War and the Financial Crisis: Global Research’s Top 100 Stories

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Global Research Top 100 Stories

Nuclear War against Iran
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-01-03

The launching of an outright war using nuclear warheads against Iran is now in the final planning stages. Coalition partners, which include the US, Israel and Turkey are in “an advanced stage of readiness”.

It’s Official: The Crash of the U.S. Economy has begun
– by Richard C. Cook – 2007-06-14

Among those poised to profit from the crash is the Carlyle Group, the equity fund that includes the Bush family

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2006-11-18

Towards the balkanization (division) and finlandization (pacification) of the Middle East

The March to War: Naval build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean.
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2006-10-01

A powerful naval armada has been sent to the Persian Gulf.

“Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic
Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t
– by F. William Engdahl – 2007-12-04

Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t

Reagan Diaries: George W: “Find the Kid a Job”…
– 2007-08-19

Is the Bush Administration Planning a Nuclear Holocaust?
Will the US launch “Mini-nukes” against Iran in Retaliation for Tehran’s “Non-compliance”?
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-02-22


‘Perhaps 60% of today’s oil price is pure speculation’
– by F. William Engdahl – 2008-05-02

The price of crude oil today is not made according to any traditional relation of supply to demand. It’s controlled by an elaborate financial market system as well as by the four major Anglo-American oil companies.

The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-07-26

Is there a relationship between the bombing of Lebanon and the inauguration of the World’s largest strategic pipeline, which will channel more than a million barrels of oil a day to Western markets?

Review Article: The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases
The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel
– by Prof. Jules Dufour – 2007-07-01

The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel

The truth behind the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal
– by Siddharth Varadarajan – 2005-07-29

Rex 84: FEMA’s Blueprint for Martial Law in America
– by Allen L Roland – 2006-08-20

We are dangerously close to a situation where ~ if the American people took to the streets in righteous indignation or if there were another 9/11 ~ a mechanism for martial law could be quickly implemented and carried out under REX 84.

Global Warming: A Convenient Lie
– by Andrew G. Marshall – 2007-03-15

Claude Allegre, who was among the first scientists to warn people of the dangers of global warming 20 years ago, now believes that “most of the warming comes of natural phenomena”.

Israel Detonated a Radioactive Bunker Buster Bomb in Lebanon
What kind of weapon leaves traces of radiation & produces such lethal & circumscribed consequences?
– 2006-11-11


New presidential directive gives Bush dictatorial power
National Security & Homeland Security Presidential Directive establishes “National Continuity Policy”
– by Larry Chin – 2007-05-21


“Cold War Shivers”: War Preparations in the Middle East and Central Asia
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-10-06

The Russian, Chinese and Iran war exercises conducted since August are part of a carefully coordinated endeavor, in response to the US-NATO military build-up

The Pentagon’s “Second 911”
“Another [9/11] attack could create both a justification and an opportunity to retaliate against some known targets”
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-08-10

The presumption of this military document, is that a Second 911 attack “which is lacking today” would usefully create both a “justification and an opportunity” to wage war on “some known targets

The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True
– by Dr. David Ray Griffin – 2006-01-29

The official theory about the Twin Towers says that they collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airplanes and the resulting fires

False Flag Prospects, 2008 — Top Three US Target Cities
– by Captain Eric H. May – 2008-02-23

The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden?
At 11am, on the morning of 9/11, the Bush administration had announced that Osama was behind the attacks.
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2008-09-11

At eleven o’clock, on the morning of 911, the Bush adminstration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. This assertion was made prior to the conduct of an indepth police investigation.

The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear War
New Pentagon Doctrine: Mini-Nukes are “Safe for the Surrounding Civilian Population”
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-02-17

The Pentagon has blurred the distinction between conventional battlefield weapons & nuclear bombs. The nuclear bunker buster bomb is presented as an instrument of peace-making & regime change, which will enhance global security.

Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-07-20

The Executive Order entitled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq” provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of whoever opposes the US led war.

The March to War: Iran Preparing for US Air Attacks
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2006-09-21

An attack on Iran would engulf the entire Middle East and Central Asian region into an extensive confrontation.

Beating the Drums of War. US Troop Build-up: Army & Marines authorize “Involuntary Conscription”
The Timing of U.S. Troop Build-up: Iran and the Broader Middle East
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2006-08-23

The Recalling of thousands of ‘inactive servicemen’ to serve in the Middle East.

Secret 2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon
Bush’s Plan for “Serial War” revealed by General Wesley Clark
– by A Concerned Citizen – 2006-07-23

Bush’s Plan for “Serial War” revealed by General Wesley Clark

The Next Phase of the Middle East War
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-09-04

The war on Lebanon is “a stage” in a sequence of carefully planned military operations

US naval war games off the Iranian coastline: A provocation which could lead to War?
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-10-24

“An incident” in the Persian Gulf could be used by the US as a pretext for war against Iran.

The Destabilization of Pakistan
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-12-30

Washington’s objective is to promote political fragmentation and the breakup of Pakistan as a Nation.

War in the Caucasus: Towards a Broader Russia-US Military Confrontation?
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2008-08-10

Georgia was “encouraged” by NATO and US military officials.

Where was Osama on September 11, 2001?
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2008-09-11

On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America’s indefectible ally Pakistan

Missing Nukes: Treason of the Highest Order
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2007-10-29

Unauthorized removal of nuclear weapons would be virtually impossible to accomplish unless the chain of command were bypassed.

Bush Directive for a “Catastrophic Emergency” in America: Building a Justification for Waging War on Iran?
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-06-24

The threat of a Second Al Qaeda “Attack on America” is being used profusely by the Bush administration to galvanize public opinion in support of a global military agenda.

The Crashing U.S. Economy Held Hostage
Our Economy is on an Artificial Life-support System
– by Richard C. Cook – 2007-07-07

Our Economy is on an Artificial Life-support System. Unemployment worldwide is increasing, debt is rampant and commodity prices are rising.

Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy “weapons system”.
– by Brent Jessop – 2008-02-02

The Coming Catastrophe?
The finishing touches on several contingency plans for attacking Iran
– by David DeBatto – 2008-06-23

The finishing touches on several contingency plans for attacking Iran

How Far Will the Crash Go and What Do we Do Now?
The “Crash of 2007-8” is underway
– by Richard C. Cook – 2007-08-18

As the house of cards comes tumbling down, the leading question is how deep will the decline go…

Israeli crimes against humanity: Gruesome images of charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes
Commentary by Michel Chossudovsky
– 2006-07-21

Beating the Drums of a Broader Middle East War
Israel, Syria, and Lebanon Prepare the “Home Fronts”
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2008-05-07

Israel, Syria, and Lebanon Prepare the “Home Fronts”. The Levant could be the starting point of a major international conflict, with global ramifications, which could quickly spin out of control.

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers “Shoot to Kill” at Israeli Anti-war Demonstrators
– 2006-08-16

The commander of the unit orders his force to fire on retreating Israeli anti-war activists: “I will not allow a demonstration during wartime!”

Crisis in the U.S.: “Plan B”?
– by Richard C. Cook – 2007-11-11

The financial controllers today exert more power over the U.S. economy and the nation’s politics than at any time in history

May I Quote You, Mr. President?
A selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation
– by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay – 2006-11-19

A selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation

The “Demonization” of Muslims and the Battle for Oil
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-01-04

Muslim countries possess three quarters of the World’s oil reserves. In contrast, the United States of America has barely 2 percent of total oil reserves.

New and unknown deadly weapons used by Israeli forces
‘direct energy’ weapons, chemical and/or biological agents, in a macabre experiment of future warfare
– by Prof. Paola Manduca – 2006-08-07

New and strange symptoms are reported amongst the wounded and the dead: ‘direct energy’ weapons, chemical and/or biological agents, in a macabre experiment of future warfare

Top Secret Pentagon Operation “Granite Shadow” revealed. Today in DC: Commandos in the Streets?
“Granite Power” allows for emergency military operations in the US without civilian supervision or control.
– by William M Arkin – 2005-09-25

“Granite Power” allows for emergency military operations in the US without civilian supervision or control.

The Financial Tsunami: Sub-Prime Mortgage Debt is but the Tip of the Iceberg
– by F. William Engdahl – 2007-11-23

If the banks are unable to reclaim the homes as assets to offset the non-performing mortgages, the US banking system faces a financial gridlock

Spying on Americans: Democrats Ready to Gut the Constitution
To Protect Their “Constituents” — The Telecoms
– by Tom Burghardt – 2008-06-16

Bush To Be Dictator In A Catastrophic Emergency
– by Lee Rogers – 2007-05-21

“Theater Iran Near Term” (TIRANNT)
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-02-21

“Theater Iran Near Term” (TIRANNT) has identified several thousand targets inside Iran as part of a “Shock and Awe” Blitzkrieg, which is now in its final planning stages.

Iran Must Get Ready to Repel a Nuclear Attack
– by General Leonid Ivashov – 2007-01-24

In the flow of information from the Middle East, there are frequent reports indicating that the US will deliver nuclear strikes on Iran.

