Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 November 2011: Beating Babies For Jesus?

14 November 2011 — Information Clearing House

Op-Ed Articles

Beating Babies For Jesus?
The Shady World of Right-Wing ‘Discipline’ Guides
By Frank Schaeffer
There is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God. 
Arab League’s ‘Roar’ at Syria Shows Qatar is Flexing its Muscle
By Robert Fisk
The once pathetic group has now got the clout to stand up to Damascus.

On Patrol With the Free Syrian Army
Channel 4 Video Report
Channel 4 News has obtained exclusive footage of the Free Syrian Army operating along the Lebanese border. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman has this report.

Libyan Scenario Unfolding in Syria
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem said that “Libya’s scenario will not be repeated” in Syria despite the Arab League’s decision, which he called a “conspiracy that is bound to fail.”

Libya: Media Blackout, Why?
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
In plain English, Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy supported terrorists, murderers and racists.

Big Change Whether We Like It or Not
Only Washington Is Clueless
By Andrew Bacevich
The Big Change happening before our very eyes is political, economic, and military. At least four converging vectors are involved.

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor:
“A Pair of Testicles Fell Off the President After Election Day”
By Jason Leopold
Davis is “hugely disappointed” that Obama reneged on a campaign promise to reject military commissions for “war on terror” detainees, which human rights advocates and defense attorneys have condemned as unconstitutional.

Bachmann : Iraq Should Pay ‘Several Million Dollars Per US Soldier Killed In Iraq
By Ian Millhiser
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) repeated her claim that the Iraq should pay America for the privilege of having their nation invaded and occupied for most of the last decade – and then doubled down by calling for Iraq to pay millions of dollars for each American killed in that country.

China Daily Xinhua Bashes US
Scapegoating others no answer to U.S. economic woes
By Liu Tian
In face of – serious domestic problems which probably could trigger a new global economic tsunami, many U.S. politicians seemed only to care about how many votes they could get, without having a single thought about what kind of the global responsibilities the country should take.

Chinese Ratings Agency Threatens US With New Debt Downgrade
By Peter Beaumont
Guan agrees that it is almost inevitable that his agency will cut America’s debt rating once again, arguing that the only solution open to the US economy is further quantitative easing.

Stasi USA
Muslims Angry Over New York Police Surveillance Program
By Associated Press
The AP investigation revealed that the NYPD built databases of everyday life in Muslim neighborhoods, cataloguing where people bought their groceries, ate dinner and prayed.

Hard News
13 killed in gun battles on outskirts of Tripoli:
NATO supported clashed on the outskirts of the Libyan capital for a fourth day yesterday in the most sustained violence since the capture and killing of Muammar al-Gaddafi last month.

Reports: U.S. Military to Help Fight Nigerian Terrorists:
The Pentagon’s shadow war in Africa could have a new front, if reports coming out of Nigeria are accurate. U.S. troops are headed to Nigeria to help local forces do battle with Boko Haram

Armed rebels begin to defend neighborhoods, says Homs activist:
Wassim is among thousands of “active” Homs residents who are taking part in protests and are increasingly supportive of what he terms “armed resistance” to the Syrian security forces and army offensive against the city.

Arab League Votes To Suspend Syria In 4 Days:
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim said 18 countries agreed to the suspension, which will take effect on Wednesday. Syria, Lebanon and Yemen voted against it, and Iraq abstained. The Arab League also will consider introducing political and economic sanctions against Syria, he said.

Syrians Protest Arab Vote, Gulf Embassies Stormed :
Turkey sent planes to evacuate diplomatic staff and their families after a night of attacks on embassies.

Russia opposes Arab League decision to suspend Syria:
FM Sergei Lavrov says Western countries inciting opponents of Assad to seek his removal; EU government agree to extend sanctions on more Syria individuals.

‘Gaddafi couldn’t kill more people than NATO did’ Syrian deputy FM:
Terrorist groups within Syria are being financed in an unofficial way by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan

17 dead after explosion rocks Revolutionary Guards base outside Iranian capital:
Explosion occurs in the village of Bidganeh where the Fifth Raad Missile Brigade, responsible for launching Shahab 3 and 4 missiles, is stationed;

Western official: Israel is behind recent Iran explosion:
Mossad was responsible for deadly blast near Tehran which killed key figure in Iran’s missile program. – Don’t believe the Iranians that it was an accident,” the Western official told Time, insisting that widespread assumptions that Israel’s Mossad was responsible for Saturday’s blast, which killed 17 and wounded 15, were correct.

CIA operations in Iran underway to take out Tehran bigs:
The covert campaign encompasses a series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists since 2007 and a similar explosion at another Iranian missile base two years ago both widely attributed to the Mossad.

U.S. demands Iran respond to IAEA report within days:
“Iran has a long history of deception and denial regarding its nuclear program and in the coming days we expect Iran to answer the serious questions raised by this report,” Clinton told reporters.

Iran parliament calls on government to revise cooperation with IAEA:
Larijani said the IAEA has become a political tool of the United States and its allies and cooperation with the IAEA should therefore be seriously revised.

‘IAEA report contains nothing new’: Russia:
It seems that the IAEA report intended to “stir up passions in public opinion and prepare the ground for imposing some kind of unilateral sanctions” against Iran, the Russian foreign minister stressed.

China and Russia refuse to back US over Iran :
US president fails to win support from Hu and Medvedev at APEC summit as he seeks to rein back Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

US speeds up militarization of Iran’s neighbors:
American officials are finalizing a deal that would send advanced “bunker-buster” bombs to the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. Separated by just a small strait, the UAE has strong ties with American authorities and could help launch an attack on nearby Iran in a moment’s notice should a strike be ordered by Obama.

Romney, Gingrich would wage war on Iran:
Two of the top Republican presidential candidates said Saturday they’d go to war against Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions:
Israel has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, raising fears that it may be planning a go-it-alone attack as early as next summer.

Israeli attack kills police officer in Gaza :
Israeli aircraft carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip on early Monday morning, killing at least one Palestinian police office. The Israeli Air Force aircraft fired at least four missiles at a building in the al-Sudaniya area in the northern Gaza Strip,

“YOU are Fed Up?”: By Uri Avnery:
After being treated to dozens of cordial encounters between Netanyahu and Nicholas Sarkozy, Israeli TV viewers got a glimpse of reality. It came in the form of an exchange of views between the presidents of the US and of France.

Why The Washington Post Won’t Fire Jennifer Rubin: By Glenn Greenwald:
Wouldn’t Rubin have been fired for promoting this hate-mongering had it been directed at Jews and Israelis rather than Palestinians?

Matthew Gould and the Plot to Attack Iran:
The Jerusalem Post reported: “British Ambassador Matthew Gould declared his commitment to Israel and the principles of Zionism on Thursday”.

Defending the undefendable: Why I like Rupert Murdoch : Video –
Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard on Question Time:

Cain, Bachmann want to reinstate waterboarding:
Republican presidential hopefuls Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann both say they would reinstate waterboarding during interrogations of suspected terrorists, while rivals Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman both say they see the procedure as torture.

How the US Justice Department legally hacked my Twitter account:
Few realise that foreign governments gain the right to our personal data when we sign up to social media. This must end

Greek conservative hard stance threatens bailout:
Greece’s conservative party leader on Monday vowed to reject any toughening of austerity measures in return for a multi-billion euro bailout, signaling the new coalition government may not enjoy the kind of cross-party support demanded by lenders

Riot Police Suppress Occupy Portland Protestors With Brutal Force :

Cost Of war

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:

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,802

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

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