Montag, 17. September 2007

It's Easy to Bomb Iran

by Devvy Kidd

One startling admission did came out of the mouth of Bill O'Reilly recently that clearly shows he knows the invasion of Iraq was in violation of the U.S. Constitution, but doesn't care. On September 11, 2007, O'Reilly opened his show with his diatribe that anyone who asks reasonable questions about 911 and demands a real investigation is mentally unbalanced. Yes, that's right. Mentally ill and out to destroy America! During this show, O'Reilly said......

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Kouchner and the "War" in Iran: Look Out, Danger!

Pierre Haski writes for Rue89: "If Bernard Kouchner had been Foreign Affairs Minister in 2003, no doubt France would have troops in Iraq at this time, just as bogged down as those of the United States. Bernard Kouchner has been the head of French diplomacy for three months and here he is, already talking to us about 'war,' this time with Iran."

Risiko der Manipulation: Richterbund kritisiert geplante Online-Durchsuchung

Der Vorsitzende des Deutschen Richterbundes, Christoph Frank, sieht die geplanten Online-Durchsuchungen kritisch. "Wir dürfen nicht zu einem Präventionsstaat werden", sagte er zur Eröffnung des 19. deutschen Richter- und Staatsanwalttages am 17. September in Würzburg. Zwar seien zur effektiven Verfolgung schwerster Straftaten Instrumentarien nötig, die auch die Überprüfung elektronischer Medien einschließen. Der Kernbereich der Persönlichkeitsrechte dürfe davon aber nicht betroffen sein. Frank wies darauf hin, dass die Ergebnisse einer Online-Durchsuchung wegen des hohen Risikos der Manipulation durch Betroffene und Dritte im Strafprozess nur einen eingeschränkten Beweiswert hätten.

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IAEA Chief Warns Against Striking Iran


IAEA chief: Talk about war against Iran contra-constructive

Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), called on the international community Monday to settle Iran's nuclear issues through negotiation, stressing that talk about possible war against Iran was "contra-constructive".

From Information Clearing House


Abizaid: World could abide nuclear Iran

Detroit Free Press


Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday. John Abizaid, the retired Army general who headed Central Command for nearly four years, said he was confident that if Iran gained nuclear arms, the United States could deter it from using them...

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Abizaid: World Could Abide Nuclear Iran

Robert Burns reports for The Associated Press, "Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of US forces in the Middle East said Monday."

Blackwater License Being Pulled in Iraq


Iraq Expels U.S. Mercenary Contractors

The Iraqi government Monday ordered Blackwater USA, the security firm that protects U.S. diplomats, to stop work and leave the country after the fatal shooting of eight Iraqi civilians following a car bomb attack against a State Department convoy.,,-6928953,00.html

Muqtada al-Sadr demands all foreign security contractors leave Iraq

We are not intending to stop them and revoke their license indefinitely but we do need them to respect the law and the regulation here in Iraq," al-Dabbagh told CNN.

Shooting shines light on murky world of Iraq security

The Iraqi government might find it difficult to prosecute the case, and even harder to revoke Blackwater's licence because it most probably does not have a current one.

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Iraq could charge private guards in shootings



The Iraqi government announced Monday it was ordering Blackwater USA, the security firm that protects U.S. diplomats, to leave the country after what it said was the fatal shooting of eight Iraqi civilians following a car bomb attack against a State Department convoy. The order by the Interior Ministry, if carried out, would deal a severe blow to U.S. government operations in Iraq by stripping diplomats, engineers, reconstruction officials and others of their security protection...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Iraq Could Try Blackwater Over Deadly Shootout

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Iraqis Aim Fury at Blackwater "Dogs" After Shooting

Agence France-Presse reports, "Hated by Iraqis who refer to them as 'Mossad,' Blackwater contractors are also mistrusted by fellow private security guards operating in Iraq who say they are arrogant, rude and dangerous."

What They're Saying in Anbar Province

Gary Langer writes for The New York Times: "Bush singled out progress in Anbar Province as the model for United States success in Iraq. The president's claims echoed those made earlier in the week by Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, in his Congressional testimony. And they raised a question worth examining: Do United States military alliances with Sunni tribal leaders truly reflect a turning of hearts and minds away from Anbar's bitter anti-Americanism? The data from our latest Iraq poll suggest not."

