The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

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News for 07-31-07

07-31-07 - Cheney admits wrong about Iraq insurgency US Vice-President Dick Cheney acknowledges he was wrong in 2005 when he insisted the insurgency in Iraq was in its "last throes".

07-31-07 - Probe into US-Iranians still ongoing: judiciary The case of the US-Iranians detained in Iran on suspicion of harming national security is still in the hands of the investigating judge, two-and-a-half months after their arrest, the judiciary said on Tuesday.

07-31-07 - Lieberman Escalates Attack on Iraq Critics

07-31-07 - Who owns you? George Carlin - 3 Minute Video Foreign interests/lobbies are a major problem too, George.

07-31-07 - Rice: Iran Biggest Threat To U.S. Interests In The Middle East Cuz Israel told me so! Stoolie.

07-31-07 - A green light to oppression In the name of 'fighting extremism', the US is arming two of the Arab world's leading human rights abusers: Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

07-31-07 - US 'aims to help' Mid-East allies Syria's foreign minister said the arms deals were "dangerous", while Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior Hamas figure, said US peace conference plans were a waste of time.

07-31-07 - Peres blasts Iran president "Ahmadinejad is an unbelievable joke," Peres told NPR. "He claims he's religious. My impression is that, in his eyes, the nuclear bomb is higher than Allah. He's worshiping the bomb more than he's worshiping the God in heaven."

07-31-07 - Cheney says he disagrees with Libby's guilty verdict

07-31-07 - US military aid plans aimed against Iran - Russian experts "Arabs do not believe the U.S. can play the role of a fair broker," the expert said. "And the U.S. wants to create the impression that it is sincerely attempting to broker the Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement."

07-31-07 - Israeli PM sees no war with neighbours in coming months Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday he does not expect conflict with the Jewish state's neighbours in the coming months, pouring cold water on a recent flurry of speculations of an impending war with Syria.

07-31-07 - Dems, pro-Israel groups want more info on arms sale to Saudis How can the weapons be adjusted to minimize their potential threat to Israel? What do Israeli military leaders think? And does the aid boost to Israel come with a guarantee?
The unanswered questions have led Democrats to threaten to block the deal. Pro-Israel groups are holding back from such threats but are demanding more answers......Insiders say the overall package was in the works for months and that the Bush administration had consulted closely with Israel, also keeping informed the pro-Israel powerhouse AIPAC......One pro-Israel strategy was already clear: Make certain the hike in aid to Israel comes through

07-31-07 - Lebanon's Siniora slams hike in U.S. military assistance to Israel Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora criticized a proposed U.S. arms deal Monday that offers a sharp increase in defense aid to Israel, a rare rebuke against Washington by the Western-backed premier.

07-31-07 - Congressional lobby reform aims at disclosure

07-31-07 - Iran imperative spurs US aid move ** When the stated aim of such assistance is, in the words of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "to counter the negative influences of al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran", then it is not hard to see why Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, found nothing to criticise.

07-31-07 - Syria says ready to join in U.S. peace conference Syria is ready to take part in a U.S.-sponsored conference on Palestinian-Israeli peace although Washington is behind instability in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Tuesday.

07-31-07 - Rice, Gates in Egypt to seek Arab front against Iran

07-31-07 - Spanish FM welcomes Syrian support for Lebanon initiative Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday welcomed Syria's support for efforts by Spain and France to resolve the eight-month-old political crisis in Lebanon.

07-31-07 - Trial date set for ex-AIPAC staffers The trial date set Tuesday by Judge T.S. Ellis was at least the fifth since Steve Rosen, the America Israel Public Affairs Committee's former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst, were indicted in August 2005


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