Is Iran next

Dienstag, 1. Juni 2010

Israelische U-Boote im Golf von Persien?

Regierungschef Netanyahu erklärt, Israel habe keine in Deutschland gebauten U-Boote, die mit Atomwaffen ausgerüstet werden können.

http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/147728



Israel: Tote bei Angriff auf Solidaritätsflotte

Aus dem Propaganda-Scharmützel zur Free-Gaza-Flotte, die Hilfsgüter nach Gaza transportieren will, wird eine tragische Krise.

http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/147726



Hätte man die Schiffe nicht anders aufhalten können?

Angriff auf die "Solidaritätsflotte": Jenseits der unterschiedlichen Spins stellt sich die Frage, warum die israelische Führung die militärische Option gewählt hat.

http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/147730



Militärische Macht oder Internationales Recht?

Statement zu den Toten auf den Schiffen der Bewegung für ein freies Gaza.
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/32/32754/1.html



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Mittwoch, 26. Mai 2010

US special forces authorized to conduct missions inside Iran

http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9635/

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US Special Forces Pave the Way for a Military Strike on Iran

By Giles Whittell and Michael Evans

Such plans "are always going to be under serious consideration," Anthony Cordesman, of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, said, "because you are dealing with a serious threat".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25543.htm



General Petraeus's Secret Ops

By Robert Dreyfuss

If President Obama knew about this, authorized it and still supports it, then Obama has crossed a red line, and the president will stand revealed as an aggressive, militaristic liberal interventionist who bears a closer resemblance to the president he succeeded than to the ephemeral reformer that he pretended to be in 2008, when he ran for office.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25544.htm



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Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2010

Shaping the story on Iran

AntiWar.Com
by Philip Giraldi

05/20/10

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes. And now it is Iran’s turn and the story and the storytellers are exactly the same...

http://tinyurl.com/34lmwqs


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Iran Sanctions 'Holding Up Nuclear Treaty Negotiations'

By David Usborne in New York

Egypt, backed by most of its Arab neighbours, is threatening to hold the so-called review conference in New York hostage to its demand that firm steps be taken towards establishing a nuclear-free zone for the Middle East, as promised in a special resolution at the end of the 1995 review.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25491.htm



'US to Send Secret Military Teams to Iran'

U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast

By MARK MAZZETTI

Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25533.htm



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Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2010

Not another war, Mr. President!

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by Justin Raimondo

05/19/10

Nothing, but nothing, is going to get in the way of this administration’s path to war with Iran. This was brought home in a dramatic way when the Brazilians and the Turks announced Iran had agreed to implement the nuclear exchange deal proposed by the US some seven months ago: the Iranians agreed to turn over most of their fissionable material in exchange for fuel rods and technical assistance that would enable them to produce medical-grade materials. Peace seemed to be breaking out all over — but not if the US government and its allies on the UN Security Council could help it. They refused to take yes for an answer, and promptly announced they were proceeding with the sanctions campaign...

http://tinyurl.com/36a49qe


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Take the Deal, Mr. President
http://www.lewrockwell.com/buchanan/buchanan136.html

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U.S., Brazilian officials at odds over letter on Iranian uranium

"It was a letter that was responding to something they were doing, in which we were pointing out that what you are doing falls well short of what we are seeking before," he said.

http://tinyurl.com/3ypma9z



Obama's Letter to Lula Exposes Forked Tongue On Iran

By Steve Hynd

President Lula of Brazil has released the full text of Obama's 20th April letter to Brazil about the proposed TTR fuel swap deal.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25566.htm



Brazil, Turkey sharpen tone with US over Iran

Brazil and Turkey lashed out at the United States Friday in a deepening confrontation over Iran, saying it and other nuclear powers lacked credibility in demanding Tehran hobble its atomic program.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100528/wl_afp/irannuclearpoliticsunusbrazilturkey


From Information Clearing House



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As US proceeds on sanctions path, France calls Iran-Turkey-Brazil deal 'positive step'

http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9605/

Brazil & Turkey to be punished for intervening in P5+1 Iran diplomacy
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9608/

Iran sanctions resolution as possible casus belli for West
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9617/

'Israel is now a lunatic state'
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9669/

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U.S. Citizen Was Among the Dead on the Gaza Flotilla
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/world/middleeast/04flotilla.html?hp=&pagewanted=all


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Informant: Ashley Smith

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Call for an international inquiry into activist killings
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=699

