The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

News for 05-14-07

05-14-07 - Ahmadinejad warns US against military action ** President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned the United States on Monday that Tehran would retaliate severely to any possible attack over its controversial nuclear programme.

05-14-07 - Rice denies new 'Cold War' as she arrives in Moscow Tensions are so high that plans to discuss a "strategic partnership" at a European Union-Russian summit on Friday have been put on hold, and new EU states have called for the meeting to be cancelled altogether

05-14-07 - Pipelines answer to Hormuz threat: IEA** Gulf producers are weighing oil pipeline options to avoid the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway, should there be any escalation of tension between the West and Iran, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday.

05-14-07 - Cheney sees Arab support on Iraq-2 ** "A separate proposition is the fact the international community, including the United States, is deeply concerned about Iran's pursuit of enrichment technology for building nuclear weapons," the vice president said.
"The Iranians are, in fact, in violation now of two unanimously approved United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for them to stop what they're doing,"

05-14-07 - US denies about-face on Iran The contacts will be "about Iraq and only Iraq," White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters.

05-14-07 - Lobbying Reform Losing Steam in House

05-14-07 - INTERVIEW-Plight of Iraq's Palestinian refugees worsens-UN A baby has died from fever and a man from asthma at the desolate al-Waleed camp in the desert. A 13-year-old needs a back operation to avoid paralysis and a two-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has no specialist care, said Michelle Alfaro, Iraq protection officer for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

05-14-07 - Bush, Cheney see Iraq as '51st state': Max Cleland

05-14-07 - Bin Laden alive, says Afghan warlord Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still alive but keeping a low profile, notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said in a video released on Arab television overnight AEST

05-14-07 - Shoe on the other foot as Africa chides Wolfowitz

05-14-07 - Bush met with Dobson and conservative Christian leaders to rally support for Iran policy ** Dobson went on to enumerate a series of meetings convened by Christian right leaders in Washington to discuss the supposedly existential threat to the United States from a nuclear Iran. The Christian Right have taken their cue from their counterparts in AIPAC.

05-14-07 - Hagel hints at a 2008 run with New York's Bloomberg Why Bloomberg?? I don't get it.

05-14-07 - Lebanon PM seeks UN-backed court over Hariri murder Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora has written to the United Nations (UN) asking the Security Council to impose an international court to try suspects in the 2005 murder of former premier, Rafik Hariri.

05-14-07 - Israel joins nuclear terror initiative Israel will become a partner nation of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, the U.S. State Department said. Hypocrisy.

05-14-07 - Israel stages nationwide war drill **

05-14-07 - Khalilzad: U.S. must transform Mideast Speaking before Khalilzad, Rabbi David Zwiebel, Agudah?s executive vice president for government and public affairs, said Bush was one of Israel's greatest friends ever in the White House and deserves "everlasting credit" for his leadership after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

05-14-07 - Position paper: Israel must own up to Nakba responsibility The paper castigates tribalism in Arab society, which it says facilitated Israel's "divide and rule" strategy, which "strengthened the discourse based on tribal, parochial zealotry." The divide and conquer policy has been extended to Iraq, Lebanon, and there are attempts toward that end being made in Iran as well.

05-14-07 - Jordan asks Cheney to act on Mideast peace

05-14-07 - Harper's sorry stance on human rights The rights of the Lebanese didn't count for anything as Harper stated that Israel's brutal assault on a defenseless Lebanese population was "a measured response." Measured by what standard? Certainly not by the standards set out by the Geneva Convention.


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