The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, June 01, 2007

News for 05-31-07

05-31-07 - Iran says dead rebels had U.S.-made arms -media

05-31-07 - US looking to long-term presence in Iraq: Gates US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the United States is looking to a long-term military presence in Iraq under a mutually agreed arrangement similar to that it has long had with South Korea.

05-31-07 - Iran continues nuclear defiance Iran's chief nuclear negotiator has reiterated his country's refusal to suspend its nuclear programme after talks with EU officials in Madrid.

05-31-07 - US 'disturbed' by Iran detentions The US has issued a strongly worded criticism of Iran over the detention of several American citizens.

05-31-07 - Nuclear watchdog's attack warning ** The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has given one of his sternest warnings against using military action to halt Iran's uranium enrichment programme.

05-31-07 - Putin issues sharp warning to US, vows to counter 'imperialism' "We warned them then that we would come out with a response to maintain the strategic balance in the world. Yesterday we conducted a test of a new strategic ballistic missile with multiple warheads, and of a new cruise missile, and will continue to improve our resources."

05-31-07 - Panel adds $4 billion for armored vehicles

05-31-07 - US candidates Obama, Romney set out '08 foreign policy Obama stresses however that he will not renounce the final option of military action against Iran, or for other foreign policy challenges.

05-31-07 - Rice Rejects Link of Iran Arrests and Captures of Guards in Iraq Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday rejected linking Iran?s charges against three Iranian-Americans in Tehran to the Bush administration?s capture of members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Iraq.

05-31-07 - Iraq War Justification Hits Lowest Point in U.S.

05-31-07 - Lugovoy 'blackmailed to murder Litvinenko'

05-31-07 - Edwards wants probe of oil firm mergers Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says a wave of mergers in the oil industry should be investigated by the Justice Department to see what impact they have had on soaring gasoline prices.

05-31-07 - Israel's Military Fears War This Summer ** Israeli forces are making their primary focus repelling a Syrian attack along its northern border in the Golan Heights. Troubles with their Palestinian neighbors are being downgraded to a secondary priority.

05-31-07 - Litvinenko was killed by MI6, claims suspect

05-31-07 - Israel to ready public for 'all-out war' ** With Iran racing toward nuclear power and IDF preparations for the possibility of a conflict with Syria and Hizbullah in high gear, the Home Front Command plans to launch a publicity campaign to prepare the public for war. Know something we don't?

05-31-07 - Does 'The Decider' Decide on War? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran?.....evidence is mounting that we are on a collision course for war:........While U.S.-Iran discussions have begun, there are reports Vice President Cheney and the neocon remnant, along with the Israelis, are opposed to talks and believe that the only solution to Iran's nuclear program is military. Go get 'em, Pat.

05-31-07 - Libby seeks probation in CIA leak case Fitzgerald said last week that Libby showed no remorse for corrupting the judicial system.

05-31-07 - Economic growth skids to a near halt in first quarter - worst showing in four years Hey I know - let's bomb Iran!

05-31-07 - U.S. ranks low, just above Iran on new peace index The United States is among the least peaceful nations in the world, ranking 96th between Yemen and Iran, according to a new index released on Wednesday that evaluates 121 nations based on their peacefulness.

05-31-07 - Leading reps, Livni discuss Iran Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) ended a joint visit to Israel on Thursday. Keep those two there, and send over Lantos and others. Let Israel start paying their salary. For, that's who they really work for, not us.

05-31-07 - Robert Fisk: The scar of Hariri's murder will never heal in Lebanon Syria, whose security apparatus remains the principal suspect, roars quietly over the border. Will there be a price to be paid for this tribunal? Probably.

05-31-07 - Hezbollah condemns Hariri court

05-31-07 - PM, Bush to discuss Iran, PA on June 19 ** Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet with U.S. President George Bush in Washington on June 19. Talks will focus on the Palestinian issue and the Iranian nuclear threat.

05-31-07 - CARE helps refugees caught in Lebanon crossfire CARE is providing aid to civilians caught in an ongoing confrontation between the Lebanese Army and militants of the Fatah al-Islam faction.

05-31-07 - ANERA responds to crisis in Lebanon Fighting in the Nahr al-Bared camp in northern Lebanon has displaced thousands of Palestinian refugees over the past week. Approximately 20,000 people have fled horrific scenes of conflict and devastation, including over 500 infants and preschoolers, and 100 elderly with chronic illnesses. Many left home without clothing, food, medication and other necessities, and have taken sanctuary in the camps of Baddawi, Chatila and Bourj el Barajneh.

05-31-07 - Crist tours holy sites, shapes trade deal The meetings with government leaders were arranged by Wexler, who is Jewish and among the strongest supporters of Israel in Congress. So while Crist heard from Peres that Palestinians were given Gaza but had not given Israel peace, and from Netanyahu that he would attack Gaza's infrastructure to punish Palestinians for continued rocket attacks, Florida's governor heard no one present the Palestinian viewpoints that Israel has yet to dismantle most of its settlements in the West Bank or that it has destroyed much of Gaza's infrastructure and its citrus orchards.

05-31-07 - Terrorized Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, N.Y.? Let me ask the neocon morons of the AEI a question : What do you think that Americans would do if a foreign army invaded their cities, towns and villages, and proceeded to seize their land by force, demolish their homes, and force them out? WE ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION. Which came first - Israeli land theft, Israeli terrorism, or Palestinian terrorism? The first terrorist organizations in the region were JEWISH (Irgun and Stern), and it was Israeli forces that expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes, bulldozed their villages, and barred their return (despite UN resn. 194). Israel continues to illegally occupy and colonize Palestinian land nearly sixty years later. The first terrorists, the worst terrorists, were NOT the largely defenseless agrarian peoples that populated a land that another group sought to 'reclaim'.

05-31-07 - Another soldier, 8 militants killed in Lebanon standoff A Lebanese soldier and at least eight Fatah al-Islam extremists have been killed in a surge of fighting at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, the army said on Thursday.

05-31-07 - Arabic school in N.Y.C. creates stir Daniel Pipes, a controversial Middle East scholar, wrote that "Arabic-language instruction is inevitably laden with pan-Arabist and Islamist baggage." He pointed to a column in the Middle East Quarterly about Middlebury College's prestigious language schools. It contended that the Arab language curriculum there "indoctrinated [students] with a tendentious Arab nationalist reading of Middle Eastern history." The dean of Middlebury's language schools, Michael Geisler, strongly denies the assertion and says that much in the article Mr. Pipes quoted was "demonstrably wrong." Still, the charge raised concerns among some in New York's influential Jewish community.
Usual suspects.


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