Information Clearing House Newsletter August 15, 2011: "I Shot Down Navy Seals' Chinook"

15 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

Fact or Propaganda?
I’m So Proud. I Shot Down Navy Seals’ Chinook

By Miles Amoore
A Taliban fighter who helped inflict the allies’ worst loss of life tells The Sunday Times in Kabul how he avenged the death of Bin Laden.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28840.htm

Lebanon Intercepts Covert Arms Shipments bound for Syria
By Sahand Avedis
Army investigators say they have uncovered ties between the smugglers and the political entourage of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28832.htm

Why the Syrian Regime Won’t Fall
By Pepe Escobar
The hardcore Sunni Wahhabi House of Saud – in yet another towering show of hypocrisy, and faithful to its hatred of secular Arab republics – has branded the Bashar al-Assad-controlled Ba’ath regime in Syria “a killing machine”.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28833.htm

Exclusive Interview With President Ahmadinejad
Video
Iran’s view on the “Arab Spring” and its relations with other countries.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28838.htm

Big Brother isn’t watching you
However unacceptable the UK riots, we need to ask why they are happening
By Russell Brand
If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28835.htm

The Grubby Species
By David Michael Green
While commentators and the voting public are starting to recognize that Obama is not one of us, they have not yet realized the full truth, which is that he is one of them.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28837.htm

NYU’s Nouriel ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini: ‘Karl Marx Was Right’
By Joseph Lazzaro
“We thought that markets work. They are not working. What’s individually rational…is a self-destructive process.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28836.htm

Outlawing Plunder?
By Max Keiser
Max Keiser: Telling it like it is – STFU David Cameron!
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28845.htm

After 8 Deployments, Army Ranger Takes own Life
By Keith Eldridge
Ashley says her husband Jared tried to come to grips with what he’d seen and done on his eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “And there’s no way that any God would forgive him”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28839.htm

More than 70 killed in attacks across Iraq:
In the worst incident, two bombs exploded in a busy market in the city center of Kut, killing at least 37 and injuring more than 50.
http://wapo.st/qtHzLa

Sadrists tell U.S. to get out of Iraq: –
Washington is making an effort to make sure Iraq remains a very dangerous place, a spokesman for the party loyal to anti-American cleric Moqtada Sadr said.
http://bit.ly/p8W49y

Iraq VP says US pullout will improve security:
The year-end pullout of US forces will improve security in Iraq, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi claimed Sunday, days after Iraqi leaders agreed to talk with Washington over a post-2011 training mission.
http://bit.ly/nmUrkq

Suicide bombers attack Afghan governor, 22 killed:
A team of six suicide bombers – some wearing explosive vests – stormed a provincial governor’s compound in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 22 people in the latest high-profile attack to target prominent Afghan government officials, authorities said.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011815story_15-8-2011_pg7_7

18 killed in different areas in Pakistan:
Bomb, gun and rocket attacks killed 18 Pakistanis in flashpoints bordering Afghanistan on Sunday as the country celebrated Independence Day, officials said.
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/c1b0f34b-e07a-4207-9660-e19b9e0b091b.aspx

Rocket attack kills three Pakistani soldiers:
At least three Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded on Sunday in a rocket attack on their camp in a restive tribal area, officials said.
http://bit.ly/r9Tlt8

Syrian navy launches deadly assault on restive port city:
Syrian “activists said” at least 19 people were killed when gunships fired on the restive port of Latakia and ground troops stormed several neighbourhoods Sunday
http://f24.my/nsggZV

Syria denies pounding district in Latakia with gunboats:
Syrian Arab News Agency denied Sunday media reports that Syrian gunboats pounded the al-Ramel neighborhood in Latakia with heavy machine guns.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-08/15/c_131048774.htm

The Armed Gangs Controversy:
So far, no evidence has surfaced to demonstrate that Syrian military have shot their fellow soldiers for refusing to carry out orders. Most evidence supports government statements that armed opposition elements have been shooting security personnel.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28834.htm

Turkey threatens to join international military action in Syria:
Turkey has lost patience with Syria, according to Turkish officials quoted in the Hurriyet newspaper, and has issued an ultimatum to Assad.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/turkey-threatens-to-join-international-military-action-in-syria-1.378427

NATO plans to arm Syria criminal gangs:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Turkey are preparing the ground for military intervention in Syria especially through providing criminal Syrian armed gangs with weaponry.
http://www.presstv.com/detail/193902.html

