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Zambada Niebla’s Plea Deal, Chapo Guzman’s Capture May Be Key to an Unfolding Mexican Purge

NarcoNews: History & Court Pleadings Help to Connect the Dots Mainstream Media Is Missing Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of a powerful co-founder of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, has agreed to tell the US government everything he knows about his alleged partners in crime, their operations and enablers, US authorities announced earlier this week. [...]

The New Great Game Round-Up: March 23, 2014

New Poster Boy for North Caucasus Insurgency, Central Asia Struggles with IMU, NED’s “Democratic Reforms” In Tajikistan & More! The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China [...]

Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

Former DEA Supervisor Contends Guzman’s Capture Was an “Arranged” Event By NarcoNews’ Bill Conroy The recent capture of the notorious Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, longtime leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, was not what it appeared to be, according to a former DEA supervisory agent who still has a deep network of contacts in [...]

Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory in the Narcowar

Comparisons between Chapo Guzmán and Osama Bin Laden Are Valid, But For Horrible Reasons By Danny Benavides The End of an Era has been declared, loudly proclaimed in headlines throughout the world. Chicago’s “Most Wanted,” the “No. 1 drug kingpin” finally (re)captured in his own backyard. Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (alias “El Chapo”), the world’s [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- “Protest is Not Terrorism: The NATO 3 & Chicago Style Subversion”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Kevin Gosztola On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Kevin Gosztola, writer for Firedoglake.com and co-author of the book Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Private Manning. We discuss the trial of Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase, better known collectively in the media as the NATO [...]

BFP Exclusive- Former CIA Officer & Whistleblower Frank Snepp Responds to Sibel Edmonds’ Article on Snowden-Greenwald

“The journalists’ “sugar daddies,” as you call them, will have to get in line if they want to exploit Snowden’s revelations against us.” By Frank Snepp Your post admirably demonstrates why “boiling” figures in the title of your blog. Your outrage burns like a cascading incendiary right through the entire piece. You perform an invaluable [...]

Mayan Jaguar: US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

Aircraft Linked to “Mayan Jaguar” Flew Tons of Cocaine into Africa — Gateway to the European Market US government intelligence agencies, in particular, the CIA, often have been accused of complicity in the drug trade, but public officials and the mainstream media just as quickly dismiss the allegations as whacky conspiracy theories — often with [...]

NarcoNews-Was “Mayan Jaguar” a Corrupt Undercover Op or a CIA Cover?

ICE Investigation Targeting Drug Planes Plagued by Scandal, Court Records Show An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) undercover operation involving the sale and tracking of aircraft to drug organizations played out for nearly four years in Latin America, likely allowing tons of narcotics to be flown into the US, yet it failed to result in [...]

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Signed an “Action Plan” Against the Gülen Movement

 Last week, the row between the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and the U.S. based preacher Fethullah Gülen somewhat subsided. The occasion was a commitment by Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinc about the ‘dershanes’, the prep schools, many of which are in the hands of the Gülen movement. Earlier, Prime Minister Erdogan’s threat to close the [...]

Checkbook Journalism & Leaking to the Highest Bidders

The NSA Whistleblowing Case: Something is Awfully Rotten in the State of …? Imagine a major government whistleblower who leaks his evidence and obtained documents to the highest bidders in the mainstream media and mega corporations. Does that sound awful, disgraceful and despicable? Okay. Now, imagine a pseudo journalist who obtains over 50,000 documents from [...]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 97

B.B. King – “The Thrill Is Gone” It’s a night of the Blues for the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick featuring the legendary American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist B.B. King. The song is the Thrill is Gone written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins in 1951. King’s guitar in this performance is [...]

Escalating Conflict Between Turkey’s PM Erdogan & Imam Gülen

Turkey: A new Power Struggle Has Emerged By Peter Edel In 2003 Turkish PM Erdogan remarked that his Justice and Development Party (AKP) controlled the government, but not the state. In order to do so, the AKP had to get rid of the secular establishment that had been controlling the Turkish state for many decades. [...]

Please Support BFP: A True Alternative Subsidized Solely by the People

Help Us Counter the ‘Dumb-ification of the Masses’A truly alternative media is a truly independent media: independent of foundation mega-bucks, independent of corporate-sponsors and billionaire Sugar-Daddies, and independent of mega-advertisement dollars. There is only ONE way for a truly independent alternative to exist, survive, continue and expand: The People- direct contributions, subscriptions and donations by [...]

Meditations on Law and Denial While Painting Sibel Edmonds

“Moral cowardice, euphemistically called political expediency, leads to injustice, denial & corruption.” By Robert Shetterly “Senator Humphrey, I been praying about you, and I been thinking about you, and you’re a good man. The only trouble is, you’re afraid to do what you know is right.” Those words were spoken by Fannie Lou Hamer in [...]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials- November 27, 2013

Please help us continue this work. We do not have foundation bosses or fund-ers. We do not serve the corporate fund-ers by being their advertisement platform-stage. We solely depend on you and your direct support. Please support this home of the irate minority, and thank you for all you do: Support BFP “This work was [...]