Information Clearing House Newsletter 10 February 2012: Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials

10 February 2012 — Information Clearing House

Pakistan: ’11 militants killed’ near Afghanistan : Eleven Taliban militants were killed and 19 wounded in northwest Pakistan Friday during a crackdown by the Pakistani military near the border with Afghanistan, according to reports.
http://bit.ly/wrtg88

Karzai condemns NATO airstrike that killed eight Afghan children: Lieutenant Commander James Williams, a spokesman with the NATO-led international forces confirmed the incident saying a joint NATO assessment team was investigating the circumstances. http://en.trend.az/regions/world/afghanistan/1990361.html

Car bombs kill 28 in Syrian city of Aleppo – TV: Two car bombs detonated outside security bases in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday, officials said, killing 28 people in the worst violence to hit the country’s northern commercial hub in an 11-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
http://yhoo.it/xcnQK6

Report: Free Syria Army claims Halab blasts: French television reported Friday that the Free Syria Army had claimed responsibility for the twin car-bomb explosions that killed 25 people and left 175 wounded
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4187947,00.html

Free Syrian Army blames Assad for Aleppo bombing:
Confusion reigned Friday, as the head of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) Col. Colonel Riad al-Asaad denied that his forces were responsible for a twin bombing in the country’s largest city Aleppo. The denial followed an admission by FSA Col. Aref Hammoud to FRANCE 24 that it was indeed his forces who were responsible for the bomb attack
http://f24.my/zNrAuP

US debates arming Syrian opposition as defense strategy: Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies believes we should use the model the Clinton White House used for getting weapons to the Bosnians, running so-called “black ops” to get weapons to the Syrians. It’s something the U.S. also did to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan after the 1979 invasion. http://fxn.ws/wnKiOY

Syria: US says military options ‘may not be avoidable’: A senior State Department official told The Daily Telegraph that the Russian-Chinese veto of a UN resolution condemning the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (above) had made military involvement more likely.
http://bit.ly/zoyjEY

Pro- and anti-Syria regime gunmen clash in Lebanon:
Shooting broke out on Friday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli as gunmen deployed heavily in two rival neighborhoods, one group supporting and the other opposed to the regime in Syria. http://bit.ly/xwbexR

An Analysis: Barbara Walters’ Interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – Video –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30490.htm

The biggest propaganda spectacle on Syria ever: Western media (of course you can add Saudi and Qatari media) are involved in the biggest propaganda spectacle that I have ever seen. http://bit.ly/ylN4BV

Libya decides to expel Syrian diplomats: The Foreign Ministry also said Libyan’s National Transitional Council now stands in solidarity with the Syrian National Council, an umbrella opposition group, and voiced its condemnation against the unabated bloodshed plaguing Syria.
http://bit.ly/xbbvgS

US admits Israel is arming and training terrorist groups in IranVideo http://bit.ly/xvApAj

Israel’s useful idiot:
Rick Santorum: Obama helping Iran obtain nuclear weapons: Republican presidential hopeful, coming off a 3-state primary sweep, says American President ‘throwing Israel under the bus’ over U.S. dependency on oil.
http://bit.ly/ylYe7y

Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran: Report:
Saudi Arabia to buy nukes if Iran tests A-bomb: Citing an unidentified Saudi Arabian source, the Times newspaper in the U.K. said that the kingdom would seek to buy ready-made warheads and also begin its own program to enrich weapons-grade uranium. http://on.msnbc.com/xfSFS7

Bunker-Buster Bomb Improvements Sought by Pentagon Win Approval: The move to improve the bomb shortly after the Air Force took delivery may have been triggered by Iran‘s announcement Jan. 9 that it would begin uranium enrichment at the Fordow facility near Qom that’s tunneled into mountains, said Kenneth Katzman, a Middle East military analyst for the non-partisan Congressional Research Service.
http://bloom.bg/wTGgRd

Iran poll: US more supportive of overt/covert action: 44% of Americans support bombing Iran‘s nuclear installations, versus 18% in Germany, 23% in Britain and 20% in the Middle East.
http://bit.ly/yJSP9i

Gaza Hamas chief arrives in Iran: state TV: The Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, arrived in Tehran on Friday on a three-day trip and is due to speak at a rally marking the 33 anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Saturday, state media reported. http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/02/10/193813.html

Arms and men out of Libya fortify Mali rebellion: Equipped with heavy weapons from Muammar Gaddafi’s looted arsenals, the Tuareg-led rebels who assaulted the town of Aguelhoc in northern Mali last month overwhelmed the remote garrison.
http://bit.ly/wSNU0y

Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down: Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed, called the “world’s most environmentally outspoken president” because of his calls for drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, was forced to resign-at gunpoint, he claimed
http://bit.ly/AcEPMQ

Anonymous Takes Down CIA Web Site: Anonymous has ended a rather busy week with a hack of the CIA website, which is currently offline.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400140,00.asp

“Torture taxi” business: CIA ‘rendition’ program still divides N.C. town: To the disappointment of human rights groups, the White House has said it will continue to permit extraordinary renditions http://wapo.st/z6NK9W

Diabetic man is beaten by Henderson police during traffic stop:Video – The motorist, Adam Greene, will receive $158,000 settlement from the Henderson City Council tonight.
http://bit.ly/z6A93n

International lenders refuse to approve Greece bailout: EU leaders have set several conditions Greece must fulfill before receiving a second bailout, including more painful austerity measures. In protest unions are staging a 48-hour strike, halting bus and metro services.
http://bit.ly/zz2AIU

Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials:Greece‘s largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures.
http://bit.ly/wtUcY7

Clashes erupt on sidelines of Greek austerity protest: Greek protesters threw stones and firebombs at riot police who responded with tear gas in Athens on Friday as clashes erupted on the sidelines of a protest against new austerity cuts. http://bit.ly/ynktA0

Live Stream Greece Protest – Video –
http://www.livestream.com/stopcarteltvgr

Greek deputy foreign minister resigns: reports:
Greece‘s deputy foreign minister resigned Friday to protest tough new austerity measures demanded by the euro zone and International Monetary Fund. Lucas Papademos, is the sixth minister to resign over the last two days.
http://bit.ly/wSdpWr

Greek default now inevitable: With Greek economic output in freefall, a messy debt default followed by the country’s ejection from the eurozone now looks very much like a question of when rather than if. http://bit.ly/xEBAz4

This is no bailout for Main Street America: In reality, a $25bn mortgage deal with banks is a drop in the ocean – given US homeowners’ $700bn of negative equity http://bit.ly/wmU176

The insiders are selling heavily:
On the theory that corporate insiders – officers, directors and largest shareholders – know more about their firms’ prospects than do the rest of us, it can’t be good news that they are selling at such a heavy pace.
http://bit.ly/xhxCZX

Anyone can buy guns, no questions asked: Legal loophole permits weapons powerful enough to down aircraft to be sold without checks
http://on.today.com/yrs4cJ

Pakistan: ’11 militants killed’ near Afghanistan : Eleven Taliban militants were killed and 19 wounded in northwest Pakistan Friday during a crackdown by the Pakistani military near the border with Afghanistan, according to reports. http://bit.ly/wrtg88

Karzai condemns NATO airstrike that killed eight Afghan children: Lieutenant Commander James Williams, a spokesman with the NATO-led international forces confirmed the incident saying a joint NATO assessment team was investigating the circumstances. http://en.trend.az/regions/world/afghanistan/1990361.html

Car bombs kill 28 in Syrian city of Aleppo – TV: Two car bombs detonated outside security bases in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday, officials said, killing 28 people in the worst violence to hit the country’s northern commercial hub in an 11-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. http://yhoo.it/xcnQK6

Report: Free Syria Army claims Halab blasts: French television reported Friday that the Free Syria Army had claimed responsibility for the twin car-bomb explosions that killed 25 people and left 175 wounded http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4187947,00.html

Free Syrian Army blames Assad for Aleppo bombing:
Confusion reigned Friday, as the head of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) Col. Colonel Riad al-Asaad denied that his forces were responsible for a twin bombing in the country’s largest city Aleppo. The denial followed an admission by FSA Col. Aref Hammoud to FRANCE 24 that it was indeed his forces who were responsible for the bomb attack 
http://f24.my/zNrAuP

US debates arming Syrian opposition as defense strategy: Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies believes we should use the model the Clinton White House used for getting weapons to the Bosnians, running so-called “black ops” to get weapons to the Syrians. It’s something the U.S. also did to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan after the 1979 invasion. http://fxn.ws/wnKiOY

Syria: US says military options ‘may not be avoidable’: A senior State Department official told The Daily Telegraph that the Russian-Chinese veto of a UN resolution condemning the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (above) had made military involvement more likely. http://bit.ly/zoyjEY

Pro- and anti-Syria regime gunmen clash in Lebanon:
Shooting broke out on Friday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli as gunmen deployed heavily in two rival neighborhoods, one group supporting and the other opposed to the regime in Syria. http://bit.ly/xwbexR

An Analysis: Barbara Walters’ Interviews Syrian President Bashar al-AssadVideo – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30490.htm

The biggest propaganda spectacle on Syria ever: Western media (of course you can add Saudi and Qatari media) are involved in the biggest propaganda spectacle that I have ever seen. http://bit.ly/ylN4BV

