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  • Newsday  "His resolution doesn't need presidential approval, but it demands presidential action about Iran's "pursuit of nuclear weapons," despite the lack of certainty that Iran is doing that. Last year, the nation's 16 intelligence agencies reported with high certainty that Iran had stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and with moderate certainty that it had not started it up again. Ever since, the Bush administration has tried to downplay that National Intelligence Estimate, but the intelligence community has not formally revised it."
  • Jan  8,  2008
  • AP White House emails on backup tapes, Plame identity leak evidence, McCellan
  • Antiwar, on Rosen Weissman
  • Jan  11,  2008 Asia Times, How the Pentagon planted a false story By Gareth Porter  ...  WASHINGTON - Senior Pentagon officials, evidently reflecting a broader administration policy decision, used an off-the-record Pentagon briefing to turn the January 6 US-Iranian incident in the Strait of Hormuz into a sensational story demonstrating Iran's military aggressiveness, a reconstruction of the events following the incident shows.  ...  The initial press stories on the incident, all of which can be traced to a briefing by deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in charge of media operations, Bryan Whitman, contained similar information that has since been repudiated by the navy itself.  
  • Jan  16,  2008 "WMR has learned that Bush committed himself to supporting an Israeli government plan to launch a three-pronged major military assault on Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, and on Iranian nuclear facilities. There is also some evidence that the non-existent naval "incident" between U.S. Navy ships and Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz was a staged event concocted by neocons still present within the Department of Defense and White House, as well as by Israeli intelligence elements, to create a "Gulf of Tonkin"-like incident to drive the United States into a military engagement with Iran.  ...  However, just as U.S. Air Force senior brass, aided by officers and enlisted personnel at Minot and Barksdale Air Force Bases who prevented a B-52 carrying nuclear armed cruise missiles from flying to the Middle East last Labor Day weekend for a planned attack on Iran, senior U.S. Navy officers stepped in to avert a pretext for conflict with Iran.  ...  The naval "incident" was hyped as Bush was readying for his departure to Israel where he and all major Israeli political leaders, including Olmert, Labor Party leader and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu had all lined up to support a U.S.-backed Israeli strike on Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. Moreover, Bush met with two of the most extreme members of the Israeli government, anti-Arab Moldovan Jewish racist Avigdor Lieberman and Rafi Eitan, the Israeli intelligence control officer for convicted and jailed-for-life Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. While in Israel, Bush was pressed by Israeli leaders to pardon Pollard or commute his sentence to time served." more
  • Jan  19,  2008 Washingtonian "Ellis also knew that the subpoenas might derail the case. If the administration balks at allowing sworn testimony by senior officials about sensitive conversations, the case against Rosen and Weissman could be dismissed. ...  The line between information that can and can’t get passed is blurred by the amount of officially sanctioned daily intelligence sharing between the United States and its allies. Such exchanges are particularly intense between the United States and Israel, which regularly trade information and assessments on terrorism and other perceived threats."
  • AP missing tapes, CIA, investigation, Plame, Cheney
  • Feb 29,  2008 American Thinker  "AIPAC case prosecutor quits Clarice Feldman With little more than a month to go before the AIPAC criminal case is scheduled to go to trial, the prosecutor has announced he's leaving government service.  The top prosecutor in the case against two former AIPAC staffers is quitting.  Less than two months before the trial date Kevin DiGregory, an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia's Eastern District, is joining the private intellectual property firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips starting Monday.  DiGregory has led the classified information case against Steve Rosen, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst, since they were indicted in August 2005.
  • Jan 8,  2008 A Times Online (a Rupert Murdoch paper) file pic "A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.  ...  Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office. ... She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey. ... Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions. ..."  and WMR August 31, 2005 -- A convergence of investigations: AIPAC and ATC. As reported previously on WMR , federal investigators are poring over wiretap transcripts and other intelligence that link the Larry Franklin/Rosen/Weissman AIPAC investigation to the investigation of who in the White House leaked the name of Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates non-official cover company to journalists, including Robert Novak. According to intelligence insiders, a new nexus of the investigation is the intelligence relationship discovered between AIPAC and the American Turkish Council (ATC). As with the AIPAC and Mossad penetration of the Pentagon, a similar ATC and Turkish intelligence penetration of the Defense Department was discovered and it reportedly involved some of the same players involved in the AIPAC probe, including former Deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans Douglas Feith.
  • Feb 24,  2008 CASMI "Despite the latest positive report of the IAEA on Iran' nuclear programme [1], efforts to launch a war against Iran are gathering pace [2]. Given the unpopularity of such a war, the big powers are keeping very quiet about it whilst using highly sophisticated methods to psychologically prepare their citizens. At the same time, all we hear about Turkey in the Western European and North American mainstream media is the accession talks with the European Union, the conflict between the religious AKP government and the country’s secular establishment (including the military) and the cross-border operations into Northern Iraq. Is there no connection between Turkey and this new threat of war? How does psychological preparation work in the case of Turkey? What pressure are the leading NATO countries putting on the Turkish Government? How is the extra-parliamentary opposition reacting to the prospective next stage of the ‘Global War on Terror’?"
  • Mar  12,  2008 "By Yossi Melman  IHC Abstract Three months ago a US federal grand jury issued a subpoena against James Risen, The New York Times reporter for national security and intelligence affairs, ordering Risen to give evidence in court as to who leaked information about secret CIA and Mossad plans regarding Iran's nuclear program. ...  Risen discussed such possible CIA-Mossad operations against Iran in his book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. One idea was to sabotage electric power to the nuclear sites; another was called Operation Merlin, to dupe a former-Soviet nuclear engineer into penetrating Iran's nuclear program and disrupting it. The CIA bungled Merlin because they had to fool the expert former-Soviet nuclear engineer who had defected to the US in the 90s; and then fool the Iranian nuclear scientists and technicians into accepting the fake (dud) Russian bomb plan ginned up by the CIA, which would be delivered by the former-Soviet engineer cum CIA operative. The results were disastrous for the CIA: the former-Soviet engineer detected the errors in the bomb plans; pointed out the errors to his Iranian counterparts to convince them he was truly on their side; the Iranian nuclear program was enhanced in spite of the preceding; and the CIA operation may have helped Iran assemble a nuclear warhead."
  • Jewish Voice New Jersey  "Is it connected to the classified information case against two former AIPAC staffers? A bid to pressure Israel to concede more to the Palestinians ahead of a new round of peace talks? Connected to the murky circumstances of Israel's mysterious airstrike in Syria last September? For now, the main question surrounding the case of Ben- Ami Kadish, the octogenarian New Jersey man arrested this week for allegedly sharing classified information with Israel decades ago is: Why now?" more search terms:
  • May  14,  2008 JTA  The government recently filed a rare pretrial appeal to an appeals court after a number of rulings by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III, sitting in Arlington, Va., undercut much of the prosecution's case.  ...  "The government put a lot of pressure on AIPAC and basically misled AIPAC on what it was that Keith and Steve did," Lowell said.
