Information Clearing House Newsletter 7 September, 2011: How Scared of Terrorism Should You Be?

7 September, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Israel Better Think Twice
By Gilad Atzmon
As the rift between Israel and Turkey deepens, the Israeli media is preparing its crowd for another possible exciting bloody conflict.

Libyan Rebels Enforce Stone Age Condition On Sirte
Video Report
Asiel spoke to many people in Sirte today – and recounts to us what is going on – it is surrounded by NATO’s rebels.

How Scared of Terrorism Should You Be?
By Ronald Bailey
Not very. You are four times more likely to be killed by a lightning bolt than by a terror attack.

Freedoms I Wish the Military Were Defending
By Laurence M. Vance
We have heard it repeated loudly and continuously since 9/11 – the troops are defending our freedoms. – This cliché is actually quite insidious. It is used as a mantra to justify or excuse anything the U.S. military does.

Free Speech in the Face of Oppression
By Michael Parenti
From the origins of the Bill of Rights up to today’s challenges by the FBI and other government entities, Parenti says, it is essential to stand up for one’s rights.

‘War by Peaceful Means is a Kind of Tyranny’
By Saskia Sassen:
Imperialist powers risk reducing their constituents to children, says Saskia Sassen

The “Shock Doctrine” Comes to Your Neighborhood Classroom
By David Sirota
“Let’s hope the fiscal crisis doesn’t get better too soon. It’ll slow down reform.” — Tom Watkins, a consultant, summarizes the corporate education reform movement’s current strategy to the Sunday New York Times.

Roubini: Slowdown Brings Forward New Crisis
By Scott Hamilton
“In the short term, we need to do massive stimulus, otherwise there’s going to be another Great Depression.

Currency Wars, Trade and the Consuming Crisis of Capitalism
Must Read – By Charles Hugh Smith
To understand why the euro is failing and the Swiss Franc peg is a sand castle that will dissolve in a rising tide, we must start with a historical context and the crisis of global Capitalism.

Inside Job
Must Watch – Full Documentary Movie
A powerhouse of a documentary that will leave you both thunderstruck and boiling with rage.

Pakistan: Suicide Bombers Kill 20 in Quetta Attack:
Two suicide bombers attacked the residence of a military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens, officials said.

Eleven people killed in Delhi bomb blast:
At least 11 people have been killed and 76 injured after a bomb blast outside the high court in New Delhi.

Seventy-fifth French soldier killed in Afghanistan:
A French soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan Wednesday, bringing the number of French losses there since 2001 to 75.

US kills 3 people in Yemen as suspected Al-Qaeda militants kill six Yemen troops:
Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed six Yemeni soldiers in clashes in the south on Wednesday as a security official told AFP that a US drone had struck a makeshift checkpoint killing three jihadists.

Presstitute alert: …
Libya: Over 800 killed in battle for Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte :
Libya’s transitional leaders believe hundreds of their supporters have been gunned down in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte by “desperate regime loyalists”

Libyan rebels killed in Tripoli blast:
Some residents say it was a car bomb attack carried out by Libyan forces or civilians defending Tripoli

Libya’s Zintan Brigade refuses to leave Tripoli:
Libya’s Zintan Brigade, formed by its cult leader who died in a fierce battle with Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, refuses to cede control of vital installations in Tripoli until the Libyan capital is “safe.”

RAF Tornados conduct strikes on Libyan troops and civilians defending Sirte:
British aircraft yesterday mounted a long-range mission against the Libyan city of Sebha and conducted strikes on Libyan troops and civilians defending Sirte.

Libyan fighters say Gadhafi surrounded:
The council’s deputy defense minister said, however, that Libya’s former rebels had no idea where Gadhafi was, and they were focusing on taking control of territory instead of tracking down the former leader.

