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London Times

THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in 3 days. US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear fac

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by Ray McGovern (AntiWar)

Not another warning about war with Iran! Well, suck it up. President George W. Bush's speech Tuesday makes clear his plan to attack Iran, and how the intelligence, as was the case before the attack on Iraq, is being "fixed around the policy.

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AP

The International Atomic Energy Agency reported "significant" cooperation from Iran with its nuclear probe but noted it was still enriching uranium. Tehran had slowed uranium enrichment. Iran said it proved it was the target of unfair U.S.

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McClatchy News

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari demanded Iran stop firing artillery and mortars at Kurdish villages in Iraq and warned that more attacks could damage relations. "We're not that weak that everyone can meddle and bomb us and we will keep

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SpaceWar

After meeting President Bush in the family compound at Kennebunkport, Maine, French President Nicolas Sarkozy came away convinced his U.S. counterpart is serious about bombing Iran's secret nuclear facilities.

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BBC News

Seven Iranians working for the Iranian Electricity Ministry have been arrested by US forces in Baghdad, the Iranian embassy says. The Iranians were in Baghdad in connection with the building of a power station.

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AP

American troops raided a Baghdad hotel and took away a group of about 10 people that a U.S.-funded radio station said included 6 members of an Iranian delegation here to negotiate contracts with Iraq's government. Videotape showed U.S. troops lea

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CBS/AP

"The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly," Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. "Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region. ... we are prepared to fill the gap, with the help of neighbors and regi

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Reuters

Iran has resolved UN questions about tests with plutonium, a key fuel for atomic bombs, and the IAEA considers the matter closes, according to the text of an IAEA-Iran accord released on Monday. It would be the first issue relating to the scope

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NBC

[Or imminent Iraq attack.] For the Pentagon, getting out Iraq information will now include a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Iraq Communications Desk that will pump out data from Baghdad — serving as what could be considered a campaign war room.

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AP

A draft intelligence report portrays a bleak political situation in Iran, anticipating little progress in getting Tehran to halt its nuclear program or stop supporting militant groups in the region, US officials said Thursday. The latest in a series

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Rootless Cosmopolitian

Had the “case for war” been proven, would Iraq look any different today? Would it be any less of a bloodbath; any less of a quagmire for U.S. troops; any less of a geopolitical disaster; any less of a drain on U.S. blood and treasure? Would the U.S.

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AntiWar

A number of blogs have apparently picked up on a particular thought in the recent article by Jon Utley, “What To Do With Cheney?” That perhaps Rove’s sudden resignation is because he has been unable to stop the Cheney gang from a coming attack on Ira

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Consortiumnews

Almost daily, the Bush adminstration ratchets up the war-like rhetoric about Iran's alleged role in destabilizing Iraq. Eerily, like the pre-Iraq War drumbeat, the US press repeats the accusations with little skepticism and Congress marches in l

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HuffPo

I was never one of those who believed the Bush administration was getting ready to attack Iran in 2006 or early 2007. But it is now clear that at least Vice President Dick Cheney is conspiring to push through a specific plan for war with Iran. And Se

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by Gordon Prather (AntiWar)

Listing the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group would set in motion a series of automatic sanctions that would make it easier for the United States to block financial accounts and other assets the Guards control. Why now?

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McClatchy News

As President Bush escalates the United States' confrontation with Iran across a broad front, U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East are growing worried that the steps will achieve little, but will undercut diplomacy and increase the chances of

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by Chris Floyd (LewRockwell)

An American strike on Iran is coming closer. It probably won't take place in the next few weeks, because Bush is on vacation and will not want to be disturbed. And it probably won't take the form that many have expected. But Bush himself has

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by Gareth Porter (AntiWar)

The obvious reason for the rise in Shi'ite-related U.S. casualties is that the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr was defending itself against a rising tempo of attacks by U.S. forces at the same time attacks by al-Qaeda forces had fallen.

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Washington Post

The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washingto

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AntiWar blog

Dick Cheney is trying to start a war with Iran and since the president has admitted that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program, the War Party has had to switch gears. Now the excuse for bombing Iran is that they are bombing our guys in Iraq.

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AFP

President Bush has sternly warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against cozying up to Iran, amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming relations between Baghdad and Tehran. Mr Bush was not surprised at pictures showing cordial mee

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McClatchy News

President Bush charged Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues. Iran had been warned of unspecified consequences if it continued its alleged support for anti-America

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American Prospect

On July 2 and 3, The New York Times and the AP, among other media outlets, came out with sensational stories saying that either Iranians or Iranian agents had played an important role in planning the operation in Karbala, Iraq last January

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Reuters

An end to violence in Iraq depends on the United States withdrawing its troops, Iran told Iraq's prime minister, seeking to deflect the blame for bloodshed that Washington directs at Tehran. Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki won pledges of support f

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