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Index of Topics General · 9/11 · The Anthrax Hoax · Homegrown Terrorism · Immigration · Afghanistan · Iraq · Pakistan · Libya · Syria · Iran · Other Foreign Interventions · Government Institutionalized Torture · Government Corruption · Past Wars ( World War II , World War I , Spanish American War , The Civil War ) · Arming Our Enemies · The Bush Presidency · The Obama Presidency · The Growing Police State · News and Commentary · Radio Talk Shows · Israel · Political Action · Energy · The “Ayn Rand Institute”
Besides the inconvenient patriots below (the first several people), there is Kurt Haskell, under Homegrown Terrorism, and Richard Barlow, under Arming Our Enemies.
A former federal investigator for the FAA. The whistleblower other whistleblowers come to. He quotes eyewitness testimony of government agents who sooner or later refused to obey illegal orders.
InterviewAbout him The Events of 9/11 and Government ComplicityThe Unfriendly SkiesWikiLeaksUSA Audio and videoThe national media ignores Rodney Stich. The better known alternative outlets, such as Judicial Watch and Accuracy in Media, are no better. Consequently, I think, sometimes he has not looked too closely at the speaking platforms offered him. Peymon Mottahedeh (“Freedom Law School”) may be a self-deceptive fraud, Rayelan Allan a nutball, and Greg Szymanski (“The Investigative Journal” on the Republic Broadcasting Network) a crank, but at least they gave Mr. Stich, who is none of these things, a public voice and made free recordings available.Book synopses History of U.S. Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11Terrorism Against AmericaBlowback, 9/11, and Cover-UpsIraq, Lies, Cover-Ups, and ConsequencesLawyers & Judges – American Trojan HorsesSubverting America, Vol. I Vol. IIDavid vs. GoliathDefrauding AmericaDisavowPrinted or e-books from Lulu.comPrinted books from Amazon.com
(with Conan Russell)Covert CIA CompaniesThose Ugly AmericansDrugging AmericaCovert CIA CompaniesFBI, CIA, the Mob, and TreacheryCongress and Other CesspoolsCrimes of the FBI-DOJ, and the MafiaAmerica’s Housing and Financial FraudsLockerbie to 9/11Financial Frauds: Japanese and U.S. War Plunder
Whistleblowers against Panopticon (video)
Talks by Jesselyn Radack (00:45), Thomas Drake (24:14), William Binney (53:55). The one by Thomas Drake is especially good. STASI motto “To know everything.”
Karen Kwiatkowski (Lt. Col., ret.)
Quit the Pentagon to speak out against U.S. foreign policy. She has said that “The way Israelis ... run their country in some respects is something Americans could take a lesson from. They put Israel first every time all the time. ... They put Israel number one, they never put Israel number two.”
Catherine Austin Fitts
A former federal investigator who fought government corruption from within and got prosecuted for it. The occasional Christian fundamentalist phrase and leftist bromide annoy, but neither is essential to her message.
Former FBI translator exposing the sale of secret nuclear technology to the Middle East. Those involved include Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Eric Edelman, Marc Grossman, Brent Scowcroft, Larry Franklin, and congressmen Dennis Hastert, Roy Blunt, Dan Burton, Tom Lantos, Bob Livingston, Stephen Solarz, and think tank members Graham E. Fuller (RAND), David and Alan Makovsky (AIPAC/WINEP).
Second Renaissance Books, now Ayn Rand Books, once carried his book Lost Rights. No longer, which is consistent. His other books include Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom to Rid the World of Evil, Attention Deficit Democracy, The Bush Betrayal, Freedom in Chains.
a.k.a. DC Dave, unmasks propaganda in the mainstream press. Best known for “Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression,” and America’s Dreyfus Affair about the Vince Foster case, and Who Killed James Forrestal ?
The Internet is Being Slaughtered in the Back Room
by Paul Rosenberg.
The Terrorism Delusion (pdf)
by John Mueller and Mark Stewart, International Security.
Twice the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate. Famous for one-liners like: Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, “See, if it wasn’t for us, you couldn’t walk.” We disagree with his position on immigration and Ayn Rand, among other things.
Scott Horton’s Interview Radio Show
Listen to interviews of Karen Kwiatkowski, Sibel Edmonds, James Bovard, William Lind, Gary Webb, Ray McGovern, Michael Scheuer, James Bamford, Seymour Hersh, Jude Wanniski, J. D. Cash and others.
“ ‘Conservative’ mouthpieces parrot the foreign policy slogans of previous generations of liberal Democrats and are either too stupid or too cynical to acknowledge the reversal.” – Bill Kauffman, Ain’t My America.
U.S. Conduct in the Middle East Since World War II and the Folly of Intervention. By Sheldon Richman, formerly of the Cato Institute in its better days.
The Power of Nightmares
CIA torture training confused with a church social in the Muslim mind. We would have been better off without the torture. Documentary by Adam Curtis.
“How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them.” By John Mueller.
Requiem for Reason
“Actions have consequences. If you support Batista, you will engender Fidel. If you support the Shah, you will get Khomeini. If you attack Moslems, you will get bin Laden.” By Fred Reed.
The View from Abroad
“The World is not Billy Bob’s Rib Pit.” By Fred Reed.
Young Woman Molested by TSA Shares Her Story (video)
by Julie Borowski.
Debate between Bruce Schneier & Kip Hawley
“That children are now being conditioned to allow strangers to shove hands down their pants, that young women are subjected to genital inspections before being allowed to pursue their careers, that innocent people are adopting poses of humiliation and surrender in response to barked commands, is such a great harm to our society that no one with any sense of history could consider reducing the risk of an astronomically remote adverse event to be justification for TSA’s reprehensible actions. There’s just nothing to balance here. The harms are enormous, the benefits are make-believe. Disband the TSA, now.”
The TSA’s False Tradeoff
by Robert Murphy.
America creates its own enemies (video)
Interview with ex CIA agent Michael Scheuer. Q: Bin Laden is gone. Who is Washington’s number one enemy now ? A: Washington’s enemy is an enemy that doesn’t exist. We’re fighting an Islamic enemy that Washington believes is out to kill us because we have elections, because we’re free, because we have women in the workplace. It’s an enemy that doesn’t exist, it didn’t exist when Bin Laden was alive, it doesn’t exit now. America is being attacked because of its foreign policy in the Muslim world: because of its support for Israel, because of its support for the Saudi police state, because of its presence on the Arab peninsula. And until we accept that, until Americans can say to each other: whether you support aid to Israel or not, our relationship with Israel is causing this war, we are not going to be able to defeat this enemy. ... Israel ... as a country is not the problem. The real problem is the leaders of the Jewish-American community in the United States who influence and corrupt our Congress to support Israel, when we have no interest there.
Scott Horton interview with Michael Scheuer (audio)
September 8, 2011. About 28 minutes in, a brief discussion of the Khobar Towers attack.
The Demon of Conformity
by Josef Fronek. Written version of the talk given at the University of Glasgow on December 10, 2001.
Julian Assange, founder and editor in chief. “Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies.”
What’s so patriotic about the Patriot Act? (video)
by Andrew Napolitano (ret. judge). See also more articles by him.
Ron Paul’s Farewell Address to Congress
November 14, 2012.
Family of Secrets
by Russ Baker. About the “shadow government.” What is the larger criminal enterprise of which the Bush’s were a part?
Jeff Huber 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Commander, U.S. Navy (ret.).
Lawrence Wilkerson (videos)
Former Army Col.
Joel Skousen – World Affairs Brief
We can’t follow some aspects of his Christianity and disagree with some of his conjectures about 9/11. We’re still considering his claim that the total collapse of the Soviet Union was deliberate deception (if not, the effect looks the same as if it had been, with the Russian Federation run by the KGB and other former Communist Party organs). A literate commentator well worth reading – critically.
True and False Security
by Bruce Schneier.
Eeeek! Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy
by Fred Reed.
The Ron Paul Institute
How Would a Patriot Act?
by Glenn Greenwald, a “better sort of leftist” without whose post 9/11 analysis we would not recommend.
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
by Robert Pape.
Their Martyrs and Our Heroes
by John Feffer. Skip Tom’s introduction and scroll down to “Thoughts on Western Jihad.”
The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War
by Peter Dale Scott. Comments on Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard and private military contractors, such as Blackwater (a.k.a. Xe Services, and now ACADEMI), Diligence LLC, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Booz Allen, BAE systems.
Many Voices Singing One Song
The Israeli national anthem. By Philip Giraldi.
This Will Lead to That (video)
by Ron Paul in 1998.
“War On Terror” a $6 Trillion Racket, Exceeding the Total Cost of W W II
by David DeGraw.
The New Terrorists: Whites
The Department of Homeland Security releases another “public service” video depicting white middle class Americans as terrorists.
Homeland Security Deems Liberty Lovers Terrorists
Talk about mission creep. A study funded by the DHS calls Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of individual liberty”: “extreme right-wing” terrorists.
How SITE Creates Terrorist Supporters
“SITE Intelligence Group” a.k.a. “Site Monitoring Service” – an Israeli outfit ostensibly run by Rita Katz – provides “breaking news, articles and analysis of the jihadist threat” not to mention fake Al-Qaeda videos.
Interview with Aaron Russo (video)
The late movie producer.
“As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system, and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.” — James Bovard
The Incompetence Theory
James Corbett interviews Richard Clarke and others.
The 9/11 heroin connection
One article from the phony war on drugs (Morning News) about the drug connection between terrorist hijacker Mohamed Atta and the owner of the Venice, Florida flight school Huffman Aviation. “The biggest lie told about the September 11th attack was the first one: ‘19 hijackers moved through Europe and America unnoticed.’ ” By Daniel Hopsicker.
Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers
Keywords: “Prince Ahmed” and EIRAD. By Russ Baker.
Excluded from the 9/11 Commission’s report
Who is agent Thomas Frields’ boss?
9/11: The Case Isn’t Closed
by Sander Hicks.
World Affairs Brief
by Joel Skousen. However his “Evidence of explosives in the World Trade Centers” must be rejected, see the articles on the collapse below.
9/11 Press for Truth
Documentary, gets interesting about 20% in. The blatant sob story treatment annoys.
What Did Israel Know?
by Christopher Ketcham.
The Israeli “Art Students”
An Israeli Trojan Horse
by Christopher Ketcham.
Gerald Shea’s Memo to the 9/11 Commission
Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli Art Students at DEA Facilities
DEA report. Begins some distance from top of webpage. (Also included in memo above.)
9/11 Enabled by Documented Corruption of Key U.S. Personnel
by Rodney Stich, “convicted” whistleblower and former FAA agent.
