Information Clearing House Newsletter 12-13 March, 2011: Saudi Troops Intervene in Bahrain, Reports Say

13 March 2011 — Information Clearing House

Saudi Troops Intervene in Bahrain, Reports Say:
There are reports that Saudi Arabian troops have entered Bahrain to help put down the worst unrest in the country since the 1990s, BBC Arabic said on Sunday.

Saudi Troops Intervene in Bahrain, Reports Say
By staff and agencies
There are reports that Saudi Arabian troops have entered Bahrain to help put down the worst unrest in the country since the 1990s, BBC Arabic said on Sunday.

Karzai Calls On NATO And US To Stop Operations In Afghanistan
Karzai said. “But we don’t want this war to continue any longer.

Obama Defends Abuse Of Private Bradley Manning
By Patrick Martin
If another country were meting out similarly sadistic treatment to a captured American POW, the Pentagon and the American media would be howling about war crimes. But Manning’s treatment has been largely blacked out of the corporate-controlled mass media.

Twitter Ordered to Give WikiLeaks Data to US
By Shaun Tandon
A US judge on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of three users in contact with the controversial website WikiLeaks, rejecting arguments the move violated freedom of speech and privacy.

Revolutionary Movement in the Arab World
What Role is the US Media Playing?

By Diana Mukkaled
The US media’s view of the world has informed its view of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, for it divides the world into good and evil as if real life is like a Hollywood movie where the hero bravely fights against the forces of evil and always triumphs.

US Experts Fear ‘Chernobyl-like’ Crisis for Japan
By Ken Maguire
US nuclear experts warned Saturday that pumping sea water to cool a quake-hit Japanese nuclear reactor was an “act of desperation” that may foreshadow a Chernobyl-like disaster.

Cote d’Ivoire 10 killed in deadly clashes :
Law and order breaks down, 10 dead and dozens injured in Abidjan as Gbagbo forces fight Ouattara supporters for control.

US kills 7 people in Pakistan:
Pakistani intelligence officials say two suspected US missile strikes have killed seven “militants” in the country’s tribal region.

Seven killed in bus attack in northwest Pakistan
Seven people were killed and seven others wounded when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Hangu on Sunday.

4 Afghan civilians killed by insurgent roadside bomb:
The victims were driving in Kandahar province’s Shorabak district when their vehicle struck the bomb Saturday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The incident is being investigated, the ministry said.

Three US-led occupation troops killed in Afghanistan:
The deaths push to 83 the number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan so far in 2011.

Seven dead, 100 wounded in Yemen protests:
Police on rooftops fired live bullets and tear gas at protesters Sunday, wounding at least 100 people camping out near Sanaa University.

Al Jazeera staffer killed in Libya:
Cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber was returning to eastern city of Benghazi from filing report when he was shot and killed.

Kadhafi forces advance closer to rebel capital:
Libyan rebels on Sunday retreated from another key town under heavy shelling from government forces as Moamer Kadhafi loyalists swept closer towards the main opposition-held city of Benghazi.

Canada welcomes Arab League’s no-fly zone appeal:
The 22-member Arab League called on the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, which would force Libyan warplanes to stay grounded instead of being used to attack rebel positions.

France steps up Libya no-fly zone efforts:
France promised on Sunday to step up efforts to persuade its partners to impose a no-fly zone on Libya after the plan won the backing of the Arab League.

2 US warships cross Egypt’s Suez Canal :
Egyptian officials say two US vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to the Mediterranean Sea to be close to Libya. The nuclear-powered submarine USS Providence and Destroyer USS Mason entered the canal Saturday from the Red Sea.

Gen. Wesley Clark says Libya doesn’t meet the test for U.S. military action:
Going it alone, without substantial international legal and diplomatic support, is a recipe for trouble. Our haste and clumsiness going into Iraq in 2003 – without a compelling reason to intervene, in my view – has cost us dearly.

UN asks Libya to allow access to rebel-held areas :
The United Nations has asked Libya’s authorities to give it access to areas on both sides of its conflict to assess the impact of the violence on civilians, a UN envoy today.

Saudi Troops Intervene in Bahrain, Reports Say:
There are reports that Saudi Arabian troops have entered Bahrain to help put down the worst unrest in the country since the 1990s, BBC Arabic said on Sunday.

Police, protesters clash in Bahrain while hundreds rally in Saudi Arabia: –
Security forces and protesters clashed in Bahrain on Sunday during the most violent day in weeks, and hundreds marched in Saudi Arabia to demand the release of prisoners who have been detained without charges.

Face To Face Shooting in Bahrain-
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Footage shows crackdown in Bahrain: Video:
YouTube clip appears to show man shot in chest with tear gas canister as police also use rubber bullets on protesters.

Morocco: Dozens injured as police crack down on Casablanca demo:
Dozens of protesters were injured, some seriously, Sunday during a clash with security forces who tried to storm the headquarters of a left-wing party in Casablanca, witnesses and and reporters said.

