The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, May 18, 2007

News for 05-17-07

05-17-07 - Ron Paul RNC Participation Petition Sign the petition, and pass it on.

05-17-07 - Top US officials nearly resigned over spy program Top US Justice Department officials threatened to resign three years ago over a domestic eavesdropping program until President George W. Bush intervened to defuse the revolt, according to a former deputy attorney general.

05-17-07 - Senators want CIA to release 9/11 report A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would force the CIA to release an inspector general's report on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

05-17-07 - Bush threatens new sanctions against Iran Last week US Vice President Dick Cheney traveled to the Middle East seeking support for curbing Iran's regional influence, and for Arab backing for a possible third UN resolution.

05-17-07 - Iran installing 3,000 centrifuges at Natanz: official Iran is installing 3,000 centrifuges at its uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, a senior Iranian official told the semi-official news agency Mehr Thursday.

05-17-07 - Legislators reject bills about Iran ** The House rejected two measures yesterday that would have required President George W. Bush to seek congressional approval before attacking Iran.

05-17-07 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul Hopes to Garner Support for Presidential Bid with Internet, Debates

05-17-07 - Former US ambassador in on-air spat with 'superior' BBC man The BBC man defended himself, saying he was impartial but just asking questions as a devil's advocate and adding: "Maybe they don't do it like that in the United States." Spot on.

05-17-07 - GAO says Homeland Security is breaking privacy laws In its report, the Government Accountability Office said the department is not in full compliance with privacy laws that require agencies to tell the public how the government uses their personal information.

05-17-07 - In Tense Times, Israeli Arms Biz Booms Earlier this month Northrop Grumman (NOC) announced that it was teaming up with IAI to build and launch small reconnaissance satellites based on the Israeli company's technology.

05-17-07 - 'Israel-US relations vital for security' The vast majority of Israelis believe that the relationship with the US is crucial to Israel's survival, and trust the US to come to its aid in time of need, according to a poll released by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies of Bar-Ilan University and the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday.

05-17-07 - Giuliani's Attack on Ron Paul Falls Flat In a post-debate interview, Giuliani clarified his point by reciting the official U.S. canard that was issued immediately after the 9/11 attacks - that the terrorists hate us for our "freedom and values." Giuliani suggested that it was because of our "freedom of religion" and "freedom for women." Giuliani knows better than to make these claims. That makes him a liar. The 911 Commission did NOT find that we were attacked because of our freedoms.

05-17-07 - Obama to Haaretz: More pressure on Iran urgently needed "Iran continues to be a major threat," he told me Wednesday morning, "both the U.S. and to some of our allies."........In some of these initiatives AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, is also playing a role.


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