30 November 2011 — Information Clearing House
Syrian Time Bomb
By Eric Margolis
The US, France, Israel and Britain are so blinded by their anti-Iran passion, they are ready to destroy Syria to get at Great Satan Iranian. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29851.htm
600 Libyans ‘Already Fighting in Syria’
The fighters have joined the Free Syria Army, the militant group carrying out attacks on government forces in Syria, reports the Egyptian news website Al-Ray Al-Arabi citing its sources. The report says the troops entered Syria through Turkish territory.
US and Pakistan Enter the Danger Zone
By M K Bhadrakumar
Washington may have seriously erred if the intention Friday night was to draw out the Pakistani military into a retaliatory mode and then to hit it with a sledgehammer and make it crawl on its knees pleading mercy. Things aren’t going to work that way.
America: The Ally From Hell
By Jordan Michael Smith
In Washington, the Pakistan-bashers are having a field day avoiding U.S. responsibility. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29855.htm
Where Has All The Money Gone?
Iraq: US Militarism Created Culture of Corruption
In some parts of Iraq there is still no running water and Raed Jarrar, blogger and Iraqi American Political Activist, joins us to help find out where the billions of dollars gone.
Gerald Celente : Prepare for an Economic 9/11 and Economic Martial Law
Must Listen Audio Interview
“The entire global economic system is collapsing” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29858.htm
McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo
By Matthew Rothschild
U.S. citizens beware: A bill being debated on the Senate floor this week is likely to pass, and if it becomes law, you could be sent to Guantanamo Bay. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29857.htm
What if the Constitution No Longer Applied?
By Judge Andrew Napolitano
What if the president, meant to be an equal to Congress, has become a democratically elected, term-limited monarch? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29852.htm
A Club of Liars, Demagogues, and Fools
By Scott Horton
Even those who despise the G.O.P. should be concerned about the depths to which the party has sunk.
Pakistan: ‘Twelve’ militants killed by security forces:
Twelve suspected militants were killed during a clash with security forces in the Kurram tribal region’s Masozai area on Wednesday, DawnNews quoted security sources as saying. http://bit.ly/tNOmBV
72 troops killed by NATO cross-border attacks in Pakistan over last three years: army spokesman:
Major General Athar Abbas, said that the recent attacks by NATO forces on two Pakistani army checkposts in the country’s northwest tribal area of Mohmand Agency, which killed 24 Pakistani troops and injured 13 others, could lead to serious consequences.
NATO raid was deliberate: army:
The NATO attacks on border checkposts in Mohmand Agency were deliberate and were carried out in violation of coordination procedures, Director General Military Operations (DG MO), Maj Gen Ishfaq Nadeem, said on Tuesday. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20111130story_30-11-2011_pg1_4
Pakistan’s air space may be denied to US:
The government is currently reviewing the options available to it to demonstrate Pakistan’s vast leverage over their war in Afghanistan to the US and other members of the International Security Force, the experts said. http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=10643&Cat=13
US fanning terror, flouting international laws: China: China’s top state newspaper on Tuesday accused the United States of flouting international law and fanning terrorism after a NATO attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, and it warned that the Islamabad’s grip on security could be dangerously weakened. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20111130story_30-11-2011_pg7_5
40,000 troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2012: Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long occupation. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19430316
NATOoccupation force member killed in roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan:
NATO says the service member was killed Wednesday. It did not disclose the nationality of the service member or provide other details.
Seven Syrian troops killed in fighting: report:
Seven Syrian government troops were reported killed during fighting with army renegades in a southern town Wednesday as months of unrest countered by violent repression slid gradually toward a civil war. In the north of Syria, at least six civilians were shot dead Wednesday when security forces broke up an anti-government demonstration in the city of Idlib, the Observatory said.
912 demonstrators released in Syria:
The Syrian government released Wednesday, Nov 30, 912 prisoners who were arrested during the months-old unrest and “don’t have blood on their hands,” the official SANA news agency reported. http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/85300/
Syria hit with Turkey sanctions, army losses mount: –
Syria’s biggest trade partner Turkey suspended all financial credit dealings with it on Wednesday and froze its government’s assets, joining the Arab League in isolating President Bashar al-Assad over his military crackdown on opponents.
‘Cold War and crusades never finished’ :
European and Arab diplomats have told Reuters that a UN human rights forum will on Wednesday announce an emergency session is to take place on Friday to condemn Damascus. They also say the move is also designed to put pressure on Russia and China.
