ICH 13 January 2013: 100 Killed: France Displays Unhinged Hypocrisy as Bombs Fall on Mali

13 January 2013 — Information Clearing House


The “War On Terror” Spreads to Africa:

By WashingtonsBlog

The situation in Mali is simply a convenient, after-the-fact rationale for a long-planned expansion of the U.S. military footprint in Africa.



France Displays Unhinged Hypocrisy as Bombs Fall on Mali

By Tony Cartalucci

NATO funding, arming, & simultaneously fighting Al Qaeda from Mali to Syria.



Noam Chomsky – ‘Assad Is Facing Assassination No Matter What Happens

Audio and Transcript

President Obama is the major human rights violator. He is directing a global assassination campaign which is a major atrocity. I mean if Russia were doing anything like that – people would be talking about having a nuclear war.



Drones Bury Beautiful Lives


” A beautiful life was buried and the sound of crying and sorrow arose from peaceful homes. I say that this is inhumane.



A New U.S. Grand Strategy

By Patrick C. Doherty

America has never confronted a global challenge of the type or magnitude it faces today. If it does not change course, the United States will be racked by violent storms — both figurative and literal — as the global order breaks down.



We are All Aaron Swartz

Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket

By Tony Cartalucci

In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot. In the United States’ crypto-dictatorship, activists are bullied by the state until they go bankrupt – or as in the case of activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, made to crack under the constant pressure, and commit suicide.



Violence: The American Way of Life

By John Kozy

Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it.



Unhinged Tactical Response CEO Threatens to ‘Start Killing People’ over Obama’s Gun Control

2 Minute Video

The CEO of a Tennessee company that specializes weapons and tactical training is threatening to “start killing people” if President Barack Obama moves forward with gun control measures.



Love Lives In Everyone.

Peace Is Free

By Carmen Allgood

Peace, love, happiness, completion, and total understanding are inherent in who and what we’re.



Words Of Wisdom with Teal Scott


Teal speaking a collection of her inspirational quotes. Sit back and relax.



French attack kills Over 100 people in Mali:

French aircraft pounded Islamist “rebels” in Mali for a second day today killing up to 100 “rebel fighters”, according to a senior army officer in the capital Bamako.



10 civilians including 3 children killed in Mali:

Ten civilians including three children have been killed in fighting in the central Mali city of Konna between the Malian army backed by French forces and Islamist rebels, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, citing area residents.



UK to aid France in Mali attack: :

“The Prime Minister has agreed that the UK will provide logistical military assistance to help transport foreign troops and equipment quickly to Mali,” David Cameron’s office said in a statement on Saturday, adding that London is not going to deploy British personnel in a combat role.



Could Mali become Cameron’s third war?:

Hollande is upset because Mali is an ex-colony and home to 6,000 French citizens. But Cameron’s language over Mali (and the death of two French troops there) certainly suggests he also sees this as a shared mission of some kind.



In case you missed it:

US “inadvertently” creates a terrorist haven in Mali:

This catastrophe did not “just happen.” It is the direct result of an episode that may at first seem unrelated: the US-led intervention in Libya last year. Rarely in recent times has there been a more vivid example of how such interventions can produce devastating unexpected results.



In case you missed it:

Mali Collapse: Libyan Blowback:

Where did the Tuareg rebels overrunning Mali suddenly come from? Libya. The ethnically Berber fighters were displaced after the Western-backed insurgency toppled Khadafi’s government. The Tuareg rebels had to travel the Saharan expanse across Algeria to get to Mali, where they are now declaring independence.



Making sense of Mali’s armed groups:

Local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.



France kills 19 people in failed bid to free Somalia hostage:

Two French soldiers died and 17 “terrorists” were killed in a failed bid to free a French hostage in southern Somalia from Islamists holding him since 2009, the French defence minister said today.



France kills 8 civilians in Somalia attack:

At least eight civilians were killed during France‘s botched attempt to free a hostage in Somalia, witnesses said Sunday.



Somalia: French Killing of Villagers Led to Failure of Raid:

The French commandos killed some villagers and tied others when they landed at Daaydoog before they headed to BulMarer. But some villagers who survived the French killings at the seaside contacted and alerted Al Shabab fighters in BuloMarer telling them that there were at least fifty heavily armed foreign soldiers on their way to BuloMarer.



Al Jazeera’s exclusive interview with an Al Shabab spokesman Video –

 Al Jazeera exclusively interviews a spokesperson for Al Shabab regarding the botched French rescue operation in Somalia.


