The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, August 19, 2007

News for 08-18-07

08-18-07 - Iran Guards warn U.S. of heavier blows ahead - daily The Iranian daily Kayhan said commander-in-chief Yahya Rahim Safavi made clear the Guards would not bow to U.S. pressure and would use all their leverage against the Americans.

08-18-07 - Iraqi PM to pay first visit to Syria Syrian Vice President Faruq al-Shara said on Tuesday that Maliki, during his visit, would discuss how to tackle the needs of more than a million Iraqi refugees in Syria who have fled the brutal sectarian conflict in their home country.

08-18-07 - Lone US military officer goes on trial for Abu Ghraib abuse

08-18-07 - A debt culture gone awry The ongoing sub-prime mortgage crisis, a result of irresponsible lending policies designed to generate commissions for unscrupulous brokers, presages far deeper problems in a U.S. economy that is beginning to resemble a giant smoke-and-mirrors Ponzi scheme. And this has not been lost on the rest of the world.

08-18-07 - Saudi hits back at Syria in growing diplomatic spat Saudi Arabia has rejected as "lies and fallacies" high-level Syrian accusations that its role in the Middle East was waning and accused Damascus of fomenting instability in the region.

08-18-07 - Israel is 'flag of Satan', Iranian President says

08-18-07 - Analysis: New Law Gives Government Six Months to Turn Internet and Phone Systems into Permanent Spying Architecture - UPDATED A new law expanding the government's spying powers gives the Bush Administration a six-month window to install possibly permanent back doors in the nation's communication networks. The legislation was passed hurriedly by Congress over the weekend and signed into law Sunday by President Bush. Wow.

08-18-07 - Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared

08-18-07 - Cheney, Lieberman and Iran War Conspiracy ** Lieberman was acting as a stalking horse for Cheney's proposal, softening up public opinion for later war propaganda.

08-18-07 - Effecting Regime Change in Iran **


08-18-07 - Iraq to Kishangarh: Palestinians' hunt for postal address on in city It has been a long and precarious journey for 12-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Thaiar. From Baghdad to Kishangarh village in the backyard of Vasant Kunj, via a bus ride through the sandy plains of Syria.

08-18-07 - CAIR Says ADL Seeks to Hinder Legal Rights of U.S. Muslims The ADL's campaign of defamation was revealed when the Los Angeles Times wrote: 'Pro-Israel or Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Defense League and [Daniel Pipes'] Middle East Forum think tank have provided news organizations with reams of critical documentation on Muslim leaders in recent weeks.'

08-18-07 - Tossing Fuel on a Fire: US Military Aid to Israel Tops $30 Billion this is no basket case nation; this is one of the most technologically developed and wealthiest countries on earth we're talking about here.

08-18-07 - U.S.: No strings attached to new defense package for Israel The new $30 billion American defense package for Israel is not conditioned on diplomatic progress or concessions to the Palestinians, a top U.S. aide said Thursday as representatives from both countries signed the memorandum of understanding in Jerusalem.


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