The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

News for 03-12-07

03-12-07 - The Army is ordering injured troops to go to Iraq As the military scrambles to pour more soldiers into Iraq, a unit of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.

03-12-07 - Halliburton's Dubai move sparks US political ire "This is an insult to the US soldiers and taxpayers who paid the tab for their no-bid contracts and endured their overcharges for all these years,"

03-12-07 - Bush urges Iran, Syria to back up words with action on Iraq US President George W. Bush called on Iran and Syria Sunday to follow up positive statements with concrete action after an international conference on Iraq, urging the two governments to stop the flow of weapons and foreign fighters into Iraq.

03-12-07 - Russia foresees two month delay for Iran nuclear station Earlier Monday, the three main Russian news agencies quoted an unnamed source close to the authorities saying that Moscow was losing patience with Iran.

03-12-07 - Khatami urges Iran to compromise on nuclear "We can prevent a crisis with discretion and courage. In nuclear and regional issues, especially Iraq, we should act with prudence and not provoke," said Khatami,

03-12-07 - Missing Iranian official was kidnapped: relatives ** "Personally I am sure that Iran's main enemies America and Israel have kidnapped my father," Asgari's daughter Elham told state radio after lodging a complaint at the Turkish embassy in Tehran over Asgari's disappearance.

03-12-07 - West faces resistance on scope of Iran sanctions

03-12-07 - 'Substantial progress' on UN Iran sanctions: British envoy "We've made substantial progress,"

03-12-07 - Syria urges broader US dialogue Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad made the call after welcoming US refugees official Ellen Sauerbrey, the most senior US visitor in two years

03-12-07 - Why Libby's Pardon Is a Slam Dunk

03-12-07 - Secret hearing for 9/11 suspect

03-12-07 - Dems abandon war authority provision ** Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war. By coincidence, AIPAC - which admittedly has Iran as its top priority - opened its annual conference today. Imagine.

03-12-07 - George McGovern to Cheney: Resign

03-12-07 - Hamas armed wing denies reports of training in Iran

03-12-07 - One Bullet Away From What?

03-12-07 - Netanyahu: Attack on Iran 'last resort' Earlier, US Vice President Dick Cheney warned 6,000 supporters gathered at AIPAC's annual policy conference on Monday that failure in Iraq would endanger Israel. Notice how the Israelis and AIPACers have toned down the language with regard to action on Iran. I foresee that they will then point to this in an attempt to exonerate themselves of blame after we have done the deed.

03-12-07 - Agencies Violate Law on Online Information

03-12-07 - Legal expert: President Bush may have ordered torture of terror suspects

03-12-07 - EU optimistic after Lebanon talks EU officials say when Mr Solana goes on to Syria he will ask President Bashar al-Assad to take constructive steps in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon.

03-12-07 - Israel urges world to isolate, confront Iran "The Middle East is a tough neighbourhood, and when there is a
bully in this neighbourhood there are only two choices: to beat it or
to join it," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told a major pro-
Israel gathering in Washington Oh it has a bully alright.

03-12-07 - Holocaust denial conference attendee beaten A fervently Orthodox Austrian Jew who embraced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly was assaulted by a group of Israelis in Poland.

03-12-07 - Israeli minister calls for tougher UN sanctions on Iran Hours before her arrival in Ottawa, Livni also singled out the threat posed by Iran in a major speech in Washington

03-12-07 - Behind Burqa, Student Gets An Education In Bigotry The hateful and abusive comments she endured that day horrified teachers, the teen and many of her classmates.

03-12-07 - House Republicans Don't Want Muslim Group Using Capitol Conference Room The House Republican Conference referred to the Council on American-Islamic Relations as "terrorist apologists" and called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel the forum scheduled for Tuesday.

03-12-07 - AIPAC: States should disinvest from Iran AIPAC is launching a 10-state effort to get public employee pension funds to divest from companies that deal with Iran

03-12-07 - AIPAC: Everything short of force on Iran The United States must "do everything possible short of contemplation of the use of force" in dealing with Iran?s nuclear threat, AIPAC?s policy chief said Why the US?

03-12-07 - Lantos urges AIPAC on Iran U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos implored delegates at AIPAC?s policy conference to lobby members of the Congress to pass a bill he introduced to toughen sanctions against Iran and bar the White House from waiving them.

03-12-07 - Opposing Iran, pacifying Iraq go together, Cheney tells AIPAC Speaking at the session Cheney opened, AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr told delegates that the next day they would lobby for new legislation, the Iran Counterproliferation Act of 2007, proposed by Reps. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee

03-12-07 - Bombing attempt thwarted in southern Lebanon

03-12-07 - Remarks by Vice President Cheney at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2007 Policy Conference The war on terror is more than a contest of arms and more than a test of will, it is also a battle of ideas. We know now to a certainty that when people across the Middle East are denied freedom, that is a direct strategic concern of all free nations. And therein lies your quandary, Dick. You, and the AIPAC crowd, support Israel's policies that deprive Palestinians of freedom and of basic human rights, but equally important: JUSTICE. Alas, this must be rocket science. A prediction: when Cheney leaves office, he will rejoin Halliburton and possibly move to Dubai (Halliburton's new hq).

03-12-07 - Profiling questionable tool to ID terrorists In "Dying to Win," Mr. Pape concluded that "there is little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, or any one of the world's religions... . Rather, what nearly all suicide terrorist attacks have in common is a specific secular and strategic goal: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory that the terrorists consider to be their homeland."

03-12-07 - Top Israeli politician visits as Conservatives woo Jewish vote Livni said she planned to have a long meeting Tuesday with MacKay to discuss such concerns. Her visit comes as the Conservatives continue to reach out to Jewish voters. Harper heated up those efforts in a speech to the Canadian Council for Israel last month. He noted that his party alone endorsed Israel's month-long bombing campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon last summer.


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