ICH 15 August 2013: How Congressmen Are Bought
15 August 2013 — Information Clearing House
Massacre in Egypt: A Collective Crime
By ORHAN MIROGLU
– Once more, the West has been a bystander to murder committed by an army with which they collaborated.
In Pictures: Killings in Cairo
By Scott Nelson
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What Muslim Will Ever Trust The Ballot Box Again?
By Robert Fisk
Who can be surprised that some Muslim Brotherhood supporters were wielding Kalashnikovs on the streets of Cairo?
Uncovering Syrian Rebels’ Hidden Support
By Gracy Howard
Obama should consider the implications of supporting a group also backed by one of the world’s most notorious human-rights violators.
The Jewish State’s Bottom Line
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
The Palestinian minority’s first demand for equality is not in doubt: a right of return allowing their relatives in exile to join them inside Israel similar to the current Law of Return, which allows any Jew in the world instantly to become a citizen.
Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial
By David Swanson
Before Manning reversed his principles on the stand, there was one other witness to testify: Manning’s older sister.
Chomsky: My CIA File “Minor Peccadillo” Compared To Today
By Natasha Lennard
MIT professor tells of his reaction to the news that the CIA kept and destroyed a file on him.
The Obama Regime’s Fabricated “Terror Conspiracy” in Defense of the Police State
By James Petras
The entire terror conspiracy propaganda blitz, launched by the Obama regime and propagated by the mass media, is based on the flimsiest sources imaginable, the most laughable pretext.
How Congressmen In Both Parties Are Bought
By The Young Turks
Freshmen in the US House Of Representatives learn very quickly that they need a lot of money to stay in power.
Stop and Frisk
By Robert C. Koehler
Security based on racism is a sham.
The Rule of Law: Unjust and Violent
By Robert J. Burrowes
How can we resist legal systems that perpetrate injustice and inflict violence?
Why Does America Have Such a Big Prison Population?
By The Economist
America has around 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of its prisoners.
What Do You Do When You No Longer Need Your Slaves?
By Thom Hartmann
Turning unemployed Americans into very profitable prisoners is a booming business.
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Lighthouse Family –
I wish I could share
All the love that’s in my heart
Remove all the bars that keep us apart
And I wish you could know how it is to be me
Then you’d see and agree that every man should be free.
Death toll in Egypt violence rises to 525:
An Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman has again raised the death toll from the previous day’s clashes between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president to 525.
The One Chart That Shows the Importance of Egypt’s Massacre:
Yesterday was one of the deadliest single-day instances of police-on-protester violence since Tiananmen Square.
Charred bodies lie in Cairo mosque, unrecognised by Egyptian state:
In a Cairo mosque lie the charred and mutilated bodies of more than 200 Egyptians, apparently uncounted and unacknowledged by the state after security forces crushed Islamist protest camps.
In Pictures – Rabaa’s second massacre
Shocking photos, Video show Egyptian protesters pushing armored police vehicle off bridge
Footage of snipers on the roof in Egypt!
Egypt: Armed protesters shooting at police
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Egyptian woman shot down during clashes
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Muslim Brotherhood supporters allegedly lynched 4 police officers after raiding Kerdasa police station:
Video – Warning –
Egypt: ‘Gunmen Fired At Forces’
‘If I see you again, I’ll shoot you in the leg':
Washington Post reporter trapped between police cordons recounts the chaos as bullets flew in all directions.
Egypt authorizes police to use deadly force:
Egyptian authorities on Thursday authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks, after presumed supporters of the deposed Islamist president torched two local government buildings near the capital in the latest of a series of apparent reprisals to follow a bloody crackdown on their protest camps.
In public relations exercise –
U.S. Pulls Out of Egypt’s Bright Star War Game:
Cairo’s brutality highlights U.S. fecklessness despite billions in military aid
President Obama on Egypt ” DON’T Blame US ” Pres Barack Obama addresses situation in Egypt
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US and Britain fear Egypt becoming a failed state:
Strong words from President Obama were accompanied by an empty gesture – the announcement that Americans are withdrawing from a joint military exercise.
In case you missed it:
Republicans Stiff-Arm Rand, Side with Dems on Egypt Aid:
Republicans overwhelmingly united with Democrats on Wednesday to continue funding aid to Egypt, despite U.S. law requiring a suspension of aid to countries that undergo a military coup.
Brotherhood plans Cairo march after crackdown:
Islamist group calls for rally day after security forces killed hundreds of Morsi supporters and cleared sit-ins.
Signs of a Rebellion in Egypt’s Army?:
Local Egyptian website publishes a statement by Egyptian officers in which they denounce the army’s intervention in political affairs.
