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Mike Whitney‘s new article The University of Al-Qaeda? America’s “Terrorist Academy” in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders ought to be required reading for all Americans. Mike summarizes key points from Nafeez Ahmed’s How the West Created the Islamic State – not to mention Joe Biden’s recent speech pointing out that US allies created ISIS – and wonders how the latest mutation in the phony “war on terror” could possibly fool anyone.
Seattle area freelance journalist Mike Whitney won a 2006 Project Censored award for an investigative piece on Operation FALCON, a massive, stealth dragnet that was orchestrated by the Bush administration to concentrate more power in the presidency. Mike’s work regularly appears in Counterpunch. His blog is at http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/ .