The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, August 04, 2007

News for 08-03-07

08-03-07 - New U.S. carrier in Gulf region as force reduced The U.S. Navy, scaling back its force in the Gulf, said on Wednesday it had sent a fresh aircraft carrier to the region to replace two carriers deployed there since early this year amid tension with Iran.

08-03-07 - Court secretly struck down Bush spying: report The intelligence-court judge, who remains anonymous, concluded that the government had overstepped its authority by monitoring overseas communications that pass through the United States, the Post said, citing anonymous government and congressional sources.

08-03-07 - Congress Estimates U.S. Will Spend $1 Trillion On Iraq War

08-03-07 - Iran 'not worried' by US arms sales Iran is not worried by US arms sales in the Middle East, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reported as saying by the ISNA news agency on Friday.

08-03-07 - Al-Qaeda urges Pakistanis to overthrow Musharraf

08-03-07 - Congress curbs power of the lobbyists after series of scandals

08-03-07 - Why Do They Hate Us? Start With John Bolton

08-03-07 - The Cheney-Edelman Connection Edelman, who replaced Douglas Feith in 2005, is a career foreign service officer with neo-conservative views, albeit not as radical as those of his ultra-Likudist predecessor. It's a neocon presidential administration, evidently.

08-03-07 - Democrats Scrambling to Expand Eavesdropping

08-03-07 - Ron Paul remains longshot for GOP nom We'll see about that.

08-03-07 - Hoyer leads Israel trip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, is leading a group of freshman Democratic lawmakers on a tour of Israel.

08-03-07 - The Case for an America-First Foreign Policy

08-03-07 - New bill would enable terrorism suits The Justice for Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act introduced Thursday tightens loopholes in the Flatow Amendment of 1996, named for Alisa Flatow, a 20-year old New Jersey student killed in a 1995 Gaza Strip attack carried out by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed group.

08-03-07 - Israel seeks two-stage prisoner exchange deal with Hezbollah

08-03-07 - New report documents past quarter century of Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians

08-03-07 - Lebanon braces for key elections Lebanon is stepping up security ahead of two by-elections, one a key test of support among the deeply divided Christian community.

08-03-07 - Careful: The FB-eye may be watching Reading the wrong thing in public can get you in trouble

08-03-07 - Romney backs Saudi deal with conditions Mitt Romney said the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia should depend on its support of Israeli-Palestinian peace among other conditions.

08-03-07 - Hikind sees Pollard New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind led a delegation that met with Jonathan Pollard.....Hikind said the U.S. Jewish community has not done enough to free Pollard Say, I wonder, where does this AMERICAN assemblyman's loyalty lie? Pollard committed TREASON.

08-03-07 - Syrians seek seat at Mideast peace table As the prospect of peace talks loom, Syria is also warning that an "arms race" could be ignited by the Bush administration's plan to beef up its military support to Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf States, Egypt and Israel, Reuters reports.

08-03-07 - US Evangelicals at Odds on Embracing Israel "The support of Christian Zionists is critical to Israel's security and strength," Lieberman said, "and to America's security and strength." Surrre it is, Joe. Your true colors are showing (blue and white).

08-03-07 - U.S. Arms Sales Preserve Israel's Edge "the administration is buying off Israel by increasing its military aid to more than 30 billion dollars over the course of the next decade."

08-03-07 - Israel's Jewish Problem in Tehran There is an interesting problem with selling the "Iran as Nazi Germany" line. If Ahmadinejad really is Hitler, ready to commit genocide against Israel's Jews as soon as he can get his hands on a nuclear weapon, why are some 25,000 Jews living peacefully in Iran and more than reluctant to leave despite repeated enticements from Israel and American Jews?

08-03-07 - Hezbollah says U.S. trying to intimidate Lebanese "Bush ... considers the Siniora government part of American national security and part of American policy. Oh Lebanese, we are demanding a government which (represents) Lebanese national security and not American national security."

08-03-07 - Syria lets in four sick Palestinians from Iraq -U.N Syria has allowed four seriously ill young Palestinians stranded in a desolate camp in the Iraqi desert to enter the country for urgent medical treatment, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

08-03-07 - Hezbollah vows not to use arms against Lebanese foes

08-03-07 - Fierce fighting between Lebanese army and Islamists An AFP correspondent saw two Katyusha rockets being fired from within Nahr al-Bared camp north of Tripoli by the militants, with one projectile hitting a nearby power station.

08-03-07 - Lieberman defends CUFI speech "I know that they were very supportive of Israel, as I am," Lieberman, who is Jewish, told Salon on Friday, referring to his speech last month at the annual Washington assembly of Christians United for Israel

08-03-07 - Bahrain says Mideast conference should be inclusive "All countries which have a conflict with Israel must be present in order to resolve the conflicts. Israel has disputes with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians, and we want this conference to discuss all (contentious) issues between Israel and the Arabs," Sheikh Khaled added.


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