The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

News for 03-20-07

03-20-07 - Defense Spending Soars to Highest Levels Since World War II As the Iraq war enters a fifth year, the conflict that President Bush's aides once said would all but pay for itself with oil revenues is fueling the highest level of defense spending since World War II

03-20-07 - UN nuclear inspectors visit Iranian enrichment facility: diplomats UN inspectors visited the Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz on Tuesday, diplomats said, but it was not clear if they resolved a dispute over monitoring a strategic underground bunker.

03-20-07 - Russia, Iran deny ultimatum over enrichment program

03-20-07 - Nations propose Iran sanction amendments

03-20-07 - Gulf states can respond to any Iran attack: Bahrain

03-20-07 - Germany warns US on missile shield plan

03-20-07 - "U.S. Funding Armed Groups to Overthrow Iranian Govt "the United States is officially funding armed groups to overthrow the Islamic government" in Tehran.

03-20-07 - Officials: Russian experts leaving Iranian nuke site Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for Rosatom, Russia's Federal Nuclear Power Agency, confirmed that the number of Russian workers at the Bushehr plant had dwindled because of what he said were Iranian payment delays.

03-20-07 - World 'ignoring Iraqi refugees' UNHCR spokesman Peter Kessler said: "There has been an abject denial of the impact, the humanitarian impact, of the war, the huge displacement within Iraq of up to 1.9 million people who are homeless because of the war, and those people who are homeless and never got back to the homes after Saddam Hussein was overthrown."

03-20-07 - U.S. 'Surge' in Iraq Is To Prepare Attack on Iran**

03-20-07 - US Air Force Col.: Bulgaria - Option for Military Base aganst Iran ** The forces are in place to conduct a strike right now. The US has moved an additional carrier group, has deployed additional missile defense assets, has deployed an additional mine sweeping ship to the gulf. The US is in the process of adding oil to a strategic petroleum reserve. All of these are the steps that would be taken if one were going to conduct a strike in Iran.

03-20-07 - White House Searching for Gonzales' Replacement, Source Says The Washington Post reported late Monday that a Justice Department official's early ranking of undistinguished prosecutors included U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago. A March 2005 Justice Department memo from Sampson ranked Fitzgerald, who was responsible for the recent perjury conviction of former I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, with other prosecutors who had "not distinguished themselves."

03-20-07 - More than 100 Arrested in SF, NYC Iraq Protests Police arrested more than 100 Iraq war protesters in San Francisco and New York City on Monday as the nation marked the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

03-20-07 - The case against Conrad Black: 'A bank robber in a suit and tie' Mr Genson said that Lord Black's image was the public image of Hollinger, and his private and business expenditures were inseparable. The use of the corporate jet, he said, was mandated by the board, which believed that Lord Black's pro-Israeli views made him a terror target if he travelled on commercial flights.

03-20-07 - Iran, Armenia open gas pipeline Armenia has been building closer ties with Iran following economic sanctions imposed by Azerbaijan and Turkey over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

03-20-07 - Bush will fight congressional subpoenas on attorney firings

03-20-07 - Healing Waters: A Soldier's Recovery, via Fishing Project Healing Waters takes injured veterans from Walter Reed Medical Center out fishing, both for recreation and for recovery

03-20-07 - PLO denies relations with suspects in Lebanon bus bombings

03-20-07 - Palestinian factions clash in lebanon

03-20-07 - Report: France urged Israel to hit Syria Army Radio reported that in the message, which was delivered by Chirac to Israel via a secret channel, the French president suggested that Israel invade Damascus and topple the regime of Bashar Assad. In exchange, Chirac assured Israel full French support for the war.

03-20-07 - Lebanese MPs rally to call for Hariri murder trial Anti-Syrian MPs gathered in the Lebanese parliament on Tuesday to demand the holding of a session to ratify the creation of a court due to try suspects in former premier Rafiq Hariri's murder.

03-20-07 - Assad admit secret talks "Various figures visited Israel and came to Syria and conveyed to us the Israeli points of view, but there was nothing serious on the ground,"

03-20-07 - Unafraid to tackle other issues, Jewish groups avoid Iraq war Foxman said the Walt-Mearsheimer fallout was inhibiting Jewish activism in favor of confronting Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program, a cause that has broad support in the Jewish community.

03-20-07 - Dennis Ross in the spotlight You?ve asked for Jonathan Pollard to be released. What are your arguments and do you believe it will happen soon?

03-20-07 - Gulf Arabs boost aid to Sunni militants in Lebanon

03-20-07 - Conflict with Iran inevitable, Ya'alon says **

03-20-07 - Bad intelligence blamed, but look who supplied it It is obvious that there was a cabal of Israel supporters who wanted to remove Saddam Hussein, for his aid to the Palestinian families whose members were killed by Israel, and to destroy Iraq as an enemy of Israel.

03-20-07 - Iraq steps up anti-Israel boycott US law bars American firms from complying with boycott-related requests and requires them to report any such incidents to the authorities. These might include demands made of companies to verify that their products do not contain components made in the Jewish state or signing forms attesting that they do not do business with Israel.

03-20-07 - Israel: Lebanon conflict was a war


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