Information Clearing House Newsletter 12 March 2012: Yemen says U.S. attack killed 64 people

12 March 2012 Information Clearing House

Yemen says U.S. attack killed 64 people


“The United States did not inform us on the attacks.”


Burning Babies

Afghanistan’s Haditha: An Atrocity to End the War

By Robert Dreyfuss

Although only one soldier, a staff sergeant, is in custody, Afghan eyewitnesses say that several troops were involved in the massacre, and that they were “drunk and laughing.”


I Don’t Want To See Their Faces;

I Don’t Want To Hear Them Scream

By Christopher Cooper

The whole thing is regrettable, really. Shocking, truth to tell. And so sad, I’m sure, for those people, those blanket-wearing, beard-growing, false-god-worshiping, probably-related-to-terrorists, citizens of Afghanistan.


Israel-US Relations: Blockhead And The Judge?

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Israel, annoyed at Iran‘s refusal to abrogate its rights granted under international law and treaties, and for resisting injustice, has demanded that the United States not only impose crippling sanctions on Iran, but place an embargo on Iran‘s crude oil.


Alleged Photos of “Clean-up” at Iran’s Parchin Site Lack Credibility

By Gareth Porter

“There is no way to know whether or not the activity you see in a particular satellite image is cleansing or just regular work.”


Obama Impeachment Bill Now In Congress

By Drew Zahn

Declares president’s use of military without approval ‘high crime, misdemeanor’.


Mossad Spymaster On Israel’s Threat To Attack Iran

“Bombing Iran now is the stupidest idea I have ever heard”

Video & Transcript – CBS 60 Minutes

In a rare interview, ex-chief of Mossad Meir Dagan speaks out against a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities anytime soon.


Abbas Threatens to Dismantle Palestinian Authority

By Barak Ravid

If Israel does not renege on all of its decisions regarding the Palestinian issue since 2000, stop settlement building, release prisoners and recognize two states on the basis of 1967 borders, the Palestinian Authority will demand that international law be fully applied to the West Bank.


Egypt Parliament to Consider Rejecting US Aid


“The Egyptian people will never accept tinkering with the sovereignty of Egypt or American assistance to be used to humiliate it.”


Julia Gillard’s Rise

Marks The Triumph of Machine Politics Over Feminism

By John Pilger

The devotion of this new “feminist icon” to imperial war is impressive, if strange.


Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers

By Chris Hedges

Totalitarian systems disempower an unsuspecting population by gradually making legal what was once illegal.


The Santorum Strategy

By George Lakoff

The Republican presidential campaign is about a lot more than the campaign for the presidency. It is about guaranteeing a radical conservative future for America.


Stranger Than Fiction

U.S. Senator: God Says That There Can’t Be Global Warming

By Brian Tashman

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) repeated his frequent claim that human influenced climate change is impossible because “God’s still up there.” Inhofe cited Genesis 8:22 to claim that it is “outrageous” and arrogant for people to believe human beings are “able to change what He is doing in the climate.”


The Financial Crisis as A Global Crime

By Danny Schechter

I will be in Geneva next week making the case for the financial crisis as a crime against humanity, an international offense that the UN was set up to prevent and now even prosecutes, however sparingly, in the International Criminal Court.


New Rules for Global Governance Needed

By Mukul Sanwal

BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have half the world’s population and one-third of the global GDP. By 2030 their economies will be larger than the seven industrialized countries that set the global priorities in the 20th Century.


How it happened: Massacre in Kandahar : The young man said he had survived by lying on the floor, pretending to be dead. He also believes that more than one US soldier entered his house.


Taliban vow revenge for Afghans killed by U.S. soldier:

The Taliban said in a statement on their website that “sick-minded American savages” committed the “blood-soaked and inhumane crime” in Panjwai district


Afghans Demand Public Trial After Massacre: “We seriously demand and expect that the government of the United States punish the culprits and try them in a public trial before the people of Afghanistan,” it said.


U.S. military rebuffs call for Afghan trial in shooting spree: The Pentagon rejected calls Monday for an American soldier arrested in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians to be tried in public in Afghanistan, saying the U.S. military will prosecute him.


