The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, July 01, 2007

News for 06-30-07

06-30-07 - Iran vows to press on with nuclear work Iran on Saturday dismissed the threat of fresh UN sanctions and announced an impending visit by a senior atomic watchdog official for talks over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

06-30-07 - Iraqi girls clean up their home after a U.S. raid in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City Looks just like what the IDF does in Palestine. Not a coincidence.

06-30-07 - Foreign air strikes kill 65 Afghan civilians: mayor Anti-Taliban air strikes by US- and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed 65 villagers including children, a local official said Saturday, amid growing anger here over civilian deaths.

06-30-07 - Turkey draws up plan to hit Kurd rebels inside Iraq: FM

06-30-07 - Two arrested over London, Glasgow car bombs Two men rammed a petrol-filled, four-wheel drive vehicle into Glasgow airport in what police called a terrorist attack.

06-30-07 - US troops on Iraq murder charges Both of the men are accused of premeditated murder and placing weapons beside the bodies of the dead, who were killed in three separate incidents.

06-30-07 - Homicides soar in some East Coast cities In interviews with The Associated Press, homicide detectives, criminal justice experts and community activists point to a confluence of other possible factors. Among them: a failure to adopt some of the innovative practices that have reduced violence in bigger cities; the availability of powerful guns; and a shift in emphasis toward preventing terrorism instead of ordinary street crime.

06-30-07 - Venezuela's Chavez visits Iran on anti-American tour

06-30-07 - House Republicans want Iraq Study Group revived

06-30-07 - Wolfowitz aims to stay in politics He said he would be joining the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank in Washington, as a visiting scholar, which would allow him to continue influencing public policy The AEI is a NEOconservative thinktank, one of many.

06-30-07 - The Retreat of the Old Bulls by Patrick J. Buchanan

06-30-07 - Lieberman: Lugar wrong about Iraq surge's failure Mr. Lieberman strongly objected to Mr. Lugar's call to "downsize the U.S. military's role in Iraq,"

06-30-07 - Lebanese army stands accused as Palestinians bury their dead "The protesters were more than 10 metres (yards) away from the (army) checkpoint and there was gunfire," said Caoimhe Butterly, an Irish member of the Nahr al-Bared Relief Campaign, a non-governmental organisation.

06-30-07 - Secret trials for terrorists, says US judge A TOP-RANKING US judge has stunned a conference of Australian judges and barristers in Chicago by advocating secret trials for terrorists, more surveillance of Muslim populations across North America and an end to counter-terrorism efforts being "hog-tied" by the US constitution. Judge Richard Posner, a supposedly liberal-leaning jurist regarded by many as a future US Supreme Court candidate, said traditional concepts of criminal justice were inadequate to deal with the terrorist threat and the US had "over-invested" in them.
If you don't like the US constitution, you are welcome to leave.

06-30-07 - Syrian paper: Blair can't be peace envoy because "hands smeared with innocents' blood"

06-30-07 - Coming September 2007: The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Hardcover) in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds

06-30-07 - US turns to new faces, ideas to repair smeared image Overwhelming majorities throughout the Middle East believe American policy in the region favours Israel too much, according to the survey. Even in Israel, 42 percent of those polled say America is too supportive of their own country.
Even the Israelis think our government is too pro-Israel. That ought to tell you something.

06-30-07 - Hastings, Wexler to hold talks in Europe In his meetings with foreign officials, Wexler plans to focus on United States, French and European Union cooperation in the Middle East, specifically as it relates to the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas. "I believe America has an important new partner in President Sarkozy, and I look forward to working with his government to address common threats to the United States, France, Europe and Israel," Wexler said in a statement.
Hamas and Hezbollah are not a threat to the United States. For whom do Hastings and Wexler work?


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