Information Clearing House News Links
 
Google
WWW www.williambowles.info
 

Date: 15 December 2005

 
Back to Main Index >> ICH Index
    
 

Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005

===

To read this newsletter online www.informationclearinghouse.info/ or snipurl.com/ayzc

RSS FEED www.feedfire.com/site/rss.cgi?ChanContentId=001864

===

Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2152
icasualties.org/oif/

Cost of America’s War in Iraq
$226,683,200,647
costofwar.com/

===

30,000 Iraqis More or Less

“The long run in this war is going to require a change of governments in parts of the world.”

By Lucinda Marshall

George’s face was eerily matter-of-fact as he said it. “30,000 Iraqis more or less” have been killed so far in the ‘War on Terror’. No remorse or sadness, he seemed wholly unaffected in any way by the enormity of such a loss of life, let alone that he might bear some responsibility for it happening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11311.htm

===

Enemies of the state?

By Nigel Morris
Home Affairs Correspondent

Four men deprived of their liberty for four years on suspicion of being international terrorists disclose today that they have not once been questioned by police or security services since being arrested.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11310.htm

===

Kidnap and Torture American Style

Video Documentary – Channel 4 – UK

Kidnap and Torture American Style follows the stories of terror suspects. Some of them are British residents, who have been snatched from streets and airports throughout the world before being flown to the Middle-East and Africa. In countries such as Syria and Egypt, they undergo agonising ordeals before being incarcerated, without ever facing an open trial.

Watch it here : Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11314.htm

===

U.S. Marine Killed:

A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed i the vicinity of ar Ramadi, Dec. 14.
tinyurl.com/aotew

===

Turnout Strong for Iraq Parliamentary:

Iraqis voted Thursday in one of the largest and freest elections in the Arab world, with strong turnout reported in Sunni areas and even a shortage of ballots in some precincts. Several explosions rocked Baghdad throughout the day, but the level of violence was low.
tinyurl.com/cohuq

===

Sistani plays major role, but from sidelines :

There is an Arabic phrase that aptly describes Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani’s role in this week’s elections: “Absent yet present.” Sistani, who wields vast influence among Iraq’s majority Shiites, has not publicly endorsed any candidates. But there’s little doubt of his choices ˜ and why.
www.jordantimes.com/thu/news/news5.htm

===

Italy to Pull Out 300 Soldiers from Iraq in January 2006:

The Italian contingent will be reduced from 2,900 to 2,600. Italy is one of the most devoted allies of the US administration.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=135&newsid=78674&ch=0&datte=2005-12-15

===

Bush defends Iraq invasion, preemptive war doctrine :

“In an age of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, if we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long,” he said in a speech aimed at shoring up flagging US support for the conflict.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051214/wl_mideast_afp/iraqvoteusbush

===

A Death Toll Lower Than DC Murder Rate?:

NPR Swallows Bush Guestimate on Iraqi Dead
www.counterpunch.org/hurley12142005.html

===

Iraqi military and resistance fighters are human beings?:

I wrote two days ago that George Bush’s assertion that 30,000 Iraqi “citizens” had died was wrong, not just because it didn’t give credence to the controversial Lancet study which estimated (more than a year ago) 100,000 dead
tinyurl.com/855wr

===

Full Text: Murtha Demands Debate on Iraq:

I am asking you to join me in demanding a real discussion of the war in Iraq from the U.S. House of Representatives.
villagevoice.com/news/0551,news,71092,2.html

===

War Costs Poised To Reach $500B:

The administration long has contended that it can’t put a price tag on future costs because of the unpredictable nature of war. Critics, mostly Democrats, have accused Bush of delaying his war spending requests for as long as possible to keep budget deficit projections looking smaller.
cbs5.com/topstories/topstories_story_347213415.html

===

U.S. Senate wants secret prison details:

The new Senate measure, part of a bill authorizing intelligence spending, is separate from an amendment by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that is still being debated as part of a military spending bill.
tinyurl.com/akqyk

===

Egypt says US ignores offer to train Iraqi troops:

Egypt has repeatedly offered to train tens of thousands of Iraqi forces but Washington ignored this offer and chose instead to criticize Cairo for not doing enough, Egypt’s envoy to the United States said.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051215/pl_nm/iraq_egypt_usa_dc_1

===

Able Danger officials will testify before Congress :

The Pentagon, after weeks of silence, will allow participants in an intelligence cell that a year before the Sept. 11 attacks may have identified some of the ringleaders to testify before Congress. Their testimony could shed light on information that the Sept. 11 commission did not include in its report.
tinyurl.com/76ntc

===

US soldier killed in Afghan clash, prisoners freed:

An American soldier was killed in a firefight with suspected Taleban guerrillas in Afghanistan on Thursday, the US military said
tinyurl.com/9dm2v

===

Afghan news site claims to have obtained new tape showing bin Laden:

