Thought provoking. Controversial. Presidential Puppetry is sure to raise lots of eye-brows. One of those books that inspires readers to look deep beneath the surface.

John Perkins, New York Times best-selling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and other books

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Madeleine Albright, Godmother To Foreign Policy Disaster Today

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) Let’s not applaud uncritically former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as occurred this month when she lectured on the foreign policies that she hopes Hillary Clinton will pursue as president. Albright, 78 and shown in a file photo, eloquently described on Oct. 16 why Democrats and progressives are best positioned to […]

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Pardon Plea For Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Wins Press Backing

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) The impassioned plea by a CIA whistleblower’s wife for a presidential pardon for her husband has brought unusual support from several major media organizations. Holly Sterling (shown at right in Justice Integrity Project photo), wife of imprisoned former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, begged President Obama for her husband’s pardon Oct. 15 […]

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Clinton Benghazi Hearing Creates Fireworks On Old, Partisan Claims

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) A Republican-led House committee investigating the 2012 deaths of four Americans in Libya focused heavily Oct. 22 on a prosecution-style attack on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, alleging misleading comments and poor judgment. But they failed to address the major remaining secrets from the Obama administration’s Libyan policies or to score […]

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Whistleblower: How Obama Leads Drone Strikes Killing Many Civilians

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) U.S. military drones are killing many civilians in strikes against Islamic areas, according to a major new investigative report aided by a government whistleblower describing CIA and Defense Department Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) actions. As many as 90 percent of U.S. drone killings charted in one confidential study over a […]

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Memo Exposes Former British PM Tony Blair As Liar, Bush Stooge On Iraq

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair secretly pledged in March 2002 to support the Bush administration’s planned Iraq War, according to a once-classified White House memo reported Oct. 18 by the Daily Mail in London. “A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in […]

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NY Times Portrays Challenge To Obama Bin Laden Raid Story

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) A New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story Oct. 18 raises questions about the Obama administration’s account of a 2011 raid killing alleged 9/11 planner Osama bin Laden. The generally sympathetic profile of investigative reporter Seymour Hersh (shown in a file photo) highlighted his controversial but seldom re-reported challenge last spring […]

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Former GOP House Leader Hastert To Plead Guilty In Suspected Sweetheart Deal

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) Lawyers for former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert announced plans Oct. 15 for his guilty plea later this month to charges arising from $3.5 million payments via illegal methods to an unknown man, suspected by some critics to have been a pedophile victim who obtained payments akin to blackmail. Meanwhile, skeptics […]

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Biden Biggest Loser In Dem Debate

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) , Rob Vice President Joe Biden, the man who lost the first Democratic debate among 2016 presidential candidates, was not even on stage in Las Vegas Oct. 13. Instead, he could see on TV that front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders provided crowd-pleasing performances that showed their polish, poise and passion. […]

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The U.S. v. Russia Proxy War In Syria Creates High Risk For You

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) This column provides a Rosetta Stone for you to decode news about Russia’s entry into the Syrian war. You and yours face high risk from recent developments, including U.S.-allied reactions that include ramped-up U.S. shipments of advanced missiles to rebel fighters in Syria with minimal safeguards on use of the weapons. […]

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Feds Seek Input On National Voting Problems

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) A revitalized federal commission on election oversight invites public input just as a major national study predicts massive problems in 2016 because of outmoded election tabulation software. The much-embattled and belittled U.S. Election Assistance Commission wants public comments to help guide its work following appointment in January of three commissioners and […]

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