ICH 12 September 2012: The Pauperization Of America
12 September 2012 – Information Clearing House
Al-Qaeda Now a US Ally in Syria
By Joseph Wakim
Syrian citizens who prefer the secular and stable state to the prospect of an Iraqi-style sectarian state may well be turning this same question around to the US government: are you with us, or with the terrorists? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32424.htm
Ground Zero Redux
By Pepe Escobar
Eleven years later, the proverbial stenographers of Empire are now eagerly promoting … al-Qaeda (what else is new?). http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32429.htm
Washington’s Double-take at the Non-Aligned Movement Revival
By Thierry Meyssan
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly gave advice to the United states: free yourself of Israeli influence, defend your own interests and cease discrediting yourself by your support for Israeli crimes. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32426.htm
By Paul Balles
U.S. and Israeli paranoia threaten to lead the entire world to oblivion. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32430.htm
Israeli Filmmaker in Hiding After Deadly Protests
By Associated Press
Writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32425.htm
Politics and Plutocrats: A Parade of Inequality
By Gar Smith
America is currently engaged in the most expensive presidential contest in world history. In the United States, money doesn’t just talk – it dictates. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32427.htm
How Sheldon Adelson Could Save $2.3 Billion Under Romney’s Tax Plan
By Travis Waldron
The $100 million that billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pledged to donate to Mitt Romney will turn out to be a good investment if the Republican nominee wins the presidential election. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32428.htm
The Pauperization Of America
By Wolf Richter
There is a new phenomenon: a ballooning lower class. It now engulfs 32% of all adults. In America! http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32431.htm
Syria rebels kill 18 soldiers, clash near Aleppo airport: :
Syrian rebels killed at least 18 soldiers in a car bomb and ground attack on a military position in Idlib province Wednesday, as fighting also raged in the country’s commercial capital, Aleppo.
Video shows aftermath of Free Syrian Army executions : Warning:Ddisturbing images. – An amateur video shot in Aleppo has shown the aftermath of a mass killing carried out by syrian rebels
West accepts terrorism when it’s politically expedient – Russian FM: Western nations accept acts of terrorism when it suits them politically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Lavrov was commenting on a refusal by Western members of the UN Security Council to condemn recent attacks in Syria.
8 killed as Somali president escapes assassination bid: Explosions and gunfire have rocked the Mogadishu hotel where the newly elected Somali president was meeting with Kenya’s foreign minister and other dignitaries, witnesses say.
U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran – Netanyahu: – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said the United States had forfeited any moral right to stop Israel taking action against Iran‘s nuclear programme because it had refused to be firm with Tehran itself.
White House snubs Netanyahu, refuses Israeli PM’s request to meet with Obama: The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama; PM to meet with Clinton
White House denies Obama is snubbing Binyamin Netanyahu during US visit: The White House denied any intentional snub of Netanyahu, saying that the president was not able to meet the Israeli leader in New York because the pair would not be in the city on the same day. It also said Netanyahu did not request a meeting in Washington, “nor was a request for a meeting ever denied”. However, Israeli officials continued to assert in private that Obama appeared to have snubbed the Israeli leader.
Obama, Netanyahu reaffirm ‘united determination’ on Iran: Phone call between PM, US president follows announcement that Obama will not meet Netanyahu when he’s in US; earlier Netanyahu declared that those who don’t place “red lines” on Iran, have no right to give Israel “red light.”
MI6 chief made secret trip to meet Israeli PM to head off plans to bomb Iran’s nuclear programme: In an indication that the Government believes a strike on Tehran’s nuclear programme could be imminent, Sir John Sawers is understood to have made a personal mission to deliver a clear message that Britain is opposed to action now.
Gilad Atzmon: Israel, The Day After – Op-Ed – : Daniel Gordis, a committed Zionist intellectual, is concerned about the inevitable collapse of the Jewish state and its impact on world Jewry in general and American Jews in particular.
Kuwaitis rally for democratic reforms: Thousands of protesters gathered outside the parliament demanding the election of a PM from outside the ruling family.
U.S. ambassador, 3 other Americans killed in Libyan attack: Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades. He was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.
Video: US consulate in Benghazi on fire: Video
Obama: We Will Bring Justice to the Attackers: “Make no mistake. We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people,” Obama said in the White House Rose Garden, flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security: The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies. They operate worldwide.
U.S. Sending Drones to Hunt Libyan Attackers: CNN reports that the United States will send unmanned drones to Libya to look for jihadist camps, as the White House now accepts the belief that the Benghazi attack was the premeditated work of terrorists.
Egypt protesters breach US embassy over ‘insulting’ film: The American flag, which was flying at half mast to mark the 9/11 attacks, was replaced by an Islamist banner.
‘It’s not our fault’: Steve Klein said that he did not feel guilty for the murder of John Christopher Stevens and that the mob who carried it out were to blame as they were following Mohammed’s violent teachings.
Killing of US ambassador in Libya is yet more blowback for western intervention: Instead of learning the lessons from the last decade of endless war, Barack Obama, David Cameron and their Nato allies are threatening more war against Syria and Iran.
Widespread distrust of US extends beyond Middle East, poll shows: American influence on the world stage is being sapped by widespread distrust of US intentions, not just in the Middle East and south Asia but also among traditional European allies, according to a survey of global opinions.
Iraq: back to the future: Nouri al-Maliki’s has some way to go before he matches Saddam Hussein’s terror – but the charge sheet is growing
European Parliament criticises failure to investigate CIA torture and renditions,: Today the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a new resolution condemning the role of European states in the CIA’s secret detention and torture programme.
American Gulag: Guantanamo prisoner who died battled confinement: Adnan Latif spent a more than decade at Guantanamo, where he repeatedly went on hunger strike and once slashed his wrist and hurled the blood at his visiting lawyer. He also received some mental health treatment at the detainee hospital, according to his lawyers and court records.
“500 Days”: Author Kurt Eichenwald’s New Account of How Bush Admin Ignored Warnings Before 9/11: Newly disclosed documents provide further evidence the administration of George W. Bush ignored repeated warnings about Osama bin Laden’s plans to attack the United States.
Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms: Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings.
America’s Under Water: Debt Equals 103 Percent of GDP: According to the most recent official estimate by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gross Domestic Product for 2012 will be $15.6061 trillion–or about $440.5 billion less than the $16.0466 in debt that the federal government had accumulated as of the close of business on Monday.
U.S. Poverty: Census Finds 46.2 Million Impoverished As Median Income Drops: The Census Bureau said the 2011 poverty rate was 15 percent, statistically unchanged from 15.1 percent in 2010.
Nine million use credit cards and payday loans to cover monthly household bills: Almost a fifth of people are using costly forms of credit each month to help pay household bills, according to new research.
Report Blames Big Banks For 800,000 Preventable Foreclosures: Just how many more people could have qualified under the administration’s mortgage modification program if the banks had done a better job? In other words, how many people have been pushed toward foreclosure unnecessarily?
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: 4,883
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,173
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001