Now You See It, Now You Don’t

For the past week or so, I have been writing about the ominous implications of Carl Cameron’s four-part Fox News exposé of Israeli intelligence operations in the US. My most recent column on the subject was posted today (December 21). Cameron’s reports are, of course, key to understanding the context of these columns: without them, … Continue reading “Now You See It, Now You Don’t”

25 Things We’ve Learned Since 9/11

As the first year in the new millennium draws to a close, it might help us sort out what’s happened in the past three months – and thus how to respond – by compiling a summary list of What We Know. WHAT WE KNOW As was the case with various other major mass-murder bombings (East … Continue reading “25 Things We’ve Learned Since 9/11”

Who Are The Real Traitors?

The minority of Americans opposed to the U.S. war in Afghanistan is increasingly being told by the warhawk majority that antiwar sentiment is tantamount to treason. One noteworthy example of this sort of foreboding accusation is being disseminated by the famous conservative pundit, David Horowitz, as was reported recently by Justin Raimondo. Horowitz’s accusation follows … Continue reading “Who Are The Real Traitors?”

Bush’s Coup d’Etat

In 1932 Franklin Roosevelt was elected promising a 25% reduction in the federal budget, an end to deficits, and the restoration of a sound dollar. Within eight years the federal budget tripled, federal debt increased 155%, and the gold standard was repudiated – making the U.S. dollar a fiat currency. Roosevelt’s New Deal transformed America … Continue reading “Bush’s Coup d’Etat”

Tracking the War

Back in the bad old days academics and spooks called "Kremlinologists" worked assiduously to try to decipher the meanings and intentions of cryptic statements and portents from the central governing institutions of the secretive and security-minded masters of the Soviet Union. Although the attempts to predict what the Kremlin might do next were often backed … Continue reading “Tracking the War”

9/11 – WHAT WAS ISRAEL’S ROLE?

When is American foreign policy going to start putting America first? The US had nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by vetoing a UN resolution condemning violence on all sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution condemned terrorism, no matter what the source, called for the creation of a "monitoring mechanism" to prevent violence, … Continue reading “9/11 – WHAT WAS ISRAEL’S ROLE?”

Secret Trials Endanger Security

Why are the Bill of Rights, open trials, the rule of law, and the traditional American rules of evidence important? Two reasons: If an innocent person is convicted and punished, it’s an injustice to that person – and the Founding Fathers were determined that Americans wouldn’t suffer the injustices that had oppressed so many innocent … Continue reading “Secret Trials Endanger Security”

Who Let the Dogs Out?

‘MODERN’ BUT NOT LIBERAL The dogs referred to above are, of course, the dogs of war. More to the point, they are the dogs of unlimited state "sovereignty," a topic on which we lately touched from the standpoint of John Taylor of Caroline. Without the notion of sovereignty, as understood in Europe anyway, it might … Continue reading “Who Let the Dogs Out?”