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.
Chris Hedges: Ukraine’s Death by Proxy
Proxy wars devour the countries they purport to defend. There will come a time when the Ukrainians will become expendable to the U.S. They will disappear, as many others before them, from U.S. national discourse and popular consciousness.
Caitlin Johnstone: Spreading War Fever in Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age just produced an immense example of conflict-of-interest journalism. A former prime minister called it “the most egregious and provocative news presentation” he had ever witnessed in over 50 years of public life.
Australia — Silent Collaborator Against Assange
Despite private and public requests for diplomatic assistance for the WikiLeaks publisher, Canberra’s policy — shown by FOI documents — has been one of complicit inactivity in the face of his persecution, reports Kellie Tranter.
WATCH: Kiriakou on the Threat to Journalism
C.I.A. whistleblower John Kiriakou told the Belmarsh Tribunal in Sydney, Australia on Saturday that the threat to Julian Assange is a threat to every national security reporter. (With transcript)
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Press Reckoning on Russiagate
Jeff Gerth’s investigation for The Columbia Journalism Review exposes the dark heart of the news media’s coverage of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
The Victory of ‘Perception Management’
The origins of the Russiagate psyop unleashed on the American people can be traced back to a secret government program unearthed by this site’s founder.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden’s Secret Stash
If this president didn’t know he was in possession of classified documents, in some cases for more than a decade, he simply is not qualified to hold any public office allowing him such access.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: GOP Has Not Created a New Church Committee
If U.S. Congress is going to form a special subcommittee looking at government overreach and illegality, then it should do exactly that.
Tracking CIA-Backed ‘Zero Units’ in Afghanistan
Deadly night raids. Faulty U.S. intelligence. A “classified” war loophole. Lynzy Billing has spent years investigating the civilian casualties of Afghanistan’s C.I.A.-backed Zero Units.