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Re: Information Clearinghouse
By:Tom Feeley
Date: Thursday, 21 May 2009, 4:48 pm
In Response To: Information Clearinghouse (Tom Feeley)

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"Many of our fellow
Americans wear a blindfold hiding from the truth of what our government is
doing. But each of you has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a voice to oppose this
crime against humanity." Sister Dianna Ortiz, OSU
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8807.htm
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"The world is a dangerous
place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people
who don't do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do
not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and
enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they
decide that their 'vital interests' are menaced, and think nothing of torturing
a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of
the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world". --
James Baldwin

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Number Of Iraqis
Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,320,110"
www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html
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Number of U.S. Military
Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 4,296
icasualties.org/oif/

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The War in Iraq Costs
$670,694,119,300
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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A Sick Joke!

Obama Calls for
Demilitarized PA "State"

By Jerusalem Post Staff

Obama's vision for an
independent, democratic and contiguous Palestinian state would not have its own
army and would be forbidden from making military agreements with other states,
in order to provide for Israel's security.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22666.htm
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The World Doesn't Have a
Pakistan Nukes Problem ...
It Has a David Albright Problem

By Peter Lee

Washington, apparently
believing that it doesn't have enough on its plate with al Qaeda and the Afghan
Taliban and the Pakistan Taliban, is suddenly awash with dramatic plans to add a
self-created problem to the mix: a quixotic effort to wrest Pakistan's nuclear
weapons out of the hands of the Army if the situation deteriorates.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22669.htm
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Obama Steers Toward
Endless War With Islam
By Michael Scheuer
In just over 100 days, President Obama is on the verge of ensuring that militant
Islam's war on America will be waged for decades to come and its forces will
never suffer manpower or money shortages. How did he accomplish so much in some
little time? He simply behaved as all U.S. political leaders behave; that is, as
an ignorant and arrogant interventionist.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22665.htm
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Why Obama Refuses To
Release Torture Pictures

By Yvonne Ridley

While some Republican red
necks would probably just scoff at pictures of olive skinned men being
brutalised, I'm not so sure they would shrug off so easily pictures of women and
young children being tortured.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22663.htm
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In Case You Missed It
The Road To Guantanamo

Video

Three young British
Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for
over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there,
until finally they were released without charge or apology.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15880.htm
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Drugged and Dangerous

U.S. Military: Heavily
Armed and Medicated

By Melody Petersen

Prescription pill
dependency among American troops is on the rise.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22664.htm
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Credit Where Credit is Due

By Mike Whitney

Do people realize that the
reason their home equity is vanishing, their 401ks have been slashed in half and
their jobs are at risk is because Wall Street was gaming the system with
leverage and financial innovation? The current downturn is not really a
recession at all; it's more like a self-inflicted wound perpetrated by
avaricious speculators who put a gun to the economy's head and blew its brains
out.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article22667.htm
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The Toll Booth Economy

By Michael Hudson

China's central bank is
now the largest holder of U.S. government and other dollar securities, it has
become the main subsidizer of the U.S. payments deficit - and also the domestic
U.S. federal budget deficit. Half of the federal budget's discretionary spending
is military in character. This places China in the uncomfortable position of
being the largest financier of U.S. military adventurism.
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Pakistani troops seize
Taliban stronghold, 80 rebels killed :

Pakistani troops overran
an important militant stronghold in north-western district of Buner, killing
some 80 Taliban fighters, an army spokesman said Wednesday. "Security forces
have cleared Sultan Was area last night after intense clashes," Major General
Athar Abbas told the reporters in Islamabad.
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Pakistan army struggles in
Buner:

The Pakistani government
has not fully asserted control in the district of Buner, military officials have
told a visiting team of BBC journalists.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8059236.stm
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Humanitarian crisis
worsens in Swat:

The US has begun
delivering humanitarian aid to people displaced by fighting in northwest
Pakistan, the US embassy says.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/200952074222970396.html
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Demonizing Pakistan Photos
show Pakistan 'expanding nuclear sites':

Satellite photos released
show Pakistan has expanded two sites crucial to its nuclear program as part of
an effort to bolster the destructive power of its atomic arsenal, a US arms
control institute said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090520/pl_afp/pakistannuclearweaponsus
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Afghan troops kill 25
"Taliban insurgents" including 2 commanders: -

Afghan troops since
launching operations in Marja district of the southern Helmand province have
killed 25 rebels including two local commanders, military commander General
Mohidin Ghori said Wednesday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/20/content_11407771.htm
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US Attack Kills Another 8
Eight Afghan civilians:

Eight Afghan civilians are
believed to have been killed when NATO-led troops under attack in southern
Afghanistan called in an air strike, the alliance said Wednesday.
http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=215094
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Whitewashing war crimes? :

US Says Only Killed 30
Innocent Afghan Civilians :

Video evidence recorded by
fighter jets and the account of the ground commander suggest no more than 30
civilians were killed in a two-day battle in western Afghanistan this month, the
U.S. military said Wednesday, a stark contrast with Afghan claims that 140
civilians died.
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Roadside bomb kills two
Americans outside Kabul:

A roadside bomb killed two
Americans, including a soldier, in an attack on a U.S. military convoy on the
outskirts of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, officials said.
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Arms Sent by U.S. May Be
Falling Into Taliban Hands:

Evidence suggests
munitions procured by the Pentagon leak from Afghan forces for use against
American troops.
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3 Somalis killed in
Mogadishu clashes:

The Somali government has
been losing ground in recent weeks and now controls little more than the centre
of Mogadishu, with the support of AU troops.
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Manufacturing Consent:

US and Russian scientists
say Iran could produce a nuclear device in 1 to 3 years:

While Iran is continuing
to enrich uranium, it said, "it is not clear whether it has taken the decision
to produce nuclear weapons."
http://snipurl.com/ig3nd
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Download the U.S.-Russia
Joint Threat Assessment on Iran's nuclear and missile potential :

PDF Format
http://docs.ewi.info/JTA.pdf
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Setting the trap:

Barack Obama: Iran must
meet nuclear deadline:

US President Barack Obama
has told Iran it has until the end of the year to respond to his diplomatic
outreach over stopping its nuclear programme.
http://snipurl.com/ig3p2
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'Israel will have to take
on Iran alone once Obama's efforts fail':

The official was quoted by
Channel 10 as saying that Obama's insistence on engagement with Iran would force
Israel to make a "difficult decision" on the matter by the end of 2009.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1086628.html
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U.S. to continue funding
Israel anti-missile system:

Israeli defense officials
have recently been concerned that cuts in the U.S. defense budget, along with
Pentagon unwillingness to fund a project that does not employ American workers,
could harm the future of the Arrow.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1086938.html
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Netanyahu's Washington
Victory:

How Obama moved closer to
the Israeli position on Iran.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4936
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U.S., Israel forming
working group on Iran:

The United States and
Israel are quietly forming a high-level working group to assess the progress of
President Obama's outreach to Iran and to share intelligence about the Islamic
Republic's nuclear weapons program,
http://snipurl.com/ig3ss
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Italy breaks ranks with
'surprise' visit to Tehran:

Franco Frattini, Italy's
foreign minister, plans to break with European Union policy of shunning
high-level contact with Iran by flying to Tehran today for talks on the Islamic
republic's strategic role in the region and possible openings for direct
engagement with the US.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/20ef8a7e-44d6-11de-82d6-00144feabdc0.html
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Hamas condemns Palestinian
cabinet:

"This is considered to be
a deliberate sabotage of the internal Palestinian dialogue and threatens the
negotiations slated to take place in the future in Cairo."
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/05/200952012820780409.html
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Most of Jerusalem's
non-Jewish children live below poverty line:

Among children, 48 percent
of Jews and 74 percent of non-Jews are defined as poor.
http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1086819.html
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Spain signals end to war
crimes, genocide hunting:

Under pressure from
foreign governments, members of Spain's congress almost unanimously passed a
resolution which, if translated into law, would end the right of Spanish judges
to investigate serious crimes like genocide anywhere in the world in cases where
courts in the affected country do not act.
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-39759920090520
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Red Cross halts Sri Lanka
operation:

An international aid group
has suspended its aid operations in Sri Lanka due to restrictions placed on it
by the government.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/200952011230183260.html
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ZJhFO]

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US 'not ceding the Pacific
to anyone,' Clinton says" .

We are a trans-Pacific
power as well as a trans-Atlantic power," the chief US diplomat said.
http://rawstory.com/news/afp/US_not_ceding_the_Pacific_to_anyone_05192009.html
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gEUhU]

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Judge rejects Obama view
on detaining Al Qaeda supporters:

In a 22-page decision
issued Tuesday evening, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ruled that members
in Al Qaeda or the Taliban could be detained, but that mere support for Al Qaeda
activities is not a sufficient basis for the government to hold prisoners at
Guantanamo Bay or elsewhere.
http://snipurl.com/ig3yh
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rbMz_GHuIGA==]

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Shame on them: Democrats
Defending Pelosi:

Top Democrats said they
believe that the CIA misled her in a September 2002 briefing about controversial
techniques used during interrogations of alleged al-Qaeda operatives
http://snipurl.com/ig3zk
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w2UilB0FzzQ==]

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Thousands beaten, raped in
Irish reform schools:

The report found that
molestation and rape were "endemic" in boys' facilities, chiefly run by the
Christian Brothers order, and supervisors pursued policies that increased the
danger.
http://snipurl.com/ig40v
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ds99kPDGMtw==]

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Irish church knew abuse
'endemic':

The five-volume study
concluded that church officials encouraged ritual beatings and consistently
shielded their orders' paedophiles from arrest amid a "culture of self-serving
secrecy".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8059826.stm
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Child abuse victims seek
justice:

Thomas Wall, an orphan
from Limerick, was sent by the criminal courts to a Christian Brothers run
reform school when he was just three.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8058821.stm
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gG-8EKmyU0k4iy1ahJ3A_lrDOaEgAGv94MMvQiv1akw==]

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America's poor are its
most generous givers:

The generosity of poor
people isn't so much rare as rarely noticed, however. In fact, America's poor
donate more, in percentage terms, than higher-income groups do
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/226/story/68456.html
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e1jZxTWovFrujMPOkHid3ga3yapgksceGSycQTgMFe-cyYN-oKYvskUTTaprjzkR__q9MQ19tHV1fiSD
ZKyLNHFc5cz_fd7aeBLL9apek0PHlWBD1uYLrnQFfOQ==]
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