16 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
Tony Blair: Never in the Field of Human History Has One Man Earned so Much from the Deaths of so Many
By Matt Carr
Just as we learned that the US and UK governments were conspiring to stop us learning the truth of the Bush-Blair Iraq consiracy, Tony Blair picked up £150,000 for an hour-long speech in Dubai. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36879.htm
Crimes Against Humanity:
Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free?
By Andy Piascik
We should hound Rumsfeld, both Clintons, Rice, Albright and Powell, to name a few, for their crimes against humanity every time they show themselves in public just as Petraeus has been. That holds especially for our two most recent War-Criminals-in-Chief, Barack Bush and George W. Obama.
Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing Statement
Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers
By Jeremy Hammond
It has taken a lot for me to write this, to explain my actions, knowing that doing so – honestly – could cost me more years of my life in prison.
Feinstein Promotes Bill to Strengthen NSA’s Hand on Warrantless Searches
By Spencer Ackerman
A Senate bill promoted as a surveillance reform would codify the ability of the National Security Agency to search its troves of foreign phone and email communications for Americans’ information, and permit law enforcement agencies to search the vast databases as well.
Why Does Anyone Trust the National-Security State?
By Conor Friedersdorf
A lack of transparency and oversight has led to abuses time and again, in every era.
John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia
By Alex Ivett
John Pilger reveals a shocking national secret behind the postcard image of the “lucky country”.
Typhoon Haiyan : Nature’s Early Warning System?
By Gwynne Dyer
There are going to be a lot of refugees, and not many places that are willing to let them in.
Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies
The myth of human progress, the unexamined belief in the ability of our industrial and technological society to save us from collapse, is a form of magical thinking. These forces, in fact, will ensure that the descent will be swifter and more brutal.
Nigeria military says 29 rebels killed in two battles:
Nigerian troops have killed 29 suspected militants in two days of fighting in the northeast, where President Goodluck Jonathan’s forces are trying to stamp out Boko Haram’s four-year-old insurgency, the military said on Saturday.
Nigeria: 26 Persons Killed in Boko Haram Night Raids On Borno Villages:
Suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect were alleged to have randomly attacked some Borno villages at night, leading to death of over 26 persons and displacement of several others. Forty houses were also said to have been torched in the villages.
Libya: Four killed as military base stormed:
Soldiers and government-affiliated militias stormed a military base occupied by gunmen in Libya’s capital today, sparking fresh fighting that left four dead a day after a deadly militia attack on protesters.
Clashes erupt in Libya’s capital a day after deadly militia attack on protesters killed 43: –
Clashes erupted Saturday in Libya’s capital as soldiers and government-affiliated militias attempted to regain control of a base occupied by armed gunmen, a day after a deadly militia attack on protesters.
Six killed in Afghanistan suicide bomb attack:
A suicide bomber rammed his car into an Afghan army vehicle providing security for a compound where Afghanistan’s political and tribal elites are due to gather next week to debate a security pact with the United States.
Another Karzai aide killed in Afghanistan:
The killings are a reminder that the war here extends well beyond the battle field, and into cities, houses and mosques.
Karzai: US-Afghan pact draft ready for Loya Jirga:
Afghan and US negotiators have finished a draft of a contentious security pact to be presented to a traditional council next week, President Hamid Karzai said Saturday, but added that there remain disagreements between the two countries over the final content of the accord.
Gunmen Kill Eight Shia Muslims in Pakistan:
Gunmen opened fire on a Shia Muslim religious procession in Pakistan on Friday, killing eight and injuring more than 30.
Mounting anger at Philippine president’s response to typhoon disaster:
Millions of displaced people remain desperately short of food, water, housing and other basic necessities, with some turning to looting to survive.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Four police killed in Iraq attacks:
A series of attacks in Baghdad and north Iraq left four policemen dead and a dozen people wounded on Saturday, in the latest in a months-long surge in nationwide bloodshed.
