The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

News for 04-10-07

04-10-07 - Experts pour cold water on Iran's claim to be nuclear power Independent experts largely portrayed the Iranian claim as a political statement designed to bolster its international and domestic stature, rather than an indication that Tehran has reached a significant new milestone in its nuclear program

04-10-07 - 'How could they keep me from my husband?' A no-visitor policy at the Hampton VA hospital leaves a widow questioning her husband?s care

04-10-07 - Blair accused of fuelling terrorism and undermining war on poverty "However, it is now clear that the invasion of Iraq, and the Government's failure to stand up to all governments when they break international law and harm innocent people, have seriously damaged Britain's capacity to be a force for good on the world stage."

04-10-07 - Western, Middle Eastern media differ widely on Iran's treatment of Britons

04-10-07 - Doomsday for the Greenback Every day the deficit grows, more money is stolen from the retirements and life savings of working class Americans.....The demolition of the dollar isn?t accidental. It?s part of a plan to shift wealth from one class to another and concentrate political power in the hands of a permanent ruling elite.

04-10-07 - US Navy builds Stingray-esque base in Indian Ocean The tiny island group is situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, giving the US and its allies access to various strategic maritime choke points such as the Straits of Hormuz ? the entrance to the Gulf ? and the pirate-plagued waters of the Bab-el-Mandeb at the foot of the Red Sea.

04-10-07 - Cost Of Iraq War Filters Down To States And Cities The league said funding for the Department of Homeland Security would be slashed, including a 63 percent cut for training and exercises Now isn't that a kick right in the ass? Irony.

04-10-07 - EXCLUSIVE?Two Explosive Books Tell the Inside Story of the Forged Iraq-Niger Docs That Helped Build the Case for War

04-10-07 - Iraqi insider details U.S. mismanagement after fall of Saddam

04-10-07 - ABC News: Army proposing extending duty for everyone in Iraq

04-10-07 - Saudi Arabia urging Iran and Syria to cooperate with international community Saudi Arabia has told Iran not to count on the kingdom's help if the international community imposes harsher measures on Tehran because of its refusal to abide by international requirements on the nuclear issue.

04-10-07 - Elliott Abrams and Déjà Vu All Over Again worried that her quest might actually gain momentum, administration hawks ? in this case, led by Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and Vice President Dick Cheney ? accuse the speaker of undermining the president and, working through obliging editorial writers at the Washington Post, among other sympathetic media, including, of course, the Wall Street Journal, attack her for ?substitut(ing) her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president.?

04-10-07 - Half of Americans Expect Conflict with Iran ** ~Swell~

04-10-07 - Neocons and nepotism? Sex, money & the fall of Wolfowitz Like many neo-cons, he is Jewish, and a passionate supporter of Israel, where his sister now lives. He was also a prime mover in the neo-con manifesto of the 1990s, the Project for a New American Century.

04-10-07 - Hizbullah accuses US of secret war and arming opponents The accusation follows reports in the US and British media that the CIA has been authorised to take covert action against the militant Shia group, which receives substantial military backing from Iran, as part of wider strategy by the Bush administration to prevent the spread of Iranian influence in the region.

04-10-07 - What lack of courage cost by Patrick J. Buchanan

04-10-07 - How Syria Helped US in "War on Terror" Bush and his people have been so anxious to please Israel that what might be good for America is no longer the basis for American actions in the Middle East.

04-10-07 - Internet politics slowly coming to life, say experts Meanwhile, Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu has used his own personal blog to tell Israelis of his campaign overseas to isolate Iran. "During my recent visits to Britain, France , and the US, I continued in my efforts to draw international and American attention to the danger posed by Iran's nuclear arms program," Netanyahu wrote. "I found an attentive ear among both Republican and Democratic leaders, who recognize the real threat of an Iran armed with nuclear weapons,"

04-10-07 - Israel Urged to Seize Chance for Talks With Syria The International Crisis Group (ICG) says that Israel should respond "positively" to Syria's unconditional offer to resume peace negotiations and that it should "halt efforts to augment [Israeli] settler presence" in the Golan Heights, in order to revive peace efforts with Syria and pursue enduring normalisation with the Arab world.

04-10-07 - Head of Russian NSC to meet with Livni Igor Ivanov, the head of Russia's National Security Council and one of the Kremlin's leading figures in regard to the Iranian nuclear issue, arrived in Israel Tuesday for talks expected to focus on Teheran.

04-10-07 - Pelosi, Lantos may be interested in diplomatic trip to Iran Pelosi said that throughout the congressional delegation's recent Middle East trip, "every place we went we had a constant message: the safety and security of Israel, fighting terrorism.'' Huh? What about the safety and security of AMERICA? Isn't that (allegedly) why we are over there in the first place?

04-10-07 - Hezbollah, Israel take grudge to courtroom "I don't think that anybody (in Israel) disputes the fact that the two Israeli soldiers are prisoners of war. This is why the government must give (Hezbollah militants) this same status,"

04-10-07 - Media seeks public access in upcoming AIPAC lobbyists? trial News organizations filed documents in federal court Monday opposing a government request to close portions of an upcoming trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.


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