Information Clearing House 2 December 2013: Zionism’s Last Card and Hope For Palestine

2 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

A Narcissistic US, an Anxious Saudi Arabia and a Hysterical Israel

By Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

The Iran nuclear deal has brought out the ‘borderline’ personality disorder of Saudi Arabia and Israel.


Zionism’s Last Card and Hope For Palestine

By Alan Hart

Following the interim agreement with Iran the next six months will tell us whether or not the American-led Zionist lobby and Zionism itself has played its last card and lost.


The Saboteurs

By Chris Hedges

Wiebo Ludwig took God’s law seriously. And to him that meant blowing up oil and gas drilling stations to protect his children, his livestock, his water and the planet.


5 Ways Our Lives Are Being Violated by Corporate Greed

By Paul Buchheit

We already pay dearly for energy, medicine, banking, and telecommunications services. But a little research reveals that we’re paying more-much more-in a variety of ways that our business-friendly mainstream media won’t talk about.


24 “Insurgents” Killed in Nigeria Attacks:

At least 24 insurgents have been killed during an exchange of fire between Nigerian security forces and suspected terrorists in the pre-dawn attack on Maiduguri, a military statement said Monday


Benghazi plunges deeper into lawlessness: Assassination of army officer: –

 A Libyan army officer was shot dead as he drove his teenage son to school Sunday in the increasingly lawless eastern city of Benghazi, officials said.


Four policemen killed in Afghan suicide attack:

Wardak provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the attack took place early on Monday next to the police headquarters building in Nirkh district, a Taliban stronghold near Kabul.


3 Militants Killed In Afghan Military Operations In Last 24 Hours:

Three Taliban militants were killed and nine others injured during raids carried out by Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported.


‘There were pieces of my family all over the road’:

Afghan citizen describes seeing relative’s burning bodies after deadly U.S. drone strike


Women and children murdered on the orders of President Obama:

Barack Obama has personally ordered mass murder in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and beyond, in his policy of illegal and immoral assassination which far outstrips that of the George W Bush administration, and which has slaughtered hundreds of innocent civilians, including many women and children


Hamid Karzai says US cutting supplies to put pressure on security pact:

The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his national security council have accused the United States of cutting military supplies, including fuel, to put pressure on the country to sign a security pact, a statement from Karzai’s palace said on Sunday.


Militants and soldiers killed in east Yemen clashes:

Six suspected al-Qaeda militants and three soldiers have been killed in clashes in eastern Yemen, the country’s defence ministry has said.


Islamists take Syrian Christian town, monastery – state media:

Islamist fighters in Syria have taken over the ancient quarter of the Christian town of Maaloula and are holding several nuns in a monastery there, state news agency SANA said on Monday.


UN implicates Bashar al-Assad in Syria war crimes:

The UN’s human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the “highest level”, including by President Bashar al-Assad. It is the first time the UN’s human rights office has so directly implicated Mr Assad.


From band of brothers to princes of war:

The Free Syrian Army began as a simple group of fighters battling Assad. But Ruth Sherlock, in Antakya, finds their mission is now making millions from bribery and extortion


Assad: Our Battle With Saudi Is Open-Ended:

Ten days ago, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with a delegation of party leaders and politicians from Arab countries. He said unequivocally: The battle will continue as long as Saudi Arabia continues to “back terrorism,” and the flow of extremist fighters, money, and arms into Syria continues.


After the Iran deal, who next for nuclear disarmament?: Op-Ed:

If those who brought Iran to the negotiating table are serious about a nuclear weapons-free world, they will relinquish theirs


Lapid: US is Israel most ‘strategic asset’:

Finance Minister Yair Lapid spoke to CNBC and said that Israel’s relationship with the US is its most “strategic asset,” in a bid to calm at times bellicose rhetoric being sounded in Israel and the US in wake of the Geneva nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran.,7340,L-4460472,00.html


Harper pledges Canadian friendship to Israel, announces visit:

The staunchly pro-Israel Harper made the announcement of his visit set for the beginning of 2014 Sunday night at the Jewish National Fund of Canada’s annual Negev Dinner, where he was honored.


‘Modern slavery’: Intl delegation decries migrant rights abuses in Qatar:

Qatar has made no progress in abolishing laws that effectively force foreign workers into slavery, an international delegation has said. A worker’s rights group has estimated 4,000 migrant workers could die if nothing is done before the 2022 World Cup.


Pentagon Approves Record Sale Of Advanced Arms To Countries At War:

Today’s high-tech weapons manufacturers are enjoying record sales. The State Department’s Military Assistance Report stated that it approved $44.28 billion in arms shipments to 173 nations in the last fiscal year.


A Tale of Two Protests: Ukraine & Thailand:

Western hypocrisy on full display as it backs pro-EU protesters in Ukraine, condemn Thai protests against US-backed regime in Thailand.


 Navy Japan China Submarines:

The U.S. Navy’s first advanced P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan, the start of a deployment that will upgrade America’s ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China.


Fresh spy leak shows Australia offered to share data on its citizens:

In revelations that will add pressure to the Abbott government, which is still reeling from the Indonesian spying leak, The Guardian is reporting that Australia’s surveillance agency has indicated it would share “bulk” data with its “5-eyes” partners – an intelligence-sharing network comprising the US, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.


Japan: The new Uzbekistan of press freedom in Asia:

If you’re living in Japan, you may be surprised to know that your right to know has been replaced by the right to remain silent. Shhh … don’t protest. It’s practically a done deal.


What is a kill switch?:

The US Government’s Secret Plan to Shut Off Cellphones and the Internet, Explained


Tower Dumps in SC Could Give Your Cell Data to Police:

 Across the country, local law enforcement agencies are using an investigative technique called a tower dump to access data on cell phone towers, even of people who are not related to a specific investigation.


UK: Child taken from womb by social services: Exclusive:

Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section


Thousands protest election result in Honduras:

Honduras’ defeated leftist presidential candidate, the wife of ousted former leader Manuel Zelaya, has led thousands of supporters onto the streets of Tegucigalpa to protest an election result she has called fraudulent.


Mexico crowd protests against energy reform:

Tens of thousands of people have protested in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto’s planned overhaul of the energy sector. Opposition leader Andres Lopez Obrador told the crowd to surround the Congress this week.


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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