Information Clearing House 10 September 2013: From Hiroshima to Syria, The Enemy Whose Name We Dare Not Speak

10 September 2013  — Information Clearing House

Russian Chess Move Stalls US Actions As Al-Qaeda’s Air Force

By Pepe Escobar

Russia throws a lifeline to save US President Barack Obama from his self-spun ‘red line’.


From Hiroshima to Syria, The Enemy Whose Name We Dare Not Speak

By John Pilger

The intrinsic criminality of the atomic bombing is borne out in the US National Archives and by the subsequent decades of militarism camouflaged as democracy. The Syria psychodrama exemplifies this.


Obama’s Rogue State Tramples Over Every Law It Demands Others Uphold

By George Monbiot

For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now.


As With Iraq, New York Times Propagates Demonstrable Lies About Syrian WMD

By Jeremy R. Hammond

This is the same kind of propagandistic reporting that the Times engaged in prior to the U.S. war on Iraq. Once again, it is evident that America’s “newspaper of record” is serving as a mouthpiece for the U.S. government.


US Journalists and War Crime Guilt

By Peter Dyer

War propaganda is still legal and very much alive – flourishing, in fact, as demonstrated by periodic calls for one more invasion of a country which has never threatened the U.S.


Syrian President Bashar al Assad Charlie Rose (Full) Interview


Assad’s first interview with an American television outlet in nearly two years. The interview was conducted on Sunday, September 8, at the Presidential Palace in Damascus.


US Attack On Syria For Israel

Video and Audio

Gen. Vallely says that General Idris, whom Senator John McCain proclaims as the key “good guy” – should not be considered an ally of the United States.


A War for Israel

By Paul Larudee

Never before have the people and the Israel Lobby been so clearly on opposite sides. Who will prevail?


Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11

By Paul Craig Roberts

Ask yourself why your government thinks you are so totally stupid as to believe such a fairy tale as your government has told you about 9/11.


Reality Check: More Americans Are “Rethinking” 9/11?

By Ben Swann

According to that poll, 38% of Americans have doubts about the official account of 9/11 and 10% do not believe it at all.


Western Rationality

By Thierry Meyssan

War propaganda is the most serious crime because it makes all other crimes possible.


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Iraq bombings kill at least 14 civilians and wound dozens, officials say:

A new wave of bombings in Iraq killed at least 14 civilians and wounded dozens on Tuesday, as insurgents try to exploit the country’s political instability and undermine government efforts to maintain security.


Fact or fiction? Report:

Russia Transferred S-300 Missiles into Syria:

Russia has transferred several S-300 missile batteries into Syria, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported Tuesday. The transfers took place despite statements by Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, that Russia would not provide Syria with the advanced anti-aircraft system.


Syria accepts Russian chemical weapons plan:

“We agreed to the Russian initiative,” Interfax quoted Foreign minister Walid al-Muallem as telling the speaker of Russia’s lower house parliament house in Moscow on Tuesday. He said Syria had agreed because this would “remove the grounds for American aggression,”


Syria wants to join chemical weapons ban treaty: FM:

Syria is ready to give other countries and the United Nations access to its arsenal, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Tuesday.”We are ready to state where the chemical weapons are, to halt production of chemical weapons and show these installations to representatives of Russia, other countries and the UN,” Muallem said in a statement


UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria’s chemical weapons:

At Russia’s request, the UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency closed-door meeting regarding Syria at 4 P.M. EDT (8 P.M. GMT) on Tuesday


Russia withdraws request for UN Security Council Syria meeting:

“Following withdrawal of the request for consultations, Security Council meeting scheduled for 4 pm will not proceed,” Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan, president of the 15-nation council this month, announced on his Twitter feed @AustraliaUN.


Putin: Syria chem arms handover will work only if US calls off strike:

“Of course, all of this will only mean anything if the United States and other nations supporting it tell us that they’re giving up their plan to use force against Syria. You can’t really ask Syria, or any other country, to disarm unilaterally while military action against it is being contemplated,” President Putin said on Tuesday.


Obama wants UN to hear Russia’s plan for Syrian chemical weapons:

According to the AP, Pres. Obama spokes with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron early Tuesday before agreeing to take the proposal to the UN Security Council.


Kerry still pushes Senate for Syria action:

The US secretary of state spoke before the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, a day after the chamber decided to delay a vote on use of force, originally scheduled for Wednesday. He told the committee that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had responded to calls for diplomacy with violence, and that it was the Syrian regime, not the US government, that had chosen the current situation.


John Kerry accused of lying about being opposed to the Iraq War:

Secretary of State John Kerry added to his public embarrassments as he was accused of lying today when he claimed that he and Secretary of State Chuck Hagel had ‘opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq’.


War pimp says:

UN resolution on Syria to test if Russian chemical weapons plan is ‘ruse’:

British PM says UK, France and US will table resolution to see if Moscow’s proposal is delaying tactic


War pimp says:

French Foreign Min: Russian Proposal on Syria May be a Trap to be Avoided:

France wants at least three conditions to be associated to prevent the proposal from becoming an eleventh-hour manipulation, he said.


Senate delays Syria vote as Obama loses momentum:

President Obama’s push for congressional approval for military airstrikes in Syria ran aground Monday, forcing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to delay a procedural vote as opposition builds among senators in both parties.


Syrian opposition slams Russia plan:

Syria’s main opposition group denounced as a “political manoeuvre” a Russian plan to head off threatened punitive US airstrikes on Syria by destroying the regime’s chemical weapons.


War criminal:

Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer draft alternative Syria resolution:

The alternative legislation would direct the UN to pass a resolution confirming that chemical weapons were used in Syria. Then UN officials would go in to the civil war-torn country and remove existing chemical weapons caches by a certain time.


