The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

News for 07-03-07

07-03-07 - Recapturing the Spirit of Independence by Congressman Ron Paul We hold these truths to be self evident.. that all men are created equal..that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights... that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Words to live by.

07-03-07 - China urges more talks on Iran, not sanctions China's U.N. ambassador said on Tuesday that diplomacy on Iran's nuclear program should run its course before any consideration of additional Security Council sanctions to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

07-03-07 - White House rejects Libby outrage Mr Bush insists he made the right decision and has refused to rule out an eventual full pardon for Libby, a day after commuting the sentence handed down after a trial bound up in the drive to war with Iraq.

07-03-07 - Former US soldier facing death for Iraq murders, rape

07-03-07 - America needs a new Independence - Independence from Israel

07-03-07 - US probes Iraq 'civilian deaths' The US military says it is investigating the alleged killing of 10 civilians in air strikes on insurgents in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya.

07-03-07 - Iran admits sanctions hurting oil industry Hamaneh's admission contrasted with comments by hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday in which he insisted that Iran was unfazed by the prospect of further sanctions.

07-03-07 - U.S. casts doubt on Afghan civilian casualty counts A U.S. general expressed doubt on Tuesday about reports U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan had killed more than 230 civilians this year, saying it was hard to get a good count as combat took place in remote areas.

07-03-07 - Russia's nuclear plant may not meet Iranian timeframe Russia indicated Tuesday that a nuclear reactor plant it is constructing in Iran could not be completed in two months as expected by Tehran, citing "technical and economic questions."

07-03-07 - F-14s shredded to keep parts from Iran The United States is destroying F-14 jets to keep their parts from being sold to Iran.

07-03-07 - McDermott to Cheney: "Resign or face impeachment"

07-03-07 - Russia outlines alternative to US missile defence system

07-03-07 - An Appropriate Travesty

07-03-07 - Editorials Hit Libby's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "President Bush's commutation of a pal's prison sentence counts as a most shocking act of disrespect for the U.S. justice system. It's the latest sign of the huge repairs to American concepts of the rule of law that await the next president."

07-03-07 - Uproar after Bush spares Libby from jail "Even Paris Hilton had to go jail," complained one senior Democrat, as a wave of criticism engulfed Mr Bush over his surprise move to spare Libby. Paris Hilton doesn't have the backing of the Israeli lobby.

07-03-07 - Brown to overhaul UK constitution "It is my hope that by working together for change in a spirit that takes us beyond parties and beyond partisanship we can agree a new British constitutional settlement that entrusts more power to parliament and to the British people," We need some of the same here in America.

07-03-07 - Muslim leader appeals to 'Islamic duty' of followers to prevent attacks "It is our Islamic duty not only to utterly and totally condemn such evil actions, but to provide all the necessary support to prevent such atrocities from taking place."

07-03-07 - Only 20% of Americans Want Pardon for Libby

07-03-07 - Quote of the Week "It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals." - Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, expressing his displeasure at the commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence by President Bush Here here.

07-03-07 - Technicality may wipe out Libby?s probation Without serving time, supervised release may be moot Oh what utter BS.

07-03-07 - U.S. Senate bill would restrict Israel's use of military aid to buy cluster bombs the U.S. has opened an investigation into whether Israel breached its agreement with the U.S. over the circumstances under which it is permitted to use the weapon. Information presented to the U.S. by the Foreign Ministry indicates that Israel did indeed violate the agreement. According to the United Nations demining unit, 30 civilians have been killed and 180 wounded by unexploded bomblets since the cease-fire went into effect.

07-03-07 - Caught Red-Handed: Media Backtracks on Iran's 'Threat'

07-03-07 - The London Bombing Speaking of National Review, one of the above links goes to a piece by Michael Ledeen, whose disappointment that the bombers-who-couldn?t-blow-themselves-up are probably not from Al Qaeda is palpable

07-03-07 - Pentagon wants smaller long-term presence in Iraq: report The United States has a "long-term commitment to the region," which includes a resolution to "stand by our allies and our partners in the region as a stabilizing force and presence," Translation: the Israelis don't want us to pull our troops out of Iraq. They fear that the violence would then be directed at them. To begin with, our 2003 invasion of Iraq was orchestrated by Israel's agents - the neocons - with the help of the Israeli security apparatus.

07-03-07 - Eyeing Jordanian involvement, U.S. now rethinking the two-state solution In a few weeks the Hudson Institute, a neo-conservative think tank, will host a delegation of former senior Jordanian and Palestinian officials for an exchange on the relations between the PA and the Hashemite Kingdom. Last year, another right-wing think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, hosted a similar dialogue, in which Jordan's former prime minister, Abdul Salam al-Majali, assessed that the idea of establishing a 'federation or a confederation' with Jordan was likely to be supported by 'a large number' of Palestinians.' Neocons have their conniving little hands in everything.

07-03-07 - Syria presses Israel over ailing prisoner Syria sought UN help on Tuesday to secure the release by Israel of a prisoner from the occupied Golan Heights who has been held since 1985 despite reports of a heart attack last month.

07-03-07 - Lebanese family wiped out in UN truck crash

07-03-07 - Soldiers on move inside Lebanon siege camp The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned of the deteriorating humanitarian situation inside the camp, to which it has been denied access for almost two weeks because of the fighting.

07-03-07 - Jewish U.S. soldier buried More than 1,000 mourners attended the funeral of a Jewish soldier from South Florida who was killed in Iraq

07-03-07 - JINSA warns Blair And for Mr. Blair - if you plan to make your legacy by establishing a Palestinian state at the expense of Israel, your legacy will be to have expanded the territory from which the radicals operate JINSA- yet another neoconservative 'thinktank' - equates Israel's 'war on terror' with those of America and Britain.

07-03-07 - Lewis Libby owes his freedom to our corrupt political elite That Dick Cheney's top aide, one of the most well-connected neoconservatives on the planet, is protected from the consequences of his felonies ought to be anything but surprising. .......I documented precisely this neocon corruption several weeks ago by noting that neocons believe that no other neocon should ever be punished or otherwise held accountable for anything they do -- see e.g., Scooter Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, Conrad Black, AIPAC officials charged with espionage, Elliot Abrams, etc. etc. Neocons are all part of the same machine - the Israeli lobby.

07-03-07 - Civil Strife in Palestine Bush's speech, Jerusalem Post reporter David Horowitz told National Public Radio, could have been written by the Likud government in Israel.

07-03-07 - Brazil offers resettlement for Palestinian refugees from Iraq, UN agency says The agency is ?grateful for a generous offer by the Government of Brazil? to help roughly 22 Palestinian families settle in Sao Paulo state and 18 families in the Rio Grande do Sul, spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva.

07-03-07 - The End of the GOP What Lugar is telling his Republican compadres is what they know very well already: it's time to rid themselves of the neoconservative millstone before it drags them all down to defeat ? and destroys the GOP, reducing it to a Southern regional party.

07-03-07 - Syria says ready for unconditional talks with Israel "There is a difference between conditions and requirements for peace. These are stipulated by the UN Security Council resolutions" which call for the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied Arab territories, said the minister.

07-03-07 - Stalling of immigration bill slammed While these groups wish to see America reward illegal immigrants who have broken our laws, they seem to support Israel's refusal to implement UN resolution 194 which spells out that the (lawful owners of the land) Palestinians have a right to return to their homes inside Israel. In fact, Israel's 'law of return' (immigration policy) is based solely on one's religion. These groups hold Israel to a different standard than America when they demand that America open up its borders and then grant amnesty to those who have broken our laws. They do not do the same with regard to Israel.


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