ICH 8 August 2013: US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me

8 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

America’s Mambo with Mubarak

Dancing Between Dictatorship and Democracy

By Andrew Gavin Marshall

The United States champions its domestic propaganda outwardly, presenting itself as a beacon of democratic hope, a light of liberty in a dark world.



Obama, Rice, Kerry, McCain, and Graham: Intervening for More War

By Michael Scheuer

The Obama administration with the support of the Israel-First-supported shills on both sides of the aisle in Congress – there are about 535 of them – are foisting a charade on the American people.



Iran’s New President Prompts Renewed Israeli Threats

By Batsheva Sobelman

“The interests of the lobby and the foreign regime have been imposed on the American lawmakers. We see that they even ignore U.S. interests.” Rouhani told reporters.



Indictment of Iran for ’94 Terror Bombing Relied on MEK

By Gareth Porter

The MEK has an unsavoury history of terrorist bombings against civilian targets in Iran.



Washington’s Drive For Hegemony Is A Drive To War

By Paul Craig Roberts

Are Americans aware that Washington is conducting military exercises all over the world, is surrounding Russia and China with military bases, and now has an Africa Command? Have Congress and the American people signed off on Amerika Uber Alles?



US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me

By Brandon Toy

I arrived in Baghdad believing that Iraqis were simple people in need of having civilization thrust upon them, and that we were the enlightened civil ones who would show them the right way to live. To me, they were less than human.



Murder, Inc. Strikes Again!

U.S. Kills Another 14 People In Yemen

By ICH and Agencies

Since July 27, the US has killed 34 peoplein Yemen, according to an Associated Press count provided by security officials.



The US View of Yemen as an al-Qaida Hotbed is a Travesty of the Truth

By Brian Whitaker

Yemen is a real place where people are demanding social justice and democracy. Their cause is only harmed by the US.



Panic Over: ‘al Qaeda’ Plot Averted, Bad Guys ‘taken Out’, N.S.A. And Drones Vindicated

By Damian Lataan

Do you feel safer now? Does the idea of drones roaming the skies over our planet killing America’s enemies at the whim of its President make you feel more secure?



NSA Monitoring Americans’ Emails for Mentions of Terrorists: report

By Dylan Stableford

The NSA is “temporarily copying and then sifting through the contents of what is apparently most emails and other text-based communications that cross the border.”



U.S. Government May – On a Whim – Label ANY American a Terrorist

By Washington’s Blog

The “terrorism” label has become so ridiculously broad as to lose all meaning … and some government officials are simply using it to harass anyone they wish to punish.



The Courage Of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others To Seize Their Moment of Truth

By John Pilger

In 2010, Private Manning did his duty to the rest of humanity and supplied proof from within the murder machine.



Domestic Spying Is Dangerous to Freedom

DHS, the DoJ, the DoD, the DEA, the CIA, the IRS, and the FBI are all in on it.

By Andrew Napolitano

The people in the government who have done this are far more concerned with their retention of power than they are with protecting our personal liberties.



How to Fry a Planet

By Michael T. Klare

The Third Carbon Age: Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy.



Pakistan: 38 killed in Quetta suicide raid:

A suicide bomber killed 38 people at the funeral of a policeman in Pakistan today, including five senior police officers, in the third deadly attack on government targets in two weeks.



US evacuates consulate staff in Pakistan’s second city over terror alert:

A State Department warning advised US citizens against traveling to Pakistan, saying the department has “ordered this drawdown due to specific threats concerning the US Consulate in Lahore.” The exact specifics of the threat are currently unknown.



14 members of a family killed in Afghan blast:

The attack took place in Nangarhar province’s Ghany Khel district and all 14 killed – seven women and seven children – were members of the same extended family, said Masum Khan Hashimi, the province’s deputy police chief. Three family members were also wounded in the attack, he said, adding that an investigation was underway.



American Justice?

US Marine demoted for urinating on corpses:

A US Marine sergeant who was videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has been demoted to the rank of corporal after pleading guilty, the Marine Corps has said.



Broad U.S. terror alert mystifies experts:

 If ordinary Americans are confused, they’re in good company. Analysts who’ve devoted their careers to studying al Qaida and U.S. counterterrorism strategy can’t really make sense of it, either.



Conference Call with the Legion of Doom, Syria: The Next World War, ALEC’s Backwards Policies: Video –

Abby Martin calls out DOD for exposing its own secrets, citing the leak that about a foiled al Qaeda plot uncovered by NSA surveillance. Abby then talks to Eugene Puryear, organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, about the latest in the Syrian conflict



Attack on Policemen’s Home Kills 13 in Iraq:

Police officials said gunmen stormed the policeman’s home late Wednesday night in the city of Tikrit, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, killing the policeman, his wife, two sons and one daughter.



