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The Costs of Violence   - Masters of Mankind :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The Costs of Violence   - Masters of Mankind :  Information Clearing House - ICH

No doubt
right now U.S. strategists are seeking ways to
murder the “Caliph of the Islamic State” Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi, who is a bitter rival of al-Qaeda
leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The likely result of this
achievement is forecast by the prominent terrorism
scholar Bruce Hoffman, senior fellow at the U.S.
Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. He
predicts that “al-Baghdadi’s death would likely pave
the way for a rapprochement [with al-Qaeda]
producing a combined terrorist force unprecedented
in scope, size, ambition and resources.”


Polk cites
a treatise on warfare by Henry Jomini, influenced by
Napoleon’s defeat at the hands of Spanish
guerrillas, that became a textbook for generations
of cadets at the West Point military academy. Jomini
observed that such interventions by ma…

Water pollution reaches catastrophic levels in Gaza

Water pollution reaches catastrophic levels in Gaza
The 34-year-old had started to do the laundry but the supply of water at her home ran out.
And though he had spent a long day at school, her son Ahmad, 11, went back and forth nearly half a kilometer a dozen times to fetch buckets of water from a truck near the municipality building in Khan Younis, where the family lives. The laundry had to be done.
Mother and child have gotten used to this routine. “The norm is not to have water during the day,” Abeer told The Electronic Intifada. “It is very tiring for my child to fill a bucket and carry it at least 400 meters like this.”
Frequent power cuts in Gaza have made it impossible to provide homes with running water all day. With summer approaching, moreover, Gaza is threatened with a water scarcity crisis that has been compounded by successive Israeli military assaults and a nearly 10-year-old blockade.
Muhammad Abu Shamala, an official at the Khan Younis water plant, describe…

Survivor of US Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan Tells His Harrowing Story   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

Survivor of US Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan Tells His Harrowing Story   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

May 09,
2016 "Information
Clearing House
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- "Global
Post
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It was
2:09 a.m. in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3,
2015, when Lajos Jecs was woken from his sleep
by a loud explosion. It was the first in a
series of bombs a US plane was dropping on the
hospital where he worked. Jecs, a
nurse from Hungary with Doctors
Without Borders
 (MSF), had been living and
working at the MSF trauma center in Kunduz for
close to five months. The fighting around the
health care facility had been growing worse in
the past few days. It was so bad that Jecs and
his international colleagues had been unable to
leave the hospital compound. They’d been
sleeping in makeshift quarters in the hospital’s
safe room.  It wa…

The Secret Behind the Yemen War     :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The Secret Behind the Yemen War     :  Information Clearing House - ICH


May 08, 2016 "Information
Clearing House
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- "Consortium
News
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PBS
Frontline’s “Yemen
Under Siege
,” which aired on May 3, makes for
powerful viewing. A first-hand look at the
devastation that the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and other
powers have visited on one of the poorest countries
in the Middle East, the 35-minute documentary shows
families struggling amid the rubble, children dying
from mortar attacks, surgeons operating without
anesthesia, and other such horrors...