Information Clearing House Newsletter 23 February 2012: Iran Will Never Seek Nuclear Weapons: Leader

23 February 2012 — Information Clearing House


Stop the Machine!!!!!

This Is A Must Watch Short Video

A brief and crucial history of the United States.


Libya 2.0
US Ready to Help Arm Syrian Rebels


THE US has opened the door to military assistance for Syria‘s rebels as intelligence sources revealed the Free Syrian Army is acquiring sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian anti-tank missiles, from sympathisers and officers in President Bashar al-Assad’s military.


What Does The Civil War in Syria Really Mean for Iran, Russia and China?

By The Saker

This is what all this nonsense about the “terrorist Mullahs” and the “Shia threat” really is designed to conceal: that the Shia, inspired by Iran and Hezbollah, are engaged in a national liberation struggle which threatens all those billionaires which have been in bed with the British, the USA and the Israelis since day one.


Iran Will Never Seek Nuclear Weapons: Leader

By Press TV

“Sanctions have been in place since the victory of the Islamic Revolution while the nuclear issue is a matter of the past few years; therefore their (the West) real problem is with a nation that has decided to be independent.”


Out Of Their Own Mouths

By Dave Kimble

Sen. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): You have doubt about the Iranian’s intention when it comes to making a nuclear weapon? – JAMES CLAPPER: I do.


Presstitute: Tucker Carlson Calls For Annihilation Of Iran


Carlson tells Red Eye panel that Iran “deserves to be annihilated. I think they’re lunatics, I think they’re evil.”


Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage

By Stephen Lendman

Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. Their business model creates crises to facilitate grand theft, financial terrorism, and debt entrapment.


Rise of the National Security State

The CIA’s links to Wall Street

By Mark Gaffney

One of the most successful frauds ever perpetrated upon the American people is the notion that the CIA exists to provide intelligence to the president.


Cash Of The Titans:

Against The Noxious Fantasy Of Limitless Growth

By Phil Rockstroh

Obama apologists you can keep making excuses for dear leader–although, it strains credulity as to how anyone with a working moral compass can continue to defend him.


Syria violence kills at least 46: AT least 46 people, most of them civilians, were killed in violence across Syria overnight, including 13 members of one family, “a monitoring group says”.


War reporter killed after refusing to leave city:

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin, 56, died alongside French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, 28, when the house where they were staying was shelled “by Syrian government forces” yesterday morning. Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier were also injured in the attack.


‘Friends of Syria’ consider ultimatum to Assad: U.S., European and Arab officials were meeting in London on Thursday to craft details of an ultimatum to Assad that diplomats said could demand compliance within 72 hours or result in additional as-yet-unspecified punitive measures, likely to include toughened sanctions. The ultimatum is to be presented at a major international conference on Syria set for Friday in Tunisia.


Military: Thousands of troops needed to secure Syrian chemical sites: The U.S. military has calculated it could take more than 75,000 ground troops to secure Syria‘s chemical warfare facilities if they were at risk of being looted or left unguarded, CNN has learned.


Russia, China warn against foreign intervention in Syria:

The two leaders urged the Syrian (both) “parties” to put an immediate end to violence and ‘launch’ a dialogue without any preconditions.


Presidents of Russia and Iran discusses “dramatic situation” in Syria: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the “dramatic situation” around Syria and opposed foreign intervention in the affairs of the state during a telephone conversation on Wednesday,


Military intervention in Syria could lead to large-scale war in the region: Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has protested against a possible foreign military intervention in Syria, the OIC told Trend on Thursday.


Car bomb blasts in Iraq kills 70, injures hundreds, raising sectarian fears: In at least three Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, nine policemen were killed, and in the capital’s northwestern Kadhimiya district, a car bomb killed a number of people when it struck a street lined with restaurants.


Tenth Afghan killed in protest against Koran burning: A protester in Baghlan province was killed and four others including two policemen were injured when hundreds of people tried to storm a police station, the district governor said.


Two US occupation force troops killed by Afghan soldier amid Koran-burning protests: Afghanistan is bracing for intensifying protests, as outrage over the burning of Korans at a US military base led to the first American casualties Thursday and President Barack Obama vowed to hold coalition officials accountable for the “inadvertent” sacrilege.


Kill them,’ Taliban says to Afghans: The Afghan people are called on to kill, beat and take international soldiers as prisoners in response to the burning of the Koran, the Taliban said.


In Grip of Cold, Afghan Family Buries 8th Child: The war refugee Sayid Mohammad lost his last son on Wednesday, 3-month-old Khan, who became the 24th child to die of exposure in camps here in the past month.


Afghans Fleeing War Find Misery in Urban Slums: Half a million Afghans who fled fighting have been abandoned to starvation and death as they subsist in makeshift shelters and they have been let down by their government and international donors, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.


