Information Clearing House Newsletter 8 September, 2011: Let's Cancel 9/11 – The tolling of bells, the honoring of first responders etc etc

8 September, 2011 — Information Clearing House

September May Bring The Death of the Two-state Solution – and the Jewish State
 By Carlo Strenger
 What happens when the Palestinians realize come September that UN recognition doesn’t change their lives, that the settlements continue to expand, and the occupation continues?

Turkey Shouldn’t Let Israel Off the Hook
By Linda S. Heard
 An occupying nuclear power is consistently painted as the victim, while the occupied people are called terrorists.

Hail to the True Victors of Rupert’s Revolution
By John Pilger
Nicholas Sarkozy, a Napoleonic Islamophobe whose intelligence services almost certainly set up the coup against Gaddafi.

The One Killing Civilians is NATO
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
When your house is burgled and you catch the burglar inside, what do you do? Do you simply give him the keys and say OK I will not resist, it is all yours now?

Jihadists Take Over, As Warned
By Julio Godoy
The official euphoria with which the U.S. and European governments celebrated the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya has given way to growing concern that many among the new Libyan leadership are radical Muslims with links to al-Qaeda.

Gaddafi Speech : Truth & Victory!
By Muammar Gaddafi – 09/08/11 – Video and English Translation
They think that NATO will stay forever in the skies; NATO will return defeated, weather it likes it or not, because it’s financial position doesn’t allow it to continue with its air bombardments.

Let’s Cancel 9/11
Bury the War State’s Blank Check at Sea
By Tom Engelhardt
Let’s bag it. I’m talking about the tenth anniversary ceremonies for 9/11, and everything that goes with them: the solemn reading of the names of the dead, the tolling of bells, the honoring of first responders. The works.

Have we Become the Enemy of Freedom?
By John W. Whitehead
Let us dismantle our military empire. Let us take care of our poor, our downtrodden. Let us push back against the surveillance state. Let us put human dignity above corporate profits. If not now, then when?.

Free Speech In The USA?
71-year-old Taken to the Ground for Questioning Congressman
As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about him, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor being handcuffed by police.

Wanna Bet Obama Doesn’t “Go Big” Tonight?
By Mike Whitney
Lets get something straight before President Pangloss delivers his speech tonight. Two-thirds of the $300 billion “stimulus package” he’ll be asking for (to reduce unemployment) is just an extension of programs that are already in place.

The Path to Real Prosperity
A new jobs plan is thinking too small. What we need is a new economy.
By David Korten
We can turn as a species from an economic system devoted to perfecting our capacity for violent exclusionary competition to one devoted to perfecting our capacity for caring, inclusive cooperation.

Fake Assets
By Keiser Report
Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss ‘toxic assets’ that are really ‘fake assets’.

US kills 10 people in Yemen :
A total of 10 “al-Qaida militants” were killed and dozens of others were injured on Wednesday evening when a U.S. drone struck several targets .

CIA action may backfire in Yemen:
On Sunday, as the West remembers the thousands killed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, a group of construction workers in the Arabian Peninsula will be hard at work on a secret CIA runway.

Four Afghan soldiers killed: –
A truck carrying Afghan National Army soldiers struck a roadside bomb Thursday, killing four of them, an Afghan official said.

Two Nato Occupation Force Soldiers Killed in Roadside Bombing:
At least two Nato soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, Nato said in a statement.

NATO says soldier killed Afghan reporter working for BBC:
A NATO soldier killed an Afghan reporter for the BBC in July because he mistook him for an insurgent, the NATO-led force in Afghanistan said Thursday

Pak soldier killed as Indian troops open fire at LoC:
A Pakistan Army soldier was killed when Indian troops opened indiscriminate fire at the Pakistani check post in Machal sector on the Line of Control (LoC) Tuesday night.

Besieged Sirte uses rockets to defend against rebel attack:
Rebels have massed outside the desert town of Bani Walid for days waiting for orders to take the town, but the rocket fire marked an escalation in the standoff, which could reach a climax when a deadline for surrender negotiations runs out this weekend.

