Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Will Obama Close Gitmo?

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington As an author and journalist, Andy Worthington is an expert on America’s offshore island prison, Guantanamo. As an activist, he helped lead a year-long campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner who finally went home on October 30. We talk about his return and reunion with […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Any Opposition to Endless Afghan War?

Peter B. Collins Presents David Swanson With Obama’s about-face on withdrawing almost all American troops from Afghanistan, the reaction of most Americans seems to be “Whatever”. The new non-exit plan is Obama’s 5th or 6th in 7 years, and David Swanson is one of the few voices demanding a complete withdrawal now. We discuss how […]

US-China Relations: The Pentagon vs. High Tech

The White House has been pushing for a fight with China ever since Obama announced his so-called ‘pivot to Asia’ Step by step, Washington is inexorably setting up a major provocation against China. Until now, the Obama regime tightened a military encirclement of China, expanding its armed forces agreements with Japan, the Philippines and Australia. […]

The Rise of the Inhumanes

A new species have risen from the poisonous American environment of arrogance, hubris & paranoia America’s descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America’s First Black President nominated David Barron to […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Bacevich Challenges Beltway Thinking on Obama’s Wars

PBS Newshour Panel, Plus Comments On June 10, as Obama dispatched another 450 “military advisers” to Iraq, the PBS Newshour presented a panel discussion about America’s incoherent strategy in Iraq and Syria. Former CIA and Pentagon boss Leon Panetta, former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, Gen. Anthony Zinni, ret, and retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich, who […]

BFP Roundtable Video- Exposed: The Timing & Orchestration of Seymour Hersh’s “Bin Laden Kill”

Sibel Edmonds & Pearse Redmond on Hersh’s Bin Laden Kill Exposé, FBI’s Bin Laden Tapes & Much More! In this BFP Roundtable episode Sibel Edmonds and Pearse Redmond discuss the recent “bombshell” article by Seymour Hersh regarding the so-called Bin laden Raid, offer their analysis of the article itself, and explain why this is yet […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: If You Wanted to Join Islamic State Jihad…

Peter B. Collins Presents Peter van Buren Our guest maxed out on the scary stories of the Islamic State using social media to recruit Americans to fight in Syria, so he decided to check out the action, knowing the risk of a visit from Big Brother. In this often-humorous exchange, Peter van Buren found some […]

Mandarin for the Warlords: The Harvard School of Empire Building

James Petras Takes on high-level-hardline military hawk Harvard professor Joseph Nye Introduction: Harvard professor Joseph Nye, a former senior Pentagon functionary, is one of the longest serving and most influential advisers to US empire building officials. Nye has recently re-affirmed the primacy of the US as a world power in his latest book, Is the American […]

Who Spies for Israel in Washington’s Nuclear Negotiations?

Israel’s espionage, its dictates to the US Congress & its manipulation of Executive powers are harming America Introduction: The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (3/25/15) headlined: ‘Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks with the US”. The article goes on to detail the way in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the confidential information to sabotage the talks, […]

Murdering journalists … Them and Us: The West & the Real Origin of Islamic Fundamentalism

The West’s weapons of choice in the Middle East- Bombs, Invasions, Overthrows, Torture & Drone Attacks After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re […]

American Exceptionalism and American Torture

Do Americans and the world need yet another reminder that the United States is a leading practitioner of torture? In 1964, the Brazilian military, in a US-designed coup, overthrew a liberal (not more to the left than that) government and proceeded to rule with an iron fist for the next 21 years. In 1979 the […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “America’s Illegal Drone Wars”

Peter B. Collins Presents Prof. Richard Falk International law expert Richard Falk argues that armed drones are more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Sold to Americans as an efficient means of killing without risk to American lives, independent reports show that far more innocent people are killed than militant suspects. Falk offers his views on targeted […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “Free Shaker Aamer!”

Peter B. Collins Presents Andy Worthington In the second of two reports on Guantanamo prisoners, Andy Worthington details the new campaign to bring home Shaker Aamer, the last Briton at Gitmo. With a large, inflatable “Shaker” and a heartfelt endorsement from Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, activists are demanding that the Cameron government negotiate the immediate […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Gitmo Force Feeding Case Update

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney Jon Eisenberg Hunger striking prisoners at Guantanamo are often forcibly “extracted” from their cells to be force fed. Jon Eisenberg relates the recent ruling in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab, where Judge Gladys Kessler showed compassion for Dhiab and expressed outrage over aspects of his treatment, but failed to […]

Russia Invades Ukraine. Again. And Again. And Yet Again … Using Saddam’s WMD!

The burden of proof is on the accusers, and the world is still waiting “Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said […]