ICH 10 November 2012: Dead Enough: The Reality of the “Lesser Evil”

10 November 2012 — — Information Clearing House

Petraeus Caught With Pants Down?
How Was Petraeus’ Affair Uncovered and Did he Really Have To Resign?

By Daniel Politi

“Petraeus took the samurai route and insisted that he had done a dishonorable thing and now had to try to balance it by doing the honorable thing and stepping down as CIA director.”  Yeah, Right!


War Criminal Resigns:
CIA Director Petraeus Stands Down Over Affair:

By New York Times

David H. Petraeus Resignation Letter. 


Dead Enough: The Reality of the “Lesser Evil”

By Chris Floyd

This little boy was named Naeemullah. He was in his house — maybe playing, maybe sleeping, maybe having a meal — when an American drone missile was fired into the residential area where he lived and blew up the house next door. 

Assad : ‘I’m Not Western Puppet
I Have to Live and Die in Syria’

Updated Full Interview –  By RT

“I do not think the West is going [to intervene], but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next,” Assad said. 


Goodbye to a War

By Uri Avnery

Netanyahu and his patron, Sheldon Adelson, betted on Mitt Romney, with the State of Israel as their chip. They lost. 


The Return of Ali Abu-Fighter

By Gilad Atzmon

The Palestinian solidarity movement, and the BDS in particular are now operating as a cult. 


Beyond Bayonets and Battleships
Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power

By Alfred W. McCoy

As early as 2020, the Pentagon hopes to patrol the entire globe ceaselessly, relentlessly via a triple canopy space shield reaching from stratosphere to exosphere, driven by drones armed with agile missiles, linked by a resilient modular satellite system, monitored through a telescopic panopticon, and operated by robotic controls.  


Hugo Chavez: Obama Should Govern His Own Country and not “Invade” Others

By Ewan Robertson

Chavez also described the US as being dominated by “a super elite, [who] are exploiting the country and society: poisoning it, cheating it, manipulating it through a media war.” 


Color Revolutions: Argentina Next?

By Tony Cartalucci

Suspicion grows as Western criticism of Argentina‘s nationalization and rebuffing of “rules of global finance” sharpens in tandem with street protests. 


US Elections: The Empty Politics of Duopoly

By Nile Bowie

America ushered in a global super star whose charm and charisma not only resuscitated American prestige, but also masked the continued dominance of deregulators, financiers, and war-profiteers.


Yes We Can, We Did, and Now
Obama‘s Second Term Is Our Responsibility

By Robert Scheer

All of us suddenly sobered folks, who voted for Barack Obama because the alternative was so horridly wrong, have got to accept the moral implications of that choice. We won but at what cost?


What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like

By Paul Craig Roberts

The CIA would be headed by Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi. The FBI would be headed by Sibel Edmonds. Homeland Security would be abolished. 


Ron Paul: The Truth Is We Are Broke

Must Watch Video

They talk about this fiscal cliff, but in my mind I work with the assumption we are already over the cliff. 


She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for!

5 Minute Video

Short video highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporatism and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life. 


In Case You Missed It
Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

Must Watch Video

“Lifting the Veil is the long overdue film that powerfully, definitively, and finally exposes the deadly 21st century hypocrisy of U.S. internal and external policies” 


Eight ANA soldiers killed separately: 

Eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and eight more injured in separate violence-related incidents in various parts of the country, official said.


2 NATO occupation force troops killed in Afghanistan,: 
Two service members with the U.S.-led military coalition died Friday in Afghanistan, NATO said. One service member was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan. Another died as a result of a non-battle related injury in the country’s south.


Two Afghan soldiers attack US-led NATO occupation forces: 
Two Afghan soldiers attacked US-led NATO forces (ISAF) in western Afghanistan on Saturday — injuring a Spanish soldier — in the latest “insider” attack in the country, officials said.


Pakistan: Three troopers killed in Karachi suicide bombing: 
At least three troopers were killed and 26 others, including five civilians, injured when a suicide bomber rammed a mini truck packed with explosives into the headquarters of paramilitary Pakistan Rangers in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area on Thursday.


