ICH 10 October 2012: Another Fine Mess NATO Has Got Us Into

10 October 2012  — Information Clearing House

America’s Moral Degeneracy

By Paul Craig Roberts

Once upon a time, the Turks were a fierce people. Today they are Washington’s puppets.



Turkey Shows Double Duplicity on Syria

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Bottom line: the chips have fallen on the military side, not the political side, of the equation, with Turkey the NATO member intent on extending NATO‘s foothold inside Syria slowly but surely.



Another Fine Mess NATO Has Got Us Into

By Luke Gittos

It is time to disband this archaic, flailing institution of Western intervention.



Weapons of Mass Destraction

By Dennis Kucinich

How can we avoid future wars if we don’t understand how consent was manufactured for a war against Iraq?



A Case of Entrapment?

Whatever Happened to that Iranian Bomb Plot Case?

By Michael Kaufman

One key component of the government-created conspiracy has been the selection of deluded, marginal figures to entrap.





28 Questions That The Mainstream Media Should Be Asking

By Michael Snyder

The mainstream media has an agenda, and more Americans than ever are beginning to recognize this.

28 Questions That The Mainstream Media Should Be Asking

By Michael Snyder

The mainstream media has an agenda, and more Americans than ever are beginning to recognize this.



How the Hype Became Bigger Than the Presidential Election

By Matt Taibbi

What we Americans go through to pick a president is not only crazy and unnecessary but genuinely abusive.



The Lesser of Two Evils

By Ellen Finnigan

America‘s civic religion promotes the idea of voting for “the lesser of two evils.” Christians who take their beliefs seriously should do neither.



Freedom in Chains

Democracy as Pseudo-Savior

By James Bovard

Rather than “government by the people,” we now have Attention Deficit Democracy. Less than half the voters show up at the polls; less than half of the voters who do show up understand the issues.



Nigeria: 37 Killed in Maiduguri:6 Afghan police killed in deadly blast:

At least six deaths in country’s south reported as NATO ministers gather in Belgium to discuss future of the war.



U.S kills 5 people in Pakistan:

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed five people in a northwestern militant haven near the Afghan border.



Iraq: Deadly car bomb strikes Iraqi city Kirkuk:

A car bomb kills three people, including two policemen, in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Sarah Sheffer reports.



Damascus rejects UN chief call for “unilateral” ceasefire :

Maqdisi said that twice during the abortive UN military observer mission deployed to Syria between April and the end of August, Damascus had implemented a ceasefire. But he said the rebels “used the opportunity to expand their armed deployment and increase casualties due to terrorist activities”.



Turkey warns Syria over attacks:

Several mortar bombs landed outside the Syrian border town of Azmarin and heavy machinegun fire could be heard from the Turkish side as clashes between the Syrian army and rebels intensified along the border.



Fact or fiction?

Rebels Launch Rockets into Turkey from Tell Abyad, Syria: Video –

 Several videos have lately emerged showing “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) terrorists launching rockets and mortar rounds from the town of Tell Abyad, al-Raqqa province, which is the same town from which Turkey says the rockets are being fired into the neighboring Turkish town of Akçakale.



MP: Turkish Army can Reach Damascus for Three Hours:

In the event of a war with Syria, the Turkish army will need only three hours to reach the country’s capital Damascus, Turkish TV channel Beyaz TV quotes MP from the ruling Justice and Development Party Samil Tayar as saying on Wednesday. MP emphasized that Ankara is fully ready for military actions.



Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan/Syrian border area:

Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. The troops are also building a headquarters for themselves.



NATO should stay out of Syria conflict: Iraq PM:

“There is no need to incite a war and draw in an entire organization like NATO to defend Turkey. Nothing is threatening Turkey,” he emphasized.



Turkish Jets Force Down Syrian Passenger Plane – TV:

Turkish F-16s forced down the Airbus A320, which was flying from Moscow to Damascus, over suspicions it has weapons on board.



