ICH 26 December 2012: Napoleon and Hitler in Charge of US Foreign Policy

26 December 2012 — Information Clearing House

Napoleon and Hitler in Charge of US Foreign Policy.

Twin Swords Of Damocles Over The Heads Of All Humanity

By Francis A. Boyle

It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the lines of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy.



Good and Bad Terrorists in Syria

By Ismail Salami

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out as “absolutely unacceptable” the West’s support for the terrorists in Syria in his exclusive interview with Russia Today.



Villagers Join al-Qaeda After Deadly US Strike

By Sudarsan Raghavan

Furious tribesmen tried to take the bodies to the gates of the presidential residence, forcing the government into the rare position of withdrawing its claim that militants had been killed.



If We Policed The U.S. The Way We Do Afghanistan And Pakistan

By Jen Sorensen

I’d really like to see the response of drone-strike supporters if we tried taking out the dangerous criminals in their cities with remote-controlled aerial bombings.



Obama’s Gift to al-Qaida, Support for Tyranny, and FBI Monitoring of Dissent

By Glenn Greenwald

It is an extraordinary testament to the power of propaganda that – the same country that hugs and props up the Saudis, the Bahrainis, the Qataris, the Kuwaitis and so many others is committed to undermining tyranny and spreading freedom and democracy.



Fooled Again

Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats

By Ted Rall

Everything you needed to know about Barack Obama boils down to the fact that he voted nine times out of ten to fund the Iraq war, at the same time that he was giving speech after speech pretending to oppose it.



Political Prisoners Languish in America’s Gulag

OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists

By Stephen Lendman

Compromised civil liberties expanded government surveillance, eroded habeas rights, formalized military tribunals, permitted torture-extracted confessions, and sanctified violence in the name of national security.



Hate Is A Force.

How We Can Heed The Warnings

By Michael N. Nagler

The wisest man I had the privilege of knowing in my life once said, “There is no nation, no matter how powerful, that cannot be destroyed by hate.”



Free Santa

Troopers Arrest Santa Claus & Elf for Chalking Christmas Wishes At Capitol

By Occupy Austin

After wrestling Santa to the ground and placing handcuffs on him, State Troopers also arrested Corey Elf after he used sidewalk chalk to write “Free Santa.” Free Santa Solidarity Rally 6pm at Travis County Jail.



Syrian army accuses armed rebels of massacring civilians in Hama:

The Syrian army’s general command said Tuesday that military units have confronted armed groups that attacked several towns in the central province of Hama and committed massacres against civilians.



Govt shelling kills 20 in northern Syria, including 8 children – activists (GRAPHIC VIDEO) –

A video has appeared online, allegedly showing the aftermath of a shelling in Raqqa, a northern Syrian province. Activists claim that the graphic footage shows the bodies of the 20 victims of the attack, including eight children.



Assad sends key diplomat to Russia:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a senior diplomat to Moscow on Wednesday to discuss proposals to end the conflict convulsing his country made by international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, Syrian and Lebanese sources said.



Senior Syrian official in US and co-operating with intelligence agencies:

The Syrian government’s former spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, is co-operating with US intelligence officials who helped him flee to Washington almost one month ago



Iran will not allow foreigners to decide Syria fate: Iran FM:

Salehi said on Wednesday that Iran is taking careful measures to ensure the Syrian crisis will be resolved through a Syria-Syria solution.



Report: Netanyahu met Jordan king for secret talks on Syria chemical weapons:

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg reported in The Atlantic earlier this month that Israel has asked Jordan twice in the last two months for a green light to attack chemical weapons facilities in Syria.



Israeli press pushes WMD propaganda:

Report: Syria Converted Combat Aircraft to Drones with WMDs:

A MiG-21 combat aircraft flown by a Syrian pilot who defected to Jordan in June was found to have been upgraded back in Syria to carry chemical weapons and to fly without a pilot, the Yisrael Hayom daily reported on Tuesday.



