Reading Time: 3 minutes The South Carolina church shootings are no anomaly. Americans are senselessly gunned down—at a rate of 30 per day (excluding suicides and accidents). Gun advocates who want no meaningful restrictions, ostensibly to protect themselves, put all of us at risk. Yet those advocating universal disarmament are not practical. But here’s a third way.
Reading Time: 8 minutes A friend of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to six years in prison—after cooperating with the FBI in its investigation. Other known Tsarnaev associates who did not cooperate were let off without so much as a questioning. What is going on here?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Almost universally overlooked congressional testimony from then-FBI director Robert Mueller directly contradicts a deliberately-propagated misconception: that the Boston Marathon bombers were unknown to the US government until the Russians issued a vague warning that was dismissed as inconsequential. This revelation calls into question the precise nature of the FBI’s relationship with the bombers—before they became bombers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The major decision for the jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was whether he was a lone terrorist waging jihad or a gullible teen misled by his radicalized brother. On the seeming other end of the political spectrum, neo-cons are pulling out the gloves to gear up for 2016. What do they have in common? According to this 2004 documentary series, there are parallels between the rise of radical Islam and the rise of the neo-conservative movement that are worth taking a look.
Reading Time: 1 minute The Boston Marathon Bombing trial jury is currently deliberating the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Click here to read the form the jury must complete in rendering its verdict on appropriate punishment.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Yesterday, we told you about new evidence of a likely undercover intelligence operative who associated with Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in the period prior to the bombing, and about a government cover-up that continues to the present. Today, the rest of the murky story behind one of America’s worst tragedies.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Rumors have circulated for years that there was more to the horrific Oklahoma City Bombing than just a handful of anti-government extremists. Now, WhoWhatWhy brings important new information to the table—about a man who almost certainly was a covert intelligence operative, his relationship with the principal person convicted and executed for the bombing, and a government cover-up that continues to this day. Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Zacarias Moussaoui, the al Qaeda operative dubbed the “20th hijacker,” has given explosive testimony alleging substantial Saudi royal family support for al Qaeda right up until the Sept. 11 attacks. There may be some question about whether Moussaoui is telling the truth, but there’s plenty of evidence out there that the mainstream media has ignored for years. Russ Baker investigates.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The beheading of James Foley has made the freelance journalist the subject of a spate of news coverage, and a central part of the story about America going back to war in Iraq. Questions about whether his killing was staged matter, and here’s why.
Reading Time: 6 minutes African terrorist groups are funding themselves through the sale of ivory from illegally slaughtered elephants. That connection is giving the fight against poaching a martial makeover, styled after the wars on drugs and terrorism.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sen. Chuck Grassley still has no answers to his questions about the existence of secret “hands off” list that lets some people with terrorist ties enter the U.S. And that’s even after Customs and Border Protection officials briefed his staff. WhoWhatWhy looks at the latest case of national security stonewalling.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks to RT’s Going Underground about the dangers of Internet censorship carried out in the name of counter-terrorism
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker takes a slightly unsettling—and occasionally amusing—trip behind the headlines during an April 24 talk in Seattle.
Reading Time: 1 minute RT Television interviews WhoWhatWhy editor-in-chief about breaking news on NSA internet surveillance.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You may not have seen the “Irina” video. But millions have. Could this criticism of Obama on Israel, Iran and terrorism itself be a dirty trick with a hidden, unrelated purpose? See what you think.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A former Olympic official forecasts smooth sailing…absent some nutty “lone wolf.” What have we learned about lone wolves versus state actors?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The New York Times comes out with a strong editorial, calling for an investigation into Bush administration security abuses, now that it is clear that the practices were not necessary to protect the national interest. We’ve known for years that the Bush administration ignored and broke the law repeatedly in the name of national security. Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, I raised some questions about the impact of imprisonment at Guantánamo and how it affected those who were released. For example, I wrote: As for those who returned to jihad, one would like to know whether they were more motivated to do so as a result of their treatment at Guantánamo, or less. In Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes A leaked Pentagon study claims one in seven Guantánamo detainees returned to jihad upon their release. A New York Times reporter says that the assertion could be used to argue against closing down Guantánamo. But…. -If the numbers are correct, that’s a pretty low recidivism rate. It could either argue for the effectiveness of incarceration Read More