About

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.

Interruption

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.

Resumption

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.

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  79 comments for “About

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

    Hello,

    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?

    BR
    Hussain

    • 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:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

      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 !!!
        https://m.vk.com/wall-71290593_239

  2. 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.

    Yours,
    Leland Mellott
    Mount Vernon, Washington

  3. 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

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

    You just joined the liberal lamestream media group.

  5. 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.

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

    Attn. Robert Parry:
    Consortiumnews.com

    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.
    Peter

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Cyberspace-bean-count-the-revolution/203590566382726?sk=wall&fb_source=message

  7. 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.

  8. 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,

  9. 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.

    • Ellen Corley
      July 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      I appreciated this FIghttheReich comment and wanted to know if there is site or hashtag along those lines. Is there a way we can legally fightthereich?

  10. 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.
    Sincerely

  11. 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
    deekcr@roadrunner.com

  12. March 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm
  13. Renata and Balazs
    March 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    2 Hungarian people in USA!! Big record attempt news in 2012!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qm0PBgiohM

  14. 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…

    -Sundy

    • 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.

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

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

  16. 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!

    Thanks!

  17. fay gibbs
    July 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    ‘FREEDOM SPELL’…….GLOBAL ALERT!

    Att: All Recipients,

    As we are all highly dependent stakeholders in the welfare of Earth’s natural resources which supports our prime existence, if our basic governing life-support interests are ever to be based on a solid foundation of natural truth and healthy knowledge, there may be a collective need for a universal catalyst-of-change which is simple and accessible to all people and cultural systems.

    Rather than enforced corporate population abuse and irreversible waste as reason for protest and world-wide conflict, it could be that the most appropriate catalyst to stop the rot is none other than an all-inclusive unconditional Census-of-Intent.

    A census of intent is a very simple and completely natural way for every one of Earth’s citizens to declare-by-action what type of reality systems they are prepared to support, whether it includes more harmful drugs and multi-media deceptions or none at all.

    It’s now not a matter of corporations controlling Earth’s human resources with mind-control technology and providing profitable ways to destroy the natural essence of family and community relationships because the real issue now is about who is permitted to exist with mental freedom and why that is so.

    What you have received:

    ‘ENTHUSIASM’
    Unconditional access to Nature’s collecting ‘Mind-Spell of Freedom’.

    e-attached file: ’ENTHUSIASM’
    UNCONDITIONAL=ETERNALLY FREE!! (Reality Re-Alignment Health and Happiness Initiative.)

    warmich28(at)bigpond.com

  18. 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.
    Thanks,
    Deek Crowley
    Wayne,Maine

    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:

    “HAVE YOU BEEN MISINFORMED BY THE MEDIA?
    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. )
    “DON’T BE SUCKERED BY SLICK TV ADS
    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.
    “DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE
    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
    207-685-4284
    deekcr@roadrunner.com

  19. 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,
    Dogface.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!?

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

    Dear Robert,

    Do you accept articles? If so, how?

    Yours,

    Mark

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

  23. 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.

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

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

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

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

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

  33. 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.

    http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1569089&1569089

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

    http://www.mk.ru/politics/2014/05/11/robert-perri-ssha-na-ukraine-unichtozhayut-russkih-s-pomoschyu-natsistov-a-amerikantsyi-nichego-ne-znayut.html#loaded-9

    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 ?

  34. 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?

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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).

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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? *

  41. 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

    Footnotes
    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

  42. 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?

  43. 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.
    Biography
    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

  44. 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

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/09/10-declassified-articles-cia-intelligence-journal

    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:
    http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/declassified-articles-studies-intelligence-cias-house-intelligence-journal

    (EST PUB DATE) CIA PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE DRUG CONSPIRACY STORY
    Document Number: 0001372115
    Pages:
    6
    Download PDF for 0001372115

    http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/DOC_0001372115.pdf

  45. 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

    http://narconews.com/Issue67/article4763.html

    ==========
    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
    melindaw@newsreview.com
    http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/return-of-the-messenger-how/content?oid=15041198#

    =======================

    Gary Webb’s official facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/garywebbdarkalliance

    Please leave your messages for the Webb family here.