Pro-Israel groups in United States scramble to save Syria strike resolution:

AIPAC, AJC, WJC lobby as over 150 House members signal they will oppose measure; Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, an American Israel Public Affairs Committee official acknowledged the difficulty of the task ahead, calling it a “challenge well worth undertaking.” “It’s difficult, but it’s doable,” the official said.


Intercepts caught Assad rejecting requests to use chemical weapons, German paper says:

Syrian President Bashar Assad has repeatedly rejected requests from his field commanders for approval to use chemical weapons, according to a report this weekend in a German newspaper.


Leaked Iranian letter warned US that Syrian rebels have chemical weapons:

According to leaked diplomatic correspondence, Iran has been warning Washington since July 2012 that Sunni rebel fighters have acquired chemical weapons, and called on the US to send “an immediate and serious warning” to rebel groups not to use them.


‘CIA fabricated evidence to lure US into war with Syria’:

The intelligence gathered against Syria’s Assad was manufactured by elements within the spy community in order to mislead the US President to take punitive action, Ray McGovern, a veteran CIA analyst, told RT.


Syrian rebels plan chem attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories:

A chemical attack may be launched on Israel by Syrian rebels from government-controlled territories as a “major provocation,” multiple sources told RT.


Al Qaeda’s strength with Syrian rebels now being downplayed:

The Obama administration has started to rebrand Syria’s rebels by de-emphasizing the number of al Qaeda fighters among them – a move critics say is based on questionable intelligence designed to downplay the risks associated with a U.S. military strike on the regime of President Bashar Assad.


Obama: Even Michelle’s answer on war ‘is no’:

President Obama acknowledged Monday that even his wife, Michelle, is skeptical of having the U.S. become embroiled in another overseas military conflict


Sign the Peace Voter Pledge: Send a message to Congress that they will hear and understand.:

“I pledge that I will not vote to reelect any member of Congress who votes for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Syria.”


U.S. media suppressed 2009 UN report showing Israel using chemical weapons against Palestinians:

Obama ignores Israel’s chemical weapons abuse while targeting Syrian government that may not be responsible for recent chemical attacks


Liberman: Israel will have to deal with Iranian “threat” on its own:

As Russian initiative reduces likelihood of quick US reaction to Syria’s nerve gas use, tough-talking ex-FM says Jewish state has ‘no expectations or demands from the world’


A ‘Message’ to Iran-or Misinformation?:

The International Atomic Energy Agency “does not say Iran has a bomb, nor does it say it is building one, only that its multiyear effort pursuing nuclear technology is sophisticated and broad enough that it could be consistent with building a bomb.”


Turkish man killed as police clash with protesters in Antakya:

A 22-year-old man was killed in southern Turkey after fresh protests over a 14-year-old left in a coma during anti-government demonstrations in June, a news agency reported on Tuesday.


Roadside bombs kill 11 in Afghanistan, including on bus that took detour to avoid an explosive:

Two roadside bombs killed 11 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, including passengers on a bus that took a detour to avoid a bomb-laden road, officials said.


NATO kills civilians in Afghanistan, claims Karzai:

President Hamid Karzai has condemned a NATO air strike in Afghanistan’s lawless east that Afghan officials say may have killed up to eight civilians, the latest evidence of friction between the president and his international backers


Pakistan to release senior Afghan Taliban prisoner:

The Afghan government has long demanded that Islamabad free Baradar, whose arrest in January 2010 saw Pakistan accused of sabotaging initiatives to bring peace in war-torn Afghanistan.


Egyptian army kills 9 “militants” in Sinai offensive:

Egyptian army troops backed by helicopter gunships attacked hideouts of Islamic militants in Sinai on Tuesday, killing nine and arresting 10, a military official said. The latest raids raised the death toll from four days of operations to 29.


Libyan student who attended anti-war protests in London faces life imprisonment in Libya:

A Libyan student who studied in the UK is facing life imprisonment in Libya for taking part in a pro-Gaddafi anti-war protest in London two years ago.


The NSA’s next move: silencing university professors?:

A Johns Hopkins computer science professor blogs on the NSA and is asked to take it down. I fear for academic freedom


NSA spying on Petrobras, if proven, is industrial espionage:

President Dilma Rousseff : Brazil’s Globo television network reported on Sunday that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked into the computer networks of Petrobras and other companies, including Google Inc., citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.


Another Reason The NSA Needs To Go: It’s Been Doing What It Explicitly Was Told Not To Do:

Even if the NSA is told to stop doing the various things it’s doing, it’s only a matter of time until they do them anyway.


Documents Shed Light on US Border Laptop Searches:

The documents, obtained by our client David House as a result of his lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, demonstrate how the government is abusing its border search authority to evade constitutional restrictions on its surveillance powers.


6 ways your life is personally affected by the War on Drugs:

US drug policy has unequivocally curtailed your basic civil rights, regardless of whether you’re a user


Richest one percent take home record share of US income in 2012:

New analysis of IRS data finds that income gap has widened to its highest levels in a century


Study: America’s Public Pensions Are Even Deeper In Debt Than Previously Thought:

Some funny bookkeeping practices mean that cities like Detroit face an even deeper public pension funding crisis.


United State sets another food stamp record:

Households on food stamps at new peak and more Americans live in poverty compared to the entire population of Spain.


Tiny kidneys are world’s first 3D printed organs living;

Two years ago, Anthony Atala took to the stage at TED and showed the world that human organs could be 3D printed. Now, a team from eastern China has successfully printed a series of living kidneys. This is a huge step forward in the quest for 3D printed replacement organs.


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



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