Monthly Archives: June 2014

Top NSA Officials: U.S. Has Turned Into Stasi Germany or Soviet Union

What the Heck Happened to America? Senior NSA executive Thomas Drake is an expert on spying in Stasi Germany … having studied it for years. Drake told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has adopted the Stasi model: “Collect it all, know it all” [the NSA’s model] is actually the Stasi model. It’s not just know everything; we have […]

Holder: A Stooge for Wall Street

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy. But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar. Politico notes: Ted Kaufman, a former Democratic Delaware senator who chaired Judiciary Committee hearings examining the dearth of prosecutions, says the lack […]

Pocket paradigms: Conspiracy theories

The term ‘conspiracy theory’ was invented by elite media and politicians to denigrate questions or critical presumptions about events about which important facts remain unrevealed.The intelligent response to such events is to remain agnostic, skeptical, and curious. Theories may be suggested – just as they are every day about less complex and more open matters […]

Top 15 Defence Budgets

QOTD: Well yeah, if “much” refers to carnage

“If you long for a man on a white horse to lead us on various crusades, Obama is not your man. But that’s not why Obama was elected, or re-elected. And, in my view, it’s not what this country – or the world – needs right now. And I have a feeling that looking back, […]

From the Ashes of the Phoenix

A Review of The Phoenix Program Washington’s Blog Phoenix and its precursor ICEX aligned the CIA-supported Provincial Reconnaissance Units (PRUs) with police and paramilitary programs to create a system for capturing or killing suspects in targeted ways. Once captured and brought in for interrogation, the suspect was as good as dead. The growing fear of […]

These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden

  Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public.

With Mass Incarceration, U.S. is Guilty of a Slow Motion Genocide

June 24, 2014 by kristalklear If this were happening anywhere else in the world, Americans would be justifiably horrified: 1 out of every 100 adults are living behind bars in the United States, with 1 in 31 in some sort of correctional control, including prison, jail, parole, and probation. The United States, with 5% of the […]

Whatever Became of Morality?

by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS What are we to make of this? Two 12 year-old white American girls who look perfectly normal stabbed their 12-year old friend 19 times in a murder attempt.  By murdering their friend the girls hoped to win the acceptance of a totally fictitious  cartoon character on a website. Does this mean that not only […]

How America Is Bringing Peace and Democracy to the World

 Washington’s Blog by Eric Zuesse We brought peace and democracy to Iraq by our invading and occupying it in order to get rid of Al Qaeda and “Saddam’s WMD” (that war cost the U.S. $3 trillion):   courtesy Huffington Post, 13 June 2014 (front page).   And we brought peace and democracy to Ukraine by our overthrowing their corrupt […]