The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, May 03, 2007

News for 05-02-07

05-02-07 - Japan, Egypt to press Iran on nuclear crisis

05-02-07 - US stresses stark choices for Iran in nuclear stand-off

05-02-07 - 'Further action' threatened if Iran continues nuclear enrichment The United Nations Security Council will need to take "further action" if Iran fails to meet demands to suspend its nuclear programme, a British Foreign Office spokesman said on Wednesday following six-nation talks in London.

05-02-07 - US hopes for breakthrough talks with Iran

05-02-07 - U.S. says it wants direct talks with Iran

05-02-07 - Iran nuclear official 'detained'

05-02-07 - Administration Pulls Back on Surveillance Agreement Senior Bush administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that they could not pledge that the administration would continue to seek warrants from a secret court for a domestic wiretapping program, as it agreed to do in January.

05-02-07 - George Tenet on '60 Minutes' Calls Outing of Plame 'Big Time Wrong'

05-02-07 - "We cannot stay as an occupying force in the Middle East" Sen. Chuck Hagel talks about his presidential ambitions and why he sided with Democrats on Iraq.

05-02-07 - 'They sold out the world for an F-16 sale' Onetime CIA analyst alleges Cheney, Libby lied to Congress about Pakistani nukes

05-02-07 - Senators Question Halliburton Executive About Dealings in Iran A Halliburton executive, facing withering criticism from Democratic lawmakers during a Senate hearing on Monday about the company?s business dealings in Iran, insisted that the firm had not broken any laws.

05-02-07 - Foreign policy challenge: see world as it really is the three leading Republican candidates for president in 2008 - Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney - cling to some version of the neoconservative vision.

05-02-07 - A High Price to Pay for Ignorance by Philip Giraldi ** Multiple carrier groups in the Persian Gulf can only mean that another preemptive war, this time against Iran, is either about to take place or is being viewed as a serious option......The leading Iranian émigré group is the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which pretends to have a network of independent sources within Iran but actually is largely dependent on information from Israeli intelligence. The "critical analysis" of events in Iran that reaches policy-makers in Washington frequently comes from it and other lobbying and advocacy groups such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Hudson Institute, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), all of which share an "Iran agenda" that calls for regime change. AIPAC is known to be the source of a position paper on Iran that most congressmen rely on to shape their own views. Israel's advocates, including peripatetic politicians such as ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, make frequent visits to the United States, where they have good access to the media and potential supporters, to reinforce the case that Iran must be dealt with forcefully.

05-02-07 - Hoon admits fatal errors in planning for postwar Iraq Describing the task of dealing with the US administration as a "multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle," Mr Hoon accepted that Britain had greatly underestimated the influence of the neo-con vice-president Mr Cheney and had lacked a comparable figure able to engage him regularly over the war

05-02-07 - UN Agency and Syria Agree on $2 Million Deal to Give Refugees Medical Aid

05-02-07 - Syrians bolstered by 'good American' Pelosi More than burnishing the regime's image in Syria, Mrs. Pelosi is seen as the well-dressed woman who stood up to President Bush, possibly the most unpopular figure in the Arab world after former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

05-02-07 - Oliver Stone Makes TV Ad Critical of Iraq War "I feel that my patriotism has been used and exploited," says former US Army Infantry Sergeant Bruhns. "I am very proud of my military service, but I'm very disappointed in the civilian leadership and administration for sending us needlessly into combat."

05-02-07 - Sarkozy: Israel has right to protect itself The official argued that Israel's West Bank barrier, even when it cuts through Palestinian territory, falls under the jurisdiction of security. "When there is peace, the route will be reworked," he said. "For now, it is in disputed territory If he wins, count on France to support US-led action against Iran - which may be the real reason why the pro-Israeli crowd is paying so much attention to this election.

05-02-07 - Closing The Halliburton Loophole This week Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation intended to close a loophole in existing Iran sanctions that has allowed some American companies ? including Halliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney?s former employer ? to continue doing business with Iran?s oil sector despite U.S. and international sanctions.
.....His measure is backed by AIPAC ? which is putting its legislative might behind the Iran Counter Proliferation Act.....Jewish organizations across the country are scrambling to get in their applications, now that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released long-delayed funds appropriated by Congress .....Nathan Diament, Washington representative for the Orthodox Union, also praised the DHS action, adding that the new guidelines ?track our preference for threat-based assessments.? There have been concerns that the department has distributed some homeland security money without respect to the level of threat facing institutions applying for grants; that will change under the new guidelines, Diament said. A rare moment of conflict between neocon-supporter(Cheney) and Israel-defenders. Cheney and the neocons have a mutually beneficial relationship. Both sides profit from the wars in the region, and the policy is geared towards making it a safer place for Israel (even though the Iraq war has failed to do so, but that was the primary reason for it).

05-02-07 - Rice loses another aide as top Arab-American diplomat resigns Powell was notably instrumental in creating public-private partnerships to help fund relief efforts, notably in Lebanon following the July-August 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah

05-02-07 - Hezbollah chief 'respects' Israel for war report

05-02-07 - Middle East peace unlikely, Israel's UN rep. says Gillerman discussed the perceived threat Iran poses to Israel and the tension between different types of leadership roles in the Muslim community


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