18 October 2013 — Information Clearing House
Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax
By Paul Craig Roberts
This interview of an eyewitness to the entire event is powerful evidence that the Obama regime’s story of the killing of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea is a hoax and a lie.
No NSA Poster Child:The Real Story of 9/11 Hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar
By Michael German
Americans have the right to truthful information about their government’s intelligence activities.
‘Our’ Weaponized Wahhabi Bastards
By Pepe Escobar
Get ready to watch an angry, fearful, medievalist oil kingdom notorious for its spectacular record on human rights and women’s rights, and so fond of lashings and beheadings, pontificating on the global stage about…human rights.
The End of OPEC
BY AMY MYERS JAFFE, ED MORSE
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Canada Sends Paramilitaries to Clear Fracking Protest
By Stephen C. Webster
Canada used armed paramilitaries wearing camouflage and carrying high-powered rifles to clear out a group of anti-fracking protesters.
Grand Theft Health Insurance
By Russell Mokhiber
How many people in Canada die each year because they have no health insurance? – Zero. How many people go bankrupt each year in the United States because of medical expenses? – 922,819
A Nation Brought to the Verge of Ruin
By Paul Street
The people are demoralized…The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists…
Revolt of the Rich
By Mike Lofgren
The objective of the predatory super-rich and their political handmaidens is to discredit and destroy the traditional nation state and auction its resources to themselves.
It’s Time For A Do-It-Ourselves Revolution
By David DeGraw
Let’s start acting like we still live in a free society. Let’s opt out of the tyrannical regime!
Dallas Cops Shoot Unarmed Mentally Ill Man
Footage from a surveillance camera pointed at the street where officers shot a mentally ill man in the abdomen.
It is No Measure of Health to be Well Adjusted to a Profoundly Sick Society
By Sinead O’Connor
Media create everyone’s reality. They create the world as we see it.
Shelling in northern Syria kills 20: Activists say:
Regime forces and Syrian rebels fighting for control of a small but strategic town in the country’s embattled northern province of Aleppo have killed at least 20 people, most of them civilians, activists said Friday.
Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi Arabia:
Free Syrian Army (FSA) units are receiving intensive training from US Marine Corps personnel in Saudi Arabia, a senior FSA source has told IHS Jane’s .
Saudi Arabia rejects UN Security Council seat :
“Allowing the ruling regime in Syria to kill its people and burn them with chemical weapons in front of the entire world and without any deterrent or punishment is clear proof and evidence of the UN Security Council’s inability to perform its duties and shoulder its responsibilities,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.
Moscow slams Riyadh for rejecting Security Council seat:
“We are surprised by Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented decision,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. “The kingdom’s arguments arouse bewilderment and the criticism of the UN Security Council in the context of the Syria conflict is particularly strange,” it added.
Rights groups lament Security Council seats for Chad, Saudi Arabia:
“Saudi Arabia and Chad have abysmal records on human rights,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of Geneva-based U.N. Watch, founded 20 years ago to monitor United Nations compliance with the principles of its charter. “Repressive regimes crave this undue and false legitimacy.”
Suicide car bomber kills 15 soldiers on Yemeni military base:
“The suicide car bombing attack was carried out simultaneously with a heavy-machine gunfire by the militants on the 111th Brigade ‘s command center in the district of Ahwar in Abyan province,” the official told Xinhua by phone.
Baghdad car bomb kills six and wounds 16:
It comes a day after more than 60 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across the country, including nine attacks targeting mainly Shia areas of Baghdad.
Blackwater guards again charged by US over Iraqi civilian deaths:
Four former guards of the notorious private security firm Blackwater face new manslaughter charges from the US DoJ over a 2007 shooting in Baghdad. The original charges were dropped in 2009, a month before a scheduled trial.
Israelis open fire at Bilin protest, dozens of Palestinians injured:
Dozens of Palestinians suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation and one was wounded after being shot by a tear gas canister as Israeli forces opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank town of Bilin on Friday afternoon.
Germany urges settlement ‘restraint,’ pledges aid to PA:
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin Friday and called on Israel to restrain its settlement activities, which she said were jeopardizing the newly renewed peace talks with the Palestinians.
