The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, June 11, 2007

News for 06-10-07

06-10-07 - Iran 'to retaliate if attacked from US bases in Gulf' ** "We rule out the possibility that our neighbours... will allow the United States to use their territory in attacking Iran," Iranian parliament speaker Gholam Ali Hadad Adel told reporters during an official visit to Kuwait. "But if this actually happens, we will be forced to defend ourselves... We will target those bases or points" used to attack Iran, he said.

06-10-07 - Show Russia more respect There is no Iranian missile or nuclear threat to Europe. There is no possibility of such a threat for a decade. The problems of missile development, nuclear warhead development, miniaturization of warheads, engineering those warheads to "fit" a given missile, testing, and industrialization of this whole process all ensure that any Iranian nuclear missile threat to Europe will be nothing more than material for plots for cheap novels for a long time.

06-10-07 - Iran Says It Is Holding 4th Dual Citizen

06-10-07 - POLITICS: For U.S. Base, Bush Finds Czech Enthusiasm, Polish Reserve U.S. President George W. Bush this week discussed a U.S. missile base in Eastern Europe with Polish and Czech officials, but the results were merely words, and the two European countries showed some naivety as international players.

06-10-07 - Lieberman: U.S. should weigh Iran attack ** Only if the US can send Lieberman, his kids and all the rest of these bellicose neocons straight to the front lines. Bet they'd change their tune right quick.

06-10-07 - Colin Powell says Guantanamo should be closed Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay for foreign terrorism suspects should be immediately closed and its inmates moved to the United States.

06-10-07 - Israel, offering Golan, awaits Syria proposals Israel has told Syria it is willing to trade land for peace and is waiting to hear whether President Bashar al-Assad would cut ties with Iran and hostile guerrilla groups in return, Israeli officials said on Friday. Extortion. That land belongs to Syria in the first place.

06-10-07 - A Neo-Conservative International Targets Iran the conference constituted a kind of "Neo-Conservative International" designed to rally support for "dissidents," primarily from the Islamic world, and give them hope that "regime change" in their countries is possible much as it was in the former Soviet bloc almost 20 years ago.

06-10-07 - Security Council Refuses to Condemn Iran

06-10-07 - Time to Ignore the Middle East? it is more likely that Washington will eventually pull back from its dominant role in the Middle East not through a responsible rethinking of U.S. engagement, but through a series of mounting costs and disasters that eventually lead to a "destructive disengagement" from the region that will look like ? and to a great extent will be ? a U.S. defeat and retreat. This is exactly what seems to be happening now.

06-10-07 - Another 'Brainwashed' Romney?

06-10-07 - 'Military plan against Iran is ready' ** A high-ranking American military officer told the Post that senior officers in the US armed forces had thrown their support behind Bush and believed that additional steps needed to be taken to stop Iran. Predictions within the US military are that Bush will do what is needed to stop Teheran before he leaves office in 2009, including possibly launching a military strike against its nuclear facilities. .......According to a high-ranking American military officer, the US Navy and Air Force would play the primary roles in any military action taken against Iran. Of course. You don't really think Israel is going to do it, do you (even though they are behind this push to war too)? Folks, we'll be going to war with Iran before Bush goes out of office.

06-10-07 - Israel, U.S. in air drill ** The joint drill, which began Sunday in Israel and was expected to last a week, drew attention in the Arab world given the expectation that Israel or the United States could bomb Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

06-10-07 - Israelis oppose full Golan withdrawal Most Israelis would oppose handing over the Golan Heights in a peace deal with Syria, a survey found.

06-10-07 - Report: Hezbollah digs in anew Citing Israeli intelligence sources, the Sunday Times reported Sunday that Hezbollah, whose front-line outposts were destroyed during the war with Israel last year, has returned and dug bunkers "under the noses" of a boosted U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon.

06-10-07 - Gunfights in Lebanon siege camp after 15 killed

06-10-07 - Sheriff returns from training in Israel And what exactly are our law enforcement going to learn from Israel? How to shoot rockthrowing kids? How to level civilian housing sometimes with people inside, and for not having an ISRAELI permit to build on PALESTINIAN land? The last thing we need are lessons from Israel on how to provide security for this country.

06-10-07 - Hajbeh celebrates freedom after 4 years of immigration detention

06-10-07 - Lebanese man killed by leftover cluster bomb in southern village

06-10-07 - High cost of militancy for Lebanon?s poor


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