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Greg Maybury is a Perth (Australia) based freelance writer. His main areas of interest are American history and politics in general, with a special focus on economic, national security, military and geopolitical affairs, and both US domestic and foreign policy issues.

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Israeli PM - Speaking before the US Congress - 2015, From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2016
A Clean Break from Israel (What America Needs Now) America's interminable meddling and interventions in the Middle East has wreaked havoc upon the region. Although the U.S. was the principal curator of the chaos, it seems gradually more people are recognizing it is the region's resident hegemon Israel that's been the real driver of the turmoil and violence that defines the region. Greg Maybury reports on what is arguably the most portentous geopolitical issue of our time.
Hillary Clinton, From ImagesAttr
(85 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton's House of Cards With her recent spate of primary wins all but giving her bragging rights on the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton appears to be inching closer to the presidency. Yet Americans should think long and hard about her fitness for office. Australian writer Greg Maybury ponders her past, along with the implications and possible consequences of her election as America's next commander in chief.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 5, 2014
The King of the World - Mr Johnson Goes to Washington (Part One) With the recent release of Phillip Nelson's latest book, the mystery of the JFK assassination may be getting closer and closer to resolution. In this two part series Greg Maybury takes a closer look at the man who succeeded JFK, and the possibility the real conspiracy theorists all this time are the ones still clinging to the official narrative.
Series: The King of the World - Mr Johnson Goes to Washington (2 Articles, 5513 views)
Winston Churchill cph.3a49758, From WikimediaPhotos
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 30, 2016
From Such Great Games, Come Great Wars Amid Washington's ongoing animus towards Russia, two Scottish authors provide us an abject lesson in where such actions might lead us. As Greg Maybury sees it, the implications today of their revelations are as obvious as they are ominous.
Series: The Great War Series (1 Articles, 4188 views)
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2016
Chilcot's Can of Worms -- Autopsy of a Disaster The release of the Chilcot Report in the UK reopened the can of worms that was the Iraq War, providing us an opportunity for reconsidering the rationale behind the decision and why all those responsible should be held accountable, along with the significance of its findings for U.S. foreign and national security policy. Australian writer Greg Maybury reports.
'Vlad the Inflamer' - Vladimir Putin: Inflaming Ukraine, Challenging Obama, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2015
The Putsch Pirates of the Potomac -- Part One That the US inspired coup in Kiev 2014 was a reckless attempt to reignite the Cold War is clear to those who eschew the MSM for insights into the geopolitical realm. But as Greg Maybury reports in this first instalment of a 'two-parter', with 'blowback' brewing on all fronts, the US may have finally bitten off more than it's capable of chowing down on. Depending on one's view, this could be a good thing, or a bad thing!
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2015
Propaganda v Impropaganda -- MH17, Brand 60 Minutes, and Shell-game Journalism The recent "60 Minutes" Australia report claiming to have solved the mystery of the MH-17 disaster and who was responsible has left many with doubts about their findings. It has also brought into sharp relief the manner in which of the mainstream media (MSM) has reported this tragedy from the outset, and its larger role in supporting official narratives without due diligence and accountability. Australian Greg Maybury reports.
Stocks plunging, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Gangbanksters of Grab-it-All Street Ever wonder if we will have another financial crisis? Did any of the Daleks of Wall Street pay the price for their criminality? Has the top-heavy financial system been fixed? With the global economy still teetering and our self-serving financial institutions ever more powerful, unrepentant and criminally inclined, Greg Maybury looks back on what happened and why, what might have been, and what could be.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2015
Malice in Blunderland The conviction of former CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling for allegedly leaking details of a failed CIA operation and effective 'amnesty' for former CIA chief David Petraeus for giving classified material to his lover/biographer tells much about the political mindset in America, not to mention what's wrong with the U.S. justice system. As Greg Maybury reports, none of this is a good look for the world's greatest democracy.
God Bless America American Flag with M4 Rifle & Dollar sign, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate -- Part One With the US mired in "Groundhog Day" military adventurism, in this 3-part series, Greg Maybury reflects on how the country arrived here and what insights might be gained by looking back in time. Oh, and who the real enemy might be. Depending on your viewpoint, a brave and/or foolish undertaking. But, he argues, around 25 years after the Fall of the Wall marking the end of the Cold War, Uncle Sam needs all the help he can get.
Series: A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate (3 Articles, 4511 views)
Orwell's Reporter Lady Goldstein, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 18, 2017
All the News that's Fit to Fake The brouhaha over fake news, alleged interference in U.S elections is further evidence the MSM is irretrievably beholden to the amorphous Deep State. That it was ever thus has been obvious for decades to all but the most deluded aficionados of liberty, democracy, privacy, freedom, and the rule of law. With this in mind, it's time to take a deep breath for an even deeper dive into the cesspool that is the collective press-pool.
