Information Clearing House Newsletter 9 May, 2011: Chris Hedges: Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred

9 May, 2011 — Information Clearing House

The Predators: Where is Your Democracy?
By Kathy Kelly
Extrajudicial killings by U.S. military forces have become the new norm.

Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred
By Chris Hedges
Nazi portrayals of Jews, Yusuf points out, bear a disturbing resemblance to modern portrayals of Muslims.

The Inevitable War Against Pakistan
The Fog of War and the Murder of Osama Bin Laden
By Irfan Salah Butt
In due course this could escalate to sanctions, air strikes and an all out war which looks all the more inevitable if the strategic objective of neutralising the nuclear assets of Pakistan is to be realised.

Obama’s Hollow Victory
By Yvonne Ridley
“..all that really happened in Pakistan is that a small group of American soldiers shot and killed an ageing, sickly man in a mansion, who was the nominal head of a small and increasingly fractured terrorist organization..”

Western Moral Authority Died in Abbottabad
By Joan Smith
For most of last week, the United States government seemed to be operating from a series of bellicose scripts.

“Osama Was Never Here” Abbottabad Residents
Video: China Central Television
Operation to kill Bin Laden a hoax.

Viva Palestina: The Ongoing Journey
Full Documentary Film of the 5th Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza.

Debt Ceiling Drama
End of the Road for the Empire?
By Mike Whitney
While the public has been focused on Bin Laden, America’s debt ceiling day of reckoning has been drawing ever closer.

Monday: Six Afghan officers killed in ambush:
Militants attacked a group of police officers Monday in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, killing at least six of them and wounding four, officials said.

Five Afghan civilians killed in suicide attack against NATO forces:Monday:
Five civilians including three schoolchildren were killed Monday when a suicide bomber targeted NATO forces in the eastern Afghanistan province of Laghman, officials said.

Sunday: Taliban renew attacks in Kandahar; death toll hits 25:
Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said Sunday that the death toll in clashes that broke out a day earlier had risen to 25 — all but two of them Taliban fighters. The Taliban brushed aside the lopsided toll, instead boasting that the fighting had all but paralyzed the country’s second-largest city.

116 Afghan soldiers, government officials killed in Kandahar operation: Taliban:
As many as 113 puppets including soldiers of NANA police force and other government employees and officials along with 3 NATO invaders were killed in different parts of Kandahar in Saturday’s operation conducted amid -Operation Badar’ as part of spring offensives launched on May 01, 2011

4 killed, 40 wounded in Taliban siege in Kandahar: –
Four people were killed and 40 wounded in pitched battles between Afghan troops and insurgents for a second successive day on Sunday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

18 die in jailbreak attempt in Baghdad:
Eighteen people, including an Al-Qaeda leader and a senior Iraqi counter-terrorism official, died in a battle between inmates and security officers during a jailbreak attempt in Baghdad

Five people killed in attacks in Iraq:
Five people, including a suspected al-Qaida militant, were killed and three wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq on Sunday, the police said.

11 killed, churches burned in Cairo: –
Christian-Muslim clashes in Cairo killed at least 11 people and wounded hundreds as two churches were burned, Egyptian authorities said Sunday.

13 Syrian army personnel killed in ambush set by “armed group”: report:
State SANA news agency reported that the army mourned on Sunday three of its personnel who were killed by a “ terrorist group” last night in Homs, 160 km north to the capital Damascus.

Armed gang kill 10 Syrian civilians: state agency: –
An armed gang shot dead ten Syrian civilian workers on their way back from Lebanon in a bus ambush near the Syrian city of Homs Sunday, the official state news agency said.

Five protesters shot dead in Yemen:
Witnesses said over 80 people were also injured when security forces fired tear gas and live rounds to break up a massive demonstration in the city, AFP reported Monday.

Yemeni security forces kill 3 more protesters:
Security forces backed by army units opened fire Sunday on protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen’s longtime president, killing three, an opposition activist said.

Aircraft carrier left us to die, say migrants
Nato units left 61 African migrants to die of hunger and thirst:
Exclusive: Boat trying to reach Lampedusa was left to drift in Mediterranean for 16 days, despite alarm being raised

French lawyer to prosecute NATO for ‘crimes’ in Libya –
A complaint will be filed in the coming days in Brussels, Belgium, against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for ‘crimes’ committed in Libya, including the killing of the Libyan leader’s son and his three grandchildren, French lawyer Philippe Missamou, announced Thursday to PANA.