Central African Republic president dissolves government:

The decree came a day after signing of agreements between the government of Central African Republic and rebels in Gabon on Friday. According to the agreements, a new prime minister from the opposition will be named so that a national unity government would be formed to end the month-old political crisis.



Libya: Italian consul’s car attacked in Benghazi:

Gunmen targeted the car of the Italian consul general in Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday as he was leaving the consulate, the latest in a series of attacks targeting foreign missions and security officials in the eastern city.



Bomb kills 14 Pakistani soldiers in North Waziristan:

 A roadside bomb killed as many as 14 Pakistani soldiers in the northern border region of North Waziristan on Sunday, military officials said, a day after the Pakistani Taliban leader called for attacks on the military in the area to stop.



Pakistan Shi’ites watch over 96 bomb dead for second night:

Talks between Pakistani officials and Shi’ite leaders on Saturday failed to quell a protest that brought thousands onto cold, wet streets for a second night to watch over the bodies of 96 people killed in one of Pakistan’s worst sectarian attacks.



Balochistan government dissolved, Governor Rule imposed:

Invoking section 243 of the constitution, the PM said that the Governor Rule would hopefully take steps to arrest the bombers who killed more than a 100 people in Quetta, most them belonging to Hazarra Shia community.



Pakistani Taliban say they will not attack Pak army:

The Pakistani Taliban said on Saturday they would cease their occasional attacks on the Pakistani army in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan and concentrate attacks on Nato forces in Afghanistan instead – an announcement possibly designed to head off divisions in the insurgency.



Afghanistan: Blast kills 12 after raid:

An explosion Sunday killed seven Afghan villagers as they tried to pull bodies of dead insurgents from the rubble of a village mosque after a night raid by NATO and Afghan troops, officials said. Four insurgents and an Afghan soldier were also reported killed in the operation.



Syrian forces kill 26 in bombardment east of capital – Pro-rebel activists say: :

Video footage showed women weeping over the dismembered bodies of children strewn across a field in Eastern Ghouta, near an air defence base on the edge of the town of Muleiha, 5 km (3 miles) east of Damascus.



Russia tells Syrian opposition to seek dialogue with Damascus:

The Syrian opposition should propose its own ideas for dialogue with Damascus in response to those aired by President Bashar al-Assad in a speech a week ago, Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Sunday.



Consequences of terrorism support in Syrian worries Saudi Arabia:

Why did Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs, after 22 months of hostile positioning to Syria, demand political solution for the crisis and why did the country’s major Mufti ban the young Saudi Arabians from going to Syria for Jihad?



Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood praises Iran’s six-point peace plan for Syria:

Secretary-General of Egypt’s Ikhwan al-Muslemin (Muslim Brotherhood) Ibrahim al-Masri said praised Iran for its six-point peace plan for resolving the Syrian crisis, and said that both sides (the Syrian government and opposition forces) should be committed to Iran’s plan.



Four Killed In Iraq Insurgent Attacks:

Four people, including a 7-year-old boy, have been killed in two insurgent attacks in Iraq.



Three Iraq soldiers killed in checkpoint attack:

An attack by militants on an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad on Sunday left three soldiers dead, security and medical officials said.



Pro- vs. anti-Maliki rallies: Demonstrations worsen political crisis in Iraq:

Demonstrations pit Maliki against his erstwhile government partners, with premier facing accusations of authoritarianism, sectarianism.



Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian near Hebron:

According to Palestinian sources, the youth was shot as he attempted to flee soldiers on patrol in the area while he was on his way to Israel for work.



Egyptian court accepts appeal for ex-President Mubarak over life sentence, orders retrial:

The Egyptian Court of Cassation granted ex-President Mubarak and his former security chief the right to appeal against their life sentences for the deaths of protesters and ordered their retrial. Mubarak will also be retried on corruption charges.



Hugo Chávez’s brother dismisses coma rumours:

Venezuelan president reported to be recovering in Cuba as brother attacks ‘dirty war by necrophilic opposition’



US playing strategic arms game :

The US has allocated more funds for the development of Prompt Global Strike, a system that can deliver a precision non-nuclear weapon strike anywhere in the world within 1 hour.



CIA Drone Wars Protested at CIA headquarters:

Anti-killer-drone activists were joined by participants of Witness Against Torture who were on the last day of their week-long fast and work calling for the closing of Guantanamo, justice for the prisoners there, and an end to torture everywhere.



Protect Children, Not Guns: Key Facts:

A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes.



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 : 3,256


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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