ICH 20 January 2013: Do Americans Think We Face Tyranny?

20 January 2013 — Information Clearing House


Algeria: The Slaughter of the Good and Bad

By Robert Fisk

The real rulers in this country are a military who were “blooded” in a civil war that taught them to care as little for the innocent as they do for the guilty.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33661.htm

 

The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

By Yvonne Ridley

The only thing that surprised me when I heard that the Algerian kidnappers had called for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui was that it hadn’t happened sooner.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33662.htm

 

“Now The Strong Devour The Weak”

Islamist Nusra Front gives BBC exclusive interview

By Paul Wood

The Nusra Front is outside the FSA and has a reputation for discipline and honesty. It is also a jihadi group behind most of the suicide bombings in Syria and as such is on a US blacklist of terrorist organisations.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33660.htm

 

What Happened In Homs

ITV Video report

 Homs residents says rebels responsible for latest massacre.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33658.htm

 

Assad’s overthrow “red line” for Iran: supreme leader’s aide

By Reuters

A senior aide to Iran’s supreme leader warned against the overthrow of Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad, saying his fate was a “red line”, in one of the Islamic state’s strongest messages of support for the Damascus government.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33659.htm

 

The Wandering Who?

Israel. Judaism, Zionism and Palestine

Video Interview With Gilad Atzmon

A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, the lobby, the power and Jewish ‘progressive’ spin in particular.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33669.htm

 

The Institutionalization of Tyranny

By Paul Craig Roberts

For Washington, victory means stamping out moral conscience and protecting a corrupt government from public exposure of its war crimes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33670.htm

 

Do Americans Think We Face Tyranny?

Video

Luke Rudkowski hits the streets of NYC to find out what people think about the possibility of Tyranny in the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33663.htm

 

The Moral Torment of Leon Panetta

By Ray McGovern

After four years in this swamp of moral and legal relativism, Panetta has turned to Pope Benedict for prayers and blessings, an ironic choice since Benedict himself has shown a high tolerance for sloshing around in this muck.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33666.htm

 

Reflections on the Vietnam War: The Things a Warrior Knows

By Ron Kovic

Nearly half a century has passed since I left my house in Massapequa, N.Y., to join the United States Marine Corp and begin an extraordinary journey that led me into a disastrous war that changed my life and others of my generation profoundly and forever.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33668.htm

 

The African-American Army

By David Swanson

Why should anyone participate in oppressing anyone anywhere for the Pentagon?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33664.htm

 

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Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US

By Bill Quigley

We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values…when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33665.htm

 

The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

Video

Anthony Monteiro: Obama’s presidency has nothing to do with the legacy of King, it’s actually the opposite.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33667.htm

 

25 bodies found in seized Algerian gas plant, Al-Qaeda commander takes responsibility for hostage crisis:

The bodies of 25 more hostages have been found at an Algerian facility as the operation to clear the seized site continues. It comes as Al-Qaeda linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibly for the deadly hostage drama at the gas plant.

http://is.gd/tbTZ2b

 

As it happened: Algeria hostage crisis:

BBC Video Report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21073655

 

Fact or fiction?

Veteran jihadist claims Algeria siege for al Qaeda:

A veteran Islamist fighter claimed responsibility on behalf of al Qaeda for the Algerian hostage crisis, a regional website reported on Sunday, tying the bloody desert siege to France‘s intervention across the Sahara in Mali.

http://is.gd/hyXd6m

 

France’s Fabius says Africa ‘must’ send troops to Mali:

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said France had been obliged to send in troops “very, very rapidly otherwise there would be no more Mali“.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21095456

 

Terrorism is just one of many scourges to beset the people of Mali for decades: Op-Ed:

 Blaming al-Qaida or neo-colonialism is too simple in a country where many have been marginalised for too long

http://is.gd/l1Eczl

 

Mali’s army suspected of abuses and unlawful killings as war rages:

Amnesty International says it has evidence of civilian executions and indiscriminate shelling of nomadic Tuaregs’ camp

http://is.gd/QO8YaR

 

Two soldiers killed in Nigerian blast:

Two soldiers were killed and five others injured Saturday in an explosion in Okene city in Nigeria’s central Kogi state, an army spokesman said, adding that they were part of the contingent set to be deployed to Mali.

http://is.gd/Ug2z9R

 

Libyan defense minister survives firefight with former rebels:

Libya’s defence minister was unhurt Saturday after being caught in a firefight between his bodyguards and ex-rebels at an airbase in the east of the country, his deputy told AFP.

http://is.gd/AeQLlF

 

12 killed in Aleppo explosion:

Twelve people were killed when an explosion rocked a government -held district of the disputed Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday, a monitoring group said, and both sides in the conflict accused the other of mounting the attack.

http://is.gd/Qnyr2w

 

Is Turkey using jihadists to fight Kurds in Syria?:

Syrian Kurds urged the opposition on Saturday to halt a siege against them by Islamist rebels, as the UN condemned the killing of dozens of children across the country over the past week.

