ICH 27 July 2013: They Know Much More Than You Think

27 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

Egypt – Dozens Killed – Thousands Wounded


Blood soaked the streets of Cairo around Rabaa al-Adawiya Square after a night of deadly clashes between the Egyptian army and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.



Robert Fisk Reports From Cairo

The Future for Egypt is Looking Increasingly Bloody

By Robert Fisk

As impoverished crowds gather in support of Mohamed Morsi, the well-heeled march behind their images of the General.



Egypt’s Military Junta Pushing Egypt Into Civil War.

By Finian Cunningham

Washington and its Western allies are endorsing the military coup against Egypt’s nascent democracy.



Another Journalist With Children in the Israeli Military

By Alison Weir

It is essential that Americans be accurately and fully informed. This is unlikely to happen while those reporting for American news media have such close ties to Israel and its powerful military forces.



If Trayvon Were Pakistani…


Why isn’t Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?



“Overwhelming” Evidence of Plot to Assassinate Venezuela’s Maduro

By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim

Head of Venezuela’s National Assembly Diosdado Cabello has stated that he will make public “hard evidence of assassination attempts” targeting himself and President Nicolas Maduro “in due course”.



“Grow Sugar And Shut Up!”

60 Years of Cuban Revolution:


Latin American leaders praise iconic revolt start as anti-US sentiments grow.



U.S. Allowed Italian Kidnap Prosecution to Shield Higher-ups, Ex-CIA Officer Says

By Jonathan S. Landay

A former CIA officer has broken the U.S. silence around the 2003 abduction of a radical Islamist cleric in Italy, charging that the agency inflated the threat the preacher posed and that the United States then allowed Italy to prosecute her and other Americans to shield President George W. Bush



They Know Much More Than You Think

By James Bamford

The US intelligence agencies seem to have adopted Orwell’s idea of doublethink-“to be conscious of complete truthfulness,” he wrote, “while telling carefully constructed lies.



Manning and Snowden Light Path for the US to “Return” to its Better Self

By Yochai Benkler

Since the 9/11 trauma, America has allowed the national security state to ride roughshod over vital liberties. This is a turning-point.



How We are Impoverished, Gentrified and Silenced – And What To Do About It

By John Pilger

The Edward Snowden revelations show the infrastructure of a police state emerging in Europe, especially Britain.



Chris Hedges: “Markets and Morals.”


Chris Hedges argued that American propaganda has done two key things. Through a “bombardment of cultural lies and manipulations,” it has erased every progressive movement from the face of the country.



Egypt: 200 killed as security forces opened fire on deposed President Morsi supporters in Cairo.

“They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill,” Gehad El-Haddad said regarding the security forces opening fire on pro-Mosri protestors. “The bullet wounds are in the head and chest.”



Egypt official warns pro-Morsi protesters:

Interior minister says security forces to disperse pro-Morsi protests “soon”, as death toll continues to rise.



Egypt’s ‘Third Square’ protesters denounce army, Morsi:

A group of people stand against both Muslim Brotherhood and military rule in Giza on Friday amid massive pro-army, pro-Morsi rallies



Egypt investigating Morsi on charges of murder and conspiracy:

Prosecutors opened an investigation of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder and conspiracy with the Palestinian militant group Hamas



Hamas reels as Egypt accuses movement of conspiracy, attacks:

An offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas has come under fire by pro-military forces in Egypt since the army there ousted Morsi, a Brotherhood leader, in a coup earlier this month.



Egypt launches military operation to combat “terrorism” in Sinai:

The first wave of the operation will take 48 hours, and supreme leadership of the army in coordination between the field army, naval and air forces has imposed strict control measures over the roads, tunnels and ferries which connect Sinai with other governorates, he said.



Syria says rebels killed 123 people in north, majority civilians: –

Syrian state media accused insurgents on Saturday of killing 123 people, the majority of them civilians, during a rebel offensive this week to take the northern town of Khan al-Assad.



Soldiers’ Mass Execution Reported by Syria Group:

Islamist extremists in Syria’s insurgency killed 150 soldiers in a battle for control of an Aleppo suburb this week, including 51 who were executed after they had surrendered, according to a Syrian monitoring group that has been chronicling casualties and evidence of atrocities.



51 Killed As Syrian Rebels Strike Remote Army Outposts, Activists Say: –

Syrian rebels say they have overrun army positions in the north and south of the country this week, including an offensive in which a rights monitoring group said 51 soldiers were executed.



Syria Troops Gain Ground In Central City Of Homs:

In recent weeks, Assad’s troops have captured several nearby rebel-held areas, including the towns of Qusair and Talkalkh near the border with Lebanon.



Syria says agreement reached on UN chemical probe:

Saturday’s announcement on an agreement on a possible U.N. probe of the March attack that killed 31 people in Khan al-Assal coincided with government allegations that the rebels committed “a massacre” in the village, killing “a number of civilians and military personnel,” according to a SANA report.