  • May 28,  2008 AP/ Yahoo Book.... WASHINGTON - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency "terribly off course.'  The Bush White House made "a decision to turn away from candor and honesty when those qualities were most needed" — a time when the nation was on the brink of war, McClellan writes in the book entitled "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." ... The way Bush managed the Iraq issue "almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option."  ... "In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage," McClellan writes. White House aides seemed stunned by the scathing tone of the book, and Bush press secretary Dana Perino issued a statement that was highly critical of their former colleague.  more search terms: disgruntled, we are puzzled .. It is sad, this is not the Scott we knew, Bush .... has more pressing matters than to spend time commenting on books by former staffers, Fran Townsend, counterterrorism ... book is self-serving, disingenuous, unprofessional,  Iraq war was a strategic blunder, not necessary, waging and unnecessary war is a grave mistake, his words badly misguided, harsh assessment, McClellan followed Bush from Texas, loyal public voice, 
  • June 2,  2008 Alternet, Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's memoirs contain a transcript from a bloodthirsty and over the top private speech by Bush.  ...  "Shocking Bush speech ....  "'Kick ass!' [Bush] said, echoing Colin Powell's tough talk. 'If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can't send that message. It's an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.  "There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!'" Keep in mind that the bloodlusty rhetoric of this "pep talk" wasn't meant to rev up Marines heading into battle. These were the President's well-embunkered top advisors in a strategy session on the eve of major military offensives in Iraq."
  • Antiwar, Will Obama Stand Up to the War Party? Don't bet the ranch on it by Justin Raimondo
  • June 4,  2008 911Truth   ...  Daniel Hopsicker’s excellent works, “Welcome to Terrorland: Mohammed Atta and the 9-11 Coverup in Florida” and “Barry and ‘the Boys’” in paperback, and the video, "The Secret History: Mohammed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus." and  “9/11 Dust & Deceit at the World Trade Center”.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee, download Phase IIA, IIB Bush lies to war.
  • YouTube Retired General William Odem, died of a sudden heart attack, called for the impeachment of Bush if he didn't extricate our troops from Iraq.
  • The Nation McClellan agreed to appear June 20 and his lawyer, Duke University law professor Michael Tigar says, "He has agreed to testify in the same spirit that he wrote the book... Mr. McClellan is available to tell what he knows.''
  • June 10,  2008   Antiwar, "Leafing through the story of the secret Rome meetings conducted by Michael Ledeen and Manucher Ghorbanifar – set up by a "foreign intelligence service," as the report avers – this section of the Senate report reads like a spy thriller set in the future, a future in which we are about to go to war with Iran."
  • June 16,  2008 WMR  Houston ship channel security the focus of Madsen and people close to George H. W. Bush, 'false flag' event,  keywords: HUMINT, Carnaby's Blackberry and numerous cell phones, activate port surveillance cameras, Special Agent R. Jennings, Carnaby Shipping Ltd, NOC, American Global Enterprise, Israeli Mossad, liquefied natural gas, AIPAC, 
  • WMR "August 23 /August 19, 2005 -- Revelations about Satterfield and Able Danger are connected. The recent revelations that the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, David Satterfield, is the USGO-2 named in the Franklin-Rosen-Weismann indictment and the coming forward of the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and his evidence that the elite Able Danger force had Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers under surveillance in 2000 and was prevented from taking action are related stories. Shaffer was the liaison between DIA and the U.S. Special Operations Able Danger team that was tracking Atta and his cell in the United States and abroad. The Pentagon inaction is being blamed on lawyers for the U.S. Special Operations Command who prevented the FBI from being informed of the Atta team's activities. What is being overlooked is that there was a significant neo-con element within the Clinton administration. It included then-Secretary of Defense William Cohen (a Republican) and the career Pentagon officials like Office of Net Assessment chief Andy Marshall, the indicted Larry Franklin, and Harold Rhode, who all increased their power in the Bush administration. This network was close to Clinton State Department officials Martin Indyk, who lost his security clearance while ambassador to Israel, and Dennis Ross, (now an advisor to Obama) of the pro-Likud Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), the think tank that provided a number of personnel for Douglas Feith's Office of Special Plans, including David Schenker and Michael Makovsky (brother of WINEP Senior Fellow David Makovsky). WINEP's advisory board includes such neocon figures as Richard Perle, James Woolsey, James Roche (of Boeing-Air Force tanker contract fraud infamy), Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Max Kampelman. The pre-911 restrictions on Able Danger are evidence that the neo-cons were as damaging to the security interests of the United States under Clinton as they have been under Bush."
  • WMR  Houston ship channel the focus of Madsen and people close to George H. W. Bush, 'false flag' event,  keywords: HUMINT, Carnaby's Blackberry and numerous cell phones, activate port surveillance cameras, Special Agent R. Jennings, Carnaby Shipping Ltd, NOC, American Global Enterprise, Israeli Mossad, liquefied natural gas, AIPAC, full article   and Carnaby / CIA
  • June 18,  2008 Findlaw, John Dean: "The Importance of Scott McClellan's Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee -- Including Possible New Obstruction of Justice Charges for Scooter Libby and Karl Rove....  No one believes that Fitzgerald (and his team) were anything less than vigorous in investigating the effort to discredit former Ambassador Joe Wilson by revealing that his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative. Yet since no one knows what Fitzgerald learned, except those who cannot speak of what they know, it is not possible to determine whether he might have been outfoxed by the White House. As experienced a prosecutor as Fitzgerald is, he was playing in a very different league when investigating the Bush White House. These folks make Nixon’s White House look like Little Leaguers – and based on what is known about the Plame investigation, I have long suspected that Fitzgerald was playing out of his league"  ....McClellan, hearings, obstruction of justice, Cheney, Libby, Bush
  • June 19,  2008 McClellan will testify June 20, ... What will mainstream press coverage be like? this point no build up for the event.
  • June ,  2008 JTA Court throws out gov't appeals in Rosen case ...  A U.S. appeals court ruled in favor of two former AIPAC staffers who sought to narrow the government's appeal of rulings in a classified information case.  ...  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. ruled Friday that prosecutors may only appeal the scope of evidence to be declassified in their case against Steve Rosen, the former foreign policy chief at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst.  