Alan Greenspan Claims Iraq War Was Really for Oil

Graham Paterson reports for The UK Times: "America's elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil. In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President George W. Bush's economic policies."


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Hold Bush/Cheney Accountable on Constitution Day

Stephen Rohde and Peter Thottam write for Truthout, "As we celebrate Constitution Day, we need to mourn how far our country will have strayed from its founding principles if the people themselves fail to take action to remove from office leaders who have so arrogantly abused their powers, failed to fulfill their duty to 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed,' and have willfully violated their oath to 'preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'"

Funding Cuts Could End Iraq Occupation

Jason Leopold reports for Truthout, "Next week, Congress is expected to take up a $50 billion emergency supplemental bill to continue funding the so-called 'surge' in Iraq and military operations in Afghanistan ... [the Congressional Research Service recommends] Democrats use 'the power of the purse,' a politically unpopular route that would no doubt lead to a constitutional showdown with the White House, if they are serious about bringing an end to the occupation or forcing a change in military strategy."

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Deceptive or delusional?

by Fred Kaplan


President Bush’s TV address tonight was the worst speech he’s ever given on the war in Iraq, and that’s saying a lot. Every premise, every proposal, nearly every substantive point was sheer fiction. The only question is whether he was being deceptive or delusional. The biggest fiction was that because of the ’success’ of the surge, we can reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq from 20 combat brigades to 15 by next July. Gen. David Petraeus has recommended this step, and President George W. Bush will order it so. Let’s be clear one more time about this claim: The surge of five extra combat brigades (bringing the total from 15 to 20) started in January. Their 15-month tours of duty will begin to expire next April. The Army and Marines have no combat units ready to replace them. The service chiefs refuse to extend the tours any further. The president refuses to mobilize the reserves any further. And so, the surge will be over by next July. This has been understood from the outset. It is the result of simple arithmetic, not of anyone’s decision, much less some putative success...

From Information Clearing House

SPD und Grüne empört über Jungs Abschuss-Pläne,1518,506081,00.html


Abschuss von Passagierflugzeugen "Grober Unfug"

Die Ankündigung von Verteidigungsminister Franz Josef Jung (CDU), er würde ein entführtes Flugzeug, das für Terror-Angriffe benutzt werden solle, notfalls auch ohne gesetzliche Grundlage abschießen zu lassen, hat eine heftige Diskussion ausgelöst. Jung hatte erklärt, bei einem von Terroristen entführten Flugzeug müsse er im Notfall vom Recht des übergesetzlichen Notstands Gebrauch machen. "Wenn es kein anderes Mittel gibt, würde ich den Abschussbefehl geben, um unsere Bürger zu schützen." SPD-Chef Kurt Beck erwiderte, diese Äußerung sei in keiner Weise mit dem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zum Luftsicherheitsgesetz in Einklang zu bringen. "Es ist schlicht und einfach unvorstellbar, einen solchen Weg zu gehen." Der ehemalige Bundesrichter und rechtspolitische Sprecher der Linksfraktion, Wolfgang Neskovic, bezeichnete die Rechtfertigung Jungs mit einem übergesetzlichen Notstand als "groben Unfug".

Jung im "Sperrfeuer": Erstmals drohen Offiziere ihrem Minister mit Befehlsverweigerung

Der Vorgang ist in der über 50-jährigen Geschichte der Bundeswehr offenbar ohne Beispiel. Zum ersten Mal drohen Offiziere ihrem "IBuK", dem Inhaber der Befehls- und Kommandogewalt, mit Befehlsverweigerung. Bundesverteidigungsminister Franz Josef Jung (CDU) ist mit seiner Äußerung, notfalls ein von Terroristen entführtes Passagierflugzeug auch ohne gesetzliche Grundlage abschießen zu lassen, unter "Dauer-Sperrfeuer" geraten. Noch deckt ihn seine Chefin, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU). Aber seine immer heftiger umstrittenen Überlegungen haben nicht nur auf der politischen Bühne in Berlin, sondern auch in der Bundeswehr ein "äußerst zwiespältiges Echo" gefunden, wie aus Generalskreisen am 18. September zu hören war.