Niger: Only 1 major Libyan figure in Niger:
A spokesman for the president of Niger debunked media reports that a convoy of over 200 military vehicles from Libya had entered his country, saying only three cars had crossed ferrying one senior member of Moammar Gadhafi’s entourage.

Gaddafi wife and children living in Algerian villa:
The 12-strong group, led by Col Gaddafi’s wife Safia, daughter Aisha, sons Mohamamad and Hannibal, plus other relations, are under guard near the state residence complex overlooking the Mediterranean. Sources in Algiers said the family were taken to the area, which is home to senior regime figures, after they were transferred by private jet from a Sahara oasis at the weekend.

Eight Iraqi soldiers killed:
Gunmen killed eight soldiers at a checkpoint in western Iraq before burning their corpses on Tuesday, a police officer said

Who would have guessed? LOL:
Plan Would Keep Small Force in Iraq Past Deadline:
US “Defense” Secretary is supporting a plan that would keep 3,000 to 4,000 American troops in Iraq after a deadline for their withdrawal at year’s end

Who cares what Iraqis want?
Iraqis might not want U.S. forces to stay: –
 It will be difficult to convince the Iraqi people that U.S. forces need to stay in the country beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, an Iraqi lawmaker said.

Iran says Kurdish rebel deputy chief killed:
Iranian forces have killed the deputy commander of PJAK, the anti-Teheran Kurdish rebel group based in Iraq, the Islamic republic’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday.

Heavy gunfire in central, north Syria; 11 killed:
Nine of the dead were in Homs, a hotbed of opposition to Assad’s autocratic regime. Two others were shot dead during raids in Sarameen, in northern Syria.

Report: Iran Pledges to Support Syria in Case of West’s Military Intervention: –
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has underlined that Tehran would maintain and reinvigorate its alliance with Syria under any kind of condition and would defend Damascus against any possible military aggression by the West, a report by a Lebanese newspaper said.

Russia Rejects Western Plan for Further Syrian Sanctions:
The Kremlin’s pragmatic policy is in increasing opposition to stiffening western governmental opposition to the continued existence of the al-Asad government.

China opposes putting pressure on Syria to solve internal crisis:
China said on Wednesday that the Syrian crisis should be solved through dialogue and consultations instead of simply putting pressure on the country, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Syria – How the west hijacks demonstrations and orchestrates a pro-EMPIRE counter revolution.:
Media bias has reached a new level of insanity. If you didn’t know about this, you definitely need to take the time and read the following.

Israeli Occupation Forces Kills Member of Palestinian Resistance:
The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) said its men battled Israeli troops who crossed the border near Khan Younis and that one militant died in an air strike.

Analysis: NATO membership a restraint for Turkey:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is ultimately believed to be the main obstacle that will prevent Turkey from actually following through and dispatching naval vessels to the eastern Mediterranean to confront the Israel Navy

UK: Lawyer tells MPs: James Murdoch lied to you:
Former News International executives insist that chairman was told of incriminating hacking email

Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports:
Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police.

Ikea ‘used political prisoners in GDR as slave labour’:
Swedish retail giant Ikea used political prisoners in East Germany as “slave labour” to make furniture, secret police files unearthed by a German broadcaster appear to show.

Officials: 1,000 Texas homes burned in past week:
More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze near Austin that is still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.

Texas cut fire department funding by 75 percent this year:
Under Gov. Rick Perry (R) this year, Texas slashed state funding for the volunteer fire departments that protect most of the state from wildfires like the ones that have recently destroyed more than 700 homes.

Obama ‘to inject $300 bn’ in bid to create jobs:
The plan includes $300 billion in new spending and an equal amount of offsetting cuts, including slashing payroll taxes and extending unemployment insurance.

Tax Cuts Exceeding Republican Plans Said Considered by Obama:
President Barack Obama may press Congress for tax cuts that would exceed his past proposals as well as some of the offerings from House Republicans to strengthen his hand in talks on measures to boost the U.S. economy, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

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 : 2,702

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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