ICH November 7, 2012: Gulf States: British Arms Deals – Quick Death, Fast Profits

7 November 2012 — Information Clearing House

To Humiliate and Degrade

Impressions of Gaza

By Noam Chomsky

Where a million and a half people, in the most densely populated area of the world, are constantly subject to random and often savage terror and arbitrary punishment.



Expanded Conflict in Syria Promised by Romney Will Proceed Under Obama

By Tony Cartalucci

Most irrelevant election in US history comes and goes as long-planned regime change using Al Qaeda death squads against Syria continues unabated.



The Chinese Solution

By Thierry Meyssan

There is a solution for peace in Syria. All we need is the will to implement it.



Western Hypocrisy

British Arms Deals – Quick Death, Fast Profits

By Colin Todhunter

British PM Cameron is often quite keen to stand in front of the TV cameras and lecture the public on the values of peace and democracy in an unstable world.



The Political Trial of a Caring Man and the End of Justice in America

By John Pilger

It was a political show trial of Stalinist dimensions, an anti-Muslim sideshow to the “war on terror”.



US Muslim Placed on No-fly List is Unable to See his Ailing Mother

By Glenn Greenwald

Despite never having been charged with any crime, an Air Force veteran is effectively exiled from his own country.



Ass Won!

By Linh Dinh

Once again, the world has witnessed the passion and faith American voters have for war criminals and protectors of banksters.



The Lull Before the Social Storm

By Jack D. Douglas

We’re now in a lull before a vast, revolutionary storm. The U.S. is sinking faster and faster in all the ways vital to the future of our society.



Barack Obama’s Victory Speech

Video & Transcript

“We have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.”



The Morning After

Nation Spends $2.5 Billion on Nothing

By Andy Borowitz

Mr. Klugian says, “If we took all the money we spend on political ads and used it to educate our children and feed the poor, we wouldn’t be America.”



140 killed as clashes sweep Syria:

Battles between government forces and rebels left more than 140 people dead across Syria on Tuesday, while the brother of the parliament speaker was gunned down in Damascus – the latest victim of a wave of assassinations targeting high-ranking supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.



Syrian rebels kill 10 pro-Assad Palestinian militiamen:

Syrian rebels killed 10 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), a faction loyal to Syrian government, on Wednesday in clashes near a Palestinian camp in Damascus, opposition sources said.



Syria rebels shell key pro-Assad area in Damascus:

The shelling of the mainly Alawite Mazzeh 86 district came a day after a car bomb hit another Alawite area in the suburb of Qudsaya, as rebels increasingly target Assad’s supporters in the minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.



‘Syria could be another Somalia’, says Lakhdar Brahimi:

“I believe that if the crisis is not solved . . . there will be the danger of Somalisation. It will mean the fall of the state, rise of warlords and militias.”



UK to start talks with armed Syria opposition:

“I have therefore now authorised my officials to have direct contact with an even wider range of representatives (than have so far been approached), including military figures in the armed opposition.



Afghan raids kill 30 armed “Taliban” in 24 hours:

Afghan security forces supported by the NATO-led coalition troops have killed 30 armed Taliban militants in operations during the past 24 hours, the Afghan interior ministry said Wednesday.



Residents say foreign forces killed 3 civilians:

The residents said the foreign forces killed three civilians during a night time operation in Babaji area of Lashkargah city. However, Afghan officials say they were armed rivals



Eight killed in Peshawar blast:

At least eight people were killed and 32 others injured when a suicide bomber targetting a superintendent of police (SP), blew himself up in a market in Pakistan’s northwestern Peshwar city, Geo News reported.



Turkish airstrike kills two Iraqi civilians-official:

Two Iraqi civilians were killed and three more wounded in a Turkish airstrike on northern Iraqi Kurdistan targetting Kurdish separatists, a Kurdistan official said on Wednesday.



Turkey conducts ground raid against Kurd militants in northern Iraq –

Turkish ground forces carried out a two-day cross-border operation targeting Kurdish militants in northern Iraq on November 5-6, Turkish media reported on Wednesday.



