The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

News for 03-19-07

03-19-07 - Report: Sexual assault of women soldiers on rise in US military In the online magazine Salon, Helen Benedict reports that every female veteran she interviewed for a book she is writing on women in the US military said that "the danger of rape by other soldiers is so widely recognized in Iraq that their officers routinely told them not to go to the latrines or showers without another woman for protection."

03-19-07 - Iran stops inspectors visiting nuclear site: diplomats Iran's blocking access definitively to Natanz would be a violation of its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

03-19-07 - US approves Ahmadinejad UN trip The 15-member Security Council is to meet on Wednesday to discuss the sanctions.

03-19-07 - U.S. Attorney's Firing may be Connected to CIA Corruption Probe Fired San Diego U.S. attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a high-ranking CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail that said Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.

03-19-07 - S. Africa asks delay on Iran sanctions South Africa called Monday for a 90-day "time out" on sanctions against Iran and said a resolution drafted by six world powers should drop an embargo on arms exports and financial sanctions targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guards and an Iranian bank.

03-19-07 - Bush calls for patience on Iraq

03-19-07 - Uh Oh, the President's Reading Again What is remarkable about all of these books is ? much like the cherry-picked and manipulated intelligence stovepiped to Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War ? both their extraordinary ideological narrowness and their utility in the pursuit of a neoconservative agenda, especially in the Middle East.

03-19-07 - Inter-Palestinian clash wounds two in northern Lebanon The sources said two Fatah members were wounded in the legs when an armed member of the new Fatah al-Islam movement opened fire on them in the Naher al-Bard Palestinian refugee camp.

03-19-07 - Report: U.S. shuns Israel on Iran plans ** according to Ma'ariv, the Olmert government is in doubt about whether President Bush is capable of mustering domestic support for anything other than diplomatic pressure on Tehran.

03-19-07 - Novak's 'Outings': Damage Control

03-19-07 - Netanyahu Issues Call to World From Jerusalem Conference Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the 4th Annual Jerusalem Conference Monday morning, repeated his call for the world to prove that now is not like the 1930s and that the world knows how to respond this time.

03-19-07 - Groups launch Ahmadinejad campaign The World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for Israel launched an Internet campaign against Iran's president.

03-19-07 - Lebanese army boosts security around Palestinian camp

03-19-07 - Coalition Announces Launch of ?Jews Against the War? to Give Voice to Growing Anti-War Jewish Majority On the fourth anniversary of the war on Iraq, a coalition of Jewish leaders announced the launch of "Jews Against the War" (JAW), an organization dedicated to ending the Iraq war and preventing one with Iran What about the war on Palestine?....

03-19-07 - The political ideas competing for support in the Arab world all these worldviews contain a strong pro-Palestinian component. Adherents of any might enter a tactical alliance with the US, but so long as Washington is seen as blocking the Palestinians' hopes, such alliances will be hard to maintain.

03-19-07 - Only 10% in U.S. See Iran as Immediate Threat Only 10 per cent of respondents think Iran is a threat to the United States that requires military action now, down 11 points since mid-February. Sorry Netty. Americans aren't buying the propaganda.

03-19-07 - Soros: AIPAC needs reform Soros claimed that by allying itself with neoconservatives backing the Iraq war and opposing any dialogue with a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas, "AIPAC under its current leadership has clearly exceeded its mission, and far from guaranteeing Israel's existence, has endangered it."

03-19-07 - Patrick Fitzgerald: The 47-Year-Old Virgin No comment...

03-19-07 - PLO distances Palestinian cause from suspects in Ain Alaq bus bombings Zaki said the presence of the militant group in Nahr al-Bared, a refugee camp outside Tripoli, "bothers us all."

03-19-07 - Outside View: Why Muslims hate the U.S.

03-19-07 - Jordan blasts Israel's Olmert The Jordanian government Monday blasted Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for reportedly stating the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will threaten the kingdom.

03-19-07 - Maker: Israeli 'drones' fly over Iraq

03-19-07 - Robert Fisk: US power games in the Middle East Now it has to be said that there's a lot of scepticism about this story. Not because Syria has, inevitably, denied any connection to Lebanese bombings but because in a country that has never in 30 years solved a political murder, it's pretty remarkable that the local Lebanese constabulary can solve this one - and very conveniently so since Mr Sabeh's pro-American government continues to accuse Syria of all things bestial in the state of Lebanon.

03-19-07 - Iraq, Iran, and the Lobby


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