The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

News for 07-16-07

07-16-07 - Iran to air statements by detained US-Iranians Iran will on Wednesday broadcast apparent confessions by two US-Iranian academics detained since May on charges of harming national security in cases that have raised tensions with Washington.

07-16-07 - Why US sees Al Qaeda as a growing threat Washington's intelligence and security agencies say they've watched with increasing frustration in recent months as Al Qaeda's central leadership has reestablished core functions in Pakistan's tribal areas Pakistan HAS NUKES. NOW. Hey I know - let's attack Iran. Brilliant!

07-16-07 - General Pace: Another Troop Buildup Possible

07-16-07 - Britain expels Russian diplomats as row over Litvinenko murder grows

07-16-07 - Iran TV shows detained Americans

07-16-07 - Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran ** The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned......"The red line is not in Iran. The red line is in Israel. If Israel is adamant it will attack, the US will have to take decisive action," Mr Cronin said. "The choices are: tell Israel no, let Israel do the job, or do the job yourself."

07-16-07 - On Heels Of Senate?s Iran Vote, Brownback Declared I?m Ready To Strike Iran ** On Wednesday, the Senate voted 97-0 to pass a resolution sponsored by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to censure Iran ?for what it said was complicity in the killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.? The resolution required the Bush administration to regularly report to Congress on Iran?s role in Iraq.

07-16-07 - U.N. chief offers to help start Israel-Syria talks Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered on Monday to facilitate any future peace talks between Israel and Syria, which the United States has shunned.

07-16-07 - Report: Israel not ready for missile strikes ** The report also critcized a recent decision by the military to collect gas masks issued to Israelis during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as it would slow the public's response to any unconventional missile offensive by countries such as Iran or Syria. Based on related issues being reported dealing with war preparations in the past few weeks, Israel is quite clearly preparing for some sort of attack.

07-16-07 - Iran battles US, Israel... in computer game Iran on Monday launched a computer game with a strong political message that mixes the standoff over its nuclear programme, the mystery of missing diplomats in Lebanon and its hatred of Israel.

07-16-07 - In coordinated moves, U.S. and Israel launch peace push ** In a meeting Monday in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to accelerate peace talks.
Several hours later, in a clearly coordinated move, President Bush issued a major policy statement in Washington, calling for a regional peace conference to help the parties "move forward on a successful path toward a Palestinian state.".....It has been a long time since the key players have shown such determination to move ahead. I will reiterate my strong belief that these moves made by Israel and thusly the US are part of the Attack Iran campaign.

07-16-07 - Most Christians support Israel AND Palestine, oppose Iran war: NCC leaders As Pastor John Hagee prepares for his annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) gathering this week in Washington, D.C., two leaders of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) are reminding observers that most Christians do not share CUFI's stated goals......Pastor Hagee's efforts are the latest in a century old apocalyptic movement that began in earnest in the 19th century. Sometimes called Christian Zionism because of its uncritical support for the State of Israel, it is based on a literal reading of Biblical apocalyptic texts.

07-16-07 - Bomb hits Lebanon UN peacekeepers A UN spokeswoman said no casualties were reported and the organisation was investigating the attack.

07-16-07 - Four more Lebanese soldiers die in battle for camp Lebanese troops pushed deeper into a Palestinian refugee camp on Monday, seeking to finish an eight-week confrontation with al Qaeda-inspired militants during which at least 225 people have been killed.

07-16-07 - Bush launches peace bid with Middle East talks This comes on the same day a report at the Guardian articulates that Cheney is pushing for action on Iran. Not a coincidence. The efforts toward Middle East peace are part of an attempt to get Arabs and Europe on board for action on Iran (very similar to the runup to the Iraq war).

07-16-07 - Jury selection starts in Hamas case Lawyers began quizzing potential jurors Monday in the trial of leaders of a Muslim charity accused of funneling millions of dollars to the militant group Hamas.

07-16-07 - France warns Israel over possible attempt to kidnap Hizbullah members According to the report, the warning was issued after French intelligence received information saying Mossad was planning to attack Hizbullah and Amal (Lebanese Resistance Detachments) representatives at the conference

07-16-07 - 'IDF preparing for all-out war'** When conflict breaks out with Syria, he said, Israel will face a challenge, because the Syrians "will be willing to take military and civilian hits but will strive to harm the Israeli home front in order to gain future achievements in a political process and to further split Israeli society.


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