5 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House
Perpetual Motion: Why the War Machine Keeps on Running
By Franklin C. Spinney
Today, the United States is locked in a throes of perpetual war, and our politics are dominated by its political handmaiden, perpetual fear. If you doubt this, just think about the recent expansion of drone assaults to Libya and Somalia or your next invasive pat down in an airport or the continuation of the onerous Patriot Act.
The Petraeus-CIA Powergrab
By Jack D. Douglas
The U.S. Party is now moving faster to concentrate power in the military, to expand U.S. murder attacks around the world, and to intimidate any critics in the ways totalitarian regimes do in their early days to silence critics as they consolidate their power.
Papandreou Selling Off Greek Assets
PASOK: Pan Hellenic Socialist Kleptocrats
By James Petras
George Papandreou is not bought, he is rented. He sells public enterprises to the multinationals. – He supports NATO’s war against Libya. He directs the Greek Coast Guard to enforce Netanyahu’s blockade of Gaza.
Why was Salah muzzled for preaching peace in London?
By Jonathan Cook
He is an Islamic “preacher of hate” whose views reflect “virulent anti-Semitism” and who has funded Hamas terror operations, according to much of the British media.
The First American Dollar War Defeat
By Ron Holland
How powerful elite interests and central bankers could manipulate American foreign policy using a black flag event in order to guarantee the American dollar remains the world’s reserve currency.
Whatever Happened to the Freedom to Fly?
By Brian J. Foley
Memo to Southwest Airlines: Why Don’t You Honor All Defenders of Liberty This Fourth of July?
I Didn’t Fight For Your Freedom
I didn’t fight for your freedoms. In the six years I was in, – Neither did anyone who went to Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Vietnam. It’s all Bullshi*.
July 4th is a Scam
By James Altucher
Lets not view the Constitution as gospel. Countries, people, systems, technology evolves. As they do, its important to see what from the past is good and what can be discarded.
FBI Secretly Tracked College Student Without Warrant
You might want to take a look under your rear bumper after reading this.
A Brilliant and Courageous Statement
By: Fidel Castro
The external and internal enemies of Hugo Chávez are at the mercy of his words and his initiatives. Without a doubt there shall be surprises in store for them.
Double bombing kills 37 at Iraqi government office:
A car packed with explosives and a roadside bomb went off back-to-back outside a municipal building north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 37 people and wounding 54, Iraqi police and a hospital doctor said.
Sources: US offers 10,000 troops for Iraq as option to extend American occupation:
The White House is offering to keep up to 10,000 troops in Iraq next year, U.S. officials say, despite opposition from many Iraqis and key Democratic Party allies who demand that President Barack Obama bring home the American military as promised.
Four NATO occupation force soldiers killed in Afghan east:
Four NATO occupation force soldiers were killed Tuesday in two attacks in eastern Afghanistan, where mostly US troops are battling a fierce Taliban insurgency close to the border with Pakistan, the military said.
British occupation force soldier missing from Afghan base found shot dead:
A BRITISH occupation force soldier who went missing from his base in southern Afghanistan was found dead last night with gunshot wounds following a massive day-long manhunt.
Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan:
An Australian soldier has been shot in the head and killed during an encounter with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, defence chief David Hurley said on Tuesday.
Karzai: Afghan police killed in border attack:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says an undisclosed number of Afghan border policemen have been killed and wounded after an estimated 150 militants attacked checkpoints along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
France announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan:
The withdrawal of France’s approximately 4,000 troops will follow a timetable comparable to that of the staggered pullout of American troops, starting this summer, Sarkozy’s office said in a statement.
Militants attack security convoy in Pakistan, 5 killed:
About five security personnel were killed and six others wounded in an ambush on their convoy in Southwestern district of Pakistan, said police on Tuesday.
Three militants, soldier killed as check-post attacked from Afghanistan:
A soldier and three militants were killed in a clash near a border checkpost on the Durand Line in Loi Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Sunday night, official and tribal sources said.
US wants strong grip on every Pakistani corps HQ of army
The United States has been pressing the Pakistan Army to allow the posting of a security liaison officer (SLO) at every corps headquarters of the military but the army has rejected the demand considering it a security threat, said a news report.
Did Pakistan have reporter killed?:
Obama administration officials believe that the country’s intelligence service ordered the “barbaric and unacceptable” killing of a journalist who had written about ties between the country’s military and Al Qaeda militants, according to a report Tuesday.
Official cost of wars short by trillions:
The total cost to the United States of its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus the related military operations in Pakistan, is set to exceed US$4 trillion ($4.8 trillion) – more than three times the sum so far authorised by Congress in the decade since the September 11 attacks.
