Information Clearing House 12 July 2014: Big Brother’s War on Palestine, Ukraine and the Truth

12 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

What Is It But Barbarianism
The Mindlessness of a Manifesto
By William A Cook
What is it that we witness? Israel garbed in the armor of the American flag, fielding America’s weapons of mass destruction, protected by the investment of the American taxpayer.


Thank You, President Obama. Love, Israel
By Chris Ernesto
Although we have already killed at least 100 Palestinians, including 21 children, and have wounded over 500 people, you have not publicly condemned our actions (thanks!).



CNN: Palestinians Want to Die
By David Swanson
Hamas is instructing women and children to remain in their homes to die as Israel bombs them.



The Atrocity
By Uri Avnery
Can anyone even imagine a present-day European or American crowd shouting “Death to the Jews?”



Gaza’s Torment, Israel’s Crimes, Our Responsibilities
By Noam Chomsky
At 3am Gaza time, July 9, in the midst of Israel’s latest exercise in savagery, I received a phone call from a young Palestinian journalist in Gaza.



The Return of George Orwell
Big Brother’s War on Palestine, Ukraine and the Truth
By John Pilger
We live in a media age in which incessant corporate propaganda is insidious, contagious, effective and liberal.



Tony Blair – A ‘Peace Envoy’ or an Israeli Ambassador?
By Gilad Atzmon
Tony Blair is not a Sabbath Goy, he actually works for Israel 24/7.



Justice Corrupted
The Case of Sami Al-Arian
By Lawrence Davidson
“It’s a sad day when you have to leave America to be free.”



Who Profits from Ukraine’s War
By Eric Zuesse
The Web gives an individual the opportunity now to escape from the stockyards, and free one’s mind.



It’s Still 1945 in Europe – In Washington’s View
By Eric Margolis
It often seems that Washington is almost trying to alienate its natural European allies by treating them like banana republics.



NSA Stores 80% of all Phone Calls, Not Just Metadata – Full Audio
“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control,” Binney said.



“Crisis At The Border”
Yet Another Example Of “Blowback.”
By Ted Rall
Those Kids Crossing the Border from Mexico Wouldn’t Be There if Obama Hadn’t Supported a Coup the Media Doesn’t Talk About.



Mother + Goodbye Blue Sky
Pink Floyd The Wall
Video and Lyrics
Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb.
Gaza toll at 151 on day five of Israeli strikes:
The new deaths brought the toll in the fifth day of the conflict to 151, with more than 1,000 people wounded.



Israel Kills 2 Disabled Palestinians Unable to Escape Attack On Home:
“A body! A body!” the man shouted. Gingerly he lifted the piece of concrete concealing a curly head of hair, face down in the debris.



The terrible price Palestinian children are paying for Israel’s war with Hamas:
70 per cent of the 700 injured are women or children, say Palestinian medical authorities



Gaza diary: Israelis are completely misled about what’s going on:
Injured babies, burnt flesh and children who still don’t know they lost their parents and siblings are everywhere in the hospital. – Being left under crazy rockets, the lack of regional and international support and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ disappointing attitude is leaving people here hopeless and desperate.



UN must urgently investigate war crimes in Israeli-Gaza conflict – Amnesty Intl:
Most of more than a hundred Palestinians killed in airstrikes on Gaza are civilians, Amnesty says, adding that at least 24 children and 16 women were among the casualties.



IDF airstrikes batter Gaza as first Palestinian responders search for victims :
Raw Video



UN: Israeli strikes on Palestinian homes could breach laws of war:
“We have received disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes,” said spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani.



State Dep’t says Israel has a right to defend itself, but can’t say the same of Palestinians: Video –
The State Department spokesman emphasized Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Gaza but was then incapable of saying that Palestinians have a right to defend themselves from Israel’s onslaught of missiles.



Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire:
The council is deeply divided and often paralyzed over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the United States defending close ally Israel and the majority of other council members firmly backing the Palestinians.



ISIS – NOT HAMAS – Claims Credit for Attacks Against Israel:
A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) [or “ISIS”] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.



Anti-Israeli demonstrators bring London traffic to a standstill: Pictures:
Elsewhere today, some 3,000 protesters gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo to call for an end to the violence



Iraq: Air Strike Kills 125 ISIL Rebels in Tikrit: Report:
The source added in a press statement that “the military intelligence, in coordination with the Iraqi air force, was able to destroy the house of the terrorist, Abu Suhaib, the Amir of the Yengejeh village of Tokhormatu East of Tikrit, killing 125 terrorists who were there too”.



Iraqi Security Forces Kill Over 70 Sunni Militants:
Sunni militants, claiming to be from Islamic State (IS), attacked Haditha city, 200 km west of Baghdad in the western Anbar province, and the nearby strategic dam on the Euphrates river, Xinhua reported citing a provincial police source as saying.