  • June 23,  2008 John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has predicted that Israel could attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in.   Iran attack
  • WMR has learned from reliable sources that the Defense Department has ordered a step-up in production of the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile from the Lockheed Martin Hellfire production facility at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama.  Iran attack
  • WMR If lawsuits were permitted against telecommunications firms, the discovery process may have resulted in details being unearthed about the extent of Israel's involvement in federal wiretapping and illegal surveillance of  Americans.  Domestic spying, Amdocs   new additions to Clinton / Bush death list On April 27, 2002, Solly, 53, died of a sudden heart attack at his Silver Spring, Maryland home shortly before he was to anchor a newscast. WJLA news director Phil Smith also succumbed to a heart attack within three weeks of Solly's sudden death.    To ensure a lock on the no retroactive lawsuit provisions, the man who became HPSCI chair, Sylvestre Reyes, supported the measure. He was joined by other AIPAC sure bets, including Brad Sherman (D-CA), Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), John Yarmuth (KY), Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Jason Altmire (D-PA), and, for added measure Pelosi.  If lawsuits were permitted against telecommunications firms, the discovery process may have resulted in details being unearthed about the extent of Israel's involvement in federal wiretapping and illegal surveillance of Americans.  search terms: FISA, Amdocs, AIPAC, surveillance, telecom immunity, Israeli Art Students, 911, wiretaps, T2S2, HIDTA, WMR
  • June 24,  2008  WMR has learned from reliable sources that the Defense Department has ordered a step-up in production of the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile from the Lockheed Martin Hellfire production facility at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama full article
  • BBC, former German Foreign Minister, Joshka Fischer."Iran must understand that without a diplomatic solution in the coming months, a dangerous military conflict is very likely to erupt. It is high time for serious negotiations to begin," he said.
  • Global Research   Meanwhile, a US-sponsored political engineering process has entered its last phase, warning the entire political spectrum in Turkey to toe the line. It is relentlessly trying to ensure that a fully compliant government is in power before launching the next Anglo-American war on Iran and possibly on Syria.
  • Dark Government
  • Deep Journal
  • June 25,  2008  Iran blockade resolution (Act of War):  House Resolution 362, introduced by Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Mike Pence (R-IN), calls for the United States to "initiate an international effort to immediately and dramatically increase the economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on Iran to verifiably suspend its nuclear enrichment activities by, inter alia, prohibiting the export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran's nuclear program." This sense of the Congress resolution, complemented by Senate Resolution 580, introduced by Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and John Thune (R-SD), would impose a naval, land, and air blockade against Iran and be tantamount to an act of war. The resolution is the brainchild of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which decided on the course of action two weeks ago during its annual meeting in Washington, DC.  WMR  World War III
  • Politico (conservative)  "Conyers issues subpoena to DOJ for Bush-Cheney interviews on Plame leak  ...  House Judiciary Committee John Conyers has issed a subpoena to the Justice Dept. for the unredacted interviews with President Bush and Vice President Cheney on former CIA operative Valerie Plame, as well as numerous other documents sought unsuccessfully by Democrats for years.  ... Conyers is also seeking FBI notes of interviews with some top former White House officials, including Karl Rove, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Scott McClellan, Dan Bartlett and Andrew Card."
  • June 25,  2008 Newsday  "Sometime soon, Rep. Gary Ackerman hopes, the House will vote on his get-tough-on-Iran resolution under rules that allow it to be considered as a noncontroversial item. But it should get a lot more scrutiny than that.  ...  Though the resolution doesn't use the word "blockade," its critics say that those restrictions would amount to one. They fear that this resolution could set off an unpredictable cascade of action-reaction that would help those in the Bush administration who still favor a military strike against Iran
  • June 28,  2008 Gozlem "While the EU is imposing strict sanctions against Iran, Turkey seems to be getting closer due to both countries’ problems with terrorism. The Turkish Land Forces Commander, General Ilker Basbug recently announced that there is a partnership between Turkey and Iran in the fight against the PKK"
  • WayneMadsenReport "has recently learned from knowledgeable U.S. Intelligence Community sources that Entwistle's contract for P-Tech involved "wiring backdoors" into the computer systems of the FAA, NORAD, Pentagon, and White House to bring about the operational collapse of the computer systems during the morning of 9/11.      full article
  • June 29,  2008 "U..S. escalating covert operations against Iran - report ... the scale and the scope of the operations in Iran, which include the Central Intelligence Agency, have now been significantly expanded, the article said, citing current and former officials.  ..  Many of these activities are not specified in the new finding, and some congressional leaders have had serious questions about their nature, it said.  ...  Among groups inside Iran benefiting from U.S. support is the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian People's Resistance Movement, according to former CIA officer Robert Baer. Council on Foreign Relations analyst Vali Nasr described it to Hersh as a vicious organization suspected of links to al Qaeda." file
  • June 30,  2008 "Scott Ritter, US Tour of Duty Real Intelligence
  • June 31,  2008 Washington Independent "More in our ongoing coverage of J Street's efforts to build a better American Zionist movement. Earlier this month, J Street endorsed a Washington Democrat running for Congress named Darcy Burner. Burner is the driving force behind something called the Responsible Plan, a manifesto and strategy for withdrawing from Iraq that this year's crop of progressive Democratic candidates are supporting. Natural fit, right? Well, according to OpenLeft's Matt Stoller, AIPAC -- the powerful, right-wing Israel lobby group in Washington -- is none too pleased:"
  • Payvand News Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 200 years. The United States encouraged Iraq's war with Iran (1980-1988) by providing Saddam Hussein with intelligence and military support. Iran's major oil refineries were destroyed during the war, so Iran was forced to export its crude oil to be refined. The U.S. sponsored sanctions have prevented Iran from repairing or building new refineries, so they have been forced to rely on other forms of energy. Nuclear power was introduced to Iran by the U.S. after its democratically elected government was overthrown by the CIA in 1953. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, on behalf of President Ford, persuaded the U.S. imposed Shah of Iran to build over 20 nuclear reactors  full article
  • July 3,  2008 Houston Chronicle  "Was rocket moments from striking Continental flight? Probe of launch near Bush airport has stalled, FAA records indicate  A Continental airliner might have been only a minute away from colliding with what the pilot described as a model rocket that shot past his cockpit window, Federal Aviation Administration records obtained by the Houston Chronicle show.
  • July 4,  2008  AFP Shirin Ebadi  "National Peace Council" of around 70 dissident Iranian politicians, social activists and intellectuals.  The list of people who signed on as founding members of the council included figures like Ibrahim Yazdi, head of the outlawed but tolerated Freedom Movement and Hashem Aghajari, who was sentenced to death but pardoned for apostasy.  Also included is the film director Jafar Panahi, winner of the top prizes at the Berlin and Venice film festivals and Iran's leading female film-maker Rakhshan Bani Etemad.  
  • OpEdNews "And Israel KNOWS that the Iranians have purchased some sophisticated Russian missile and radar defense equipment that will take until the end of the year to install and make operational. Israel is in a "use it or lose it" position as far as neutralizing Iran is concerned."   and Madsen: Russia is installing an upgraded radar system in Iran to protect Iranian nuclear sites. It is expected the upgrade to the Tin Shield (NATO code name) mobile Russian radar in Iran will foil the stealth capabilities of Israeli attack aircraft and missiles and, therefore, some experts see an Israeli attack on Iran before such an advanced radar system becomes fully operational.  and see Debka File
  • Iran Press TV "Mullen: Iran war, too stressful for US  ... Admiral Michael Mullen Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says opening up a third front for a war on Iran would be extremely stressful for the military.  Speaking at a Defense Department press conference, amid increasing speculation that Israel will launch a military strike on Iran, Admiral Michael Mullen said he did not need an already unstable part of the world to be 'more unstable.'  ...  "I think that just about every move in that part of the world is a high-risk move," the top US military chief cautioned."
