Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 July 2012: Pilot Sings As He Kills Afghan – Video

6 July 2012 — Information Clearing House

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces…

As The Pilot Sings ‘Bye, Bye Miss American Pie’


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

Another Killing Machine

By Ayaz Wazir

No country in the world has suffered so much and for so long at the hands of two super powers in the last thirty years than Afghanistan.


Is the Bible a Threat to National Security?

By Kelley B. Vlahos

A military Bible paints war as religious devotion. What could go wrong?


If the US Loses Syria, the US Loses its Empire

By Tony Cartalucci

The global hegemony of Wall Street and London has been built behind a facade of “human rights,” “freedom,” and “democracy.”


Libor: The Biggest Financial Scam In World History

Must watch short video

Professor of economics and law Bill Black notes: It is the largest rigging of prices in the history of the world by many orders of magnitude.


Report: Countrywide Used Loan Discounts to Buy Congress,

Fannie Mae Execs, Other Government Officials

By Press TV

Among those who received loan discounts from Countrywide, the report said, were.


Strait History: Iran’s Options

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

The American-led Western allies have once again imposed an oil embargo on Iran. In retaliation, Iran has drafted a bill to stop the flow of oil through its territorial waters, the Strait of Hormuz, to countries that have imposed sanctions against it. This bill is not without merit.


Iran’s Persian Gulf gambit takes shape

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Iran‘s message to [US President Barack] Obama is very clear: we are not another Iraq and have learned the right lesson from America’s invasion of Iraq after bleeding it for years,”


Iran Derangement Syndrome

By Patrick J. Buchanan

If we could sit down with Stalin and Mao, why are the Ayatollah or Ahmadinejad so far beyond the pale?


Oil and Illusions

By Linh Dinh

The state will appropriate anything to vindicate itself, be it oil or individual success, and as with Martin Luther King or Pat Tillman, it will even honor the people it’s killed, since talk is cheap, and televised images even cheaper.


Poisoning Arafat

By Uri Avnery

FOR ME, there was no surprise. From the very first day, I was convinced that Yasser Arafat had been poisoned by Ariel Sharon.


Risks Worth Taking To Save Palestine

By Jamal Kanj

First, a united Palestinian government must seek UN recognition irrespective of the US threat to cut aid. No self-respected government trades its national sovereignty for aid.


Drone Program Will Dismantle Our Freedoms

By Glenn Lindley

How many Draconian laws, passed by our so called “representatives,” are we willing to tolerate before screaming? “Enough is enough!” Well the answer to those two questions is: It may already be too late.


Can Americans Escape the Deception?

By Paul Craig Roberts

As in tyrannies, US citizens can be executed at the sole discretion of the despot in the Oval Office, who sits there drawing up lists of people to be murdered.


TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell

By Stephen Lendman

Obama and political Washington support an alphabet soup of repressive police state laws, other freedom destroying measures, and hellish trade deals.


It’s Not Our Job To Take Power, It’s Our Job To Fight Power!

By Chris Hedges:

Chris Hedges speaking at Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia.


U.S. Kills 21 people in Pakistan: At least 21 suspected militants including those of foreign origin were killed and three others were wounded in a US missile strike in Pakistan‘s North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan on Friday, said officials.


18 Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan: Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Friday killing 18 people in the latest in a string of attacks in the region targeting the minority community.


Pentagon Freeing $1.1 Billion Withheld From Pakistan: The withheld dollars are part of the U.S. Coalition Support Fund to reimburse Pakistan for its support of U.S. counter- insurgency operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain John Kirby told reporters today.


Pakistan’s oppositions blast govt. over NATO supply routes: Pakistan‘s mainstream political opposition parties have condemned Islamabad over the reopening of supplies routes for the US-led NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan


5 Militants Killed in Kandahar: Five militants were killed in a clash by national army in Kandahar province yesterday.


Syria gunmen kill three senior officers: The general was killed on Wednesday on the road from Damascus to the Druze region of Suweida in the south, and a colonel was murdered in the central province of Hama. The third officer, a major, was killed in the north near Aleppo, the country’s second city.


Homs of Death: ‘Unprecedented’ violence escalation alarms UN – Video –


Syrian army takes control of northern rebel stronghold: Syria‘s army has seized control of the rebel stronghold of Khan Sheikhon in the northern Idlib province after an assault on the town backed up by helicopters, an insurgent spokesman said.


Russia, China must pay for supporting Assad: Clinton: Russia and China should be told that they will pay a price for their support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said at a meeting on Syria


Russia hits back at US over Syria: “The statement (by Clinton) was incorrect,” Gatilov was quoted by Interfax as saying. “What worries us more than anything is that such remarks go against the final document of the Geneva talks, the adoption of which was approved with the participation of the U.S. secretary of state.”


Sanctions cut Iran’s July oil exports to nearly half: July’s cut translates into a loss of around $3.4 billion in monthly government revenue compared to a year ago, a major setback for Tehran as it struggles to contain spiraling consumers prices and mounting unemployment.


Iran blames France, Germany for nuclear scientist killings: Iran‘s spy chief accused German and French intelligence agencies on Friday of involvement in killings of its nuclear scientists, sticking to a hard official line as sanctions imposed over its disputed atomic ambitions bite harder.


Senior IDF officer: Israel is preparing for the next Lebanon war: Officer says instability in Syria could ignite violent confrontation with the Lebanese army, says ‘Goldstone report will pale in comparison to what will be here next time.’


Life of Akram Rikhawi, father of 8, in grave danger after 85 days of hunger strike: Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) and the Palestinian human rights and prisoner advocacy group Addameer warned today.


‘It’s a shame they didn’t kill him’:

Israelis react to video of soldiers kicking Palestinian child


012: Jewish non-profit organizations in the United States will receive 97 percent of the funds granted by the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year 2012, money which is aimed at dealing with security threats those institutions face.


Yemen: Airstrikes kill 3 militants, injure 7: Yemeni airstrikes killed three Al-Qaeda fighters and wounded seven in the country’s south, a Yemeni military official said Wednesday. The strikes by Yemen’s air force were part of an offensive against the militants


ICC lawyer: Fair Gaddafi trial in Libya impossible: A war crimes lawyer who was detained in Libya for three weeks on spying allegations said on Friday her experience showed it was impossible for the son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi to get a fair trial in his home country.,7340,L-4252166,00.html


Six arrested in terror raid near Olympic site: Six people, including three living close to the Olympic site and a former police community support officer, have been arrested over a suspected terrorist plot.


Assange charges are hilarious, says Ecuador: Ecuador’s foreign minister has said that rape and sexual assault cases lodged in Sweden against Julian Assange are laughable, but no ruling has yet been made on the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum application.


Ex-Argentine dictators jailed for baby thefts: Three key figures from Argentina’s “Dirty War” got hefty jail terms for the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners during the 1976-1983 dictatorship, an Argentine court ruled on Thursday.


This may send Wall Streeters to prison: The esoteric practice of banks “fixing” the price of the London Interbank Offered Rate (more on Libor in a bit) may have heads rolling – and hard time being served – unlike “sexier” bubble-era improprieties like selling toxic debt to the unsuspecting.


Countrywide used VIP program to sway Congress: report: A VIP mortgage program run by now-defunct Countrywide Financial Corp was used to influence lawmakers with the aim of killing legislation that could hurt the company’s profits, a congressional report released on Thursday said.


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: 4,807


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,073


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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