State Department Approved Arms Deal

Reading Time: 1 minute “Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions — a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.” But…: “In the years before Hillary Clinton Read More

9/11 Silence on Saudis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Finally, the cracks in the official 9/11 story are beginning to widen. Two congressmen— alarmed by what they have read about financial and logistical support of top Saudi officials for the purported 9/11 hijackers—are demanding that President Obama declassify a report that would tell us much more about what the US government knows.

Classic WHY: Suppressed Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 21 minutes The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks seems the right moment to remind people how even very solid, careful reporting of apparent “deep politics” links in the attacks has never entered the larger American conversation. The story of the Saudi connection to a house in Sarasota, Florida, is must reading. It also is useful to consider given the established role of Saudi intelligence in the Syrian uprising.

EXCLUSIVE – Petraeus: the Plot Thickens

Reading Time: 10 minutes Was the ambitious General David Petraeus targeted for take-down by competing interests in the US military/intelligence hierarchy—years before his abrupt downfall last year in an adultery scandal? Previously unreported documents analyzed by WhoWhatWhy suggest as much. They provide new insight into the scandalous extramarital romance that led to Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director in November Read More

Syria: We Can Learn a Lot From the “Small Stuff”

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.

Media’s Belated “Acknowledgment” of Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you hear? The corporate media has finally found a safe way into the 9/11 investigation story, one where they have long feared to delve. The process is extremely telling about the deficiencies of our media establishment—and about the ways most of us get our information.

But Syriasly, Folks…..

Reading Time: 7 minutes Take a close look at the uprising in Syria, and what do you find? Another well-oiled puppet show.

Is Israel Really Iran’s Main Adversary? The West Doth Protest Too Much

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.

CLOSE READING: The Saudis, a Twitter Investment, and the End of Arab Spring?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, Twitter announced it would restrict tweets in countries where the government declares the tweets illegal. That troubling announcement was treated by the American media as a blip. But is it a blip? Or is it a crisis for freedom everywhere? And did a huge investment in Twitter by a Saudi prince have anything to do with the move?