  • July 7,  2008 MWC News  "America’s Knesset, servile hirelings of Israel’s lobby, rush to pass yet another resolution conceived by AIPAC and authored and co-signed by its most slavish puppets, Ackerman and Ros-Lehtinen in the House and Lieberman and Bayh in the Senate, Resolutions H. Con. 362 and S. 580, the “Iran War Resolution.” Virtually all Congressmen with the exception of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich and all Senators, including McCain and Obama, will vote to support this resolution. Passage provides Bush with power to impose a unilateral blockade on Iran, an act, if done without UN sanction, is an act of war. This resolution, a virtual carbon copy of the resolution that has mired us in Iraq, does nothing for the security of the United States, indeed it does the opposite, but it does secure continued funding of Republicans and Democrats by AIPAC and Israel.
  • July 12,  2008 Think Progress  The Sunday Times reports Stephen Payne, a Bush pioneer and a political appointee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was caught on tape offering access to key members of the Bush administration inner circle in exchange for “six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.”  Will have an effect on Bush plans to attack Iran.
  • Ynet News   Report: US backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran  ...  (Video) Pentagon official says Bush told Israel to 'get on with preparations, stand by for immediate attack' on Iran's main nuclear sites if diplomatic efforts fail. 'This administration will not attack Iran. This has already been decided,' official tells Sunday Times  Ynet Published: 07.13.08, 07:52 / Israel News  VIDEO - The Sunday Times quoted a senior Pentagon official as saying that President George W. Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down.
  • July 16,  2008 AFP  "Iran accepts nuclear talks but has 'red lines": Khamenei:  TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran is ready for negotiations over the nuclear crisis but warned it would not step over any "red lines" in the search for a deal.  ...  His comments came days ahead of a key meeting between Iran's top nuclear negotiator and the EU foreign policy chief, which will also be attended by a US envoy for the first time in a major policy shift by Washington. "
  • July 16, 2008 -- WayneMadsenReport U.S. contractor leaving Saudi Arabia - another warning sign of impending war with Iran  Although Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns is meeting with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator in Switzerland and the State Department announced plans to open a U.S. Interests Section in Tehran, the Dick Cheney-American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) war hawks and neocons are still beating the war drums for a U.S. attack on Iran to placate the Jerusalem government and the Likud Party opposition.  Another ominous war sign has been reported to WMR. The U.S. contractor Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) is reportedly planning to withdraw its training staff that is supporting the Royal Saudi Naval Force at its base in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.  Jubail is located on the Persian Gulf and is well within the range of Iranian missiles expected to be used against Saudi and U.S. targets in the Gulf in the event of a U.S. and/or Israeli attack on Iran.  The report on BAH states that its contractors will begin pulling out of Jubail in October of this year.  
  • Today's hearing in the Judiciary Committee focused on mounting evidence that senior members of the Bush Administration specifically approved torture techniques outlawed by US and International law. This issue is directly relevant to the articles of impeachment introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich relating to torture, and today's hearing should add momentum to our campaign in favor of impeachment hearings.  During my questioning of Mr. Ashcroft, he refused to answer my repeated direct questions about the so-called "principals meetings" he took part in with Vice President Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and Alberto Gonzales where these key officials reportedly approved detailed interrogations against specific prisoners that included torture techniques including water boarding. Despite the fact that much of this information is in the public record, Mr. Ashcroft stubbornly refused to answer my legitimate questions and instead decide to "keep faith" with the Bush Administration and keep secrets from the American people and the Congress of the United States.  
  • July 16,  2008 JTA  The federal judge in the classified information case against two former AIPAC staffers set a trial date of Oct. 28.  Separately, Ellis ruled in favor of the prosecution in allowing as evidence a Washington Post article from June 15 2003; that article, by Michael Dobbs, on Iran policy wars within the Bush administration, quoted senior administration officials as refusing to discuss a directive by President Bush on Iran because it is classified.   ....    The same directive was allegedly the topic of discussion between Rosen, Weissman and Larry Franklin, then a Pentagon Iran analyst. The prosecution intends to use the article to show that Rosen and Weissman likely knew the document, a National Security Presidential Directive, was classified. Franklin has pleaded guilty in the case.
  • July 18,  2008 New York Times  Using Bombs to Stave Off War    By BENNY MORRIS, Li-On,   Israel, Tucker Nichols ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iranian production schedule, if not complete destruction, of that country’s nuclear program. Because if the attack fails, the Middle East will almost certainly face a nuclear war — either through a subsequent pre-emptive Israeli nuclear strike or a nuclear exchange shortly after Iran gets the bomb. ... It is in the interest of neither Iran nor the United States (nor, for that matter, the rest of the world) that Iran be savaged by a nuclear strike, or that both Israel and Iran suffer such a fate. We know what would ensue: a traumatic destabilization of the Middle East with resounding political and military consequences around the globe, serious injury to the West’s oil supply and radioactive pollution of the earth’s atmosphere and water.  ....    But should Israel’s conventional assault fail to significantly harm or stall the Iranian program, a ratcheting up of the Iranian-Israeli conflict to a nuclear level will most likely follow.
  • Jerusalem Post
  • July 19,  2008 OpEdNews, Impeachment hearings, Kucinich, Plamegate, executive privilege  Judiciary Chairman John Conyers is set to begin "preliminary hearings" on Dennis Kucninch's article of impeachment on Thursday, July 25, according to impeachment activists working the Hill. Conyers is tying himself in knots trying to avoid using the word "impeachment," but that's what Kucinich's article is: an article of impeachment against George Bush, tightly focused on claims that Saddam possessed WMD and that he had a connection to 9/11, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
  • July 19,  2008 Indymedia Venezuela: "Maj.Wm. B. Fox, Cpt.Eric H. May - 19.07.2008 07:34 An impressive medley of military officers join Captain Eric H. May in alerting the public to the danger of Bush administration foul play in the upcoming terror drills Noble Resolve and Diablo Bravo. Intro: An impressive medley of military officers join Captain Eric H. May in alerting the public to the danger of Bush administration foul play in the upcoming terror drills Noble Resolve and Diablo Bravo.  SUMMER ALERT!  Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer Maj. William B. Fox Dr. James H. Fetzer Capt. Eric H. May SFC Donald S. Buswell  ....     Neo-cons and their allies are pounding the drums of war against Iran. Just after his White House meeting on June 4, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that war with Iran was a done deal: "George Bush understands the severity of the Iranian threat and the need to vanquish it, and intends to act on that matter before the end of his term in the White House."   ...  Antiwar   In his July 14 article “Amber Alert! Get Ready for War” Antiwar  Justin Raimondo states “The Israelis have already been using U.S. bases in Iraq to train for the coming attack… [Bush] is more determined than ever to leave his lasting mark on the Middle East and the world.” In his July 15 article “A Phony Crisis – And A Real One” Antiwar  Pat Buchanan writes: “Israel and its Fifth Column …seek to stampede us into war with Iran.” In his article, “9/11 and the Neo-Con Agenda” Digg  Dr. James H. Fetzer explained why the Bush Administration needs another (self-inflicted) “false flag” attack to expand the failing war in the Middle East. In “False Flag Prospects, 2008” Lonestar Icon  Captain Eric H. May proved the connection between official terror drills and the U.S. 9/11/2001 and UK 7/7/2005 terror attacks. As experienced military professionals, it is our mission of conscience to publish alerts to the American people whenever the danger of a false flag attack is high. We face that danger now with several suspicious military exercises just ahead of us. On July 22 Virginia will run a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) scenario at the Richmond International Airport. For two weeks we have tried to gather particulars on the terror drill from the Virginia National Guard. The command has been evasive, refusing us access to personnel involved in the WMD-related activities. July 28-August 1, a wide array of U.S. military, police, and disaster agencies will be running multiple terror and catastrophe drills. The two main terror drills are “Noble Resolve” and “Diablo Bravo.” 
