9/11 was a conspiracy: Who, why and how?

The following is from the Corbett Report. James Corbett is one of my favorite journalists, fearless and thorough in his coverage of controversial topics. Make no mistake, he is not a conspiracy theorist in the popular sense of the term, as you will soon see. His columns and videos are substantiated by hard fact and…

George W. Bush: America’s “Count Dracula”

The legacy of George W. Bush will not be one of benevolent leadership in times of war. This man, if the truth be known, will go down in history as the one of the most vile, vindictive men in world history, whose actions in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, are equal or surpassing…

This is my opinion – take it or leave it.

What does it mean when no presidential candidate either in the Democratic or Republican parties fail to take on the mantle of an “anti-war” candidate? What happened to the anti-war mentality of the 60’s – my time. Is it gone or just sleeping. What it really means is that candidates who, almost without exception, depend…

MK Ultra, a CIA mind control program used to control the public’s perception of reality

The following article succinctly describes a secret government program known as MK Ultra. It first came to light in 1975 during the Church Committee hearings led by Senator Frank Church.  The committee later morphed into the committee known as the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The Church hearings investigated previously unknown and illegal activities of NSA (still…

Sadism is the only reason the CIA continued a program of torture after it was proven to be ineffective

McClatchy DC: Watching Washington and the World published a leaked summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s torture practices under the George W. Bush Administration. Of the 20 conclusions outlined in the article, there is only one that is worth noting. It has to do with the fact that the CIA obtained NO…

Two opposing perspectives – Two opposing futures

There were two recent  presentations that on the surface seemed unrelated but upon closer examination were very much related.  The first dealt with government surveillance and the second with immigration reform. The first was a presentation by Edward Snowden at a TED conference via a telepresence robot, Snowden being in a secret location in Russia and the TED conference audience…

Nazi-style influence within the CIA

On March 11, 2014 there appeared in the blog emptywheel, a background piece on a CIA official who prefers to remain anonymous and invisible.  While there is little question that the CIA Director, John Brennan, is the leading proponent of keeping the lid on the 6,300-page report the Senate Intelligence Committee headed by Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to…

Obama, like Bush did, tries to hide behind the cloak of “plausible deniability”

In an article by Marcy Wheeler of The Intercept, the new “no holds barred” online publication headed by founding editors Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, President Obama’s role in the cover up of the Bush years, particularly his refusal to release or declassify any documents that dealt with the torture program administered by…