I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

  by Col Lawrence Wilkerson edited by O Society Jan 8, 2019 Fifteen years ago, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture war was the only choice, when “we confront a regime that harbors … Continue reading I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

Still a “Tin Foil Hat” Conspiracy? Most Americans Remain Unaware a Third World Trade Center Building Went Down on 9/11

While most Americans know full well the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001 fewer are aware a third building — World Trade Center Building 7 — also collapsed. This collapse occurred seven hours after the twin towers came down, even though WTC 7, or “Building 7,” itself was never struck by a plane. by … Continue reading Still a “Tin Foil Hat” Conspiracy? Most Americans Remain Unaware a Third World Trade Center Building Went Down on 9/11

Trump’s Foreign Policy is a Mafia Protection Racket

by Jeet Heer edited by O Society September 19, 2019 Donald Trump ran under the slogan of “America First,” which is a noxious expression of nationalism but at least shows the virtue of clarity. His actual foreign policy is much murkier, in no small part because his global business holdings make it quite plausible his … Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy is a Mafia Protection Racket

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True

by Matthew Warren edited by O Society September 12, 2019 If you hear an unfounded statement often enough, you might just start believing it’s true. This phenomenon, known as the “illusory truth effect,” is exploited by politicians and advertisers — and if you think you are immune to it, you’re probably wrong. Earlier this year we reported … Continue reading When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True

The Spectacle of Secrecy

by Edward Curtin edited by O Society August 21, 2019 When phrases such as “the deep state” and “conspiracy theory” become staples of both the corporate mainstream media and the alternative press, we know the realities behind these phrases have outlasted their usefulness for the ruling elites that control the United States and for their … Continue reading The Spectacle of Secrecy

Monsters Walk the Earth

Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture comes right out and calls it like it is. It isn’t about Assange, it’s always been about making a spectacle so great no one will pay attention to the information released by Assange. Because it’s true. Everyone knows it's true, we just aren’t supposed to talk about it. … Continue reading Monsters Walk the Earth

War Begets War… and Nothing Else

The U.S. government contains a terrible void where it ought to have sanity by Robert Koehler CommonDreams edited by O Society June 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/y2kyXN4ZVQg Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran . . . Thanks, John McCain! Let’s mix a little humor in with war. It’s so much easier to take when we do. By the … Continue reading War Begets War… and Nothing Else

The Management of Savagery – How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

by Jim Miles Global Research edited by O Society June 201, 2019 Even though the ending is known, Max Blumenthal’s book The Management of Savagery draws the reader through an intriguing tale of media management, political management, financial management all with the goal of achieving the management of savagery.  The title derives from a 2004 … Continue reading The Management of Savagery – How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally

  by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society June 9, 2019 with musical guest Corrosion of Conformity On Wednesday Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a “rebel” faction in Syria cozying up with a militant who was wearing a badge … Continue reading Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally