Robert parryFrom Editor Robert Parry: We founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the first investigative news magazine on the Internet. The site was meant to be a home for important, well-reported stories and a challenge to the inept but dominant mainstream news media of the day.

As one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s, I was distressed by the silliness and propaganda that had come to pervade American journalism. I feared, too, that the decline of the U.S. press corps foreshadowed disasters that would come when journalists failed to alert the public about impending dangers.

Also by 1995, documents were emerging that put the history of the 1980s in a new – and more troubling – light. Yet, there were fewer and fewer media outlets interested in that history.

The memories of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were enveloped in warm-and-fuzzy myths that represented another kind of danger: false history that could lead to mistaken political judgments in the future.

Some of our early articles reexamined important chapters of the 1980s (such as the “October Surprise” controversy from Election 1980 and evidence of Nicaraguan contra-cocaine trafficking). Other stories explored more topical crises (such as NATO’s war over Kosovo and the impeachment assault on President Bill Clinton).

Author Norman Solomon and I produced a groundbreaking series on the real story behind Colin Powell’s legend. Another of my investigations examined the remarkable story of how Rev. Sun Myung Moon became an influential player in Washington.

Working with talented freelance reporters around the world, we also undertook important historical investigations, such as how the Nazis after World War II — crossing “rat lines” from Europe to South America — contributed to the region’s bloody repression.


By 1999 and early 2000, we were looking at the reemergence of the Bush family dynasty. However, as Campaign 2000 was heating up, we ran out of money.

I was forced to make Consortiumnews.com a part-time enterprise and took an editing job at Bloomberg News. One of our last stories before that break described how the news media was exaggerating Vice President Al Gore’s alleged exaggerations.

Though operating on a part-time basis, we managed to churn out a number of stories in the months before Election 2000 and kept tabs on the recount battle with stories including how Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor telegraphed her political agenda at an Election Night party and how George W. Bush dispatched thugs to Miami to intimidate vote counters.

In November 2001, we were the first to note that the big news outlets – which had conducted an unofficial recount of Florida’s ballots – had buried their own lead, the fact that Gore would have won Florida if all legal votes were counted.

In 2002, during the buildup to war in Iraq, we also picked up the pace, questioning the Bush administration’s case about weapons of mass destruction and criticizing the flag-waving coverage from the mainstream news media.

As Bush’s Iraq invasion was underway in March 2003, I consulted with some of my old military sources who warned of the disaster ahead. The article was entitled “Bay of Pigs Meets Black Hawk Down.”

Also in 2003, author Kevin Phillips cited the investigative work of Consortiumnews.com in his seminal book on the Bush family, American Dynasty. Phillips took note of our investigative series that examined the elder George Bush’s role in Republican dirty tricks during the 1980 campaign.


To flesh out more about the Bush family’s rise to power, I left Bloomberg News in April 2004 and began work on my fourth book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq. It was published in late September 2004.

In fall 2004, we also resumed more frequent publication of stories at Consortiumnews.com. One of those articles described John Kerry’s pioneering investigation of contra-drug trafficking in the late 1980s.

In recent years, we have added the insightful writings of former CIA analysts, such as Ray McGovern, Peter Dickson and Melvin Goodman, who saw a corruption of information inside the CIA’s analytical division that paralleled the perversion of journalism that was underway in the American press corps.

We have written extensively about the U.S. media imbalance, tilted by a well-funded right-wing media machine. Indeed, a founding idea of our Web site was that a major investment was needed in journalistic endeavors committed to honestly informing the American people about important events, reporting that truly operated without fear or favor.

Regrettably, the distortion of information remains a grave problem with millions of Americans brainwashed by the waves of disinformation coming from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the hordes of other right-wing media outlets – distortions often reinforced by the careerist mainstream press.

Because of this media dynamic, many average Americans have bought into a propaganda frame that seeks fewer regulations on powerful corporations, lower taxes on the wealthy, tighter restrictions on unions, and fewer programs to help working Americans with problems ranging from educating their children to caring for the elderly.

Meanwhile, Official Washington is basing international decisions on a false narrative that excludes the real history of the past several decades. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush are hailed as honorable leaders, rather than viewed as politicians who countenanced gross abuses of power.

Even in the Age of Obama, government decisions are being made with only limited knowledge of what was really done by Republican presidents who have dominated the modern era. This ignorance represents not only a threat to a meaningful democratic republic but a danger to the world, as the “last remaining superpower” lurches about, half-blinded by its own propaganda.

While we are proud of the journalistic contribution that this Web site has made over the past 15-plus years – and while we are deeply grateful to our readers whose contributions have kept us afloat – we also must admit that we have not made the case well enough that our mission is a vital one.

Despite all that’s happened, including the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan, many people still don’t understand that the fight for honest information about the past and the present is a battle for the future.

We could do much more with additional resources. If you can and wish to help, we would appreciate your donations, big or small.

You can contribute either by credit card at the Web site or by check to:

Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ)
Suite 102-231
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201

Or you can use PayPal (our account is named after our e-mail address “consortnew@aol.com“).

Or, If you know someone with the means to make a large donation or someone who is involved with a public-interest foundation, contact them and urge them to consider a grant to Consortiumnews.com. Since 1999, we have operated as a 501-c-3 non-profit, meaning that donations can be tax-deductible. [For more information, such as our recent IRS filings and the IRS approval letter, go to “What Can Be Done.”]

We appreciate whatever help you can provide. Thanks.

Robert Parry, Editor

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.


  92 comments for “About

  1. Hussain Salim
    October 8, 2011 at 8:28 am


    I am a lecturer in Telecommunications and have good interest in Technology news and in sharing the news.
    Can u pls tell me how can I send you technology news, video, services or applications that can be of interest for many?


    • Gary Wederspahn
      July 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Dear Louise,
      You could have a big impact during the 2012 political season if you would use this new dynamic virtual screen technology to illustrate the growth of the economic justice gap and it’s causes.

      See a 4 minute TED demo using the technology at:

      The software for creating these compelling images is free at Google tools. Please let me know if I can provide more details, data & graphs or send you a link to the software.

      This has the potential to “go viral”. It would appeal to the tech-oriented younger demographic that tends to be apolitical.

      Gary Wederspahn

      • Irina
        June 9, 2014 at 4:58 am

        Attn. Mr. Robert Parry
        Dear Sir,
        I mentioned in one of my comments that I am anti-putinist (which, in fact, means I disagree with his internal policy, but as to Ukraine I rather support him), for which fact I was banned from your respected resource. I realise it’s up to you completely as resource holder whom you want the floor given and whom denied, I understand it only too much how painful it may be to deal with those of opposing views, this is why I was relieved to have bumped onto your resource which I find a forum of like-minded people. But the reason why I want to kindly ask you to lift the ban on me is that I was (and still am) after posting info from the fields of the civil war in Ukraine (genocide would be the right word for it, actually, considering the number of troops sent to the rebellious South-East, the arms used – tonight Kiev shelled Slavyansk, where considerable number of civilians still remain, including children and the elderly, with multiple rocket system Grad, and nearly bombarded into the earth its suburban settlement Semyonovka, at least there is no house that was left intact, everything was demolished by shells. There are plenty of casualties among civilians, as I said, children and elderly people including, the town water supply and electricity supply mains were damaged, the is foods and medicines shortage in there, it’s literally a humanitarian catastrophe.

        Please let me share the insider info from Ukraine, please let us do something about this war crime of Kiev !!!

  2. October 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I tried to sign up with you as

    Please add me to your list manually if you can – or send me a note when your system is fixed so i can do the automated route.

    and got this error message repeatedly
    HTTP Status 500 –

    type Exception report


    description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.


    org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /organizationsORG/consortiumnews/signUp.jsp(2,0) File “/templates/main/orgHeader.jsp” not found

    note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/6.0.18 logs.
    Apache Tomcat/6.0.18

    HTTP Status 500 –

    type Exception report


    description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.


    org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /organizationsORG/consortiumnews/signUp.jsp(2,0) File “/templates/main/orgHeader.jsp” not found

    note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/6.0.18 logs.
    Apache Tomcat/6.0.18

    Thank you ,

  3. October 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    “And my class isn’t just winning, I mean we’re killing them.”

    Warren Buffett

    Dear Editor,

    The lives of how many people throughout the United States are being shortened at this time, what are the ways in which this is being accomplished, what are the names of the people who are carrying this out? The intention to kill does kill, eventually.

    Leland Mellott
    Mount Vernon, Washington

  4. chauncy
    November 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    if all that were true that you outline in your “about” article.
    How then, did we end up here in this state of affair?
    How did the USA turn its government into a huge inefficient machine?
    how did we start with the constitution which outlines a small government with LIMITED POWER to what we have today?
    It sounds like it is the POT calling the kettle black.
    Your story is accusing one side of what exactly YOU are doing.
    hahaha so sad and so obvious

  5. steve
    November 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

    You just joined the liberal lamestream media group.

  6. Ronald Reagan
    November 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    What a crock. This guy is a shill for the ruling elite.

    “Important, well-reported stories” should not come from a view of political prejudice. It affects the ‘well-reported’ aspect of said story.

    Again, what a crock.

  7. peter holden
    November 30, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Attn. Robert Parry:

    Dear Mr. Parry,

    Please consider networking the following:

    A FaceBook page called Occupy Cyberspace, bean-count the revolution. Essentially, it’s an opportunity for all of us who support the Occupy movement (the “99%”) to stand up and be counted, LITERALLY.

    Very simple and painless: Click on the link, below, “Like” the page then network it as you see fit. Help the page go viral, and see where that might lead. Would you do that?

    There’s great power in numbers if the numbers are large enough; just ask the bankers!

    Here’s to a peaceful evolution.


  8. Dbrolynt Buzbo
    December 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for your work. I have just completed reading in Consortiumnews the damning criticism of the man and movie “J. Edgar,” and have forwarded it to a younger civil servant now relatively new to federal service as a caution regarding the powers available even to administrators at relatively low levels. The temptation to bend the offices one holds to one’s personal direction is often great, and Hoover’s career appears to be a case to study.

    I will follow your group’s work now and in the future with very great interest.

  9. Patrick
    December 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hello – I believe it would be more accurate to refer to Gary Webb’s death, rather than to his suicide. [ On this seventh anniversary of journalist Gary Webb’s suicide, we are re-posting one of the stories that Webb’s brave work forced out, albeit without a satisfying ending.]

