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The tag 'Iraq' is associated with 96 posts.

George W. Bush Was Contemplating Invading Iraq in 1999

Com­ment: Among the dis­clo­sures in the bril­liant recent book Fam­i­ly of Secrets by Russ Bak­er are state­ments by Bush fam­i­ly asso­ciate and author Mick­ey Her­skowitz that Bush felt that start­ing a war was key to being a suc­cess­ful leader, and that W was con­tem­plat­ing invad­ing Iraq in 1999. Bush clear­ly felt that a suc­cess­ful pos­ture […]


FTR #706 Interview with John Loftus: The Obama Administration as the Last Victim of World War II

Cov­er-up of U.S. eco­nom­ic sup­port for Hitler led to cre­ation of two CIA’s–one Demo­c­rat and one Repub­li­can that serves multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions; Nurem­berg tri­als sub­vert­ed; Gold­stone Report a sham.


“Family of Secrets”: A VERY Important New Book

Com­ment: Jour­nal­ist Russ Bak­er has writ­ten a land­mark vol­ume about the deep polit­i­cal his­to­ry of the Bush fam­i­ly, George H.W. (“Pop­py”) Bush in par­tic­u­lar. Fam­i­ly of Secrets (Blooms­bury Press [SC]; Copy­right 2009 by Russ Bak­er) is a must for seri­ous stu­dents of the real­i­ties of con­tem­po­rary pow­er struc­ture. Painstak­ing­ly trac­ing evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries  run­ning through decades […]


White-power groups recruiting from military

by Jim Pop­kinMSNBC.com White-supre­ma­­cist groups have recruit­ed 203 peo­ple who served in the U.S. mil­i­tary or who claim to have U.S. mil­i­tary back­grounds, accord­ing to a new report by the FBI. The unclas­si­fied FBI Intel­li­gence Assess­ment, issued last week and obtained by NBC News, cau­tions that white-pow­er extrem­ists are try­ing hard to recruit active-duty sol­diers […]


A Major Arms Dealer in Shackles, Delivered to New York

by Alan FeuerNYT Man­hat­tan on a Fri­day after­noon: down­town along the East Riv­er, where the sun was flash­ing bright­ly and a lazy week­end called. Women strolled through the South Street Sea­port in their sum­mer dress­es; tourists went on round-the-island heli­copter tours. It was close enough to Wall Street to almost feel the bro­kers get­ting ready […]


Jihad and Jew-Hatred

Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11


Think past oil, Rockefeller kin tell Exxon

15 descen­dants push for renew­able ener­gy, cuts in warm­ing emis­sions MSNBC News Ser­vices NEW YORK — Mem­bers of the Rock­e­feller fam­i­ly, descend­ed from the founder of what became Exxon Mobil Corp., chal­lenged the oil giant Wednes­day to focus more on renew­able sources of ener­gy. They also seek to estab­lish a task force study of the […]


Interview: Cindy Sheehan

by Liam Stack in CairoAl Jazeera Cindy Shee­han, an Amer­i­can activist who was nick­named the “Peace Mom” by the media for her crit­i­cism of the Iraq War, retreat­ed from her pub­lic cam­paigns in 2007. The death of her son Casey, a US sol­dier, in a Bagh­dad bat­tle in 2005 had trans­formed Shee­han into a pub­lic […]


Cindy Sheehan in Egypt for Islamists

by Mag­gie Michae­lAP CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Anti-war activist Cindy Shee­han joined a protest Wednes­day seek­ing the sup­port of Egyp­t’s first lady in end­ing a mil­i­tary tri­al of mem­bers of the coun­try’s largest Islam­ic orga­ni­za­tion. Under the watch­ful eyes of dozens of black-clad and hel­met­ed anti-riot police, some 50 heav­i­ly veiled wives and chil­dren of […]


Mystery Deepens Over WMD Documents

by John Gold­stein THE NEW YORK SUN How the clas­si­fied mil­i­tary doc­u­ments from Iraq, which named the coor­di­nates of where the Army sus­pect­ed weapons of mass destruc­tion to be hid­den, end­ed up in an Ara­bic trans­la­tor’s apart­ment on Hoyt Street in Brook­lyn, is clear. Not like­ly to be known any­time soon is what, if any­thing, […]