  • July 26,  2008 WMR Gates selection to replace Moseley, General Norton Schwartz, recently rattled his saber against Russia in his Senate confirmation hearing, warning Russia not to station bombers in Cuba in retaliation for U.S. missile shield bases in the Czech Republic, Poland, and possibly, Lithuania. As Gates was decrying "creeping militarization" of American foreign policy, his Air Force Chief of Staff selectee was warning Russia not to cross a "red line" by stationing bombers in Cuba, stating, "I think we should stand strong and indicate that that is something that crosses a threshold, crosses a red line, for the United States of America."
  • July 27,  2008 New York Sun Prosecutors Argue for More Secrecy in Aipac Case   "The district court's view that unlawfully conspiring to disclose classified information about troop movements to a foreign government is 'patently' unprotected by the First Amendment, but disclosing classified information to a foreign government about terrorist attacks on those same troops is a 'core value' of the First Amendment proves the point that 'judges ... have little or no background in the delicate business of intelligence gathering,'" prosecutors wrote in the brief filed late Friday night. "Clandestinely obtaining and passing U.S. government classified information to the Israeli government does not represent participation in a 'public debate' to 'influence United States foreign policy.'" search terms: graymail, graymailing, 
  • Press TV, Iran ...  "This follows the recent publication of an Army War College 'Parameters' article, in which US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that a war against Iran would be 'disastrous on a number of levels', arguing that 'another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need'.  ...  Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, has also said that fighting a third front would have serious consequences. "We do not need an already unstable part of the world to become more unstable," he has said.
  • JTA  Joe Klein talks with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg about his running feud with the “Commentary crowd” over his assertions that Jewish neocons are pushing a pro-Israel agenda at the expense of U.S. interests (recap: Round I, Round II, Round III).  His bottom line: Listen, people can vote whichever way they want, for whatever reason they want. I just don’t want to see policy makers who make decisions on the basis of whether American policy will benefit Israel or not. In some cases, you want to provide protection for Israel certainly, but you don’t want to go to war with Iran. When Jennifer Rubin or Abe Foxman calls me antisemitic, they’re wrong. I am anti-neoconservative. I think these people are following very perversely extremist policies and I really did believe that it was time for mainstream Jews to stand up and say, “They don’t represent us, they don’t represent Israel.”  
  • Aug 6,  2008 AP Apparently to allay Israeli concerns, Bush administration officials last week assured visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the U.S. has not ruled out the possibility of a military strike on Iran. And the U.S., aware of Israel's high anxiety over Iran's nukes, is also hooking Israel up to an advanced missile detection system known as X-Band to guard against any future attack by Iran, said a senior U.S. defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions over the issue have not been made public.    ....    With sanctions and diplomacy still the international community's preferred method to get Iran to stop building the bomb, an Israeli strike does not appear imminent.   ...   If it did attack, however, Israel would have to contend with upgraded Iranian defense capabilities, including 29 new Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile systems Iran purchased from Russia last year in a $700 million deal.
  • Aug 8,  2008 Jerusalem Post  "If Russia goes through with the sale of its most advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, Israel will use an electronic warfare device now under development to neutralize it and as a result present Russia as vulnerable to air infiltrations, a top defense official has told The Jerusalem Post.   ...   The Russian system, called the S-300, is one of the most advanced multi-target anti-aircraft-missile systems in the world today and has a reported ability to track up to 100 targets simultaneously while engaging up to 12 at the same time. It has a range of about 200 kilometers and can hit targets at altitudes of 27,000 meters.   ...   While Russia has denied that it sold the system to Iran, Teheran claimed last year that Moscow was preparing to equip the Islamic Republic with S-300 systems. Iran already has TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles from Russia.   ...   Neutralization of one of the main components of Russian air defense would be a blow to Russian national security as well as to defense exports. "No country will want to buy the system if it is proven to be ineffective," the official said. "For these reasons, Russia may not deliver it in the end to Iran."
  • Aug 11,  2008 Antiwar  A Not-So-Diplomatic Turn The continuing frailty of US-Iran relations and the possibility of war by Sadegh Kabeer Last week Iran responded to the latest European proposal regarding its controversial nuclear program. The so-called Iran Six, however, were neither amused nor heartened by the proposal's apparent "ambiguity" regarding the demand that Iran cease it enrichment activities.  ....    In short, Tehran will continue to refuse to forgo its right to uranium enrichment, and the Bush administration, despite the very loud protests of hawks, will continue along the path of "aggressive diplomacy," i.e., more sanctions, in a bid to break the back of the Islamic republic. The possibility of full-blown military conflict remains real, but it is presently tempered by energy prices and the global economic downturn. Rapprochement, however, is a distant prospect, and the NPT remains the only genuine alternative by means of which a resolution to the ongoing crisis can be found.
  • DailyTimes, Pakistan   the Ad Hoc Group Against Israeli Attack on Iran, have signed the following declaration: “There is no military, political or moral justification to initiate war with Iran. A constant flow of information bears witness to the fact that the Israeli government is seriously considering attacking Iran, in order to disrupt its nuclear plans.    