It pays to have connections.
Interview with Daniel Hopsicker
About Mohammad Atta and the 911 cover up in Venice, Florida. Conducted by Sander Hicks.
Mohamed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus (video)
Produced by Daniel Hopsicker. Welcome to Venice, Florida, “it’s really just a pleasantly ordinary little place, except that ...”
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Abridged from a longer video for sale at Morning News.
The collapse of the World Trade Center towers
Remove the crank allegations from the “9/11 truth movement” and what’s left are the real conspiracies.
A Critical Analysis of the Collapse From a Demolition Viewpoint (pdf)
It’s a pity the author, an explosives engineer, of this otherwise sober article becomes peevish at the end. By Brent Blanchard, senior editor for Implosionworld.com and Director of Field Operations at Protec Documentation Services, Inc., which documents demolitions. Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse?
by Thomas W. Eagar and Christopher Musso, M.I.T. Applies to buildings 1 and 2, but not 7. Buildings 1 & 2 disintegrated starting at the top. At any instant, the topmost uncollapsed floor collapsed next, until all floors were at the bottom. This is the opposite of a controlled demolition, where the building disintegrates starting at the bottom, always the bottommost uncollapsed floor collapsing next. Building 7 disintegrated like that, that is, like a controlled demolition. Rebuttal of Richard Gage’s “Blueprint for Truth” (videos)
by Chris Mohr. The plane impacts and resulting fires brought all three buildings down. Now we can concentrate on the real corruption. (Though his answer to the question of video #19, “No,” might be correct, his comparing the Kennedy assasination, vote fraud, etc. to UFOs is inappropriate.)
The Catch and Release of Wolfgang Bohringer
by Daniel Hopsicker.
FBI documents contradict 9/11 Commission report
Hijacker had post-9/11 flights scheduled. Hijackers had ties to Saudi Arabia and a support network in Southern California. By Larisa Alexandrovna.
Unusual Currency Transfers Before 9/11
Bill Bergman worked at the Chicago Federal Reserve for over 13 years. After he started investigating unusual currency movements made immediately before 9/11 he was sacked.
Some Questions About Gold
Analysis of “Cache of Gold Found at WTC” NY Daily News October 31, 2001.
The Bin Laden Assassination Hoax
The fabrications about Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman, weapons of mass destruction – to name a few recent frauds – are reason enough to distrust the administration’s story. Staked out for weeks, unarmed, and the number one wanted man on earth, the man who allegedly knew more about 9/11 than anyone else, couldn’t be taken alive? Body destroyed hours later? Sea burial a Muslim custom? No authentic photos?
Did the feds know what was coming? — mistitled “Did We Know ...” by William Norman Grigg. See also The War on Freedom.
Why is the government lying?
An interview with Sibel Edmonds. See also Sibel Edmonds above under “General.”
Some 9/11 Whistle-Blowers (video)
– David Graham, David Schippers, Anthony Shaffer, Randy GlassPart 2
– Sibel Edmonds, Indira Singh, Ms. Edmonds again
The 9/11 Servility Reflex
by James Bovard.
Peter Dale Scott
About Ali Mohamed, an ex-Egyptian army officer who spent five years as an FBI informant, all the while being Osama bin Laden’s chief intelligence agent, and obstruction of justice by senior FBI and DOJ officials. By Peter Lance. (Minor detail, he maintains that an on board bomb brought down TWA 800, when better evidence indicates a missile.)
The catch and murder of Anwar al-Aulaqi
Account based on documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
“... FEMA and several other federal agencies had already moved into position at their command center at Pier 92 on September 10th, one day before the attacks.”
Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist (video)
The title is provocative: the idea is that “Al Qaeda” isn’t what you think. Documentary produced by James Corbett (originally from Canada, day job: teaches English in Japan). Bibliography.
Who Is Osama Bin Laden?
Our friend in the Middle East? By Michel Chossudovsky. (archive.org)
The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader
edited by Peter Bergen.
Bin Laden 9/11 Confession Is Bogus
So claims Prof. Bruce Lawrence of Duke University, and Prof. Gernot Rotter of the University of Hamburg claims it was mistranslated.
Susan Lindauer’s Mission to Baghdad
Ms. Lindauer is rather a nut, still: (1) even a screwball can be correct after the “self-aggrandizement” is stripped away, and (2) the politically incorrect don’t deserve to be silenced by psychiatric prison. The fact and manner of the feds going after her suggests that indeed the Administration was explicitly warned in advance about the 9/11 attack. By David Samuels, New York Times August 29, 2004.
Why do mainstream investigative journalists ignore 9/11?
Comments by Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and others.
Interview with Jesse Ventura (video)
One can disagree with him about the free fall business while still supporting a real investigation.
In 1998 congressman Ron Paul warns of more blowback (video)
Stop watching after 3:30 minutes unless you tolerate gore.
Excerpts from Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
by Chalmers Johnson, published the year before 9-11.
9/11 in the Mainstream Media
Links to over 275 articles.
The anthrax attacks that occurred soon after 9/11, killing five people, helped get the Patriot Act passed. The attacks turned out to be a hoax designed to make Iraq look the culprit when in fact the anthrax came from a U.S. government lab. Who was responsible?The anthrax vaccine: interview with Dr. Meryl Nass (video)
Conducted by Dr. Mercola.
The Anthrax Files
Review by Christopher Ketcham.Did FBI Target Wrong Man as Anthrax Killer? (video)
Interview with Dr. Meryl Nass conducted by Greg Gordon.By Mr. GreenwaldInterview with Greenwald and Meryl NassThe Anthrax Files (video)
Part 1 of a PBS Frontline series.Scientific impossibility: Did the FBI get their man in Bruce Ivins?
by Deborah Rudacille.The New York Times perpetuates Anthrax Hoax
by Barry Kissin.The Truth about the Anthrax Attacks and Its Cover-up (pdf)
Memorandum to congressman Rush Holt, by attorney Barry Kissin. (archive.org)Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case
by William Broad & Scott Shane, NYT.Meryl Nass, M.D.Francis Boyle
Former U.S. bioweapons advisor, now a law professor at the University of Illinois. Bruce Ivins Wasn’t the Anthrax Culprit
by Richard Spertzel.By Mr. RaimondoWhat Ever Happened to the Anthrax Murder Case? (archive.org)Case not closed
Editorial from the journal Nature.
An excuse for a police state.
The Underwear Bomber
“The vast majority of Americans don’t care or will never believe that the U.S. Government is staging false terror attacks against its own citizens.” — Kurt Haskell.
Underwear Bomber II
Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the FBI
From the New York Times. Better late than never.
FBI create terrorist plots to instill fear in Americans
by Gregory Patin.
The 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Which killed six people.
FBI lured dimwits into terror plot (archive.org)
by Tony Allen-Mills. More here and here.
The FBI’s Informant in the Bronx Bomb Plot
by Graham Rayman, The Village Voice.
Manufactured Menace From Michigan
About the Hutaree militia and the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque, by William Grigg. See also FBI agent dummys up: “I can’t fully answer that question.”
The Fear Factory (pdf)
“The FBI now has more than 100 task forces devoted exclusively to fighting terrorism. But is the government manufacturing ghosts?” By Guy Lawson.
FBI Celebrates Prevention of its Own Bomb Plot
by Mike Masnick (blog). See also Was FBI grooming Portland suspect for terror?
The FBI thwarts its own Terror plot – again
by Glenn Greenwald. See also FBI Thwarts Own Radio Controlled Bomb.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York – FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plot Yet Again
by Alex Newman.
Liquid Bomb “Terror Plot” Collapses In Court
by Paul Joseph Watson.
October 2011 Iranian Plot
Arbabsiar, terrorist du jour. Yaron Brook swallowed this, eagerly, on his PJTV (Pajama TV, a neoconservative outlet) interview posted October 12, 2011.
Why the FBI fabricates terror plots
by Paul Craig Roberts.
Saving us from a plot of its own creation (video)
by Andrew Napolitano. See also his article.
Is the FBI busting terrorist plots or leading them? By Trevor Aaronson. See also his Inside the Terror Factory and this interview (audio) - starts at 6:30. Review: FBI Organizes Almost All Terror Plots in the U.S.
Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI entrapment
by Paul Harris.
Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.
by David Shipler, NYT.
Ex-FBI informant goon speaks out
by Paul Harris.
Teenager paid to entice (video)
New York teenager paid $1,000 a month by NYPD to entice Muslims. City residents’ tax dollars at work. AP based story.
The FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists (video)
Given the FBI’s role in past terrorism it should be a prime suspect in any future attack. By James Corbett.
Unrestricted immigration, darling of every Leftist ! Non-discrimination is the Left’s hightest principle, and unrestricted immigration is non-discrimination to the nth degree. The problem began with Edward Kennedy’s Immigration Reform Act of 1965. Malevolent altruism makes us give up our country. B’nai B’rith International, the Jewish organization, and various Catholic organizations were behind Kennedy’s act.
Afghan Taliban Camps Were Built by NATO
New York Times title: “Afghan Camps, Hidden in Hills, Stymied Soviet Attacks for Years.”
The Global Drug Meta-Group: Drugs, Managed Violence, and the Russian 9/11
About Far West, Ltd. and Afghan-Kosovo drug traffic. Russia’s 9/11 refers to the 1999 bombings in Moscow together with Chechnya’s invasion of Russian Dagestanin. By Peter Dale Scott.
Funding the Taliban
by Jean MacKenzie.
A Dead Marine
About the photo by Julie Jacobson (AP) and the reaction to it. By Fred Reed.
NATO: Ah, nuts
Innocents in war and all that. Here’s $2,000, not that we owe you anything. (archive.org) See also How much for the damn brat?
Profile of two stoned arms dealers
The trash who profit from U.S. empire. By Guy Lawson.
U.S. Command Finally Admits to Execution-style Killing (archive.org)
by Jerome Starkey. Mr. Greenwald’s commentary: How Americans Are Propagandized.
The War on Freedom (pdf)
A book by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed. Though a liberal he can read the newspapers.
Brief comment by Rodney Stich.
The Importance of Dumbing Down the American Public
Extended comment by Rodney Stich.
What, Me Lie?
After all the medals and stories of heroism at the officers club, the high-fives and the teary-eyed tributes to the fallen, atrocities are what armies do. By Fred Reed.
The U.S., Opium, and Afghanistan
by Peter Dale Scott.
The Poppy Racket Simplified
by Sibel Edmonds.
The War Logs
Wikileaks per the Guardian, Der Spiegel, and the New York Times.
