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Islamists, secular rebels battle in Syria over Nusra Front’s call for Islamic state | McClatchy

Islamists, secular rebels battle in Syria over Nusra Front’s call for Islamic state | McClatchy

By David Enders | McClatchy NewspapersTAL ABYAD, Syria — Two Syrian rebel groups – one seeking an elected civil government, the other favoring the establishment of a religious state – are battling each other in the city of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, in a sign of the tensions that are likely to rule this country if the government of President Bashar Assad falls.
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/03/26/186970/islamists-secular-rebels-battle.html#storylink=cpy

Video - Syria State TV Airs Footage of 'Chemical Attack Victims'

Video - Syria State TV Airs Footage of 'Chemical Attack Victims'

At least 25 killed in Syrian 'chemical' attack as govt and rebels trade blameBy RT March 19, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"RT" - Syrian rebels have used a rocket chemical warhead in Aleppo, killing 25 people and injuring 86, says Syria's Information Minister. The attack escalates the Syrian conflict and brings the violence to a new level, believe Russian diplomats.

Blocking Medicine to Iran:

Blocking Medicine to Iran:
March 19, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"NYTimes" - The New York Times: Patients in Iran are dying of treatable diseases because of shortages in life-saving medicines. The past year has been nothing short of catastrophic for the Iranian health-care sector: Imports from American and European drug makers in 2012 were down by an estimated 30 percent since 2011, and they continue to fall......

Paul Craig Roberts: Iraq After Ten Years

Paul Craig Roberts: Iraq After Ten Years

Iraq After Ten Years 
By Paul Craig Roberts
March 19, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -  March 19, 2013. Ten years ago today the Bush regime invaded Iraq. It is known that the justification for the invasion was a packet of lies orchestrated by the neoconservative Bush regime in order to deceive the United Nations and the American people. 
The US Secretary of State at that time, General Colin Powell, has expressed his regrets that he was used by the Bush regime to deceive the United Nations with fake intelligence that the Bush and Blair regimes knew to be fake. But the despicable presstitute media has not apologized to the American people for serving the corrupt Bush regime as its Ministry of Propaganda and Lies. 
It is difficult to discern which is the most despicable, the corrupt Bush regime, the presstitutes that enabled it, or the corrupt Obama regime that refuses to prosecute the Bush regime for its .....

2 Years After Invasion to Crush Uprising in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Helps Fuel Conflict in Syria | Democracy Now!

2 Years After Invasion to Crush Uprising in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Helps Fuel Conflict in Syria | Democracy Now!


As we continue our coverage of the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich joins us to discuss Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. Two years after leading a Gulf intervention force to crush the protests in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia is playing an increasing role in Syria, allowing the supply of arms and even the infiltration of militants to help the rebels’ fight. Erlich, who has just returned after 10 days in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, says the Saudi monarchy is involved in arming "the most ultraconservative, ultrareligious" Syrian rebel groups in the hopes that a pro-Saudi government will emerge.
[includes rush transcript]

Honouring Rachel Corrie, 10 years on - Features - Al Jazeera English

Honouring Rachel Corrie, 10 years on - Features - Al Jazeera English

Ramallah, West Bank - Ten years ago today, American peace activist and International Solidarity Movement volunteer Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent a home demolition in Gaza.
Corrie, 23, spent less than two months in Gaza before her death, and it took an Israeli court less than that to close its investigation into the incident and declare it was an "accident".

37 Percent of People in US Completely Lost; It’s safe to say about 37 percent of Americans are just are not very bright. Or rather, quite shockingly dumb.

37 Percent of People in US Completely Lost; It’s safe to say about 37 percent of Americans are just are not very bright. Or rather, quite shockingly dumb.

37 Percent of People in US Are Completely Lost
By Mark Morford 
March 14, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"SFGate- Six percent of Americans believe in unicorns. Thirty-six percent believe in UFOs. A whopping 24 percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together. Eighteen percent still believe the sun revolves around the Earth. Nearly 30 percent believe cloud computing involves… actual clouds. A shockingly sad 18 percent, to this very day, believe the president is a Muslim. Aren’t they cute? And Floridian?

Rand Paul Exposes the Democrats: The Democratic Party is actually a partner with the Republicans working against the aims of achieving a peaceful and just country and world.”

Rand Paul Exposes the Democrats: The Democratic Party is actually a partner with the Republicans working against the aims of achieving a peaceful and just country and world.”


Rand Paul was denounced as the wrong man with the right message, but most Democrats were too craven to deliver any message at all on the high crimes of their president and his killing assistant. “At the end of the day, only two Democrats (Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley) and independent Bernie Sanders joined Republicans in opposing Brennan’s nomination.”

Iraq's Pain Has Only Intensified Since 2003

Iraq's Pain Has Only Intensified Since 2003

The country of my birth, already so damaged, is now crippled by fear of all-out civil war. But in the people there is hope.
By Sami Ramadani
March 14, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"The GuardianThe country of my birth, already so damaged, is now crippled by fear of all-out civil war. But in the people there is hope. It has always been painful for me to write about Iraq and Baghdad, the land of my birth and the city of my childhood. They say that time is a great healer, but, along with most Iraqis, I feel the pain even more deeply today. But this time the tears for what has already happened are mixed with a crippling fear that worse is yet to come: an all-out civil war. Ten years on from the shock and awe of the 2003 Bush and Blair war — which followed 13 years of murderous sanctions, and 35 years of .......

