ICH 22 October 2012: CIA Chiefs Face Arrest : Horrific Evidence of Bloody ‘Video-Game’ Sorties
22 October 2012 – Information Clearing House
CIA Chiefs Face Arrest Over
Horrific Evidence of Bloody ‘Video-Game’ Sorties by Drone Pilots
By David Rose
Shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan.
America‘s Drone Terrorism
By Sheldon Richman
How can Americans tolerate this murder and trauma committed in their name? But don’t expect a discussion of this in Monday night’s foreign-policy debate.
Anxious Turks Suspect US Plot is Behind Syria’s Implosion
By Emiko Jozuka
Locals in eastern Turkey, bearing the brunt of the fallout from Turkey’s involvement in Syria, believe Ankara is merely a pawn in US plans to foment conflict in the region.
Western Policy on Syria is Failing on a Monumental Scale
By Peter Hain
The only way forward for Syria is to broker a political settlement, in consultation with Russia and Iran.
Syria and Iran:
Exposing the Lies and Disinformation
Disentangling the lies of the U.S. government and corporate media to destabilize and colonize Syria and Iran.
Record Support for Strikes Against Iran Ahead of Debate
By Nate Cohn
The late September NBC/WSJ poll found that 58 percent of Americans believe the US should initiate military action to destroy Iran‘s ability to make nuclear weapons.
The Real Reason America Is Drifting Towards Fascism
The unique modern strain of American fascism can be traced through Leo Strauss and the University of Chicago.
Will the Apocalypse Arrive Online?
Cyber Attack Could Take Down Your Liberties and the Constitution
By Karen J. Greenberg
You better wonder what the future holds for erstwhile American civil liberties, privacy, and constitutional protections.
Time is Right to Produce a Worthy US Dream
By Pepe Escobar
To paraphrase the late great Ginsberg, I have seen the best and worst minds of past generations starving, silent, practically naked – or even respectably clothed – plowing LA’s mean streets at night looking not for an angry fix, but for a soup kitchen.
Currently showing: the U.S. Election Spectacle
By Thierry Meyssan
The electoral spectacle is supposed to be the proof that they are living under a vibrant democracy, but this is all smoke and mirrors.
By Richard Falk
When fear rather than hope shapes our political consciousness, the effect on the citizenry is likely to be despair.
McGovern: He Never Sold His Soul
By Chris Hedges
Here was a politician who cared more for his country and for human decency than he did for his political ambitions or his career.
Antiwar Candidate Who Challenged Vietnam and Inspired a Generation
Video By Democracy Now!
Excerpts of “One Bright Shining Moment” about McGovern’s 1972 grassroots campaign for the presidency, featuring interviews with the candidate himself; supporters and activists like Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty, Howard Zinn; and music from Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Donovan and Elvis Costello.
Russian forces kill 49 militants in North Caucasus: The anti-terrorism agency said nine local leaders were among those killed and 30 militants had been detained. It said 90 militant bases had been destroyed along with 26 weapons caches.
37 militants killed in Afghanistan: A group of Taliban rebels were meeting in a house in Chak district at 1.00 a.m. to chalk out terror attacks when the aircraft struck,” police spokesman Abdul Wali said.
Damascus police station bomb kills 13 : Video – A bomb has exploded outside a police station in a Christian quarter of Damascus’ Old City
Assad tells Syria envoy arms flows to rebels must stop: State news agency SANA said the president said Syria supported “any sincere effort to find a political solution to the crisis, based on respect for Syrian sovereignty and rejecting foreign intervention.”
The Poplar preacher leading an armed gang of jihadis in Syria: An influential British-based preacher is leading an armed gang of more than a hundred Islamist fighters in Syria, it can be disclosed.
7 killed as gunmen, soldiers fight in Lebanon in spillover from Syria:
At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded in gunbattles in the Lebanese capital Beirut and coastal Tripoli on Monday in further unrest linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, security and hospital sources said.
Fighting rages in north Lebanon, more killed: Fighting raged Monday in the northern city of Tripoli between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh, raising the number of fatalities of the clashes that erupted over the weekend to five, security sources said.
Jordanian Soldier Killed in Syrian Border Clash: “Islamic extremists” attacked Jordanian soldiers on the border with Syria Sunday night, killing a corporal, hours after the government announced that it had foiled a major terrorist plot against foreign diplomats and tourists here, officials said Monday.
Jordan ‘foils major al-Qaeda plot’? Jordanian intelligence has arrested 11 men alleged to have planned bomb and mortar attacks on Western targets.
U.S. Kills 4 in Yemeni : The drone strike, the second in four days, took place in the early evening in the Hami and Al-Damashqa area 17 kilometres (11 miles) east of Maarib city, the same source said.
Dead man talking:
Al Qaida Yemen number 2 denies own death: Accuses army of fabricating his death to cover up killing of civilians by US aircraft
Israeli Attack Kills 2 Palestinian Civilians, Five Injured, as Israeli Shelling Targeting Gaza Continues: On Monday midday local sources said that Israeli unmanned plane fired a missile at a group of people in Abed Al Hameed Street, in the town of Beit Hannon, northern Gaza Strip, killing two men and injuring a third.
Blow to Fatah in West Bank local elections: Fatah won two-fifths of the seats contested on Saturday. But lists led by party rebels gained control of four of the 11 major towns and cities. In a fifth, independents and leftists won.
Fatah ‘not invited’ to meet Qatari emir: Yahya Rabah told Ma’an that Fatah received no invitation from Qatar or the Hamas-led government in Gaza to meet Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Qatar emir’s visit supports Hamas over PA: Israel: A planned visit by the Qatari emir to Gaza shows he is backing the strip’s Islamist Hamas rulers over the Western-backed Palestinian Authority of president Mahmud Abbas, an Israeli official said Monday.
