I C H - Tom FeeleyIsrael plans a tactical nuclear strike on Iran.Sun Jan 7, 2007 20:09
Israel plans a tactical nuclear strike on Iran.
By Uzi Mahnaimi in New York and Sarah Baxter in Washington report
Israel will not tolerate Iran going nuclear and military sources say it will use tactical strikes unless Iran abandons its programme. Is Israel bluffing or might it really push the button? - Two fast assault squadrons based in the Negev desert and in Tel Nof, south of Tel Aviv, are already training for the attack.
Blood And Oil:
How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity
By The Independent
A new law that would give Western oil companies a massive share in the third largest reserves in the world. To the victors, the oil? That is how some experts view this unprecedented arrangement with a major Middle East oil producer that guarantees investors huge profits for the next 30 years.
Who benefits from escalating chaos in Iraq?
By Rep. Ron Paul
We have performed a tremendous service for both bin Laden and Ahmadinejad, and it will cost us plenty. The violent reaction to our complicity in the execution of Saddam Hussein is yet to come.
The Timely Death of Gerald Ford
By Frank Rich
Two months after Americans spoke decisively on Election Day, the president is determined to overrule them. Our long national nightmare in Iraq, far from being over, is about to get a second wind.
The Unmentionable Hypocrisy: Hussein Hanged, Bush and Blair Remain in Power
By Sean M. Madden
Saddam Hussein was hanged a week ago, today, for executing 148 people. Yet, even by conservative estimates, George W. Bush and Tony Blair are responsible for hundreds, or thousands, of times more deaths due to their war of aggression — the supreme international crime — in Iraq.
Iraq: At least 43 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:
Police found the bodies of 17 people, many tortured and with gunshot wounds, in different parts of Baghdad on Sunday, an interior ministry source said.
Five corpses found in Mosul:
The Iraqi Police found five unidentified corpses in separate parts of Mosul. The bodies were shot several times in the head and chest, said a police source.
Sadr meets top Iraq Shi'ite Sistani:
Shi'ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr met the reclusive spiritual leader of Iraq's Shi'ite majority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al- Sistani, on Sunday, aides to Sadr said.
More troops for Iraq 'too little, too late': former NATO commander:
The former commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, General Wesley Clark, has said that sending more US troops to Iraq would be "too little, too late", and could worsen the situation for coalition forces.
A drop into the abyss:
Saddam jailed me but his hanging was a crime. Iraq's misery is now far worse than under his rule
Fact or propaganda?:
U.S. and Iraqis clashed over Saddam's execution:
Even before a smuggled cellphone camera recording revealed the derision Saddam faced on the gallows, the hanging had become a metaphor, among Maliki's critics, for how the "new Iraq" is starting to resemble, albeit in paler shade, the repressive, vengeful place it was under Saddam.
Half of Americans Link Hussein and al-Qaeda:
Many adults in the United States believe Saddam Hussein collaborated with a terrorist network, according to a poll by Knowledge Networks for the Program on International Policy Attitudes. 32 per cent of respondents think Iraq gave substantial support to al-Qaeda, and 18 per cent think the Iraqi government was directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
New leader with the $10m bounty:
The 64-year-old fighter, stricken with leukaemia, who befriended Saddam as a young man, supposedly cried and read the Holy Koran when he heard that his comrade had been executed early Saturday morning, a senior Baath official said.
Marines' Photos Provide Graphic Evidence in Haditha Probe:
Among the images, there is a young boy with a picture of a helicopter on his pajamas, slumped over, his face and head covered in blood. There is a mother lying on a bed, arms splayed, the bodies of three young children huddled against her right side.
Defense in 'Fragging' Case Granted Help :
A judge ordered the government Friday to pay for an independent investigator who will help prepare a defense for a soldier accused of killing two superior officers in Iraq.
Leahy Introduces Bills To Combat War Profiteering, Public Corruption:
Incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), introduced a package of bills Thursday targeting corrupt officials and private companies seeking to defraud American taxpayers and troops.
