2 January 2012– Information Clearing House
UK’s Secret Plots For Syria
By Deborah Sherwood
“MI6 and the CIA are in Syria to infiltrate and get at the truth,” said the well-placed source. “We have SAS and SBS not far away who want to know what is happening and are finding out what kit dissident soldiers need.
Why Libyans Have Fallen Out of Love with Qatar
By Steven Scotloff
The Qataris sent heavy weaponry like French Milan antitank missiles. The Qataris also trained the rebels, taking hundreds to Doha while sending their officers to Libya to provide battlefield expertise.
End of the Pro-democracy Pretense
By Glenn Greenwald
A central staple of American domestic propaganda about its foreign policy is that the nation is “pro-democracy” – that’s the banner under which Americans wars are typically prettified.
In West Bank, Israel’s Rule is That of the Jungle:
By Haaretz Editorial
Israel is the only country in the world that recognizes the right of its citizens to settle over the Green Line.
‘Obama Just Didn’t Have the Balls’
The former chief prosecutor of the Gitmo military commissions, Colonel Morris Davis, told RT of his huge disappointment in the US president.
The NDAA Citizen Arrest Act
How Congress Has Signed Its Own Arrest Warrants
By Naomi Wolf
US Congresspeople and Senators may think that their power protects them from the treacherous wording of Amendments 1031 and 1032: but their arrogance is leading them to a blindness that is suicidal.
Americans Greatest Fear
By Economic Collapse Blog
Can you guess what the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about is?
Chris Hedges “Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!”
“We have undergone, I think, in the last few decades a kind of slow motion coup d’état.”
Will I Spend My Retirement in a DHS Internment Facility?
When genuine liberals henceforth refer to American fascism it can no longer be labeled “hyperbolic.” Soft fascism has now hardened in America. Continue
Conservativism, Compassion, and Cruelty
By Peter Dreier
In no other civilized nation would the Leming family face this double tragedy of debilitating illness and deep debt.
The Revolution Begins in 2012
By Cenk Uygur
I’m telling you now, it’s coming! People are starting to become furious that we have in effect lost our representative democracy. It’s time for a revolution.
The Miracle of Solvency
By David Malone
The lies which got us to the purgatory we are in, are being told all over again, right now, in every bank in the Western World.
If threatened, Iran will use Hormuz card: Iran has warned that in case Western threats of imposing an oil embargo on the Islamic Republic materialize, it reserves the right to respond by choking the oil flow through Hormuz, arguing that the free flow of oil must be for all or for none.
Iran tests cruise missile near Strait of Hormuz: IRAN test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise missile yesterday during a drill that the country’s navy chief said proved Tehran was in complete control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, passageway for a sixth of the world’s oil supply
Report: Iranian riyal hits record low as US sanctions batter currency: Iran’s currency hit a new record low to the U.S. dollar on Monday, two days after President Barack Obama signed into law a bill targeting Iran’s central bank as part of the West’s efforts to pressure Tehran over its nuclear program.
Activists: Syrian rebels capture troops in North: Army deserters clashed with security forces at a third checkpoint, killing and wounding an unspecified number of troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad
Syrian army pulls back from cities: League:
“The latest telephone report said there is gunfire from different places, which makes it hard to say who is shooting who,” said Elaraby. “Gunfire should be stopped and there are snipers.”
Syria’s Assad has only ‘few weeks’ left in control: Israel: “The Assad family has no more than a few weeks to remain in control in Syria,” Barak told the parliament’s prestigious foreign affairs and defence committee in remarks quoted by the committee spokesman.
Two people killed in Iraq’s Diyala: A roadside bomb went off in the town of Bohruz, near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding two others
Leading Sunni official in Iraq hit by roadside bomb: A convoy carrying a leading Sunni government official was hit with a roadside bomb Sunday night, injuring his body guards, according to the official and a police colonel from the heavily Sunni area where the blast was reported.
While Iraq is being partitioned: Iraq will be divided into three parts.
Opposition hits out at Saleh as 3 killed in clashes: Yemen’s opposition has accused outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh of trying to torpedo a power transfer deal by sparking a new crisis, as troops loyal to him clashed with opposition forces yesterday, killing three.
Pro-Saleh Troops Fire Shells on Yemen Capital, Opposition Says:
Troops led by Saleh’s son Ahmed yesterday fired 10 shells, including four on the headquarters of an army division that defected to the uprising against Saleh in March
Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to boycott peace talks with Israel: Call comes day before Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to meet in Amman, Jordan, in the first public face-to-face parley between the sides in 15 months.
On anniversary of Gaza war, we will remember IDF soldiers who destroyed Palestinian families:
On the third anniversary of the Cast Lead onslaught, we remember the anonymous soldiers who fired on a red car, in which a father, Mohammed Shurrab, and his two sons were returning home from their farm lands
Pakistan: Taliban pledge not to target security forces:
On the directive of their supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban on Sunday formed a joint five-member Shura or council with Pakistani militant organisations, making a pledge to stop their fight against their own armed forces and instead focus their attention against the US-led forces in Afghanistan.
Man Arrested At Airport With Bag Of C4 Explosives Not Considered A Threat Because He’s A Soldier :
Protect Your Cell Phone from Prying Eyes in 2012: Cell phone monitoring is a big issue, and scandals like News of the World and CarrierIQ reveal how pervasive the issue is, and how easily it is for people and companies to monitor cell phones.
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 : 2,847
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001