The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, May 21, 2007

News for 05-20-07

05-20-07 - 2 US Republican senators allege they have 'evidence' Iran sent weapons, trained militants in Iraq Larijani said the two senators' allegations were part of U.S. President George W. Bush's propaganda campaign against Iran that included labeling the country part of the "axis of evil."

05-20-07 - Nuclear issue off limits in US-Iraq talks: Iran Iran said on Sunday its nuclear standoff with the West will be strictly off the agenda when Iranian officials hold rare talks this month with US diplomats in Baghdad over Iraq.

05-20-07 - Iraqi VP blasts US-Iran talks Iraq's Sunni vice president spoke out Sunday against the upcoming U.S.- Iran talks on the situation in his country, saying the dialogue was "damaging to Iraq's sovereignty."

05-20-07 - Bush White House fires back at Jimmy Carter The White House on Sunday fired back at former President Jimmy Carter, calling him "increasingly irrelevant" a day after Carter described George W. Bush's presidency as the worst in history in international relations.

05-20-07 - Tenet, Nukes, and Stinking Smut

05-20-07 - Anti-War Group Banned From Parade A video posted on the popular Web site YouTube shows the Loyalty Day parade spokeswoman telling the Veterans for Peace group that their bus can't join in the festivities.

05-20-07 - The Neocon Reaction to Ron Paul

05-20-07 - US-Iran fallout affects the South Caucasus Analysts say military conflict with Iran would be devastating for the region and many here fear that its effects could spill over into Iran's neighbors in the South Caucasus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

05-20-07 - Dollar buying ever less of world's goods The change in the dollar's value also comes with ramifications for US consumers. It's now more expensive for Americans to travel abroad. Italian leather, Belgian chocolates, and English cheddar will cost more. In addition, many Americans may find they have a new boss ? one who is based overseas or relocating to the States.

05-20-07 - Rumsfeld to return as non-profit grant giver Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will shun the defense sector and create a non-profit foundation that works on issues dealing with the United States and foreign policy, according to a report in Friday's Washington Times.

05-20-07 - Assessments Made in 2003 Foretold Situation in Iraq Two intelligence assessments from January 2003 predicted that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and subsequent U.S. occupation of Iraq could lead to internal violence and provide a boost to Islamic extremists and terrorists in the region, according to congressional sources and former intelligence officials familiar with the prewar studies.

05-20-07 - End to Lebanon crisis for pres elections: Hezbollah

05-20-07 - Czech Battle To Convince Hostile Public Over US Missile Shield ** Together with 10 interceptor missiles deployed in neighbouring Poland, the radar, which Washington says is aimed at protecting against a possible Iranian attack, has created rifts within NATO, roused Russian anger and split public opinion in the Czech Republic and Poland.

05-20-07 - Obama Lines Up Behind Neo-Conservative Campaign Against Iran Acutely aware of public disenchantment with Iraq and opposition to an attack on Iran and convinced that the UN Security Council will never be willing to impose serious sanctions of its own, neo-conservatives, in apparent co-ordination with the right-wing "Israel Lobby," have been trying for much of the past year to rally support for tougher unilateral economic sanctions, including divestment, against Iran.

05-20-07 - Scores dead as Lebanese army battles Islamists in bloodiest day since civil war So here are a few facts. A group of armed men tried to rob a Tripoli bank on Saturday and got cornered in an apartment block. Others holed up in the Nahr el-Bared Palestinian refugee camp north of the city

05-20-07 - Explosion in Beirut kills one: report "There was an explosive device either under a car or next to a car," another security source said, adding it took place in the car park of a popular mall in a Christian district in east Beirut.

05-20-07 - British Jews meet U.K. foreign secretary Representatives from the Board of Deputies of British Jews met with the country's foreign secretary. The delegation at last week's meeting broached concerns with Margaret Beckett about the threat posed by Iran to the West, as well as to Israel, and its destabilizing influence throughout the Middle East.

05-20-07 - 37 killed as Lebanese troops battle militants An army spokesman said 15 soldiers, including two officers, were killed in violent clashes at Tripoli and around the nearby Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared, a Fatah al-Islam stronghold


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