Iran, Turkey discuss Syria developments:
Iran and Turkey have discussed the recent developments in the Middle East particularly the unrest in Syria as the Turkish military moves to deploy its retired officers to cities along the Syrian border.
http://www.presstv.com/detail/193960.html

Turkish Diplomacy discuss Syria with Saudi & Iran:
Turkish President Abdullah Gül is expected to meet King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on late Sunday as part of his visit to the desert kingdom, according to Daily News at Turkish Hurriyet media agency
http://www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=93192

Suspected al-Qaida car bomb kills 14 Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen: official:
A suspected al-Qaida car bomb attacked late Sunday a gathering of the Shi’ite Houthi rebels who had seized a government compound in Yemen’s northern Al-Jouf province, killing at least 14 rebels and injuring others, a security official said.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-08/15/c_131048789.htm

Nato supports Libyan Rebel Attack kills 4 in ‘Frendly Fire’ :
NATO warplanes who misakenly destroyed a tank they had captured from the regime forces in the western port town of Zawiyah.
http://tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=6652

Libya says NATO ‘planning raids’ on Tunisia border:
NATO is planning raids on Ras Jedir, a border post with Tunisia, to open the way to a rebel advance, Libya’s government spokesman said on Sunday.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/41453/libya-says-nato-planning-raids-on-tunisia-border

Gaddafi predicts swift end for rebels:
“The coloniser and its agents can now only resort to lies and psychological warfare after all the wars with all the weapons have failed,” Gaddafi said as rumours circulated on Twitter and in certain media about his imminent departure into exile.
http://bit.ly/pwbgzQ

Minister Louis Farrakhan’s speech to Harlem in support of Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan people:
Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hDUQjLywTRI#at=17

Twin blasts kill 5 Iraqi army personnel, injure 10 people in north Baghdad, officials say:
A pair of bombs hit an Iraqi army patrol in north Baghdad, killing five security personnel and injuring 10 other people, security and medical officials said.
http://wapo.st/pyCLoY

Israel to deploy drones in north Iraq:
The Israeli army has stepped up its military activities in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region and is planning to station a number of unmanned aerial vehicles in the area in northern Iraq.
http://www.presstv.com/detail/193813.html

U.S. resumes operations of its aid organizations in Gaza:
Move comes after Hamas retracted its demand to audit the books of U.S.-funded charities in Gaza.
http://bit.ly/nr4RIm

Israeli Spy: Pollard’s ex-wife: I’m starved for food:
Nine months after being flown in to Israel in poor financial, health state, Ann Pollard says she has been reduced to begging. PM’s Office: She receives monthly stipend, constant medical care
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4108470,00.html

Noam Chomsky: Pro Israel Christian Right Most Anti-Semitic People In The World :
Chomsky Says Christian Right Supports Israel Because They Want the Jewish Population to Be Exterminated by Armageddon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXpDPbA-nMo&feature=player_embedded

Gravel names his price: $1 million to challenge Obama:
Despite speculation that President Barack Obama will face a primary challenge from disaffected liberals in 2012, no candidate has emerged. That may be about to change.
http://thedc.com/quHgSr

Aggression during G20 rally ‘perpetrated by police,’ judge rules:
A Toronto judge has ruled that “adrenalized” police officers acted as aggressors at a peaceful political rally that led to dozens of arrests during last year’s G20 summit.
http://bit.ly/ougRRr

“Your Papers, Please!”:
Undocumented immigrants face checks on Amtrak, Greyhound:
Federal agents appear to have stepped up checks for undocumented immigrants on public transportation, including Greyhound buses and Amtrak. The feds say they have the authority to check any public area.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/14/2359179/undocumented-immigrants-face-checks.html

US Postal Service plans to cut 220,000 jobs:
It plans to eliminate 220,000 jobs by 2015, slashing its current workforce by more than a third. It is also seeking to withdraw from the federal pension and health benefit systems and set up its own lower-cost programs.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/aug2011/post-a13.shtml

The Real U.S. Budget Problem:
Defense & War Spending Equal 94% Of All Federal Income Tax Revenues
http://bit.ly/r91n4b

Dennis Kucinich: Social Security Didn’t Create the Deficit :
America’s seniors are being presented with a fake Social Security crisis to try to trick them into accepting reduced benefits. Social Security will be able to pay 100% of its benefits through 2037 without any changes whatsoever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx_oMTskEY4&feature=player_embedded

