The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, May 24, 2007

News for 05-23-07

05-23-07 - US armada enters Gulf amid nuclear row **

05-23-07 - U.S. Navy sends carriers near Iran ** The U.S. Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 U.S. Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf.

05-23-07 - Global worries push oil above $70 US naval exercises off the coast of Iran which coincided with a report claiming Iran is continuing its nuclear development plans, prompted concern. You think it's high NOW? Wait until we attack Iran.

05-23-07 - U.S.: Iranian material found in Iraq ** Making the case for war.

05-23-07 - US to push for new Iran sanctions The BBC's Jonathan Beale in Washington says the US is determined to step up the pressure, convinced that Tehran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons - a charge it denies.

05-23-07 - Two US aircraft carriers reach Gulf waters ** The USS John C. Stennis and USS Nimitz aircraft carriers and their strike groups entered Gulf waters to support troops in Iraq and conduct training exercises, the US Navy said Wednesday.

05-23-07 - Report: Most foreign fighters from Gulf Fleih did not provide more specific details about the alleged insurgents or which countries they came from. Why is that.

05-23-07 - Iran ?plans attacks on British nuclear plants?** . The call from the Conservative leader came amid reports Tehran was forging ties with al Qaeda in Iraq to prepare for a summer fight against coalition forces, and that it was arming Taliban insurgents fighting British troops in Afghanistan The BS is coming fast and furious.

05-23-07 - Another US scholar 'held in Iran'

05-23-07 - 40 years ago, Israel attacked U.S. ship On June 8 this year, we as a country should share a moment of silence for the murdered men of the USS Liberty and demand total accountability from Israel.

Amen to that.

05-23-07 - Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran ** President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.

05-23-07 - Lawsuit resumes against Cheney, others The lawsuit accuses Cheney, Rove, Libby and Armitage of revealing Valerie Wilson's secret CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration's motives in Iraq.

05-23-07 - "Buying the War," Now it's Iran ** You would think that after after all the official and unofficial lies that came out of the Washington spin machine during the 2002-03 run-up to the war in Iraq, newspapers would be a little more skeptical about similarly unsupported, high-level but anonymous and bellicose allegations about Iran (or anyone else).

05-23-07 - Don't get fooled again ** Iran, we are told, has a secret plan to force the US and Britain to withdraw from Iraq. Not only that, but "Iran has reversed its previous policy in Afghanistan" and is now supporting the Taliban. So when George Bush's famous "surge" - a desperate gambit to prop up a bankrupt policy - fails to usher in the cooperative commonwealth in Iraq, we Guardian readers will know it's really all Tehran's fault.

05-23-07 - US House leaders agree to fund Iraq war without timetables The American people are well represented in Congress, eh? Whatever happened to "No taxation without representation" anyway?

05-23-07 - Bin Laden 'ordered Zarqawi' to attack US Frances Townsend, President George W Bush's homeland security advisor, offered information from recently declassified secret reports to defend the US argument that it is fighting to prevent Iraq from becoming a new "sanctuary" for Al Qaeda.

05-23-07 - Kazakh opposition accuses U.S. of double standards Kazakhstan's opposition accused the United States on Wednesday of backing what they see as the authoritarian regime of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and valuing oil more than democracy.

05-23-07 - 'Nowhere to put us' We'd never heard of Fatah al-Islam. Who are these guys who are terrorising the whole country?

05-23-07 - Lebanese minister warns militants Lebanon's defence minister has said Islamist militants entrenched in a Palestinian refugee camp must surrender or face further military action.

05-23-07 - Iraq Withdrawal Akin to Defeat, Say Americans It will put Israel in danger 40% 25% 35%

05-23-07 - U.N. asks for access to refugee camp U.N. relief officials appealed Wednesday for safe access to the Palestinian refugee camp at the center of a standoff between Islamic militants and the Lebanese army and urged the government to exercise restraint in civilian areas.

05-23-07 - Lebanon rapped over shelling Palestinians' camp "Amnesty International is particularly concerned about the army's use of artillery and other heavy weapons, including tank fire, against heavily populated areas,"

05-23-07 - Google is watching you Google, the world's biggest search engine, is setting out to create the most comprehensive database of personal information ever assembled, one with the ability to tell people how to run their lives.

05-23-07 - Palestinians say they are victims again in Lebanon,

05-23-07 - Amnesty blasts Mideast human rights violations Amnesty International said on Wednesday in its annual report that Iraq continued its descent into civil war in 2006 and that both Israel and Hezbollah committed war crimes during their 34-day conflict.

05-23-07 - PLO will not object to Lebanese army entering camp

05-23-07 - NY Sun uses 'anti-semitic' slur against Ron Paul


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