The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, April 23, 2007

News for 04-22-07

04-22-07 - Update: Soldier health scare back in news

04-22-07 - The US president's men in dire straits To date, none of the neocons currently in or who have already left the Bush administration have been held accountable for their role in deceiving the American public into believing that Iraq was a threat to us, that Iraq had ties to 911, and that Iraq had WMDs.

04-22-07 - Russia and Iran sign protocol on nuclear plant The Russian contractor building Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station said on Sunday the two sides had signed a protocol outlining what measures should be taken to guarantee payments for the project.

04-22-07 - 'Devastating' Bill Moyers Probe of Press and Iraq Coming This Week The most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq will appear next Wednesday, a 90-minute PBS broadcast called "Buying the War," which marks the return of "Bill Moyers Journal." A reminder. This will evidently be broadcast this Wednesday.

04-22-07 - Analysis: Iraq surge may be extended Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute, whose January report on changing the U.S. military strategy in Iraq was largely adopted as part of Bush's new approach to the war, said in an interview Thursday that it appears the administration believes it will have to sustain the troop buildup much longer. Another neocon.

04-22-07 - NATO chief cannot confirm Iranian arms in Afghanistan

04-22-07 - Germany says Wolfowitz situation unacceptable "The situation, as it is, is no longer acceptable," German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, told the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD), in an early release of an article to run in its Monday edition.

04-22-07 - EU ministers to weigh Iran moves Possible further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear enrichment programme are on the agenda as EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg.

04-22-07 - U.S. Iraq Coordinator arrives to persuade Turkey not to fight PKK in North Iraq U.S. Coordinator for Iraq David Satterfield arrived in Ankara on Friday in a bid to persuade Turkey not to launch cross-border operations against the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in north of Iraq, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

04-22-07 - Two-Thirds of Americans Question Iraq War

04-22-07 - Olmert: Iran 'not as close as it pretends' to nuclear capability "I hear the declarations of Iran's leaders from time to time, and I am telling you that Iran is far from crossing the technological line" into nuclear capability.

04-22-07 - Washington awaits a CIA chief?s revenge Tenet is also out to settle a few scores with Vice-President Dick Cheney and his office and neoconservative former Pentagon officials such as Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith. They fought long and hard to discredit the CIA?s belief that there was little evidence of a link between Saddam Hussein?s Iraq and Al-Qaeda, and ran their own separate intelligence-gathering operation at the defence department.

04-22-07 - Iraqi PM orders halt to Baghdad wall Mr al-Maliki, who has often been at odds with his US backers over security policy in the capital, said that ?this wall reminds us of other walls?, in an apparent reference to the Israeli wall running through the Palestinian West Bank.

04-22-07 - ISRAEL-LEBANON: UN envoy asks for records of cluster bomb strikes By last month, 30 people had been killed and 191 injured by mines or unexploded ordnance (UXO) in southern Lebanon since the ceasefire last August. The UN?s Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC) in south Lebanon estimates it has cleared about 10 percent of the estimated one million unexploded cluster munitions lying on the ground.

04-22-07 - Analysis: Preparing for a French revolution in Mideast policy This challenge to France's historic pro-Arab policy could lead to a new vision for the Middle East. Under this alternative approach, France could play a major role in the defense of Lebanon's independence, containing the Iranian threat, combating terrorism, building strong relations with Israel, playing a truly central role in peacemaking efforts, and even cooperating with the United States.

04-22-07 - Hezbollah deputy chief: Prisoner swap talks with Israel 'serious'

04-22-07 - Olmert: Iran can be stopped peacefully "I believe the international efforts will achieve the goals," Olmert said. "There is no need to get caught up in any apocalyptic prophecies that have no basis in reality."

04-22-07 - U.S. had operational plans to fight against IDF in 1967 In the 1960s, the U.S. Defense Department drew up operational plans calling for a military confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces to prevent Israel from occupying territory in Egypt and other Arab countries.

04-22-07 - Why I am not a moderate Muslim


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