15 September 2011 — Information Clearing House
Israel Does Not Want a Palestinian State. Period.
By Gideon Levy
Next week will be Israel’s moment of truth, or more precisely the moment in which its deception will be revealed.
How to Save the United States and Israel From Themselves
By William Pfaff
Most Americans would likely agree that the main shock delivered to Americans and the American government by the 9/11 attacks was that of vulnerability. Another such shock is impending.
US Ambassador: Support for Israel Drives all US Policies
By Alison Weir
While many Americans may believe that US policies are designed to address American needs, America’s new Ambassador to Israel explains that this is far from the case.
Americans Need The Truth About 9/11
By Eric S. Margolis
We Americans become like the moribund Hapsburg Empire which was said to have forgotten nothing and learned nothing.
From The Archives
Bush Planned Iraq ‘Regime Change’ Before Becoming President
By Neil Mackay
A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure ‘regime change’ even before he took power in January 2001.
Cowards And Presstitutes
By Paul Craig Roberts
As an economist I have never had much patience with Paul Krugman’s economics.
America and Oil – Declining Together?
By Michael T. Klare
Ditching oil for the new energy technologies should be America’s top economic priority, but if you’re in a betting mood, you probably shouldn’t put your money on Washington.
The Fall of the United States
By John Atcheson
Welcome to the late great United States – a country in economic and moral free fall. A country in thrall to a cult of greed, selfishness, and ignorance.
FBI Teaches Agents
‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’
By Spencer Ackerman
The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”
Pakistan blast: 31 killed, Taliban claims responsibility:
The attack occurred around 3 p.m. at the funeral of a pro-government local elder in a village in Jandol area, close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
US kills senior “al Qaeda” militant in Pakistan:
The drone strike occurred in Pakistan’s tribal areas within the last few days, the officials said, but they declined to provide more precise details.
British occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan:
A British soldier serving in the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been shot dead while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan.
Afghanistan attacks increase – US blames Pakistan-based group:
Pakistani officials have rejected the allegation and have fended off a warning that the United States would do whatever it takes to defend its forces from Pakistan-based militants staging attacks in Afghanistan, saying there was no proof of such cross-border operations.
10 reported killed as Syrian forces raid Daraa province:
At least 10 workers were killed Thursday when Syrian security forces stormed a farm in the restive southern province of Daraa, according to opposition activists.
Syrian activists form opposition council in Istanbul as regime proceeds with crackdown:
A group of Syrian opposition activists announced Thursday the creation of a council designed to present a united front against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
Two killed, 3 injured in clashes between gov”t forces, militants in Yemen: –
Two were killed, while three others injured last night in clashes between governmental forces and tribal militants belonging to Sheikh Sadeq Bin Abduallah Al-Ahmar, head of Hashed tribe.
Libya interim govt says on outskirts of Sirte: –
Libya’s provisional government said on Thursday that its forces had reached the outskirts of toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte — still controlled by his loyalits.
NATO continues destroying military assets of pro-Gaddafi forces: –
NATO warplanes in the last 24 hours attacked and destroyed a number of military targets belonging to pro-Gaddafi forces around several Libyan towns.
15% Of Forces Loyal To Libyan Government Still Operational:
NATO says that 15% of the forces loyal to Libyan Government are still operational and explained that they are concentrated in an area between Tripoli, the southern desert town of Sebha and the coastal town of Sirte.
Sarkozy and Cameron: Heroes for a Day:
The images are a bit surreal in a city where the last people loyal to former dictator Moammar Gadhafi are still being hunted down, and where vans are still driving each day to overflowing jails.
Libya becoming a ‘Nato protectorate’:
Britain’s aid package for Libya is cause for alarm, not relief, Stop the War Coalition said today.: The pledge includes a six-month “military liaison team” to seek out and destroy pro-Gadaffi forces’ weapon stockpiles, as well as £1 million in funding for NGOs specialising in weapons decommissioning.
Libya: Legal Fig Leaf: ‘Some civilians more equal than others’ :
The new Libyan Prime Minister has been accused of bringing in former Gaddafi officials and acting like a dictator. John Laughland from the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation says that Nicholas Sarkozy and David Cameron went to Libya to show that Gaddafi’s regime has definitely fallen.
Islamists emerge in force in new Libya:
Although it went largely unnoticed during the uprising that toppled Gaddafi last month, Islamists were at the heart of the fight, many as rebel commanders.
