Information Clearing House Newsletter 3 March 2012: Annihilation Hovers over Palestine, Not Israel

3 March 2012 — Information Clearing House


Annihilation Hovers over Palestine, Not Israel

By Imtiaz Muqbil

As the threat of Iran‘s nuclear potential is hyped in Tel Aviv and Washington, it is the people in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem who are in real danger.


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Libya Newslinks 3 March 2012

3 March


Freed of Gadhafi, Libya’s instability only deepens

The Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A large map of Libya hangs on the wall in the home of Idris al-Rahel, with a line down the middle dividing the country in half. Al-Rahel, a former army officer, leads a movement to declare semiautonomy in eastern Libya, …


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Arms supplies to Syrian opposition call for legal evaluation – Russia

3 March 2012 — Voice of Russia

An armed antigovernment mutiny has been crushed in the Syrian city of Homs. More than 100 mercenaries have been seized. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that supplying arms to Syrian rebels is in no way contributing to a settlement in Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry has, for its part, urged the United Nations to give a legal assessment to statements by officials from different countries, insisting that the Syrian opposition fighters should continue to be armed.

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Syria: One Country, Two Stories By William Bowles

3 March 2012

The battle that has been raging in the southern Syrian city of Homs and that now seems to have been resolved with a ‘win’ for the government, though it would seem at a terrible cost in lives, is now the subject of a follow-up by the MSM; how to care for the survivors, and, what exactly went on in Homs? This is how the BBCreported it: Continue reading

Video: Gunmen executing people in the streets – Homs eyewitness

2 March, 2012 — RT

People have been left without water or electricity as rebels destroy water pumps and power converters. Civilians are forced to stay inside as snipers shoot from the rooftops.

­RT in Damascus managed to contact an eyewitness in Homs, who says gunmen are killing civilians in the streets. Galina says leaving home is out of the question, as snipers “can shoot you in the back.”

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Red Cross officials arrive in Homs

3 March, 2012Voice of Russia

Photo: EPA

Officials of the International Red Cross have arrived in the Baba Amr area of the city of Homs, known to be the worst-damaged during the recent clashes between the Syrian government troops and armed opposition units.

Access to the area has been closed by the authorities for security considerations. The Red Cross humanitarian convoy suspended the evacuation of the wounded from the city on February 26th, when it failed to obtain security guarantees from the warring factions.

But on March 1st, the Syrian authorities, who had regained control over Homs, allowed the Red Cross to supply humanitarian aid to the city and evacuate the wounded. Antigovernment protests have been going on unabated in Syria for almost a year now.

America's Credit and Housing Crisis: New State Bank Bills By Ellen Brown

26 February, 2012Web of Debt

Seventeen states have now introduced bills for state-owned banks, and others are in the works.  Hawaii’s innovative state bank bill addresses the foreclosure mess.  County-owned banks are being proposed that would tackle the housing crisis by exercising the right of eminent domain on abandoned and foreclosed properties. Arizona has a bill that would do this for homeowners who are current in their payments but underwater, allowing them to refinance at fair market value.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 3 March 2012: USA’s (no longer) secret plan for criminalising Julian Assange

3 March


WikiLeaks: New reports detail discontent, fear in Venezuelan military

Sacramento Bee

The report, which are part of the firm’s more than five million emails that WikiLeaks revealed this week, show Chávez’s concern over the growing signs of discontent coming from the military. “HCF [Hugo Chávez Frías] is worried,” says one of the …


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Bradley Manning Newslinks 3 March 2012

3 March


Manning Charged with Espionage, Leaker of SEALED Indictment on Assange Gets Nada

Government Accountability Project (blog)

Hamsher is right on explaining the disparate treatment: Moral of the story: Bradley Manning gets charged with “aiding the enemy” for potentially leaking information that was available on the SIPRNET to hundreds of thousands of people.


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Syria And Beyond: Most Serious East-West Confrontation Since End Of Cold War By Vladimir Radyuhin

3 March 2012 — The Hindu

The cold wind from Russia

Putin’s election-eve attack against Washington and its western allies for exporting “rocket-bomb democracy” indirectly targets India too

The veto Russia slapped jointly with China on two United Nations Security Council resolutions that sought the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad marked the most serious East-West confrontation since the end of the Cold War.

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China: Western Historical Sympathy Is Too Much To Expect

29 February 2012Global Times

Western historical sympathy too much to expect By Yuan Hui

It’s not that Western observers aren’t sympathetic, but anyone’s choice of who they sympathize with is affected by those closest, culturally and politically, to them. In Western films and literature, there are numerous works depicting the historic tragedy of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, but the tens of millions of Soviet or Eastern European victims of the Nazis receive far less coverage.

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Strategic Culture Foundation 3 March 2012: Belarus / US / Russia / BRICS / Turkey / Israel/Venezuela / Iran / Serbia / Afghanistan

3 March 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Syria – Belarus. Parallels

03.03.2012 | 00:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV

By the end of 2011 – beginning of 2012 Belarus sparked a wave of hysteria in the West. In December the President of the USA signed the sanctions imposing Belarus Human Rights and Democracy Act. The EU introduced additional sanctions against this country on February 28… Since a long time the sanctions have become a constantly used tool of aggression…

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 March 2012: Gaza gears up for Israeli Apartheid Week

2 March 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Report: “120 Palestinians To Be displaced Due To Military Orders”
IMEMC – The “Land Research Center” issued a press release, on Friday, stating that 120 Palestinians will be displaced and prevented access to their farmlands due to an Israeli military plan, and a military training drill being conducted in the Jordan Valley. …

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