ICH 29 November 2012: U.S. at Risk of Military Dictatorship?

29 November 2012 – Information Clearing House


NATO Preparing Psy-Op in Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

Internet connections & telecom reportedly failing across Syria, right as NATO has finished preparing their proxy “SNC” and readies for final push.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33178.htm

 

AP’s Dangerous Iran Hoax Demands an Accounting and Explanation

By Glenn Greenwald

Evidence proves that the graph trumpeted by AP as evidence of Iran‘s nuclear weapons program is an obvious sham.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33170.htm

 

Is Hamas Really a ‘Surrogate’ of Iran?

By Robert Wright

The confident assertion that Hamas is an Iranian “surrogate”, is oddly out of touch with recent developments in the region.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33171.htm

 

U.N. Set to Implicitly Recognize Palestinian State, Despite Threats

By Louis Charbonneau

Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland all pledged to support the resolution.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33172.htm

 

Supporting Palestine at the UN Today Is a Vote for Peace

By Hanan Ashrawi

Countries that do not vote with Palestine will be on the wrong side of history, morality and international law.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33175.htm

 

The Humiliation of Bradley Manning

By Ray McGovern

Manning has become the subject of harsh incarceration himself, as some U.S. pundits and even members of Congress have called for his execution as a traitor.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33174.htm

 

Progressives Won’t Criticize Obama for War Crimes.

5 Minute Video

Progressives, liberals and democrats are unprincipled:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33177.htm

 

Sucking Up to the Military Brass

U.S. at Risk of Military Dictatorship?

By William J. Astore

Americans need to stop genuflecting to our paper Caesars before we actually produce a real one, a man ruthless enough to cross the Rubicon (or the Potomac) and parlay total military adulation into the five stars of absolute political authority.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33173.htm

 

A Professionalised Political Elite

By Owen Jones

There are still idealistic young things who have a sense of wanting to rail against injustice. But among them are shamelessly ambitious politicos, too, who’d happily trade an aunt on eBay for a Parliamentary seat.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33169.htm

 

Americans Have Less Access to Justice than Botswanans

By WashingtonsBlog

Among high-income countries, the U.S. ranked near the bottom in access to civil justice … behind Estonia, United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic and other countries:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33176.htm

 

At least 49 killed, 150 injured, in Iraq blasts:

At least 49 people were killed and scores injured Thursday in a series of attacks in Iraq, targeting mainly Shiite Muslims, reported security officials, dpa reported.

http://en.trend.az/regions/met/iraq/2093608.html

 

Syria conflict: ‘Fierce clashes’ near Damascus airport:

The main road to the airport of the Syrian capital Damascus has been closed and some flights there have been suspended amid fierce fighting in the area, rebel groups say. The rebels said there were clashes all along the road, and mortars had been fired at the airport runway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20547799

 

Syrian rebels mark new success when striking aircrafts with missiles:

In less than 24 hours, rebels used surface-to-air missiles to strike down two aircraft in northern Syria, marking a turning point in their war with forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

http://is.gd/baC1Cw

 

Syria Rebels display the Cobra (SA-7) anti-aircraft missile : Video -

Aleppo Rebel explains how to use the Cobra (SA-7) anti-aircraft missile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVsUMp9GxCg

 

U.S. Weighs Bolder Effort to Intervene in Syria’s Conflict:

The Obama administration, hoping that the conflict in Syria has reached a turning point, is considering deeper intervention to help push President Bashar al-Assad from power, according to government officials involved in the discussions.

http://is.gd/i0qpRE

 

Syrian rebels using children in war – Human Rights Watch:

Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have sent children into combat and used boys as young as 14 to transport weapons and supplies, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

http://is.gd/Jy2bTi

 

Five Jordanians nabbed for Syria plot:

Jordan police said it arrested on Wednesday five Jordanian men, including a terror convict, for planning to infiltrate into neighboring Syria with automatic weapons.

http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=461545

 

Syria suffers internet blackout as connections switched off:

“In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria’s IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the internet,” Renesys said in its blog.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/1129/syria-conflict-assad.html

 

“Terrorists” cut Syria’s Internet – minister of information:

Syria’s minister of information said that “terrorists”, not the state, were responsible for a countrywide Internet outage on Thursday, a pro-government TV station said.

http://is.gd/CDyeqy

 

Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state:

The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state Thursday but success could exact a high price: Israel and the United States warn it could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian state through peace talks with Israel.

http://is.gd/jDDyOy

 

Germany: won’t back Palestinian state at UN:

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Wednesday Berlin is still evaluating the situation and consulting with its European partners. But he said: “It is also very certain that Germany will not vote for such a resolution.”

http://is.gd/JwoqRn

 

Munib al-Masri: ‘The spring is coming’:

One of the most influential Palestinians discusses his fears for the future of both Palestinians and Israel. “Enough is enough … and I think that it’s coming, the Spring is coming, and the tsunami is coming, and the volcano is coming.”

