ICH 28 August 2012: Britain and US Plan Syrian “Revolution” From Istanbul

28 August 2012 — Information Clearing House

US Intelligence Community Report

America Planning for a Post-Israel Middle East?

Franklin Lamb

An 82 page analysis concludes that the American national interest in fundamentally at odds with that of Zionist Israel. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32304.htm

GOP senators plan resolution promising support should Israel strike Iran


Republican senators plan to introduce a non-binding resolution pledging military, economic and diplomatic backing for Israel should it strike Iran. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32307.htm


United States Offers Azerbaijan the Northern Area of Iran in Exchange for Participation in War: Report

By StratRisks

The belief of some experts in the United States are ready to attach to the Azerbaijan territory of northern Iran, populated by ethnic Azeris in exchange for participation in a military operation against Iran on the West, has found a new confirmation. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32313.htm


Iran Calls for Nuclear Arms Ban Goes Unreported

By Alice Slater

The New York Times, which has been beating the drums for war with Iran, just as it played a disgraceful role in the deceptive reporting during the lead-up to the Iraq War, never mentioned Iran‘s proposal for nuclear abolition. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32308.htm


Engineering Consent for an attack on Syria

Syrian Rebels Claim to Take Over Chemical Weapons

By Elad Benari

The Syrian rebels says that they have taken over a military base and found missiles with non-conventional warheads. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32312.htm


King-making’ in Syria

Britain and US Plan Syrian “Revolution” From Istanbul

By Damien McElroy

America has set aside $25 million for political opponents of President Bashar al-Assad while Britain is granting £5 million to the cause of overthrowing the regime.



The Western Onslaught Against International Law

By Paul Craig Roberts

Propaganda is important in the inculcation of trust in authority. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32303.htm


The Emperor Has No Clothes

By Paul Balles

How would you like to live under someone’s boot? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32306.htm


US Troops Plotted to Kill Barack Obama


Four US soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32301.htm


The Mirage of Our Lives

By Chris Hedges

The lie of globalization, a lie that impoverishes us all to increase corporate profits.



The Program

Must Watch – By Laura Poitras

Mr. Binney described details about Stellar Wind, the N.S.A.’s top-secret domestic spying program begun after 9/11



Installing Totalitarianism

America is no longer a democracy

By Fred Reed

People speak of the onrush of the police state. I think that many do not understand how fast it comes, or how thorough it will be. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32310.htm


Final Evidence: The USA Has Gone Crazy


A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun.



Afghanistan: 8 Insurgents, 1 Afghan Soldier killed in Badakhshan Operation 

 At least eight Taliban insurgents and an Afghan soldier were killed in a security forces operation in northern Badakhshan province 



Twelve killed, scores injured by suburban Damascus car bomb (PHOTOS, VIDEO): At least 12 people have been killed and another 48 injured as a car bomb detonated at a funeral procession in Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus. The men being buried are reported to have been supporters of the Bashar al-Assad government. 



Civilians crushed in own homes in Syria’s Aleppo: The hospital mortuary received the corpses of four people on Tuesday, including the crumpled remains of a woman and a young boy, crushed to death when their homes collapsed over their heads. 



Syria’s rebels starting to wilt: The best that rebel commanders can now hope to achieve is to draw the regime into a quagmire. 



Syrian Rebels Claim to Receive Battle Training on Turkish Border: Fighters of the Free “Syrian Army” (FSA) leave the Apaydin camp in the southern province of Hatay after daybreak to cross the border into Syria and fight the Al-Assad regime, only to return back to the camp toward evening, Abu Hussein, the commander of an FSA unit, told bianet. 



Senior CFR official: Free Syrian Army needs al-Qaeda support Special: “The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks,” writes Ed Husain, a Senior Fellow of Middle East Studies with the CFR, which is considered in political circles to be America‘s most influential foreign-policy think tank. 



Robert Fisk: ‘We believe that the USA is the major player against Syria and the rest are its instruments’: Assad’s Foreign Minister gives his first interview to a Western journalist since the conflict began. 