Syria in the firing line? US deploys covert mission to Jordan:

A covert task force was sent to Jordan in case Syria loses control of its chemical weapons, US officials said. The team will be stationed at a base 35 miles from the Syrian border, making it the US military’s closest presence to the embattled nation.



Romney Says U.S. Needs to Match Iran’s Influence in Syria:

Mitt Romney said tonight he was prepared to work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to facilitate the delivery of weapons to “moderate voices” within the Syrian resistance as a means of combating Iran‘s “major role” in supporting Assad government forces.



US Think Tank: Iran Can Target Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Complex:

A group of US presidential advisors at the Wilson Center warned that Iran could engage in at least token missile/rocket strikes against the attacker, targeting sites in Israel or US facilities in the region. Hence, they said that the US government should avoid any military adventurism against Iran because it could backfire.



Libya: Clashes Reported Near Bani Walid:

 Clashes between Libyan government-controlled forces and fighters from the former pro-Kadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid renewed on Monday (October 8th) some 30km southeast of Bir Dufan, Libya Herald reported.



Libyan officer: U.S. knows where Ansar al Sharia, suspected in consulate attack, is, but shouldn’t attack:

An officer with the military High Command in charge of Eastern Libya tells CBS News that Ansar al Sharia fighters – suspected by the U.S. and Libyan governments of carrying out the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi – have regrouped, and are camped out close to the eastern Libyan city.



Romney Drops SEAL Story After Mother Complains:

Mitt Romney’s campaign said today he will stop citing his meeting with a former Navy Seal killed in last month’s terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya after the victim’s mother protested his use of her son’s death.



Orwell would be proud:

Canada, U.S. launch project to strengthen border security:

Under the pilot project, the two government agencies say they will “exchange data currently collected on third-country nationals — those who are neither citizens of Canada nor of the U.S., permanent residents of Canada and lawful permanent residents of the United States”



Data Shows Massive Spike In Electronic Surveillance By DOJ:

Justice Department documents obtained by the ACLU reveal a sharp spike in warrantless electronic surveillance by federal law enforcement:



Federal court calls FBI to account for the unlawful imprisonment of U.S. citizen:

Abdullah al-Kidd is a Kansas-born American citizen, a father, and a graduate of the University of Idaho where he was a star football player. And in 2003, he became the victim of the FBI’s misuse of a little-known federal law to imprison him without charges.



DHS to start testing drones over US for ‘public safety’:

The US Department of Homeland Security is asking the makers of small unmanned aerial vehicles to submit their crafts for consideration as the agency ramps up the construction of a full-fledged surveillance state across America.



Supreme Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case: –

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that gives telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.



Dying Woman Humiliated During TSA Patdown … Video –

The TSA Kept You Safe from This Woman Dying of Leukemia



U.S. Charges 530 in Mortgage Probe With $1 Billion in Losses:

More than 73,000 homeowners around the country were affected, the Justice Department said in a statement. The cases, brought over the past year, included “foreclosure rescue schemes” that take advantage of those who have fallen behind on payments, according to the statement.



U.S. Files Civil Mortgage Fraud Suit Against Wells Fargo:

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) was sued by the U.S. for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages over claims the bank made reckless mortgage loans that caused losses for a federal insurance program when they defaulted.



Now Ireland is Nationalizing the Banks : Video –

In Ireland – they’re not afraid of the banksters. This year – the Irish government is expected to pass a law will force the banks to write down principal on their home loans, which will substantially lower monthly mortgage payments for struggling homeowners.



Red Cross urges Spanish to donate money for food parcels to give to their own countrymen:




Greek police fire tear gas as 40,000 vent a nation’s anger during Merkel’s visit:

Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis



Reality Check: Is This The End of The Petro-dollar?:

Ben Swann Reality Check explains the petro-dollar and looks at how the national media isn’t telling you that China is actively working to end it



Wal-Mart Workers in 12 States Stage Historic Strikes:

Wal-Mart workers have launched historic labor protests and strikes across 28 stores in 12 states, the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history.



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 : 3,199


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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