24 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
Netanyahu: Israel Is ‘By Itself,’ ‘Not Bound By This Agreement’
By Philip Weiss
Gray and solemn pronouncements about Israel acting “by itself” were issued by the Israeli prime minister at his Cabinet meeting today and mark Israel’s sudden isolation from world opinion- and signal division inside the Israel lobby in the U.S.
A Warning Or A Promise?
Israeli Leaders Denounce Geneva Accord
By ISABEL KERSHNER
“If five years from now a nuclear suitcase explodes in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning,” the Israeli economic minister, Naftali Bennett, said in a statement.
Benjamin Netanyahu Is On His Own Now as Nuclear Agreement Isolates Israel
By Robert Fisk
It marks a victory for the Shia in their growing conflict with the Sunni Muslim Middle East. It gives substantial hope to Bashar al-Assad that he will be left in power in Syria. It isolates Israel.
America’s Little Spy Helpers Down Under Create an Uproar
By Eric Margolis
Australia has always been an apartheid state. It’s just that few noticed.
The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar
By Mark Ames, and Yasha Levine
Ah yes, the fabled “civic-minded billionaire”-you’ll find him two doors down from the tooth fairy.
The Decline of the US (and Everyone Else)
By James Petras
The structures of the US empire, corporate, financial, military and political-cultural, all remain in place and ready to regain dominance if and when political opportunities arise.
Are We Stupid?
By Alan Hart
I do not believe in a creator, omniscient God (a magician in the sky) working out his purpose for us or through us.
Fear Not the Path of Truth
This documentary follows Ross Caputi, veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah, as he investigates the atrocities that he participated in.
More Than 160 Dead In Latest Syrian Clashes:
The latest heavy fighting in the Damascus suburbs over the weekend left more than 160 fighters dead, according to activists cited by USA Today.
15 Killed, 21 Wounded in Violent Attacks in Iraq:
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen at an army checkpoint in the Banook neighborhood of northern Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
US Murders 12 People In Yemen: Report:
“A US drone hit a suspected Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Mahfad town, Abyan province, late Saturday, killing 12 persons,” the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency.
‘Qaeda attack’ kills 3 police in south Yemen:
Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed three policemen in an attack Sunday on a checkpoint at the entrance to the southern town of Seyoun, a Yemeni security official said.
President Obama Makes a Statement on Iran: Video – Obama:
Nuclear deal cuts off Iran’s most likely path to a bomb.
White House Fact Sheet on Iran Nuclear Deal: Fact Sheet:
First Step Understandings Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program.
Iran nuclear agreement a ‘historic mistake,’ Netanyahu says:
Prime minister promises that Israel will stop nuclear weapons program; President Peres says pact to be judged by results, not words; ministers lambaste agreement
Israeli Leaders Decry Geneva Accord: Video –
Israeli leaders denounced the agreement reached Sunday in Geneva, saying they were not bound by it and reiterating the principle that Israel would be ready to defend itself without assistance against any threat.
Israeli Officials Knew White House Was Holding Secret Talks With Iran:
“We felt like we were being stabbed in the back.”
Secret US-Iran talks set stage for nuke deal:
With their destination and mission among America’s closest guarded secrets, the small group of officials hand-picked by President Barack Obama boarded a military plane in March.
Republicans May Derail Historic Iran Deal In Push For More Sanctions:
Top Republican lawmakers suggested on Sunday that Congress should move to impose new sanctions on Iran despite the historic agreement reached in Geneva between the U.S., its international partners and the Islamic Republic over Iran’s nuclear program.
Officals: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases.
Could be used as staging ground for strikes against Iran: Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials.
Saudi prince to Iran: We won’t sit idly by:
Riyadh’s envoy to London slams US ‘incomprehensible rush’ to a deal with Tehran, won’t comment on reports of Saudi-Pakistan nuclear deal
In case you missed it:
Zbig Brzezinski: Obama Administration Should Tell Israel U.S. Will Attack Israeli Jets if They Try to Attack Iran:
“Are we just going to sit there and watch? … We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. “
Pepe Escobar: Follow the Money: How Lobby Interests are Spinning Iran Nuclear Deal:
This is the major breakthrough at the moment. But we have to be vigilant.
Extremists kill 12 in north Nigeria village :
Survivors say militants screaming “God is great!” killed at least 12 civilians and set homes ablaze as they rampaged through a village in northeastern Nigeria, an area that has been attacked several times.
Gunmen attacks air base in southern Libya:
Gunmen stormed an air base in Libya’s southern town of Brak Shati and looted its ammunition depot Saturday evening, a senior Libyan army officer told Xinhua Sunday.
Libya deploys 3,000 troops in capital:
The Libyan interim government announced Saturday evening deployment of army soldiers in the country’s capital city of Tripoli.
Kerry commits U.S. to Libya stabilization efforts:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday vowed to work with the international community to try and restore order in Libya following a recent escalation in violence.
Egypt’s government bans protests:
Egypt’s president passed a law on Sunday making it illegal to hold demonstrations without the approval of the police and banning protests in places of worship, a move rights groups condemned as a blow to political freedom.
Egypt’s coup leaders call for end to subsidies on basic goods:
In a new leaked audio tape, the Egyptian coup leader Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi has called for an end to subsidies on bread and energy in Egypt, as well as a 50 per cent reduction of public sector salaries.
Angolan police teargas opposition protesters:
Hundreds prevented from finishing protest over disappearance and possible murder of two anti-government activists.
12 militants killed in Afghan raids: ministry:
One dozen Taliban militants were killed in separate military operations across Afghanistan, said the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday.
2 Civilians Killed in Nangarhar Blast:
At least two civilians were killed and an National Police officer was injured on Sunday by a bomb blast in Jalalabad city, local officials said.
Karzai refuses to sign security pact until ‘US brings peace’ despite assembly backing:
“If there is no peace then this agreement will bring misfortune to Afghanistan,” Karzai said in an address to the Loya Jirga. “Peace is our precondition. America should bring us peace and then we will sign it.”
Afghans release draft of security accord with U.S.:
The Foreign Ministry posted the 24-page draft document without comment.
2 soldiers killed in blast in Pakistan’s tribal belt:
A remote-controlled roadside bomb went off near a security forces convoy in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region on Sunday killing two soldiers and injuring five others.
Talks with Taliban have hit rock bottom: PR: –
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Sunday that the issue of talks with the Taliban has hit the rock bottom and the government is hoping to restart the talks process.
NSA hacked over 50,000 computer networks worldwide – report:
The US National Security Agency hacked more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide installing malware designated for surveillance operations, Dutch newspaper NRC reports citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Google mulled ditching US after NSA scandal:
Google, the giant of the Internet, thought about moving its servers out of the U.S. after the NSA debacle, said Eric Schmidt, the company’s chairman, on Friday at the Paley International Council Summit in New York.
Japan warns of ‘unpredictable events’ over China’s new air zone:
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said his country was considering making stronger protests “at a higher level” after China announced Saturday it was setting up the zone over an area that includes Tokyo-controlled islands claimed by Beijing.
Last-minute deal at UN climate talks: Video report:
After two weeks of talks widely slammed as lacking urgency, international delegates in Warsaw have paved the way for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change.
Clashes as mass rallies sweep Ukraine over EU trade deal shelving: Video report:
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of several Ukrainian cities in protest at Kiev’s decision to suspend the EU trade agreement. A major rally for Euro integration with sporadic clashes is taking place in Kiev.
Swiss voters reject proposal to limit executives’ pay:
Swiss voters rejected a proposal on Sunday to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times that of a company’s lowest wage, heeding warnings from industry leaders that the measure could harm the country’s economy.
Venezuela’s Opposition Stages Nationwide Protests:
The nationwide day of protests was the first called by Capriles since he lost by a thin margin to Maduro in April’s snap election following the death of Hugo Chavez.
Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War 47:
Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000%.
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