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“Despite the new controversy over whether a global CIA “hit team” ever went operational, there has been public evidence for years that the Bush administration approved “rules of engagement” that permitted executions and targeted killings of suspected insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The above from Robert Parry’s piece Bush’s Hit Teams at consortiumnews.com. Tonight, Mike […]

The Scarpa Mob Family, The FBI, And A Story of Betrayal A sensational, epic true story of a modern Mafia dynasty, by an author with incredible inside access to both the Mob and the FBI. The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa Sr., a man addicted to murder. His son, Gregory Jr., […]

As we’ve previously talked about on the show, after 9/11 the NYPD stopped relying on Federal agencies for intelligence, and started gathering their own. Well, Christopher Dickey has written an amazing book on the topic. Here, from the publisher’s website: The NYPD is the best and most ambitious antiterror operation in the world. Its seat-of-the-pants […]

…and the vanishing of America. Unlike other accounts of the historic attacks on 9/11, Mark Gaffney’s fascinating book surveys the role of the world’s most advanced military command and control plane, the E-4B, in the day’s events and proposes that the horrific incidents were the work of a covert operation staged within elements of the U.S. […]

In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, legendary prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,000 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. Bugliosi sets forth the legal architecture and incontrovertible evidence that President […]

How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America We’ve all heard of Eisenhower’s famous warning about the military industrial complex (video below). Tonight, Mike and Mark speak wtih Robert Scheer about his devastating book on the subject of militarization, and its’ effect on society. About the Guest: Robert Scheer has built a reputation for strong […]

In the first segment, Mike and Mark discuss THIS New York Times article, but more importantly, the subject of informant handling, who does it, and who hires them. In the second part, we speak with Celerino Castillo – Vietnam Vet and Ex-DEA agent – about Iran Contra, Death Squads, government complicity in drug smuggling, Oliver […]

The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush “It may become one of the great historical mysteries, leaving future scholars to scratch their heads over how someone with as few qualifications as Geroge W. Bush came to lead the world’s most powerful nation at the start of the 21st century.” “Historians may ponder why so many […]

Was Col. Ted Westhusing’s death in Iraq something more sinister than suicide? “Since last March, when I wrote a story about the apparent suicide of Col. Ted Westhusing in Iraq, I had believed there was nothing else to write about his tragic death. But in December, I talked to a source in the Department of […]

The Venezuelan National Guard Story Redux A Gulfstream II jet that crash landed in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in late September bearing a load of nearly four tons of cocaine. This particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), was used between 2003 and 2005 by the CIA for at least three trips between the U.S. east coast […]