The United States, and President Obama, Arm al-Qaeda

The United States, and President Obama, Arm al-Qaeda

The United States, and President Obama, Arm al-Qaeda
By Alan Jones 
March 14, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"Washington Times-  WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 — A massive 3,000 ton weapons airlift from Croatia to Syrian rebels, reported two weeks ago by the New York Times then further detailed by a Croat newspaper and the London Telegraph on Friday,appears to breach the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), theoretically subjecting high level U.S. officials and allies to arrest. 
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Israel interrogates, expels well-known South African academic Salim Vally, invited to lecture in Palestine

Israel interrogates, expels well-known South African academic Salim Vally, invited to lecture in Palestine


In the latest example of its repression of academic freedom in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel today denied entry to Dr. Salim Vally, director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. Vally, renowned in South Africa as an academic, educator and human rights activist, and member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), had been invited to give several lectures in the occupied West Bank by German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, according to a PSC release.

'The War on Democracy'  John Pilger -  Documentary

'The War on Democracy'  John Pilger -  Documentary


'The War on Democracy' is John Pilger's first major film for the cinema - in a career that has produced more than 55 television documentaries. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
"The film tells a universal story," says Pilger, "analysing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

Why Doesn’t Obama Drone Strike This Terrorist?

Why Doesn’t Obama Drone Strike This Terrorist?
March 13, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -  Since the Obama administration seems so keen to entrench its authority to kill Americans deemed “terrorists” on foreign soil, why has it failed to drone strike former US Army soldier Eric Harroun, who is now fighting with the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria?

Pfc. Full Transcript: Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry

Pfc. Full Transcript: Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry
This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O'Brien at the Article 39(a) session of United States v. Pfc. Bradley Manning on February 28, 2013 at Fort Meade, MD, USA.

65 Years Ago: The Green Light for Zionism’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

65 Years Ago: The Green Light for Zionism’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine


65 Years Ago
The Green Light for Zionism’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

By Alan Hart


March 10, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - I find myself wondering how many of our present day leaders, President Obama in particular, are aware of what happened in Palestine on 10 March 65 years ago. On that day in 1948, two months before Israel’s unilateral declaration of independence in defiance of the will of the organized international community as it then was at the UN, Zionism’s in-Palestine political and military leaders met in Tel Aviv to formally adopt PLAN DALET, the blueprint with operational military orders for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. They did not and never would refer to the crime they authorised as ethnic cleansing. Their euphemism for it was “transfer”. As noted in an excellent anniversary briefing paper by IMEU (the Ame…

The Bolivarian Revolution: History Has Not Ended in Latin America

The Bolivarian Revolution: History Has Not Ended in Latin America
March 10, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - History, evidently, has not ended in Latin America. Amidst the «sequester» storm battering the Washington political circuit incessantly, United States President Barack Obama could still see a silver lining among the dark heavy clouds and he scrambled to express an interest in a «constructive relationship» with Venezuela. Hardly had President Hugo Chavez breathed his last.

Serial Killer Heads CIA

Serial Killer Heads CIA
Serial Killer Heads CIA By Stephen Lendman March 09, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - Chalmers Johnson called the CIA the president's private army. Imperial Rome had its praetorian guard. It served and protected emperors.  CIA rogues work the same way. They do lots more than that. Extrajudicial killing is prioritized. Much that goes on is secret. Unaccountability keeps Congress and ordinary people uninformed. Johnson said US presidents have "untrammeled control of the CIA." It's "probably (their) single most extraordinary power." It puts them beyond checks and balances. What's constitutionally mandated doesn't exist. CIA originally had five missions. Four dealt with collection, coordination and dissemination of intelligence. The fifth is vague. It lets agency operatives "perform such other fu…

Malaysia Invaded - 100's of Terrorists Land on Beaches, Western Media Mute

Malaysia Invaded - 100's of Terrorists Land on Beaches, Western Media Mute
March 07, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - 'LD" - Hundreds of heavily armed terrorists have crossed from the Philippines and landed in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah. Dozens are already dead, and the Malaysian military has brought in aircraft and armor to confront the audacious, bizarre invasion, scattering militants into the jungles of Borneo island. A seemingly headline news event, the invasion has been downplayed and spun by the Western media, many calling militant Al Qaeda-linked terrorists, an "armed Filipino clan."

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

The term “capitalism” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. economic system, with substantial state intervention ranging from subsidies for creative innovation to the “too-big-to-fail” government insurance policy for banks. The system is highly monopolized, further limiting reliance on the market, and increasingly so: In the past 20 years the share of profits of the 200 largest enterprises has risen sharply, reports scholar Robert W. McChesney in his new book “Digital Disconnect.”

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

The term “capitalism” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. economic system, with substantial state intervention ranging from subsidies for creative innovation to the “too-big-to-fail” government insurance policy for banks. The system is highly monopolized, further limiting reliance on the market, and increasingly so: In the past 20 years the share of profits of the 200 largest enterprises has risen sharply, reports scholar Robert W. McChesney in his new book “Digital Disconnect.”