Iraq: Campaign of Mass Murders of 255 Sunni Prisoners:
Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners in six Iraqi cities and villages since June 9, 2014.



U.S. expands secret facility in Iraq:
A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who have seized control of half of Iraq in the past month.



Iraq’s Maliki ousts Kurdish foreign minister Zebari, installs Shiite replacement:
Tensions between Iraq’s central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region intensified Friday after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki replaced Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurd, with a member of his own Shiite bloc, Hussain Shahristani.



Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government:
Kurdish forces seized two oilfieds in north Iraq on Friday and took over operations from a state-run oil company



Kurds ‘quit Iraq government’ in Maliki snub:
Foreign minister says Kurds have shut all departments under their control, days after PM said Erbil was base for rebels.



ISIS earning $1M per day from Iraqi oil smuggling:
Since invading huge swaths of northern and central Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been smuggling increasing amounts of crude scavenged from Iraq’s stricken oil infrastructure to buyers in the Kurdistan region, earning the extremist group an estimated $1 million per day



Jordan ‘cool to Syria rebel training plan’:
Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.



Nigeria: Gunmen killed 160 persons in Kaduna villages :
The attacks carried out simultaneously in two villages of Ankpon in Nandu district and Kabamu in Fadan Karshi, both in Numana district in Sanga council area, lasted for three days, prompting the local government to declare a 24-hour curfew in the area as the crisis escalated.



At least 20 killed in Mali rebel clashes: –
At least 20 people were killed during violent clashes between two Tuareg rebel groups in northern Mali, the military said on Saturday.



Two killed at Morsi protest in Egypt:
Two people have been shot dead in Cairo as supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi staged protests after weekly Muslim prayers, officials say.



Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone and Liberia:
In total there have been 539 deaths in West Africa since the outbreak began in neighbouring Guinea in February.



30 killed, ‘orphanage destroyed’ as Kiev forces hit town near Donetsk – local militia:
30 civilians have been killed in overnight shelling on Maryinka, a town near Donetsk, in southeastern Ukraine, by pro-Kiev military forces, according to estimates by self-defense forces.



Ukraine says rebels will pay as missiles kill 23 soldiers:
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to “find and destroy” pro-Russian rebels who killed 23 servicemen and wounded nearly 100 in a missile attack on Friday.



9 people killed in Ukraine as Russia shuts border:
Four soldiers and five coal miners killed in three incidents in Ukraine’s east, as bus comes under mortar fire.



Moscow protests shooting at Russian border guards from Ukrainian side:
Moscow strongly condemns Kiev forces shooting at Russian border guards and demands that such actions cease. Otherwise, Russia reserves the right to protect its territory and citizens, the Foreign Ministry has said.



Moscow warns to retaliate against Ukraine’s violations of Russian borders:
Russia warned Saturday it would take measures, which it did not specify, against Ukraine if Ukrainian forces continued what it considered as violations of Russian borders.



Ukraine says separatists bombarded by jets:
Ukrainian fighter jets have bombarded separatists along a broad front, inflicting large losses, the government says, after President Petro Poroshenko pledged “scores and hundreds” would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.



Russia’s Vladimir Putin begins Americas visit in Cuba:
Analysts say Mr Putin is trying to encourage Latin American countries to challenge Western dominance in the world at a time when Russia is isolated by sanctions over Ukraine and relations with the West are at their lowest since the Cold War.



15 Taliban militants, 7 Afghan forces killed in Laghman clashes:
Laghman clashesAt least fifteen Taliban militants and seven members of the Afghan national security forces were killed following coordinated attacks by Taliban militants in Laghman province.



Afghan presidential rivals reach deal on disputed vote audit:
Afghanistan’s two presidential rivals agreed on Saturday to an audit of every vote cast in last month’s disputed election to try to end a bitter standoff that raised fears of violence and ethnic unrest.



Pakistan 3 soldiers killed in ambush in northwest:
Rebel fighters killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured two others in an attack on a border post in the northwestern tribal belt, officials say. About two dozen fighters crossed from the Afghan province of Kunar to launch Saturday’s pre-dawn ambush in Bajaur district, Pakistani officials said.



Pakistan Claims Win Against Militants Along Afghan Border, but Enemy Slips Away –
A solitary donkey wandered through the deserted streets of this once-bustling tribal town of 100,000, but no other inhabitants were to be found 10 days after Pakistani troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships seized control.



Punished by axe: Bonded labour in India’s brick kilns:
India’s economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country’s workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man’s story – which some may find disturbing – illustrates the extreme violence that some labourers are subjected to.



Another crash around the corner?: “One shock away from a further crisis.”
 That’s the damning verdict on our economy in an excellent new paper by Jim Cuthbert, published by the Jimmy Reid Foundation. It’s a concise, methodical piece of research that illustrates just how overstretched we are, as well as showing the merits in taking a balance-sheet approach to big economic questions.



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 :3,459


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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