The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

News for 06-05-07

06-05-07 - Judge orders jail time for Libby in CIA leak case US District Judge Reggie Walton sentenced Libby to 2-1/2 years in jail, plus a fine of $250,000.

06-05-07 - Karzai calls Iran a 'very close friend' President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan gave Iran his full embrace yesterday, saying it has been his country's "very close friend," even as US officials meeting with him here repeated their accusation that Iranian-made weapons were flowing to Taliban fighters Someone might want to give Cheney one of them there astronaut diapers before he hears this news.

06-05-07 - Murtha: Iraq War incites homegrown terror groups

06-05-07 - Legal Opinion: Pressure grows on America to end illegal detentions Days after US judges threw out charges against Guantanamo inmates, CIA agents are on trial for kidnapping. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, reviews a bad week in 'the war on terror'

06-05-07 - Who Lost Russia? by Patrick J. Buchanan Harry Truman is often blamed for having started the Cold War. He didn't. Stalin did. But Clinton, George W., and the neocons have a strong claim to having started the second. A first order of business of the next president should be to repair the damage this crowd has done ? and to get out of Russia's face.

06-05-07 - Bush's detention facilities Houston-based KBR, formerly the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., has a contingency contract in place with the Department of Homeland Security to construct detention facilities in the event of a national emergency. Halliburton, no sh@t? These detention facilities will be used in case of 'mass migration'? Ahahahaha. Doubtful. Read on: "Zuieback confirmed that the KBR contract for detention facilities could apply to national emergencies, including natural disasters......Last week, WND reported President Bush had signed May 9 a little-reported National Security and Homeland Security Directive (NSPD-51 and NSPD-20) that granted extraordinary powers to the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight." Disturbing given the behavior of the current administration.

06-05-07 - Gordon Brown plans new anti-terror laws Last week Blair launched an attack on against opponents of the government's approach to anti-terrorism, saying that they imperiled Britain's safety by putting civil liberties ahead of Britain's security. Monkey see monkey do.

06-05-07 - Sharansky leads Jews pleading leniency for Libby -- without success Some of the notable names pleading for leniency included Henry Kissinger and Leonard Garment, the Nixon administration's secretary of state and special counsel, respectively; Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and John Bolton, all former senior officials of the Bush administration and architects of the Iraq war; James Woolsey, a fomer CIA chief; and Stuart Stevens, a Republican political strategist with close ties to the pro-Israel community.

06-05-07 - Dick Cheney's Dead Wrongs

06-05-07 - U.S. shows signs of emulating controversial Israeli anti-terrorism policy Not a coincidence either.'See, the US does it too. Now you can't complain when we do it.'

06-05-07 - Militants planned 9/11-style Lebanon attack

06-05-07 - Some Lebanon gunmen 'surrender' A commander of the Palestinian Fatah party in Lebanon says seven militants who were fighting the Lebanese army have now surrendered to his group.

06-05-07 - House eyes terror's ties to Latin America "Iran is a growing threat in its own neighborhood and in our neighborhood," Klein said. "Now they are trying to convince countries in Latin America to go along with [their nuclear] program."
......The resolution includes a quote from Venezuela's chief rabbi stating that the relationship between the Jewish community and the government is at its "worst in 40 years." The resolution, introduced May 23, by Monday had garnered another 32 co-sponsors.

06-05-07 - Israel to US: Limit Saudi missile deal Meanwhile, defense officials on Tuesday told the Post disagreements had emerged between Israel and the US over the installation of Israeli technology in the Joint Strike Fighter, also known as the F-35, which is being developed by Lockheed Martin.

06-05-07 - Syria denies connection with Fatah al-Islam fighting with Lebanese army "Fatah al-Islam militants are wanted in Syria and a number of this organization's members are detained in the Syrian prisons,"

06-05-07 - Israel security cabinet to discuss Syria

06-05-07 - Italy calls on Syria to stop 'terrorist' infiltrations

06-05-07 - Syria draws distinction between Hariri murder trial and probe

06-05-07 - Lebanese army shells camp for 5th day Fatah Islam has nothing to do with the Palestinians, Abbas said in a speech in the West Bank marking 40 years of Israeli occupation. He accused the militants of "abusing the camps" to carry out attacks on the Lebanese army and "endangering the lives of Palestinians."

06-05-07 - Refugee Resentment Simmers as Fighting Escalates

06-05-07 - Syrian lawmaker talks of war "The Syrian street wants to restore the Golan," Habash said. But he noted recent peace overtures by Bashar Assad's regime in Damascus and said that if there is a new conflict, it would be Israel's doing


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