Information Clearing House Newsletter 29 October, 2011 Weekend Edition: The Never-Ending Eurofiasco

29 October 2011 — Information Clearing House

Turkey Shelters Anti-Assad Fighters
By Liam Stack
Turkey is hosting an armed opposition group waging an insurgency against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and allowing them to orchestrate attacks across the border from inside a camp guarded by the Turkish military.

Syria Imperative and Israeli Interests
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
The peoples’ grievances is being used as a means to arm them, have them killed, and create the need for an intervention in order to promote Israeli interests.

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran
Iran is Massive Threat That Must be Dealt With

By Yoav Zitun
Netanyahu, Barak seemingly pushing for military action against Iran, policy and political-military affairs director stresses importance of prioritizing Iran threat.

US Congress Hears Calls For Black Ops Against Iran
By Ismail Salami
Retired Army Gen. John Keane told a hearing, “We’ve got to put our hand around their throat now. Why don’t we kill them?

US Congress Engineering Consent
For Attacks On Iran And Venezuela

Must Watch – Joint Subcommittee Hearing:
“Iran is engaged in recruiting young Venezuelans of Arab origin for use in intelligence operations as militants. Some go to Iran for training. Some sources say that Hezbollah is involved in this operation,” said the chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Homeland Security, Republican Michael McCaul.

Somalia, Libya, Uganda: US Military Increases Focus on “Militant Threats” From Africa
By Associated Press
While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is playing a growing role in Africa’s military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid to combat a growing and multifaceted security threat.

From The Archives
The Plan is for the United States to Rule the World.
By David Armstrong
It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.

Americans: Awash In Spin
By Paul Craig Roberts
I have come to the conclusion that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans.

The Never-Ending Eurofiasco
By Mike Whitney
Is this any way to run a multi-trillion confederation of states?

Video of Scott Olsen Being Shot by Police at Occupy Oakland
Proof that Scott Olsen was shot in the face by police without provocation during the Occupy Oakland march on Tuesday October 25.

Oakland on Strike!
By Mike King and George Ciccariello-Maher
The time has come to shut “their” city down for good and realize the vision of the Black Panther Party that was born in this town 45 years ago.

The 1% Loves Socialism
By Scott Cruickshank
It’s time we took a lesson from the 1%. They gave us communism and capitalism to keep us happy while they looted the place.

Syrian protesters demand no-fly zone; 37 killed:
Twenty were killed in the central province of Homs, Omar Idlibi, the spokesman for the Local Coordination Committees that groups anti-regime activists, told dpa.

Syria is just an axis for American evil to spin:
The US, judging from what has happened in Iraq and the kind of forces that are being encouraged in Libya, seems to be working on a carefully calculated plan to Balkanise the Middle East by splitting the countries into ethnic and religious mini-states.

32 killed in Baghdad blast:
A defence ministry official put the toll from Thursday night’s twin roadside bomb attacks in Baghdad’s Urr neighbourhood at 32 dead and 71 wounded while an interior ministry official said 36 were killed and 78 wounded.

NATO bombs kill 30 “insurgents” in eastern Afghanistan:
Insurgents attacked a convoy of Afghan and international occupation troops on Friday in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a gunbattle that left about 30 militants dead, NATO said.

13 US Occupation Force Troops Among 20 Killed In Kabul Blast:
The attack killed more than 20 people, including three Australian NATO soldiers, who were killed by an Afghan soldier they had been training with — when he turned his gun on them, officials said. The military bus was blown onto its side and completely charred.

Tiny Suicide Drone Secretly Sent To Afghanistan:
The Switchblade is a one kilogram (2.2 pound) expendable (used only once) UAV that can be equipped with explosives. The armed version can be flown to a target and detonated, having about the same explosive effect as a hand grenade.

U.S. kills another 6 people in NW Pakistan:
A U.S. pilotless aircraft fired four missiles on a house in Mir Ali area in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region.

Thousands rally against US drone strikes:
Around 2,000 Pakistanis demonstrated outside the country’s parliament yesterday to demand an end to US drone strikes, claiming they kill more innocent civilians than Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders.

Demonizing Pakistan:
Pakistan allows insurgent fire on US troops: general:
Pakistani forces are allowing insurgents to launch rocket and mortar attacks on US troops across the border in Afghanistan and may be collaborating with the militants, a US general said Thursday.

Israeli attack on Gaza kills 5:
Palestinian resistance fires 2 rockets into Israel in response

Israeli prisoner swap may be prelude to attack on Iran:
Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to execute a 1,000-for-1 prisoner exchange last week despite his frequently voiced opposition to such lopsided deals is seen by several Israeli military commentators as an effort to “clear the deck” before possibly undertaking an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

4 killed in attack in Kenya border town:
Attack is the latest violent incident in the East African nation since it launched offensive against al-Shabab.

U.S. drone base in Ethiopia is operational:
The Air Force has been secretly flying armed Reaper drones on counterterrorism missions from a remote civilian airport in southern Ethi?o?pia as part of a rapidly expanding U.S.-led proxy war against an al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa, U.S. military officials said.

U.S. weighing military helicopter deal for Turkey:
Proposal has been held up amid U.S. lawmakers’ questions about deterioration of ties between Turkey and Israel.

Congress Hears Recommendations for Escalating Covert and Military Action on Iran: –
“This was an act of war,” said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on how the U.S. should respond to the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington.

Libya’s former UN ambassador fears for life in jail:
A former Libyan PM and Ambassador to the UN now in NTC custody in Tripoli has suffered broken legs and other injuries following what relatives claim was a murder attempt by guards.

‘We Were Raped, Robbed by Libyan Rebels’:
Thirty days in the desert after fleeing the crisis-torn Libya, 450 Nigerians yesterday arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, with tales of rape, torture and loss of their personal effects to the fighters opposed to the regime of late Col. Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya’s African migrants face harder life post-Kadhafi:
On the coast outside Tripoli, a squalid refugee camp shelters hundreds of African migrants who found work under Libya’s former regime, but are now jobless, discriminated against and unable to return home.

Gaddafi remembered at prayers in Mali:
Thousands of Muslims in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have held a special prayer service for killed ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. A huge of portrait Col Gaddafi hung at the entrance of the city’s main mosque, hailing him as a visionary.

Ottawa to spend up to $477M on U.S. military satellites:
The federal government is planning to spend as much as $477-million to participate in a U.S.-led military satellite program that has been subject to delays and cost overruns over the past decade, Postmedia News has learned.

‘US role’ in drug war fuels Mexican concern:
Mexican officials are trying to calm concerns over reported US infringement of its southern neighbour’s sovereignty. According to a New York Times report, US intelligence agents are operating in Mexico more than ever before to infiltrate drug cartels in Mexico

New Police Drone Near Houston Could Carry Weapons:
“We’re not going to use it to be invading somebody’s privacy. It’ll be used for situations we have with criminals,” Gage said.

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: 4,800
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,781

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

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