The Merchants of Fear: Israel's Profiting from Homeland Insecurity
"Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry," Naomi Klein wrote in 2007. "By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2 billion-"an increase of 20 percent. The Department of Homeland Security, the Lieberman-Specter brainchild then headed by Michael Chertoff, had become one of Israel's most reliable markets.
Monday, January 4, 2010(5 comments)
The Chilcot Inquiry: Britain's 9/11 Commission
Zelikow's persistent efforts to rewrite the Commission staff's reports to give the impression of a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq "horrified" some of his staff, many of whom considered him a "White House mole." Little did they suspect, however, that Zelikow's loyalties might lie much further afield.
Sunday, November 15, 2009(3 comments)
In Jon We Trust
With Obama failing to bring the change that many believed in, the perceived need to tune in to The Daily Show is unlikely to waver anytime soon. But is the faith many Americans have in Stewart to help them understand their country's problems justified? The recent interview of a Palestinian politician and a Jewish American peace activist suggests that that faith is seriously misplaced.
Monday, November 2, 2009(3 comments)
Israel's European Lobby
Having for decades successfully steered policymaking in Washington in a pro-Israel direction, Israel's American Lobby has more recently turned its attention to Europe. Despite its brief presence in Brussels, it appears to have already had marked success in influencing the nascent foreign policy of the European Union.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009(2 comments)
Deception over Lockerbie
If the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is innocent, as many familiar with his case now believe, who did blow up Pan Am Flight 103?
The Source of the Economic Crisis: A Chicago State of Mind
Jeff Gates, a former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (1980-87), identifies the source of the current economic crisis as a "shared mindset" into which we have been induced to put our faith, to the grave detriment of the majority -- but to the immense benefit of a very few.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009(2 comments)
Japan's Embrace of a Phony War on Terror
Japan has been accurately described as a "client state" of the American Empire. But a close examination of the driving forces behind US imperial policy in the 21st century suggests that both countries may actually be serving the hegemonic ambitions of a third country in the Middle East.