The Dictionary of the Global War on You: Definitions for a New Age

July 3, 2013 in News

Tom Engelhardt | In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed — the years of the PATRIOT Act, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “black sites,” robot assassination campaigns…

Woolwich ‘Terror’ Reigniting the Fire

June 5, 2013 in News

Tom Secker | The recent murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich has reignited the fire of the ‘war on terror’ in Britain. Initial, inaccurate reports said that the victim was beheaded with a machete by a man shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ and this started a media firestorm.

What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi

May 13, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Congressional hearings, White House damage control, endless op-eds, accusations, and defensive denials. Controversy over the events in Benghazi last September took center stage in Washington and elsewhere last week. However, the whole discussion is again more of a sideshow.

TIME/CNN Poll Shows Increasing Number Of Americans Won’t Give Up Civil Liberties To Fight Terrorism

May 6, 2013 in News

Tim Cushing | When discussing NYPD Police Chief Ray Kelly’s assertion that “privacy is off the table” as a result of the Boston bombing, I mentioned I hadn’t heard any public outcry demanding the government and law enforcement step in and do something (i.e., curtail civil liberties) in response to the tragedy.

Liberty, Security, and Terrorism

April 30, 2013 in News

Sheldon Richman | It would be nice if Benjamin Franklin’s famous aphorism were as widely believed as it is quoted. I doubt that Sen. Lindsey Graham and his ilk would express disagreement, but one cannot really embrace Franklin’s wisdom while also claiming that “the homeland is the battlefield.”

The Tsarnaevs and the CIA: Who is Graham Fuller?

April 29, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | It has been confirmed that the Tsarnaev family, at least to some degree, have been connected to the Central Intelligence Agency for almost 20 years. In 1995, Ruslan Tsarni (formerly known as Ruslan Tsarnaev, affectionately known as “Uncle Ruslan”…

Lighting the Fuse: What Do We Know About the Tsarnaev Brothers?

April 27, 2013 in TOR Blog

Danny Benavides | A comprehensive review of key events relating to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that preceded the horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

FBI Fake Terror Plot History: Judge Napolitano (VIDEO)

April 26, 2013 in News

Andrew Napolitano | Judge Andrew Napolitano on the history of “The FBI Terror Factory”, it’s history of entrapment. “Does the federal government work for us, or do we work for the federal government? Can the government save us from a plot of their own creation?”

When Homeland Security Theater goes Off-Script

April 25, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | While police in Watertown, Massachusetts closed in on the boat in which 19-year-old terrorist suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had concealed himself, FBI investigators in Chicago were snapping handcuffs on 18-year-old Abdella Ahmed Tounisi…

Political Opportunism: The Boston Marathon Tragedy Used as a Pretext To Extend the “Global War on Terrorism”

April 25, 2013 in News

Global Research | People like McCain are the foot soldiers in such a war and hope that the public mindset can be manipulated with propaganda about US national security interests, perceived military successes and fear about Islamic extremism.