Articles about Terrorism?
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Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture Its Own Plots If Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
The FBI and major media outlets recently trumpeted the agency’s latest counterterrorism triumph: the arrest of three Brooklyn men, ages 19 to 30, on charges of conspiring to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS (photo of joint FBI/NYPD press conference, above). As my colleague...
Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue
The US government has repeatedly lied to the public in order to wage war abroad, and control other nations and their resources. The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our...
A Graphic Account of Terrorism
John Rees takes a look behind the propaganda at the facts about terrorism The government's ‘Counter-terrorism awareness week’ has just ended. A raft of new laws said to protect us from terror attacks have been announced and institutions and individuals have been encouraged...
The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get
We fire missiles from the sky that incinerate families huddled in their houses. They incinerate a pilot cowering in a cage. We torture hostages in our black sites and choke them to death by stuffing rags down their throats. They torture hostages in squalid hovels and...
Are Islamic State’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Tactics More Awful Because of One Victim?
The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) burning of a captured Jordanian pilot alive produced justified revulsion globally, resulting in the terrorist organization being termed “barbarous” and similar epithets. Why did it behave this way? Because it wants to terrify its opponents into...
Crimes Against Humanity: Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free?
On September 11th, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans somberly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s September 11th terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973 that the Chilean military, armed with a generous supply of funds and weapons from the United States...
Killing Ragheads for Jesus: On Watching 'American Sniper'
“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque hypermasculinity that...
Noam Chomsky: 'Their' Terrorism versus 'Our' Terrorism
After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, and the murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket shortly after, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared "a war against terrorism, against jihadism...
Partners in Terror
“Je suis Charlie. Tout est pardonné.” Muhammad in tears adorns the new cover of Charlie Hebdo: “I am Charlie. All is forgiven.” This is bigger than satire. I take a deep breath, uncertain how to write about last week’s insane shooting spree in Paris. My daughter and her...
Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed
The terrorist attack in France that took place at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was not about free speech. It was not about radical Islam. It did not illustrate the fictitious clash of civilizations. It was a harbinger of an emerging dystopia where the wretched of...
Paris Terrorist Was Radicalized by Bush's Iraq War, Abu Ghraib Torture
Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are searching, were born in Paris of Algerian parents, Mokhtar et Freiha Méguireche, according to a profile published by Le Monde. Said was born in 1980. Sharif was born in 1982. The brothers were poor and...
Charlie Hebdo: This Attack Was Nothing To Do With Free Speech - It Was About War
In less than an hour of the dreadful shooting of 12 people at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the politicians had already started to lie to their own public. John Kerry, US Secretary of State, declared that, “freedom of expression is not able to be killed by this kind of...
We're Making a Mistake If We Let a Mass Slaughter Become a Debate about Cartoons
Yes, Charlie Hebdo was a magazine that delighted in controversy and provocation. Yes, it skewered religion and took joy in giving offense. Yes, the magazine knowingly antagonized extremists — Charlie Hebdo's web site had been hacked and its offices firebombed before today...
Charlie Hebdo: How Journalism Needs to Respond to This Unconscionable attack
The attack on Charlie Hebdo is the worst case of targeted killings of journalists ever recorded in Europe and is matched only by the massacre five years ago of 32 journalists and other media workers, by 100 armed men who attacked an election convoy in Mindanao in the...
Prosecuting High-Level Officials Isn't Enough: It's Time We Abolish the CIA
The shock resonating from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report isn’t due so much to the revelations themselves, grotesque as the details are, but to the fact that they’re now officially public. National spokespersons (except for Dick Cheney) can no longer...
Noam Chomsky: US The Leading Terrorist State
"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled "CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian...
Noam Chomsky: What Links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and Nuclear Catastrophe
In October 2014, the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (www.pipr.co.uk) asked Noam Chomsky to comment on some important world developments, including the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq. This year...
John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize...
The Cancer of Violent Extremism
“As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world.” The cancer of violent extremism . . . I listen to the...
The British War Drums Are beating...
The BBC’s war drums make me feel physically sick. Considering that the Islamic State was born out of the groups which resisted the West’s complete destruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, why do our politicians think that we can bomb their hatred away? The rise is ISIS is...
What to Do About ISIS
Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and trained ISIS and...
All of the Countries Which the U.S. "Regime Changed" Have Descended into Brutal Chaos
Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever.   Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis known as ISIS have taken...
How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours
Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now.  After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty...
Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America
“The military character and mission of the police is more clear today than when the Black Panther Party and others sounded the alarm in the Sixties.” The brave and besieged people of Ferguson, Missouri, have already caused serious complications for the U.S. National Security...
Call Climate Change What It Is: Violence
If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice...
The Cycle of Terror
In the wake of terror attacks, politicians are fond of proclaiming, “We will not be intimidated.” By this they seem to mean that we won’t cower in fear, but will boldly root out the terrorists, visit upon them the hand of justice, and hold them to account. “Make no mistake,”...
U.S. Funds "Terror Studies" to Dissect and Neutralize Social Movements
The U.S. Department of Defense is immersed in studies about...people like you. The Pentagon wants to know why folks who don’t themselves engage in violence to overthrow the prevailing order become, what the military calls, “supporters of political violence.” And by that they...
