Information Clearing House Newsletter 21 October, 2011: Clinton Laughs At Gaddafi's Death – Video

21 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

Gaddafi’s Last Words
As Rebels Dragged Him Through Street

Gaddafi is alive and talking in the video footage.

Clinton on Qaddafi: “We Came, We Saw, He Died”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

Gaddafi Death: Envoy Slams ‘Sadistic’ Triumphalism
“The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,”

The Son of Africa Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels
By John Pilger
With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.

The End Of History
 By Paul Craig Roberts
Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya?

How The West won Libya
They are fighting over the carcass as vultures.
By Pepe Escobar
We also know that change the world can believe in will be the day NATO enforces a no-fly one over Saudi Arabia to protect the Shi’ites in the eastern province.

Gaddafi A Revolutionary Spirit
By Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
He died while valiantly fighting in defence of Libya against the combined forces of NATO and Wahhabi reactionarism

Lion of Africa Killed in Combat
By Gerald A. Perreira
The battle is not over – this struggle continues and with greater impetus following the martyrdom of our leader. The Muammar Qaddafi that I knew would not want us to mourn him but rather to organize and carry forward his mission. And make no mistake, as your empire crumbles, our day will come in his name.

Engineering Consent For Future Military Actions
Qaddafi Is Gone But Other U.S. Foes Remain
By Associated Press
Even with the demise of the Libyan dictator, plus Osama bin Laden, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic, there are still autocrats around the world hostile to the U.S., notably in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran.

U.S. May Have Concealed Deterrent Aim of Iranian Plan
By Gareth Porter
Arbabsiar’s mission may have been to arrange for surveillance of and contingency plans for targets to be hit in the event that Iran is attacked by the United States or Israel.

Is Bank of America Headed for the Glue Factory?
By Mike Whitney
Why is Bank of America moving derivatives from Merrill Lynch to an insured subsidiary?

EU Bank Failures Will Crash Wall Street – Again
8 warnings for Washington and Occupiers
By Paul B. Farrell
Soon the Occupation will explode into a new American Revolution.

Who Do These Guys Work For?
US Lawmakers Reject Canada Drug Purchases
The US Senate Thursday rejected a measure that would have enabled Americans to buy prescription drugs in Canada in a bid to reduce the costs of their health care.

Occupy Wall Street: Fear vs. Fair
By Douglas Forbes
Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Pakistan: 37 killed in cross-border fire Friday:
At least three soldiers and up to 34 militants were killed yesterday in a gunbattle in Pakistan’s restive tribal district of Khyber along the Afghan border, officials said. The fighting erupted when Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) launched a search operation in the Malik din Khel area of Khyber.

Pak will pay very big price for terror safe havens: Clinton:
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday gave a stern warning to Pakistan that the country will pay a “very big price” if it continued to allow its territories to be used as safe havens for terrorists who have crossed the border to attack Americans and Afghans.

Is U.S. Set to Invade Pakistan?:
American soldiers have launched a major operation this week that has seen hundreds of US and Afghan troops mass near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, raising suspicions over a possible unilateral military strike in North Waziristan.

Pakistan Army Chief warns US, flexes nuke muscle : Video –
Pakistan Army Chief General Kayani warned US and said Pakistan is a nuclear power and cannot be compared to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Clinton says US officials met with Haqqanis:
US secretary of state says summer meeting with Haqqani representatives was set up to “see if they would show up”.

US blast kills 10 Afghan civilians:
A US rocket has struck a residential area in war-torn Afghanistan, claiming the lives of at least 10 Afghan civilians Press TV reports.

Afghans Allegedly Forced Onto Mined Roads:
Villagers say that Afghan troops, along with several American mentors, forced civilians to march ahead of soldiers on roads where the Taliban were believed to have planted bombs and landmines.

Syria unrest: ‘At least 13’ die in protests:
At least 13 people were killed across Syria after protesters returned to the streets following Friday prayers, activists said. Most of the deaths were in the central city of Homs, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Moscow slams Western draft resolution on Syria:
The Western draft resolution on Syria could provoke a Libyan scenario in the country, Russian Prime Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

AU: 10 soldiers killed, 2 missing in Somalia fight:
Spokesman Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Friday that casualties occurred when AU soldiers took the last neighborhood held by Somali insurgents in Mogadishu on Thursday. Two soldiers were missing and an armored vehicle had been burned, he said.

Somali Shebab rebels show dozens of dead AU peacekeepers: –
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels displayed “over 70” dead bodies outside Mogadishu Thursday, that they claimed were African Union peacekeepers killed in battle.

Three killed as Yemeni forces, tribesmen clash:
At least three people were killed on Thursday when fighting broke out in northern districts of the Yemeni capital between President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s troops and forces loyal to tribal leader Sadeq Al-Ahmar, sources and media reports said.