Iraqi prison escapee led revenge attack that killed his brother and 10 others:

The attack was the first attributed to any of the more than 500 former prisoners, including senior Al Qaeda members, who escaped last month in a major security breach that analysts say could bolster militant groups.



Syrian Rebels Attack Bashar Assad Motorcade? Report:

Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad’s motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but state television showed him unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked.



Does the BBC not trust US intelligence on Iran?:

If the BBC wants to speculate on Iranian nuclear capabilities and the potential for conflict, why is it ignoring the clear consensus of US intelligence, and for what purpose?



Israel approves 800 new (illegal) settler homes:

Israel has given preliminary approval for the construction of more than 800 new homes in illegal Jewish settlements on occupied West Bank land where Palestinians seek statehood, an Israeli official said



EU stance on settlements threatens Israeli participation in bonanza called ‘Horizon 2020’: Op-Ed:

Israel is cringing under the European Union’s “guideline” requirement– the demand by the EU to “recognize in writing that the West Bank settlements are not part of Israel.” And Israel is drawing red lines of its own.



24 militants killed in foiled attack in S. Somalia:

African union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Thursday that 24 militants were killed including three foreign fighters after its troops and local forces foiled an Al-Shabaab planned attacks in southern city of Afmadow, APA reports quoting Xinhua.



Libya: Wave of 54 Political Assassinations – Lack of Accountability Risks Escalating Violence:

“What started as assassinations of members of the police, internal security apparatus, and military intelligence has been further aggravated by the killing of judges and a political activist,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director.



Libya’s worst oil unrest since civil war stores up future trouble:

 Unrest that has already slashed Libya’s oil output to the lowest levels since the 2011 civil war and more than halved its exports is now spreading, with serious implications for its economy, foreign companies and consumers of crude.



Egypt coup leaders says no concessions to Morsi supporters:

Interim president declares end of foreign-led efforts to resolve political crisis and warns patience is wearing thin.



Morsi’s wife in surprise show at Egypt rally:

Naglaa Mahmoud tells thousands of her husband’s supporters celebrating Eid that the deposed president is “coming back”.



Bolivia: President Proposes to Take US to International Tribunal:

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, announced yesterday that he will propose UNASUR to bring the US before an international tribunal for human rights violations after his plane was denied airspace in Europe in the beginning of July.



Greenwald claims up to 20,000 Snowden documents are in his possession:

Glenn Greenwald testified before a Brazilian Senate foreign relations committee on Tuesday. “I did not do an exact count, but he gave me 15,000, 20,000 documents. Very, very complete and very long,” Greenwald told Brazilian lawmakers.



US lawmaker compares Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi:

“In keeping with the teaching of Henry David Thoreau and people like Gandhi and others, if you believe something that is not right, something is unjust, and you are willing to defy customs, traditions, bad laws, then you have a conscience. You have a right to defy those laws and be willing to pay the price,” Lewis told the Guardian newspaper.



NSA Appears to Be Tracking the Anonymous Internet:

That custom-built malware that’s tracking down Tor network users? Turns out it might not be the FBI behind it after all. It looks like it might be the NSA.



The NSA is giving your phone records to the DEA. And the DEA is covering it up.:

A day after we learned of a draining turf battle between the NSA and other law enforcement agencies over bulk surveillance data, it now appears that those same agencies are working together to cover up when those data get shared.



Greek unemployment hit new record in May of 27.6 percent:

Greece and Spain have been hit with similar levels of sky-high unemployment, with latest Eurostat data showing seasonally adjusted unemployment in June at 26.9 percent for Greece and 26.3 percent in Spain.



JPMorgan Faces Probe as U.S. Faults Mortgage Bond Sales:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM:US), the biggest U.S. bank, said it’s under federal criminal investigation for practices tied to sales of mortgage-backed bonds that the Justice Department has already concluded broke civil laws.



Eminent domain proposal for mortgages gains traction in California:

 Cities in the Golden State are once again testing a controversial mortgage relief plan that could use local eminent domain powers to help residents stung by the last housing crisis. El Monte is the latest city to weigh the plan – opposed by the financial industry but embraced by some housing advocates and city councils.



Doctor Sanjay Gupta Publicly Apologizes For Being SO WRONG About Medical Marijuana :




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 : 3,360


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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