Putin Walks into a Trap

South Ossetia was a trap and Putin took the bait. Unfortunately for Bush, the wily Russian prime minister is considerably brighter than anyone in his administration and Bush’s plan could well backfire

Information Clearing House Publisher Threatened

Tom Feeley, who runs the web site Information Clearing House was threatened by three “well dressed men” in his own home. He must stop what he’s doing “on the web”, they said, or face the consequences

Why Hezbollah’s Victory may lead to peace in the Middle East

Mike Whitney talks to author and Director of “Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace”, Frank Lamb, about Hezbollah’s growing influence in the region and what it may mean for the future

The Great Oil Swindle

How much did the Fed really know?

Financial Collapse will End the Occupation

And it won’t be “A time of our choosing”

The Bonfire of Capital

When credit shrinks on a national scale – as it is – so does the economy. It’ a simple formula; less money means less economic activity, less growth, fewer jobs, tighter budgets and more pain

“You are all Dead Ducks”

Bernanke’s State of the Economy Speech

George Bush Delivers the Horse’s Head

Despite the lack of media coverage, tensions are mounting in the Gulf and the probability of an attack on Iran is still quite high

Staring into the Abyss

Mike Whitney on the Collapse of the Modern Day Banking System

US Heads for Recession

The free lunch is over. Now comes the hangover

The Media’s Plan to Ambush Ron Paul

“The American Republic is in remnant status. The stage is set for our country to devolve into a military dictatorship, and few seem to care.” Rep. Ron Paul

“Its gonna get a lot worse”

Two columns of black smoke can be seen rising over Wall Street and disappearing into the ice-blue New York sky. Terrorism? Not quite. The plumes of smoke are all that’s left of two major hedge funds which blew up just weeks ago leaving nothing behind but a few smoldering embers and a mound of black […]

“We know things are bad. Worse than bad. They’re crazy”

And, yet, our congressmen and senators refuse to do their jobs. They’ve “taken impeachment off the table”. They have agreed that Bush is above the law

Another Great Depression?

Many financial observers think that a global financial slump – rivalling the Great Depression – may be imminent. Mike Whitney explains why

Iraqis to Bush: “You have left us with nothing”

“Never had I fathomed, not even in my remotest imagination, that a day will come when God’s houses will be attacked and destroyed. The way they are today, in Iraq… Never”

The Battle of Gaza

In less than 24 hours of fierce street-fighting, Bush’s proxy-army in Gaza was routed by armed units of Hamas. It was a stunning defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and for US-Israeli policymakers who have done everything to overthrow Hamas

Global Realignment and the Decline of the Superpower

Its military and economic unravelling is likely to take a decade or more depending on the situation in Iraq, but the fact remains that United States is now a nation in a state of irreversible decline

A look at the bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra

A look at the bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra

The bombing of the Golden Mosque was staged to create the impression of deep sectarian divides in Iraq. All in an effort to foment civil war and to fragment the country along ethnic lines

The Media Cover-up of the Najaf Massacre

Just like the bombed-out wedding party in Anbar Province, or the Jessica Lynch fiasco; the official version is “always right”. Now we have another chapter to add to this litany of lies over Iraq

The Media's Bloody Footprints

The Media’s Bloody Footprints

The media knew of Haditha months before it appeared in Time magazine. Why then did we not hear about it sooner? Because the mainstream media is now little more than the mouthpiece for the political establishment and they have their own agenda