8 September 2013 — Information Clearing House
Assad: Syria’s Allies Will Retaliate in Response to US Strike
President Bashar Assad warned that if there was a military strike by the United States on his country, there would be retaliation by those aligned with Syria.
Syria: March to Disaster
By Eric Margolis
Syria is clearly the next target of the American imperial bulldozer. After two years of brutal rebellion armed and financed by the US and its regional allies, Syria now faces devastation.
Obama Warned on Syrian Intel
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
A dozen former U.S. military and intelligence officials are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story.
These False Flags Were Used To Start A War
By Zero Hedge
Just in case one’s history textbook had a few extra pages ripped out, this may be a good time to recall just how far one’s government is willing to go to start a war under false pretenses.
The West Dethroned
By Paul Craig Roberts
The “New American Century” proclaimed by the neoconservatives came to an abrupt end on September 6 at the G20 meeting in Russia.
Striking Russia Through Syria
Must Read – By Linh Dinh
We’re witnessing the last grotesque convulsions of a dying empire.
What Are We Doing in Syria?
Phil Donahue, speaks with historian and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the possible repercussions of our actions in the Middle East.
Noam Chomsky: Palestinians Are A Pauper Society, Forced To Live On Charity
By Frank Barat and Noam Chomsky
Chomsky talks about the crisis in Syria, the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and the role of US power in the region.
Bye, Bye, American Pie:
By Daniel Patrick Welch
US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world will mean the end of the country as we know it.
US Military – A Cancer
Must Watch – 10 Minute Video – Class War Films –
This video is about the Military Cancer attacking our country.
Left With Nothing
By Michael Sallah, Debbie Cenziper, Steven Rich
This man owed $134 in property taxes. The District sold the lien to an investor who foreclosed on his $197,000 house and sold it. He and many other homeowners like him were left with nothing.
Fact or fiction?
24 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan:
At least 24 Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province during a military operation, military officials said.
16 People Killed In Afghanistan:
A drone strike in an eastern province killed up to 16 people, Afghan officials said Sunday, while a Taliban assault in another province killed four intelligence officers and wounded more than 120 civilians.
Afghan officials say Nato air strike killed nine civilians:
Afghan officials have said an apparent Nato air strike has killed 15 people – nine of them civilians, including women and children – in an eastern province.
10 Killed, 120 Injured in Afghan Suicide Bombing:
Ten people, including six suicide attackers, were killed and 120 civilians injured as a group of suicide bombers attacked an Afghan security base in Wardak’s provincial capital Maidan Shahr on Sunday
Blast kills two in Pakistan’s Quetta, say police:
A bomb blast killed at least two people and wounded six others Sunday in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern city of Quetta, police said. The bomb, which was planted on a busy road, went off at around sunset when people were returning from work.
Report: 5 Jordanians killed in Syria in last 24 hours: —
Five Jordanian citizens have been killed in Syria over the past 24 hours, according to the government controlled SANA news agency.
Jihaddists re-take historic Syrian Christian village as stand-off continues:
Islamist Nusra Front forces have re-captured Syria’s oldest Christian community from government troops in a night of fighting. The small village of Maaloula, once a peaceful spiritual place, became a battlefield on Wednesday.
Fact or fiction?
Syrian warplanes flee after testing defences at British air base in Cyprus:
The dramatic confrontation came after President Bashar al-Assad’s air chiefs sent two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24s to probe our air defences.
Russia Sends Plane to Evacuate Citizens from Syria:
Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry has sent a plane to Syria for citizens willing to leave the war-torn country, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
Sunni-Iraqi politician warns against Syria attack:
Iraq’s most senior Sunni politician cautions against possible US-led strikes against Syria warning they would ‘ignite a fire’ in Middle East that could spread across the region.
New Iran FM visits Iraq to discuss ‘dangerous’ Syria situation:
Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government has sought to maintain a neutral stance towards the conflict and has warned against any Western military intervention in Syria. Iran, Assad’s main regional ally, also opposes a strike.
Kerry admits there is no military solution to Syria’s crisis:
In a joint news conference with Qatari foreign minister, Kerry acknowledged on Sunday that there is only a political solution to Syria’s war, not a military one.
Fact or fiction?
Syria Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Not Ordered’ by Assad – Report:
German intelligence sources suggest that last month’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus was not ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Bild am Sonntag has reported.
Fact or fiction?
Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad’s permission: paper:
Syrian government forces may have carried out a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus without the personal permission of President Bashar al-Assad, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday, citing German intelligence.
