Friday, October 12, 2007

Headlines for 10-11-07

Rice says Iran 'lying' about nukes Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday accused Iran of "lying" about the aim of its nuclear program, saying there's no doubt Tehran wants the capability to produce nuclear weapons and has deceived the U.N.'s atomic watchdog about its intentions. Mmm k.

EU to leave door open to further Iran sanctions European Union foreign ministers will warn Iran next week that it faces tougher sanctions unless it halts nuclear activities the West suspects are aimed at making atomic bombs, diplomats said on Thursday.

EU's Solana set for fresh talks with Iran's Larijani The EU's Javier Solana intends to meet Ali Larijani to try to persuade Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and other activities that can produce fuel for nuclear weapons.

Iraq strike 'kills 15 civilians' The US military says 19 suspected insurgents and 15 women and children have been killed in an operation north of Baghdad.

Blackwater faces war crimes inquiry after killings in Iraq

Former President Jimmy Carter Rips Dick Cheney As a 'Disaster' In an interview that aired Wednesday on BBC, Carter ripped Vice President Dick Cheney as "a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military." Carter went on to say Cheney has been "a disaster for our country. I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush."

The dingbat wing of the neoconservative movement (or do I repeat myself?) is at the core of Team Giuliani This last is the keynote of Rudy's run for the White House, and it is reflected not only in his public pronouncements ? he doesn't rule out nuking Iran ? but in his team of foreign policy advisers, who represent, more than any other campaign, the core leaders of the neoconservative hardliners who whooped it up for war with Iraq.

Paul campaign fueled by Web cash and savvy Paul's campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said his Internet popularity demonstrates that his message is resonating. Paul is the only GOP candidate who wants to immediately withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. "These national polls are still about name recognition, and that's an obstacle we have to overcome," Benton said.

Who has Putin's ear? Jewish meeting sparks intrigue Kantor, who was elected EJC president in June, denied any connection to Putin during his election campaign, amid cries from the opposition that he might be soft on Russia about Iran's nuclear program.

All's quiet on Israel's northeastern front, for now Maj. Gen. Wolfgang Jilke , the 59-year-old Austrian officer who oversees the 1,300-strong United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the area, and his observers could see nothing to substantiate the Israeli press reports of a Syrian military buildup. "From our point of view, this is just misleading information," said Jilke, who's one of the few people in the world who can drive the 135 miles between Damascus and Jerusalem .
Israel, mislead? Nooooo, say it ain't soo....

Clinton Steps Away From Pro-Israel Lobby on Measure to Rein in President Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has built a reputation for strictly adhering to the pro-Israel line, but she now appears, for the first time, to be supporting legislation that is opposed by pro-Israel lobbyists.Clinton announced last week that she would co-sponsor an amendment, proposed by Virginia Democrat Jim Webb, that would require the president to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Iran. Maybe AIPAC is backing off of this one due to the overwhelming attention they are receiving with regard to their undue influence over Capitol Hill, among other places.

Journalists tour Syria bomb site Syria took journalists on a tour of the site Israel allegedly bombed last month, calling it an agricultural research center.

Desolation Awaits Returning Palestinian Refugees

Lebanon reaps deadly Israeli bombs one year after war Two civilians, including a six-year-old boy, were killed by cluster bombs only last week.

Camp in Lebanon fosters peace and tolerance in a region marked by conflict

Unprecedented Muslim call for peace with Christians

Lebanon PM asks UN, Arab League to stop arms from Syria

Israeli cluster bomb kills British deminer in Lebanon A British member of a demining team was killed on Thursday by a cluster bomb dropped by Israeli forces during last year's war in Lebanon, officials said.

Palestinians try to rebuild lives in devastated Lebanon camp

Assad slams Lebanese parties who follow Israel Syrian President Bashar al-Assad slammed Lebanese who he said had chosen to side with Israel and submit themselves to foreigners instead of taking the Arab path and that of resistance.

Israel worried by Turk-Armenian debate Israel's government expressed concern Thursday over the U.S. congressional debate on the mass killings of ethnic Armenians in Turkey 90 years ago, but tried to deflect pressure from Turkey to take its side in the dispute.

Pro-Israel Oppressors Cherished at Columbia University The stark contrast between Columbia's treatments of the Shah and of Ahmadinejad is not an isolated case. It fits into the established pattern of Columbia's behavior toward Israel.

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