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

Iran’s Oil Exchange threatens the Greenback

Apart from its nuclear program and the threat it supposedly poses to Israel, America has its own reasons to curb Iran’s growing power. Mike Whitney spells some of them out

My Letter to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora

Mike Whitney asks Lebanon’s Prime Minister: “Why did you allow the Secretary of State to visit Beirut? …Is your dignity worth so little that you would grovel at Israel/America’s feet for a villa in the Riviera and a pocket full of silver?”

Another Bloodbath in Lebanon?

Israeli observes are talking with certitude about a clash next summer between the IDF, Hezbollah and maybe Syria too. Mike Whitney looks at the prospect and how the west has been helping Lebanon build up a military ready for a showdown with Hezbollah

Putin Gets Mugged in Finland

Putin’s name already features prominently in the register of American enemies along with Ahmadinejad, Chavez and Morales. A list that now includes any leader who defends their national interests over the prevailing system of global feudalism

The Dollar’s Full-System Meltdown

The U.S. Dollar is kaput, writes Mike Whitney. Confidence in the currency is eroding by the day

4 U.N. Peacekeepers killed in Israel’s Targeted Assassination

Israel is planning to step up its bombing campaign in the hope that it will root-out and destroy the resistance. This explains why a UN outpost was “deliberately” targeted by an Israeli missile. Clearly, Israel wants to conceal its crimes

Baghdad is Surrounded

Every facet of the occupation has been an unmitigated disaster, writes Mike Whitney; that much is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day

Bush’s Chernobyl Economy; hard times are on the way

The world is backing away from the US dollar and dollar-based assets while the Federal Reserve attempts to conceal the fact. The end result will shift wealth to the top 1% and drive a wooden stake into the heart of the US middle class, writes Mike Whitney

The Devastating Impact of Hurricane George

With at least 10,000 dead, New Orleans virtually destroyed and thousands of internal refugees, Hurricane Katrina could turn into America’s worst ever-natural disaster. But had it not been for the War on Terror and Iraq things might have been different

The Fed’s Role in the Housing Crash of ‘07

The Fed’s plan to reshape American democracy: “One bubble after another”, is about to become a painful reality for many ordinary Americans, writes Mike Whitney

North Korea and the vanishing American Empire

The media has done an admirable job of concealing the truth about America’s involvement on the Korean peninsula, writes Mike Whitney. Focusing on the bizarre personality of Kim Jung II rather than historical facts which might clarify the real issues

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

The Duplicity of the Media

The American media has descended on the Asian tsunami with all the fervor of feral animals in a meat locker. In contrast to its coverage of Fallujah which was restrained in comparison. Why the difference?

Cheerleading at Annapolis

The Bush team knows they’re losing ground; and fast. That’s why they dispatched poor Rummy to 4 TV talk shows on one morning alone. Rumsfeld was reduced to repeating the same lines he’s uttered for years, only this time, no one is buying

Has The End of USrael Tolled?

The economic tsunami planned by the Bush administration is probably only months away, writes Mike Whitney. In just 5 short years the national debt has increased by nearly 3 trillion dollars while the dollar has continued its predictable decline

Basra; another milestone in the war on terror

Mike Whitney asks: are we are engaged in a noble effort to liberate and democratize the Iraqi people, or complicit in the deliberate murder of innocent civilians?

If We Understand New Orleans; we understand the Bush strategy

Events in New Orleans are a pointer to things to come: a totalitarian state, policed by mercenaries in the pay of a moneyed elite willing to sacrifice everyone in their pursuit of power