30 July 2013 — Information Clearing House
West War Crimes in Syria Exposed
By Finian Cunningham
Western government and media silence over the latest massacres in Syria is not just a matter of indifference or sloppy journalism. It is indicative of their complicity in the covert genocidal war on Syria.
The Power Behind the Rebels
Why No Revolution Exists in Syria
By Shamus Cooke
Without the massive rebel support from the U.S. and its allies this conflict would have ended long ago and thousands of lives would have been spared.
Egypt: Divide and Conquer?
By Phil Greaves
General Sisi and the Egyptian military – are not a democratic entity in any sense of the word either. They are a military leadership funded in part, and trained by the United States.
Balkanization of Key Mideast States
Arabs, Beware the “Small States” Option
By Sharmine Narwani
If ever a conspiracy had legs, this one is it. Stirring Iranian-Arab and Sunni-Shiite strife to its advantage has been a major US policy objective since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The Illusion of Israeli/Palestinian Peace for Our Time
By Stephen Lendman
No legitimate Palestinian leader would permit Washington’s involvement. Collaborators betray their people by doing so.
Ho Chi Minh and the Declaration of Independence
Excerpts from 1981 with Major Archimedes Patti, who during World War Two provided support to the Vietnamese Resistance (Viet Minh) under the command of Ho Chi Minh fighting the Japanese occupation.
That Most Charming of Couples: Nationalism and Hypocrisy
By William Blum
Unlimited power in the hands of psychopaths. My own country truly scares me.
Bradley Manning Cleared of ‘Aiding the Enemy’ but Guilty of Most Other Charges
By Ed Pilkington at Fort Meade
Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 130 years in military jail after he was convicted of most charges on which he stood trial.
The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning:
A Conviction of Love in Action
By Norman Solomon
“I want people to see the truth … regardless of who they are … because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”
Australia’s Election Campaign Is Driven By A Barbarism That Dares Not Speak Its Name
By John Pilger
The policy in Canberra, known as “stop the boats”, evokes the hysteria and cynicism of more than a century ago when the “yellow peril” was said to be falling down on Australia as if by the force of gravity.
8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World
By Lynn Stuart Parramore
The New American Exceptionalism: Number one in obesity, guns, prisoners, anxiety, and more…
How Rich is Congress?
By Money Choice
How does the wealth of House and Senate representatives compare to their constituents’ wealth?
134 people killed in clashes in Sudan’s Darfur:
“Yesterday’s clashes killed 108 from the Salamat and 26 from us,” Kheiri told Reuters. “The clashes lasted from 3 am until 6 pm,” he added, without giving more details.
Nigeria: 12 killed in blasts in Kano’s Christian area:
Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria’s northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday.
Gunmen kill 8 Tunisian troops as political tensions grow:
President Moncef Marzouki called the ambush on Mount Chaambi, near the Algerian border, a “terrorist attack” and announced three days of mourning. Tunisian troops have been trying to track down Islamist militants in the remote region since December.
Tunisia’s prime minister refuses to step down:
Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s fiery speech, in which he called those wanting to dissolve the government “anarchists” and “opportunists,” is unlikely to appease an angry opposition that says the Islamist-led government has failed to carry out the political transition promised after the overthrow of Tunisia’s dictator in January 2011.
Dozen bombs defused outside luxury Tripoli hotel:
Libyan security forces on Tuesday defused a dozen bombs that had been placed inside a car that was parked outside a luxury hotel in the capital, the interior ministry said.
Egypt: Despite dozens of deaths, Muslim Brotherhood finds little sympathy at home or abroad:
The group is deeply, deeply isolated. Its members are increasingly targeted by state violence that they have little power to resist, leaving them at the mercy of a military and state security service that has long loathed them.
Clashes leave 12 houses torched in Cairo’s Ezbet Abu-Hashish:
Conflicting reports emerge on how clashes broke out in Cairo’s Ezbet Abu-Hashish working-class neighbourhood late Sunday
EU envoy says Morsi ‘well’ after meeting:
Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, said Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi was “well” after meeting him for two hours, his first known contact with the outside world since he was toppled by the army earlier this month.
Egypt restores feared secret police units:
Military-backed government seems to have no intent of reforming practices that characterised both Mubarak and Morsi eras
Jihadists fire ‘US-made ballistic missile’ at Sinai security HQ:
Jihadists attacked the Egyptian security headquarters in northern Sinai ostensibly using an American-made ballistic missile, Egypt’s interior ministry said early Monday morning.
