29 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
Another Proud Day For The USA
Obama Regime Kills More Children In Afghanistan
Furious Afghan president says US drones have struck a home in Helmand, killing a small child and wounding two women.
Block the US-Afghan Security Agreement!
Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.
Can Karzai Save Us?
By Ron Paul
Karzai should be wary of his actions. It may become unhealthy for him. The US has a bad reputation for not looking kindly on puppet dictators who demand independence from us.
‘The Near Future of Iraq is Dark’: Warning from Muqtada al-Sadr
By Patrick Cockburn
He warns of the danger that “the Iraqi people will disintegrate, its government will disintegrate, and it will be easy for external powers to control the country”.
The Arab Spring Three Years On
By Noam Chomsky
One of the grim consequences of US-UK aggression in Iraq was igniting Sunni-Shia conflicts that had been subdued previously, leading to a horror story that is tearing Iraq apart and has spread over the region, with awful and ominous effects.
Double Standards for US War Crimes
By John LaForge
U.S. pundits cheer when some African warlord or East European brute is dragged before an international tribunal, but not at the thought of justice being meted out to George W. Bush or other architects of post-9/11 torture and aggressive war on Iraq.
François Hollande, Zionist Always
By Thierry Meyssan
We cannot but note that France has gradually abandoned its policy of independence to stand alongside the United States and the last colonial state.
The Greatest Danger
By Uri Avnery
Binyamin Netanyahu and almost the entire Israeli political establishment have achieved a new record in foolishness.
Republicans Will Embrace Iran Diplomacy-If They’re Smart
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Egged on by Bibi Netanyahu and the Israeli Lobby AIPAC, the neocons are anticipating the return of Congress to start work on new sanctions on Iran. Should they succeed, they just might abort the Geneva talks or even torpedo the six-month deal with Iran.
Glenn Greenwald: The Goal Of The U.S. Government Is To Eliminate ALL Privacy Globally!”
Must Watch – Video – BBC – Hardtalk
Glenn Greenwald – the man who broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that’s gone too far?
The War on Democracy
By Nafeez Ahmed
How corporations and spy agencies use “security” to defend profiteering and crush activism.
A Pale Blue Dot
Carl Sagan: The Earth Is Where We Make Our Stand
Must Watch – 3 Minute Video
“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.” –
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
52 killed in attacks across Iraq:
A wave of violence Friday killed 52 people in Iraq, most of whom were kidnapped and shot dead with their corpses abandoned, in scenes harking back to Iraq’s sectarian war.
Abductors in army uniform execute 18 in Iraq:
Attack is worst in a recent string of execution-style killings as country suffers most violent year since 2007.
Four Syrians killed in mortar attack in Damascus:
A mortar shell exploded in front of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, claiming the lives of four Syrians and injuring 26 others, Syrian news agency (SANA) said on Friday.
Assad army takes upper hand in bid to crush rebels north of Damascus:
The Syrian army recaptured the strategic town of Deir Attiyeh Thursday, less than a week after losing it, taking the advantage in its bid to crush rebels just north of Damascus.
The seven sisters of Syria’s newest rebel alliance:
The newly formed Islamic Front alliance of seven large militias and movements active in the Syria war issued its political manifesto this week, situating it squarely as an anti-secular and anti-democracy grouping that seeks to establish an Islamic state.
The guns may finally fall silent in Syria:
Both Ankara and Tehran are floating the idea of a much-needed ceasefire between all parties
This guy is crazy:
Netanyahu vows to banish ‘darkness’ of Iran nuclear program:
Riffing on Hanukkah holiday, prime minister says Israel will be a ‘light unto the nations’ in dealing with Tehran should diplomacy fail
Bachmann: Iran Nuclear Facilities ‘Must be Bombed:
House Intelligence Committee member Michelle Bachmann said that Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed.” In a speech at a Zionist Organization of America gala on Sunday night, Bachmann said that the Geneva deal reached between Iran and world powers at the weekend will severely limit Israel’s ability to operate freely in the interests of its self defense.
US Congress wary of Iran nuclear deal:
Many US legislators, who were largely excluded from the negotiation of the agreement, issued press releases, took to social media and spoke on TV news programmes to voice their displeasure.
‘US freed top Iranian scientist as part of secret talks ahead of Geneva deal’:
Mojtaba Atarodi, arrested in California for attempting to acquire equipment for Iran’s military-nuclear programs, was released in April as part of back channel talks
Britons protest over Israel plan to remove 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins:
The eviction and destruction of about 35 “unrecognised” villages in the Negev desert will, the letter says, “mean the forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes and land, and systematic discrimination and separation”.
Israel court fines woman over not circumcising son:
An Israeli rabbinic court has fined a woman hundreds of dollars for refusing to circumcise her baby son, officials said Thursday, in a landmark case that has sparked a new uproar over the role of religion in the Jewish state.
Over 40 killed in army depot blast in Libya:
More than 40 people were killed on Thursday in an explosion at an army depot in southern Libya after locals tried to steal ammunition, officials said, while four soldiers died in clashes in the restive eastern part of the country.
Libyan soldier, policemen shot dead in Benghazi:
A soldier and a policemen were shot dead on Friday in another day of violence targeting security forces in Libya’s second city Benghazi, a hospital official said.
French troops deploy in Central Africa:
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday announced plans to deploy 1,000 soldiers to help halt mounting violence in the country, where unprecedented religious clashes have aroused international fears of sectarian massacres.