Siege of Sirte Continues: Rebels march on Sirte as NATO vows to stay:
The NTC has fixed a Saturday deadline for Bani Walid and other towns loyal to Libyan government, including Sirte and the southern desert oasis of Sabha, to surrender.

Libyan missiles looted:
A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya.

While US war criminals sell books and walk free the ICC prosecutor requests Interpol red notice for Gaddafi:
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday asked Interpol for help in arresting fugitive Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi.

Fact or fiction?
NATO troops replaced by Mujahideen from Afghanistan and Pakistan:
 “The withdrawal of foreign regular special forces recently compensated for a constant influx of militias, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Russia talks with both sides in Syria conflict:
Margelov meets Syrian opposition figures in Moscow on Friday and has talks with Bouthaina Shaaban, an adviser to Assad, on Monday before starting a tour of the Middle East and North Africa next week that will include discussions on Syria.

Ahmadinejad urges Syria talks:
“There should be talks” between the Syrian government and its opponents, Ahmadinejad told Portuguese broadcaster Radiotelevisao Portuguesa late on Wednesday.
“A military solution is never the right solution,” he said.

CIA Plans Well Advanced?
Iran revolution “matter of time” – U.S. “defence” chief:
Revolution in Iran appears to be a matter of time, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta predicted on Tuesday, saying the Iranian reform movement was learning from revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.

Iran warns Turkey against deploying NATO missile defense system:
Turkey plans to deploy radar station aimed at protecting NATO members from the “threat of Iranian missiles”.

Erdogan: Turkey warships will escort any future Gaza aid flotilla:
Turkish PM also says that his country had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources from the eastern Mediterranean.

Palestinians launch statehood campaign:
Scores of Palestinian officials and activists gathered at the UN building on Thursday, saying they would stage peaceful events ahead of the UN General Assembly’s annual meeting later this month, the Associated Press reported.

State Department official says U.S. would veto Palestinian UN bid:
Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman expresses concern regarding possibility of UN declaration in the General Assembly, expresses the need for direct negotiations.

Israeli “Settlers” building twice rate of Israel: NGO:
“Settlers” are building homes in the West Bank at almost twice the pace that they are being constructed inside Israel.

US scientist guilty of spying for Israel:
A LEADING US space scientist has pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for selling classified material to a US undercover agent he thought was an Israeli spy, the Justice Department said.

In case you missed it: Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?:
Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11

Egyptians to rally against military rule:
Egypt’s protest organizers have called for a massive march against the military rule in their country as the trial of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak and his top associates continuesPress TV reports.

Police Say Iraqi Reporter Who Criticized Government Shot Dead:
Hadi al-Mehdi had a weekly program on a Baghdad radio channel on which he called on the government to provide better water, electricity and other public services to Iraqis. He also used Facebook to organize demonstrations every Friday in Baghdad.

Iraq prisoner death ‘great stain’ on UK army – inquiry:
British soldiers beat to death an Iraqi civilian in an act of “unjustified and brutal violence” that left a “very great stain” on Britain’s armed forces, an inquiry concluded on Thursday.

Man killed by South Dakota trooper was war veteran:
A man shot and killed by a South Dakota Highway Patrol officer after allegedly going on a rampage with a pickup truck and a handgun in the western South Dakota tourist town of Custer was a Marine who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Euro Zone Done? ‘Collapse closer as politicians bargain’:
The incoming European Central Bank head says the eurozone should be more financially integrated. And the outgoing chief Jean-Claude Trichet thought a “federation” with a central finance ministry for Europe was the only solution to the debt crisis.

Workers Launch New Wave of Strikes:
Taxi drivers, tax collectors, doctors and garbage collectors in Greece all signaled a new round of strike action on Wednesday in response to government pledges for the swifter enforcement of austerity measures.

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 : 2,705

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

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