Information Clearing House Newsletter 18 February 2012: Millions of Christians Want to Start WWIII

18 February 2012Information Clearing House

Another March to War?
By Matt Taibbi
You can just feel it: many of the same newspapers and TV stations we saw leading the charge in the Bush years have gone back to the attic and are dusting off their war pom-poms.

The Assassination of Iranian Scientists
In What Way is Iran a Threat to Israel?
By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh
The history of Israeli relationship with its neighbors, as well as its uncertain future show, however, that Einstein’s warning is indeed prophetic.
Millions of Christians Want to Start WWIII
By Washington’s Blog
Neocons are Using Religion to Justify War Against Iran.
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Thyself)
By Uri Avnery
In the Jewish religion, suicide is a sin. It would be ironic if future historians were to conclude that the “Jewish State” committed suicide.
Washing Your Hands of Khader Adnan:
My response to weasel words of EU’s Catherine Ashton
By Ali Abunimah
You have frequently asserted that “human rights” are at the center of your policy. But we know that any such statements come with an asterisk. Palestinians are exempt from such rights, and Israel is exempt from any accountability.
Univision Goes Neoconservative
By Charles Davis
The Spanish-language TV network recently aired a saber-rattling report on Iran, focussing on its ties to Latin America.
Girl Killed By Barack Obama – She Never Saw It Coming
3 Minute Video
Barack Obama says the drone attacks he authorises are targeted only at named people on a list of active terrorists who are a direct threat to America. The facts tell a different story.
Is This Why Judge Andrew Napolitano Was Fired?
Whatever happened to freedom?
You May Already Be an FBI Terror Suspect:
85 Things Not to Do
By Allan MacDonell
The FBI and DOJ have launched the “Communities Against Terrorism” program. The campaign seeks assistance from workers in 25 industries to spy on their fellow citizens ferret out the terrorists among us.
Insider Documents Detail a March 23 Greek Default Plan;
Gov to Freeze Bank Accounts, Eliminate Euro, Restrict Capital Flow
By Mac Slavo
While the mainstream financial media and government officials have tried to spin this story as one that involves only Greek debt, the fact of the matter is that this isn’t isolated to a single country. Italy, Portugal, Ireland and most other European countries are in exactly the same boat.

Video Documentary
For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media.

Manufacturing Illusions
By Robert Reich
The fundamental problem isn’t the decline of American manufacturing, and reviving manufacturing won’t solve it. The problem is the declining power of American workers to share in the gains of the American economy.

 The Illegals: Another Angle
By Fred Reed
Whatever you think of the Latin hordes, it may be interesting to know a little about them. Let’s wing it.

20 rebels, 11 police killed in Russia’s Caucasus: Chechnya’s Moscow-backed regional leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, said his forces killed seven rebels Friday near the administrative border with neighboring province of Dagestan.

U.S. intelligence officials offer grim words on Afghanistan: Senior U.S. intelligence officials offered a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan in testimony to Congresy, an assessment they acknowledged was more pessimistic than that of the military commanders in charge.

Afghan president meets Taliban-linked cleric in peace talks: The Afghan president met Saturday with a Pakistani cleric linked to Taliban insurgents, a meeting that marked the first public contact between an Afghan official and members of the Afghan Taliban’s support network in Pakistan in Afghanistan‘s bid to bring the militant movement to the negotiating table.

Pakistani president pledges support for Iran against foreign aggression: The Pakistani president made the pledge during his meeting with the visiting Iranian president who arrived here on Thursday for a two-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran trilateral summit.

Syrians flee their homes amid fears of ethnic cleansing: Not everyone is relishing Assad’s end. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson meets the members of his Alawite sect living in fear

Report: U.S. drones flying over Syria to monitor crackdown:
Pentagon officials say drones used to gather evidence to make case for international response; 40 Turkish intelligence officials captured in Syria, Assad regime claims Israel‘s Mossad trained them.

Iran to conduct joint exercises with Syria?: An Iranian flotilla has arrived in a Syrian port to provide maritime training to the country’s navy, media reports. It’s only the second time Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean.

Don’t rush to judgement over Valentine’s Day bombs: After last week’s explosions it’s important to take an objective look at the evidence as the story unfolds rather than putting blind faith into the anti-Iran spin from Washington and Tel Aviv

Iran Is NOT Our Enemy! – Video – Despite what all the media are yammering at you

In Iraq, occupation by another name: Even as embassy population is reduced, America is projecting power by adding CIA personnel and Special Operations

Row with US Widens, Egypt Sets Date for Trial of NGO Activists: In an escalating move with the United States, Egypt on Saturday announced it would go ahead with a trial of foreign NGO activists, including nineteen Americans.

Gaddafi supporters outside Libya form new grouping: Members of Colonel Gaddafi’s former government outside Libya say they are starting a political movement aimed at radical change, the BBC has learnt.

Thousands rally for West Bank hunger striker: Massive show of support for jailed Palestinian Khader Adnan, who is “in immediate danger of death”, medical NGO says.

Palestinian hunger striker appeals to Israel’s Supreme Court: Catherine Ashton says EU is following Khader Adnan‘s case ‘with great concern’; Adnan has been on hunger strike for 63 days to protest his administrative detention.

Video: Raymond McCartney, former Irish hunger striker in message of support to Khader Adnan: Raymond McCartney, the former Irish hunger striker and current Member of Northern Ireland’s Legislative Assembly for Sinn Féin is the latest from Ireland to send a message of solidarity to Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan, who is entering his 63rd day of hunger strike protesting administrative detention, a policy started by the British and which is illegal under international law.

Prison inmate dies while on hunger strike in California: A 27-year-old convicted murderer has died while on a hunger strike to protest restrictions on access to health, good food, legal services and other amenities in a segregation unit at a California prison, prison officials said on Friday.

Bradley Manning made an example of by the Obama administration? Video – As a whistleblower Manning was held for nine months without being charged for a crime and starting Friday evening Occupy the Truth will kick off in Berkeley. Cindy Sheehan brings us the latest about Occupy the Truth.
FBI nabs Moroccan in Washington bomb sting: Suspect was carrying fake explosives provided by agents posing as al-Qaeda to attack US capital, officials said.
Iceland’s Viking Victory: Congratulations to Iceland. Fitch has upgraded the country to investment grade BBB – with stable outlook, expecting government debt to peak at 100pc of GDP.

Lessons From Iceland: We have been told that there is no way out of the debt burden that has been imposed on Irish citizens as a result of the collapse of the banks. But that, after all, may be no more than propaganda.

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 : 2,888

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

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