Saturday, October 6, 2007

Headlines for 10-05-07

US 'must break Iran and Syria regimes' ** In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the first since he left government, he argued that the United States had to be prepared to attack both Syria and Iran to prevent the spread of Islamic fundamentalism and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East that could result in a much wider war. Unbelievable. Especially seeing as how Ba'athist Syria is nowhere near under the rule of Islamic fundamentalists. To the contrary: they quash that type of behavior and fast (as did Saddam, believe it or not). These two countries do not pose a threat to the US. They do however pose a threat to ISRAEL. Wurmser is a tried and true NEOCON, whose primary allegiance is clearly to said nation, not the US.

Iran defiant over nuclear issue

US raid kills women, children: Iraqi police Iraqi police say women and children are among 25 Iraqis killed and 40 wounded in a US air strike on a village near the central city of Baquba.

Iran blames 'U.S.-backed terrorists' for cleric's murder

U.S. sanctions drive Iranian businesses and exports to Syria From car-manufacturing plants and a proposed $2 billion industrial zone for Iranian businesses to plans to overhaul urban transportation systems, Iranian companies are charging into Syria, looking to cash in on a recent privatization push.

U.N. presses Syria to allow in more Iraqi refugees

Byrd: Senate?s ?Saber-Rattling? Is ?Sleep-Walking? America To War With Iran ** It is deeply troubling to see the U.S. Senate joining the chest-pounding and saber-rattling of the Bush administration. I am no apologist for the Iranian regime, anymore than I was for Saddam Hussein, but I fear that we may become entangled in another bloody quagmire. We have been down this path before. We have seen all too clearly where it leads.

Inside Track: The Myth of the All-Powerful Ahmadinejad by Philip Giraldi Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is the Francis Walsingham Fellow for the American Conservative Defense Alliance. Philip Giraldi = one of the good guys.

Marine may escape Haditha charge An investigating officer has said no murder charges should be brought against a US marine accused of leading a massacre of Iraqi civilians.

Iraq official says "big fat no" to attack on Iran ** "The whole area will be in flames, and Iraq will be the battlefield for all this, and we will pay heavily," Rubaie said at an event in Washington hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

Iran rules out talks on 'nuclear rights'

Anglican leader condemns Syria, Iran war talk

The Price of Promiscuous Intervention The U.S. is stretched militarily neither because it faces unusual and unusually dangerous threats nor because it possesses a minuscule military ill-prepared to defend the nation. Washington is running down its forces, most obviously Army and Marine Corps active and reserve troops, because the U.S. is trying to create political democracy and force social reconciliation through a military occupation. That's not what America's military forces are trained for. That's not what America's national interest requires.

Iran's president calls wants Israel's Jews moved to Canada, Alaska or Europe Ahmadinejad said a "free referendum" was the solution to the Palestinian issue, saying Jews, Muslims and Christians as well as five million Palestinian refugees should take part in a vote to determine their own fate.

Bush denies plans to attack Iran ** Bush pledged to support Palestinian security forces and help President Mahmoud Abbas financially so that ordinary people's lives would be improved.

Iran accuses Israel of Palestinian "genocide"

Feds Seek Life Sentence For Contempt in Hamas Case Federal prosecutors are urging that a Palestinian Arab activist spend the rest of his life in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Hamas links in America.Earlier this year, a jury in Chicago convicted Abdelhaleem Ashqar, 49, of contempt of court and obstruction of justice. Meanwhile, Scooter Libby was pardoned by Bush for his obstruction of justice conviction.

Ahmadinejad is not another Hitler

Report: Israel 'blinded' Syrian radar According to the article, a Kuwaiti newspaper recently reported that "Russian experts are studying why the two state-of-the art Russian-built radar systems in Syria did not detect the Israeli jets entering Syrian territory. Iran reportedly has asked the same question, since it is buying the same systems and might have paid for the Syrian acquisitions."

Who Wants To Bomb Iran? Democrats, Not Republicans, Says Seymour Hersh ** When I asked Hersh who wants to bomb Iran, he said, "Ironically there is a lot of pressure coming from Democrats. Hillary Clinton, Obama, and Edwards have all said we cannot have a nuclear-armed Iran. Clearly the pressure from Democrats is a reflection of - we might as well say it - Israeli and Jewish input." He added the obvious: "a lot of money comes to the Democratic campaigns" from Jewish contributors.

Hezbollah chief accuses Israel of Lebanon killings "Israel is the one that does not want a consensus president and a government of national unity in Lebanon. Israel, backed by America, wants a president who would disarm the resistance," he said.

Lebanon charges 20 with terrorism Prosecutor-general Saeed Mirza's office said he had charged 16 Palestinians and four Russians, although only three of the accused are in Lebanese custody.

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