Rogue “kill team” poses with murdered civilians
Rogue or just caught by journalists?
Defense Secretary Admonishes Troops to “Watch Their Behavior”
Behind him the Israeli flag along with the American, though Israel had and has no troops in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Kandahar massacre: Robert Bales et al
Soap Opera Over Kabul
by Fred Reed.
Gitmo Judge on Evidence Exonerating Detainee
Judge Rosemary Collyer conceded that the evidence would be “extremely helpful” to his lawyers and could secure his release, but insisted it was “too secret” to allow into court.
Arming Iraq: A Chronology of U.S. Involvement
See also Middle Eastern Chessboard: Arming Iraq and Where Iraq Got Its Weapons of Mass Destruction before it destroyed them ((archive.org)).
Reviews of Invisible War by Joy Gordon
The Iraq Sanctions.
Truth About War
Frozen at the start of the Iraq War as “a permanent record showing that not everyone was fooled by the claims [neocons] made about Saddam Hussein and his supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
The Israeli Origins of Bush II’s War
by Stephen Sniegoski.
About the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans. By Seymour Hersh.
Middle Eastern Chessboard: Arming Iraq
by Paul Joseph Watson.
Vets Tell True Stories of the Terror War
by Ariel Leve. (archive.org)
Issued about a year after the invasion of Iraq, orders U.S. troops not to investigate abuse of Iraqi detainees committed by Iraqis.
Iraq Vets Bear Witness
The Nation interviews fifty veterans of the Iraq War about the effect of the occupation on Iraqi civilians.
Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam and al Qaida
by Warren Strobel, McClatchy Newspapers 10 March 2008.
Gag orders on the largest war profiteering in history?
by Jane Corbin, BBC News.
Colin Powell, Bagman
Mai Lai, Iran-Contra, then Iraq.
The Three Trillion Dollar War
by Joseph Stiglitz & Linda Bilmes.
How to Sell a War
“The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold.” By Jeffrey St. Clair.
by Jeremy Scahill.
When the Soviets conquered a country they made sure to kill the intelligentsia. Apparently Israel and Amerika have that in common. By Layla Anwar.
The Story of Fallujah
by Hannah Gurman.
The Police State America Built
by Chris Floyd, a benighted leftist who doesn’t know what capitalism means, but does know police state apparatus when he sees it.
What strikes most about the video is “... the laughter. Laughing when they shoot, after they shoot, in viewing the dead and near dead, and ... laughing as they drive over the bodies ... . For the most part, this isn’t nervous laughter; instead, it is the laughter of thugs ...” – from “This Is War” by Karen Kwiatkowski.
U.S. unleashes Iraqi “security forces”
Nuri al-Maliki: the U.S. government’s man in Iraq
The truth about Pat Tillman
Transcript of interview with filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev.
LaVena Johnson, Pvt.
Murder ruled a suicide. By Tracey Barnett.
Vanishing from History
Ahmad Chalabi, Jessica Lynch, Marla Ruzicka, Janice Karpinski. Not mentioned: Pat Tillman. By Kelley Vlahos.
Military advisor. At times trashy and vulgar.
The False Courage of Chris Kyle
William Norman Grigg’s review of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
British soldier quits in disgust
“... many innocent civilians were arrested ... and interrogated by American soldiers, imprisoned in ... Abu Ghraib prison, or handed over to the Iraqi authorities and ‘most probably’ tortured.”
Donald Vance & Nathan Ertel vs. Rumsfeld
The courts eventually dismissed their lawsuit against Rumsfeld.
Dispatches: Iraq’s Secret War Files (video)
UK documentary based on military logs 2004 - 2009 furnished by Wikileaks.
How the U.S. government lied America into war (audio)
Jonathan Landay, correspondent for McClatchy Newpapers (March 19, 2013). See also Buying the War.
Iraq: A Decade of Hell (video)
On the 10th anniversary of the invasion. By Stefan Molyneux.
Killing people for “made up crap”
by Chris Floyd.
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa.
Living Under Drones
Arming terrorists during the Reagan administration (video)
Interview of John Stockwell, CIA whistleblower, February 1981.
Mission Accomplished in Libya?
By Ron Paul.
The CIA’s International Torture Club
Comment on “Files Note Close C.I.A. Ties to Qaddafi Spy Unit” in the NYT.
Replacing one brutal dictatorship with another.
War under the table (video)
Blackwater, or whatever it calls itself these days, is training terrorists in Syria. Interview with Christoph Horstel.
Syrian Activists Caught Lying, Syrian Rebels Caught Committing Atrocities. By Tony Cartalucci.
Implosion of the Houla Massacre Story
The day before yesterday chemical weapons, yesterday a massacre, today chemical weapons, tomorrow ... . By Daniel McAdams.
Everything They’re Telling Us About Syria is ... False?
By Russ Baker.
Who is pro-intervention?
Syrian National Council, Radwan Ziadeh, Ausama Monajed, Michael Weiss, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Hamza Fakher. By Charlie Skelton.
Syria 1957 assassination plot
In 1957 British Prime Minister Macmillan and U.S. President Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents to provide an excuse to invade Syria. The plan called for funding within Syria a “Free Syria Committee” and arming “political factions with paramilitary ... capabilities.” Unlike the 1953 Iran coup this plan was not carried out.
Syrian Rebels Force Prisoner to Become a Suicide Bomber
By Joseph Watson.
U.S. allegedly approved a plan to stage a chemical weapons attack
And hold Assad responsible. By Joseph Watson.
“Rebels” and “Freedom Fighters” Ravaging Syria Created by U.S. in 2007
Review of an article by Seymour Hersh.
U.S. Shipping Weapons to Terrorists
by Tony Cartalucci.
Chemical weapons? (video)
Interview with Lawrence Wilkerson.
The CIA in Iran
by James Risen, New York Times 2000. (Multipage article: see the table of contents at middle right.)
CIA coup, 1953
About the American and British August coup against Iranian Premier Mohammad Mossadeq.
The USS Vincennes attack on Iran
In 1988 the USS Vincennes shot down a commercial Iranian airliner, killing all 290 passengers.
Next stop, Iran
by Stephen Sniegoski.
Iran: The Next War
by James Bamford.
Israeli General urges US-Israel strike against Iran
“As an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence, we must help [the president] pave the way by lobbying the Democratic Party ... and US newspaper editors ... in order to turn the Iranian issue to a bipartisan one ... .” – General Oded Tira.
If Iran Were America (And We Were Iran)
America above could be any other country. Iran and America are not equivalent but after abstracting from the differences the coup of 1953 was a criminal enterprise. By J. L. Bryan.
Amir-Abbas Fakhravar is a fraud
Fakhravar is to Iran as Ahmed Chalabi was to Iraq. Comments on “Has Washington found its Iranian Chalabi?” by Laura Rozen.
Tehran isn’t exactly the sticks
See also these pictures.
How Iran hijacked a U.S. drone
This engineer doesn’t sound suicidal.
Preventive War versus Deterrence (pdf)
by Justin Logan.
Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies
“Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.” Afterwords (C-Span2 BookTV) interview with the author, by Barbara Slavin. (archive.org)
The Fuel Behind Iran’s Nuclear Drive
One of Iran’s goals in building a nuclear power plant may be nuclear weapons, but an argument other than possession of oil is necessary. (See also the section on Energy below.)
Has War With Iran Already Begun?
In the “campaign to destabilize Iran, the U.S. is allying itself with some pretty loathsome elements.” By Justin Raimondo.
U.S. Government Enriches Companies Helping Iran
by Jo Becker and Ron Nixon, New York Times 2010.
Lani Kass: Part I Part II
Former Israeli Major now senior assistant to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force with full access to classified information. By Philip Giraldi.
U.S. Guards terrorists in Iraq for use in Iran
by Tony Cartalucci.
Ed Rendell (MSNBC and Friends of IDF) investigated for ties to MEK
by Philip Weiss.
North Korea Vows to Cripple the U.S. with Missiles – only they are fake
“We will bury you.” “Death to America.” Etc. By John Hudson.
Rejected false flag attack idea to start war with Iran (video)
Excerpt from interview with Seymour Hersh.
WINEP lobbyist: False flag attack would facilitate war with Iran (video)
It’s in “the U.S. interest.” Pearl Harbor, Fort Sumter, the Lusitania, and the Gulf of Tonkin are models for how to get engaged, says Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s “Iran Security Initiative.” Abby Martin’s Villain of the Day.
Bunker Busters for Israel
Delay in order to better proceed. By Michael Kelley.
| Other Foreign Interventions |
Uzbekistan: The Banality of Evil by Craig Murray.BosniaGeorgiaChileUgandaEthiopia and Somalia by Thomas Barnett. Review by Chris Floyd. (archive.org) Mexican weaponry supplied by U.S. per Merida Initiative by Gregory Berger.History of U.S. InterventionsKilling Hope – Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Zaire. By William Blum. (An America-hating leftist, but focus on the facts rather than his motivation for digging them up.)U.S. Backed CoupsU.S. helps Chinese InterrogatorsThe CIA’s Third World War: Part I Part II – Lecture by John Stockwell, a retired CIA official. Video and transcript.Luis Posada Carriles, your man in Latin America (video) – the hypocrisy of today’s anti-terror campaign.Syria: The EU Al-Qaeda Oil ConsortiumRichard Maybury interview – war and foreign aid.The Real Terror Network by Edward Herman.
| Government Institutionalized Torture |
The Stories of Torture Sounded Made Up
by Carol Leonnig.
McClatchy torture investigation
Torture from the Top Down
by Scott Horton.
Torture probably killed more Americans than 9/11
Review of the book How to Break a Terrorist, by Major Matthew Alexander (a former interrogator) & John Bruning. Subtitled: The US interrogators who used brains, not brutality, to take down the deadliest man in Iraq.
Details of Two Afghan Inmates’ Deaths
by Tim Golden.
Interrogation in Afghanistan and Iraq
About the death of prisoners during their “interrogation.”
“Dryboarding” and Three Unexplained Deaths at Guantánamo
by Scott Horton, Harper’s.
Unredacted documents reveal prisoners tortured to death
by Stephen Webster.
By Mr. Greenwald
A Question of Torture
“CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror” by Alfred McCoy.
The Dark Side
by Jane Mayer, a dang liberal, but she gets it right in this case. Interviewed by Scott Horton.
Review of Jane Mayer’s The Dark Side
by Jennifer Schuessler, NYT. The principal instigators were vice president Cheney, and his legal counsel David Addington and J. Yoo (photo).
Ex-Guantanamo guard speaks out
by Jenifer Fenton.
Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror (video)
by Steven Miles.
John Kiriakou Wears Conviction as “Badge of Honor”
Sentenced to two and a half years in prison for exposing CIA torture program. See also He reports to prison.
Torture and Truth
Interview of Mark Danner.
Abu Ghraib: The Hidden Story
by Mark Danner.
US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites
New York Times review of the ICRC Report on the Treatment of Fourteen “High Value Detainees” in CIA Custody, by the International Committee of the Red Cross. By Mark Danner.
Kidnapped by the CIA
by Peter Bergen.
Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights
by Trevor Paglen and A. C. Thompson.
Yoo’s 2003 Memo On Interrogation
by Dan Eggen. “Permissible Assaults Cited in Graphic Detail.” An immigrant we could have done without. (Another: Jose Rodriguez, who directed CIA torture.)
by Scott Horton, Harper’s April 3, 2008. “... I want to look not at the contents of the memo, but at the contextual questions. Why was it sought, and how was it used.”
John Yoo, Totalitarian
by Paul Craig Roberts.
Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program
by Stephen Grey.
ACLU torture investigation
Torture and the Banality of Evil
by Craig Murray.
Ten Torture Myths Debunked
The Torture Question
Frontline video in six parts.
Interrogation Experts Against Torture
Gen. David Irvine, Robert Baer, Adm. John Huston, Michael Scheuer, Dan Coleman, et al.
The General’s Report on Abu Ghraib
By Seymour Hersh. About the torture of innocents at Abu Ghraib, the persecution of general Taguba who led the initial investigation, and the cover-up of the torture being ordered from the very top. Hear also Interview of Seymour Hersh about Abu Ghraib (audio, archive.org) conducted by Charles Goyette (23 June 2007).
Torturegate: Truth, But No Consequences
by Chris Floyd.
Secret U.S. Endorsement of Severe Interrogations
What’s done always exceeds what’s explicitly allowed. By Scott Shane, David Johnston, James Risen.
Detainees Hidden from Red Cross
by Warren Strobel.
“If the detainee dies, you’re doing it wrong.”
A flippant remark by Jonathan Fredman, CIA, on “harsh” interrogation techniques.
U.S. Torture Techniques Copied from Communists
by Scott Shane.
Coined by the Nazis, the phrase is German for “enhanced interrogation.” By Andrew Sullivan.
On Torture and American Values
NYT editorial, Oct. 7, 2007.
Defendant Rumsfeld: Secretary of Defense sued for torture
This article, by Nat Hentoff, was written in 2005. Former secretary Rumsfeld asserted that he was immune from responsibility for any acts of torture and abuse. On March 27, 2007 Chief Judge Thomas Hogan, D.C. Federal District Court, dismissed the case.
Torture of Iraqi Detainees by 82nd Airborne Division
Click “Page 2” to go beyond the table of contents.
Inside the Wire
Review of the book by Erik Saar, a translator for interrogation sessions at Guantanamo.
“Extraordinary rendition” from Italy
U.S. Contractor Leads Torture Training in Mexico
by Kristin Bricker.
Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s memo and the betrayal of American values
An interview with this book’s author, Phillippe Sands.
Truth, Torture, and the American Way (video)
The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture. Interview with author, Jennifer Harbury.
Inside Camp Nama
“No blood, no foul.” By Eric Schmitt and Carolyn Marhsall.
Retired Military Leaders Opposing Torture (video)
Court Rules CIA May Hide Torture Protests
by Ryan Singel, Wired.
Torture and the CIA
Review of José Rodregez’s book. By Philip Giraldi.
American Psychological Association, RAND and the CIA.
Obama Shields Torturers
by Chris Floyd, addressed to those who still think Obama meant change for the better.
The Question of Torture (pdf)
The Legal and Ethical Implications of the Torture Opinion of Jay S. Bybee. By Gerald Shea.
Torture and the American Conscience
by Paul Craig Roberts.
When Torture Isn’t Good Enough
Review of an article by David Benjamin.
Seized in Macedonia, tortured by CIA, dumped in Albania
Recently Released Gitmo Detainee
ABC news article.
Held at Guantanamo Bay.
Torture and Positive Law: Jurisprudence for the White House (pdf)
“It is dispiriting as well as shameful to have to turn our attention to this issue.” By Jeremy Waldron, Columbia Law School. (archive.org)
FBI documents describe CIA jails
They took one look and fled. Partly declassified? By Scott Shane and Charlie Savage, NYT.
Transcript of Ali Shalal’s Testimony
In his book The Ominous Parallels Leonard Peikoff denounced this sort of thing just for itself, but he came to see a difference between the Nazis and his friends.
Medical Evidence of Torture (pdf)
Preface by Major General Antonio Taguba, US Army (Ret.), authors and clinical evaluators: Fárnoosh Hashemian, Vincent Iacopino, Sondra Crosby, Allen Keller, Onder Ozkalipci, Christian Pross, Barry Rosenfeld.
by Matthew Alexander, the officer who cracked the Zarqawi network.
Guantánamo Victim Fouad al-Rabiah Released In Kuwait
Twelve weeks after Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered his release. By Andy Worthington.
The suit against this Boeing Company subsidiary, which helped the CIA in its “extraordinary rendition” program, will not be heard. “I understand you think it’s not fair, but so what?” – Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. NYT commentary: Malign Neglect.
The Guantánamo “Suicides”
by Scott Horton, Harper’s.
The Guantánamo Files: Stories of 774 Detainees
by Andy Worthington.
Internal CIA documents on waterboarding
The mainstream media focuses on “waterboarding” suspects and ignores breaking their joints and bones, beating their brains in, and other mafia tactics. But even “waterboarding” can be worse than they describe. By Mark Benjamin.
“Outsourcing Torture” and other articles
by Jane Mayer.
Career Opportunities in the Torture State
Bribed men and the torture memos. By William Grigg.
The Bush Era Torture-Homicides
by Scott Horton.
Review of "Task Force on Detainee Treatment"
By Sheldon Richman. In my opinion the Task Force is more cover-up than revelation, its conclusions milquetoast. (With a crook like William Sessions on the board, no surprise.) There are far better exposés. Still, some useful information.
Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield
Review, by Kelley Vlahos, of the book by Jeremy Scahill about torture and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
Ex-Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks
Worst of the worst jihadists interviewed by Jason Leopold.
The time ARI spends worrying about Israel would be better spent worrying about America. For more on government corruption see Rodney Stich above.
| Past and On-going Government Corruption |
The Vince Foster Affair
The Downing of TWA Flight 800
July 17, 1996.
Oklahoma City Bombing
“Was the blood of the Oklahoma children redder than the children at Waco?”
The Drug War
See also Rodney Stich, Catherine Austin Fitts, Afghanistan, and 9-11 above.
The Function of the Drug War
by J. Orlin Grabbe. The Six Groups Who Benefit From Drug Prohibition (video)
by Judge Jim Gray. Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
by Gary Webb. DEA Agents in Colombia Help Narcotics Traffickers
About a memorandum by Department of Justice attorney Thomas M. Kent. Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press
by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. The CIA and Drugs
by William Blum. The Mafia, CIA, and George Bush Sr. (video) Part 1 Part 2
by Peter Brewton. The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
by Alfred McCoy. CIA Drug Planes
by Daniel Hopsicker. Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras & the Drug War
U.S. government drug smuggling from the perspective of former DEA agent Celerino Castillo. (archive.org) NYPD fabricates drug charges against innocent people
by John Marzulli. Narco-colonialism in the 20th Century
Evidence of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Bordergate
Statement by Darlene Fitzgerald, former Customs Special Agent, at a National Security Whistleblower Press Conference. The House of Death
One of several known DEA cover-ups. By Radley Balko. CIA Agent Also Mafia Hitman
Review of How to Get Away With Murder in America
by Evan Wright, about Ricky Prado. What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs (video) Feds Let Mexican Cartel Kill in U.S.
Operations Fast & Furious and Gun-Runner. By Alex Newman, based on Wikileaks revelations. Ben Swann on the Mexican Drug War and other topics (videos)
More on operations Fast & Furious and Gun-Runner. Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke
by Matt Taibbi.
The Saga of Barrett Brown
Inside Anonymous and the War on Secrecy. By Christian Stork.
Thomas Drake: NSA whistleblower
NSA criminalizes the exposure of its own corrupt activity.
The Child Abuse Industry
The Franklin Scandal
Per above, innocent civilians have been victims of witchhunts. Some politicos claim they are too when in fact they are guilty. The Franklin “scandal” (too innocuous a word) takes its name from a bank in Omaha focused on loaning to Blacks.
El Dorado: Waco in slow motion
by William Grigg.
The death of James Forrestal
James Forrestal was Secretary of the Navy during WWII, later the first U.S. Secretary of Defense. He opposed Communist and Zionist influence within the Truman administration. The first link below is a critical review of the writing about Forrestal’s death. The second is the report of the Navy’s investigation, which as you will see was anything but investigative.
PanAm 103 (Lockerbie)
What happened to Sen. Paul Wellstone?
by James Fetzer.
Defense Spending Fraud
“Randy Weaver and his family were seclusionists not reasonably worth 15 minutes of the government’s or anybody else’s time as far as their being a threat to anyone. ... The Weavers are always referred to in the leftist press as white separatists. Get it? Some leftist/liberal who ... moves himself as far as possible away from the ... inner city and sends his kids off to a special school is not called a white separatist.”
Parents Against Corruption and Cover-up
Inspired by the murder of Tommy Burkett. (archive.org)
M + others Aligned for Military & Murder Accountability
The military has a homicide problem. The author sometimes undercuts her effort by trying to be both tragic and lighthearted at the same time. By Jan Beimdiek. (archive.org)
During the 1980 presidential race between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Bush Sr. (Reagan’s running mate and CIA director during the Ford administration) and William Casey (Reagan’s campaign chief and later CIA director) held secret meetings with mullahs of Iran. Bush and Casey negotiated a delay in the release of 52 American hostages, who otherwise would have been released in October, until after the election. (The “surprise” was that the hostages where not released in October.) The intent was to prevent President Carter from looking good and thus to increase Reagan’s chance of victory.
The Pentagon’s plan to fool you into hating Castro (ABC News). Kennedy rejected it but didn’t have anyone court-martialed either. What similar plans have been executed?
by Bill Moushey.
Doug Casey interviews Peter Schiff (video)
See also this Doug Casey interview (audio as video).
The FBI — Past, Present & Future
Collection of links.
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner
James Bovard’s review.
NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe
by Daniele Ganser. The armies, called “stay-behinds,” were operated by the CIA and MI6 through NATO. They had access to military equipment originally intended for sabotage after a Soviet invasion. Instead the armies carried out terrorist attacks across mainland Europe, killing hundreds of civilians as part of a “strategy of tension.” The attacks were then blamed on communists. Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a Gladio operative now serving a life-sentence for the murder of three policemen, said in court testimony March 2001: “You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. ... The reason was quite simple. ... to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
FBI twists witness testimony in killing of Robert Kennedy
Nina Rhodes-Hughes heard shots from another assassin besides Sirhan Sirhan. (CNN)
Deborah Jeane Palfrey (the D.C. madam)
The Pentagon directs propaganda at America
A telecommunications and space industry entrepreneur. He established FINDS, the Foundation for the International Non-governmental Development of Space; funded the CATS (Cheap Access To Space) Prize of the Space Frontier Foundation; and his MirCorp arranged for the first space tourist to visit the International Space Station. Faced with virtually life in prison for alleged tax evasion and fraud, denied bail and consequently unable to properly defend himself, he entered a plea agreement and was sentenced to prison for from four to nine years. After over six years in prison he was released in 2012.
A Dinosaur Named Sue
1992 interview with Terry Wentz and Peter Larson about the 1990 confiscation of the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (archive.org) See too Gary McGath’s book reviews of Tyrannosaurus Sue by Steve Fiffer and Rex Appeal by Peter Larson & Kristin Donnan.
None Dare Call It Conspiracy
About the Federal Reserve. Complete text of the book by Gary Allen.
KAL Flight 007 Remembered
An account of yet another hypocrisy of the Reagan administration. As for Schlossberg, almost certainly a crank. (archive.org)
The Columbine Massacre
The death of David Kelly
The U.K. is as corrupt as the U.S.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy
JFK and LBJ
Based on the book Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K. (Amazon reviews)
by Barr McClellan, former member of Clark Law Firm that had handled LBJ’s business. He offers considerable evidence that Johnson, then vice president, had Kennedy killed. CIA Killers
Interview with Peter Janney, author of Mary’s Mosaic (Amazon reviews)
about Mary Pinchot.
The link between SSRI drugs and rampages
Politicians use these rampages to promote gun control while the thoughtful denounce the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. See also Peter Breggin, M.D. (video, starts 1:52), and List of school shootings by people on SSRIs, and The Real Root of School Violence by Tom DeWeese..
Policing for Profit
The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture.
I know, an environmentalist. Seen one redwood, seen ’em all. But did she deserve to have her legs blown off?
Neo-Nazi leader was MI6 agent
And you thought G. K. Chesterton’s ending to The Man Who Was Thursday was silly. (The novel tells of a group of plotters each of whom, one by one, is revealed to be a double-agent, until finally only the leader is left and he turns out to be a double agent.)
How a Spaniard Became Bin Laden
“The photos are an important example how science and technological advancement is used to find fugitives and bring them to justice.” – the FBI. Yeah right. English translation below original German. The FBI now admits it. The victim comments.
Documents prohibited by governments foreign or domestic.
Audio show hosted by Michael Levine & Mark Marshall.
Appeal to a higher court? Sauce for the fed, sauce for the city. Perhaps some of these videos don’t belong here but enough do to be scary. Sections on rights when dealing with a police officer, how to file a complaint. See also Jennifer Jones addressing city council of Quartzsite, Arizona (video).
No One Would Listen (video)
Today show interview (March 1, 2010) of the book’s author, Harry Markopolos, about Madoff and friends’ Ponzi scheme.
See also the Israel section below.
The Frame-up of Edgar J. SteeleEdgar Steele, a defense attorney specializing in CPS abuse and free speech, is a political prisoner. Why was the FBI consorting with the ADL on this case? The star witness for the prosecution, Larry Fairfax, was a paid FBI informant and admitted crook. The judge allowed him to testify at the trial. In a pre-trial hearing on the admissibility of evidence two audio experts testified in behalf of Mr. Steele. George Papcun, a forensic audiology expert, including voice morphing, said there were an extraordinary number of anomalies in the FBI recordings, suggesting they had been faked. The other expert, Bennett Walsh, a former New York City detective with years of experience investigating audio recordings, said the FBI recordings had been tampered with. On May 2, 2011 – after the federal judge refused to allow either witness to testify – Mr. Steele was convicted on all counts. Judge: B. Lynn Winmill, U.S. District Court (a Clinton nominee); Prosecutor: Traci J. Whelan, Assistant U.S. Attorney; FBI agents: Michael Sotka, and others; Colleague of judge: Mark Haas.Mr. Steele is a white separatist and also critical of many Jews. Suppose you think that’s disgusting, like some people think pornography is disgusting. Then consider this: “It is not very inspiring to fight for the freedom of the purveyors of pornography or their customers. But in the transition to statism, every infringement of human rights has begun with the suppression of a given right’s least attractive practitioners. In this case, the disgusting nature of the offenders makes it a good test of one’s loyalty to a principle.” — Ayn Rand in “Censorship: Local and Express” (1973)
by William Grigg. Television Interview before sentencing (video)
Station KXLY at undisclosed jail. Edgar Steele before sentencing
by Melissa Luck, KXLY Executive Producer - November 2, 2011 updated November 9 with statement by Cyndi Steele. Cyndi Steele’s “victim statement” at sentencing hearing - November 9, 2011 Mr. Steele at sentencing Steele Sentenced to 50 Years
by Melissa Luck, KXLY Executive Producer. Notes From Prison (pdf) Review article “Thank You”
– August 2, 2011. Jailhouse Telephone Interview (audio)
– June 23, 2011. Interview of Cyndi Steele (audio)
– August 2, 2011. Interview of his alleged victim, Cyndi Steele (audio)
– February 9, 2011. Earlier interview of Cyndi Steele (audio)
– January 13, 2011. Q & A of press conference given by his wife & attorney Wesley Hoyt (audio)
– Sept. 20, 2010. Informant bribed for testimony with reduced jail time Motion for a new trial, affidavits and exhibits U.S. Supreme Court Petition (pdf)
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
— attributed to Dresden James.
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The New Dealers’ War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War Within World War II
by Thomas Fleming. “There was scarcely a branch of the American government, including the War, Navy, and Justice Departments, that did not have Soviet moles in high places, feeding Moscow information. ... Bill Donovan’s Office of Strategic Services [OSS], the forerunner of the CIA, had so many informers in its ranks, it was almost an arm of the NKVD.”Who Leaked Rainbow Five – and Why?
by Thomas Fleming, in American Heritage
(back in 1987 when it was
American Heritage).The Roosevelt Myth
by John Flynn. Favorably reviewed in The Objectivist Newsletter
, December 1962. First published in 1948, the author helped found the America First Committee which opposed U.S. entry into the war.Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
“A critical examination of the foreign policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and its aftermath.” Edited by Harry Elmer Barnes, with essays by William Henry Chamberlin, Percy Greaves, George Lundberg, George Morgenstern, William Neumann, Frederic Sanborn, Charles Callan Tansill. The first edition was published by Caxton Press, a division of Caxton Printers. NBI Book Service carried the book in the early 1960s.How FDR Dragged Out WW II for Stalin
by David Martin. Includes excerpt from the book FDR, The Other Side of the Coin: How We Were Tricked into World War II
by Hamilton Fish.Saving England Wasn’t Worth It
Review of the evil consequences of having entered WWII, some of which Ayn Rand too had criticized. In spite of the title (but not the text), England would not have been lost had America stayed out of WWII. A better title would have been: “Taking America Back Starts With Taking Roosevelt Down.” By Scott Horton.Who Really Won World War II?
by Michael Kreca.How Good Was the Good War?
Essays by Scott McConnell, Thomas Woods, Andrew Bacevich, Stuart Reid, Christopher Layne, Ted Carpenter, Michael Vlahos.Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath
by Herbert Hoover, edited by George Nash.Pearl Harbor and FDRRoosevelt’s Road to Russia
by George Crocker. Favorably reviewed in The Objectivist Newsletter
, January 1964.How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
by William Henry Chamberlin.Wall Street and FDR
by Antony Sutton.World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today
High school level text by Richard Maybury, author of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
in the same series.The Making of a Tyrant
by Francis Neilson. Article from The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
. Contrasts Hitler before and after March 1939. Contains amazing quotes of Churchill about Stalin, and little known facts about Czechoslovakia.Rethinking Churchill
by Ralph Raico.The Happy Warriors
by James J. Martin
.Charles Austin Beard (pdf)
Liberal Foe of American Internationalism. By James Philbin.Back Door to War
by Charles Tansill.AftermathOrderly and Humane
The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War. The main title is sarcasm. By R. M. Douglas.Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the U.S., 1939-44
by Thomas Mahl.They Thought They Were Free
by Milton Mayer.Roosevelt’s Secret War
by Joseph Persico. Booknotes interview. (video & transcript)HiroshimaGerman Resistance
Leonard Peikoff neglects to mention German resistance groups in The Ominous Parallels
The White RoseDresden Fire Bombing
From their third leaflet: “... why do you not bestir yourselves, why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanized state system presided over by criminals and drunks?” (archive.org) Youth Resistance in Wartime Germany
About the group of Helmuth Hübener, pamphleteer at age 17, and other groups. The Valkyrie Conspiracy
General Friedrich Olbricht, Col. Claus Graf Stauffenberg and other German military officers oppose Hitler, culminating in “July 20.”
The Blood of DresdenRevisionists challenge D-Day story
by Kurt Vonnegut. Why was Dresden Destroyed?
In August 1944, an RAF memorandum pointed out that “the total devastation of the centre of a vast [German] city ... would convince the Russian allies…of the effectiveness of Anglo-American air power.” By Jacques Pauwels.
Review of Antony Beevor’s book D-Day
. Many American troops cannot be accurately described as liberators. By Hugh Schofield, BBC.Declassified Papers Show U.S. Recruited Ex-Nazis
by Sam Roberts. Who are the good guys?All the King’s Men
“The Truth Behind SOE’s Greatest Wartime Disaster.” By Robert Marshall. About Deputy Head of MI-6, Claude Dansey; Francis Suttill, resistance leader; murder of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, Brithish politician. (Amazon review)World War I
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At the opening NBI lectures in Washington, D.C. – October 1966 – Ayn Rand denounced U.S. foreign policy as “imperialistic going back to 1898.”
