Since 9/11, the FBI has had little trouble winning prosecutions against anyone it says is a “terrorist.” That might be changing.
On the 25th anniversary of the US mission to Somalia that led to the Battle of Mogadishu, a veteran reporter tells how the whole episode was predicated on a lie.
Twitter and other social media were briefly blocked on Friday morning in Turkey as the government in Ankara sought to suppress a gruesome Islamic State (IS) video that appeared to show the extremists burn alive two captured Turkish soldiers. That and the news that at least 16 more Turkish soldiers were killed in a failed, Read More
The FBI can’t seem to get its story straight about its prior relationship with the New York and New Jersey bomber — same thing with one of the Boston bombers. What could possibly be the reason for these garbled explanations?
Well, June came and went with no official word on the notorious “28 Pages” and whether or not the redacted, 2002 Joint Inquiry chapter into the attacks of 9/11 should ever see the light of day. Two months ago, White House spokesman Josh Earnest (yeah, that’s his name) assured the press the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would Read More
Despite abundant accounts of what took place in the Pulse nightclub, most of the time Omar Mateen was in there is largely unaccounted for.
Nuclear safety concerns prompt Belgian government to hand out anti-radiation pills to all its citizens instead of shutting down its aging reactors.
On the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Russ Baker remembers the victims, the multiple mysteries, and the damning discrepancies that will never allow the case to rest.
Part 1 of a riveting account of the many varieties of violence from an elusive and unauthorized source, what the author calls “deep force violence.”
By making crucial mistakes, the winners of World War I not only paved the way for Hitler to emerge in Europe, but their actions in the Middle East also gave birth to the movement we now know as Islamist terrorism.
Part 1 of excerpts from Peter Levenda’s astonishing book “The Hitler Legacy.” Levenda presents chilling links between the Nazi era and terrorism today.
Just like the Boston Marathon bombing, information is starting to trickle out that, despite denials to the contrary, the perpetrators of the nation’s latest dramatic act of terrorism may have been on law-enforcement’s radar prior to the bloodshed.
The ultimate object of terrorism is to strike fear in the hearts of enemies. By that measure, the current hysteria over whether to allow Syrian refugees into the United States may just be the Islamic State’s biggest victory.
On behalf of CIA torture victims, the ACLU is suing the two psychologists who designed the US torture program and became millionaires in doing so.
Podcast, with Russ Baker explaining WhoWhatWhy’s reporting on a little-known but absolutely central explanatory story regarding 9/11. Were elements of the Saudi royal family complicit in the 9/11 attacks?
WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker on “The Ripple Effect” Podcast. Russ talks about the mysterious crash that killed the investigative journalist Michael Hastings. He also presents his most detailed analysis yet of the Boston Marathon Bombing case. Even after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, the questions and doubts about the case are thicker than ever. He explores the out-of-control American Homeland Security State — the screwups, the cover-ups, the recklessness, the hidden agendas; and the cowardice and laziness of the media in failing to pursue the real story. 90 minutes of blunt talk.
The Chattanooga shootings in which nine Marines were gunned down by a 24-year-old shooter is one of a long string of such unnerving events. Early word from law enforcement suggests the attack, like so many others in recent years, is being blamed on a “lone wolf”—someone with no connection to known terrorist or other organizations. The authorities almost always assure us that such incidents are isolated, carried out by individuals who are either mentally ill or irrationally hostile to “our way of life.” Back in 2012, WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker questioned this analysis. Examining the larger historical role such violence has played, Baker shows how certain incidents—including “false flag” attacks instigated by governments but blamed on dissidents—have radically transformed societies. His article is as relevant today as ever.
Just how bad is the situation in Syria? Four million Syrians have fled the country in the past four years as its cities smolder and civil war rages on. Strategic dysfunction on the part of the international community, led by the US, continued airstrikes, and growing violence perpetrated by the Islamic State are definitely part of the story that led to Syria’s descent into chaos. RadioWhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman sits down with Charles Glass, author of Syria Burning, to learn the rest of it.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers continue the legal formalities necessary to build a case for appeal, despite an unequivocal admission by the defendant of his own guilt. Is there anything to be gleaned from an appeals trial about the backstory of the Boston Marathon bombing? Something that may help the public understand the shadowy relationship between the national security apparatus and “domestic terrorists”?
In the wake of the Charleston shootings, it’s worth revisiting this discussion about how—and why—the media discourages deeper scrutiny of violence in the US.