9 July 2013 — Information Clearing House
So Much For Middle East Democracy
By Eric Margolis
The real story behind the military coup in Cairo led by General al-Sissi is much more complex than the western media is reporting.
A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots
By Robert Scheer
Evidence is mounting that Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice were in on the plotting before President Mohamed Morsi was arrested.
For Egypt’s Islamists, War Is Now a Legitimate Option
By Michael Scheuer
The Salafists will tell Morsi and his colleagues “we told you so” and head for their arsenals, as well as to Egypt’s borders to welcome fellow Salafist fighters coming to their aid from Eastern Libya, elsewhere in Arab-Spring-ed Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.
Blood in the Streets
BY CHRISTIAN CARYL
Killing a bunch of apparently unarmed protestors does not seem like a good way for a newly installed government to endear itself to its people.
Leaked Report Reveals Pakistan-US ‘Understanding’ On Drones
Pakistan publicly condemns US missile attacks on Taliban and al Qaeda operatives as a violation of its sovereignty, but the new revelations are the latest sign of double-dealing in private.
Bounty Hunters Search for Tony Blair After Latest Sightings of UK’s Most Wanted War Criminal
By Robin Beste
Appearing in public anywhere in the world is so risky for Blair that he is never seen in the company of the general public, but restricts his socialising to fellow war criminals, such as George W Bush and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Edward Snowden: ‘The US Government Will Say I Aided Our Enemies’
Exclusive interview : Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
PRISM & ‘Purity’: NSA Follows Nazi Tradition
By Max Keiser
All dissenters will be arrested. All assemblies will be broken up. All attempts at nonconformity will be met with harsh prison sentences.
Surveillance Has Changed Us
By Jeffrey Tucker
The less freedom we have, the more government has to convince us that it exists. But none of it rings true anymore.
This Torture By Our Government Must Stop!
Watch : Force Feeding Under Standard Guantánamo Bay Procedure
As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed.
Call to Action
We Indict the US Government for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
By The World Can’t Wait
Now is the time to issue a powerful people’s indictment of the crimes of the US government and counter the war on truth tellers.
Michael Hastings Crash Investigation Heats Up
Crash scene defies laws of physics as engine block found behind the car.
Police State America
Cop Sexually Assaults Woman Then Arrests Her For Protesting
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No Hope On The Jobs Front
By Paul Craig Roberts
The same old tired categories account for the same old lowly paid new domestic service jobs.
Russell Brand Lays Into Banker Criminals
Russell Brand and Boris Johnson give their thoughts on the bankers.
38 “militants” killed in security operations in Afghanistan: gov’t:
Thirty-eight Taliban militants have been killed in security operations across Afghanistan within the last 24 hours, said the country’s Interior Ministry Tuesday morning.
Nineteen US soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan: Taliban:
A spokesman for the militant group said the attack was carried out on Monday in Khogyani District of the province.
17 villagers killed in Afghan roadside bombing:
Afghan police say a motorcycle pulling a trailer packed with people hit a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan, killing 17.
Afghan soldier ‘kills Nato colleague’ at Kandahar airport:
An Afghan soldier has opened fire inside Kandahar international airport, killing one Nato soldier and injuring two others, the Afghan army says.
Afghan Taleban ‘abandon’ Qatar office:
A diplomat and Taleban official say the Afghan Taleban are closing their Qatar office at least temporarily to protest demands they remove a sign that identified the movement as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
27 killed in a string of attacks in Iraq:
Four people were killed and six injured when a car bomb struck a policeman’s house in the residential complex of Mishraq, near Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad
Exclusive: Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels – sources:
Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands of Islamist militants, five U.S. national security sources said.
Car bomb in Beirut southern suburb wounds over 50:
A car bomb ripped through Beirut’s southern suburbs, a stronghold of Hezbollah, wounding over 50 people, security sources said Tuesday, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for some Shiites in Lebanon.
Massive Blast Hits Bir Al-Abed Region in Beirut’s Southern Suburb: Raw Video –
A massive explosion hit Bir Al-Abed region in the Southern Suburb of Beirut on Tuesday, leaving 53 people wounded, most of them had light injuries, and causing material damage at the place.
Hariri blames Israel for Beirut suburb bombing:
“[The blast] requires the highest level of awareness and vigilance in the face of dangers that surround the country and the entire region, especially while facing attempts by the Israeli enemy to push [Lebanon] to strife by organizing terrorist attacks, as happened today,” Hariri said in a statement.
Syrian Rebels Claim Responsibility for Beirut Blast:
The Liwa’a 313 Brigade, a faction of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which rocked the Bir al-Abed area of Beirut’s Dahiyeh suburb, a stronghold of the Hezbollah terrorist group.
Syrian government invites UN for chemical weapons inspection:
Syria’s government has invited the UN’s chemical weapons inspector into the country to arrange for an expert team to examine whether deadly substances have been used during the civil war.
Gunmen kill top Yemeni army officer :
Gunmen shot dead a high-ranking Yemeni army officer Monday in the country’s southeastern Hadramawt province as he was heading to work, a military official told AFP.
Iranian authorities foil suspected suicide attack: agency:
Iranian security forces on Tuesday killed a man suspected of wanting to carry out a suicide bombing on a police headquarters in the city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran, the semi-official Mehr news agency said.
Man behind Egypt coup studied at US Army War College: Report:
Egyptian Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who engineered the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, attended the war college in Carlisle, Pa., in 2006, The Washington Times reported.
Egypt’s army chief studied at War College in Carlisle:
“In this little historical Pennsylvania town, the most important school in the world operates under the radar,” said retired Col. Stephen Gerras, a professor of behavioral science at the Carlisle Barracks.
