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

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

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

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 “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

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

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

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

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 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

How did Greenspan Know about the London Bombings Two Days before

Details now surfacing about the London bombings are familiar to those who have researched the anomalies surrounding September 11. In both cases the government version of events is shot with holes

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

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?

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

The Dollar’s Full-System Meltdown

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