Information Clearing House Newsletter 27 October, 2011: War in Syria: Gamble for US

27 October, 2011 — Information Clearing House

US Kills 44 People in 3 Countries
44 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen in a single day.

Pakistan: Reversing The Lens
By Conn Hallinan
“Terrorism is not a statistic for us.”-Asif Ali Zardari, president of Pakistan. This is a Pakistani truism that few Americans understand.

Demonizing Pakistan? Pakistan Accused of Backing Taliban
Secret Pakistan By BBC 2
Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game, acting as America’s ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan according to US intelligence.

War in Syria: Gamble for US
By Peoples Daily Online
It seems that Bashar al-Assad will be the next Qaddafi.

Libya – A Warning to the Arab world and Africa
By Seumas Milne
For Libyans, it has meant a loss of ownership of their own future and the effective imposition of a western-picked administration of Gaddafi defectors and US and British intelligence assets.

Gaddafi Funeral Video: Footage Claims To Show Secret Ceremony
Footage aired by Dubai-based Al Alaan TV purports to show the funeral of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and Libya’s former National Security Advisor Abu Bakr Yunis.

American Crisis Politics
By Eric Walberg
If Barack and Mitt are the best the political elite can come up with, we can only conclude that the entire American ruling class is suffering from acute paranoid schizophrenia.

You Have No Choice
Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation – GIABO

Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now. The real owners – the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t.

We Shall Not Be Moved: Why OWS Has Already Overcome
By Phil Rockstroh
Behind the bland face of the political establishment (purchased by the bloated profits of the plundering class) are riot cops, outfitted and armed with the accoutrements of oppression.

Fascist America, in 10 Easy Steps
By Naomi Wolf
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all.

28 civilians killed in battle for Mogadishu:
At least 28 civilians have been killed and tens of others injured after African Union forces and al-Shabab fighters turned on each other and clashed in war-ravaged Somali capital of Mogadishu, Press TV reported.

Kenya says 9 militants killed as troops battle Somali militants; al-Shabab promises revenge:
Kenyan forces and Somali militants waged their first ground battle Thursday, and Kenya’s government said its troops killed nine militants.

Iraq: Twim bombing kills 18 in Baghdad:
Police said the blasts targeted a music store in a Shiite neighbourhood of the capital.

Pakistan: US killS 11 “militants” in Waziristan:
In the first attack, a CIA-operated drone fired two missiles at a pick-up truck in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency, TV news channels quoted officials as saying.

Attackers of US base in Afghanistan killed:
A group of “three to four” armed men, possibly wearing suicide vests, had taken up positions in an empty compound in Kandahar that was once used by the USAID development agency and were firing rockets on the US base

Nato Occupation Force Soldier Killed in Eastern Afghanistan:
A Nato soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Isaf said in a statement.

Clinton faces questions from US lawmakers angered by Afghan president’s comments:
The Obama administration should rethink its commitment of dollars and American lives to the fight in Afghanistan, according to lawmakers furious with Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement that his country would back Pakistan if it went to war with the United States.

Six suspected al-Qaeda militants killed in south Yemeni towns:
Yemeni government forces killed six “Islamist militant” fighters on Wednesday night in two towns, a local official said on Thursday, part of efforts to drive the fighters out of three cities in the country’s south.

4 Killed in Syria’s South, Massive Rally in North:
Syrian activists say security forces have killed four people in the country’s south while supporters of President Bashar al-Assad held a big rally in the northwest.

Gaddafi loyalists fight on as Libya tries to unite:
The war is not yet over for Libya’s new rulers in the desert town of Bani Walid where Gaddafi loyalists vow to fight on for their fallen leader and other residents are angry over violence and looting.

Libya: U.N. Authorization For Military Action Canceled:
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on Oct. 31 and end its authorization of military action to protect civilians.

In your dreams!!
Libya rebels to try Kadhafi killers:
There were some violations by those who are unfortunately described as revolutionaries. I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army,” the top interim official said.

Libya: ‘We do not know what to do with this freedom’:
At present, Tripoli resembles Beirut of 1982 when a severe civil war had wrecked the city before it was invaded by the Israelis. Tripoli used to be a city of luxury for the rich oil sheikhs of the Arab world, but no more.

Venezuela’s Chavez says he won’t recognize new government in Libya:
The Venezuelan leader condemned the killing of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, whom he had considered a friend. He defended Gadhafi throughout the conflict and strongly criticized NATO’s military involvement in the country.

NATO hunting season in full swing:
Since its first act of aggression on the territory of a sovereign state (on February 28, 1994, NATO aircraft shot down four jets in the Bosnian War) each successive NATO operation is revealing an increasingly disturbing trend: the leaders of the condemned countries are meeting violent, even barbaric ends. Has the rule of law taken a back seat in NATO’s global juggernaut?

Damascus, Oakland and further on…:
“If occupy Oakland was in Damascus, U.S. State department would be telling Wolf Blitzer (a famous CNN journalist and TV show host. – BV) how unacceptable it was to teargas peaceful marchers,” The Huffington Post writes citing a Twitter blogger.

EU Sets 50% Greek Writedown, $1.4T in Rescue Fund:
European leaders cajoled bondholders into accepting 50 percent writedowns on Greek debt and boosted their rescue fund’s capacity to 1 trillion euros ($1.4 trillion) in a crisis-fighting package intended to shield the euro area.

Nigel Farage Tell it like it is about the Greek Bailouts?
– Video –!

Oakland police and mayor face fresh protest over wounding of veteran:
Occupy movement returns to streets demanding answers after teargas canister hit Iraq serviceman Scott Olsen in the head.

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: 4,798
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,778

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

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