Washington has maneuvered itself into a situation in which it must choose between normalizing relations with Iran and "destroying" the Islamic State group.
Protests against an American base have increased tension between Okinawa and the Japanese government. Under the surface, there has turned out to be two contrasting visions of America on the archipelago: one of being an object of consumerism, and the other of military violence.
Some 35,000 people gathered for the [Read more]
It seems like conspiracy theory is the new specialty of Seymour Hersh, the 78-year-old American journalist.
In a major 10,000-word article published this week, Hersh claims that the Pakistani secret service captured Osama bin Laden in 2006 and held him in a villa in Abbottabad located 80 kilometers (approximately [Read more]
Facts and events have proven that whenever Washington intervenes somewhere, terrorism comes next. Whenever it withdraws from somewhere, it leaves behind the means to serve its interests and greed.
A week after a lengthy article by American journalist Seymour Hersh was published in the London Review of Books challenging the official version of the pursuit and death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, many famous media outlets and concerned authorities considered it necessary to express their views on the [Read more]
<b>•A pastor plans to kill dozens of Muslims — with machetes, assault rifles and Molotov cocktails. But he got busted and was arrested by the FBI.
•After his confession, the man was released with an ankle monitor on $30,000 bail; the district attorney’s office didn’t even publish a statement to the press.
The American public has clearly decided it is no longer willing to trade quite so much of its personal liberty in return for promises of greater security.
If national security was the objective, Clinton's measures have failed the U.S. spectacularly.
Over the last 50 years, Hersh has built a network of informants, who deliver him a type of alternative reality to the one the White House presents. For the bin Laden story, he spoke to sources that he’s known since the seventies and eighties, he said. Can an experienced reporter like Seymour Hersh place too much belief in such an alternative reality? Can skepticism tip over into seeing conspiracy theories at every turn?