Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s Independence Day, and Americans celebrate their country’s 241st birthday with pride. But patriotism can be manipulated to further destructive ends.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A pro-Europe centrist is the overwhelming favorite to win the French presidency despite populist rage and voter alienation.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Another terrorist attack in Paris has sent shockwaves through France. With the country’s elections just days away and its far-right on the rise, could the attack set the table for “Frexit?”
Reading Time: 12 minutes In Part 3 of our 3-part series, de Gaulle purges his government of presumed traitors and shuts down the “unhinged” murderous forces that were gunning down, blowing up, and poisoning “enemies of the French empire”— those who were for Algeria’s independence. But de Gaulle still remains a target for assassination attempts, one of which is spectacular.
Reading Time: 9 minutes In Part 2 of this 3-part series, Kennedy learns of Dulles’s involvement in plotting to overthrow de Gaulle, and assures the French of his support for de Gaulle, while warning them, “the CIA is such a vast and poorly controlled machine that the most unlikely maneuvers might be true.” But not even the CIA, with all its right-wing allies, was any match for the millions of French who stood up for de Gaulle.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Part 1 of this 3-part series is about the many reasons why the CIA and the French right wing want to bring down Charles de Gaulle. It is also about the deep connections of the CIA to France’s own intelligence agencies and government, and why de Gaulle wanted to purge his country of these insidious ties.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Trying to understand the story of the Algerian hostage crisis? French (and soon US) intervention in neighboring Mali creeping onto your radar? A trip through some baffling landscape reveals some familiar landmarks.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker interviewed by RT on recent developments in the Western war with Syria you won’t hear about while all eyes are on the constructed “news” of the political conventions.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Really interesting material on Syria flies by, largely unnoticed and unremarked upon. Here’s a grab bag of potentially consequential items from the past couple of months.
Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re being told that Israel is itching to take out the Iranian regime. But there are other players behind the scenes. And their warnings to Israel not to launch an attack on Tehran sound hollow.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We never did get resolution on the scandal that brought down a contender for the French presidency. Here are some further elements worth exploring.