ICH 16 August 2012: US Punched Bibi, Barak in the Face

16 August 2012 Information Clearing House


Bibi’s Secret War Plan

By Richard Silverstein

In the past few days, I received an Israeli briefing document outlining Israel‘s war plans against Iran.


US Punched Bibi, Barak in the Face

By Attila Somfalvi

The US hit Israel‘s most sensitive nerve: The pride in its military power.



Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The ears of the american “superpower” only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu, speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply.



Russia in the Middle East: Return of a Superpower?

By Eric Walberg

If things go according to plan, the US obsession with Afghanistan and Iraq will soon be one of those ugly historical disfigurements that – at least for most Americans – will disappear into the memory hole. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32200.htm 


US Funding Al Qaeda In Syria?

By Fox News

It is clear to most Americans that the U.S. is getting closer each day to getting militarily involved in Syria. But what you may not know is that a new report says we already are.



Despite ‘Threats’ By UK

Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum in Dramatic Standoff

By Rt

The UK said that it will do everything in its power to block Assange’s passage to Ecuador.



Britain warns Ecuador it could enter embassy to get Assange

By Reuters

The Ecuadorean government said that any such action would be considered a violation of its sovereignty a “hostile and intolerable act.”



America’s Vassal Acts Decisively and Illegally: Former UK Ambassador

By Craig Murray

The UK government has indeed decided – after immense pressure from the Obama administration – to enter the Ecuadorean Embassy and seize Julian Assange..



Ecuador Is Right To Stand Up To The US

By Mark Weisbrot

The United States would paint itself as a promoter of human rights, but any right to make that claim is long gone.



Julian Assange, Dictators and Terrorists

Spot the difference and why he’s seeking asylum


See how an Interpol Red Notice has been issued for his arrest — which is usually used only for dictators and terrorists — even Syria‘s Assad and Libya’s Ghadaffi were not subjected to one — and know why he has resisted extradition to Sweden.



The American Way

By Stephen Lendman

Past and present leaders reveal the soul of their nations. Arguably America never had one. Current domestic and foreign policies provide convincing evidence.



Understanding Economics

A Perfect Grasp, and for Free

By Fred Reed

As soon as capitalists start making money, they buy the government, and engage in carnal intercourse with it, and pretty soon the chiefs of corporations are in government, and great motingator alpha-crats of government get on corporate boards.



At Least 39 Killed in Wave of Attacks in Iraq:

A wave of attacks across Iraq on Thursday killed at least 39 people and wounded more than 100, security and medical officials said.



25 killed in sectarian attack in north Pakistan:

Suspected militants today pulled out 25 Shia Muslims from three buses and shot them dead in northern Pakistan, the third such sectarian attack in the restive region in six months.



10 killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan Air Force base:

In a brazen pre-dawn assault, heavily-armed Taliban donning suicide vests on Thursday stormed a key Pakistan Air Force base believed to house nuclear weapons, triggering a fierce gun battle that left nine attackers and a soldier dead and parts of the complex ablaze.



11 killed as Taliban claims it downs Afghan helicopter : 

 A NATO Black Hawk helicopter came down in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven American soldiers and four Afghans, the military said, as Taliban insurgents claimed to have shot it down.



Consider the Source: 14 Syrians injured in Azaz bombing die in Turkish hospital:

So many were wounded that the local hospital locked its doors, directing residents to drive to the nearby Turkish border so the injured could be treated on the other side.



Syria insurgents warn they will turn to Al-Qaeda if West fails them:

The US spy chief has admitted Al-Qaeda might be behind recent suicide bombings in Syria. While rebels threaten they will have to make an alliance with jihadists if they don’t see more help from the West.



British volunteers fighting in Syria:

Report revealed that dozens of men have traveled from London and the Midlands to assist the Syrian rebels, in what some fear is a ‘theatre of jihad’.



UN Council orders end to Syria observer mission :

The mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria ends at midnight on Sunday.



Israel deputy minister’s aide meets with Syria insurgents:

Deputy Minister for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee Ayoob Kara’s bureau chief has met with Syrian insurgents in Bulgaria as Tel Aviv’s official envoy.



Israeli ‘document’ on Iran attack leaked:

An American journalist and blogger on Israeli affairs, says he has been given a leaked document which outlines a plan for an Israeli attack on Iran‘s nuclear facilities.



Israeli defense officials: Iran won’t hit back at US targets if Israel attacks’:

Israel‘s assessment is that Tehran fears drawing the US into conflict but would hit back ‘with all means’ at Israel, Channel 10 reports



With an attack on Iran less likely, Israel’s leaders add fuel to the media’s fire:

Senior Haaretz analyst Amos Harel says a recent comment by the U.S. army chief made it clear that Obama has had enough of Netanyahu and Barak’s antics. They, however, could still attack just to show they can.



American Jews joining Israeli army:

American Jews going to serve in the Israeli army often reads like a promotion of the idea of dual loyalty.



The US and Honduras:

Is the US lending financial support to a police force and army linked to a campaign of extra-judicial killings?



Companies paid more to CEOs than in US tax:

Twenty-six big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid the federal government in tax, according to a study released Thursday by a liberal-leaning think tank.



Economic Recovery Is Weakest Since World War II:

Economic growth has never been weaker in a postwar recovery. Consumer spending has never been so slack. Only once has job growth been slower.



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: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,144


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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