Spaniards Aboard Intercepted Gaza Aid Boat Blast Israel: Their detention in the Israeli port of Ashdod was “very rough,” Ricardo Sixto, a leftist member of the European Parliament, told reporters at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport.
Reflections on Noam Chomsky’s visit to Gaza: When the news of his visit spread among the intellectual segment of the Gaza youth, everybody was thrilled.
Israel and US launch joint military drill:
The three-week joint military operation involves 3,500 US troops and 1,000 Israeli soldiers.
Iran talks denial adds debate spice: Op-Ed: For followers of the Iranian nuclear impasse, this past weekend has seen news about bilateral discussions between US and Iran coming in thick and fast.
Robert Dreyfuss : The Iran Talks Bombshell: Op-Ed: Don’t take too seriously the furious denials coming from Washington and Tehran about this weekend’s bombshell New York Times story reporting that the United States and Iran have agreed “in principle” to have direct, one-on-one talks after the election.
Romney won’t say if he’s open to 1-on-1 Iran talks: Republican Mitt Romney on Sunday refused to say if he would be open to one-on-one talks with Iran if elected president.
Obama and Romney: War No Matter Who Wins Election: Once again emphasizing there is no fundamental difference between Obama and Romney when it comes to attacking Iran, the American Jewish Committee has published the answers to a questionnaire sent to the candidates.
26 killed, 200 hurt in Bani Walid clashes: Militias, many of whom are from Misrata, have been shelling the hilltop town of 70,000 people for several days. Libya’s state news agency said 26 pro-government militiamen were killed and more than 200 hurt as clashes in Bani Walid entered their fifth day on Sunday.
Bani Walid civilians bombed with gas – RT source: Pro-government militias intercept food, fuel and medicine and use grad rockets and gas weapons against Bani Walid, a man whose family remains in the town told RT. He claims the daily shelling of the town is Misrata militias’ attempt to eliminate it.
UN chief calls for peaceful solution to Bani Walid: Ban said he is alarmed by the fighting in and around of Bani Walid, and in particular the reports indicating growing civilian casualties due to indiscriminate shelling.
Bani Walid protesters storm Libyan parliament grounds: Demonstrators have broken into the grounds of Libya’s parliament, wounding two security guards, in a protest against the continuing fighting in Bani Walid
Protesters storm Libyan TV station over Gaddafi’s son’s capture: The demonstrators were protesting against the station for having announced the capture of Khamis, one of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, in Bani Walid. They say that this had been used to justify attacks launched by ex-rebel fighters conscripted by the army against the city
Deadly attack on Guinea-Bissau army barracks: At least six rebels killed in firefight after gunmen raided an army barracks outside the capital, military sources say.
Gunmen kill at least 31 in Nigerian city: Gunmen killed eight people in Nigeria’s troubled city of Potiskum Saturday, raising the death toll to 31 for three days of violence in the northeastern town, police and residents said.
CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody ‘video-game’ sorties by drone pilots: A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen.
British men go on trial over terror plot ‘deadlier than London bombings’: The suspects are among a group of men and one woman arrested in September 2011 in the central English city of Birmingham. All three are charged with preparing for terrorism by plotting a bombing campaign, recruiting others and fundraising. Khalid and Naseer also are accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training.
5 Colombian soldiers killed by FARC rebels: The Friday night attack with explosives by rebels in the southern Putumayo region killed five soldiers and injured 10 more, said army general German Giraldo. The attack took place in a FARC stronghold near the border with Ecuador.
Cuba’s Castro appears in public: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has reappeared in public, meeting at a Havana hotel with a Venezuelan politician, refuting persistent rumours that the former leader was on his death bed.
Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist: One of the leaders of the famed 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, he helped thrust the plight of Native Americans into the national spotlight.
US civil rights groups ask international election monitors for assistance: NAACP and others say voter restrictions and ID laws ahead of 2012 US election require planned observer mission to expand
Romney’s ties with voting machines makers raise alarms: Producers and investors of voting machines that have previously shown susceptibility to fraud in Ohio have been found to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Romney campaign, raising concern about a dangerous bias in a major swing state.
Romney fundraiser planned Thursday in Hong Kong: Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plan a campaign fundraiser for him Thursday in Hong Kong, where U.S. business interests intersect with China’s growing influence as a world financial superpower.
GERMANY TO REPATRIATE & AUDIT 150 TONES OF GOLD RESERVES FROM NY FED!!!: The German Constitutional Court has ruled that the Bundesbank must conduct an audit on German Central Bank gold holdings, and in anticipation, has begun the repatriation of German gold from the NY Fed. The Bundesbank will request the NY Fed ship 50 tones of German gold back to the motherland
Spain : One In Five Lives in Poverty, New Figures Show :
The national statistics institute INE said 21.1 per cent of the 47-million population lives below the poverty line, meaning they live on less than 7,355 euros (9,610 dollars) annually.
Greece Austerity Diet Risks 1930s-Style Depression: Euro Credit: Greece is spiraling into the kind of decline the U.S. and Germany endured during the Great Depression, showing the scale of the challenge involved in attempting to regain competitiveness through austerity.
Malaria returns to crisis-torn Greece:
Malaria has returned to Greece as financial cuts contribute to the re-emergence of a once extinct disease.
012 total to 46: Regulators on Friday closed two small banks in Florida and one in Missouri, bringing to 46 the number of U.S. bank failures this year.
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 : 3,207
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001