The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, April 12, 2007

News for 04-11-07

04-11-07 - Russia threatening new cold war over missile defence The Kremlin is considering active counter-measures in response to Washington's decision to base interceptor missiles and radar installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move Russia says will change "the world's strategic stability".

04-11-07 - US rules out freeing Iranians held in Iraq

04-11-07 - Russia complains about Iran's air drill

04-11-07 - Iran envoy repeats US abuse claim

04-11-07 - Probe finds that Marines accused of killing Afghan civilians used excessive force

04-11-07 - US says Iran arming Sunni groups There was no immediate reaction from the government in mainly Shia Iran which has been accused of arming fellow Shia militants in Iraq in the past. Back in January, the story was that the Iranians were arming the SHIA. When that bird couldn't get off the ground, now Iran is purportedly arming the SUNNIS. Mmm. K.

04-11-07 - Top US lawmaker has no plans for Iran trip: aide US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), fresh from a controversial trip to Syria last week, has "no intention" of visiting Iran, her office said Wednesday, as the White House condemned any such plan.

04-11-07 - Iraqis face 'immense' suffering Four years after the US-led invasion, the ICRC says the conflict is inflicting immense suffering, and calls for greater protection of civilians.

04-11-07 - Moscow 'confused' at Iran wargame Iranian air defence forces carried out drills near the plant last Friday without telling Moscow, BBC Moscow correspondent James Rodgers says.

04-11-07 - Britain: Iraq Naval Missions Will Resume

04-11-07 - Iraqis Finally Unite?Against the U.S. So apparently the surge is working ... to unite all Iraqis against us

04-11-07 - Divide and rule - America's plan for Baghdad ** the campaign has far wider military ambitions than the pacification of Baghdad. It now appears that the US military intends to place as many as five mechanised brigades - comprising about 40,000 men - south and east of Baghdad, at least three of them positioned between the capital and the Iranian border. This would present Iran with a powerful - and potentially aggressive - American military force close to its border in the event of a US or Israeli military strike against its nuclear facilities later this year.........Those attending the course - American army generals serving in Iraq and top officers from the US Marine Corps, along with, according to some reports, at least four senior Israeli officers - participated in a series of debates to determine how best to "turn round" the disastrous war in Iraq.
Read that last sentence again.

04-11-07 - Heroes or Cowards? Neocons Weigh In on Sailors Other neoconservative hawks have seized on Britain's bungling diplomatic response as an argument for unilateral action and a warning for Iran?s future dealings with the international community with regard to its nuclear aspirations

04-11-07 - Russian General Says U.S. Continues Preparations for Iran Strike ** "If Iran strikes back at Israel with missiles, Tel-Aviv is likely to use nuclear weapons on Iran," Ivashov said, adding that such a "development of the situation would undermine stability not only in the Middle East, but also in the entire world."

04-11-07 - Washington Post Liars Caught!

04-11-07 - Iacocca: Where Have All the Leaders Gone? I've had enough. How about you? I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. My friends tell me to calm down. They say, "Lee, you're eighty-two years old. Leave the rage to the young people." I'd love to, as soon as I can pry them away from their iPods for five seconds and get them to pay attention. I'm with you, Lee. Most Americans are clueless, and happily so. When ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. Or something like that.

04-11-07 - Spy chief wants expanded powers National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell has circulated a draft bill that would expand the government?s powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, liberalizing how that law can be used......
The court-approved surveillance could include planting listening devices and hidden cameras, searching luggage and breaking into homes to make copies of computer hard drives.
Welcome to the USSR.

04-11-07 - Holt wants answers from FBI on anthrax

04-11-07 - Benedict vs. the War Party

04-11-07 - Israel says Russia against a nuclear-armed Iran

04-11-07 - Rare Protests at Brigham Young Over a Planned Cheney Appearance

04-11-07 - From June 2003: Friendless Fire? But instead of punishing the attackers, Israel honors them in a museum. Told of the display, retired Air Force Major General John Morrison, NSA deputy director for operations at the time, commented, "I am offended by that." And retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom, NSA director from 1985 to 1988, and also unaware of the display, remarked, "I am astonished that Israel should put glory on the people who killed my SigInt-ers [signals intelligence personnel]."10 The Liberty's blood-stained flag is exhibited at the National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland.

04-11-07 - Closed 1967 Senate protocols reveal bids to pressure Israel Hundreds of pages released this week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee contain protocols of closed committee hearings from the seminal year of 1967, including one in which former Senator William J. Fulbright is quoted as saying, "The trouble is they [the Israel lobby] think they have control of the Senate and they can do as they please." Fulbright was castigated for his efforts to put American interests first back THEN. Same phenom continues to this day, which is why our politicians rarely say a word.

04-11-07 - Israeli Jets Scramble to Intercept U.S. Airliner After Communications Loss Israeli media reported later Wednesday that the air force planes were close to opening fire on the airliner when it restored contact. The pilot was interrogated after landing.

04-11-07 - Lebanese PM urges Hariri tribunal

04-11-07 - Iraqi girl's first operation is a success Damsky spent more than a year serving with the Army Reserves in Iraq, where he met Noor's father. He and his family are hosting the mother and daughter at their apartment in Astoria, Queens. Noor's trip here and medical expenses are being paid for by the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund, while Damsky and other donors are covering the family's living expenses.

04-11-07 - Report: Hezbollah preparing for summer war

04-11-07 - Take Back the Airwaves Money is now considered the single most important factor in our electoral process. Ideas and issues take a back seat to the bottom line. This prostitution of our electoral process has one key culprit: television advertising.

04-11-07 - Chaos in the "Greater Middle East"

04-11-07 - Libby supporters in Republican Jewish Coalition attack Pelosi


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