WTC Attack Memorial, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2015
A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate -- Part Two With the US mired in "Groundhog Day" military adventurism, in this 3-part series, Greg Maybury reflects on how the country arrived here and what insights might be gained by looking back in time. Oh, and who the real enemy might be. Depending on one's view, a brave and/or foolish undertaking. But, he argues, around 25 years after the Fall of the Wall marking the end of the Cold War, Uncle Sam needs all the help he can get.
Series: A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate (3 Articles, 4511 views)
pillars of democracy, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2014
From Fourth Estate to Fifth Column Australian writer Greg Maybury ponders the role of the mainstream media (MSM), its incestuous relationship with political, financial and business power elites and the national security state, what that means for our egalitarian society and democratic freedoms, and why we need to become more alert and knowledgeable in order to better protect them.
EU and the Greek Economic Crisis, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2015
Beware of Bankers Bearing Gifts With the Greek debt crisis approaching a climax and the Eurozone at serious risk, along with other less publicised areas of the global economy showing signs of considerable financial stress, we may actually be getting much closer to another economic (near) extinction level event in the weeks and months ahead. As Greg Maybury reports though, it may be China that holds the key as to how this situation plays out for us all.
Vladimir Putin met with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani -- Uncle Sam's Regime Change Targets, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 8, 2017
Another Splendid Little Coup...The Rise and Rise of the Regime Renovators (Part Two) Given the recent ructions over Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, it's timely to revisit America's own track record for interfering in the affairs of other countries. Although numerous past examples abound, Iran especially is an instructive case study. This is especially so given that after Syria, it appears to be next on Uncle Sam's regime renovation dance card. Greg Maybury reports in a 2 parter.
Former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The Rise and Rise of the Regime Renovators (Another Splendid Little Coup) Part One Given the recent ructions over Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, it's timely to revisit America's own track record for interfering in the affairs of other countries. Although numerous past examples abound, Iran especially is an instructive case study. This is especially so given that after Syria, it appears to be next on Uncle Sam's regime renovation dance card. Greg Maybury reports in a 2 parter.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2018
Who Really Killed Martin Luther King? -- The Case against Lyndon B Johnson and J Edgar Hoover Phil Nelson has earned himself a deserved reputation as a discerning seeker and curator of the real truth behind some of history's seminal events, from the JFK hit to the attempted sinking of the USS Liberty in 1967 by the Israeli Defence Forces. He has now dome same with the assassination of MLK, which provides a timely update on the circumstances of his death, and is a welcome corrective to the official narrative.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2015
Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America): Part Three -- Tilting at the Windmills of Empire For too long the domain of the 'time-rich' whack job, in an age of growing paranoia and suspicion, along with government, corporate and institutional secrecy, it's perhaps time to 'rebuild the brand' of the much-maligned "conspiracy theory". In this final part of a 3 parter, Greg Maybury again dons his Comalco hat, pulls the blinds, and embarks on what might be a quixotic quest. Yet desperate times call for desperate measures.
Series: Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America) (2 Articles, 2572 views)
Bush and Obama - Not Much Daylight Between Them, From ImagesAttr
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Judas Goat President - Audacity, Hope, Change and the Status Quo After the hard slog of the Bush years, the elevation of Barack Obama to the US presidency brought new hope and optimism to Americans and non-Americans alike. But after one and a half terms, the reality seems to be sinking in that for all the change promised by Obama's campaign, it's the 'same old, same old', writes Australian Greg Maybury.
Attack on the USS Liberty, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2015
Unshackling the Reality of Liberty A recent article by Ray McGovern highlighting once again the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War against Egypt brings into sharp relief Israel's relationship with America, its influence on US politics and its own role in the geopolitical firmament. As Greg Maybury sees it, for these reasons and others, the Liberty tragedy needs to be kept on the radar.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull meets President Obama at the White House 2016, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
With Friends Like These (Who Needs Allies?) Australia, like many U.S. allies, are increasingly questioning America's bent for imposing its frequently self-serving strategic agenda on the international community. Along with probing why we might profit from re-assessing the presumed benefits of our own alliance, we'll also reveal some of the history of this complex -- and for the U.S. in the ongoing pursuit of its global goals, sure to be even more vital -- partnership.