    Other than that, I have to say that you do impeccable work and I will be making my contribution any minute now.

    The very best,

  10. December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm
  11. Fight the Reich
    January 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

    EXCELLENT work; And Thank You. It is heart warming during a very chilling time to see you’ve hit upon many key academic items that since the election of R. Nixon have systematically built and empowered the Fourth Reich that eventually on 9-11 pulled-off the biggest and filthiest coup upon our government in the history of our dear country. Reporting Truth in the face of the Fourth Reich’s terribly lying brainwashing propaganda machine is indeed truely difficult and often soul taxing; But it is such REAL Patriots that history will records as the TRUE beacons that heard and answered the many warnings and calls by our greatest Patriot Forefathers such as Thomas Jefferson, to be vigilantly on guard for the very worst threat to our Democracy: Domestic enemies from within and the careless self-important Ignorance among our citizens those enemies foster and depend upon.

    • May 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

      The essence of our government is supposed to be free honest and fair debate and representation by people who act in the interest of those who elected them–not inflammatory name calling or arguing about who the “real” patriots are (aren’t we ALL patriots?) I find any reference to Naziism distasteful. If you want to call the right’s power crusade plutocracy then now I’m OK with that. Because that is a true label for what is happening and it is going to ruin our country.

  12. el aayyayayyay
    January 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Dear Editor Robert Parry
    We are very gratefull for your article about Reagan and Rios Mont.
    We have no resources, is it possible to ask for permission to republish this article.

  13. Deek Crowley
    January 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A new political party that’s pushing for a bipartisan ticket in the 2012 presidential election says it’s earned a spot on November’s presidential ballot in Maine.
    The group called Americans Elect says state election officials have verified enough of the 32,000 signatures it turned in last month to gain access to the Maine ballot. To maintain a spot on the ballot, the group also has to hold caucuses and a state convention.
    The Washington-based nonprofit wants voters to select a candidate in an online convention who would be joined on the ticket by a vice presidential candidate from a different party. Former Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is on its board of directors.
    Americans Elect says it’s been certified in 15 states so far.

    Imagine a dirty trickster working in a right-wing think-tank given the task of finding ways to steal elections. One good way would be to run phony independent candidates to siphon votes away from Democratic candidates. The right has lots of money, so why not.
    There are plenty of Democrats who don’t realize a vote for an independent is likely to help elect a Republican. Does anyone know that Americans Elect isn’t a right wing outfit that funds independent candidates to help elect Republicans? Was Eliot Cutler legit or a Republican plant to take enough votes to allow Republican Paul LePage to become governor? Does anyone know who funded Cutler then and who is funding him now?
    Too many people don’t realize that this sort of thing could happen and they could be suckered into voting for a phony independent, waste their vote and help elect a Republican. We need instant-runoff-voting in case an independent candidate is legit and to keep Republicans from stealing elections. We need a big effort to educate the public about what’s really going on in government, who is hurting and who is helping them and lots more things.

    Deek Crowley
    Wayne, Maine

  14. Joel Blackburn
    February 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve written to you before about a right wing political conspiracy that’s being waged against me. Today, I’ll further detail some of the other aspects involved. Some of the unique things about these on-line reality shows filmed via satellite is that viewers can be interactive with me through any media outlet as they watch live. They communicate with me through literature for example. The newspaper that I read everyday is different than any other newspaper. It may seem to be a regular Florence, AL”Times Daily” or “USA Today” and it was probably printed by those particular publishing companies but the articals in it are many times made up and not factual news. They are written specifically for me and there are no others like them in circulation. That also happens in on-line stories, e-mails, books and magazines that are placed in the library right before I arrive for only me to find. It’s hard to explain but there are coded messages in these forms of literature that I find and decode. Then I respond to the messages verbably via satellite. They may be from journalist, actresses, models, politians or really just could be from anybody that sombody from the media has contacted concerning something that has to do with me. There have been whole books and magazines that have been coded throughout including messages on there covers. TV programing is distributed differently on my TV than anybody elses. Breaking news on my TV is filmed seperately from the regular news being broadcast to everybody else in the nation and is full of messages to me in the form of hints and incinuations. TV talk shows, televised award shows or really just anything on TV in many cases, there are segments filmed seperately from regular broadcasting and is distributed to my TV only as a message to me. Before I enter an establishment that I frequent regularly, people in my area are being paid or convinced to carry on scripted dialog with me and with each other around me. Many times these people have an ear peice so they can be told what to say by somebody via satellite. It has been very rare over the years that I have a conversation with somebody who has not been instucted with what to say to me. Many times sombody in another state watching me live via satellite tells them what to say to me through an ear peice. People being told what to say includes police officers, attorneys and even my family. It is rare that I am exposed to anybody that has not been sent to deliver a message from a viewer watching via satellite. This communication is again littered with hints and incinuations that I have to figure out, although nobody ever speaks of what’s happening or that they have been sent to me and have been instructed on what to say. These are the ways that I receive death threats and threats of physical harm from people concerning this political conspiracy and many times it’s on a daily basis and has happened for years. For example, I could be in a restuarant setting by a window and people will instructed to pull right up to the window in front of me with a handicap decall on their rear view mirror when there obviously not handicapped. Then, somebody will be in instructed to walk over to me and hand me a newspapper turned to the obituaries while an employee will be instructed to walk over to me and give me a coupon that has expired. There are many many more examples and some of these things have happened hundreds of times. Somebody starts planning these types of threats the night before and sets this type of harassment up to go on all day over and over again. This has happened for a long time. Threats on TV are made up stories like somebody being unjustly murdered by a police officer or somebody being run over by a motorist while crossing the street. Those types of threats will then be broadcasted only on my TV when I return home. Republican presidential candidates in the primaries are filmed exclusively for me and there messages are exclusive to my TV.

    Joel Blackburn

    • Truthseeker
      May 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Joel, Please see a psychiatrist to deal with delusions that interpret events such as you have written. Anti-psychotic medications can be very beneficial for persons having such delusions that everything is about you. Psychiatric conditions are related to imbalances in the small molecule neurotransmitters in the brain, and, as such are amenable to medications to restore the brain’s equilibrium. The medications themselves have no political agenda.

  15. February 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

    “Former FBI chief: Congress must stop chemtrails”

    The chief’s statement along with photos and information on the Strantotankers that are doing, in his words, the “death dumps” are in the UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS section of http://www.skyshipsovercashiers.com.

  16. March 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm
  17. syed riyaz quadri
    March 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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  18. March 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I would appreciate your consideration to investigate the two designs on this website, and the impact they would have on our world: The Pinwheel Generator, and the Grow-Live Tower.
    Thank you,
    Russell Lee

  19. Renata and Balazs
    March 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    2 Hungarian people in USA!! Big record attempt news in 2012!!

  20. Sundy Gohadra
    April 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Wow, just what we need. Another hard-left opinion rag masquerading as if it were an actual “news outlet”. LOL! Too funny…


    • May 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

      You have to read the entire piece. It says “to become a challenge to the mainstream news media”. Nothing disingenuous about that.

  21. Jay
    June 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Independent Investigative? yah.. and not the least bit biased.. Ha..
    Typical liberal drivel..

  22. July 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I’ve been coming to consortiumnews.com for sometime now. Honestly it’s one of the better sites on the web and I know it will be here for years to come. It’s a great place to get story ideas for my site The International Human Press. Keep up the awesome work guys!


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    July 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm


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  24. Deek Crowley
    July 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Dear Robert Parry,
    I am about to send copies of the below letter to mostly people who write for The Progressive populist and I would like to get your permission to suggest that they contact you for the history of how the Republicans took control of the media.
    Deek Crowley

    To anyone with ability and a sense of fairness:

    A small percentage of voters read alternate publications like The Nation, The Progressive, The Progressive Populist, etc. Some may even know how the mainstream media was taken over by the Republicans. These voters mostly won’t be fooled by slick ads and know a vote for a third candidate without instant-runoff-voting could help elect a Republican, the candidate of the rich.
    But most of the 99% don’t know this and believe the lies and lies of omission of the media. Their vision of reality is shaped by a media controlled by the 1%, yet half of them vote for the party of the 1%, the party that hurts them the most. Unless an effort is made to warn these misguided people, too many of them will be suckered by all the expensive dishonest ads the 1% with all their money will throw at them and once again vote for the party of the 1%.
    Why not warn the 99% about what’s really going on and how not to be fooled. One way is to write concise, simple emails about each thing the public needs to know in a way that entices the recipients to forward them and those recipients to forward them, etc. Most people are likely to read an email from someone they know. The emails could be sent to all the people on liberal email lists – MoveOn, Sierra Club, Unions, etc. They could be put in alternative publications, both online and in print, to be forwarded. If the emails are written well enough, maybe enough people will want to forward them and a majority of voters will get to read them.
    Below are three examples of what people need to know:

    Did you ever wonder why the media never calls the Republicans on their lies? It’s because the Republicans control the media. (add a brief history of when and how the Republicans did it. For details, contact Robert Parry at consortiumnews.com. )
    The 1% will spend tons of money on TV ads promoting their candidates and attacking the candidates of the 99%. A good way to counter all that money is to count the ads to see which candidate is promoted and which is attacked by the ads. The candidate with the most ads for and the least ads against has to be the candidate of the 1% and your worst enemy if you’re not rich.
    Some day we may have instant-runoff-voting so we can list a third candidate 1st and the Democrat 2nd and not waste our vote. Now a vote for a third candidate is, with very few exceptions, a vote for a candidate with no chance and a wasted Democrat vote which could help elect a Republican, the candidate of the 1%. We desperately need instant- runoff-voting.”

    You get the idea. Please do your best to see that this is done. If nobody does it the 1% with their Republican stooges, their media, their money and their slick ads will once again sucker the voters. I would do it myself, but I’m an old man with a bad memory for details and am unable to do it.

    Deek Crowley
    Wayne, Maine

  25. dogface
    September 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Dear Mr. Parry:

    Thank you for what you do. I have followed you for too many years not to understand what having good information means to a populace.

    I fear my country is lost. However, there is that pendulum that always swings back. The revolution may or may not televised…but it will happen. Those who have paid attention will fare better than those who follow fools. Life for a while is about to become very messy.

