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“I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood”: More shocking police overreach and militarized SWAT mistakes

Senior citizen killed at home watching baseball. Infants, pregnant women mistreated. SWAT cops, way out of control<p>Last week, Alecia Phonesavanh penned an essay for Salon called “A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son,” describing the nightmare she and her family suffered during a Special …

Military Puts Rape Accusers on Trial

W.H. to Congress: Help protect Israel

Even a convincing case that Israel’s security depends on American intervention in Syria might not be enough to overcome what Capitol Hill sources say is significant opposition to the president’s proposal for using military force against Assad.<p>Washington’s pro-Israel lobby, typically highly critical …

Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought

Radiation surrounding Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has increased 18-fold following a report last month that radioactive water had leaked into the ground around the plant, which was badly damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns the Fukushima Dai-ichi …

Why Obama Can’t Withhold Military Aid from Egypt

U.S. military hardware piloted by the Egyptian Air Force on routine patrol<p>The coverage of the bloodshed in Egypt elides one crucial element regarding …

War, Syrian Style? Has Assad Ordered Mass Rapes?

A growing refrain out of Syria is that widespread rape is taking place—and sanctioned by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.<p>But when WhoWhatWhy …

The Way of the Warrior: Media Coverage of Gen. McChrystal

On May 12, 2009, Defense Secretary Robert Gates selected Gen. Stanley McChrystal to head our “Af-Pak” military operations. Though the selection was …

Left Unsaid: Obama, The Bushes, The CIA, And The Media

Our mission at whowhatwhy.org is to focus not so much on what is reported, or discussed, but what is ignored.<p>So, let’s get going with the first of …

Bones to Pick With Obama

Barack Obama is on the road these days, taking off after the special interests and elites, and defending the middle class. He is talking about equity …

Unanswered Questions as Obama Anoints HW Bush

Pres. Obama gives Medal of Freedom to George H. W. Bush<p>On February 15, President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest …

Obama and Interventionism (Everywhere)

What <i>in the world</i> is wrong with Barack Obama? The man who as a candidate said he saw a limited role for intervention—essentially when America had an …

Obama, Bradley Manning, and the Politics of Gay Marriage

Some time ago, I had intended to write a piece examining Barack Obama’s switch on gay marriage, and the way in which that produced a huge surge in …

Big Brother, Kill Lists, and Secrecy: What to Expect from Obama’s Second Term

Following Barack Obama’s significant electoral victory, the ways in which the President will interpret his new “mandate” are still very much up for …

DEA Plan to Kill Narcos

<i>Part 1 of a 3-Part Series</i><p>Here’s a powerful example of how the 9/11 tragedy opened a Pandora’s Box of dicey military adventures for government …

Libya Update...Featuring Media and Congress As Daffy Duck

Obama calls for ‘Patience and Persistence’ in Libya<p><b>Article Summary</b>: The <i>why</i> of the massive bombing of Libya continues to grow more nonsensical. …

FBI, Snipers & Occupy

Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, …

Libya: Connect the Dots-You Get a Giant Dollar Sign

Qaddafi plus Goldman plus oil equals war<p><i>Article summary:</i> THE FAKE ARAB SPRING<p><i>It’s true that Arab Spring is a good thing. It’s true Qaddafi is a bad</i> …

Did Qaddafi Really Order Mass Rapes? Or is the West Falling Victim to a Viagra-strength Scam?

Is massive rape a tool of Qaddafi—or of war propagandists?<p>ARTICLE SUMMARY:<p>After all the other fake stories used to whip up public support for wars, …

Hastings Autopsy: Traces of Meth Found in Body, But Crash Caused Death

Toxicology tests showed traces of amphetamine in journalist Michael Hastings’s body after his fatal car wreck in Los Angeles on June 18, the Los …

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

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