ICH 23 December 2012: The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder

23 December 2012 – Information Clearing House

 

Resisting Genocide: Syria, North Korea, and Cuba

By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

As NATO and Gulf Co-operation Council terrorists persist in their attempt to destroy the Syrian Arab Republic with car bombs, torture, beheadings and mayhem, the Syrian state has still shown no evidence of imminent collapse.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33424.htm 

 

Imperial Warrior Kerry at State

By Stephen Lendman

US foreign policy isn’t pretty. Permanent global wars reflect its harshness. Kerry won’t change things.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33421.htm 

 

The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder

By Glen Ford

It’s not a sudden madness, but a long history of mass murder come full circle.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33423.htm 

 

An Open Letter To All Americans: Shame On You!

By Jim Taylor

Does anyone seriously believe that James Madison intended to ensure Adam Lanza’s right to fire hundreds of rounds into huddled six- and seven-year-old schoolchildren?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33422.htm 

 

Putting Faith On Trial

Is Religon a Force For Good Or Evil?

Interview with renowned atheist Richard Dawkins

Why if god does not exist, is religion so persistent?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33420.htm 

 

Govt airstrike kills dozens in central Syria – activists: The account is supported by an amateur video released on YouTube which shows dozens of dead or wounded people in the rubble of what the off camera narrator says was a bakery. The footage also depicts men carrying victims out of a bombed one-story block, and a crater in the road beside it.

http://is.gd/7ssqPy 

 

Syria militants use chemical weapons against Syrian forces: Report: According to a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard, at least seven Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday after they were attacked by a chemical weapon which produced a toxic yellow gas.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/23/279711/syria-militants-use-chemical-weapons/ 

 

Syria acting to safeguard chemical weapons, says Russia: Syria has acted to consolidate its chemical weapons into “one or two” places to prevent rebels capturing them, Russia’s foreign minister says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20825820 

 

Syria: Iraq 2.0, another false-flag invasion, rated XXX: Op-Ed: The US and NATO are set to invade Syria, something many of us have been warning about for a while now. It has been obvious that they have been looking for a pretext and that pretext has already been injected into the public debate. That pretext: chemical weapons,

http://is.gd/Xy81HT 

 

UN envoy Brahimi arrives in Damascus: Lakhdar Brahimi is hoping to “achieve a breakthrough”, to broker a solution that would lead to a consensus transitional government with full authority, diplomatic sources told Al Jazeera on Sunday.

http://is.gd/lTwMqD 

 

In Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese Christians find respect, stability: In a Christian home in a Shiite suburb of Beirut, images of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah share mantel and wall space with the Virgin Mary.

http://is.gd/3HHQcD 

 

Iraq bombs – 4 killed: Three separate bomb attacks killed a member of the Kurdish peshmerga security forces and three construction workers in Iraq on Sunday, officers and doctors said.

http://is.gd/rTjdzJ 

 

Exxon oil deal linked to looming civil war in Iraq: – With their opposing armies massed on either side of the contested border dividing southern and northern Iraq, leaders in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region are warning they are close to civil war — one that could be triggered by Exxon Mobil.

http://is.gd/64I1Cr 

 

Iran ‘has mostly overcome sanction challenges’:

Western sanctions on Iran’s shipping and energy sectors caused serious problems for its oil industry earlier this year but Iran has mostly overcome those challenges, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi was quoted as saying on Sunday.

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/OGN_227782.html 

 

‘PA won’t allow (illegal) E1 “settlement” project to happen’:

The Palestinian Authority will not allow Israeli plans to build in the occupied E1 area of Jerusalem to be realized, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. Abbas said the building plans are “a red line and we will not allow it to happen.”

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=296966 

 

Netanyahu warns Hamas: We’re not finished with you yet: IDF preparing to hit Islamists ‘with a still heavier blow,’ PM says in pre-election interviews; also hails his government’s economic successes, says ties with US are strong.

http://is.gd/nZfHYt 

 

Netanyahu lauds Kerry nomination for US secretary of state job: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday welcomed the appointment of his personal friend John Kerry as US secretary of state and described him as “a known supporter of Israel‘s security”.

