The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, June 25, 2007

News for 06-24-07

06-24-07 - Wounded GI endures blindness, paralysis "We always have hope. One day at a time - that's the way we live our lives," the elder Briseno said. "We're so lucky to have him. He was a very good son from the very beginning. God gave Jay to us and he's a blessing to us."

06-24-07 - Rice cool to any partial nuclear suspension by Iran "I don't know what partial suspension means," she added. "It doesn't seem to me to be a very wise course."

06-24-07 - NATO admits civilian deaths in Pakistan At the weekend, Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused NATO and US-led militaries of using extreme force, which had resulted in the deaths of about 90 civilians in the past 10 days.

06-24-07 - Generals campaign against war "These troops are not expendable commodities to fulfill the pipe-dream vision of a group of people trying to remake the world in our image," Gard said. "It's time for us to get the hell out of there." .....The generals also think the United States should renew efforts to broker a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "the main bone of contention that gets support for al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and the terrorists," Johns said. Right on!

06-24-07 - POLITICS-US: Neo-cons Spinning Hearts and Minds Intent on fixing what American Enterprise Institute (AEI) fellow Joshua Muravchik termed Bush's "public diplomacy mess," right-wing hawks have gained control of the weapons in the "war of ideas" -- U.S. government-funded and supported media outlets such as Voice of America (VOA), Al-Hurra, and Radio Farda, which broadcast to the Middle East and aim to offer an alternative view of the news.
While many have been ousted from the Bush admin or other places of prominence, the neocons have decided to take control of the media as a substitute. They've always been given prominent placement and much airtime in our mainstream media - particularly on Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and most recently - PBS.

06-24-07 - GOP Ron Paul Rally On Exclusionary Iowa Debate GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's voice will be heard at the Iowa debates on June 30, even though the event organizers have excluded him for not being a "serious" or "electable" candidate.

06-24-07 - Iran denies financial assistance to Hamas Iran on Sunday denied rendering any financial assistance to the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas and reiterated once again that its support for the group was merely of a 'spiritual' nature.

06-24-07 - Senior Iran envoy 'regrets' Hamas-Fatah conflict Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Rida Bakery following talks in Damascus on Sunday expressed "regret" over the situation in the Palestinian Territories.

06-24-07 - MEMRI Loss MEMRI, according to Norman G. Finkelstein, employs ?the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis. They take things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don?t like,? or people Likudniks and neocons want the United States military to mass murder.

06-24-07 - A Congress Voters Can't Buy

06-24-07 - Muslims uniting against Israel: report "I agree with (Mousselmani) that the state of Israel has ... consistently engaged in acts of terror which have brought a great deal of pain to the poor Palestinian population and the Lebanese population."

06-24-07 - Lebanon Islamist clashes spread Two civilians, one soldier, a policeman and at least six Islamist gunmen are said to have been killed in the fight.

06-24-07 - Lebanon blast kills UN soldiers Sunday's explosion took place between the towns of Khiyam and Marjeyoun, near the border with Israel in the area of operation of UN peacekeepers.

06-24-07 - Perle Prefers Military Intervention to Islamic Party Election Sweep in Turkey

06-24-07 - Outsiders pull the strings in Lebanon, say analysts

06-24-07 - Blowback in Lebanon

06-24-07 - Australian cleric backs Hezbollah "If Australia supports Israel, they are defending terrorism because we believe terrorists come from Israel ? not from our people. I support Hezbollah," he said in the interview. "Our opinion is that Hezbollah is not a terrorist group."


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