Information Clearing House Newsletter 9 June, 2010: A Warning From Noam Chomsky

Israel and Obama Hail UN Sanctions as Defiant Iran Vows to Keep Enriching Uranium

By News Agencies

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says “This resolution is not worth a penny for Iran and I sent a message to each one of them (UN Security Council members) that your resolution is like a used handkerchief which should go into a garbage can”

Report: Israel to Ease Gaza Blockade in Exchange for Watered-down Probe

By Ynet

Israeli would agree to allow more goods into Strip, but deny willingness to cooperate linked to growing Western support for international probe into deadly flotilla raid.

The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla

By Noam Chomsky

For decades, Israel has been hijacking boats between Cyprus and Lebanon and killing or kidnapping passengers, sometimes holding them hostage in Israeli prisons.

Where is the American Freedom Flotilla?

By Dr. Sama Adnan

Reacting to the complicity of their governments, the European Freedom Flotilla took the initiative to shed light on Israel’s policies in the occupied territories. The American peace movement should emulate their success by setting its Freedom Flotilla a-sail.

While Israel Kills and Maims …
The Outrage at Helen Thomas


People shot in the head, eyes and brain parts destroyed, the elderly beaten, small children and infants caused to suffer and die, parents to grieve – none of this has caused a hint of anger. In fact, most of it has been considered of too little importance even to report. Instead, media reports are filled with outrage at “anti-Israel” words spoken by 89-year-old Helen Thomas.

Devastation As Toxic Filth Spreads

You Can Smell The Oil From A Helicopter And Birds Are Frying!


Video Report

Is Obama BP’s Poodle?

By Shamus Cooke

In a sane world, BP’s executives would be facing severe criminal charges, and the billions of profits they’ve earned in the last year would be confiscated to pay for the cleanup.

Has the Oil Spill Created a ‘Doomsday Effect’ for the Gulf?

By Keith Olbermann

Oil and gas expert Robert Cavnar talks about the possibility of an “underground blowout” occurring beneath the ocean as a result of the oil spill.

Long-Term Unemployed Now 46 Percent Of Unemployed,
Highest Percentage On Record


The proportion of people jobless for six months or more has accelerated in the past year and now makes up 46 percent of the unemployed. That’s the highest percentage on records dating to 1948. By late summer or early fall, they are expected to make up half of all jobless Americans.

Shocking New Report:
The CIA Performed Human Experiments on Prisoners Under Bush

By Stephen Soldz

Over the last year there have been an increasing number of accounts suggesting that, along with the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” torture program, there was a related program experimenting with and researching the application of the torture.

A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat of Elites

By Fred Branfman

What is it like, I found myself thinking, to know more than any other human being on Earth about the state-sponsored lies to which Americans are so constantly subjected? What is it like to so feel in your bones, hour after hour, day after day, the pain of millions of “unpeople” suffering hunger, poverty and death caused by U.S. elites who today also threaten both their own nation and all humanity?

Militants, troops clash in Pakistan; 46 killed:

Dozens of militants attacked a security convoy in an area near Afghanistan where Pakistan declared the Taliban defeated, sparking a battle that killed six soldiers and 40 militants, an official said Wednesday.

Seven killed as gunmen torch NATO trucks in Pakistan:

Gunmen attacked military vehicles and goods destined for NATO in Afghanistan, torching up to 60 trailers and killing seven people in an unprecedented assault near Islamabad, police said Wednesday.

Taliban shoot down NATO chopper, 4 American occupation force soldiers killed:

Taliban militants shot down a NATO helicopter in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing four US soldiers and bringing to 23 the number of foreign troops killed in escalating violence so far this week.

Afghan roadside blast kills 2 American occupation force soldiers:

Two American troops were killed by a roadside bomb and a British soldier was shot dead on patrol Tuesday, raising the NATO death toll in Afghanistan to two dozen in little more than a week.

British occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan:

A British soldier was killed by a blast in southern Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said.

Fact or fiction?
Taliban execute 7-year-old Afghan boy:
Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, told a Press TV reporter that the boy was killed on charges of espionage for Afghan government.

Six killed in Iraq attacks as Iran denies incursion reports:

Two Iraqis died when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into an American. army patrol in Iraq Wednesday, police said, while four other people were killed and more than a dozen injured in other attacks

Anger as UK deports Iraqi refugees:

A group of about 10 failed Iraqi asylum seekers in the UK are being forcibly deported to Baghdad, sparking anger from human rights and refugee groups who believe the situation there is too dangerous for them to return.

Combat’s Hidden Toll:

1 in 10 Soldiers Report Mental Health Problems

U.N. Imposes New Iran Sanctions:

The new sanctions were passed after being watered down during negotiations with Russia and China on Tuesday. There are no crippling economic sanctions and there is no oil embargo.

Videos deepen mystery over Iran nuclear scientist Amiri:

He says he was in the Saudi city of Medina as part of a Muslim pilgrimage when Saudi intelligence officers drugged and kidnapped him. “When I became conscious, I found myself in a plane on the way to the US,” he said.

