The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, June 21, 2007

News for 06-20-07

06-20-07 - Help Sought for Hurt Soldiers' Families

06-20-07 - Report: Veteran Homelessness on the Rise

06-20-07 - Iran poses no missile threat, Russia tells US ** Russia on Wednesday bluntly told the United States it saw no threat from Iran's ballistic missiles and was perplexed how Washington could use this to justify a planned US defence system in Europe....... The Islamic republic insists it would never be the first to attack although it has warned it would hit back with force if the United States launched an military strike against Iran. Well, if a country was planning on attacking Iran, and having the backing of the EU for said attack, then yes, there may be a potential missile threat, mmm?

06-20-07 - Kidnappers of British contractors in Iraq were backed by Iran: US General The kidnappers who snatched five British contractors last month were funded, trained and armed by Iran, the US commander in Iraq said in an interview published late Wednesday. Iran backing Al Qaeda, Iran behind the grassy knoll, Iran arming the Taliban, Iran arming Sunnis in Iraq, Iran arming shiites in Iraq. The bull feces is getting ever thicker.

06-20-07 - More Bad Intelligence on Iran and Iraq

06-20-07 - Iran nuclear chief to meet ElBaradei on Friday

06-20-07 - Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

06-20-07 - Netanyahu departs for U.S. in bid to increase pressure on Iran Opposition leader and Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday will embark for the U.S. on a visit aimed at increasing financial sanctions against Iran to get it to drop its nuclear program.

06-20-07 - Bush to send top diplomat to Israel for military aid talks "I am strongly committed to Israel's security and viability as a Jewish state, and to the maintenance of its qualitative military edge," Bush said in a statement after White House talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. "During our meeting today, I told prime minister Olmert that I am committed to reaching a new 10-year agreement that will give Israel the increased assistance it requires to meet the new threats and challenges it faces," he said

06-20-07 - Split Looming On Israel Pressure "Iran has been the No. 1 issue, but it was pushed down to No. 2 or 3 by the Gaza issue," said Foxman. "That has a significant cost for Israel.".....Instead of negotiating and pumping money into Fatah coffers, she said Washington and Jerusalem should work with Jordan to "rescue the Palestinian people, and to find ways of bringing about quiet on the West Bank until we figure what we are going to do long term."......Klein admitted that the deck is stacked against Jewish opponents of aid for Abbas forces ? in large measure because the major pro-Israel groups can?t be seen as opposing policy of the Israeli government.
Geez, I thought the Israel lobby wasn't acting on behalf of a foreign nation, lest they have to register as such? Really now. And who knew that the US Israel lobby gets to decide "what we are going to do long term"? Another very interesting article that details who pulls the strings with regard to US foreign policy in the Middle East. Note the source.

06-20-07 - Sarkozy will invite Hezbollah to France

06-20-07 - As FBI fights terrorism, other prosecutions drop The drop in prosecutions has also caught Congress's attention. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs in May, Sen. Joseph Biden (D) of Delaware said that since 9/11, the number of violent-crime investigations by the FBI has dropped 60 percent ? even though cities across the country are seeing an increase in murders and other violent crime, after a decade of steady declines. THe FBI is too busy chasing Israel's enemies (and that includes emigrants from the Palestinian territories) in the US who fall under the umbrella of the 'war on terror' to take care of OUR criminals.

06-20-07 - Palestinian mediators bring hope of ceasefire to Lebanon

06-20-07 - Houses urges charges against Ahmadinejad ** "I am unequivocal in my support for the security and survival of Israel, and I do have serious concerns with the remarks made by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran," said Kucinich, a long-shot candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. "But I object to resolutions that lay the groundwork for an offensive, unprovoked war." ...Kucinich and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), a long-shot contender for the Republican presidential nomination, were the only votes against.

06-20-07 - Olmert, Bush discuss Pollard "The Pollard issue came up," was all the Israeli prime minister would tell JTA after his meeting Tuesday with Bush.

06-20-07 - ADRA Observes World Refugee Day According to the UNHCR, in 2006 there were more than 14 million refugees, including those Palestinian refugees registered and assisted by the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA).

06-20-07 - Lebanese army pounds Islamists after seizing key posts An AFP photographer said the Palestinian Red Crescent delivered a truckload of medicine and supplies to the southern sector on Wednesday.

06-20-07 - After Iraq, Palestinian refugees find peace amid Indian squalor "Our parents were uprooted from Palestine in 1948 and settled in Baghdad thinking we would have a better future there,"

06-20-07 - Palestinian refugees determined to rebuild Nahr al-Bared lives As ever in such a conflict, it is the civilians who suffer most. Of the camp's estimated 31,000 inhabitants before the conflict erupted on May 20, only about 2,000 have stayed put. Their fate remains unknown. Western (that includes Israel) policies have made millions of people in the Middle East refugees.

06-20-07 - Jews meet top Senate Dems Groups in the meeting included the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, NCSJ: Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia, Agudath Israel of America, National Jewish Democratic Council, American Jewish Congress, Americans for Peace Now, B'nai B'rith International, Chabad-Lubavitch, Orthodox Union, Union of Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Anti-Defamation League, United Jewish Communities and Hillel.


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