Information Clearing House Newsletter August 04, 2011: US Commando War in 120 Countries

4 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

US Commando War in 120 Countries: Uncovering the Military’s Secret Operations In the Obama Era
By Nick Turse
American secret commandos are carrying out raids in 70 countries—just today. By the end of the year, the number will probably be close to 120.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28747.htm

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Libya Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 — williambowles.info

A field commander says Libyan rebels regrouping for major new push toward Tripoli
Washington Post
(Sergey Ponomarev/Associated Press) – Libyan men eat food after breaking the fast on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with a portrait of Omar Mukhtar, the symbol of the anti-Gadhafi campaign at right, at the square in t rebel-held …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/a-field-commander-says-libyan-rebels-regrouping-for-major-new-push-toward-tripoli/2011/08/04/gIQAVucQuI_story.html

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Egypt Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Former Egyptian Interior Minister Returns to Court
Voice of America
August 04, 2011 Former Egyptian Interior Minister Returns to Court VOA News Egypt’s former interior minister and six police commanders returned to court Thursday to face charges of ordering officers to shoot at protesters, a day after they appeared …
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Former-Egyptian-Interior-Minister-Returns-to-Court-126757048.html

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Wikileaks Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Wikileaks: UN discussed dropping #003
Radio Netherlands
United Nations officials discussed shutting down Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal without hearing a politically sensitive case involving two former Khmer Rouge leaders, according to a classified US diplomatic cable disclosed by Wikileaks. …
http://www.rnw.nl/international-justice/article/wikileaks-un-discussed-dropping-003

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NATO facing military stalemate in Libya By Peter Symonds

4 August 2011 — WSWS

The unexplained killing last week of the Libyan rebel military commander, General Abdel Fatah Younis, has highlighted the divided and unstable character of the NATO-backed Transitional National Council (TNC) and the military stalemate in its efforts to oust the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The assassination has provoked a series of comments by British and French ministers that effectively reverse months of US and NATO propaganda predicting the imminent fall of Gaddafi.

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Video: Jenin's Freedom Theatre Attacked

4 August, 2011

The Freedom Theatre was attacked by the Israeli army at the early morning of the 27th of July. The army spokesperson has claimed that the Israeli army did not raid the theatre. Photo and film documentation confirms that the army raid resulted in the shattering of most of the windows of the theatre’s multimedia centre and office building. Witnesses also report harassment and threats to several theatre employees.

Video: Jenin’s Freedom Theatre Attacked

4 August, 2011

The Freedom Theatre was attacked by the Israeli army at the early morning of the 27th of July. The army spokesperson has claimed that the Israeli army did not raid the theatre. Photo and film documentation confirms that the army raid resulted in the shattering of most of the windows of the theatre’s multimedia centre and office building. Witnesses also report harassment and threats to several theatre employees.

Syria Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 — williambowles.info

UN Security Council rebuke of Syria hailed as potential ‘turning point’
Christian Science Monitor
The UN Security Council approved a statement Wednesday condemning human-rights violations in Syria. It contains no penalties, but it is significant as ‘a clear and unequivocal condemnation,’ the US ambassador to the UN said. …
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2011/0803/UN-Security-Council-rebuke-of-Syria-hailed-as-potential-turning-point

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 — williambowles.info

To Party Hack Rep. Nydia Velázquez, War and Liberties Are Political Weapons
Antiwar.com (blog)
Many times as editor of my local newspaper, The Bushwick News, I have tried to get our local representative in the House, Nydia Velázquez, to give her opinions on WikiLeaks and whistleblower Bradley Manning. It didn’t seem a reach to try to elicit some …
http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2011/08/03/to-party-hack-rep-nydia-velazquez-war-and-liberties-are-political-weapons/

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Welcome to the world of terrorist television By William Bowles

4 August 2011

“Nato has attacked a Libyan state broadcaster in the capital, bombing three satellite dishes in Tripoli, saying the channel instils hatred.” — ‘Libya unrest: Nato bombs state broadcaster‘, BBC News 30 July 2011

At first when I heard this I couldn’t believe my ears. What a pathetic excuse for killing people but then desperate times demand desperate measures. The Empire is in disarray!

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End Game For Benghazi Rebels As Libyan Tribes Prepare To Weigh In By Franklin Lamb

3 August 2011 — Global ResearchCountercurrents

Tripoli : On July 30, the day before this 97.5 per cent Muslim country began the holy month of Ramadan, NATO spokesperson Roland Lavoie has been lamely attempting to explain to the press at the Rixos Hotel and internationally, why NATO was forced to bomb three Tripoli TV towers at the Libyan Broadcasting Authority, killing three journalists/technicians and wounding 15 others.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 4, 2011

4 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Bankrupt U.S. Buys $23 Billion Worth Of Global Hawk Drones
  • KLA’s Thaci Inciting Warfare In Kosovo: Serbian Minister
  • U.S./NATO-Backed Kosovo Speaks Of War With Serbia
  • NATO Troops Torture, Kill Afghan Clergyman
  • Three NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
  • U.S. Domestic Politicking Affects Afghan War, World Security
  • NATO Fuel Trucks Destroyed In Balochistan
  • Romania: Over 1,000 Troops In U.S. Marine-Led Amphibious Assault Exercise
  • U.S. Army Secretary Inspects NATO Partnership Exercises In Ukraine
  • Africa’s Stolen Land Lies In Western Hands
  • U.S. Marines Build Asian NATO Interoperabiliy In Mongolian Military Drills
  • Ex-Australian Military Commander Fears U.S. Cluster Bomb Stockpile

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