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Giving the Finger to Iran

Humiliating Turkey and Brazil

By Gary's Choices

It turns out that this lifted middle finger was not limited to Iran. Only hours before Clinton's announcement, the foreign minister of Turkey held his own press conference. Obviously unaware of what was about to happen, he described in some detail not only the tortuous negotiation process with Iran, but his perception that he was acting directly on behalf of the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25480.htm



The Iran Nuclear Deal and the New Premier League of Global Powers

By Simon Tisdall

Brazil and Turkey are determined to pursue diplomacy and compromise - even if it means upsetting Washington.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25481.htm



Erdogan questions UNSC 'credibility'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the UN Security Council lacks the "credibility" to deal with Iran's nuclear issue.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=126927&sectionid=351020104



Newspaper ad calls for Israel to bomb Iran

An advertisement on Israel's Haaretz website is calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make good on his (alleged?) promise to bomb Iran in two weeks' time. If he doesn't, says Israel Uncensored News, "the entire Middle East will be up in arms. In nuclear arms."

http://world.caledonianmercury.com/2010/05/19/newspaper-ad-calls-for-israel-to-bomb-iran/00866



US/Israel Challenged on Iran

By Ray McGovern

The times may be a-changin' - at least a bit - with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new reality has been slow to dawn on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her neocon friends in Congress and the U.S. media.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25492.htm



Brazil: Iran is willing to talk, other countries must do the same

Brazil President says Iran has been 'sold to the world as the devil' but now would like to see others live up to conditions they imposed on Iran.

http://tinyurl.com/2acn3j3



Iran 'may cancel uranium swap deal if UN imposes sanctions'

"If [the West] issues a new resolution against Iran, we will not be committed to Tehran's statement and dispatching fuel outside Iran will be cancelled," prominent lawmaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar was quoted as saying by Iran's Mehr news agency.

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=541597



'No chance for new Iran sanctions'

Mottaki said that his Turkish and Brazilian counterparts have briefed him on their negotiations about the declaration, which the three foreign ministers signed in Tehran on Monday, adding that they believed that there is no chance for a new UN Security Council resolution against Iran.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=127034&sectionid=351020104



Take the Deal, Mr. President

By Pat Buchanan

If Barack Obama is sincere in his policy of "no nukes in Iran - no war with Iran," he will halt this rude dismissal of the offer Tehran just made to ship half its stockpile of uranium to Turkey. Consider what President Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah himself have just committed to do.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25508.htm



Turkey defends its attempt to resolve Iran nuclear standoff

In letter to Obama, Turkey PM Erdogan says that the uranium swap deal announced on Monday has opened the door for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/turkey-defends-its-attempt-to-resolve-iran-nuclear-standoff-1.291467



India snubs US, hails Iran's N-plan

The growing policy rift between India and the US on how to deal with Iran's nuclear enrichment plans has come out in the open with foreign minister S M Krishna disagreeing with the American position to welcome Tehran's decision to send its low enriched uranium stock to Turkey.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India-snubs-US-hails-Irans-N-plan/articleshow/5955410.cms



Russia to Sell Iran Missiles Despite UN Sanctions

A senior Russian lawmaker says proposed United Nations sanctions against Iran will not affect Russia's plans to sell Tehran surface-to-air missiles.

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Russia-to-Sell-Iran-Missiles-Despite-UN-Sanctions-94581444.html



Former CIA Officer on Iran: Brazil and Turkey are Vital Checks and Balances

By Graham E. Fuller

Shouldn't the world welcome the actions of two significant, responsible, democratic, and rational states to intervene and help check the foolishnesses of decades of US policy on Iran?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25535.htm



U.S. Moves Goalposts On Iran And Changes Uranium Details

By ROGER COHEN

I believed Obama was ready to think anew on Iran. It seems not. Presidents must lead on major foreign policy initiatives, not be bullied by domestic political considerations, in this case incandescent Iran ire on the Hill in an election year.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25534.htm



Turkey blames US in Iran row, urges support for swap deal

Turkey insisted Thursday that rejecting a nuclear swap deal with Iran would be "unreasonable" and said that a US push for fresh sanctions on Tehran was creating an "absurd situation."

http://tinyurl.com/36d7tjb



The Brazilian/Turkish Initiative: Rebalancing The World

By Richard Falk

Outside of Western diplomatic circles it is already widely appreciated that the May 17th agreement reveals the exciting reality of a new geopolitical landscape in which the countries of the global South are now beginning to act as subjects, and no longer content to be mere objects in scenarios devised in the North.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25578.htm