Libya decides to expel Syrian diplomats: The Foreign Ministry also said Libyan’s National Transitional Council now stands in solidarity with the Syrian National Council, an umbrella opposition group, and voiced its condemnation against the unabated bloodshed plaguing Syria. http://bit.ly/xbbvgS

US admits Israel is arming and training terrorist groups in IranVideo – http://bit.ly/xvApAj

Israel’s useful idiot:
Rick Santorum: Obama helping Iran obtain nuclear weapons: Republican presidential hopeful, coming off a 3-state primary sweep, says American President ‘throwing Israel under the bus’ over U.S. dependency on oil. http://bit.ly/ylYe7y

Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran: Report:
Saudi Arabia to buy nukes if Iran tests A-bomb: Citing an unidentified Saudi Arabian source, the Times newspaper in the U.K. said that the kingdom would seek to buy ready-made warheads and also begin its own program to enrich weapons-grade uranium. http://on.msnbc.com/xfSFS7

Bunker-Buster Bomb Improvements Sought by Pentagon Win Approval: The move to improve the bomb shortly after the Air Force took delivery may have been triggered by Iran‘s announcement Jan. 9 that it would begin uranium enrichment at the Fordow facility near Qom that’s tunneled into mountains, said Kenneth Katzman, a Middle East military analyst for the non-partisan Congressional Research Service. http://bloom.bg/wTGgRd

Iran poll: US more supportive of overt/covert action: 44% of Americans support bombing Iran‘s nuclear installations, versus 18% in Germany, 23% in Britain and 20% in the Middle East. http://bit.ly/yJSP9i

Gaza Hamas chief arrives in Iran: state TV: The Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, arrived in Tehran on Friday on a three-day trip and is due to speak at a rally marking the 33 anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Saturday, state media reported. http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/02/10/193813.html

Arms and men out of Libya fortify Mali rebellion: Equipped with heavy weapons from Muammar Gaddafi’s looted arsenals, the Tuareg-led rebels who assaulted the town of Aguelhoc in northern Mali last month overwhelmed the remote garrison. http://bit.ly/wSNU0y

Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down: Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed, called the “world’s most environmentally outspoken president” because of his calls for drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, was forced to resign-at gunpoint, he claimed http://bit.ly/AcEPMQ

Anonymous Takes Down CIA Web Site: Anonymous has ended a rather busy week with a hack of the CIA website, which is currently offline. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400140,00.asp

“Torture taxi” business: CIA ‘rendition’ program still divides N.C. town: To the disappointment of human rights groups, the White House has said it will continue to permit extraordinary renditions http://wapo.st/z6NK9W

Diabetic man is beaten by Henderson police during traffic stop:Video – The motorist, Adam Greene, will receive $158,000 settlement from the Henderson City Council tonight. http://bit.ly/z6A93n

International lenders refuse to approve Greece bailout: EU leaders have set several conditions Greece must fulfill before receiving a second bailout, including more painful austerity measures. In protest unions are staging a 48-hour strike, halting bus and metro services. http://bit.ly/zz2AIU

Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials:Greece‘s largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures. http://bit.ly/wtUcY7

Clashes erupt on sidelines of Greek austerity protest: Greek protesters threw stones and firebombs at riot police who responded with tear gas in Athens on Friday as clashes erupted on the sidelines of a protest against new austerity cuts. http://bit.ly/ynktA0

Live Stream Greece Protest – Video – http://www.livestream.com/stopcarteltvgr

Greek deputy foreign minister resigns: reports:
Greece‘s deputy foreign minister resigned Friday to protest tough new austerity measures demanded by the euro zone and International Monetary Fund. Lucas Papademos, is the sixth minister to resign over the last two days. http://bit.ly/wSdpWr

Greek default now inevitable: With Greek economic output in freefall, a messy debt default followed by the country’s ejection from the eurozone now looks very much like a question of when rather than if. http://bit.ly/xEBAz4

This is no bailout for Main Street America: In reality, a $25bn mortgage deal with banks is a drop in the ocean – given US homeowners’ $700bn of negative equity http://bit.ly/wmU176

The insiders are selling heavily:
On the theory that corporate insiders – officers, directors and largest shareholders – know more about their firms’ prospects than do the rest of us, it can’t be good news that they are selling at such a heavy pace. http://bit.ly/xhxCZX

Anyone can buy guns, no questions asked: Legal loophole permits weapons powerful enough to down aircraft to be sold without checks http://on.today.com/yrs4cJ

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:
4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,883
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
 $1,301,009,644,441 http://www.costofwar.com/

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