Information Clearing House Newsletter 30 August, 2010: U.S. Government Prepares for 'Crisis'

30 August, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Abbas is a Man in Exile, Even Among His Own
By Omar Karmi
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, faces a crisis of credibility among his own people as he heads into direct talks with Israel in Washington this week.

Hamas, the I.R.A. and Us
The resumption of peace talks without any Israeli commitment to freeze settlements is another significant victory for the Israel lobby and the Israeli government. It allows Israel to pose as a willing peacemaker while carrying on with business as usual.

Serving in Iraq Killed my Faith in God
By Adnan Sarwar
The destruction I saw made me question everything I had previously thought about religion.

To Tackle Domestic Terrorism, End Foreign Wars
By Haroon Siddiqui
Stop being in denial that there is no connection between the wars we wage and the terrorist mayhem that they trigger, there and here.

The Backward Slide into Recession   
By Mike Whitney
The US is now facing a protracted period of high unemployment and subpar economic performance punctuated by infrequent stock market rallies and predictable bursts of optimism. The recovery is over.

“I Was Wrong Again!” What Ben Bernanke meant to say
By Andrew Leonard
The Fed chairman delivers a big, but boring, speech on the economy at Jackson Hole. Here’s a translation.

U.S. Government Prepares for ‘Crisis’
By Jeff Nielson
The Obama regime has to “go big, or go home.” It must either engage in massive (genuine) stimulus of the U.S. economy — meaning a multi-trillion dollar commitment, or simply allow the collapse to proceed (and feed upon itself).

19 people killed as rebel assault Chechnya President’s fortress:
“We let them in so they couldn’t escape,” the President said. He was previously on the side of the rebels but switched side when he was named President by the Kremlin in 2007.

15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan:
Fifteen Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Monday.

7 US occupation troops killed in south Afghan bomb attacks:
No details were given of Monday’s attacks, although eyewitnesses in the southern city of Kandahar said an armored U.S. Army Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the early afternoon. Several bodies were seen being removed from the vehicle, which was on fire. The deaths bring to 14 the number of U.S. troops killed in action in eastern and southern Afghanistan over the past three days.

Afghan district chief killed in Jalalabad bombing:
A bomb blast in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Monday killed a district chief and injured up to five others, an official and the interior ministry said.

Somalia: Fresh Mogadishu clashes kill six civilians: –
Clashes in Somalia pitting Islamist radicals against government troops backed by African Union forces have killed at least six civilians and wounded 16, officials and medical sources said Monday.

4 Killed as Somali Presidential Palace Shelled :
Four African Union (AU) peacekeepers have been killed in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, after al-Shabab fighters fired a mortar at the presidential palace.

Somali Government Appeals for Help as Islamists Advance:
Somalia’s government is urgently appealing for more help as insurgents threaten to seize full control of the capital, Mogadishu.

Death toll rises to 12 in Yemen attack:
The death toll of a weekend attack by suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on an army post in south Yemen has risen to 12, including one civilian, the interior ministry said on Monday.

At least one killed in bomb attack in Iraq’s Mosul:
At least one civilian was killed and 12 others were wounded on Sunday in a coordinated cart bomb and hand grenades attacks in the city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, a provincial police source said.

Report: Hezbollah, Syria to join forces in future clash with Israel:
Kuwait’s al-Rai daily says Lebanon-based group, Syrian army have created a joint military command, dividing potential war fronts.

Mahmoud Abbas: If talks fail over settlements, only Israel will be to blame:
Palestinian President: We understand Israel’s need for security, but it is not an excuse to expand settlements and steal lands.

U.S.: Rabbi’s ‘offensive’ remarks harm peace efforts:
U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley condemns Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s ‘inflammatory’ statement that all Palestinians should perish.

‘Sinner’ singer given 39 lashes by rabbis:
A singer who performed in front of a “mixed audience” of men and women was lashed 39 times to make him “repent,” after a ruling by a self-described rabbinic court on Wednesday.

How Bush and Blair plotted in secret to stop Brown:
Tony Blair attempted to prolong his time as prime minister after he was warned that George W Bush’s US administration had “grave doubts” about Gordon Brown’s suitability to follow him into No10, well placed sources have revealed.

Veterans’ group: CIA blocking lawsuit over experiments on troops:
An advocacy group working on behalf of Vietnam veterans has asked a federal judge in California to sanction the CIA, saying the spy agency has been blocking efforts to uncover its role in alleged experiments on US soldiers from the 1950s to 1970s

Fire and Gunshots at Tennessee Mosque Site Called ‘Terrorism’:
On Sunday, one day after a fire at the site of a planned Islamic center and mosque in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro, Muslim community members reported hearing gunshots as they inspected the damage.

In activist’s video, Glenn Beck fans agree with Ted Nugent on shooting illegal immigrants:
Nugent also recently claimed during a radio interview that he’s convinced the president is a “muslim operative.”

And Now We’re Headed For The GREATEST Depression, Says Gerald Celente:
Celente says the country is headed for rising unemployment, poverty, and violent class warfare as the government efforts to keep the economy going begin to fail.

Top economists: The second Great Depression has arrived:
As long as two years ago, one of Britain’s top economists predicted a decade-long depression, $45 trillion in debt defaults and unemployment in the US and UK approaching 25% or higher.

Record number in government anti-poverty programs:
Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand.

More Employers Looking for Armed Guards:
One valley security agency said the troubled economy is driving businesses to ask for armed guards because they are concerned about what some desperate, unemployed people could do. FOX 10 spent the day at an intense training camp.

Las Vegas logs 5 murder-suicides since Aug. 7:
Police say murder-suicides are on the rise in the Las Vegas area because of a bad economy.

Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals:
Faced with mounting debt and looming costs from the new federal health-care law, many local governments are leaving the hospital business, shedding public facilities that can be the caregiver of last resort.

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:  4,734

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,040

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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