Declassified CIA Document Reveals Iraq War Had Zero Justification

The justification for going to war in Iraq thirteen years ago, was based on a 93-page classified document that allegedly contained “specific information” on former Iraqi leader President Saddam Hussein and the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs he was apparently running. by Sean Adl-Tabatabai Now that document has been declassified and it reveals that there was virtually zero justification for the Iraq war. The document reveals that there was “no operational tie between Saddam and al Qaeda” and no WMD programs. The report reveals that the intelligence community and the US Department of Energy did not think Saddam was pursuing any type of WMD program, and was instead developing rocket motors. Vice.com reports: The CIA released a copy of the NIE in 2004 in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, but redacted virtually all of it, citing a threat to national security. Then last year, […] Read More

Delta Force Planned to Stage a Fake Hijacking After 9/11

Many of us often struggle to find definitive proof that our government has committed a false flag operation. Sometimes though, the best evidence comes from unexpected places, and the operations that our government fails to carry out, are often the most revealing. According to Army Times reporter and author of the book Relentless Strike, one of those shelved operations was cooked up by Delta Force. In the weeks following the attacks on 9/11, the government was trying to find a way to let the American public know that they were “capable of drawing blood.” At first they wanted to simply drop paratroopers in the middle of the desert to blow up a few empty buildings, but the White House wanted a bigger media spectacle. So Delta Force came up with a plan to stage a fake hijacking. They would “leak out that there are Delta operators on board almost […] Read More

Noam Chomsky: “The World That We’re Creating For Our Grandchildren Is Grim”

Renowned linguist and well-respected political commentator, Noam Chomsky, was interviewed by journalist David Barsamian for Jacobin. In the fascinating and thought-provoking conversation the two touch on the origins of ISIS, America’s relationship with Israel, among other foreign policy topics. Below are a few choice selections from the interview, which can (and should) be read in full at Jacobin. When asked about the origins of ISIS Chomsky explained how sectarian conflict derived from the Iraq war: “There’s an interesting interview that just appeared a couple of days ago with Graham Fuller, a former CIA officer, one of the leading intelligence and mainstream analysts of the Middle East. The title is “The United States Created ISIS.” This is one of the conspiracy theories, the thousands of them that go around the Middle East. But this is another source: this is right at the heart of the US establishment. He hastens to point out that […] Read More

How 9/11 Truth Looms in the Background of the CIA Torture Stories

Bernie Suarez Activist Post With CIA torture programs now fully exposed to the world, a common background theme has emerged. The CIA torture report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is a summary of the original report which you can read for yourself. In the first few pages of the Senate report we are quietly reminded that the backdrop which set the stage for the justification of torture is 9/11. More specifically, the 9/11 “official story” narrative. The much questioned, challenged, and refuted official story narrative that is. The report quietly pulls the reader in with a  passionate recollection of 9/11: I recall vividly watching the horror of that day, to include the television footage of innocent men and women jumping out of the World Trade Center towers to escape the fire. The images, and the sounds as their bodies hit the pavement far below, will remain with […] Read More

2014: Everyone in America Could Go to College for Free for the Amount of Money Spent on Mideast Wars

Students on the verge of entering high school have never known a time when the United States is not at war. The United States is just three weeks into the latest phase of its effort in Iraq against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group—but already there are calls for it to escalate. This past Sunday on CNN, Senator John McCain (R-Ala.) advocated for a greater number of U.S. ground troops to get directly involved in fighting the group. ISIS is “winning, we’re not,” McCain complained. McCain is not alone. His sentiments have been echoed by others in Congress and among key American allies around the world such as the United Kingdom and Turkey. The problem is that the unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan shows us that scaling up the military campaign against ISIS will create severe costs that won’t be shouldered equally […] Read More

7 Disastrous Outcomes of Our New War in the Middle East

What could go wrong in our battle against ISIS? So many things. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com  here. You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster — a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car — and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?” Such is the Middle East today. The U.S. is again at war there, bombing freely across Iraq and Syria, advising here, droning there, coalition-building in the region to loop in a little more firepower from a collection of recalcitrant allies, and searching desperately for some non-American boots to put on the ground. Here, then, are seven worst-case scenarios in a part of the world where the worst case has regularly been the best that’s on offer. After all, with all that military power being brought to bear […] Read More

Chomsky: There’s an Overt Corporate Effort to Indoctrinate American Children

The academic talks about education and indoctrination, ISIS, and the media in a new interview. This article first appeared on Truthout. History teacher Dan Falcone and English teacher Saul Isaacson spoke with Noam Chomsky in his Cambridge office on September 16, 2014, about education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way “capitalism” actually works in the United States. Dan Falcone: We’re in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Professor Noam Chomsky. I am Dan Falcone with Saul Isaacson, and this is actually the third time I’ve visited you. So I wanted to thank you for that. And since I am a teacher, I wanted to start off by continuing on the themes of democracy and education. I have noticed students making very insightful and uplifting observations in the midst of chaos. For example, they noticed that support for Israel fell out of […] Read More

Obama’s ISIS War Is Not Only Illegal, It Makes George W. Bush Look Like A Constitutional Scholar

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing. – Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007, in a recent Reuters article. I have spent the past several days outlining my deep concerns about the “ISIS crisis” and Obama’s willingness to employ extreme propaganda in order to once again embark on another poorly thought out military campaign here and here. What I have also come to realize is that his latest war plan is brazenly illegal and unconstitutional. While critics have been questioning the legality of U.S. military campaigns consistently since the end of World War II, one trend has become increasingly clear. With each new President and each new war, we have witnessed those who hold the office act more and more like […] Read More

2005: Privatizing the Truth; Bush's war on information

”We’re an empire now, and when we act,we create our own reality”. Bush aide; Ron Suskind, New York Times Magazine 10-17-04 By Mike Whitney fergiewhitney@msn.com — A great deal of print has been wasted on President Bush‘s inability to tell the truth. In fact, it really makes little difference whether Bush is a pathological liar or not. What is meaningful however is that deception is the primary tool for the maintenance of the state. Transparency and candor are now seen as direct threats to the preservation of the status quo.This suggests that Bush’s lying is not simply a matter of human frailty or corruption, but a clear statement of administration policy. This may seem like a minor point, but in fact the conduct of the Bush administration cannot be seriously evaluated without understanding that deceit is the cornerstone of their class-based world view. Evidence of this is everywhere, right […] Read More