MH17 RIP - Dedicated to the victims of flight MH17 and their loved ones, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Special Report - The Empire Cries Wolf Redux: Pipeline Politics, the Tragedy of MH17, and Geo-strategic Agenda Bending Along with the unresolved disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the downing of the same airline's flight MH17 over the Ukraine was no less a tragedy, albeit of a different kind. Australian writer Greg Maybury looks back at this shocking event, remembers the victims and their families, reflects on the geopolitical fallout, and considers the global implications going into 2015.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Werewolves of Washington The death of Fidel Castro offers us an ideal opportunity to reflect not just on the profound geopolitical import of Cuban-American relations. In the process we also acquire a timely insight into how badly the Washington establishment gets it all so demonstrably and disastrously wrong. As we enter unmapped terrain in American foreign policy, Greg Maybury looks at that relationship, and what lessons might be learned.
LBJ - Treason, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 7, 2014
The King of the World - Mr Johnson Goes to Washington (Part Two) With the recent release of Phillip Nelson's latest book, the mystery of the JFK assassination may be getting closer and closer to resolution. In this two part series Greg Maybury takes a closer look at the man who succeeded JFK, and the possibility the real conspiracy theorists all this time are the ones still clinging to the official narrative.
Series: The King of the World - Mr Johnson Goes to Washington (2 Articles, 5513 views)
Napalm, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2014
Uncle Sam be Damned in 'Nam: No Country for Noble Causes - Part One With the present global turmoil ensuing from America's endless foreign policy machinations, it's timely to ransack history in anticipation of a two upcoming anniversaries -- neither of which is likely to be loudly celebrated, at least outside the Pentagon or the neo-con network. In this the first of a two-part series, Australian Greg Maybury reflects on Uncle Sam's foray into Vietnam, and the implications for the here and now.
Series: Uncle Sam be Damned in ‘Nam – No Country for Noble Causes (2 Articles, 2559 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2015
Only in America - Episode One: The Monkey Trial and the Human Error Although a tad trite, the gist embodied in the phrase 'only in America' is easily grasped even by those who aren't avid America watchers. Indeed the saying has become shorthand for conveying the ironies and anomalies that prevail in its historical narrative, and in its social, cultural, political and legal structures. In this the first piece in a series, "avid America watcher" Greg Maybury comes to grips with that "gist".
Series: Only in America (2 Articles, 2217 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2015
From Great Games, Come Great Wars We were all taught in school WWI was the result of aggressive German imperialism, and that Britain was reluctantly drawn into this conflict. Yet far from being a reluctant participant, it was a cabal of "Secret Elites" in England who conspired to bring the war about. Former history teacher Greg Maybury revisits the causes of this epoch defining event, in the process giving us the view from 'down under'.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Uncle Sam be Damned in 'Nam: No Country for Noble Causes - Part Two With the present global turmoil ensuing from America's endless foreign policy machinations, it's timely to ransack history in anticipation of a two upcoming anniversaries -- neither of which is likely to be loudly celebrated, at least outside the Pentagon or the neo-con network. In the second of a two-part series, Australian Greg Maybury reflects on Uncle Sam's foray into Vietnam, and the implications for the here and now.
Series: Uncle Sam be Damned in ‘Nam – No Country for Noble Causes (2 Articles, 2559 views)
Remember the Liberty: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Of Treachery, Treason, Terror, Truth, and Liberty Forsaken (An American Tale) Along with showcasing one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. military history, Phil Nelson's new book -- Remember the Liberty: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas -- presents an ideal opportunity to place into broader, more urgent relief, the history of America's increasingly contentious relationship with Israel in addition to probing the role of both nations in events unfolding in and across the Middle East.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2017
From Truman to Trump (Extra War, Hold the Peace) Seventy years ago president Harry Truman signed the National Security Act into law, a decision even he came to regret. We could say the rest is history, except that it is decidedly not. With a new White House occupant in place, Aussie writer Greg Maybury explores herein why this isn't the case.
I Own Secrecy, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
In the Shrouded Empire - Secrecy, Surveillance, and Subterfuge With democratic values such as free speech, the rule of law, privacy, press freedom and civil liberties now 'old school' -- all increasingly displaced by secrecy, surveillance, and subversion of the erstwhile Republic's operating manual the US Constitution -- the future looks bleak for The Homeland. In this article Australian Greg Maybury ponders if America on the road to the Rubicon may have already crossed a bridge too far.
JFK American University Address - June 10, 1963, From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 12, 2016
From the Security of the Slave to the Peace of the Grave Fifty-three years ago, a few months shy of his assassination in 1963, JFK delivered a speech at American University that may have been his most significant, for both America itself and the rest of the world, the substance and import of this address should resonate even more so now.
Emblem of the Azov Battalion - Ukraine neo-Nazi Group, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 10, 2015
The Putsch Pirates of the Potomac -- Part Two That the US inspired coup in Kiev 2014 was a reckless attempt to reignite the Cold War is clear to those who eschew the MSM for insights into the geopolitical realm. But as Greg Maybury reports in his first instalment of a 'two-parter', with 'blowback' brewing on all fronts, the US may have finally bitten off more than it's capable of chowing down on. Depending on one's view, this could be a good thing, or a bad thing!
