The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, June 15, 2007

News for 06-14-07

06-14-07 - School honors graduate killed at sea Smith and 33 other U.S. seamen were killed when Israeli forces attacked the Liberty in the eastern Mediterranean Sea with torpedoes and rocket fire during the Six-Day War between Israel and the Arab nations. Israel claimed the attack was a mistake ? Israeli forces mistook the U.S. vessel for an Arab ship. The U.S. Navy has not made official comments on the incident, and no investigation was ever mandated by Congress.

06-14-07 - Flag symbolizes freedom That large rip on my right side is also bothering. That's where one of the rockets from Israeli jets ripped through me as I flew from the stern of the USS Liberty on a clear and sunny day. The attack was called a mistake; yet it is no mistake to say that planes coming to our aid from a nearby carrier were twice recalled. I, and those brave sailors, still await a congressional investigation.

06-14-07 - Homeless Vets Struggle Long After War's End

06-14-07 - UN nuclear chief says Iran should stop expanding enrichment UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei called Thursday on Iran to declare a moratorium on expanding uranium enrichment in order to defuse the crisis over fears Tehran seeks atomic weapons.

06-14-07 - FBI audit finds widespread abuse in data collection

06-14-07 - US Treasury chief urges allies to help cut off Iran's banks The US war on terror is increasingly focusing on Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a source of "funding and training (for) other terrorist groups," Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

06-14-07 - Lieberman asked to resign from his own party ** The Connecticut for Lieberman Party is calling on Senator Joseph Lieberman to resign from the U.S. Senate following his remarks made Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation regarding military action against Iran.

06-14-07 - Libby judge harassed after sentencing A federal judge showed no sign that he would delay I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison term in the CIA leak case Thursday - even as he reported getting threatening letters and phone calls after sentencing the former White House aide.

06-14-07 - Libby must begin perjury prison sentence: judge

06-14-07 - Olmert has little progress to show ahead of his meeting with Bush The Bush administration has made it clear to Israeli officials that it needs progress on the Palestinian front if it is to progress in its efforts to isolate Iran. Bingo. Whole thing is a charade to get Europe/Arabs on board for Iran.

06-14-07 - Gunfire resumes after quiet night at Lebanon siege camp

06-14-07 - Anti-Syrians bury slain Lebanese MP, blame Damascus Divide and conquer all.

06-14-07 - IPA Leadership Mission to Washington Among Republican leaders, Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) praised the OU for its work in Washington as a moral compass to policymakers; Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) urged the OU to continue to work in partnership with her in support of the recognition of Jerusalem's unification, confronting Iran and denying a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority any U.S. support; Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) spoke of his deep commitment to Israel Read entire thing.

06-14-07 - Laboratory for a Fortressed World Israel now sends $1.2 billion in "defense" products to the United States--up dramatically from $270 million in 1999. In 2006 Israel exported $3.4 billion in defense products--well over a billion more than it received in US military aid. That makes Israel the fourth-largest arms dealer in the world, overtaking Britain. Much of this growth has been in the so-called "homeland security" sector. Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry. By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2 billion--an increase of 20 percent Cui bono - who benefits?

06-14-07 - It's All About Israel ** The United States should apply the same standards to Israel as it does to Iran. If the Iranians must disarm, then so must the Israelis. If nukes in the hands of the mullahs are threatening, then they are no less so when wielded by ultra-nationalistic Zionists of the Likudnik persuasion.


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