The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, May 25, 2007

News for 05-24-07

05-24-07 - Iran 'accused of attacks in Iraq to bolster US strategy' ** The Bush administration may be highlighting accusations that the Iranian government is behind attacks in Iraq in order to strengthen its hand in preparing for military strikes on Iran, according to a leading British think-tank. ....In a report sifting the evidence produced by US authorities against Iran, the independent think-tank Basic cast doubt on the strength of the intelligence, saying that proved links between the Tehran regime and militia inside Iraq remained "sketchy". And the "No Shit, Sherlock" award goes to...

05-24-07 - Iran probably 3-8 years off nuclear bomb: IAEA Iran is probably three to eight years away from producing a nuclear bomb if it so chooses, the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said on Thursday.

05-24-07 - UN warns on Iran nuclear schedule "Even if Iran wanted to go for a nuclear weapon, it would not be before the end of this decade or sometime in the middle of the next decade," he said, adding that this estimate echoed the view of US intelligence agency, the CIA. Notice how his assessment, like that of our own intel community, doesn't jive with Israel's.

05-24-07 - Human rights group faults U.S. war on terror "If we focus on the U.S. it's because we believe that the U.S. is a country whose enormous influence and power has to be used constructively, " she said. "When countries like the U.S. are seen to undermine or ignore human rights, it sends a very powerful message to others."

05-24-07 - House approves stricter lobbying limits The House voted on Thursday to make lobbyists disclose when they round up campaign donations for members of Congress and to broaden prohibitions on their accepting gifts, meals and travel from lobbyists.

05-24-07 - Iran to Israel: Don't attack Lebanon Iran's hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that nations in the region would take action against the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer...... Ahmadinejad warned Israel that "60 years of invasion and assassination is enough. If you do not cease invasion and massacre, soon the hand of power of the nations of the region will rub you criminals with earth."

05-24-07 - special feature: The Road to the White House A sick display of our politicians groveling to and ensuring the safety of - A FOREIGN NATION.

05-24-07 - Fierce gunfire in Lebanese camp The barrage of machine-gun fire and shells at the Nahr al-Bared camp lasted for some 20 minutes before dying down.

05-24-07 - Neo-Cons To Plot Iran Strategy Amid Caribbean Luxury The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a neo-conservative group created two days after the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, is holding what it calls ?a policy workshop? during Congress? Memorial Day recess, no doubt to plot strategy for moving U.S. policy toward Iran in a direction compatible with its confrontational views......Uri Lubrani, the chief Iran advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is also expected to participate.

05-24-07 - 'Stop Dimona' says Blix Israel should comply with the same demand being made of Iran, to cease its nuclear fuel-cycle and stop enriching uranium, Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), told Ynetnews Thursday. OH come now, Israel, be held the same standards it demands of everyone else? Ahahaha, he's joking right?

05-24-07 - Unwelcome guests Palestinians fleeing the fighting in the camp report that the militant group is composed of Syrians, Jordanians, Saudis and Iraqis. The armed jihadis - Sunnis by religion - appeared in the camps a year ago on motorbikes and scooters, and have been there ever since

05-24-07 - Evidence Declassified in Aipac Case

05-24-07 - Abbas denies links with Fatah al-Islam The Palestinian authorities have no links with the shadowy Islamist group locked in a deadly showdown with the Lebanese army, president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday.

05-24-07 - UN to monitor arms movements across Syria-Lebanon border The United Nations said Thursday it would send a team to Lebanon early next week to check on reported arms smuggling across the border with neighboring Syria.

05-24-07 - 'Cursed' Lebanese endure yet another crisis

05-24-07 - ICRC chief says sending convoy to Palestinian camp

05-24-07 - GOP Candidates Criticize ABC News Report on CIA-Iran Plan ** "I was shocked to see the ABC News report regarding covert action in Iran," Mitt Romney said as he opened a session with reporters in Tulsa, Okla. I was shocked to see Romney and so many others, veritably pledging allegiance to a nation other than this one.

05-24-07 - The PM's latest award - for chutzpah LOCAL Zionist and Jewish community groups have been falling over themselves to line up and pat Prime Minister John Howard on the back in the past few weeks, conferring a swag of awards and honours on the PM for his support of Israel...... The Iraqi tyrant may not have been a threat to the world, as Howard believed, but he was a threat to Israel as a financier of terrorism against the Jewish State


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