America’s Outrageous Ultimatum: Syria as the Libya of the Levant

America’s Outrageous Ultimatum: Syria as the Libya of the Levant

 How the United States presumes to possess the authority to determine the fate of a sovereign nation thousands of miles from its own shores in the Middle East is never explained by US Secretary of State John Kerry when he recently announced a new ultimatum leveled at Damascus. Nor is it explained why Syria should…

Reasons to Doubt the Official Osama Raid Story – Five Years Later

Reasons to Doubt the Official Osama Raid Story – Five Years Later

WhoWhatWhy exists in good part to serve as a kind of reality check. Its goal is to step outside the echo chamber, in which, no matter how improbable the “official” story, the media and the public reflexively accept it. WhoWhatWhy exists to remind us that the powerful — whether corporations or presidents or national security…

IDF Guns Down Pregnant Woman as U.S. Readies Largest Military Aid Package in History for Israel

IDF Guns Down Pregnant Woman as U.S. Readies Largest Military Aid Package in History for Israel

As the Obama administration is preparing to offer Israel the largest military aid package in U.S. history, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly gunned down a pregnant Palestinian woman in broad daylight. The brutal incident took place at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. IDF soldiers reportedly shot and killed the Palestinian mother of two,…

Snowden’s Surveillance Leaks Made People Less Likely to Read About Surveillance

Snowden’s Surveillance Leaks Made People Less Likely to Read About Surveillance

A new Oxford University study has published empirical evidence showing that government mass surveillance programs like those exposed by Edward Snowden make us significantly less likely to read about surveillance and other national security-related topics online. The study looks at Wikipedia traffic before and after Snowden’s surveillance revelations to offer some new insight into the…