The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

News for 06-26-07

06-26-07 - Iran blames Iraq insecurity on US

06-26-07 - Some Senate Republicans join Lugar on Iraq withdrawal Some Senate Republicans are suddenly pushing the White House to begin withdrawing most U.S. troops from Iraq, apparently deciding that they can?t wait for a September report to call for changing course.

06-26-07 - Iran launches English satellite channel Iran's state broadcasting company is launching an English-speaking satellite television channel to counter the West's influence in covering news, the network's Web site said.

06-26-07 - Cheney role as power broker in spotlight again The Post series portrays Cheney as bypassing top officials at the State Department, Justice Department and the National Security Council to gain the upper hand in battles over the handling of terrorism suspects at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and other issues.

06-26-07 - Harsh Comments on Iraq Could Cause More GOP Defections From Bush ?Unless we recalibrate our strategy in Iraq to fit our domestic political conditions and the broader needs of U.S. national security, we risk foreign policy failures that could greatly diminish our influence in the region and the world,? said Lugar.

06-26-07 - US Congress moves to attack foreign oil firms linked to Iran The committee's vote means the legislation can move to debate in the full House, where Lantos said it enjoyed support from about 300 of the 435 members

06-26-07 - Iran says new Palestinian government is a "lackey" regime

06-26-07 - Dying children among Palestinians trapped in Iraqi border camps: UN Children in need of urgent medical care were among more than 1,400 Palestinian refugees still stranded on the Iraqi- Syrian border after fleeing Baghdad, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday.

06-26-07 - 'Jews worldwide should fight back' People criticize Israel not for its apartheid-like policies but because of 'anti-Semitism'. For anyone else to mention the power of the Israeli lobby - despite the fact that this overwhelming influence has been duly noted by this community itself- it's anti-Semitism. For British institutions to boycott those of Israel due to Israel's treatment of the Palestinians - you guessed it, anti-Semitism. The anti-Semite cazd has been long played out. The lobby doesn't seem to understand that, to their own detriment. It's only going to get worse.

06-26-07 - Israel moves closer to NATO missions

06-26-07 - Israel's influence of US policy & the Israeli lobby Scott Ritter on BookTV.

06-26-07 - Galloway on Israel and lebanon 06/08/2006 A rather comical interview.

06-26-07 - Divide and rule, Israeli style If they are all at each other's throats, how can they be a threat to poor lil Israel? Meanwhile, the settlement-building goes on. The Middle East needs its own William Wallace. Our policies therein do not serve to secure the American national interest. To the contrary - they've made us less secure. Our policies are being driven by a group of neoconservatives that have made their centcom in the office of the vice president. These policies are geared towards the security of a nation other than this one.

06-26-07 - Russian FM says weapons sales to Syria strictly controlled

06-26-07 - Turkey leases Israeli spy plane to combat PKK It will be stationed in Batman and operated by an Israeli squad, defense officials in Ankara said.

06-26-07 - Lebanon needs help to stop arms from Syria: UN In a report which UN chief Ban Ki-moon forwarded to the UN Security Council Tuesday, the team called for the deployment "of international border security experts" to back up a new Lebanese "multi-agency mobile force" that would be tasked with doing a better job of stemming the arms smuggling.

06-26-07 - UN refugee agency urges aid for Palestinians facing Iraq 'hell' "Several refugees begged our team not to forget them and leave them in this hell," said Jennifer Pagonis, a spokeswoman for the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

06-26-07 - Iran says U.S. hurting Iran-Iraq ties Iran's supreme leader accused the United States of damaging relations between Iran and Iraq and charged that American and Israeli agents were behind the Iraqi insurgency, state-run Iranian television said Tuesday.

06-26-07 - Hezbollah probing attack on Lebanon peacekeepers The Hezbollah source said members of the movement were helping the Lebanese army seek information on a Mercedes car which was seen driving around the area the day before the booby-trapped Renault car was placed next to the roadside and detonated by remote control when the peacekeepers drove past.

06-26-07 - Does Bloomberg spell doom for Hillary? by Patrick J. Buchanan On Iraq, securing the border and halting the export of American jobs, where does he stand? Anyone know? Does he?

06-26-07 - U.S. praises Siniora's resilience in face of crises


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