The killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi consulate has brought unwanted attention to the oil-rich kingdom. It’s perhaps a good time to remind the public of the often ignored Saudi royal family connections to 9/11.
Russ Baker looks into the telltale heart of George H.W. Bush and the real (and tragically under-investigated) legacy of the Bush family.
National news media are showering George H.W. Bush with accolades for a lifetime of “public service.” Yet much of his service was not in public; and the beneficiaries of his actions often remained unknown outside his inner circle. Many of his lifelong relationships — and the values they reflected — can be traced back to his membership in an elite Yale secret society whose consistent political influence has long been understated.
As a young naval intelligence officer, George H.W. Bush got a verbal thrashing for failing to be discreet. He sure learned that lesson, and became a man who did one thing in public and another in private. Thanks to that — and to an incurious and superficial media — there’s a whole lot of shocking stuff out there you probably never knew.
Shane O’Sullivan draws on newly released records to talk about the many gaps in the story of Watergate.
It’s been 55 years since JFK was gunned down in Dallas. Russ Baker and two other well-respected researchers discuss what they’ve learned since then — and what remains in the shadows.
Is the CIA friend or foe? An excerpt from Douglas Valentine’s recent book helps illuminate an agency that operates in the shadows.
The dirty tricks of trolls have been polluting the internet for years, but young people may not be aware of these techniques. Study them, and you can build immunity to this form of deception and intimidation.
One year after the release of thousands of JFK assassination documents, we can be fairly certain they don’t contain a smoking gun. However, many of these historical records are like small puzzle pieces that allow us to better understand the big picture.
Alleged Russian agent and femme fatale Mariia (aka Maria) Butina was arraigned in federal court the other day. But she’s either the most incompetent spy ever, or perhaps someone is trying to make President Trump look even worse than he already does.
Blame it on the Deep State! This is what politicians do when they get in trouble. It helps that people don’t really know what they’re talking about. While the term is now common — and commonly abused — WhoWhatWhy has been exploring this fascinating topic for years.
No need to rely on eyewitness testimony. Be your own witness. See if we prove that action seen on the Nix film of the assassination is missing from the more well-known Zapruder film. Or not.
Dovey Roundtree was facing tough pressure defending her client, who was accused of murdering the mistress of JFK. Everyone wanted a guilty plea, but Roundtree had done her homework, and once the trial began she started exposing holes in the prosecution’s “case-closed” narrative.
After Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s early life in the Jim Crow south, she was more than ready to face the white power establishment determined to convict her client for the usual reasons (he was black), as well as for mysterious reasons.
In an exclusive video, Sirhan Sirhan’s legal team documents its 11-year quest to unlock Sirhan’s memory of the RFK assassination.
A report about some amazingly simple chicanery buried under dense clouds of calculations secreted by a scientist determined to prove President John F. Kennedy was shot only from behind.
Recently released CIA documents show the agency was aware that detainees subjected to its “enhanced interrogation” would say anything — especially what their torturers wanted to hear — to get the torture to stop. Maybe that was the whole point?
Baseball’s Fay Vincent defends CIA lying to “protect our boys.” But what is really being protected are the private interests, the deals, the mines, the cheap labor, and the extracted resources around the globe.
It is well known that the US tried to kill Fidel Castro, but recently released JFK assassination-related files show that the Pentagon actually planned to use biological weapons against the entire country, killing plants and animals in order to ruin its economy and effect regime change.
The National Archives has released 19,045 JFK files today that were previously either partially redacted or withheld from the public. But secrecy continues.