Information Clearing House 21 November 2013: Iran Nuclear Negotiations 4 Dummies

21 November 2013 — Information Clearing House

Undercover British Soldiers ‘Killed Unarmed Civilians in Belfast’


Speaking publicly for the first time, the ex-members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF), which was disbanded in 1973, said they had been tasked with “hunting down” IRA members in Belfast.


The US Military and the Philippines

By Bill Van Auken

There is perhaps no more egregious example of the US military overstaying its welcome than in the Philippines.


Iran Nuclear Negotiations 4 Dummies

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Obama’s vision is as limited as his knowledge of Iranians. During the Iran-Iraq war, – Iran repelled not only Iraq’s attacks, but all its backers including America, European and Arab states.


In the Real Tally of Violence, Palestinians Have it Much Worse

By Amira Hass

There is no Palestinian without a personal and familial history of injustice that was caused by, and is still caused by Israel.


“Oh, what a tangled web we weave”

United States Can Spy on Britons Despite Pact, N.S.A. Memo Says

By James Glanz

The National Security Agency is authorized to spy on the citizens of America’s closest allies, including Britain, even though those English-speaking countries have long had an official non-spying pact.


Inside America’s Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere

By Colum Lynch

The United States and its key intelligence allies are quietly working behind the scenes to kneecap a mounting movement in the United Nations to promote a universal human right to online privacy.


Noam Chomsky – Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States

By Noam Chomsky

The United States is a very frightened country. And there are all kinds of things concocted for you to be frightened about.


Linkin Park – “Waiting For The Light That Never Comes”

A Call for Non-Violent Revolution


Reform is the light that never comes. Tyranny reigns. Revolution is all we have left…


Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As

Truck Bomb, Attacks Kill at Least 48 in Iraq:

A truck bomb tore through an outdoor vegetable market in northeastern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks Thursday that killed at least 48 people, officials said.


Fighting for Aleppo base kills 15 Syria militia: NGO:

“Fifteen members of the National Defence Forces were killed in fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Al-Nusra Front and Islamist groups in the east of Aleppo province and near Base 80,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


Difficult differences remain in Iran nuclear negotiations:

Each side appeared to be dampening down anticipation of an imminent breakthrough after the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany came close to winning concessions from Tehran in the last round of negotiations two weeks ago.


Netanyahu’s estimate for Iran nuclear breakout “Sheer Nonsense”:

In an interview with a German newspaper published Tuesday, Netanyahu said, “The Iranians already have five bombs’ worth of low-enriched uranium,” which they could build within a matter of weeks after making the decision to rush for a nuclear weapon.


UN official: Gaza is quickly becoming uninhabitable:

The Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, has warned that “the plight of Palestinians and Palestinian refugees under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continues to worsen.”


Saudi Arabia man arrested for giving out free hugs:

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice arrested the two men in Riyadh for violating local laws and engaging in “exotic practices”, Al Hayat newspaper said.


US Murders 8 People In Pakistan: :

At least eight persons, including three alledged Haqqani network commanders, were killed on Thursday in a rare US drone strike outside Pakistan’s tribal belt, just a day after a top official said the US had agreed to halt such attacks during negotiations with militants.


Yeah right!

No more drone strikes during Taliban talks, US assures Pakistan:

The United States has promised that it will not carry out any drone strikes in Pakistan during any peace talks with Taliban militants in the future, the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Wednesday.


Yeah right!

US will respect ‘Afghan sovereignty,’ says Obama:

President Barack Obama, in a letter to President Hamid Karzai, said the United States will continue to respect “Afghan sovereignty” under a new security agreement. Obama also said the U.S. military will not conduct raids on Afghan homes except under “extraordinary circumstances” involving urgent risks to U.S. nationals. The raids have been a particularly sensitive issue to the Afghans.


I can’t imagine why – LOL

Afghan President Hamid Karzai:

 I don’t trust the US: Afghan President Hamid Karzai told tribal leaders Thursday that he did not trust the United States, hours after Secretary of State John Kerry said a final draft deal on troop levels had been reached.


US, Afghan security deal at risk as Karzai calls for delay in signing:

President Hamid Karzai told a gathering of elders that the signing should be put off until after next year’s Afghan presidential election — and signed only if it is approved by the council and the parliament.


The Arrogance of American Exceptionalism :

UN representative Samantha Power: U.S. has ‘nothing to apologize’ to Afghanistan for:

Washington’s UN representative Samantha Power said Thursday Afghanistan is owed no apology for US actions in the country since the overthrow of the Taliban 12 years ago.


We don’t need no stinking badges! –

Video – Humor


Three killed in bombing at restaurant in Kandahar:

Kandahar’s Regional Health Department Director said the city’s main hospital received more than 20 wounded victims and three dead bodies. He said all the victims are civilian including a six-year-old boy.


Egyptian police officer killed in Ismailia:

An Egyptian police officer died of his injury on Thursday after he was shot by two unidentified attackers in Ismailia governorate, east of Cairo, official news agency MENA reported.


Egypt panel approves ‘conditional military trials of civilians’:

Egypt’s 50-member constitution committee has approved an article allowing civilians to be tried by military courts. At Wednesday’s session, 30 members voted in favour of the article, seven against, with two abstentions. The remaining 11 were absent.


Government Gave U.S. Permission To Spy On Ordinary British Citizens :

BBC video report


Australia sites hacked amid spying row with Indonesia:

The leaked documents showed that Australian spy agencies named Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the first lady, the vice-president and other senior ministers as targets for telephone monitoring, Australian media said.


French farmers blockade Paris roads over EU agriculture reforms: Video report –

The French government has called on farmers to lift road blockades “immediately” after two accidents which killed a fireman and left six police officers injured.


Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro gets special powers:

Under the measures Mr Maduro will be able to govern without consulting Congress for 12 months. After signing the bill, he promised to keep prices down and conduct a “ground-shaking” anti-corruption offensive.


Venezuela acuses US of interference in its affairs:

Venezuela accused the United States of “interference” in its internal affairs Thursday after Washington expressed concern that President Nicolas Maduro had been granted powers to rule by decree.


Hang the bankers:

JPMorgan agrees to $13 billion mortgage settlement (Bribe) – Video report –

“Not A Single Elite Banker Whose Frauds Drove The Financial Crisis In The U.S. Has Been Prosecuted”


Bigger than Libor? Forex probe hangs over banks:

Yet another dark cloud is looming over global banks as officials examine their behavior in the massive foreign exchange market, threatening to deal a new blow to earnings and reputations.


Geithner moves from US Treasury to Wall Street:

Geithner joins the legions of bank regulators and officials who have leveraged their insider status while in government to land positions in private finance paying millions in salaries and bonuses.


Senate goes for ‘nuclear option’:

The Senate approved a historic rules change on Thursday by eliminating the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees except those to the U.S. Supreme Court.


“Second American Revolution” Rally Falls 999,870 People Short Of A Million:

World Net Daily (WND) columnist Larry Klayman sent out the call for revolution. Declaring to the world that his Tea Party-powered “second American Revolution” would gather near the White House in Lafayette Square on November 19 and sweep President Obama from office.


Geithner moves from US Treasury to Wall Street:

Geithner joins the legions of bank regulators and officials who have leveraged their insider status while in government to land positions in private finance paying millions in salaries and bonuses.


Teen spends 3 years in infamous New York jail without ever being convicted:

A young Bronx teenager spent three years in the infamously violent Rikers Island prison complex without ever being convicted of a crime.


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 : 3,397


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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