The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

News for 07-17-07

07-17-07 - Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** As Congress prepares for its August recess, the probability of U.S. air strikes on Iran rises with each week. A third carrier, the USS Enterprise, and its battle group is joining the Nimitz and Stennis in the largest concentration of U.S. naval power ever off the coast of Iran. And Tonkin Gulf II may have already occurred.

07-17-07 - Help lags for homeless female veterans

07-17-07 - US 'appalled' as Iran shows US-Iranians on TV The United States said Tuesday it was "appalled" at the treatment of four US-Iranians detained in Tehran after Iranian television aired footage of two academics ahead of their alleged "confessions."

07-17-07 - Most GOP Military Donations for President Went to Ron Paul Ron Paul - a hero on Capitol Hill. Gotta love him.

07-17-07 - Russia ridicules expulsion of diplomats and promises a 'targeted' retaliation

07-17-07 - US wants fresh Iran talks on Iraq "We think that given the situation in Iraq and given Iran's continued behaviour that is leading to further instability in Iraq, that it would be appropriate to have another face-to-face meeting... ," Mr McCormack told reporters. Iran now behind sectarian violence.

07-17-07 - U.S. says Iran knows its weapons reaching Taliban Making the case for war.

07-17-07 - US Senate locked in Iraq battle Senators are due to vote on three major amendments to a defence funding bill, one of which would require withdrawal of US troops by the end of April 2008.

07-17-07 - Googlers applaud GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul

07-17-07 - Turkish PM defends gas deal with Iran Erdogan was speaking a day after Washington criticised the agreement signed last week after talks between Turkey's Energy Minister Hilmi Guler and Iranian Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh.

07-17-07 - Haniya rejected Iran's involvement in Gaza attacks On Monday, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniya denied PA President Mahmoud Abbas?s allegations that Iran, Syria, and Qatar had a hand in the recent Gaza Strip attacks.

07-17-07 - Notes From a Beach Blanket The AIPAC spy scandal: now this is one case that seems to have been dropped into a bottomless pit, but no, it has merely been delayed by the Scooter Libby-esque tactics of the defense team.

07-17-07 - Did the UN Cave to Israel?

07-17-07 - Bishara attends Lebanon 'victory' parley Azmi Bishara, a former Knesset member who resigned and fled Israel this year after it emerged that he could be prosecuted for illicit communications with Hezbollah, attended an anniversary conference in Beirut this week marking a year since the war between the Lebanese militia and Israel.

07-17-07 - Pro-Israel Christians to push Iran sanctions Speakers at the group's second national conference include the group's founder, Pastor John Hagee, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, a probable candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency.

07-17-07 - Lebanese soldier killed as commandos close in on Islamists A Lebanese soldier was killed on Tuesday in clashes with Islamist fighters as the army closed in on the extremists' positions in a bombed-out refugee camp, a military spokesman said.

07-17-07 - Bush, Ban to discuss Darfur, pressure on Iran

07-17-07 - Italian minister says isolating Hamas may help al Qaeda The West's policy of isolating Hamas could backfire and push the militant Palestinian group into the arms of al Qaeda, Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said.

07-17-07 - Lebanese army makes new gains in Palestinian camp Lebanese troops seized more territory inside a Palestinian refugee camp in pitched battles on Tuesday against al Qaeda-inspired militants, security sources said.

07-17-07 - Assad: Golan guarantee before talks Bashar Assad conditioned new peace talks with Israel on a guaranteed return of the Golan Heights to Syria.


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