ICH 12 November 2012: Video: Survivors of Israeli Attack on Gaza Say Bombs Continued as Civilians Raised White Flags

12 November 2012 Information Clearing House


Israel Launches Missile Strike Against Syria

By Niall Green

The decision by the IDF to launch a strike now indicates that Washington and its allies are entering into a new phase of their conflict with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.



Video: Survivors of Israeli Attack on Gaza Say Bombs Continued as Civilians Raised White Flags

By Adam Horowitz

Over the past 72 hours, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have escalated their aerial and ground attacks against the Gaza Strip. Five Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, have been killed.



Bahrain Uprising Threatens US Hegemony

By Finian Cunningham

The US-backed Al Khalifa regime is on the political ropes. It is desperately trying to defeat a determined pro-democracy movement that just won’t lie down or go away.



Petraeus Mistress Suggests

Benghazi Attack Was Aimed At Secret CIA Prison

By Tony Lee

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus may have told his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell what really happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.



A Covert Affair: Petraeus Caught in the Honeypot?

By Justin Raimondo

Ms. Broadwell voluntarily gave the agency her computer. In a search, the agents discovered several classified documents.



The Sins Of General David Petraeus

Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him.

By Michael Hastings

Petraeus’ entire philosophy has been based on hiding the truth, on deception, on building a false image.



Petraeus Oversaw The Slaughter Of Thousands And He Will Face Trial

By Jay Janson

Any half-intelligent person must realize that this is what war crimes tribunal testimony sounds like.



Telling an Untold US History

By David Swanson

It is honest history that tears through myths and presents a reality not expected by most Americans – and backs it up with well-documented facts.



America the Third-World Nation in Just 4 Easy Steps

By Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks

Our nation has now entered the terminal fourth stage of “third-worldization” or what may be better referred to simply as “recolonization.”



Once Again-Death of the Liberal Class

The oppressor cannot see the West’s false humanism.

By Chris Hedges

Any mass movement that arises-and I believe one is coming-will be fueled, like the Occupy movement, by radicals who have as deep a revulsion for Democrats as they do for Republicans.



British soldier killed by gunman in Afghan uniform:

A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a British soldier in the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between Nato and Afghan forces.



More than one U.S. soldier shot Afghans in massacre that killed 16, says local investigator:

A shooting rampage in March that left 16 Afghans dead in two villages was the work of more than one person, an Afghan police investigator testified on Sunday, contradicting the U.S. government’s account.



Israeli tanks ‘hit Syrian units’ in occupied Golan:

Israel‘s military says its tanks have scored “direct hits” on Syrian artillery units after Syrian mortar shells fell near an Israeli army post.



Raw video of Israeli tanks firing at Syria



Syrians ‘deny’ Israeli missile launch:

Al-Watan, a paper associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, released a series of testimonies made by residents of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, who claim that they never heard a missile exploding at a post belonging to the Syrian security forces



Netanyahu says Israel to determine if Syrian mortar fire was intentional:

Netanyahu said Israel would have to determine if the mortar fire from Syria was carried out by mistake or if the Syrians intentionally fired on the Israeli territory on Sunday and Monday.



Rebels warn Israel against Syria interference:

The FSA claims that Sunday’s rocket fire at a Syrian post “Assisted the Assad regime… Any artificial tension created by Israel in the occupied Golan Heights works in Assad’s favor,” the statement said. (Roi Kais)



Six Gulf states recognise new Syrian (puppet) opposition bloc:

“The states of the council announce recognising the National Coalition for the Forces of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition… as the legitimate representative of the brotherly Syrian people,” GCC chief Abdullatif al-Zayani said in a statement.



Syria’s opposition has been re-shaped as a prelude to escalating western intervention: Op-Ed: :

IF AT FIRST you don’t succeed… keep trying until you get the opposition you want.



Syrians supporting Assad turn into ‘dead men walking’:

What was initially described as a ‘conflict’ or ‘popular uprising’ is increasingly turning into wholesale collateral slaughter.



Man arrested accused of Syria terror offences at Heathrow:

Police investigating alleged terrorists travelling to Syria have arrested a 24-year-old man at Heathrow on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. He was held at 8.45am after arriving on a flight from Bahrain.


