ICH 23-24 September 2012: MEK Decision: Multimillion-dollar Campaign Led to Removal from Terror List

 24 September 2012 — Information Clearing House


Iran May Attack First

Strike on Iran Would Trigger ‘World War III’: Guards

By Farhad Pouladi

Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told broadcaster Al-Alam on Sunday, a day after his boss warned that conflict was inevitable.



Engineering Consent For An Attack Iran?

What if Israel Bombed Iran? The View From Washington.

By Karim Sadjadpour and Blake Hounshell

President Obama is enjoying a quiet dinner at the White House when he gets the call. Two dozen Israeli fighter jets have just entered Jordanian airspace, apparently en route to Iran.



“When Will We Come To Our Senses?”

Is Threatening Iran With A Pre-emptive Strike Responsible?

By Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra provides a thoughtful exploration of the consequences of threats by politicians about pre-emptive strikes on Iran to curb its nuclear program.* Is it responsible to make these types of threats?



War Is A Racket

By Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

Smedley Butler served his country for 34 years, yet he spoke against American armed intervention into the affairs of sovereign nations.



MEK Decision: Multimillion-dollar Campaign Led to Removal from Terror List

By Chris McGreal

Revealed: the steady flow of funds to members of Congress, lobbying firms and former officials in support of Iranian group.



Soldier Who Taught ‘Total War’ Against Islam Threatens to Sue

By Spencer Ackerman

The Army officer who once taught that the U.S. ought to consider “Hiroshima tactics” for a “total war” on Islam has put America’s top general on notice for a possible lawsuit.



The Innocence of U.S. Foreign Policy

By Robert Koehler

The Middle East is archaic, volatile, “restive,” a region full of religious fanatics easily manipulated by cynical leaders.



Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties


“Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region,” he said, by backing dictatorial governments over popular opposition and supporting Israel over the Palestinians.



Tears of Gaza

A Must Watch Video Documentary

A searing, unflinching look at the devastating 2008-2009 Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.



The Summer of Muslim Discontent

It’s Not “The Amateur Film” Stupid

By James Petras

The so-called “Arab Spring:” is a distant and bitter memory to those who fought and struggled for a better world, not to speak of the thousands who lost, life and limb.



The Meaning of Altruism

By Paul Balles

WHEN I was a college freshman, I became completely enamoured with Ayn Rand.



In a World Gone Crazy

Houston Cop Shoots and Kills Double-amputee in Wheelchair

By Anne Sewell

A police officer shot and killed a wheelchair bound, double-amputee after the man threatened his partner. Unfortunately the object with which the man was threatening the officer’s partner turned out to be a pen.



20 killed and nearly 200 injured in Pakistan demonstrations


More than 20 people were killed and nearly 200 injured following protests across Pakistan after officials declared Friday a national holiday ‘Day of Love for the Prophet.’ Protests continued over the weekend and more than 1,500 people took part in a rally in the capital Islamabad yesterday.



16 “Taliban” killed in Afghanistan:

A total of 16 Taliban militants have been killed and 24 other suspects detained in security operations in Afghanistan since Saturday, the interior ministry yesterday said.



Iraq attacks kill six, including a brigadier :

Attacks in Iraq on Sunday killed at least six people, among them a police brigadier general and two soldiers, security and medical officials said.



Baghdad insists on deporting Iranian cult: –

The Iraqi government reiterated here Sunday its insistence on the deportation of Iran‘s opposition Mujahedeen-e-Khalq group from Iraqi territories in spite of a US plan to remove it from the list of terrorist groups.



IRGC Commander: War on Iran Triggers World War III:

“We see the US and the Zionist regime standing fully on the side of each other and we cannot imagine the Zionist regime initiating a war without the US backup.



Leader’s Aide: Iran Should Adopt Aggressive Strategy in Response to Threats: –

A senior military aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader cautioned about the attempts made by the enemies to weaken the Islamic Republic through economic pressures and public discontent, and said Iran should adopt an aggressive policy in response to enemy plots.



Iran finds spying device at Fordow:

The self-destructing device exploded when the IRGC members tried to move what they thought to be a rock. The device could reportedly intercept data from the Fordow computers.



German firm planted bombs in parts meant for Iran’s nuclear program:

Iranian lawmaker says security experts discovered the explosives in components supplied by Siemens and removed them before detonation; firm denies claims.



State Dept. removes Iran’s MEK from terrorism list:

The U.S. State Department removed a terrorist designation from the Mujahedin-e Khalq, the Iranian anti-regime group that has acquired in recent years the backing of some pro-Israel figures in its quest for legitimacy.



In case you missed it:

Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran’s nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News:

Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel‘s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran‘s leaders.



PA: No Peace Will Leave Arabs in ‘Apartheid’ State:

The PA warned that the standstill in peace could lead to PA Arabs being left in an Israeli-run “apartheid” state.



Hamas leader in exile Khaled Meshal says intends to step down:

Hamas’ leader in exile, Khaled Meshal, is tired of policy challenges from the Islamist group’s Gaza-based leadership and is not seeking re-election in a vote now underway, political and diplomatic sources said on Sunday.



How many homelands do the Israelis get to have? : Op-Ed –

After thinking that Israel had already shattered all records for chuzpah, along comes this campaign to say that we ain’t see nothing yet.



US senators urge the EU to outlaw Hezbollah:

A bipartisan group of 76 US senators sent a mid-September letter urging the EU to include Hezbollah on its terror list.



Syria: the foreign fighters joining the war against Bashar al-Assad:

Jihadi veterans of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan join callow foreign idealists on frontline of Aleppo



Syria: A photoshopped “revolution”:

Photos of former war zones are used by the media as a propaganda tool in their anti-Assad campaign while photos of pro-government demonstrations in a Hollywood-esque way have been changed into photos of anti-government protestors.



Libyan authorities dissolve ‘unlawful’ militias:

Army issues ultimatum ordering militias, armed groups to evacuate military compounds, state property, properties of members of former regime.



Libyan militias ordered into ranks of the army:

The army is expected to impose its authority by putting officers at the head of militias born out of the 2011 revolt that became a civil war and toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Authorities have not been able to disband the civilian-turned-fighter units, though many units are now linked to ministries.



In a world gone crazy:

Fiona Apple Facing Up to 10 Years in Jail over Texas Marijuana Bust:

The singer may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.



U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High:

Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.



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 : 3,188


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001