11 September 2013 — Information Clearing House
A Plea for Caution From Russia
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria
By Vladimir V. Putin
We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin Orders Missile Defense Shipment to Iran
By Cheryl K. Chumley
The announcement comes on the heels of Russia’s recent transfer of several S-300 missile defense systems to Syria.
Another War for Israel Featuring America’s Newest Allies: al Qaida
By Anthony Lawson
Those wonderful people who brought you the Big Mac, Mom’s apple Pie, Burger King, and Kentucky Fried People are at it again. And all because Binyamin Netanyahu was able to tell his partner in war crimes, just what he needed to hear:
NSA Shares Americans’ Data with Israel
By Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill
The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.
In Case You Missed It
Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?
U.S. investigators believe that Israelis are very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11.
Noam Chomsky: The “Illegal” US Threat On Syria And 9/11
“My own view is that we should be concentrating on the first 9/11, the one in Chile, which was a much worse attack, by any dimension.”
The Other 9/11
Salvador Allende’s Last Speech
By Peter Rothberg
Forty years ago today, Salvador Allende’s democratically-elected government in Chile was overthrown by a US-backed military coup.
US Military – A Cancer
Must Watch – 10 Minute Video – Class War Films –
This video is about the Military Cancer attacking our country.
45 killed, 63 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq:
A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up at al Temimi mosque in the Kasra area in northern Baghdad at about 6: 40 p.m. (1540 GMT), killing at least 30 people and injuring 55 others, a source in the Iraqi interior ministry told Xinhua.
After more than 10 years of hardship, Iraqi Christian calls it quits on Iraq:
Fatin Yousef outlasted the US invasion and civil war, but threats and kidnappings finally drove her out of Iraq. Only one of her 60 relatives remains there.
12 Alawites killed by jihadists in Syria’s Homs: Activists say:
Twelve civilians from Syria’s Alawite minority, to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs, have been killed by jihadist fighters in the central province of Homs, a Syrian NGO said Wednesday.
11 people killed in government airstrike on field hospital near Aleppo:
Syrian activists say government warplanes have hit a field hospital near the northern city of Aleppo, killing 11 people.
3 Children Killed in Rebels’ Mortar Attacks in Reef Aleppo:
The armed rebels attacked two Shiite-populated villages of Nabl and Al-Zahra in Reef (outskirts of) Aleppo with mortar shells, killing three children. The rebels fired the mortars from Ma’arasteh and Mayer villages in the vicinity of Nabl and Al-Zahra.
Ancient Syria’s Christian village freed from jihadist siege:
The village of Maaloula, to the west of Damascus, a major symbol of Christianity in the region, has been freed from rebel extremist control, RT’s correspondent reports from Syria, citing the country’s military.
Russia gives U.S. Syrian chemical weapons plan:
Russian officials have given the United States a plan to put Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal under international control, ahead of a key meeting between Moscow and Washington’s top diplomats in Geneva, Russian media reported on Wednesday.
Vladimir Putin “threatens” UN Syria vote over US threat of force:
The diplomatic initiative to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is under threat after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US and other nations must renounce the use of force against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Syria: Rebels Give US Targets To Defeat Government: –
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the United States intelligence services are working together on targets that will bring about regime change in the country, according to FSA commanders.
Opposition: US providing some lethal aid to Syrian rebels:
Saleh’s comments at a Washington news conference may be the first public indication that US-provided military goods such as arms or ammunition are actually moving to anti-Assad forces.
White House Mum on Rebel Chem Weapons Use:
The news report contradicts the narrative currently being laid out by Obama administration in an official assessment, not only in terms of who was responsible for the sarin deaths, but in the number of casualties.
Russia has proof of chemical weapons use by Syrian opposition: lawmaker:
Russia had evidence that the Syrian opposition possessed and used chemical weapons, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.
Syria Attack Inevitable : Op-Ed:
How, has the Obama administration set the stage for an inevitable US attack on Syria and emerge as the good guys, no matter what follows?
