Information Clearing House Newsletter 15 February 2012: George Galloway: Clinton Irresistible… And Not Just To Women

15 February 2012Information Clearing House

Save Us from the Liberal Hawks
By David Rieff
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of (humanitarian) war.
NYT: ‘Scrutiny’ of Iran’s Nuke Sites Means Bombing Them
By Peter Hart
The media coverage of Iran is terrible, and seems to be getting worse.
U.S. Public Takes Strong Stance Against Iran’s Nuclear Program
By Pew Research Center
58% of U.S. public supports military force – to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Iran Propaganda Debunked in Less Than 7 Minutes
Are you afraid of getting nuked in your jammies?
There’s a scary, dangerous nuclear weapons threat from Iran?
US Secret Armies Gear Up For Global War
By Bill Van Auken
US militarism has escalated dramatically under the Democratic president and its tide threatens to engulf the entire planet.
Washington’s Insouciance Has No Rival
By Paul Craig Roberts
How is the world so deranged that Washington can murder innocents for years on end and still profess to be the world’s defender of human rights?
The Imperial Way
American Decline in Perspective
By Noam Chomsky
Why exactly is Iran regarded as such a colossal threat? The question is rarely discussed, but it is not hard to find a serious answer.
Clinton Remains Irresistible.. And Not Just To Women
By George Galloway
A decade ago I had a boilerplate gag in my speeches, which went something like this: “I’m in favour of us having a special relationship with the United States, I just don’t want us to have the kind that Miss Lewinsky had with President Clinton. One sided, undignified, immoral and with the junior partner always on their knees.”
Troika Driving Greece Towards Violent Revolution
By Nigel Farage
Greece is being driven into the ground, and I think, frankly, when it comes to chaos, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

The Greek Experiment
By Michael Hudson
Greek crisis used to find out how far finance can drive down wages and privatize.

Honduras Prison Fire Kills Hundreds : – Video –
Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday. The fire broke out Tuesday night at a prison about 90 miles north of the country’s capital

Turkey: 17 killed in rebel clashes: Two Turkish soldiers and 15 Kurdish rebels have been killed in clashes in Sirnak, in the country’s south-east.

Syria: Scores Killed In Aleppo Gun Fight: At least 14 people have been killed in gun attacks between security troops and armed forces in Syria‘s largest city Aleppo.

Raw Video: Syrian Army, Rebels Battle in Homs :
The Free Syrian Army is battling government forces in Homs

Assad sets Syria vote to end near 50-year Baath rule:
Syria‘s embattled president has called a referendum on a new constitution, effectively ending nearly five decades of single-party rule, it emerged Wednesday.

Turkey backs Saudi plan for UN-backed regime change in Syria: Saudi Arabia circulated a new draft resolution backing the Arab plan to make Assad step down for the UN General Assembly to consider

Iran places indigenous fuel rods into Tehran reactor: Iran has placed the first indigenous fuel rods into the heart of Tehran Research Reactor as President Ahmadinejad unveils the country’s latest nuclear achievements.

Iran activates 3,000 new centrifuges: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran has added 3,000 new generation centrifuges to its Natanz facility, increasing the production of 3.5 percent enriched uranium by 50 percent.

EU’s Catherine Ashton has received Iran’s letter on nuclear talks: “I can confirm High Representative Ashton received the letter from Dr. [Saeed] Jalili today,” Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for Ashton, told Yahoo News Wednesday. “We are carefully studying the letter and consulting with our E3+3 partners” on their response.

Japan PM to Barak: Israel must not strike Iran over nuclear program: During visit to Japan, Ehud Barak says international community must work together to impose sanctions on Iran.

SWIFT sanctions: West going to extremes to punish Iran: US wants Iran evicted from SWIFT, an independent financial clearinghouse that is crucial to the country’s oil sales. This could immediately cripple Tehran’s financial lifeline, but would come with its own costs for the world economy.

Iran cutting oil export to six European states ?: Iran on Wednesday said it’s cutting oil exports to six European countries including Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal.