The Censorship That Dare Not Speak Its Name
This is a subtly revised set of remarks given at “The Point is to Change It” conference on November 1, 2013 at the University of San Francisco. The event was co-sponsored by Project Censored. The panel on which I participated was organized by Project Censored Director...
US Diplomat: Each US Drone Attack Creates '40 to 60' New Enemies
The U.S. military, according to one former diplomat with a frontrow seat to its drone policy in Yemen, is creating new terrorists in that country at breakneck speed. In an article published at TomDispatch earlier this week, the site's editor Tom Engelhardt gave the recent...
NSA Spying Did Not Result In a SINGLE Foiled Terrorist Plot
Debunking Government’s Justification for Mass Surveillance Preface: The Bush and Obama administrations have claimed for more than a decade that spying on Americans was justified by 9/11. Senator Diane Feinstein – head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – is now...
FBI Calls Half of Populace with 9/11 Doubts Potential Terrorists
The FBI is instructing local police departments and "communities against terrorism" to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist, in a circular released to local police departments.   The circular thus adds 9/11 official...
The Next Step for Peace in Syria: Stop the "Lethal Aid"
Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country.
Black 9/11: A Walk on the Dark Side
In his important 2006 book, Nemesis, the Last Days of the American Republic, the third and concluding part of a trilogy, the late Chalmers Johnson, who was an expert on Japan and US foreign policy, writes that as much as 40% of the Pentagon budget is “black,” meaning hidden...
US Army Sprayed Zinc Cadmium Sulfide on Poor St. Louis Residents
Saint Louis - Previously classified documents reveal new details about how and where the US Army sprayed chemical agents over thousands of unwitting residents of St. Louis, Missouri during the 1950s and 60s as part of a series of Cold War experiments. KSDK reports that...
The US Government's Protection of Al-Qaeda Terrorists and the US-Saudi Black Hole
For almost two centuries American government, though always imperfect, was also a model for the world of limited government, having evolved a system of restraints on executive power through its constitutional arrangement of checks and balances. Since 9/11 however...
The Silent Military Coup that Took Over Washington
Children, many of whose deformities are believed to be the results of the chemical dioxin that the US used in the Vietnam war, play outside a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Zombies Needed for Drone Terror
The U.S. Air Force is complaining that it cannot find enough drone pilots. Of course, there are plenty of kids with the video gaming skills needed but, for one reason or another, they just won’t sign-up fast enough. The reasons might have to do with less promotional...
Five Acts of Terror Since 9/11. By the People We Chose to Protect Us.
Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor neighborhoods. But average Americans are led to believe in a terrorist threat that may or may not exist, and that in any case is greatly exaggerated, while the...
Will this Photo prevent the Attack on Syria? Who are we Supporting in Syria?
Something remarkable has happened. The New York Times, the most influential newspaper in the United States, has published a photo on its front page on Thursday that may be able to prevent the attack on Syria. The photo shows
The Strange Thing About Cluster Bombs
The New York Times has an article today (
What Happened to the "Global War on Terrorism"? The U.S. is "Fighting for Al Qaeda" in Syria.
Americans have been repeatedly told that Al Qaeda under the helm of the late Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Formulated in the wake of the tragic events of september 11, 2001, the U.S. and its allies launched a “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT)...
US Planned Syrian Civilian Catastrophe Since 2007
NBC News' report, "'The great tragedy of this century': More than 2 million refugees forced out of Syria," stated: 
Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario?
Joint US-UK leaked Intelligence Document, London and Washington, 1957: In order to facilita
The U.S., Britain and Israel have Used Chemical Weapons within the Last 10 Years
Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons We condemn all use of chemical weapons. But the U.S. used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Evidence here, here, here, here,
Defeated NATO Dangerously Desperate in Syria
Did the West's Proxy Forces Gas Thousands to Rescue Failed Syrian War?  As far back as 2007, it was a documented fact that the West, including the United States and its allies Saudi Arabia and Israel, conspired to use terrorists drawn from the ranks of the Muslim...
How America Reacted: Miley Cyrus VS Syria
When the Ben Swann team has conference calls we certainly do not discuss pop culture. However, after watching the Miley Cyrus video pop up in my Facebook news-feed multiple times I said to myself, “What the hell, watch it.” After regaining composure from the visceral...
10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans
1. Declare a moratorium on drone strikes. The head of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is calling on jihadists to retaliate for U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. The Yemeni group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), where the U.S. says the threats are...
Tomas Young, Wounded Iraq War Vet, says He Will Live on for Now
Tomas Young, the paralyzed Iraq war veteran who announced earlier this spring that he was ready to die, said that he has decided to live for now. “I decided I was going to hold on as long as I can until it becomes too unbearable for me,” Young said in an interview Monday...
Sibel Edmonds, Crisis of Civilization Podcast Episode 3 (Part 1)
FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds was described as “the most gagged person in the history of the United States” by the American Civil Liberties Union. This week, Nafeez mosaddeq Ahmed released an article about her story which has gone viral. You can read the article...
The Mother of All Rules Governing US Media: Censor & Cover-Up US Government Criminality
In January 2008 The Sunday Times published the second report of its four-part investigative series concerning the U.S. government’s direct role in international terrorism networks and organized crime involving nuclear espionage: For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets...