5 March 2012 — Information Clearing House
Bin Laden’s Body Taken To US: Stratfor
By The Journal
Secret emails sent by American based intelligence company Stratfor, give rise to growing speculation the US military did not dispose of Osama Bin Laden’s body at sea.
No Evidence Required
The UN Accuses Syria of “Crimes against Humanity”
By Julie Lévesque
The standard of proof is one of ‘reasonable suspicion’.
Hillary Clinton and Middle East War Crimes
By Bill Van Auken
The push for defining Assad as a war criminal intensified in the face of the 27-day siege of the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, which was seized by armed militias whose activities have included the abduction and murder of non-Sunni residents of the city.
A Subservient President Obama Addresses AIPAC
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses AIPAC conference in Washington; staunchly defends his administration’s record on Israel, citing strong security and diplomatic assistance.
AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent
By Chris Hedges
What is being done in Gaza, the world’s largest open-air prison, is a pale reflection of what is slowly happening to the rest of us. It is a window into the rise of the global security state.
Iran, threats and the UN Charter
By Glenn Greenwald
President Obama, issued his most absolute and inflexible threat yet to attack Iran.
Iran – Next In Line For Western ‘Intervention’?
By Media Lens
What would it take for journalists to seriously challenge government propaganda?
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Declassified: Massive Israeli Manipulation of US Media Exposed
By Russia Today
Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important.
Putin Not Part of NWO, Labelled Evil by Elites
By Pepe Escobar
It’s official – Vladimir Putin has won the presidential race to become Russia’s leader for a third term. Pepe Escobar says that despite the Russian people making their choice clear, the U.S. is still on a mission to vilify the country.
US to Attempt Overthrow of Putin Government
By Tony Cartalucci
The Western media and US State Department-funded “opposition” inside Russia have called Vladimir Putin’s landslide victory a “fraud.”
Lobbying as Legalized Bribery
Public Citizen and notorious ex-Super lobbyist Jack Abramoff aka Casino Jack talk about the role of lobbyists in Washington.
One state for Palestinians and Israelis
By Ahmed Moor
Did the Jewish people survive for so long only to become another people’s occupiers and permanent oppressors?
Allow Failure To Fail
Bank of America teetering on the edge of collapse
By Matt Taibbi
We’ve seen throughout our history that when criminal organizations are not punished, they tend to be encouraged to commit more crimes.
The Best Medical System in the World?
Free Market Health Care: True Stories
By Michael Parenti
We should unequivocally demand socialized medicine, that is, a publicly funded and publicly administered system whose purpose is human care rather than profit accumulation.
61 dead as militants seize army base in Yemen: “Al Qaida” militants overran an army base in southern Yemen today, capturing heavy weapons and turning them on soldiers in intense clashes that left 61 dead, a military official said.
Suicide Bombers Kill Soldier at Army Camp in Yemen: Two suicide bombers struck an army camp in central Yemen on Saturday, killing one soldier, while explosions rocked a southern port city and clashes erupted between militants said to be linked to Al Qaeda and security forces in the south, officials said.
Free Syrian Army: We killed over 135 of Assad’s soldiers:
Commander of the Free Syrian Army Riyad al Asaad told al Jazeera network that his men have killed over 135 Syrian soldiers commanded by President Bashar Assad and took control over ammunition and weapons.
Use of IEDs by rebels in Syria explodes: The number of improvised explosives used by rebels in Syria has increased sharply this year, suggesting to some military experts that more outside help is reaching regime opponents and the conflict may widen.
Turkey steps up rhetoric on Syrian ‘massacre’: China urged the government and the rebels to immediately end all acts of violence, especially against civilians. A foreign ministry statement urged both sides to “launch an inclusive political dialogue with no preconditions” under the mediation of former UN secretary- eneral Kofi Annan, the newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy on the Syria crisis,
Red Cross delivers aid to Baba Amr: The international Red Cross (ICRC) said it delivered relief supplies on Sunday to refugees from the battered Baba Amr district of Homs city in a nearby village of central Syria.
U.S. senator calls for arming Syria rebels: Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican voice on international policy, also said he was joining with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal to push a Senate resolution calling on the United Nations to declare Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a war criminal.
Western bloodlust: Assad days ‘numbered’, ‘day of reckoning’ for ‘disgraceful’ regime: ? The fury and thirst for blood can be heard around the world as Washington and Brussels make their views known on how the conflict in Syria should be resolved.
As people are killed Hamas plays politics: Hamas not taking sides in Syria crisis: Zahar: “We cannot take one side, with half a million Palestinians living in complete freedom in Syria having to (face the consequences) of this position.” (You could ask both sides to stop the killing and talk!!!)
China’s Position on the Political Resolution of the Syrian Issue: The Syrian Government and all parties concerned should immediately, fully and unconditionally cease all acts of violence, particularly violence against innocent civilians. Various factions in Syria should express political aspirations through non-violent means.
