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Ten Indications Iran Wants Business Not Bombs

Longtime Middle East correspondent Charles Glass offers his droll, insightful, and entertaining personal take on the much-debated threat presented by Iran. He sees every indication that the country is much more interested in business than in war.


Podcast: Russ Baker on the Bushes–Past, Present and Future

WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker returns to Denver’s KNUS (July 24). Tune in to this wide-ranging interview with Peter Boyles to hear Russ go deep on the Bush family’s true impact, the folly of wars sold under false pretenses, the family’s business practices, the Military-Industrial Complex and Homeland Security Complex, and general dastardliness of our elites and media. Full of surprises.

The Truth About El Chapo, Investigating Hillary & Nuclear Daisies: July 24, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy RadioWhoWhatWhy: “If you think you know what’s going on in Mexico, you’re misinformed.” By Guillermo Jimenez There’s more to the second prison break by Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo than meets the eye. A podcast. WHO Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account  Two inspectors general requested a Justice Department inquiry Read More

The Pope’s Odd Company, The F-35 Boondoggle & The Ghost of Judith Miller: July 22, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Pope, with Green Reforms, Keeps Odd Company By Carmelo Ruiz Will the Pope’s courageous stand on the environment extend to challenging those who hypocritically associate themselves with it? WHO The US military’s Trillion-Dollar Boondoggle Scott Beauchamp takes a hard look at the costly, disastrous F-35 “fighter” jet. Many think “the most expensive weapons Read More

The idea that the majority of domestic (or foreign) acts of terror are carried out by singular individuals or crazy loners may be misguided.

Classic WhoWhatWhy: Only “Lone Wolves” Commit Terror?

The Chattanooga shootings in which nine Marines were gunned down by a 24-year-old shooter is one of a long string of such unnerving events. Early word from law enforcement suggests the attack, like so many others in recent years, is being blamed on a “lone wolf”—someone with no connection to known terrorist or other organizations. The authorities almost always assure us that such incidents are isolated, carried out by individuals who are either mentally ill or irrationally hostile to “our way of life.” Back in 2012, WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker questioned this analysis. Examining the larger historical role such violence has played, Baker shows how certain incidents—including “false flag” attacks instigated by governments but blamed on dissidents—have radically transformed societies. His article is as relevant today as ever.

Drone Pilot Payday, A Freakishly Hot Planet & The Loch Ness Catfish: July 17, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy RadioWhoWhatWhy: Should We All Become Whistleblowers? By Jeff Schechtman In his work on leadership for both government and corporations, Ira Chaleff has become something of an expert on followers. What he’s found—and what he argues in his book Intelligent Disobedience and in his conversation with WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman—is that we have to learn Read More