Information Clearing House 22 September 2013: Potential US War on Syria based on a Snuff Movie

22 September 2013 — Information Clearing House

Sarin Gas Missiles ‘Were NOT Sold to Syria’

By Robert Fisk

New “evidence” about the attack includes the dates of export of the specific rockets used and – more importantly – the countries to which they were originally sold.


Chemicals to Syrian Militants May Have Come From al-Qaeda: Court Document

By CBS News

A former FBI operative has said that al-Qaeda militants linked to al-Shabab in Somalia have managed to develop chemical weapons.


Lavrov: US Pressuring Russia into Passing UN Resolution on Syria Allowing Military Force


“Our American partners are starting to blackmail us: ‘If Russia does not support a resolution under Chapter 7, then we will withdraw our support for Syria’s entry into the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is a complete departure from what I agreed with Secretary of State John Kerry’,”


Potential US War on Syria based on a Snuff Movie

By Finian Cunningham

The American war footing towards Syria plumbs a new diabolical depth.


Puerto Rico and the Puerto Ricans – Versus –

115 Years of Yankee Imperialism and Colonialism

By Professor Francis A. Boyle

Eight charges that I filed against the United States government for committing international crimes against the People and State of Puerto Rico.


The Financial Core of the Transnational Capitalist Class

By Peter Phillips and Brady Osborne

Western governments and international policy bodies serve the interests of this financial core of the Transnational Corporate Class. Wars are initiated to protect their interests.


The American Dream Has Become A Burden For Most

By Gary Younge

As wages stagnate and costs rise, US workers recognise the guiding ideal of this nation for the delusional myth it is.


Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people:

A wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing against Pakistan’s Christian minority, saying it would continue attacks against non-Muslims until the U.S. stopped its drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions. The attacks wounded 110 others.


US Kills 7 People In Pakistan:

Intelligence officials said US unmanned aircrafts fired four missiles which hit two houses at Shawal town of North Waziristan Sunday afternoon.


5 militants killed in explosion:

As many as five militants were killed and several others injured on Sunday in an explosion in the main office of banned Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) in Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency.


16 killed in Afghan attacks:

Early Sunday morning, four pro-government militiamen and three Taliban militants were killed in clashes at Hazrat-e-Sultan in Kunduz city, Xinhua reported citing a police officer.


UK paid £3,000 compensation for Afghans killed by UK military:

The families of almost 200 innocent victims of British military activity in Afghanistan have been compensated with barely £3,000 each, the Government has revealed.


Nairobi terror: 68 people killed as Al-Qaeda affiliates hold hostages :

At least 68 people have been killed and 200 others wounded by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in a Nairobi shopping mall, as the hostage crisis there has entered its second day. 10 to 15 gunmen are still inside the shopping center, a Kenyan minister has reported.


In case you missed it:

Kenya Says Western Nations Join Fight in Somalia, as U.S. Denies Role:

Foreign military forces have joined the offensive against the Shabab militant group in Somalia as Kenyan troops advanced toward the rebel stronghold of Kismayu from two different directions, Kenya said Sunday.


50 Assad men killed by Damascus suburb car bomb:

Syria rebels claimed that 50 members of Syrian regime security forces were killed and dozens wounded in the explosion of a car bomb at a military facility located in the suburbs of Damascus. This was reported by Turkish news agency Anatolia.


Mortar round hits Russia embassy compound in Damascus: Activists:

An embassy source told RIA Novosti news agency that two people had been slightly wounded but that the diplomatic mission continued working normally.


Report: American-supplied arms fell into al Qaeda’s hands:

The bad news is that al Qaeda’s affiliates dominate significant parts of northern Syria. FSA units that challenge al Qaeda are, by and large, unsuccessful


Here’s The Full, Extremist-To-Moderate Spectrum Of The 100,000 Syrian Rebels:

Lister places the number of “genuine moderates” – rebels wholly loyal to the SMC – between 20,000 and 32,000.


Russia ready to send military observers to Syria:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday Russia will send military observers to Syria. Russia says it is ready to send military observers to Syria, as a security measure for efforts to eliminate its chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.


U.S. official: Syrian CW list more complete than anticipated:

U.S. officials were pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the initial declaration that Syria has submitted to the world’s chemical weapons watchdog outlining its inventory of the munitions, a senior administration official said Saturday.


Obama to insist Assad steps down:

US officials at the White House have said President Barack Obama will give a speech at the United Nations this week, in which he will call for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A White House spokesman has told reporters the Obama speech will lead with an insistence that Assad “abdicates”.


Suicide bomber kills 16 in mainly Sunni district of Baghdad: –

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a tent filled with mourners in a predominantly Sunni district of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, police and medical sources said.


Yemen clash with al-Qaeda kills 8: tribal source:

Eight people including four members of al-Qaeda were killed on Sunday in a clash between Yemeni tribesmen and militants in Maarib province, a tribal source said.


‘I cannot live with my family anymore – my work puts them in danger’:

Since a transitional government took office in Yemen in February 2012, there has been an alarming rise in attacks on journalists. Al-Rubaa was just one of 15 journalists to tell me that he receives regular death threats because of his work.


Merkel’s conservatives lead German vote:

Exit polls from the German election show that Merkel’s conservative bloc (CDU-CSU)is in the lead with about 42 percent. Steinbrueck’s Social Democrats (SPD)are trailing behind with 26 percent and the Left party has received over 8 percent of the votes.


Chiquita bananas hired killer commandos: suit:

Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in that country’s bloody, decades-long civil war.


Close ties between White House, NSA spying review:

The White House, the review panel has effectively been operating as an arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA and all other U.S. spy efforts.


Is the FBI’s Domestic Spying Out of Control?: Op-Ed:

A new ACLU report shows how the Bureau’s domestic surveillance program has exploded since 9/11


Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at garment workers seeking $100 month minimum wage:

Protesters threw stones and bricks at factories just outside the capital in Kaliakoir that make clothes for some of the world’s top retailers. Others marched along a key highway and blocked traffic, police said.


Pope attacks global economics for worshipping ‘god of money’:

Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a “god called money” and urged the unemployed to fight for work.


In Chicago and Philadelphia, Closing Schools and Funding Charters:

Twelve thousand Chicago children are walking new, often longer, routes to school this fall-after Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 47 schools, almost all in poor Black and Latino neighborhoods.

6:07 PM 9/22/2013


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 : 3,378


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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