    Yours in Peace,

  26. Aaron Beauchamp
    September 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve never seen such a biased, straight out hateful slew of liberal, anti-American, anti-Israel garbage in my life.

    This is rock bottom. You are seriously delusional.

  27. sanaz tabeafshar
    October 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hi,Iam a P.h.D candidate of International Relations.I wonder if it is possible to submit u any articles!?

  28. Dr Mark Manolopoulos
    October 10, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Dear Robert,

    Do you accept articles? If so, how?



    Dr Mark Manolopoulos
    BTheol BA(Hons) PhD
    School of Philosophical,
    Historical and
    International Studies

  29. Mark
    November 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    It would be helpful to follow you guys, if you got a twitter account established and tweeted links to your stories out when they became available.

  30. Robert Harneis
    November 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    “JFK’s Embrace of Third World Nationalists”
    Excellent and interesting article. Thank you.

  31. Teejay
    January 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Robert, I tried to get a VHS or DVD copy of Frontline’s “Election Held Hostage” which you participated in. It’s not listed at the PBS store, though I haven’t written them.
    Would you know if copies are available or could I get a transcript from you?

  32. February 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans

    By John Justice

    {Note: If you agree with this essay feel free to email, post, and generally disseminate—no permission required.}

    Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. Their raucous riots engaged as anti-social actions (that they called them “guerilla protests”) seem to amount to little more than obnoxious forms of non-rationalized angst-and noise pollution.

    Their 15 pivotal minutes of fame transpired a couple of years ago, that is two weeks before presidential elections were heard in Russia, in which Vladimir Putin was up for re-election. Then this band of bandits with no musical talent, broke out into a cacophonous and anarchist display of guitar rage, as violent form of psychological insult, to protest inside one of Russia’s biggest and renown Orthodox Churches—namely shock and awe blitzkrieg for calculated surprise and confusion—that is for the edification of all congregations who attend such religious institutions as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

    The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression (and could have been included in U.S. repertoire of torture music technique recently used in secret and not-so secret torture camps).

    Equally their performance costumes are comprised of a bright and gaudy array of monochromic revolution colors as jarring a phenomenon of tackiness as you might imagine.

    Whereas their pornographic name “Pussy Riot” easily conjures up any and all manner of pandemonium and sexual affront—something calculated to add insult to injury—especially when done in a staid institution not especially known for supporting erotic pleasure. Thus their actions of siege warfare of that church stage, as if covert coup, could have equally insulted dead corpses in any graveyard.

    So naturally when their pussies (their term) overtook what is normally a mass of ritualized sleepiness so as to upstage a riot, strategically and premeditatively decided in advance, that is to protest “one” political figure versus millions of believers of this conservative Church, all hell broke out.

    Granted one could admit such a stunt could be viewed as mildly amusing, that is in its innovation, even if an obvious form of deliberate abuse. It is fair to ask what personality types are attracted to punk music in general. But it is the aftermath of political propagandas that we need pay attention to as to how the United States Media interprets and manipulates this particular aspect of a larger anarchist, feminist movement in Russian. Perhaps there is something far more nefarious going on as psychological warfare in which we Americans are the real butt of the joke?

    Wikipedia defines “Pussy Riot” as an “…anti-Putinist punk band…”. Whereas ‘Putinist” as concept is noted to be a Western media term of origin (and this factoid has much significance) as the focus of anti-Putinist propaganda then seems not to have evolved from within Russia or by the Russian people. Instead this media saturation stunt of capitalizing on simplistic explanations was likely heavily influenced by foreign sources (not too surprisingly as even we Americans have come to realize many news stories here too have hidden political agendas).

    Behind scenes of this shallow morality play (anti-Russian and anti-Putin psychological warfare) as sound bite entertainment and titillating conceit here in the West (surprisingly by what one can argue by Jewish run leftist media outlets that usually do a better job of selecting their battles), all manner of sensationalism is wafting that includes connotations of vaginas wearing riot gear.

    Still therein lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations. One such accusation is that Vladimir Putin is connected to a coterie of police state cronies (Siloviki) who have worked together from within their security state bureaucracies in Russia, and this cabal is controlling certain kinds of political initiatives not thought especially democratic.

    Related was the imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkowsky for 10 years for his tax evasion while he controlled the Yukos Petroleum Company, etc. Supposedly Yukos was absorbed by special interests including Siloviki, etc. And obviously it is related as a New York Times Op-Ed Column by Joe Nocera continues the insinuations that Putin let these women out of jail to deflect from protects at the Sochi Olympics (and even if true it doesn’t prove anything save the man has some common political sense). But Nocera equally brings up the Khodorkowsky story about his billions and at least admits to his shady dealings—but Pussy Riot (these delightful young women—come on “you couldn’t ask for more appealing activists” writes Nocera with his kid gloves version minus and real intuitive assessment? Imagine if this kind of thing would have happened in a New York Synagogue—do you think no one would have shouted out “anti-Semitic hate crime”?

    But then who wants to learn about all those many details of Russia’s political detritus and rumormongering when most of us Americans avoid knowing too much about our own back home? Ain’t it enough to know two young women from this band (or x-band members as they were very recently kicked off the band by the other band members) don’t want “…to be led by a shirtless man on a horse…”)? Well hell, they come all the way to America (who is paying for their tour) after being in prison for several months to delivery that bit of sophistry—nothing superficial or phony here?

    Nevertheless, according to our media rhetoric and some protestors in Russia, their government is a pretense of a democracy (you just knew you could never trust those Godless types). And yet ain’t it ironic, given the United States is equally a pretend democracy too—with all manner of tinsel pretense for any third party candidate trying to gain any real chance of winning a high office (especially if not in tune with certain special interests objectives—and instead wanting to actual work primarily for the people of our own country). And ain’t ironic too there are accusations of rigged elections there too?

    Nevertheless it has become obvious to most of the world the United States is pretty much a full-blown police state (that is with all the apparatchik in place in case any real crackdown and marital law ensues that is very likely to happen at some point) and currently with all kinds of crooked stuff going on and Wall Street (New York hello!!!!)—and such as The Department of Homeland Security’s and NSA’s ever increasing far-reaching tentacles of information gathering and control (or their orders to purchase over a billion of hollow point bullets?).

    So why then would some circles of political suasion here in the West be so farcically looking to point fingers elsewhere such as at Putin and Russia?

    Maria Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova (both recently released from imprisonment after serving 21 months of their two-year sentences for ‘hooliganism’ (and now are the two x-band members touring the United States and elsewhere to promote their anti-Putinist invective and also prisoner rights), argue to all who will listen, that President Putin is a dictator. (But a question we should be asking is why are these two women suddenly so eager to travel here to America to narrow the supposed feminist band’s mission of anarchism to mostly foment on Putin and his supposedly gays rights bashing in Russia?).

    Also given the reality of the enormity of imprisonment in the United States, and many cases of prisoner abuse in this country, and the privatization of prisoners for profit and the lessening of resource to house prisoners—why do these women see America as the beacon on the hill? Seems a little hypocritical for Western media to be hosting this parade of chatter—that is against the unspoken backdrop of Edward Snowden needing to find refuge outside the United States such as in Russia and the fact that Chelsea Manning was abused as a human rights prisoner for whistle-blowing on our federal government?

    One has to wonder what’s up, given the leftist media outlets, which have been hosting these self-appointed spokespersons of Putinist oppression, that is these college women who give us very few specific and verifiable reasons as to why Putin is such a dictator—don’t they have the intellectual wherewithal as one graduated as a journalist and they both had plenty time to think about it?

    Being able to scream noise like adolescents while jumping and shaking one’s fists in tantrum or pretending to play guitar doesn’t really qualify one to speak with much authority about anything does it? So it seems especially dishonest the New York media has taken these women at face value, apparently assuming some kind of attitude of moral superiority to us common masses that is playing their shoddy journalism and comedy with low standards of credibility?

    But wait a minute!!! Putin is also homophobic!! According to some sources he’s blatantly oppressive to homosexuals. However the sources here who give airtime to this assertion from these dissidents, seem to be slipping us some dishonest or distorted information (regarding to Putin’s actual stated stances)? BBC actual did a live interview with Vladimir Putin that suggests a very different story and details.

    Whereas we are being told what seems to be exaggerated accusations on how terribly Russian gays are suffering at the hands of this singular Vladimir Putin?

    [Note: This opinion piece is not written by a Russian: but rather an American. This writer gets no compensation of any kind for his opinions and is not aligned with any political group. He has never been to Russia and knows very few people from Russian. These opinions are truly his own as an American. Believe what you want but this is the truth. Furthermore there is no claim here to be some expert or to know a great deal regarding either Putin or the internal politics of Russia—but sometimes you don’t have to be, as some messages don’t require that level of specialization.]

    If Putin is a homophobe and is oppressing homosexual lifestyles there would there not likely be several examples of his behavior depicting such a truth since he has been in the political arena for a long time? Where are the instances recorded? If we check alternative sources of what exactly the so-called anti-gay law in Russian actually stand for we get alternative explanations that seem far less alarming and contrary to the story we are being hyped?

    But obviously a propaganda war has begun that includes such demagoguery as a Youtube video with rap song performance singing all manner of distortions and reverse hatred—while pretending to be pro-gay? It is a macho mash up of hate Putin (because well he poses sometimes in pictures without a shirt—being a bit narcissistic) and then the shirtless man suddenly morphs into a closet gay as innuendo) all the while adapting a hate attitude like a vicious gang-banger band (calling Putin a closet gay while being pro-gay)?

    Whereas Amy Goodman briefly interviewed these two anarchists with a question, as if they were Apollonian priestesses from the Delphi Oracle dispensing true wisdom and knowledge, asking them what they would ask of leaders Obama and Putin, and their response to Putin “…aren’t you sick of it yet…” and Obama “…don’t be afraid to speak your mind…” (paraphrased) is about as lame as one could possibly get—and yet Amy Goodman is normally pretty sharp with her capacity to interview and choosing who to interview as worthy?

    OK, as devil’s advocate, while on trial these women claimed Putin had created a “one-man” dictatorship in which the voices of the masses go unheard—and let’s assume this is true and there is some manner of dictatorship going on of sorts in Russia—still the mixed messages reaching us here in the States are far from rational or clean (which usually is the case when the issue is about controversy in Russia). The mere fact that this is happening on the eve of the Sochi Olympics is questionable.

    But then there is this one Ms. Minky Worden, no less than the Human Rights Watch Director of Global Initiatives—who ironically has little of the type of background you’d expect from a real human rights activist? Instead she is all about politics as her background is heavily related to the Democratic Party and Public Relations big time such as working for the Justice Department (where there are always fires to put out). More importantly she sounds like an attack dog for Fox News—so anyone with even the most rudimentary of intuitions can see this women is a trained political propaganda machine. HRW and Amnesty International has been mainly reporting “one” side of the atrocities happening in Syria—and not too much of what likely were atrocities committed by the opposition supported by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia (in another words these non-profit NGOs too have become infiltrated by political agency with political agendas and the news media reports what they put out as if gospel truth—and this is hardly a laughing matter).

    Given how Bradley Manning was treated in military style tactics, and given the true story of how the many prisoners in Guantanamo were, as some still are, locked up indefinitely, in relation to Congress attitudes of not giving a damn, and given our recent, and some say still current, history of secret renditions that has included torture and murder, and given the entire world’s high levels of anger over NSA spying, what moral high ground do people working for American foreign policy have making a big splash about pussy riots?

    American media pundits (and comedians) seemingly are saturating our supposed republic with disinformation, either naively or deliberately, as if to lead Americans around with various red herrings? How could an NGO be infiltrated—well that is not to hard to figure given the NSA has been likely listening to their communications with potential hostile information, but then they learn about a job opening and low and behold we political operatives applying for such jobs with all manner of insight on how to apply and what to say in an interview.

    Where the jokester of the Stephen Colbert Report humor piece (choosing to interview these women he referred to as ‘girls’) asked them to describe what got them into trouble (as sentenced for hooliganism) and one of them replied: “…singing a ‘fun’ song in a church…” followed up with “…we sing other fun songs too like …Putin piss off…”.

    Quickly then we are made aware, from this sophomoric attitude, comedy context aside, that we are arrogantly being asked to consider these women, who seem to possess little more political or social maturity than a Miley Cyrus or a Justin Bieber, to be worthy of our attention for serious consideration to their grievances, that is being convicted two years for a hate crime against a religion.

    These are not people who have suffered torture. They were not condemned to indefinite detention. They were made aware of their offenses and given a trial in a habeas corpus manner (however imperfect), and that trial has become a political documentary of sorts. One could argue their sentences were harsh but they were not victims of third strike laws in which they were sent back to prison for life (things that happen with repetitive redundancy here within the United States).

    Instead they were sentenced for the equivalent of a misdemeanor, for what seemed a hate-crime, in this case against a religion. And we note hate-crimes are something plenty Zionists especially like to promote as legitimate forms of prosecution and persecution—even if it is a manner of well we don’t like certain kinds of criticism they claim are anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist regardless of third party objectivity? Equally there are laws now established that makes what is referred to as holocaust denial as a crime (for improper thinking) and people are being imprisoned for this sort of thing. Equally we have organizations here in the United States like Campus Watch that acts as an oppressive force calling every criticism against Israeli policy as if a human rights violation or a social crime supposedly making Jewish people feel uncomfortable (but the fact that Americans are killing Muslims all over the place doesn’t really matter since well they are just darker skinned Semitic peoples). Even the ADL engages in political witch-hunts here whereas people like Norman Finkelstein loose their professorial jobs because they speak harshly of holocaust profiteering?

    A quick search on Maria Alyokhina reveals she is recognized as a “political prisoner” by the Union of Solidarity for Political Prisoners. Thus this early recognition is from an organization that seems primarily meant to support oppositional forces in Iran—id. est, supposed enemies of Israel and Saudi Arabia?

    Is this just coincidence or could it be that Putin is getting a lot of flack of late because Russia has been on friendlier terms with the Iranian and Syrian government than what Israel, Saudi Arabia or some here in the U.S. like, and he has not bowed down to turn Snowden over? Is this Western-instigated media kangaroo court for gays rights in Russia not some opportunistic politically stunt—that is Russia does not automatically kowtow to Israel and United States demands that Iran and Syria submit to their commands?

    What are the articulated cases against Putin is respect to his connection to the Orthodox Church as conspiracy theory about using religion politically? Some news wires and houses have claimed Putin has been cozying up to the Orthodox Church and arguing for the Church to play a bigger role in Russian life (even promoting for some media channel friendly with that predominant church to have even more reach—and thus supposedly extending his own influence).

    Whereas some have argued feminism has been loosing ground while the Russian State has become more nationalistic (using religion to do so). How does that differ from many other countries including the United States and Israel being nationalistic and using religion to become more rigid and hidebound? In another words Putin is being accused of doing what many American politicians do all the time—namely playing patriotism with Godism—that is wooing Christians of one stripe or another in order to gain personal support.

    He is using religion as a political tool. Well that certainly deserves some kind of blatant, in-your-face, anarchist pussy riot right in the middle of a Church for all the shock value one might expect with screeching noise, while equally succoring our American sympathies for lack of democracy and human rights (values incidentally that if they didn’t evolve from Christian morality certainly that religion helped promote them)? After all how dare any Russian people feel offended just because their symbols of sacredness were run roughshod so as to have felt violated?

    Attacking religious congregations with this sort of frantic and frenetic aggressive disturbance should invite peoples’ tolerance world wide with good sport? Yet if it wasn’t meant to be an act of hate (how does one know the motives of others) it certainly looked like one, even if it could be called political protest, from what one can glean from videos on the Internet. But we in the United States are routinely taught to doubt everything about Russian motive, as we are to be forever suspecting—and by the way American athletes need to turn off their cells phones while in Russia so the Russian government doesn’t spy on them?

    After all what does the word anarchism mean? It means: “I respect no law” and “I do what I want to do when I want to do it”. Sophists have written tracts that attempt to explain anarchism in more pseudo-sophisticated verbiage such as (paraphrased) “…since most forms of authority, in final analysis, prove to be self-serving and often corrupted, then I will respect no authority save myself”. In a nutshell then everyone can do whatever he or she pleases—as there is no law except the law of the self. This is the message some Russian feminists seem to want to promote and sell to American counterparts who equally have a soft spot for such sentiment to contemplate?

    Why then, given the anarchist nature of Pussy Riot, do these very same people who glory in illegal acts and in-your-face affronts, expect others of a less radical nature to sympathize and empathize with their narrow-minded and juvenile take, when some very serious issues are being played out across the world? More importantly why do media people and filmmakers expect some kind of tacit approval—other then assuming we Americans are eternally shallow and can be expected to yawn at everything?

    It so then we should be expected to support all manner of Pussy Riot events all across this great land of enlightenment here in the United States with people like the demented Samantha Powers leading the pack (she has a kind of wild-eyed The Exorcist possessed gaze too that could be perfect for this sort of infotainment). Pair her with Mindy Worden for the dynamic duo, add Arianna Huffington leading around a carnival clown barkers from comedy central. Add Madonna and her crucifix outfit and throw in a little titillation to suggest some porn (after all we are the porn capital of the world—it’s all good). After all there are thousands of Churches in our huge Bible belt. And there is no good reason why people like Jon Stewart, and the crew at Democracy Now, Huffington Post, and those at The Nation Magazine, etc., can’t start sponsoring some of these obnoxious punk riots as they blast through complacent churches across the country (maybe doing a little fundraising at the same time) starting there of course in New York City?

    You see here in the United States liberals and leftists are real big on promoting multicultural values. And as their dogma has it, it is politically “not” correct to discriminate or make fun of people because of their ethnicity, race, religion, sex, etc., but hey if it happens in Russia well then this is cause for celebration—don’t you think—its all relative?

    After all we are a tolerant lot. We somehow managed to make it through The Vagina Monologues even if now we can have them all over again in operatic form. You remember The Vagina Monologues by Eva Ensler? It was a kind of theatrical masturbation celebrated as if it represented some kind of actual message of enlightenment—when in reality it was blatant form of reverse sexism to men. Even some feminists criticized the play screen as making men the enemy and more.

    Nevertheless, accordingly to anarchist standards it doesn’t matter if you violate others’ values—it only matters if you personally have felt violated yourself—especially if you feel you are of some minority status—then everything is fair game.

    Because it isn’t that unusual here in the United States for certain smug forms of feminism to insult any and all manner of traditional values. Mary Daly was one such celebrated type. And yet any close reading of her works (something Americans are not especially adept—perhaps the Russians fair better) of her work showed not just radicalism but a radical hatred of men—and yet she, apparently because she was a woman, was honored and accepted as someone supposedly worthy of social and political attention. So after the likes of her ilk you’d think our society has become inured to these kinds of preachers of double standards, such is who are vociferous against certain groups in which they criticize anything and everything perceived as slight, while other groups almost never are given wayward attention—after all you just know white men are suspect from the get go—especially if people like “theist” Putin was meeting with a Catholic Pope But oh wait a minute didn’t many Americans hate the Russians because they were so Godless?

    Maybe I should give more of a damn about people like Manning, Snowden and Greenwald? Obviously even some leftist intellectuals are not—see: “The Progressive Crack-up: As anti-NSA activism goes from protest to resistance, liberals balk” by Justin Raimondo (a man always worth reading for people who need a few brain cells stimulated in order to get interested) at AntiWar.com, see: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/01/26/the-progressive-crack-up/

    It’s hard to believe people like Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales are deliberately reporting misinformation to the American people. One almost is forced to assume they are acting out of naiveté in supporting more military belligerence.

    But it seems a couple of things should happen. First there should be investigative journalism into whether non-profit organizations like HRW and AI have been turned political to distort truth to the world when that is not why they are being given monies from donors. Also if it is true the U.S. State Department is behind this then we need to know how many Secretaries of State have supported this kind of infiltration—does not anyone feel that some sacred code has been violated if true? And people need become aware so as to stop donating money to this corruption of their mission statements.

    If Vladimir Putin or any of his cohorts are reading this, thank you for giving Obama at least a temporary out of these constant wars for other Middle Eastern players and their assumption it doesn’t matter if common people are killed, bombed and maimed. Many of us Americans are not interested to supporting these Neo-Con-Artist games.

    Gay people here in the United State should think twice before being seduced by this tawdry political opportunism. If gay women as feminist radicals have an issue with anti-gay sentiments they might consider taking them up with the Old Testament/ Torah—before even the New Testament and the Koran were written:

    “You shall not lie with a male as a woman; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

    “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

    Amen and Good night ya’ll.

