The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

News for 05-29-07

05-29-07 - Spy charges against three US-Iranians 'absurd': US The United States says Iranian allegations of spying against three US-Iranian nationals are "absurd".

05-29-07 - US-Iranians charged with spying Iran has formally charged two Iranian- American academics currently in jail in Tehran with espionage.

05-29-07 - U.S. al Qaeda militant warns of worse attacks Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam and the first American to be charged with treason since the World War Two era, appeared in a video posted on the Internet. Gadahn, wearing robes and a turban, is believed to be in Pakistan.

05-29-07 - Cheney criticizes the Geneva Conventions in Military Academy commencement address

05-29-07 - Group: Terrorism not focus of Homeland Security Claims of terrorism represented less than 0.01 percent of charges filed in recent years in immigration courts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a report issued Sunday by an independent research group. This comes despite the fact the Bush administration has repeatedly asserted that fighting terrorism is the central mission of DHS.

05-29-07 - More Bad Intelligence on Iran and Iraq ** Both cases show how the Administration is still trying to manipulate intelligence to further its strategic goals. ABC says that Deputy National Security Advisor Elliot Abrams is behind the covert action against Iran, which reportedly stems from a "nonlethal presidential finding" signed by Bush to launch a plan that "includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions."

05-29-07 - Russia tests missile which 'penetrates any defence'

05-29-07 - Psychological warfare between the US and Iran

05-29-07 - Lawyer: Cheney visitor logs not recorded "The latest filings make clear that the administration has been destroying documents and entering into secret agreements in violation of the law,"

05-29-07 - Ron Paul Gets 91% in Straw Poll; Not the Work of Spammers

05-29-07 - 'We have no rights and no future' "We have no rights and no future. We have a lot of problems; We can't work freely, we cannot own a house, we cannot move around. We are treated as if we are not human,"

05-29-07 - Soldier dies in Lebanon fighting

05-29-07 - Iraq Palestinians taste bitter exile Many Palestinians have escaped the death squads of Iraq only to face an uncertain future on the desert border between Iraq and Syria.

05-29-07 - A tale of two countries It's interesting to see how shocked people are at first when they realize the full extent of the grip that the Israeli lobby has on our government. I was there, four years ago. I know exactly what they feel. It's one of the most Orwellian things I've ever seen; the entire picture- Israel, Palestinians, Israeli lobby, neocons.

05-29-07 - Rice says US not opposed to Israel-Syria talks The United States does not object to the idea of peace talks between Israel and Syria, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday.

05-29-07 - Palestinian's quandary: Working for U.S. in Iraq He carries a Palestinian passport and, at home, he is unable even to leave his village at times due to the travel restrictions by the Israeli army. But here in Iraq, he's escorting one of the highest-level U.S. State Department employees.

05-29-07 - Gov. Crist begins 5-day tour of Israel Crist's meetings with Israeli officials were set up by his friend, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach. who is among Israel's strongest supporters in Congress.

05-29-07 - Hagel in ?08? ?We?ll let you know.? Hagel, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, said he has not yet made any decisions. He added that, in any event, the Israel Foreign Ministry building was probably not the most appropriate place for an announcement. "We'll let you know," he told the Q. Sadly, in all actuality, it IS the most appropriate place to announce your candidacy.

05-29-07 - Beirut a ghost town on eve of summer season

05-29-07 - Four killed at Beirut checkpoints as security tightened

05-29-07 - Misery doubles in Lebanon refugee camp "We the poor have no one to help us but God,"

05-29-07 - Western sponsors aim for vote on Hariri court draft Wednesday

05-29-07 - AIPAC Intervenes on Iran ** It has happened again, and in the open. The American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) which heads a network of pro-Israeli lobbies, persuaded Congress to drop a provision which would have required President Bush to ask for Congressional approval prior to attacking Iran.


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