Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 March 2012: Stratfor Leaks: NATO Commandos in Illegal Special Ops in Syria

6 March 2012 Information Clearing House

13 French Army Officers Captured in Syria

By Lauren Williams

Around 13 French officers are being held by Syrian authorities in Syria, sources have confirmed to The Daily Star. Sources said the group is being held in a field hospital in the city.


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Iraq: Twenty One Years of Crimes Against Humanity By Felicity Arbuthnot

6 March 2012 — Global Research

These diaries are dedicated to the people of Iraq and to all others who have suffered the crippling effect of sanctions.” (Nuha al-Radi, 1941-2004.)

With current US-led plans to remodel (read annihilate) the remaining Middle East, the 1991, twenty eight country attack on Iraq’s just 27 million people, where, arguably it all started, has largely dropped from Western consciousness, though certainly not that of Iraqis.

As the first wave of missiles erased thirty years of a progress, which had made Iraq a largely modern, prosperous nation – and Cruise missiles rained down from US war ships in the Indian Ocean – on16th January 1991, President George H.W. Bush told America: “We have no argument with the people of Iraq. Indeed, for the innocents caught in this conflict, we pray for their safety … But even as planes of the multinational forces attack Iraq, I prefer to think of peace, not war.”

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Media Lens: Bombing Osirak, Burying UN Resolution 487 – An Exchange With The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus

6 March 2012Media Lens

Bombing Osirak, Burying UN Resolution 487 – An Exchange With The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus

On June 7, 1981, eight Israeli aircraft bombed the Iraqi Osirak nuclear reactor ten miles southeast of Baghdad. Ten Iraqis and one French civilian were killed. In his book State of Denial, journalist Bob Woodward argued that the raid intensified Iraq’s nuclear programme: Continue reading

Video: Duke Ellington Orchestra at Newport: 'Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue'

6 March 2012

I suppose I must have been around fourteen years old when I first heard this and later when I bought the album I wore out this track that had Paul Gonsalves 27 choruses nearly causing a riot. But for me, it was hearing the rap of a rolled-up newspaper on the stage by veteran drummer Jo Jones that probably triggered the entire thing as he back beat the band. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956. Enjoy. Continue reading

Video: Monsanto / GM: The Hidden Email the White House Hopes to Keep Under Wraps By Dr. Mercola

012 — Dr. Mercola

  • Americans are finally waking up to the reality of genetically engineered food—what it is, and its many dangers to human health and the environment.
  • Genetically engineered (GE) foods are also known as genetically modified (GM), or as genetically modified organisms (GMO).
  • In the video below, activist Adam Eidinger proposes a GMO shareholder resolution at Monsanto’s 2012 annual shareholder meeting.   
  • He tries to make the board and shareholders more aware of the dangers of Monsanto’s pesticides and GMOs, the company’s questionable practices, and the growing consumer backlash.

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6 March 2012 — The News Dissector

Who called whom first?

Did the Obama alumni Association in Chicago—David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Bill Daley—get nervous and call the White House, or was it Barack himself, having disposed/co-opted one threat by the name of Netanyahu, who recognized he had a more serious problem the horizon.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 March 2012: Report: “Army Kidnaps Palestinians For Training Purposes”

5 March 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

WAFA: Israeli Forces Commit 25 Violations Against Journalists in February
IMEMC – The Palestinian News and Information Agency, WAFA, issued a report on Monday documenting the violations committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian journalists during February 2012. … 

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