Assad Threatens Israel With Missiles if Syria is Attacked: Report: Assad has ordered his military to hit Israel with a barrage of missiles should there be any foreign intervention in Syria.
Iraq Sunni tribes warn against arming Syrian opposition: – When they see the plight of their Syrian kinsmen across the border, the Sunni tribesmen of western Iraq understand their rage. But with their own experience of civil war still fresh, they want to stop arms from feeding the conflict next door.
Four killed in attacks across Iraq: Four people were killed on Sunday in a series of bomb and gunfire attacks across Iraq, security sources told dpa.
On Iran, Netanyahu tells Obama: Israel must remain its own master: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House ahead of his talk at the AIPAC conference.
Israel delivers ultimatum to Barack Obama on Iran’s nuclear plans: Mr Netanyahu effectively brings with him an ultimatum, demanding that unless the president makes a firm pledge to use US military force to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb, Israel may well take matters into its own hands within months.
‘Obama facing massive pressure from Israel’s supporters’: Israel‘s main backers in the US are putting “extraordinary” public pressure on US President Barack Obama ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, demanding that Obama harden his stance with regards to the Iranian nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
Romney: A second term for Obama means a nuclear weapon for Iran: – Mitt Romney took President Obama to task Sunday, calling his foreign policy a failure and warning that if he’s reelected “Iran will have a nuclear weapon.”
Peres to AIPAC: Iran aims to control the Middle East: President calls Tehran an “evil, cruel, morally corrupt regime” that must be stopped; ahead of Obama meeting, he asserts there is “no space” between J’lem, Washington on Iranian issue.
012: On this page you will find live streaming, blogging and Tweeting of the largest AIPAC conference of all time, featuring Peres and Obama as opening speakers.
Israel confirms plans to test missile system as Obama meeting looms: First test of Arrow 3 interceptor system intensifies speculation Israel is planning for military confrontation with Iran
Israel cuts detention of female Palestinian hunger striker: Israel reduced the detention period of a Palestinian woman on hunger strike by a third after being arrested last month, but her lawyer said it was not yet clear whether she would break her fast.
Iran oil embargo questioned: European Union sanctions called into question following increase in shipments arriving in the Mediterranean
US may use CIA cloak to hide Afghan presence: The Pentagon is reportedly deliberating over putting elite troops and Special Forces in Afghanistan under CIA control. The move would reduce official US presence with a view to meeting Obama‘s promise of total withdrawal from the country by 2014.
Protests grow as civilian toll of Obama’s drone war on terrorism is laid bare: Outcry from innocent victims’ families as figures show almost a third of strikes fail to hit targets
Growing the Empire:
US special forces stationed in Nepal: “We have currently special forces assist teams – in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India as part of counter-terrorism cooperation with these nations.” The commander, however, stopped short of disclosing details of the Nepal-based US forces.
200 killed, scores wounded in Congo explosions: At least 200 people have been killed and hundreds have been wounded in a series of powerful explosions in a weapons depot in the Republic of the Congo, an official says.
Sudan: Bashir Orders Mobilization of Paramilitary Forces, Slams U.S. and Its Special Envoy: “The Americans always said they will treat Sudan with a carrot and stick. We want to say to them: we don’t want their carrot because their roots are poisoned and nasty. And we don’t fear their stick” he said.
No shame and no gratitude in lawless Libya: The profoundly disturbing attacks on war graves
Libyans get tummy tucks with money meant to treat war wounded: A programme set up by Libya’s new government to provide its fighters with medical care abroad has been so mismanaged that some Libyans have used it to pay for tummy tucks and lip enhancement.
US government ultimately paid bail for Egypt NGOs: The Obama administration had agreed to treat the legal expenses stemming from the incident “as part of the activities that the U.S. government funds.”
‘We won!’ Teary-eyed Putin proclaims victory (VIDEO):
Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at over 64,6 percent with over half of the votes counted, victory seems assured.
Russia election for its own good, not West’s: It is clear that emerging countries competing geopolitically with the West are unlikely to get approval from the West for their democratic progress, no matter what efforts these countries have made.
North Korea vows ‘sacred war’ on South: About 150,000 protesters, including many soldiers and students, shouted “Destroy Lee Myung-bak” and “Let’s safeguard Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un”.
Tracking the trackers: Mozilla’s anti-Big Brother add-on: The owner of Firefox, the world’s second most popular browser, is backing an add-on which would allow users to monitor in real-time how their actions are tracked and shared by various websites as they surf the net.
Greek default looms as voluntary debt deal looks set to fail: European leaders are braced for the eurozone’s first ever sovereign default this week as Greece’s efforts to secure a €206bn (£172bn) “voluntary” bond swap looks increasingly unlikely.
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 : 2,908
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
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