Tom Engelhardt: Fog of Intelligence

The Fog of Intelligence (Or How to Be Eternally “Caught Off Guard” in the Greater Middle East) 1,500. That figure stunned me. I found it in the 12th paragraph of a front-page New York Times story about “senior commanders” at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) playing fast and loose with intelligence reports to give their air …

SchwartzReport: Pope & Tom Engelhardt Agree: Weapons Kill

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian In U.S., Domestic Terror, Cop Killings and Violent Gun Deaths with Suicides, Dwarf Anything “Jihadis” Have Produced Phi Beta Iota: It’s not about guns. It’s about culture and the lack of honest governance. We are “out of control” and the population is going crazy with pain from …

Tom Engelhardt: Failure is Success – How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century PLUS Robert Steele on Steps President Obama Could Take…

Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century “While taxpayer dollars flowed into your coffers, no one considered it a problem that the country lacked 17 overlapping outfits bent on preventing approximately 400,000 deaths by firearms in the same years; nor 17 interlocked agencies dedicated to safety on our roads, where more …

Tom Engelhardt: The Great Fragmentation – America Impotent

The Great Concentration or the Great Fragmentation? Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch, 18 September 2014 EXTRACTS Could there be any question that dominance, or even as the U.S. military liked to put it, “full-spectrum dominance,” was the obvious, uncontested, and only possible result? A Jihadist Paradise on Earth As the present chaos across large swathes of our …