Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 June, 2011: Who Owns You?

14 June, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Yet Another Illegal War — Now in Yemen
By Glenn Greenwald
Contrary to false denials, the U.S., under the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been bombing Yemen for the last two years, including one attack using cluster bombs that killed dozens of civilians.

More NATO “Humanitarian Intervention”
The Bombing of Al Fateh University, Campus B

By Cynthia McKinney
I’m still waiting to find evidence somewhere in the world that bombing poor civilian populations of the Third World from the air is good for their voting rights.

Dead Men Walking
The Magical Realism of Body Counts

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
The US government, and a pliant mainstream media, are making sure the public remain ignorant of civilian casualties.

U.S. Needs to Completely Withdraw from Iraq
By Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker
Neither Iraqis nor Americans signed up for this kind of a deal: the permanent occupation of Iraq.

Afghanistan and the War on Terror: 10 Years On
Video –
George Galloway, Tony Benn and David Swanson address “Stop The War Coalition” meeting.

Right Turn: State Realism Versus International Solidarity
By James Petras
The new public face of Chavez as a partner of the repressive Colombian regime is not so new after all.

Even Bill Clinton Knows It’s Over!
By Butler Shaffer
Bill Clinton – the examplar of truth in modern America – has proposed the establishment of a government “ministry of truth” – to be run by either the United States government or the United Nations

Who Owns You?
George Carlin – 3 Minute Video
The game is rigged! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

SWAT Team Mania
The War Against the American Citizen

By John W. Whitehead
How did we allow ourselves to travel so far down the road to a police state?

8 Killed as attackers storm government building in Iraq:
At least eight people dead after armed men explode car bombs outside building and briefly take hostages in Baquba.

Two US occupation force soldiers killed in southern Iraq:
“Two US service members were killed yesterday while conducting operations in southern Iraq,” the military said in a statement on Tuesday without giving further details.

CIA role suspected in 2003 Iraq prison homicide:
A secret US federal grand jury is looking into the role of CIA agents in several alleged “war on terror” abuse cases, including the November 2003 homicide of a prisoner at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, Time magazine reported Monday.

Six civilians killed by Syrian tanks near border with Iraq:
Six civilians were killed Tuesday and tanks were deployed near Syria’s border with Iraq, activists said

Many Killed As Deadly NATO Bombs Hit Libyan University:
New images have emerged showing the aftermath of an alleged NATO air raid targeting Tripoli’s Nasser University. The attack reportedly left many university staff and students dead.

NATO strikes near Gadhafi’s compound:
East of the capital, alliance aircraft have begun dropping leaflets warning government troops to abandon their posts outside Zlitan, which lies just west of the rebel-held port city of Misrata.

Rebels take control of Libyan town:
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have pulled out of the town of Kikla, about 150 km (90 miles) southwest of Tripoli, and rebels are now in control, a Reuters photographer there said on Tuesday.

US House votes to block funding for Libya:
Bill to prohibit funds for US military operations in Libya unlikely to become law, but seen as snub to president.

Libyan rebels recognized by Canada:
Canada says it will formally recognize the Libyan rebels as the legitimate government of the country.

Yemenis give VP 24-hour ultimatum:
Yemeni protesters say they will form a transitional council to rule the country if vice president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi does not establish such a body in 24 hours.

CIA Preparing Secret Drone Strikes in Yemen:
The decision to carry out strikes with or without Saleh’s approval shows that “Al Qaeda” activity in Yemen is a growing concern that could even eclipse the militant threat of other regions.

American held for spying on Pak N-facilities , to be deported:
A US national has been arrested for allegedly scouting nuclear facilities near the Pakistani capital and is expected to be deported soon as the interior ministry has already cancelled his visa.

Panetta: Obama Can Unilaterally Use Military to Protect ‘National Interests’: –
CIA Director Leon Panetta, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be secretary of Defense, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that he believes the president can unilaterally use military force, without congressional authorization to “protect our national interests.”

Alleged ‘spy’ in Egypt is US citizen, IDF paratrooper
: Ilan Grapel, the alleged Mossad agent arrested on Sunday in Egypt, is an American citizen who served in the IDF Paratrooper’s Brigade during the Second Lebanon War and interned last summer at the Israeli Supreme Court.

Report: Suspected Israeli spy arrested in Egypt was traveling to Libya:
Egyptian prosecution is claiming that American-Israeli Ilan Grapel met with several Europeans in southern Egypt before traveling to Cairo upon Mubarak’s resignation, al-Ahram reports.

Egypt: 7,000 civilians jailed since Mubarak fell:
Egypt’s military rulers told human rights advocates Monday that at least 7,000 civilians have been sentenced to prison terms by military courts since Hosni Mubarak was ousted – an astoundingly high number likely to fuel debate over how much the revolution has changed the country.

UN study: Gaza unemployment rate remains among the worst in the world:
UNRWA report says 45.2 percent of Gazans in working age are unemployed, dropping more than 5,900 jobs to 190,365 in the second half of 2010.

Gaza’s hospital stock running on near empty:
Hospitals in Gaza are forced to cancel operations due to lack of medical supplies as the Israeli blockade continues.

Why Google Earth Can’t Show You Israel:
The regulation also applies to the occupied territories. It’s why Human Rights Watch can’t provide detailed imagery of the Gaza Strip in its reports.

Sudan air attacks causing ‘huge suffering’:
Civilians bearing brunt of Khartoum’s intensive bombing in South Kordofan, on the southern border, the UN says.

DHS Should Focus on Criminal Activity, Not Beliefs:
An internal DHS study last year concluded that “a majority of the 86 major foiled and executed terrorist plots in the United States from 1999 to 2009 were unrelated to al-Qaeda and allied movements” (emphasis added) and warned, “Do not overlook other types of terrorist groups.” (It doesn’t get any clearer than that!)

Activists cry foul over FBI probe:
Investigators, according to search warrants, documents and interviews, are examining possible “material support” for Colombian and Palestinian groups designated by the U.S. government as terrorists.

We don’t need no stinking badges! Video –

The Pentagon & slave labor in U.S. prisons:
Prisoners earning 23 cents an hour in U.S. federal prisons are manufacturing high-tech electronic components for Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles,

Debt crisis could trigger economic meltdown: Obama: –
Delay in raising the US debt ceiling could reverse the fledgling recovery and trigger a new economic meltdown, US President Barack Obama said in a interview broadcast on Tuesday.

PIMCO’s Bill Gross: “The U.S. National Debt Is $100 Trillion,
We Are In Worse Financial Shape Than Greece” (Video)

Would you pay $10k for a photo with the First Lady?
Michelle Obama flies to LA to raise money for husband’s re-election

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: 4,778
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,522

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

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