The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, April 29, 2007

News for 04-28-07

04-28-07 - Mental health worsens as deployments lengthen Suicides are up among combat vets, mental health issues are worse among those who deploy often and for longer periods, and one out of 10 service members surveyed said they have hit or kicked non-combatant Iraqis or destroyed their property.

04-28-07 - Feingold: US troops are going to die in situation that doesn't make sense anymore

04-28-07 - Construction of separation wall continues in Baghdad The building of a five-km-long wall surrounding a Sunni neighborhood in northern Baghdad apparently continued despite the opposition of local residents and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

04-28-07 - Our Captive Media I am glad to see Knight-Ridder News Service, now McClatchy News Service, getting a lot of credit as a swimmer-against-the-tide of public -and elite opinion From personal experience from doing the news here, I can offer that Knight-Ridder/McClatchy definitely doesn't go along with the rest of the BS in our MSM. Good for them.

04-28-07 - US withdrawal only solution for Iraq's dilemma, says Ahmadinejad

04-28-07 - Judge indicts 3 U.S. soldiers in 2003 death of Spanish journalist in Iraq A judge indicted three U.S. soldiers Friday in the 2003 death of a Spanish journalist who was killed when their tank opened fire at a hotel in Baghdad.

04-28-07 - House panel invites former CIA chief to testify The chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives investigative committee on Friday invited former CIA Director George Tenet to testify about prewar claims that Iraq sought weapons of mass destruction.

04-28-07 - Durbin kept silent on prewar knowledge The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy as a member of the intelligence committee

04-28-07 - Missiles could stall Iran nuclear programme: Olmert

04-28-07 - Saudis foil 'air attack plotters' Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a plot by militants to carry out suicide air attacks on oil installations and military bases.

04-28-07 - Wolfowitz opposition growing firmer

04-28-07 - Wolfowitz complains of shabby treatment: report

04-28-07 - Officeholding Liars Graham said Hussein sent checks to the families of suicide bombers in Palestine. This is a partial truth. Saddam had been sending checks to the families of all Palestinians killed in the struggle for independence before the suicide-bombing tactic was taken up. He was not subsidizing terror. He was subsidizing the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation

04-28-07 - Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Food, Water Supply At a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce this week, a government report was made public for the first time revealing that at sites in more than 25 states, perchlorate had leaked into the drinking water and soil. About 65 percent of that contamination was attributed to the Department of Defense and to NASA.

04-28-07 - Wolfowitz tried to cover his tracks over lover's job Documents released by the bank's ethics committee show that Mr Wolfowitz, controversially appointed to the World Bank from the Pentagon, where he was a leading architect of the Iraq war, tried to limit access to employee salary information after the bank launched an inquiry into the affair.

04-28-07 - Put Bush's 'puppy dog' terror theory to sleep nothing about our being "over there" in any way prevents terrorists from coming here. Quite the opposite, the evidence is overwhelming that our presence provides motivation for people throughout the Arab world to become anti-American terrorists. Great point.

04-28-07 - AIPAC Trial Likely to be Postponed

04-28-07 - Film-makers see Iraq, Palestine in different light Films like Children Under Occupation, Hoda and Hadeel raise serious questions before the international community about the plight of the Palestinian children, who have been killed and tortured for no crimes they have committed. Hadeel is the real life story of a Palestinian girl, who was crushed to death when her house collapsed in an Israeli bombing.

04-28-07 - A Saudi Prince Tied to Bush Is Sounding Off-Key Most bitingly, during a speech before Arab heads of state in Riyadh three weeks ago, the king condemned the American invasion of Iraq as "an illegal foreign occupation." The Bush administration, caught off guard, was infuriated, and administration officials have found Prince Bandar hard to reach since.

04-28-07 - From March: Israel PR Public Relations Pros Hold Syria, Iran War Exercise "As Israel's IDF Homefront command is presently holding exercises to protect Israel's civilian population in the event of conventional and non-conventional warfare, Israel must be prepared to win the image and digital battle as well," Know something we don't? One thing is sure - Israel cares more about and puts more effort toward covering up for its crimes than it does about the rule of law and actual democracy. This attitude and policy has been foisted upon our government via the neocons.

04-28-07 - EU Commissioner tours Palestinian, Iraqi refugee camps in Syria Michel visited Palestinian refugee camps and areas sheltering Iraqis who have fled their wartorn country, and projects implemented by their partners UNRWA, UNHCR and ICRC.

04-28-07 - Borders Spell Trouble for Arab-American More recent episodes that provoked concern include one in which border agents reportedly Googled the name of an Ohio man and then questioned him about a letter to the editor he had written to The Toledo Blade regarding events in the Middle East.

04-28-07 - US, Israeli firms to tap need for small satellites Northrop Grumman Corp. said Wednesday it had teamed with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. to pitch small surveillance satellites to the U.S. government in a deal spurred by China's anti-satellite test in January. Just what we need.

04-28-07 - Regional powers fight over Lebanon "We are concerned that Lebanon would become a theatre for the actual conflict between Iran and the US.


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