19 July 2014 — Information Clearing House
Gaza: Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’
By Robert Fisk
A senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.
Escalate The International Resistance
Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!
By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are conducting a murderous occupation.
Harper’s One-sided Approach to Gaza is a Betrayal of Canadian Values
By Linda McQuaig
Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is known as the ‘civilized world’.
A Future in Hell:
The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy
By Chris Floyd
When the Soviet Union fell, there was an opening — a genuine opening — to make a better world. But America’s bipartisan elites refused to take that path.
It Was Putin’s Missile!
By Pepe Escobar
Why? Because the CIA said so.
Memories, Recollections, Guesses and Speculations About MH17
By The Saker
Like 9/11, there is no way, no amount of evidence, which would affect the unanimous chorus of Imperial doubleplusgoodthinkers in their conclusion that obviously it could only have been “the Russians”.
Transcripts of Alleged Conversations Between Russian Intelligence and Pro-Russian Rebels Released
Transcripts appear to capture the moments when the rebels realized they had shot down a civilian passenger jet, rather than a military transport plane.
MH17: World See Tragedy, US Sees “Game Changer”
By Tony Cartalucci
NATO needed a “game changer,” because it was playing a game it was clearly losing.
Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down
By Ray McGovern
The history of U.S. government’s deceptions might be reason to pause and let a careful investigation uncover the facts.
Stephen Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk of War Between Russia and the West
This is horrible for Putin and for the Russian position.
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin
By Ted Rall
America isn’t broke, but most Americans are. The reason is simple:
The End. Of Everything
By Scott Thomas Outlar
Who will fight like a cornered wolf when they come to take you away?
Death toll in Gaza reaches 337 on second day of ground invasion:
As Israel’s assault on Gaza enters its twelfth day, the death toll has reached 337, including 77 children, 24 women and 18 senior citizens. More than 2,385 people have been injured in the onslaught.
More than 100 Gazans killed in Israeli assault in less than 48 hours:
110 Palestinians have been killed in less than 48 hours since Israel launched a ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead in the 12-day assault to 339.
4 members of Gaza family killed in Beit Hanoun shelling:
Medics told Ma’an that Mahmoud Zuwaid, his wife Daliah Zuwaid, and their children Nagham, 3, and Ruyah, 2, were killed in the attack.
Hamas armed wing: 5 Israeli soldiers killed in new cross-border attack:
Hamas’ armed wing said Saturday that a group of its operatives infiltrated Israeli territory for the second time in a day and killed five Israeli soldiers.
Israel confirms 2 soldiers killed in cross-border attack:
The Israeli army announced Saturday the deaths of two Israeli soldiers by resistance fighters who had escaped occupied Gaza, hours after they had been reported wounded.
Israeli killed, 3 injured as rocket falls near Dimona: –
A 33-year-old Palestinian Bedouin citizen of Israel was killed and three others injured after a rocket from Gaza hit a village near the southern town of Dimona on Saturday.
1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children:
Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old Mohammed under debris in their beds.
Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join Gaza war:
The recruitment of dozens of British citizens to join the ranks of the Israeli military behind the onslaught in Gaza has sparked anger. The Israeli military has confirmed the presence of over 100 British “lone soldiers” serving 18-month tours of duty in its ranks.
‘In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians’:
Global anger grows as 15,000 protestors mass outside Israel’s London embassy
Take action: Protests around the world to assault on Palestine:
Ed Miliband: horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians ‘can not be justified’: Video –
“I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.
Hillary Clinton makes rounds on TV shows defending Israel’s attack on Gaza: Video –
Presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the airwaves in the United States to voice criticism of Hamas and express support for the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip.
How the West Chose War in Gaza: Op-Ed
Israel and much of the international community placed a prohibitive set of obstacles in the way of the Palestinian “national consensus” government that was formed in early June.
Egypt blocks aid convoy from reaching crossing with Gaza:
Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing and entering the Gaza Strip Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported.
ISIS surge: Over 270 killed in Syria, former US base stormed in Iraq’s Tikrit:
The Islamic State militant group is on the rise in Iraq and Syria after crushing Baghdad’s plans to retake Tikrit. Hundreds of troops have been captured and 270 people were murdered in a Syrian gas field following the jihadists’ biggest attack yet.
Rebels kill 100 Syrian Govt soldiers in Hama:
The Free Syrian Army has killed 100 regime soldiers and captured 15 in Syria’s Hama province, according to opposition activists
Jihadists stone Syria woman to death for ‘adultery’: NGO:
Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As –
35 Iraqis killed, dozens injured in series of blasts around Baghdad: –
Thirty five people were killed and 86 injured in a series of car explosions targeting the Iraqi capital, police said Saturday.
Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit in major defeat:
The worst military reversal Iraqi troops have suffered since the Islamist forces captured nearly half the country last month.
Report: Iran, six powers agree to extended nuclear talks by four months:
Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China had set a July 20 deadline to complete a long-term agreement that would resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s alleged nuclear ambitions.
Boko Haram kills 100 in Nigeria:
Survivors said that insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and lobbed home-made bombs into homes, and then gunned down people as they tried to escape the fires in the attack on Damboa town launched before dawn on Friday.
At least 21 Egypt soldiers slain in attack at checkpoint near Libya:
The attack was the second to target the same military checkpoint in less than two months, after a similar assault June 1 left five soldiers dead.
Two Egyptians killed in rocket attack in Libya:
Two Egyptian workers were killed in Libya on Saturday when rockets hit the area of Abou-Atny in Benghazi where a special forces camp is located.
Shebab militants claim attack on Kenya bus that killed seven:
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle in Kenya’s restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.
Nineteen ‘suffocate’ aboard boat from Africa:
Crowded boat travelling from North Africa to Italy. Nineteen migrants have died, reportedly by suffocating, aboard a boat from Africa.
Ukraine: 20 civilians killed as Ukrainian forces shell city of Lugansk : Video –
“Today intense bombardment of Lugansk has continued. Shells are falling in almost all districts of the city,” the administration said in a statement. “According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians have been killed since this morning.”
Militia fights off Ukrainian army offensive on Luhansk:
The Ukrainian army tried to approach the city from two sides, the press service of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic said.
Ukraine, rebels agree on security zone at crash site:
Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists agreed Saturday to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet to allow the orderly removal of the bodies of 298 people killed in the shootdown of Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two days ago.
Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash:
Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. “The statements of representatives of the US administration are evidence of a deep political aberration of Washington’s perception of what is going on in Ukraine,” he told Russian news agencies.
Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer:
Some Western states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash having no evidence to back their claims, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister told RT. He invited Ukraine to answer 10 questions to prove their commitment to an impartial probe.
‘It is suspicious the plane has deviated from the route it usually takes’ : Video –
Questions have arisen over unusual circumstances of the tragedy
Mechanism of Provocation:
The machinations with the “Boeing” route are absolutely identical to a well-known provocation with a South-Korean “Boeing”, which the americans led into the USSR airspace in 1983, after which it was shot down.
Ukraine rebels accused of blocking jet probe:
Observers from the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arrived at the crash site for a second time on Saturday, a day after they were asked to leave after being given limited access to the farmland where the jet went down.
Russia bars entry to 12 Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib-linked Americans:
“We have mentioned before that it is futile to communicate with us in the language of sanctions. Such measures will not be allowed to pass without consequence,” said a statement on the foreign ministry website.
‘Doomsday sputnik’: Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite:
After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also double as an emergency communication satellite.
Afghan clash leaves 14 Taliban, 1 soldier killed; –
Gun battle between Taliban militants and Afghan forces claimed 15 lives including 14 insurgents and one Afghan soldier in Khost province on Friday, a local official said Saturday.
US Murders 11 People In NW Pakistan:
A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven alleged militants.
I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile: Video –
America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell imagined’.
Human Rights Watch is Roundly Criticized By… Human Rights Activists:
Human Rights Watch, a group that claims to “defend the rights of people worldwide” has come under fire from two Nobel Peace Laureates and a hundred other scholars and human rights activists.
Local Police Stockpile Weapons Of War: Video report: – –
A massive military build-up is underway right here in Tennessee. Local law enforcement agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons — from the Department of Defense — used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US terrorist database growing at rapid rate: –
The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.
Water Rights March in Detroit:
On Friday, July 18, thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to a major public health crisis as the city shuts off the water for residents who are behind on their bills.
California City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do:
Laura and Mark received notice from Glendora, Calif. that they’d get a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn… on the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the same fine for violating that attached, $500.
US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs:
The 13 U.S. states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring trends.
Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities:
The report cites these legislative bans as punishing homeless individuals for “being in public even when they have no other alternatives”.
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 : 3,460
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001