Iraq

OPEC and The Economic Conquest of Iraq

Why Iraq Still sells its oil í  la cartel
Twilight of the neocon gods

By special arrangement with Harper’s magazine, we are reproducing here for the first time the entire updated article on the US government’s secret schemes for seizing control of the oil fields of Iraq.
On Saturday, October 22, the Greg Palast investigative team received a Project Censored award, the “alternative Pulitzer Prize,” for uncovering the State Department’s confidential pre-war plans for the economic conquest of Iraq.

No Medals for Mr. Galloway Either

Terrorism viewed from the eyes of a 6 year old child
By Leni von Eckardt
1972, the year the Summer Olympics took place in Munich, Germany.
For those too young to remember, this was the venue for one of the most notorious terrorist acts committed on innocent people.
On September 5th of that year a Palestinian terrorist group called ‘Black September’ murdered 11 athletes of the Israeli Olympic team.
Rarely was the cause of innocent Palestinians served worse.

o: The Real Story – PPat and Hugart 1Rev Robertson's Call to Assassinate Hugo Chavez

For BBC Television and the Guardian newspapers of Britain, Greg Palast has conducted two award-winning investigations of both Pat Robertson and Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela. To understand who these guys are — why Robertson would shoot at Chavez, and why Chavez would laugh at Robertson, read on…

WHY DICK CHENEY WON’T PLAY IN HUGO CHAVEZ’ BAND
There’s so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let’s begin with this: 77% of Venezuela’s farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the ‘hacendados.’

Palast for Conyers: The OTHER Memos from Downing Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

Greg Palast, unable to attend hearings in Washington Thursday, has submitted the following testimony:
Chairman Conyers,
It’s official: The Downing Street memos, a snooty New York Times “News Analysis” informs us, “are not the Dead Sea Scrolls.” You are warned, Congressman, to ignore the clear evidence of official mendacity and bald-faced fibbing by our two nations’ leaders because the cry for investigation came from the dark and dangerous world of “blogs” and “opponents” of Mr. Blair and Mr. Bush.

Adventure Capitalism – The Hidden 2001 Plan to Carve-up Iraq

Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration’s grand designs on Iraq. Like everything else issued during this administration, the plan to overhaul the Iraqi economy has corporate lobbyist fingerprints all over it.

Mr. Tall and Mr. Small

By Greg Palast
Our President told the debate audience, “You cannot lead if you send mexxed missiges.” I certainly hope not.
But that’s exactly what we got. You watch our President, the nervous hand-hiding, the compulsive water-glass-fondling, the panicked I-wish-I-had-a-whiskey look, and you think, “My god, this is the guy who’s supposed to save us from al Qaeda.”

Guest Blog: The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation "Iraqi Freedom"

The Forgotten Soldiers of Operation “Iraqi Freedom” By Natasha Saulnier
His name’s Maurice. He’s 26 years old with a face like an angel and a computerized prosthesis where his left leg used to be. His name’s Victor and he still seems like a boy. His cherubic face, set against blond hair, is plagued by an unanswerable question every time his restless eyes inadvertently fall on the stump: “Why?” His name’s Steve and you couldn’t imagine a more All-American soldier — that is to say if he hadn’t lost his right arm.

Jessica Lynch Captures Saddam Ex-Dictator Demands Back-Pay From Baker

Former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 8:30pm Baghdad time. Various television executives, White House spin doctors and propaganda experts at the Pentagon are at this time wrestling with the question of whether to claim PFC Jessica Lynch seized the ex-potentate or that Saddam surrendered after close hand-to-hand combat with current Iraqi strongman Paul Bremer III.