ICH 20 September 2012: “They” Hate Us Because We Bomb Them

20 September 2012 Information Clearing House

Italy Upholds Rendition Convictions For 23 Americans

By Andrea Vogt and agencies Rome

Ruling is world’s first judicial review of CIA practice of abducting terror suspects and transferring them to third countries. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32503.htm


Cyberwar, Last Gasps, and Hate Speech

By Glenn Greenwald

An Obama official seems to justify an Iranian attack on the US. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32497.htm


Meet the Press Gives Netanyahu Cheney’s Bully Pulpit for War

By Robert Naiman and Jamal Abdi

It was déjà vu all over again this past Sunday when Netanyahu presented his own absolute certainties to Americans. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32499.htm


The Colonial-era Division of Spoils Draws a Map of Syria’s Uncertainty

By Charles Glass

Syrians confront the choice between a government they never voted for and a violent opposition dependent on foreign powers. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32496.htm


U.S. Policy to Israel, Palestine Must Change

By Jill Stein Green Party presidential candidate

The United States remains complicit in the ongoing systematic violation of human rights by the Israeli government. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32495.htm


British MP Banned From Parliament for Saying the Government is Lying About Afghanistan

By Robin Beste

MP Paul Flynn said that government ministers were using British soldiers as human shields for ministers’ reputations. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32504.htm


Drone Warfare’s Deadly Civilian Toll: A Very Personal View

By James Jeffrey

I was minutes from ordering a drone strike on a Taliban insurgent – until I realised I was watching an Afghan child at play. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32498.htm


“They” Hate Us Because We Bomb Them


Abby Martin dissects the ongoing narrative of sweeping generalizations resounding in the establishment following a wave of protests that have spread across the Muslim world and explores why ‘they’ really hate the West. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32502.htm


Is Obama the Trojan Horse, a Psychopath or a Bad Boyfriend?

By Jill Dalton

I believe Barack Obama was put into office to do what no Republican could ever have gotten away with. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32505.htm


Feast of Fools

By Lewis H. Lapham

How American Democracy Became the Property of a Commercial Oligarchy. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32501.htm


Time to Abolish the American Dream

The Waning of the Modern Ages

By Morris Berman

The “arc” of capitalism, according to this school, is about 600 years long, from 1500 to 2100. It is our particular (mis)fortune to be living through the beginning of the end, the disintegration of capitalism as a world system. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32500.htm 


Capitalism Hits the Fan – Richard Wolff

Must Watch – Video

Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32494.htm


Drug Giants Fined $11bn for Criminal Wrongdoing

By Jeremy Laurance

Fines are not enough to reform drug industry, warn lawyers. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32506.htm


Afghanistan: 10 soldiers, 8 Taliban, 4 police killed:

As many as 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and six more injured in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said



NATO occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan:

A NATO service member was killed Thursday following an attack by militants in southern Afghanistan.



Recent US-led airstrike killed Afghan civilians: Fact-finding mission: The fact-finding mission set up by President Hamed Karzai announced on Wednesday that seven women and a child were killed in the airstrike that was conducted in Alingar district on September 16. Nineteen other women and children were also injured in the attack, the mission said. http://is.gd/Vi6fDq 


Senator Rand Paul Calls for End of Aid to Pakistan, Egypt, Libya : The total amount of foreign aid to Pakistan, Libya, and Egypt is roughly $4 billion annually. Sen. Paul’s revised amendment would strip that money from those three countries and send $2 billion of the money saved and add it to the veterans job bill http://is.gd/Q90eI0 


Syrian military bombs gas station, killing 50: Activists Report: The Syrian military bombed a gas station in the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria on Thursday, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens more, the opposition Local Coordination Committees network reported. http://is.gd/ye3ao2


Free Syrian Army offers $25 million bounty for Assad: Ahmad Hijazi, a commander with the rebel Free Syrian Army has offered a $25 million bounty for anyone who captures Bashar Assad alive or dead; he also said the money for the bounty had been set up with donations from anti-Assad business people working both at home and abroad in order to motivate those in Assad’s inner circle to do it.



Assad slams Turkey, Saudi, Qatar over rebels: report: President Bashar al-Assad has hit out at Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, accusing them of arming Syrian rebels but insisting they will not win, according to excerpts from an interview to appear in an Egyptian newspaper on Friday. http://is.gd/rXUy1m 


The Friends of Syria: whose foes are they?: Op-Ed The West claims that all it wants is to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria and enhance democracy there, but the very nature of the anti-Assad coalition makes many doubt these good intentions. http://is.gd/kmFjnZ 


Consider the source:

Syrian Army captures U.S. weapons and NATO ammunition boxes in Damascus: FARS news agency is reporting that the Syrian Army has discovered and seized a huge cache of US-made weapons in Damascus after heavy clashes with armed groups, which left over 100 terrorists dead in the street http://is.gd/JM9sKe 


Consider the source: :

“Western report”- Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq: Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a “Western intelligence report” seen by Reuters. http://is.gd/VMduA8 


