De-Manufacturing Consent- War & Empire: The Instruments of 21st-Century Tyranny

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Abigail Hall On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Abigail Hall, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and a graduating PhD student at George Mason University. We discuss Abigail’s latest paper published in the Independent Review titled “Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control.” Abigail explains […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 94

Edwin Starr – “War” We had a request for tonight’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick. The song is “War” and singing this revered protest classic is none other than the man that made it a such a famous hit, Edwin Starr. While he couldn’t match what he did with War, he had several Top […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 69

Bob Marley-“War” This week we have Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician Bob Marley’s War for the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol pick. War was a song recorded and made popular by Bob Marley. The song is credited to Alan “Skill” Cole for the idea and late Wailers’ drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett for the music. The lyrics are […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 17

“War, Peace, and the Search for Our Humanity” with Kathy Kelly This week, Eric has an in-depth conversation with peace activist and author Kathy Kelly. They discuss the human side of war: the children taken from their parents, the fathers ruthlessly assassinated, the lives permanently shattered. Kathy provides emotionally moving first-hand accounts of her experiences […]

International Peace Bureau Requests Swedish Foundation Authority to Stop Paying the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize & to Investigate into the Unlawful Reinterpretation of Nobel’s Will

The International Peace Bureau has today requested the Swedish Foundation Authority to stop the payment of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, and urgently investigate the unlawful reinterpretation of Alfred Nobel’s will and testament that has taken place over the last few years. The Swedish Foundation Authority (länsstyrelsen) is the authority tasked […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

Wall Street-ers Top Obama Re-election Supporters… more than 2008, ‘Israeli Style’ Airports in Ex America, The Development of ‘Privacy Killing Technologies’, Libya Transitional Council Rebels in Total Disarray, Mongolia Military Trains with US- Buys Fighters from Russia, US Grows a Tree of Tension with Iran, Video: War by Other Means & More!  BFP Nightly Quote […]

Podcast Show #37

The Boiling Frogs Presents Corey Pein Corey Pein recounts the creation of the recently launched groundbreaking site warisbusiness.com, a nonpartisan site covering military contracting, the global arms trade and the lobby, and how he began the project with two assumptions: The first- a lot of people are making money from war, while enjoying the comforts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Updates & Weekly Round Up for December 12

Ron Paul on Escalation in Afghanistan, Obama Supports & Defends Domestic Enemies & More Not much in terms of site updates on this week’s Boiling Frogs Round Up. If you haven’t listened to our interview with Pepe Escobar, please do; click here. Last week I failed to bring to your attention an interesting and noteworthy […]

Podcast Show #11

The Boiling Frogs Presents Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald discuss Afghanistan and how US foreign policy and military decisions are based on miscalculated and misunderstood Afghanistan politics, history, and culture. They talk about the ‘real’ history of Afghanistan; how the media misled the public by not laying out the fundamental […]

In the Name of a General, his Son, a Spook & the Godmother of Neocons

Afghan Carpetbaggers Hit Pots of Gold in Washington Once Upon a Time a General… Once upon a time there was an Afghani general named Abdul Rahim Wardak. He had studied in both US and Egyptian military schools before joining the army in Afghanistan. In the 1980s, a few years after he joined the army, he […]