Noam Chomsky | The Leading Terrorist State

By Noam Chomsky   “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 Rebels.” The article reports on…

The Myth of the Free Press

  by Chris Hedges   Detail from the film, “Kill the Messenger,” about journalist Gary Webb. (File)   There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,”…

‘I Didn’t Think of Iraqis as Humans,’ Says U.S. Soldier Who Raped 14-year-old Girl Before Killing Her and Her Family

By Daily Mail An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn’t think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. Steven Green, a former 101st Airborne soldier, in his first interview since the 2006 killings, claimed…

Iraq Descends Into Anarchy Shia Militias ‘Abducting and Killing Sunni Civilians In Revenge For Isis Attacks’

By Patrick Cockburn    October 15, 2014 “ICH” – “The Independent” – Iraq is descending into savage sectarian warfare as government-backed Shia militias kill, torture and hold for ransom any Sunni whom they detain. Isis is notorious for its mass killings of Shia, but retaliation by Shia militiamen means that Iraq is returning to the levels…