Where Did We the People Go?

The “P5+1” agreement with Iran basically mothballs the latter’s nuclear power activities for at least ten years.   Israel and its American loyalists, however, have ordered Congress to wreck the deal.   Congress must obey Israel’s orders.  It’s right there in the Constitution – or, at least, in the version AIPAC must be handing out to newly … Continue reading “Where Did We the People Go?”

US Media Rules of Reporting on Israeli ‘Operations’ in Gaza

Since Hamas fired its first projectile from Gaza into Israel in 2001, the US establishment media have strictly followed several rules of reporting on the “rockets.” These rules are unwritten. The scriveners and TV news broadcasters may not even think of them as rules. Nevertheless, American mass media reporting on Gaza rockets consistently and predictably … Continue reading “US Media Rules of Reporting on Israeli ‘Operations’ in Gaza”

Making Tyranny ‘Legal’

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ~ Tacitus Since the Guardian’s publication of the "telephone metadata" order, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the law professoriate et al. have been speculating about a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s "secret" opinion that would explain the seemingly inexplicable – how the National Security Agency legally can … Continue reading “Making Tyranny ‘Legal’”

New Clothes for Old Naked Lies

Elements in Israel and the West intent on attacking the Islamic Republic of Iran are creating the appearance that war is inevitable. Since the turn of the year, anti-Iran propaganda has intensified into a storm of hysterical nonsense. The media tells us that the Israelis are no longer the only ones facing an Iranian “existential … Continue reading “New Clothes for Old Naked Lies”

Where Have All the Missiles Gone?

Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time passing Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time ago Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards every one When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? – Pete Seeger Most Americans think the federal government better reduce its $14 trillion debt or … Continue reading “Where Have All the Missiles Gone?”

Drowning in the Law of the Sea

Within an hour after Israel commandos hijacked the Free Gaza Movement flotilla on the high seas and killed at least nine relief workers, Israel’s Foreign Ministry posted to its Web site a “legal background” to the attack. The short, 12-point statement makes a low-key, matter of fact argument why the law is on Israel’s side. … Continue reading “Drowning in the Law of the Sea”

Read the IAEA Reports on Iran

On Feb. 19, New York Times reporters David Sanger and William Broad filed a story about the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report [.pdf] on its inspection and monitoring work in Iran. The lead of story, "Inspectors Say Iran Worked on Warhead," announced the Feb. 18 report’s shocking discovery: "The United Nations‘ nuclear inspectors declared … Continue reading “Read the IAEA Reports on Iran”

Eliminating the Bar for War

Before the greenhouse gases do us in, the world faces a more traditional apocalypse. Two heavily militarized states are preparing to attack a third. The ensuing war could ignite an intercontinental bonfire and burn much of civilization to ash long before global warming does real harm. It appears that the U.S. and Israel have plans … Continue reading “Eliminating the Bar for War”

What’s NOT in the
IAEA Iran Reports

Peter Zimmerman carries august credentials. He is a nuclear physicist. He has degrees from Stanford in experimental nuclear and particle physics. He was the top scientist for arms control at the State Department for a number of years. He later served as chief scientist for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has written scores of … Continue reading “What’s NOT in the
IAEA Iran Reports”

Is There an Islamic Fascism?

“DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Islamic Fascist. Papa says, ‘If you see it on Fox News, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there an Islamic Fascist?” Virginia O’Hanlon c/o Benador Associates Washington, D.C. VIRGINIA, your friends are twisted, sniveling, spineless little Chamberlains. … Continue reading “Is There an Islamic Fascism?”