Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Headlines for 10-09-07

IAEA in Tehran for talks over Iran's atomic work A team led by the U.N. nuclear watchdog's second-in-command held talks with Iranian officials in Tehran on Tuesday to try to clear up questions about the country's disputed atomic program.

France, Russia move closer on Iran Sarkozy has hardened France's stance on Iran in recent months, shifting closer to the United States in his insistence on tough U.N. Security Council sanctions and even his mention of the possibility of war. While the United States and European nations are pressing for greater sanctions, Russia and China have resisted.

Nuke transportation story has explosive implications This is about how six nuclear advanced cruise missiles got out of their bunkers and onto a combat aircraft without notice of the wing commander, squadron commander, munitions maintenance squadron (MMS), the B-52H's crew chief and command pilot and onto another Air Force base tarmac without notice of that air base's chain of command -- for 10 hours.

Surge Protectors The three principals of Freedom's Watch have all expressed Israel-centered views. Matt Brooks himself cited Israel's interests two years back when attacking the antiwar movement

Al-Qaeda pursuing weapons of mass destruction: US Other organizations that pose a potential threat to the United States include the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, the strategy report said. "Hezbollah may increasingly consider attacking the homeland if it perceives the United States as posing a direct threat to the group or Iran, its principal sponsor," it said
Somehow Israel's enemies become OUR enemies. Whose war?

Refugee groups blast lack of US help for Iraqis Current US efforts to help resettle Iraqi refugees are slow, poorly funded and ignore Syria which hosts the largest number of displaced people, refugee and human rights advocates said on Tuesday.

War on Iran cannot be ruled out: Albright ** Albright, who was born Marie Korbelova in Prague in 1937, defends the idea of a missile defence system in Central Europe despite resistance from Moscow.

Findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty due to continuing pressure by the pro-Israel lobby in the United States, this attack remains the only serious naval incident that has never been thoroughly investigated by Congress; to this day, no surviving crewmember has been permitted to officially and publicly testify about the attack; .....That a danger to our national security exists whenever our elected officials are willing to subordinate American interests to those of any foreign nation, and specifically are unwilling to challenge Israel's interests when they conflict with American interests; this policy, evidenced by the failure to defend USS Liberty and the subsequent official cover-up of the Israeli attack, endangers the safety of Americans and the security of the United States

Fineman: Intel Community To Release ?Three Iran Reports? To ?Slow Down? Bush?s Warmongering ** On the Chris Matthews Show today, NBC?s Howard Fineman revealed that the intelligence community will release ?three different reports? in upcoming weeks to ?slow down? the administration?s current drumbeat for war with Iran:

Navy veteran questions why six nuclear missiles were flown on combat aircraft to staging area for Middle East Stormer doesn't buy reports that the missiles were simply lost.

U.S. warns against Turkish action in Iraq

Barak plans U.S. trip The itinerary has not yet been finalized, but Barak is expected to meet with Bush administration officials for discussions on Israeli-U.S. arms deals and strategic cooperation.

In pictures: Palestinians await camp return

UNHCR deeply concerned about fire in Iraq refugee camp The UN refugee agency UNHCR expressed deep concern on Tuesday after 25 Palestinians were injured when a big fire swept through a refugee camp in Iraq at the weekend.

Lebanon's Hariri urges strong UN words on killings

Certification sought on 'smart' weapons U.S. Reps. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Christopher Carney (D-Pa.) wrote the letter, which has the backing of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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