The real insurgency, and the fake one

There are two parallel insurgencies in Iraq. The first is Iraqi resistance against foreign occupation. However British, US or Israeli forces or agents in their pay, are also staging attacks, mainly on Iraqi civilians, to discredit genuine Iraqi resistance

New Oraq and the corrupt class warriors

Would Bush destroy an iconic American city for a minimum of $250 billion. You betcha!

The Danziger Bridge incidents

Conflicting press reports about looters being killed and/or Army Police being fired on at Danziger Bridge, New Orleans, might be being used as a smoke screen, writes Xymphora, to conceal the fact that floodwalls and levees were intentionally blown

Public good, and the economics of disaster

They had about a week to shore up the levees, evacuate the poor, and prepare for disaster management. But disaster is another opportunity to make money, while trying to stop disaster is just a drain on public finances. Which explains why nothing was done

Unbelievable tales from London

More evidence that the Charles de Menezes was gunned down by a SAS hit squad, who were ordered to kill someone, anyone

Murder and Lies in London

In the wake of revelations over de Menezes killing, Sir Ian Blair(left), London’s Chief of police has two choices: resign or be fired. While Britain faces another choice: do nothing or face the prospect of military violence against its own people

All Hail The Excuse Makers!!

The Zionists are panicking, writes Xymphora, as it begins to dawn on people what the real causes of terrorism are

Shoot-to-Kill or Execution?

The shoot-to-kill policy of London’s police supposedly follows strict guidelines, or so we are told. However the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes followed none of these guidelines and an examination of his death poses more questions than answers

Jean Charles de Menezes

Hours after the shooting, Associated Press ran a story on the shooting in which London’s Police Commissioner Ian Blair clearly lied, saying that the victim was linked to Thursday’s bombing. Now, however, police admit he wasn’t linked in any way whatsoever

Who provided the London warning?

The official line on 7/7 bombings keeps changing: so much so that you could almost believe that a team of scriptwriters were making changes to an ongoing storyline – to keep a bewildered public in suspense and confuse genuine investigators

The birth of the London bomb Official Story

The suicide bombers are all dead, and dead men tell no tales. But they left enough identification to tie them to the UK Muslim community. So we now have the official version of events, with the way prepared for new laws and a host of questions unanswered

Peripheral London bomb matters

The British Home Secretary, left, has admitted that National ID’s wouldn’t have prevented the recent bombings. Nonetheless he still insists that they would help deal with terrorist threats and that in future civil liberties might have to be curtailed!

More on the London Bombs

The timing was perfect. It did not ruin the British Olympic bid, as the British plutocrats dearly wanted the Olympics, but it needed to happen before the G-8 Summit really got started. It scored on both counts and more besides

The American Dream in Denmark

The dream is now very much just a dream in the US: where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Since 1982 the top 0.1 per cent of US earners have more than doubled their wealth, while the earnings of the bottom 90% has declined

Larry Franklin, Lone Nut

Jeffery Goldberg once wrote an article praised by Iraq war enthusiasts as providing a great rationale to attack Iraq. Now he has just written about the AIPAC spy investigation, portraying Franklin as a wayward individual: can it be taken at face value?

New and improved Unocal

The Chinese bid for American oil giant Unocal has ramifications that go way beyond the financial market place

Michael Jackson’s Legacy

Xymphora comments on the implications of Michael Jackson’s acquittal

Voting Machines and Paper Ballots

The spate of voting irregularities in the last US elections leads to the question: if the only way to be sure of a fair count is to have an open hand count of physical ballots, why do we need these machines at all?

Galloway’s Smack-Down

US senators, who invited British Member of Parliament George Galloway to answer charges that he had accepted money from Saddam Hussein, must regret inviting him over. Live on US TV he delivered a withering retort to their charges

Saving Saudi Arabia

The much speculated attack on Iran is unlikely to happen, at least not in the immediate future. The reason, argues Xymphora, is that America has a more pressing agenda including a US led strike on Saudi Arabia