Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ talks to Thom Hartmann about Bush’s personal motivation for invading Iraq…Thom asks about revelations found in Family of Secrets
Reading Time: 6 minutes Finally, the truth about Libya begins to emerge. A blunt Brit helps out. And we help you read between the lines in the New York Times.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Associated Press is ever so diplomatic. But its skepticism of the White House says a lot.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Once the carefully choreographed “feel-good” events (Royal Wedding, Osama’s Death) are over, who will deal with reality?
Reading Time: 3 minutes As more discrepancies emerge in the tale of bin Laden’s demise, more questions suggest themselves. Even with emotions running high—and especially in such an environment—accurate information is essential.
Reading Time: 7 minutes There’s the story they want you to believe about Obama’s palace shakeup. And then there’s the real, more disturbing one.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Few will pay attention to this reshuffling of power in the military-spy-diplomat axis. And we’ll probably never get the real story anyway. But we can always try to understand….
Reading Time: 12 minutes The complicated back story to the “spontaneous uprising” in Libya deserves our attention
Reading Time: 4 minutes Major new evidence that UK joined the Iraq invasion to benefit oil companies…
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Reading Time: 6 minutes If we care about Greg Mortenson’s credibility, do we also care about the credibility of those who sold us on Mortenson—and the military agenda behind him?
Reading Time: 3 minutes If George Carlin were still with us, we’d have recruited him for the WhoWhatWhy advisory board. He had a certain clarity about the world that is sadly lacking. Accept no substitute….
Reading Time: 3 minutes We easily forget how extensive are the psychological operations that sell the public on war. When considering the Libyan rape charges, a bit of perspective and context is wise….
Reading Time: 3 minutes Iraq invasion skeptics, listen up. You’re right: it was always about oil.
Now the other shoe is dropping – in India of all places. That’s where the oil and money connection back to Iraq can be found.
The evidence is buried in a New York Times article headlined “BP to Pay $7.2 Billion for Stake in Oil Fields in India.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes While the US government expresses outrage over the brutality of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi toward his own people, we’re missing a complex but significant wrinkle that ties Qaddafi to America’s cover-up of the true path to war in Iraq.
In May, 2009, a man named Ibn Shaikh al-Libi supposedly committed suicide while being held in a Libyan jail. Al-Libi is a deeply, deeply interesting fellow. Back in 2002, he was tortured by Egypt under US direction. It appears that the reason the US government had him tortured was not to stop some imminent attack on the United States, but to generate alleged—and false— links between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein that could justify invading Iraq.
Reading Time: 11 minutes It seems unusual for a staid, respected publication (one that has received three National Magazine Awards in just this past decade) to start treating a celebrated journalist (who himself has won two National Magazine Awards in just this past decade) as if he were nothing more than a paranoid crank. [Read the rest]
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Reading Time: 5 minutes On February 15, President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest award, to a group of people which includes former president George H.W. Bush. Having spent five years researching the elder Bush and discovering a staggering array of secrets to the man’s life—none of them favorable, I was curious why Obama gave Bush the medal.
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Reading Time: 4 minutes In Donald Rumsfeld’s new book, Known and Unknown, out February 8, Rumsfeld offers an account of George W. Bush’s early interest in Iraq. This was just days after the 9/11 attacks. There were no apparent reasons for Bush to focus on Iraq, instead of on the actual perpetrators of the attacks. Here’s the Rumsfeld version Read More