15 July 2013 — Information Clearing House
Israel Used Turkish Military Base In Attack On Syrian
By Richard Silverstein
There will be an accounting for this act of aggression by Israel. The only question is where and when and under what circumstances.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright: “God Damn America for Her Crimes Against Humanity”
By Jay Janson
God damn America!’ is too light a curse for America’s treacherous double-dealing freaky use of religious zeal terrorism, hiring al Qaeda to fight against Kabul, against governments of Iraq, Serbia, and Libya.
Putin: Snowden Will Leave Russia at Earliest Opportunity
“He is familiar with the conditions of granting political asylum, and judging by the latest statements, is shifting his position. The situation is not clear now,” Putin said.
The Crux of the NSA Story in One Phrase: ‘Collect It All’
The NSA is attempting to collect, monitor and store all forms of human communication
By Glenn Greenwald
That is the definition of a ubiquitous surveillance state – and it’s been built in the dark, without the knowledge of the American people.
Snowden has Become a ‘Man Without a Country’
By Dave Lindorff
The America we all thought we lived in is no more. It is an Orwellian nightmare, a soft fascism that could become hard overnight, at the flick of a switch.
The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020
By Alfred W. McCoy
Within a decade, the U.S. will likely deploy this aerospace shield, advanced cyberwarfare capabilities, and even vaster, more omnipresent digital surveillance networks that will envelop the Earth in an electronic grid capable of blinding entire armies on the battlefield.
Locking Out the Voices of Dissent
By Chris Hedges
It is imperative to defend, as the activists did in New York City, what freedoms and rights we have left. If we remain passive, if we permit the state to continue to use the law to take away our right of political expression.
What Fools We Are!
By Nicholas C. Arguimbau
The ultimate in hypocrisy, publicly acknowledged on the first day of Obama’s Presidency.
Six Million Trayvons:
How The George Zimmerman Mindset Has Rigged The Justice System Against Young Black Men
By Judd Legum
The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.
Obama’s “Just-in-time” Workforce:
17 Million Temporary Workers in America
By Nancy Hanover
The explosion of the temp industry is one part of the assault on the living standards of the working class. The very notion of the right to a job-and what constitutes a job-has undergone a sea change.
Obscenities of Capitalism
By Paul Buchheit
Committed capitalists don’t seem to recognize that people depend on each other, and that individual success is a result of collaborative effort.
Iraq: 15 dead after wave of blasts:
The deadly blasts struck shortly before the evening iftar meal that ends the day-long fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Four were reported dead in Karbala, five in Nasiriyah and six in Musayyib. Powerful explosions also struck the cities of Kut and Basra, but they were unable to provide casualty figures.
Deadly car bomb kills 13 people north of Damascus:
The overnight blast struck near a police station in the town of Deir Atiyeh, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. State-run Sana news agency confirmed the attack, saying “terrorists” had caused an unknown number of casualties.
Pakistani Taliban says sent hundreds to fight alongside Syrian rebels:
The Pakistani Taliban have set up camps and sent hundreds of men to Syria to fight alongside rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad, militants said on Sunday, in a strategy aimed at cementing ties with al-Qaida’s central leadership.
FSA to al-Qaeda: Killing of Syria rebel official ‘declaration of war’:
“A criminal named Abu Ayman al-Baghdadi killed an FSA official in cold blood using his personal gun and in front of eye witnesses that include FSA leaders,” Almokdad said. “We do not threaten, we do not warn and we do not instigate battles with anyone. This murderer must be handed over to a just and fair judiciary, so justice can run its course.”
British PM ditches plan to arm Syrian rebels :
David Cameron has ditched plans to arm the Syrian rebels after being warned by military chiefs that there is little point sending weapons unless he is prepared for all-out war with the Assad regime.
Russia to “defy”
US by selling anti-ship missiles to Syria:
Anatoly Serdyukov, the Russian foreign minister, brushed aside pleas to halt the delivery of a consignment of P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles, arguing that Moscow had supplied Syria with an older version of the missile and had not encountered problems.
