Reading Time: 12 minutes The complicated back story to the “spontaneous uprising” in Libya deserves our attention
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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: 7 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Trump administration’s contempt for international courts deepens American unilateralism and emboldens rogue action.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Northern Ireland’s astounding turnaround is under threat from politicians’ lack of planning for the post-Brexit border.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Bizarre back-story on the source used by a fired Wall Street Journal reporter who failed to disclose business deals, including weapons sales, with that source — an arms dealer implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Turkey is polarized, paranoia is running high and hopeful scenarios are hard to come by ahead of Sunday’s referendum. Whoever wins, NATO’s Middle Eastern anchor is likely headed for more chaos.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A selection of WhoWhatWhy stories on Syria that demonstrate why you should question any country’s official explanations for what it does.
Reading Time: 56 minutes From Watergate to Iran-Contra to the present, official lies have justified public crimes. When exposed, crimes unpunished to protect deeper secrets create an alternate reality in which the propaganda of power secures impunity for the powerful.
Reading Time: 65 minutes Undeclared US wars fought against phantom or created enemies for profit; illegal and covert CIA interference in foreign countries — these familiar echos find their antecedents in a long and bloody history, going back to Iran-Contra, further back to Vietnam, and further back still. Will history repeat itself again?
Reading Time: 38 minutes The first of a three-part series exploring Iran-Contra and its implications. Part 1 focuses on the Reagan Administration’s secret wars and illegal arms deals exposed in the scandal.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How are you celebrating the tenth anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s death? There are plenty of reasons not to be smug about it. Because this “accomplishment” set a pattern for a continuing series of bloody disasters.
Reading Time: 27 minutes WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker talks about what unseen influences shape a presidency; about John F. Kennedy, about Saudis and 9/11 and about how we can finally achieve a real democracy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker watched and live-tweeted the vice-presidential debate last night. Check out his observations below. #TimKaine says: "I am so much more qualified to do nothing than the other guy, he really isnt suited to the job" #VPDebate — Russ Baker (@RealRussBaker) October 5, 2016 #VPDebate between polar opposites #Kaine and un-Abel? — Read More
Reading Time: 8 minutes Emails between Hillary Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal reveal an ulterior motive that motivated Blumenthal to push for wars in Libya and Syria.
Reading Time: 17 minutes In this podcast with radio host Peter Boyles, WhoWhatWhy founder and editor-in-chief Russ Baker discusses the suppressed 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 Inquiry Report, which leads to the question: Who is really in charge of this country?
Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s the fifth anniversary of the raid that purportedly removed Osama bin Laden from the face of the earth. But a close look suggests it’s more complicated.
Reading Time: 6 minutes As Cuba warmly welcomes President Obama, we think back to the secret, shameful things done in the past by the US to ruin Castro. Here, we report on one of the more hair-raising schemes.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Qaddafi’s Secret Warnings to Blair, ISIS’ Motives, How the Oregon Siege Would Be Covered Elsewhere
Reading Time: 3 minutes The ultimate tragedy about the tremendous attention and resources devoted to “investigating Benghazi” is that none of the players are inclined to tell the truth about the Libyan adventure.