Information Clearing House 31 August 2013: Obama Backs Down – People of the World are Fighting Back

31 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

Obama to Seek Congressional Approval on Syria Action

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President Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from an imminent military strike against Syria to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.


Congressional Approval Is Not The Critical Issue

By Michael S. Rozeff

It’s still the wrong action, morally and pragmatically. It’s still part of what Albert Einstein termed “The Military Mentality” in 1947.


Impeachment: Congress Fires Opening Shot Across Obama’s Bow.

By John Walsh

The letter of Scott Regall (1) to Barak Obama has exploded on the scene with its opening words:


Did Putin Stop Obama?

Putin to (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) Obama: ‘Think About Future Syria Victims’


The Russian president has expressed certainty that the strategy for a military intervention in Syria is a direct response to the Syrian government’s recent combat successes, coupled with the rebels’ retreat from long-held positions.


US “Proof” Assad Used Chemical Weapons Is One Hundred YouTube Videos

US Government’s Unclassified Estimate of What Took Place in Syria

We have identified one hundred videos attributed to the attack – We assess the Syrian opposition does not have the capability to fabricate all of the videos.


People of the World are Fighting Back

By Finian Cunningham

What the deluded Americans do not seem to realize is that they are on their own. The only entities willing to support their aggression on Syria is Saudi Arabia and Israel.


25 Quotes About The Coming War On Syria That Every American Should See

By Michael Snyder

If it could be made to look like the Assad regime was using chemical weapons, that would give the U.S. government the “moral justification” that it needed to intervene militarily on the side of the rebels.


Where’s Congress on Syria?

By Robert W. Merry

We have a president who declares in word and deed that war decisions, as artificially defined by him as something short of actual war, are exclusively within his constitutional domain.


Another Jolly Little War

By Eric Margolis

Let’s face some hard facts about the vicious conflict in Syria. If the US directly attacks Syria, the real cause will not be the recent chemical attacks.


Israeli Firsters Urge President Obama to Respond to Assad’s Chemical Attack

By James Kirchick, Christopher J. Griffin, Dan Senor, Robert Zarate, Robert Kagan, William Kristol

The full text of the letter follows.


Miss Liberty Speaks:

“America, Be a Mench…Not an Empire!”

By Philip A Farruggio

Finally, the Statue of Liberty is speaking up. Enclosed a few tidbits from that great symbol of freedom for all mankind:


Cornel West Says Both Dyson and Sharpton Have Prostituted Themselves For Obama

By Yvette Carnell

“We saw the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Barack Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton.”


I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision

By Michael Parenti

Opinion-makers prefer to treat Martin Luther King as an inspirational icon rather than a radical leader. He has been domesticated and sanitized.


Freedom Is a Community-Based Economy

Charles Hugh Smith

This insightful essay is not just a critique of our current centralized economies but an outline of a community-based alternative economy that offers freedom instead of dependence.


54 killed, 36 missing in Brono Boko Haram attacks:

14 Shuwa Arab herdsmen and 16 civilians were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in three different Local Government Areas of Monguno, Damboa and Nganzai in Borno state


Five civilians killed in Eypt clashes:

Five civilians died in clashes in Egypt on Friday when opponents and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in several cities, the health ministry said on Saturday.


Egypt: Policeman Killed, Two Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Heliopolis:

A policeman was killed and another and a civilian were injured when armed men driving two cars opened random fire on a police checkpoint in Al-Nozha, Heliopolis, eastern Cairo, on Friday


Al Qaeda in Iraq calls on Egyptians to fight army:

A leader of Al Qaeda’s Iraqi branch called on Saturday on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as “evil” for seeking power through democracy.


12 killed in attacks in N. Iraq:

A roadside bomb went off in Tuz Khurmatu, some 170 km north of Baghdad, and soon the second one exploded as people rushed to the scene, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.


18 killed in Afghanistan explosion:

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police checkpoint and a bank in southern Afghanistan today, one of two attacks in the heartland of the insurgency that killed 18 people over 24 hours.


Roadside blast kill 12 civilians in Helmand:

Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak confirming the report said the incident took place on Saturday evening in Sangin district after a civilian vehicle struck with the roadside bomb.


NATO Occupation Force Soldier Killed in Eastern Afghanistan:

“An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a direct fire attack by enemy forces in eastern Afghanistan today,” ISAF said in a statement.


Twelve killed, many injured in armed confrontation in SW Pakistan:

At least ten militants including two commanders were killed in Mand area of southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan by the security personnel on Saturday, official security sources stated.


US Kills 4 People In Pakistan:

At least four people were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Saturday in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, local media reported. The U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles on a house in Moski village of Mir Ali area in North Waziristan, a restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.


Obama to Seek Congressional Approval on Syria Action:

President Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from an imminent military strike against Syria to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.


Peter King Says Obama Is ‘Abdicating His Responsibility’ on Syria:

Rep. Peter T. King accused President Barack Obama of “undermining the authority of future presidents” to engage in military action in a scathing statement issued following Obama’s Rose Garden speech Saturday.


Congress’ top Republicans praise Obama on Syria:

Leading congressional Republicans praised President Barack Obama’s decision to seek lawmakers’ approval before punishing Syria for a chemical attack. But it was far from clear whether they would support such a strike in a region rife with warfare and the specter of retaliation.


Analysis of Syria weapons evidence ‘will take 3 weeks’:

Analysis of evidence collected by UN weapons inspectors in Syria will take up to three weeks, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a statement.


Syria says it’s ready for attack ‘at any moment’:

This comes as the UN chemical inspection team finished its work in the Arab country and headed to the Hague with samples taken at the sites of alleged chemical attacks. Earlier, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it may be two weeks before for final results of their analysis are ready.


How possible US attack on Syria could unfold:

Five U.S. Navy destroyers – the USS Gravely, USS Mahan, USS Barry, the USS Stout and USS Ramage – are in the eastern Mediterranean Sea waiting for the order to launch. And the USS San Antonio, an amphibious assault ship has now joined them.


A brief history of key military “interventions” by the United States –

10 instances when America has intervened, sometimes without authorization from the United Nations.


France ready to kill people in Syria air strikes:

France is ready to play a substantial role in air strikes on Syria, including sending Rafale fighters to launch missiles at selected targets from 200 miles away.


Did Saudi buy France?

France wins Saudi defence deal: Report:

France has won a billion euro defence contract with Saudi Arabia to overhaul four frigates and two refuelling ships, sources said on Thursday.


Putin rejects US’s Syria chemical use claim, demands proof: –

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday dismissed claims that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons, demanding that the United States provide proof rather than taking rash action.


Russia sends forces:

 Russia will be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean “over the next few days” as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency says.


Enemy within: FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians in US ahead of strike:

The FBI is upping its surveillance of Syrians within US borders, for a fear of reprisal attacks that may follow an imminent American strike against Bashar Assad, reports in US media say. Homeland Security is also worried about retaliatory cyber-attacks.


Yemen PM escapes assassination attempt:

Mohammed Salem Basindwa unharmed after gunmen opened fire on his motorcade in Sanaa, officials say.


Snowden Document: NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications;

Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL. The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success.


U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 cyber-attacks in 2011, documents show:

That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, provides new evidence that the Obama administration’s growing ranks of cyberwarriors infiltrate and disrupt foreign computer networks.


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: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,270


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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