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 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?

The Unravelling of Bush’s America

Nearly overnight the familiar voices that sang his praises from every media pulpit in America have either been silenced or turned against him. It is truly extraordinary; and a tad suspicious

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

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

‘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

Genesis of an American Gestapo

Tyranny requires little to be realised and right now America has all that and then some. The only thing missing its own secret police but that body is rapidly taking shape

The “Bloody Footprints” at 10 Downing Street

Just like 9/11 did for Bush, the events of 7/7 have revitalised Tony Blair’s political fortunes and given added momentum to the passage of a whole raft of new ‘security’ legislation

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

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

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?”

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

The Dollar’s Full-System Meltdown

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

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