http://is.gd/QvywL1

 

U.S. overseeing mysterious construction project in Israel:

Expected to take more than two years to build, at a cost of up to $100 million. Only U.S. construction firms are being allowed to bid on the contract and proposals are due Dec. 3, according to the latest Corps of Engineers notice.

http://is.gd/w96qrq

 

Propaganda alert:

U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA: -

The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council.

http://is.gd/wWXvSb

 

Turkey snubs US move on gas-for-gold Iran trade:

Turkish Economy Minister Çaglayan defies US preparations to ban gold trade with Iran, as the commodity has become de facto tool of payment for natural gas Turkey buys from the Islamic Republic

http://is.gd/zXtrPj

 

Roadside bomb kill at least 12 Afghan civilians in east, south:

Two roadside bombs exploded on Thursday in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people and injuring 16 others, officials said.

http://is.gd/kqGk8Q

 

US Kills 3 People In Pakistan: :

According to sources, the drone fired two missiles which targeted a vehicle in the Barmal area of the agency and foreigners were among those killed.

http://is.gd/AeCV2N

 

Suicide blast targets Taliban commander in Waziristan, 2 killed, 6 injured:

 At least two persons were killed and more than six others were wounded in a suicide blast that targeted the convoy of a wanted Taliban commander on Thursday in Pakistan’s troubled South Waziristan tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan, said sources.

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2277700&Language=en

 

Stranger than fiction:

Anwar al-Awlaqi killed by drone had been in custody:

US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, killed in a US drone attack in Yemen last year, had been in US custody at least twice in prior years but was released, a human rights group said.

http://is.gd/o0V9jN

 

U.S. Above International Law:

Family, neighbors of Yemeni killed by U.S. drone wonder why he wasn’t taken alive:

Sitting less than an hour’s drive from the capital, residents here say Qadhi could have been captured easily. The Central Intelligence Agency in the United States, whose drone launched the missile that killed Qadhi, declined to comment.

http://is.gd/lKMnWJ

 

In a world gone crazy:

Pentagon: A Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You:

The Pentagon wants to make perfectly clear that every time one of its flying robots releases its lethal payload, it’s the result of a decision made by an accountable human being in a lawful chain of command.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/human-robot-kill/

 

Driven to suicide In U.S. gulag:

Investigators Said to Question How Detainee Died of Overdose:

A Yemeni detainee who was found dead in September at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, died from an overdose of psychiatric medication, according to several people briefed on a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry.

http://is.gd/n6idYt

 

Close Guantanamo:

Government report confirms US prisons can handle Gitmo detainees:

Military and federal US prisons have the capacity to take in the 166 detainees currently held in Guantanamo Bay, as long as a number of modifications are made to enhance and secure the facilities.

http://is.gd/BTKNBk

 

US military chiefs ‘planned to blow up the moon with nuclear bomb’ as show of Cold War muscle, physicist claims:

Claims that military bosses developed a classified plan to launch a nuclear weapon 238,000 miles to the moon where it would be detonated upon impact.

http://is.gd/Jtk83x

 

War on Drugs, Mexican Death Toll Could Exceed 120,000 As Calderon Ends Six-Year Reign :

Although the now estimated 120,000 to 130,000 intentional homicides in Mexico – called “homicidios dolosos” – outraged Le Monde, few other prominent news organizations in the United States or Mexico took notice.

http://is.gd/54z0pT

 

Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force:

An agent responded by aiming a gun into Mexico and firing multiple shots at the assailant, killing a 16-year-old boy whose family says was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://is.gd/XSIA12

 

Will Congress Kill Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Americans? :

Americans might once again be guaranteed the right to trial: a clause in the most recent draft of next year’s defense spending bill ensures that United States citizens aren’t stripped of their right to habeas corpus.

http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-indefinite-detention-trial-816/

 

Shocking video catches Oklahoma police officer using TASER on woman in handcuffs: Video -

 An Oklahoma woman is suing her local police station after an officer attacked her with his taser while she was handcuffed in jail – and it was all caught on tape.

http://is.gd/ub9gBZ

 

Citigroup Sees 90% Chance That Greece Leaves Euro:

Citigroup updated its forecast for a Greek exit from the 17-nation currency union from a previous estimate of 50 percent to 75 percent, and said it would most likely happen in the next two to three quarters

http://is.gd/k5NVeF

 

French Jobless Total Hits 14-Year High:

The number of people out of work in France soared again in October to hit its highest level in 14-and-a-half years, piling pressure on Socialist President Francois Hollande who has promised to halt the relentless rise by the end of 2013.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49989460

 

Nearly U.S. 15 million households on food stamps:

The number of American households receiving food stamps jumped nearly 10% in 2011.

http://is.gd/jJR5Kb

 

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 : 3,233

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

 

$1,397,939,899,056

http://www.costofwar.com/

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Posted 30th November 2012 by InI in category Information Clearing House

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