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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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 1 November 2013

1 November 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Four Palestinians Killed In Gaza
IMEMC – [Friday November 1, 2013] The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that four of its fighters have been killed during armed clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Al-Qarara and Abasan Al-Jadeeda area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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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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G4S guard bludgeoned woman to death By Clare Sambrook

30 October 2013 — Our Kingdom

A murder conviction raises fresh doubts about a government outsourcer’s competence and integrity.

Last November a 42 year-old pharmaceutical worker from Thailand took part in a conference about HIV treatment at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. Her name was Khanokporn Satjawat. A G4S guard checked Satjawat’s ID. He didn’t like her manner. Later he followed her into the toilets and bludgeoned her to death with a fire extinguisher.

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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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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 24 October 2013: U.S. Jews Battle Over Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

24 October 2013 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Kerry Asks Netanyahu To “Advance Talks”
IMEMC – U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, held on Wednesday [October 23, 2013] a seven-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Rome, and urged him to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, especially on core issues. The two also discussed the “Iranian file”. … 

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 23 October 2013: Palestinians Entitled to Defend Themselves

23 October 2013 VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Child Injured By Settlers In Nablus
IMEMC – Palestinian sources have reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked, late on Tuesday at night, a Palestinian child after breaking into her family s home, in Burin village, south of the northern west Bank City of Nablus. …

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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 21 October 2013: Chris Hedges: Are We Living in a Police State?

21 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For More Wars

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

By Shashank Bengali

The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36604.htm

 

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