Information Clearing House 7 November 2013: Torture on Tape: Disturbing Video Shows U.S. Special Forces

7 November 2013 — Information Clearing House

Torture on Tape:

Disturbing Video Shows U.S. Special Forces Observing Brutal Afghan Interrogation

Video

A video just posted online shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified American military officers look on.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36785.htm

 

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Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target: Empire Under Obama, Part 4 By Andrew Gavin Marshall

1 November 2013 – The Hampton Institute

obamafourPart 1: Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations
Part 2: Barack Obama’s Global Terror Campaign
Part 3: America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World

While the American Empire – and much of the policies being pursued – did not begin under President Obama, the focus of “Empire Under Obama” is to bring awareness about the nature of empire to those who may have – or continue – to support Barack Obama and who may believe in the empty promises of “hope” and “change.” Empire is institutional, not individual. Continue reading this...

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Got His Gun — Lost His Legs, Arms, Penis By David Swanson

27 October 2013 – David Swanson

Ann Jones’ new book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars — The Untold Story, is devastating, and almost incomprehensibly so when one considers that virtually all of the death and destruction in U.S. wars is on the other side. Statistically, what happens to U.S. troops is almost nothing.  In human terms, it’s overwhelming.

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Information Clearing House 23 October 2013: Drone Victims Recount Horror of Follow-Up Strikes Launched Against People Rescuing Wounded

23 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

US is Fighting in Yemen’s Civil War

By Ryan Goodman

The president is waging a secret war in Yemen, and it’s time for him to come clean.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36620.htm

 

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America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World: Empire Under Obama: Part 3 By Andrew Gavin Marshall

23 October 2013 – The Hampton Institute

Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely upon the deployment of Special Operations forces in countries all over the world, reportedly between 70 and 120 countries at any one time. As Obama has sought to draw down the large-scale ground invasions of countries (as Bush pursued in Afghanistan and Iraq), he has escalated the world of ‘covert warfare,’ largely outside the oversight of Congress and the public. One of the most important agencies in this global “secret war” is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC for short.

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Information Clearing House 20 October 2013: Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

20 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

It Took Decades for Truth to be Revealed in Algeria. How Long Will it Take Syria?

By Robert Fisk

The real story of the much more recent Algerian war – between the Islamists and the government in the 1990s (total deaths 250,000, a hundred thousand more than in Syria today) – still cannot be told by Algerian historians.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36597.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 19 October 2013: 4 Out Of 5 in USA Face Near-poverty, No Work

19 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Assassination Pushes Libya Towards Civil War Two Years after Gaddafi Murder

By Chris Stephen in Tripoli

Fighting rages in Benghazi as Tripoli braces for fallout from the kidnapping of prime minister Ali Zaidan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36579.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 15 October 2013: Edward Snowden’s Brave Integrity

15 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Breaking: Iran, US Hold Direct Talks in Geneva

By Al-Monitor

The U.S. and Iranian nuclear negotiating teams met for one on one talks for one hour this evening, Iranian and American officials confirmed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36536.htm

 

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Information Clearing House 13 October 2013: Arafat Poisoned With Polonium 210? The Lancet

13 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State

By Richard Falk

The seizure of al-Libi and the subsequent kidnapping of the prime minister may be metaphors of what ‘governance’ in Libya has come to signify.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36513.htm

 

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