The story, dated Tuesday, describes a new 30-minute tape with a message from Taliban commander Mullah Dodallah and the al-Qaida leader, according to the IntelCenter, a U.S. government contractor that does work for intelligence agencies.
www.tucsoncitizen.com/breakingnews/121505Purported_Bin_Laden_Tape

===

Imagining Survival:

We Americans read in the Administration’s “pet media” what the military allows to filter thru the Pentagon’s sieve of deceptions, half-truths and lies and we feel well informed. But we aren’t well informed – we aren’t even informed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11313.htm

===

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised :

‘Millions of people are turning away from the traditional sources of news and information and to the World Wide Web, convinced that mainstream journalism is the voice of rampant power.’
tinyurl.com/88ca7

===

Report From The International Peace Conference :

This excellent panel featured talks by Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War), Ann Lawrence (Military Families Against the War), John Miller (Military Families Against the War), Ben Griffin (Military Families Against the War), Kelly Dougherty (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Chis Nineham (Stop the War Coalition), Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War), Judy Cuniglio (Dallas, Texas), Reg Keys (Military Families Against the War), Cindy Sheehan (Gold Star Families for Peace).
www.traprockpeace.org/stw_mil_fam_10dec05/

===

The peace conference was convened by the Stop the War Coalition (UK):

Well over 1000 people packed packed into the Royal Horticultural Society Hall, London on Saturday for the peace conference. More were in an overflow hall and still more were turned away in the days before the conference began.
www.stopthewar.co.uk/

===

Russian Official Slams Iranian President‚s Anti-Israeli Statements:

“There is a feeling that Iran has taken upon itself the mission of stirring up the Middle East conflict and doing services to all sorts of extremists, including those acting far from Israel and Palestine. It may lead to the international isolation of Iran,‰ the senator said.
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/12/15/margiran.shtml

===

But it’s so cold in Alaska

Ahmadinejad, former Revolutionary Guard, former mayor of Tehran, current president of the Islamic Republic, couldn’t be topped by any screenwriter in his capacity to provoke widespread horror movie reaction in the Christian West for his remarks about Israel. It’s the third time he’s done it since his election in June.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GL16Ak03.html

===

Bush says Iran a ‘real threat’:

U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday called Iran a “real threat” and lashed out at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over the country’s nuclear program and calls for the destruction of Israel.
tinyurl.com/d7ggp

===

Israel to build new homes in West

Israel has approved the construction of hundreds of new homes in West Bank settlements, a Defense Ministry official said Wednesday, confirming what would be a violation of the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan.
tinyurl.com/b39j3

===

Palestinian ruling party in crisis:

Rebels in Fatah, the Palestinian ruling party, have banded together to run for parliament on a competing ticket, sparking one of the gravest crises in the dominant faction’s 40-year history.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7FC2F566-D2BA-40C1-A122-1331CABD3B06.htm

===

War pimp alert:

Saddam’s WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says:

Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started, Israel’s top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom says.
www.nysun.com/article/24480?access=724617

===

House OKs ban on detainee

The House gave strong support yesterday to a measure that would ban torture and limit interrogation tactics in U.S. detention facilities, agreeing with senators that Congress needs to set uniform guidelines for the treatment of prisoners in the war on terror.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/nation/13410771.htm

===

Witness Against Torture:

After five days of walking and three days of fasting, group heads home
www.witnesstorture.org/taxonomy_menu/2

===

House OKs Patriot Act; fate in Senate uncertain:

The House voted Wednesday to renew a modified USA Patriot Act to combat terrorism and sent the bill to the Senate, where opponents pledged a last-ditch fight against provisions they said would curtail individual liberties.
www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051215/NEWS07/512150539/1009

===

Pentagon Caught Spying on U.S. Anti-War and Anti-Nuclear Activists:

The Pentagon’s domestic intelligence gathering has been done through a secretive program called TALON which allows military bases and other defense installations to file reports of suspicious activity into a consolidated database.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/15/155219

===

Privatize Me…Corporatize Me… Blackwaterize Me…:

The Social Darwinists sitting atop the food chain in the wealthiest, most powerful nation in humanity‚s history now have access to their own paramilitary force. They can unleash their private army on the “unfittest” when the need arises, whether it be within America’s borders or otherwise.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11312.htm

===

Ethics questions dog California congressman:

The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has come under fire from constituents for accepting nearly a quarter million dollars in campaign contributions from missile defense contractors over the past five years.
rawstory.com/news/2005/Congressman_tied_to_contractors_bribery_coconspirators_1214.html

===

When Dead Men Vote:

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in after The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported that two Memphis residents who died weeks before the election were recorded as casting ballots.
www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=4245758&nav=1ugO

===

11 Million U.S. Adults Illiterate, Study Show:

An estimated in one in 20 U.S. adults is not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the skills to perform everyday tasks, a federal study shows.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051215/ap_on_go_ot/adult_literacy

===

   
 
Back to Main Index >> ICH Index