Turkish PM says West unfair, insincere in Iran row: report

Turkey's prime minister Saturday accused Western powers of lacking a "fair and sincere" approach on Iran in a mounting row over a nuclear swap deal with Tehran, Anatolia news agency reported.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100529/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearunusbrazilturkey



Turkey vows response to Israeli attack

"It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror," he was quoted as saying by AFP on Monday. - "International law has been trampled underfoot," Erdogan argued.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=128519&sectionid=351020204



Turkey seeks Security Council meeting, condemns Israel

Turkey canceled joint military exercises with Israel and called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council after pro-Palestinian activists were killed when Israeli marines stormed a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100531/wl_nm/us_palestinians_israel_turkey



Live coverage: Israel's flotilla raid

We'll be live-blogging the aftermath of this incident throughout the day; keep checking back for international reaction, news from our correspondents on the ground, photos and video.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2010/05/31/live-coverage-israels-flotilla-raid



Turks rally against Israeli attack

Around 10,000 people marched from the Israeli consulate in Istanbul towards the city's main square shouting slogans and waving banners saying "Killer Israel".

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/05/2010531101539180180.html



Rage in London at Israel's killing of peace activists

Protesters in London have blocked traffic from moving along Whitehall. People are continuing to join the demonstration.

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=21372



How many remember the hijacking of the Achille Lauro?

By Yvonne Ridley

One cannot attack a ship and then claim self-defence if the people on board resist the unlawful use of violence.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25592.htm



U.S. Blocks Security Council Criticism of Israeli Raid

The Salt Lake Tribune

The Obama administration refused to endorse a statement that singled out Israel, and proposed a broader condemnation of the violence that would include the assault of the Israeli commandos as they landed on the deck of the ship.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25589.htm



Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea

By Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama's recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25595.htm



Western Leaders are too Cowardly to Help Save Lives

It is ordinary people, activists, who now take decisions to change events

By Robert Fisk

You only have to read the gutless White House statement - that the Obama administration was "working to understand the circumstances surrounding the tragedy". Not a single word of condemnation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25593.htm



Israel lost at sea

By Bradley Burston

We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel's Vietnam.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25590.htm



Govt warns Israel to 'exercise restraint' on Irish aid ship

The Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin has discussed the ship's approach with the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland.

http://www.eecho.ie/news/index.aspx?c=ireland&jp=eyojsnsnqley



Martin demands return of citizens

Irish Foreign Affairs minister Michael Martin has demanded that Israel allows Irish humanitarian ship the MV Rachel Corrie through its military blockade of Gaza.

http://tinyurl.com/262rlak



'Next time we'll use more force'

Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=177134



Turkish fleet will sail to the eastern Mediterranean - Statements Turkish commander

Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv, and the threat of outside support for the next ship, and threatened to "unprecedented immense reprisals.

http://tinyurl.com/2alh74r



Eye witness accounts of Israeli attack

Speaking on their return to Germany, Greece and Turkey on Tuesday, the activists said that commandos had administered electric shocks and beaten passengers during the assault.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/10206802.stm



Former US ambassador on Gaza aid ship seized by Israelis heading home, wife says

Edward Peck, 80, of Chevy Chase, Md., was among activists in the flotilla trying to get humanitarian aid to Gaza, said his wife, Ann Peck.

http://tinyurl.com/2g8auwm



No weapons on stormed Turkish ship: Report

"Allegations that there were weapons aboard the Turkish ship are baseless," Fevzi Gulcan, the head of customs at the Mediterranean port city of Antalya, told Anatolia.


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Gaza aid convoy killings: "Those responsible must be held criminally accountable" - UN expert

"Israel is guilty of shocking behavior by using deadly weapons against unarmed civilians on ships that were situated in the high seas where freedom of navigation exists, according to the law of the seas," Mr. Falk said.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=10080&LangID=E



American, 19 Among Those Killed By Israeli Troops

Furkan Dogan Was Shot Four Times in Head

By ZOE MAGEE

A Canadian on board, Farooq Burney, described watching an elderly man bleed to death. The head of a Turkish charity that organized the aid flotilla said an Indonesian doctor was shot in the stomach and a photographer was shot in the forehead.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25609.htm



Biden: Israel right to stop Gaza flotilla from breaking blockade

By Natasha Mozgovaya

In contrast to the barrage of condemnations all over the globe, many in the U.S. Congress expressed support for Israel.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25608.htm



Aid Ship Sailing Towards Gaza, Prefers U.N. Escort

By Reuters

Israeli Foreign Minister, "No ship will reach Gaza. The Rachel Corrie will not reach Gaza," he told Israel Radio.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25611.htm