  • Washington Report on Middle East Affairs ...  Where Are They Now? A Rogues’ Gallery of American Israel-Firsters Compiled by Janet McMahon ELLIOT ABRAMS—Cheryl Hanin Bentov (“Cindy”): American-Israeli Mossad agent; Stephen Bryen—Member of advisory board and former executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA); Adam Ciralsky—CIA contract employee fired in 1999 for failing to reveal a relationship with two U.S.-Isreali employees of Israeli defense firms; John Deutch—Former CIA director whose security clearance was revoked for having prepared top-secret briefings and storing highly classified reference material on his unclassified and unsecured home computer.; Douglas Feith—Former under secretary of defense for policy, he established the Office of Special Plans, which produced “inappropriate” intelligence leading up to the war on Iraq; Philip Heymann—Former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, who failed to act on a written recommendation by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Robert Keuch that a grand jury investigate allegations of espionage against Stephen Bryen; Michael Ledeen —Former New Republic correspondent in Italy, where CIA station files listed him as an agent of influence of a foreign government Israel; Nathan Lewin—Attorney for Stephen Bryen and Larry Franklin; former schoolmate of and Supreme Court clerk with Philip Heymann; I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby—Graduate of Yale University, where he studied under Paul Wolfowitz; attorney for fugitive financier Marc Rich when Rich was pardoned by President Clinton; Lt. Col. Jeremiah Mattysse—Naval intelligence officer who converted to Judaism and in 2000, carrying several duffel bags containing top-secret information, defected/went AWOL to Israel Richard Perle —As staff member for Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-WA), influenced hiring of Paul Wolfowitz by Arms Control and Development Agency; heard on 1969 FBI wiretap discussing classified information with someone at Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC; David Tenenbaum—Mechanical engineer with U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), based in Warren, MI, who in 1997 admitted “inadvertently” giving classified U.S. technical data to Israeli; Paul Wolfowitz —While working for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, investigated in 1978 for providing to an Israeli government official, through an AIPAC intermediary,
  • Albawaba  "More than 100 hundred Israeli academicians and peace activists have signed the following declaration: There is no military, political or moral justification to initiate war with Iran.  A constant flow of information bears witness to the fact that the Israeli government is seriously considering attacking Iran, in order to disrupt its nuclear plans. We do not disregard irresponsible actions by the Iranian government - we also oppose atomic weapons in principle and support the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction from the region. However, it is clear that the main source of the immediate danger of a new, widespread war stems from the policies of the Israeli government and the flow of threats from it, backed by provocative military maneuvers.   ...   After serious consideration, we reiterate our position that all the arguments for such an attack are without any security, political or moral justification. Israel might get caught up in an act of adventurism that could endanger our very existence, and this without any serious effort to exhaust the political and diplomatic alternatives to armed conflict.  ....   We are not certain that such an attack will occur. But the very fact that it is being weighed as a reasonable option, makes it imperative that we warn and caution against the destructive results of an offensive strike against Iran.  ...   Coordinating Group: Prof. Gadi Algazi; Judy Blanc; Prof. Rachel Giora; Prof. Anat Matar; Prof. Adi Ophir; Prof. Yoav Peled; Reuven Kaminer, Prof. Haggai Ram; Prof. Yehuda Shenhav; Prof. Oren Yiftachel.
  • Aug 12,  2008 The Peoples Voice, Flight 77, WTC7, BBC reported collapse of WTC7 before it happened.
  • Aug 13,  2008 US warns against Israeli plan to strike against Iran's nuclear facilities Harretz
  • Sibel Edmonds We Can Change the World Edmunds
  • Saudi Arabia and nuclear power Jerusalem Post
  • AsiaTimes  Georgia is one of Iran's "near neighbors" and as a result of geographical proximity and important political and geostrategic considerations, the current Russia-Georgia conflict is closely watched by Tehran, itself under threat of military action by the US and or Israel, which may now feel less constrained about attacking Iran in light of Russia's war with Georgia.   ...   Representing a serious new rift in US-Russia relations, the conflict in the Caucasus, paralyzing the UN Security Council and igniting Cold War-type rhetoric between the two military superpowers, is simultaneously a major distraction from the Iran nuclear crisis and may even spell doom for the multilateralist "Iran Six" diplomacy. This involves the US, Britain, Russia, France, China and Germany in negotiations over Iran's uranium-enrichment program, which some believed is aimed at making nuclear weapons.
  • Aug 20,  2008  Sun Herald (error 404) Declassified Old Documents Shed New Light on AIPAC Espionage Prosecution WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- More than one thousand documents released under Freedom of Information Act filings reveal details of a secret battle that raged between founders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and top US law enforcement officials. The new book "America's Defense Line: The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government" reproduces and analyzes these files and their troubling implications for rule of law in the United States. "America's Defense Line" also reveals stunning details of a preferential deal engineered within the highest levels of the US Department of Justice over the course of three years and implemented in 1965 -- but kept secret from the American public until today. Old documents and new analysis from the Center for Policy and Law Enforcement raise many questions about the upcoming October 2008 AIPAC espionage trial
  • Aug 23,  2008 DissidentVoice Rosen Weissman trial .... "Why Bush Will Pardon AIPAC for Espionage ...  american_zionist_council_foreign_agents_registration_1962  and IRMEP Institute for Research: Middle East Policy
  • RawStory ... links between Gulf War Syndrome, Anthrax vaccine, Ivins... Rove / Bush knew... kept quiet.
  • WMR  "In what was considered a diplomatic slap, Pakistan, which is an official observer at the SCO, sent the national security adviser to the Prime Minister, Mahmud Ali Durrani, considered a very low ranking representative considering the fact that Russia was represented by its president, Dmitry Medvedev and China by its president, Hu Jintao. Iran, which is also an observer, was represented by President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. Also present in Dushanbe were Afghan President Hamid Karzai, an observer, ans well as full members President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan, President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, and President Emomali Rakhmon of Tajikistan. India was represented in Dushanbe by its foreign minister while Mongolia sent its president. The President of Turkmenistan, not a SCO member, was also invited to Dushanbe.
  • Sept 2,  2008 Jerusalem Post Sept 2, 2008, Dutch intel: US to strike Iran in coming weeks ...  On Saturday, Iran's Deputy Chief of Staff General Masoud Jazayeri warned that should the United States or Israel attack Iran, it would be the start of another World War. 
  • Sept 8, 2008  Woodward book release: Cheney has created a  rival chain-of-command, has penetrated US Army, Navy, led by Keane to Petraeus,... preceding the election will be a confrontation with Russia, to play into perceived national security weakness of Obama, help McCain / Palin... all related to Minot / Barksdale nuclear transfer incidentGenerals Casey, Abizaid, the operation will coincide with Russia, STABILNOST 2008. (Stability 2008), new cold war, naval presence in Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, USS George Washington, USS Peleliu, 7th Fleet, Russia lately going after Israeli oligarchy, tax evasion, fraud,  more search terms: Kolmakov, Ukraine, Moldova, Ossetia, Abkhazia, Caspian Sea, CSTO, Armenia, IMMEDIATE RESPONSE 2008, CAUCUSUS FRONTIER 2008, COSSACK STEPPE 2008, Nova Demba, Poland, RAPID TRIDENT, Russian Black Sea, Baltic, Northern, Pacific Fleets, warning by Russian General Valery Yevnevich
  • Sept  9,  2008 Newsweek  The Justice Department has threatened to file criminal charges against a former top National Archives official if he testifies as a defense witness in a high-profile national-security case.  ...   J. William Leonard, who resigned last January as the U.S. government's chief expert on classified information, after a bitter clash with Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has been cooperating with defense lawyers in a case charging two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) with improperly disclosing national-security secrets, according to recently filed court papers.
