Secret US Air Force Team to Perfect Plan for Iran strike
By Sarah Baxter, Washington reported: The Team is led by Brigadier-General Lawrence „Stutz“ Stutzriem, who is considered one of the ‚brightest‘ air force generals. He is assisted by Dr. Lani Kass, a former Israeli military officer and expert on cyberwarfare.
Are They Really Oil Wars?
Ismael Hossein-zadeh reports: Behind the drive to war and military adventures in the Middle East lie some powerful special interests
- vested in war,
- militarism, and
- geopolitical concerns of Israel
that use oil as an issue of „national interest“- as a façade or pretext – in order to justify military adventures to derive high dividends, both economic and geopolitical, from war.
Iranian opposition group condemns Iraqi moves against it:
„The stance“ taken by the government „is the reflection of hysterical pressures of the religious fascism ruling Iran and its embassy in Baghdad on the Iraqi government to take revenge on the (MEK) because 3 million Iraqi Shiites
have rejected the Iranian regime,“ the MEK said
Sunni group claims bombing of Iran mosque:
„This is the very first operation and the signal to the criminal (Shi’ite) regime of Iran … to stop its oppression, cruelty and injustice towards … Sunnis,“ the Jihadi Movement of the
Sunna People of Iran said.
Presstitute and war pimp alert
Bush Prepares a Messy Iran Handoff: The news this week that A. Q. Khan’s now-defunct international nuclear smuggling network once possessed blueprints for advanced nuclear warheads – and could have sold them to Iran – gave new urgency to Washington’s stalled efforts to halt Tehran’s pursuit of nuclear capability
No ‚proof‘ to establish Iran was developing nuclear weapons
„We support the right of Iran to have access to modern, peaceful nuclear technology. Russia will support Iran to the extent of fulfilling its expectation for lawful and legal sharing of nuclear technology.
Bush Threatens Iran With Military Action
Colin Brown, Deputy Political Editor, reported: The US President’s remarks on the last leg of his „farewell tour“ of Europe raised fears at Westminster that Mr Bush is determined to take action against Iran before he leaves office in January.
Iran insists nuclear suspension a ‚red line‘:
Iran on Tuesday insisted any demands it
should suspend sensitive atomic
activities would cross its „red line“,
days after world powers submitted a new
package aimed at ending the nuclear
Full Text of 5+1 package to Iran:
Following is the text of the proposal to Iran by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union, which was presented to the Iranian authorities on June 14, 2008 in Tehran:
Iran withdraws $75bn from Europe:
„Part of Iran’s assets in European banks have been converted to gold and
shares and another part has been transferred to Asian banks,“ Mohsen Talaie, deputy foreign minister in charge of economic affairs, was quoted as saying.
Iran denies withdrawal of assets worth $75 bln from Europe:
„No Iranian assets or deposits have been withdrawn or will be withdrawn from European banks to Iran or other countries,“ said Ali Divandari, managing director of Bank Mellat, a leading Iranian state-owned bank.
Iranian general warns any aggressor of „doomed-fate“:
Israeli officials later slashed out at Mofaz’s remarks, stressing that the hawkish remarks, which they called as „irresponsible“ and „cynical,“ do not represent Israel’s policy.
Threats to strike Iran concern Israel:
Fears are mounting in the defense
establishment that comments by senior
officials regarding an imminent Israeli
military strike against Iran will spur
Russia to complete controversial sales
of anti-aircraft missile systems to the
Islamic Republic, The Jerusalem Post
learned on Monday.
Israelis: Eat a Pistachio, Make an Iranian A-Bomb:
I swear to you I couldn’t make up this
shit if I tried. And if you think
this story is „nutty,“ you’d be right.
The Greatest Story Never Told
Finally, the U.S. Mega-Bases in Iraq Make the News
By Tom Engelhardt
Billions have evidently gone into single
massive mega-bases like the U.S.
air base at Balad, about 60 miles north
of Baghdad. It’s a „16-square-mile
fortress,“ housing perhaps 40,000 U.S.
troops, contractors, special ops types,
and Defense Department employees.
Presstitute and war pimp alert::
Iran and North Korea may have bought
nuclear missile blueprints:
Designs for a nuclear device small
enough to fit on a ballistic missile
were found on computers linked to the
international smuggling ring that supplied
nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and
North Korea, a top US expert says.
Israeli Ministers Mull Plans for
Military Strike against Iran:
The Israeli government no longer
believes that sanctions can prevent Iran
from building nuclear weapons. A broad
consensus in favor of a military strike
against Tehran’s nuclear facilities —
without the Americans, if necessary —
is beginning to take shape.
Manufacturing Consent For An Attack On Iran:
Sneh: Israel will have to deal with the
Iranian „threat“ alone:
In the near future Israel will not be
able to escape attacking Iran, Israel
Radio quoted former deputy defense
minister Ephraim Sneh as saying on
Who leaked the details of a CIA-Mossad
plot against Iran?:
The latest victim is James Risen, The
New York Times reporter for national
security and intelligence affairs. About
three months ago, a federal grand jury
issued a subpoena against him, ordering
Risen to give evidence in court. A heavy
blackout has been imposed on the affair
Britain: EU agrees to freeze Iran bank’s assets:
Ellam has said following talks in London
between Brown and President Bush
that all EU member states had agreed
they should freeze the bank’s assets.
Gordon Brown delivers on Iran for George Bush:
BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown last
night announced new troops for
Afghanistan and tougher sanctions on
Iran, delighting visiting US President
George W. Bush.
Militants kidnap 28 Iranian border guards:
Pakistani border security forces were
put on high alert after suspected
militants kidnapped 28 Iranian soldiers
posted at checkposts on the Iranian
side of the border in the province of
Iran rules out nuclear halt:
„I am disappointed that the Iranian
leaders rejected this generous offer
out of hand,“ Bush told a joint news
conference with French President Nicolas
Sarkozy, adding it was a sign that
Iran’s leadership was willing to isolate
its people further.
Brzezinski Says Bush Should Dissuade
Israel From Attack on Iran:
Former White House National Security
Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said
President George W. Bush should
privately dissuade Israel from carrying
out any military
strike against Iran in an attempt to
cripple its nuclear program.
Big powers to offer Iran „generous“ deal
in atom row:
European Union foreign policy chief
Javier Solana arrived in Tehran late on
Friday to present an incentives package
agreed by six major powers last month
to coax Iran into halting atomic work the West
fears is aimed at making bombs.
Indian oil firms to invest $3 bn in Iran: :
A consortium of public sector oil
companies – ONGC Videsh (OVL), Indian
Oil Corporation (IOC) and Oil India (OIL) –
proposes to invest $3 billion to
develop Farsi block in Iran where they
have found 12.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas.
Nancy Pelosi Pulled Iran Bill On Request of Israel
Ron Paul: in a speech given on 06 June
2008, congressman Ron Paul, tells
how speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi,
acting on behalf of israel and AIPAC,
‚deliberately‘ pulled a supplemental
bill requiring congressional approval
for attacking Iran.
Kucinich Forces Vote On Bush’s Impeachment:
As they have previously, Democratic
leaders staunchly oppose Kucinich’s
impeachment effort. They expect to table
the resolution by referring it to the
Judiciary Committee, where they expect
it to die.