5 November 2012 — Information Clearing House
British Have Invaded Nine Out of Ten Countries
By Jasper Copping
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.
“The World Is At War” George Galloway
George Galloway gives his address to the Oxford Union Society.
Nothing New in Mahmoud Abbas’ and the PLO’s Renunciation of Palestinian Refugee Rights
By Ali Abunimah
What Abbas’ Israeli TV interview did reveal was a novel interpretation of Palestinian refugee rights which underscores his determination to liquidate them no matter what.
The Transfer Agreement
1933: Zionists sign a deal with Hitler
The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine is a book written by author Edwin Black, documenting the agreement between Zionist Jews and Adolf Hitler to help create a Jewish state in Palestine.
In Defense of Richard Falk
Who is Richard Falk and What Has He Done?
By Lawrence Davidson
In a sane world this work would make Richard Falk a universally acclaimed defender of justice. But ours is not a sane world.
The Dogs of War Are Barking
Mitt Romney’s Team Wants to Let ‘Em Loose in Iran
By Jeremiah Goulka
Don’t be fooled. It’s not just campaign season braggadocio when Romney claims that he would be far tougher on Iran than the president by threatening “a credible military option.”
The Mystery Behind the Benghazi Attack
By Justin Raimondo
The whole arrangement screams setup.
Asymmetric Extradition – the American Way
By Annie Machon
I have writ?ten at length about America‘s asym?met?ric extra?di?tion laws, but this is tak?ing the sys?tem to new heights of hypocrisy.
America’s Deplorable Human Rights Record
By Stephen Lendman
Far and away, America‘s human rights record is the world’s worst. No other nation approaches its unprincipled history. Earlier crimes against humanity were largely internal and regional.
Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney unfit for office
By Thomas Mullen
A vote for Obama or Romney on November 6th is worse than wasting your vote. It is surrendering not only your liberty but your very life to the discretion of the all-powerful state.
The S&M Election
By Chris Hedges
Once we stop thinking we become a herd. We react to every new stimulus as if we were rats crammed into a cage.
How to Steal an Election (Again)
By Larry Dorshkind
Game over???!!! Guess who will be celebrating.
Broken US System Needs Watching:
International Election Observers Could Face Arrest
By Dave Lindorff
It is ironic that the US, which has been dispatching its military to invade far-flung countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, claims to be “bringing democracy” to their people, while at home one of its two main political parties is openly trying to prevent millions of Americans from exercising the basic right to vote.
Max Keiser: ‘Barack Obama is Clueless. Mitt Romney will Bankrupt the Country’
By Robert Chalmers
Some call Max Keiser a ‘traitor’ but America‘s most outrageous political pundit is about to become the most widely watched newscaster on the planet. Here, he explains why he won’t be voting in Tuesday’s US election.
Sorrow, Sufferance and New York City
The Spiritual Is Political
By Michael Robeson
We do not want others to know us too closely – They might see the fears and the suffering that we have not hidden very well.
At least 50 government troops killed in Syria:
A suicide car bomber killed more than 50 Syrian soldiers and pro-government gunmen Monday, a Syrian activist group said.
Fighting rages at Damascus Palestinian camp, 20 killed:
“Yarmouk is a dense area and shelling it always results in a human catastrophe. We have 20 people killed, including medics who had to tried to help injured people in the streets, and dozens of wounded,”
Anti-government gunmen kill prominent Syria born Palestinian actor in Damascus:
Prominent Syrian-born Palestinian actor Mohammed Rafeh, who was believed to be a supporter of President Bashar Assad’s regime, was kidnapped and then killed by anti-government gunmen, activists and his family said Sunday. He was 30.
Jihadist killing of captives widens the split among rebel fighters in Syria:
A video showing the shooting of regime troops after they had been taken prisoner angered rebels who say foreign Islamists are being favoured with arms and funds.
Report: Car bomb hits near major Damascus hotel:
The powerful blast shook the Dama Rose hotel and shattered much of its glass, Ikhbariyeh TV reported. The hotel in the past was used by U.N. observers visiting Syria.
Activists say Syrian rebels capture oilfield in country’s east after 3-day battle with government troops:
“Syrian rebels” firing mortars and rocket-propelled grenades captured an oilfield in the country’s east on Sunday after three days of fierce fighting with government troops protecting the facility, activists said.
Putting lipstick on a pig:
Assad’s foes meet for makeover:
Washington is pressing for a makeover of the opposition, with long-time dissident Riad Seif reportedly touted as the potential head of a new government-in-exile dubbed the Syrian National Initiative.
Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference:
The SNC will have to decide whether to accept a plan proposed by a prominent dissident, Riad Seif, to set up a new leadership group of about 50 members. The SNC would get some 15 seats, meaning its influence would be diluted, while military commanders and local leaders in rebel-held areas would win wider representation.
Afghanistan: 7 Taliban, 1 police officer killed in violence:
In the latest incident which occurred early Saturday in the Taliban‘s birthplace and former stronghold Kandahar, 450 km south of Kabul, a senior police officer and three Taliban fighters were killed, Kandahar provincial administration confirmed in a statement sent to media.