  46. 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………

    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/25/managing-nightmare-cia-media-destruction-gary-webb/

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

  47. 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

    http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/filters/guests/11841
    https://www.facebook.com/FallonTonight

  48. October 10, 2014 at 1:45 am

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

    Tonight! Jeremy Renner
    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/guests/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

    https://www.facebook.com/garywebbdarkalliance

  49. 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
    http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/the-webb-family-arrives-at-the-kill-the-messenger-new-nachrichtenfoto/456969646

    FREEWAY RICKY ROSS and Michael K. Williams
    http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/author-freeway-ricky-ross-and-actor-michael-kenneth-nachrichtenfoto/456969712

    Rosemarie Dewitt and Sue Webb
    http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/actress-rosemary-dewitt-and-sue-webb-arrive-at-the-nachrichtenfoto/456969362

    Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward
    Posted: 10/10/2014 7:30 am EDT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/10/gary-webb-dark-alliance_n_5961748.html

    Jerry Ceppos Interview
    http://www.nola.com/entertainment/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/10/lsu_journalism_dean_depicted_i.html

    Jeremy Renner on Live with Kelly and Michael October 10, 2014 (full episode)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo3fLVSdDIg

    Jeremy Renner passed out after 48 hrs promoting his movie
    http://www.whosay.com/status/jeremyrenner/1005244?wsref=fb&code=dTu9oVS

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

  50. October 26, 2014 at 12:12 am

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

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/undue-criticism-of-gary-webb/2014/10/24/a1fddff8-5abf-11e4-9d6c-756a229d8b18_story.html

    ——————————————-
    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
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-levin/gary-webb-was-right_b_6024530.html

    ———————–

    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
    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/25/from_gary_webb_to_james_risen_the_struggle_for_the_soul_of_journalism/

  51. 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

  52. October 30, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Robert, Once again you were right!

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

    By ERIC LICHTBLAU
    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.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/us/in-cold-war-us-spy-agencies-used-1000-nazis.html?_r=2&referrer=

    and here is your 2010 article alleging protection and relocation for Nazi’s
    consortiumnews.com/2013/06/06/hitlers-shadow-reaches-toward-today/

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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!
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025873102

    Support Gary Webb and Re-Release Kill the Messenger in Theaters
    https://www.change.org/p/universal-pictures-support-gary-webb-and-re-release-kill-the-messenger-in-theaters

    SIGN THE PETITION HERE

  56. December 17, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Jerry Ceppos (Gary Webb’s Editor at SJMN) Article in Editor and Publisher
    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Newsletter/Article/Business-of-News–An-Editor-with-No-Regrets

    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.

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

    Hi,

    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.

    References:

    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

  58. 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)

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

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

    With regards,

    Nassy

    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’
    (Stretchers)

    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…’

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

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/02/michael-hudson-ukraine-denouement-russian-loan-imfs-one-two-punch.html

    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.”

  61. 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

  62. 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.
    Sincerely,
    peace Lover

  63. 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:
    http://www.show-the-house.com/id119.html
    With kind regards,
    Stephen M. St. John

  64. 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!

    Cheers,

    Robert

  65. Ed Carney
    May 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    http://www.gofundme.com/u2asv7q

    Help me with my 2nd Amendment rights.. Read the campaign, my local town took my weapon away from me I’m a PTSD Disabled Veteran

    After defending my property and house with my weapon, I loose the right to ever carry it again unless I fight…..

    And I want to bring this to everyone’s attention.

    This is a travesty that a class of people PTSD Veterans are all going to loose their weapons while the police force arms themselves to the teeth..

    – Ed Carney

  66. josue
    May 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Thanks for all your heroic work throughout the years.
    The recent declaration by pope francis re palestinian statehood is quite historic. Any comments?
    A totally disabled vet with grandkids of cuban, nicaraguan, jamaican, and recently, palestinian descent. Oh, also puerto rican.

  67. TFJaxen
    May 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you for you continual efforts to assist in waking up humanity with your direct news.

    I am a writer and lover of humanity. I have a couple of articles I would like to send for your considerations in publishing them to your readers. Rather than copy them here Please send me the correct email in which to upload the pdf versions directly to your editor.

    In the meantime here are the opening paragraphs of both to wet your appetite.

    An Apology to Humanity
    by TFJaxen ©2015

    Author’s note:
    This is a journey of discovery. This is not a political or religious debate. This is not a personal belief debate. After all, there is only one question to ask when it comes to beliefs. Are those your beliefs or someone else’s beliefs you believe in? This is not an attempt to invoke anyone to feel “bad” about anything, done or not done in life. This is not about people or power bashing. This is about the very nature that is in all of us and what makes it possible for any of us to walk away from or maybe take a leave from our nature? All of humanity has been doing the very same thing since humanity was born. This is an uncovering of the one thing no body’s talking about.

    Whole societies are talking about and rehashing the same old stories with new technology but NO ONE , not even those recognized as public figures and leaders, is standing up to do the one thing that needs to be done for the whole of humanity now. No one is standing up and making an apology, a public apology, on a global scale. Television and public speeches do not denote a global public apology. For what? For allowing themselves, to be a conduit for any energy that would harm the whole of humanity. I am talking about the old and young, the rich and poor, mother, father, brothers and sisters, presidents and students, kings and paupers. Then I realized if we are all one then it was not “them,” alone. This is where I stand up and make a global public apology for being a conduit of any energy that would harm the whole. Does it matter to you? You will know that at the end.

    **********************************

    Coward or Not – A Definition of Ourselves
    Are we, or are we not?