Euromaidan in Kiev, Police in Hrushevsky street 2014, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2018
All Fire and Fury in Ukraine The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine is worth revisiting for a number of reasons. With the fourth anniversary of the coup just gone, the sudden passing of investigative journalist Robert Parry and Consortium News founder/editor affords even greater impetus for doing so. This is especially given his incisive body of reportage on the crisis since 2014. Australian writer/blogger Greg Maybury reports.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Of Privilege, Plunder and Immoral Reward The outcome of the 2016 election will have pundits looking to explain the rise to the Oval Office of the most improbable candidate in history for some time to come. But the root cause has little to do with Donald Trump: it's Neoliberalism. Greg Maybury asks: Is this the beginning of the end of the disruptive and destructive ideology that infuses this by now utterly discredited doctrine of privilege, plunder and immoral reward?
Encyclopaedia of Conspiracy Theories, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2015
Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America) - Part Two: None Dare Call it Coincidence For too long it's been the domain of the 'time-rich' whack job, in an age of growing paranoia and suspicion, along with government and institutional secrecy; it is perhaps time to 'rebuild the brand' of the much-maligned "conspiracy theory". In this second part of a 3 parter, Greg Maybury again dons his Comalco hat, pulls the blinds, and embarks on what might be a quixotic quest. Paranoid times call for desperate measures.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Of Smoke 'n Mirrors (Lost in the Wilderness) -- Part One For Americans inclined to reflect on such matters, it must be especially disquieting that the CIA--ostensibly established to protect and preserve their country's national security--has done more than any other entity to compromise that security, and devalue the international good-will and moral capital that America enjoyed at the end of World War Two. In this series, we explore some of the reasons why.
Series: Of Smoke 'n Mirrors (Lost in the Wilderness) (1 Articles, 1088 views)
Conspiracy, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2015
Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America): Part One - We're All Conspiracy Theorists Now For too long the domain of the 'time-rich' whack job, in an age of paranoia and suspicion, along with that of government & institutional secrecy, it's perhaps time to 'rebuild the brand' of the much-maligned "conspiracy theory". In this first part of a 3 parter, Greg Maybury pulls the blinds, dons his Comalco hat and embarks on what might be a quixotic quest. But he argues, paranoid times call for desperate measures.
Series: Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America) (2 Articles, 2572 views)
The view from down under., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 13, 2014
Delirium in the Imperium - The Doctrine of The Big Enchilada America's relentless, reckless global hegemonic ambitions continue to undermine security, peace and stability across and between nations and regions. Without a wholesale reassessment and realignment of the driving forces behind these ambitions, we can expect the geopolitical order to experience prolonged, unprecedented periods of chaos, conflict and confrontation that may well prove earth shattering.
Sacco and Vanzetti, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Only in America - Episode Two: Anarchists Amok in The Era of Normalcy Although a tad trite, the gist embodied in the phrase 'only in America' is easily grasped even by those who aren't avid America watchers. Indeed the saying has become shorthand for conveying the ironies and anomalies that prevail in its historical narrative, and in its social, cultural, political and legal structures. In this the second piece in a series, "avid America watcher" Greg Maybury comes to grips with that "gist".
Series: Only in America (2 Articles, 2217 views)
President Barack Obama (by Richard Avedon), From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Last Best Hope -- Special Report After Barack Obama's hope-fuelled triumph in 2008, it was clear millions of Americans were looking forward to moving in a wholly new direction. As we near the final year of his tenure, and with these expectations in mind, now is as good a time as any to look at some of the factors likely to shape his legacy. To this end, Australian blogger Greg Maybury scrutinises a presidency that promised so much to so many.
Bombs on Old Glory, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 16, 2015
A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate - Part Three With the US mired in "Groundhog Day" military adventurism, in this final part of a 3-part series, Greg Maybury reflects on how the country arrived here and what insights might be gained by looking back in time. Oh, and who the real enemy might be. Depending on your viewpoint, a brave and/or foolish undertaking. But, he argues, over 25 years after the end of the Cold War, Uncle Sam needs all the help he can get.
Series: A Confederacy of Hegemons: The Project for the New American Caliphate (3 Articles, 4511 views)
James Jesus Angleton, CIA Counter-intelligence, 1953-1975, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2015
Of Smoke 'n Mirrors (Lost in the Wilderness) -- Part Two For Americans inclined to reflect on such matters, it must be especially disturbing that the CIA--ostensibly established to protect and preserve their country's national security--has done more than any other entity to compromise that security, and devalue the international good-will and moral capital that America enjoyed at the end of WW2. In Part Two of this series, we again explore some of the reasons why.

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