Information Clearing House Newsletter 25 August 2011: Chavez: Now The War Begins

25 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

Lies Unmasked As UK Admits Boots On The Ground
Britain’s SAS Leads Hunt For Gaddafi

By Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner, Damien Mcelroy
The SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothes and carrying the same weapons as the rebels, have been ordered to switch their focus to the search for Gaddafi.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28938.htm

Chavez: Now The War Begins
By The Associated Press
“The drama of Libya isn’t ending with the fall of Gadhafi’s government. It’s beginning,” Chavez said. “The tragedy in Libya is just beginning.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28937.htm

Guerrilla War Is Inevitable
History Repeats Itself, With Mistakes of Iraq Rehearsed Afresh
By Robert Fisk
The massive presence of Western diplomats, oil-mogul representatives, highly paid Western mercenaries and shady British and French servicemen – all pretending to be “advisers” rather than participants – is the Benghazi Green Zone.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28943.htm

Kucinich: NATO Pursued Regime Change in Libya
By Dennis Kucinich
NATO violated UNSC resolutions. The Obama Administration violated the U.S. Constitution by bypassing Congress on the war. These are not mere academic matters. They have moved the world community from the rule of law to the rule of force.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28942.htm

Ahmadinejad warns Israel against military strikes
By Press TV
Iran and Egypt play pivotal roles in regional developments, President Ahmadinejad said. “If the two countries stand together, the entire region will be free and the Zionist regime will be eliminated from the region.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28949.htm

Murky Anti-Semitism (Zionist Style)

By Lawrence Davidson

Can criticism of Israel, particularly a) criticism of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people and b) criticism of the state ideology of Zionism that justifies that treatment, be labeled anti-Semitic?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28947.htm

Wikileaks: Only Solution is Separation: Lieberman

By Philip Weiss

In ’06, Lieberman told US ambassador of need to transfer Palestinians from Israel- and US says nothing.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28941.htm

The Extreme Israeli Right’s Alliance With Lunatics

Haaretz Editorial

The extreme Israeli right has developed an alliance with heads of the evangelical movement, some of whom believe that another Holocaust of the Jews will ensure the resurrection of Jesus.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28948.htm

Ousted Iraqi Minister : American Banking System Chokes Our Economy

By Saieb Khalil

Ex-Minster of Electricity reveals an American banking system inserted in Iraq that would dictate on the Iraqi government which countries to deal economically with and which not.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28945.htm

Market Crash ‘Could Hit Within Weeks’, Warn Bankers

By Harry Wilson, and Philip Aldrick

A more severe crash than the one triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers could be on the way, according to alarm signals in the credit markets.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28939.htm

Myotonic Markets

By Keiser Report:

Max talks to Chris Martenson about the insolvency of the banking system and about Dr. Bernanke’s misdiagnosis of the cause of the financial crisis.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28944.htm

Idiot Wind:
The Eternal Return Of The Politics Of The1970s

By Phil Rockstroh

Bachmann, Perry et al will play their roles as scary, scary psychos —as Obama will play the calm, reasonable, deliberate authority figure.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28946.htm

Locked Up Abroad – For The FBI

By Nick Baumann

Inside the feds’ secret program to have American citizens detained and interrogated by foreign governments.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28940.htm

30 Gadhafi fighters found dead at Tripoli camp:

More than 30 men believed to be fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have been killed at a military encampment in central Tripoli and at least two were bound with plastic handcuffs, indicating they had been executed.
http://bit.ly/oRTPXU

Gadhafi urges followers to ‘destroy’ rebels:

In the recording, Gadhafi is said to have told Libyan tribes to unite, and that “Libya is for Libyans” not for foreign agents.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/08/25/libya-gadhafi-tripoli-search.html

‘Gaddafi switching to guerrilla mode’:

Strategically speaking, some analysts find the rebels advance has left them spread thinly and therefore vulnerable to a counter-attack by loyalist forces.
http://rt.com/news/gaddafi-guerrilla-tripoli-strategy-093/

Call To Probe NATO Commanders For War Crimes:

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate Nato commanders for possible crimes against humanity during the organisation’s bombing operations in Libya.
http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2011/08/25/probe-nato-commanders-motlanthe-urges-court

Libya is the new Afghanistan:

The worst-kept secret of the Libyan campaign is out – the SAS are busily hunting down Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, having orchestrated the rebels’ stunning advance on Tripoli. So much for David Cameron’s insistence that there would be no British boots on the ground in this conflict.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100102068/libya-is-the-new-afghanistan/

Rebels loot rifles from armoury in Gaddafi compound:
 
Hundreds of rebel fighters on Tuesday looted an armoury in part of the compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that they had overrun, seizing new sniper rifles in plastic cases, a Reuters witness said.
http://bit.ly/qWuqKw

Rioters Loot Residence of South Korean Ambassador in Tripoli:

A gang of armed robbers has attacked the South Korean ambassador’s residence in Tripoli, stealing televisions and other gadgets.
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131427

Venezuelan ambassador to Tripoli official residence was looted by “armed groups”:

He called it a violation of international law by armed groups supported by NATO, and therefore by NATO itself.
http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_18747939?nclick_check=1

Need a laugh?
Libyan ex-royal Family Working With Rebels:

Libyan Prince Idris Al-Senussi is thankful to the young people of Libya and looks forward to working with a new government.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkph4x_libyan-royal-prince-reacts_news

Fox in the hen house:
New Libya leaders seek to unfreeze funds:

Head of rebel cabinet tours Europe in a bid to secure the release of billions of dollars in UN-frozen Libyan assets.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/08/201182524919976977.html

South Africa Prevents Funds Transfer For Libya Rebels:

The U.S. proposal to release a portion of Moammar Gaddafi’s billions faced opposition this week from South Africa in a U.N. committee on Libyan sanctions. Proposals in the sanctions committee, which works by consensus, require the support of all 15 council members to be approved.
http://wapo.st/pg72ft

World powers rush in to loot Libya:

By unfreezing assets and offering loans, governments from London to Beijing are extending “help” to the ‘new’ Libya.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011824133818320979.html

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Arab League recognizes Libyan rebels:

The League of Arab States recognized Libya’s Transitional Council on Thursday and is ready to grant it membership of the organization, regional media quoted Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby as saying.
http://en.rian.ru/world/20110825/166165914.html

The Return of the Cruise Missile Left: Audio –

The laptop bombadiers are happy with the results in Tripoli. But it requires a framework that supports intervention in order to invade a country. Maximillian Forte takes us on a journey through ‘liberal imperialism,’ and the ‘NATO left.’
http://bit.ly/qp4FV6

Algeria wants Libya rebels to curb al Qaeda-source:

Algeria will not yet recognise Libyan rebels as the new leadership of its neighbour state and wants them to make a strong commitment to fighting al Qaeda in North Africa, an Algerian government source told Reuters.
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/algeria-wants-libya-rebels-to-curb-al-qaeda-source

A bin Laden expert bets on al-Qaeda’s survival:

The American bipartisan political elite-not to mention the U.S.-Euro war-loving quintet made up of Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, UK prime minister David Cameron and French president Nicolas Sarkozy-leapt off the precipice of simple unreality into the rarefied environs of true fantasy.
http://nationalinterest.org/article/zawahiri-era-5732

24 protesters, troops killed in Syria in past 24 hours:

A total of 24 people, including eight servicemen, were killed in Syria over the past 24 hours during clashes between protesters and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the Al Arabiya TV channel said, quoting the opposition Syrian Revolution Coordination Union.
http://en.rian.ru/world/20110825/166174927.html

Iran sues Russia over refusal to deliver S-300 defense systems:

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Seyyed Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi said Iran has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice over Moscow’s refusal to ship S-300 air defense systems to Tehran
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-08/25/c_131074443.htm

Twelve killed in Iraq attacks:

Twelve people, among them six policemen, were killed and 14 others wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq yesterday, security and hospital officials said.
http://bit.ly/mXajGs

Turkey prepares for ground assault on Kurdish rebels in Iraq:

Turkish forces have begun massing on the Iraqi border ahead of an expected attack on Kurdish rebels in the neighboring country’s mountainous northern region. The attack would follow days of airstrikes on the area.
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15342116,00.html

Israel kills 11 people in attacks on Gaza as a truce between the sides appeared to fall apart.

 ‘If Israel stops its attacks, the Palestinian resistance will stop firing rockets,’ spokesman Daoud Shihab told AFP, saying the group did not want ‘an escalation’.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0825/gaza.html

China announces support for Palestinian UN statehood bid:

Special Chinese envoy to the Middle East Wu Sike shares the news at a meeting with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on Thursday.
http://bit.ly/qwAi6J

Glenn Beck tells Jerusalem: ‘Evil is growing. Darkness is falling’:

Former Fox News presenter greeted with protests and empty seats as he takes his message to the Temple Mount
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/24/glenn-beck-empty-jerusalem-rally

Egypt: Governor honors Israeli ‘flagman,’ awards him with apartment :

Sharqiya Governor Azazy Ali Azazy on Monday honored an Egyptian man who climbed the building that houses the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and tore down the Israeli flag during a protest Sunday.
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/488985

10 people killed in hotel bombing in northwest Pakistan:

A bicycle bomb has exploded at a busy northwestern Pakistan hotel, killing at least 10 people, wounding 14 and destroying the building, police said.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/08/2011825162949992296.html

Pakistan orders 250 US officials to leave: –

The US officials are reportedly assigned various duties such as logistic support and audit and accounts monitoring. Most of them are said to be involved in high-level espionage and anti-state activities.
http://www.abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=261687

NATO says 3 occupation force troops killed in Afghanistan:

The U.S.-led coalition said Thursday that one trooper was killed in a blast and two others were killed in a separate explosion.
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/nato-coalition-says-3-1141055.html

China accuses US of ‘exaggerating’ military threat:
 
Xinhua said many people in China found it “weird” that the United States, which spends far more on its military than any other country in the world, should highlight Chinese expenditure.
http://yhoo.it/oBqRdS

Bahrain sacks 2,500 state workers:

About 2,500 state workers in Bahrain have been dismissed from their jobs for taking part in nation-wide protests against the ruling of Al-Khalifa dynasty
http://bit.ly/nLfRPq

Chilean protesters clash with police:

Police use tear gas and water cannons as two-day nationwide strike against unpopular president gets off to violent start
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/08/2011824145840100888.html

Giving up liberty in the pursuit of security:

The CIA has been spying on New York City’s Muslim communities for years, in violation of US law.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182583321994579.html

Greece Quietly Activates Emergency Liquidity Measures:

Greek default might not be that far away.
http://www.businessinsider.com/greece-emergency-liquidity-assistance-thursday-2011-8

Marc Faber: Don’t Store Your Gold In The United States: Video and transcript:

Faber had a very clear message: that everyone should own *physical* gold… and what’s more, they should store it outside of the United States:
http://bit.ly/qJ0HOd

Deal on foreclosures stalls over New York inquiry into banks:

New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has been thrown off the committee of state prosecutors which has been negotiating a deal for the past 10 months, after he refused to agree to give banks broad immunity from future prosecutions.
http://ind.pn/qK6RSY

Take The Pledge
“I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza until our resources are invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning.”
http://october2011.org/welcome

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 : 2,681

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
$1,240,179,764,462
http://www.costofwar.com/

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