  • Sept 14,  2008  "Last week Israel's request for a fresh supply of GBU-28 bunker-busters, each weighing two tons and capable of punching through reinforced concrete, was turned down by the US.   ...   Instead, America has agreed to sell 1,000 versions of a much-smaller satellite-guided bomb capable of hitting underground targets, albeit at a shallower depth.   ...   Iran's nuclear facilities are located at a number of separate locations, some of which are buried underground.   ...   The United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, yesterday said Iran had increased its uranium enrichment programme and was not co-operating with an inspections process.  "
  • Media Monitors, Mega Spy Case
  • Sept 17,  2008 Washington Times "It's true that Mr. Biden brings some political experience to Mr. Obama's ticket, but so could many of Mr. Obama's other choices. Mr. Biden also narrows the race gap, which unfortunately still exists in America. But again, so could any of the other choices.   ...   So, what then? Mr. Biden, the self-proclaimed Zionist, assuages Israeli and Jewish American fears that Mr. Obama might not be so accommodating to Israel."
  • WMR The U.S. government's bail out of insurance giant American International Group (AIG) comes as no surprise to intelligence community insiders. In fact, AIG has been at the center of a number of CIA operations for decades. The federal government's $85 billion "bridge" loan to AIG essentially makes the United States government an 80 percent stakeholder in AIG, a move that will prevent external players from peering into AIG's myriad intelligence operations on behalf of the CIA, according to an insider who has followed AIG's overseas operations for a number of years.  ...   The CIA's analysts who concentrate on Asia have also enjoyed routine access to a huge AIG database maintained in San Francisco. AIG's new building in Hong Kong was intended to be a major outpost for CIA agents assigned the China "beat." However, Chinese intelligence succeeded in thoroughly wiring the building with surveillance systems and AIG's China operations were blown. Chinese intelligence could not believe how sloppy Greenberg and the CIA were in handling the Hong Kong operation." more search terms: Henry Kissinger,  Elliot Spitzer, Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg, Cornelius Vander Starr, Kenneth Starr uncle, C. C. Starr & Company, Clinton, Greenberg CIA head?,  AIG goes back to OSS days, National Intelligence Council, Asia beginnings of AIG, close to Beijing, NOC, AIG Hong Kong is CIA outpost, bugged by Chinese, ... Coral Re of Barbados, Starr Foundation
  • Sept 27,  2008 Calgary Herald "The Guardian quoted European diplomatic sources as saying Israel sought U.S. President George W. Bush's approval for a military strike against Iranian nuclear installations when he visited the country during its 60th anniversary celebrations in May.  ...   According to the sources, Bush withheld his support even though the official U.S. line is to say all options are on the table for preventing Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, including the military option.  
  • Sept 28,  2008 Aljazeera "Profile: Tzipi Livni, Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister [AFP], Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister, has called on Ehud Olmert to resign the post of prime minister and said she would seek to take over as leader of the Kadima party. ... Livni, born in Tel Aviv on July 8, 1958, is a leading member of the Kadima Party, the largest party in the Israeli parliament. ... She is Israel's second woman foreign minister, after the late Golda Meir. And many Israelis would like to see her, like Meir a generation ago, go on to become prime minister. ... Livni comes from a well-known "ultranationalist" family but has endorsed withdrawal from some occupied Palestinian lands as a pragmatic way to preserve Israel's Jewish majority - if not to achieve a peace agreement. First elected to the Knesset as a member of the Likud party in 1999, her father, Eitan, led the armed underground group Irgun in the 1940s that fought for an exclusively Jewish homeland in Palestine and opposed partitioning the territory with Arabs. Livni renounced any such views after defecting from Likud and joining Ariel Sharon, then prime minister, in forming Kadima in 2005. ... The married mother of two served as justice minister under Sharon, and was a key member of the team overseeing Israel's disengagement from Gaza. Politically inexperienced. She came to politics just over a decade ago, following a stint in the Mossad foreign intelligence service - as a legal adviser, some say, while others speculate that she helped hunt Arab enemies abroad - and then a career as a corporate attorney.
  • Sept 28,  2008 TPM Cafe "AIPAC's Iran War Resolution Defeated By M.J. Rosenberg - September 30, 2008, 11:35PM Readers of TPM Cafe may recall my posts on HRes 362, the resolution that would have imposed a full blockade on Iran. Although the bill's authors claimed it was not a "war resolution," my take was that a blockade is an act of war, no matter what the sponsors said.   ...   I expected the resolution to pass because AIPAC made it the centerpiece of its lobbying efforts for 2008. ...   Credit goes to Israel Policy Forum, The J Street Project, Americans for Peace Now, the National Iranian American Council, Churches for Middle East Peace and a host of pro-peace Arab American groups who got together to stop 362. And, miracle of miracles, we succeeded. One year after the same coalition blocked AIPAC's bill to block most humanitarian aid to Gaza, we prevailed again."
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  • Oct 4,  2008 ArabNews "Israel is to install a twin radar antennae near its Dimona nuclear plant, but senior Israeli defense officials expressed fears that the newly deployed US X-band radar facility in the Negev Desert will reveal the secrets of Israeli Army.   ...   The early-warning radar system’s arrival in Israel last Sunday was kept under tight wraps until it was revealed over the weekend by Defense News, an industry newsletter. The system was deployed in the Nevatim air base in the Negev along with a 120-member support team to strengthen Israel’s defense against missiles if the Jewish state and/or the United States attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities   ...   The radar will allow the US to keep a close watch on anything moving in Israeli skies, “even a bee,” a top Israeli official, who asked not to be identified, told Time.   ...   According to the current plan, US soldiers will control the radar, which will be connected to the Israeli Air Force’s Arrow control room in Palmahim military base in southern Israel.   ...   Israeli sources said last Sunday that an Israeli forces request to permit Israeli soldiers to control the radar had been declined.
  • Oct 9,  2008 PressTV  "A US war veteran has accused the Pentagon of launching a nuclear attack on southern Iraq in the final day of the first Persian Gulf War.   ...   Jim Brown, a mechanic in the Army's 10th Mountain Division at the time, told Italian state news channel RaiNews24 that Washington dropped a nuclear bomb in a deserted area outside the city of Basra near the Iranian border in 1991.   ...  The bombing, which took place on the last day of the war in Iraq on February 27th, caused an explosion equal to a five-kiloton blast.   ...  The allegations draw parallels with the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, which created a blast equivalent to about 13 kilotons of TNT.   ...   According to a number of US military heavyweights, the devastating attack on Japan was not necessary as the country had already been seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face'.  "The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender," said William D. Leahy, a former admiral and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
  • Oct 17,  2008 OpEdNews  Iran attack off the table? On Sept. 23, the neo-conservative chiefs of the Washington Post’s editorial page mourned, in a tone much like what one hears on the death of a close friend, that "a military strike by the United States or Israel [on Iran is not] likely in the coming months." One could almost hear a wistful sigh, as they complained that efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program has "slipped down Washington’s list of priorities…as Iran races toward accumulating enough uranium for a bomb." search terms: Russian bear, Georgia, bear market in US, Pakistan, Afghanistan...
