The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, June 10, 2007

News for 06-08-07

06-08-07 - Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty, Revisited As the Liberty listed in the choppy seas, its deck aflame, crew members dropped life rafts into the water and prepared to scuttle the ship. Given the number of wounded, this was going to be a dangerous operation. But it soon proved impossible, as the Israeli attack boats strafed the rafts with machine gun fire. No body was going to get out alive that way.

06-08-07 - Former midshipmen honored in 1967 Israeli attack on spy ship Two years ago , the veterans association filed a war crimes report with the secretary of the Army against Israel for shooting the ship's life boats. The U.S. military declined to investigate further.

06-08-07 - Remembering the USS Liberty: Four Decades Later One Liberty veteran, who asked me not to use his name in my story, told me he was below deck on the day of the mass killings by the Israelis. He said: ?When it was announced [on the intercom] to ?stand ready to receive a torpedo,? I chalked myself off. My whole life quickly passed before me. I thought for sure I was going to die. When the torpedo did hit, I thought it was going to sink the ship, it listed so badly.? He added, after pausing, ?I loved that ship!?

06-08-07 - Scars feel fresh, after 40 years As Weaver was treated below deck, a ferocious battle ensued for more than two hours. Israeli jets made more than eight strafing runs at the ship, shooting guns and dropping napalm on the Liberty. Israeli torpedo boats headed toward the ship and launched an attack, hitting the Liberty with a torpedo on its port side. The Israeli boats also strafed lifeboats deployed in the water with machine gun fire. The assault remains the only successful torpedo attack on an American ship since World War II.

06-08-07 - Honoring those of 'Liberty' "The attack was deliberate, and we could prove it if we ever had our chance," Gallo said. And that's precisely why Israel and its lobby in America will see to it that they won't get one.

06-08-07 - Liberty survivors mark 40 years today Ironically, Liberty became the most decorated ship and crew in Navy history. Its skipper, Cmdr. William McGonagle, received the Medal of Honor even though his citation lengthily describes his heroism and wounding without once mentioning that the attack was by Israelis.

06-08-07 - Why did Israel attack USS Liberty?

06-08-07 - Time for the truth about the Liberty By Ward Boston Jr. I am certain the Israeli pilots and commanders who had ordered the attack knew the ship was American. I saw the bullet-riddled American flag that had been raised by the crew after their first flag had been shot down completely. I heard testimony that made it clear the Israelis intended there be no survivors. Not only did they attack with napalm, gunfire and missiles, Israeli torpedo boats machine-gunned at close range three life rafts that had been launched in an attempt to save the most seriously wounded.

06-08-07 - US freezes assets of four Iranian companies linked to WMDs The United States froze the assets Friday of four Iranian companies, alleging they are involved in Iran's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

06-08-07 - Detainees admit guilt, says Iran

06-08-07 - For US military veterans, a free-speech dispute Although veterans have donned parts of their uniforms while protesting other wars, it is extremely rare, perhaps unprecedented, to be punished for doing so.

06-08-07 - New White House plan: Keep US troops in Iraq permanently.

06-08-07 - Marine says he erased photos of Haditha victims A staff sergeant testified Thursday that he was ordered to destroy grisly pictures of women and children killed by Marines so that the images would not be part of a statement being prepared for an investigative officer and a magazine reporter.

06-08-07 - Perry: U.S. eyed Iran attack after bombing

06-08-07 - GOP Lawmakers Demand Probe of ABC News Story

06-08-07 - Putin turns tables on Bush with new missile plan

06-08-07 - Navy works to keep lines open to Iran Even as Iran and the U.S. face off bitterly, Navy commanders in the Persian Gulf are working quietly to keep communications open with Iran's military, hoping the contact will avert an accidental stumble into armed confrontation.

06-08-07 - US accused over 'ghost detainees' Human rights groups have asked the US to reveal the whereabouts of 39 people who have allegedly been held in secret CIA-run prisons.

06-08-07 - U.S. starts wrapping up war games off Iran's coast The U.S. show of strength began last month with a dramatic daytime crossing of ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a major channel for oil shipments from the Gulf, raising pressure on the Islamic Republic and pushing up world oil prices.

06-08-07 - Coverup theory alive at USS Liberty reunion The USA Today covers the story, but they might as well be the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

06-08-07 - Defense Secretary replaces Joint Chiefs Chairman Pace

06-08-07 - Countdown to War on Iran ** It's coming. It's been in the works now for 2 years. Be prepared to pay much more at the pump.