Netanyahu: Israel is preparing for dramatic changes in Syria:

The PM told ministers at his weekly cabinet meeting that Israel is cooperating with the U.S. and international community ahead of the Assad regime’s expected downfall.



Israel approves another 1,200 illegal settlement units around occupied Jerusalem:

Plan brings total approvals to 5,500 in just over a week as right urges Binyamin Netanyahu to drop two-state solution pledge



Appoint Benyamin Netanyahu as Canadian PM!:

An extreme Christian right cabinet has committed Canada to support Israel in such flagrant way that it would not be surprising that Netanyahu is appointed as Canada’s PM.



End the Siege of Gaza – Protest Rally Israeli Embassy London 1-3pm December 27 –

 Join us to protest against the continuing violence and siege against Palestinians living in Gaza and to commemorate the Israeli attack in November 2012 that killed over 160, many of them women and children



Yemen: 2 Army Officers among 16 killed:

Gunmen on motorcycles fatally shot two Yemeni Army officers in the capital, Sana, on Tuesday, and clashes between the military and tribal fighters loyal to Al Qaeda killed at least 3 soldiers and 11 tribesmen in the northeast, officials said.



Thumbs Up Terror: Iran Rebels Get US Support: Video –

On top of international sanctions and continuous cyber attacks, Iran could now be facing another hurdle. The U.S. and Canada have removed the notorious Iranian militant group, the M.E.K., from their official terror list.



Iran launchs naval war games: –

Iran on Tuesday launched naval manoeuvres in the Gulf, and announced plans for another exercise in the strategic Strait of Hormuz later this week



Iraq Sunnis block trade routes in new protest:

Tens of thousands of protesters gather in Anbar province to denounce allegedly sectarian policies of PM Nouri al-Maliki.



Iraqi Turkmens fear over rising violence:

Iraqi Turkmens are worried that they could suffer the most amid increasing violence between the central government and Kurdish administration in the north, according to a senior Turkmen politician.



United Arab Emirates ‘arrests members of terror cell’:

Those detained were reportedly both UAE and Saudi nationals and were members of what was termed a “deviant group”. The phrase “deviant group” is often used by authorities in Saudi Arabia to describe al-Qaeda members.



Pakistan; 21 killed in Karachi:

At least twenty-one people, including six guards of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) central spokesmen, were killed in unabated wave of sectarian and targeted violence in the metropolis on Tuesday.



Osama bin Laden paid bribe for permit to build Pakistan hideout:

 Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden bribed a Pakistani land registrar to allow the construction of the fortified compound where he was killed by the US special forces last year, a newspaper reported Wednesday.



Three Afghans killed in suicide attack on US base:

A suicide car bombing at a US military base near a flashpoint city in eastern Afghanistan killed at least three Afghans and and wounded seven others on Wednesday, officials said.



Russian parliament approves ban on American adoptions:

A bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children went to President Vladimir Putin for his signature on Wednesday after winning final approval from parliament in retaliation for a U.S. law that targets Russian human rights abusers.



China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route:

The first bullet train left Beijing on Wednesday morning. Trains will initially travel at 300km/h (187mph), more than halving travel time. The 2,298km route will have 35 stops.



Mexican politicians are tied to organized crime: Catholic bishop :

How, Vera asked, can Mexicans follow leaders “who are the ones who have let organized crime grow, who have let criminals do what they do unpunished, because there’s no justice in this country!”



Indigenous-Led Protests Sweep Canada for Native Sovereignty and Environmental Justice:

A new campaign for indigenous rights and environmental justice is spreading across Canada. The “Idle No More” movement began as a series of protests against a controversial government budget bill, but has since expanded into a nationwide movement for political transformation.



New Report Finds That West Antarctica Is Warming at an Alarming Rate:

In a region where melting could contribute *10 feet* of global sea-level rise, new measurements show temperatures ticking up twice as fast as previously thought.



Sen. Boxer proposes deploying National Guard at schools:

Federal funds would be made available to deploy National Guard troops at schools under legislation introduced Wednesday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in response to last week’s mass slaying at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.



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 : 3,245


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001





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