Iraq expels Turkey’s TPAO from energy exploration deal:

The latest sign of worsening ties between Baghdad and Ankara.



Yemen intelligence official assassinated in capital :

The officials say Mohammed El-Fil was shot in the head Wednesday by assailants on a motorbike.



European nations slam Israel’s plans to build new housing beyond Green Line:

Germany, France and the U.K. condemn new tenders published by Israel’s Housing Ministry for the construction of more than 1,200 housing units in Jerusalem, West Bank.



Bahrain revokes citizenship of opposition members:

The government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 31 activists for threats to state security, the interior ministry said. The announcement coincided with the arrests of four suspects connected to Monday bombings in which two people died.



Britain owed millions for weapons used by autocratic regimes:

Campaigners call for end to ‘unjust poor country debts’ after government figures show arms were used against civilians



Qatar, UAE wants to buy $7.6 billion in missile defense: U.S.:

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have asked to buy more than $7.6 billion in U.S. missile defense technology, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The orders for the Lockheed Martin-made equipment were detailed in documents posted online late Monday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which said it had notified Congress of the request.



Iran stores supplies of staple goods sufficient for 1.5 years:

Official: Iran banned the export of around 50 basic goods, its media said on October 30, as the country takes steps to preserve supplies of essential items in the face of tightening Western sanctions.



At least one killed in car bomb near Somali parliament: police: –

At least one person was killed on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated in the car park of the country’s parliament building in the capital Mogadishu, police said.



Military planners prepare for war in Mali:

Military experts from Africa, the United Nations and Europe have drafted plans to “recapture” northern Mali, officials said on Tuesday, as one faction of the Islamist rebels who occupy the territory called for talks.



Americans tour base to recruit Libyan anti-militant force: commander: –

U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday.



Violent protests in Greece against austerity vote:

Hundreds of protesters clashed with Greek riot police Wednesday while more than 80,000 demonstrated outside Parliament, where lawmakers prepared to vote on new austerity measures needed to avoid financial disaster.



Greek protesters throw Molotov cocktails at riot police : Video –



‘U.S. Per Person Debt Now 35 Percent Higher than that of Greece’:

“On a per person basis, that means U.S. debt is $53,400 for every man, woman, and child, compared to $39,400 for every man, woman, and child in Greece.



Dow down more than 300 points as post-election fiscal reality hits Wall Street:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dove more than 300 points Wednesday following President Obama‘s re-election, as investors absorbed the reality that same political players in Washington, D.C., now must address the nation’s so-called fiscal cliff, which looms at year’s end.



Four More Years! (Of Murderous Drone Strikes):

Congratulations America! We did it! You assured four more years of murderous drone-strikes where 49 out of 50 people killed are entirely innocent!



7 Technologies That Will Make It Easier for the President to Hunt and Kill You:

Nearly 3,000 people have been slain in the past decade by American drones. The process will only get easier, as these tools of war become more compact, more powerful, and more precise.



ACLU congratulates Obama, says close Cuban camps, ground drones:

“We urge President Obama to dismantle a national security state where warrantless surveillance, extra-judicial killings of American citizens by drones and other attacks on our personal freedoms have been deemed acceptable,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a pre-dawn statement.



Veterans For Peace Sues to March in Veterans Day Parade:

The suit says that Auburn officials are violating the group’s free speech rights by unfairly denying its application to march in the civic celebration scheduled for November 10.



Colorado and Washington vote to become first US states to legalize marijuana:

Proponents of the initiative argued that pot is safer than alcohol, and that the legal sale of marijuana could rake in $45 to 100 billion in tax revenue, according to Bloomberg. The government will also save an estimated $14 billion in cannabis-related costs in fighting the war on drugs.



Monsanto Throws GMO Victory Party in California:

$46 Million Advertising Blitz Convinces Citizens to Vote “Against Own Interests”



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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