Scott Ritter on "Target Iran"Mon Oct 16, 2006 18:58
Scott Ritter on "Target Iran"
The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change”
Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter: “The path that the United States is currently embarked on regarding Iran is a path that will inevitably lead to war. Such a course of action will make even the historical mistake we made in Iraq pale by comparison.”
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Voting against nuclear war with Iran
By Jorge Hirsch
The outcome of the November election is likely to determine whether or not the US goes to war with Iran before President Bush leaves office. For multiple reasons recounted below such war will with very high probability include the US use of tactical nuclear weapons. In casting or not casting a vote in November, each of us will contribute to determine events of potential consequences immensely larger than local taxes, illegal immigration or even the Iraq war.
America Moves Toward War with Iran
By William R. Polk
After careful study of recent moves and statements by the Bush Administration, I have concluded that there is at least a 10% chance of an American attack on Iran before the November 7 Congressional elections and about a 90% chance before the administration’s end in 2008.
Iraq Through a Rebel's Eyes
By Andrew Greene
Thomas Jefferson was a rebel, as so many of his comments demonstrated. He also was a gun enthusiast, and not the bird-shooting kind. His gang of insurgents fought the British with the eighteenth century equivalents of assault rifles, RPGs, and roadside bombs — and that is why they are worth recalling when our conversation turns to Iraq.
More Deadly Than Saddam
By GWYNNE DYER
The final indignity, if you are an Iraqi who was shot for accidentally turning into the path of a U.S. military convoy (they thought you might be a terrorist), or blown apart by a car bomb or an airstrike, or tortured and murdered by kidnappers, or just for being a Sunni or a Shiite, is that U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair will deny that your death happened.
America's "Other" War Party
By Mike Whitney
The giddiness among Democrats about their prospects for a sweep in both Houses of Representatives has reached a level of absolute euphoria. But what exactly are the voters are hoping for?
Iraq: More than 77 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:
A total of 46 bodies, with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture, were found in Baghdad since Saturday night, an Interior Ministry source said.
Two car bombs kill 20 in Baghdad:
Two near simultaneous car bombs killed 20 people and wounded 17 in a mixed neighborhood in northern Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.
Seven US troops killed in Iraq:
Seven more US troops have been killed in action in Iraq, bringing the number of American troops to have died this month to 57.
Brother of Saddam prosecutor killed:
The brother of the top prosecutor in the second trial of Saddam Hussein was shot dead in front of his wife at his home in the capital Monday
Saddam Says Iraq 'Liberation Is at Hand':
Saddam Hussein issued an open letter Monday, saying Iraq's "liberation is at hand" and calling for an end to sectarian killings.
Iraq rebels say they will only negotiate with US:
Iraqi nationalist insurgents have told AFP they have begun talks with US forces, after a weekend meeting of Sunni tribal sheikhs called for the restoration of ousted leader Saddam Hussein.
Top US inquiry to call for Iraq policy change :
US policy in Iraq is not working and George Bush should consider radical changes, according to a top-level panel backed by the president.
Suicide attack on Canadian occupation troops kills four Afghans :
A suicide bomber rammed a Canadian convoy and killed four civilians in Afghanistan, while security forces foiled another such bombing after a desperate chase through the capital Kabul.
NATO occupation troops kill 4 "insurgents" in E Afghanistan :
The NATO-led International Occupation Force killed four "insurgents" in the eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan Sunday
UK's Afghanistan mission "could take another 20 years," says MP: -
British troops could be in Afghanistan for another 20 years, according to a main opposition Conservative MP and Territorial Army soldier who has just returned from a tour of duty there
France to Withdraw Special Forces from Afghanistan:
France plans to withdraw around 200 special forces from southern Afghanistan at the start of next year following a recent surge in violence, reported the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday.
Scores killed in Sri Lanka suicide blast:
Sri Lanka has suffered its worst ever suicide attack, when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated an explosives-packed truck next to a convoy of sailors, killing at least 102 people and wounding 150 more.
