ICH 17 August 2012: New Evidence Reveals US Cover-Up of Murdered Civilians

17 August 2012 — Information Clearing House


New Evidence Shows: US Cover-Up of Murdered Civilians

By Gareth Porter

The majority of the deaths in the drone war in Pakistan have been civilian noncombatants – not “militants,” as the Obama administration has claimed.


Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War

By Nick Turse

The US has been training, advising and conducting joint exercises all over the world with “proxy war on its mind”.



Latest UN Syria Report Compiled by Washington Think-Tanker

By Tony Cartalucci

Collections of “interviews” conducted abroad and “in the field” shape latest UN report – compiled by US corporate-financier representative Karen Koning AbuZayd.



Saudi Shame on Islamic World

By Finian Cunningham

At the OIC summit, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in particular have arrogated the banner of the Muslim world, when in truth they are the unseemly standard bearers for imperialist butchery in the Middle East.



Have They No Shame?

NY State Senator Puts on Israeli Uniform to Play Soldier on Syrian Border

By Philip Weiss

The office of NY state senator David Storobin, a Republican running for reelection, sent out this photograph today of the senator in the occupied Golan Heights, on the Syrian border.



Diplomatic Cables Reveal Australia Expects U.S. to Charge Assange

By Stephen C. Webster

Declassified diplomatic cables from Australia’s embassy in Washington D.C., reveal that Australian officials have already begun laying the groundwork for the U.S. to pursue charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.



Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony”

Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo

By Paul Craig Roberts

Pushed by their Washington overlords, the Brits have resorted to the tactics of a pariah state. Maybe we should be worried about British nuclear weapons.



Imperial Affront: Ecuador Will Face US Wrath for Asylum Decision

By Chris Floyd

Great harm has been done to the pride of the puffed–up poltroons who strut and preen atop the imperial battlements, thinking themselves the lords of all the earth and the apple of every little peon’s eye.



Assange or Corzine?

Priorities are a bitch.

By Aziz

The United States won’t prosecute Corzine for raiding segregated customer accounts, but will happily convene a Grand Jury in preparation for prosecuting Julian Assange for exposing the truth about war crimes.



Ryan’s Budget: Right in Your Face, America!

By Ralph Nader

The Ryan budget plan is a Koch brothers’ dream and the American peoples’ nightmare.



Beneath the Bottom of the Barrel

By William Rivers Pitt

Almost half of middle-class workers, 49 percent, will be poor or near poor in retirement, living on a food budget of about $5 a day.



Dead Woman Working:

American Dream Died Long Ago

By Donna Smith

I look at my bank account every day, wonder how long it will hold out, and pray to die with at least enough to have cremation funds available. Some American dream, eh?



Barry McGuire:Eve Of Destruction


Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say. Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?



Iraqi attacks kill close to 100:

The attacks began early on Thursday in the north of Iraq and ended with deadly bomb explosions near busy markets, restaurants and ice-cream parlours shortly before midnight.



Union says 36 killed in clash at S. Africa mine:

Dozens of people were killed after South African police opened fire on hundreds of workers on a wildcat strike at a platinum mine, in the deadliest day of protest since apartheid.



Two US occupation force troops killed by Afghan policemen:

Two Afghan security personnel opened fire on Western colleagues Friday, killing two US soldiers and causing a number of other casualties in two separate attacks, the military said.



Taliban infiltrated police – Omar:

Omar said Afghan security forces were assisting Taliban fighters who infiltrate their ranks, kill foreign troops and then carry their government-issued weapons back to insurgent camps.



NATO occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan in roadside bomb blast:

The death brought the number of international troops killed on Thursday to eight.



Have Obama and Romney Forgotten Afghanistan?: Op-Ed –

How’s this for a conspiracy of silence? With less than three months to go until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have successfully avoided saying almost anything about America‘s war in Afghanistan. Remember that war? You will at some point, however little the two candidates talk about it.



Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria:

Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops:

As many as 50,000 or 60,000 ground forces may be needed if officials’ worst fears are realized, plus additional support forces.



Algerian Lakhdar Brahimi appointed new UN Syria envoy:

The 78-year-old will succeed Kofi Annan, who resigned earlier this month after his six-point peace plan failed to achieve a meaningful ceasefire.



Iran is simply not afraid of the United States, says Israel’s former military intelligence chief:

As Israel agonizes over whether to let its military option lapse, it needs more indications of US commitment to use force if necessary



Israel Fires Shells Into Lebanon:

According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, Israeli troops fired a total of three shells at the Lebanese civilians, who were on the way back from Quds day, an event conceived by Iran’s former supreme Ayatollah Khomeini that celebrates the Palestinian nation and opposes Israel‘s control of Jerusalem.



“Death to the Arabs.”: Jerusalem ‘Lynching’ Raises Specter Of Israeli Racism: :

Two separate attacks on Palestinians civilians Friday morning raise serious questions about rising anti-Palestinian racism among Israeli youth. In the first incident, a mob of Israeli Jewish youth surrounded three Palestinians walking in Jerusalem’s Zion Square and assaulted them, yelling racist slogans including “Death to the Arabs.”



Libya is now Hell – Video –

A Green Libyan Soldier Speaks (He was wounded during the war) – The blurring of identity is necessary for fear of retribution to family.



US in pursuit of Assange, cables reveal:

AUSTRALIAN diplomats have no doubt the United States is still gunning for Julian Assange, according to Foreign Affairs Department documents obtained by The Saturday Age.



Russia issues warning to Britain over Assange:

Russia on Friday warned Britain against violating fundamental diplomatic principles after London suggested it could arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador‘s embassy.



WikiLeaks: Julian Assange will take Britain to the ‘World Court’:

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will take Britain to the United Nation’s International Court of Justice if it refuses to grant him safe passage to Ecuador, his lawyer said.



Virus emergency declared in Texas:

Mayor of Dallas city announces emergency after mosquito-borne West Nile virus claims 17 lives.



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 : 3,146


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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