  33. Barry :Lanza
    February 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I was on the Lockerbie witness AND the FBI has a file on me on Iran Contra. My father-in-law was convicted of being the head of the British spies in Iran. Panam largest shareholder was the Shah’s family. Pan am was related to a coup attempt done at the time to stick in the Shah’s son. Wife family is Hessaby (www.hessaby.com – nuclear foundation in Iran) and Pakravan, top people in th SAVAK who work for Israel

    i would like to send you documents including emails from Libyans and victims .

    I am in exile in Malaysia and was originally from the US.

    Barry Lanza

  34. Jonny James
    February 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    This article is back to the old good cop, bad cop routine of the kabuki theatre that is two-party dictatroship in the world’s most expensive public relations democracy.
    This article is specious and one-sided. While I don’t disagree with the facts presented, they are very one sided.

    After poor old Obama hired Penny Pritzker, andHolder (who let the banksters off the hook in what Prof. Black called the largest financial fraud in world history)
    Uncle Bob Gates, Chuck Hagel, signed the NDAA destroying the Magna Carta, habeas corpus, 4th and 5th amendment. After Obama personally signs off on drone murders ( a war crime). After Obama calls the US an indispensible and exceptional nation, after…..

    The fact that Parry can defed Obama with a straight face at this point in time destroys credibility.
    Poor old Obama, he is powerless and is held hostage by the “deep state” eh? Why then did he agree to accept all that money for his billion dolllar campaigns? Is Mr. Parry that naive? The financial sector is tickled pink with Obama, despite the BS rhetoric. Judge folks by actions not empty words.

    As the late great Howard Zinn outlined in his magnum opus (People’s History of the USA) that BOTH parties are in consensus on the big issues. NOTHING changes between D and R regimes. And the only way to affect change is by organized civil disobedience. I suggest that Mr. Parry read this important work., or publish something to refute Zinn’s astute claims.

    As Glenn Ford at the Black Agenda Report said years ago “Obama is not the lesser of two evils, he is the MORE EFFECTIVE evil. If Bush Jr. would have done this, the bourgeois liberal crowd would have been up in arms. The hyporcisy and arrogance is astonishing and outright unbelievable at this point in time.

  35. Bruce Benson
    March 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Mr. Parry, yours stories on Ukraine and the neocons are important; unfortunately they are twice or more too long. Your AP editors would have pared your staff way back, not for lack of space but to make it more effective. You are the editor now and I guess no one dares trim you down. It’s a shame.

  36. Greg Ellis
    March 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Excellent work on Ukraine! And – despite what Bruce Benson might think – not too long!

  37. herb davis
    March 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Your explanations or theories about why an intelligent fellow like O is caught off guard by his neocons and why he behaves in certain ways seems to come up as “mystified”… you have no clear explanation.
    I think he is being blackmailed about a dalliance with a famous blonde. If you have the capability to access his Blackberry records and phone records from the days before the election to POTUS, I think you’ll at least find a partial explanation for how easily he seems to have been managed.

  38. gene grabiner
    March 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Dear Robert Parry,

    You have said that Barack Obama is outflanked by holdover neocons in his administration, and has had to resort to back-channel diplomacy, much the same as John Kennedy. However, it took Kennedy less than two years to figure things out and get the back channels going.

    If you are correct in your assessment, I would have thought that by 5 years into his two terms, Obama would have been more forceful.

    I wonder why, given the Ukraine situation, he has not simply fired Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine. I wonder why, given the Ukraine situation, Obama has allowed the US to cyber-attack the Crimea vote. I wonder why he selected John Kerry as Secretary of State after warmonger and neocon buddy, Hillary Clinton, left the post. After all, a review of Kerry’s Vietnam War record strongly suggests that he is as sociopath. And his performance at State suggests that he speaks far to loosely and easily about war.

    I also wonder why Obama, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief, has not yet cleansed the officer corps of all of the theocratic, neo-fascists in its ranks.

    Thank you for considering my remarks. And I look forward to hearing from you.

  39. Vitaliy
    April 4, 2014 at 12:11 am

    The author should be careful because the Ukrainian elements he is talking about have taken notice of his work and have spread the information in their circles. Also, there should be an email indicated for your blog so that sending a public message available to everybody would not be the only option to contact you.

  40. SubtleNuance
    April 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Is there a way to purchase the three books, together, in audiobook format?

  41. Paul G.
    May 5, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Please get rid of “spam free word press” it is screwing up again; I have read and commented on your site for at least five years. This is getting old. You need to restore your direct and private contact avenue.


  42. Anatoliy
    May 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Трагические события в Мариуполе и Одессе спровоцировали отряды неонацистов, сформированные киевскими властями при поддержке Соединенных Штатов.

    Об этом в своей статье, опубликованной на независимом интернет-портале Consortium News, пишет известный американский журналист и политический аналитик Роберт Пэрри.


    Роберт Пэрри: США на Украине уничтожают русских с помощью нацистов, а американцы ничего не знают –


    Is it your articles ?
    Are you really wrote that USA kills Russians in Ukraine with help NAZY ?

    Is it’s your photo on Russian government propaganda site, right ?

  43. Herman S. Simms, Jr
    May 20, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I just read Jeff Davis Road article. Hear, Hear! I am African-American, and my mother was born in Prentiss, Mississippi, the county seat of Jefferson Davis County! Did he own any property in that county? Maybe there needs to be a change there, also?

  44. JoAnn Witt
    May 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Now that I’ve had a hug from Ray McGovern, I can die happy.
    I’m sure it would be more expensive, but, if you could have a video format, it would be great. It’s so handy to listen and dust etc. at the same time. I’m trying to do my part. I’m making a small monthly contribution (which I will try to increase.) and I’ve just sent $34.00 for “the trilogy.”
    All the best,
    JoAnn Witt
    My web site is informationtruth.info, but, it is not an interactive site.

  45. Dinara
    June 6, 2014 at 1:51 am

    I have some information about war in Ukraine, real true which world must know what happening there are evryday – terror of Nacists Ukrainiana Government to citizens of Ukraine.

  46. July 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Robert Parry is WRONG when the lumps “neocons” with “liberals.” Liberals would have advocated that UN peacekeeping forces be put in place to solve such problems. They follow the love-your-neighbor-as-yourself principle.

    Our nation’s “neocons” (war profiteer puppets for our nation’s military industrial complex) are the ones who have been advocating unilateral US military actions to deal with such problems (more often than not with disastrous consequences for nearly everyone “on the ground” in such areas).

  47. gb
    July 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I wanted to comment on your latest about the aircraft takedown in the Ukrainia.when
    I submit,Iget the error ‘type correct password’.I’m sure I did,with copy and paste and writing,whats wrong?

  48. W. R. Knight
    July 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Someone needs to fix the WordPress password program. It only works about 50% of the time on Firefox and Google Chrome.

  49. Michael Shrimpton
    August 8, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Hi, I think we touch base! I have covered the MH17 shootdown in my columns on VeteransToday.com, clearly not Russia or the rebels.

  50. David Marshall
    August 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Congress Overlooked?
    “To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.” is the U.S. Congress’s responsibility under the U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sect. 8, Clause 14 and under the Bill of Rights, Amendment VIII is, “…nor cruel and unusual punishments.”. And then the, “U.S. Report under the International Convent on Civil and Political Rights, July 1994 Article 7 – Freedom from Torture, or Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”
    As of 2014 the U.S. Congress has yet to make a “Rule” preventing the “Degrading” rape of and the injurious, non-consensual experiments on U.S. Military Personnel.
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” This is the U.S. Congress’s Oath of Office.
    Doesn’t this mean the U.S. Congress stopping their own U.S. Senate 1994, 103-97 Report’s proven “Every year, thousands of experiments utilizing human subjects are still being conducted by, or on behalf of, the DOD.”, i.e., the veteran’s betrayal by the DOD, “experiments that were designed to harm” and currently noted “Degrading Treatment” rape of service women? 1994 noted were missing applicable service records! This is again verified by Congress’s subsequent EIGHT (8) times rejection of the “Veterans Right To Know Act”! Withheld are the military needed for treatment and experimentation verifying records. On 25 July 2012 a U.S. Judge ordered the VA to release these records! Please require your members of Congress to obey their abandoned Oath of Office! Shouldn’t U.S. Service Personnel have the same U.S. Constitutional, Amendment 8, Rights that convicted rapists and murderers keep under, The International, “…Freedom from Torture, or Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”?
    “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW” is written above the main entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Please make this happen for veterans and active duty military men and woman!
    Thank you.
    David Marshall
    100% Disabled 1952-1956 USAF Veteran

  51. Hi my name Slva i live in ukraine
    August 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’ve been collecting photos of Ukrainian military (they are not ours) with a swastika and ziguyuschih with their groups in social networks, they are prepared in the winter, there are not many pictures but there is. how to send? *

  52. Robert Atkinson
    August 21, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Dear Mr. Perry,

    Having discovered your website on the one year anniversary of the chemical attack in Syria on 8-21-2013, I feel compelled to make one more attempt to convey the following observations to an informed source. I’ve attempted to attract attention to this apparent “oversight” before by writing to about half a dozen news organizations, all to no avail. In light of the difficulties in determining the responsible parties for this horrible war crime, I am dumb struck by the fact that no one considers the question of Iranian involvement. The presence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, possibly the Quds, and Hezbollah, all being present in Damascus at the time of the attack, has been utterly ignored. Go figure. It seems rather apparent that Iran was prosecuting the war on Syria’s behalf, as it is doubtful that Assad was capable of commanding his Iranian savior. Iran had the military presence with direct command lines to Tehran. Finally, Iran is a master at intrigues and concealing their motives. Once Obama announced the “Red Line” doctrine, they had total control of getting the U.N. Inspectors to the right place at the right time. No one has yet answered why Assad would launch the attack with the inspectors in town. This would at least explain that much. The following commentary is what was emailed to these other news organizations. It could have been written better, but there was pressure to try and get the information made public. It was originally sent in early November. Thank you.
    Robert Atkinson

    Iranians in Damascus
    & Nuclear Diplomacy
    On the Morning of Aug 21, 2013
    Section I ~ Opening Observations

    The Iranian connection to the chemical attacks of Aug 21, 2013, is an issue that nobody wants to talk about. Hezbollah is a direct representative for Iranian policy1, there is no difference between them. By direct extension this means that Iran had potential control over the attacks and could have conducted them according to their own national interest. Even so, there has been no public discussion, no intelligence reports, not even an anonymous high-level government leak, to suggest that anyone has even considered this possibility. It is such an obvious deduction that Hezbollah’s military intervention in Syria positioned Iranian operatives to conduct the attacks, that it challenges the imagination to explain why this has been ignored by all governments and media. Some of the explanation, as will be shown, is that the attacks were part of a larger conspiracy with goals well beyond any local military objective. The scheme exploited the natural complexity of the region, invoked conditioned responses to direct our reactions, used viral social media, and relied upon our short attention span etc..

