The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, July 06, 2007

News for 07-05-07

07-05-07 - A memorial turns July 4 pilgrimage Thousands flock to a small town in Tennessee to pay tribute to a fallen soldier.

07-05-07 - Australia 'has Iraq oil interest' Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has admitted that securing oil supplies is a key factor behind the presence of Australian troops in Iraq

07-05-07 - Another senior Republican breaks with Bush on Iraq A day after Mr Bush appealed to Americans to be more patient with the unpopular war, six-term New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici, who is up for re-election next year, urged a new course.

07-05-07 - Libby and His "Conservative" Supporters

07-05-07 - Crime and Non-Punishment Libby lied: he "threw sand in the faces" of investigators, as Fitzgerald put it, and consequently, their view of the conspiracy to "out" CIA covert agent Valerie Plame was obscured. George W. Bush, you'll recall, vowed to fire anyone who failed to cooperate. Now he's rewarded Libby for his lies.

07-05-07 - Bush commuted Libby sentence without consulting Justice Department, Fitzgerald "He also did not ask the chief prosecutor in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, for his input, as routinely happens in cases routed through the Justice Department's pardon attorney."

07-05-07 - Cheney may have been consulted in Scooter Libby deliberations, White House admits

07-05-07 - OLBERMANN: BUSH AND CHENEY SHOULD RESIGN Wow. Olbermann hits a homer, nay a grand slam.

07-05-07 - Lithuania worried by Russian missile threat Russia hinted on Wednesday it may station missiles in its most westerly region bordering EU members Poland and Lithuania, if the United States does not cooperate over plans for a European missile shield.

07-05-07 - Take the Revolutionary Road ?The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.?

07-05-07 - Shakira stays away as Lebanon summer festivals called off Shakira, the Colombian superstar with Lebanese roots, was to have performed in the capital as part of the Beiteddine events.

07-05-07 - Spain intercepts arms shipment from Israel to Nicaragua The Spanish customs service found 1,085 guns and pistols on a ship making its way from Israel to Nicaragua during a routine inspection of the ship while it was docking in Algeciras in southern Spain.

07-05-07 - Syrian media: Israeli attack on Syria is expected this summer

07-05-07 - Pandering Won't Be Enough - The endless presidential campaign should lead to sharp questions on Iranian nukes ** It is easy for all of them to wave the flag of devotion for Israel. And it is just as easy for candidates of either party to criticize the conduct of the war in Iraq. But the crucial question facing the eventual winner in November 2008 is what they are going to do about Iran......Will any of them have the mettle to face up to the challenge and to act to forestall catastrophe? Or will they weakly sit back and wait for futile diplomacy to defuse a crisis that will already be out of control?
Note the source and the fact that they poopoo the 'futile diplomacy' we are engaged in with regard to Iran. Just exactly what is this individual expecting us to do, attack Iran?

07-05-07 - Libby Case May Aid Hamas Suspect Mohammed Salah, 57, is scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge in Chicago next week on one count of obstruction of justice.

07-05-07 - FEATURE - Detained Palestinians complain of Lebanon army abuse Dozens of Palestinians detained while leaving a besieged refugee camp in Lebanon have complained of abuse by the Lebanese army, ranging from beatings to some cases of sexual abuse, human and civil rights activists say. The Palestinians are the new Jews.

07-05-07 - Lebanese army boxes in Islamist diehards Lebanese troops on Thursday tried to tighten the net around Islamist militants holed up in a battered camp, where trapped refugees have been forced to scavenge for food and water......Virginia de la Guardia of the International Committee of the Red Cross said relief teams were still being denied authorisation to ferry in relief to the camp.


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