Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September, 2014

NATO – An Idea Whose Time Has Gone   : Information Clearing House - ICH

NATO – An Idea Whose Time Has Gone   : Information Clearing House - ICH


NATO – An Idea Whose Time Has Gone






By Craig Murray

September 08, 2014 "ICH"
- In
the past dozen years, the armed forces of
NATO countries, whether operating under the
NATO banner or in related ad-hoc coalitions,
have killed many hundreds of thousands of
people. Of those hundreds of thousands of
people, only a few hundred at most ever had
any connection to any attack on a NATO
country.



Whatever modern NATO has become, a defensive
alliance it is not; that fact is beyond
rational dispute.


It
is also the case that the situation in
countries where NATO has been most active in
killing people, including Iraq, Libya,
Afghanistan and Pakistan, has deteriorated.
It has deteriorated politically,
economically, militarily an…

Dr. Mona El-Farra on mass trauma and destruction in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

Dr. Mona El-Farra on mass trauma and destruction in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

Dr. Mona El-Farra on mass trauma and destruction in GazaSubmitted by Nora Barrows-Fr... on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:25 140908-children-rubble-home.jpgPalestinian children look out of their damaged house a day after the ceasefire was declared on 26 August.

(Ramadan El-Agha / APA images)
This week on The Electronic Intifada podcast:



After Israel’s 51 days of attacks on homes, hospitals, schools and infrastructure, we speak with Dr. Mona El-Farra, physician and human rights advocate, about the wide spectrum of trauma inflicted on Gaza’s children. Read transcript or listen to individual segment



As Palestinians mark one year of return to their destroyed village of Kufr Birim,
Israeli authorities cut water, electricity and gas, and loot and
confiscate Palestinians’ camping supplies, Patrick O. Strickland reports
from the village. Read transcript or listen to individual segment



Yafa Jarrar, daughter of Palestinian …

To Really Combat Terror, End Support for Saudi Arabia : Information Clearing House - ICH

To Really Combat Terror, End Support for Saudi Arabia : Information Clearing House - ICH

But don’t
expect any concerted action from the British
government. Kuwait is “an important British ally in
the region”, as the British government

officially puts it. Tony Blair has become the
must-have accessory of every self-respecting
dictator, ranging from Kazakhstan to Egypt; Kuwait
was Tony Blair Associates’

first client in a deal worth £27m. Britain has
approved hundreds of arms licences to Kuwait since
2003, recently including military software and
anti-riot shields.


And then,
of course, there is the dictatorship in Saudi
Arabia. Much of the world was rightly repulsed when

Isis beheaded the courageous journalist James Foley.
Note, then, that Saudi Arabia has

beheaded 22 people since 4 August. Among the
“crimes” that are punished with beheading are
sorcery…

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia   : Information Clearing House - ICH

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia   : Information Clearing House - ICH

Saudi
Arabia's internal discord and tensions over ISIS can
only be understood by grasping the inherent (and
persisting) duality that lies at the core of the
Kingdom's doctrinal makeup and its historical
origins.


One
dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains
directly to Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (the founder
of Wahhabism), and the use to which his radical,
exclusionist puritanism was put by Ibn Saud. (The
latter was then no more than a minor leader --
amongst many -- of continually sparring and raiding
Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor
deserts of the Nejd.)


The second
strand to this perplexing duality, relates precisely
to King Abd-al Aziz's subsequent shift towards
statehood in the 1920s: his curbin…

Isis Isn’t the first Group to Use the Butcher’s Knife as an Instrument of Policy. Nor will it be the last  : Information Clearing House - ICH

Isis Isn’t the first Group to Use the Butcher’s Knife as an Instrument of Policy. Nor will it be the last  : Information Clearing House - ICH



Not since the Nazis have we had culprits
documenting their war crimes on such a scale



By Robert Fisk


Chopping
off someone’s head or sawing it off or slicing
it off is about gore. Blood. Pain. Grotesquerie.
Death by the blade is about shame, suffering in
an animal slaughterhouse. It’s the most
repulsive theatre, understood by the Romans, the
Tudors, the French revolutionaries, the
austerest guardians of Wahhabism. Colour it
bright red.





To be
hanged, drawn and quartered was about fear,
terror – a word liberally used in Paris
after 1789 – and obedience. It still is. The
most judicious, accurate and gruesome
description I have ever read of such
executions – those of a nervous disposition
need rea…

Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities.


On Sunday, 58,071 people still lived in 36 UN schools across the coastal enclave, according to Chris Gunness, spokesperson for UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees.

Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Ron
Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror
Attacks



Paul argues U.S. gov't more destructive than Osama
Bin Laden



By Washington Free Beacon



August 30, 2014 "ICH"
- "Washington
Free Beacon
" - - Former
Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government
had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks and has kept this information hidden in a
classified section of the 9/11 Commission report.


Paul, who made
the comments during a radio interview last Friday,
also argued that the crimes of Osama bin Laden were
“minor” compared to the harm the U.S. government has
caused since the 2001 attacks.


“I believe
that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11],
we’ll find out that our government had it in the
records exactly what…

Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?  : Information Clearing House - ICH

Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?  : Information Clearing House - ICH

Did Certain
Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?




– and why is the US government keeping the evidence
a secret?



By Justin Raimondo




August 29, 2014 "ICH"
- "Anti
War
" - -
Some thirteen years after the event, the shadow of
the

9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
in Manhattan and the Pentagon still darkens our
world. The legacy of that terrible day has impacted
not only our foreign policy, bequeathing to a new
generation an apparently

endless "war on terrorism," it also has led
directly to what is arguably the most

massive assault on our civil liberties since the
Alien and Sedition Acts. Getting all the information
about what happened that day – and why it happened –
is key to understanding the cou…

Undoing Lies in Defense of Russia   : Information Clearing House - ICH

Undoing Lies in Defense of Russia   : Information Clearing House - ICH

Undoing
Lies in Defense of Russia




“Russian Invasion” – How long is screaming ‘Wolf!’
having an impact of the Western Populations? – Until
Full Spectrum Dominance has been attained?



By Peter Koenig




"The separatists are backed, trained,
armed, financed by Russia. Russia
determined that it had to be a little
more overt in what it had already been
doing, but it's not really a shift."
Obama, 29 August 2014
.



"If you repeat a lie often enough, it
becomes the truth.” - Joseph Goebbels
(Hitler’s Propaganda Minister) 

Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine    : Information Clearing House - ICH





Washington's "Pivot" hits a Brick Wall

Obama’s
“Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine
By Mike Whitney “We are
currently witnessing an epic and historic
event. The Ukrainian regular army and the
punitive battalions are suffering a
catastrophic defeat to the south of
Donetsk…..It still is not quite clear how
the Junta intends to avoid a complete defeat
here…. By squandering the most
combat-capable brigades in systematic
offensive operations, the Junta sustained
enormous losses and at the same time
suffered a crushing, purely military defeat.
The southern front has collapsed.” –

The Southern Front Catastrophe – August
27, 2014″, Colonel Cassad, Military
Briefing, Novorossiya, Ukraine


“The reports
out of Novorussia (New Russia) are nothing