Saleh Wants “Guarantees” to Quit:
As he announced his agreement to resign, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on the the United States, Europe and Persian Gulf Arab states to give him unspecified guarantees.

U.S. troops to leave Iraq by year’s end:
“I can report as promised the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year,” Obama said. “After nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.” U.S. troops in Iraq “will definitely be home for the holidays,” he said.

Turkey sends 10,000 troops to Iraq border:
The Turkish military dispatched about 10,000 troops to the border with northern Iraq yesterday as part of its largest offensive against Kurdish militants for three yearsTurkey and Iran to co-operate against PKK: Foreign ministers of two countries join hands against Kurdish fighters as Turkey resumes offensive for second day..

Turkey and Iran to co-operate against PKK:
Foreign ministers of two countries join hands against Kurdish fighters as Turkey resumes offensive for second day.

US drones bombed Libya more than Pakistan:
President Obama will tell you that America’s involvement in the Libyan conflict does not constitute an act of war. In the meantime, however, US drones have conducted nearly triple the amount of airstrikes in Libya than they have in Pakistan, despite lacking congressional approval.

Gaddafi burial delayed amid calls for probe:
Slain leader’s body to be kept in cold storage before secret burial as UN calls video of his last moments “disturbing”.

Disquiet grows over how Gaddafi met his end:
Two videos taken on mobile phones appeared to show him captured bloodied but still alive and then lynched by his captors.

Report: US drone, French jet fired on Gaddafi convoy:
A US drone and a French fighter jet fired shots on a convoy believed to be carrying Moamer Gaddafi shortly before his death, a defence source told Fox News on Thursday.

U.N. warns against extrajudicial killings: —
The use of unnamed drones and raids into countries not parties to war, like Yemen and Pakistan, are problematic, a U.N. expert on extrajudicial killings said.
‘High-class terrorists running US, UK and France’:
“This is just the beginning and part of global regime change. This means orange alert for Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador and definitely red alert for Syria and Iran. This is the kind of democracy US, France and Britain want for the whole world,” he concluded.

In Tripoli, Libya’s Interim Leader Says He Is Quitting:
Mahmoud Jibril, a U.S.-educated economist who helped persuade NATO members to launch their Libya campaign last March, announced in an interview with TIME that he was quitting – potentially leaving Libya in a perilous state of limbo.,8599,2097333,00.html

Hezbollah chief Nasrallah: Next war with Israel will start in Tel Aviv:
Hassan Nasrallah says Hezbollah has ‘many surprises’ that will change the face of the region in a future war.

Guatemala leader apologises for 1954 CIA coup:
Colom, said on Thursday the coup was a “crime [against] the Guatemalan society committed by the CIA and Guatemalans with bad intentions”.

Former Guantánamo Prisoner Speaks Out on Lawsuit Seeking Bush’s Arrest in Canada for Torture:
Four men who say they were tortured in U.S. prisons during the Bush administration will lodge a private prosecution today against the former president in a Canadian provincial court.

US Military sexual assault and rape ‘epidemic’:
One in three female soldiers are raped during their US military service.

U.S. Bank Credit Risk Climbs After Goldman Sachs Loss Exceeds Estimates:
Credit-default swaps on U.S. banks climbed on concern that the slowing economy was weighing on financial institutions’ balance sheets after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its second quarterly loss in 12 years.

Australia: Protesters arrested as chaos descends on CBD:
Riot police have stormed the Occupy Melbourne camp, arresting protesters at City Square on a chaotic day in Swanston Street, with the city still blocked.

U.S. Bank Credit Risk Climbs After Goldman Sachs Loss Exceeds Estimates:
Credit-default swaps on U.S. banks climbed on concern that the slowing economy was weighing on financial institutions’ balance sheets after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its second quarterly loss in 12 years.

50% of All US Workers Made Less than $26,000 in 2010:
The number of millionaires increased by about 20 percent.

Top banks accused of colluding on ATM fees:
A New Jersey man sued Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo on Wednesday on behalf of ATM users, accusing the banks of colluding to fix the fees they charge customers to withdraw money.

Wall Street protests force Cantor to cancel economic speech:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) abruptly canceled an economic address Friday at the University of Pennsylvania after learning that the event could be flooded with protesters aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Occupy Cincinnati protesters arrested:
About two dozen Occupy Cincinnati protesters were arrested overnight at Piatt Park after refusing to leave, according to Cincinnati police.

More arrests coming for Wall St. protesters, Bloomberg says:
Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that the city is going to take a hard line with demonstrators making camp in Lower Manhattan after going easy on the throngs for weeks

‘I’d do it again,’ says police commander filmed pepper spraying the faces of women at Occupy Wall Street protest:
The police commander whose over-zealous use of pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters was caught on video believes he used the correct amount of force and ‘would do things the same way’ if given a second chance.

Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza:
Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent.

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: 4,797

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,768

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

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