The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

News for 07-10-07

07-10-07 - Reservist fighting his fifth war call-up

07-10-07 - Iran conservatives worried over Ahmadinejad policies: reformist

07-10-07 - UN nuclear envoy due in Iran

07-10-07 - Data on Americans mined for terror risk Records about identity thefts, real estate transactions, motor vehicle accidents and complaints about Internet drug companies are being searched for common threads to aid law enforcement officials, the Justice Department said in a report to Congress on the agency's data-mining practices.

07-10-07 - Battle heats up over fired US attorneys President Bush, citing executive privilege, has refused to provide testimony and documents requested by the Democrat-led Congress. Congressional leaders are threatening contempt citations in response. Both sides seem willing to fight over what they deem to be their constitutional prerogatives.

07-10-07 - Iran three years away from nuclear bomb: Israel media ** Public radio said that a special unit headed by a senior officer had been set up to coordinate all information gathered by Israeli intelligence services with the aim of deciding on potential targets in Iran. It did not elaborate. Israel = Chicken Little.

07-10-07 - Bush finds no way out of Iraq as approval ratings plunge

07-10-07 - Dollar plunges to fresh lows The Iraq clusterf#k, among other things, is costing us dearly.

07-10-07 - Embattled Bush seeks to shore up Iraq support Separately, the US announced it was sending the aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise to the Gulf to replace the USS Nimitz. The US Navy said in a statement that deployment of the carrier provided "navy power to counter the assertive, disruptive and coercive behaviour of some countries, as well as support our soldiers and marines in Iraq and Afghanistan".

07-10-07 - After GOP vote against Israel funds, pro-Israel Dems warily watch ranks "Republicans have turned around and said 'Israel? Um, not so much,' " one Democrat said. "If some in our caucus think this isn't the third rail, there are Democrats who can say 'not so much.' " Horror of all horrors.

07-10-07 - The myth of Entebbe and the history of Israeli false-flag operations Cui bono ? Who benefits? ? is a question that must ever be asked about Middle Eastern terror. - Patrick J. Buchanan

07-10-07 - Et Tu, Cal It?s also worth noting that Thomas, like his hard-line neo-conservative and Christian Right allies, has been an ardent promoter of the notion that the West faces in ?Islamofascism? a threat equal to or greater than World War II and the Cold War. Cal Thomas = Israel-firster. America's interests come second to folks like him - and there are many like him in our media, and in government. Solution: wheel out giant catapult, and launch them over to Israel. Problem solved.

07-10-07 - ?Freedom? Scholar Michael Ledeen?s African Friend

07-10-07 - Militants stir in Lebanese outposts "The minute the Lebanese government gives us our rights to live an honest and honorable life in this country, we will hand over our weapons to the Lebanese Army,"

07-10-07 - "Whatever AIPAC Wants, AIPAC Gets" If we took ten Democratic apostates and compared them to ten Democrats who stood by the voters, pro-Israeli PAC contributions were "ten times" greater for the turncoats than those who stayed with their constituencies ($322,000 versus $34,000 on average).

07-10-07 - 'Time running out for Iran strike' ** On Monday, The Washington Post revealed new satellite photos of Iran's enrichment facility at Natanz which showed the digging of a tunnel that analysts said could be used to hide and protect key nuclear components. Notice that 'thinktanks' satellite photos have immediately been siezed upon as fodder for the Attack Iran campaign.

07-10-07 - NATO sees Israel tackling Iran alone ** Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who visited NATO headquarters in Brussels two weeks ago, came away with the impression that Western powers are unwilling to resort to pre-emptive military strikes to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, Yediot Achronot reported Tuesday. Israel is trying like hell to get us to do it. Cheney and the neocons are already onboard.

07-10-07 - LEBANON: Refugees get Saudi funding, demand shelters next to camp
Saudi Arabia has donated $12m to the UN Palestinian relief organisation, UNRWA, which has been distributing the cheques at Beddawi state school, just outside Beddawi refugee camp

07-10-07 - Iranian Jews identity not exchangeable for money, statement Iranian Jewish community on Tuesday refuted Israeli offer for the Jews to go to the occupied Palestinian territories in return for money

07-10-07 - Germany revokes refugee status of Iraqis

07-10-07 - Hezbollah rejects French terrorism charge ahead of talks

07-10-07 - Support for Hezbollah still high in south Lebanon

07-10-07 - Koch on Libby: 'The politics of hatred Ed Koch, staunch Israel-supporter, defends neocon Libby. Big surprise there.

07-10-07 - Growing trend to delegitimize Israel worries Jewish leaders Avinoam Bar-Yosef, JPPPI's director general, said that anti-Israel attacks in the U.S. constitute a "long-term threat" to Israel's standing, American Jewish organizations and the pro-Israel lobby....."In the U.S., the problem is still under the radar. But as a planning institute, we believe that it is necessary to formulate policy on this issue now." The growing trend is to CRITICIZE Israel. To the Israel-defenders, it always comes back to 'anti-Semitism', rather than the heart of the matter - Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

07-10-07 - Buchanan feuds with Foxman "Indeed, if one believes, as devout Catholics do, that Christ and his Church hold the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, it would be anti-Semitic not to pray for the conversation of the Jews," Buchanan wrote. "Even Abe."


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