  • Oct 28,  2008 Middle East Times In the United States on Oct. 28 the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA is scheduled to hear arguments on an important First Amendment issue, the essence of which is: "Do policy analysts, lobbyists, journalists, members of the press, newspapers or private American citizens who leak 'national defense information' now become criminals?"  ...   The court will hear oral arguments on whether two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – Steven Rosen (AIPAC's former foreign policy chief) and Keith Weissman (AIPAC's former Iran analyst) – violated a rarely used and vaguely worded spy provision of the World War I era Espionage Act that makes it a crime to disclose or disseminate "national defense information" that could be used "to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation."  
  • Nov 20,  2008 Haaretz  Defense for AIPAC spy suspects: Data at core of case was not really 'top secret'  By Josh Gerstein  Tags: Israel News, Jewish World RICHMOND - The defense of two pro-Israel lobbyists accused of illegally obtaining and disclosing American national security secrets will argue that some of the data the men allegedly conspired to reveal came directly from the Israeli government and was not truly secret, defense lawyers told a federal appeals court last week.  ...   Three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals spent more than 90 minutes Wednesday wrestling with the issue of how much classified information the defense should be permitted to introduce in the case of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, former employees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). 
  • Forward ... Rosen Weissman   .... Rosen’s political moves are particularly notable because his fellow defendant, Weissman, has been doing his own work, as the Forward reported, in a more left-wing direction focusing on Palestinian needs.
  • Jan 29,  2009 WMR (1/09) has previously reported on the malfeasance of the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois, Patrick Fitzgerald, in his investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the outing of CIA covert agent Valerie Plame Wilson. In the case of the 1993 attack, Fitzgerald sat on critical signals intelligence (SIGINT) evidence that would have tied the bombing to Osama bin Laden in exile in Sudan. Bin Laden remained a U.S. intelligence asset at the time of the World Trade Center bombing so Fitzgerald, following orders from Langley, simply failed to enter into evidence wiretaps communications between the Sudanese Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Sudanese Foreign Ministry in Khartoum that contained references to Bin Laden. In the outing of Plame, Fitzgerald refused to enter as evidence tapped phone calls of Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and others that would have proven the severe damage of Libby's actions to the covert counter-proliferation operation involving Plame and her Brewster Jennings & Associates cover firm. Fitzgerald's actions in covering up the World Trade Center link to Sudan and Bin Laden was so significant that Libby's New York Times interlocutor, Judith Miller, once asked this editor for my sources on the Sudanese wiretap story. I told her that one was well known, the late ABC News reporter John McWethy had reported on the Sudan UN mission wiretaps by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1993. The other, a confidential source in Khartoum, remains confidential. McWethy died in a February 2008 skiing accident in Colorado.   search terms: damage assessment, CIA
  • NFU will no longer cover the AIPAC, Rosen, Weissman case.  It's outcome is certain.  They will never go to trial, despite undeniable complicity in the execution of the Iraq War and involvement in numerous other dubious activities.  The power of the Israeli lobby is alive and well.
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Eisenberg, finance chairman, Republican National Committee; member of the board, Republican Jewish Coalition; former chairman (1995-2001) of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the World Trade Center; member of Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Authority, which will spearhead the rebuilding of Ground Zero;  Hon. David M. Flaum, real estate developer; member, board of directors, Republican Jewish Coalition; finance committee chairman, U.S. Holocaust Museum Council;  Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, Forbes magazine; former Republican presidential candidate; member of the board, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies;  Sam Fox, chairman, CEO and founder of the business acquisition firm Harbour Group, Ltd.; national chairman, Republican Jewish Coalition; accompanied former House Speaker Tom Delay (D-TX) on his 2003 trip to Israel;  Prof. Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz professor of international political economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University; chairman of the editorial board, The American Interest; author, The End of History and the Last Man;  Sheldon (Shelly) Kamins, real estate developer; member, board of directors, Republican Jewish Coalition; former executive committee member, Finance Committee of George W. Bush for President; former chairman, GOPAC, during the tenure of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA);  Hon. Jack Kemp, chairman, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; member, board of advisers, Jewish Institute for Security Affairs (JINSA); former vice presidential candidate, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, congressman (R-NY) and NFL quarterback;  Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute; co-founder and director, Empower American; member, JINSA board of advisers; former U.N. ambassador; recipient of 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Award from the prime minister of Israel;  C. Michael Kojaian, real estate developer;  Ambassador Howard Leach, business investor; former U.S. ambassador to France;  Prof. Bernard Lewis, emeritus professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; author of numerous books, including What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response; father of Michael Lewis, in charge of “opposition research” for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC);  Hon. Frederick V. Malek, founder and chairman of the merchant bank Thayer Capital Partners; former president of Marriott Hotels; former special assistant to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford; director of the 1988 Republican Convention; 1992 campaign manager for President George H.W. Bush; former baseball investment partner with George W. Bush in the Texas Rangers;  Mary Matalin, former assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney;  Phillip Merrill, late publisher of Washingtonian magazine and other publications, born Phillip Merrill Levine; former counselor (1981-83) to undersecretary of defense for policy; former member (1983-90) of Defense Policy Board; former NATO assistant secretary-general (1990-92); former head of Export-Import Bank (2002-2005);  Hon. Bill Paxon, former congressman (R-NY) and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee;  Martin Peretz, editor-in-chief, The New Republic; part-time lecturer at Harvard University, where one of his students was Al Gore, whom Peretz took on his first trip to Israel and has endorsed as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate;  Ambassador Mercer Reynolds, gas and oil businessman; former ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein; national finance chairman of the Bush/Cheney ‘04 election campaign;  Nina Rosenwald, chairman of the board, Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI); vice president of the Jewish Institute for Near East Policy; member of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA); Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor and Ziegler distinguished fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an AIPAC spin-off; former special Middle East coordinator under Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton;  Ron Silver, actor, director and producer; board member, U.S. Institute of Peace; founder of One Jerusalem, dedicated to “maintaining a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel”; Hon. Alan Simpson, former senator (R-WY); former director of The Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government;  Allan Tessler, chairman and CEO, International Finance Group; lead director and finance committee chairman, The Limited, Inc.;  Hon. Fred Thompson, former senator (R-TN); American Enterprise Institute scholar; member, U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission;  Hon. R. James Woolsey, former CIA director; co-chairman, Committee on the Present Danger; member, JINSA board of advisers;  G. Michael Green, Esq., Trustee, partner in the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP; named one of Washington, DC’s top tax lawyers by Washingtonian magazine