Information Clearing House Newsletter September 11, 2011: Paul Craig Roberts: Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance?

11 September 2011 — Information Clearing House

Explosive Wikileaks US Cable:
Al Jazeera Deletes Content that Disturb US Government

By Guest Post
A confidential US cables from US embassy in Doha, reveals that Al Jazeera Managing Director Wadah Khanfar has agreed to US government request to delete and altar website content that “disturb” the US government. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29104.htm

The Predicament of the Syrian Opposition
By Mostafa Zein
Now that Medvedev announced he was standing alongside the regime and accused the opposition of being involved in terrorism, the latter must seek an alternative for foreign intervention. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29109.htm

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory
Video
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29110.htm

Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance?
By Paul Craig Roberts
The emotional needs of the population produced by government propaganda overwhelms science, evidence, and facts. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29103.htm

The Truth About 9/11 Truthers
By Ted Rall
I know that most 9/11 Truther narratives don’t make sense. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29113.htm

The Terrorism Issue that Wasn’t Discussed
By Gareth Porter
Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars that continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29102.htm

A Date in Common Between Chile and USA “911”.
Video
Description of the ‘fall”of Chile’s government in the ’70s. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29108.htm

One-Eyed Men In The World Of The Blind
By Professor Lawrence Davidson
There is an interesting phenomenon which we can call “the political retiree’s confession.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29105.htm

White Hats
Americans’ Incapacity for Self-reflection Bodes Ill For The World

By Daniel Patrick Welch
Libya is the latest ticket punch on America’s Trip to Hell on the Installment Plan. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29107.htm

World Markets Tumble as Clouds gather over Eurozone
By Mike Whitney
3 years after Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the global economy is now facing a second and more lethal financial crisis that threatens to tear-apart the battered eurozone and drag the world economy back into recession. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29111.htm

Where from Here?
Mushrooms – keep ’em in the dark and feed them crap...
By Mark Braund
Since education was made accessible to the masses – in theory a good thing – it’s purpose has been to ‘socialise’ people: to teach them certain life skills, but not encourage them to think too deeply about society and its inherent injustices. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29112.htm

Yahoo Warns Against Information Clearing House Newsletter
America’s Moment in the Sun Has Come and Gone
By ICH Reader
The American People are no longer interested in anyone other than themselves. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29106.htm

Government loyalists forces kill 15 rebels at Libya oil refinery:
Libyan government forces attacked an oil refinery, killing 15 rebel guards, on Monday, in an apparent attempt to disrupt a drive by Libya’s new rulers to seize the ousted leader’s last bastions and revive the oil-based economy. http://bit.ly/nMCEcp

Despite NATO Bombing Libyan Government Troops Stall Rebel Attack:
The protracted battle over the loyalist bastions of Bani Walid and Sirte, Gadhafi’s hometown, has dashed hopes of a speedy “declaration of liberation” . http://apne.ws/qMijFN

Gadaffi: ‘Imperialists cannot conquer Libya’:
Gaddafi’s message, which was read on Syria’s al-Rai TV on Monday, accused revolutionary fighters of surrendering the oil-rich country to foreign occupiers. http://bit.ly/ovXnw3

Tension rises between rebel and civilian leaders in Libya:
The dispute over a plan to bring rebel fighters under civilian authority involves Mahmoud Jibril, who serves as a kind of interim prime minister, and rebel commander Abdel-Hakim Belhaj. http://lat.ms/ogKfwp

Torture – inflicted at the hands of the rebels:
Tortured prisoners are a familiar sight in Libyan jails but the captive at Jdeibah prison in Tripoli was no victim of Colonel Gaddafi’s regime, but a prisoner of those who now control the Libyan capital. http://ind.pn/rnzX4L

What a load of bull:
US puts 4 troops on ground in Libya:
The Defense Department says it has four troops in Libya – only the second time since the U.S. became involved there that it has acknowledged having any military personnel on the ground. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44487976/ns/politics/#.Tm5L9luafzw

The UN Was An Accomplice To Nato Aggression On Libya:
At the behest of the Western powers, led by America, the UN has jettisoned its own aims and principles as these powers sought to dominate the rest of the world in pursuit of their hegemonic and predatory ambitions. http://bit.ly/pPrsAG

10 killed northern province of Syria:
‘At least ten people were killed in Jabal al Zawiya in the Idlib province,’ Omar Idlibi, the spokesman for the Local Coordination Committees (LCC), told the German Press Agency dpa. The LCC is an umbrella group that helps organize and document protests across Syria. http://bit.ly/pWFDoH

Assad aide says 1,400 killed in Syria violence:
Some 1,400 people, including 700 army and security officials, have been killed in the violence in Syria, a top aide to President Bashar al-Assad said Monday. http://bit.ly/qs3SNX

Medvedev tells Cameron to go slow on Syria:
 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday it would be a mistake to put more pressure on Syria’s regime for its crackdown on the opposition. http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=202251

Syria may buy more Russian air defense systems:
Syria has shown interest in buying a whole range of advanced Russian air defense systems, a source in the Russian defense industry told RIA Novosti on Monday. http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20110912/166787203.html

