Naked Israeli Aggression

“Responsible journalists should explain it. Running cover for lawlessness is unconscionable. So is global community silence.” Since 1948, Israel waged varying intensity war on Palestine. Crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide are committed regularly. World community inaction lets Israel get away with murder. Operation Pillar of Cloud (aka Cloud Column/Pillar of Defense) is Israel’s […]

Syrian Opposition Unity Deal

“Washington Depends on Conflict to Achieve Regime Change” Last week, Doha hosted Washington’s reinvented scheme to forge new Syrian opposition unity. Only pro-Western puppets need apply. So-called Friends of Syria are its enemies. Most live outside the country. They haven’t been there for months or years. They’re out of touch. They have no connection to […]

Obama’s Post-Election Militancy

Obama didn’t miss a beat. He picked up where he left off. He’s America’s most belligerent leader. He’s waging multiple direct and proxy wars abroad and at home by other means. Despite pressing unresolved domestic issues, he celebrated his electoral victory belligerently. On November 7, he bombed Yemen. Washington’s been waging proxy war there for […]

New York Times Opposes Palestinian Self-Determination

Longstanding NYT articles, op-eds, and editorials are notoriously one-sided for Israel. Palestinian rights don’t matter, only Jewish ones. Life in Occupied Palestine harshness goes largely unreported. Crimes of war and against humanity are ignored. An earlier  If Americans Knew report explained “highly disturbing patterns” of distorted, one-sided coverage.   Little changed from then to now. […]

Money Party Wins US Election

“America is a one party state with two wings-Each replicates the other.”  The same party wins every time. Duopoly power rules. America is a one party state with two wings. Each replicates the other. On major issues mattering most, not a dime’s worth of difference separates them. The late Gore Vidal explained it as well […]

Vote Independent or Stay Home

“Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead.” Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead. The same goes for choosing Republicans or Democrats. Each party replicates the other. On issues mattering most, […]

Caught in the Act

“War plans were made long ago. They remain options of choice.” Washington wages direct and proxy wars dirty. Favored allies are cold-blooded killers. Cutthroats are America’s favorites. The more vicious the better. America’s so-called responsibility to protect (R2P) is a license to brutalize and kill. Guns for hire willing to commit unspeakable crimes for a […]

Syria, the Story Thus Far

“Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself,” Hillary Clinton said, “how can this happen? How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated, and at times, how confounding the world can be.” The Secretary of State was […]

RUSSIA’S MOTIVES IN SYRIA: Another Side of the Story

Moscow’s 30-year struggle against encroachment into its sphere of influence by militant Islam By Joe Lauria Russia’s unyielding support for Damascus throughout the 16 months of Syria’s escalating crisis has earned Moscow strong condemnation from Washington and other Western governments, but the reasons for Russia’s implacable position have never been fully explained by Moscow or […]

BFP Book Club: Leaking & Whistleblowing- A Review of Max Holland’s Leak

Max Holland; Leak: Why Mark Felt became Deep Throat; Univ Press of Kansas (March 2012) What was Watergate about?  Who was Mark Felt?  Was he “Deep Throat?” If he was, why did he do it?  Why should we care, now?  These are some of the questions underlying, addressed in, and raised by a new book […]

Patriots – Convenient & Otherwise

Can Boiling Frogs Become Patriots? In September 2005, David Rose wrote an article in Vanity Fair about Sibel Edmonds, the founder of this website.  The article was titled “An Inconvenient Patriot.” Well, let’s step back for a minute.  What is a “patriot?”  How does “patriotism” help illuminate the mission of Boiling Frogs Post?   The Oxford […]

Washington’s Bizarre Kosovo Strategy could Destroy NATO

Playing with Dynamite & Nuclear War in the Balkans By William Engdahl In one of the more bizarre foreign policy announcements of a bizarre Obama Administration, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that Washington will “help” Kosovo to join NATO as well as the European Union. She made the pledge after a recent […]

NATO: The Military Enforcement Wing of the West’s 1%

The Unelected, Unrepresentative & Unaccountable Western-Dominated Institution By Rick Rozoff On April 7 Fox News Chicago reported on Occupy Chicago’s march through the city’s downtown, the Loop, recording that hundreds of protesters chanted “End the war, tax the rich” during part of the group’s Chicago Spring actions throughout the city “as the movement prepares for […]

Putting Syria into Some Perspective: The Holy Triumvirate

“The clinical megalomania of the Holy Triumvirate can scarcely be exaggerated & never prosecuted” By William Blum The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union — or an approved segment thereof, can usually get what they want. They wanted Saddam Hussein out, and soon he was swinging from a rope. They […]

US-Israel War on Iran: The Myth of Limited Warfare

Israel-US War on Iran: How Cheap has it Become to ‘Buy a War’ in the US By James Petras The mounting threat of a US-Israeli military attack against Iran is based on several factors including: (1) the recent military history of both countries in the region, (2) public pronouncements by US and Israeli political leaders, […]