ICH 11 December 2012: I Am A Soldier. I Am Dirt. I Kill

11 December 2012 — Information Clearing House


Road Map Drawn Up by Syrian Traitors to Serve Imperialists, Gulf Monarchies

By Noureddine Merdaci

In reality, the “revolt” in Syria, totally managed by foreign countries and their intelligence services, was a proxy war against the Syrian national state, a war which needed “Syrians at their service” only to serve as “local color.”



How the IDF Targeted Civilians

Shattered Lives in Gaza

By Eva Lewis and James Marc Leas

Massive public pressure is needed to end the system of immunity and impunity enjoyed by Israeli political and military leaders and by their US government sponsors.



Hamas Probes Killing of ‘Collaborators’


Palestinian fighters in Gaza killed seven men accused of collaborating with Israel. – Warning – Viewers may find the pictures in this report disturbing.



Climate Change, Economic Crisis and the Violence of War

By William Blum

“Nuclear, ecological, chemical, economic – our arsenal of Death by Stupidity is impressive for a species as smart as Homo sapiens”



I Am A Soldier. I Am Dirt. I Kill

Dulce et Decorum – And May You Get the Chance

By Fred Reed

I say I do it for democracy, about which I don’t give a damn, or to end evil, though our allies are the worst tyrants we can find.



The Revealingly Substance-free Fight over Susan Rice

By Glenn Greenwald

Her record of war advocacy and close ties to tyrants is notably missing from the debate over whether she should be Secretary of State.



Mother of American Torture Victim José Padilla Brings Case Before International Human Rights Tribunal


“The U.S. justice system denied a day in court to a U.S. citizen who was arrested and then tortured on U.S. soil by his own government,”



None Of Us Are Free – If One Of Us Is Chained

Video – Solomon Burke

And there are people still in darkness,

And they just can’t see the light.

If you don’t say it’s wrong then that says it right.

We got try to feel for each other, let our brother’s know that we care.

Got to get the message, send it out loud and clear.



Bank Pays Bribe To Avoid Prosecution

HSBC Fined Record $1.9 Billion In Money Laundering Case

By Nils Pratley

The money-laundering fine represents four weeks’ earnings – and the idea of a bank being ‘too big to prosecute’ is alarming.



Paul Krugman Discovers Marx (and Misses the Point)

By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer

Marx argued that eventually workers would see the futility of this repeating cycle, reject capitalism altogether, and begin to construct a socialist society built on entirely humanistic and democratic principles.



From The Archives

The Century of the Self

Must Watch Video

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.



Report: Atheists Face Worldwide Persecution and Harassment


From the Christian West to the Islamic Middle East, atheists face execution, life in prison, the revocation of citizenship and the denial of education and medical services.



27 killed in fresh bout of violence in Afghanistan:

Twenty-seven people were killed and five others wounded in a new wave of violence in different parts of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.



NATO Occupation Force Solider Killed In The South of Afghanistan:

A NATO occupation force soldier killed in the country yesterday. This solider was targeted by armed Taliban while patrolling with his colleagues in the south of the country



Taliban ‘could govern parts of Afghanistan’ under new peace deal:

The Taliban could take over government of parts of Afghanistan‘s south and east, with insurgents being drafted into the cabinet, according to a new peace plan that emerged on the eve of talks in Turkey.



Spoils of war and occupation:

Vast sums of aid continue to be stolen in Afghanistan:

Despite years of supposed effort to stop money laundering out of Kabul airport, billions continue to flow from the country unchecked.



US finds self innocent, Pakistan guilty:

US report faults Pakistan over Afghan occupation: US:

Despite an easing of tensions with the United States, Pakistan is persistently undermining security in Afghanistan by permitting safe havens for insurgents, a Pentagon report said Monday.



Intelligence official killed in southern Yemen:

A senior intelligence official was killed by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Yemen on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said, dpa reported.



Scores of civillians killed in Syria Alawite village bombings:

Scores of civilians from President Bashar al-Assad’s minority sect were reported killed Tuesday



Syria rebels take over Assad military base, killing 35:

Al-Qaeda-like rebel group takes part in 2-day assault, worrying U.S.



Proopaganda breakdown

US Admits no signs Syria has moved on chemical weapons:

Panetta says US intelligence has detected no new moves on chemical weapons; US blacklists Islamist Syrian rebel group.



Exclusive: UK military in talks to help Syria rebels:

International coalition could offer air and sea support as well as military training



Propaganda alert:

Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons:

The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday.



