The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, August 10, 2007

News for 08-09-07

08-09-07 - Bomb attacks on US troops at highest level

08-09-07 - Iran urges US pull-out from Iraq Iran's vice-president has said efforts to improve security in Iraq depend on the withdrawal of US-led forces and an end to US interference in the country.

08-09-07 - Bush has cautionary words for Maliki on Iran U.S. President George W. Bush insisted on Thursday that Iran is a destabilizing force in Iraq despite Tehran's assertion to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that it is helping secure his country.

08-09-07 - 2 charged with pipe bombs near Navy base

08-09-07 - US Hegemony Spawns Russian-Chinese Military Alliance This week the Russian and Chinese militaries are conducting a joint military exercise involving large numbers of troops and combat vehicles. The former Soviet Republics of Tajikistan, Kyrgkyzstan, and Kazakstan are participating. Other countries appear ready to join the military alliance.

08-09-07 - Marine's Iraq murder case dropped L/Cpl Justin Sharratt was among several accused of going on a rampage in which 24 Iraqis were killed after a roadside bombing killed one US marine.

08-09-07 - US withdrawal likely unless Iraq violence falls: study A US withdrawal from Iraq may be "impossible to resist" unless violence against civilians falls substantially, a study funded by the US Air Force warned Wednesday.

08-09-07 - Russian bombers play war games with US

08-09-07 - Syria reveals army deaths from militant campaign This is the first time Syria has publicly disclosed details of the fight against militants, which has intensified this year.

08-09-07 - Columnist says Bush administration fears Powell will emerge as anti-war critic I don't know if Powell would go full throttle, if only for the respect he likely has for Bush's old man. Though I'm sure he has plenty to say.

08-09-07 - Ron Paul Draws 600 in Fairfield Iowa Ron Paul has stayed away from the influence of lobbies, has stayed true to the Constitution and to the interests of the American people. Thus does he deserve our support.

08-09-07 - How to pay for US road and bridge repair? Some lawmakers put a hike in the gas tax on the table, but Bush dismissed the idea on Thursday. Cut foreign aid.

08-09-07 - Why Saudi Arabia? Why Now? by Colonel Daniel Smith, USA (Ret.)

08-09-07 - Russian Navy Must Restore Presence In Mediterranean Says Naval Commander

08-09-07 - Overstretched US cuts aid to Israel Washington had promised Israel a substantial increase in its financial support to bolster it against Iran.

But US officials decided to amend their pledge because of escalating costs, including the need to spend $750 million (£375 million) to fly thousands of armoured troop carriers to Iraq to protect troops against Iranian-made roadside bombs
Might I remind you that Israel's economy is 'booming'. Ours is not. And nowhere in the Constitution does it say that we owe Israel anything. OUR troops MUST come first.

08-09-07 - 'Limited Peace' For Israel,'Limited War' Vs. Iran ** Destroying the Iranian nuclear infrastructure could be a limited operation. The United States Navy and Air Force, which are not heavily engaged in the Iraq War Again, it's assumed that America is going to (again) do Israel's dirty work. Note the source.

08-09-07 - Middle East void in chemical weapons pact: Expert Egypt, Israel and Syria have stayed away from the Chemical Weapons Convention, while Iraq and Lebanon have signalled they will join soon, Rogelio Pfirter, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said.

08-09-07 - Lebanese army claims breakthrough in siege camp Lebanese troops made a new breakthrough on Thursday in the final part of a refugee camp in the north of the country where Islamist militants remain holed up, an officer said

08-09-07 - Russian Fleet Worries Israel

08-09-07 - Olmert: All quiet on Syrian front "Israel has no intention of attacking Syria, and neither does Syria intend to attack Israel."

08-09-07 - Francis Boyle: Destroying Democracy in Palestine When the Palestinians democratically elected a government that the Neo-Conservatives in the Bush Jr. administration and their Kadima/Likudnik confederates in Israel did not prefer, they jointly did everything humanly possible to destroy it.

08-09-07 - US Dems won't endanger Israel with Iraq policy The Democratic leadership in the US House of Representatives has promised to take into consideration Israel's concerns when formulating its official policy on America's involvement in Iraq......Hoyer will lead a delegation of 20 Democratic congressmen to Israel next week in order to gain a better understanding of the regional threats Israel is facing. A Republican delegation is in Israel this week for the same reason. America's interests and security should come first. It does not.

08-09-07 - Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11 Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why? Not because Americans are "anti-war." Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog.
Hey Stu, Americans have finally realized that they were lied to in order to get their support to invade Iraq, a nation that had no ties to Al Qaeda, and did not attack us on 911. Is Stu afraid that America isn't going to finish out Israel's wish list?

08-09-07 - Holy Land trial turns to Israeli agent The federal judge presiding over the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial ordered his courtroom cleared of spectators Thursday as a secret agent for the Israeli Defense Forces took the stand. The agent, referred to only by the pseudonym Major Lior, testified through a translator......Even defense attorneys did not know the man's true identity. The Israeli government allowed him to testify in an American courtroom only if his name and face were not made public......Defense frustration seemed to spill over into the cross-examination of the Israeli agent. Attorney Linda Moreno grilled him and his translator about whether his team got any kind of court order, or warrant, before seizing the documents. "You're not contending the Fourth Amendment applies outside the U.S., are you?" Judge Fish asked her at one point.

Israel's trials become US trials, to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars.

08-09-07 - US anti-terror official talks Iran sanctions in Israel Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met the US Treasury's top anti-terrorism official Stuart Levey on Thursday for talks on economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, an Israeli spokesman said. ...."Israel supports a hardening of sanctions already imposed" on the Islamic republic, Regev said. "Diplomacy must be firm and speak with one voice in order to succeed. Thus does America get more orders from Israel.

08-09-07 - Why The Dems Are Not Much Better Than the GOP on Foreign Policy And that especially applies to the Middle East where neocon orthodoxy governs our Israel-Palestinian policy as well as our policies on Iran and Iraq. (Along these lines, read this and this about Steny Hoyer's current visit to the Middle East).


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