Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 October, 2011: Extraordinary Pictures From Libya

14 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

US Kills 78 People in Somalia
By Press TV
In a different incident on Friday, another US drone attack killed 11 civilians and wounded 34 more in Hoosingow district in the south of the country.

Extraordinary Pictures Show Libyan City Shelled to Smithereens
By Daily Mail Reporter
Buildings are crumbling, heavily armed fighters stand on every street corner and snipers lurk on rooftops – welcome to Sirte.

Locked Up Abroad-For The FBI

By Nick Baumann
Inside the feds’ secret program to have American citizens detained and interrogated by foreign governments.

Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot
By Ray McGovern
“Whoever concocted this tale wanted the ‘plot’ exposed … to precipitate a major crisis in relations between Iran and the United States. Which other government in the Middle East would like nothing better than to see those relations take a big step toward military confrontation?

FBI Account of ‘Terror Plot’ Suggests Sting
By Gareth Porter
Document describing evidence in the case provides multiple indications that it was mainly the result of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation.

The Iran-Saudi Assassination “Hoax?”
By Sharmine Narwani
Our favourite bogeyman bar none is the “Iranian, Shiite, Islamist” one, and we parade it around to great effect when we need an extra card to bulldoze through any reasoned policy challenges.

Libya Sent Death Squads To Assassinate President Regan
A History Of CIA Propaganda and Hit Squads
By John Stockwell and Louis Wolf
How the Mossad setup the US Government to believe that Libya had sent death squads to kill President Reagan.

Israel’s Useful Idiots
Terror Backers Should Lose US Citizenship: US Lawmakers

The so-called “Enemy Expatriation Act” is aimed at US nationals “engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States.

Insiders Voice Doubts About CIA’s 9/11 Story
By Rory O’Connor and Ray Nowosielski
A growing number of former government insiders – all responsible officials who served in a number of federal posts – are now on record as doubting ex-CIA director George Tenet’s account of events leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

Cop Punches Protester
Occupy Wall Stret vs. Police: Fighting Breaks Out as Protesters March Down Broadway.

“Gimme Some Truth” : By John Lennon.
 I’m sick and tired of hearing things
 From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
 All I want is the truth
 Just gimme some truth.

18 killed in Iraq bombings:
Two bomb blasts have killed at least 18 people in a mainly Shia Baghdad district in the latest in a series of large attacks to hit Iraq’s capital in less than a week.

Ways of staying on in Iraq:
Some US troops could remain in Iraq even after Iraqi political leaders ruled out their receiving immunity from prosecution

NATO, Afghan Forces Kill 13 “Insurgents”:
The joint raid by coalition and Afghan troops in northern Faryab province began late Thursday, said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a spokesman for Afghan police in the north. One police officer was killed in the operation, he said.

Three police, Afghan child killed in a bomb blast: –
Three Afghan border police officers and one child were killed Friday in a car bombing in volatile southern Afghanistan, an official said.

Nato occupation force soldier killed by Afghan resistance: :
The international military coalition did not provide further details in its statement on the attack, which happened yesterday.

Murder Inc:
US kills four people in Pakistan: officials:

A US drone strike killed four “militants” in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, the third such attack in 48 hours against Taliban hotbeds in Waziristan near the Afghan border, officials said.

Ten Syrian soldiers, police killed in ambush:
Armed groups have killed 10 government forces and injured scores of others in the northwestern province of Idlib.

Seven reported killed in Syria protests:
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a second activist group, the Local Co-ordination Committees, both reported one person killed in the Damascus suburb of Saqba and another killed in the northern village of Andan today. The observatory said seven people were also killed in the southern village of Dael, while the co-ordination committees put the death toll there at five.

Syria is heading for full-blown civil war, top UN official warns:
Ten people have died in the latest clashes as protesters urge more people to defect from the Syrian security forces

Here we go again:
U.N. urges world to protect civilians in Syria:

The United Nations said the death toll from the unrest had reached 3,000, including at least 187 children. Its human rights chief demanded that the world act to stop the carnage.

‘Free Syrian Army’ poses growing threat to Assad:
Since going AWOL, tank driver Adday has exiled himself in Turkey and joined an allegedly growing number of Syrian army defectors who have regrouped under the banner of the Free Syrian Army.

New fighting breaks out in Libyan capital:
A gunbattle erupted between NATO supported revolutionary forces and resistance fighters supporters Friday in the heart of the Libyan capital for the first time since the longtime leader was ousted and forced into hiding.

NATO Supported Rebels Retreat
Libya’s new regime fighters retreated under heavy fire from Moamer Kadhafi diehards in his hometown Sirte.

In the chaos of Sirte, anti-Gaddafi fighters are killing each other:
Fight for last uncaptured ground made more deadly by Libyan government forces’ rivalries and inexperience

Mainstream Media’s Coverage of Libya Disturbing:
The mainstream media’s conspicuous silence about the racially motivated human rights abuses perpetrated against black Libyans and immigrants, by the NATO-backed Transitional National Council (TNC) forces in Libya, is disturbing.

Protest In Tripoli :

NATO let’s horse escape: US closes door:
 US team seeking missing missiles in Libya:
The United States has a team of people on the ground in Libya to help the authorities find missing surface-to-air missiles that could threaten civil aviation, a US official said Friday.

