Daniel Ellsberg Endorses Boiling Frogs Post

“Let’s help each other jump out of the pot and off the stove” If we human frogs are to escape boiling–or baking, frying, glowing and other fates our leaders are warming us up to–we need to heed the voices summoned by Sibel Edmonds on Boiling Frogs Post warning us to help each other jump out […]

Turning ‘Combat Casualties’ into ‘Victims’ & Vice Versa

Curious Terminology Game in the US Media Last Friday as I was searching the headlines for noteworthy and interesting news articles I came across a fairly lengthy and detailed story on Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi. Considering the saturated state of this recent CIA slaying story and the reporting source, I almost skipped the article, but […]

Yemen, Energy Crisis, & the Nigerian Crotch Bomber: The Privatization of Security & the Militarization of Society- Part III

State-Failure & Systemic-Collapse – the US, Yemen & al-Qaeda: One Big Trojan Horse The US and UK intelligence communities have known for decades of al-Qaeda’s presence in Yemen. The presence, however, is not simply peripheral to the question of international terrorism. US intelligence investigations into major terrorist attacks such as the 1998 US embassy bombings, […]

Yemen, Energy Crisis, & the Nigerian Crotch Bomber: The Privatization of Security & the Militarization of Society-Part II

Yemen and the Kissinger-Brzezinski Eurasian Plan Spectre of Serial War Security agencies are now focusing their sights on a whole set of countries deemed to be at-risk. According to a leaked confidential memo, people from these countries will be profiled and targeted for “additional screening” at airports. In the words of one US commentator for […]

Yemen, Energy Crisis, and the Nigerian Crotch Bomber: The Privatization of Security and the Militarization of Society-Part I

Breakdown of Standard Security Procedures On Christmas Day, 2009, 23-year old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, allegedly tried to blow up a plane on route from Amsterdam to Detroit by detonating a device stitched to his underwear. Fortunately, in yet another example of the level of sophistication of the new league of violent extremists, Abdulmutallab succeeded […]

The Impulse to Secrecy: The Glomar Response

Distorting & Undermining Institutional Accountability & The U.S. legal system By William Weaver The impulse to secrecy is now the dominant trait of federal government.  Public access to information is disappearing faster than the Amazon rain forest, and a recent case is an important example of how this impulse distorts and undermines crucial institutional accountability […]

Updates & Weekly Round Up for January 9

Welcoming Dr. Bill Weaver We are delighted to announce a great addition to our team. Dr. Bill Weaver, who specializes in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy, has joined Boiling Frogs Post. Bill has been my mentor, a good friend, and a senior advisor to the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC). […]

Shooting Handcuffed Children

David Swanson on the Recent Massacre of 8 Children in Kunar Province The occupied government of Afghanistan and the United Nations have both concluded that U.S.-led troops recently dragged eight sleeping children out of their beds, handcuffed some of them, and shot them all dead. While this apparently constitutes an everyday act of kindness, far […]

Minot/Barksdale Nuclear Bent Spear Incident-Part II

An Analysis & Critique “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” A. Conan Doyle  B52H bomber loaded with two pylons carrying 6 AGM-129 ACMs each in flight Last month I posted part 1 of my piece on Minot/Barksdale here. In it, I reviewed the incident and the Defense Science […]

The Makings of a Police State- Part V

The New Scarlet Letters: ‘NC’ The Quest for Clearance It was late spring 2007, and I had arrived right before sunset at Centerville’s new ‘in place’ for the 30 something techie crowd. I was supposed to meet two friends there, have a drink, and then head to the restaurant next door for an early dinner. […]

Updates & Weekly Round Up for January 2

Boiling Frogs Updates, Lithuania & CIA Black Sites, the Case of Mysterious Helicopters in Afghanistan & More And here we are: 2010. Hope you had a pleasant and peaceful holiday season, and Happy New Year to all of you. I had a fairly quiet and peaceful few days: fireplace, music, and trying to catch up […]

Chicago! Not the Musical, but the Action-Suspense Docudrama!

The Star Power of Chicago: A President, a Chief of Staff, a Governor, a Mayor, a Criminal Convict Creamer, a Dumb or Charlatan Congresswoman, a Political Fundraiser, a Political System Termite…What a Play this would make! Chicago’s governing style and practices have been consistently characterized as criminal and corrupt since the days of the prohibition-era […]

Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite

The Erosion & Rotting of a Nation’s Foundation While dictionaries and encyclopedias, including Wikipedia, provide a thorough definition and description of insect termites, none offers any information on the semi-human termites imbedded within the political system of our nation, where they feed on the lobby and special interest Political Eco System while they cause serious […]

Happy Holidays from the Boiling Frogs Post Team

Another Sorry Episode in American History: Agent Orange

Cycles of atrocities, Cycles of Shame & Regret, and Cycles of more atrocities… This recent article by Time Magazine on Agent Orange in Vietnam opened up a floodgate of emotions I had thought I had gotten over with a year ago, after my own personal first-hand experiences there. The article was fairly well-written, that is, […]