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Joe Quinn is an author, editor and researcher and has been a contributing editor for Sott.net since 2002. He holds a an MA in international Business Studies and a first degree in Spanish Literature and Information Management and has a professional background in Media Analysis. His writing focuses on current political intrigues surrounding the war on terrorism and the historical evidence that points to terrorism as a long-term tool of states and state actors.
Friday, June 7, 2013(4 comments)
Why there were no 'actors' at the Boston Marathon bombings
The idea that many 'terrorist' attacks are in fact carried out by government intelligence agencies is not a new concept. What is new is the idea that these government-inspired or perpetrated terrorist attacks are somehow doubly "fake" in the sense that some or all of the details of the attack didn't actually happen in any real sense
Sunday, November 18, 2012(1 comments)
Does Israel Encourage Palestinian Rocket Attacks?
When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, periodically murdered and regularly terrorized, take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law.
Saturday, November 10, 2012(2 comments)
America: Myth, Reality, Death Squads and al-Qaeda
The myth of America and 'the American dream', as promoted by politicians and media pundits, etc., has been very effective in buffering the average American against the truth of what America has been and is today.
Thursday, October 27, 2011(7 comments)
Naked, Bloody Imperialism Or "We Came, We Saw, He Died"
Among the many comments we have read and received on the alleged death of Gaddafi, the one most often repeated goes something like this: 'Gaddafi was a brutal dictator who deserved what he got'.
Friday, October 21, 2011(16 comments)
On The "death' Of Mumar Gaddafi
The hypocrisy and lies around the alleged death of Gaddafi have gone too far, for me at least. I find it hard to stomach the statements by Western leaders about Gaddafi's "crimes' as they gloat over the televised brutal murder of some guy in Libya.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011(1 comments)
France Contra Mundum: The French Revolution Betrayed
France is in danger. To be more specific, its soul is in danger - but that's surely about the gravest danger of all. This danger has come primarily from its custodians - its government, and the current philosophical underpinnings of that government.
Saturday, October 1, 2011(2 comments)
Thought Crime and the French State
The problem with France's anti-sect laws is that they provide for the establishment of state-sponsored 'inquisition-like' groups tasked with 'preventing and repressing so-called 'cultic movements'.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Who Started The London Riots?
When state "security' forces murder a citizen in cold blood in broad daylight, and members of his community vent their anger in the only way they know how, who's to blame for the fallout? The British government and the mainstream media would like us to believe that it's the victim and members of his community...
Sunday, June 5, 2011(7 comments)
Syria Uprising Has CIA Written All Over It
Let's not kid ourselves, when just about every "revolution' (not to mention many acts of terrorism) in Eastern Europe and the Middle East over the past 10 years has obviously been the work of the axis of evil spy agencies known as the CIA/Mossad/MI6, why would anyone be mad enough to think that what is going on in Syria right now is any different?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011(17 comments)
Osama bin Laden's Nose, Shoulders and Left Ear
You're probably aware that yesterday, Sat. 7th May 2011, the US government released "new" videos of 'bin Laden' that they claimed were part of the haul from the 'compound' in Pakistan, which, by the way, is very conveniently scheduled for destruction. The problem is, these videos do not feature Osama bin Laden
Saturday, May 7, 2011(5 comments)
Fantasy As Reality -- Manufacturing the "Death' of Bin Laden
As with most fabricated terror stories, the "Bin Laden is dead' tale is full of contradictions, half-truths and outright lies. The fact that the story was fabricated from whole cloth is seen in the fact that the story is now changing from the details that initially "emerged'.
Who precisely made the claim that "Osama' had a weapon and shot at US forces and that he used a woman as a human shield?
Sunday, January 2, 2011 Political Fisty-Cuffs - Humanity's Last Great Hope?
As the new year dawns, and we look at the state of our world and its human population, we find little cause for hope for the future. Wars, rumors of wars and suffering on an ever increasing scale seem to be the order of the day. The blame, of course, lies squarely with ourselves, the civilian population, not so much for anything we are doing but rather for what we, collectively, are not doing.
