The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

News for 03-26-07

03-26-07 - More Veterans Calling The Streets Home One in three homeless Americans is a veteran.

03-26-07 - Iran softens stance on British sailors Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was "intentional or unintentional" before deciding what to do with them - the first sign it could be seeking a way out of the standoff.

03-26-07 - Iran resumes payments for power station: Russia

03-26-07 - US: Iran must not turn 'blind eye' to UN

03-26-07 - China, Russia leaders reject force on Iran, N.Korea **

03-26-07 - Iran says Marines are fit and well as family speak of their distress "We have statements from the Indian master of the boarded vessel, which was anchored in Iraqi waters, to say they were alongside it when they were detained,"

03-26-07 - Seized sailors 'held in Tehran' In order for the Britons to be released "every vested interest in Iran would need to be satisfied they had not deliberately entered Iranian waters, nor were they spying", the source said.

03-26-07 - Russia, China in appeal to Iran Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's Hu Jintao jointly said they wanted to find a "mutually acceptable solution" to Iran's "nuclear problem".

03-26-07 - Two US, one French aircraft carrier in Gulf region ** Lieutenant Commander Bertrand Bonneau, chief of press for the French navy, said the carrier group would be restricted to actions over Afghanistan. He said the carrier's deployment had "nothing at all" to do with exerting pressure on Iran.

03-26-07 - US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran ** "The latest attacks inside Iran fall in line with US efforts to supply and train Iran's ethnic minorities to destabilise the Iranian regime."

03-26-07 - British backtrack on Iraq death toll British government officials have backed the methods used by scientists who concluded that more than 600,000 Iraqis have been killed since the invasion, the BBC reported yesterday.

03-26-07 - The Coming War With Iran ** , recent events include the kidnapping of Iranian consular officials in Irbil, Kurdistan, by U.S. forces, reports of covert U.S. support for terrorist attacks inside Iran, the "disappearance" of a major Iranian military figure in the elite Revolutionary Guards unit, and suspicions that the Mossad may have had a hand in killing a renowned Iranian nuclear scientist.

03-26-07 - Chavez asks world to halt alleged planned US attack on Iran ** Chavez, speaking one day after the UN Security Council voted to tighten sanctions on Iran over Tehran's refusal to curtail its nuclear programme, cited a Russian press report which purportedly details the time and place of an attack on Iran by the United States, which he has dubbed "The Empire."

03-26-07 - 'We Warned the United States' Mottaki: Every country in the world sets its goals and should also be able to achieve them. On March 5, 1957, exactly 50 years ago, we signed a treaty with the United States that granted us the right to acquire nuclear power plants

03-26-07 - UN agrees to new Iran sanctions as military tensions mount in Gulf

03-26-07 - India to push for $7bn Iran gas pipeline project

03-26-07 - City Police Spied Broadly Before G.O.P. Convention

03-26-07 - Downer applauds UN stance on Iran

03-26-07 - Face-off with Iran takes tougher turn

03-26-07 - Advancing Freedom in Iran the advancement of freedom, democracy, and human rights in Iran should therefore be a U.S. priority Heritage Foundation = neocon 'thinktank'. And we all know the definition of neocon 'democracy' : elect Israel-friendly regime, or else. When neocons call for 'democracy', you know somebody is about to get bombed. It's laughable to see these folks feign concern for the freedom of Iranians. They care about the Iranian people about as much as they care about Arab peoples; they don't. Their only concern is for ISRAEL. And they don't care how much American blood and treasure is expended to further their agenda.

03-26-07 - Fallout fear puts deadline on nuclear sites attack ** Sources cited by The Jerusalem Post say a US or Israeli strike on the Iranian facilities would probably be carried out before Iran had enriched weapons-grade material in sufficient amounts to trigger a nuclear catastrophe if hit.

03-26-07 - Three Fired U.S. Attorneys Balked At Seeking Death Penalty The three prosecutors are among eight U.S. attorneys terminated last year in a housecleaning by the Justice Department. Their hesitation over the death penalty was not cited as a reason for their dismissals, but Washington officials have made it clear they have little patience for prosecutors who are not with the program.

03-26-07 - Syrian President meets British parliament delegation on regional situation Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Monday a delegation of the British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on the regional situation, particularly in Iraq, the occupied Palestinian territories and Lebanon.

03-26-07 - Fingerprints of history "I believe that a branch of Syrian Baath Party security assassinated Al-Hariri. I don?t say, however, that [Syrian President] Bashar Al-Assad was involved. I don?t think it was sanctioned from the top. I was walking on Beirut?s corniche, 400 metres away, when it happened. I got there before anyone and before the police. I saw Hariri on fire in the street. His socks were burning. And when I asked one Lebanese who was assassinated, he told me it was Hariri."

03-26-07 - Film on "Radical Islam" Tied to Pro-Israel Groups A controversial documentary on the threat of radical Islam, promoted by the two most-watched U.S. cable news networks, was marketed and supported in part by self-described "pro-Israel" groups, according to an IPS investigation Look no further for proof that Israel has very good friends in our MSM media. You think you're getting credible news? ROFLMAO. Funny, and yet thoroughly repulsive.

03-26-07 - Neighborly advice on Iraq It goes without saying that what all of Iraq's neighbors want most is an Israeli-Palestinian settlement. What all fear most is a U.S. war with Iran. It would be nice to divorce Iraq's woes from those broader conflicts, but the reality of the Middle East is that progress on all of these issues is fiendishly interlinked


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