Egyptians on streets to defy new protest law:
Clashes erupt as police try to break up protests, days after controversial law restricting demonstrations was passed.
US Murders 3 people in Pakistan:
At least three people were reported killed when two missiles were fired by a US drone on a compound in Angar Kalli area near Miramshah Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency on Thursday night, intelligence and local sources told Dawn.com.
CIA’s most senior officer in Pakistan ‘unmasked’ by Imran Khan’s party:
PTI party names man in letter to police demanding he be nominated as one of those responsible for drone strike
‘USA likely to pull out CIA station chief in Pak’:
The USA is likely to withdraw the CIA station chief in the Pakistani capital after his cover was blown when Imran Khan’s party named him in an FIR registered over a recent drone strike, according to a media report today.
Resume NATO supplies in 3 days or face us in court: APOTOA warns Imran:
The All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association’s (APOTOA) vice-president Shams Shahwani on Friday threatened Imran Khan that if the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government did not resume NATO supplies to Afghanistan within 72 hours, the Association would have no other option but to pursue legal action against him, Express News reported.
Karzai says U.S. killed child, won’t sign security deal if similar attacks continue:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of launching a drone strike that killed a 2-year-old child Thursday and vowed to not sign a long-term security agreement if similar attacks continue.
U.S. General Apologizes After Afghan Drone Strike:
The American military commander called President Hamid Karzai to apologize for a drone strike in southern Helmand Province, which the military conceded had killed and wounded civilians, a coalition official said on Friday.
Chinese jets shadowed US and Japanese planes in new air defense zone:
Chinese fighter jets were scrambled and followed US and Japanese planes that had entered the newly-proclaimed Chinese air defense zone in the disputed area of the East China Sea, Xinhua reports.
China aircraft carrier ‘avoids’ Senkakus en route to training: –
China’s first aircraft carrier steered clear of the disputed Senkaku Islands now under the country’s newly designated air defense zone on the way to its maiden exercise in the high seas.
Japanese Prime Minister Says China’s New Air Defense Zone Is “Can NOT Be Accepted!” –
Thai Anti-Government Protesters Enter Army Headquarters:
Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of anti-government demonstrations in Thailand, called for a nationwide rally to try to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand: Protesters Want Oil Back for Thai People:
Protesters in Thailand demanding the resignation of current prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra are planning to re-nationalize Thailand’s vast wealth in natural gas, privatized and sold off under Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin Shinawatra in late 2001.
Russia Plans to Launch 11 Military Satellites By 2015:
Next year, Russia will launch another six satellites in line with the state arms procurement program, he said. Putin did not specify the type of satellites or whether they would include dual-purpose Glonass navigation satellites.
Japanese firm plans 250-mile wide solar panel on the moon:
Shimizu, a giant civil engineering and construction firm, plans to install a ‘solar belt’ around the moon’s equator. To be built almost entirely by remote-controlled robots, the Luna Ring would run around the 6,800 mile lunar equator and be 248 miles in width.
Canadian Minister Of National Defense Refuses To Answer ANY Questions About NSA Spying At G20 : Video –
Forster wouldn’t answer repeated questions about whether Canada would let its allies perform those activities inside Canadian borders.
Brazil confirms secure satellite deal to stifle U.S. spying:
Brazil’s state-owned telecom provider Telebras signed a $560 million contract to deliver a satellite for secure communications on Thursday, following months of outrage over revelations of US cyber-spying.
The UK government wants to block “extremist” content, but who decides what that is?:
A government minister has confirmed plans, mentioned recently by the prime minister in a poorly reported parliamentary exchange, to force ISPs to censor access to “extremist” online material. But that term is open to interpretation.
Microsoft, Yahoo Upgrades Shows Snowden Won, Obama Failed:
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where President Barack Obama couldn’t — getting Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. to upgrade computer security against hackers.
DHS agent cites private medical history to deny disabled Canadian woman entry to U.S.:
“I was so aghast. I was saying, ‘I don’t understand this. What is the problem?'” said Richardson, who paid about $6,000 for the trip. “I was so looking forward to getting away . .
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer Says He Has The RIGHT To Use Medical Marijuana While On Duty!
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UK household debt hits record high:
The precise amount of total household debt is £1,429,624,000,000. That compares with the previous high of £1,429,595,000,000 five years ago, a difference of just £29m. On average, that means each adult in the UK owes £28,489, including any home loans.
Jesse Ventura: Every baby born in US already $50,000 in debt:
A baby born today in the U.S., when it takes its first breath of air, it is 50000$ in debt. Is that ringing home? We have no money to give anyone, how can you call us the richest country in the world when we’re trillions and trillions of dollars in debt? How can you make a statement like that?
Do-Nothing Congress Dithers on Budget as Deadline Nears:
Congress’s latest attempt at crafting a budget plan is on track to end up the same way as others have in the past decade: with little or no agreement.
Black Friday shopping marred by shooting, clashes and arrests (VIDEOS):
In Rialto, California, police handled no fewer than three brawls at a single Walmart before 8 p.m., one of which ended with an officer being sent to the hospital with a broken wrist.
Wal-Mart Black Friday fight for TV 2013 – Video
Black Friday 2013 Stampede at Walmart Mayaguez – Puerto Rico – Video
Black Friday Protests Against Wal-Mart Begin:
Thousands of Wal-Mart workers and their union supporters are staging protests across the United States against the company’s practice of keeping its employees poor.
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