Tomgram: Engelhardt, Field of Nightmares

By Tom Engelhardt posted April 23, 2013 by TomDispatch.com [Note for TomDispatch readers: This is part two of my series on how Washington helped create its enemies in the post-9/11 era. Part one was “The Enemy-Industrial Complex.” Also, I can’t resist mentioning that I — and so TomDispatch — was named “Truthdigger of the week” at the…

Myanmar’s neo-Nazi Buddhists get free rein

Burma/Myanmar’s radical “969 movement” has been central in the recent brutal pogroms against minority Muslims that have left at least 40 dead and 12,000 displaced. The Buddhist monk-led group, however, cannot be understood outside of the interface between President Thein Sein’s government and the country’s racist society at large. Nor can it be explained without…

Google Involved in ‘Regime Change’: WikiLeaks

Top Google execs, including the company’s CEO and one of Barack Obama’s major presidential campaign donors Eric Schmidt, informed the intelligence agency Stratfor about Google’s activities and internal communication regarding “regime change” in the Middle East, according to Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks and obtained by Al-Akhbar. The other source cited was Google’s director for…