UK delivered Syria chemicals needed for sarin production ‘for 6 years’:
British companies sold sodium fluoride, a key ingredient in the manufacture of the deadly nerve gas sarin, to a Syrian firm from 2004-2010, British media reveal, a sale that has been called ‘disturbing’ following the chemical weapons attack in Damascus.
Are Obama’s sarin videos released to CNN propaganda?:
If CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of these videos, then why are they showing them?
British forces deploy to Jordan:
More than 600 Royal Marines from 30 and 42 Commando units will arrive in Aqaba, Jordan, next week for planned war-games, kitted out with chemical warfare equipment.
100,000 Attend Vatican Peace Rally to Oppose Syria Attack;
“Forgiveness, dialogue, reconciliation – these are the words of peace, in beloved Syria, in the Middle East, in all the world! Let us pray for reconciliation and peace, let us work for reconciliation and peace, and let us all become, in every place, men and women of reconciliation and peace!” the pope said
Disappointing turnout as protesters across the world rally against military strike on Syria:
Around 200 people gathered outside the White House on Saturday to voice their opposition against a military strike on Syria and demand that Congress votes “no” on the issue.
Israeli Official: U.S. would notify Israel hours before Syria attack:
Israel plans to deploy anti-missile systems and troop reinforcements if President Barack Obama, who faces domestic resistance over the military intervention in Syria, gives the green light for U.S. action.
Amos Gilad: Strong Arab Sunni bloc doesn’t see Israel as enemy:
Defense Ministry’s political-military director says Sunni axis successfully keeping extremist jihadi terrorism at bay; praises Egyptian Defense Minister al-Sisi’s counter-terrorism efforts in Sinai.
AIPAC and Syria:
It is ludicrous to claim that US Jewish organizations support an attack on Syria even though it is contrary to US interests and because it is in Israel’s interest.
Jews Without Israel:
It’s not the goyim the rabbis are worried about; it’s Jews. And not merely anti-Zionist, middle-aged lefty Jews like me but also younger Jews who are indifferent to Zionism.
Four killed in attacks across Iraq:
A gunman fired on a government compound to allow a suicide bomber to blow himself up north of Baghdad on Sunday, the deadliest incident in nationwide violence that killed four.
Nigeria Attacks Kill 13 Vigilantes, 5 Sect Members:
An attack by suspected Islamic sect members on a town guarded by a vigilante group in northeast Nigeria on Sunday killed at least 18 people and injured 17, residents and a government official said.
Nine militants, two soldiers killed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula:
The military spokesman said helicopters targeted arms stores and militants’ vehicles in seven Sinai villages.
Egypt army disconnects phone networks in North Sinai:
Egyptian security forces on Sunday shutdown telecommunication networks in Sinai on the second day of a crackdown against armed groups in the peninsula.
Daughter of Libya’s ex-spy chief freed by abductors after her tribe cut off capital’s water:
Commander Haitham el-Tajouri of the militia that kidnapped Anoud el-Senoussi said that she was handed over to her tribe in southern Libya late Saturday after the country’s prime minister negotiated her release.
Libya’s oil exports plunge as problems escalate:
Gunmen in the west of Libya, whose motives are unclear, have disrupted oil supplies used mostly for the domestic market and closed down three pipelines.
Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data:
SPIEGEL has learned from internal NSA documents that the US intelligence agency has the capability of tapping user data from the iPhone, devices using Android as well as BlackBerry, a system previously believed to be highly secure.
Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011.
The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases
Computer program uses Twitter to ‘map mood of nation’:
The researchers say the computer program can scan up to 2,000 tweets a second med Emotive, it works by accessing the emotional content of postings on the social networking site.
Tony Blair strikes new deals to advise Vietnam and Peru:
The former prime minister has struck a controversial deal to advise the Vietnamese government amid growing claims that the ruling Communist Party is cracking down on free speech. e has also won a contract to advise the Peruvian government on public sector reform.
Brazil protests turn violent as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets:
Brazil’s Independence Day celebrations turned violent after protesters disrupted a military parade in Rio de Janeiro. Police fired tear gas at the crowd as it shouted anti-government slogans. Over 100 protests took place across the nation on Saturday.
Maduro accuses US of sabotage plot:
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses US for plans to sabotage people’s food, electricity and fuel supplies.
SWAT team shoots and kills 107-year-old man in standoff:
A stand-off on Saturday left one man dead. S.W.A.T. Officers shot and killed the suspect after a standoff at a Pine Bluff home.
The Number Of Private Sector Jobs Fell By 278,000 Last Month But The Economy Is Getting Better?:
Last month, the unemployment rate declined to 7.3 percent. Somehow this happened even though the percentage of working age Americans with a job actually declined and the number of private sector workers fell by 278,000.
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 : 3,272
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001