The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

News for 03-13-07

03-13-07 - Petraeus: Iran training, arming militants The top U.S. commander in Iraq said in an interview released Monday that it's "indisputable" Iran is training and arming militants to fight against U.S.-led troops in Iraq. Gen. David Petraeus also told ABC News that suicide bombers are streaming across Iraq's border from Syria and making their way into the country's volatile western Anbar province. Mmm k.

03-13-07 - Tensions between Russia, Iran ratchet up over nuclear program

03-13-07 - White House Said to Prompt Firing of Prosecutors Within a few weeks of the president?s comments to the attorney general, the Justice Department forced out seven prosecutors

03-13-07 - Pelosi: Iraq pullout bill makes region safer

03-13-07 - Halliburton: From Bush's favourite to a national disgrace

03-13-07 - 9/11, Iraq: Cheney Again Claims Tie Cheney linked Iraq and al Qaeda even though post-invasion reports by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the presidential Commission on Intelligence Capabilities found no link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda before the U.S.-led invasion on March 19, 2003. Thus does Cheney continue to 'throw sand in the eyes' of the American people.

03-13-07 - UN agency appeals for $1.7 million to feed 30,000 impoverished Iraqi refugees in Syria Among the beneficiaries are 650 Palestinian refugees living in dire conditions in two locations along the Syria-Iraq border

03-13-07 - No logistic support to US for Iran attack: Rao Defence Minister Rao Sikandar Iqbal said on Sunday Pakistan would never provide logistic support to the US in case it attacked Iran.

03-13-07 - After Libby, All Roads Lead to Feith Feith's actions are comprehensible if one connects them to his Likud loyalties

03-13-07 - FM Livni: U.S. must stand firm on Iraq Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni warned the U.S. yesterday not to show weakness in Iraq, during an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. "If the American
people understood what grip those people have on our government, they would rise up in arms.
Our citizens don't have any idea what goes on." - the late Admiral Thomas Moorer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

03-13-07 - Plame suit puts heat on Cheney Mr Cheney and his wife Lynne were greeted with a standing ovation when they arrived on friendly turf at the American Enterprise Institute's black-tie dinner last week.

03-13-07 - Former Crossville resident part of historic delegation to Iran

03-13-07 - Saving Feith by Philip Giraldi It has been reported that during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, Israeli military officers and diplomats had virtual carte-blanche access to Feith?s offices and those of his boss Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. (Both were investigated earlier in their careers on suspicion of passing secrets to Israel?Feith in 1982, Wolfowitz in 1978.)

03-13-07 - The possibility of easing tension between the US and Iran

03-13-07 - Hagel Against the War Party Can the GOP be saved from the neocons?

03-13-07 - Iran says Israel, U.S. threaten Mideast

03-13-07 - Iran condemns Hollywood war epic Javad Shamqadri, a cultural advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said it was "plundering Iran's historic past and insulting this civilization".

03-13-07 - House Leaders Support Israel, Differ Over Iraq at AIPAC Conference "Who doesn't believe that failure in Iraq is not a direct threat to the very existence of Israel?" Boehner said.

03-13-07 - Many guests at AIPAC event, but one is most unwanted --- Iraq "When America succeeds in Iraq, Israel is safer," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said late Monday in a live satellite address from his Jerusalem home that capped the gala dinner. "The friends of Israel know it, the friends who care about Israel know it. They will keep the Americans strong, powerful and convincing."......It did not help AIPAC's case for bipartisanship that the lobby this week successfully pressed for the removal of a provision in an Iraq war funding bill that would have required the president to get congressional approval for war against Iran. Well well well. Et tu AIPAC. Look at the very last sentence of the article. 'Limited time'? Was he referring to the limited time remaining in the Bush administration to strike Iran?

03-13-07 - House passes resolution for soldiers The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the three Israeli soldiers being held captive by Hamas and Hezbollah.
I refer back to the Moorer quote.

03-13-07 - U.S. envoy: We won't stop Israel talking to Syria Ambassador Jones, who participates in the meetings of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visits to Israel, told the crowd of academics that in all the meetings in which he took part there was never a demand that Israel avoid contacts with Syria. Thought so.

03-13-07 - Syria sees Mideast peace process as inseparable whole After meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Shara told a press conference that Syria is keen on restoring the Golan Heights and all the occupied Arab lands along with setting up an independent state of Palestine, noting that Syria is not seeking a barter deal with the U.S. for establishing peace on the Syrian track.

03-13-07 - Israel, U.S. storm out of UN nuclear forum The Israel and U.S. delegations walked out of the United Nations' disarmament forum in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday after Iran said Israel was the "real source of nuclear danger in the Middle East" and had a "dark record of crimes."

03-13-07 - PM's AIPAC speech surprises delegates Prime Minister Ehud Olmert waded into the thick of America's messy political debate on Iraq late Monday night when he told thousands of AIPAC supporters that "premature" withdrawal from the country could harm Israel and efforts against Iran. .....He referred to the US as the only country that could effectively confront the Iranians

03-13-07 - 'We are not threatening to use nukes' It was not the first time Peres, considered the father of Israel's nuclear program, has hinted that Israel has nuclear weapons capability

03-13-07 - Syrians confess to Lebanon bus bombs: minister

03-13-07 - Olmert's leaked testimony reveals real goal of summer war we were offered variations on the theme that ended the fighting: the need to push Hizbullah (and, incidentally, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese civilians) away from the northern border with Israel. That was the thrust of UN Resolution 1701 that brought about the official end of hostilities in mid-August. It also looked suspiciously like the reason why Israel chose at the last-minute to dump up to a million tiny bomblets -- old US stocks of cluster munitions with a very high failure rate -- that are lying in south Lebanon's fields, playgrounds and back yards waiting to explode.

03-13-07 - Olmert: Back U.S. in Iraq Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called on U.S. Jews to back a continued U.S. presence in Iraq

03-13-07 - Dead Russian Spy was israeli Double Agent


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