US Kills Another 5 People In Pakistan:
Five persons were killed and some others sustained injuries in a US drone attack on a house and a vehicle at Hasukhel village in Mir Ali subdivision in North Waziristan on Sunday, tribal sources said. http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=8733&Cat=13

A killing machine called CIA:
The CIA’s drone attacks in Pakistan have killed a lot more innocent people than it does in more mundane day-to-day butchery, but the plain fact is that it has always been in the business of killing, and always will be. http://www.dawn.com/2011/09/12/a-killing-machine-called-cia.html

US May Have Benefited From Pakistani Journalist’s Torture / Murder:
The reporter’s beating and murder (allegedly at the hands of Pakistan’s army intelligence service, the ISI) could have produced information that led to the death of Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri in a drone strike four days after Shahzad’s body was found: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/syed-shahzad-ilyas-kashmiri

9/11 gave US a chance to achieve goals in region: Afghan Official:
“The US has no plan to eliminate Al Qaeda and Taliban, liberate Afghanistan or establish a democracy here,” he said. Afghanistan’s crucial geographical location makes it strategically important to the US. Manli said it was the time for Afghans to take advantage of the situation. http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2011/09/11/911-gave-us-chance-achieve-goals-region

Five dead in southeast Turkey after Kurdish attacks:
Kurdish rebels attacked a police station and a paramilitary police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Iraq, killing five people, including three civilians, the region’s governor said Monday. http://bit.ly/piUlxb

Report: US considers basing Predators in Turkey: –
The U.S. and Turkey are discussing how to continue cooperation against terrorist targets in northern Iraq after U.S. forces leave Iraq in December, including the possibility of basing Predator drones in Turkey, a U.S. official said Sunday. http://bit.ly/q8Jkpi

5 Killed in Mogadishu Bombing, Soldier Shoots Famine Victims:
At least 5 people were killed Friday in Mogadishu, two days after 7 civilians were killed by Somali government soldiers opened fire at a food aid distribution center, Radio Garowe reports. http://allafrica.com/stories/201109110004.html

2 Yemeni soldiers killed by roadside bomb :
Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and four wounded Sunday by a roadside bomb blast in southern Yemen http://wapo.st/nSw3Nk

Yemen’s president authorizes deputy to sign power transfer but retains right to reject deal:
Yemen’s president has delegated his vice president to negotiate with the opposition over a long-standing power transfer deal, apparently stalling again in the face of international pressure on him to step aside. http://wapo.st/oC6kIU

War criminal says:
‘Iran poses biggest threat to US’:
Chairwoman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Frances Townsend says Iran represents the biggest strategic threat to the US. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/198787.html

Russia ready to help Iran build N-plants:
Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko says Russia will continue its nuclear cooperation with the Iranian government and is ready to assist Tehran in the construction of other nuclear power plants, Press TV reports. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/198751.html

Iran tells UN it will hit back at any attack:
Iran warned it would “not hesitate” to hit back following a foreign strike on its soil in a formal complaint to the United Nations over a warning from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. http://bit.ly/n93NGt

War criminal says:
Decade after 9/11, Iran must not get nukes:
Israel’s prime minister says a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks, Iran’s nuclear program must be stopped and that the possibility of extremists getting atomic weapons is a real threat. http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110911/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_sept11

Israel pre-empts Obama:
Jewish Dems tout PM’s gratitude to Obama:
Netanyahu thanks US president for loyalty in opposing PA statehood bid at the United Nations, military, economic, security cooperation. http://bit.ly/o1K02e

Poll: EU’s leading countries support Palestinian statehood bid in UN:
Survey conducted on behalf of Avaaz political web movement shows significant majority of citizens supports recognition of future Palestinian state in Germany, France, and U.K. http://bit.ly/pfr93H

Guantanamo: Global Symbol of State Terror:
Guantanamo Bay prison has become a universal symbol of unlawful detention, daily abuse, and fatal torture. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/guantanamo-global-symbol-state-terror

Euro exit could cost €45,000 for each family:
THE cost of Ireland leaving the euro could be as much as €45,000 per family in the first year, according to research report for clients of giant Swiss investment bank UBS. http://bit.ly/qotPG9

Bank of America to slash 30,000 jobs:
Bank of America has announced that it will cut some 30,000 jobs, roughly 10% of its total workforce, as part of a broader plan to reduce its expenses. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/198782.html

The Four Horsemen:
Understanding we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 thinkers, advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how the world really works. http://www.fourhorsemenfilm.com/

‘Culturomics’ Predicted The Arab Revolutions-And Now It Predicts Global Unrest:
Through a computerized analysis of news reports, researchers claim they can forecast major human events http://www.businessinsider.com/culturomics-predict-revolution-2011-9

The More Americans That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes:
JP Morgan has contracted to provide food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. JP Morgan is paid for each case that it handles, so that means that the more Americans that go on food stamps, the more profits JP Morgan makes. http://bit.ly/i8SoZ3

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 : 2,711

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
$1,248,516,692,269 http://www.costofwar.com/

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