The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, August 30, 2007

News for 08-29-07

08-29-07 - Iran protests U.S. detentions in Iraq Iran on Wednesday summoned the Swiss diplomat representing American interests here to protest the U.S. forces' detention in Baghdad of eight Iranians, including two diplomats, the Foreign Ministry said.

08-29-07 - US admits Iranian arrests mistake

08-29-07 - Iran again denies US accusations on Iraq Iran has rejected accusations by US President George W Bush that Tehran is fomenting instability in Iraq, and has called on Washington to change its policies in the region.

08-29-07 - US says seizure of Iranians in Iraq 'regrettable' US forces on Wednesday freed a group of Iranians, including two diplomats, whom they seized at a Baghdad hotel in what the military said was a "regrettable incident."

08-29-07 - US officer cleared of Iraq abuse A US Army officer has been cleared of charges relating to abuse at Abu Ghraib prison but found guilty of disobeying an order not to discuss the inquiry

08-29-07 - Who's Killing American Soldiers in Iraq? by Philip Giraldi ** The Post's assertion that Iran is already at war with the U.S. has a familiar ring to it. It has already been used by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and was originally coined by the Israel lobby

08-29-07 - Bush Threatens to Confront Iran Over Alleged Support for Iraqi insurgents **

08-29-07 - Poll: 71% of Israelis want U.S. to strike Iran if talks fail **

08-29-07 - Has Bush Boxed Himself In? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** Who is pushing for attacks on Iran? Israel and its lobby. Vice President Cheney. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who has been calling for air strikes on al-Quds camps for months. And a War Party facing lasting disgrace for having lied the country into an unnecessary war, and for having assured the American people it would be a "cakewalk."

08-29-07 - Israeli Says Hamas Is Training Hundreds Abroad Hamas has sent hundreds of its fighters abroad for military training, most of them to Iran, the Israeli Army?s deputy chief of staff says Making the case for war.

08-29-07 - War With Iran **

08-29-07 - Jolie Calls More Aid to Refugees on Iraq Visit

08-29-07 - Israeli dies of Lebanon war wounds Mohammed "Don" Salum, an Israeli Arab who was critically wounded in a Hezbollah rocket barrage that hit Haifa on August 6, 2006, succumbed Wednesday in hospital. He was 40.

08-29-07 - Hezbollah planning to sue Israel Hezbollah is planning a host of lawsuits against Israel over the damages caused during last summer's Lebanon war.

08-29-07 - All quiet on the Golan Israel signaled a drop-off in military tensions with Syria over the Golan Heights

08-29-07 - Israel Warned US Not to Invade Iraq after 9/11 Wilkerson notes that the main point of their communications was not that the United States should immediately attack Iran, but that ?it should not be distracted by Iraq and Saddam Hussein? from a focus on the threat from Iran.

08-29-07 - J'lem worried by Iranian owned anti-ship missile The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah and used against the Israel Navy in a future conflict.

08-29-07 - Obama Wants Divestment Issue For His Own Capitol Hill insiders say Obama genuinely believes in the necessity of curbing Iran?s nuclear ambitions ? but also that his championing of the Iran divestment measure is part of a concerted effort to reassure Jewish voters that began with his March speech to a Chicago gathering of AIPAC.

08-29-07 - Lebanese army receives 130 US Humvees

08-29-07 - Investigate the Neocons The so-called experts, in case you haven?t noticed, are invariably little more than Likud fellow travelers and agents of AIPAC. In this respect, it has been a revolving door at the White House, under both Clinton and Bush, and every office holder on Capitol Hill as well as every Washington reporter knows it. Why on God?s good earth would Zionist zealots like Elliott Abrams and David Wurmser be placed in charge of U.S. policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Arabs? It is insane.

08-29-07 - No proof Israeli soldiers in Lebanon are alive: U.N. U.N. member nations should insist that Lebanon's Hezbollah group produce evidence that the two Israeli soldiers it abducted a year ago are still alive, a senior U.N. envoy said on Wednesday.

08-29-07 - Hezbollah rejects war criticism The Lebanese government and Hezbollah have condemned a watchdog report which criticises Hezbollah's conduct in the conflict against Israel last year.


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