Information Clearing House Newsletter 7 March 2012: Obama’s Kill Doctrine

7 March 2012 Information Clearing House

Imperial Rage for War

By Stephen Lendman

“A new chapter is being written in the history of nations. Never before has a small country dictated to a superpower”


Responsibility to Protect or Justifying the Right to Project Power?

By William Bowles

I make no apology for defending the Assad regime’s right to independence and to resist foreign subversion and an attempted takeover by the Empire under the guise of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.


Mossad, CIA and Blackwater Operate in Syria – Report

By Israa Al-Fass

Around 700 Arab and Western gunmen surrendered in Baba Amro, well-informed sources told Al-Manar website, adding that “huge and critical surprises will be uncovered in the coming few days…


U.S. Defense Chief Opens the Door to War in Syria

By Spencer Ackerman

Welcome to the next U.S. war.


How our Understanding of History is Manipulated

By Andrew J. Fell

The general public, rarely remember the lessons of the past and continue to be misled about the circumstances leading to each and every conflict.


China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power

Some Lessons from the Past

By James Petras

The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800.


Special Ops Forces Create “Visible and Dramatic Effects”

By Steven Aftergood

U.S. special operations forces are engaged in “more than 100 countries worldwide.


Obama’s Kill Doctrine

By Jonathan Turley

Trust us, Attorney General Eric Holder says — we’ll only assassinate Americans after administrative “due process.” That’s not how the Constitution works, buddy.


The Cost of America’s Police State

By Stephan Salisbury

Hundreds of billions have been spent to militarize our nation against a terrorism threat that barely exists.


Obama Can Do More on Oil Prices

By Ralph Nader

The constant Israeli-Obama-Hillary Clinton-Congressional-AIPAC belligerent talk about Iran developing a capability to produce nuclear weapons is provoking Tehran’s warnings about the Straits of Hormuz, and the oil price speculators are having a field day with your gas dollars.


17 killed in Iraq attacks: A car bomb exploded in west Tal Afar, and five minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up among the people who rushed to the scene,” said town mayor Abid al-Al Abbas.


Six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan explosion: SIX BRITISH soldiers are missing, believed killed, in Afghanistan‘s Helmand province, according to the Ministry of Defence. The soldiers were on patrol near Lashkar Gah when their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion.


Four people killed in Afghanistan Kandahar bomb blast: Four people have been killed and 10 injured in a bomb blast at a police post close to the Afghan border with Pakistan, Afghan officials say.


Graham: I’m almost ready to “pull the plug” on Afghanistan: If Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai doesn’t change his tune fast on two key U.S. demands, the U.S. military should just pack up and go home and leave Afghanistan for good, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said today.


Syria ‘ready to cooperate’ with Chinese initiative: Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Wednesday that Damascus was ready to cooperate with a Chinese initiative to end the bloodshed and begin dialogue between the regime and the opposition.


Foreign jihadists taking on Syria regime forces: Foreign fighters are fighting alongside Syrian rebels Syria battlefields, but their numbers are difficult to pin down.


Aid workers find Baba Amr empty after U.N. talks: An aid convoy from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent found that most residents had fled the devastated Homs district of Baba Amr after being allowed there on Wednesday, as the U.N. humanitarian chief held rare direct talks in the Syrian capital Damascus.


Few military options for U.S. in Syria, general says: Facing questions over U.S. options to stem the bloodshed in Syria, top U.S. military leaders said Tuesday that creating “safe havens” for rebels or imposing a no-fly zone would be extremely difficult because of the Syrian regime’s Russian-provided air defense weaponry.


Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs, U.S. official says: Top administration source says Obama instructed Defense Secretary to work with Defense Minister Barak, to give all due consideration to the request for purchasing GBU-28 bombs, advanced refueling aircraft.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran

Iran trying to build nuclear missiles capable of hitting London, Cameron warns MPs:

In a chilling echo of the build-up to the war against Iraq, the Prime Minister suggested that the country’s drive to develop the bomb was potentially a direct threat to the UK.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran :

MI6 chief briefs Cabinet on Iranian nuclear threat: The head of MI6 gave a top-secret briefing to the Cabinet yesterday about the growing threat posed by the Iranian regime, which is thought to be seeking an “intercontinental missile capability”.


Israeli minister “demands” air, sea blockade on Iran: “The time has come for the United States to place a clear ultimatum and deadline before Iran, and say that ‘if Iran does not stop its drive for nuclear weapons by such and such a date, an air and sea blockade must be imposed’,” Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday in an interview with Israel Radio.


Hamas denies it intends to stay out of Israeli war with Iran : Speaking to Iran‘s semi-official Fars news agency, Mahmoud Zahar says retaliation ‘with utmost power is the position of Hamas with regard to a Zionist war on Iran.’


Head of Spain press association assaults Palestine protestor with belt, video shows: The head of the press association in Granada, Spain, took off his belt and threatened to beat a Palestine solidarity protestor at the opening ceremony of a graphical exhibition celebrating “25 years of diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel,”


Libya leader vows to halt autonomy bid: Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil has said he will defend national unity “with force” after tribal leaders and a political faction declared that the east would become a semi-autonomous region.


Libyan leader says autonomy call a “foreign plot”: “I call on my brothers, the Libyan people, to be aware and alert to the conspiracies that are being plotted against them and to be aware that some people are dragging the country back down into a deep pit.”


NATO behaving like a law unto itself: China Daily Over the past decade, the overwhelming majority of NATO “kills” in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have been unarmed civilians. A large number of Iraqi, Afghan and Libyan civilians have lost not just their limbs but also their lives, because of “mistakes” made by NATO personnel in the field


Bin Laden WAS NOT buried at sea Flown to the U.S. for cremation at secret location, claims intelligence boss in leaked email


Naked truth: TSA nude scanner exposed – ‘you can sneak anything past them!’ (VIDEO): “It can’t possibly be that easy to beat the TSA‘s billion dollar fleet of nude body scanners, right? The TSA can’t be that stupid, can they? Unfortunately, they can, and they are,”


LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI: Hacker – real name Hector Xavier Monsegur – helped US authorities bring charges against five others


Next Leg Of The Ponzi Revealed – Foreign Central Banks To Begin Buying US Stocks Outright Starting Today: While the Fed’s charter forbids it from buying US equities outright, it certainly can promise that it will bail out such bosom friends as the Bank of Israel, the Swiss National Bank, and soon everyone else, if and when their investment in Apple should sour.


Greek austerity measures could violate human rights, UN expert says: The United Nations independent expert on foreign debt and human rights warned today that the austerity measures and structural reforms proposed to solve Greece’s debt crisis may result in violations of the basic human rights of the country’s people, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported.


35 Shocking Statistics That Prove That Things Have Gotten Worse In America: #1 Median household income in the United States is down 7.8 percent since December 2007 after adjusting for inflation.


The cost of dying in the USA: The San Jose Mercury News’ Lisa M. Kreiger recounts how $323,000 was spent on her father- a man with “do not resuscitate” and “desire for a natural death” orders – during his last 10 days of life:


Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France: Those prices, for one thing, mean profits for a large number of powerful – and popular – industries. For another, centralized bargaining cuts across the grain of America‘s skepticism of government solutions. In the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, for instance, Congress expressly barred Medicare from negotiating the prices of drugs that it was paying for.


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 : 2,914

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

$1,309,572,379,053 –


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