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

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

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

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

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

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

TV Anchors; field-marshals in the Information-war

America’s preemptive war of aggression is now being fought, in large part, in the offices of TV executives, producers and engineers. They decide the content of what the nation will see and how the ongoing slaughter will be promoted

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 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 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

The Dollar’s Full-System Meltdown

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