Information Clearing House Newsletter 22 April 2012

22 April 2012 — Information Clearing House

Witness To Murder
US Border Patrol Beat and Taser Man to Death

A new video shows Anastacio Hernadez-Rojas lying on the ground in the fetal position, circled by at least a dozen federal agents as one repeatedly shocks him with an electric stun gun.


Are We Sliding Toward a Police State?

By Steven Greenhut

We’re creating a brutal and inhumane society.


They Thought They Were Free
The Germans, 1933-45

By Milton Mayer

What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand.


How Dare Russia

By David Swanson

The United States Congress is outraged. Russia, it seems, may have wrongly imprisoned, tortured, and murdered a whistleblower.


Mitt Romney, American Parasite

By Pete Kotz

His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.


Israel’s Secret Weapon


This film is the story of the bomb, Mordechai Vanunu and Israel‘s wall of silence.

’20 Qaeda suspects’ killed in Yemen air strikes:

The witnesses said three of the men were killed when a missile set ablaze and destroyed their car on a desert road in the Samda region between the provinces of Jouf and Marib. The defence ministry said earlier that 17 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an air raid that struck one of their hideouts in the southern town of Loder late on Saturday.



12 killed in south Libya violence: tribal leader: Fresh fighting between Toubou tribesmen and the national army flared in the Libyan desert town of Kufra overnight leaving up to 12 people dead and scores wounded, local sources told AFP on Saturday.



Secret documents reveal MI5 agents betrayed Libyan dissidents to Gaddafi spies in London : Experts say the explosive documents suggest breaches of the Geneva Conventions, the Human Rights Act and criminal law



MI6, Gaddafi and the mosque sting to lure al-Qaeda terrorist: MI6 and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi‘s Libyan intelligence service set up a radical mosque in a Western European city in order to lure in al-Qaeda terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.



Two Police Killed, Five Wounded in Afghanistan: The incident took place around 8:30am in the Shokhi area of Kapisa’s Nejrab district, when the police vehicle struck a roadside mine, he said.



Iran cleric praises atom talks, signals shift-analysts: An influential Iranian cleric praised recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers on Friday, the latest in a series of positive statements from senior figures that analysts said could signal Tehran is softening its stance.



Ready to hit Iran if ordered: Israel military chief: Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country’s borders and will be ready to attack Iran‘s nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday.



Congressional Report: US Stockpiling $800 Million of Weapons in Israel: The equipment was transferred to Israel for use by the United States in case of war, and Israel may use the weapons in case of emergency and with American approval.



Lieberman Warns Netanyahu Egypt More Dangerous than Iran: If the upcoming presidential elections are followed by a revisal, if not cancellation, of the peace treaty with Israel, the Foreign Minister expects that Israel will be a natural target for the regime to target a foreign country as an enemy and draw attention away from domestic problems.



Why the U.S. May Be Secretly Cheering a Muslim Brotherhood Run For Egypt’s Presidency: The Brotherhood’s candidate is in regular contact with U.S. Ambassador Anne Paterson, and that U.S. officials have praised his moderation, intelligence and effectiveness.



China Says The US Is Bringing War To The South China Sea: The Obama administration has turned U.S. military attention on China’s neck of the woods by placing more troops in the Philippines since World War II, stationing Marines in Australia, and promoting a list of initiatives that have done nothing so much as anger the CCP.



Russia-China joint naval exercise starts: The April 22-27 drill, taking place in the Yellow Sea off China’s east coast, involves a total of 16 vessels and two submarines from Chinese navy and four warships from Russian navy’s Pacific Fleet as well as three supply ships being summoned for the exercise.



Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart: Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found.



U.S. Previously Owned Home Sales Unexpectedly Fell in March: Sales of previously owned U.S. homes in March unexpectedly fell for the third time in the last four months, showing an uneven recovery in the housing market.



Wells Fargo Insiders Detail Foreclosure Fraud Practices: ‘It’s Exactly Like An Assembly Line’: The nation’s largest mortgage servicer often improperly foreclosed on homeowners who weren’t past due or owed little interest while pushing the files out the door as fast as possible


Retirement bottom line: Many will have to work until 70: Some experts say the forecast for the generation born from 1946 through 1964 isn’t necessarily so rosy.


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 :2,967


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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