ICH 21 February 2013: The Moral Decoding of 9-11 – Prof. J. McMurtry

21 February 2013 Information Clearing House

 

Carnage

53 Killed In Syria Courtesy of US Allies

By Daniel McAdams

No doubt this bombing against a government building will be blamed on the Syrian government in the Western media, adding to the phony UN body count.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34051.htm

 

The Power Of Propaganda

99% of Americans Consider Iranian Nukes a Threat

By Haviv Rettig Gur

The Gallup poll found that 99 percent of Americans believe the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program is a threat “to the vital interests of the United States in the next 10 years,” with 83% saying it was a “critical threat”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34047.htm

 

Building momentum for regime change’: Rumsfeld’s Secret Memos

By Michael Isikoff

Declassified documents show that Bush administration officials wanted Saddam Hussein out of Iraq and were ready to start a war in order to achieve it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34054.htm

 

2.3 Trillion Dollars Missing from DOD Day before 9/11 2001

Must Watch 4 Minute Video

“you could say it’s a matter of life and death” – Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34055.htm

 

The Moral Decoding of 9-11:

Beyond the U.S. Criminal State, The Grand Plan for a New World Order

By Prof. John McMurtry

Who had the most compelling motives for the event? Who had the means to turn two central iconic buildings in New York into a pile of steel and a cloud of dust in seconds?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34056.htm

 

How the Mossad Works: The Mystery of Israel’s ‘Prisoner X’

By Ulrike Putz

An Israeli agent commits suicide in his prison cell. Was he a traitor? The mysterious case of “Prisoner X,” reported to be Australian-born Benjamin Zygier, provides an insight into the workings of the Mossad.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34048.htm

 

Al Qaeda’s Top Recruiting Tool: The CIA

By Jamie Dettmer

After being tortured by American interrogators, a Libyan freedom fighter became a top terror leader.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34046.htm

 

Emails Prove JPMorgan Committed Massive Mortgage Fraud

Bloomberg reports

The court documents make clear that JPMorgan employees were well aware of these flaws and even exchanged emails about them. For example, after a review finding that at least 1,154 mortgages were delinquent, JPMorgan told investors that only 25 loans were delinquent.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34049.htm

 

Democracy For Sale

Justices Take Case on Overall Limit to Political Donations

By ADAM LIPTAK

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to federal campaign contribution limits, setting the stage for what may turn out to be the most important federal campaign finance case since the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34045.htm

 

Minimum Wage

Obama Going Backward Into The Future

By Ralph Nader

Thirty million US workers make less today than what workers made 45 years ago in 1968, inflation adjusted?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34044.htm

 

Incarceration Rate For African-Americans Now Six Times The National Average

By RT

The incarceration rate for American-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34053.htm

 

“Rational’ Totalitarianism

By Gui Rochat

The socialization process for US children is strictly slanted to bourgeois standards and geared towards security, consumption and materialist competition. It is a yoke not easily shed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34050.htm

 

The Corporation State

Obey: The Routine Of Obedience

Must Watch – Video

It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34052.htm

 

Syria: Rebels kill 53 with huge car bomb:

The car bombing was the deadliest attack inside Damascus in nine months and within hours, two other bombings and a mortar attack on the military compound followed.

http://is.gd/Qmpduc

 

Saudi Arabia, Qatar press for more help to Syrian rebels:

The two Gulf Arab states rooting for President Bashar al-Assad’s overthrow appear to be chafing at Western pressure to keep out of the fight, arguing that building ties through aid and advice to favored opposition groups is the only way to ensure other, hardline Islamist factions are sidelined.

http://is.gd/KLRhdA

 

$100m Qatar aid to Syrian opposition:

Close on the heels of a decision to hand over the Syrian Embassy in Qatar to the Syrian opposition, Qatar provided financial support worth $100m to the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.

http://is.gd/Prv3IV

 

Syrian opposition says Assad cannot be part of deal:

The opposition Syrian National Coalition is willing to negotiate a peace deal under U.S and Russian auspices to end the country’s civil war but President Bashar al-Assad cannot be a party to any settlement, a document drafted for an opposition meeting said.

http://is.gd/ERSkP7

 

Libya transporting weapons and fighters to Syria:

Among the non-Syrians reported to be fighting alongside the rebel forces are Americans, Syrians, Moroccans, Libyans, Egyptians, Bosnians, and others.

http://is.gd/nIwUL4

 

Who just started arming Syria rebels?:

In one of the most strangely neglected stories in the two-year Syria conflict, beginning on January 1, four new weapon models began appearing in large quantities in Daraa province, none used at any time by the Syrian military.