    However, this explanation cannot entirely explain the silence surrounding the topic, it is truly mystifying. Did we just forget that Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, formally declared war on the rebel forces on May 25, 20132? Wasn’t anybody watching when about two weeks later, Hezbollah marked their first significant victory with the fall of Qusayr3, which effectively turned the momentum of battle to the governments favor. It is astonishing that a month after the attacks, that President Putin could publicly theorize over a rebel Black Flag4 operation for the rebels without concern, because there was not one person, let alone a country, ready to step forward and say the one word: “Hezbollah”. Hezbollah is an effective fighting force that has the obvious capacity to have launched the attacks for themselves, so why has their involvement been ignored at every turn? Nor are they the only forces that Iran has committed to the Syrian front. Recent footage5 from the BBC confirms the ongoing operations of Iran’s revolutionary guard in Syria, there are reports of the elite Quds forces involvement as well.

    Hezbollah’s entry into Syria’s “civil war” was a calculated escalation that was engineered by Iran.
    Once Hezbollah declared their intent to join the war against the rebels, though, the war lost any remaining pretense of its being national in character. This act signaled the war’s escalation to a regional war centered on a sectarian divide. Hezbollah has long portrayed itself as Lebanon’s defender against Israeli aggression. This action, though, has openly demonstrated that the defense of Lebanon was a pretence used to conceal its true loyalty to Iran. They can no longer justify their actions as being in the best interest of Lebanon, as it has reignited the fuse of their own civil war by bringing the sectarian fight to Lebanese soil.

    Consider what Matthew Levitt has to say. He is an expert on Hezbollah and a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Speaking about the loyalty of Hezbollah to Iran:

    [Matthew Levitt] says that Hezbollah has closely aligned itself with Iran’s Quds Force, an elite paramilitary group linked directly to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, while fighting alongside the Assad regime. In recent years, the partnership between Hezbollah and Iran has tightened to the point that the group’s allegiance to Khamenei is paramount, he says. “What we see now is that Hezbollah is going to do things today that are in Iran’s interest even if they expressly run counter to the interests of Lebanon and Hezbollah’s own interest there.”6

    “But people don’t fully appreciate Hezbollah’s ideological commitment to the concept of “velayat-e faqih,” or guardianship of the jurists, which holds that a Shiite Islamic cleric should also serve as supreme head of government. For Hezbollah, this means the Iranian leadership is also their leader — not for every foot soldier, but for Hezbollah’s senior leaders absolutely.”7

    It had previously been disclosed that Hezbollah’s long time leader, Hassan Nasrallah, is personally handling their Syrian involvement. There can be no doubt as to his loyalty to Iran, but, as if he was trying to clear up any remaining doubt, todays headline reads Hezbollah chief warns of ‘war’ if no Iran deal . Today is Nov. 13th of 2013. It is clearly a possibility that Iran is holding the missing pieces to this puzzle.
    Section II ~ Motives

    The constantly changing dynamic of this conflict has created a clear danger that we do not understand either the motives or consequences of the actions taken by our antagonist. The conspicuous absence of any consideration for Iran’s potential culpability in the attacks of Aug. 21st is a case in point. As the world woke up to the horrors of that morning, everyone was naturally focused on the motives of President Assad.
    However, President Assad was little more than a tactical diversion, being used much in same way that a magician would use a momentary diversion to stun a crowd with a trick. His purpose, whether he knew it or not, was to keep our attention from the more obvious questions. For example: Why were the attack’s timed to coincide with the inspectors visit? As long as this question was understood in the context of the old civil war paradigm, it was a logical quagmire, it does not make sense. In fact, the Russians claimed that they were so troubled by this question that it became their excuse for blaming the rebels and their supporters.8 9
    However, when the same question is understood in the context of the regional sectarian paradigm, answers emerge that were never expected. Suggesting multiple strategies that leaves Iran in a win-win situation. This being a direct result of the Red Line doctrine regarding chemical weapons in Syria.
    This analysis has reached a point where it is necessary to make a number of practical decisions. My foremost concern is that the world is in a state of crisis and time is of the essence, but I am a slow worker. The next logical step is to present the evidence that supports this conclusion. That is not ready to be released, but as I said, it does not seem good to delay publishing any longer.
    These chemical attacks are from a source of evil that the world has seen before. If Iran is the source of this evil, then the world must be made aware. We must decide, as our fathers did before us, between the path of appeasement or war. Finally, in discussing what may be motives for Iran, it becomes a much more subjective issue and my desire is to avoid that. I’ve tried to be accurate, honest, and transparent as possible. There is much more documenting that needs to be done to demonstrate the main thesis. This is more useful than subjective speculation.

    By Robert Atkinson

    1“He [Hariri] said “Hizbullah has chosen to sacrifice the sovereignty and national unity of Lebanon” in the service of the Assad regime and in response to a decision by the Iranian leadership.” ~ http://www.naharnet.com ~ Nov. 14, 2013
    2Nasrallah on Syria: ‘This Battle Is Ours’ ~ http://www.al-monitor.com ~ May 26, 2013
    3Hezbollah marks major triumph as Qusayr tips back into Assad camp ~ csmonitor.com ~ June 5, 2013
    4Putin Says Syrian Rebels Launched Chemical Attack As ‘Sly’ Provocation, Is Confident Assad Will Sign Deal
    ~ huffingtonpost.com ~ By Lynn Berry ~ 09/19/13
    5Syria footage sheds light on Iran’s involvement ~ http://www.bbc.co.uk ~ October 30, 2013
    6The Hezbollah Connection in Syria and Iran ~ http://www.washingtoninstitute.org ~ February 15, 2013
    7The Hezbollah Connection in Syria and Iran ~ http://www.washingtoninstitute.org ~ February 15, 2013
    8Chemical weapons in Syria: How Russia views the debate ~ csmonitor.com ~ August 22, 2013
    9Putin Rejects Syria Chemical Weapons Accusations as ‘Utter Nonsense’ ~ MOSCOW, Aug. 31, 2013

  53. jerome_irwin@yahoo.com
    September 16, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Does Consortium News accept the submission of articles by independent journalists? What email address would receive such submissions?

  54. Ken Eldib
    September 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Dear Sir or Ms,
    Here for your consideration is my 611 word Submission: “Let the Middle East Fight it Out… with a Twist” My biography follows the essay and at your request I will be pleased to send you the article in MS Word formatting:
    Let the Middle East Fight it Out… with a Twist
    by Ken O. Eldib
    If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could yield another round of even more dramatic unintended consequences. America should lead the free world but shouldn’t get involved in age-old conflicts that are probably beyond our ability to solve. George Washington said, “a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils” and though he wasn’t perfect I’ll side with George over the countless experts calling for justice, revenge or whatever.
    This is the Muslim world’s fight and though many Americans aren’t enamored of Islam, to their credit my countrymen are tolerant of all but the most insane religious sects. We should be extremely deliberate before making the decision to go back into Iraq, or into Syria. We should instead kill two birds with one stone by stringently controlling all of our borders. This would stop Islamist extremists from penetrating our borders and stop the flow of the illegal immigrants from Central America and Mexico.
    I guess it’s strange to suggest sending prayers instead of bombs to the Middle East and many will call it callous. Of course the combatants can buy weapons elsewhere and that may be what’s required if sane Muslims are to defeat the insane ones, but that’s their responsibility. Things may also get worse before they get better and the proverbial “power vacuum” could be filled by Iran, Russia or China, but sooner or later they will rue the day they filled that void.
    If wealthy Americans’ want to spend their own money to rescue Christians or members of other beleaguered minority communities in Iraqi and Syria that’s fine. There are thousands of mercenaries and well equipped “defense contractors” willing to help with that plan for the right price. I see nothing wrong with a mercenary army extracting Iraqi and Syrian Christians, or others who have a proven record of respecting the religious and human rights of all people. They could even empty the banks to pay for the property said refugees would have to abandon… after all that seems to be the way things are done over there.
    Various countries might offer refuge to the minority communities with which they share an ethnic or religious background, and the U.S. should be willing to serve as an unbiased arbitrator if the warring parties request that.
    In stating the above I am being hypothetical but not jesting, meanwhile due to the atrocities of ISIS, the die is cast and America has to do something. As usual it’s likely to be primarily military in nature and any suggestion that we also address the root causes of Middle East turmoil will be dismissed as misguided so I won’t get into that. Meanwhile back at the Kasbah our allies the Kurds, like ISIS are predominantly Sunni Muslims and according to reports, our friends the moderate Syrian rebels may have sold one of the tragically beheaded journalists to ISIS for $ 50,000…. so who can we trust?
    Recent history shows the only way Middle-Eastern countries manage to control extremists is through dictatorial rulers like the new Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a Mubarak protégé who has cracked down mercilessly on the Muslim Brotherhood in his country. Denying, instead of providing weapons to any of the warring parties and offering only venues for diplomacy may sound cruel but it could shorten the conflict and encourage rational players in the Middle-East to form their own coalition of the willing and smoke out their hornet’s nests themselves.
    Ken O. Eldib is a New Jersey native, Indiana resident, graduate of Oklahoma State University, president of Global Trade Consulting Co. and writer for the Society for the Rational Study of Religion. Ken has had articles published in dozens of magazines and has written seven books most recently, Criticizing Ben 0.1 published in 2014. The author’s hobbies include; photography, metal working and outdoor sports. Ken and his wife enjoy traveling and spending weekends in Brown County, Indiana.
    globltrade@aol.com http://www.foundingfathersusa.com

  55. September 23, 2014 at 1:18 am

    9.19.14 Mother Jones- FOIA Case shows CIA used Journalists to Attack Gary WEBB

    10 Fascinating Articles From the CIA’s Secret Employee Magazine

    —By Dave Gilson, Michael Mechanic, Alex Park, and AJ Vicens
    | Fri Sep. 19, 2014


    In 2007, Jeffrey Scudder, a veteran information technology specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency, came across the archives of the agency’s in-house magazine, Studies in Intelligence. The catch: They were classified. So Scudder filed a Freedom of Information Act request. And then things got messy. “I submitted a FOIA and it basically destroyed my entire career,” he told the Washington Post.

