ICH 24 February 2013: Democrats’ Complicity in Political Murder
24 February 2013 – Information Clearing House
Washington Backs Syrian Anti-Government Terrorism:
By Stephen Lendman
Make no mistake. Syria is Washington’s war. It was planned years ago.
Israel Instructs Obama: “Iranian And Syrian Sanctions Are Not Painful Enough!”
By Franklin Lamb
Iran and Syria pose no threat to the US or any peaceful law abiding nation. Imposing a blockade against either violates the UN Charter and settled international humanitarian laws as well as US law.
Egyptians Playing into Zionist Hands
By Adel Safty
Israel‘s designs call for the reoccupation of the Sinai, supporting the creation of a Coptic state in upper Egypt and two Sunni states in the North and in the South.
Israel Playing Dirty in Troubled Africa
By Abdel Bari Atwan
While Israel has been able to establish diplomatic relationships with most non-Muslim African countries, nations such as Mali and Niger have so far refused to formally recognise it.
When “War is Peace”
“Peace Prizes” Awarded to War Criminals
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Does appreciating “the solidarity” shown by France mean killing hundreds of Malian people since the invasion?
Democrats’ Complicity in Political Murder
By Norman Pollack
Progressives of today have become the apologists for fascism. Period. The litmus test of any humane, democratic standard, is the absolute rejection of Obama and his administration.
Hillary Clinton to charge ‘$200,000 a speech’
By Rosie Gray
Now that she’s out as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be hurting for money, thanks to speaking fees of more $200,000 per speaking appearance.
Bradley Manning: 1,000 Days in Detention and Secrecy Still Reigns
By Ed Pilkington
Such is the Alice-in-Wonderland world of the Bradley Manning trial. Why does it matter?
Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?
By Bloomberg Editors
What if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?
Power Grab at the Fed
By Mike Whitney
Are you ready for a good laugh? The head of the New York Fed wants Congress to grant the Central Bank extraordinary new powers to deal with future financial system emergencies like the bank run that followed Lehman Brothers collapse in September 2008.
The Feds Want Your Retirement Accounts
By John White
Quietly, behind the scenes, the groundwork is being laid for federal government confiscation of tax-deferred retirement accounts such as IRAs. Slowly, the cat is being let out of the bag.
US Worst Place To Live?
The greatest nation on earth exposed as among the worst in the West… on all life indicators.
The Moral Depravity of “Lincoln”
By Sam Husseini
Where are the movies about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis? About Nat Turner who lead a slave uprising? About John Brown, who, the the words of David S. Reynolds’ biography: “Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights”?
The Corporation State
Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
Must Watch – Video
It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change.
65 “Islamic rebels”, 13 Chad troops killed in Mali:
The Chadian army says that its troops killed 65 Islamic extremist rebels and destroyed five vehicles in fierce fighting northern Mali. The Chadian military said in a statement on Saturday on state broadcasting that 13 Chadian soldiers were also killed and six were wounded in the fighting.
5 killed as more suicide bombs hit Mali:
Two vehicles targeting civilians and members of the ethnic Tuareg rebel group, the MNLA, exploded near the town of Tessalit, killing three and wounding several others, a security source said yesterday.
Clean up in Gao after fierce battle : Video report:
Residents of Gao in northern Mali start rebuilding their lives after the city was devastated in heavy fighting, as it was recaptured from islamist rebels. Sarah Toms reports.
Boots on the ground:
Obama deploys 100 US troops to Niger;
Obama announced the deployment in a letter to Congress, saying that the forces “will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region.
US deploys Predator drones to Niger: official:
The United States has deployed several Predator drones to Niger to fly surveillance missions in support of French forces in Mali, a US defence official said Friday.
Tribal fighting in Darfur leaves 60 dead:
Renewed fighting between two Arab tribes over mining rights has left 60 people dead in the northern Darfur region, Sudan’s state news agency said Sunday.
6 killed in attack in northern Nigeria, Islamic extremists suspected:
Nigeria’s military says that at least six people have been killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria, a region under attack by Islamic extremists.
Egyptian Protests Against Mursi, Elections Spread Through Cities:
The demonstrations have been accompanied by mounting calls for a boycott of the parliamentary vote, which Mursi yesterday rescheduled to accommodate Coptic Christians’ observance of Easter.
Egypt elections: ElBaradei warns of chaos:
Key Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei has urged President Mohammed Morsi not to go ahead with elections. Mr ElBaradei said the elections risked bringing chaos and instability, and possibly military intervention.