Israel NGO: 70% rise in illegal settler construction starts:
Billing the figures as a “drastic rise,” Peace Now said 44 percent of the new construction had taken place east of Israel’s vast separation barrier which cuts through the occupied West Bank, and 32 percent fell to the east of it.
Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land : Video –
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.
Report: U.S. considering freeing up seized Iranian assets:
The Obama administration is considering freeing up Iranian assets if Tehran takes specific steps to curb its nuclear program, a senior administration official said.
Pentagon to sell bunker busters, cruise missiles to Gulf monarchies in $11bn deal:
The Pentagon plans to sell $10.8 billion worth of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The hardware includes bunker buster bombs and cruise missiles.
Egypt: Suspected militants kill policeman in Sinai:
In Friday’s attack, gunmen opened fire at the police officer as he walked near his home in the city of el-Arish, an Egyptian security official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.
Rebels kill seven Mozambique soldiers: local media:
Suspected Renamo guerrillas killed seven Mozambican soldiers in an ambush on Thursday near the former rebel group’s remote mountain hideout, local media said, the latest flare-up in a simmering insurgency.
Benghazi gunmen kill Libya commander:
Ahmed al-Barghathi, the head of the military police’s investigative division, was shot several times as he left his house for Friday prayers.
Nearly 400 civilians killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan: UN:
Nearly 400 civilians killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan: UNThe latest findings by United Nations has revealed at least 400 civilians have been killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan.
UN report criticises US for hiding civilian drone deaths:
A second report this week has been released by the UN heavily criticising the US’ covert drone programme for killing hundreds of civilians and refusing to reveal any information about their deaths.
Drone strikes by US may violate international law, says UN:
A United Nations investigation has so far identified 33 drone strikes around the world that have resulted in civilian casualties and may have violated international humanitarian law.
India arrests 35 crew members aboard US ship:
The ship, dubbed MV Seaman Guard Ohio, is owned by a private US-based security firm and is registered in Sierra Leone.
Edward Snowden: I brought no leaked NSA documents to Russia:
“There’s a 0% chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents,” he said.
Greenpeace activists await trial among harsh winds, tears and no sympathy:
Brition Alexandra Harris and 29 others face 15 years in jail for Arctic Sunrise protest, but Russians have their own problems
Emotional letter from Greenpeace protester tells of rotting in Russian cell:
This is an edited extract of a letter sent home last week by Alexandra Harris, one of the six Britons held on piracy charges in Russia following a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.
Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima well:
Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on Friday they detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances – including strontium – at the site, a level 6,500 times higher than readings taken on Wednesday, NHK World reported.
El Salvador: Where women may be jailed for miscarrying:
El Salvador has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. A side-effect is that women who suffer miscarriages are sometimes suspected of inducing an abortion – and can even be jailed for murder.
Canada: First Nation anti-fracking protest:
Arrests, pepper-spray, snipers, torched cars
U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion – tops $17 trillion for first time:
The giant jump comes because the government was replenishing its stock of “extraordinary measures” – the federal funds it borrowed from over the last five months as it tried to avoid bumping into the debt ceiling.
China to push for “YUAN” to be alternative to “Dollar” in fear of next Washington Drama:
Analysts predict investors faced with a U.S. default would try to sell dollars for yuan, forcing China’s central bank to either buy up dollars at a time when the government issuing them isn’t honoring its obligations or allow a rapid increase in the yuan’s value that would hurt exports and worsen the country’s credit bubble.
9 Signs That China Is Making A Move Against The U.S. Dollar:
The U.S. debt spiral cannot go on indefinitely. Our debt is growing far, far more rapidly than our GDP is, and therefore our debt is completely and totally unsustainable. The Chinese understand what is going on, and when the dust settles they plan to be the last ones standing.
Dollar Slips as Fed Worries Continue:
Expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to keep its easy-money policies in place for longer following the partial U.S. government shutdown pushed the dollar close to its lowest point of the year against the euro and U.S. Treasury debt prices to their highest point since July.
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 : 3,391
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001