The case to invade Iraq on March 19, 2003 was based on an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war, when there was nothing to preempt.
ROBERT PARRY: Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?
The U.S. group think still driving the Ukraine crisis began at least eight years ago, as detailed in this article by Robert Parry on Sept. 2, 2014.
Senator Mike Gravel Dies at 91
Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, who twice ran for president as an anti-war candidate and released the Pentagon Papers in Congress in June 1971, has died at age 91.
When the Intelligence is Questionable, Come to Where the Intelligence is Questioned
Corporate media unquestioningly regurgitates dubious intelligence that promotes U.S. interests abroad. Consortium News has a track record of questioning the “official story.”
The Q-Word: Weapon of Choice for Smearing Opponents
If you’re not echoing the establishment narrative, you are vulnerable to attack, writes Trevor Scott FitzGibbon.
Consortium News in the Post-Bob Parry Era
CN has new editors, new writers, a new layout and a new webcast—but the same principles of its founding editor.
A Pandemic of ‘Russian Hacking’
Neither the actor, nor the motive, nor the damage done is known for certain in this latest scare story, write Ray McGovern and Joe Lauria.
VIPS MEMO: To Nancy Pelosi — Did Russia Hack the DNC Emails?
The lack of detail demanded by Pelosi may simply mean the absence of credible evidence of Russian interference as well as the absence of Clapperesque officials to conjure it up.
RAY McGOVERN: Powell & Iraq—The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates
A NYT Magazine piece on Colin Powell and the case to invade Iraq highlights an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war on Iraq, where there was nothing to preempt.
RAY McGOVERN: How an Internet ‘Persona’ Helped Birth Russiagate
Guccifer 2.0 turns four years old today and the great diversion he took part in becomes clearer by the day, writes Ray McGovern.