31 August 2008
NEWS Daily Headlines & Propaganda 20080831 human beings are free SUNDAY Afternoon Edition, Israel & Iran, Syria, Russia, Turkmenistan and the USA.
Daily News Headlines & Propaganda for 31 August 2008 Afternoon Edition (see All News)
Headlines and clips from news stories, and 3 videos:
Exiled ex-Syrian VP gets life over Hariri (PressTV.ir - Tehran, Iran)
... A criminal court in Damascus has sentenced the former Syrian vice-president, Abdel-Halim Khaddam, to life in prison with hard labor. Khaddam has been found guilty of lying to UN investigators about the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri. The verdict was issued in absentia as Khaddam currently resides in France in self-imposed exile, having fled Syria in 2005... The full charges brought against the former vice president include false testimony against the Syrian government regarding the assassination of Hariri, plotting to overthrow Syria's government, contacting the Israeli regime and encouraging foreign countries to invade Syria. - PressTV.ir
Russia, Turkmenistan sign cooperation agreements (Itar-Tass.com - Moscow, Russia)
... Russia and Turkmenistan have signed agreements on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation. Russian First Vice Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov and his Turkmenistani counterpart Rashid Meredov signed the agreements in Ashgabat on Saturday. “These documents will help strengthen our economic and humanitarian ties,” Meredov said. Zubkov noted that Russian business “has a strong desire to work in Turkmenistan under many projects, and Russian companies are needed here”. - Itar-Tass.com
VIDEO INTERVIEW Prosecuting Bush (TheRealNews.com - New York, USA & Toronto, Canada):
Interview with Vincent Bugliosi outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
West fears Russia will supply anti-aircraft missiles to Iran (YnetNews.com - Israel)
... Sunday Telegraph says proposed deal between Moscow, Tehran 'causing huge alarm' in US and Israel. 'Purchase of S-300 missiles would 'change the game', significantly improve Iranian defenses against any air strike on its nuclear sites, Pentagon official quoted as saying... According to the report, the proposed deal is causing huge alarm in the US and Israel as the S-300 "can track 100 targets at once and fire on planes up to 75 miles away"... Russia has denied previous assertions by senior Iranians that a deal has already been finalized on the S-300. - YnetNews.com
Ads pushing Iran strike show Denver under missile attack from Boulder (RawStory.com - Washington, DC, USA)
... A nonprofit lobbying organization aimed at strengthening Israel's image in the media quietly ran ads during the Democratic National Convention in which Boulder, Colorado launches missile attacks on Denver, in an attempt to bolster support for Israeli action against Iran... Today, The Israel Project released a survey showing that 63 percent of Americans support an Israeli "surgical" strike on Iran's purported nuclear facilities, with 55 percent supporting America's participation in such a strike. The poll, however, did not note the organization's effort to lobby those being polled. "The Time for World Leaders to Act Is Now," it concludes... The group is also running ads during the Republican National Convention tying US support for Israel to lessening America's reliance on "Mid-East oil." - RawStory.com
TV COMMERCIAL The Israel Project - A Nuclear Iran:
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