Chuck Spinney: Why Is Boeing Imploding? Lack of Integrity….

2011 Why Is Boeing Imploding? Part I 2013 Why is Boeing Imploding? Part II 2019 Why is Boeing Imploding? Part III The problems with Boeing are deeply connected to the larger story of American deindustrialization enhanced in Boeing’s case by the pathological political-economic practices of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) and how those practices spill over …

Chuck Spinney: Trump’s new missile defense plan will be a bonanza for political patronage in Washington, and a huge fail for peace

Eisenhower’s Nightmare, Nukes-In-Space Edition Trump’s new missile defense plan will be a bonanza for political patronage in Washington, and a huge fail for peace. Phi Beta Iota: A careful reading is recommended. There are three negatives: that US is prepared to go nuclear; that the Deep State will continue to control 60% of the disposable …

Chuck Spinney: Event 14 November, Screening of Who Killed LT Van Dorn?

I am pleased to announce the Washington premier of an important investigative documentary film. “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn,” will premier on November 14 at 7 PM in Landmark’s E Street Cinema, located at 555 11th Street NW, Washington DC  Attached FYI is the official flyer by the sponsors of this premier. This superb documentary …

Chuck Spinney: Killing the A-10 Hog (VII): Close Air Support Fly-off Farce

Killing the Hog (VII): Close Air Support Fly-off Farce Ask any battle-hardened American soldier or marine what the best close air support airplane is — especially if his unit is in close-quarters combat and in danger of being overrun — and his most-likely response would be the Air Force’s A-10 Warthog, affectionately known to grunts …

Chuck Spinney: Top Israeli – Assad Did Not Do Gas — a False Flag Attack that Benefits Zionists and Saudi Arabia (and US Bankers)

In the attached opinion piece, Uri Avnery, Israel’s leading peace activist, brilliantly dissects the question of whether or not Syrian President Bashar Assad had any incentive to launch the recent gas attack on his own people in Idlib, Syria.  In so doing, Avnery ends up with the deeper question of whether President Trump’s recent cruise …

Chuck Spinney: Jonathan Cook on Clinton’s Hypocrisy, Fake News, and US Intelligence Perfidy in False Claims About Russia “Hacking” the Election

The below essay by Jonathan Cook is a show stopper.  Cook, a British writer, is an independent reporter based in Nazareth, Israel.  Cook has proven himself to be one of  the most insightful western observers now reporting on Israel, the Palestinian conflict, and the Middle East in general. In the classic Beyond Culture, the great …

Chuck Spinney: Andrew Cockburn’s Questions Challenging the (False) CIA Assertion That Russians Did the Hacking…

Questions for the Electors on Russian Hacking by ANDREW COCKBURN, Counterpunch, 14 December 2016 It is being reported that John Podesta, Chairman of the defeated $1.2 billion Clinton presidential campaign, is supporting the call by various officials, including at least forty Electors, that the members of the Electoral College be given a classified intelligence briefing …

Chuck Spinney: Uri Avnery on Civil War in Israel — And Why Shin Bet and Mossad Officers Support a Two-State Solution

The writer, Uri Avnery is in his early 90s; a former terrorist in the Irgun, a hero of the 1948 war, a former member of the Knesset, Avnery today is Israel’s leading peace advocate.  Avnery is arguably Israel’s most eloquent spokesman for a two state solution, with Israel living peacefully side by side with a …

Chuck Spinney & Maureen Dowd on Her Royal Highness Hillary Clinton — Trump Strike Two

Happy Days Are Here Again New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd occasionally gets one just right. Her attached op-ed, The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee, well sums up the happy state of affairs in the smoke filled rooms of the Single-Party American Deep State.  I particularly like Ms. Dowd’s loaded reference to primogeniture, particularly — at the …

Chuck Spinney: Andrew Cockburn on US Complicity in Saudi Genocide Across Yemen (Let’s Add to Saudi Funding of Clinton-CIA Creation of ISIS to Take Down Syria for Saudi Pipeline…)

Below is a stunning report describing the Saudi slaughter in Yemen and the U.S. culpability in abetting this slaughter.  This story is written by Andrew Cockburn, a good friend (caveat emptor: I am biased). Yemen has a population of almost 27 million, making it the seventh largest of the 22 Arab countries, exceeding the population of Syria …