ICH November 6, 2012: George Carlin – “I Don’t Vote” Humor for a dark day

6 November 2012 — Information Clearing House

Netanyahu Vows to stop Iran, Even in Defiance of the United States

By Times of Israel staff

Asked in an interview whether, if reelected in January, he would “pledge that Iran won’t have a nuclear program by the end of your next term,” Netanyahu said simply, “Yes.”



When will the Killing War in Iran Begin? It Already Has

By Stephen Gowans

If the plutocrats and their loyal political servants in Washington and Brussels have to kill numberless Iranians to secure these benefits, they will. And are.



Election Day Propaganda?

Obama Adviser In Secret Talks With Iran Supreme Leader: Report

By CBS News

A senior adviser to President Obama is reportedly leading secret talks with Iran



There’s A Reason Why All Of The Reports About Benghazi Are So Confusing

By Michael Kelley

There’s evidence that U.S. agents-particularly murdered U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens-were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to Syrian rebels.



Obama’s Libya Failure

Robert W. Merry

That intervention set in motion events that aren’t good for Libya, for the United States or for the world.



The Permanent Militarization of America

By Aaron B. O’Connell,

Americans are subjected to a daily diet of stories that valorize the military while the storytellers pursue their own opportunistic political and commercial agendas.



Third Party Debate #2:

Tackling the issues the mainstream ignores

Video By RT

Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.



Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

By Cenk Uygur

If you think there’s no such thing as a free lunch, you can be sure there’s no such thing as a free $10 million donation to a politician.



 “I Don’t Vote”

Where are all the Bright , Honest Intelligent Americans?

By George Carlin – Video

If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.



32 killed, 46 injured by car bomb near Iraq military base:

A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base as soldiers changed shifts north of Baghdad today, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 46, according to authorities.



Ten killed, 40 hurt in bombings near Damascus:

“At least 10 civilians were killed and more than 40 wounded, some in critical condition, when three improvised explosive devices detonated in the working-class district of Waroud in the suburb of Qudsaya



Brother of Syrian parliament speaker assassinated;

UN envoy says country in a catastrophe: – Gunmen killed the brother of Syria‘s parliament speaker as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state-run news agency reported, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.



Syrian fighters fed up with ‘cowards in exile’:

Syrian rebels at the front are turning against their commanders, accusing them of being cowards by fleeing abroad and failing to unite a cause that has been increasingly hijacked by Islamists.



Libya helps bankroll “Syrian” Rebels:

According to a budget released by the Syrian National Council and posted to its Web site late Sunday, the Libyan government contributed $20.3 million of the $40.4 million that the opposition umbrella group has amassed since its creation in October 2011. Qatar gave $15 million, and the United Arab Emirates contributed $5 million, according to the document.



In case you missed it:

How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria:

The Times of London reported that a Libyan ship “carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria … has docked in Turkey.” The shipment reportedly weighed 400 tons and included SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.



In case you missed it:

Benghazi “Consulate” Was CIA Post:

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.



In case you missed it:

Slain U.S. ambassador recruited jihadists:

Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador murdered in Libya, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials speaking to WND.



Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers:

“You know perfectly well what Stingers are intended for, all the more so that the leaders of the (rebel) Syrian Free Army have repeatedly said that civilian planes will be a legitimate target.”



How much did this cost the CIA?

7 more Syrian generals desert post in time of war:

Seven generals who recently defected from the Syrian army arrived with their families at the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday and were allowed to enter the country at the town of Reyhanli in the southern province of Hatay under tight security measures.



Syria shuts down all offices belonging to Hamas:

Hamas leaders are now based in Qatar



In case you missed it:

Hamas realignment leaves ‘Resistance Axis’ reeling:

The Qatari emir’s visit to Hamas-ruled Gaza last month underscored the degree to which the axis has unravelled and sent a powerful message the governments in Damascus and Tehran, which views the Arab Gulf state as an arch foe.



Israel says preparing to counter Palestinian UN bid:

The comments came as Israel‘s private Channel 10 reported that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman last month pledged to ensure the “collapse” of the Palestinian Authority if the bid for non-member status at the General Assembly goes forward.