US, UK warn Iran of consequences for suspected nuclear plan, Syria ties: The US and UK on Thursday said the international community should apply further pressure on the Iranian regime until it proves that its suspected nuclear programme does not have a military dimension, break ties with the Syrian regime, and stop terrorist activities, warning that their patience is running thin with Teheran. http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2263790&Language=en 


9 Big Myths We’re Being Peddled to Scare Us About Iran: Op-Ed – The truth about Iran‘s nuclear designs is almost nowhere to be found in the corporate media. http://is.gd/BljdMS 


US reportedly warns Israel that strike on Iran will cause Egypt, Jordan to sever ties: Current Arab protests only a ‘preview’ for what will happen after an attack on Iran‘s nuclear facilities, senior Israeli official tells Yedioth Ahronoth http://is.gd/xYqNPL 


Israel ‘kills two’ people in Gaza: An Israeli attack near Rafah town in Gaza Strip has killed two security officials and wounded another, Palestinian officials say. Hamas said “Israel has assassinated our officers as they were doing their duty in protecting the security of our people”. http://is.gd/1UMsxd 


PLO seeks UN upgrade opposed by US and Israel: The PLO will ask the United Nations to upgrade its status in the world body by year’s end, enabling it to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=521959 


Mahmoud Abbas to quit presidency: “You have gotten 10 days before I get back from the United States. You must look for a new president,” Abbas said, addressing the PA‘s officials in a meeting. http://is.gd/V3EEoD 


Fatah leader: Abbas won’t quit: Mahmoud Abbas has no intention to resign and will remain president until the next elections, senior Fatah official Jamal Muhassen said Thursday. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=521863 


Palestinian Authority Faces Fiscal Crisis, As World Bank Blames Israelis: “(R)estrictions put in place by the Government of Israel continue to stand in the way of potential private investment and remain the major impediment to sustainable economic growth,” the World Bank said in its 21-page report http://is.gd/3uWWe3 


Islamists Rise To Power in Libya?: The former commander of a group allied to Al Qaeda may be about to become Libya’s new interior minister. http://news.sky.com/story/987493/islamists-rise-to-power-in-libya 


Benghazi police mutiny after US Libya envoy killed: – Libyan police in Benghazi have mutinied and refuse to serve under the man appointed by the government to take over security following last week’s storming of the U.S. consulate in which the ambassador and three other Americans were killed. http://is.gd/azAeAw 


US marine presence stirs anger in Yemen: In an effort to boost security in the city, Washington has sent in dozens of marines to protect the US embassy. http://is.gd/bYbUjh 


Anti-Muslim Group Re-Ups Islamophobic Ad Campaign In NY Subway: An anti-Muslim ad campaign is about to start a new run in the New York City subway, in spite of protests from Metropolitan Transit Authority officials. The ads, which also ran in San Francisco last month, have garnered much criticism from community activists. http://is.gd/21mnmA 


Jordan’s King Abdullah endorses controversial media law: Jordan‘s King Abdullah of has endorsed a new media law which critics say will stifle freedom of expression online. The legislation requires “electronic publications” in Jordan to get a licence from the government. http://is.gd/8ItJNt 


Netanyahu features in new pro-Romney ad for Florida: Short clip, featuring Israel‘s prime minister warning of the Iranian threat, aims at Jewish voters in swing state. http://is.gd/g7mbKI 


Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest ever level: “We are now in uncharted territory,” NSIDC director Mark Serreze said in a statement. “While we’ve long known that as the planet warms up, changes would be seen first and be most pronounced in the Arctic, few of us were prepared for how rapidly the changes would actually occur.” http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/09/201292051955741907.html 


U.K. judge: Inquest should probe Russian involvement in ex-agent’s poisoning: – A long-awaited inquest into the poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko should consider whether Russian authorities were involved, the senior British judge who will oversee it said Thursday. But the U.K. government will not let lawyers for the victim’s family and the suspects see a report on alleged links between Litvinenko and British intelligence. http://is.gd/TxhiFN 


Probe faults US agents over Mexico gunrunning: US justice department refers 14 officials for possible disciplinary action for roles in botched gun-running operation. http://is.gd/KeNCKR 


Rutherford Institute Calls on Congress to Protect “Americans” from Weaponized Drones and Police Spy Drone: John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, is calling on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens from police use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. In the wake of the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act http://is.gd/fWnsFT 


Citigroup Warns Irish Investors to Plan for Losses: “Ireland faces an almost impossible task to get back to fiscal balance,” Saunders said. Visits to the country showed “life is tough, very tough and not getting that much better anytime soon,” he said. http://is.gd/b3kcBq 


American Airlines sends layoff notices to 11,000 employees: American Airlines, the third-largest US airline, announced Tuesday that it plans to send layoff notices to over 11,000 mechanics, ground workers and other support personnel as part of its bankruptcy court-mediated restructuring. Thousands of notices have already been sent to employees. http://is.gd/ZGQ7HC 


Senate Republicans Kill Veterans’ Jobs Bill: Senate Republicans prevented a veterans’ jobs bill from coming to a vote today by forcing a budget point of order vote. Democrats came up 2 votes short of the 60 needed to defeat the GOP’s budget measure http://is.gd/5BFn5H


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 : 3,188


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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Posted 21st September 2012 by InI in category Information Clearing House

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