Reading Time: 7 minutes From the start, we’ve seen evidence that the US government, aided and abetted by the media, has been hiding something about what it knows regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. Now, a calculated leak seeks to pin the blame on Russia and to exonerate the FBI. What does this latest distraction hide? A lot, it seems.
Reading Time: 6 minutes FBI statistics show violent crime is down, but politicians keep funding more cops, lavishing them with military equipment, and training and encouraging them to act like soldiers instead of peace officers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We keep on learning more and more about the US government’s awareness of terrorist plots before they happened. Here’s testimony that the FBI had a guy in Osama bin Laden’s inner circle.
Reading Time: 11 minutes America’s leading expert on police accountability says the FBI—once regarded as law enforcement’s standard-setter—has become an outlier outfit that ignores “best-practices” police procedures. In an exclusive Q&A with WhoWhatWhy, Samuel Walker says that a key aspect of the Bureau’s probes of shootings by agents is “just crazy.” His comments hold particular relevance considering the FBI’s long-delayed explanation of how and why its agent killed a witness in the Boston Marathon Bombing case.
Reading Time: 7 minutes U.S. banks are summarily canceling accounts of some customers with Islamic surnames. Why? They won’t say. And the trend is happening coast to coast, according to a Muslim advocacy group. Is the government behind it?
Reading Time: 7 minutes The feds are keeping us in the dark about the labyrinthine investigation on the Boston Marathon bombing. Documents mysteriously appear in the hands of pet journalists, then quickly disappear. This is convenient for the government, which wants to know everything about us while giving up little about its own agenda.
Reading Time: 14 minutes The Federal Bureau of Investigation is accused of harassing friends of Ibragim Todashev, the Chechen immigrant who was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando, Florida, under unexplained circumstances during a late-night interrogation five months ago. Todashev was a friend of one of the Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Two more friends are now behind bars in what advocates say is part of a campaign of intimidation. Just why this is happening remains unclear.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Another member of Congress questions the FBI’s candor on the Boston bombing. And he hints at something deeply problematical going on. Read his letter to the Bureau.
Reading Time: 14 minutes What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Or between the C.I.A. and the assassination? Or between Bush and the C.I.A.? For some people, apparently, making such connections was as dangerous as letting one live wire touch another. Here, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in November, is the fifth part of a ten-part series of excerpts from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s bestseller, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. The story is a real-life thriller.
Reading Time: 20 minutes What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Or between the C.I.A. and the assassination? Or between Bush and the C.I.A.? For some people, apparently, making such connections was as dangerous as letting one live wire touch another. Here, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in November, is the fourth part of a ten-part series of excerpts from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s bestseller, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. The story is a real-life thriller.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Are you a kooky meddler if you question the gauzy law enforcement narrative about the labyrinthine Boston Marathon bombing investigation? Or is it crazier to place blind trust in the infallibility of the FBI? We’ll take the first option. Here are a few of the many basic issues that have still not been resolved.
Reading Time: 1 minute Radio: WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker interviewed on independent radio station KSFR, Santa Fe, NM. Topics: NSA, Snowden, surveillance, what we should be afraid of, what we should do about that fear, and more.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders? What did the Feds know? Whom did they warn? And what did the Houston Police know?
Reading Time: 10 minutes For weeks, we’ve been reporting about aspects of the Boston Marathon bombing where the official story just doesn’t add up. But what if these inconsistencies point to something amiss on a far deeper level? What if the FBI’s initial claim that it didn’t know who the Tsarnaev brothers were—when in fact it knew about them for several years—hides an even bigger embarrassment?
Reading Time: 1 minute Radio host and noted Libertarian Lew Rockwell has a few questions for Russ Baker about the Boston Bombing—and the larger framework of militarism, propaganda, media failures, and other issues related to the security state and freedom. Russ has a few answers.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Of all the things that don’t add up in the Boston Marathon bombing case, perhaps the strangest of them all is the killing of MIT police officer Sean Collier. It turns out that what we were told about that wasn’t true—and the actual circumstances look very strange indeed. So does the effort to turn the shooting into a major propaganda moment.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Wonder why the Senate couldn’t bring itself to clamp down on oil industry freebies? Because the “black gold” outfits can be one scary bunch. How scary? You have no idea….