ICH 25 January 2013: France, Qatar, and the New World Disorder

25 January 2013 Information Clearing House


France, Qatar, and the New World Disorder

By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

There are no words in any language to describe the atrocities NATO’s contras are committing against the people of Syria.



France sends troops to secure Niger uranium mines

By Bill Van Auken

Barely two weeks after invading Mali with over 2,000 troops of the Foreign Legion, France has dispatched special forces troops to neighboring Niger to secure uranium mines run by the French state-owned nuclear power company Areva.



How Washington Helped Foster the Islamist Uprising in Mali

By Jeremy Keenan

How Washington’s Global War On Terror has come home to roost for the peoples of the Sahara.



Western Media Ratcheting Up Anti-Iran Propaganda?

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

The Los Angeles Times published an alarming piece of news entitled ” Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age “. The “cyber-warriors” who are headed for organizations such as the CIA, NSC, FBI, the Pentagon and so on, are trained to stalk, ” rifle through trash, sneak a tracking device on cars and plant false information on Facebook.



CIA Whistleblower Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison


John Kiriakou was the first to blow the whistle on Washington’s torture program.



Why is Justice a One-eyed Blind Woman?

History Never Ends

By Eduardo Galeano

If international justice really exists, why are the powerful never judged? The masterminds of the worst butcheries are never sent to prison. Is it because it is these butchers themselves who hold the prison keys?



Exclusive: Billionaires Secretly Fund Attacks on Climate Science

By Steve Connor

Audit trail reveals that donors linked to fossil fuel industry are backing global warming sceptics.



The Great Dismal:

“What we speak becomes the house we live in.”

By Phil Rockstroh

How does one avoid being drowned in dumbness?



We’re Screwed

Thoughts Following the Inauguration of Septimius Severus

By Fred Reed

The current donnybrook over guns is not a political question, like whether to raise or lower taxes. It is a clash of civilizations, a confrontation between two groups who seriously don’t like each other and hold irreconcilably different views of life.



Max Keiser’s Unpleasant Facts on UK Economy


Max Keiser deliberes some unpleasant truthes on the state of the UK economy.



73 killed in Homs in five days: Activists say:

Six rebels were killed by regime shelling and overnight fire fights in the Jobar district of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that 31 soldiers, 16 rebels and 26 civilians had died in violence there since Sunday.



Syrian security forces step up offensive for Homs areas:

The Syrian army has stepped up an offensive on opposition Sunni Muslim strongholds in the central city of Homs, bringing in ground forces and loyalist militia to try to secure a major road junction, opposition sources said today.



Car bomb explodes near Syrian-Israeli border, 8 killed:

 Eight members of Syria’s military intelligence were killed by an Islamist militant car bomb on Thursday night near the southern frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, opposition activists and a violence monitoring group said on Friday, Jan 25.



Syria’s Bashar al-Assad won’t fall soon, Jordan’s king says:

The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not close to falling despite nearly two years of fighting between government forces and rebels seeking to depose him, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Friday.



Army kills six as Iraqi protesters call for PM to quit:

Six demonstrators were killed and 35 were wounded when soldiers opened fire west of Baghdad as tens of thousands rallied in Sunni-majority areas calling for Iraq‘s Shiite leader to quit today.



Iraqi army pulls out from Falluja after deadly clashes with protesters;

The Iraqi army has withdrew from Falluja, a city in the Sunni province of Anbar, after deadly clashes with protesters that left five anti-Maliki demonstrators killed, Al Arabiya correspondent reported Friday.



IAEA stresses Iran nuclear “dialogue”:

In a meeting with Israel‘s president this week, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano underlined the need to resolve differences with Iran diplomatically, the U.N. agency said on Friday, rather than war as Israeli leaders have mooted.



Britain lists Israel as nation with human rights record ‘of concern’:

The criticism will unsettle the Jewish State, which proudly boasts it is the only democracy in the Middle East, and considers the UK an ally amid an increasingly critical Europe.



Afghan bomber targets NATO convoy, kills 5 civilians:

A suicide car bomber targeting a NATO convoy in the northeastern Afghan province of Kapisa killed five civilians and injured at least 15 Friday, Afghan officials said.