Obama: US can prove Iranian assassination plot is true:
US President Barack Obama said the US can support all the allegations of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi Arabian diplomat and show the world that it was reckless behaviour on the part of the Iranian government. There will not be a dispute over what happened, Mr Obama told a White House news conference –

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran:
If U.S. has proof, U.N. can be won over on Iran plot:

If the United States follows the example of previous U.S. administrations and presents its case at a public meeting of the 15-nation Security Council, it might be able to galvanize public support against doubters and critics who have suggested that the new charges against Iran border on the preposterous

Demonizing Iran: Obama on Iran:
We Don’t Take Any Options Off the Table”:
President Obama condemned Iran, warning on Thursday that “we don’t take any options off the table” in terms of a response and calling for other nations to join him “to make sure that Iran is further and further isolated and pays a price for this kind of behavior.”

Will Israel bomb Iran without notifying the US?:
The danger is that Netanyahu may seek to break out of the current political isolation by mounting a spectacular attack

Saudi Envoy to Iran: Riyadh Accuses No Country of Assassination Plot:
Saudi Ambassador to Tehran Osama Bin Ahmad Al-Sanosi dismissed the western media reports alleging that Riyadh has accepted the US accusations against Iran, and stressed that “we will not allow enemies to misuse” the occasion.

Argentina was advised of possible Iran attacks: source:
“The Saudis advised us four months ago, at the request of the United States,” the Argentine source told Reuters on condition of anonymity, without providing further details.

Guess what?
Saudi Claims Alleged Iranian Plotter Also Orchestrated Bahrain Unrest:

Roy Gutman of McClatchy Newspapers reported from Riyadh, that Nawaf Obeid, an adviser to the Saudi government, claimed that Saudi intelligence had damning information tying one of the supposed conspirators to the unrest in Bahrain.

U.S. eyes Iran’s central bank as sanctions target:
“We’re looking quite intensively at how to ratchet up the pressure,” Cohen said.

Mansour Arbabsiar recalled as upbeat about finances during summer encounter:
“It’s a puzzle,” Hosseini said. “Maybe somebody offered him some money. He doesn’t have the brain to say no.”

In case you missed it:
The Libyan “Hit Squad” Hoax:
Soon after President Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, breathless articles about Libyan “hit [assassination] squads” began to occupy the front page of The Washington Post. For three weeks, Post readers-and the U.S. government-were obsessed with these squads, which reportedly originated in the Middle East, had reached Europe, and were currently in Canada, where they were poised to cross into the United States like a swarm of northern killer bees.

Yemen braces for fresh protest as UN debates resolution:
Thousands of Yemenis were expected Friday to hold anti-government marches as the United Nations Security Council was to debate a resolution calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign a power transition deal.

PA cuts ties with pro-Palestinian U.S. lobby over criticism of UN statehood bid:
Palestinian leadership reportedly cut ties with American Task Force on Palestine after lobby officials voiced concern that a move for statehood recognition would lead to violence in the West Bank.

The cost of empire:
Panetta: Cutting too deep would devastate military:

“I don’t say it as a scare tactic, don’t say it as a threat,” Mr. Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee. “It’s a reality.”

McCain vows to nullify defense cuts if they’re triggered:
“If there’s a failure on the part of the supercommittee, we will be among the first on the floor to nullify that provision. Congress is not bound by this. If something is passed, we can reverse it,” McCain responded.

Pentagon can’t count:
Report: Pentagon doesn’t know where the money is going:

The Defense Department, has discovered that its financial ledgers are in worse shape than expected and that it will have to spend billions of dollars in the coming years to make its financial accounting credible, the Center for Public Integrity reported Thursday.

Alexander Litvinenko murder was ‘London nuclear terror’:
The murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 was apparently poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium-210.

New York police fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies:
A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

Who Bought Obama?
President raised more than $70 million for his re-election effort in third quarter:

In an early morning email to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced the campaign had raised more than $70 million between July and September.

Jim Rogers- Let the Banks Fail!!- CNBC :
Kudlow says it’s a done deal that Greece will fail and predicts massive QE from the Fed and the ECB. Rogers calls Bernanke a liar.

Greece’s Bondholders Brace for Bigger Losses to Solve Crisis:
Euro Credit: Greek bondholders are preparing to lose as much as 60 percent of their investments as European leaders try to impose a solution that reduces the nation’s debt burden by enough to end the debt crisis.

Occupy Wall Street Wins:
Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park

Alan Grayson champions Occupy Wall Street on Real Time with Bill Maher
Alan Grayson, Democrat from Florida, tore a fellow panelist apart and managed to articulate some of the biggest issues facing the middle class when author P.J. O’Rourke attempted to belittle the economic education of protestors who take part in Occupy Wall Street. Alan Grayson’s response is worth watching and extremely commendable. I am posting with commentary, as is my right.

Arrests made as police, CSP clear out Occupy Denver camp site:
A handful of people have been arrested as police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Denver camp in front of the Colorado Capitol early this morning to dismantle tents and remove debris.

UK: Riot police deployed for Wall St copycat protest in City:
Anti-capitalist protesters are threatening to storm the City tomorrow to launch an “autumn of action” against its banks.

Community Members block auctions in Brooklyn court; 9 activists arrested.:
Video –

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: 4,796
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,762

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

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