Takeover & Torture: Police brutality levels back to days of dictatorship in Egypt: Video -
The opposition’s accusing Morsi of backtracking on reform promises and hijacking the revolution. Rights groups are reporting widespread police abuse and torture, resulting in the death and detention of minors.
Democracy Tastes Bitter as Poverty Bites:
In the two years since the uprising, Egypt‘s battered economy has taken hit after hit. Political turmoil and labour unrest have shuttered factories, forced layoffs, and scared away tourists and investors. Economic growth has slowed to a crawl, while foreign reserves have withered to critically low levels.
17 Insurgents Killed in Afghan-Led Operations:
“During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces launched four joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kandahar and Logar provinces,” the ministry said in a statement.
Taliban claim 14 killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan:
A security building near the city of Jalalabad has been targeted by suicide bombers. It is thought two guards died in the explosion outside the building belonging to the National Directorate of Security.
8 killed in Afghanistan Sunday:
Taliban suicide attackers set off three separate car bombs in two provinces near the capital on Sunday
Kabul orders US forces out of two Afghan provinces:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Sunday the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak and Logar within two weeks, accusing them of fuelling “insecurity and instability” in the volatile provinces neighbouring the capital Kabul.
Afghan forces ‘are just like criminals':
Murder, sexual abuse, drugs and extortion revealed in Panorama investigation.
5 killed in Pakistan;
Three militants riding a motorcycle lobbed grenades at a police van that was on a routine patrol near Rashkai on the Peshawar-Islamabad highway this morning. One policeman was killed instantly, officials said.
Deadly blast kills 8 in eastern India:
Landmine kills at least eight people, including six policemen, in explosion in Bihar state blamed on Maoist fighters.
Five gunmen, four security personnel killed in northern Iraq;
Five gunmen were killed during an exchange with police forces in Mosul city, which is located 400 kilometres north of Baghdad. The clashes erupted after gunmen began attacking the security checkpoint with grenades.
Exposed: :The SAS secret mission to kill in Iraq BEFORE MPs voted to invade:
The SAS were already fighting in Iraq on the eve of the Commons vote – Soldiers were there to prevent a chemical weapons attack on Israel
In case you missed it:
Iraq war illegal, says Annan:
The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Syria?
US and British plans to seize Syria’s “WMD”:
British and American military commanders have drawn up plans to seize or destroy Syria’s chemical weapons if the country slides into further chaos.
Al Nusra: Al Qaeda’s Syria Offensive:”
The terror group’s Syrian front, al Nusra, is not only attacking Assad, but building a base from which it can threaten U.S. interests in the region.
Whose arms are they anyway?
The smuggling routes of Syria supply international weaponry to rebels: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the US and its major European allies, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are some of the major supporters of the militants in Syria.
Syria conflict: opposition coalition pulls out of talks:
The main Syrian opposition alliance will not attend a series of meetings in protest at what it said was the international community’s “shameful” failure to stop violence.
Turkey ‘will not remain silent on the brutal dictator in Syria':
“Every day a large number of innocent children and women fall dead in Syria,” Erdogan, a key backer of Syria’s opposition, said in a speech in the United Arab Emirates.
US refusal to condemn Damascus terror act frustrating – Lavrov:
Moscow is frustrated with Washington’s refusal to support a UN Security Council resolution condemning a terrorist attack staged in Damascus on Thursday.
Three killed in Yemen:
Three people were killed in clashes as southern separatists blocked roads in two Yemeni cities on Saturday, adding to the death toll of this week’s violence in the troubled south of the country.
Terrifying video shows Austrian hostage in Yemen plead for ransom money : Video -
“Mum, Dad, Lucas, Angela, I love you more than anything,” says Dominik Neubauer, a 26-year-old Arabic studies student who was kidnapped in December. Neubauer and a Finnish couple were snatched by Yemeni tribesman and reportedly sold to al Qaeda members.
Fierce clashes in Hebron rage after death of Arafat Jaradat in Israeli detention;
Israeli officials claim that Jaradat died in an interrogation centre of a heart attack despite having no health conditions prior to his detention.
Palestinian prisoners observe inmate death protest fast:
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners are refusing food for one day in protest at the death of a fellow detainee in an Israeli jail.
Five Hungry Men Feed Palestinian Resolve;
“The battle waged by me and by my heroic colleagues, Tariq, Ayman and Ja’affar, is everyone’s battle, the battle of the Palestinian people against the occupation and its prisons,” he told his sister last week. He added that his health has deteriorated dramatically and “I’m hung between life and death.”
‘My first bullet, his last breath':
Instagram reveals dark side of Israeli army; Disturbing photos that show IDF soldiers enjoying their dominance over Palestinians in the occupied territories have caused a huge public outcry.
