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

Cheap Labour and High Commodity Prices

The ‘creeping fascism’ in the United States is no longer creeping, it’s on a full run, writes Xymphora.

Was Joe Chandler the Zodiac Killer?

From 1966 to 1974 the so-called Zodiac Killer terrorised the San Francisco Bay area, killing young couples while taunting investigators with a string of letters. Then the killings stopped and the killer was never identified … until now maybe

Michael Ledeen: “Some Top Official Will Have to Die”

The Bush Administration has a serious case of Boy-Who-Cried-Wolf Syndrome and is viewed with growing scepticism by the public. However, the Neocons have their own plans to get round public scepticism and carry on to the next phase of the War on Terror

Obituary: Pope John Paul II

Xymphora doesn’t mince his words as reflects on the passing of Pope John Paul II and his legacy

More on Depleted Uranium and 9/11

Xymphora expands on the links between Depleted Uranium and the events of 9/11

The Magic Plane Theory

Xymphora traces an intriguing thread linking the havoc in Fallujah, where Iraqi civilians are routinely being blasted apart in their own homes, and events at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001

Israeli Impersonators Key to Terror Fight

Israeli Impersonators Key to Terror Fight

According to Lt. Col. Wiener, a crucial weapon in the Israeli army’s fight against terror are IDF units that look, dress and behave like terrorists. So how do we know who are the real terrorists in Israel, asks Xymphora, and who are the fakes?

Lebanon: Israel and American Hypocrisy

As has been pointed out by many others, it takes real chutzpah for Israel to demand that another country comply with a UN Resolution concerning the withdrawal of occupying troops