The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, August 20, 2007

News for 08-19-07

08-19-07 - Army too stretched if Iraq buildup lasts Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force and its options if the Bush administration decides to extend the Iraq buildup beyond next spring.

08-19-07 - US says Iran training militias in Iraq The United States military in Iraq says about 50 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are believed to be training Shiite militias in the use of mortars and rockets in the south of the country. Making the case for war.

08-19-07 - U.S. forces tracking Iranians in Iraq

08-19-07 - Ahmadinejad may visit Iraq: report Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accepted an invitation to visit neighboring Iraq, Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday, a move that would be unlikely to be welcomed by the United States.

08-19-07 - Iran says nuclear work non-stop ahead of IAEA talks

08-19-07 - Iranian commander warns of 'hell' in Gulf ** The Gulf would become a "hell" for Iran's enemies if they were to attack the Islamic Republic, a commander of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards said.

08-19-07 - Terror law puts Britons at risk of surveillance by US agents A new law swept through Congress by the US government before the summer recess is to give American security agencies unprecedented powers to spy on British citizens without a warrant.

08-19-07 - Prelude to an Attack on Iran **

08-19-07 - Iran "massing troops near northern Kurdish region" Members of the 'rebel' groups, who fiercely oppose the governments of Iran and Turkey, are said to be based near mountains that stretch along the borders with Iran.

08-19-07 - Abu Ghraib abuse just tip of the iceberg: author Those people truely to blame for the degrading treatment of Iraqi prisoners in Baghdad's infamous Abu Ghraib jail remain in the shadows, while such abuses continue unchecked and unseen.

08-19-07 - Remote northeast Iraq hit by Iran shells: officials The Iranian military has shelled Kurdish areas in Iraq's remote northeast intermittently over the past three days, wounding two women and forcing the evacuation of 200 families, Iraqi officials said on Saturday.

08-19-07 - Six Revolutionary Guards killed in Iran helicopter crash Six members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were killed and five injured in a helicopter crash during an operation near the Iraqi border, state radio reported on Saturday.

08-19-07 - Gunmen take 30 hostage in southeast Iran: reports

08-19-07 - LOU DOBBS TONIGHT ** WOOLSEY: If it's not halted. I don't think we've to make that decision yet. My view is the same as John McCain's, which is that using force, air force, presumably, air power, is the worst option for dealing with Iran except for one other, and that's letting them have a nuclear weapon. Down bottom of the transcript. That's neocon Woolsey advocating for an attack on Iran.

08-19-07 - What Would War on Iran Do to the Price of Oil? **

08-19-07 - Michael Ledeen's Dangerous Iran Obsession ** Ledeen, James Woolsey, Norman Podhoretz, and others want war now with Iran. They want the bombs to fly.

08-19-07 - Iran? That's your problem ** All these goodies were meant to sweeten one simple fact: the United States is not planning to launch a military attack against Iran and is telling its allies in the region: We'll give you arms, and won't forget to encourage you. Good luck against Iran. Billions of dollars later and thousands of American soldiers dead, at some point Israel needs to learn to fight its own battles.

08-19-07 - Mehdi fighters 'trained by Hizbollah in Lebanon'

08-19-07 - Lebanese bomb camp in bid to flush out Islamists Troops on Sunday bombarded the north Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in a bid to smash underground bunkers sheltering Fatah al-Islam fighters, who killed two more soldiers at the weekend.

08-19-07 - Report: Bodies of 3 PFLP men killed in 1982 found in Lebanon


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