Monday, 21 January 2008—There are many stories out there that I would like to be writing about in greater detail, but for the moment, time and circumstances are still telling against me. So here's a brief look at some important pieces. Check them out for yourself.
A follow-up to an earlier post on Sibel Edmonds: new revelations of the FBI cover-up to bury credible allegations that American officials (and their crony outriders) peddled nuclear secrets for profit on the black market. The Sunday Times is on the case once again. I wanted to write on this, but Bradblog, Winter Patriot and Luke Ryland got there first with plenty of good stuff.
Juan Cole on the war crime of collective punishment that the Israeli government has perpetrated against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, cutting off fuel supplies that power Gaza City's only electrical plant.
Tim Shorrock at CorpWatch tells another tale of terror-profiteering by Bushist apparatchiks: this time, it's Rumsfeld minion Stephen Cambone making millions from the fear and blood he helped foment while in government. Cambone now shills for QinetiQ, the insider pork-funnel created with Tony Blair sold off half of Britain's public defense research agency to the Carlyle Group for chump change, in a deal worthy of Boris Yeltsin in the heyday of the oligarchs. But this kind of thing (as well as the nuke peddling for profit) is to be expected from a political class which is so well exemplified by the Bush Family and its grubby philosophy.
Sara Robinson writes of one of the most significant -- and hidden -- historical processes that have shaped modern America: the decades-long ethnic cleansing of communities across the country in the "sundown towns" phenomenon.
Scott Horton on the Bush Faction's private militia, the Blackwater mercenary group, and its corrupt, bloodstained symbiosis with the United States government.
And finally, Jon Schwarz on the luck of white folks, forever blessed with enemies who are always less than human.
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This story was published on January 21, 2008.