Friday, October 19, 2007

Headlines for 10-18-07

Officers in on B-52 flight may be fired The Air Force is planning to fire at least five officers for an incident in which nuclear-armed missiles were mistakenly loaded on a B-52 bomber and flown across the U.S. ? the worst known violation of nuclear security rules in decades. Sounds like these men are being made scapegoats. Who gave the order? Had to have been higher up than that.

Putin attacks US foreign policy, announces new nuclear weapon

Iran denounces Bush "World War III" warning Bush's remarks indicated "hegemonic and ambitious objectives of the U.S. neo-conservatives," which would jeopardize international security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini was quoted as saying.

U.S. works with other countries on third UN resolution on Iran The United States is working with the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany on a third resolution to punish Iran for its defiance over its nuclear program, the State Department said Thursday.

And PBS is still giving prominent airtime to neocons, I see.

Oil prices climb above $89 level Oil prices rose above $89 a barrel in New York for the first time after the dollar reached a new low against the euro and amid ongoing supply concerns.

Commentary: Not since Stalin ** The bomb-Iran-now lobby received a new assist this week from one of
its most vocal armchair strategists. Michael Ledeen's new book, "The
Iranian Time Bomb," says the United States is faced with two
terrible alternatives: either accommodate a nuclear Iran determined
to create a global caliphate modeled "on the bloodthirsty regime in
Tehran, or bomb Iran and deal with all the unpredictable
consequences that entails."
Ledeen = neocon.

Fox News asks Ron Paul why he gets most military support while calling for Iraq withdrawal

Constitutional scholar: 9/11 'highly convenient' in allowing Bush to expand power Turley was responding to allegations aired last week by a former Qwest CEO that the National Security Agency approached telecoms as early as February 2001 about establishing secret mechanisms to spy on Americans.

'Security Council too slow on sanctions' The UN Security Council is taking too long to impose additional sanctions on Iran, top US State Department official Nicholas Burns told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday night.

US Senator Coleman: 'If action is going to be taken, it's not going to be Israel alone' ** If military action is undertaken against Iran, Israel won't be doing it alone, US Senator Norm Coleman told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday. No Senator. Like Iraq, it will be the US alone, on Israel's behalf.

US lawmakers apologize in torture case Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.

Clinton bucks the trend and rakes in cash from the US weapons industry

Bush, Barak hold unplanned meeting Israeli officials have welcomed Bush's recent warning that an Iran with the knowledge to build a nuclear weapon could precipitate World War III.

Jury reaches verdict in Holy Land trial After 19 days of deliberations, the jury in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial returned a verdict Thursday afternoon. But it will be Monday before the defendants find out their fate.

Peres: Pollard was almost released He noted that Washington was being "surprisingly stubborn" on the Pollard issue, adding that nevertheless, Israel was doing everything possible in order to bring about his release.

Barak: We don't oppose Saudi sale Ehud Barak assured Congress members that Israel does not oppose a pending U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

Armenians push forward with fight despite ADL's reversal on 'genocide' Along with several other major Jewish groups, the ADL also opposes the resolution because of its potential repercussions for Turkish relations with Israel and the security of the Turkish Jewish community. Israel comes first over denunciation of genocide.

Dowd: A Giuliani presidency would join Israel and U.S. at the hip Too late. That happened years ago.

Olmert: Only sanctions on Iran will prevent deterioration

Last Palestinian refugees from Iraq head to Brazil

Interpreter error causes furor said that Israel "violates the airspace of sovereign states and carries out military aggression against them, like what happened on the 6th of September 2007 against my country." The translator quoted the diplomat as saying that Israel had "taken action against nuclear facilities, including the 6 July attack in Syria."

Barriers to peace Perhaps the most malicious comments made by Horowitz, however, were those directed at Muslims. He persistently connected the religion of over 1.5 billion people to fascism, lumping together a diverse array of ethnic and political groups by using terms such as "Islamic Nazis," "barbarians" and "Islamo-fascism."

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