Syrian opposition announces roadmap for post-Assad Syria: Syrian opposition activists announced they have drafted a political roadmap for the country’s development in the event of the ouster of President Assad. The project, initiated by US and German think tanks, is currently being presented in Berlin. 



Syrian opposition leader criticizes US: The head of the main Syrian opposition group is criticizing U.S. officials for saying it was premature to speak about a transitional Syrian government. The Syrian opposition leader was responding to the U.S. reaction to French President Francois Hollande’s assertion that the Syrian opposition should form a provisional government and that France would recognize it. 



Presstitute Alert:

Arab states looking to turn IAEA meeting into referendum on Israeli nukes 



11 Iraqi servicemen killed in separate attacks: Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and three were severely injured after attack by armed men on a checkpoint in Al-Nabaie area north of the capital, Iraqi security source said on Tuesday. 



Israel’s First Drone Strike Inside Egyptian Territory Kills Sinai Bedouin: Alon Ben David, Channel 10’s military correspondent reports a drone strike against an Egyptian target 18 miles inside that country’s borders. 



France ‘opens Arafat murder inquiry’:

Decision follows allegations that deceased Palestinian leader may have been poisoned before he died in 2004. 



Rachel Corrie ruling ‘deeply troubling’, says her family: American activist’s family vows to appeal against Israeli court’s ruling that her death was a ‘regrettable accident’ 



U.S.: Israeli probe into Rachel Corrie’s death wasn’t ‘credible’: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro tells Corrie family that Israel‘s investigation into their daughter’s death was unsatisfactory; family is in Israel awaiting verdict in civil suit against Israeli government. 



Glenn Greenwald: How the US and Israeli justice systems whitewash state crimes Op-Ed – Courts are supposed to check the abuse of executive power, not cravenly serve it. But in the US and Israel, that is now the case 



“I saw the whole beating, it’s a good thing that they beat the Arabs…” Video – Just days after a mob of Jewish Israelis beat and injured three Palestinian youth, one nearly to death, Israel‘s Ynet news website conducted interviews in Central Jerusalem 



Suicide bomber kills Muslim cleric in Russia: A woman suicide bomber killed an Islamic cleric and at least five of his followers in Russia’s southern Dagestan region on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin visited another mainly Muslim area and called for an end to religious violence. 



Shocking autopsy: South African police ‘shot fleeing protesters in the back’: South African police are facing accusations of mass murder after autopsies on the victims of a bloody crackdown at Marikana platinum mine, showed that miners were shot in the back. Meanwhile, new violence has broken out at the location. 



Archbishop Tutu dodges event over war criminal Tony Blair: ” Ultimately, the Archbishop is of the view that Mr Blair‘s decision to support the United States’ military invasion of Iraq, on the basis of unproven allegations of the existence in Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, was morally indefensible”, said a statement from his office. 



Armed Troops Deployed as Hurricane Isaac Targets New Orleans : Brandishing automatic assault rifles to ward off any threat of looting, the troops in military vehicles took up positions on mostly deserted streets. 



Boehner Says Out Loud He Hopes Blacks and Latinos ‘Won’t Show Up’ This Election:

House Speaker John Boehner is the most prominent Republican to admit, out loud, that his party’s strategy for winning in November doesn’t suppose that the GOP can win over some black and Latino voters, but hoping they won’t vote at all. 



Republicans really should have bought up that billboard space: This is what the Democratic National Committee is displaying on the digital billboard facing the Tampa Bay Times Forum 



The Courts Will Soon Decide If Police Can Sample Your DNA Without A Warrant: Michael Risher of the ACLU of Northern California is challenging a California law that requires all felony arrestees to give a DNA sample. 



25 Cutting Edge Firms Funded By The CIA: It’s no secret the Central Intelligence Agency has an investment firm that funds startups that could have a big impact for the Agency. If there is a company out there doing intelligence research, it’s likely that In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s personal investor, either looked them up or made a check out to them. 



Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester: Attorneys for Twitter have filed an appeal on the behalf of one of their users in the latest installment of an ongoing legal battle over some seriously-wanted tweets. 



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 : 3,159


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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