    As a profile of Scudder in the Post explains:

    He was confronted by supervisors and accused of mishandling classified information while assembling his FOIA request. His house was raided by the FBI and his family’s computers seized. Stripped of his job and his security clearance, Scudder said he agreed to retire last year after being told that if he refused, he risked losing much of his pension.

    Now, in response to a lawsuit filed by Scudder, the CIA has declassified and released some of the hundreds of journal articles he’s requested. Nearly 250 of them have been posted on the CIA’s website. Published over four decades, they offer a fascinating peek at the history of US intelligence as well as the corporate culture of “the Company.”

    Here are 10 that grabbed our attention:

    8. “Managing a Nightmare: CIA Public Affairs and the Drug Conspiracy Story “: This undated release, apparently from the late ’90s, takes on the PR disaster spawned by San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb, who had accused the CIA of importing drugs into the United States in the ’80s. Webb’s claims were “alarming,” and the agency was particularly stung by the allegation that it had worked to destroy the black community with illegal drugs. Fortunately, the Studies in Intelligence article explains, “a ground base of already productive relations with journalists” helped “prevent this story from becoming an unmitigated disaster.” Hostile reporters attacked Webb’s work and he eventually became a persona non grata in the newspaper world.

    Ultimately, claims the article, part of the problem with the response to Webb’s stories was a “societal shortcoming”: “The CIA-drug story says a lot more about American society…that it does about either CIA or the media. We live in somewhat coarse and emotional times—when large numbers of Americans do not adhere to the same standards of logic, evidence, or even civil discourse as those practiced by members of the CIA community.” In 1998, the agency partly vindicated Webb’s reporting by admitting that it had had business relationships with major drug dealers. Jeremy Renner stars as the late Webb in a new movie, Kill the Messenger.

    The original document is located here:

    Document Number: 0001372115
    Download PDF for 0001372115


  56. September 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Gary Webb: Vindicated
    Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World

    By Bill Conroy
    Special to The Narco News Bulletin
    September 24, 2014


    Return of the messenger: How Jeremy Renner’s new film Kill The Messenger will vindicate Sacramento investigative journalist Gary Webb
    Nearly two decades after the reporter exposed a connection between the CIA and crack cocaine in America, Hollywood chimes in with a major movie

    By Melinda Welsh


    Gary Webb’s official facebook page:

    Please leave your messages for the Webb family here.

  57. September 27, 2014 at 1:55 am

    The Intercept did a rundown on the internal CIA newsletter report on Gary Webb’s smear campaign by the large newspapers………


    Managing a Nightmare: How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb
    By Ryan Devereaux

  58. October 7, 2014 at 2:38 am

    10.6.14 TONIGHT Show With JIMMY Fallon—JEREMY RENNER Interviewed about Kill The Messenger and GARY WEBB


  59. October 10, 2014 at 1:45 am

    10.9.14-JON STEWART’S The Daily Show 11PM Jeremy Renner

    Tonight! Jeremy Renner
    Jeremy Renner
    Jeremy Renner stars in the film “Kill the Messenger” (2014). He received Academy Award nominations for his work in “The Town” (2010) and “The Hurt Locker” (2008). Renner’s other film credits include “American Hustle” (2013), “The Avengers” (2012), “The Bourne Legacy” (2012), “Thor” (2011) and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011). In addition to his work on the big screen, he has appeared on the television shows “Louie” and “The Unusuals.”
    Related Links: “Kill the Messenger” trailer | Jeremy Renner on Twitter


  60. October 11, 2014 at 2:44 am

    The Family of Gary Webb Arrives at New York Screening of Kill The Messenger at The Museum of Modern Art Oct 9, 2014

    FREEWAY RICKY ROSS and Michael K. Williams

    Rosemarie Dewitt and Sue Webb

    Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward
    Posted: 10/10/2014 7:30 am EDT

    Jerry Ceppos Interview

    Jeremy Renner on Live with Kelly and Michael October 10, 2014 (full episode)

    Jeremy Renner passed out after 48 hrs promoting his movie

    Gary…May your soul rest easier
    Rest in Peace , my friend……..

  61. October 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    CNN SUNDAY 10.12.14 11am

    Actor Jeremy Renner and director Michael Cuesta discuss the movie “Kill the Messenger” on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” at 11 a.m.




    In ‘Kill the Messenger,’ director Michael Cuesta says a reporter’s ambition becomes his undoing
    By Kristen Page-Kirby October 10

    The True story of “Kill the Messenger”

    Published on Oct 10, 2014
    Former Newsweek and Associated Press reporter ROBERT PARRY INTERVIEW ABOUT GARY WEBB CONTRA COCAINE SCANDAL (13 minutes)

    The True story of “Kill the Messenger”

    Published on Oct 10, 2014


    LARRY KING INTERVIEW –About This Episode
    Jeremy Renner — one of Hollywood’s most talented — gives Larry a crash course on landing multiple blockbuster movie roles, details his interests outside of acting, & even unveils a recent splurge in a revealing game of If You Only Knew.


  62. October 26, 2014 at 12:12 am

    10.24.14 WASHINGTON POST- Undue criticism of Gary Webb by Jeff Epton (Letter to the editor)


    Gary Webb Was Right
    Posted: 10/24/2014 10:01 am EDT Updated: 10/25/2014 1:59 pm EDT
    Marc Levin
    Award winning filmmaker, director, Freeway: Crack in the System


    Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4:30 PM UTC
    From Gary Webb to James Risen: The struggle for the soul of journalism
    Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen?
    Andrew O’Hehir

  63. October 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Mr. Parry,
    I am a sixty six year old layman history buff exhausted with the bubble gum news we recieve on the major network news.

    I recently started a website, LookLifeAndTimes.Com to attempt to make available to my friends and acquaintances a glimpse to more truthful views of history.

    I came across your website through a series of articles written by Mr. Polk regarding the history of Palestine and the Mideast.

    By discovering your website I realize that you invented the original mouse trap and I can only admire what you have done, what you do and only attempt to emulate your prodigous work and service.

    Upon arrival at your site for the very first time, I ordered the $34 donation which includes a gift of three books which I am anxiously waiting for.

    I was jump started by reading several books: “JFK and the Unspoken” by James Douglas; “Last Word, My Indictment Of The CIA In The Murder of JFK” by Mark Lane; and “JFK – The CIA, Vietnam And The Plot To Assassinate John F. Kennedy,” by L. Fletcher Prouty.

    Thank you for being here.

    The world is not so lonely now.

    Rafe Garica

  64. October 30, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Robert, Once again you were right!

    In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis

    October 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show.


    and here is your 2010 article alleging protection and relocation for Nazi’s

  65. David Marshall
    November 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Congress’s Oath of Office?
    The U.S. Congress reported that, “Every year, thousands of experiments utilizing human subjects are still being conducted by, or on behalf of, the DOD.” These are Department Of Defense “experiments that were designed to harm”! They are identified in the 56 page U.S. Senate 1994, Report 103-97, “IS MILITARY RESEARCH HAZARDOUS TO VETERANS’ HEALTH? LESSONS SPANNING HALF A CENTURY.” with its 171 source “NOTES”. Under the Bill of Rights, Amendment VIII is, “…nor cruel and unusual punishments.”. This is reiterated in the, “U.S. Report under the International Convent on Civil and Political Rights, July 1994 Article 7 “Freedom from Torture, or Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.” As of 2014 (“HALF A CENTURY.”+ 20 years later) the U.S. Congress has yet “To make Rules…” preventing the “Degrading” rape of and the injurious, non-consensual experiments on all U.S. Military Personnel. 1994 noted were missing needed for treatment and experimentation verifying records! This is again verified by Congress’s subsequent EIGHT (8) times rejection of the “Veterans Right To Know Act”! On 25 July 2012 a U.S. Magistrate Judge ordered the VA to release these DOD experimentation records!
    Congress Overlooks:
    A..”To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.” is the U.S. Congress’s responsibility under the U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sect. 8, Clause 14.
    B..”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” This is the U.S. Congress’s Oath of Office.
    Please require your members of Congress to obey their abandoned Oath of Office! Shouldn’t U.S. Service Personnel have the same U.S. Constitutional, Amendment 8, Rights that: 1. Were given by the 26 February 1953 Secretary of the Department of Defense’s, to-date ignored, no non-consensual human experimentation order. And 2. Are given to convicted rapists and murderers under the Amendment VIII reiteration, “U.S. Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights July 1994, Article 7 – Freedom from Torture, or Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”
    “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW” is carved in stone above the main entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Please make this happen for veterans and active duty military men and woman!
    Thank you.
    David Marshall, 100% Disabled 1952-1956 USAF Veteran

  66. November 26, 2014 at 3:20 am
  67. Eric Sundin
    November 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Your web site may never have been needed more . The propaganda by the MSM is ubiquitous, unceasing and insidious. It would appear as if a significant portion of Americans are incapable of even thinking about MSM as largely propaganda — while at the same time being quick to declare everything from, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba et al as nothing but propaganda.

    Thank you for your most impressive, long standing commitment to first sorting out the discernable facts. I marvel at how you can keep this up.

  68. December 10, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Petition to Put Gary Webb Film KILL THE MESSENGER Back in theaters

    There are now 1500 signatures and Focus Features has put the film back in 19 more theaters!

    Please email and repost/TWEET this please!

    Support Gary Webb and Re-Release Kill the Messenger in Theaters


  69. December 17, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Jerry Ceppos (Gary Webb’s Editor at SJMN) Article in Editor and Publisher

    Business of News: An Editor with No Regrets
    posted: 12/16/2014

    by: Tim Gallagher
    “Kill the Messenger” is very good movie fiction about an investigative story accused of being fictionalized.

