The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, August 18, 2007

News for 08-17-07

08-17-07 - Depression Taking Toll on Returning U.S. Vets Depression may be a largely unrecognized problem for many U.S. soldiers returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, placing a tremendous strain on them and their families, a new study suggests.

08-17-07 - Short of Purple Hearts, Navy tells vet to buy own After waiting 55 years, however, Reed decided to pay $42 for his own Purple Heart and accompanying ribbon ? plus state sales taxes ? at a military surplus store. Hey but, as long as poor little Israel got its 30 bil, everything's peachy keen. Right?....

08-17-07 - UN could soon debate fresh sanctions on Iran

08-17-07 - U.S. actions against Iran raise war risk, many fear **

08-17-07 - France mulls new measures against Iran

08-17-07 - Russia's war planes to patrol the skies again Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he is reviving the Soviet-era practice of sending bomber aircraft on regular patrols beyond its borders, due to current threats to "security."

08-17-07 - US Paid $1 Million to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers

08-17-07 - Dollar Falls Against Euro After Unexpected Discount Rate Cut The dollar weakened against 14 of 16 major currencies as a reduction in borrowing costs dims the allure of U.S. assets. The decline today trimmed the dollar's weekly advance as investors had sought safety in the currency after a global rout of credit markets. U.S. and European stocks rallied.

Wait a sec, I know. Let's attack Iran.

08-17-07 - UN plans Mideast and Iraq conferences in September U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to call a meeting on the future of Iraq as well as a session of the Quartet mediators on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a U.N. official said on Thursday.

08-17-07 - Lebanese army says two militants killed in siege camp

08-17-07 - Charity trial witness falters An Israeli intelligence agent whose earlier testimony linked a U.S.-based Islamic charity to Hamas acknowledged Thursday that none of the overseas charities it supported has appeared among hundreds of names on U.S. government terrorist lists. The testimony seemed to cast doubt on a central element of the government's criminal case against former officials of the now-defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development

08-17-07 - Ankara upbeat on start of Israel-Syria talks Turkish officials trying to jumpstart peace talks between Syria and Israel have sounded hopeful as they have said they were encouraged by recent statements by Syrian and Israeli decision-makers, and described Syrian President Bashar Assad's recent statements on the chance of resuming negotiations as particularly positive.

08-17-07 - Ellison joins anti-Semitism task force The only Muslim member of Congress has joined its anti-Semitism task force.

08-17-07 - Obama praises Israel aid hike Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) welcomed a hike in defense assistance to Israel.


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