Russia: Al-Qaeda may have anti-aircraft missiles from Libya:
The threat of a terrorist attack against a civilian aircraft, particularly in Europe, has increased, and a first-even shoot down of a US helicopter in Afghanistan by anti-aircraft missile in August may be linked to Libyan weaponry moving illicitly abroad, Rogachev said.
UN resolution would create UN mission in Libya:
The Security Council is considering a new resolution that would establish a U.N. mission in Libya, unfreeze assets of two major oil companies and lift a ban on flights by Libyan aircraft, according to a copy obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
Venezuela oppose rebels in Libya’s UN seat:
Countries belonging to a Latin America trade group oppose giving Libya’s U.N. member seat to the former rebels who ousted Moammar Gadhafi’s government, the Venezuelan ambassador said in a Wednesday letter to the new General Assembly president.
NATO in Libya a ‘model’ for Euro-US cooperation: US official:
A senior US State Department official hailed NATO’s air strike campaign in Libya as a “model” for future cooperation between European members of the military alliance and the US.
AFRICOM commander: ‘I’d like more special operations forces now’:
Ham said he expects to see incremental increases in the numbers of U.S. special operations forces in Africa over the next couple of years, but doesn’t expect to see a large-scale change until the U.S. draws down in Afghanistan after 2014.
Manufacturing Consent For US Bases in Africa:
Terror threat ‘very worrying’ in Africa: US general:
Africa must improve security cooperation in battling extremists or face the prospect of a continent-wide terror network threatening the region and the United States, a top US commander warned Wednesday.
Israeli ambassador flees Jordan:
The Israeli ambassador to Jordan has reportedly fled the Jordanian capital of Amman amid fears of massive anti-Israel demonstrations near its embassy over the weekend.
Palestinians: We will seek full UN membership on September 23:
Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki says Palestinians will submit request to Security Council next Friday, ending speculation over whether they would risk U.S. veto; Netanyahu plans to address General Assembly on same day.
Israel Planning to Place Bus in Front of UN Building:
“The image of the bus that was hit while a boy was inside explains Israel’s determination to fight terrorism,” a source close to the issue said
UK Bans Arrest Warrants for Israeli War Crimes :
Britain has amended a law that allowed for issuing arrest warrants against Israeli politicians who visit the country, British Ambassador Matthew Gould announced Thursday.
War criminal: Chertoff: Rendition was ‘more efficacious’ for CIA :
Chertoff talks to Tim Franks about the extraordinary rendition of terror suspects and US co-operation with regimes that may have used torture
In Britain, King pressed to explain support for IRA:
The Labor Party’s David Winnick. Winnick went on to recall several remarks King made in the ’80s, including when he said, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the IRA for it.”
Border deal could erode personal privacy in Canada: Report:
The anticipated trade and security agreement with the United States carries no guarantee of a reduction of red tape at the border for Canadian business and is more likely to violate national privacy laws, a new report suggests.
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users: –
Social media users who denounce drug cartel activities along the Mexican border received a brutal warning this week: Two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge.
Agents find weapons, rocket launcher near Rio Grande:
Inside the bag were six assault rifles, a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher, 20 ammunition magazines for various-sized weapons and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 plastic explosives, a Border Patrol news release said.
15-year-old arrested in Calif. with military issue rocket launcher:
An unnamed 15-year-old was arrested in Novato, California this week after police discovered a U.S. military issue rocket launcher commonly used during the worst of the fighting in Iraq. Officers discovered the weapon during a routine traffic stop.
Matt Taibbi: The $2 Billion UBS Incident: ‘Rogue Trader’ My Ass:
Rogue companies are protected at every level of the regulatory structure and continually empowered by dergulatory legislation giving them access to our bank accounts.
Serving US Poor a Cold Cup of Bitter Tea:
It seems the only federal monies the right wing in this country likes to see spent is for state-sponsored executions and subsidies for corporations and the wealthy.
Mortgage industry whistleblower wins $1M in case against Bank of America:
A high-level executive who reported corrupt lending practices at Countrywide Financial Corp. was improperly fired for leading internal investigations that “revealed widespread and pervasive wire, mail and bank fraud” at the lender, a federal agency ruled Wednesday.
Sarah Palin alleged to have used cocaine and marijuana:
Biography of the Tea Party politician alleges that she used drugs, and had a long affair with her husband’s business partner
“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 : 2,718
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001