Information Clearing House Newsletter 26 October, 2011: Police Turn Oakland Into War Zone

26 October, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Gaddafi’s Death: Celebrating Murder While Ushering in Civil War
By Orwellwasright’s Weblog
It’s official: capturing someone alive and quickly executing them, then parading the corpse around on TV 24 hours is “a good thing”.

Reports Say
US Drone Fired at Qaddafi Convoy After Negotiated Truce

By Daya Gamage
In addition rebel sources in Misrata claim US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was informed of the “White Flag” truce negotiated and agreed to by Libya’s NTC while visiting Libya Wednesday October 19.

Revulsion, Resistance & Angry words from Tripoli University
By Franklin Lamb
American democracy? It’s very great? Sometimes it seems you have more problems than we do. At least we have free education, free medical care, and homes and are not living on the streets without jobs.

The US Departure From Iraq is an Illusion
By James Denselow
US military control will continue in such guises as security and training.

The End of the American Era
By Stephen M. Walt
Barring additional self-inflicted wounds, the United States is not going to fall from the ranks of the great powers at any point in the next few decades.

Real Wimps go to Tehran via Baghdad
By Pepe Escobar
The new Holy Trinity mythology peddled by Washington to an unsuspecting world is that the Libya war is over, the Iraq war will be over by New Year’s Eve, and the Afghan war will be over by 2014. Oh yes; and Lindsay Lohan is a reincarnation of the Virgin Mary.

Next Stop Syria and Then Iran
Former 4-star U.S General Admits to America Foreign Policy Coup
By Wesley Clark
Former four star general and NATO commander Wesley Clark talks about the neocon plan to invade seven countries in five years. Included in the plan was an attack on Libya.

Has President Obama Become a Joke?
By Alan Hart
The only two things America leads the world in are support for the Zionist (not Jewish) state of Israel right or wrong and targeted assassinations.

Israel: Twenty Years On And Counting?
By Lawrence Davidson
Congress, under the mesmerizing sway of Zionist ideologues, pours billions of dollars yearly into Israeli coffers. How long do the angry men in Jerusalem think it will take the American public to notice?

Why Are So Many In The Media Threatened by Occupy Wall Street
By Danny Schechter
They are threatened by a movement that is winning public support because it is also a repudiation their own elite journalism in the service of the status quo.

Who Are You Protecting?
Police Turn Oakland Into War Zone
Video and report
Incredible footage emerged from downtown Oakland last night – a war zone in which police shot tear gas, bean bags, wooden dowels, flash grenades, and rubber bullets at protesters..

Occupy Oakland: War Veteran in Critical Condition after Police Clashes:
By Adam Gabbatt
An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile.

US Income Disparity, Economic Anxiety Grow: Studies
Income for the richest Americans has grown 15 times faster than for the poor since 1979, a government study showed, as a poll out Wednesday highlighted deep anxiety over uneven wealth distribution a year ahead of US elections.

At Least 19 Killed in Yemen Fighting:
Violence in Yemen has killed at least 19 people, despite a cease-fire declared by the government and forces loyal to a dissident general.

Awlaki family angered by U.S. silence:
“What confirmation of the killing do they want,” a family member said in an e-mail to The Post. “They obliterated him with a Hellfire missile? What was left of him was pieces of his clothes.”

Afghan truck blast kills 10, injures 25:
At least 10 people have been killed and two dozen wounded in a fuel truck bomb blast in northern Afghanistan.

U.N. Tally Excluded Most Afghan Civilian Deaths in Night Raids:
U.S. Special Forces officers told former BBC reporter Kate Clark last December that anyone found in the company of a person who is targeted is regarded as an insurgent as well.

Fact, fiction or just more propaganda?
Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban:
In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan Intelligence Service is holding a young man who alleges he was recruited earlier this year by Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence agency, the ISI.

NATO choppers violated air space:
Pakistan officials: Pakistani officials on Wednesday accused NATO helicopters of violating Pakistan’s air space over the Taliban and Haqqani stronghold of North Waziristan, along the Afghan border.

Report: 267 Gaddafi supporters found dead in Sirte:
Quryna reported that many of the victims appeared to have been executed.

Sirte bodies buried in mass grave, Libya vows probe Video – –
Around 300 bodies found around Sirte, many executed, are being buried at a mass grave as the NTC vows to look into allegations of abuse. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

 Gaddafi’s death a warning to others: Barack Obama:
US President Barack Obama has described former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s death as a “strong message to dictators” around the world,

Gaddafi son threatens Libyan ‘traitors’ :
“In this historic moment, when some believe that everything is over… I would like to clearly state my goals and say: everything is just beginning,” the Al-Rai Al-Arabi news portal quoted him as saying.

Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam spotted in Nigerien territory: military source:
Saif al-Islam who was being escorted by pro-Gaddafi fighters, had already established contacts with the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) in the Agadez region.

Boots on the ground: British SAS leading desert race to trap Saif as he heads to Niger:
Yesterday the southern border area with Niger was the focus of an intense search operation said to include elite troops from Britain and Qatar.

Iraq: Car bomb blasts have killed 5, wounded 18 people in Mosul:
An army officer says the first explosion on Wednesday occurred at about 8:30 a.m. when a parked car bomb went off next to an army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding three civilians.

‘Israel settler attacks, Jewish terrorism’:
A high-ranking Israeli military official has described settler attacks on Palestinians and their properties in the occupied West Bank as Jewish terrorism.

Israel Evicting the Indigenous: –
As Israel moves ahead with a plan to forcibly displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank, Mohammad Al-Korshan and his family are facing the real prospect of not only losing their home, but their traditional way of life.

New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government:
Almost half of the public thinks the sentiment at the root of the Occupy movement generally reflects the views of most Americans.

Occupy Atlanta, Baltimore clash with police over use of public space:
In Atlanta, around 50 protesters were arrested after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing protesters to camp out in Woodruff Park, and police tried to clear them out. In Baltimore, protesters were enraged after city officials declared Wednesday that overnight camping is now illegal at the downtown McKeldin Square.

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: 4,799
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,777

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

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