Information Clearing House Newsletter 10 May, 2010: Assassination of US Muslim Cleric is Illegal, Immoral and Unwise

Assassination of US Muslim Cleric is Illegal, Immoral and Unwise
By Bill Quigley
If it is illegal and immoral to kill a Muslim cleric in the US why would it be legal, moral or wise to do so in Yemen?

A Massacre of Arabs Masked by a State of National Amnesia
By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem
Sixty years on, the true story of the slaughter of Palestinians at Deir Yassin may finally come out.

If The Secret Police Ran a Jewish State
By Bradley Burston
If the secret police ran the Jewish state, any and every move could be explained in two words and never more than two. Security reasons.

Israel’s Fated Bleak Future
By John J. Mearsheimer
No American president can pressure Israel to change its policies toward the Palestinians. The main reason is the Israel lobby, a powerful coalition of American Jews and Christian evangelicals that has a profound influence on U.S. Middle East policy.

Kagan: – Goldman Sachs – Shifting Court to Right?
By Institute for Public Accuracy
“A narrow elite is imposing itself through the legal system, and ordinary Americans need to start asserting themselves.”

After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck with Nietzsche
By Chris Hedges
It is hard to muster much sympathy over the implosion of the Catholic Church, traditional Protestant denominations or Jewish synagogues. These institutions were passive as the Christian right, which peddles magical thinking and a Jesus-as-warrior philosophy, hijacked the language and iconography of traditional Christianity.

Protecting the Perpetrators.
Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle
By Michael Parenti
Absent any threat of punishment, the perpetrator is restrained only by the limits of his own appetite and the availability of opportunities.

84 killed in one of Iraq’s bloodiest days:
TWIN car bombs at a factory, followed by a suicide blast against emergency workers, and coordinated attacks on security forces killed 84 people on Monday in Iraq’s bloodiest day this year.

Iran seizes Iraqi boats, crew:
Six Iraqi boats and their 12 crew members have been captured by Iranian border guard forces for illegally entering Iran’s territorial waters in the Arvand River, Press TV reported.

Israel Primed For War on Iran: Netanyahu Deputy:
Israel is primed for a war on Iran, a deputy to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, in a rare break with his government’s reticence as world powers try to talk Tehran into curbing its nuclear plans.

Larijani: US terror support evident:
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the country is ready to provide substantial evidence of direct US backing and involvement in Pakistani terrorism.

30 militants, nine soldiers killed in Pakistan:
Fighting started when militants attacked a security check post at Mashti Meela in lower Orakzai. About 40 insurgents and five soldiers were injured in the clash, Xinhua reported.

25 killed in U.S. attack in Pakistan:
Twenty-five people, including 21 militants, were killed in Pakistan’s northwest where a U.S. drone targeted insurgent hideouts and the military stepped up ground attacks on militants in the region today.

US attack kills six people in Pakistan:
“There is no truth in these reports that the victims included foreign fighters,” remarked a security official in Miramshah who declined to be named. Maulvi Sadiq Noor, who belongs to Khattay Killay near Miramshah, is deputy to Hafiz Gul Bahadur.

Pakistani officials know where Osama is: Clinton:
“I believe that somewhere in this government are people who know where Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda is, where Mullah Omar and the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is and we expect more cooperation to help us bring to justice, capture or kill, those who attacked us on 9/11,” Clinton told CBS in an interview.

Pakistani arrested after Karachi plane incident:
Pakistani police officers arrested a man at Karachi airport on Sunday after he was found to be carrying batteries and a circuit board in his shoe.

Civilians, NATO occupation force soldier, among 15 killed in Afghanistan:
Six Afghan civilians, four police officers, a NATO soldier and four suspected drug smugglers were killed in a series of attacks in Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

Bombings attack kills 10 in S. Afghanistan:
Two roadside bombings and a rocket attack launched by Taliban militants claimed the lives of 10 people including four police in Taliban hotbed Helmand province, south of Afghanistan, an official said Monday.

Jerusalem building ‘will continue’:
As indirect peace talks get under way, mayor says there will be no settlement freeze.

Palestinians report first Israeli violation of talks to U.S.:
Yasser Abed Rabbo said the construction of 14 housing units for Jewish settlers in an East Jerusalem neighbourhood, as reported by the Israeli Peace Now pressure group, violated the terms of new talks.

Poverty ‘widespread’ in E Jerusalem:
A majority of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including three out of four children, live in poverty, an Israeli rights group has said.

Israel’s tourism ministry is wiping Palestinians off the map:
If Israel supports a two-state solution, it can start by redrawing official maps that ignore internationally recognized borders and major Palestinian towns.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development entrance is ‘seal of approval,’ Netanyahu says:
31 members of the OECD unanimously voted in favor of accepting Israel as a member of the group.

If Joe Lieberman’s anti-terror bill becomes law, the Times Square bomb will have worked:
A draconian bill proposed by the independent senator would open a Pandora’s box of civil liberties issues

Mexico: International Human Rights Caravan Ambushed, Two Murdered:
In Germany, where Mexico’s president Felipe Calderon was meeting with Prime Minister Merkel, protesters greeted him with angry signs, such as, “I’m a human rights observer, Kill me!”

Violent protests in Bolivia over fruit factory decision:
Riots in the west of Bolivia have left at least one person dead, after a controversial government decision about the opening of a fruit processing plant.

Bolivians stage indefinite general strike:
Bolivians have been protesting against a government-decreed 5% wage increase, calling for a bigger increase. These are the first such protests facing President Evo Morales since he took office in January 2006.

U.K. PM Brown to quit in bid to keep Labour in power:
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he would step down this year to try to give his Labour Party a chance of forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats after an inconclusive election.

Dissent grows among Lib Dems as hours of meetings end in deadlock:
High drama in Whitehall as all three leaders meet in secret / Pressure grows on Lib Dems not to abandon core demands

BP ‘may stem oil with golf balls and tyres’:
BP officials desperate to stem a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are considering stuffing the well with golf balls and tyres, it was revealed.

BP’s History of Safety Violations Was ‘Red Flag,’ Shareholder Says:
BP’s Board of Directors ignored crucial safety issues, cut corners, violated U.S. law and spent millions lobbying Congress to fight regulations for the sake of making a buck, according to the federal derivative complaint.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Sex, Lies and Oil Spills:
For eight years, George Bush’s presidency infected the oil industry’s oversight agency, the Minerals Management Service, with a septic culture of corruption from which it has yet to recover.

Europe approves massive bailout package:
Global policymakers hope the rescue package will prevent the Greek debt crisis from destroying the euro currency.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,366,350"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,715
Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,754

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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