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Biden Demands Impeachment - HUMAN EVENTS

Biden Demands Impeachment - HUMAN EVENTS
Barack Obama’s presidency has entered a new, and possibly terminal, stage of crisis, as Vice President Joe Biden has called for his impeachment.

“I made it clear to the President,” a furious Biden declared, “that if he takes this nation to war without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him. That is a fact.”

Biden’s comments reflect growing Democrat anger at President Obama’s unilateral military action. In the House, where the impeachment process must begin, Representative Dennis Kucinich has already begun talking about removing Obama from office, which is consistent with his previous stance on President George Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), the only Muslim representative in Congress, has said “impeachment should be on the table.”

Strikes on Gaza kill eight people

Strikes on Gaza kill eight people

Eight Gazans were killed yesterday, among them two minors and four militants, as tensions soared on the border with Israel after days of rocket fire and retaliatory air strikes.
The victims died in two separate Israeli attacks on the eastern part of Gaza City following a day of bloodshed and violence.
Two of the dead were aged 11 and 16, and four were from the armed wing of the radical Islamic Jihad movement, medical and militant sources said.
Four of the victims died when an Israeli shell hit a family home in Shejaiya, medics said.
Several hours later, another four people were killed – all of them militants – in an air strike on the nearby Zeitun neighbourhood.
The surge in bloodshed follows days of rising cross-border violence, which has ramped up tensions between Israel and Gaza’s Islamist Hamas rulers and again raised fears of a large-scale Israeli military incursion.
The latest attack took place in Zeitun, killing four members of the Al-Quds Brigade, th…

Syria security forces kill 12 in attack on Daraa mosque, witnesses say - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Syria security forces kill 12 in attack on Daraa mosque, witnesses say - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
The attack brought the number of civilians killed by Syrian forces to 10 during six days of demonstrations calling for political freedoms and an end to corruption in the country of 20 million. The ruling Baath Party has banned opposition and enforced emergency laws since 1963.

No comment was immediately available from the government of Assad, facing the biggest challenge to his rule since succeeding his father Hafez Assad in 2000. A wave of Arab unrest has toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt.

Be Consistent—Invade Saudi Arabia   :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Be Consistent—Invade Saudi Arabia   :      Information Clearing House: ICHBut this time, in the glaring light of the democratic currents sweeping through the Mideast, the contradictions in supporting one set of dictators while toppling others may prove impossible for the U.S. and its allies to effectively manage. The recognition, widely demanded throughout the region, that even ordinary Middle Easterners have inalienable rights is a sobering notion not easily co-opted. Why don’t those rights to self-determination extend to Shiites in the richest oil province in Saudi Arabia or for that matter to Palestinians in the West Bank or Gaza?

Stop Arming Dictators  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Stop Arming Dictators  :      Information Clearing House: ICH
In 2009 alone, European governments -- including Britain and France -- sold Libya more than $470 million worth of weapons, including fighter jets, guns and bombs. And before it started calling for regime change, the Obama administration was working to provide the Libyan dictator another $77 million in weapons, on top of the $17 million it provided in 2009 and the $46 million the Bush administration provided in 2008.

Meanwhile, for dictatorial regimes in Yemen, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, U.S. support continues to this day. On Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even gave the U.S. stamp of approval to the brutal crackdown on protesters in Bahrain, saying the country's authoritarian rulers "obviously" had the "sovereign right" to invite troops from Saudi Arabia to occupy their country and carry out human rights abuses, which included attacks on injured protesters as they lay in their hospital beds…

:      Information Clearing House: ICH

:      Information Clearing House: ICH

March 23, 2011 "Spiegel" -- While international journalists are piling into Libya to report on the air strikes by Western fighter jets, while children are playing among destroyed tanks and the rebels are storming towards Ajdabiyah, there's a strange, separate war raging behind the front line, in Benghazi.

Conservative reformers, inexperienced rebels and supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are pitted against each other in this struggle. A new order is being established in the city. And the longer Gadhafi manages to stay in power, the longer schools stay shut and commercial life remains on hold, the greater the chance that the revolution will fail. Without Gadhafi having to lift a finger.

On Liberation Square at the old courthouse, a declaration was issued on Monday that the "Ligan Thauria," the old revolutionary committees and supporters of Gadhafi, had 24 hours to hand over their weapons. If they didn't, they woul…