The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, April 07, 2007

News for 04-06-07

04-06-07 - Report outlines Pentagon effort to link Iraq, al Qaeda "We don't seem to be making much progress pulling together intelligence on links between Iraq and al Qaeda," Wolfowitz wrote in the Jan. 22, 2002, memo to Douglas Feith, the department's No. 3 official.

04-06-07 - Pentagon report says no link between Saddam and Al-Qaeda According to the inspector general of the US Defense Department, information obtained after Saddam's fall confirmed the prewar position of the Central Intelligence Agency and Pentagon intelligence that the Iraqi government had had no substantial contacts with Al-Qaeda.......The report noted that the office of then-undersecretary of defense Douglas Feith, one of the foremost advocates for invading Iraq after the 2001 attacks, had ignored the CIA's position. It's time to serve up justice to those folks that deliberately deceived the American people into embarking on a war that was based on lies.

04-06-07 - Cheney still insists al-Qa'ida had links with Iraq, despite evidence Before the invasion, President Bush and Mr Cheney fostered that impression in speech after speech - so successfully that at one point, polls showed, two-thirds of Americans believed the Iraqi dictator had a hand in the attacks of 11 September.

04-06-07 - Iran won?t retaliate against Italy over bank, says envoy

04-06-07 - Tehran accuses MoD of dictating sailors' testimony

04-06-07 - Pentagon Officer Created Phony Intel on Iraq/al-Qaeda Link Newly released documents confirm that a Pentagon unit knowingly cooked up intelligence claiming a direct link between Iraq and al-Qaeda in order to win support for a preemptive strike against the country......After this briefing was presented to the DIA and CIA, Tenent told Feith, "get this back into analytical channels and out of policy channels." Despite being rebuked, Feith fast-tracked the information and presented the findings to then Deputy National Security Director Steven Hadley and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney
It's time to bring these neocons to justice. Wake up America. Step away from the boob tube for just one minute please.

04-06-07 - Saudi King 'mistaken' over legality of US troops in Iraq: Bolton Bolton, who was also formerly undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, was a staunch backer of the war in Iraq

04-06-07 - Pentagon report debunks prewar Iraq-Al Qaeda connection Now you've got reports of this news item coming from a few different places, should you be so inclined to doubt its veracity.

04-06-07 - 12,000 more Guard troops may be going to Iraq Gates indicated Thursday that defense planners expected the U.S. military commitment to last well beyond the timetable of early next year that was put forth in the Pentagon?s arguments to send more than 20,000 regular Army troops to help quiet sectarian violence.

04-06-07 - Iran aids U.S. in search for missing man Iran replied to a U.S. request for information or help, and asked for additional details about the missing man's travel itinerary, State Department spokesman Tom Casey said. The response came through Swiss intermediaries in Iran.

04-06-07 - Released sailors tell of ordeal

04-06-07 - Iran says U.S. must change behaviour for ties

04-06-07 - Kurd: U.S. sought other Iranians in raid

04-06-07 - Russian nuclear delegation to visit Tehran next week

04-06-07 - Iran sees Italy acting as "bridge" with West

04-06-07 - Iran takes the wind out of US sails Neither message is likely to be well received either at the White House or among the neo-conservative and other right-wing pundits who have tried hard to depict the incident as the latest sign of Islamic or Persian barbarism

04-06-07 - Wolfowitz Accused of Nepotism at World Bank The controversy has sent ripples through the institution?s Washington headquarters, where some staff have long been discontented with how Wolfowitz, a former U.S. deputy secretary of defence and a central advocate of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, has managed the Bank since he came to office in July 2005.

04-06-07 - No more GWOT, House committee decrees A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory report that will set defense policy should be specific about military operations and "avoid using colloquialisms." Neocons will not be pleased.

04-06-07 - Executive power hot topic at New Hampshire forums Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani yesterday defended President Bush's extensive use of national security tools such as the USA Patriot Act as no worse than other countries

04-06-07 - 'Strong Possibility' Gas Will Rise to $4 Time to get a motorcycle?

04-06-07 - Knesset director searching for alternative building in case of attack ** Nuclear attack drills, testing anti-missile defense systems, joint US-Israeli war games, finding alternative buildings for government officials - all spaced within a month or so - expecting some big attack are we? Why's that?

04-06-07 - Public Anxiety Over Foreign Policy Nears 'Crisis'

04-06-07 - Who called the shots in Iran crisis?

04-06-07 - House Democrats, Republicans tussle over Iraq-terror war link

04-06-07 - Hostage crisis a double victory for Tehran: Bolton

04-06-07 - Tell CNN to get the facts right on Pelosi trip

04-06-07 - What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico?

04-06-07 - A Provocation Backfires ** We can stop the next war before it starts ? but only if we catch the War Party at their game while they're playing it, and not after the fact, as in the case of Iraq.

04-06-07 - Conservative Bluster Only Leads to War

04-06-07 - Why is Hezbollah on the Terrorism List? As of April 2007, a plurality (39%) of the organizations on the US Terrorism list represent Muslim groups recommended for inclusion by, among others, AIPAC and their friends in Congress. According to former AIPAC Director of Congressional Relations, Steve Rosen, soon to start his trial for passing classified information to Israel, "AIPAC owns the 'T' list!" The Israeli army qualifies according to the State Dept's definition of terrorism provided by this article. And Israel's tactics (witnessed in Palestine and Lebanon) are not a new phenomenon. Some more, and here too, and more. Don't forget about Qibya or Deir Yassin or Count Folke Bernadotte. Well then there's the Lavon Affair, the USS Liberty, Qana, and we could go on and on.

04-06-07 - Assad to secure Israeli soldiers' release? Syria's president could secure the release of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers if he wants to do so, a former director of Israel's military intelligence said.

04-06-07 - News Review: Inside the real Iran

04-06-07 - Hezbollah offers first hint captured Israeli soldiers alive: report

04-06-07 - Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America


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