The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, March 16, 2007

News for 03-15-07

03-15-07 - Iran sanctions go to UN council

03-15-07 - Iran seeks U.N. OK to make nuclear case

03-15-07 - U.S. acting against Kurdish rebel group The United States is dealing with Turkish complaints about Kurdish separatists operating in northern Iraq and has not ruled out military action against the rebels, the U.S. official assigned to handle the problem says.

03-15-07 - Iran, U.S. back off from confrontation

03-15-07 - German Official Adds to Mystery of Iranian Missing in Turkey

03-15-07 - US looks at plan to oust Musharraf Reports yesterday quoting highly placed US diplomatic and intelligence officials - previously rusted on to the view that General Musharraf was an indispensable Western ally in the battle against terrorism - outlined a succession plan to replace him.

03-15-07 - Washington affirms Sadr still in Iran, refuses to mark him as wanted US forces were keeping tracking Muqtada Al-Sadr and believed he was in Iran, a US general said on Wednesday, yet he declined to state whether the Shiite cleric was a wanted man.

03-15-07 - Treasury casts a wide net under Patriot Act Although Congress has yet to examine the Treasury's use of Section 311, the provision is likely to add to the controversy over other sweeping powers the executive branch of government acquired under the Patriot Act. According to a recent audit, the FBI used the act illegally to obtain personal information about U.S. citizens, and the administration has agreed to abandon a provision that it used to replace eight U.S. attorneys for what Democrats charge were partisan political reasons.

03-15-07 - Key 9/11 figure 'beheaded Pearl' "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's 'confession' was not made in a court of law but in a secret screening process that bars lawyers," said Amnesty UK spokesman Mike Blakemore.

03-15-07 - Iranians sought for B Aires bomb

03-15-07 - Apocalypse Now: Iran Threat Dominates AIPAC Confab ** just under the surface, support was clear for a military attack if sanctions failed. Indeed, AIPAC supported a move to smooth the way for such an attack during the conference itself. House Democrats fashioning a supplemental appropriations bill for the Iraq war this week had hoped to include a provision requiring President Bush to get authorization from Congress for any attack on Iran. But late Monday, the provision was kept out of the bill, according to several Capitol Hill sources, due to vehement opposition from AIPAC and pro-Israel members of Congress, including Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-L.I./Queens) and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.).

03-15-07 - After visiting Israel, fire chiefs wonder about U.S. preparedness Harmes was among 14 chiefs from 13 states who toured Israel in February on a mission co-sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation through AIPAC and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. They visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other locations......The trip was intended to encourage relations between the U.S. and Israeli homeland security and first-responder communities.

03-15-07 - Anti-Zionist Rabbi Beaten by Jews in Poland for Attending Holocaust Denial Conference in Iran "With every blow I felt like I was speaking in the name of the Jewish people,"

03-15-07 - Israel seeking name for Lebanon war Operation Bomb Fleeing Refugees? Operation Cluster Bomb Civilian Areas? Operation Level Lebanon?

03-15-07 - Coffee-klatch campaigningCandidates court Jewish voters at AIPAC fete Earlier in the evening, Biden stood on a chair ? instead of using a podium like Clinton and Obama ? and ripped those who have questioned the close ties between the United States and the Jewish state.

03-15-07 - Cheney urges Hill to OK funds for surge While none of the 2008 White House hopefuls spoke at the AIPAC conference, several hosted receptions last night to schmooze with Jewish voters -- and potential donors -- following a gala dinner. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, held a dessert event and Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, planned a soiree for the same hour

03-15-07 - Taming Leviathan The lobbyists had every reason to feel proud of their work. Congress has more Jewish members than ever before: 30 in the House and a remarkable 13 in the Senate. (There are now more Jews in Congress than Episcopalians.) Both parties are competing with each other to be the ?soundest? on Israel. About two-thirds of Americans hold a favourable view of the place.

03-15-07 - U.N.'s al-Hariri inquiry finds out more about bomber


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