The conquest of the United States by Spain (pdf)The Civil War
A lecture from January 16, 1899 by William Graham Sumner. “We have beaten Spain in a military conflict, but we are submitting to be conquered by her on the field of ideas and policies. Expansionism and imperialism are nothing but the old philosophies of national prosperity which have brought Spain to where she now is. Those philosophies appeal to national vanity and national cupidity. They are seductive, especially upon the first view and the most superficial judgment ...” (archive.org)
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Thrown out of the CIA when he exposed U.S. aid to Pakistan’s nuclear program.Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?
Interview of her with Philip Giraldi. See also Sibel Edmonds
above, under “General.”America’s Pro-Terrorism Foreign-Aid Program
by James Bovard.The CIA and the atomic black market
by William Broad and David Sanger.East Minus West = Zero: Russia’s Debt to the Western World
by Werner Keller. Also known as Are The Russians Ten Feet Tall?
Originally in German. Favorably reviewed in The Objectivist Newsletter
, November 1962. (Amazon reviews)From Major Jordan’s Diaries
“I want to put in permanent form the full story of my experiences as a Lend-Lease expediter and liaison officer with the Russians during the war, when I served for two crucial years, from May 1942 to June 1944 ... .” By George Racey Jordan.Antony C. Sutton
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 1968 to 1973.How America Fell
Giving the Chinese secret military technology began in the Reagan administration. By Robert Parry.Their men in Washington: Undercover with D.C.’s lobbyists for hire
by Ken Silverstein, Harper’s Magazine
. See also the author’s reply to letters, Sept. 2007 page 5.Guns ‘R’ Us
Written in 1997: “... the last five times that the United States has sent troops into conflict ... American forces faced adversaries that had previously received U.S. weapons, military technology, or training.” “Currently, 6,500 full-time government employees in the Defense, Commerce, and State Departments are engaged in promoting and financing weapons exports through a maze of programs.”Conversation with a University Professor
U.S. Higher Education: The Great Global Giveaway.
A criminal conspiracy.The Bush Record After Three Years
World Affairs Brief.Attorney General Michael Mukasey
by Rodney Stich.Bush Jokes about WMD (video)Michael Connell: The Mysterious Death of Bush’s Cyber-Guru (video)
Brief news video with links to articles.Ohio 2004 election fraud
With special reference to Michael Connell.
The same criminal conspiracy.
The more Third World immigrants the better for any powerlusting politician.Drones over America
The best recruitment tool for anti-U.S. militants since U.S. torture.Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law
Issued on March 16, 2012, it gives the President absolute control over all natural resources in case of a natural disaster or during time of war. In other words, any time the president feels like it.Obama executive order gives president control of all communication systems in America
Authorizes the DHS to seize private facilities “when necessary,” shutting down or limiting civilian communications.China Deal Benefits Obama Donors
by Andrew Evans.
“Homeland Security” isn’t the first time a police state has used security as an excuse. 1790s France had Robespierre’s “Committee of Public Safety.” It may not affect you, until resistance is futile.
Freedom and the War on Terrorism (video)
by James Bovard.Asleep at the Wheel: The U.S. Becomes What It Wasn’t
by Fred Reed.Response to Boston bombing (audio as video)
Interview with Ron Paul (starts 1:33).The Eye of Sauron
by Fred Reed.By design the “War on Terror” can never end
As one wit remarked: It’s a feature, not a bug. By Glenn Greenwald.Three Dangerous Provisions of the Patriot Act
After ten years, Section 215: “any tangible thing,” National Security Letters, “sneak-and-peek” warrants.Western Union and the Terrorist Watch List
Guilty until proven innocent.National Defense Authorization Act 2012 (NDAA)
Indefinite military detention.A Stasi for America
James Bovard’s book review of Enemies: A History of the FBI
by Tim Weiner.Former Judge Andrew Napolitano on domestic drones (several videos)Monthly “Terror Drills” required in New Jersey public schools
by Alexander Higgins.The Martial Law Mind-Set
by William Norman Grigg.Lee Bellinger interview (audio)
Skip the news headlines and religious stuff, the interview starts at 18:38. Good review of the growing police state.A Domestic ArmyAmerica Is In The Throes Of A Burgeoning Police State
“Christian, Please Wake Up!” Pastor Chuck Baldwin lays it in to his fellow pastors. I know, anti-choice, but this article is spot on. The part about “non-traditional targets,” incredible as it may seem, is true.Brigade homeland tours
“Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army.” By Gina Cavallaro, Army Times
.U.S. Military collaborates with Wyoming police to combat drunk driving
You don’t want drunk driving do you?Welcome to Johnston, Rhode Island, population 30,000
Never heard of it.Domestic SurveillanceMaster of Homeland Security
“A Master of Homeland Security prepares students to work in the public and private sectors of security, which have blended in recent years in order to be the most effective.”
Guidelines Would Give FBI Broader Powers
by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times.
The FBI vs. Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo.
Homeland Security monitors journalists
“Department of Homeland Security” / “National Operations Center” / “Office of Operations Coordination and Planning” / “Media Monitoring Initiative” is watching you.
FBI Director Robert Mueller Ignorant of Due Process (video)
Comments by master of ceremonies and Andrew Napolitano, the former rather over the top.
ADL Law Enforcement Training
Articles from this Jewish group’s Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network. See also The Frame-up of Edgar J. Steele.
One Homeland Security “fusion center”
Missouri state police memo says Ron Paul supporters may be terrorists. In the face of protests the memo was first defended, then retracted. The defense sounded more sincere.
Fusion Center labels OKC Bombing investigators terrorists
by Andrew Griffin, Red Dirt Report, Oklahoma.
Microsoft and the Fusion Centers
by Geoffrey Ingersoll.
The DHS vs. Anonymous Speech
by Jonathan Turley.
What one man did at TSA checkpoints
He got away with it, but for how long?
DHS Researches Ways to Get Public to Accept Tracking by Government
Loughborough University press release: “IMPRINTS (Identity Management: Public Responses to Identity Technologies and Services) aims to assess how and why UK and US publics will engage with particular future practices, services and technologies of identity management, while resisting others.”
We’re the Defense Intelligence Agency
About a video produced by the DOD.
Real ID: A Real Warning on the Danger of Government
by James Bovard. “Pass ID” is the same animal.
U.S. FEMA Administrator Meets With Israeli IDF Home Front Command
Our current government’s ally.
The president’s private army
Excerpt from the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.
Obama’s Secret Police
by Justin Raimondo.
The “Stability Police Force”
RAND study prepared at the behest of the U.S. Army. SPF would be a “hybrid” military and law enforcement corps within the U.S. Marshals Service for “crowd and riot control, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and investigations of organized criminal groups” both at home, “augmenting state and local agencies,” and abroad. It “provides significant domestic policing and homeland security benefits by providing thousands of additional police officers across the United States.”
Federal Police Force
“United States Secret Service Uniformed Division” a.k.a. “Federal Protective Services” a.k.a. “American Police Force” as mandated by the Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005.
U.S. Army Plan For Re-Education Camps
Too much too soon.
Pentagon Would Post Active Military Personnel in U.S.
400,000 for starters. By Matthew Rothschild.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Concept 2016-2028
How the Army will respond to threats at “home and abroad.”
Local police need assault rifles in case of terror attack
Homeland Security: “Liberty lovers” are potential terrorists
DHS: your best friend may be a terrorist
by Paul Joseph Watson.
Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic!
by John Dvorak, PC Magazine. “... false flag events ... are staged by a government usually to distress the public, so the government can do something that the public would otherwise disapprove.”
The Defense Authorization Act of 2006
by James Bovard.
Sonic weapons at townhall meetings in San Diego county
These weapons – also known as Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) and “sonic cannons” – may be non-lethal but they are not mayemless. Elsewhere, cruise ship captain Michael Groves suffered permanent hearing loss when he used one to repel a pirate attack, and he was behind it rather than in front. At full volume the noise level directly in front is 150 decibels, and even at 300 yards it permanently damages hearing.
The Lethality of “Non-Lethal” Weapons
By Joe Wright.
Microsoft executive urges government to license websites. Time magazine commentator agrees.
Internet Use Taxation
Another Microsoft executive suggests that the government tax Internet usage. A Microsoft spokesman then both denies and admits it. A study in how a violation of freedom in one sphere leads to it in another. Not to mention that some big businesses are in the vanguard of socialism/fascism.
House panel approves bill forcing ISPs to log users’ web history
by Eric Dolan.
ADL and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to Fight Hate Crimes
Though the focus is on the Alex Jones Show the danger pointed out applies to all of us. (The Anti-Defamation League was founded in response to the lynching of convicted murderer Leo Frank in 1915. See also this book review and this one.)
Dred Scott II: Obama & Supreme Court Endorse Slavery
by Chris Floyd. Good article except for the ending with its assumption that M. L. King advocated freedom.
Establishment of the Council of Governors
Judge Tosses NSA Spy Cases
“A citizen may not gain standing [before the court] by claiming a right to have the government follow the law.” – U.S. District Judge.
National Emergency and “Continuity of Government”
by Peter Dale Scott.
U.S. Supreme Court 2010: the executive branch may abduct anyone for any reason
Ninth Circuit Court Approves “Extraordinary Rendition”
by Andy Worthington.
Institute of Terrorism Research and Response
“The preeminent Israel/American security firm, providing training, intelligence and education for clients across the globe.”
War Against Terrorism mission creep
Southern Poverty Law Center & Department of Homeland Security
The CEO of the former is on the “Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism” of the latter.
Joe Miller’s Private “Guards” Were Active-Duty Military
A GOP politician has a reporter arrested for asking questions he didn’t want to answer.
Ray McGovern battered by police as Hillary Clinton talks about “freedom”
“The rights of individuals to express their views freely … are universal.” – Hillary Clinton. Just don’t go around wearing a teeshirt with “Veterans for Peace” on the front. Partly caught on video.
The government’s One-Way Mirror
The government knows more and more about you while you know less and less about it.
Western Internet censorship
Plans of Australian and German governments, partly in place in Norway, Denmark and Finland: ISP censorship software that spies on each citizen’s attempt to read on the Internet and compares requested pages to those listed on a secret government blacklist.
The end components of Smart Grid are the smart meter, a meter that measures the flow of electricity or other utility into your house, and subsidiary meters inside house thermostats and appliances, all of whose readings are continuously transmitted via radio to a central database.
The Smart Grid and Privacy Technocracy (video)
A longwinded and at times annoyingly boastful lecture by Patrick Wood who eventually, after wasting about five minutes getting to the point, provides a larger historical perspective than the above. The term “technocracy” – rule by technicians – is misleading. The evil is plain old aristocracy, with engineers and technicians in its service.
