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So Who is Directing the War Against International Terror?

So Who is Directing the War Against International Terror?

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Lord Rees-Mogg is a British writer and conservative politician who routinely comments on economic and world affairs. He recently told economic writer, Bill Bonner, “I don't think there is much chance that the United States will attack Iran. Or, I should say, the oil market doesn't seem to think Bush will attack Iran, and I think the oil industry knows better than anyone what the Bush administration is up to in the Mideast. I mean, they're connected at every level.

"But there are also other good reasons for the Americans not to attack Iran. They could hit the country's nuclear installations, for example, fairly easily. But Iran would stop the flow of oil. And other nations would join it. And Americans wouldn't like that very much. There's just not enough margin in the oil market to permit that kind of disruption.”

North Korea Says They Detonated Nuclear Bomb – United States Not Certain But Admits Seismic Event Occurred Sunday Night

North Korea Says They Detonated Nuclear Bomb – United States Not Certain But Admits Seismic Event Occurred Sunday Night

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It appears the North Koreans detonated a nuclear weapon after announcing last week that they would be conducting a test. White House spokesman, Tony Snow said “"At this point we are not confirming a nuclear test. A North Korean nuclear test would constitute a provocative act in defiance of the will of the international community and of our call to refrain from actions that would aggravate tensions in Northeast Asia.”

The President was informed just before 10pm EDT Sunday by National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley that an event had occurred. The United States and South Korea detected a seismic event near a suspected nuclear test site in the North.

Russia and China at Odds With United States and Britain Over Iranian Nuclear Ambitions – Two Nations Oppose Threats Made By US

Russia and China at Odds With United States and Britain Over Iranian Nuclear Ambitions – Two Nations Oppose Threats Made By US

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World powers say they will be pursuing sanctions against Iran after the country refuses to halt their uranium enrichment program. British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett says “We are deeply disappointed (EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana) has had to report that Iran is not prepared to suspend its enrichment-related and reprocessing activities."

Representatives from Great Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia and China met in London on Friday to discuss the Iranian nuclear situation. Russia and China have economic dealings with Tehran and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev has said that it was "absolutely unacceptable" to threaten force against Iran and the talk of ultimatums are counter-productive.

The United States and Great Britain have taken a more aggressive position, compared to the other nations. The two countries believe it is time to consider a Security Council resolution to impose sanctions.

Conflicting Reports About Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Death – Military Says al-Masri Likely Not Killed – DNA Tests Being Done

Conflicting Reports About Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Death – Military Says al-Masri Likely Not Killed – DNA Tests Being Done

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Conflicting reports are coming out of Iraq about the possible death of the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri. A Iraqi government source that did not want to be named told Reuters that Masri and three of his aides were killed in the western Iraqi town of Haditha on Wednesday after U.S. forces launched an air-strike and ground assault on a safe house.

The military is denying the claim at this time, according to a report from CNN. U.S. military spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson said “There was a raid where we thought he may have been among those killed. We are still doing DNA tests but we do not believe coalition forces have killed al-Masri.”

North Korean Nuclear Test Could Backfire – They May Feel Backed Into A Corner and Threatened By United States

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South Korean intelligence authorities are on alert for signs of a provocative action by the North, and are working to identify North Korea’s (NK) possible test site. They are working closely with U.S. Intelligence Agencies, and believe the most feasible location is Gilju, which South Korea and the United States have kept under close observation since the 1990s.

On Tuesday, North Korea declared that it would conduct a nuclear test to bolster their defenses against the United States. Washington Post Reporters, Anthony Faiola and Dafna Linzer, report that analysts have said the United States and the neighbors of NK, including China, Japan and South Korea, would be forced to deal far more harshly with the North Koreans.

North Korea made the announcement through their official KCNA news service. North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the government would "conduct a nuclear test under conditions where safety is firmly guaranteed." There was no indication as to when the test would occur or where.

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