The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

News for 04-24-07

04-24-07 - Iraq war brain trauma victims turn to private care Of the nearly 24,000 wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, about a third suffer from some degree of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to the General Accounting Office.

04-24-07 - Iran's leader proposes talks with Bush

04-24-07 - US missile defence chief warns of growing Iran threat ** The head of the US missile defence agency, General Henry Obering, warned of a growing Iranian threat as he sought to convince Czech officials to play host to a US anti-missile shield.

04-24-07 - Putin and US in missile shield talks Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, arrived in Moscow on Monday to hold meetings with Kremlin officials, including President Vladimir Putin, aimed at easing concerns about US plans to install a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

04-24-07 - US urges Iran to join Iraq talks Condoleezza Rice is urging Iran to join her at a high-level conference on the future of Iraq next week, signalling that Washington is now ready for a serious exchange of views with Tehran after several months of resisting Iran?s advances in the region.

04-24-07 - IRAQ: Militants force Palestinians to leave Anbar

04-24-07 - Bill Moyers' "Buying the War" Exposes the Media's Failure to do Their Job. But - do-gooders take note - this week a devastating 90-minute documentary should be required viewing. This is the kind of work television can do brilliantly when given time and resources and the talents of a questioner like Bill Moyers.

do-gooder, my ass. Every single red-blooded American should be angry when our mainstream media is under lockdown. Rightly so. That's not democracy. That's not what this country was supposed to be about. If this nitwit thinks that an unfree (for lack of a better word) press should only concern do-gooders, then she's in the wrong country.

04-24-07 - Many troops not screened for brain injury

04-24-07 - Tillman's Brother Blasts Military's 'Intentional Falsehoods' Pat Tillman?s brother accused the military Tuesday of ?intentional falsehoods? and ?deliberate and careful misrepresentations? in portraying the football star?s death in Afghanistan as the result of heroic engagement with the enemy instead of friendly fire.?

04-24-07 - Office of Special Counsel to Investigate Rove The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House.

04-24-07 - It's foreign policy, stupid! Dems have a brand new bag Marc Winkelman of Austin, Texas, expressed relief that the candidates focused on foreign policy. He had feared that an isolationist wing would draw the party inward. "This was a big concern," Winkelman said. "A lot of people believe we have no right to stick our nose in other people's business."

04-24-07 - Army chief: We shall not back down if war is forced on us "We are not an army that seeks war, but a defensive army. Which was why last year's war with Lebanon was in the works months before Hezbollah abducted the soldiers? Mmm k.

04-24-07 - Israeli jet fighters buzz Hezbollah's new bases

04-24-07 - Poll: Muslims show only partial support for Al Qaeda's agenda The PIPA poll, which was conducted between December 2006 and February 2007, also found that large majorities reject Al Qaeda itself and its core tactic of attacking civilians. More than 75 percent of those surveyed in the four countries ? Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco, and Indonesia ? say attacks on civilians is un-Islamic.

04-24-07 - U.S. lawmakers protest U.K. boycott U.S. Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) wrote Monday to Sir David Manning about the National Union of Journalists' decision to boycott Israel How is that part of their duties on Capitol Hill?

04-24-07 - Obama tries to reassure Jewish voters Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) on Tuesday tried to reassure Jewish voters concerned about his Muslim ties, arguing that his commitment to Israel's security is unwavering.

04-24-07 - Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) to Host Briefing on the Growing Phenomenon of Holocaust Denial, May 1 The event, sponsored by Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ), will be timed to accompany Holocaust Remembrance Day......During the presentation, exclusive footage will be shown for the first time in the West.
The footage includes translated segments of statements by the most infamous Western Holocaust deniers appearing in Middle East media, as well as statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

04-24-07 - Jailing of Syrian a 'sad commentary' on freedom under Assad: US Israel just shot an Irish Nobel peace prize winner, jailed a famous Puerto Rican peace activist, and we all know what israel did to RAchel Corrie. BUt Syrians are da bad guys. Israel good, Arabs bad.

04-24-07 - War With Iran Could Force the ?Silent To Act' ** The Israeli minister of housing, Meir Shetreet, downplayed the prospects of an Israeli attack on Iran. "I don't think Israel should be the one to take on Iran," he said. "This is a threat against the Western world." Right.

04-24-07 - Lieberman: Patience With Iran Wearing Thin ** "We have begun to work with reformers within Iran,? he said in remarks reported by the Montreal Gazette.

04-24-07 - Lawmaker urges accountability at Al-Hurrah U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), head of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, said Al-Hurrah has violated U.S. policy by airing live interviews with terrorist leaders such as Hezbollah chief Sheik Hasan Nasrallah.


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