http://is.gd/jggpzg

 

Yemen army kills six protesters:

Security forces opened fire to disperse secessionist protesters in the south Yemen port of Aden and a nearby town on Thursday, killing at least six people, medical sources and witnesses said.

http://is.gd/7PCBAx

 

4 killed in Iraq attacks:

At least four people were killed on Thursday in two separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, said police, amid rising sectarian and political tensions in the country.

http://is.gd/mJVctQ

 

Explosions kill 20, wound 52 in India:

The explosive devices were installed on bicycles and went off just after dusk in the Dilsukh Nagar area of Hyderabad in a market place, AFP reports. The area is a crowded neighborhood of cinema halls, shops, restaurants and a fruit and vegetable market.

http://rt.com/news/India-explosion-market-wound-229/

 

Afghanistan: Officials claim of killing 15 Taliban killed:

The dead included two Taliban commanders identified as Qari Muhammad Ilyas and Muhammad Omari, four Pakistani nationals and two would-be suicide bombers, a Laghman press office statement available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said.

http://is.gd/9mN63k

 

Afghanistan: 6 killed in raid on house:

NATO officials said they were unable to confirm the details regarding the operation, but the military alliance said two Afghan-NATO joint operations took place in Kunduz province.

http://is.gd/q7UmU0

 

Pakistan: Peshawar mobile market blast, one killed, 18 injured:

Sources added, that the bomb was a timed device that used between 1 and 1.5 kilograms of explosive material. According to police officials a CD shop was the target of the blast.

http://is.gd/mpE7fw

 

Senator says US drones killed 4,700 people:

“Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war.”

http://is.gd/NlURTT

 

Gunmen kill 7 in Indonesia:

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed seven people in separate attacks against the Indonesian army in the restive easternmost province of Papua.

http://is.gd/5gbJ6g

 

Iran resumed conversion of higher-grade uranium for fuel production in December – IAEA:

Tehran’s stockpile of 20% enrichment uranium reached 167 kilograms this month after production was resumed in December, says the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran has also begun installing advanced enrichment centrifuges, according to the report.

http://rt.com/news/iran-nuclear-centrifuges-uranium-231/

 

Propaganda:

France confirms ‘substantial’ new offer to Iran:

France on Thursday confirmed that world powers will make a “substantial” new offer to Iran in a bid to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme at talks next week in Kazakhstan.

http://is.gd/oYhRSY

 

‘Iran halted military nuke program for diplomacy’;

Iran halted its military nuclear plans due to diplomatic pressures when the US – posturing for war back in 2007 – claimed it was trying to develop a nuclear weapon, former chairman of the national intelligence council Thomas Fingar tells RT.

http://rt.com/op-edge/iran-halted-nuclear-plans-210/

 

Iran nuke would not start arms race in Mideast:

RIYADH Fears that an Iranian nuclear weapon might trigger an atomic arms race across the Middle East are overplayed, a US security thinktank has said, arguing that countries such as Saudi Arabia face big disincentives against getting the bomb.

http://is.gd/eBkYsT

 

Israel: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on February 17, 2013. Iran is “closer than ever” to the ability to build a nuclear bomb, Israel said on Thursday, as a new UN report said Tehran has begun installing next-generation equipment at one of its main nuclear plants

http://is.gd/GxBFLa

 

Report: Zygier was not alone in Mossad recruitment:

Two other Australian-Israelis, Paul Y. and David Z., were working for Mossad out of a Milan base, which specialized in the sale of satellite communications technology, and a front for the Israel foreign intelligence service Mossad.

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=303900

 

Bulgaria did not request EU blacklist Hezbollah: envoy:

Bulgarian Charge d’Affaires to Lebanon Plamen Tzolov said Thursday his government did not request that Hezbollah be blacklisted as a terror organization when it submitted its report to the European Union into the 2012 Burgas bus bombing that killed five Israeli citizens.

http://is.gd/6MH19M

 

‘Friends of Hamas’: My role in the birth of a rumor:

A Daily News reporter explains how he inadvertently created the myth that Chuck Hagel spoke to a non-existent group.

http://is.gd/2MeOA8

 

Republican senator Rubio in Israel:

Speaking with President Peres, Rubio affirmed his commitment to Israel‘s security.

http://is.gd/sOPRlA

 

More than 60 injured in West Bank protests over hunger strikes:

One of those being held, Samer Issawi, has been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days, reported BBC. He is said to weigh less than 50kg (110lbs).

http://is.gd/GMV7Vk

 