Syrian Kurds form their own army:

This year Kurdish residents, backed by PYD militiamen, took control of towns near the border with Turkey as pro-government forces withdrew to fight elsewhere, sparking tensions with rebel forces. Having established their own government, an independent army is reportedly being formed.



‘Obama planning talks with Iran, excluding Israel’:

US official says Obama to give 4-5 months for talks to succeed, if they don’t may resort to military option, Channel 10 reports



Israel suspected over Iran nuclear programme inquiry leaks:

Western officials believe Israel may have leaked information from IAEA investigation in bid to raise global pressure on Tehran



Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran: :

Iranian nuclear “challenge” must be tackled in 2013:

Netanyahu: Iran is getting ever closer to being able to build a nuclear bomb and the problem will have to be confronted in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.



U.S. Warns Russia on Iranian Bank:

Washington warned Moscow that the activities of a sanctioned Iranian bank in Russia could affect Russian banks that do business with the U.S., a Treasury official said.



Israel ‘Should Have Killed Hamas Leader Meshaal’ in Gaza Visit:

Israeli MP and Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz said, “We should have taken advantage of the occasion to slice the head off the serpent. Meshaal deserves to die,” Mofaz, also a former defence minister, said in a statement yesterday.



Lieberman invokes the Holocaust to slam Europe’s Israel policy:

After the EU condemned Israel for advancing construction near Jerusalem, the foreign minister says that ‘once again’ Europe ignores calls to destroy Israel.



Anti Semitic its a Holocaust trick we always use it :




Egypt rally: Live Video From Cairo:

Pro- and anti-Morsi protesters are rallying in Cairo, as the country’s political crisis deepens.



IMF $4.8 billion loan to Egypt postponed, PM calls for ‘social dialogue’:

Egypt’s political turmoil has prompted the delay of a $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to the country’s Islamist-led government, further complicating the country’s economic prospects.



Army forces Mali PM to quit:

Mali’s prime minister was forced to resign on Tuesday by the soldiers who staged a coup in March, complicating international efforts to help push Islamists from the north of the country.



France says Mali mission more urgent after PM resignation:

Former colonial power France was the first in Europe to react to the overnight arrest of Mali’s prime minister by the military. The foreign ministry said it showed the need for “rapid deployment” of African Union troops.



No shots fired from U.S. security during Benghazi attack:

State Department personnel under attack on Sept. 11 at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, didn’t fire a single shot in their defense, according to testimony given behind closed doors to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.



Myanmar : The Hidden Genocide : Video –

Bloodshed pitted Buddhists against minority Rohingya Muslims. Many Rohingya fled their homes, which were burned down in what they said was a deliberate attempt by the predominantly Buddhist government to drive them out of the country.



Hugo Chavez undergoes cancer surgery in Cuba:

“My dear friend and colleague, Comandante Hugo Chavez, is going through the toughest times of his life,” said Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, a fellow leftist. “He is being operated on right now. It’s a very delicate operation.”



Calderon’s Exit Opens Way for Mexico to Cut Deal with Cartels, Academic Says: –

Mexico could enter a new phase of “understandings” between officials and criminal organizations in the wake of former President Felipe Calderon’s failed “war” on the country’s drug cartels, National Autonomous University of Mexico professor Alan Arias Marin told Efe.



Bradley Manning’s Article 13 motion hearing:

Live from Ft. Meade: courtroom updates



EU Eyes Massive Collection of Air Passenger Data:

A proposal to require European Union members to store huge amounts of data on flight passengers entering or leaving the EU will soon be up for debate, and the discussion is likely be fierce. Critics say the measure violates travelers’ right to privacy.



US buses fitted with eavesdropping equipment:

Cities across America are equipping their public transport systems with audio recording devices, potentially storing every word spoken by passengers onboard. Rights activists say the surveillance plan by far exceeds what is necessary for security.



Boehner: ‘Let’s Be Honest … We’re Broke’:

House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and urged him to name specific cuts in government spending he would support as part of any compromise.



Michigan House passes right-to-work (for nothing) legislation:

Michigan will become the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after Republicans in the state legislature approved historic changes to the state’s labor laws over the strenuous objections of Democrats and union members.



Michigan: Anger grows among protesters; pepper spray (chemical weapon) used outside Capitol:

As the first right-to-work bill was being passed inside the Capitol by the state House, protesters outside jeered at the news.



US trade deficit grows to $42.2 billion in October:

Exports dropped 3.6 percent to $180.5 billion. Sales of commercial aircraft, autos and farm products all declined.



Soledad grills Jeff Sessions: ‘You hurt people who need food’ with food stamp cuts:

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O’Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and “hurt people who need food,” including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama.



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





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