Clashes among Afghan & Pakistani Taliban, 4 killed:
This comes as an Afghan Taliban leader was killed following clashes with the Pakistani Taliban militants in Quetta city of Pakistan recently.
3 occupation force soldiers from upstate NY killed in Afghanistan:
The Pentagon says they died of wounds suffered Saturday when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosion device in Paktia province.
US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers due in court:
A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers was due in court Monday for the first time since the massacre, as his wife proclaimed his innocence and said he had no recollection of having committed the crime.
Three killed in bombing at Baghdad Shiite mosque:
A car bombing near a Shiite mosque in east Baghdad killed three people on Monday, as worshippers continued to mark a key date in the Shiite calendar, officials said, AFP reported.
Iraq: Soldier killed in Falluja:
A soldier killed when sniper opened fire at him on Sunday evening, Nov. 4, in downtown Falluja.
A policeman killed and three civilians wounded in Mosul. :
“A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol at the road to Baghdad, south of Mosul, killing a policeman.”
Car bomb kills one in southeast Turkey :
A car bomb exploded in southeast Turkey on Sunday as a police vehicle passed by, killing one person and wounding 12 others, security sources told Reuters.
A civilian killed , three others wounded in Ramadi.
An explosive device, planted in one of the feeder roads exploded, killing one civilian and wounding three others.
Two Saudi border guards killed in ambush:
Two Saudi Arabian border guards were killed on Monday in an ambush in Sharoura in the far south of the country near its border with Yemen, the interior ministry said.
Saudi Arabia: Free Detainee Held Since April for Tweets:
The Saudi authorities should immediately charge or release Mohammed Salama, a dual US and Saudi citizen detained without charge since April 2012.
Bahrain: 2 killed in bomb blasts in capital:
A series of bomb blasts in Bahrain‘s capital killed two people Monday, authorities said, a sign that some factions within the opposition may be increasingly turning to violence in the nearly 21-month uprising against the Gulf nation’s Western-backed rulers.
Bahrain detains human rights activist:
Bahrain authorities on Saturday ordered the detention for seven days of a senior Shiite activist, accusing him of taking part in a banned demonstration, his lawyer said on social network Twitter on Saturday.
Rival Libya militias battle in streets of Tripoli:
Rival state-sanctioned Libyan militias fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each in the Libyan capital on Sunday, leaving the police powerless to protect locals.
Car bomb explodes at Benghazi police station : Video report:
A car bomb detonates outside a police station in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, wounding at least three police officers.
Swiss team prepares for Arafat exhumation:
A Swiss laboratory team has arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah to prepare for the exhumation of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, Palestinian sources said on Monday.
Israel almost hit Iranian nuclear sites in 2010:
An Israeli news program claims that Israel’s premier told his military to prepare for a strike on Iranian nuclear sites in 2010, but it was not ready.
Iran denies suspending uranium enrichment:
“Twenty percent uranium enrichment activities continue as before and no change has happened,” the semi-official Fars news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Sunday.
Iran proposes live TV coverage of nuclear talks with West:
Iran has proposed live television coverage of its talks with western powers, saying the government has nothing to hide regarding its controversial nuclear program which many countries contend is intended to develop nuclear weapons, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Russia steps in to broadcast Iranian channels:
Russia has taken over broadcasting the Islamic Republic’s satellite programs after the European company Eutelset stopped dealing with the Iranian government due to the EU sanctions against Iran.
Mali Islamists Seek Negotiations and Agree to Elections, Cut Al Qaeda Ties:
France in particular, sees the Islamists as a threat and wants to defeat them. The U.S. too supports a military solution, as do many African States. The UN has given those planning a military intervention 45 days to submit a plan for approval.
Texas Carries Out 250th Execution Under Gov. Rick Perry:
In less than a dozen years, Texas has executed more than twice as many prisoners than any other U.S. state has executed in three-and-a-half decades.
Naomi Wolf: A cure for America’s corruptible voting system: Op-Ed –
Too many of us buy into the myth of US democracy. In fact, the ‘secret ballot’ could use of dose of daylight and transparency
Timeline: The Long History of Voter Suppression:
The 200-year battle over which Americans get to cast their ballots on Election Day.
G20 Finance Chiefs Ring Alarm Bells Over US Fiscal Cliff:
Finance chiefs of the world’s 20 leading economies are ringing alarm bells over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe’s debt woes at a meeting in Mexico this weekend as they look to push back deficit reduction targets to help boost growth.
U.S. cities become hubs for Mexican drug cartels’ distribution networks
A reported 8.9 percent of Americans age 12 or older – 22.6 million people – are current users of illegal drugs, up from 6.2 percent in 1998. Demand for and the availability of illegal drugs is rising.
Three US states poised to legalise cannabis and defy ‘war on drugs’:
Washington, Oregon and Colorado set to allow recreational use
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 : 3,221
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001