Afghanistan: “A Deeply Violated Land” : We don’t know how many Afghans have died as a consequence of the war, we don’t know where the refugees go or what’s happened to the promise of freedom. Basically, we want it to end. For us. And so we let it slip away from our thoughts.


Pakistan: 12 killed in deadly blast : Powerful explosion rocks bus stand in northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 12 and wounding dozens.


Pakistan ‘offered surge in US boots on ground in return for helping oust generals’: Pakistan was prepared to allow a surge in US boots on the ground and promised to find Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders in exchange for helping oust two generals amid coup fears, according to witness testimony in a case that could bring down the government.


Any attack on Iran will be catastrophic, Russia warns: “I hope Israel understands all these consequences … and they should also consider the consequences of such action for themselves,” Gatilov said.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran :

Peres: A nuclear Iran would be a catastrophe: “A nuclear Iran would be a catastrophe,” Peres said, and noted that if Iran would attain a nuclear weapon, “it would be impossible to prevent it from exporting terror freely or stop it from controlling the world economy.”


Lieberman: U.S., Russian warnings against Iran strike will not affect Israel’s decision: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview on Wednesday that Israel will not bow to U.S. and Russian pressure in deciding whether to attack Iran.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran :

If Israel strikes Iran, it’ll be because Obama didn’t stop it: If the U.S. president wants to prevent a disaster, he must give Netanyahu iron-clad guarantees that the United States will stop Iran in any way necessary and at any price, after the 2012 elections. If Obama doesn’t do this, he will obligate Netanyahu to act before the 2012 elections.


Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran: Although IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said that the visit to Tehran took place in a “constructive spirit”, Iran had refused his delegation’s request to visit its Parchin military base, which the IAEA suspects may be used for weapons-related testing.


Iran Holds Up Access to Parchin for Better IAEA Deal: The failure of a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to get Iranian permission to visit a military testing site mentioned in its latest report has been interpreted in media coverage as a stall to avoid the discovery of confirming evidence of past work on nuclear weapons.


Iran Told it Must Open Military Base to Inspection;

Why All Weapon Claims Are Baseless: The hypocrisy over Iran’s nuclear energy program continues today after IAEA officials were refused access to a military base in Parchin, where the West and Israel claim Iran is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons.


Iran says claims that it is behind global attacks part of Israeli ‘war game’: In letter to UN Security Council, Iranian envoy says international community allows Israeli forces to target Islamic Republic’s nuclear scientists with impunity.


Act of war:

West” focuses on financial communications company based in Belgium to cripple Iran’s economy: “This could be a potential silver bullet,” said Mark Wallace, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations who is now president of a group called United Against Nuclear Iran.


EU’s Ashton criticizes Israel for approval of ‘illegal’ settlement homes: The European Union’s Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton criticized on Thursday Israel‘s recent approval of new homes in the West Bank settlement of Shilo, adding that Israeli settlements were “illegal under international law.”


Growing the empire:

US Troops Now in 4 African Countries to Fight LRA: U.S. troops helping in the fight against a brutal rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army are now deployed in four Central African countries, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa said Wednesday.


US soldier Bradley Manning formally charged: Accused of leaking classified data to WikiLeaks, former US private faces life in prison for “aiding the enemy”.


Tsunami of debt: Japan faces costs of credit: While the world’s attention has been focused on the eurozone debt crisis, Japan’s borrowing has hit a record high of 235% of the country’s GDP. The prospect of going down credit rating ladders as its debt costs increase is hanging over the country.


Scandal: Greece To Receive “Negative” Cash From “Second Bailout” As It Funds Insolvent European Banks: We learned the first stunner of the Greek “bailout package”, which courtesy of some convoluted transmission mechanisms would result in some, potentially quite many, Greek workers actually paying to retain their jobs: i.e., negative salaries


The Greek debt crisis: it’s, like, totally over – video – Have you heard about the Greek debt crisis? After a year and a half, Europe has agreed something that might not work at all and, in the best case scenario, will take eight years to reduce Greek debt to a level that is still too high. Hopefully


Robert Reich: Corporations Don’t Need a Tax Cut, So Why Is Obama Proposing One?: The Obama administration is proposing to lower corporate taxes from the current 35 percent to 28 percent for most companies and to 25 percent for manufacturers.


Guess what?

Bankers escape big penalties in FDIC failed bank cases: Like many banks engulfed by the mortgage crisis, First National Bank of Nevada specialized in risky home loans that didn’t require borrowers to prove their incomes. When the housing bubble burst, First National got crushed in 2008 under the weight of bad loans that it could no longer resell to investors.


The truth about violence at Occupy: In Oakland, the camp coincided with a significant drop in crime. But that wasn’t the story we were told


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 : 2,903


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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