28 August 2011 — Information Clearing House
How Libya Was Won, by NATO and Special Forces
By Stephen Morgan
More and more information is now coming to light on the decisive role played by NATO in the fall of Tripoli.
Khalifa Haftar: Washington’s Wager
Libya’s New Generals: Conflicting Loyalties
The US had given similar support in the 1980s to Contras in Nicaragua fighting to overthrow Sandanista rule.
Pepe Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset leading rebels in Tripoli
Al-Qaeda asset is leading the rebels? Who are the beneficiaries of the fall of Gaddafi? What will the blowback be for those in Libya and across the globe?
The Fruits of Elite Immunity
By Glenn Greenwald
Cheney proudly boasts (yet again) of the very crimes for which he was immunized.
Who Funds Muslim-baiting In The US?
By MJ Rosenberg
A new report details how a small group of donors and ‘intellectuals’ have pushed Islamophobia into the mainstream.
Russia, Venezuela Seek to Establish a Global Financial Institution
By El Universal
Russia and Venezuela are considering the possibility to create a new international financial institution, similar to the World Bank but on a more modest scale.
Timebomb in Euroland: “Tick…tick…tick…”
The Eurozone is headed for crash.
By Mike Whitney
If there’s not a political solution to the trans-EU fiscal issues in the next few months, there’s going to be Hell-to-pay.
Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a Fact
By Richard Dawkins
There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office.
40 killed as Afghan militants storm Pakistan army posts:
At least 40 personnel of security forces were killed and several others got injured when hundreds of armed militants from Afghanistan launched a cross-border raid on Pakistani paramilitary posts in district Chitral in the wee hours of Saturday.
Al Qaeda’s Libyan leader killed in drone attack, claims US:
Al Qaeda’s Libyan leader Atiyah abd al-Rahman has been killed in Pakistan, the United States said Saturday, claiming another “tremendous” blow to the group following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Pakistani officials doubt US killed Al-Qaeda no. 2:
A senior Pakistani security official in Peshawar told AFP: “We have checked this news report with informers and have worked on it. I doubt the authenticity of this news.”
Four civilians killed in car bomb at Afghan bank:
The bomb went off as soldiers and police were lined up to collect their salaries at the bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in the south of the country.
NATO occupation force service member killed in southern Afghanistan:
The military coalition said the service member died Sunday but did not provide further detail.
BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack ‘may have been shot by US forces’:
Investigation finds Taliban attackers may not have been to blame for death of 25-year-old Ahmed Omed Khpulwak in July
Yemen: Seven Yemeni soldiers killed :
Seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and six others wounded yesterday in clashes with suspected Al Qaeda forces in the southern province of Abyan, a military officer said.
Yemeni official warns of civil war:
Deputy Information Minister Abdo al-Janadi has warned that the national council established by the opposition last week will lead Yemen into a civil war.
Six killed in attacks across Iraq:
Bomb and gun attacks across Iraq on Sunday killed six people, among them three policemen, and wounded another nine, security officials said.
Tripoli: Fear of disease as bodies pile up on the streets:
The scale of the fighting is now much reduced, but the bodies keep piling up – civilians caught up in the crossfire during the fierce violence of the past few days; fighters from both sides killed in action; those summarily executed, black men by the rebels for being alleged mercenaries, and political prisoners by the regime.
Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital:
They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic Crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.
Rebels wreak revenge on dictator’s men:
The atmosphere in the Libyan capital is frighteningly uncertain a week after the sudden collapse of Gaddafi’s forces.
Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked:
The historic church of St. George located in Libya, in Tripoli, dating back to 1647 was ransacked. The church is the oldest Orthodox church in North Africa.
UN may send police force to Libya:
An international police force may need to be sent to Libya which is “awash” with small arms, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.
Senior Islamist rebel is veteran Gaddafi foe:
The Libyan Islamic Movement for Change (Al-Haraka Al-Islamiya Al Libiya Lit-Tahghir), is made up of former members of the now defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) that once plotted against Gaddafi from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
NATO to join al-Qaeda in Libya takeover:
“The new military dictator of Tripoli is none other than the infamous Abdul Hakim Belhadj, an international terrorist, a famous, notorious “genocidalist” of al-Qaeda who has carried out international terrorism all across the globe,” Tarpley said.
Libyan game over?
The amount of extremist organizations, including al-Qaeda, in the ranks of Libyan opposition is very sufficient and it is very interesting to see how the West that is stating that they are enemies of Islamic extremists, how they are going to cope with this situation and what is going to happen there.
Islamic militants among prisoners freed from Libyan jail:
Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist.
