The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

News for 05-21-07

05-21-07 - Iran: Arabs should back nuclear program Iran urged Arab countries on Sunday to support its nuclear program but received a cool reception at the World Economic Forum, particularly from U.S. allies worried about Iran's growing regional influence.

05-21-07 - Azeris caught in US-Iran tussle according to some, the US has tried to tap into those ethnic tensions as a possible pressure point for promoting regime change within Iran

05-21-07 - Kyrgyzstan will close U.S. base if used against Iran - senior MP ** Recent media reports hinted at the possibility of the U.S. using the base in the Central Asian state to deliver air strikes against Iran.

05-21-07 - U.S. Embassy in Iraq to be biggest ever The $592 million embassy occupies a chunk of prime real estate two-thirds the size of Washington's National Mall, with desk space for about 1,000 people behind high, blast-resistant walls. The compound is a symbol both of how much the United States has invested in Iraq and how the circumstances of its involvement are changing......The 21-building complex on the Tigris River was envisioned three years ago partly as a headquarters for the democratic expansion in the Middle East that President Bush identified as the organizing principle for foreign policy in his second term

05-21-07 - U.S. House seeks tighter U.S.-Israeli ballistic missile defenses ** The United States House of Representatives has adopted a measure aimed at weaving closer U.S. and Israeli defenses against ballistic missiles of the type that could be fired by Iran. Part of a $504 billion defense spending bill passed Thursday, the measure would redirect $205 million in Defense Department funds toward projects already underway in Israel. The humble American taxpayer is a servant to the state of Israel. Billions of our taxpayer dollars, both directly and indirectly go toward the security of a foreign nation - in contravention of our OWN interests.

05-21-07 - Who?s Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush

05-21-07 - Coalition of Jewish Leaders Petition With Over 1000 Signatures Urging An End To The Iraq War JAW is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the Iraq War and preventing one with Iran.

05-21-07 - GE in $11.6bn Saudi plastics sale The irony: with the advent of the 'oil boom', the Middle Eastern countries buy up our businesses, after having soaked us at the pump.

05-21-07 - Pentagon considers staying in Iraq for 'decades'

05-21-07 - Swiss told to stay out of Iran nuclear crisis The former American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has called the so:called "Swiss plan" to end the Iranian nuclear standoff "farcical".
Why is this buffoon still speaking on behalf of America? He has no right nor clout to do so. If there were any justice, this moron would be deported poste haste to his true homeland - Israel.

05-21-07 - Fighting rages in Lebanese camp At least nine civilians died during clashes at the Nahr al-Bared camp, home to some 40,000 Palestinian refugees

05-21-07 - Cheney alone as foreign -policy heavy In Cairo last Sunday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned Cheney against any military confrontation with Iran because it would have "grave repercussions on the region," his spokesman Suleiman Awaad said. Mubarak also told Cheney solving the Palestinian conflict was the key to resolving the rest of the region's crises, Awaad said.

05-21-07 - IDF: Iran will have bomb only in 2010 OUR intel says 2015.

05-21-07 - UN draft on court prompts praise, anger Hizbullah labeled the UN resolution "foreign interference in Lebanon's affairs" and called on Russia for help

05-21-07 - Lebanon refugee camps breeding ground for extremism Lebanon's camps also have the region's "highest percentage of Palestine refugees who are living in abject poverty."

05-21-07 - Syria deny Lebanon militants link Syria's UN Ambassador said that militants fighting Lebanese troops had been jailed in Damascus a few years ago for links to al-Qaeda, and would be rearrested if they returned.

05-21-07 - Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream absolute levels of support for Islamic extremism among Muslim Americans are quite low, especially when compared with Muslims around the world.

05-21-07 - US Ambassador Jones: 'Be Happy We Didn't Execute Pollard' Speaking at a conference at Bar Ilan University on Israeli-American relations, Jones said, "Pollard took money and sold out his country... The fact that he wasn't executed shows that he was treated mercifully." Right on.

05-21-07 - Robert Fisk: A front-row seat for this Lebanese tragedy We are back at another of those tragic Lebanese stage shows: the siege of Palestinians.

05-21-07 - Mixed reaction to compromise immigration reform The Anti-Defamation League welcomed the package, saying it provides an opportunity to advance the vital cause of keeping our nation both welcoming and secure by seeking to address the problems that have led many to circumvent U.S. immigration law. Huh? These illegal immigrants are BREAKING THE LAW. You don't reward them for doing so. The arm of Israel (the ADL) has no qualms about ISRAEL'S supremacist "law of return" that is for JEWS only (despite UN resolution 194). Hypocrisy.

05-21-07 - Large blast hits Lebanese capital The explosion happened in a car park near the Russian Cultural Centre, in a Muslim area of the city.

05-21-07 - Clinton leads in fund raising, but Jews are backing all Dems Major Jewish donors also are backing former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and the "second tier" of candidates, including Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, because of their loyalty to Israel and Jewish issues over the years........Clinton has spent her six years in the U.S. Senate reaching out to Jewish groups on nearly every domestic and foreign issue that the community embraces. She was a leader in getting homeland security funds to Jewish institutions and has taken the lead in demanding changes in Palestinian textbooks that would reflect the reality of Israel's existence.

05-21-07 - GOP hopeful's slur recalled "By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government," Ron Paul wrote in a 1992 newsletter to constituents and quoted in a 1996 article in the Houston Chronicle. Paul also said Zionists stifle criticism, the Chronicle reported.
"slur"? LOL. Paul is SPOT ON. Read the last paragraph. The Israel shills have now ramped up their campaign to SLUR Paul in light of the recent successful performances he has given at the debates.

05-21-07 - House OKs closer U.S.-Israel missile defense Another amendment, initiated by Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), requires the Pentagon to integrate the Israeli and U.S. ballistic missile defense systems to better protect Israel against possible attacks by Iran. Thus does the clusterf$ck get ever tighter.

05-21-07 - Army offers Lebanon cease-fire The Lebanese army says is ready for a cease-fire with Islamist militants in the north of the country if they agree to halt their attacks.

05-21-07 - Palestinian refugee groups call for peace in Lebanon Leaders from the various Palestinian factions in Lebanon, excluding Fatah al-Islam held a joint press conference just hours ago condemning the group's actions and distancing themselves from it.

05-21-07 - Fischer among top World Bank president candidates Following Paul Wolfowitz's resignation, Bank of Israel sources say high possibility governor to be offered, accept offer to succeed him


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