Information Clearing House Newsletter 22 May, 2011: Bank-Ally Lagarde is a “shoo in” to replace Strauss-Kahn at IMF

22 May, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Obama’s Speech to AIPAC
Text & Video
America’s commitment to Israel’s security also flows from a deeper place -and that’s the values we share.

Israel Harms Palestinians (And Itself)
My Political Rupture With AIPAC

The dangerous political leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his oppressive domination of the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank must be opposed. He does not want peace.

US Troops Operating In Pakistan Since 2009: Leak
By Times Of India
US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops for intelligence gathering and were also deployed on joint operations in their territory, according to secret US diplomatic cables.

How Many SEALs Died?
By Paul Craig Roberts
As trends forecaster Gerald Celente and I have warned, the warmongers in Washington are driving the world toward World War III. Once a country is captured by its military/security complex, the demand for profit drives the country deeper into war.

Osama bin Laden’s Death: There Is Much More To Say
By Noam Chomsky
We are left with two choices: either Bush and associates are guilty of the “supreme international crime” including all the evils that follow, crimes that go vastly beyond anything attributed to bin Laden; or else we declare that the Nuremberg proceedings were a farce and that the allies were guilty of judicial murder.

Porn in the USA
By Yvonne Ridley
The gullible truly want to believe their government and so they do, but cynics – and they are growing in number even in America these days – recognise weak, transparent propaganda when they see it.

This Is What A Police State Looks Like
By Rania Khalek
The failure of society at large to secure the rights of all segments of the population, has resulted in what can only be described as a nail in the coffin of our right to privacy, at least for those who can afford it.

Rainbow Pie
By Morris Berman
Because he realized that the U.S. was the greatest snow job of all time. He likened the place to a hologram, in which everyone in the country was trapped inside, with no knowledge that the world (U.S. included) was not what U.S. government propaganda, or just everyday cultural propaganda, said it was.

Desperately Needed: A New Political Party
By James Clay Fuller
Count me among the growing number of people who believe support of the Democratic Party, as such, is not merely a waste of time but, worse, a deeply negative activity.

Bank-Ally Lagarde is a “shoo in” to replace Strauss-Kahn at IMF
By Mike Whitney
Lagarde is a perfect-fit for the job. She’s a trusted US-ally and a friend of Wall Street. She won’t go off the reservation, consort with “commies” like Joseph Stiglitz, or veer from her script.

Dozen bomb attacks rock Baghdad, kill at least 18:
More than a dozen bomb attacks in and around Baghdad on Sunday left at least 18 people dead, including 10 people killed in a suicide attack, and 80 wounded.

Oil tanker truck hit in Pakistan, 15 killed:
Militants blew up an oil tanker truck carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan yesterday and a secondary explosion killed 15 people who gathered to siphon fuel from it, government officials said.

Pakistan spy chief asks U.S. to end drone strikes: report:
“We will be forced to respond if you do not come up with a strategy that stops the drone strikes,” Pasha is reported to have told Morell, the newspaper said on its website.

Thousands protest against US drone attacks in Pakistan:
Thousands demonstrated in Karachi on Sunday to demand an immediate end to US missile strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas and urge the blocking of NATO supplies passing through the country.

Saudi Arabia, UAE funded jihadi networks in Pakistan:
Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in U.S. ally Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage holy war, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Wikileaks.

Pakistan army denies US troops were in northwest:
The local Dawn newspaper said on Saturday it obtained secret dispatches from WikiLeaks that revealed that US Special Forces were deployed with Pakistani troops in joint operations in Pakistan by September of 2009.

US ignored Bhutto’s plea for evaluation of security: WikiLeaks:
Just two months before she was killed in a terror attack, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had approached then US Ambassador in Islamabad asking for help to evaluate her personal security but it was ignored, latest WikiLeaks cables have revealed

10 killed after suicide bombers storm police station in southeastern Afghanistan:
Three suicide bombers were killed while a fourth was still putting up resistance, said the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai.

Syrian forces fire on mourners; 3 killed:
Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession for slain anti-government protesters Saturday, pushing the number of people reported killed in a two-month uprising to more than 900 and making it one of the deadliest of the Arab Spring.

Libyan rebels accused of reprisal attacks:
The men were armed and wore black ski masks. In broad daylight, they grabbed Adil Ali el-Aghouri from in front of his house last month, beat him, took him to a rebel military base and threw him in a prison cell.

Yemen’s Saleh says Gulf-brokered deal is a “coup”:
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh described a Gulf-brokered deal he was expected to sign later on Saturday as a ‘coup’ dictated by foreign agendas.

Yemen transition deal falls through, says diplomat:
Witnesses say army helicopters remove US, other ambassadors from besieged embassy

House lawmakers push back against Obama’s stand on 1967 borders:
Echoing the concerns of Israeli leaders, the critics maintain that reverting to those boundaries – which existed prior to the Six Day War of 1967 – would endanger Israel and empower its enemies.

Ron Paul to Obama: Stop Dictating to Israel:
In a statement released after the president’s speech, Thursday, May 19, 2011, Congressman Ron Paul took Barack Obama to task. “Unlike this president, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs.”

Imperial History of the Middle East: 5,000 years of history in 90 seconds

Another Stealth Chopper in the Osama Raid?:
There’s a growing belief that other stealthy choppers might have been present, as well. It’s the latest in a series of revelations regarding the sophisticated tactics and techs behind the high-stakes raid.

Worrying gap between US military, civilians: Mullen:
The US military’s top officer warned Saturday about a worrisome disconnect between civilians and troops, saying soldiers are becoming isolated from the rest of American society.

George W Bush rakes in staggering $15million on speaking circuit:
Despite insisting he wanted to keep a low profile, Mr Bush has padded his bank account by making scores of speeches paying between $100,000 and $150,000 a time.

Spanish protesters cheer for ‘world revolution’ as ban on demonstration takes effect:
Thousands of protesters in Madrid furious over soaring unemployment staged a silent protest and then erupted in cheers of joy as a 48-hour ban on their demonstration took effect on Saturday.

Mexico’s silent March for Peace falls on deaf ears:
Calderón stands firm as thousands take to the streets to demand an end to drug gang violence.

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 : 2,463

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

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