Information Clearing House Newsletter 8 July, 2011: Must Read: The Essential Rules Of Liberty

8 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Another U.S. War For Al-Qaeda
By Anthony Gregory
Either U.S. leaders are blind to the pro-terrorist effects of their foreign policy or they do know but don’t care to change their ways.

‘NATO Kills 10 Civilians for Every Troop Targeted
RT crosses live to Tripoli and Dr. Franklin Lamb, a Director of Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace.

In Israel, a Tsunami Warning
By Noam Chomsky
In May, in a closed meeting of many of Israel’s business leaders, Idan Ofer, a holding-company magnate, warned, “We are quickly turning into South Africa. The economic blow of sanctions will be felt by every family in Israel.”

Iran will indict 26 US officials
US Caught Off-guard by Iran Sanctions

By Kourosh Ziabari
Iran will prosecute 26 current and former American officials on various charges ranging from authorizing the killing of innocent civilians to ordering the incarceration of political activists without a court hearing.

The Essential Rules Of Liberty
Must Read: By Brandon Smith
Liberty will not survive without our willingness to maintain it. If you are not ready and willing to fight for your own independence, then you are not truly free.

Murdoch on the Ropes
By Mike Whitney
The phone hacking incident has helped to crystallize the public’s growing contempt for the media and its methods.
’50 killed’ in Pakistan tribal offensive: officials:
Pakistan officials said Friday that a four-day air and ground offensive against militants in a key tribal district had left 42 enemy fighters and eight soldiers dead on the Afghan border.

Pakistan: Eight Afghan militants killed in Dir clashes:
Eight militants were killed while two members of Lashkar lost their lives on Thursday. As per details, armed clashes between security forces and militants who intruded from neighbouring Afghanistan into Upper Dir continued for the second consecutive day

Pakistan: UAE sublets air base to US for drone attacks:
At the heart of the controversy is a lease agreement between Pakistan and UAE to allow Arab rulers to land at Shamsi air base to carry out hunting of falcon birds in parts of the country.

Pakistan govt ‘sanctioned’ Shahzad’s death: Mullen:
The top US military officer says the Pakistani government “sanctioned” the killing of a journalist last month, but said he could not tie the death to the country’s powerful intelligence service.

‘Shoot on sight’ orders in Karachi:
“We have issued orders to the security forces to shoot anyone involved in violence on the spot,” Sharjeel Memon, the provincial information minister, told the Reuters news agency on Friday.

NATO Says Airstrike in Afghan Province Killed Women and Children:
NATO forces said Thursday that they had unwittingly killed several women and children a day earlier during an early morning air attack against militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan.

Govt given time to file reply to petition against US drone attacks:
A joint session of parliament unanimously adopted a resolution on May 14 that the US drone attacks would not be tolerated, and that Pakistan would cut the supply line for NATO forces if drone attacks continued.

Gunfire kills 11 as Yemenis celebrate president’s TV appearance:
President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s supporters have opened fire, killing at least 11 people across Yemen after their leader’s first television appearance since his injury last month.

Protesters reject US, Saudi interference:
Tens of thousands rallied in Sanaa yesterday to “reject” Yemen’s dependence on the United States and Saudi Arabia, saying badly burned President Ali Abdullah Saleh was “politically dead” after a TV appearance.

South Yemen: Is It About to Declare Independence?:
In Aden, the regime has vanished. “Look around,” says one local in the port city, “If we declare independence, who is going to stop us?

Eight killed in Syria protests:
The deaths were in the Damascus suburbs of Dumair and Zabadani, in the Midan area in the centre of the capital, and the coastal city of Banyas, Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
Syrians take to the streets as regime lashes at US:
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians carrying olive branches and shouting for the downfall of President Bashar Assad’s regime streamed Friday into the flashpoint city of Hama, where the U.S. and French ambassadors traveled in a strong show of support for the protest movement.

Syrian activists reject Assad’s call for talks Sunday:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has set Sunday as a day of dialogue with opposition figures, but activists today held protests dubbed a day of “no dialogue”

5 Libyan rebels killed near Misrata – medical sources:
Five Libyan rebels were killed and 17 were injured in fighting with forces loyal to leader Muammar Gadaffi near Misrata on Friday, medical workers said.

NATO forces hit Libyan oil depots: —
NATO forces for the first time since the conflict struck Libyan oil facilities in an effort to cut off fuel supplies to Gadhafi loyalists, a commander said.

US House votes to bar military aid to Libyan rebels:
Lawmakers reject cutting off funds for NATO-led operations in Libya but vote to forbid Pentagon from arming, training, or advising rebels.

NATO’s Libya campaign gets “additional contributions”:
“They continue to support it both in terms of political will and contribution in assets and resources to see it through,” she said. However, the spokeswoman declined to give more details.