Iranian embassy in London ordered closed, diplomatic staff expelled: Speaking to parliament on Wednesday, Mr. Hague expressed scepticism at what he called the “belated” response by the Iranian authorities to stop the protesters attacking the compounds.
Iran to Expel All British Diplomats, Staff in Hours:
According to the rules of tit-for-tat diplomacy, Iran’s Foreign Ministry will most likely expel all British embassy employees and diplomats in Tehran within the next few hours after the British government escalated tensions between the two countries and closed down Tehran’s embassy in London and expelled all Iranian diplomats from the country.
Iran advises UK against opportunism: “Why is it that when in 1980 a group of counterrevolutionaries attacked the Iranian Embassy in London, destroyed the embassy compound, injured people and martyred a couple of others no emergency UNSC session was held and the UK did not condemn the incident?”
US senator says new Iran sanctions won’t disrupt oil: Saudi Arabia has expressed “great willingness” to boost oil production to ensure potential new US sanctions on Iran don’t disrupt global petroleum markets, a key US senator said Tuesday http://yhoo.it/vIp5z3
US kills 9 Somali civilians:
Meanwhile, informed sources at the southern border town of Dhobley have confirmed that more than 700 Kenyan forces that had entered Somalia to fight al-Shabab militants are retreating towards the Kenyan territory following threats of retaliation.
Four troops killed by blast in Somali capital: – An explosion at a presidential compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed four soldiers on Wednesday, a government soldier said.
3 Killed in Yemen Army Shelling, Militant Attack:
Thousands of residents fled the central Yemen city of Taiz Wednesday when government forces shelled the city, killing one person, and two guards were shot dead in the south by Islamist militants, and activist and an official said. http://abcn.ws/rwHKXW
Iraq Would Accept U.S. Soldiers as Trainers:
Iraq’s prime minister indicated on Wednesday that he was open to the eventual return of American troops as trainers, underscoring that the United States is likely to be involved in this country’s security even after the last soldiers depart in the coming weeks.
Islamists expect gains as Egypt counts votes: –
Egyptians have voted in a parliamentary election that could bring Islamists closer to power, though the army generals who took over from President Hosni Mubarak have yet to step aside
NATO base in Libya?
NATO ready to take part in programme for security in Libya: NATO is ready to take part in a programme for strengthening security in Libya, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Stefanie Babst said. http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/285343.html
US involved in murder of Russian peacekeepers in S Ossetia:
Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Vladimir Nazarov said Russia has concrete proofs that the USA was involved in the murder of Russian peacekeepers, servicemen and citizens in South Ossetia. Nazarov said so at the international conference in Moscow on Euroatlantic security architecture on Wednesday.
Moscow concerned over calls for NATO to become global cop:
This comes in a statement made by an official of the Russian Foreign Ministry Yuri Gorlach at an international conference in Moscow on Euro-Atlantic security architecture.
Chile Indicts Ex-U.S. Officer in 1973 Killings:
Capt. Ray E. Davis, was commander of the United States Military Group at the embassy here and is accused of providing Chilean military intelligence agents with information on the United States citizens Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, who were detained in the aftermath of the coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet and were killed while in custody.
US to pay $2.5M in photo editor’s anthrax death:
Stevens’ widow, Maureen Stevens, sued the government in 2003, claiming its negligence caused her husband’s death by failing to adequately safeguard anthrax at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The FBI probe concluded that Fort Detrick was the source of the spores used in the attacks http://bit.ly/t8vVdI
Protesters storm London HQ of mining giant Xstrata:
Demonstrators from the Occupy London anti-capitalist movement stormed a building housing the diversified Anglo-Swiss mining giant Xstrata on Wednesday, police and protesters said.
Police arrest hundreds of Occupy LA activists:
Officers enter encampment after protesters ignore mayor’s midnight deadline to leave park near City Hall. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2011/11/20111130135229385287.html
Los Angeles police clear Occupy LA camp – Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0zoG9SeVgQ
Economy is So Good People are Living in Cars:
The true unemployment rate is nearly 23% (according to Shadowstats.com) if it was calculated the way Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported it in 1994 and earlier. http://bit.ly/ulYS7J
Foreclosure fraud whistleblower found dead:
A notary public who signed tens of thousands of false documents in a massive foreclosure scam before blowing the whistle on the scandal has been found dead in her Las Vegas home. http://on.msnbc.com/w3llNJ
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 : 2,819
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001