Think tank: Shrink ground forces, end counterinsurgency missions for savings:
While saying defense cuts should be made, no lawmaker – Democrat or Republican – has yet put forth a plan detailing where the Pentagon budget could be slashed and proposing where those cuts could come from as part of recent budget and debt deliberations.
Russia criticizes US over human rights abuses in wars abroad:
“We call on the the American side to pay adequate attention to this issue in the context of President (Barack) Obama’s repeated assurances of his firm intention to deal with the legal violations committed during George W. Bush’s presidency under the pretext of the ‘war on terror,'” Konstantin Dolgov said.
Syria: Clashes In Hama Kill 13 Civilians:
News of door-to-door police incursions and arrests were reported by human rights NGOs, who place total civilian casualties at 13, including a 15-year-old
Syria’s Assad faces dilemma in Hama:
Diplomats say how Assad deals with Hama could determine the direction of Syria’s unrest, at least for the immediate future.
Air strikes kill 10 in Yemen:
Four civilians and six gunmen were killed in a series of air raids yesterday that targeted extremists who have taken control of most of Yemen’s southern city of Zinjibar, sources told AFP.
Yemen general says Saleh must go, backs VP:
“The general public in Yemen is seeking a transfer of power to the vice president,” Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmer told CNN. “This is a principle that we must follow because there are agreements that sides have signed.”
Yemenis vehemently oppose US-Saudi plan:
The Secretary General of the Yemen Democratic Party, has said that the ideal of the Yemeni revolution is to make major change in the ruling regime, while declaring the vehement opposition of the Yemeni people and revolutionaries with the US-Saudi plan to transfer power to the Yemeni vice-president, Mansour Haadi.
Libya: Seven rebels killed in clash near Misurata:
Misurata early Tuesday came under an artillery attack by Libyan forces in an attempt to advance toward the northwest city in an effort to recapture parts under control by rebels.
Fact or fiction?
Col Muammar Gaddafi ‘offers to give up power in Libya’:
Col Muammar Gaddafi has offered to give up power for the first time, but only if his hated son is allowed to stand as his successor, a Russian official claimed on Tuesday.
NATO’s ground operation in Libya to lead to unpredictable consequences in region – Russian deputy FM :
“Such interference [a ground operation] would be a serious blow to Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and would lead to unpredictable consequences on the regional scale,” Bogdanov said in an interview with Interfax.
Depleted Uranium found in Libya by scientists:
The use of DU in Libya has been certified by a group of independent scientists on the spot, as reported by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. It can now be added to the list of criminal acts perpetrated by NATO to protect the civilian population.
Gaddafi forces ‘intercept arms from Qatar’:
Government spokesman says two boats carrying weapons for rebels seized from west of Tripoli.
Israelis kill 2 Palestinians, injure one:
Israeli artillery shelling has killed two Palestinians and injured another in the central besieged Gaza Strip, medics say.
French Protest Boat Heads for Gaza:
A small French pleasure craft slipped out of Greek waters Tuesday in an attempt to break Israeli’s naval blockade on Gaza, reviving an international campaign that appeared to have ground to a halt.
Gaza flotilla activists occupy Spanish embassy in Greece:
Activists demand flotilla be allowed to leave for Gaza; American captain of Gaza flotilla ship released after Saturday arrest.
Lessons of Argentina crisis ignored in handling of Greece:
Argentina provides a case study in where Greece is heading, which is out of the single currency, into default and a brutally imposed re-engagement with harsh economic realities.
Ireland: Ictu ‘may support default option’:
There is no possibility of 1.8 million workers repaying around €200 billion in debts arising from the collapse of the banking system within any reasonable time frame, outgoing president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Jack O’Connor has said.
Princess Diana Death Film Cover-up:
A new film about the death of Princess Diana has been banned in the UK
Hugo Chávez’s triumphant return to Venezuela:
Just days after announcing that he was being treated for cancer in Cuba, Chávez made a surprise return to Venezuela yesterday. He’s just in time for today’s bicentennial celebrations.
Colombia’s gold rush:
Helicopter raids by the Colombian army on small community mining collectives have become commonplace and the Colombian government is accused of targeting poor workers to protect big business interests and committing human rights violations with impunity.
US anti-piracy body targets foreign website owners for extradition:
British website owners could face extradition to the US on piracy charges even if their operation has no connection to America and does something which is most probably legal in the UK
On Independence Day 2011, we’re more dependent than ever:
This year, as the nation celebrates Independence Day, the sputtering U.S. economy offers a stark reminder that today we’re more dependent upon foreigners than ever before.
We’re Number One? 20 Not So Good Categories That The United States Leads The World In:
A lot of people that write articles like this have a deep hatred for America. But that is not the case with me.
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,787
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,570
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001