Israel’s plan to Illegally build eastern Jerusalem housing has PA seeing red:

In addition, the ministry reissued tenders for 72 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. The units were not sold when offered last December, according to Peace Now.



Turkey indicts IDF commanders over Gaza flotilla deaths:

Relations between Jerusalem and Ankara have deteriorated since Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara aid ship in May 2010 and killed nine Turks in clashes with activists on board.



Israel ready to strike Iran: Netanyahu:

“I am, of course, ready to press the button if necessary,” Netanyahu said in the interview.



Mossad ‘defied Bibi order to prepare Iran strike’:

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan feared that an unauthorised military strike would inevitably follow and did not carry out the order.



Consider the source:

Israeli think tank simulates aftermath of ‘successful’ strike on Iran nuke facilities:

An Israeli think tank with close links to the government has simulated what would happen in the Mideast and internationally if Israel attacked Iran‘s nuclear facilities — and concluded that reaction would be “in the direction of containment and restraint,” not the trigger for a larger war.



Fact or fiction:

Israel and Iran hold ‘positive’ nuclear talks in Brussels:

A handful of officials from both Israel and Iran are involved in the two-day event, ostensibly in their capacity as private citizens, in what was billed as an academic seminar.



Iran Talks Surprise Has Observers Mystified Ahead Of Foreign Policy Debate:

The news from The New York Times Saturday evening that the U.S. and Iran had agreed “in principle” to one-on-one nuclear negotiations, had every appearance of an “October surprise” — a last-second international event designed to tip the scales toward the commander in chief.



In case you missed it:

Iran says will take part in nuclear-free Middle East conference:

Iran said on Tuesday it would take part in a proposed international conference in December on creating a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.



Iran says three Arab countries let Israel use their air space to attack Sudan:

Tehran’s foreign minister says countries were told in advance of last month’s attack on Khartoum munitions factory



Secret war against Iran and its allies heats up:

From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and spreading.



‘Iran to build oil pipeline to Afghanistan’:

The Iranian deputy oil minister says the Islamic Republic and Afghanistan have agreed to build a pipeline in order to facilitate the exports of Iran‘s oil products to its eastern neighbor.



Afghanista: Ten killed in separate incidents:

Ten people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country during the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday.



U.S. Soldier ‘soaked in victims’ blood’:

A US soldier accused of one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was captured on surveillance video running out of the darkness with the blood of his victims smeared on his face and soaked into his clothes, a prosecutor said.



In case you missed it:

Anatomy of a Massacre: Video –

Yalda Hakim travels to the villages where the massacre took place and interviews survivors of the attack



George Monbiot: Obama and Romney Remain Silent on Climate Change, The Biggest Issue of All: Op-Ed :

Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Obama nor Romney will speak about global warming. The danger this poses is huge



Hacking voter machines: Easier than ever imagined:

Millions of Americans are already waiting for hours outside of polling places to vote for the next president of the United States. All of that might not matter though, as some security pros say the entire election can be rigged all too easily.



Secret money for GOP door-knockers:

There’s so much secret money in conservative politics that even volunteers are getting paid – and paid well.



Greece grinds to halt amid mass austerity strike:

A far-reaching national strike against new austerity measures has left Greece paralyzed. Thousands are marching in the streets of Athens in protest against measures that unions say will sink the country’s already-flagging economy.



London Fire Brigade proposes closing a quarter of its stations:

London mayor Boris Johnson announced last month that the London Fire and Rescue Service must reduce spending by £65 million over the next two years. A number of the proposals for achieving this that have been leaked to the press will all involve drastic cuts to staff and services.



UK: Taxman admits Government powerless to force multinationals to declare profits:

The Government is powerless to stop large multi-national companies like Starbucks and Google from paying almost no tax on their profits in this country, Britain’s most senior tax official admitted today.



France to give businesses $25 billion tax break:

France’s government has promised €20 billion ($25 billion) in tax credits to businesses as part a “competitiveness pact” that it hopes will spark innovation and lower unemployment – but falls short of calls in a recent report for a “shock” to the economy.



HSBC Prepares to Face U.S. Money Laundering Charges:

HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) said it’s likely to face criminal charges from U.S. anti-money-laundering probes and the cost of a settlement may “significantly” exceed the $1.5 billion the bank has set aside.



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




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