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

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

‘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 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

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

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

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 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 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?

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

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

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?