    But this is not a movie review. And the investigative reporting at the center of the film was not fiction—it just concluded more than it could prove.

  70. Horst L.
    December 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm


    I am an German engineer, which may explain my limited English while writing this letter. So because I am an Engineer I look at the world from a ‘technical point of view’, if you understand what I mean.

    I am a litte bit shocked because the German mass media still wants to make me believe that the flight MH-17 has been brought down by a ‘BUK missile fired from pro-russian separatist’ (or maybe from the ukrainian air force), because the whole BUK missile story does not make much sense. Let me try to explain technically why it doesn’t make sense for me.

    First, the BUK is a huge supersonic missile – if you launch a BUK, it can be heard and seen miles around. Instead of giving long technical explanations, let me show you a video „BUK M1 Lohtaja 09“ which has been taken by Finnish Soldiers while training launching BUK missiles in a military training area near Lohtaja in Finland in 2009. Just take three minutes time to look at the video which shows six BUK missiles being launched.

    Video BUK M1 Lohtaja 2009

    As you can see in the video, a BUK missile is really huge, makes a lot of noise because it accelarates from zero to supersonic in an instant and leaves a smoke trail which can not be overlooked. If you start the missile inside a village, the windows of the buildings around may be shattered. People can hear the sound, see the missile and will be able to take pictures at least from the smoke trail.

    As far as I have heard in German media which I follow there has never been any report of witnesses which told that they have heard the sound or seen the smoke trail of a launching BUK missile! And this contradicts the story that a BUK missile has taken down MH-17. Someone must have heard or seen the BUK, because the Donbass area is a highly populated area. And a BUK cannot be launched silently with no one noticing it! That’s absolutely impossible!

    Second, the BUK missile has a heavy warhead (70 kg or 154 Lbs weight) which has a devastating impact on the target hit by the missile. According to retired German soldiers which served in the east German ‘peoples army’ and were using the BUK system until the German reunion in 1989, the impact on training targets is so heavy that the targets immediately started burning when they were hit und fell burning to the ground. This also contradicts the “BUK theory”, because pictures taken from the wreckage of MH-17 show only little damage to the surface of the airplane. Which is the second reason why MH-17 cannot be brought down by a BUK missile.

    So if no one has seen or heared a BUK missile being launched and no one has seen oder heared a BUK missile fly and because the impact on the wreckage of MH-17 is too little damage to be caused by the BUK warhead I can only conclude that MH-17 apparently has not been shot down by a BUK. (Unless you assume that the BUK warhead somehow managed to reach the plane without using the missile ;-))

    Of course the ukrainian air force had BUK missiles in this area and the pro-russian separatist apparently posessed a ‘BUK TELAR’ which is a single rocket launcher. But pictures and videos only prove that this BUK TELAR has been driving around in the area. Maybe it was broken, maybe the separatists did not know how to use it. However, they apparently never managed to launch a missile because someone must have seen or heard it!

    Some russian engineers wrote a report “Malaysian Flight MH17 crash analysis, by The Russian Union of Engineers” which has been translated in English and German versions and can be easily found on the internet. Now you may not want to read this “russian propaganda”, but as an engineer I must admit it looks quite reasonable to me.

    We recently discussed this in a German blog called “Propagandaschau” which you can find here: http://propagandaschau.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/mh-17-was-fur-den-abschuss-durch-ein-kampfflugzeug-spricht/ Maybe you can find a German speaker to explain to you or ask Google for a translation.

    Recently I read an article on Dr. Ron Pauls Institute for Peace and Prosperity website about the “H. Res. 758″ which “states with certainty that the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 that crashed in Ukraine was brought down by a missile “fired by Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.””. For me this is not only “simply incorrect” from a legal point of view as Dr. Paul states in his article “Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia”, this is also “incorrect” from a technical point of view if you understood what I wanted to explain.


    Malaysian Flight MH17 crash analysis, by The Russian Union of Engineers

    RT Documentary “MH-17: The Untold Story”. A russian documentary giving a different view of the tragedy.

    Regards, Horst

  71. Okasis
    December 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Why can I not post a comment to an article? Twice now, I have carefully tried – only to repeatedly get an error meg about cutting and pasting the ‘password’ – which is correctly copied, btw.

    • Okasis
      January 3, 2015 at 1:44 am

      Happened again – Is there a secret code known only to frequent commenters?

      • Shuler Causnick
        January 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

        Me, too. Have tried a few times in recent past but am unable to. Tonight I tried at least 6 times to do this, trying different things with my name, password, etc. to try to please the machine. This is so frustrating. Has your site been compromised in this way?

  72. Shuler
    January 4, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Tried again for what must be the 20th time and got the same message:
    “Click back and type in the correct password. (Spam Free WordPress)”
    Maybe this “About” page is, in effect, the comments page? If so, comments will be completely missed by most readers. Perhaps that’s the point?
    Here’s what I was trying to post, for what it’s worth. Feels silly now to try so hard to post a simple opinion, but after writing and trying repeatedly to post after the article with no success, what the heII.
    In response to the article by the excellent Ray McGovern re. Ukraine and the sick neo-cons behind this tragedy as well as so many other bloody mis-adventures:
    Sure wish Obama cared as much about peace as war. Don’t know how he can live with himself after approving and overseeing the deaths of so very many thousands of people, including so many innocents, and doing his damnedest to bring war to Europe, on behalf of Neo-Cons who never left power after the Bushes. Apparently, given our actions, all decently stable countries need to be interrupted and suffer from unrest, war, death, uprisings, regime change, poverty and the like so that the U.S. may comparatively do well, it seems, to counter and make up for the derelict running of the financial industry by the U.S.’s incredibly corrupt banking and finance interests, who literally get away with murder and theft with the U.S. government’s protection. That’s the definition of fascism, isn’t it? When corporations and government collude toward mutually profitable ends, which has reached the level of global criminal activity we see in front of us today? It breaks my heart. This is not the American I was born in to, but it’s now the dark place I dwell in, sadly and without hope for the future. Obama sure was a neo-con Trojan Horse. Remember how the whole world danced and celebrated when he was elected? It makes me cry when I think of it. Is it really true the U.S. has become the planet’s biggest fascist thug? I can’t believe it’s not a nightmare. This was unthinkable only a decade or so ago, though one could see the forces at work at it.

    Click back and type in the correct password. (Spam Free WordPress)

  73. Nasrollah Fesharaki
    January 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I felt like this poem of mine best deserves your media,

    With regards,


    Oh mirror on the wall

    That day too
    Like today, was very special
    One had died; my sister

    As crew in plane I flew with anger
    We headed for Yemen

    We carried food, soldiers
    Airport was their neighbor’s
    (Called Midway)

    We, friends and Yemen
    Complied USA’s

    “Moscow’s filled with Godless.
    Christians and Muslims
    We are one, united
    We love God and our God
    Lord, Allah, is the same.”

    We took guns, logistic
    Even songs, music
    We took men on their feet
    Brought them in ‘Taboot’

    Many died; Yemenis and our men
    Finally Moscow fell.
    Packed and left; USA.
    No support, food or life
    Yemenis left in dark
    Lies; hidden; came to light
    Rational; the friends became foes.
    Now NY and Paris;
    The Yemen of those days
    Deaths; blood and murder
    By friends of those days
    ‘Oh mirror on the wall…’

  74. John
    February 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

    My comments are being blocked by your website these past few weeks. They are more moderate than others I see there, so that should not be a problem.

    I have tried removing cookies, re-sending later, sending from other email addresses, but always I get the message “Click back and type in the correct password. (Spam Free WordPress)” Regardless of message length, method of entering the password, sender email, etc. it sends the same message and does not show the comment accepted. Even when the password changes, apparently on the hour, it does not accept the new password. Is user access being blocked, perhaps by a third party?

    If there is some comment standard that you feel was violated, that should be stated. I cannot see any problem. Even my messages about this problem are blocked.

    • John
      February 11, 2015 at 8:29 am

      I see that this comment was accepted, so apparently the block is applied only to comments on the articles. I suspect that the “Spam Free WordPress” feature may be new. Perhaps it is too strict, or applies unstated standards. Perhaps if your moderator once marks a comment as “spam” the user is forever blocked. I saw this problem before the password-block was implemented, apparently done by a biased or careless moderator.

      I am a thoughtful commenter, and also a contributor, so I think that such a feature is not properly serving your purposes.

      • B
        February 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm

        And C.N.’s being hacked to prevent incisive/insightful comment!

  75. Phil Dunkelbarger
    February 20, 2015 at 10:46 am


    Robert, can you confirm this statement:

    “Looming over the IMF loan is the military situation. On January 28, Christine Lagarde said that the IMF would not release more money as long as Ukraine remains at war. Cessation of fighting was to begin Sunday morning. But Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh announced that his private army and that of the Azov Battalion will ignore the Minsk agreement and fight against Russian-speakers. He remains a major force within the Rada.”

  76. seabeeswork@yahoo.com
    February 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    why do you call Nazis right wing, they are Left wing, study this simple history

  77. March 25, 2015 at 4:46 am


    Please be careful; it appears that your website was infiltrated by the CIA. Planting “former analysts” in leftwing media organizations is a classic CIA scheme. In reality, such people are probably working for the Directorate of Operations (covert ops, including disinformation) and presenting half-truths about the CIA and other government agencies via your website.

    You can consult such experts as Douglas Valentine and William Schaap regarding this matter.

  78. Lutz Barz
    March 28, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Dear Human Genius. Your website is problematic. Posting a reply elsewhere I got zilch response in connectivity so tried several times and finally the message got posted-4 times! Not my doing or intention. Not could the extra 3 postings be deleted. Just thought I’d let ya know I’m not psychotic

  79. sand
    March 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Please, Mr. Parry,
    Do not ask folks to vote for Hillary Clinton, under the false guise of lesser-evilness.
    peace Lover

  80. March 31, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Dear Mr. Parry,
    I just read your interview with RT (31 March 2015)
    concerning the MH17 investigation
    and thought that you would be interested
    in my letter to the Dutch Safety Board
    which is published on my website at:
    With kind regards,
    Stephen M. St. John

  81. Robert Taylor
    April 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Just a quick note to say thanks for taking the time to operate this site and i appreciate what you’re doing. it’s fascinating for me to read the views shared on here.

    Also – i donated a wee bit of cash, so have a beer on me!



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