Twenty Syrian security personnel killed in north – Activists:
 At least 20 members of the Syrian security forces were killed and several wounded when fighters from rebel battalions attacked the headquarters of a military security building in northern Syria, a watchdog said.


Engineering Consent For An Attack Syria? 
Yaalon Warns Syria: Israel Will Act to Defend its Citizens:
After condemnations by the UN and Israeli warnings have done nothing to stop Syrian spillover, Yaalon warns of Israeli action


“Missteps” by Rebels Erode Their Support Among Syrians: 
Syria’s rebel fighters are losing crucial support from a public increasingly disgusted by the actions of some rebels, including poorly planned missions, senseless destruction, criminal behavior and the coldblooded killing of prisoners.


Syrian opposition defers unification plan: 
The Syrian National Council, vying to keep its leading role and under US pressure to unify, on Friday called for a delay to a decision on bringing together all groups opposed to President Bashar Al Assad.


Engineering Consent For An Attack Syria? 
Syria: leader of rebels warns they might ‘turn into terrorists’: 
The leader of the Free Syrian Army has called on the outside world to back the rebels before they all “turn into terrorists”.


Call to lift Syria arms embargo to aid rebels: 
Britain is to review the EU arms embargo on Syria as part of a wholesale change in strategy in the wake of Barack Obama‘s re-election that could lead to the eventual arming of the rebel forces fighting to overthrow Syrian government.


Assad: Erdogan thinks he’s Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman : 
In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions.


UN warns that 4 million people in Syria will likely need humanitarian aid in early 2013: 
The U.N. is also projecting that a failure to end the fighting will lead to an increase in the number of Syrians fleeing to neighboring countries, from almost 400,000 at present to around 700,000 in early 2013.


Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza: 
All four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18 and that among the 25 wounded were children.


Funeral held for 13 boy killed in Gaza by Israeli occupation forces: : – 
Funeral services were held Friday for a 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed while playing soccer in Gaza a day earlier.


Iran Fired On U.S. Drone Because It Violated Airspace, Says Iranian Official: 
“Violation of the airspace of Iran was the reason for shooting at the American drone,” Mohammad Saleh Jokar was quoted as saying. “This showed Iran has the necessary readiness to defend against any invasion.”


Iran claims it will hold ‘massive’ air defense drills over weekend: 
Gen. Farzad Esmaili, head of Iran‘s air defense headquarters, says the drill will include Iranian jet fighters, drones, air defense systems and about 8,000 troops.


Act of war: 
US senators mull tougher Iran trade restrictions: 
Sanctions could prevent Tehran from doing business with most of the world; ‘We hope Congress won’t resort to this,’ says Iranian lawmaker, warning such a move would be a human rights violation


“Hundreds of thousands” protest against Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner: 
Union leader Luis D’Elía labelled it “destitute” and said protesters were part of a wealthy elite that offers “no viable alternative”. Aníbal Fernández, a Kirchnerist senator and former chief of cabinet, had also accused the march of being funded by the far Right.


Argentina erupts over Cristina Kirchner’s re-election: 
Police said the crowd in Buenos Aires numbered at least 30,000, while some local media that are among Ms Kirchner’s strongest foes estimated hundreds of thousands turned out.


Greece Says Cash Reserves Almost Depleted: 
Greece is fast running out of cash while it awaits the next tranche of its 130-billion euro ($165.16 billion) international bailout that is keeping it afloat, a deputy finance minister said on Friday.


Fitch Sees Risk of U.S. Recession on Fiscal Cliff Concern: 
Fitch, which rates the U.S. AAA, its highest investment grade status, on Nov. 7 warned that the U.S. may be downgraded next year unless lawmakers avoid automatic tax boosts and budget cuts and raise the debt ceiling


California’s exports drop 4.6 percent: 
It was the third straight month that California exports saw a year-over-year decline. July marked the end of a 32-month streak of gains.


Yes, Companies Are Harvesting – and Selling – Your Facebook Profile: 
Some companies record – and then resell – your screen names, web site addresses, interests, hometown and professional history, and how many friends or followers you have. Some companies also collect and analyze information about users’ “tweets, posts, comments, likes, shares, and recommendations,” 
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 :3,223
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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