Information Clearing House Newsletter 1 December, 2010: Why They Hate Julian Assange

1 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

The cover-up
WikiLeaks Cable Reveals Secret Pledge to Protect US at Iraq Inquiry:

By Robert Booth
Ministry of Defence told US that UK had ‘put measures in place’ to protect American interests during Chilcot inquiry.

Russians Refuted U.S. Claim of Iranian Missile Threat to Europe
By Gareth Porter
In fact, the Russians challenged the very existence of the mystery missile the U.S. claims Iran acquired from North Korea. But readers of the two leading U.S. newspapers never learned those key facts about the document.

Experts Question North Korea-Iran Missile Link
By John Pomfret and Walter Pincus
The snapshot provided by the cable illustrates how such documents – based on one meeting or a single source – can muddy an issue as much as it can clarify it. In this case, experts said, the inference that Iran can strike Western Europe with a new missile is unjustified.

The Folly of the Israeli AND Arab Approach to Iran
Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service?
By Alan Hart
The Wikileaks revelation that some Persian Gulf Arab leaders wanted (and still want?) America to attack Iran is confirmation of what some of us thought we knew – that Arab leaders are not merely impotent but as dangerously deluded as their Israeli counterparts.

If the US Wants Peace in Korea, it Should Keep its Word
By Mike Whitney
Bottom line: The reason there is no peace in Korea is because Washington doesn’t want peace. It’s that simple.

Who, Precisely, Is Attacking the World?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Not a single “Iranian expert” was capable of pointing out that the tyrants who rule Egypt and Saudi Arabia fear Iran because the Iranian government represents the interests of Muslims, and the Saudi and Egyptian governments represent the interests of the Americans.

The Proper Response to WikiLeaks
By Karen Kwiatkowski
The great US stumbles over itself to be inoffensive, seeking simultaneously to be both submissive and warlike when speaking to Israelis. Pathetic little weasels, the lot of them. But their pathetic weaselness cannot be blamed on Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks vs. the Political Class
Why They Hate Julian Assange

By Justin Raimondo
A revolution is indeed possible. That’s why the Establishment of both parties, and pundits on the neocon right and the Obama-ite left, are out to knife Assange and bring down WikiLeaks.

Where To Go From Wikileaks?
The Peace Movement Responds

By Cindy Sheehan
Secrecy, spying, and hostility have infected our entire government, turning the diplomatic corps into an arm of the CIA and the military.

Selling Fear
Is the Federal Government Keeping Your Family Safe?

2 Minute Video
Mainstream US media pushing propaganda on an unsuspecting public.

No Outrage
The Madness Of A Lost Society

4 Minute Video
Black Friday was indeed a dark day for America.

Land of the Free? Maybe Not for Long…
By Jill Noble
Authoritarianism in the United States: Is that really where we are headed?

Dangerous Memes
Ideas To Die For

By Dan Dennett
Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes — concepts that are literally alive.

Obama’s isolation grows on the Afghanistan war:
Just one in five Americans in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll agree with the 2014 timetable, one of Obama’s lowest levels of support on any policy position.Obama’s isolation grows on the Afghanistan war

Billions Down The Drain In Afghanistan:
The revelation that Afghanistan’s vice president was caught carrying $52 million in cash last year in a Persian Gulf tax haven (and was allowed to keep it) is only the latest bit of evidence that countless billions of U.S. taxpayer money have been wasted in Afghanistan due to mismanagement, fraud and endemic corruption.

Canada’s Afghan ambassador being dragged into the WikiLeaks mess:
Canada’s ambassador in Kabul has put his job on the line in a secret memo that lays bare the extreme level of mistrust and antipathy that exists between the Afghanistan government and the NATO alliance.

WikiLeaks: Pakistan quietly approved drone attacks, US special units:
Cables obtained by WikiLeaks reveal that in private the Pakistani government was not unhappy about the strikes, and secretly allowed small groups of U.S. special operation units to operate on its soil.

Hamas vows to honor Palestinian referendum on peace with Israel:
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says he would accept a deal with Israel based on 1967 borders

Unexpectedly, Israel Welcomes WikiLeaks Revelations:
“There is no disparity between the public discourse between us and Washington, and the mutual understanding of each other’s positions,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters, not concerned about concealing his satisfaction.

WikiLeaks: Israel cautioned U.S. not to arm Arabs against Iran:
Netanyahu is quoted as warning that should Iran get the bomb, Arab powers could shift loyalties from Washington to Tehran.

TIME Interview: Assange on Secrecy, China and WikiLeaks’ Growth:
Assange explained that exposing abuses can lead to positive change in two ways.

Australia opens WikiLeaks inquiry:
Release of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables “could have breached” Australia laws, attorney-general says.

Harper advisor calls for assassination of Wikileaks director :
A senior advisor and strategist to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today called for the assassination of Wikileaks director Julian Assange

Wikileaks cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee:
Republican presidential hopeful wants the person responsible for the WikiLeaks cables to face capital punishment for treason. His fellow potential Republican nominee Sarah Palin had already called for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be “hunted down”, and an adviser to the Canadian prime minister has echoed her comments.

WikiLeaks, hammered by attacks, loses Amazon host
“This morning Amazon informed my staff that it has ceased to host the WikiLeaks website,” Joe Lieberman, an independent senator from Connecticut, said in a statement.

Bradley Manning, in his own words: ‘This belongs in the public domain’:
In May last year, the man suspected of downloading the US embassy files began a series of online chats with a fellow-hacker

Putin warns US over arms treaty:
Russia has threatened to continue building up its nuclear arsenal if the United States fails to ratify the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Tamils call for Rajapaksa’s arrest:
Activists accuse Sri Lankan president of being a war criminal as new footage of a massacre is aired during his UK visit.

US Ready to Back Bigger EU Stability Fund: Official:
The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Aid During Crisis:
The Federal Reserve, under orders from Congress, today named the counterparties of about 21,000 transactions from $3.3 trillion in aid provided to stem the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.

Congress dithers as unemployment benefits run out:
A federal extension of unemployment-insurance benefits expires Tuesday, and a Congress split along party lines hasn’t approved new funding for payments that help support the long-term unemployed.

A Moment Of Peace And Joy –

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,421,933″
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,745

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,239

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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