Iran oil ministry denies state media reports on EU oil stop: – “We deny this report … If such a decision is made, it will be announced by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council,” a spokesman for the ministry told Reuters.
Iran manipulating oil markets? :
Oil prices jump after Iran says is cutting cut flow to EU: The price of oil in global markets hits a six-month high of nearly USD 120 a barrel as Iran says is cutting oil exports to six European countries.
India to step up ties with Tehran; unfazed by US sanctions:
Unfazed by US sanctions and Israel linking Tehran to the attack on an Israeli embassy car here, India is set to ramp up its energy and business ties with Iran, with a commerce ministry team heading to Tehran to explore fresh business opportunities.

US bid to crimp Iran oil sales stumbles: American attempts to get major Asian importers of Iranian oil to rein in their purchases are faltering as allies South Korea and Japan give US officials a polite brushoff. Emerging giants India and China may even increase their purchases.

‘Bangkok bombers’ were assassins not terrorists, says Thai official: The official said the nationalities of the suspects had yet to be confirmed. “They have Iranian passports and documents, but we haven’t concluded that they are in fact Iranian, which is why we are looking in detail at this case,” he said.

NATO expresses regret for killing 8 Afghan children: “The aircraft dropped two bombs on the group that we believed to be an imminent threat to our people,” Boone told reporters in Kabul. “

US, Afghans near deal on post-2014 mission: Panetta:
US and Afghan officials are weeks away from clinching a security pact allowing an American military mission to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Taliban says U.S. to repeat Soviet defeat in Afghanistan: The Taliban used the 23rd anniversary of the humiliating Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday to taunt the United States that it would suffer the same fate as preparations to hand over security to a shaky government are underway.

Pak climb down over NATO routes:
NATO is being allowed to use Pakistani airspace and land routes to move food supplies to troops in Afghanistan though border crossings were closed after a cross-border air strike last year, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said on Tuesday
U.S. Bribes Pakistan?
Pakistan to receive $ 2.4 billion US “Aid” The press release stated “$2.2 billion in assistance to strengthen “democratic and civil institutions “
Can Pakistan survive without US aid?: The question, however, is to determine first why Americans aided Pakistan and second what was the money intended for. And even more importantly, one should determine if indeed Pakistan‘s economic survival rests on American aid.
USAID contractor case renews debate on tactics: The U.S. Agency for International Development faces skepticism from other countries about its true purpose and warnings from critics who say it has strayed too much into the world of clandestine operations.
The Story of How U.S. Special Forces Infiltrated Pakistan: Using valid U.S. passports and posing as construction and aid workers, dozens of Central Intelligence Agency operatives and contractors flooded in without the requisite background checks from the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

New clashes rock Libyan desert town: Clashes between the Zwai and the Toubu tribes in the town of Kufra broke out for a third conse
cutive day today after 17 people were killed in fierce fighting over the first two days.

Libya: a year on: “According to international human rights watchdogs, about 7,000 Gaddafi supporters are locked up in jails, abused and tortured. The new authorities are not in control of the whole of Libya. They are only controlling Tripoli and a stretch of land 130 km west of the city. The rest of Libya’s territory is being controlled by tribes. Libya now resembles a barrel of gunpowder with a blaster fuse.”

National survey reveals Libyans would prefer one-man-rule over democracy: Only 29 percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to live in a democracy.

Wikileaks-backed Global Square activist platform due in March: Wikileaks-backed platform will use peer-to-peer technology to avoid government controls
Eurozone crisis: Greece ‘can’t take any more cuts’: The Greek people have been pushed to the limit by austerity measures demanded by the EU and IMF, public order minister Christos Papoutsis says. He said Greeks had made “superhuman” efforts, and “can’t take any more”.
Poor diet kills 2.6 million infants a year, says survey by Save the Children: Malnutrition is the root cause of the deaths of 2.6 million children each year, and the bodies and brains of 450 million more will fail to develop properly due to inadequate diet over the next 15 years unless immediate action is taken

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 : 2,886

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

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