Report: Group of Libyan rebels surrender to government forces:
A group of Libyan rebels in the western city of Misurata have surrendered to government forces, according to state television Sunday.

Libyan government drafting conflict amnesty law:
Libya’s government is drafting an amnesty law for fighters in the country’s civil war, its prime minister said Saturday, in the latest in a series of measures aimed at appeasing rebels.

Libya rebels receiving oil payments via Qatar fund:
Rebels fighting a fierce back-and-forth battle with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are selling oil they control in order to fund their effort, with assistance from Qatar.

Pakistani media ‘name’ CIA station chief in Islamabad:
Media outlets publish incorrect name of the station head as relations worsen between spy agencies

U.S. seeks to question bin Laden’s wives; Obama’s trip to Pakistan put on hold:
The U.S. government has requested access to the three widows of Osama bin Laden in order to probe the depth and extent of support the former al-Qaeda terror chief may have received from Pakistani security and intelligence officials.

Pakistani Government decides not to probe Abbottabad attack:
The government has decided not to conduct inquiry of any kind at any level whatsoever about the shameful Abbottabad incident to find out the real culprits responsible for intelligence failure and violation of Pakistani borders and sovereignty. Only an in-house probe will be conducted by the Pakistan Army, it is reliably learnt from federal cabinet sources.

Pakistan Prime Minister to warn US over Osama bin Laden raid:
Pakistan’s prime minister will on Monday warn the United States it will defend its air space if American forces mount another raid on terrorists suspected of hiding inside the country.

Radars were inactive, not jammed: air chief:
Pakistan Air Force has assured the government that no foreign helicopters or fighter planes will be allowed to violate the Pakistani air space in future and if ordered, the PAF can shoot down the US drones.

Doubts grow on US version of strike against bin Laden:
The head of the CIA has admitted that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events.

In case you missed it:
Obama watched Bin Laden die on live video as shoot-out beamed to White House

‘Bin Laden dead long before US raid’:
Iran’s intelligence minister says the country has reliable information that former head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Osama bin Laden died of disease some time ago.

Report: Bin Laden warned U.S. over security of Palestine in final tape :
“Accordingly, and with the will of God, our attacks will continue against you as long as your support for Israel continues,” the al-Qaida chief said in the audio recording.

Israeli PM’s military attache skips UK visit for fear of arrest:
Pro-Palestinian groups have filed a suit in Britain against Maj. -Gen. Yohanan Locker for his involvement in alleged war crimes committed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Operation Cast Lead, the large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip in early 2009.

PA can’t pay salaries in May due to Israel halting Palestinia funds transfer:
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says Israel’s decision to block funds puts the government in a ‘very difficult’ position as PA employee salaries go unpaid for first time since 2007

Panel Event: Zionism, Jewishness and Israel:
In spite of the pathetic attempts by Zionists and their Jewish ‘anti Zionist’ allies to crash the event, the panel was a great success.

Vanunu demands revoking of his Israeli citizenship:
“I request that you set me free of Israel, since Israel does not want me nor do I want Israel,” he wrote. “I have no interest in Israeli citizenship, I don’t want to go on living here.”

Report: Qatar offering Israel gas below market prices:
Qatar has expressed its willingness to supply natural gas to Israel instead of Egypt.,7340,L-4064547,00.html

Iran: Bushehr plant set to join national grid:
After undergoing numerous tests, the nuclear power station has become operational, but will start generating electricity in two months’ time, reported Fars News Agency.

Inside The United States’ Secret Sabotage Of Iran:
They have included cyberattacks, assassinations and defections. As it turns out, these efforts have had some success.

Uganda: Launch Independent Inquiry Into Killings: HRW: .
Based on multiple eyewitness accounts, Human Rights Watch documented at least nine unarmed people killed by government forces – six in Kampala, two in Gulu, and one in Masaka – none of whom were actively involved in rioting.

Thousands stage rally in Morocco:
Thousands of Moroccan protesters have taken to the streets of Marrakesh to call for reforms and demand the King give up some of his powers.

Britain’s Wealthiest Get Richer… And Richer:
“The number of billionaires in the UK now stands at 73 – up from 53 last year and almost matching the record of 75 reached before the recession when the collective wealth of the top 1,000 was £413bn.

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut:
Conservative lawmakers in Utah falsely claimed that cutting jobless benefits would be “motivation for people to get back to work,” while Michigan gutted its unemployment insurance system despite having one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,455,590″

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,770

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,446

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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