Call to Defend the Rachel Corrie

By Robert Naiman

Former UN Assistant Secretary called on Irish-Americans to lobby the Obama Administration: "We also feel there is a role for the Irish diaspora here, in the US and elsewhere to lobby politicians over this continued illegal blockade of Gaza, which is causing such hardship to the Palestinian people."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25610.htm



UN Orders Israel to lift Gaza Blockade

By NineMSN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has demanded that Israel lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip immediately in the wake of a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25615.htm



Israeli commandos ready to board the 'Rachel Corrie'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear late Thursday that the ship will not be allowed into Gaza but will be boarded and brought to an Israeli port.

http://tinyurl.com/2ehv3rq



When hands across the sea are tied

The argument that outsiders should not be allowed to criticise countries is being used more and more to thwart human rights campaigns.

http://tinyurl.com/3yc8j58


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Can a Security Council 'Coalition of the Unwilling' Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?
http://act.commondreams.org/go/711?akid=64.124981.jWkO2I&t=24

US Media Censors US Support of Iran Fuel Swap
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/05/25-4

Israelis Opened Fire Before Boarding Gaza Flotilla, say Released Activists
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/01-3

Israel's Carnage At Sea: Shouts Are Not Enough
http://act.commondreams.org/go/835?akid=71.124981.nv4xTY&t=20

Obama Must Join Global Condemnation of Israeli Flotilla Assault
http://act.commondreams.org/go/837?akid=71.124981.nv4xTY&t=24

Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea
http://act.commondreams.org/go/839?akid=71.124981.nv4xTY&t=28

Israel Reveals Its True Face
http://act.commondreams.org/go/843?akid=71.124981.nv4xTY&t=36

NGOs Gathered in Kampala Call for End to Impunity Crisis Following Israeli Attack on Aid Convoy
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U.N. Security Council meets on Israeli raid

CNN

05/31/10

Israel faced condemnation and questions Monday at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting called by Turkey on the Israeli military’s storming of a six-ship flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists headed to Gaza with aid supplies. At least nine activists died in clashes that injured seven Israeli soldiers. Israel contends the flotilla intended to break its blockade of Gaza, while Palestinian leaders and allies said Israel launched an unprovoked military assault on civilians...

http://tinyurl.com/2ccwmau



The Mediterranean Massacre

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

06/02/10

In understanding how the Israelis justify killing sixteen civilians in international waters — and kidnapping hundreds — we have to look at it from the viewpoint of a savage. Now I don’t mean by that term someone necessarily wearing animal skins, and wielding a club: savages can wear Armani suits, and wield nuclear weapons, as the history of the twentieth century attests. In the West, however, the culture and especially religious belief prevents the celebration of savagery as civic virtue: when we commit atrocities, we justify it as a proportionate use of force in retaliation for previous acts of aggression by the victims of our wrath. Hiroshima and Nagasaki — and the arguments used to buttress the case for killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians — come to mind. The death of innocents is explained away as ‘collateral damage.’ The savage mind, however, works differently. Shorn of what we would recognize as a moral sense, the savage glories in his capacity for pitiless violence...

http://tinyurl.com/34pj3q8



America’s complicity in evil

CounterPunch
by Paul Craig Roberts

As I write at 5pm on Monday, May 31, all day has passed since the early morning reports of the Israeli commando attack on the unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and there has been no response from President Obama except to say that he needed to learn ‘all the facts about this morning’s tragic events’ and that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu had canceled his plans to meet with him at the White House. Thus has Obama made America complicit once again in Israel’s barbaric war crimes. Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone’s report on Israel’s war crimes committed in Israel’s January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel’s latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn’t know what has happened...

http://counterpunch.org/roberts06012010.html


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Show your solidarity with Gaza Flotilla victims
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Israeli Attack on Flotilla Sparks Wave of International Protests

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Truthout: "Rami al-Meghari watched the news unfold from live video feeds monitoring international waters 65km off the coast of the Gaza Strip Monday morning, one of Gaza's 1.5 million residents anticipating a shipment of wheelchairs, prefabricated homes, crayons, raw construction supplies, dental surgery equipment and reams of paper brought by international humanitarian activists on board a flotilla of boats."

http://www.truthout.org/israels-top-kill-operation60039



US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: "The Israeli military has attacked a flotilla of international peace activists, killing as many as 19 innocent civilians while they were carrying ten tons of aid to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. This is not the first time the Israeli military has attacked a nonthreatening entity in international waters."