Good-bye Property Rights (pdf)
Agenda 21 is a “deliberate effort to destroy private property rights in America through the ... goal of sustainable development.” By Michael Coffman.
Public / Charter / Voucher Schools
Issues That Threaten to Derail the Nation
by John Whitehead.
TSA – Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Courtesy of the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and friends, about which see The Underwear Bomber above.
Some of these sites cast a wide net, a random article might be worthless. A few of these sites say some stupid things about Ayn Rand. Some have a contradictory Leftist or religious orientation. Don’t expect criticism of Russia from Russia Today (RT) - it’s politically correct but at least a different way. Use critically.
Who, What, Why
Free Association - Sheldon Richman
Morning News - Daniel Hopsicker
The American Conservative
Capital Account with Lauren Lyster (video)
Breaking the Set with Abby Martin (video)
Token Libertarian Girl with Julie Borowski (video)
— a neocon disinformation outlet for the vulgar.Accuracy in Media
— though they’ve done good work on TWA flight 800, this is just window-dressing. You know something’s fishy when they advertise a documentary film on Iraq as praised by a former Israeli ambassador, and promote neocons like Ann Coulter and Frank Gaffney (the latter signed the June 3, 1997 “Statement of Principles” from the Project for the New American Century).Drudge Report
— the news it leaves out is its news.From The Wilderness
(Michael Ruppert) — these days in large part nutty.Rense
— a mixture of wisdom and nuttiness.Much of the “9/11 truth movement”
— the truth about the cover-up is bad enough without exaggerating it.WorldNetDaily
— dosed with Rapturists/Zionists. You know something’s wrong when they promote Pamela Geller.The Huffington Post
— we might be able to stomach the leftist slant were it not for Arianna’s friends
.What Really Happened
— embraces the contradiction of Marxism and the Bill of Rights. Revels in doom.Henry Makow
— “... the Salamancan Jesuits, aka the Illuminati, [are] behind modern Libertarianism.” Truth mixed with nonsense like that. His ideas on love are worse than the Catholics’. Veterans Today
(Gordon Duff) — Simply dishonest. Julian Assange is not a Mossad agent and Zbigniew Brzezinski never claimed he was.
Rollye James — formerly of WWCR.Jay Diamond — formerly of WABC, WOR, WEVD, WRKO.
Israel’s Thumb-to-the-Nose Attitude Toward U.S. Interests
by Rodney Stich.
Former foreign correspondent for Britain’s “News at Ten” and the BBC.
Company fined $6,000 for not reporting customer’s question
“Is any of this stuff made in Israel?”
Export regulations regarding Israel
According to www.bis.doc.gov.
This is risky for U.S. companies (see above links).
Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy
by Grant Smith. Foreword by Michael Scheuer.
We could do without his sucking up to the king of Saudi Arabia.
Former case officer, or katsa, at Israel’s Mossad.
According to neocon David Horowitz, one of the 101 most dangerous academics in America! — before he was booted from academia at the behest of Alan Dershowitz and his ilk.
John Gunther Dean’s Fight for America’s Interests
Not so consistently, but in any case Israel had another interest in mind. By Barbara Crossette.
Stewart Nozette Sentenced to 13 Years For Attempted Espionage
After successful espionage for which he was not charged. By Grant Smith.
Khiam Prison: Israel’s Torture Den
Operation Israel: the rearming of Argentina
Israel supplied arms to Argentina during the Falklands War. By Hernan Dobry. For more details see this review.
John M. Cole: Failure to prosecute Israeli espionage in the U.S.
Marc Grossman and others under investigation by the FBI for treason in the service of Israel are allowed to escape. John Cole is a former FBI counterespionage manager and author of While America Sleeps.
Reviews of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
Published by the Council on Foreign Relations, this book claims that socialist Israel is a good model for economic growth. It conveniently ignores U.S. foreign aid, subsidies, Israeli industrial espionage, etc.
IRMEP conference on AIPAC (videos)
The Israeli Lobby Archive
Photostats of original documents.
The Democrats too
“I bring my love of Israel to work every day.” – chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Israel in American media
Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
Specifically, ties to Unit 8200, Israel’s NSA, such as Narus, Verint, Comverse, NICE, Check Point. By James Bamford.
Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby (Video)
Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM), Jewish Leadership Council, Zionist Federation, Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship
by Andrew Cockburn, Leslie Cockburn. (Amazon reviews)
IDF at work (video)
A routine operation in the “occupied territories.”
What Right to Exist?
The West Bank invasion of 2002.
Friends of Israel — Enemies Inside the Gates (video)
Focusing on the denuciations of Defense of Kevin Bracken in Australia. Narrated by Anthony Lawson. Regarding 9/11 the video may be wrong about controlled demolition but is more convincing about foreknowledge.
Attempted sinking of the USS Liberty
About a Critique of Noam Chomsky
by James Abourezk, former U.S. Senator.
The Case Against Israel
by Michael Neumann. A rebuttal of Alan Dershowitz’s (ghost written) The Case For Israel.
The Israel Lobby and American Society
What the Israel Lobby really is, how it hurts the USA, what to do about it. Outline of a lecture by Joachim Martillo.
Campaign video: U.S.-Israel bond unbreakable
Typical republicans & democrats outdo one another in praise of Israel.
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.
Short versionLondon Review of Books
, 23 March 2006. Long version (pdf)
“... saying that Israel and the United States are united by a shared terrorist threat has the causal relationship backwards: rather, the United States has a terrorism problem in good part because it is so closely allied with Israel, not the other way around.”
“... the mere existence of the Lobby suggests that unconditional support for Israel is not in the American national interest. If it was, one would not need an organized special interest group to bring it about. But because Israel is a strategic and moral liability, it takes relentless political pressure to keep U.S. support intact.” Interview
“The Israel lobby and its influence has been a taboo subject for too long. It is very important for the national interest that this matter be discussed at length and in a serious way in the media and on Capitol Hill. Too much is at stake to continue treating the lobby and Israel like two elephants in the room.” They Reply to Critics Israel Lobbying: The Attack on Mearsheimer and Walt
by Stephen Sniegoski. The Second Wave Against Mearsheimer and Walt
by Stephen Sniegoski. The Israel Lobby and the U.S. Response to the War in Lebanon
Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer talk, Aug 28, 2006.
Videos: Stephen Walt
, John Mearsheimer
, Interview The Storm over the Israel Lobby
by Michael Massing, The New York Review of Books
. (First four paragraphs free.) Interview BBC interview The Lobby Strikes Back
by Scott McConnell. The Israel Lobby and American Society
“Mearsheimer and Walt fail to describe the full magnitude of the problem.” ... “... the book is flawed by acceptance of too many Zionist and Jewish claims at face value.” By Joachim Martillo, preface by Israel Shamir.
Israeli leader’s appearance before a joint session of Congress
Making a list, checking it twice. Netanyahu was interrupted by applause 56 times, 26 of which were standing ovations. The best Congressmen money can buy.
More arms for Israel
This time via Greece.
U.S. to store another $400M of military equipment in Israel
$1.2 billion total by 2012. See also Defense News.
My Impressions of Israel c. 2003
by Joel Skousen.
About the Middle East Media Research Institute, based in the U.S. MEMRI’s president and cofounder is the Israeli Yigal Carmon, who spent 22 years in Israeli military intelligence and later served as counter-terrorism adviser to two Israeli prime ministers. The other cofounder is Meyrav Wurmser, who directs the center for Middle East policy at the neoconservative Hudson Institute. At one time, of the six on its staff three had worked for Israeli intelligence. By Brian Whitaker.
An Alarming Video
An example of MEMRI fraud.
AIPAC on Trial
by James Petras.
Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
AIPAC-Drafted US Aid to Israel Illegal
by Grant Smith.
Council for the National Interest
Founded by Republican Congressmen Paul Findley and Paul McCloskey. Though their motivation may be questioned, their motivation is irrelevant to the validity of their facts and arguments about Israeli influence in American government.
Madison’s Warning and the Israel Lobby
by Michael Scheuer.
Publisher and editor of the newsletter Israeli Foreign Affairs 1984 - 1993.
Freedom in the Air
A Brit criticizes Israel’s invasion of Gaza and gets indicted. By Israel Shamir, a kind of socialist who will offend just about everybody. Some of his work is worth reading.
Greg Felton (Amazon reviews)
Who made the desert bloom in the 1940s?
Olive farmers ordered to uproot 1,400 trees
Can’t have Palestinians making the desert bloom can we now.
The bombing of the King David Hotel
July 22, 1946.
The Age of Terror: In the Name of Liberation (video)
: 1 2
Documentary produced by 3BM Television (2002) and aired on BBC.
Sharon and My Mother-in-law: Ramallah Diaries
by Suad Amiry. Life in the “occupied territories.” (Amazon reviews)
The Holy Land Unveiled
by Jenifer Dixon. More life in the “occupied territories.” (Amazon reviews)
Some zionist quotes
Greater Israel, one arson attack at a time.
The 1967 War and the Israeli Occupation
Vandals in an airport
Just who are the savages?
Tales of Brutality
The IDF murders one of its own
“ ‘... the killing of [First Sergeant Eli Isha, mistaken for an Arab] was carried out according to the normal procedure now used by combat units of the Israeli army, called a “certification of death” (veedoo hamavet ...), according to which wounded enemies are routinely shot in the head.’ ” By Frank Collins.
Israelis destroy dairy farm
A crazed arab behind every steer? By Annie Robbins.
Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter
Rather like a fatwa. By Jonathan Cook.
The one who makes people talk
About the IDF around 1990.
Pulled JTA articles boasting of pro-Israel congressmen
Unfortunately the Internet Wayback Machine archived only the first parts.
Israel uses us like a whore (video)
Interview with James Traficant.
Lumière brothers movie of Palestine in 1896
Before World War I when it was part of the Ottoman empire. With later narration.
Joan Peter’s From Time Immemorial
The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Martin Gilbert
Book review by Michael Breen.
Deir Yassin Remembered
by Daniel McGowan, a bleeding heart liberal, but don’t confuse the messenger with the message. (archive.org)
The Israel Lobby (video) 1 2 3 4 5
NYPD Opens Branch in Israel
This is not satire.
The Great Zionist Cover-up (pdf)
Firsthand description of Zionists within the Truman administration. By Edwin M. Wright, a State Department official in the 1940s. (Scanned with OCR and it shows: 1 for I, AU for All, etc.)
“An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name ‘Genrikh Yagoda’ ” (not to mention Lazar Kaganovich and Lev Davidovich Bronshtein, though the latter is a.k.a. Leon Trotsky). By Sever Plocker.