Video Shows Egyptian Army Sniper Firing On Demonstrators: Video –
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects timetable:
The Muslim Brotherhood says the transition plan proposed by the interim president would take the country “back to zero”.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for national uprising:
The Freedom and Justice Party “calls on the great Egyptian people to rise up against those who want to steal their revolution with tanks and armored vehicles, even over the dead bodies of the people,” it said in a statement.
Live Video Stream Of Pro-Morsi Protests – Video –
White House Won’t Cut Aid to Egypt:
The Obama administration has ruled out, at least for now, cutting off $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt despite a federal law that requires halting such assistance to countries that have overthrown elected governments with military coups.
Al Jazeera employees in Egypt quit over editorial line:
Some in Egypt, and other Arab spring uprising countries, have criticised Al-Jazeera’s editorial line, saying it favours Islamists.
Al-Jazeera kicked out of Egypt news conference:
The station broadcast graphic images of those killed and wounded in the violence Monday outside a military facility.
CNN’s Egypt coverage provokes angry protests in the US:
Over the weekend in New York City, protesters gathered to show their opposition to CNN’s news coverage and disagree with the news outlet calling the ousting of President Morsi’s a coup.
The unreported war in the Congo killing millions with the aid of the United States:
So how do you get away with arming a rebel force that attacks UN peacekeepers, rapes women and recruits children? You need powerful friends.
Russia-China joint naval exercise begins in Sea of Japan:
Russia and China started a large-scale joint naval exercise in the Sea of Japan on July 8, partly to send a message to Japan.
Leaked report shows Bin Laden’s ‘hidden life’:
Government report obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera reveals results of investigation into AQ chief’s life on the run.
Report says US Bin Laden raid ‘an act of war’:
Leaked report from Pakistan commission probing al-Qaeda chief’s life on the run bemoans country’s “policy bankruptcy”.
10 things we learned from the Osama bin Laden report:
Osama bin Laden hid from spy satellites under a cowboy hat, did not pay property taxes and had a run-in with a traffic policeman
Top special operations officer directed shift of bin Laden records to CIA to keep files secret:
Records about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout were ordered purged from Pentagon computers and sent to the CIA – a place where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.
Venezuela confirms receiving asylum request from NSA leaker Snowden:
Venezuela’s president says that his country has received an asylum request from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Russian’s tweet on Snowden asylum OK quickly deleted:
A Russian lawmaker caused a diplomatic stir Tuesday by briefly tweeting — then deleting — news that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had accepted Venezuela’s offer of asylum.
Obama administration set to make NSA leaker Snowden’s trip tough:
Edward Snowden could be in for the longest and most arduous flight of his life if President Obama gets his way.
Edward Snowden case: Bolivia summons envoys over jet:
“We are simply asking the government of Spain and the other governments to clarify and explain where that version of Mr Snowden being on the presidential plane came from,” said Bolivian Communications Minister Amanda Davila. “Who spread that fallacy, that lie?”
Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code:
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has confirmed that the Stuxnet malware used to attack Iranian nuclear facilities was created as part of a joint operation between the Israelis and the NSA’s Foreign Affairs Directorate (FAD).
Irish court rejects warrant for Snowden:
Ireland’s High Court has refused a bid by the United States to obtain an arrest warrant for the fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in case he lands on Irish soil.
New Snowden leak: Australia’s place in US spying web:
Ex-NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has disclosed his first set of documents outlining Australia’s role in NSA surveillance programs, picking out four facilities in the country that contribute heavily to US spying.
Montana the first state to pass spy law:
Montana made history this spring after passing the first state law to prevent the government from spying on anyone in the state by tracking personal information stored in their electronic devices.
Judge Orders U.S. to Release Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File:
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday ordered the government to promptly start releasing thousands of pages of Secret Service documents about the late activist and coder Aaron Swartz, following months of roadblocks and delays.
Michael Hastings Crash Investigation Heats Up, Police and Fire Told Not to comment! Video –
Crash scene defies laws of physics as engine block found behind the car.
California prisoners call for hunger strike:
Inmates in jail in US state want reforms to end what they call torture of long periods in isolation.
California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission:
Prison doctors in California sterilized nearly 150 female inmates during the course of four years without ever obtaining proper approval from the state, a new investigation reveals.
Kentucky ending private prisons:
The state will not renew a contract with the private Marion Adjustment Center when it expires on Sunday meaning that for the first time in nearly 30 years Kentucky will soon be housing none of its inmates in privately-run prisons.
The Redcoats Had NOTHING on Today’s Local Police:
Dustin Theoharis of Auburn, Washington was asleep in a basement bedroom when he was shot 16 times by officers who had come to the home looking for someone else.
Militarized police gone wild across America; :
Right now, cops are exhibiting thuggish, out-of-control “mafia” behavior as they run loose across America, terrorizing innocent citizens
IRS published online thousands of Social Security numbers:
The IRS has already come under scrutiny for targeting conservative political groups more frequently for audits and wasting millions of dollars on luxury hotels, alcohol, parody videos and tickets to sports games. The latest allegations against the IRS serve as further embarrassment to an agency that has been under fire for months.
Ron Paul announces own media venture:
The lying and conniving and collusion between those that give us our news and information and the government, this is going to change,” states Paul in the promotional video.
Denver university in uproar over plans to honor George W. Bush:
The honor has previously been given to former U.S. secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Army chief of staff George Casey. The school is named after Albright’s father.
Nearly 1 in 6 Americans Receives Food Stamps:
Food-stamp use rose 2.8% in the U.S. in April from a year earlier, with more than 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits
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: 4,801
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,348
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001