Information Clearing House Newsletter 9 July 2012: Iran Can Sue US And Israel Over Threats
9 July 2012 – Information Clearing House
The Truth About The Arab Spring, Occupy Movement And Anonymous
By Bill Noxid
Once set in motion this elaborate plan to gain the support of people worldwide was intended to grow organically through appealing to and manipulating the genuine and humanitarian desires and instincts of the people, while using them as cover for their true intentions.
Iran Can Sue US And Israel Over Threats
Professor Francis A. Boyle has made a proposal to the Government of Iran that it sue the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Israel and other European States over the current crisis in the Persian Gulf that creates an imminent threat of igniting World War III.
EU Embargoes Iran over the Nuke Issue
By Akbar E. Torbat
The US has exaggerated the danger of Iran’s nuclear program to the point that no one with common sense can believe it.
Netanyahu to Obama: When We Say “Jump” You Answer, “How High”?
By Franklin Lamb
Presidential candidate Barack Obama is being targeted by the US Israel lobby from A to Z, (Ackerman, Gary & Aipac to Zuckerman, Mort & the Zionist Organization of America) as no American President seeking re-election has been in the country’s 236 year history.
Watch: What killed Arafat?
Death by Polonium?
By Al Jazeera
A nine-month Al Jazeera investigation into the mysterious death of the late Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, reveals that he may have been poisoned.
Overcoming The Conspiracy Against Palestine
By Ali Abunimah
“Be certain that Yasser Arafat’s final days are numbered, but allow us to finish him off our way, not yours. And be sure as well that … the promises I made in front of President Bush, I will give my life to keep.” Those words were written by the Fatah warlord Mohammed Dahlan.
McChrystal: Time To Bring Back The Draft
By Josh Rogin
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.
President Bush Should be Criminally Investigated for Torture’
Video And Transcript
Philippe Sands is a Professor of Law at University College, London. Sands explores the legality and ramifications of the US program of state-sponsored torture behind closed doors at Guantanamo Bay.
Libor: The Crime of the Century
By Robert Scheer
Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay-they were mere amateurs in financial crime. – Modern international bankers form a class of thieves the likes of which the world has never before seen.
GlaxoSmithKline Fined for Selling Dodgy Drugs to Children
GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3bn to settle what government officials describe as the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history.
The Voting Dilemma
By Lawrence Davidson
The level of disappointment with Barack Obama among progressives is palpable. He has carried on his predecessor’s attack on civil liberties, bailed out the banks instead of jailing the bankers, failed to fight for a public option to healthcare, kowtowed to the Zionists, and used drones to kill (mostly) civilians.
Beyond Misery in America
By Charles P. Pierce
I’m Mitt Romney, bitches, and I’m all you got left.
U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces…
As The Pilot Sings ‘Bye, Bye Miss American Pie’
It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.
In Case You Missed It
The New American Century
“In the White House, they weren’t thinking of 9/11 as an attack, but as a gift!” – Robert Steele, former CIA agent.
22 militants, 5 Afghan police killed in Taliban massive attack: “An unknown number of Taliban militants launched an attack on police checkpoints in Regi area of Musa Qala district at around 3 a.m. local time Sunday and the clashes lasted for four hours, leaving five policemen and 22 militants dead,”
6 NATO occupation force troops killed in roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan: The deaths take the number of NATO troops killed in the last two days to eight, one of the deadliest periods of violence for foreign troops in weeks.
US kills 24 in Pakistan’s Wazristan tribal region: Although Pakistan‘s foreign office stated earlier this week that drone strikes were counter-productive and were a violation of the country’s sovereignty, the US has rejected calls to stop the attacks.
People need to know identities of those killed in drone strikes: Imran: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Imran Khan has strongly condemned US drone strike in N Waziristan which killed 24 people. Imran Khan stated that the latest drone attack speaks volumes about the so called “close working partnership” between Pakistan and the United States in the ongoing war.
Pakistani party alliance urges mass participation in anti-NATO march: An alliance of dozens of religio- political parties on Saturday appealed to the masses to participate in a long-march against the government’s decision to restore supply line for NATO forces in Afghanistan.
14 killed as vehicle hits landmine in southwest Pakistan:
Fourteen people were killed and seven others injured when a vehicle hit a landmine in a remote area of Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan today, officials said.
At least 11 killed in Syria, “says opposition”: At least 11 people, including a “rebel fighter”, were killed Sunday in Syria, reported the opposition, days before the United Nations starts discussing the situation in the troubled country, dpa reported.
After admitting to failed peace plan, Kofi Annan arrives in Damascus: Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday evening for talks with President Bashar al-Assad, his spokesman said, a day after the international peace envoy admitted that his peace plan had so far failed to end 16 months of bloodshed.
Syria’s Assad says Annan peace plan must not fail: Bashar al-Assad said U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan – was being hindered by countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia providing support for “terrorists”. “We know that (Annan) is coming up against countless obstacles but his plan should not be allowed to fail, it is a very good plan,” Assad told German television
Iran, Russia emphasize need to implement Annan plan in Syria: Both sides also called on foreign players to avoid adopting unilateral measures against Syria and emphasized the need for respecting Damascus sovereignty as well as the Syrian people’s viewpoints in determining their fate.
Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria:
Turkey signals resort to UN action over Syria crisis: Turkey has started to build a case for stronger UN involvement in quelling the violence in Syria within the framework of Article 39 of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which envisages the use of force or the threat to use force in the case of a breach of peace or act of aggression.channel Das Erste in an interview.
Assad military conducts large-scale exercises as fighting spills into Lebanon: Assad’s military began large-scale exercises simulating defense against outside “aggression,” the state-run news agency said Sunday — an apparent warning to other countries not to intervene in the Syrian crisis.
Iran warns against ‘catastrophic’ attack on Syria: “Iran supports Assad’s reform plans and the talk about forcing him to go into exile is a joke,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian told reporters in Amman, where he invited King Abdullah II to attend an August summit of Non-Aligned Movement.
US sends reinforcements to Gulf amid Iran tensions: A US navy ship that had been slated for decommissioning has been sent instead to the Gulf to help mine-clearing operations, the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain said, the latest move in a gradual US build-up as tensions with Iran smoulder.
Russian official urges Moscow to deliver S-300 air defense missiles to Iran:
Chairman of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Public Council Igor Korotchenko has called on Moscow to fulfill its contractual obligations to Tehran and deliver S-300 air defense missiles to Iran, MNA reported.
Iran will never stop enrichment: MP: An Iranian lawmaker says Iran will never accept complete halt to enrichment activities.
Iran plans to sell oil via private group, evade ban: – Iran has reached agreements with European refiners to sell some of its oil through a private consortium, an official said on Saturday, a move designed to circumvent sanctions intended to put pressure on Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program.
U.S court orders Iran to pay $813 million for 1983 Beirut bombing: “After this opinion, this court will have issued over $8.8 billion in judgments against Iran as a result of the 1983 Beirut bombing,” Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in a ruling this week, a copy of which was seen Friday by AFP.
Israeli Spies are Active in Iran, and They are the Assassins: Israel‘s foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, sends operatives into and out of Iran on a regular basis; and the mysterious men on motorcycles who have assassinated at least four Iranian nuclear scientists are Israelis.
‘Israel sent me to poison Arafat,’ says Palestinian prisoner:
Video released by Lebanese media apparently shows Palestinian prisoner in Ketziot prison saying he was recruited by Israeli security forces to infiltrate Yasser Arafat’s compound in 2004 and put poison in his food
UN council appoints panel to probe illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank: Three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission for UN Human Rights Council on how illegal Israeli settlements affect Palestinians in the West Bank.
7 killed in Iraqi suicide bomber attack: – Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has killed seven people at the home of a pro-government militiaman in the western city of Ramadi, AP said.
Six Yemenis shot in Aden march, protest leaders say: Yemeni security forces shot dead a protester in Aden on Friday and wounded five others at a south Yemen separatist movement demonstration, a member of the group said, but an official said protesters had fired on security forces.
Yemen Airstrikes Punish Militants, And Civilians: For the first time, the casualty figures and the reactions of local residents can be checked against the official version of events.
Egypt: Morsi Defies Military, Orders Dissolved Parliament to Reconvene: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday called the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene, in defiance of a military decree dissolving the legislature on the basis of a ruling by the country’s highest court
Russia ready to brand NGOs as ‘agents’: In Russia, foreign-funded NGOs that do political work will have to call themselves “foreign agents” if policymakers have their way.
Massive Mexican march over vote ‘fraud’: Fifty thousand protesters marched through Mexico City on Saturday to denounce Enrique Pena Nieto’s victory in the July 1 presidential election.
Is the media fair in Latin America?: Video report – There have been allegations of dirty tricks in Mexico’s election and also allegations of media bias against the left, not just in Mexico but also elsewhere in Latin America.
Sheldon Adelson Probed For Illicit Ties With Chinese Officials, Gangsters:
There was once a time, not so long ago, when Sheldon Adelson – the 79 year-old gambling mogul who recently vowed to spend $100 million to elect Mitt Romney – would have considered such profligate political largesse beyond his means.
US military to spend $40m on Guantanamo prison renovation: The US military has planned to install a $40 million fiber optic cable between the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and the US mainland, indicating the US government will continue holding the notorious facility.
X-ray vans to hit the streets of America? : From armed tank-like trucks to military grade pepper spray, civilians are being treated more and more like villains, and now X-ray vans may be hitting the streets sooner than you think.
Electric eye on America: US set to deploy drones for home use: The US Army has completed a two-week demonstration of a new ground-based sensor system for its drones. It now hopes to get the drones certified for domestic flights, but critics are concerned that their use could breach privacy rights.
Athens plans huge wave of privatisations: Greece’s ruling coalition unveiled an “everything must go” sale of the country’s assets over the weekend as Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras gushed that privatisation was his “top priority.
Jail The Bankers: Joseph Stiglitz: Man who ran World Bank calls for bankers to face the music
Cost Of War
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590“
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,807
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,075
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001