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Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of Drugs Oil and War, The Road to 9/11, and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. His book, Fueling America's War Machine: Deep Politics and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection is in press, due Fall 2010 from Rowman & Littlefield.
Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI?
Since 2001, the FBI has deployed thousands of sting operations in which "the government provides the plot, the means and the opportunity" for a terrorist act. Many things about the Marathon bombing this Spring point to this kind of explanation, including the strange behavior of one of the brothers in the year leading up to the bombing, and also the strange behavior of law enforcement authorities during and after the event.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The "Rape in Libya" story - Our Military's Latest Fairytale
The past history of American wars tells us that, when the war-going begins to get tough, the professional p.r. campaigns get going, often with wholly invented stories. There is no reliable source for the new stories about Gaddafi and rape, and their timing is suspect. (How many readers of these pages would be surprised to learn that the US military is lying to us?)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Who are the Libyan 'Freedom Fighters' and their Patrons? (12 comments)
Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia were genuine people's liberation movements. But Libya is a different story. The The main group leading the insurrection is the National Conference for Libyan Opposition, which is a U.S.-sponsored militia of mostly Libyan expatriates and tribes opposed to Qaddafi.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
War, Martial Law, and the Economic Crisis
Threats of martial law were used to pressure Congress into passing the TARP bill 2-1/2 years ago. Other preparations for martial law have been accumulating since the 1980s. The financial crisis of 2008 may be seen as the most recent in a chain of engineered crises that tied the hands of each incoming president since Kennedy in 1961.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Afghanistan, Colombia, Vietnam: The Deep Politics of Drugs and Oil (7 comments)
The US is deeply dependent on revenue from an illicit international drug trade. This money has been used for decades to fund Pentagon and CIA black ops. One Federal Administration after another has declined to ratify international agreements that would tighten banking regulations, preventing laundered drug money from entering the US. Until this situation is cleaned up, the "War on Drugs" will be a charade.