30 December 2012 — Information Clearing House
Brahimi Says Has Syria Plan All World Powers May Back
Lavrov said both he and Brahimi agreed there was hope for a solution as long as world powers put pressure on both sides.
International Media Regurgitating Syrian Rebel Propaganda
By Patrick Cockburn
Assad’s forces still hold, wholly or in large part, all the main cities and towns of Syria.
Obama Still Considering Hagel
Chuck Hagel, Knifed In The Back By The Lobby
By DONOVAN SLACK
What does it matter whether it’s the Israel lobby or the Jewish lobby? When you get a knife in the back, it doesn’t matter who’s putting the shiv into you.
After Islamophobic Hate Crime in New York City
Mayor Wants Public to ‘Keep Death in Perspective’
By Annie Robbins and Alex Kane
A horrific crime if we’ve ever seen one–and a reminder that Islamophobia affects many communities outside Muslim ones.
Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy
By Naomi Wolf
New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent.
Has Capitalism Proven its Durability?
By Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff:
Should Americans be considering an alternative economic system?
21 Pakistan soldiers ‘executed’ by Taliban militants:
One man was badly wounded but survived, along with another who managed to escape. The others were reportedly tied up, blindfolded and shot in the head. Local tribesmen found their bodies and tipped off security forces.
Pakistan: 19 killed in attack on Shiites:
A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 people, a government official and eyewitnesses said.
More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers died in action this year, the highest since the Taliban insurgency began, as the army assumes more responsibility before NATO forces withdraw in 2014, officials said Sunday
NATO occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan: –
A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan Saturday resulted in the death of a NATO service member, officials said.
11 children killed in Syria bombardments:
Pro-rebel activists say: Syrian troops bombarded rebel bastions near the capital on Sunday a day after at least 32 civilians including 11 children were killed by air strikes and artillery fire in the Damascus area, a watchdog said.
Russia blames Syrian opposition for failure to halt conflict:
Russia’s foreign minister declared a deadlock Saturday in the latest efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, blaming the Syrian opposition for refusing to negotiate with the government and reiterating that Moscow will not force President Bashar al-Assad to leave.
Russia sends landing ships to Syria: report:
A Russian warship carrying a marines unit has left its Black Sea port for Syria amid preparations for a possible evacuation of nationals living and working in the strife-torn country, news reports said Sunday.
Obama regime kills another 3 people in Yemen:
In the fourth such attack in a week, a US drone strike has killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in the central Yemen province of Al-Bayda, according to a local official.
Drone War Spurs Militants to Deadly Reprisals:
They are dead men talking, and they know it. Gulping nervously, the prisoners stare into the video camera, spilling tales of intrigue, betrayal and paid espionage on behalf of the United States. Some speak in trembling voices, a glint of fear in their eyes. Others look resigned. All plead for their lives.
Al Qaeda offers reward for murder of US Ambassador to Yemen:
Al Qaeda has put up a reward of 3kg of gold for whoever manages to kill America’s Jewish ambassador to the Yemen, Gerald Feirstein.
Israel’s Lieberman vows talks only if Abbas goes:
“Only after his disappearance from the leadership of the Palestinian Authority will it be possible to renew the diplomatic process,” Haaretz daily’s website quoted him as saying in a statement.
Egypt allows building material into Gaza:
Thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel began crossing into the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said, temporarily easing a five-year blockade on the coastal territory.
5 killed as Nigerian troops battle “Islamists”:
Nigerian soldiers killed four suspected extremists and lost one policeman in the latest crackdown on the Islamist Boko Haram group in the country’s restive northeast, the military said on Sunday.
US troops to aid staff evacuation:
President Barack Obama said 50 US troops have deployed to the African country of Chad to help evacuate US citizens and embassy personnel from the neighbouring Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui in the face of rebel advances toward the city.
Mali: The ‘gentle’ face of al-Qaeda:
An exclusive report from inside northern Mali.
‘Tsunami bomb’: N.Z. archive secrets revealed:
“Project Seal”, a top-secret US-New Zealand attempt to create a doomsday device to rival the nuclear bomb.
Venezuela says it deported alleged French agent: –
Venezuelan authorities said Saturday that they had deported a man they described as a French intelligence agent who was jailed for alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate President Hugo Chavez.
Belgium to charge Church of Scientology with fraud and extortion – reports:
After a long lasting legal battle Belgium prosecutors demand to label the Church of Scientology as a criminal organization and charge it and its leaders with extortion, fraud, privacy breaches, and the illegal practice of medicine.
Woman Accused of Hate-Crime Murder in Subway Push:
A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.
Judge rebuffs feds’ secret arguments on no-fly list:
A federal judge in California has rejected the Obama administration’s effort to use secret arguments and evidence to defeat a lawsuit relating to the so-called no-fly list designed to keep suspected terrorists off of airline flights.
‘Major setback’ in fiscal cliff talks:
Negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have suffered a “major setback” after Republicans demanded the inclusion of a new method for calculating entitlement benefits as part of the fiscal cliff package, according to Democratic sources.
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