Reports: Israel attacked Syrian weapons convoy:

Another Israeli strike in Syria? Arab media outlets reported Israeli Air Force activity in the Beqaa Valley in east Lebanon and in the Golan Heights on Saturday.



Israel blocks EU projects in West Bank: –

Israel has blocked the European Union from aiding tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank, in retaliation for an EU ban on financial assistance to Israeli organizations in the occupied territories.



Gallup poll: Majority of Palestinians doubt U.S. able to broker peace deal with Israel:

Two in three say they don’t trust the U.S. as a peace broker.



52 killed in twin suicide blasts in northwest Pakistan:

The explosions occurred on Friday near a Shia mosque in a busy market of Parachinar in Kurram tribal agency almost two hours before ‘iftar’, the sunset prayer when Muslims break their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan.



8 security personnel killed in attack on Pak check-post:

The attack was launched early this morning at Gulchali check-post in Sarsun area near Iranian border, 100 km from Gwadar city in southern part of province.



Pakistan says soldier killed by India border firing:

India accused of ‘unprovoked’ attack while the Indian army said it had fired in a ‘calibrated manner’



Afghanistan: NATO airstrike leaves 45 “Taliban” killed in Helmand :

According to a statement released by Hemand provincial government media department, the militants were killed in Deshu and Khanshin districts of Helmand province.



Suicide bomber targeting Afghan local police kills 7:

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting a village police commander blew himself up in a bazaar in a lawless part of eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people.



Two American occupation force service members killed in IED attack in Afghanistan:

The two service members died after an improvised explosive device went off in the eastern part of the country, the International Security Assistance force said in a release on Saturday.



94 dead in tribal fight in Sudan’s Darfur:

Fighting in the past two days between rival tribes in Sudan’s Darfur region has killed 94 people, despite a peace deal between them, a tribal leader said on Saturday.



2 Killed as deadly bomb hits Turkish target in Mogadishu:

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab said it had carried out the attack in the western Hodan district of the city. It said Turkey was one of the countries that supported the Somali government and wanted to stop the establishment of Sharia.



Demonstrator killed in Tunisia:

A demonstrator was killed in the central Tunisian town of Gafsa overnight Friday during a march protesting the assassination of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi, an AFP correspondent reported.



Gun in Tunisia Killing of Opposition Politician Used Before:

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was killed with the same gun that was used to assassinate his party leader six months ago, suggesting the involvement of the same hardline Islamist group, the interior minister said on Friday.



Leading Libyan activist, who helped start anti-Gadhafi protests, killed in drive-by shooting:

Abdul-Salam al-Musmari was driving home after Friday prayers when a gray sedan intercepted his car and a gunman emerged, shooting him at close range, Benghazi security official Mohammed al-Hegazi said.



Protests turn violent in Libya:

Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the headquarters of a liberal coalition after demonstrations sparked by assassinations in the eastern city of Benghazi turned violent, witnesses said.



Angry Libyans ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices Video –

The Muslim Brotherhood offices in Tripoli are ransacked in the wake of the killing of a prominent critic of the Brotherhood, who was shot dead on Friday.



Over 1,000 escape in Libya prison break:

“There was a riot inside Al Kuifiya prison, as well as an attack from outside. More then 1,000 prisoners escaped.



US will not seek death penalty for Edward Snowden, Holder tells Russia:

The US has told the Russian government that it will not seek the death penalty for Edward Snowden should he be extradited, in an attempt to prevent Moscow from granting asylum to the former National Security Agency contractor.



Edward Snowden better off in Russia than US, his father says:

NSA whistleblower’s father says he has lost faith in the US justice department and his son needs a safe haven



Russia won’t extradite Snowden to US – Kremlin:

Moscow says security agency FSB is in talks with the FBI over Snowden. But the whistleblower will not be extradited to the US, a Kremlin spokesman said, adding he’s sure the fugitive NSA contractor will stop harming Washington if granted asylum in Russia.



Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash:

The numbers tell the story – in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the house voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 “yes” voters.



NSA surveillance critics to testify before Congress:

Democratic congressman Alan Grayson says hearing will help stop ‘constant misleading information’ from intelligence chiefs



How Bradley Manning’s ‘aiding the enemy’ charge could jolt journalism:

If publishing sensitive government information online, even with the intent of exposing perceived wrongdoing, is ‘aiding the enemy,’ investigative journalism could be seriously affected.



Transcripts from Bradley Manning’s Trial



Thousands turn out against new spy powers in New Zealand:

Thousands of people have protested across New Zealand against the new surveillance bill that would enable the country’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to spy on its citizens.



Companies sitting on cash pile of over $1 trillion:

What’s going on? The short answer is that companies are not spending as much…they have record earnings, but they are holding on to a lot of the money.



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 : 3,354


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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