Israel bringing up Nazi Germany as its raison d’être gives this article relevance here. Yes, many of the Bolsheviks’ victims were Jews: though you see what you eat you don’t always eat what you see. By Mark Weber. Besides Trotsky et al he might also have mentioned Yagoda, Kaganovich, Kamenev and Zinoviev.
American Zionist Council
Documentation of Israel’s propaganda effort from 1960 to 1962.
The Israel Lobby
AIPAC acts like its predecessor, the AZC.
Same Old Stuff from AIPAC
House Resolution 938 (“United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013”) among other violation of American interests calls for the State Department to waive visas for Israelis and allow them to travel to the United States more-or-less freely — a boon to Russian/Israeli organized crime.
The Iran-Contra Connection
“Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era.” Israel was heavily involved in Iran-Contra. By Jonathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott, Jane Hunter. Perhaps one of the victims was Uwe Barschel.
Israeli Soldiers Speak Out (video)
Interview with two veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces who served during the second intifada.
Shin Bet at work
“Now you are paralyzed, as we promised.” By Gideon Levy. (archive.org)
A window on interrogation
Shin Bet, Israel’s FBI, arrests Khotri. He denies the charge. Under torture he confesses. After more torture he names several men as co-conspirators. Then Shin Bet arrests them. And so it goes. (A citizens’ group got Khotri a judicial hearing regarding his injuries. The judge ordered medical treatment, but failed to order an investigation of Shin Bet. Torture in Israel is only nominally illegal.) By Gideon Levy.
Your foreign aid tax dollars at work. (archive.org)
We shall deal with them with “might, power, and beating.”
– Yitzhak Rabin, as reported in the Washington Post, January 22, 1988.
The General’s Son (video): 1 2 3
Talk by Miko Peled, author of the book.
Gaza flotilla raid
Israel sends commandos, fully armed, in the middle of the night, to drop onto a ship, and then complain that they were attacked.
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
by James Hider. (archive.org)
Israeli army targets family over film
by Jonathan Cook.
Gaza invasion vignette
“The IDF trains its soldiers to minimise injuries to civilians and to respect all civilians on the battlefront.” — Israeli PR boilerplate. (archive.org)
“Obsession” video funded by Aish HaTorah
by Meg Laughlin, St. Petersburg Times. About the Clarion Fund, producers of America-democracy-freedom double-talking propaganda documentaries.
U.S. Evangelicals Embrace Israel
About Christians United for Israel. By Bill Berkowitz.
Freedom of the press the Israeli way
Anti-Americanism in Israel
“... to the suggestion that Israel should start ‘selling sensitive equipment that Washington opposes distributing internationally’: when did they ever stop?” By Justin Raimondo.
Border Police upload their abuse to YouTube
“Forcing Palestinians to sing is a common occurrence and is perceived by Border [Policemen] as quite humorous ... .” YouTube removed the linked video, but not before it was copied on Blip.tv .
The Dept. of Homeland Security and Israel
Security Solutions International – SSI – takes cops and others on a tour of Israel, all expenses paid (by you).
Israel as a Mental Case
The time has come to send Israel for psychiatric observation. By Gideon Levy.
Why Would Anybody Believe What Washington Says? (video)
Interview of Gerald Celente by Gary Franchi. You can’t say anything bad about Israel.
Israeli embassy bombing, Buenos Aires, Argentina
An account of the bombing in 1992 and another nearby in 1994. The article shows similarities between these attacks and the Oklahoma City federal building bombing in 1995 and the 7/7 London subway bombing in 2005. Unlike what the article claims there is probably no analogy with 9/11 and certainly not with the Pentagon plane.
Zev William Barkan
Charged in Cambodia with producing “snuff” movies of killings of vagrants.
Hollywood Producer Exposed as Covert Agent for Israel
About Arnon Milchan, the piece of trash who produced the piece of trash “Natural Born Killers.” By Dave Gahary.
Russia sentences Israeli for sex trafficking
The standout sentence is: “In the six months since his [earlier] arrest the Israeli prosecutors did not produce an indictment or even an indictment deadline.” The Israel government doesn’t give a damn.
Accused Letter-bomb Killer Extradited to U.S.
“Under extradition conditions set by Israel, [Robert Steven] Manning cannot be tried for the murder of the ADC official, or for three other politically motivated bombings in which he is a prime suspect, because they occurred after he became an Israeli citizen.” What ?
Who Bombed ex-Israeli Spy Ben-Menashe’s House?
Included here for the brief account near the end, describing the career of Ari Ben-Menashe, author of Profits of War.
Trafficking in Human Organs, the case of Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum
About the principal U.S. broker in an international kidney trafficking ring controlled by Israelis, Ilan Perry the top don. The victims included Moldavians who were falsely promised jobs in the U.S. and then forced to give their kidneys to recipients who posed as relatives.
“Plundered for their organs”
Supports the “Read the Bills Act” requiring Congressmen to read every word of a bill before they vote in favor of it, the “One Subject at a Time Act” forbidding irrelevant amendments to a bill, seeks repeal of the “Real ID Act” and similar enabling acts.
TSA Out of Our Pants!
Blog of Jonathan Corbett, in process of suing the TSA.
Fully Informed Jury Association
How to nullify a bad law when on jury duty.
Dissention within the ranks. Founded by Stewart Rhodes.
The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope
Pamphlet by Richard Mack. When the Clinton administration demanded county sheriffs enforce provisions of the Brady Bill gun control law, he was the first of seven sheriffs (out of about 3,000 in the country) who fought it – and won, though he lost his job through the efforts of Morris Dees (Southern Poverty Law Center) and the ADL. He argues that the county sheriff has the authority to protect citizens from federal agents. See also this video of him and the CSPOA – Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
Tenth Amendment Movement
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
5-11 Campaign: Americans Against National Identification & Data Surveillance
Real ID will do nothing to stop illegal immigration. See also an interview with Sheila Dean (audio).
Can Texas Secede? (video)
Or any other state? Retired judge Andrew Napolitano says yes.
Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
An organization for the defense of its members should they be involved in a self-defense incident. Some of the Journal articles are political in nature.
MAPLight – money and politics: illuminating the connection
A wikipedia of lobbyists and press agents.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
F.E.A.R. - asset forfeiture violates your rights
“Civil asset forfeiture has allowed police to view all of America as some giant national K-Mart, where prices are not just lower, but non-existent ...”
Video project of Bill Windsor exposing judicial corruption.
Alliance for the Separation of School and State
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: When parents place their children in a public school, they forfeit any right to determine what or how their children are taught.
The Rutherford Institute
John W. Whitehead, president. This particular article is about the TSA.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Founded by Michael Farris.
Stop the NDAA
Suing the feds over NDAA, even though leftist.
“He who votes decides nothing; he who counts the votes decides everything.” – attributed to Joseph Stalin.
The neocon presidential candidate Ayn Rand Institute writers preferred while trashing Ron Paul.
U.S. Congressional Representative (Texas, nominally Republican), perhaps the only congress-critter walking on two legs. It’s been said that when you see a vote of 434 to 1, you know the 1 was Ron Paul. Unfortunately he waffles on the immigration issue, and has little sense of government corruption beyond socialism.
Some interesting thoughts by Tom Mullen. The Declaration of Independence was the greatest document in human history. As for the Constitution (pre-Bill of Rights), one has to wonder about some of its authors’ motivation.
Look up the influence of various lobbying groups.
Clips from the GOP Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidate Forum (video)
Where candidates fight “over who loves Jews more.” From the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Contact a Congress-critter
Electronic Privacy Information Center
This particular article is about the TSA scanners.
How not to fight the IRS
About Joe Stack, by Dave Duffy of Backwoods Home Magazine.
Right or wrong, parents are free to refuse vaccination. Patricia Finn is a New York lawyer specializing in vaccine-caused injuries, ordered by judge to provide all the names of her clients, charged when she refused. Hear also this 17 April 2012 interview (audio).
The Tea Party
When Should You Shoot A Cop
by Larken Rose. He defends this article here (audio as video). See also Restoring the Castle Doctrine (video) by William Grigg. And complaints of autocratic police as Indiana legalizes shooting a cop who illegally enters your home. And George H. Smith’s On the Moral Right to Resist Authority (video). “Your right to keep and own a gun is not the right to shoot at a deer, it’s the right to shoot at the government if it’s taken over by tyrants.” – Andrew Napolitano, “Reflections on the Loss of Liberty” 26 October 2012.
Oil is a vital commodity, but there is no oil crisis and any alleged dearth of oil is not a legitimate foreign policy issue. Even were there an oil crisis, there is nuclear power and who knows what other technical innovations that could flourish in a county free from crazy regulations and confiscatory taxation.
The Energy Non-Crisis
by Lindsay Williams. (Originally The Key to the Energy Crisis.) At a Ford Hall Forum lecture question period in 1976, when oil prices were record high, Ayn Rand said “I don’t believe there is an energy crisis.” This book presents evidence that the oil crisis of the 1970’s was manufactured by elements within the government. There is vastly more oil under Alaska’s North Slope than all of Saudi Arabia.
The Oil Reserve Fallacy
by Prof. Robert Kovarik.
“Proven reserves are not a measure of future supply.”
“... the Middle East does not have two thirds of the world’s oil reserves.”
The two thirds estimate refers “to a narrow category of ‘proven’ oil reserves, not to ‘every ... barrel of oil in the world’ ... .”
“According to a US Geological Survey report quietly published in 2000, there is more oil outside the Middle East than inside the region.” Saudi Arabia, to take one country, “may have one quarter of the world’s identified oil reserves ..., but it has only about 16 percent of all ultimately recoverable reserves ... .”
Myth: The World is Running Out of Oil – Peak Oil (video)
Interview with author of The Bottemless Well, Peter Huber.
Abiotic Oil ?
I was brought up on the idea that oil came from prehistoric plants, “fossil fuel” you know, and that therefore the amount of oil underneath the earth is necessarily very limited. But the notion that oil comes from prehistoric vegetation is largely conjecture, and it has competition. Some Russians maintain that oil is produced by an ongoing abiotic process, a process not involving living things, and at a rate that even today exceeds consumption. Apparently they have some good evidence.
There may be more methane hydrate than all oil, gas and coal combined. Work in progress.
The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear
by Petr Beckmann. (Amazon reviews)
Why the U.S. Needs More Nuclear Power
It’s cheap, clean, safe – and doesn’t depend on the Mideast. By Peter Huber and Mark Mills.
Here are links to ARI and other alleged Objectivist websites. We agree with much of what these people say, the problem is their hypocrisy in saying it given the rest.
Last modified 15 May 2013