The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

News for 04-03-07

04-03-07 - Britain in talks with Tehran's negotiator

04-03-07 - Blair warns of 'tougher position' if talks over captured sailors fail

04-03-07 - Britain vs Iran: A high-stakes game of chess The seizure of the sailors and marines was the latest episode in a series of tit-for-tat confrontations between the US and Iran which began, as The Independent revealed yesterday, when the US tried to seize senior Iranian intelligence officials on an official visit to Arbil on 11 January.

04-03-07 - U.S. could strike Iran but not win: Russian general ** "The United States has a contingent in the region capable of launching a strike on Iranian territory. "However, such possible strikes would be a huge political mistake. Shockwaves from this attack could be felt around the world."

04-03-07 - Seized Iran diplomat free in Iraq

04-03-07 - Russian Government Warns About Iran Attack Threat ** Denisov warned that "any military action near our borders is absolutely impermissible."

04-03-07 - Bush condemns top lawmaker's Syria trip

04-03-07 - Iran close to deal with Russia to end nuclear delays A Russian delegation will visit Tehran this week to resolve problems holding up the completion of Iran's first nuclear power plant, a top Iranian atomic official said on Tuesday.

04-03-07 - What law did Tehran break?

04-03-07 - Troops will pay if war funding blocked: Bush If Congress does not approve a war funding Bill in coming weeks, "the price of that failure will be paid by our troops and their loved ones," Mr Bush told reporters.

04-03-07 - U.S. strategy on Iran may have backfired ** Months of hard-nosed U.S. political and military pressure on Iran may have further radicalized and emboldened the regime, undermining Washington's stated aim of neutralizing the Iranian threat without resorting to war, analysts say.

04-03-07 - That Was an Antiwar Vote? nothing at all has happened since the Democrats rode to victory in November courtesy of popular revulsion in America against the war.

04-03-07 - ABC News pushing Bogus Iran nuke story

04-03-07 - Iranian prisoner crisis: It's not 1979, but some lessons apply "What is to be gained from following the Israeli example of last summer [when it invaded Lebanon after its soldier was captured]?" asks Rosemary Hollis, a Middle East expert at Chatham House, a London think tank, "You can't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut. They still haven't got their service personnel back, and they smashed up half of Lebanon."

04-03-07 - Raining On The ABM Parade


04-03-07 - Syria welcomes US House Speaker's visit Syrian officials and state-run media yesterday welcomed an ongoing visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Damascus, hoping that it would help alleviate tense relations between the two countries.

04-03-07 - Bush criticizes House Speaker's Syria tour

04-03-07 - Israel is accused of blocking peace plan An unnamed Syrian official told the Saudi Arabian newspaper al Watan that Mr Olmert was stalling for time by being selective about the Arab nations he would sit down with.

04-03-07 - Backstory: A country-western Muslim

04-03-07 - Both men will be with us this Tuesday April 3 to discuss the biggest US naval loss since WWII. "It's an American ship!" the pilot of an Israeli Mirage fighter- bomber radioed Tel Aviv as he sighted the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.
Israeli headquarters ordered the pilot to carry out his mission,"

04-03-07 - Israel's deputy Prime Minister cancels his visit to Ankara Congressman Tom Lantos on Thursday night called Foreign Minister Abdullah Gьl and reacted to the invitation of Hamas. Lantos reportedly threatened the Turkish government with cutting its support to block an Armenian genocide resolution in the U.S House of Representatives.

04-03-07 - US House Speaker 'won't rest till captives are home' US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday evening that she would not rest until the kidnapped Israeli soldiers return home. And what about OUR soldiers? You know, the ones that serve AMERICA?

04-03-07 - Israel claims thousands of Palestinian fighters are training in Iran, Syria and Yemen The Israeli Intelligence claims that thousands of Hizbollah fighters in addition to fighters of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, have been travelling to Iran in order to receive military training in Iranian army basis, and that all trained units are being distributed to several areas in the Middle East, including the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

A near impossibility given that Israel has all of the borders sewn shut nearly all of the time. More hype and drama by the usual suspects.

04-03-07 - Hariri wants UN to find ways to impose tribunal


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