The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, July 21, 2007

News for 07-20-07

07-20-07 - US Marine escapes jail for Iraqi civilian murder plot Awad, a 52-year-old father of 11, was taken from his home in a late-night raid by eight US servicemen and killed before the Marines involved covered up the incident to make it look as if Awad was an insurgent planting a bomb.

07-20-07 - 'Iranian-linked militant' among dozens captured in Iraq raids The US military said on Friday its forces had captured an alleged Iranian-linked militant who transported deadly bombs into Iraq from Iran......"The captured terrorist is suspected of facilitating the transport of weapons and personnel from Iran into Iraq," a statement said.....The military said the detainee, who was captured in the town of Kharnabat near the restive city of Baquba northeast of Baghdad, has connections with "senior leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force." How many of the foreign militants in Iraq are from the House of Saud, mewonders? Probably many many more than there are of those from Iran. Hey, I know - let's attack Iran!

07-20-07 - Russia says has not "slammed the door" on arms pact

07-20-07 - Turkish PM threatens to invade northern Iraq

07-20-07 - Ahmadinejad says Iran fully supports Palestinian resistance

07-20-07 - AP misrepresented newly released NIE judgment on Al Qaeda's use of "contacts and capabilities" in Iraq

07-20-07 - FBI's Secret Spyware Tracks Down Teen Who Made Bomb Threats "It's quite possible the FBI knows about vulnerabilities that have not been disclosed to the rest of the world," says Thompson. "If they had discovered one, they would not have disclosed it, and that would be a great way to get stuff on people's computer. Then I guess they can bug whoever they want."

07-20-07 - 4 die as Iran's Revolutionary Guard clashes with bandits Members of the elite Revolutionary Guard have clashed with "foreign-guided" bandits in southeastern Iran, killing four of them and suffering several casualties, state-run television reported yesterday

07-20-07 - Russia 'has seen no proof' in Litvinenko case Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has seen no proof from Britain to support claims that former KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi poisoned dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

07-20-07 - Giuliani names Podhoretz, Kramer as advisers Rudy Giuliani named top Jewish neo-conservatives as foreign policy advisers.

07-20-07 - Fitzgerald Deserves Top U.S. Law Post, Comey Says (Update3) Patrick Fitzgerald won the convictions of four Osama bin Laden associates in May 2001. In March, he got Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby. Last week, he nailed Conrad Black.....''I wouldn't want him as an attorney general if I were a Republican because his prosecutorial mentality may go a bit too far,'' Fitzgerald evidently will go after corrupt politicians (among others) of both parties. Being a Republican (which this webmistress happens to be, proudly so) has got nothing to do with it. Now the neocons, on the other hand, should be quivering in their astronaut diapers - another matter entirely. Now put down your shiny new scooter, Fitz, and get back to work.

07-20-07 - Idiots on the March by Charley Reese ** Idiots in Israel, along with those American idiots in the punditocracy who can't see where they are going because their vision is blocked by Israeli backsides, are trying to pressure our idiots in the White House to commit an act of insanity. In a nutshell, yes.

07-20-07 - US Affairs: Bush Doctrine revisited On Tuesday, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliot Abrams held a conference call with Jewish officials and reassured them that there was nothing in the speech that meant policy toward Israel would be changing or that Israel would find itself under extra pressure to make concessions

07-20-07 - Perilous times for Iraq Palestinians "We're just waiting for death," said Ziad Nassir, a 35-year-old barber who has lived in Iraq for 16 years. "The only question is how we'll die."

07-20-07 - GOP hopefuls blast Bush on Mideast Two likely Republican presidential candidates told a Christian audience that Bush administration policies endangered Israel

07-20-07 - Texas governor plans divestment from Iran Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to divest the state's pension funds from Iran after meeting with Israeli officials.

07-20-07 - Strong backing in House for U.N. panel slam A U.S. House of Representatives resolution slamming the U.N. Human Rights Council for targeting Israel has dozens of co-sponsors. Not a matter for the US Congress.

07-20-07 - Petition to stop the Iranian nuclear threat sent to world leaders Thursday?s conference was sponsored by The Israel Project and featured U.S. Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) Jon Porter (R-Nev.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and TIP Founder and President Jennifer Laszlo.

07-20-07 - U.S. Islamic charities feel post 9/11 heat Islamic activists say charities that donate to Palestinian causes have been singled out. "Any charity that decides to provide aid to Palestine is either shut down or intensely scrutinized," "Cui bono ? Who benefits? ? is a question that must ever be asked about Middle Eastern terror." - Patrick J. Buchanan.

07-20-07 - INTERVIEW - No swift return for Palestinians to battered camp Many of the 32,000 Palestinian refugees who have fled fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants will need temporary homes while their devastated camp is rebuilt, a U.N. official said on Friday.

07-20-07 - Ahmadinejad warns: Enemies will be 'burned' Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced his support for Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah during an official state visit to Syria, warning 'enemies of the region' to abandon hostile plans or risk being 'burned'.

07-20-07 - Israel slams Iran-Syria alliance Any withdrawal from the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981, would see the Jewish state "find itself without peace and without the Golan," Eitan said. Not theirs to keep in the first place.

07-20-07 - Abrams reassures Jewish leaders Elliott Abrams, the deputy national security adviser who is often the last word on Israel-related issues, spoke Thursday in a conference call with the Jewish leaders, a number of participants said.


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