Israel airstrike on Syria was aimed at Russian made missiles:
Israel launched an air attack on Syria earlier this month, targeting advanced anti-ship cruise missiles provided by Russia, according to reports.
Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base:
News that Turkey assisted Israel in attacking another Muslim state could result in serious turmoil for Ankara, once the information is confirmed.
Israeli PM threatens to strike Iran:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran is moving “closer and closer” to building a nuclear weapon and warned that his country may have to act against Tehran to curb it from achieving its goal before the United States does.
Washington promises Israel: More pressure on Iran, not less:
U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has assured Israeli officials that the United States will not ease pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear program following the election of Iranian President Hassan Rohani, U.S. diplomatic sources said.
White House unsure plan to waive visas for Israelis will fly:
Legislation that would let Israelis visit the United States without visas but not demand full reciprocal treatment for all Americans wishing to travel to the Jewish state could put Congress and the Obama administration on a collision course in coming weeks.
3 killed in attack on bus in Egypt’s Sinai:
At least three people were killed and 17 wounded when suspected militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a bus carrying workers in Egypt’s North Sinai province early on Monday, security and medical sources said.
Fact or fiction?
Morsi refused army request to hold referendum, says Egypt’s El-Sisi:
Egyptian Defence Minister said Sunday that nationwide 30 June protests calling for the removal of Mohamed Morsi as president he advised the latter to hold a referendum on whether he should stay or leave, hinting that Morsi’s rejection of this advice led to the military removing him from power
Pentagon Denies U.S. About to ‘Invade’ Egypt:
The Pentagon and U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued surprising denials today after reports in the Egyptian press said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt.”
US envoy Burns meets interim leaders:
US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has held talks with Egypt’s caretaker leaders, state media reports. He met interim President Adly Mansour and Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi in Cairo, Mena news agency said.
Egypt swears in Mohamed ElBaradei as interim vice-president:
A former ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, accepted the post of foreign minister, a sign of the importance the government places in its relationship with the superpower that provides $1.3 billion a year in military aid.
Turkey’s Erdogan says Morsi ‘my president’ in Egypt:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that ousted Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was the only legitimate president of Egypt in an interview with a Turkish newspaper.
Assailants firebomb Bahrain MP’s home: parliament:
Assailants hurled firebombs at the home of a Shiite lawmaker in Bahrain on Monday, without causing any casualties even though his family was inside at the time, parliament said.
Greenwald: Snowden docs contain NSA ‘blueprint’:
Edward Snowden has very sensitive ”blueprints” detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker said Sunday.
Obama’s secret kill list – the disposition matrix: Op-Ed:
The disposition matrix is a complex grid of suspected terrorists to be traced then targeted in drone strikes or captured and interrogated. And the British government appears to be colluding in it or people around the world, even though it’s aimed at them.
Guantánamo officials accused of ‘cheating’ over hunger strike numbers:
Guantánamo guards have been accused of using the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to massage hunger strike numbers, after the US military claimed Sunday that less than half of the inmate population are now on strike.
California Hunger Strike Raises Issue of Force-Feeding on U.S. Soil:
As lawmakers call for an end to the force-feeding of Guantanamo detainees, the California strike serves as a reminder: inmates on U.S. soil can ultimately be given the same treatment.
Government Not Just Spying On Your Digital Conversations Also Monitoring Every Bit Of Snail Mail :
Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict:
Thousands of demonstrators from across the country – chanting, praying and even fighting tears – protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.
Child Poverty In The USA:
More than 16 million children in the United States – 22% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $23,550 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses.
Confronting Congressional Hunger Games
The congressional hunger games began when Senate Democrats voted to cut $4.1 billion from food stamps, or SNAP. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said it was a matter of slicing “waste, fraud and abuse” from the program.
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