ICH 24 May 2013: The Real Reason For US Drone Attacks

24 May 2013 — Information Clearing House

Syria: Opposition’s Booby Trap Blueprint for Qusayr

By Radwan Mortada

“The battle will be long and Qusayr is completely booby-trapped and will turn into a ball of fire as soon as Nasrallah’s men step inside.” He concludes, “We succeeded in luring Hezbollah’s fighters and Assad’s army to where we wanted.”



Hezbollah Opens ‘Historic Wounds’ in Qusair

By Hussein Dakroub, Niamh Fleming-Farrell

“Hezbollah is fighting to foil attempts to take Syria to the American-Israeli axis.”



Syria as a Game-Changer:

US Political Impotence in the Middle East

By Ramzy Baroud

Russia’s position remains unswerving and constantly advancing while the US is pushed into a corner, demonstrating incapacity to react except for condemnations and mere statements.



Are Upcoming “Peace” Talks A Setup?

Turkey, US Have a Plan B on Syria if Geneva Meeting Fails


If the Geneva meeting fails, the 11 countries, which recently convened in Amman, would consider openly arming the opposition. 



How Lebanon’s Palestinians Are Being Pulled Into Syrian War

By Franklin Lamb

This single act by Lebanon’s Parliament, would help repair Shia-Sunni relations globally and would damp down and expose for what they are, the extremist Salafist, Jihadist, Wahhabist incitements to religious hatred- intra-Muslim and Christian.



The Palestine Liberation Movement is not about Anti-Semitism

By Paul Larudee

It has nothing to do with the Holocaust, colonialism, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Crusaders, the Turks or the British.



Learning to Fear Obama

How Counter Terrorism Equals Terrorism

By Douglas Valentine

You are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a terrorist attack.



The Real Reason For US Drone Attacks

Editorial By The Crescent

Russia’s position remains unswerving and constantly advancing while the US is pushed into a corner, demonstrating incapacity to react except for condemnations and mere statements.



London’s Violent Spectacle

What is to be Gained by Calling It “Terror”?

By Brad Evans

“Terror” by definition is morally and politically loaded. Far from offering to us an objective assessment, it immediately invokes ideas of barbarity and evil”



Why Disinformation Works

By Paul Craig Roberts

The leftwing likes the official stories of Muslims creating terrorist mayhem in America, because it proves their blowback theory.



Decline Of Empire: Chalmers Johnson

The Signs of Decay

Video Interview

Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform.



Congressman On A Mission From God-

Starve The Poor While Personally Pocketing Millions In Farm Subsidies

By Rick Ungar

“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”



The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto’s Monopolistic Greed

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The common problem we face is the power of concentrated wealth and monopolistic corporate interests. This has created a crony capitalist economy that uses government to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the people.



12 Chechen fighters killed in central Syria: activists:

The Syrian government has long been charging that foreign fighters are joining the battles alongside the opposition rebels, accusing regional countries, such as Turkey, of facilitating the flow of those jihadists into Syria.



Syria army says rebels trapped in Qusayr’s north:

Syrian troops have captured much of the rebel stronghold of Qusayr, in central Homs province, squeezing opposition fighters into the north of the strategic town, a military officer told AFP on Friday.



“Rebels” heading to Qusayr for support –




Cannibal commander bolsters Syrian rebels:

SYRIAN rebel forces defending the town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border have been joined by a commander who has been accused of cannibalism.



The Battle for Qusayr: What Victory in Syria’s Latest Front Means for the War:

Fighting continued for a fifth straight day in the strategic Syrian city of Qusayr, as opposition forces fighting the Syrian government sought desperately to maintain their slipping grip in a battle that could dictate the direction of the war



Syria ‘to take part in peace talks’:

The Syrian government had “agreed in principle” to participate in the conference in Geneva which is expected within two weeks, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said . Mr Lukashevich, however, said that it was impossible to set the date for the conference at this point because there is “no clarity about who will speak on behalf of the opposition and what powers they will have”.



Syria opposition unity talks face collapse:

Syrian opposition talks aimed at presenting a coherent front at an international peace conference to end the civil war faced the prospect of collapse after President Bashar al-Assad’s foes failed to cut an internal deal, opposition sources said on Friday.



Arab League seeks Syria ceasefire:

The Arab League will ask the United Nations to arrange a ceasefire in Syria ahead of a proposed international conference designed to end the bloodshed in the country.



Syria says Israeli vehicle entered its territory and was targeted heading to a rebel village:

In a letter to the U.N. Security Council circulated Friday, Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said his country exercised its right to self-defense and would respond immediately to any other violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.



11 more killed in Lebanon as Syria strife rages:

At least 23 people have been killed since Sunday in Syria-linked clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, a security source told AFP on Friday.



11 killed, 26 wounded in attacks in Iraq:

Unidentified gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles attacked a checkpoint manned jointly by the army and a pro-government militia in the town of Garma near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.



Iraqi Sunnis protest for sovereign region:

Tens of thousands of Sunni Muslims in Iraq have taken part in anti-government protests to demand the creation of their own federal region.



Iraqi Shias, Sunnis hold unity prayers to dismiss violence;

The joint Shia-Sunni Friday Prayers came against the backdrop of growing anger countrywide over what Iraqi authorities, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, describe as attempts to sow sectarian strife.



5 People Killed in Yemen Attack:

A security official says al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military position in a southern province, touching off fighting that left three militants and two soldiers dead.



Yemen’s main oil export pipeline sabotaged, crude flow halted:

The key pipeline, which carries oil to an export terminal on the Red Sea shore, had been pumping around 125,000 barrels per day (bpd), Reuters quoted an industry source as saying.



UN nuke agency’s Iran probe dependent on ‘suspicious’ US intel:

The UN nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for most of its intelligence, complicating the agency’s efforts to produce findings that can be widely accepted by the international community.



Afghanistan: Eight killed in 10-hour-long Taliban gunbattle in Kabul :

A Taliban assault on a United Nations building in Kabul ended after a fierce 10-hour gunbattle in which at least eight people were killed, officials said early Saturday, dpa reported.



Angry Pakistanis fight to end U.S. drone strikes:

Pakistan’s high court ruled that drone strikes are illegal and issued a clear order to Pakistan’s government. “You have to give a stern warning to the United States, to shut down the drones, and if you don’t, you are within your rights under international law to shoot the drones down.”



Pakistan: At least six killed in Peshawar convoy attack : Video –

At least six policemen are killed and three others are injured when militants ambushed vehicles near Peshawar in Pakistan.



Niger suicide bombings reported to be work of Mokhtar Belmokhtar:

Statement attributed to jihadist leader behind raid on Algerian gas plant claims responsibility for Thursday’s bomb attacks



What about the other million people slaughtered by war criminals, Blair and Bush:

UK ordered to hold inquests into civilian deaths during Iraq war:

High court rules that up to 161 allegedly unlawful killings by British military should be subject of coroner-style hearings



NEW Shocking Video of London Murder Suspects Charging at Police Car – Video –

The driver, unable to draw her firearm, is saved by a male colleague in the back who fires his machine-gun through his window at a suspect who is charging at her.



UK fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport, 2 arrests:

British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.



Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says:

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.



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 : 3,315


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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