Arab spring has created ‘intelligence disaster’, warns former CIA boss:
The Arab spring has “delighted al-Qaida” and caused “an intelligence disaster” for the US and Britain, the former head of the CIA unit in charge of pursuing Osama bin Laden has warned.
Rebel forces close in on Gaddafi stronghold :
Libya’s new rulers, trying to establish control over all the country, set their sights on the coastal city of Sirte -Gaddafi’s birthplace – and two other towns controlled by his supporters, Sabha in the southwest and Jufrah in the southeast.
Libya – Resistance to US/NATO Conquest Continues:
Under the most incredibly difficult conditions – including NATO bombing, mercenary landings, Special Forces operations and the destruction of civilian infrastructure – the heroic resistance to imperialist conquest in Libya has continued.
Nato Using Hi-Tech Kit To Track Down Gaddafi:
In the air over Libya the US Air Force’s RC 135 ‘Rivet Joint’ surveillance planes are believed to be eavesdropping on telephone calls and communications.
The family’s mansions turn out to be not so grand:
“Khadafy was not living like a rich man, I admit that,” said Malik el-Bakouri, a 27-year-old doctor from Tripoli,”
Looting Libya: Who’s first for oil? :
The race for Libya’s vast oil wealth is gathering momentum. States who worked together during massive NATO airstrikes, are now working against each other in the battle to secure lucrative energy contracts. But as RT’s Sara Firth reports, it’s led to fears that a new regime in Libya could easily slide into corruption.
Syrian activist say “revolution” to be armed soon:
The Head of the Revolutionary Council of the Syrian Coordination Committees, Mohammad Rahhal, said in remarks published Sunday that the council took the decision to arm the Syrian revolution.
Iran tells Syria to recognize demands:
Iran, Syria’s closest ally, called on the government in Damascus to recognize its people’s “legitimate” demands yesterday, the first such remarks to come from the country since the five-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad started.
Iran warns NATO against entering Syria “quagmire”: –
Iran warned NATO on Sunday against any temptation to intervene in Syria, saying that rather than the defeating a regime it would be bogged down in a “quagmire” similar to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Syria:
Ambassador Oren: Israel is very concerned about Syrian WMDs:
Wall Street Journal report claims Israel, United States monitoring Syrian chemical weapons; concern is that weapons may be transferred to Hezbollah and Hamas.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Syria:
US, Israel Mount Surveillance on Syria’s WMD, Missiles:
The Washington and Tel Aviv are also concerned with worries that North Korea may have provide Syria with Nuclear related equipment.
UN envoy Prosor: Israel has no chance of stopping recognition of Palestinian state:
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, sent a classified cable to the Foreign Ministry last week, stating that Israel stands no chance of rallying a substantial number of states to oppose a resolution at the UN General Assembly recognizing a Palestinian state in September.
US envoy ‘threatens to slash aid to PA’:
US consul in Jerusalem says Palestinian Authority could lose funding after statehood vote at United Nations.
Gideon Levy: Why the Egyptians hate Israel :
People who want to understand why the Egyptians hate us should recall the scenes of Operations Cast Lead and Defensive Shield, the bombing of Beirut and the shelling of Rafah. If Israelis were exposed to scenes in which some country acted in the same way toward Jews, such hatred would burn within us toward that country as well.
Israel wages war on Iranian scientists:
The four-year Israeli assassination campaign exposes the weaknesses in Iranian protective security measures. Second, if the campaign continues apace, Iran will come under increasing pressure to strike back.
Cholera and hunger claims 67 lives in Somalia:
At least 67 people have lost their lives and over 560 others have been hospitalized due to starvation and cholera in famine-stricken Somalia, Press TV reported.
More Somali famine victims fleeing to Yemen, UNHCR says:
Some 3.7 million Somalis are at risk of starvation in the worst drought in decades and most of those are from five areas in the rebel-controlled south where famine has been declared.
Families in modern Ireland skip food to pay the mortgage:
The arrival of the second wave of the economic crisis, giving rise for the first time in many decades to the spectre of hunger, has caused shock across the country.
*uck You and Don’t Forget to Sing Along : Humor?
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox suggests truce with drug cartels:
“I want to start a public debate on the following ideas … call on the violent groups for a truce” and “evaluate the advisability of an amnesty law,” Fox said in a speech at an anti-crime event.
Fresh oil slicks forming over Deepwater Horizon spill site:
Two Louisiana State University men have video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water’s surface where the doomed oil rig once hovered.
Should I laugh or cry? Our government will assassinate him but wont invade his privacy… Priceless:
State Department: Don’t Invade Privacy of Cleric on CIA Kill List:
While the New Mexico-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is the first American on the CIA’s kill or capture list, the U.S. State Department refuses to release documents about al-Awlaki citing his right to privacy.
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.”
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
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,695
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001