American soldier charged in Iraq killings of deaf, unarmed teens:
Then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera is accused of killing Ahmad Khalid al-Timmimi, 15, and his brother Abbas, 14, as they tended to cattle in a palm grove near As Sadah, an Iraqi village about 50 miles northeast of Baghdad.
Government forces gaining ground in Syria:
Forces loyal to the Syrian government have firmly seized the momentum in the country’s war in recent weeks, capturing one rebel stronghold after another and triumphantly planting the two-starred Syrian government flag amid shattered buildings and rubble-strewn streets.
Expert: About 600 Saudi fighters are in Syria:
An estimated 600 Saudis have joined al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria fighting against President Bashar’s al-Assad’s regime, a Saudi expert in Islamist movements told Al Arabiya’s weekly program “Death making” on Friday.
A Day in the Life: Za’atari: Video –
Welcome to Za’atari, the temporary home for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. Just over a year ago it was a stretch of barren desert. Now it’s a bustling metropolis with bakeries, hardware stores and rotisserie chicken stands.
Fearful Turkey will not accept provisional Kurdish self-rule in Syria:
Turkey on Friday warned that it would not accept this week’s declaration of provisional self-rule by Kurds in neighbouring war-torn Syria. “Turkey cannot permit a fait accompli, there is no question of accepting such a thing in Syria,” Turkish President Abdullah Gul said in televised comments in eastern Turkey.
No real dissent in nuclear talks between P5+1 and Iran – Lavrov:
Russia’s Foreign Minister stressed that the understanding reached must now be fixed by diplomatic means so that it becomes a truly joint document, not imposed on anyone from outside.
U.S. Official: Deal with Iran is ‘Close’:
The United States and other countries are “getting close” to an interim deal with Iran that would prevent its nuclear program “from advancing, and roll it back” in key areas, a senior administration official said Friday, according to CNN.
Iran to take much tougher position in nuclear talks after ‘France’s sabotage’:
Tehran will be “very skeptical” about the intentions of the six world powers during next week’s P5+1 talks in Geneva, after the initial text of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program was “gutted” following objections from France
Netanyahu to France: Don’t waver on Iran:
Speaking to a French daily ahead of talks in Geneva, PM urges Hollande not to let up his objections to an interim nuclear deal with Tehran
Minister: Israel doesn’t recognize Iran’s right to enrich uranium:
“Iran is a serial violator of UN Security Council resolutions, and it cannot be trusted,” Erdan said. “It mustn’t be allowed to keep a nuclear weapons-making capability on its soil.”
Israel and White House Locked in an Info War Over Iran:
Some members in Congress don’t trust the data U.S. officials are providing — they trust conflicting data provided privately by senior Israeli officials.
Administration dismissed Israeli intel on Iran’s nuke program as ‘misleading’:
The U.S. intelligence community has dismissed Israel’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear program amid P5+1 negotiations with Teheran. They said the Israeli assessment of an imminent weapons-capable Iran was exaggerated and alarmist. “Some of the reporting on this has been frankly misleading,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.
Right-wing pro-Israel lobby in US slams Obama in new ad:
Video uses US public concerns over Obamacare to warn over his untrustworthiness on Iran; new poll shows Israelis opposing president’s Iran policies
Saudi capital hit with rare floods, residents urged to stay indoors:
Severe flooding is being reported in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, with the government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert.
Jeremy Hammond gets 10 years:
The activist, who admitted involvement in Anonymous’ Stratfor hack, is latest victim of a vile war on information
Jeremy Hammond: FBI directed my attacks on foreign government sites:
Anonymous hacktivist told court FBI informant and fellow hacker Sabu supplied him with list of countries vulnerable to cyber-attack
Elizabeth Warren: quiet revolutionary who could challenge Hillary Clinton in Democrats’ 2016 race:
Senator’s tough stance against Wall Street is attracting voters on the left who are disenchanted with the party establishment
California’s unemployment benefits fund is mired in debt:
The fund owes nearly $10 billion to the federal government – so much, the problem won’t fix itself even if disbursements fall to pre-recession levels, the Employment Development Department says.
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 : 3,396
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001