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=550250 

 

South Africa’s African National Congress Endorses Israel Boycott: South Africa‘s ruling party, the African National Congress, voted to make boycotts, divestment and sanctions of Israel part of its official policy.

http://is.gd/Y13NZv 

 

Israel to join NATO activities amidst Turkey tension: Israel has received approval to participate in NATO activities in 2013 that had been held up amid tensions with Turkey, Israeli officials told The Jerusalem Post.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=297004 

 

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for suicide bomb that killed senior minister: Mr Bilour was long on the target list of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, an umbrella organisation of the Pakistani militant groups, and survived at least two previous assassination attacks.

http://is.gd/9VJYyC 

 

Pakistan mob burns man for ‘blasphemy’: Police say man beaten to death and set on fire for apparently desecrating Islam’s holy book, Quran.

http://is.gd/AZQfdN 

 

Grotesque:

Prince Harry kills Taliban commander in Afghanistan: reports: Prince Harry who is an RAF helicopter pilot deployed in Afghanistan, has killed a Taliban leader in an airstrike, notching up his first ‘kill’, British media reported today.

http://is.gd/aSDLeN 

 

Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt constitution vote amid fraud allegations: Egypt’s new Sharia-based constitution has been approved in a second round of voting, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party said. The country’s opposition leveled accusations of fraud, saying it will appeal the referendum results.

http://rt.com/news/egypt-referendum-approves-constitution-670/ 

 

Thousands protest in Bahrain seeking PM’s ouster: Thousands of Shiite protesters in Bahrain Saturday demanded a transition government and the removal of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, who has been premier since 1974, witnesses said.

http://is.gd/AnOSpC 

 

US to deploy newest weapons to Asia-Pacific: The Pentagon will send P-8 submarine-hunting aircraft, cruise missiles, Virginia-class submarines, coastal combat ships and F-35 fighter jets to Asian ports and bases in coming years, the senior official told reporters

http://is.gd/XUiufy 

 

Mosque Arsonist: Fox News Made Me Do It!: An Indiana man who pleaded guilty yesterday to setting an Ohio mosque on fire told a judge he was motivated by media accounts – specifically those on Fox News – suggesting Muslims were threatening Americans and were in control of parts of the federal government.

http://is.gd/w9FylL 

 

Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons: Reuters reporters went to gun shows in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas, and found long lines to get in the door, crowds around the dealer booths, a rush to buy assault weapons even at higher prices and some dealers selling out.

http://is.gd/sB0o8O 

 

‘Gee Dad … A Winchester!’ Marketing Guns to the American Youth of Yore: Gunmakers in the US used to advertise their deadly products directly to teenage boys, marketing them as the perfect Christmas present. And if the wife resisted, Winchester had the answer.

http://is.gd/WcwyNT 

 

UK: Banking: thousands of customers switch their accounts out of the big five: Consumers are deserting major high-street banks in unprecedented numbers after a slew of revelations about unethical behaviour, according to data from the Move Your Money campaign.

http://is.gd/Wfj38O 

 

Christmas food handouts double as millions face ‘financial precipice’:

The number of people who will turn to food banks for sustenance is expected to double this Christmas, as a new report warns that millions more families face a financial “precipice” due to high personal debts, flatlining wages and future interest rate rises.

http://is.gd/g2jNC2 

 

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals: Generation Y professionals entering the workforce are finding careers that once were gateways to high pay and upwardly mobile lives turning into detours and dead ends. Average incomes for individuals ages 25 to 34 have fallen 8 percent, double the adult population’s total drop, since the recession began in December 2007.

http://is.gd/MQL3mq

 

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 : 3,243

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

 

$1,405,878,272,082

http://www.costofwar.com/

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