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=56543

 

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on rebels to drop arms and change Syria through dialogue:

Syria‘s foreign minister invited the country’s rebels on Saturday to lay down their weapons and take part in a national dialogue, saying everyone who participates will be included in a new Cabinet with wide executive powers.

http://is.gd/G3Yz95

 

Syrian opposition seeks Qatar help for transition government:

The head of Syria‘s opposition coalition has flown to Qatar to secure promises of financial aid for a transitional government in rebel-held areas, sources at negotiations in Istanbul said on Sunday.

http://is.gd/3cphpe

 

Russia starts major naval drills in Mediterranean Sea amid Syria crisis:

Russia has launched its largest naval exercises in decades in the Mediterranean and Black Seas near the territorial waters of Syria amid the ongoing crisis in the Arab country.

http://is.gd/ePDg9y

 

US should do more to help militants in Syria: McCain:

McCain made the remarks in a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Saturday.

http://is.gd/kGqxSj

 

Palestinians warn of ‘apartheid state’ if Netanyahu wins Israeli election:

An aide to President Abbas says settlement construction puts the two-state solution at risk and may lead to one state, where a Palestinian majority would have to struggle for equality.

http://is.gd/o8PkUY

 

Arab Israeli MP determined her voice will be heard:

Poll after poll has predicted that turnout among the 800,000 Arab citizens of Israel eligible to vote could be less than 50 per cent, compared with about 65 per cent for the Jewish population.

http://is.gd/SWTBAs

 

Why to whole world loves Israel:

IOF arresting mother and her 18-month baby Umm Al Arayes, South Hebron hills: Reema and her 18 months old baby girl, Quamar were arrested earlier today at Umm Al Arayes, South Hebron hills, upon Reema’s arrival to cultivate her family’s land

http://is.gd/ycfKO5

 

4 people, including 2 policemen, killed in attacks in Iraq:

Iraqi authorities say four people, including two off-duty policemen, have been killed in Iraq where violence has ebbed but insurgent attacks are still frequent, The Associated Press reported.

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/141980/

 

British troops face fresh charges of Iraq war torture and killings:

Allegations to be unveiled in high court of ‘systemic’ policy of abuse from 2003 to 2008

http://is.gd/Z8t2s8

 

Iraq protester sets self ablaze in anti-government rally:

 An Iraqi protester set himself ablaze on Sunday in a dramatic turn in more than three weeks of rallies by Sunni Muslims challenging Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government.

http://is.gd/usDPHS

 

10 “Taliban Insurgents” Killed in Afghan Operations:

“During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS [National Directorate of Security] and coalition forces launched seven joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Khost and Helmand provinces,” the ministry said in a statement.

http://is.gd/U8WhdK

 

US kills 5 people in northeastern Afghanistan:

Villagers say all the victims were civilians and had no links to any militant group.

http://is.gd/BPiirj

 

UN report: Torture in Afghan prisons is ‘widespread’:

 More than half of the 635 detainees interviewed by UN investigators said they had been ill-treated or tortured.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21110432

 

Obama Regime Kills 9 People In Yemen:

A total of nine insurgents with suspected ties to al-Qaeda were killed in US drone strikes in eastern Yemen, local media reported Sunday.

http://en.trend.az/regions/met/arabicr/2110130.html

 

Legalizing murder:

CIA gets exception in upcoming drone strike ‘playbook’:

The adoption of a formal guide to targeted killing marks a significant – and to some uncomfortable – milestone: The institutionalization of a practice that would have seemed anathema to many before the Sept. 11 , 2001, terrorist attacks.

http://is.gd/pesnc4

 

Assassination Attempt On Bulgarian Leader – Caught On Tape:

Bulgarian police detained a man after he pointed a gas pistol at an ethnic Turkish party leader as he was delivering a speech at a party caucus in the capital Saturday. No shots were fired.

http://is.gd/PepPIl

 

British man stripped of citizenship says he was tortured and forced to sign a confession by the CIA:

First shocking interview with Mahdi Hashi from his New York cell

http://is.gd/CbYDwI

 

What the FBI Doesn’t Want You To Know About Its “Secret” Surveillance Techniques;

In late 2012, we reported on the secretive new device the FBI has been increasingly using for surveillance known as a IMSI catcher, or “Stingray.”

http://is.gd/8xaSYk

 

Return of the Zapatistas: Are Mexico’s Rebels Still Relevant?:

“I think the writing on the wall is clear,” says the author Khasnabish. “Indigenous struggles are increasingly coming to the front line, in Mexico and globally.”

http://is.gd/c5BAug

 

012 to end global poverty 4 times over:

 The world’s 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich

http://rt.com/news/oxfam-report-global-inequality-357/

 

Goldman Raises CEO’s Stock Bonus 90% to $13.3 Million:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) boosted Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein’s stock bonus 90 percent to $13.3 million, topping JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s Jamie Dimon for the first time in five years, as profit climbed.

http://is.gd/2sJ1Ej

 

Ranks of working poor increasing:

Nearly a third of the nation’s working families earn salaries so low that they struggle to pay for their necessities, according to a new report.

http://is.gd/E5yzG1

 

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 : 3,258

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

 

$1,414,501,623,171

http://www.costofwar.com/


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