ICH 2 November 2012: UK: Clarke warns opponents of ‘secret justice’ plans

1 November 2012 — Information Clearing House

Cameron on Standby to Send Warplanes to Gulf as Iranian Tensions Rise

By Kim Sengupta

The possible deployment of the Eurofighter Typhoons follows talks with the United Arab Emirates to bolster the UK’s presence in the region at a time when Israel is threatening military strikes against Tehran. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32913.htm


Free Syrian Army Kills Prisoners



Washington Post claims “soldiers” were executed – terrorists in video clearly refer to victims as civilian “shabih.” Victims had no weapons, uniforms, or IDs indicating they were soldiers.



Washington seeks new Syrian puppets in war for regime-change

By Bill Van Auken

The entire sordid maneuver in Doha has underscored the real character of the so-called Syrian “revolution,” whose leadership is being directly selected and installed by the US State Department.



The Sore Losers Of The Syrian Crisis

By Thierry Meyssan

This new situation comes at the expense of Saudi Arabia, France, Israel, Qatar and Turkey all of whom had placed their bets on regime change in Damascus.



The Universe Unraveling

By William Blum

The evidence that Assad has had good reason for his stance has been accumulating for some time now, particularly of late. Here is a small sample from recent months:



Libya Mission Was CIA Operation: Report


Of the 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the assault, just seven worked for the State Department.



Euphemisms Away!

A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species

By Gaither Stewart

In the case of the “lily pad”, this linguistic version of the sheep in wolf’s clothing, was allegedly conceived to spread the U.S. footprint into every corner of our planet.



Remembering Abu Jihad And Why, Really, The Israelis Killed Him

By Alan Hart

From Israel‘s point of view Abu Jihad‘s murder had the desired effect.



“Disgusting Serbs! Get Out!”

Madeleine Albright’s Scrap With Pro-Serbian Activists in a Prague Bookstore

By Deana Kjuka

“You’re a war criminal,”



Joseph Stiglitz: “Romney’s Plan is Based on Magic”

By Andrew Leonard

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz — an Obama critic — says Romney’s cuts would be disastrous.



18 killed in van attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan:

At least 18 people, including women and children, were killed when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at a passenger van at a petrol station that triggered a huge fire in the Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.



Pakistani military: 10 militants killed:

Pakistani jets and gunship helicopters struck hideouts in tribal Khyber Agency, killing 10 militants and injuring six, military officials said.



4 Afghan police killed in insider attack:

Four Afghan police officers were shot dead Friday in southern Helmand province in an insider attack by their colleagues, officials said.



U.S. occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan:

An American soldier died in southern Afghanistan after an attack by a group of insurgents, military officials said.



UN Official: Aspects Of US Drone Program Clearly ‘War Crimes’ :

The Human Rights Council at the UN will likely initiate an investigation into civilian deaths caused by the CIA and US military‘s use of drones and other targeted killing programs, and said that if certain allegations against the US prove true, he considers them serious enough to call “war crimes”.



UK ‘considers’ deploying Eurofighter Typhoon jets in Persian Gulf region:

The warplanes may be deployed at the Al Dhafra airbase south of the capital Abu Dhabi, where American and French troops are already present.



Kadima: Netanyahu obsessed with Iran:

Party leader Mofaz tells reporters only thing PM cares about is ‘bombing Iran



Iron Dome is useless, Iran says:

Reports of Israeli system’s efficiency are ‘mostly psychological warfare and propaganda,’ Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri says



Syria rebels kill 78 soldiers:

Syrian rebels killed 78 soldiers, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wave of bombings hit the Damascus area, activists said.



Rebels Shown Killing Captured Syrian Troops:

The video shows rebels bearing and kicking a group of captured soldiers, some of the apparently wounded. The soliders are not bound or blindfolded. The rebels then shoot them to death.



The plight of Syria’s Christians:

‘We left Homs because they were trying to kill us’: In the civil war, they have tried to stay neutral. But despite this, many are now facing persecution and death



Syria opposition outraged by Clinton comments:

Mohammed Sermini, the press officer of the SNC, denounced the interference of Washington as “imperialist.” “It has no right to interfere in our affairs. Syria must make its own decisions,” he noted.



Clinton slammed for Syria remarks:

Russia on Friday blasted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s call for an overhaul of the Syrian opposition and accused Washington of trying to solve the conflict on its own terms.



Abbas says he has no territorial demands on pre-1967 Israel:

“I believe that [the] West Bank and Gaza is Palestine,” said Abbas, “and the other parts (are) Israel.”



Israel admits killing Arafat deputy in 1988:

Israel has for the first time admitted assassination of the deputy of late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat on the movement’s Tunis headquarters, Israeli Yediot Ahronoth newspaper reported on Thursday.



Mitt Romney, Benjamin Netanyahu share donors as well as friendship:

More than half the people who gave money to Netanyahu‘s re-election campaign are Americans who’ve also donated to the Romney campaign or the Republican Party in the United States.



Britain accused of war crimes over man held by US for eight years without trial:

Human rights campaigners accused the British government of possible war crimes yesterday for failing to secure the release of a man held without trial for eight years by the Americans.



UK: Clarke warns opponents of ‘secret justice’ plans:

Proposals in the Justice and Security Bill would allow national security evidence in some civil cases to be heard in secret for the first time to prevent the Government having to settle out of court rather than risk sensitive information becoming public. It has led to intense criticism from civil liberty groups who argue it is bringing about secret justice.



Glen Greenwald: US investigates possible WikiLeaks leaker for ‘communicating with the enemy’: Op-Ed :

US military‘s new legal theory threatens to convert unauthorized leaks into a capital offense. Who is the real ‘enemy’?



US model plane bomb plotter gets 17 years :

Rezwan Ferdaus pleaded guilty in July to the scheme, which turned out to be an FBI sting. His 17-year prison term, handed down by a judge in Boston, will be followed by 10 years of supervised release, a Justice Department statement said.



Canadian protesters to show faces or get 10 years in jail:

Canadian lawmakers weren’t exactly in the Halloween spirit when they approved a new bill on Wednesday. The legislation makes it illegal to wear masks during riots and protests. Guilty parties could face up to 10 years in prison.



Canada: Rich-poor gap widening:

The Food Banks Canada Hunger Count 2012 report, released this week, says the amount of people accessing food banks has increased significantly – 31% higher than prior to the 2008-09 recession.



US unemployment rises to 7.9 percent:

The Labor Department estimated the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent, up from 7.8 percent in September



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 : 3,216


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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