http://www.truthout.org/us-navy-veterans-continue-seek-justice-israeli-attack60021



Obama Must Ask Netanyahu the Right Questions

Ira Chernus, Truthout: "Debate rages around the world about the Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed to Gaza. And it should rage. As Martin Luther King Jr., said, an injustice to one is an injustice to all. But the debate that matters most - the one that will decide the fate of Palestinians and Israelis alike - is going on inside the Oval Office."

http://www.truthout.org/obama-must-ask-netanyahu-right-questions60034



Human Rights Organizations and Bar Associations Condemn Israeli Assault

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: "On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships."

http://www.truthout.org/marjorie-cohn-israel-murders-human-rights-workers-delivering-humanitarian-aid60005



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Dienstag, 18. Mai 2010

Itching to Fight Another Muslim Enemy

By Robert Parry

If you read the major American newspapers or watch the propaganda on cable TV, it's pretty clear that the U.S. foreign policy Establishment is again spoiling for a fight, this time in Iran.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25478.htm



Mohammed elBaradei on the Iranian Nuclear Issue

By Mohamed ElBaradei

Iran wants a "nuclear weapons capability"-which is not the same as actual nuclear weapons-to be taken seriously as a regional power by the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25472.htm



Nuclear Israel vs Iran

Video report

2 Nuclear Research Centers - At Least 108 Nuclear Warheads.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25471.htm



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Freitag, 14. Mai 2010

Trilateral Commission Wants War With Iran

TC member unwittingly tells We Are Change activist of plans for world government

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, May 14, 2010

Trilateral Commission member Mikhail Slobodovsici, a chief adviser to the Russian leadership, unwittingly provided a revealing insight into the plans of the global elite during the group’s recent meeting in Dublin Ireland, when he mistakenly told a We Are Change Ireland activist he thought was a fellow TC member that the globalists are planning a war with Iran.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/trilateral-commission-wants-war-with-iran.html



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Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010

Loose Lips on Iran Can Sink America

'Real Men Go to Tehran!'

By Ray McGovern

Think back seven years and recall the Blackwater-style bravado from the lips of neoconservatives like Donald Rumsfeld's crony Kenneth Adelman - the fellow who assured us all that Iraq would be a "cakewalk."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25394.htm



Russia says Iran attack 'disastrous'

In a meeting with ambassadors from Arab states on Wednesday, Lavrov reaffirmed Moscow's support for diplomatically engaging Tehran and warned against the "disastrous" consequences of taking military action.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=125641&sectionid=351020101



Israel Primed For War on Iran: Netanyahu Deputy

Israel is primed for a war on Iran, a deputy to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, in a rare break with his government's reticence as world powers try to talk Tehran into curbing its nuclear plans.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=114722



Nearly 300 insurers refuse to boycott Iran-linked companies

More than 1,000 insurance companies agreed to the investment moratorium, Mr. Poizner said on Thursday.

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20100514/NEWS/100519938


From Information Clearing House

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Repeating history with Iran

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

05/13/10

A French court recently recognized the idiocy of one of the U.S. government’s attempts to enforce its sanctions against Iran by denying the government’s request to extradite an Iranian businessman for allegedly violating the sanctions. U.S. prosecutors were alleging that the businessman, Majid Kakavand, violated the sanctions by exporting goods from the United States that could be used in weapons manufacturing...

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2010-05-13.asp


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Freitag, 23. April 2010

Demonizing Iran: US Media Continue Beating War Drums

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/lindorff14.1.html

Against Anti-Civilian Sanctions
http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul664.html

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SANCTIONS ON IRAN IS AN ACT OF WAR
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9549/

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Israel Weighs Merits of Solo Attack on Iran

Officials, Seeing Impending Policy Split With U.S., Debate Prospect of a Military Strike Without Washington's Consent.

http://snipurl.com/vpcwu



What will would Iran do with nuclear weapons? Probably nothing

Wouldn't possession of an atomic bomb enable Iran to bully other nations? Nuclear missiles did not do much for the old Soviet Union, even enable it to bully its weak neighbor Afghanistan. Nuclear bombs haven't helped China bully anyone - Beijing still has little credibility in Tibet, despite its fantastic edge in power.

http://blogs.reuters.com/gregg-easterbrook/2010/04/22/what-will-iran-do-with-nuclear-weapons-probably-nothing/



Lies and Wars

By William Pfaff

Once more the threat is a polemical invention, intended to frighten American, Israeli (and European) voters, and prompt a preemptive attack on Iran.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25301.htm



Iran a Threat? I Mean, Really?

