“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

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?”

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

Tony Blair’s First Trophy: “Shoot to Kill”

When Tony Blair boasted two weeks ago that “the rules had changed”, he wasn’t joking. A few days later an innocent Brazilian was gunned on London Underground in the name of Blair’s “New Rules”

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

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?

‘Silencing Sgrena, gangland-style’

The evidence is clear. First the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, home to many unembedded journalists, was shelled, then Al Jazeera’s offices were bombed twice and now the shooting of Sgrena Giuliana. The US is out to get journalists who don’t tow the line

The Pentagon’s War on the Internet

The Pentagon’s War on the Internet

The Internet is the modern day market place of ideas; which is why the Pentagon is so keen to silence its unfettered discourse, writes Mike Whitney

Vladimir Putin and the rise of the petro-ruble

It has barely been reported in the western media, but on May 10 Russia’s President Putin made an announcement that could trigger a global economic firestorm

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

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

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

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