Israeli “settlers” torch Palestinian cars:

Armed settlers attacked a village south of Nablus overnight Thursday and torched six cars, a Palestinian Authority official said.

http://is.gd/gPSO5j

 

Collaboration between IDF, “settlers” reaching point of no return:

Israeli “democracy” is being severely compromised by the army’s collaboration with the settlers, and the fact that more and more Israeli citizens now see the occupation as the natural order of things.

http://is.gd/b7Izec

Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat detained, questoned at Los Angeles airport:

A Palestinian filmmaker on his way to the Academy Awards said on Wednesday he was held at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation before being allowed into the United States.

http://is.gd/Dvhygc

 

Israel approves oil drilling in the occupied Golan Heights:

Israel has given permission for an American based energy company to drill for oil in the Golan Heights, a plateau it captured from Syria in 1967.

http://is.gd/y4cGUl

 

Kenya: 10 killed as gunmen open fireat mosque near Somalia border;

Villagers told the BBC that 10 gunmen opened fire as people were leaving the mosque after early morning prayers.

http://is.gd/5NsKiv

 

Mali rebels fighting in Gao; car explodes in Kidal;

Islamic extremists clashed with military in Mali‘s northern city of Gao, a military official said Thursday, as French forces continued their push to eliminate remnants of al-Qaida-linked fighters who had controlled northern Mali.

http://is.gd/b3oLfN

 

In a world gone crazy:

French President François Hollande awarded UNESCO peace prize:

“Having assessed the dangers and the repercussions of the situation on Africa, and on Mali in particular, as well as on the rest of the world, the Jury appreciated the solidarity shown by France to the peoples of Africa,” Mr. Chissano said after the Jury’s meeting in Paris.

http://is.gd/Kb2l1i

 

Morsi set to call for presidential elections in April: Reuters;

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will call parliamentary elections starting in April, a presidential source told Reuters on Thursday, adding that the vote would be held in three or four stages.

http://is.gd/NbjZcT

 

US is to launch unprecedented counter-attack on Chinese hackers accused of stealing state secrets:

A series of personal attacks on Chinese hackers is to be launched, with the US naming perpetrators and bringing lawsuits and fines.

http://is.gd/lk8eez

 

‘Not based in fact’: China angrily denies being behind widespread US hacking:

China’s military on Wednesday responded angrily to accusations by an American computer security company of systematic hacking of U.S. business and military interests, arguing it “lacked technical proof and was “not based on fact.”

http://is.gd/Uk6lMX

 

Putin warns Obama:

“Any kind of direct or implicit interference with Russia’s home affairs, all sorts of pressure being exerted on our country and our allies – is absolutely unacceptable.”

http://is.gd/7kDv8y

 

Aaron Swartz files reveal how FBI tracked internet activist:

Firedoglake blogger Daniel Wright publishes once-classified FBI documents that show extent of agency’s investigation into Swartz

http://is.gd/0jASUk

 

White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report;

Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations.

http://is.gd/Gb5FLn

 

Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier avoids appearing in court:

Haiti’s former ruler Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has been ordered to appear in court in Port-au-Prince after failing to attend a hearing. Relatives of some of those allegedly killed or tortured by his militias in the 1970s and 1980s want him charged with crimes against humanity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21536629

 

HRW: Mexico security forces colluded in disappearances:

The group has documented almost 250 disappearances during the term of former President Felipe Calderon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21526212

 

Towns to pay $3.5M in deadly cop raid: –

Five years ago, a heavily armed special weapons and tactics team charged into a small ranch home in Easton — guns drawn and flash grenades exploding — and killed a Norwalk man who was quietly watching porn on TV in the den.

http://is.gd/JWtErM

 

JPMorgan Chase Hid Mortgage Flaws From Investors, Emails Suggest:

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has tried his best to suggest that the financial crisis was someone else’s fault. But a batch of court documents released this week undermine this claim, indicating that the bank knew the mortgage investments it sold were seriously flawed.

http://is.gd/ptcSmz

 

Zombie foreclosures:

Borrowers hit with debts that won’t die: Borrowers are discovering that their foreclosed homes are coming back to haunt them — long after they have moved out.

http://is.gd/xX9xCi

 

Wal-Mart: “Families Are Adjusting To A Reduced Paycheck And Increased Gas Prices”:

February sales started slower than planned, due in large part, to the delay in income tax refunds. We began seeing increased tax refund check activity late last week in our stores

http://is.gd/ym5EMV

 

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

 

$1,425,761,046,874

http://www.costofwar.com/


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