10 December 2012 — Information Clearing House
US Seen as ‘First Among Equals’ in 2030: Intel Report
By Shaun Tandon
The study predicted that Asia’s economy, military spending and technological investment would surpass those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, but warned of major uncertainty over an emerging China.
How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan‘s Attack on Pearl Harbor
By Robert Higgs
The claim that Japan attacked the United States without provocation was . . . typical rhetoric. It worked because the public did not know that the administration had expected Japan to respond with war to anti-Japanese measures it had taken in July 1941.
Fact or Propaganda?
Russia Arms Syria With Powerful Ballistic Missiles
By Reza Kahlili
Hours after NATO agreed on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey because of the crisis in Syria, Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander missiles to Syria.
American Militarism Threatening To Set Off World War III
By Professor Francis A. Boyle
Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898.
A Capitalist System Gone Awry
Wars to Feed The Blood-thirsty
By Rev. Richard Skaff
The Military Industrial Complex has solidified its ties and deeply inserted his long horns into the arteries of the American taxpayers.
46 Trillion Reasons To Evolve Society Right Now
By David DeGraw
In the United States, the 400 richest people now have as much wealth as 185 million people combined, nearly 60% of the entire population.
Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians
By Andy Borowitz
The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, commissioned a new study showing that the cost of an average politician has soared exponentially over the past decade.
The Unsilenced Voice of a ‘Long-Distance Revolutionary’
America’s Most Famous Political Prisoner
By Chris Hedges
The authorities, as they did before he was convicted, have attempted to silence him in prison.
Why the War on Drugs Is a War on Human Nature
By Lewis Lapham
The war against human nature strengthens the fear of one’s fellow man. The red, white, and blue pills sell the hope of heaven made with artificial sweeteners.
South Sudan Army Kills 25 Protesters: :
The former Commissioner of Wau County, John Peter Miskin, said Sunday that 25 people had been killed after South Sudan’s army fired live bullets on a group protesting against the administrative headquarters in the county being moved.
8 killed in Pakistan :
At least eight persons including three policemen were killed in an attack by militants at a police station near Bannu, Pakistan
U.S.’Drone strike killed my grandmother outside our house’:
Unmanned planes that drop bombs are being used indiscriminately – resulting in untold civilian casualties.
Former US president slams drone attacks:
Jimmy Carter has slammed American assassination drone strikes in other countries, saying that killing civilians in such attacks would in fact nurture terrorism.
The threat of drones ushering in ‘invisible wars’: Op-Ed:
No American wants to return to the fear that Sept. 11th instilled in us all. But as we set rules that govern our use of drones, we must also consider other factors.
Female government worker shot dead in Afghanistan:
Nadia Sediqqi, acting head of women’s affairs department in Laghman province, is shot dead on her way to work
US Occupation Force Soldier killed in Afghanistan:
The Pentagon on Monday identified the U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in the rescue of an American doctor in Afghanistan as a highly-decorated 10-year veteran from Pennsylvania.
North Lebanon clashes leave 17 dead:
Armed clashes in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad have left 17 people dead since they began Tuesday, with no end to the violence in sight.
Jihadists seize key north Syria army base:
Jihadists led by the radical Al-Nusra Front seized a strategic army base in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Monday, in a fresh setback for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, activists say.
Grisly video shows Syrian rebels forcing child to behead unarmed prisoner:
The video shows a child cutting a bound prisoner’s head off with a machete. Militants then display the man’s severed head while chanting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great.”
‘US to send sophisticated arms to militants in Syria’:
According to diplomatic sources, Americans have bought some of the weapons, including Russian-made Strela 2 missiles, from the stockpiles of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Ghaddafi. Strela 2 or SA-7 is a man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system.
U.S. designates Syrian group as terrorist organization:
Recent reports from Syria suggest that extremists groups such as Jabhat are gaining ground in places where support for the opposition Free Syrian Army, the loose umbrella of rebel fighters, is wearing thin.
Germany expels four Syrian diplomats as fighting rages:
Germany expelled four Syrian diplomats in a drive to further cut ties with the president, Bashar Al Assad, as gun battles erupted in Damascus and jets bombed city suburbs.
Israel not concerned Assad will use chemical weapons against it, top minister says:
Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon told Israel Radio that he saw no indication Assad was going to use the country’s large stores of weapons on Israel.
EU condemns Israel over illegal settlements:
The European Union warned Israel of unspecified consequences Monday if it goes through with plans to build thousands of new “settler” homes in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Abbas warns Israel against withholding taxes, says he may turn to ICC:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned Israel on Sunday not to withhold tax revenues that were to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, saying he would turn to the International Criminal Court if Jerusalem did not honor agreements.
Egypt’s army assumes broader powers ahead of charter referendum:
A decree issued by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi giving the military temporary authority to arrest civilians and protect “vital facilities of the state” took effect Monday.
‘We won’t allow revolution to be stolen again’:
Brotherhood second-in-command: The Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy guide Khairat El-Shater accused foreign and local parties today of aiming to overthrow the regime led by President Mohamed Morsi by bringing chaos to the country.
Bahraini activist jailed for “inciting hatred”:
A prominent Bahraini rights activist has been arrested on charges of “inciting hatred against the regime” after attempting to visit a hospital patient shot in the face by riot police, her friends announced Monday.
Iran to US: Thanks for the CIA drone, we’re going to copy it:
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard today said a US drone used by the CIA and seized by the Islamic Republic last year has been successfully decoded. Tehran said it will now build its own versions of the high-tech aircraft
Fact or Fiction?
3,000 US troops secretly return to Iraq via Kuwait:
According to our correspondent, the US troops have secretly entered Iraq in multiple stages and are mostly stationed at Balad military garrison in Salahuddin province and al-Asad air base in al-Anbar province.
Innocence of Muslims 2? Belgium alarmed as another controversial film to be released:
Belgium has heightened its terror alert level ahead of the release of another highly provocative film exploring Islam, reportedly made in cooperation with the notorious Koran-burning US pastor Terry Jones.
The Senate Report on CIA Interrogations You May Never See:
The Senate report focuses on whether so-called “enhanced interrogation” tactics – including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and other techniques – actually led to critical intelligence breakthroughs.
U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects CIA’s Motion to Squash Lawsuit on Bay of Pigs History:
“The CIA told the courts that a decades-old draft history should stay secret because it would ‘confuse the public’ and make CIA historians less candid,”
U.S. Intelligence Agencies See a Different World in 2030:
New technologies, dwindling resources and explosive population growth in the next 18 years will alter the global balance of power and trigger radical economic and political changes at a speed unprecedented in modern history, says a new report by the U.S. intelligence community.
Fracking Seen Robbing OPEC’s Power to Set U.S. Gasoline Prices: –
The success of American drillers in coaxing fossil fuels from shale rock has the potential to boost production so much that it may deny OPEC the power to set global oil and gasoline prices, an intelligence advisory panel concluded.
Thousands Are Expected to Protest Anti-Worker Legislation in Michigan:
Large numbers of Michigan State Police officers have surrounded the Capitol this morning in anticipation of a day of protests in response to so-called right-to-work legislation currently being processed through the state Legislature.
IMF chief says U.S. needs blend of spending cuts, revenue raising:
The United States needs a balanced, comprehensive approach to tackle its fiscal woes that should include a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday.
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 : 3,238
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001