Saturday, December 11, 2010(4 comments)
Cass Sunstein, Wikileaks And The Public Right To Know
So Julian Assange is in prison, for now. There appears to be no case against him that any authority in their right mind would waste time on, unless the goal is to simply prolong the drama, which it may well be. Wikileaks leaks arrived on the scene at a very interesting time. In the US, unemployment at record levels (22% at least), massive numbers of foreclosures and $trillions of taxpayers money given to save the banks.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010(4 comments)
Wiki-Leaks - Handle With Care
With the release of a third raft of Wiki-leaks documents and the response by most American politicians and media pundits, the public now has a significant amount of data with which to assess the validity (or otherwise) of what Wiki-leaks is doing, and the case appears to be clear; via the Wiki-leaks documents, the world has been offered an inside view of the extent of the pathology that has infected the American body politic.
Friday, November 5, 2010(2 comments)
Subtle Propaganda And The War For Your Mind
Despite all the talk over the past 15 years about the US and coalition forces being engaged in various 'wars', there haven't actually been any. To have a war you need two sizable armies representing two opposing nation states both with the capability to wage war on each other. I'd be impressed if anyone can point to the US or any Western nation being involved in such a conflict over the past 15 years, anywhere in the world.
Saturday, October 30, 2010(1 comments)
Wikileaks, Assorted Actors And Faith-Based Frolics In The War On Terror
Depending on which of the shockingly few mainstream media corporations you prefer, somewhere between 36% and 62% of the US public believe that the US government is, at the very least, not telling the truth about the 9/11 attacks. If true, (and we have every reason to believe that the media corps down-play the figures) what does that mean for public perception of the 'Islamic terror threat' on which the 9/11 attacks are based?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010(2 comments)
London Bombings - The Facts Speak For Themselves
On the morning of July 7th, 2005, someone detonated four carefully placed bombs in London. Having initially claimed that power surges in the underground power grid had caused explosions in power circuits, the British government quickly announced that this was a terrorist attack, and identified four 'home-grown Islamic suicide bombers'.
Saturday, September 11, 2010(2 comments)
September 11th 2001 - Counter-insurgency For The World
In an ideal society, those chosen to represent and lead the people would be chosen because they had shown 'leadership qualities' - honesty, integrity, intelligence (both emotional and intellectual) and, most importantly, a paternal or maternal protective instinct towards others. In short, leaders would be those that could effectively lead the society in a way that secured the best interests of all.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010(21 comments)
Beware Julian Assange and Wikileaks - Darlings Of The Mainstream Media
A friend recently asked me what I thought of the wikileaks business. The person said that they were still a little idealistic, and perhaps there are still some "good guys" out there who can really make a difference. I wondered, in terms of the wikileaks documents, precisely what kind of change could be hoped for?
Friday, April 2, 2010 Legislating Away Your Freedoms - One 'Homegrown Terrorist' At A Time
Two weeks ago Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman introduced a stunning piece of draconian diatribe euphemistically called the bipartisan Senate Bill 3081, or the 'Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010'1. The bill is 'bipartisan' in the sense that it is the product of at least two different types of psychopathic personality disorder.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010(1 comments)
Disaster Capitalism Comes To Capitol Hill
Many civil liberties groups in the US are up in arms over Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United V Federal Election Commission, that gives corporations free reign to spend as much money as they can afford (which is a lot) to influence American political election outcomes.
So what's new?
Saturday, January 2, 2010(34 comments)
The Underwear Bomber - Crushing Freedom With Phony Arab Terrorism
The 'underwear bomber' has not only re-affirmed the 'reality' of the war on terror but has given the Obama government the excuse to increase its bombing attacks on Yemen. But how seriously should we take the official story of this latest terror attack?
Friday, January 23, 2009(10 comments)
Barack Obama - Judas Goat
Is it going to be all change with Obama, or is this a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss"?
Saturday, January 3, 2009(3 comments)
The Butchering Of Gaza
Israel justifies its bombardment of Gazan civilians with the claim that Hamas is firing rockets into Israel. But who are the real aggressors in the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Sarkozy - Hello NATO, Goodbye France
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has styled himself as the great modernizer of France. Recent events however paint the very different picture of a man determined to turn back the clock on French civil liberties and transform France into a vassal state of America and a willing partner in its immoral war on terror.