Jetpilotenverband droht Jung mit Befehlsverweigerung

Die Kampfpiloten der Bundeswehr drohen Verteidigungsminister Franz Josef Jung (CDU) offen mit Befehlsverweigerung. "Derzeit" würden die Piloten einem Befehl zum Abschuss eines von Terroristen entführten Passagierflugzeugs nicht Folge leisten, sagte der Chef des Verbandes der Besatzungen strahlgetriebener Kampfflugzeuge der Bundeswehr, Thomas Wassmann, am 19. September im Bayerischen Rundfunk. Bevor es keine verfassungsgemäße gesetzliche Grundlage gebe, "werden wir auch dabei bleiben", betonte er. Jung hatte angekündigt, ein entführtes Flugzeug, das für Terror-Angriffe benutzt werden soll, notfalls auch ohne gesetzliche Grundlage abschießen zu lassen.


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Zahlreiche Strafanzeigen gegen Verteidigungsminister Jung

Die Ankündigung von Verteidigungsminister Franz Josef Jung (CDU), im Notfall ein von Terroristen gekapertes Passagierflugzeug abschießen zu lassen und sich dabei auf das "Recht des übergesetzlichen Notstands" berufen, führte zu mehreren Strafanzeigen gegen den Minister. "Uns liegen rund ein Dutzend Anzeigen gegen den Verteidigungsminister vor. Diese werden nun geprüft", sagte der Sprecher der Berliner Staatsanwaltschaft, Michael Grunwald, der "Westdeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung". Dem Minister werde in den Anzeigen unter anderem "verfassungsfeindliche Einwirkung auf die Bundeswehr" vorgeworfen, erklärte Grunwald.

Economic Crisis: The U.S. Political Leadership Has Failed

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Bush setting America up for war with Iran

In a chilling scenario of how war might come, a senior intelligence officer warned that public denunciation of Iranian meddling in Iraq - arming and training militants - would lead to cross border raids on Iranian training camps and bomb factories.

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Was Israeli raid a dry run for attack on Iran?

Far from being a minor incursion, the Israeli overflight of Syrian airspace through its ally, Turkey, was a far more major affair involving as many as eight aircraft, including Israel's most ultra-modern F-15s and F-16s equipped with Maverick missiles and 500lb bombs.,,2170188,00.html

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Bush Setting America Up for War With Iran

Philip Sherwell and Tim Shipman report for The Telegraph UK: "Senior American intelligence and defense officials believe that President George W. Bush and his inner circle are taking steps to place America on the path to war with Iran. Pentagon planners have developed a list of up to 2,000 bombing targets in Iran, amid growing fears among serving officers that diplomatic efforts to slow Iran's nuclear weapons program are doomed to fail."

Proxy war could soon turn to direct conflict, analysts warn

US strikes on Iran predicted as tension rises over arms smuggling and nuclear fears.,,2169798,00.html

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CIA analyst says West losing in Iraq, Afghanistan

The West is losing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because it does not understand the true motives of terrorists and is thus taking wrong strategies against them, a former analyst of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Sunday.

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"Suck on this, Iraq"

All the spin in the world can't change the facts on the ground in Iraq

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U.S. troops probably stay in Iraq for "protracted period"

U.S. troops would probably stay in Iraq for a "protracted period" despite gradual withdrawal, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday.

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Raising Progressive Offspring

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Arizona Senator John McCain has taken criticism of anti-war group to a whole new level: He is suggesting that the organization "ought to be thrown out of this country.

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Iraq And The Stink from Britain's Parliament

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Christopher King urges the British people to call to account their representatives who unleashed war on Iraq and "failed not only our interests but also those of the Iraqis they claimed to be helping by acting.... from corrupt motives, with recklessness, bad judgement and incompetence".

Victims Of The Death Squads

One family's harrowing story of kidnap and murder in Iraq

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Nadia Hayali tells Kim Sengupta of the day her family were seized and she lost her husband, a story that gives the lie to claims that US forces are succeeding in Baghdad.

Greenspan Misses Cheney's Memo: Spills the Beans on Oil

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For those still wondering why President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney sent our young men and women into Iraq, the secret is now "largely" out.

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