Blair Legacy Continues As
Around 70 killed in fresh Iraq violence:
Attacks mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas of Iraq killed at least 57 people on Monday, and security forces killed 10 militants, officials said, as the interior ministry warned of civil war.
Assad’s forces kill 12 rebels taking flour from mill – activist:
“The Free Syrian Army took over the flour mill after a battle that lasted several hours, but the regime’s forces shelled the area and hit it from the air as the fighters were transporting the flour out of the mill,” activist Abu Kassem al-Shabawi said from the area.
Air raids ‘kill 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo, Homs’:
Seven children in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo and another four in Homs in the centre were among 17 civilians killed in air raids on Tuesday, a watchdog said.
Syrian Soldiers Executed By Rebels –
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FSA & Jabhat al-Nusra Public Execution Al-Hasakah :
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How a Syrian rebel stronghold fell into regime hands:
Syrian Army soldiers have won control of the Khalidiya district in Homs, crushing one of the last rebel bastions in the central city that sits on the route linking Damascus with the coastal heartland of President Assad’s Alawite sect.
SNC leader tells Al Arabiya Geneva II conference can end Syria war: Video –
In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Ahmed Jarba, the new president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said he expects the Geneva II conference to take place, adding that the U.N.-backed meeting and the formation of a transitional government can lead to the fall of the Syrian regime.
US kills another 3 people in Yemen:
The official said the attack took place early Tuesday in the town of Saeed in Shabwa province and targeted a car carrying the suspected militants. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, gave no further details.
Israelis and Palestinians open talks:
The two sides have agreed to continue talking for at least nine months, a State Department official said. “We’re going to make every effort to reach an agreement within that time frame, but… if we’re making progress and we’re continuing to make progress, this is not a deadline,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Pakistan elects new president as Taliban attack on prison kills 14, frees 250 inmates:
The fighters freed more than 250 prisoners, including 38 suspected militants, and killed 14 people, including guards and Shiite Muslim prisoners, officials said.
Pakistan: Four armed suspects killed in Quetta:
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of an armed group in Eastern Bypass area, the law enforcement agencies (LEA) launched an operation, killing four armed suspects, official sources claimed.
Afghanistan: Taliban district chief among 4 killed in Konduz operation:
A Taliban named district chief and three of his subordinates were killed and 29 others arrested during a security forces operation in northwestern province of Konduz, an official said Monday.
Bradley Manning guilty of espionage in Wikileaks case:
Pte Manning, 25, has been found guilty of 20 charges in total.
European Parliamentarians call on President Obama to free Bradley Manning:
Open Letter from Members of the European Parliament to President Barack Obama and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Report: New Zealand military collected data on phone calls of McClatchy contributor: –
New Zealand’s defense minister said Monday that an investigation is underway into a report that U.S. intelligence agencies helped his nation’s military track the mobile telephone calls of a freelance journalist while he worked for McClatchy Newspapers in Afghanistan.
US developing Mind Reading: Video:
The US government is pouring money into a technology called fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging, which measures changes in localized brain activity over time by watching blood flow. And it can now be used to infer information about our memories. It can tell things like what we have actually seen or experienced.
Guns in school: Ark. district arming more than 20 teachers, staff:
Dougan is among more than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees who will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.
Myrtle Beach judge rules citizens can’t feed homeless in public park:
Hopkins said, as a Quaker, he felt compelled to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, who taught his disciples to help those less fortunate.
Obama Admin. Deported More Than 13,000 Unaccompanied Mexican Children in 2012;
And, when it comes to deportation court hearings, it is not unusual for a toddler or a 6-year-old to appear in front of the judge without a lawyer.
JPMorgan Accused of Energy-Market Manipulation by U.S. Agency:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) manipulated power markets in California and the Midwest from September 2010 to June 2011, obtaining tens of millions of dollars in overpayments from grid operators, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission alleged today.
The 25 largest Banks in the world:
The largest “private” American bank ranks 8th
US fast food workers walk out in organised strike against low wages:
New York City-based campaign spreads around the country as workers unite to demand minimum $15 per hour wage
41% of Nation’s Poor Are White, Nearly Double the Number of Poor Blacks:
As the bottom continues to fall out of the economy, and good middle class jobs are replaced with low wage jobs, one of the most striking demographic changes is the growing number of whites who’ve fallen into poverty or are in danger of falling below the poverty line:
Audit reveals USDA paid out millions to dead farmers:
The U.S. Agriculture Department paid out $32 million in soil conservation payments and crop insurance aid to dead farmers from 2008 to 2012, congressional auditors said on Monday, calling for stricter rules to prevent improper payments.
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 : 3,356
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001