Israel to use the murder of family as excuse to expand illegal settlements:
500 more homes to be built in occupied West Bank in response to the murder of five members of a Jewish settler family

2,000 bodies found on Japanese shores:
Some 2,000 bodies have been found on two shores in Miyagi Prefecture following Friday’s devastating earthquake and massive tsunami, as Japan struggles to grasp the whole picture of the disaster.

Another blast hits a Japan quake-damaged reactor:
Japanese government officials hastened to reassure the public after another explosion at an earthquake-damaged reactor Monday, as disaster rescue operations continued along with efforts to contain the ongoing nuclear emergency.

Cooling system fails in third Japanese nuclear plant:
The cooling system in a third Japanese nuclear power plant failed early Monday, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing fire and disaster management department officials.

Japan central bank injects $184B as stocks plunge:
Worries about the economic impact of the disaster triggered a plunge that hit all sectors. The broader Topix index was down more than percent. Shares of several major companies were overwhelmed with sell orders and had yet to trade.

PJ Crowley resigns over Bradley Manning remarks:
WikiLeaks disclosure of classified US files claims first Obama administration scalp as state department spokesman quits

Why is the United States torturing Private Manning?:
Ten months after his arrest on charges of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is systematically being stripped of his humanness by his warders at the brig inside the Marine base at Quantico, Va.,0,95621,print.column

News For March 12, 2011
Air strike kills 8 ‘militants” in northern Afghan town: Official:
“The aircraft of international troops targeted a hideout of Taliban militants in Daraisuf Payan district, leaving eight “rebels” dead”

2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan:
Two soldiers with the NATO occupation force were killed Friday in separate incidents in Afghanistan’s restive southern region, the military alliance said on Saturday.

Karzai Calls On NATO And US To Stop Operations In Afghanistan:
Karzai said. “But we don’t want this war to continue any longer

Gates warns NATO allies about exit from Afghanistan:
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Friday warned allies against “ill-timed, precipitous or uncoordinated” drawdowns of their troops from Afghanistan that could harm gains made against Taliban militants.

US House to debate for 2 hours and vote on Thursday on whether to end the War on Afghanistan:
The number to call your congress member: (202) 224-3121

Pakistan cross-border fire kills Afghan civilian: official:
One civilian was killed when bullets fired by Pakistani troops crossed into a residential area in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police alleged Saturday.

Three soldiers, six militants killed in Pakistan:
The combat began when militants attacked a military outpost near Kharwanchi village, about 7 kilometres south-west of Ghalijo in Orakzai district.

US kills 6 people in Pakistan:
At least six “militants” were killed in two US drone attacks in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border on Friday, security officials said.

Six of family killed in Pakistan:
Unidentified men fired rockets and mortars from a yet unknown destination at a village of the Bugti tribe in Jaffarabad district, a police officer was quoted as saying by the Associated Press of Pakistan.

7 Iraqi Soldiers Killed:
The soldiers had changed into their off-duty clothing and were driving off in a sport-utility vehicle when the attackers blocked off the road and opened fire with machine guns just outside the northern city of Mosul.

One civilian killed, six wounded in Baghdad bombing:
The attack occurred in the morning when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in Baghdad southern district of Doura, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Three Yemeni protesters killed in fresh unrest in Yemen:
Three protesters including a 12-year-old schoolboy were killed by security personnel in Sanaa and Hadramout.

U.S. condemns terrorist attack in occupied West Bank illegal “settlement”
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claims responsibility for killing five family members in their Itamar home; Clinton, Palestinian PM condemn the murders.

Gadhafi solidifies control over one-third of Libya:
Government forces drive rebels out of oil refinery towns, capturing the momentum.

Libyan rebels in retreat:
Gaddafi forces reverse rebels’ advances as they recapture key towns and now threaten Benghazi, an opposition stronghold.

Gaddafi troops parade in Zawiyah after rebel rout:
On Martyrs’ Square, the epicentre of clashes, 200-300 loyalists proclaimed their love for Gaddafi, waving his portrait and the regime’s green flag as foreign journalists arrived on a government-organised visit.

Arab League to officially request UN impose no-fly zone on Libya:
Oman FM says Libya needs Arab League intervention, Arab inaction on the Libyan crisis could lead to ‘unwanted foreign intervention’; Arab League chief says world must assist Libyan people against inhuman regime.

KUWAIT: Riot police break up protest by stateless Arabs:
According to the Reuters news agency, despite a stern warning from the new minister of the interior, about 200 protesters had congregated for a peaceful demonstration in an area west of the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers. Other media reports put the number of protesters a bit higher, at about 500.

Egypt to lift restrictions on political parties:
“Egypt’s parties law will be amended after the referendum takes place to allow parties to form simply based on notification,” the army source told Reuters.

Japan disaster toll 1,600, nuclear meltdown feared:
Radiation measurements inside the plant were reportedly 1,000 times higher than normal.

Japan Nuclear Plant Explosion Releases Radiation:
An explosion at a nuclear power station about 160 miles north of Tokyo Saturday tore down the walls of one building and caused a radiation leak of unknown proportions.

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: 4,757

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,365

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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