Woman killed, 2 kids hurt in raid:

A woman was killed and two minors were injured when the Afghan and foreign combined force raided house of a local council chairman in Tagab district of Kapisa province in the wee hours of Thursday.



Aid cut to Pakistan will be unkind: Kerry:

American Senator John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state, said during his confirmation hearing on Friday that cutting US aid to Pakistan, would be a “dramatic, draconian and sledge-hammer” measure. Kerry also said that Pakistan’s role in leading the United States to Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad had not been sufficiently appreciated.



Britain sends spy plane to Mali amid fears of ‘mission creep’:

“We have now decided to deploy Sentinel, a surveillance capability that has proved its worth in Libya and on an ongoing basis for counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan,” said Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary.



French-led Mali troops retake northern Islamist town:

“At present, Malian and French soldiers are in Hombori. There are no longer any Islamists on the ground,” a local teacher said. A Malian security source said the forces were proceeding towards Gao.



Mursi: French War on Mali May Lead to Humanitarian Tragedy:

“We reject the international intervention in Mali which will lead to great consequences and disasters that will make the situation so much worse than before,” Mursi said in a televised speech on Thursday.



Caught in the crossfire of Mali’s war:

Tuareg refugees fleeing Islamist rebels have taken cover with the Dogon, an ancient tribe in central Mali. Now both fear annihilation as al-Qa’ida and Malian troops close in



Algeria hostage crisis: the full story of the kidnapping in the desert:

Using survivors’ testimonies, photography and video – some filmed by the hostages themselves – we piece together the narrative of the four-day In Amenas gas plant siege



Russia’s Vladimir Putin says West is fomenting jihadi ‘blowback’:

“The Syrian conflict has been raging for almost two years now. Upheaval in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled spread of weapons, contributed to the deterioration of the situation in Mali,” Mr. Putin said at a meeting with new ambassadors in the Kremlin Thursday.



Clashes as tens of thousands flood Tahrir Square to mark Egypt revolt

 Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in Tahrir Square, Cairo, protesting against President Mohamed Morsi and his party. The violence comes on the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that saw Hosni Mubarak toppled.



Watch live: Tahrir Square Live Video Stream:

Egypt Protest



N. Korea threatens military action against ‘southern puppets’:

Pyongyang has warned of ‘physical countermeasures’ against South Korea if they participate in the UN sanctions against the North. Tensions are simmering on the peninsula after North Korea announced a third military test ‘targeting’ the US.



China media threatens North Korea aid cut over atomic test:

North Korea’s sole major ally China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test, state-run media said in an unusually frank warning on Friday.



CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou given more than two years in prison:

Judge says former intelligence officer who exposed aspects of use of torture should have been jailed for longer



Documentary: Secret CIA Prisons in Europe:

After 9/11, the CIA began planting secret prisons in Poland and Lithuania. The Russian-based RT channel investigates two claims of the existence of these prisons and cam with a remarkable documentary



Webcam hackers can spy on you in secret:

Could predators be spying on you and your kids through your computer’s webcam? Authorities say criminals are now able to hack in and watch your every move — without you ever knowing it.



Britain Could Be on Path to EU Exit:

British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun a process that could lead to Britain‘s exit from the European Union – a result analysts say could devastate the country’s economy.



Honduras ‘no longer functioning’ after plunging over fiscal cliff:

Teachers have been demonstrating almost every day because they haven’t been paid in six months, while doctors complain about the shortage of essential medicines, gauze, needles and latex gloves.



‘US should realize that world has changed’ – Venezuelan VP (RT Exclusive Video):

The US has lots of troubles dealing with other nations as they haven’t come to grips with the new global reality, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro told RT in an exclusive interview. He also spoke about the health of President Chavez.



Israel’s Man in Venezuela:

At a rally in June 2010, much to the disdain of the American Jewish Committee which dismissed the accusations as ‘baseless’,(1) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez publicly stated that Israel is funding the Venezuelan opposition:



Canada tribal chief ends hunger strike:

A prominent tribal chief in Canada has ended her six-week-long hunger strike over aboriginal rights after indigenous groups and opposition parties signed a deal.



US battles record low temperatures:

 Lows of -46C recorded as area stretching from Midwest to New England turns parts of the country into an icebox.



Tina Turner ‘to become Swiss, give up US passport’:

US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday



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 : 3,257


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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