The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, August 11, 2007

News for 08-10-07

08-10-07 - Cheney urging strikes on Iran **

08-10-07 - Iran ex-president disappointed at US talks on Iraq Iran's influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed disappointment on Friday at the lack of progress in talks with the United States aimed at restoring security in Iraq.

08-10-07 - U.S. military says al-Sadr in Iran again Al-Sadr came under heavy pressure to order his fighters not to confront the Americans as increase in U.S. troops began in February. He is believed to have complied, then left the country for Iran.

08-10-07 - Iran cleric says talks only way to resolve crisis

08-10-07 - Military draft should be considered: US war czar A top US military officer in charge of coordinating the US war effort in Iraq said Friday that it makes sense to consider a return of the draft to meet the US military's needs.

08-10-07 - British Criticize Air Attacks in Afghan Region A senior British commander in southern Afghanistan said in recent weeks that he had asked that American Special Forces leave his area of operations because the high level of civilian casualties they had caused was making it difficult to win over local people.

08-10-07 - Two Marines cleared over Haditha case Two US Marines facing charges in connection with the alleged massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha two years ago were cleared of wrongdoing Thursday, the military said.

08-10-07 - US sparks worldwide panic Worldwide, investors started to panic after yet another financial institution announced it had lost money because of the low-end "subprime" US mortgage market and its widespread effect on the US credit market. Hey I know, the US has tons of mon, economy is going great; why don't we attack Iran?! Morons.

08-10-07 - The Iran Attack That Wasn't ** The story was a big break for the war-with-Iran faction in Washington. Within hours, Sen. Joe Lieberman issued a press release saying that the Iranian government "has declared war on us." That set the stage for the unanimous passage the following week of his amendment stating that "the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces by a foreign government or its agents is an intolerable act of hostility against the United States," and demanding the government of Iran "take immediate action" to end all forms of support it is providing to Iraqi militias and insurgents.

08-10-07 - Plan Against Iran May Trigger Arms Race

08-10-07 - Afghan business thrives on Iran's border In contrast with Pakistani border areas, which have been overrun by the Taliban, Herat ? just 75 miles from the Iranian border ? has flourished with the help of Iran, one of the Karzai government's strongest supporters. In Herat, for example, Iran has linked the city to the Iranian power grid and built a highway to the border.

08-10-07 - Blogs Tout GOP Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul Texas congressman Ron Paul is one of the candidates hoping for a strong showing this weekend in Iowa Republicans' presidential straw poll. His unconventional platform ? one he calls "anti-war: and "anti-welfare" ? is attracting support from the grassroots and 'Net roots.

08-10-07 - Pressure builds in US for tougher action against Iran ** The pressure is coming from Cheney and the neocons(Israel's primo lobbyists).

08-10-07 - Please help Palestinian refugees displaced by fighting in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon UNICEF estimates that about 15,000 of those displaced are children. A nearby Palestinian Refugee camp, the Beddawi Camp, continues to host many of those children and other civilians who have fled the fighting.

08-10-07 - Israel wants greater UNIFIL mandate

08-10-07 - McCain: Disarm Hizbullah, tackle Assad "To achieve lasting peace, sooner or later, one way or another, Hizbullah must be disarmed and its patron in Damascus confronted," according to US Presidential hopeful John McCain, who wrote to The Jerusalem Post as part of the latest installment to the 'Road to the White House' blog on, which addressed the issue of how the US should deal with Syria.

08-10-07 - Valley lawmakers to hit road on recess Traveling courtesy of the American Israel Education Foundation, more than three dozen House members from both parties are in Israel this week and next. They include Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, and Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.....The Republicans are visiting Israel this week, and the Democrats will go next week......The Aspen Institute spent $3.5 million on congressional travel, and the American Israel Education Foundation spent $950,000, the study found. For instance, records show, the foundation spent $10,093 for Nunes and his brother Anthony to visit Israel in August 2003. The foundation was established in 1988 by AIPAC, also known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

08-10-07 - Giffords plans public talk after trip to Israel Giffords, who is Jewish, made her second trip earlier this year in a brief visit along with Republican Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl as part of the U.S. Congress-Israeli Knesset Interparliamentary Commission on National Security.

08-10-07 - Change on Iraq? Ask the Israelis These 40 legislators are the ones who over the past few weeks supported additional funding for the Arrow missile, which is part of the budget for cooperation on combating terror within the framework of the Office of Homeland Security. They are also the ones who will vote on the $30 billion increase in the security budget to which the administration plans to commit itself over the next 10 years...... Hoyer added that he attaches great importance to the Israeli point of view. To this end, he will ask Defense Minister Ehud Barak and several Israeli generals about their opinions on the possible implications of a change in Iraq. There are quite a few Democratic congressmen - including possible candidates

08-10-07 - Hezbollah showcases 'divine victory' over Israel Israel's war with Hezbollah resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Lebanese civilians, a third of them children, as well as 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.


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