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“War on Terror”

The CIA’s Torture Defenders

The seven men who contributed to the book (George Tenet, Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, John McLaughlin, Michael Morell, Jose Rodriguez, John Rizzo, and Philip Mudd) are, with the exception of Mudd, quite likely guilty of war crimes By Philip Giraldi Back in the days when I was a spy there were certain things that one […]

A Refugee Crisis Made in America

In 2008, on the front page, was a color photo of a two year old Iraqi boy being pulled from the rubble of a house that had been destroyed by American missiles. The little boy was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and had on his feet flip-flops. His head was hanging back at an angle […]

The Attack on the Nuclear Deal, the Israel Factor, and the Iran Peace Scare

“…for the Israeli government and Israel’s American lobby, Iran’s alleged nuclear threat has served the same purpose as Saddam’s non-existent WMD—it generates public support against a target that is designated for other reasons… ”   By Stephen J. Sniegoski American critics are going all out to derail President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which also […]

The Use and Abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Act on behalf of Israel

Numerous pro-Israel organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, filed amicus briefs supporting the expansive reading of the ATA…… one searches in vain for a single instance in which Israel has been held accountable for its wrongs—for […]

TSA has no excuse to continue the groping / Chertoff’s role in “security”

James Bovard, USAToday – Last August, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole attacked an article I wrote, stating that it was “Misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages the dedicated (TSA) workforce. … We will not sit back and allow misinformation and conjecture to malign our employees.” Pistole resigned last December — in time to miss the […]

Nina rosenwald, Sears heiress, funds groups creating Islamophobia

In 2013, the most recent year for which tax figures are available, Sears heiress Nina Rosenwald channeled $1,057,000 to groups that exist to make people fear and hate Islam. Photo: 2011 gala for American Friends of the Open University of Israel: Board member Nina Rosenwald, center.    

Neo-Conservatives And The Israeli Lobby Are Promoting War With Iran, As They Did With Iraq

Many neo-conservatives have close ties with Israel’s right-wing.  Prominent neo-conservatives Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, James Colbert and David and Meyrav Wurmser wrote a memo to Netanyahu in 1997 entitled “Clean Break,” which recommended the reordering of the entire Middle East to the benefit of Israel. By Allan Brownfeld. Neo-conservatives, together with other elements of the […]

Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily – Indo-Asian News

Indo-Asian News Service, Saeed Naqv – West Asia becomes more mysterious by the minute. Who is fighting whom on whose behalf? The lines were always blurred. Now they are more so. Iraq’s army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. How do we […]

Why is US holding Palestinian charity workers in “little Gitmos”?

By Charlotte Silver. Electronic Intifada – Noor Elashi has not been able to hug her father for more than five years. Each time she visits him at United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, they must communicate through a wall of Plexiglass. “It is unnecessarily cruel,” she told The Electronic Intifada. Her father, Ghassan Elashi, is one of […]

Understanding the ISIS Threat

Talk show rhetoric doesn’t equal good intelligence on the domestic danger posed by Iraq’s terrorists. By Philip Giraldi. The American Conservative – Americans have become so accustomed to going to war based on lies that they hardly flinch when the latest round of bellicose innuendo surfaces. The public knows that Iraq was a foreign policy disaster, […]

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