The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

News for 06-25-07

06-25-07 - Iran invites IAEA team to help ease nuclear fears Iran has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to send a team to agree how to resolve long-standing IAEA questions about Tehran's nuclear program, the U.N. watchdog said on Monday.

06-25-07 - Iran supplied missile that hit UK helicopter Browne went further than any British official on Iranian support for the Taliban. He said: ?It is a changing pattern in that the Iranian influence is very important. We have evidence to suggest that they support the Taliban.? Making the case for war.

06-25-07 - Cheney's moves on secrecy stir storm over office's dual role Is Vice President Dick Cheney's office an executive branch agency? Or is it a Washington hybrid that works for both the executive and legislative branches of the US government? That's the underlying issue in a new controversy over Mr. Cheney's lack of cooperation with a government office charged with safeguarding national security information.

06-25-07 - Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday.

06-25-07 - Calling Cheney's Bluff Under federal legislation enacted in 1995, members of the executive branch must work with the Archives to preserve classified documents. The law was backed up, at least in part, by an executive order issued four years ago by President Bush. But Cheney and his staff have refused for five years to file reports that are required as part of the oversight process. Why? Because the vice president -- that's the vice president -- claims he is not exactly a member of the executive branch.

06-25-07 - Hard Realities of Soft Power State Department officials admit that the great bulk of the funds has not left the United States. A handful of Beltway-based think tanks and institutions have announced new ?Iran desks? in the past year. Other institutions have invested the money in Web zines, training sessions, workshops and exchanges

06-25-07 - German prosecutors want CIA agents extradited Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, are requesting the extradition from the United States of 13 suspected CIA agents they say took part in the 2003 kidnapping of a German citizen.

06-25-07 - Number of Americans who believe Saddam-9/11 tie rises to 41 percent Perhaps most alarmingly, 41% of Americans answered 'Yes' to the question "Do you think Saddam Hussein?s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?"

06-25-07 - Ron Paul Interview On FOX News (June 16, 2007)

06-25-07 - Iran says 'zero chance' of US attack ** An Israeli press report said that the Jewish state's army was in training for long distance missions, after agreeing a timetable with the US for sanctions against Iran's nuclear program to work. The Israelis are going to do their darndest (and that goes for their minions, the neocons, also) to get America to strike Iran.

06-25-07 - Looking at Thompson's lobbying past Republican Fred Thompson, who likes to cast himself in the role of Washington outsider, has a long history as a political insider who earned more than $1 million lobbying the federal government.

06-25-07 - First big wave of Iraqi refugees heads for the US

06-25-07 - Syria's alliance with Iran in the balance Syria has expressed readiness to help curb Middle East instability in exchange for peace with Israel but will not easily give up its alliance with Iran as demanded by the Jewish state

06-25-07 - Marines to train at new Israeli combat center In a new, elaborate training center in the Negev desert, Israeli troops ? and someday, U.S. Marines and soldiers ? are preparing for the wide range of urban scenarios they may confront......Moskovich said Baladia City would eventually host Army and Marine Corps units for training before they head to Iraq. Why is it always only us? Not the British, French, Germans, Aussies, etc etc etc. It is always only the US involved in this shit because America is wholly Israeli-occupied territory.

06-25-07 - Spanish defence chief in Lebanon Hezbollah issued a statement describing the incident as very dangerous and said it was aimed at undermining the stability of southern Lebanon, a sentiment echoed by Lebanese President Emile Lahoud as he "strongly denounced" the blast.

06-25-07 - Al-Qaeda seeks unity with Hamas Hamas leaders, who espouse a more moderate brand of Islamist politics, have always shunned al-Qaeda advances.

06-25-07 - Egypt nuclear engineer gets life An engineer at the Egyptian atomic energy agency has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of spying for Israel.

06-25-07 - UN peacekeepers vow to stay in Lebanon

06-25-07 - Lantos: Include Israel in NATO The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee called for Israel's inclusion in NATO. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.)

06-25-07 - Ron Paul Gets the ?Colbert Bump?

06-25-07 - Rice: Democracy will come to Middle East Western and Arab reporters questioned Rice sharply Sunday about statements she made nearly a year ago, in which she referred to "the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

06-25-07 - Lebanon points finger at Islamists over UN attack Information Minister Ghazi Aridi pointed the finger at the Islamists for the UN attack, based on confessions extracted from Fatah al-Islam gunmen captured during fierce fighting at a Palestinian refugee camp which is now in its sixth week.

06-25-07 - Israel is determined to dig its own grave the trend to which Israel should perhaps pay the greatest attention is that its main ally, the US, is bogged down in an unwinnable war, waged in large part because Israel's American friends, the Washington neoconservatives, thought that if America smashed Iraq, Israel would no longer have anything to fear from the east.

06-25-07 - Letters from readers : Seek the truth It has been suggested that the attack on the USS Liberty was a deliberate plan to sink the ship and blame it on Egypt, which was under attack by Israel at the time. That the truth behind this 40-year-old tragic event has not yet been discovered is a travesty.

06-25-07 - Gaza could become Al Qaeda refuge: US US policies helped create this mess.


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