Fatah: Gaza escalation aims to thwart UN bid:

Israel is using the escalation in Gaza to try and thwart the PLO’s bid for state membership of the UN, a senior Fatah official said Monday.



Palestinians seek Russian help in Arafat autopsy:

The Palestinian Authority asked Russia for assistance in autopsying the remains of the late Yasser Arafat to determine if he was poisoned, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday.



Iran claims it has proof US drone invaded airspace:

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday that Iran had documents to prove that a US drone had entered Iranian airspace.



U.S. officials look for recruits to form Libya’s new army:

A team of about 10 Americans from the embassy in Tripoli visited a paramilitary base in the eastern city of Benghazi 10 days ago to interview and get to know potential recruits, according to militia commander Fathi al-Obeidi.



CIA denies it detained militants in Benghazi.:

The CIA is denying an assertion made by David Petraeus’ biographer and girlfriend that the agency held militants in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack.,



Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair:

Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner.



Petraeus ‘flew mistress to Paris for a trip that was funded by the government’ after he was named CIA chief:

Petraeus made the trip with 40-year-old Paula Broadwell, who has written a fawning biography of him, in July 2011, an unnamed source told Buzzfeed. Petraus was heading to his new job as chief of the CIA at the time.



Jill Kelley, social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base, is mystery woman Paula Broadwell harassed via email leading to FBI probe:

Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla., reportedly alerted the FBI several months ago about threatening emails she had received from Petraeus alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell, a senior military official told the Associated Press.



Jill Kelley admits ‘friendship’ with former CIA director David Petraeus :

The New York Post reports excerpts from the emails that Ms Kelley passed on to the FBI with sources telling the newspaper that “Mrs Broadwell clearly thought something was going on” and thought she was in a “lovers triangle.”



Jill Kelley: Five Facts About the Petraeus Affair’s Mystery Woman:

It’s unclear the nature of her relationship with Petraeus, but her closeness with the general was enough that Broadwell allegedly demanded Kelley “stay away from” him. Here’s what has been reported about this mystery woman.



‘The truth will come out’: Father of Petraeus’ mistress:

Broadwell’s father Paul Kranz, suggested that the explosive revelations that led to Petraeus resigning as CIA director, have been used to cover up a bigger scandal.



West African bloc to commit 3,300 troops in Mali battle plan:

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS agreed on Sunday to commit 3,300 troops to help recapture northern Mali, part of battle plans that will be sent for United Nations approval by the end of November, the group’s chairman said.



U.S. policy toward Latin America not to change: Bolivia:

Vice Minister of Social Movement Coordination Cesar Navarro said that no matter whether the new U.S. government is Republican or Democrat, “the U.S. won’t modify its imperialist policy toward Latin America and its ambition to … dominate the developing countries.”



S&P and Fitch accused of market manipulation in Italy:

Italian prosecutors have filed charges against Deven Sharma, the former president of Standard & Poor’s, and six other credit rating officials for issuing downgrades that destablised the country and fuelled the debt crisis.



Wall Street CEO Gets $6.7 Million Payout After Crashing His Company:

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit was pushed out the door of his company in October after overseeing a precipitous decline in his bank’s value. Overall, Citigroup lost nearly 90 percent of its stock price during Pandit’s tenure. But that won’t stop Pandit from walking off with $6.7 million for his last year on the job:



Greece bailout extension ‘to cost 32bn euros more’:

A draft document prepared for eurozone finance ministers suggests that Greece should be given two more years to meet budget goals, but that this will add 32.6bn euros ($41.4bn) to its bailout.



New York officials request $30 billion in federal aid for Sandy relief:

The newspaper states that the governor’s advisory panel have provided a staggering inventory of repair needs. Included is a requirement for $3.5bn to fix damaged bridges, $1.65bn to rebuild homes and $1bn to reimburse emergency services and city officials for overtime.



Fact or fiction?

U.S. to become biggest oil producer and energy independent:

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.



TSA victim describes her sexual assault and humiliation : Video:

Maggie Buckenmayer’s abuse is a sick game of domination between the TSA and its prey. When will we rise against these unspeakable deviants?



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 : 3,226


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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