Hundreds of thousands revitalise Egypt’s revolution on Determination Friday:
Angered that no change is yet visible since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, hundreds of thousands have gathered again at Tahrir square and in cities around the country, insisting that the basic demands of the revolution be met.

2 US Occupation Force Soldiers Killed in Iraq:
The U.S. military says two American soldiers were killed in central Iraq Friday, the first fatalities since June, the deadliest month for U.S. service members in two years.

UK: breached human rights law :
Britain must pay £120,700 to relatives of three men, a woman and a 15-year-old boy who were killed in the months after the invasion in 2003. It also ordered the MoD to pay £58,100 to a terror suspect held without charge for three years at a British-run detention centre in Basra, southern Iraq.

London scorned in Iraqi rights case: –
London must recognize that human rights law doesn’t end at its borders, Human Rights Watch said in response to a court ruling on Iraqi civilian deaths.

House approves $649 billion for “defense” in 2012:
The measure, approved 336-87 in the Republican-dominated House, would raise the Pentagon’s base budget for the 2012 fiscal year beginning on October 1 by about $17 billion over current levels despite intense pressure to slash the $1.4 trillion U.S. deficit.

How They Voted On “Defense” Bill:
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012

Israel expels pro-Palestinian activists:
Israel expelled 25 pro-Palestinian activists who landed at Ben Gurion airport on Friday and was interrogating another 30 suspects there, police told AFP.

France sells out to Israel:
France bars activist flights to Israel:
French authorities have barred pro-Palestinian activists from taking a flight to Israel in a bid to visit their Palestinian friends and families.

Greece ‘sold its soul’ on Gaza: Henning Mankell:
Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slams Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden’s pro-Palestinian activists returned home

Palestinians launch campaign to embargo arms sales to Israel:
Today marks seven years since the international court of justice ruling that the apartheid wall being built by Israel in the occupied West Bank is illegal and should be torn down.
US makes a mistake?
US: Israel included in terror watch list by mistake:
John Morton, director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s appearance on the list was a mistake.,7340,L-4092186,00.html

Anti-Zionism growing among Jews:
Pro-Palestine Jewish activists and organisations blame Israel for ‘crimes against humanity’

U.S., U.K. and Canada sanction Iran:
“The message to the Iranian government from the U.K. and its partners is clear,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague in a statement. “It needs to change its behavior before it will be treated as a normal member of the international community.”

Iran to try 26 U.S. officials for rights abuses – lawmaker:
Iran plans to try in absentia 26 U.S. officials is believes violated human rights, the latest attempt to turn the tables on Western accusations about Tehran’s rights record.

Iran Army Chief Urges Obama to Prosecute Bush:
“The current president of the United States should be pioneer in putting Bush and his criminal colleagues on trial. Otherwise, he will be named as a criminal along with Bush and (former British Prime Minister Tony) Blair,” said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces

Japan Opens Military Base in Djibout:
Japan has about 600 people in the MSDF, 180 of whom will be stationed at the base near the main international airport in the capital, Djibouti City, Kuramoto said. He spoke at a ceremony yesterday attended by Djiboutian Prime Minister Mohamed Dileita Dileita

As ex-aide arrested, UK’s Cameron vows media reform:
Police arrested David Cameron’s former spokesman on Friday over the scandal that has shut down Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, forcing the prime minister to defend his judgment while promising new controls on the British press.

Reporter Seeks to Avoid Testifying:
Lawyers for a New York Times reporter argued Thursday that the First Amendment should shield him from having to testify at the trial of a former C.I.A. officer accused of leaking classified information.

Texas executes Mexican citizen, defies Obama:
Mexico: Mexico’s government strongly denounced the execution, which it said was ‘in clear violation’ of a 2004 International Court of Justice ruling.

Feds investigating immigration complaints at Wake jail:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints that immigration detainees have been mistreated. The complaints include allegations that people were called racial slurs, not informed of their rights and forced to sign their names to documents.

Banks selling your personal information:
The banks’ billion-dollar idea: Many of the nation’s leading banks are using information about their customers’ shopping habits — how much they spend, where they shop, what they buy — to make money.

US jobs report disaster:
There is zero good news and a ton of terrible numbers in this report. The U.S. economy added only 18,000 jobs in June. – The topline unemployment measurement ticked up to 9.2 percent, but the U-6 number that gives the broadest measure of unemployment jumped from 15.8 to 16.2.

Free Labor: WI: Prisoners Replace Public Workers :
Wisconsin’s law not only took away collective bargaining rights from unions, it also took away the ability to claim certain work as “union only”, which Governor Walker and supporters of the bill sold as an opening of the doors to private sector workers. Except one county has decided to allow prison inmates to fill those voids without pay

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,789
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,573

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

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