US investigated Gaza flotilla passengers for terror ties but not Israel’s slaying of citizen:
Recently-released US government documents related to Israel‘s deadly May 2010 raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla shed new light on the extent to which the US disregarded the rights and safety of US citizens participating in the humanitarian mission to the besieged Gaza Strip – and the lengths to which it shielded Israel from accountability.
Gilad Atzmon: BDS Against George Galloway:
With BDS, it’s never boring. Although formed initially to mount pressure on Israel, increasingly BDS campaigns are now, bit by bit, focusing on silencing any pro-Palestinian voice with an IQ over 90.
Iran says it has brought down a foreign spy drone:
“We have managed to bring down a drone of the enemy. This has happened before in our country,” the agency quoted war games spokesman General Hamid Sarkheli as saying in Kerman, southeast Iran, where the military exercise is taking place.
Iran announces uranium finds:
Days before resuming talks over its disputed atomic program, Iran said on Saturday it had found significant new deposits of raw uranium and identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations.
Iran reduces dependence on oil to counter sanctions:
Iran is to reduce its dependence on oil income and boost non-oil exports in its budget to counter the “heavy” impact of sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a television interview late on Saturday.
Iran becoming a cyber superpower – US general:
Iran is becoming “a force to be reckoned with” in cyberspace, a US general has claimed, having boosted its online defences since the Stuxnet attack in 2010
US preparations for cyber war against China:
The Obama administration, working hand-in-hand with the American media, has opened up a new front in its aggressive campaign against China.
Chilean Military on Pentagon’ Service: Op-Ed:
In April 2012 a ceremony took place in Fort Aguayo, in Concon, in the Valparaiso region. A United Nations peacekeeping operations training center became operational. The construction was funded by the United States Southern Command.
Hugo Chavez’s ‘breathing problems persist';
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems following his return from Cuba where he was treated for cancer, officials say. Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Mr Chavez was continuing to receive treatment at a military hospital in Caracas.
Fidel Castro makes rare appearance in parliament:
Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance on Sunday as he took his long-empty seat beside brother Raul Castro at the opening session of the National Assembly, the official National Information Agency reported.
Did the Pope quit to dodge blame for misdeeds?
The latest allegation that a gay priest blackmail scandal was the reason for Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation shows that his sudden decision will be queried long after his departure, perhaps robbing him of his greatest achievement while in office.
US cardinal’s role under scrutiny:
With new pope’s selection just days away, former LA Archbishop’s moral authority faces loud questioning.
‘Citizens’ tide’ of anti-austerity protests hit Spain; dozens injured, arrested:
Tens of thousands of protesters from all walks of life gathered in cities across Spain to oppose economic hardship and corruption sparked by the financial crisis. Dozens were injured or arrested in Madrid in disturbances following the peaceful rally.
Moody’s strips Britain of triple-A rating in major blow to Osborne;
Moody’s said weak prospects for British economic growth, which have thrown the government’s deficit reduction strategy off course, lay behind its decision to cut the rating by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa.
Top U.S. Terrorist Group: the FBI:
A careful study of the FBI’s own data on terrorism in the United States, reported in Trevor Aaronson’s book The Terror Factory, finds one organization leading all others in creating terrorist plots in the United States: the FBI.
How Many Terrorists Has The TSA Caught: – Video:
Can you say ZERO
13,753 Gov’t Requests for Google E-Mail Data in 2012, Most Without a Warrant:
American government agencies – state, local, and federal — made a record 13,753 requests to read emails or gather other information sent through Google’s Gmail and other services in 2012, more than half without warrants, according to statistics released by Google.
US gun activists stage ‘day of resistance’ to tighter controls: Video -
Pro-gun campaigners in the US have been holding a “day of resistance”, protesting against President Obama‘s plans to ban assault weapons
Washington nuclear waste tanks ‘leaking’:
Leaks found in six underground storage tanks at Hanford nuclear reservation in US state “disturbing”, officials say.
At The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, A Steady Drip Of Toxic Trouble;
Eric Nusbaum tours the largest environmental cleanup operation the United States government has ever undertaken.
Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years:
Beginning in just eight years, we could see permanent climate conditions across the North American Southwest that are comparable to the worst megadrought in 1,000 years.
Monsanto drags over 400 U.S. farmers to court over GM seed patents:;
Combined, Monsanto, Syngenta and DuPont hold more than half – 53 percent – of the global commercial seed market, which the groups claim in their report has led to a massive increase in the price of seed:
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 : 3,257
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001