Information Clearing House Newsletter October 17, 2011: Who Are The One Percent in America?

17 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

U.S. Officials Peddle False Intel to Support Terror Plot
By Gareth Porter
The information about two Iranian officials leaked to NBC News, the Washington Post and Reuters was unambiguously false and misleading, as confirmed by official documents.

Israel and the March to War:
By Richard Silverstein
Some of you may wonder: how could Israel be preparing for the massive effort it would take to attack Iran and we wouldn’t know about it?

No Evidence? No Problem!!
Exposed: The “Humanitarian” War In Libya
Must Watch Video
How the CIA Used “Libyan Expatriates” To Engineer Consent For Regime Change.

The Chosen Nation
America: With God On Our Side
By Andrew J. Bacevich
Despite a Constitution that mandates the separation of church and state, religion and politics have become inseparable. To lend authority to their views, presidential aspirants of both parties regularly press God into service. They know what he intends.

Obama For Sale
Obama Campaign Reports More than 350 Big Bundlers
By Peter Stone, Elizabeth Lucas
More than 350 big money bundlers have contributed at least $55 million so far this year to President Obama’s re-election efforts, And more than 40 bundlers each roped in at least $500,000.

Who Are The One Percent in America?
By Press TV
The median net worth for a current member of the U.S. House of Representatives was $725,000 in 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and the media net worth of a U.S. Senator was $2.4 million.

A Movement Too Big to Fail
By Chris Hedges
Tinkering with the corporate state will not work. We will either be plunged into neo-feudalism and environmental catastrophe or we will wrest power from corporate hands.

Iran Had Better Watch Its Step Now Obama’s Chasing Votes
By Patrick Cockburn
By dramatising how he frustrated the fiendish plots of the Iranians, Mr Obama can present himself as the president who kept America safe.

‘Israelis, Saudis’ Behind Iran Terror Plot: Former CIA Operative
“The Congress is crazy for war with Iran” and that some U.S. Senators like Joe Lieberman and John McCain “are owned by the Israelis.

UK: Liam Fox Resignation Exposes Tory Links to US Neocons
By Toby Helm and Jamie Doward
We need to know just how far and how deep the links into US politics go. This crisis has discovered traces of a stealth neocon agenda.

Revealed: Fox’s Best Man ‘Had Links to Mossad’
By Jane Merrick and James Hanning
Adam Werritty, the man at the centre of the Liam Fox cash-for-access scandal, has been involved in an audacious plot to topple Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it was claimed last night.

Was Mossad Using Fox and Werritty as ‘Useful Idiots’?
By Craig Murray
Ex-Ambassador reveals how links made by ‘advisers’ set alarm bells ringing.

The Holocaust-state
A Ghetto with Nuclear Weapons.
By Uri Avnery
It has been said that “you can get the Jews out of the ghetto, but you can’t get the ghetto out of the Jews.” But that is exactly what needs to be done.
Gaza Represents the Ultimate Failure of Politics
By David Miliband
These people are not a threat to peace in the Middle East. They are actually its hope.

The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America
By Robert Reich
Whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, the nation eventually rallies and moves forward.
Occupy World St: From NYC to Everywhere :
All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday.

US Kills 27 People in Somalia:
Dozens of civilians were also injured after an American strike on the port town of Kismayo, about 500 kilometers south of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, witnesses told Press TV.

Inside Our Drone Base Empire:
They increasingly dot the planet. There’s a facility outside Las Vegas where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion. And that leaves at least 56 more such facilities to mention in an expanding American empire of unmanned drone bases being set up worldwide.

5 Killed As Fighting Erupts in Yemeni Capital:
The fighting began shortly after midnight on Monday and intensified into the early hours of the morning, with the sound of explosions rocking many parts of the city.

Syrian forces fight army deserters in northwest; 5 killed:
The fighting was the last in a series of small battles, mostly in the northwest of the country, which suggest that the seven month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad is becoming increasingly militarized.

Arab League gives Syria 15 days to end crackdown or face suspension:
League stops short of suspending Syria over its bloody crackdown on protesters, reflecting deep divisions among the body’s 22 nations.

Libya’s NTC retreat after heavy fighting to allow NATO bombing of Sirte:
The battles forced the NTC fighters to pull back, which will give way to NATO’s aircraft and heavy artilleries aiming at hideouts of the pro-Gaddafi forces, said the source, who asked to remain anonymous.

Bani Walid claimed by NATO supported NTC forces:
Libya’s interim government reports that they have entered “Gaddafi stronghold”

Gaddafi’s son confirmed dead:
A television station based in Syria that supports Muammar Gaddafi confirmed today that the deposed Libyan leader’s son Khamis had died in fighting southeast of the capital Tripoli on August 29.

Nuclear lesson from Libya: Don’t be like Qaddafi. Be like Kim.:
Qaddafi should have held on to his nuclear weapons program.

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran :
Dianne Feinstein warns of Iran ‘collision course’:
“Iran is escalating, I believe, its nuclear development. Iran is increasingly hostile,” she said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. “It’s a very dangerous situation.”

Military Force an Option Against Iran, U.S. Republican Says:
Military force shouldn’t be ruled out as a response to an alleged Iranian assassination plot on U.S. soil, the top House Republican on intelligence issues said

Measuring consent for Iran attack: Iran widely seen as “enemy” –
President Obama vowed Thursday to hold Iran accountable for an alleged attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. Despite skepticism surrounding the seriousness of the case, American public opinion on Iran is largely settled and extraordinarily negative. Almost half the public said Iran was an “enemy”

Iran’s leader warns US:
IRAN’S supreme leader warned the United States yesterday that any measures taken against Tehran over an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington would elicit a “resolute” response.

Israeli soldiers should kill terror suspects ‘in their beds’ following Shalit deal, former IDF rabbi says:
Former Chief Military Rabbi Avihai Rontzki said in an interview to Arutz Sheva that IDF soldiers should no longer arrest terror suspects, instead urging them to “kill them in their beds.”

More US troops for Uganda?
The very presence of the American troops in particular areas provokes all kinds of extremists to attack the Americans and Americans will use it as a pretext to increase their presence

Uganda police tear gas protesters :
Police in Uganda fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against high food prices and corruption in the capital.

Kenya: Forces Invade Somalia:
Kenyan forces were on Sunday operating deep inside Somalia with orders to make sure there are no al Shabaab extremists within 100 kilometres of the border.

Somali suicide threat to Kenya:
Somali militant group al-Shabab has threatened Kenya with suicide attacks in retaliation for sending troops across the border in the wake of hostage raids.

Obama’s Top 2012 Fundraiser to Raise $1 Billion:
Barzun, the former executive at CNET Networks Inc, leads the effort to raise as much as $1 billion for the 2012 re- election bid amid a struggling economy and Obama approval ratings at the lows of his presidency.

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 : 2,767

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

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