The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, July 09, 2007

News for 07-08-07

07-08-07 - Troubled Soldier Gets Demoted, Not Treated rather than give him treatment for his illness, the Marine Corps lowered his rank to private from staff sergeant, threw him in the brig multiple times (most recently for being five minutes late for a hearing), and began court-martial proceedings that can lead to a dishonorable discharge ? which would have denied the medical benefits Miranda needs to get his life right again.

07-08-07 - 'Supporting the troops' means withdrawing them By William E. Odom No U.S. forces have ever been compelled to stay in sustained combat conditions for as long as the Army units have in Iraq. In World War II, soldiers were considered combat-exhausted after about 180 days in the line. They were withdrawn for rest periods. Moreover, for weeks at a time, large sectors of the front were quiet, giving them time for both physical and psychological rehabilitation.

07-08-07 - Iran calls for Iraq detainees' release Iran on Sunday urged Iraq to facilitate the release of five Iranians held by US forces after its first consular visit of the men suspected by Washington of helping illegal armed groups in Iraq.

07-08-07 - Iraq al-Qaida group threatens Iran The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday.

07-08-07 - War Costs Soar by a Third; Total Could Top $1.4 Trillion Send the bill to Halliburton and the neocons.

07-08-07 - Iraq's Sadr back in Iran - U.S. military sources Well that settles it. Attack Iran!

07-08-07 - Report: Iran general gives nuclear info ** Asghari has since revealed new and relevant information about Iran's nuclear progress, saying that in addition to reactors and uranium enrichment facility centrifuges being built in the country, Iran has also developed the technology to enrich uranium with lasers......If true, Asghari's information would lend credence to Western concerns regarding the increasing danger of Iran's nuclear program. Note the source.

07-08-07 - Senators want Libby prosecutor to testify "Why were they pursuing the matter long after there was no underlying crime on the outing of the CIA agent? Why were they pursuing it after we knew who the leaker was?" Are they suggesting that Fitzgerald should have IGNORED Libby's violation of the law? Is Fitgerald now being made the scapegoat (since Libby was let off the hook)? BS.

07-08-07 - Cheney fatigue settles over some in GOP Cheney's relentless advocacy of the Iraq war, his push to expand presidential authority and his hard-line rhetoric toward North Korea and Iran are raising concerns even among former loyalists now worried about the GOP's chances in 2008.

07-08-07 - Armitage: Cheney Cabal Scapegoat

07-08-07 - Poll: Few Confident of Border Security Only one in five surveyed said the government is doing enough to scrutinize people crossing the border into the U.S., the poll found. Border safety, border shmafety! Who needs to worry about AMERICA'S borders when little Israel's security (which has hundreds of nukes) is being threatened in the Middle East? Our troops should stay there. Really. Taxpayers should pipe down, maybe read the latest copy of FrontPage Mag or the Weekly Standard - bound to be a fresh new anti-Muzzie/Jihadi story in there to frighten you uppity (taxpaying) sheep back into submission.

07-08-07 - Why do terrorists attack Britain time and again? "The U.S. has a historical advantage; America is still the land of opportunity to the whole world. The people moving there believe the American dream of social mobility," he said. "In Europe, we've historically treated our immigrants as hired help, and waited for them to finish the work they arrived for and go home."

07-08-07 - The Road Home President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans? demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened ? the result of this unnecessary invasion and the incompetent management of this war. The supreme irony here is that the New York Times was so quick to propound the neocons' BS, helping them make the case in the runup to the Iraq war. And evidently they haven't learned their lesson because they are doing it again - this time, it's Iran.

07-08-07 - Will the US bomb Iran? Will Israel? ** In other words, Israeli fears aside, the U.S. does not face an existential threat and it must consider its own interests. This Israeli got it correct. The United States is NOT ISRAEL. The United States must start acting in its own best interests - for a change. We can not nor should not continue to fight Israel's battles. If you can't learn to get along with your neighbors inside of sixty years, then there's not much we can do about it. Try halting the illegal land confiscations and occupation. Rocket science.

07-08-07 - Israel Expresses Concern over America's Policy on Iran ** The adviser, who requested to remain anonymous, said he noticed, that "Israel is preoccupied about Washington?s potential reaction vis-à-vis Iran, in the event that Security Council sanctions fail to be respected. Israelis are not sure that the United States will support a combat operation against the Islamic Republic's nuclear program

07-08-07 - Displaced Lebanon camp children given school kits The Rota team has provided school stationery and bags to 645 pupils.
One of the recipients, 15-year-old Fatima Mahmoud al-Ahmed, expressed her gratitude.

07-08-07 - Britain threatens more sanctions on Iran Miliband also addressed the current situation in the Middle East, saying that the international community must not relax its demand that Hamas recognize Israel.

07-08-07 - Italian PM in Israel for talks on Iran Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi began a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday for talks focusing on Iran's nuclear ambitions and efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

07-08-07 - Israeli army back to basics after Lebanon bruising "Taking on the Palestinians has been a low-intensity war. This is not an enemy that has anything like our arms or support systems," No kidding? So then why is Israel always portrayed as the victim, the David (as opposed to the Goliath) in the US media?

07-08-07 - Sheehan Plans Run Against Pelosi Unless Bush Impeachment Sought


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