What do you think about Putin? I have laughed as his shirtless photos, shrunk back with horror at the idea that he might have ordered the radiation poisoning of a whistle-blower and can hardly forgive a guy for being KGB, but his actions regarding the Ukraine are being misrepresented in our mainstream media and by (more…)
Here’s a pilot run for a new feature I’m considering that I’d call The Strip, in which I will take a story from the mainstream media and strip out the propaganda, political spin or neo-con nonsense and give you the truth or the real libertarian principles at the meat of the matter. What do you (more…)
Click on the article below to get the full story from Techdirt. For my interview with Todashev’s widow, click here.
This week’s This American Life is an entire hour devoted to investigating the FBI’s killing of Ibragim Todashev along with a companion piece in Boston Magazine. You probably heard about the basics of the Todashev story. Todashev was a friend of Tamerlan…
[From Boston Magazine…] Abdul-Baki Todashev, the father of Ibragim Todashev, the Tamerlan Tsarnaev associate shot to death in his Orlando, Fla., apartment by a FBI agent in the company of two Massachusetts State Troopers in May, has released an open letter to President Obama calling for justice. His letter includes photos of the bloodied Orlando (more…)
Hour 1 Hour 2 Here are some of the things I mentioned on the show: Suzanna Gratia Hupp responds to Chuck Schumer’s FOAD look with brass knuckles! (I hope he plotzed when she showed up herself for work in Congress sometime after this. What a woman!) This is the new book about the militarization of (more…)
I had the privilege to interview Reni Manukyan, the wife of Ibragim Todashev, the man who was slain while being interviewed by the FBI on May 22, 2013. Unarmed, Ibragim was shot six times in the body and once in the crown of the head. His wife and family want an investigation and the autopsy (more…)
In Dollars for Terror, Swiss journalist Richard Labévière lays out a convincing case that the United States, through its proxy, Saudi Arabia, guided the evolution of Islam, cultivating radical strains of Sunni Islamism to combat the modernizing and stabilizing trends of Arab nationalism which threaten US domination of the Middle East.
Written in 2000, Dollars for Terror predates 9/11 and calls into question the premise that Islamic terrorism against the United States is a spontaneous expression of Muslims “hating us for our freedoms.” Labévière instead sets out to demonstrate that radical, political Islam is a calculated tactic used to facilitate Saudi hegemony and American mastery over the oil-rich region stretching from North Africa through the Middle East and across Central Asia.
Today’s Wall Street Journal had an article on the cover page titled Boston Bombing Suspect Was Steeped In Conspiracies. At first I didn’t know what they were going for. I thought perhaps the media/government thought it would be handy to be able to blame the Boston Marathon Bombing both on radical Islamists AND right-wing extremists (more…)
Click here for the video from the night Ibragim Todashev was shot six times in the body and once in the crown of the head while being questioned about a phone call he had with Tamerlan Tsarnaev before the Boston Marathon Bombing. Despite countless false news reports saying that he was being interrogated as a (more…)
I am discussing on the show today how weird it is that we have not seen a single photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev since his arrest in April, other than the three photos posted below. He is not animated in these pictures and I started to wonder if he was even alive! Even his lawyer was (more…)