recommendations about how Presidents and Congresses could best exercise their respective war powers,?

03-02-07 - US lawmakers hail 'overdue' talks with Iran, Syria

03-02-07 - Libby jurors: Define 'reasonable doubt'

03-02-07 - Israel fears possible Russian arms sale to Syria Israel expressed concern Friday about a potential Russian sale of advanced anti-tank weapon systems to Damascus amid persistent fears in the Jewish state about a future conflict with its enemy.

03-02-07 - Golan's apples blossom in Red Cross hands The ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) said that it regularly transports the season's apples back across the frontline between arch-enemies Israel and Syria to help the Syrian farmers sell them back home.

03-02-07 - Russia wants israel to join NPT israel is now accusing Russia of selling its most advanced anti-tank missiles to Syria.

03-02-07 - Lebanon discovers network spying on Hezbollah: report

03-02-07 - Obama: Engagement, sanctions with Iran The Bush administration, backed by AIPAC, favors only limited, multilateral engagement with Iran until that country achieves nuclear transparency.

03-02-07 - False quotes shake up terror trial The mystery of how and why a government wiretap summary falsely attributed anti-Jewish slurs to officials of a Muslim charity remained unanswered Tuesday as federal prosecutors pledged to look into the matter.

03-02-07 - Captive soldiers resolution in Senate Two U.S. senators introduced a resolution calling for the release of three captive Israeli soldiers.

03-02-07 - Hillel launches online petition against Iran The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life launched an online petition urging the U.S. government to work with allies in tightening sanctions against Iran

03-02-07 - Rupert Murdoch: Fox in the henhouse Today, Fox Broadcasting and allied enterprises are deeply into the henhouse of America and the world, reaching over 96 percent of US households, owning more than 175 international newspapers and magazines on three continents, publishing 40 million papers a week, virtually controlling print markets in Britain, Australia and New Zealand.....While Murdoch doesn?t speak openly of his roots, he nevertheless has been open about his support for extreme right-wing Zionists such as Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu Murdoch's Fox news is notoriously pro-neocon. Note in the article his ties to the Israeli lobby.

03-02-07 - U.S. to Send Top Refugee Official to Damascus

03-02-07 - The White House, like the White Paper The flood of Israeli visits to the U.S. capital is unceasing......Prime Minister Olmert will meet with Abbas in another two weeks, and Rice's pal, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, will visit Washington to speak at the annual conference of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC

03-02-07 - Israeli army briefly detains man at Lebanon border Lebanese security sources said the man was gathering scrap metal in an area near the border with Israel when he was detained. They identified him as Mahmud Hussein Hajj, a resident of Hula.

03-02-07 - Neocon Zionist's Iran-Syria blame game in USA Today column

03-02-07 - Jewish Group Will Commend Schakowsky As 'Ally Of Israel' In addition to presenting the congresswoman with a plaque in a private ceremony today, Kleiner said group members plan to take advantage of their meeting with Schakowsky to express their concerns about the Iranian nuclear program, which they believe threatens Israel

03-02-07 - Ahmadinejad impresses church leaders The Anti-Defamation League blasted a meeting between a U.S. Christian delegation and the Iranian president as a ?betrayal.?

03-02-07 - A Long Enough Sentence The NY Sun gives space to those advocating for Jonathan Pollard's release. Here is a reminder of what Pollard did. And again.


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