If The Market Crashes, Who Owns Enough Stock To Even Care?:
Since 81% of all stocks are owned by the top 10%, a stock market crash has little effect on the bottom 90% of Americans.
http://www.businessinsider.com/if-the-market-crashes-who-owns-enough-stock-to-even-care-2011-8

August 13, 2011

Syria: Desperate Lies for a Collapsing Gambit
By Land Destroyer
TIME claims to “sneak” into Syria, still bases entire report on “witness” accounts.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28830.htm

$10 Trillion missing from Pentagon since 1991
By Stephen Glain
In an interview with Tech Ticker’s Aaron Task, Stephen Glain suggests that the U.S. military has squandered via waste, fraud and abuse, up to $10 Trillion since 1991.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28831.htm

22 more Somali children starve to death:
How to help Famine in Somalia 2011- Donate Online: Make a lifesaving donation today with a simple click to help Famine in Somalia 2011.
http://hotwebsinfo.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-help-famine-in-somalia-2011.html

Somali Father Loses 5 Children in Famine:
A Somali father has told how he was forced to bury five of his seven children, as they starved to death in the famine that has engulfed his homeland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwd4AUD3ZY

How to Help: Somalia Famine and East Africa Drought Victims:
Here are several organizations that are on the ground in East Africa and need your support.
http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/07/20/how-to-help-east-africa-drought

18 Taliban killed in Afghanistan:
At least 18 Taliban militants were killed and 31 detained in a day-long operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.
http://story.irishsun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/2411cd3571b4f088/id/826136/cs/1/

Afghan police recover bodies of 8 security troops:
Afghan security forces have recovered the bodies of five policemen and three intelligence agents who were kidnapped by insurgents two days ago in eastern Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110813/ap_on_re_as/as_afghanistan

Mortar shells fired from Afghanistan hit Pakistani village, 1 killed 3 wounded:
A child was killed and three others were wounded when mortar shells fired from Afghanistan hit their village in Pakistani bordering tribal agency on Saturday, said officials.
http://bit.ly/nFCCPC

Gunmen abduct American in Pakistan:
A band of gunmen abducted an American “aid worker” from his home in the eastern city of Lahore early Saturday, Pakistani police officials said, in an unusual incident likely to fuel questions about the security of Americans
http://wapo.st/pTJ7My

US censures report on drone murders:
Officials reject independent UK study’s finding that up to 168 children have been murdered in drone strikes in Pakistan.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/08/20118137276488676.html

Bombings, shooting kill 5 Iraqis, wound 14 others: –
Bombings and shootings, including an attack near cafes and ice cream shops, killed five Iraqis and wounded 14 in the capital and a western town, officials said Saturday.
http://wapo.st/pA6Vc9

NATO’s puppet regime in Libya falls apart:
The sacking of the entire Benghazi-based Libyan opposition cabinet this week has exposed the anti-democratic, faction-riven character of the regime that the US and its European allies are seeking to impose on Libya.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/aug2011/pers-a13.shtml

The inevitable war in Syria:
Israel is readying the IDF for engagement in September with Syria and is land mining the Golan Heights
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2011/08/part-deux-israel-turkey-warmin-up.html

Turkish official: Not ruling out international intervention in Syria:
The Turkish government does not exclude an international interventions in Syria, and warns it may take part.
http://bit.ly/roOSJr

PA sets date for UN statehood bid:
Mahmud Abbas will personally present the request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon… at the opening of the 66th session [on September 20],” PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told reporters on Saturday in his office in Ramallah, AFP reported.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/193742.html

Israeli protesters call for economic reforms:
Tens of thousands gather around the country to call for more accessible housing prices, education and jobs.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/201181319385805796.html

American congressman: US economic woes won’t affect Israel:
The current economic crisis in the US will have no impact on US financial assistance to Israel, US Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) said Wednesday.
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=233319

The greatest elected body that money can buy :
Just when you think your contempt for Congress could not get any higher, our elected representatives manage to do something to ratchet it up another notch.
http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/08/11/the_greatest_elected_body_that_money_can_buy

The Pentagon’s new China war plan:
Despite budget woes, the military is preparing for a conflict with our biggest rival — and we should be worried
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2011/08/13/sino_us_stephen_glain

UK riots: dictatorships around the world use unrest to their advantage:
Gaddafi official calls for Cameron to leave after ‘uprising’ as Syria and Zimbabwe dub UK foreign policy hypocritical
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/11/uk-riots-dictatorships-syria-reaction

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: 4,792
http://www.icasualties.org/oif/
 
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,676

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
$1,235,488,548,830 http://www.costofwar.com/

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