The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

News for 04-23-07

04-23-07 - Soldier: Honor troops like Va. Tech dead "I find it ironic that the flags were flown at half-staff for the young men and women who were killed at VT, yet it is never lowered for the death of a U.S. service member,"

04-23-07 - Pentagon may be shorting troop benefits

04-23-07 - Iraqi students saddened by Virginia Tech "We, the students of Technology University, denounce the attack at Virginia Tech. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims who faced a situation as bad as Iraq's universities do. The sanctity of campuses must be protected around the world." "We have lost many friends and professors," said Nazar. "But in spite of our wounds, we want to show our solidarity with the students of Virginia Tech who are our brothers in humanity and in pursuing knowledge."

04-23-07 - Iran does not wish to use oil as a weapon: president

04-23-07 - US cautions Austrian oil giant over gas deal with Iran

04-23-07 - US asks Tehran about reports missing FBI agent was detained Iran has officially denied any knowledge of Levinson, but US officials remain dubious, saying they have provided Iranian authorities with the American's flight number and time of arrival on the Iranian resort island of Kish -- a free trade area Americans can visit without a visa.

04-23-07 - Iran FM accuses US of supporting terrorism

04-23-07 - Ahmadinejad rejects nuclear suspension ahead of EU talks

04-23-07 - Who Grieves For Them?

04-23-07 - U.S. reconsidering plan to wall off Baghdad neighborhoods

04-23-07 - The Iraqi Crisis That Has No Name "The situation now is pushing Syria and Jordan to the maximum," the UNCHR's Wilkes told me. "Syria's 'open door' policy is extraordinary, but economically and socially we wonder how long it can be maintained.

04-23-07 - US hits Chinese, Syrian firms with sanctions over Iran, Syria dealings The US State Department announced sanctions Monday against 14 entities, including three Chinese firms and Syria's air force and navy, as part of a stepped up drive to halt banned military dealings with Iran and Syria.

04-23-07 - A U.S. soldier shakes hands with an Afghan girl during a patrol

04-23-07 - Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab

04-23-07 - Congressman Kucinich Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Articles of Impeachment Relating To Vice President Richard Cheney Tell me something good, tell me that you like it, yeh.

04-23-07 - Trying to put an end to the Shiite-Sunni confrontation ** Members of the media often reason that if Washington's plan to attack Iran fails to meet support in the United States and Europe, it will try to win approval in the Muslim world -- primarily from Iran's rivals in the region. Many Muslim political scientists are convinced that the United States will do all it can to escalate the Shiite-Sunni conflict.

04-23-07 - Buying the war Wednesday April 25 at 9
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04-23-07 - Is the Media Sabotaging the AIPAC Spy Trial? A few of the same corporate news outlets filing the motion were willingly used by Weissman and Rosen to disseminate classified information to further AIPAC's policy objectives Is the author of this piece suggesting that there is an abundance of Israel-defenders in the mainstream media in America? Preposterous! ....

04-23-07 - Israel eyes Iran's aims nervously For now Israeli sources believe that diplomacy can defuse the situation. As one senior source told me, "2007 will be the year in which we bear the fruits of the sanctions against Iran".

04-23-07 - Levin Gives Cheney Reason To Smirk Levin may be concerned about things other than looking bad. Those taking part in last month?s meeting of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington heard stern warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni that America not show ?weakness? on Iraq ? warnings that a U.S. troop withdrawal would make the neighborhood far more dangerous for Israel.

04-23-07 - The right to strike John Kennedy's assassination and the rise to power of Lyndon Johnson improved Israel's status in Washington. For American Jewry, the political and personal channels to Johnson were more open, warm and influential. Johnson did not share Kennedy's intransigent opposition to the reactor at Dimona.....the new president appointed to three key positions officials who were more sympathetic to Israel than their predecessors Interesting. Read the last few articles with respect to the Liberty. Israel still refuses to admit that the attack was deliberate.

04-23-07 - Fadlallah: Lebanese 'addicted' to 'foreign forces' Senior Shiite cleric Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah said the Lebanese had given up control of their own affairs and "merely following up on foreign stands taken by regional and international forces ... planning to use the Lebanese arena to serve their strategic interests."

04-23-07 - The President of Iran Is Not Hitler Another piece in Israel My Glory quotes Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that ?unless the United States stops Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, America has only two to five years left.?

04-23-07 - What do Israelis think about America's role in the world? a remarkable total of 82 percent of Israelis say that the United States takes their interests into account. A mere 14 percent disagree. No kidding? Why we NEVER would've guessed that the US takes Israel's interests into account. Will wonders never cease?!


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