Four soldiers shot dead in Northern Sinai: Medical, security forces:
At least four Egyptian soldiers shot dead by gunmen in northern Sinai: Medical, security sources
Car bombs kill at least 40 people in Baghdad:
In today’s deadliest blast a car bomb exploded near a bus station in the Shi’ite Khazimiyah area, killing eight people and wounding 18.
Lebanon: Sunnis claim Beirut explosion that kills 20:
A Sunni Islamist group calling itself the Brigades of Aisha claimed responsibility today for an explosion in southern Beirut which killed 20 people, saying it targeted the militant group Hezbollah and promising more attacks.
Syria activists: Al-Qaida kills 2 Shiite teenagers:
Al-Qaida militants in northern Syria shot dead two Shiite teenagers whom they accused of being pro-government gunmen, filming video of the killing that was later posted to the Internet, an activist group said Thursday.
Feud among rebels.: Islamist militants drive Free Syrian Army out of Raqqa:
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria clashed with members of the Free Syrian Army, driving them from the city of Raqqa Wednesday in a sign of a worsening feud among rebels.
New Saudi-supplied missiles boost rebels in south Syria:
Rebels in southern Syria have fired newly acquired anti-tank guided missiles supplied by Saudi Arabia in a significant boost to their battle against President Bashar al-Assad, rebel, intelligence and diplomatic sources say.
Israeli Defense Minister Urges US Action in Syria; Warns of ‘Axis of Evil':
In the most publicly direct appeal to date for US support of anti-Assad rebels, Ya’alon told Gen. Martin Dempsey, “It is forbidden to allow the axis of evil – Tehran-Damascus-Beirut – to win this conflict.”
U.S. mission in Jordan could last years as Syria war rages – Dempsey:
The top U.S. military officer told American troops in Jordan on Thursday that their mission to help the kingdom contain the fallout from Syria’s war would likely last years, as the United States bolsters support for the key regional ally.
Abbas not authorised to negotiate with Israel: Hamas :
“Abbas agreed to restart the US-brokered negotiations, ignoring the national consensus of the people and political factions who reject this manner which may blow up the Palestinian cause,” Mahmoud Zahar, a high-ranking Hamas official, told reporters
Fatah threatens ‘painful decisions’ against Hamas:
Emboldened by the military coup in Egypt, a senior Fatah official is threatening “painful decisions” against Hamas in a bid to end the political divide that has separated Gaza from the West Bank since 2007.
Israel destroys Bedouin village for 54th time:
Resident Aziz al-Turi said Israeli forces arrived carrying weapons and batons to intimidate villagers in Al-Araqib before bulldozers tore down all the homes in the Negev village.
Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Takhar province, 16 killed or injured:
Explosion in Takhar provinceAt least 16 people were killed or injured following an explosion in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon.
Ex-NATO Chief: 15,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan:
Stavridis, who recently finished a four-year stint as the alliance’s top military leader, said it was vital to unveil the troop plans quickly to counter Taliban propaganda claiming foreign troops are abandoning the country.
Berber protesters enter Libya parliament:
Ethnic minority Berbers force their way into parliament in Tripoli in demonstration for greater recognition.
Story of a human being: Who gets to be Bradley Manning?:
After some very inhumane treatment of the whistle-blower, sentencing is now narrowing in on Manning the person
The transcript of Bradley Manning’s full statement to the court yesterday –
(starts on page 90) – PDF
John Kerry: The Internet … Makes It Much Harder to Govern':
“It makes it much harder to govern, makes it much harder to organize people, much harder to find the common interest,” said Kerry
Warrant served by SWAT team causes scare in South County: Video –
The quiet South County street was crawling with SWAT officers, an unnerving situation which turns out to have been the relatively routing service of a warrant.
Texas cops raid farm commune when mistaking tomato plants for marijuana:
Police in Arlington, Texas are being criticized for their tactics during a drug raid on a local farm that came up empty while allegedly damaging both the property and the crops.
Armed TSA teams now roam in public, conduct “suspicionless searches” on demand:
That police state you were warned of has already arrived
U.S. budget cuts hitting long-term unemployed hard:
Phyllis Kennedy is facing a bleak future. U.S. government budget tightening has slashed her weekly unemployment check by more than a fifth, and her prospects of finding a job are grim after over a year of unemployment.
Wal-Mart sales disappoint as U.S. shoppers curb spending:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) reported a surprise decline in quarterly same-store sales in the United States, its biggest market, after shoppers came in less often because higher taxes and gasoline prices were leaving them with less spending money.
Macy’s sales fall as middle-class shoppers stay cautious:
Macy’s Inc (M.N) reported an unexpected decline in sales on Wednesday and blamed hesitation by consumers to spend on non-essentials, leading to deeper markdowns and a disappointing profit.
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: 4,801
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,363
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001