By Ray McGovern

First, on the chance you missed it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said publicly that Iran "doesn't directly threaten the United States." Her momentary lapse came while answering a question at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, on Feb. 14.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25327.htm



Iran "hardliner" issues Strait of Hormuz warning to U.S.

The head of a hardline Iranian political party warned the United States Tuesday against attacking Iran, saying it could hit back by choking "the West's throat" at a waterway crucial for global oil supplies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/27/AR2010042701973.html



What's At Stake in the Issue of Iran

By Noam Chomsky

Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States. Militarily this threat is irrelevant. This country has not behaved aggressively beyond its borders for centuries.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25347.htm



Can You Pass The Iran Quiz

By Jeffrey Rudolph

What can possibly justify the relentless U.S. diplomatic (and mainstream media) assault on Iran ?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25358.htm



ElBaradei says sanctions on Iran will fail

In rare interview, former head of UN nuclear agency says sanctions in Iran are likely, but doomed.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/100429/iran-sanctions-mohamed-elbaradei



A Timetable For War

By Philip Giraldi

Relying on a complaisant media that has fully embraced the fabricated narrative of fanatical Mullahs brandishing nuclear weapons shortly before handing them over to al-Qaeda, a majority of Americans now believes that Iran must be dealt with by force and that it already has a nuclear weapon.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25393.htm



John Bolton's North Korea plan: Bomb Iran!

John Bolton, among other neocon psychos, has long been obsessed with the idea that the single biggest mistake the Bush administration ever made was taking North Korea off the "state sponsors of terrorism" list.

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/05/25/bolton_iran_north_korea


From Information Clearing House

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US Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat

Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service: "The Barack Obama administration's declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment."

http://www.truthout.org/us-nuclear-option-iran-linked-israeli-attack-threat58840

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A realist breakthrough?

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

05/03/10

When our emissaries return to Washington and report that our support in the region is slipping-to-nonexistent, as the sainted General David Petraeus recently did, the president must act. The US tilt toward Israel is so exaggerated that it is almost a caricature of al-Qaeda’s propaganda, and nowhere is this more glaring than in the realm of nuclear brinkmanship. The US has no leverage, and no standing, to push for the preemptive dismantling of a nonexistent Iranian Manhattan Project, when it follows Israel’s lead in never even referring to their nuclear arsenal. The one Obama administration official who did mention it was viciously attacked, and hasn’t said boo about it since, but — unless you’re under the age of three — pretending something doesn’t exist won’t make it go away...

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/05/02/a-realist-breakthrough/


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Donnerstag, 15. April 2010

McCain: Time to 'pull the trigger' with Iran

Senator John McCain says the United States has been backing away from a brewing fight with Iran, while that country moves ever closer to having nuclear weapons.

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More Hype About Iran?

By Stephen M. Walt

One of the more remarkable features about the endless drumbeat of alarm about Iran is that it pays virtually no attention to Iran's actual capabilities, and rests on all sorts of worst case assumptions about Iranian behavior. Consider the following facts.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25279.htm



The Latest Scare Story About Iran: Missiles Targeting US by 2015

By Steve Hynd

What we have here is a scary story designed to keep the missile defense procurement budget topped up by telling scary stories and hyping possible war. Nothing more.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25283.htm



Why Iran Won't Attack Israel

By Yousef Munayyer

No nuclear attack on Israel could happen without the deaths of countless Palestinians and Israelis, not to mention the likely destruction of Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25282.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Secret Iran Memo from Gates to Jones
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9541/

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US military plans against Iran being updated

CNN

04/18/10

The Pentagon and U.S. Central Command are updating military plans to strike Iran’s nuclear sites, preparing up-to-date options for the president in the event he decides to take such action, an Obama administration official told CNN Sunday. The effort has been underway for several weeks and comes as there is growing concern across the administration’s national security team that the president needs fresh options ready for his approval if he were to decide on a military strike, according to the official who is familiar with the effort...

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Why the US Fears a Nuclear Armed Iran

Michael Gass, Truthout: "A report prepared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 30, 1947, stated: 'A peace enforced through fear is a poor substitute for a peace maintained through international cooperation based upon agreement and understanding. But until such a peace is brought about, this nation can hope only that an effective deterrent to global war will be a universal fear of the atomic bomb as the ultimate horror in war.'"

http://www.truthout.org/why-us-fears-a-nuclear-armed-iran58756



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