Israel asked U.S. to increase weapons supply, Haaretz learns:

The priority list reflects the security threats the defense establishment believes Israel will face in the next few years, i.e. the eventuality of a prolonged war, which would necessitate using the IAF widely to attack many targets, along with ensuring enough spare parts and supplies.

Yada yada yada :
Obama offers Abbas $400m in extra aid for Gaza in flotilla aftermath:

“There should be means by which we will be able to stop flow of arms that endanger Israel’s security,” Obama said.

Erdogan, Putin: Israel won’t get our gas:

Russia, Turkey denies Israel fuel due to “economic considerations.”

‘Israel may have ordered Kurdish terror attack’:

One of most important newspapers in Turkey says intelligence services looking into suspicions that bombing on same day of deadly Navy raid was ‘message to Ankara’,7340,L-3899714,00.html

Galloway announces new land and sea convoys to break the siege of Gaza:

Two simultaneous convoys – one by land the other by sea – will set forth on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12th bound for Gaza. The sea convoy will travel around the Mediterranean gathering ships, cargo, volunteers from each country. The target is to enter Gaza with sixty ships.

Why some Jews would rather live in Siberia than Israel:

Birobidzhan, in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia’s far east, drew Yiddish-speaking Jews before Stalin turned on it. Refugees are beginning to return from Israel.

Prince warns S. Arabia of apocalypse:

Saudi Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has warned the country’s royal family to step down and flee before a military coup or a popular uprising overthrows the kingdom.

North Korean border guard ‘shoots three Chinese dead’:

China says a North Korean border guard shot and killed three people near the countries’ border last week. A fourth person was reportedly injured in the incident near the north-eastern border town of Dandong.

US border guard kills Mexican teen:

The Mexican foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the 14-year-old boy died after a US border patrol officer opened fire from the US side of the border on a group who “threw stones”

Witnesses say killed Mexican teen wasn’t throwing rocks at Border Patrol agent:

Two witnesses to the incident told the Wall Street Journal’s Nicholas Casey that Hernandez was standing on the Mexican side of the border with his hands up and had not thrown rocks at the agent.

Mexicans angry over second death of countryman at hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents:

“Damn them! Damn them!” sobbed Rosario Hernandez, sister of the dead teenager, at a wake in the family’s two-room adobe house on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez.

Bush protester (Splitting the Sky) won’t be jailed:

A protester who wanted to arrest former U.S. president George W. Bush for war crimes during his visit here last year will not go to jail after being convicted Monday of obstructing a peace officer.

US sets BP 72-hour deadline to produce Gulf oil containment plans:

US officials gave British energy giant BP a 72-hour deadline to provide updated plans for the containment of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a letter released Wednesday showed.

Underwater Survey Finds Volume of Leaked Oil Unprecedented ‘in Human History’:

Researchers have qualified the spill in terms that don’t leave a lot of room for semantic quibbling, confirming the existence of huge concentrations of oil spreading for miles beneath the surface of the Gulf – the “plumes” previously denied by BP and federal officials – and calling the disaster unprecedented in “human history.”

BP well may be spewing 100,000 barrels a day, scientist says:

The decision last week to sever the well’s damaged riser pipe from the its blowout preventer in order to install a “top hat” containment device has increased the flow still more _ far more, Leifer said, than the 20 percent that BP and the Obama administration predicted.

Talk of Second Oil Spill in Gulf Grows Louder:

Fueled by several reports that the Ocean Saratoga rig, operated by Diamond Offshore, is leaking into the Gulf.

Two More Gulf Spills?:

Satillite images and photographs from the region indicate that there may be two other offshore drilling units leaking oil into the ocean.

Democracy For Sale:
Wealthy businesswomen win California Republican races:

Whitman has put the governor’s race on track to be the most expensive contest in U.S. history outside a presidential election, spending some $80 million in the primary and donating $91 million to herself

U.S.’s $13 Trillion Debt Poised to Overtake GDP: Chart of Day :

“President Barack Obama is poised to increase the U.S. debt to a level that exceeds the value of the nation’s annual economic output “That will be a big burden on the government and the people.”

Senate weakens bid to tax Wall Street like rest of us:

Senate Democrats Tuesday weakened efforts to end a controversial Wall Street tax break, watering down a bid to raise taxes on managers of hedge funds, private-equity funds, venture capital firms and other business partnerships.

Banking System Collapse: Wake Up America Your Banks Are Dying:

U.S. banks are being shut down by federal regulators at a staggering pace this year, and yet most Americans seem completely oblivious to it

The Housing Non-Recovery:

Fourteen percent of America’s 56 million mortgages are already delinquent or in foreclosure. That means that 7.8 million people right now are not paying their mortgages. 7.8 million homeowners have been delinquent for 30, 60 or 90 days…or are in foreclosure already. 91% of the people who are currently not paying are never going to get back to current, according to recent statistics

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:  4,720

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,817

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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