Tag Archives: George Bush

Mexico City: Palast Wins Journalism Award

Don’t blame Americans. They really believe Donald Trump was elected President.

Coleen Rowley | Russia-gate’s Mythical ‘Heroes’

Bush and Cheney used that post 9/11 period of obfuscation to “roll out” their misbegotten “war on terror,” which only served to exponentially increase worldwide terrorism.

John Pilger | Provoking Nuclear War by Media

This [war propaganda] was the model for Washington’s subsequent invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and, by stealth, Syria. All qualify as “paramount crimes” under the Nuremberg standard; all depended on media propaganda.

Alfred W. McCoy: The Real American Exceptionalism

From the article: According to documents whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked to the Washington Post, the U.S. spent $500 billion on its intelligence agencies in the dozen years after the 9/11 attacks, including annual appropriations in 2012 of $11 billion for the National Security Agency (NSA) and $15 billion for the CIA. If we add the $790 billion expended on the Department of Homeland Security to that $500 billion for overseas intelligence, then Washington had spent nearly $1.3 trillion to build a secret state-within-the-state of absolutely unprecedented size and power.

▶ Mark Fiore: Brian Williams and the Frog of War

Fiore: The rear echelon politicians, cheerleaders and war planners seem to have another sort of selective memory [from the fog of war], that’s where the Frog of War comes in. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out the links behind the cartoon.

Gareth Porter: Iran Offers Scaled-Back Nuke Program

To seal a deal with world powers, Iran has agreed to structure its nuclear enrichment in ways only useful for generating electricity, but that still might not satisfy U.S. negotiators, writes Gareth Porter from Tehran for Inter Press Service. By Gareth Porter  ConsortiumNews.com  June 13, 2014 Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has revealed for the first time […]

Glenn Greenwald: Keith Alexander Unplugged — on Bush/Obama, 1.7 million stolen documents and other matters

The just-retired long-time NSA chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, recently traveled to Australia to give a remarkably long and wide-ranging interview with an extremely sycophantic “interviewer” with The Australian Financial Review.  By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  8 May 2014 Photo credit: Evan Vucci/AP The resulting 17,000-word transcript andaccompanying article form a model of uncritical stenography journalism, but Alexander clearly chose to […]

David Swanson> Why Not Attack Iran?

Why Not Attack Iran? By: David Swanson    Thursday January 5, 2012 11:57 pm Fire Dog Lake The push to attack Iran has been on for so long that entire categories of arguments for it (such as that the Iranians are fueling the Iraqi resistance) have come and gone. At DontAttackIran.org we’ve been collecting the arguments for and against […]

Celebrating Spiritual Death On Black Friday> Coleen Rowley

Celebrating Spiritual Death On Black Friday Coleen Rowley     Posted: 11/25/11     Huffington Post How many remember that this “Black Friday” marks the 10th anniversary of George Bush’s famous presidential advisory just after 9/11 for citizens to do their patriotic duty by pushing their worries aside and going shopping? The idea of asking the […]