Don’t Forget the Greatest Crime:
Prior to the elections, Republicans attempted to take trump out of the Democrat’s hands by warning the public of Democratic designs to launch bitter partisan investigations of the Bush administration, possibly including impeachment hearings. Horrors! Democrats duly took notice
Bomb kills newborn twins, mothers in occupied Afghanistan:
A bomb planted on the side of a road killed newborn twins, their mother, and grandmother in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday, while gunmen on a motorbike shot dead a school principal, police said.
Starving Afghans sell girls of eight as brides:
Villagers whose crops have failed after a second devastating drought are giving their young daughters in marriage to raise money for food
Blow for Britain as Helmand's 'cleanest' governor is sacked:
President Karzai of Afghanistan has fired the Governor of Helmand province, a severe setback to Britain’s strategy in the lawless region at the heart of the Taleban resurgence
Israeli Foreign Ministry rejects newspaper claim it plans to use nuclear weapons against Iran:
A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report.
Iran promises quick response to any attack:
"Anyone who attacks will regret their actions very quickly," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Ali Husseini said.
2007: Decisive Year for the Israeli-Neocon Attack Iran Plan :
As if to kick off the New Year, and usher in the required political mindset, the Israelis are switching the attack Iran mantra into hyperdrive.
Rattling the Cage: A bigot called Bibi:
Binyamin Netanyahu, who every poll says is by far the most popular politician in Israel, should be ranked with Jean Le Pen, Jorge Haider and the rest of the Western world's racist demagogues.
Christians Suffer With Muslims, Says Gaza Priest:
Father Manuel Musallan, known affectionately by his flock as 'the pope of Gaza', said that Christians in the troubled region live happily alongside the Muslim majority and that both suffer from Israeli policies
Hurricane Carter :
Leaders of the Democratic Party went into near panic and fell over one another disassociating themselves from Carter's book and his criticisms of certain Israeli policies.
US deports imam to West Bank :
"We have deep concern for the family and the three young daughters who are US citizens and his wife, who did not get a chance to say goodbye,"
Russian anger over new US sanctions:
Russia has accused the US of illegally imposing sanctions on some Russian military firms which Washington says were co-operating with Iran and Syria.
Lebanon reform plan approved :
The five-year reform plan centres on social and financial reforms and privatisation of the telephone and electricity sectors.
Return Our Rapist or Else ...:
Bush pledged to give the Philippines every assistance in his flailing, stumblebum "war on terror"--except when its government doesn't do exactly what Washington demands. When Manila dared behave contrary to US orders there had to be revenge.
Poor Getting Poorer As Economy Grows :
Why, in a country where the economy has grown by leaps and bounds and social spending has increased steadily for decades, do the richest Costa Ricans keep getting richer and the poorest 20% keep slipping further into poverty?
In case you missed it:
Bayer Dumps AIDS Infected Drugs On European and Asian Markets:
Bayer Corporation knowingly dumped medicine that was contaminated with the AIDS virus on the European and Asian market after it killed people in America.
Tortured in the death chamber:
THE EXECUTION system was halted last month in three states that account for almost a third of prisoners awaiting the sentence of death.
Stranger than fiction?
Pentagon Advisor Doubts Wisdom of U.S. Military's Recruiting Muslims:
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Maginnis, a Pentagon advisor and national defense expert, believes U.S. military officials are making a radical mistake by trying to make America's armed services more attractive to Muslims.
FBI to store arrivals' full fingerprints:
AUSTRALIANS face having the fingerprints of both hands scanned on arrival in the United States and the details stored on an FBI database, under a reported security crackdown in the country's airports. Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Britain and other European nations would be subject to the new requirement, the report suggests.
Keith Olbermann: Is Bush Reading Your Mail?
5 minute video:
Peace & Joy
Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget. "
- Arundhati Roy
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's Rape Of Iraq 3,012
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