Israel calls for tough UN action on 'demented' Iran:
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations urged the Security Council to take tough measures against "demented" Iran for its nuclear program in the wake of North Korea's declared atomic test.
Confronting the War Pushers.:
U.S. support of the Israeli destruction of the Lebanese infrastructure, its homes (tens of thousands), its factories, its roads and bridges was led by the AIPAC lobby.
Canada blocks bid by Arab countries for vote on Israel's nuclear capabilities:
More than a dozen Arab countries were blocked by a Canadian motion in their bid to have a vote on a resolution labelling Israel's nuclear capabilities a threat on the final day of the International Atomic Energy Agency's annual meeting.
Persian Gulf states joint US exercises :
The Persian Gulf states will for the first time participate in a US-led exercise designed to stop Iran from obtaining ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, World Tribune reported.
Israel, Palestine 'should be one' State: :
The State of Palestine had already accepted the two-state solution with Israel where it could live in peace, but ultimately one state embracing both Jews and Arabs was the best option, Palestinian Ambassador Ali Ahmed Halimeh said on Monday.
Israeli bombs 'major threat' to Lebanese children: UNICEF:
Unexploded Israeli bomblets littering southern Lebanon pose the greatest threat to children, according to a stark warning from the UN children's agency on the same day that public schools reopened after the devastating war with Hezbollah.
Audio Interview : Nawaf Moussawi, Hezbollah's head of international relations, talks to the BBC:
This is a rare chance to hear a frank and personal interview with a prominent member of the Lebanese political party, Hezbollah.
Police say Israeli President should face rape charge:
AFTER a lengthy investigation in which President Katsav of Israel endured days of questioning over a sex scandal, the police recommended last night that he faces charges of raping and assaulting women.
Steep drop in travel spending after congressional scandals :
The American Israel Education Foundation, has emerged as the new top sponsor despite its close ties to the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington. The foundation spent $583,131, sponsoring 62 trips to Israel for lawmakers, their relatives and staff from July 2005 to July 2006.
Venezuela stumbles in bid for UN seat:
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on Monday appeared headed for a personal political defeat at the hands of US-backed Guatemala in his long-held goal to win a temporary seat at the United Nations Security Council.
Admirer of Venezuela's Chavez is front-runner to lead Ecuador :
Having forced their last three elected presidents from office, Ecua-doreans are choosing a new one today, and the favorite is a leftist pledging to lead a "citizens' revolution" against a political establishment widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.
Bolivia to nationalize mines following deadly clash by miners :
President Evo Morales on Sunday announced plans to nationalize Bolivia's mines as part of an overhaul of the South American country's mining regulations after a violent clash earlier this month between rival miners' groups that killed 16 people.
UK: Teachers asked to root out Islamic extremists :
As part of the campaign the Department for Education has prepared plans to ask university staff and lecturers to inform police of Muslim and "Asian-looking" students they suspect of involvement in supporting terrorists.
Attorney Lynne Stewart, Facing Up To 30 Years in Prison Speaks Out :
Stewart was convicted of five counts of conspiring to aid terrorists and lying to the government. Stewart’s case has reverberated with defense attorneys around the country. Many argue that the government’s aim is to discourage them from representing unpopular clients.
Lawyer gets 28 months jail for aiding terrorism:
Lynne Stewart, 67, was convicted in February 2005 of helping her imprisoned client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, to contact the Islamic Group, which is listed by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.
Questionable justice during 'terror sting' trial :
Under the current regulations, jurors could neither hear nor consider the evidence that prompted the sting operation in the first place; the validity of the FBI's "suspicions" must be taken on faith.
Stranger than fiction:
Saddam Verdict Is Expected on Nov. 5 :
Two days before U.S. election: A verdict against Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants charged with crimes against humanity in connection with an anti-Shiite crackdown in the 1980s will be announced Nov. 5, a senior court official said on Monday.
Twelve ways Bush is now stealing the Ohio vote:
The Republican "November Surprise" to steal the 2004 election is in full force here in Ohio. With polls showing a dead heat, the GOP is staging an all-out attack on a fair vote count in the Buckeye State.
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