Obama seeks support for attacking Syria while pursuing diplomacy:
Calling the United States “the anchor of global security,” Obama offered moral, political and strategic arguments for being ready to launch limited military strikes while trying to negotiate a diplomatic solution to what he called Syria’s violation of a global ban on chemical weapons.
US Puppet Regimes: 10 Small Countries That Have Signed On To Bomb Syria:
33 countries have signed on in support of a joint statement condemning chemical weapons use in Syria. Here a few you don’t associate with military might.
Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim:
A young researcher whose opinions on Syria were cited by both Senator McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry in congressional testimony last week has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly faking her academic credentials.
Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean:
Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.
Vladimir Putin to offer Iran’s Hassan Rowhani missile systems, nuclear reactor:
Russia could increase supplies of arms to Iran if the United States decides on military intervention in Syria, the head of the lower house’s committee on international relations, Alexei Pushkov, told parliament on Wednesday.
Nearly 100 people killed in Central African Republic clash:
Nearly 100 people were killed in days of fighting in Central African Republic between supporters of former president Francois Bozize and the forces loyal to President of Transition Michel Djotodia, state radio reported on Wednesday.
Suicide bombs hit Egypt military in Sinai, kill 9 soldiers:
In near-simultaneous attacks, a pair of suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into military targets in Egypt’s volatile Sinai on Wednesday, killing at least nine soldiers, security officials said.
Blast strikes Benghazi 1 year after US consulate bombing:
A bomb explosion has caused serious damage to the Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It comes on the anniversary of the attack on the US consulate in that city which killed the ambassador and three aides.
Afghanistan: Three Insurgents Killed, Four Injured in Jawzjan Raids:
Three Taliban insurgents were killed and four others injured during several coordinated clearing operations conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, local officials said.
Venezuela leaves international human rights body:
Venezuela withdrew from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan leaders called the court an instrument of U.S. control in Latin America.
iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data:
The US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom. It has developed the ability to hack into iPhones, android devices and even the BlackBerry, previously believed to be particularly secure.
NSA violations led judge to consider viability of surveillance program:
A judge on the secret surveillance court was so disturbed by the National Security Agency’s repeated violations of privacy restrictions that he questioned the viability of its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, according to newly declassified surveillance documents.
NSA Spying Seen Risking Billions in U.S. Technology Sales:
A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations they can enable Chinese spying may come back to bite Silicon Valley.
Barclays May Face $10 Billion Lawsuit For “Corrupt Activities” In Saudi Arabia:
A prominent Saudi businessman is reportedly seeking $10 billion in damages from U.K. financial group Barclays after he claimed that the bank had conducted “corrupt activities” in Saudi Arabia, which ultimately cost his companies billions in lost revenue over the past decade.
How Big Banks Can Steal Your Home From You Even If Your Mortgage Is Totally Paid Off:
Did you know that the big banks have a way to legally steal your house from you even if you don’t owe a single penny on your mortgage?
Great Recession cost each household between $50,000 and $120,000, according to Dallas Fed study:
That’s a combination of lost wealth (like the lost value of a house) and a drop in both current wage income and discounted future wage income from unemployment.
Welcome new billionaires! Ultrawealthy ranks grow:
A new study from Wealth-X and UBS finds that the global population of billionaires has surged past 2,000. Their combined wealth totals $6.5 trillion-more than the combined gross domestic product of France and Germany.
Best Times for the 1 Percent Since 1920s:
The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income last year – their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash. And the top 10 percent captured a record 48.2 percent of total earnings last year.
Surprise-The Majority of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the ‘Burbs:
The number of Americans living in suburbs who receive SNAP doubled between 2007 and 2011, and the majority recipients nationwide-55 percent-now live there, according to an analysis of American Community Survey data by the Brookings Institution.
1 Percent of America’s Power Plants Emit 33 Percent of Energy Industry’s Carbon:
The vast majority of the top 100 offenders-98 of them in fact-are coal plants.
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