ICH 23-24 October 2012: Blood is Their Argument: The Real Campaign Trail

24 October 2012  — Information Clearing House


Third Party Presidential Debate Moderated by Larry King


Four alternative candidates for president of the United States debated Tuesday night in Chicago and agreed America needs a good dose of what they could provide — clear, straight talk that has not been market-pasteurized.



Blood is Their Argument: The Real Campaign Trail

By Chris Floyd

Even as the presidential candidates meet in ersatz agon to spew their self-serving lies and scripted zingers in a “debate” on foreign policy, the real campaign — the campaign of blood and bone, of death and terror, being waged in Pakistan by the American government — goes on it all its horror.



Whistleblower who revealed CIA torture sentenced to prison

The Back Story to Kiriakou’s Guilty Plea

By Jesselyn Radack

The CIA has succeeded in covering-up CIA‘s torture, again. Another fitting addition to this dark chapter of the U.S. torture program and its cover-up in American history.



U.S. Intends to Keep Adding names to Kill Lists

By Greg Miller

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the “disposition matrix.”



Joe Klein’s Sociopathic Defense of Drone Killings of Children

By Glenn Greenwald

The only difference between the Joe Kleins of the world and Osama bin Laden is that they’re on different sides.



Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Obama’s “kill list”: What “kill list”?

By Scott Shackford

This is either an amazing amount of dumbness or an amazing amount of deliberate partisan arrogance on display.



U.S. Talks With Iran: Is this A set-up?

Negotiations — or War With Iran?

By Pat Buchanan

Before we go to war, let us find out, in face-to-face talks if need be, if we really have to go to war.



Survey: Most Israeli Jews Would Support Apartheid Regime in Israel

By Gideon Levy

Survey, exposes anti-Arab, ultra-nationalist views espoused by a majority of Israeli Jews.



Jimmy Carter: Netanyahu has Abandoned Two-state Solution in Favor of Greater Israel

By Raphael Ahren

Former US president, visiting Israel, backs Abbas plan to have the UN accept Palestine as nonmember state.



Informant: NYPD Paid Me To ‘Bait’ Muslims


A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam.



“You Are A Convicted Fraudster”

BBC Video

Jeremy Paxman interviews Conrad Black, accuses him many times of being a crook.



Fidel Castro Denounces Media Deception, Lies

By Prensa Latina

“people learn and resistance is growing against the capitalist crises that recur with increasing frequency; no lies, repression or new weapons, will prevent the collapse of an increasingly unequal and unjust system of production.”



European Commission Backs (Tobin) Financial Transactions Tax

By Michael Northcott

Leaders have agreed on plans for a tax that will be levied on all financial transactions across 10 EU member states, and it is thought that the scheme could raise billions of euros.



Afghanistan: 15 armed militants killed in Kandahar:

Personnel of the national army had killed 15 armed militants and destroyed their three weapon caches yesterday, the press office of defense ministry said.



Taliban kill 10 Afghan security personnel: officials:

Ten Afghan security personnel have been killed in a bloody battle with Taliban insurgents in the western province of Herat, officials said on Tuesday.



NATO kills four children in Afghanistan.: Karzai:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a NATO operation that he said killed four children in the country’s east, a claim the coalition said was possible.



US soldier killed in Taliban attack in eastern Afghanistan:

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “A U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service member died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”



Report: At least 20 killed in Aleppo as rebels battle Syria army: Activists say: :

The dead included women and children, they said. Video footage, which could not be immediately verified, showed decapitated bodies amid scattered bread loaves.



Syrian opposition dismisses al-Assad’s general amnesty:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued a general amnesty, state-run television reported, and the opposition dismissed the decision as a sham, dpa reported.



Lebanon: Army deploys in streets after seven killed in Tripoli fighting:

Fighting raged Monday in the northern city of Tripoli between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh, raising the number of fatalities from clashes that erupted over the weekend to seven, security sources said.



Iraq: At least 9 killed in separate attacks in Baghdad:

The deadliest attack happened when four parked cars packed with explosives detonated simultaneously in the northwestern neighborhood of Shula early on Tuesday, killing seven people and wounding 16, a police officer said.



Three Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza – Media:

Israeli tank fire opened at northern Gaza on Tuesday morning left two Palestinians killed and four injured. Israeli airstrikes on the same day killed one Palestinian and wounded two others.



Netanyahu pledges Israel will continue building in occupied Jerusalem:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Tuesday in a defiant prelude to talks with the European Union’s top diplomat, who has condemned Gilo’s illegal expansion.



EU, France and UK condemn illegal construction plan for occupied southern Jerusalem:

Paris calls Interior Ministry’s approval of 800 new homes in Gilo neighborhood ‘a provocation’



The Death of the Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution Brings Fresh Hope: Op-Ed –

With many Palestinians and Israelis coming round to the idea of a bi-national state, it’s possible to glimpse a peaceful future



Qatar buys Hamas: Qatar visit breaks Gaza ice, delights Hamas:

Qatar has called the visit a humanitarian gesture, to inaugurate reconstruction projects financed by the emirate. After initially earmarking $250 million for the schemes, a smiling Haniyeh announced the fund now stood at $400 million.



Egypt transfers Qatari fuel for Gaza:

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday delivered eight tankers of Qatari fuel to Israel to be transferred to the Gaza Strip, a PA official said.



Muslim Brotherhood official resigns in protest over Morsi letter to Peres:

An Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood official resigned in protest against a cordial letter sent by Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi to his Israeli counterpart, and urged Morsi to resign for his “treason” in sending it.



Ex-MP kept in Israeli prison refuses to sign ‘false confession’ to be released:

An elderly former Canadian MP who is in an Israeli prison for trying to breach a naval blockage of the Gaza Strip is refusing to sign a document that might speed his release.



Russia to block any UN bid for military action against Iran – Lavrov:

Russia will scuttle any UN Security Council resolution that could be interpreted as allowing military action against Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, October 23, according to RIA Novosti.



Iran says may stop oil sales if sanctions tighten:

Iran said on Tuesday it would stop oil exports if pressure from Western sanctions got any tighter and that it had a “Plan B” contingency strategy to survive without oil revenues.



Libyans Condemn Slaughter of Civilians in Attack on Bani Walid:

The town has been under siege for many weeks and subjected to rocket attacks from far outside the city but in recent days an assault has taken place on the town attempting to subdue its population



US blocks Russia’s draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence:

“Blocking a draft statement that called to solve the country’s political problems without violence is very strange”. Churkin said. “This is a case when it is difficult to explain the US delegation’s actions in rational terms.”



‘Annex’ hit in Libya terror attack was CIA post, officials say:

The Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi targeted more than just a State Department consulate. One of the buildings hit was a covert CIA installation, U.S. officials told Fox News.



France to Send Drones to Mali :

France is to send surveillance drones to back up west African intervention in northern Mali and is meeting top US diplomats in Paris this week to discuss the fighting the Islamist presence there, the AP news agency reports.



WATCH: Full Expanding the Debate Special on Foreign Policy Featuring Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson:

Watch our full three-and-a-half hour Expanding the Debate special featuring Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson responding to the same questions posed to President Obama and Mitt Romney in the final debate of the campaign



Third-party candidates face off in Chicago:

Excluded from Obama-Romney debates, four other presidential candidates will hold a match-up of their own.



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 : 3,207


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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