    Where did we go to that was so far away from our inherent nature that the sense of right and wrong took a vacation of its own. One of the pieces that left with it was crucial to how each of us functions in a very dysfunctional world.

    At the time of this inspiration the world consciousness was/is in a great deal of turmoil and uncertainty. And yes, even for those pseudo-self empowered who ran the world. No, this book isn’t about people or power bashing. This book is about the very nature that is in all of us and what makes it possible for any of us to walk away from or maybe take a leave from, our senses?

    How is it possible that our nature, that is at the very core or each of us, would lead anyone and I mean anyone, to abandon, ignore or just outright deny that that nature itself does not exist. So much so to the point of doing great harm to the collective consciousness is ok. Is this ok? Have too many of us lost enough connection to our nature that even if we do no harm we do no good because we don’t want any more pain?

    ***************************

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    TFJaxen

  68. May 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    The Truth On The Hampstead Alleged SRA Child Sex Abuse Story Is coming to the truth part in this sad story where supporters have gone abroad for their safety and the 2 children have sadly been put in to a cruel looked after care system judge for your self and comment on this story petition the met police and mps for a proper investigation in to these crimes.

    Church Teachers Police The Net Is closing in on you whistle blow now and pray for gods forgiveness.

    http://www.exposetheestablishment.com/2015/05/crime-report-hampstead-satanic-ritual-abuse-allegations-warrant-a-proper-police-investigation/

  69. saurabh sharma
    July 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eddy.infotech.Ninja_Hero&hl=en

    INTRODUCTION:-

    Ninja Hero is the game full of adventure and interest designed and introduced by Eddy Infotech which anybody can play on to there finger tips…User needs to tap the screen and magic stick will automatically enlarges from minimum to required length..Length of magic stick should not cross the width of next platform and Ninja will cross the gap between the platforms over the stick..
    you can play it while you traveling or waiting for some one

  70. July 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Hello Robert,

    After watching what I call the “controlled disintegration” of America for far too long, I think it is an inescapable conclusion that America’s free press, of which you are a core member, must shift much of its energy and focus to the offense, rather than just reporting and analyzing. If we don’t make this shift now, we will be reporting and analyzing as we collectively sink to the briny deep in the not-to-distant future.

    Please take the time to click on this link for what it will take to shift to the offense:

    http://spideroak.com/browse/share/BookComponents/SheWhoMustBeObeyed235654321

    I know you are busy, but I fervently hope you will take the time to browse the contents of this link. With this as a foundation of thought, I would like to talk to appropriate Intelligence White Hats.

    Please do not include this message in your comments section for public viewing. Thanks.

    By the way, in December 2013 and under my pen name of Robert O’Bannon, I sent you a lengthy analysis of “how the world actually works.” It’s title was A GRANDFATHER’S ENCOURAGEMENT TO OUR NEXT GENERATION (2013)

    With best wishes,

    Steve Boyle
    American National Service

  71. July 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Dear Robert,

    I forgot to mention in the message I just sent you that when you click on the link in my message, go on to click on the last of the four items in the contents titled: “Restoring The Peace.”

    Thanks,

    Steve Boyle

  72. Paul Finnegan
    July 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Speaking of Ukraine, I interviewed a Britrish woman who said her family, an organized crime gang, often do assassiunations and extortion for the U.K. government, and she claims that her two uncles were responsible for the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in 1986. She said it was sabotage as part of a program to ruin the Soviet economy and destroy the Soviet Union.
    According to this witness, the family is still active and still works for the U.K. government.
    More details about the illegal actions of this family can be found on my blog, http://www.hermajestysothersecretservice.blogspot.com

  73. August 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    L.A. DEA Agent Unraveled the CIA’s Alleged Role in the Murder of Kiki Camarena
    How a Dogged L.A. DEA Agent Unraveled the CIA’s Alleged Role in the Murder of Kiki Camarena
    The “Elliot Ness” of The DEA, Hector Berrellez speaks out about the Camarena Murder
    Los Angeles DEA Supervisor Mike Holm verifies Berrrellez’ Claims

    By Jason McGahan
    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    http://www.laweekly.com/news/how-a-dogged-la-dea-agent-unraveled-the-cias-alleged-role-in-the-murder-of-kiki-camarena-5750278

    Blood On The Corn
    In 1985, a murky alliance of drug lords and government officials tortured and killed a DEA agent named Enrique Camarena. In a three-part series, legendary journalist Charles Bowden finally digs into the terrible mystery behind a hero’s murder.

    By Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy November, 2014
    Illustrations by Matt Rota
    https://medium.com/matter/blood-on-the-corn-52ac13f7e643

    Senior DEA Officials Met with El Chapo Guzman In Prison
    DEA Chief of Intelligence in Mexico, Larry Villalobos, and the former Operations Supervisor for the agency, Joe Bond were summoned by Guzman.
    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/03/during-first-incarceration-el-chapo.html

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