Afghans Call For U.S. Withdrawal As Soldier Kills 16 Civilians : We speak with an Afghan peace activist about the shooting spree by an U.S. Army sergeant in Afghanistan, which killed 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children.


US views of the war in Afghanistan are in the pits: 60 percent of Americans see the war as not worth its costs. Also for the first time, more Republicans “strongly” see the war as not worth fighting


2 killed, 20 injured in roadside bomb blast in northwest Pakistan: Two persons were killed and nearly 20 others injured when a bus was targeted with a roadside bomb in the restive Kurram tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, security officials said.


Dozens of Syrian women and children killed in Homs; state and opposition trade blame:

Footage posted by opposition activists on YouTube showed men, women and children lying dead in a blood-drenched room; opposition activists and Assad forces dispute responsibility for Homs carnage, but both sides call killing a ‘massacre’.


Video Shows Massacre Victims [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES


Car bomb kills girl, wounds 25 in southern Syria: A car bomb killed a schoolgirl on Monday and wounded 25 others at a school in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, the scene of sporadic street fighting between Free Syrian Army rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s troops, an opposition activist said.


Free Syrian Army fighters plant a roadside bomb: In Pictures :

Free Syrian Army fighters are seen amid smoke from tank shelling in Idlib. At least four rebels were killed and several were injured when the tank shell landed.


U.S. and Russia clash over Syria at U.N.: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton rejected any equivalence between the “premeditated murders” carried by President Bashar Assad’s “military machine” and the civilians under siege driven to self-defense.


We don’t need no stinking Congress: –

Panetta Tells Senate He Can Launch a U.S. War in Syria Without Asking Congress: Video :

.Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that “international permission,” rather than Congressional approval, provided a ‘legal basis’ for military action by the United States.


14 Killed in Iraq Attacks: Militants struck first in a pre-dawn raid Monday in the city of Tarmiyah, where police said gunmen in at least two cars attacked the local mayor’s office. Three policemen were killed, police and health officials said. The mayor was not in his office at the time.


Fear as death squads hunt Iraq‘s gays and “emos”:

“They laid him down on the pavement and smashed his head with a cement block,” said his 25-year-old friend


MSM jailbreak: Chris Hayes devotes 2 hours to conflict with panel of 2 Zionists and 2 Palestinians: Sunday morning marked a historic day in the mainstream discourse: Chris Hayes devoted two hours of his MSNBC show “Up With Chris Hayes” to a discussion of the Israel/Palestine conflict, with a balanced roundtable. Let me repeat, with a balanced roundtable.


Palestinian was left to die by side of road: Palestinian man died of dehydration by side of a West Bank road after being discharged from an Israeli hospital, dumped in the middle of the night, shoeless and clad only in a thin hospital gown.


Moscow Criticizes UN Libya Commission Report: “We consider the assessments included in the commission’s report regarding Gaddafi’s death and especially civilian causalities as a result of the NATO military campaign in Libya inadequate,” Dolgov told RIA Novosti.


Revenge attacks follow Nigeria church blast: News agencies reported on Monday a series of drive by shootings, including attacks on policemen in Nigeria’s second largest city of Kano, as confidence in the country’s security establishments continue to wane.


UK: Teen charged over Facebook post on UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan: Azhar Ahmed, 19, posted comments on his Facebook page bemoaning the level of attention the British soldiers received in comparison with the Afghan civilian victims of the conflict.


Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules: UN special rapporteur on torture’s findings likely to reignite criticism of US government’s treatment of WikiLeaks suspect


Texas Voter ID Law Blocked by U.S. Justice Department as Biased: The Obama administration blocked Texas’s new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls, escalating a partisan dispute over voting restrictions.


Must watch video:

The Risk inside your credit card:

News on Electronic Pickpocketing.


Greed Isn’t Good: Wealth Could Make People Unethical: As an individual’s wealth and status rise, so does their tendency to be unethical, concludes a new study of the relationship between socioeconomics and ethics.


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 : 2,915


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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