Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 September, 2011: Libyan Rebels Listed by US as Terrorists

4 September, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Turkey Does the Right Thing
By Lawrence Davidson
Within Zionist world of illogic, Turkey’s position will just reinforce Israel’s narcissistic sense of victimhood.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29030.htm

Libyan Rebels Listed by US State Department as Terrorists
By Tony Cartalucci
NATO leaders are guilty under US code of providing material support to terrorists.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29023.htm

Libyan Rebel Commander Calls on Leaders of the NTC to Resign
By RT
A key rebel military commander’s calling on the leaders of the National Transitional Council to resign – for being ex-Gaddafi loyalists. Political satirist Ted Rall sees a new civil war brewing.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29026.htm

BBC Bombshell: The Dark Side Of The “War On Terrorism”
Sharia will now be the source of future legislation in Libya.
BBC Newsnight – September 2, 2011
Cameron, Sarkozy & Obama Train, Fund, Arm, Join & Lead al-Qaeda in Libya.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29024.htm

Down Memory Lane
Dick Cheney’s War Crimes

Must Watch Video
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi – Life in Iraq Under U.S. Occupation.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29029.htm

Politics Trumps Rule of Law
Insider Tells Why Obama Chose Not to Prosecute Torture

By David Swanson
Two Years Ago Obama Decided Not to Prosecute Torturers, Now We Get An Account of Why.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29022.htm

Lies We Still Tell Ourselves about 9/11
By Robert Fisk
We still haven’t told the truth about the crime which – we are supposed to believe – “changed the world for ever”. Mind you, after watching Obama on his knees before Netanyahu last May, I’m really not surprised.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29027.htm

Labor’s Demise As A Countervailing Power
By Paul Craig Roberts
Labor Day is an anachronism. It should be renamed Corporation Day or War Day to celebrate the success of Bush/Obama in eliminating labor unions as a countervailing power to corporate power and the elevation of War as the highest goal of the American state.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29028.htm

Don’t Blame Bush: This is Obama’s Depression
By Mike Whitney
To continue to pretend that the Democratic Party is a viable alternative to the GOP, is beyond misguided; it’s delusional.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29031.htm

21 “Taliban” killed in Afghanistan:
Afghan forces backed by Nato-led troops have killed 21 Taliban militants and arrested 11, the interior ministry said.
http://bit.ly/pxafhi

Ex-Gitmo detainee killed in Afghanistan:
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announced on Saturday that a “combined Afghan and coalition security force” had killed “a key affiliate of the al Qaeda network during a security operation in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province.”
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2011/09/ex-gitmo_detainee_ki_1.php

We don’t need evidence:
An investigator whom Lal’s American lawyers retained to follow his case said that he saw the joint U.S.-Afghan case file on Lal and that there wasn’t much in the way of evidence.
http://ht.ly/6kLJ0

US kills 7 people in NW Pakistan:
A non-UN-sanctioned US drone attack has killed at least seven people and wounded several others in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/197428.html

Syrian forces kill 8 in Hama, officials say 9 die in bus ambush by armed gangs:
Syrian security forces killed at least eight civilians on Sunday in raids on restive northwestern towns, residents and activists said, while the authorities blamed armed gangs for a bus ambush that killed nine people.
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/05/165421.html

Foreign-linked Syrian admits deception:
Syria’s national television has broadcast confessions of an individual that had cooperated with foreign media in fabricating footage on demonstrations in the country, Press TV reports.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/197392.html

Russian envoy warns Syria about Western intervention: –
Deputy Russian foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Sunday that sanctions imposed on Syria by the US, UK and France could pave the way for military intervention in the country.
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=417625

Iran kills / wounds 30 Kurdish rebels:
A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said the military push was launched after giving the rebels a one-month “grace period” during Ramadan to withdraw from the area from where they have launched ambushes and sabotage attacks on gas pipelines.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=201169

Suicide bomber kills 4 soldiers in Yemen’s south:
A suicide bomber detonated his car at a checkpoint on Saturday, killing four soldiers in southern Yemen, where the army is fighting militants suspected of links to al Qaeda.
http://bit.ly/nOsiOe

Troops deployed in Sanaa to prevent anti-Saleh protests:
Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s ouster marched yesterday in the Yemeni capital, raising tensions as troops deployed to try to prevent mass protests.
http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzUzOTM2NjY0OA==

Algeria closes borders with Libya amid wrangle over arms smuggling:
The Algerian authorities decided Sunday to close the land border crossings with Libya due to the unrest in the eastern neighbor, a senior official announced here on Sunday.
http://bit.ly/oV7Icu

Foreigners complain of harassment by Libya rebels:
A Ghanaian teacher cowers in his house, certain he will be grabbed at a checkpoint because of his dark skin. Armed rebels detain 19 Ukrainian cooks and oil workers for several days on unsupported claims that they are really snipers for Moammar Gadhafi.
http://on.msnbc.com/n3AZoa

Qaddafi son near Tripoli and sees victory:
Muammar Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam has been travelling around close to Tripoli, meeting tribal leaders and preparing to retake the Libyan capital, his spokesman said on Friday.
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/03/165183.html

Libya: Tell it like it is:
There are two Libyan conflicts going on – the real one on the ground being followed on social networks, and networking with friends and acquaintances who have contacts in Libya and the pink cloud cuckoo land broadcast by the western media, NATO’s lackey.
http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/05-09-2011/118950-libya_tell-0/

CIA, MI6 helped Gaddafi persecute dissidents: Human Rights Watch:
The documents were uncovered by the human rights activist group in the abandoned offices of Libya’s former spy chief and foreign minister, Moussa Koussa.
http://natpo.st/riyflC

