Can Anyone See That Bad Info is Being Fed to the Public?

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Why Bush won’t attack Iran

Despite saber-rattling, and the Washington buzz that a strike is coming, the president doesn’t intend to bomb Iran. Cheney may have other ideas.

The 18 people at the party, including former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, then voted with a show of hands for either Brzezinski’s or Scowcroft’s position. Scowcroft got only two votes, including his own. Everyone else at the table shared Brzezinski’s fear that a U.S. strike against Iran is around the corner.

The left — and much of the old-school, realist right — fears that Bush means to bomb Iran sometime between now and next spring. Both would like to rally public opinion against the strike before it happens. The neoconservative right, meanwhile, is asserting that we will bomb Iran but that we need to get to it posthaste.

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Can Anyone See That Bad Info is Being Fed to the Public?

clipped from www.salon.com

Why Bush won’t attack Iran

Despite saber-rattling, and the Washington buzz that a strike is coming, the president doesn’t intend to bomb Iran. Cheney may have other ideas.

The 18 people at the party, including former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, then voted with a show of hands for either Brzezinski’s or Scowcroft’s position. Scowcroft got only two votes, including his own. Everyone else at the table shared Brzezinski’s fear that a U.S. strike against Iran is around the corner.

The left — and much of the old-school, realist right — fears that Bush means to bomb Iran sometime between now and next spring. Both would like to rally public opinion against the strike before it happens. The neoconservative right, meanwhile, is asserting that we will bomb Iran but that we need to get to it posthaste.

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Israeli jets violate Syrian airspace and drop bombs, but news headlines everywhere proclaim "Syria fires on Israeli war planes"! Updated

Update 9/16/07

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

Ten days after the jets reached home, their mission was the focus of intense speculation this weekend amid claims that Israel believed it had destroyed a cache of nuclear materials from North Korea.

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The Axis Threw A Spoke

The Times of London believes that the Axis of Evil just “threw a spoke” after an Israeli attack demolished a joint Syrian-North Korean nuclear weapons project. Sources tell the Times that the attack successfully destroyed the facility and anything inside, as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent his nephew to check on the damage:

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

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Update 9/10/07

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JERUSALEM – Israeli warplanes may have been testing air routes for a possible attack against Iran when they were fired on by Syrian forces, experts said yesterday.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency Thursday quoted a military official as saying that Israeli jets broke the sound barrier flying over northern Syria earlier in the day, then “dropped munitions” onto deserted areas after being shot at by Syria’s air defenses.

Israel’s air force may have been testing an air path to Iran, in case it decides to carry out an attack against that country’s nuclear facilities, analysts said.

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9/6/07
Syria fires on Israeli war planes – Yahoo! News

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Israeli jets violate Syrian airspace and drop bombs, but news headlines everywhere proclaim "Syria fires on Israeli war planes"! Updated

Update 9/16/07

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

Ten days after the jets reached home, their mission was the focus of intense speculation this weekend amid claims that Israel believed it had destroyed a cache of nuclear materials from North Korea.

blog it

Related:

The Axis Threw A Spoke

The Times of London believes that the Axis of Evil just “threw a spoke” after an Israeli attack demolished a joint Syrian-North Korean nuclear weapons project. Sources tell the Times that the attack successfully destroyed the facility and anything inside, as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent his nephew to check on the damage:

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

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Update 9/10/07

clipped from www.military.com

JERUSALEM – Israeli warplanes may have been testing air routes for a possible attack against Iran when they were fired on by Syrian forces, experts said yesterday.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency Thursday quoted a military official as saying that Israeli jets broke the sound barrier flying over northern Syria earlier in the day, then “dropped munitions” onto deserted areas after being shot at by Syria’s air defenses.

Israel’s air force may have been testing an air path to Iran, in case it decides to carry out an attack against that country’s nuclear facilities, analysts said.

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9/6/07
Syria fires on Israeli war planes – Yahoo! News

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Iran’s neoconservatives and their “white coup”

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LAST time The Economist visited Iran for a special report, in 2003, the so-called “Tehran spring”—a period of cautious political liberalisation under the presidency of the soft-spoken Mr Khatami—was drawing to a close. He had won a landslide election in 1997 and a renewed though smaller mandate in 2001. These victories had signalled that the people of Iran wanted change: freedom of thought and speech, political diversity, a more open economy, tolerance, the rule of law and a friendlier stance towards the outside world. But as president, Mr Khatami had limited powers to deliver what they wanted.

Eyevine Dressing to kill a revolution

That was because the constitution drawn up under Ayatollah Khomeini adopted a doctrine known as velayat-e faqih, in which an Islamic jurist sits as “supreme leader” at the apex of politics. And over the course of the Khatami presidency the unelected part of the structure, directed by the present supreme leader, former president Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, systematically throttled most of the changes Mr Khatami and his fellow reformers proposed.

This post updated a past post found here: http://pbgiltner.blogspot.com/2007/02/low-down-on-middle-east-iran-in.html