06-08-07 - If You Think Bush Is Evil Now, Wait Until He Nukes Iran ** Even the neoconservative warmongers, who deceived Americans with the promise of a "cakewalk war" that would be over in six weeks, believe that the war is lost. But they have not given up. They have a last desperate plan: Bomb Iran.

06-08-07 - Ron Paul Questions Debate Format (2) Congressman Ron Paul?s (R-Tex) s strong showing at the most recent GOP debate in New Hampshire led to another national media booking - with Tucker Carlson of MSNBC. The interview seems to have been spontaneously scheduled and may have come about because Ron Paul is again the clear winner in the MSNBC poll on the most recent presidential debate - just as he was after the first debate. The interview may be seen here

06-08-07 - Is Iran a Terror Threat in the U.S.? ** Building the case for war: Iran behind grassy knoll? Iran behind 911? The BS gets more and more thick by the day. The question that must be asked: why is this all coming out NOW - conveniently when the neocons and their minion in the WH, Dick Cheney, want to attack Iran? It is NOT a coincidence.

06-08-07 - Top Israeli negotiator: Give Iran until December to back down ** Mofaz and Meridor each stressed, however, that all options should remain available. Meridor was pleased that virtually every major presidential candidate, Republican and Democrat, agreed. "I hope they listen to the debates in America," Meridor said of Iran's rulers, "because they will hear a message."

06-08-07 - GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? observers close to the campaign are revealing ? with some astonishment ? that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.

06-08-07 - Unexploded ordnance hampering aid deliveries to refugees

06-08-07 - Children Still Caught in Crossfire at Refugee Camp in Lebanon

06-08-07 - Olmert calls for peace with Syria as rumours grow of secret talks

06-08-07 - How would you grapple with Iran's nuclear drive? Our candidates must answer to Israel in order to succeed in any US presidential election. Fact.

06-08-07 - UN condemns Ahmadinejad comments UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said he was "shocked and dismayed" at recent comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about Israel.

06-08-07 - Bomb kills one in Lebanese town A bomb has hit a Christian industrial area to the north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing one person and injuring several others, police say.

06-08-07 - Heavy shelling of Lebanese camp Troops backed by helicopters have resumed heavy shelling of a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.

06-08-07 - Many thanks Just a quick note to thank The Sun and Mr. Shapiro for taking note of the fact that prominent U.S. citizens use slanderous statements to attempt to silence any of their fellow citizens who dare question the worth to America of the current U.S.-Israel relationship Scheuer's response to that article in the NY Sun.

06-08-07 - Lebanese Islamists seek surrender of camp militants Lebanese Islamists sought the surrender of Al Qaeda-inspired militants locked in deadly battles with troops at a Palestinian refugee camp, but the group said it would not give itself up.

06-08-07 - Syrians 'hate' Israel, not Jews "Israel is one thing, and Jews are something else,? Mahmoud Sharif, an English-speaking tour guide, told JTA in Aleppo. "We respect the Jewish religion and consider it one of God's religions, but we don't accept Israel."

06-08-07 - Lebanon army pounds Islamists as PM fingers Syria Lebanese tanks and artillery again pounded Islamists holed up inside a refugee camp on Friday, as Prime Minister Fuad Siniora accused neighbouring Syria of links to the militants.

06-08-07 - Syria ceded part of Golan to Israel in peace talks: Netanyahu Wow.

06-08-07 - CNAC Distances Itself From Ex-CIA Official Over Israel Remark The taxpayer-funded Center for Naval Analyses is distancing itself from remarks made by a former CIA official, Michael Scheuer, in which Mr. Scheuer criticized "the U.S. citizen Israel-firsters who dominate the American governing elite." Scheuer is 100 % correct and should be commended for having the courage to speak the truth when so many others are cowed into silence.

06-08-07 - On spy hill, old enemies could be looking at a new peace

06-08-07 - Iran series depicts Holocaust truths "According to historical documents through the period of the birth of fascism in Europe and the Nazi policy of destroying lives of Jewish people, Iranian people have played an important role in saving the lives of hundreds of Jews from this Nazi hell," Fathi told Daily Variety.

06-08-07 - Israeli "sources" Express Concern Over Expected Bush Speech On Mideast Israeli sources in Washington and American Jewish leaders are concerned that President Bush may criticize Israel in the speech in order to placate the Arab world and prove that the US Administration maintains a balanced policy The horror.


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