The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, August 06, 2007

News for 08-05-07

08-05-07 - Iraq air force wants Iran to give back its planes Iraq's air force commander said on Sunday he hoped Iran would return some of the scores of Iraqi fighter plans that flew there ahead of the Gulf War in 1991, but conceded many of them were probably beyond repair

08-05-07 - Iran says atomic work has not slowed down

08-05-07 - Iran shows off homegrown fighter jet Iran on Sunday showed off for the first time a new fighter jet said to be modelled on the American F-5 but built using domestic technology, state media reported.

08-05-07 - Iran appoints new Anglican bishop In what is seen as a sign of growing religious tolerance in Iran, church services have been held in Tehran to mark the installation of a new Anglican bishop. Oh the horror. First, we hear there are Iranian Jews (who refuse to emigrate to Israel, despite potential cash), now there's Iranian Anglicans too? What's next? BUDDHISTS. Holy sheeit. Those Iranian Nazis!

08-05-07 - Iran a helper, not a threat: Karzai Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a key US ally, contradicted US assessments of the threat posed by Iran and insisted in an interview that Tehran played a beneficial role in his region. Another load of feces that the Bush admin neocons flung but can't get to stick. Where will it be launched next? Stay tuned...(Every Which Way But Loose, You Turn Me Every Which Way But Loose...)

08-05-07 - In Amman, resentment builds against refugees "The Iraqis have the most sectarian tensions of any Arabs, and we worry that could happen here," he said. "If they keep coming in big numbers, then there will be fighting here, too. They have a huge hate between them, and this is dangerous for Jordan."

08-05-07 - ABC Reset Republican Debate Tally After Ron Paul Win?

08-05-07 - The Illegal - and Immoral - Option

08-05-07 - The Abu Ghraib whistleblower's ordeal "I really find it hard to believe that the secretary of defence of the United States has no idea about the star witness for a criminal case being anonymous."

08-05-07 - Signs of faltering US economy surface

08-05-07 - Palestinian Imam calls on Taliban to free Korean hostages "In the name of Islam and its principles of forgiveness, we appeal to you (Taliban) to stop killing the Korean hostages because this contradicts with the rule of Islam," Tamimi said in a statement sent to reporters.

08-05-07 - 150 American youths to join IDF "All of them heard about last summer's war in Lebanon and they want to contribute to Israel's security." Something wrong with joining the AMERICAN military? Have they not heard of IRAQ? Wow.

08-05-07 - Kucinich: Executive Order on Lebanon Undermines The Middle-East Peace Process ?If the Administration continues these policies which undermine the sovereignty of Syria and Lebanon, the United States risks more violence in the Middle East, further isolation from the international community, and the continued sacrifice of our pressing domestic needs.

08-05-07 - Attack on ship never probed June 8 was the 40th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, an American naval intelligence ship sailing in international waters with her flag displayed on a clear day. The result of the attack was 34 dead and 171 injured. The event is the only U.S. naval attack never formally investigated by Congress.

08-05-07 - ANALYSIS: Jerusalem lowering expectations over peace talks Jerusalem was busy lowering expectations, and Olmert's bureau said the leaders were not seeking to formulate an "agreement of principles," but rather "agreed-on principles" - which is the same thing, but less frightening. The bureau cautioned diplomatic correspondents not to get their hopes up. evertheless, Rice heard a different tune this week in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Translation: The Israelis are going to walk the walk and talk the talk, to get America to attack Iran. Then, it's back to the same ole, same ole.

08-05-07 - Lebanon vote widens gap among divided Christians Michel Aoun, a Christian leader from the Syrian-backed opposition, said his faction had defeated the candidate of the Western-backed ruling majority by a close margin in the by-election in the Metn mountains northeast of Beirut.

08-05-07 - Lebanese army still battling Islamists at refugee camp The Lebanese army on Sunday pushed forth with its offensive against Islamists besieged in a refugee camp in the north of the country as the battle entered its 12th week.

08-05-07 - Muslims gaining strength in United States - cleric "I deal with a woman whether she wears a hijab or not, that's my position. Maybe some of you will disagree," he said. "There is no need for labels -- 'you're an infidel, Muslim, Islamist, you'll go to heaven'. I deal with citizens whoever they are and God is the judge."

08-05-07 - Record oil prices deepen rich-poor divide, say analysts

08-05-07 - Lebanese girl 'raised from dead' back home "It was one o'clock. Dalia had gone with her father, her brother and her sister to buy some yoghurt for lunch from a shop in the village," recalls her mother, Alia Deeb. "Just when they got back home, they were cut down by an Israeli shell. I saw my husband and my son cry out, their faces all bloodied. Dalia didn't move. Everybody thought she had been killed outright."

08-05-07 - She takes flight to Israel ? one way she announced she would follow in the footsteps of her older brother, Gabi, who joined the Israeli army a little more than two years ago, except that she might go into the Israeli navy instead. Something wrong with serving in the AMERICAN military?

08-05-07 - A wedding's irresistible momentum Displaced by Islamic militants and short on food, refugees in Lebanon find a way to wed.


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