The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

News for 04-30-07

04-30-07 - US State Dept blames Iran for terrorism Naturally. They are building a case for war against Iran. Thus does the press willingly go along with it.

04-30-07 - Bush downplays any breakthrough in Iran ties at Iraq talks Bush told a news conference here that Rice "would be polite but firm in reminding the representative of the Iranian government that there is a better way forward for the Iranian people."

04-30-07 - Syrian FM ready to meet Rice at Iraq conference

04-30-07 - Russia's foreign ministry slams U.S. policy Russia criticized what it called "the creeping American strategy of dragging the global community into a large-scale crisis around Iran," saying that Iran helps maintain stability in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

04-30-07 - Ex-CIA analyst: Forged 'yellowcake' memo 'leads right back to' Cheney

04-30-07 - An Open Letter to George Tenet The attached letter, written by a group of former CIA intelligence officers, was sent today to George Tenet to protest his upcoming book tour. We specifically call on him to return the Medal of Freedom he received from George Bush and to donate part of the royalties from his book proceeds to the soldiers (and their families) who have been killed and wounded in Iraq.

04-30-07 - Enabling Bush's Wars of Aggression Alas, according to Moyers, "Four years after Shock and Awe, the press has yet to come to terms with its role in enabling the Bush administration to go to war on false pretenses." That's probably because they're too busy "enabling" Bush's upcoming war against Iran, also based on false pretenses.

04-30-07 - Tenet says Cheney had eye on Iraq long before 9/11 White House and Pentagon officials, and particularly Vice President Dick Cheney, were determined to attack Iraq from the first days of the Bush administration, long before the Sept. 11 attacks, and repeatedly stretched available intelligence to build support for the war, according to a new book by former CIA director George Tenet.

04-30-07 - Ex-CIA Director George Tenet Center of Criticism Over Memoir Rice, who was Bush's national security adviser at the time, said the administration reviewed the sanctions, went to the United Nations to strengthen them and tried to tighten the no-fly zone in northern Iraq to better police Saddam Hussein's forces.
She also said the question about the imminence of the threat was not "if somebody is going to strike tomorrow."

I'm sorry but that IS what we were led to believe.

04-30-07 - Wolfowitz tells panel he acted in good faith over promotion

04-30-07 - Blueprint for Dictatorship Last September, Congress passed the Defense Authorization Act, which empowered the president to declare martial law with very little provocation, namely in the aftermath of a "terrorist attack or incident."

04-30-07 - Poor George Tenet; He Still Doesn't Get It

04-30-07 - Syria has underground 'missile city': Israeli report Syria has built a fortified complex buried deep underground and cloaked in secrecy to manufacture and store ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel, an Israeli newspaper said on Monday.

04-30-07 - Bush views Olmert as 'essential' : White House US President George W. Bush views Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as "essential" to Middle East peace efforts, the White House said Monday as Olmert faced tough criticism over the Lebanon war.

04-30-07 - Tenet: U.S. must do more in Mideast Former CIA Director George Tenet says the United States needs to revitalize the Palestinian-Israeli peace effort and do a better job leveraging its own diplomatic and economic strength to offset Iran's growing influence in the Middle East.


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