Information Clearing House 3 September 2013: There Are Too Many Bodies Buried On Britain’s Moral High Ground

3 September 2013 — Information Clearing House

Israel and U.S. Conduct Missile Test in Mediterranean


Israel and the United States launched a missile from deep in the Mediterranean Sea that caused consternation in Syria and Russia.


Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles

By Michael Snyder

When the United States strikes Syria, they might be quite surprised at how hard Syria can hit back.


US General Says Syria Action Could be ‘More Substantial Than Thought’:

By Hannah Strange

Gen. Keane said he understood Mr Obama was planning increased support for the opposition forces, including training from US troops.


President Bashar al-Assad’s interview with Le Figaro

By Bashar al Assad

“Power Lies in your Ability to Prevent Wars, not in Igniting Them”


How “Progressives” and the American “Left” are Failing Over Syria

By Shamus Cooke

There are four pieces of information that all left groups have a duty to report about Syria, but they have either ignored or minimized:


There Are Too Many Bodies Buried On Britain’s Moral High Ground

By Laurie Penny

The bodies buried on the Anglo-American moral high ground are beyond number, and the flowers that grow there are dank and reek of corruption.


Point-By-Point Rebuttal of U.S. Case for War In Syria

By WashingtonsBlog

No one contests that some kind of chemical agent was used. The question is – more importantly – who used it.


Should We Fall Again for ‘Trust Me’?

By Ray McGovern

In a dazzling display of chutzpah, the White House is demanding that Congress demonstrate blind trust in a U.S. intelligence establishment headed by James Clapper, a self-confessed perjurer.


Noam Chomsky Weighs In On Syria Strike

By Ryan Grim

“[T]hat aggression without UN authorization would be a war crime, a very serious one”


Criminal Insanity of US Regime

By Finian Cunningham

The US stands virtually alone in the face of humanity with its self-righteous regard to bomb any one it wants to based on its own outrageous self-serving lies.


Hillary Mann Leverett Slaps Down Warmonger / Presstitutes


She makes the case for how actors other than Assad might have initiated the chemical attack and seems to wonder why Assad would use the weapons when he appeared to be winning on the battlefield.


N.Y. Times Scraps AIPAC From Syria story


The first version, quotes an anonymous administration official calling AIPAC the “800-pound gorilla in the room.


Dubious Intelligence and Iran Blackmail:

How Israel is Driving the US to War in Syria

By Max Blumenthal

Israel’s military-intelligence apparatus does not exactly have a reputation for trustworthiness.


Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz Invokes Holocaust In Making Case For Bombing Syria

By Marc A Caputo

In an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, where she invoked the Holocaust. Wasserman Schultz noted that her Weston-to-Miami Beach District has one of the largest Holocaust-survivor populations in the nation.


Female Veteran Arrested and Brutalized After No War With Syria Rally

2 Minute Video

A United States Military Veteran was enjoying shade under a tree after marching in a “No War with Syria Rally”. She was asked to move by Federal Parks Police. When she asked why she could not stand there they arrested and brutalized her.


Climate at Five Minutes to Midnight: IPCC Head


Humanity has pushed the world’s climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN’s group of climate scientists said on Monday.


Bush- Blair Legacy Continues

As Car bombs across Iraqi capital kill 36 people:

A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital late on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people in predominantly Shi’ite districts, police and medics said.


Six killed as smuggled ammunition explodes on Turkey-Syria border:

A consignment of live ammunition exploded as it was being smuggled into Turkey, killing six people on the border with Syria on Tuesday, the provincial governor’s office said.


Video: Two boys slaughtered in cold blood by the Western-backed ‘rebels’:


This is a horrific video. Please don’t watch it unless you can stand to see two boys slaughtered in cold blood. In the video can be seen a terrorist reading death sentence to the boys


Syrian forces capture strategic northern town-opposition:

Syrian forces seized the strategic northern town of Ariha on Tuesday, an opposition group said, in a move that would open the supply line between the coastal stronghold and pockets of army control in a region that is largely rebel controlled.


NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds:

NATO has been studying data that told of a sharp rise in support for Assad. The data, compiled by Western-sponsored activists and organizations, showed that a majority of Syrians were alarmed by the Al Qaida takeover of the Sunni revolt and preferred to return to Assad, Middle East Newsline reported.


The first?

First “Syria rebels” armed and trained by CIA ‘on way to “battlefield” :

The first cell of Syrian rebels trained and armed by the CIA is making its way to the battlefield, President Barack Obama has reportedly told senators.


U.S. says it gave Israel technical help in missile test:

 Russia first reported traces of ballistic ‘objects’ launched in the central Mediterranean.


Offers no evidence:

French intel says “massive use” of chemical weapons by Syria regime:

“We believe the Syrian opposition does not have the capacity to carry out an operation of such magnitude with chemical agents,” it said.