CIA Rendered Rebel Commander To Libya At Qaddafi Request |:
Central Intelligence Agency communiques to Col. Muammar Qaddafi indicate that the CIA rendered Abdelhakim Belhadj to Libya at the request of Qaddafi’s intelligence agency in 2004. Belhadj, who has a militant extremist past but is now the rebel commander in charge of Tripoli, says he was tortured while in CIA and Libyan custody.
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/09/03/311651/cia-qaddafi-rendition/

Cuba withdraws ambassador from Libya, denounces NATO:
Cuba has announced the withdrawal of its ambassador and diplomatic mission in Libya and reiterated that it does not recognize the rebels’ transitional government.
http://wapo.st/owq5nF

West Point Terror Center Confirms Al Qaeda in Libya:
West Point CTC Confirms LIFG Terrorists Leading Libyan Rebellion
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/09/west-point-terror-center-confirms-al.html

Report: Turkey navy to escort aid ships to Palestinians in Gaza:
“The eastern Mediterranean will no longer be a place where Israeli naval forces can freely exercise their bullying practices against civilian vessels,” a Turkish official was quoted as saying.
http://bit.ly/qkjEfI

Turkey to refer Israel’s blockade of Gaza Strip to The Hague:
Turkish FM says Ankara intends to appeal International Court of Justice as soon as next week, following its rejection of the UN Gaza flotilla report, which stated that the blockade on the coastal enclave was legal.
http://bit.ly/oBu6NF

Turkey stand on Israel puts pressure on Egypt:
Turkey’s expulsion of the Israeli ambassador puts pressure on Egypt to downgrade ties following outrage over the killings of Egyptian policemen on the Sinai border with Israel, analysts said.
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/03/165278.html

Report: Turkey seeking strategic alliance with Egypt:
Erdogan to visit Egypt on September 12 to discuss strengthening military and diplomatic ties; move comes as Israel-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens.
http://bit.ly/qANyNu

Pro-Israeli apologists launch anti-Turkey propaganda:
Turks Turned Their Backs on America Before Dumping Israel
It is important to remember that long before Turkey tried to break the blockade of Hamas-run Gaza, its Islamic government had not only distanced itself from Israel but had begun to turn its back on the United States.
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/09/04/turkey-israel-erdogan-us/

US ‘campaigns to avoid’ Palestinian statehood vote:
The United States has launched a last ditch diplomatic drive to persuade Palestinians to scrap their plan to seek UN recognition as a state, The New York Times said.
http://www.france24.com/en/20110904-us-campaigns-avoid-palestinian-statehood-vote-0

Israel Objects to Palestinian Statehood to Avoid War Crimes Investigations:
WikiLeaks US cable revealed that one of the primary reasons behind Israeli objections to Palestinian statehood is that lack of statehood keeps Palestinian territories outside the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes.
http://bit.ly/qm0y2r

WikiLeaks – Israeli Official On Non-Violent Demonstrations In West Bank:
‘We Don’t Do Gandhi Very Well’: A new U.S. diplomatic cable out of the American embassy in Tel Aviv from February 2010 reveals that Israelis at that time were becoming increasingly frustrated with non-violent demonstrations by Palestinians in the West Bank.
http://bit.ly/njCVKW

Sleeping with the enemy: Wikileaks:
PA officials highlighted need to keep coordination with IDF out the public eye:
“Publicity about Israeli-Palestinian security coordination threatens the sustainability of the PA’s security campaign. It is essential to depoliticize these contacts and keep them out of the public eye”
http://wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10JERUSALEM286.html

Israel’s “social activists” begin taking down tents day after largest-ever protest:
After 450,000 Israelis turned up for nationwide protests, National Union of Israeli Students take down Tel Aviv tent, Jerusalem protest leaders decide to dismantle their tent encampment.
http://bit.ly/nR7rsG

UK: Fight for inquest on David Kelly is going to court after doctor launches legal challenge:
The Government faces a legal challenge next week over its decision not to hold a coroner’s inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.
http://bit.ly/qm2ITd

Stop The Pipeline: “Movement being born”:
The largest environmental civil disobedience in decades concluded at the White House this morning with organizers pledging to escalate a nationwide campaign to push President Obama to deny the permit for a new tar sands oil pipeline.
http://www.tarsandsaction.org/september-3-press-release-movement-born/

Mid-Crisis, Chinese Considered Buying Stakes in U.S. Banks:
Chinese banking officials considered buying up stakes in American banks during the height of the 2008 financial crisis, the McClatchy Newspapers reported Sunday, citing documents obtained from WikiLeaks.
http://bit.ly/nwkNw7

Poverty in the USA: 24-Year-Old Dad Dies Of Tooth Infection: Aunt:
Unemployed Nephew Couldn’t Afford Antibiotics
http://www.wlwt.com/r/29044524/detail.html

If Rick Perry is an economic miracle worker, why are so many Texans going hungry?:
Simple: because so much of his job creation is minimum wage
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/04/rick-perry-economic-miracle-texas

Since When Is It a Crime to Be Poor?:
Working class people are no longer just being Nickel and Dimed, they’re being prosecuted by lenders, banks, and city officials.
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/nickel-and-dimed-afterword

Number of ‘mass layoffs’ jumps up 3 percent:
Mass layoffs – when employers let go of 50 or more people at once – has jumped up 3 percent this summer, according to the unemployment numbers that came out Friday. Major companies like Borders, Bank of America, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, and Goldman Sachs have all recently announced mass layoffs.
http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/number-of-mass-layoffs-jumps-up-3-percent/

Overworked America: 12 Charts that Will Make Your Blood Boil:
Why “efficiency” and “productivity” really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/06/speedup-americans-working-harder-charts

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 : 2,702

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
$1,244,869,691,211
http://www.costofwar.com/

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