Information Clearing House Newsletter 8 December, 2010: WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes

8 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Wikileaks Mirrors
Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 1334 web sites
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27007.htm

WikiLeaks Shows America’s Imperious Attitude to Pakistan
By Simon Tisdall
Leaked US diplomatic cables published by the Guardian show the extraordinary extent to which Pakistan is in danger of becoming a mere satrapy of imperial Washington.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27023.htm

Free Julian Assange! Hands off WikiLeaks!
By Bill Van Auken
It is almost certain that the ultimate goal of the shoddy legal frame-up is to have Assange extradited to the United States to be tried as a spy or even as an accomplice of terrorism.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27025.htm

The Scarlet Pimpernel of Cyberspace
By Eric Margolis
Decent people may be shocked by reading about Washington’s heavy-handed treatment of friends and foes alike, its bullying, use of diplomats as junior-grade spies, narrow-minded views, and snide remarks about world leaders. But more Americans seem annoyed by the leaks than by the imperial diplomatic hubris of their elected government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27024.htm


Wikileaks and the Diplomacy of Secrecy

Video
Gareth Porter, Investigative Journalist and Ray McGovern, Retired CIA Analyst discuss Wikileaks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27022.htm

The Korean War, Part 2
By Mike Whitney
The Obama administration is moving closer to a war with North Korea.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27029.htm

Most Americans “Are Ignorant”: Zbigniew Brzezinski
By Spiegel
I am very worried that most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27030.htm

Homeland Security ‘messages’ coming to Walmart, hotels, malls
By Daniel Tencer
Shoppers at Walmart will soon have something other than glossy magazines and chewing gum to look at when in the checkout line: A “video message” from the Department of Homeland Security asking them to look out for “suspicious” activity and report it immediately.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27026.htm

AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM?
Ignorance and courage in the age of Lady Gaga

By Joe Bageant
The WikiLeaks affair is surely seismic to those whose asses ride on the elite diplomatic intrigues. But in the big picture it will not change the way the top lizards in global politics, money and war have done business since the feudal age — which is to say with arrogant disregard for the rest of us.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27027.htm

Keith Olbermann: Obama Turned his Back on his Base
Video Special Comment
To paraphrase Churchill, again, let me begin by saying the most unpopular and most unwelcome thing: “that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27028.htm

Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills 19 in Kohat market:
A teenage suicide bomber killed 19 people at a busy Pakistani bus terminal on Wednesday, the third attack in three days as the country stepped up security for the holy month of Muharram.
www.dawn.com/2010/12/08/blast-in-kohats-teerah-bazaar.html

Official: Two Afghan soldiers mistakenly killed: –
A NATO airstrike mistakenly killed two Afghan soldiers and injured seven others on Wednesday, a provincial official told CNN.
edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/12/08/afghan.nato.strike/index.html

US Cables: Texas Company Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops:
If one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady.
blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/12/wikileaks_texas_company_helped.php

3 killed, 7 wounded in Iraq blasts
A car bomb outside a restaurant killed three people north of Baghdad on Wednesday, while a roadside bomb wounded seven Iranians on a bus traveling to an important Shiite religious festival, officials said.
arabnews.com/middleeast/article211210.ece

US fails in settlements freeze bid:
The US suspends efforts to persuade Israel on settlement building freeze.
english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/12/201012723481460146.html

Israel expels East Jerusalem-based Hamas lawmaker to West Bank:
Mohammad Abu Tir says his expulsion is part of Israel’s goal to evict the people of Jerusalem, saying Israel does not want to see Arabs in the city.
bit.ly/f2FAFk

3 Minute Video:
Palestine on the map ?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9r9ACkpFVk

WikiLeaks cables reveal secret plan to push Mugabe out in Zimbabwe:
Bloodless coup plotted by exiles involved president sharing power with a prime minister – as eventually happened
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/08/wikileaks-cables-mugabe-coup-zimbabwe

WikiLeaks cables: Shell’s grip on Nigerian state revealed:
US embassy cables reveal top executive’s claims that company ‘knows everything’ about key decisions in oil-rich Niger Delta
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/08/wikileaks-cables-shell-nigeria-spying

Cheney faces Nigeria bribery charge:
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has charged Dick Cheney, a former US vice-president, over a bribery scheme involving Halliburton, an oil services company, during the time he served as the company’s top executive.
english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2010/12/201012851859695283.html

WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes:
Now, courtesy of Wikileaks, DynCorp can look forward to a new round of ridicule and denunciations.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-that-mi_n_793816.html

WikiLeaks: Salvadoran prez threatened by own party:
El Salvador’s U.S.-friendly president is under threat from his own party of former leftist rebels, who are secretly organizing anti-government protests and may be tapping his phone lines, say newly leaked U.S. diplomatic messages.
www.thestate.com/2010/12/08/1597542/wikileaks-salvadoran-prez-threatened.html

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may face trial in US:
Informal discussions have already been held between US and Swedish officials about the possibility of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being delivered into US custody, according to diplomatic sources.
bit.ly/hGsSpJ

Top human rights lawyer to defend Assange:
Robertson, a barrister who has dual British and Australian nationality, has participated in some of the highest-profile freedom of speech trials in British history.
www.thelocal.se/30706/20101208/

‘All-out cyber war’ erupts over WikiLeaks:
‘Anonymous’ hackers take MasterCard, Visa offline: ‘Operation Payback’ targets Visa.com, site goes down in minutes – ‘Anonymous’ hackers flexed their muscle again Wednesday, orchestrating a successful denial of service attack against Visa, the largest credit card provider in the world. –
bit.ly/fOfhjT

Cyberattacks Are Retaliation for Pressure on WikiLeaks:
Targets included Mastercard.com, which stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks; Amazon.com, which revoked server space from the group; the online payment service PayPal, which cut off its commercial cooperation.
www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/09wiki.html?hp

Judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the US government’s controversial targeted-killing programme:
Obama administration officials have refused to officially confirm that the “capture or kill” programme exists against Awlaki, although US officials have said the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been given the green light to assassinate him, or to bring him to justice.
english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/12/2010127165827901285.html

Toronto man claims FBI wanted him to spy:
A Toronto businessman said Monday the FBI pressured him to spy on a Nairobi mosque suspected of harbouring members of the al-Qaeda linked Somali militant group Al Shabab.
www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Toronto+claims+wanted/3937296/story.html

Haitians riot over disputed poll:
Angry supporters of candidates excluded from presidential runoff torch the ruling party’s headquarters.
english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/12/2010128154014916751.html

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,421,933″
www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,745
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2, 252

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,117,675,264,663
www.costofwar.com/

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