Robert Young Pelton
Inside the Search for the Last Prisoner of America’s Longest War
VICE, 21 July 2014
PART 1 EXTRACTS:
The next intercepts from the elated kidnappers, using their CDMA or RUIM phone while still inside the vehicle, provided the first real piece of evidence on how Bergdahl was grabbed: “We were attacking the post. He was just taking a shit. He had no gun with him. He was taking a shit. He has not cleaned his butt yet.”
Paul Craig Roberts
Mr. President, Your Own CIA Says What Russians Say. What Are We Gonna Do?
Why did President Obama look so lost Monday while trying to make a case against Russia in the downing of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine? And how come the US journalists seem to know more than experts and intelligence agencies investigating the case? The Burning Point is discussing it with Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, currently the chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.
How to Read a Government Commission Report: An Inquiry Into the 9/11 Commission’s 10th Anniversary Report
As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose.
By Mike Lofgren, Truthout | Op-Ed,Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:07
House Appropriators Added Billions of Dollars For Weapons They Like
Fiscal discipline is a farce
How Much Does an F-35 Actually Cost?
The F-35 is not just the most expensive warplane ever, it’s the most expensive weapons program ever. But to find out exactly how much a single F-35 costs, we analyzed the newest and most authoritative data.