Read the full report in French:



Republican House speaker backs Obama’s call for military action in Syria:

John Boehner urges colleagues to follow suit; Eric Cantor also voices support


Where the votes stand on Syria:

The graphic includes all 100 senators and will include all House members once they all weigh in publicly.


The six key players in Congress’ Syria debate:

Here is a guide to the key players to watch, their strategies and the challenges they face:


Harkin on Classified Syria Briefing: ‘Frankly Raised More Questions Than It Answered’:

President Obama has some work to do if he wants congressional authority to bomb Syria. Already some of his liberal allies are questioning the evidence which is supposed to show that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.


To some, US case for Syrian gas attack, strike has too many holes:

The Obama administration’s public case for attacking Syria is riddled with inconsistencies and hinges mainly on circumstantial evidence, undermining U.S. efforts this week to build support at home and abroad for a punitive strike against Bashar Assad’s regime.


Obama’s ‘Source’ on Syrian Chemical Weapons is Israel’s NSA:

A shadowy Israeli military unit is apparently the source of the “intelligence” that the Obama administration is using as justification for its planned attack on Syria.


‘I did not join for this’: US military men speak out against Syria strike:

 Many US servicemen are against the looming strike on Syria, Republican Congressman Justin Amash said on Twitter, in an attempt to counter the idea that the country might be overwhelmingly in favor of military action.


Iran warned US about Sarin gas in Syria: Defense Minister:

“Threats of a military strike under the pretext of using chemical weapons in Syria come as [the US] ignored Iran’s warnings about Sarin gas being taken to Syria eight months ago and [thereby] practically paved the way for chemical attacks in Syria,” Dehqan said on Monday


Russia to send delegation to US Congress for Syria talks:

Russian authorities are planning to send a parliamentary delegation to the United States for talks with the Congress over Syria, in a move publicly endorsed Monday by President Vladimir Putin.


Cameron rules out second vote in parliament over Syria – video:

‘Parliament spoke very clearly and it’s important to respect the view of parliament so I’m not planning to return to parliament to ask again about British military action.’ He said however that Britain will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians in Jordan and Turkey and, where possible, inside Syria


Russia sends intelligence ship to Syria coast:

The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye on Sunday evening started its voyage from its home port of Sevastopol in Ukraine “to the appointed region of military service in the eastern Mediterranean,” a military source told the Interfax news agency.


Human shield formed to protect Syria from military action:

Syrians from all walks of life have joined a human shield campaign to help protect the country from potential foreign military action.


15 people killed in military shelling of Sinai villages: Egypt’s state TV:

Egyptian military choppers struck targets in four villages in North Sinai, killing 15 “terrorists”, state television reported on Tuesday


Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life:

Military court sentences 11 to life while 45 others get five-year jail terms for violence in Suez last month.


Egypt shuts down four TV stations:

An Egyptian court has ordered the closure of four television channels that have been accused of sympathising with the Muslim Brotherhood. They include the Brotherhood’s own station, Ahrar 25, and the Egyptian arm of Al-Jazeera.


Gunmen Attack Libya’s Tripoli International Airport: —

Gunmen stormed Libyan Tripoli’s international airport, blocking the tarmac and stopping a plane, belonging to the al-Barak airline from Benghazi from taking off, security sources disclosed here Monday.


12 “militants” killed in Afghanistan:

The Afghan national police have killed 12 militants and arrested 33 others during a number of clean-up operations, the country’s interior ministry said on Tuesday.


Official says roadside bomb kills 4 Afghan police:

A roadside bomb killed four police officers guarding a mayor as their convoy traveled through northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said.


Afghan forces suffering too many casualties, says top Nato commander:

Police and army may need west’s support for years, says General Joseph Dunford, as weekly death toll tops 100


Provincial judge killed in western Afghan shooting:

A provincial judge was killed Tuesday in a drive-by shooting in western Afghanistan’s Herat province, police said.


Snowden Document: NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications:

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.


Brazil, Mexico summon US ambassadors over NSA spying:

Brazil and Mexico have summoned US ambassadors to demand explanations after a report showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on the Latin American countries’ presidents.


US drug agency partners with AT&T for access to ‘vast database’ of call records:

Hemisphere project, revealed by NYT, has AT&T employees sit alongside drug units to aid access to data in exchange for payment


BREAKING! New Radiation Readings At Fukushima Strong Enough To Kill A Human In FOUR HOURS!

Video –


Fukushima radiation levels ’18 times higher’ than thought:

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has criticised the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant for a series of radioactive water leaks. In a recent statement, Tokyo Electric Power Corporation said it had detected radiation hot spots at the plant 18 times higher than it measured in August.


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 : 3,271


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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