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.



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.



“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.



What Happened In Homs

ITV Video report

 Homs residents says rebels responsible for latest massacre.



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.



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.



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.



Do Americans Think We Face Tyranny?


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



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.



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.



The African-American Army

By David Swanson

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




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.



The Radicalization of Martin Luther King


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



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.



As it happened: Algeria hostage crisis:

BBC Video Report



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.



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“.



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



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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



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.



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.



US kills 5 people in northeastern Afghanistan:

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.”



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.”



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



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.



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.



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




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