ICH 10 September 2012: Exploiting 9/11 for the Benefit of a Few

10 September 2012 Information Clearing House


We Are at War

Exploiting 9/11 for the Benefit of a Few.

By Johnny Barber

Who benefits from the War on Terror and who benefits when America threatens war?



The Declining West: Tragedy or Comedy?

By Paul Craig Roberts

What has become of Canadians who once were an intelligent tolerant people that they put in office madmen?



The Myth of the US-Israel Special Bond

Forget Iran: It’s Israel’s Nuclear Gun Pointed at Obama’s Head

By Jonathan Cook

American politicians proclaim their support for Israel ad nauseam, but the reality is that this ‘cherished friendship’ is no more than a fairy tale. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32414.htm


CIA Lies About Lies

The Iraq War and the Persistent Myth of ‘Intelligence Failure’

By Jeremy R. Hammond

There was no such “intelligence failure”. On the contrary, there was an extremely successful disinformation campaign coordinated by the CIA in furtherance of the government’s policy of seeking regime change in Iraq. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32405.htm


Romney, GOP Still Haven’t Come to Terms with Iraq

By Jordan Michael Smith

Romney is stacking his foreign-policy deck with veterans of the Bush administration. Bush’s ambassador to the U.N., John Bolton, also spoke at the convention, and is rumored to be promised a top spot in any Romney administration.



Why I Left The GOP

By Jeremiah Goulka

I grew up in a rich, conservative household, but after Katrina and Iraq, I realized my priorities were out of order. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32406.htm


What Does It Mean To Be a Slave?

A Few Questions to Ask….

By Eric Peters

Obedience on the big plantation, “our country.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32412.htm


U.S. Refuses to Extradite Bolivia’s Ex-president to Face Genocide Charges

By Glenn Greenwald

Obama justice officials have all but granted asylum to Sánchez de Lozada – a puppet who payrolled key Democratic advisers. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32408.htm


Growth Is the Problem

By Chris Hedges

The ceaseless expansion of economic exploitation, the engine of global capitalism, has come to an end.



Zeitgeist Failure

The days of cubicle serfdom are numbered

By James Howard Kunstler

All the blather about “jobs” from the presidential convoys is based on looking backward to a way of life that is ending: the age of giant everything, especially corporations.



Children Who Sell Themselves


Children as young as 10 had begun to directly offer themselves to traffickers because they could no longer go hungry. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32411.htm


Wave of attacks kill over 100 in Iraq :

Deadly bombings rip through mainly Shi’ite districts of Baghdad on Sunday, on one of the bloodiest days of the year with more than 100 killed across the country. 



Turkey fighter jets attack PKK targets inside Iraq, killing 25: Turkey‘s armed forces said in a statement on Monday that Turkish warplanes hit 14 PKK targets inside Iraq between September 5 and 9. 



Hashemi rejects sentence from Iraqi court, with Turkey saying not to turn him over: Turkey said it would not turn over Iraq‘s fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi to the Iraqi authorities after a court ruled to sentence him to death, a Turkish government official told Xinhua Monday. The official also said his country welcomes him to stay as long as he likes in the country. 



Bomb targets Assad forces, 27 killed : A bomb rocked the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing up to 27 people and leaving dozens wounded. A rebel group claimed responsibly for the attack, saying it was targeting government troops. 



Syria: 20 soldiers executed by rebels in Aleppo: Twenty Syrian army soldiers were killed by rebels in Aleppo during mass execution. 



Syria Criticizes France for Supporting Rebels, as Fears Grow of Islamist Infiltration: The Syrian government accused France of “schizophrenia” on Sunday for pledging to support a peaceful resolution to the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and simultaneously aiding the armed groups driving the insurrection. 



‘US doesn’t need UN to oust Assad’ – Clinton: Hillary Clinton threatens the US and “like-minded states” might pursue regime change in Syria in circumvention of the UN if the new resolution on Syria is “toothless”. Russia’s Foreign Minister believes the conflict is still solvable diplomatically. 



Israel discussing Iran “red line” with U.S.: Netanyahu: Netanyahu’s recent calls for world powers to set a “clear red line” that would show they were determined to stop Tehran’s nuclear drive has suggested a growing impatience with the United States, Israel‘s main ally. 



Pro-Israel Campaign Contributions to U.S. Congress Legislators : List of U.S. Congress legislators that received the most campaign contributions from Pro-Israel interest groups. 



Israeli PM praises Canada for cutting ties with Iran: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes other countries will follow the example set by Canada, which on Friday broke off diplomatic relations with Iran, as the international community looks to head off Tehran’s nuclear ambitions 



Canada’s last Iran ambassador: Cutting off Tehran looks like a mistake: Canada‘s reasons for acting so suddenly are not convincing. 



Suicide attack in Afghan city of Kunduz ‘kills 16’: A suicide attack in the Afghan city of Kunduz has killed 16 people, including 11 policemen, the city’s deputy police chief says. 



British Occupation Force Soldier Killed In Afghanistan: The soldier was killed when the vehicle in which he was travelling struck an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province. 



Car bomb kills 10 in northwest Pakistan: officials: A car bomb exploded at a market in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 45, officials said, adding that the death toll was likely to climb. 



Pakistan pushes Taliban back – 100 killed: Pakistani security forces pushed Taliban militants who came from Afghanistan back across the border after more than two weeks of fighting in a mountainous tribal region, spokesmen for both sides said Sunday. The government says more than 100 people were killed in the offensive. 



al-Qaida’s No. 2 among 7 killed in Yemen: Report: An airstrike killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car on Monday, senior Yemeni Defense Ministry officials reported. If confirmed, Saeed al-Shihri’s death would be a major blow to the militant group 



UK government contractor flew CIA prisoners to Gaddafi says Reprieve: A firm with a number of UK Government contracts was responsible for rendering several political prisoners from a CIA secret prison in Afghanistan to the Gaddafi regime’s cells in Libya, according to new data released by the legal charity Reprieve. 



Whitewashed: CIA’s Murder of Gul Rehman : A maxim of the law states that the law must not just be done, but it must be seen to be done – what people like John Durham and Eric Holder do no understand, is that the US justice system is not seeing with the same eyes as the rest of the world. 



Wall Street Scammer Ducks Prison by Working for CIA: Charged in a New York securities scandal, the 46-year-old businessman traveled to his native Russia where he took on a unique role that went far beyond flipping on dangerous criminals. He began spying for the CIA



Chilean march in memory of dictatorship dead turns violent : Police clashed with hooded protesters in Santiago as thousands marched the streets in memory of the victims of the abuses of General Augusto Pinochet’s military government. Activists were dispersed by police with teargas and water cannons. 



Julian Assange to receive Aboriginal Passport: The Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA) and the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition released the statement below on September 9. 



Must listen: Secret Police Murder and Cover-Up: Audio : – Jesse Trentadue talks to Lew Rockwell about the torture-murder of his brother, Kenneth, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and a highly suspicious sting operation. 



George Soros: Germany must lead or leave euro: Veteran financier George Soros has called on Germany to leave the eurozone if it is not willing to help some of the weaker nations tackle their economic concerns. 



Striking Chicago teachers head to picket lines: Chicago’s 25,000 public school teachers went on strike for the first time in a quarter-century Monday, after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday with no deal to avert a walkout. 



Cuts in US jobless pay, government layoffs throw 1.5 million more people into poverty: One day after the conclusion of the Democratic Party convention, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a nonprofit think tank, released a report showing that cuts in jobless pay and mass layoffs of public-sector workers threw over 1.5 million more people into poverty last year.



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 : 3,173


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001