Obama Sued in Philadelphia Federal Court on Grounds he is Constitutionally Ineligible for the Presidency
– by Jeff Schreiber – 2008-08-23

Iran: the Threat of a Nuclear War
– by General Leonid Ivashov – 2007-04-09

The US propaganda machine is working hard to create the impression that a ‘surgically precise’ use of nuclear weapons with limited consequences is possible.

Slip of the tongue? Rumsfeld admits that “Flight 93” was shot down
VIDEO Footage and transcripts
– by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-05-12

The President and Commander in Chief had ordered the shooting down of a commercial aircraft on the morning of 9/11.

Is an International Financial Conspiracy Driving World Events?
– by Richard C. Cook – 2008-03-27

Bankers now control national monetary systems in their entirety.

Barack O’Bilderberg: Picking the President
– by Andrew G. Marshall – 2008-06-09

It is likely that Obama’s running mate will be chosen by Johnson at this years Bilderberg Conference.

Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-09-21

Afghanistan supplies 92% of the global heroin market. The multibillion dollar proceeds of this lucrative contraband accrue to business syndicates, organized crime, banking & financial institutions.

Ted Olson’s Report of Phone Calls from Barbara Olson on 9/11: Three Official Denials
– by David Ray Griffin – 2008-04-01

Ted Olson’s report was very important. It provided apparent “evidence” that American 77 had struck the Pentagon.

Weather War?
New evidence suggests US & Russia are embroiled in an illegal race to harness the power of hurricanes & earthquakes
– by The Daily Express – 2005-10-08


Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System
– by F. William Engdahl – 2006-10-14

US military threats are required to sustain the continued hegemony of the US Dollar System

Wag the Dog: How to Conceal Massive Economic Collapse
– by Ellen Brown – 2008-08-14

The President’s Plunge Protection Team had come to the rescue

VIDEO: US Apache Helicopter massacring Iraqis
– 2005-06-20

The Apache pilots open fire with the heavy 30 mm cannon, killing first the Iraqi in the field, then the tractor driver.

Another Great Depression?
The Fed’s Role in the Bear Stearns Hedge Funds Meltdown
– by Mike Whitney – 2007-07-01

The Fed’s Role in the Bear Stearns Hedge Funds Meltdown

Monsanto Buys ‘Terminator’ Seeds Company
– by F. William Engdahl – 2006-08-27

The US Government has been financing research on a genetic engineering technology which, when commercialized, will give its owners the power to control the food seed of entire nations or regions.

Depleted Uranium – Far Worse Than 9/11
Depleted Uranium Dust – Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq and Afghanistan
– by Doug Westerman – 2006-05-03

Each time the journalist was ready to publish, he received a phone call from the Pentagon asking him not to print the story on DU.

Doomsday for the Greenback
– by Mike Whitney – 2007-04-11

The Current Account Deficit is over $800 billion a year. That means that we are spending more than we are making and savaging the dollar in the process.

Death and Resurrection of the US Dollar
A Review Article
– by Adrian Salbuchi – 2006-10-15

Analysts the world over are starting to recognize the early warning signs of a gathering storm regarding the strength of the international financial system.

The Criminalization of US Foreign Policy
From the Truman Doctrine to the Neo-Conservatives
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-02-05

The World is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US has embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity.

Weather Warfare: Beware the US military’s experiments with climatic warfare
‘Climatic warfare’ has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-12-07

‘Climatic warfare’ has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Canadians Completely Unaware of Looming North American Union
Bush and Calderon to Visit Canada
– by Kevin Parkinson – 2007-07-17

Calculating the Risk of War in Iran
– by F. William Engdahl – 2006-01-29

Media reports have speculated that Washington is ‘thinking the unthinkable,’ namely, an aggressive, pre-emptive nuclear bombardment of Iran, by either the United States or Israel.

“Wiped Off The Map” – The Rumor of the Century
– by Arash Norouzi – 2007-01-20

Across the world, through media disinformation, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications

– by Geopolitical Monitor – 2008-01-10

The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency has numerous detainment camps throughout the United States

Teetering on the Brink of Disaster: The NeoCons’ Decision to Bomb Iran
– by Ali Fathollah-Nejad – 2007-04-09

The Pentagon war plans have gone to the White House, which is “not normal planning. When the plan goes to the White House, that means we’ve gone to a different state.”

Members of US Congress demand Impeachment Inquiry
– 2006-03-11

30 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

Nothing depleted about ‘depleted uranium’
Disturbing photos of children
– by Abel Bult-Ito – 2006-01-22

Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy
– by Richard C. Cook – 2008-07-16

The producing economy of working men and women is being crushed by the overall debt burden on households, businesses, and governments…

Russia and Central Asian Allies Conduct War Games in Response to US Threats
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-08-24

The entire region seems to be on a war footing. These CSTO war games should be seen in relation to those launched barely a week earlier by Iran, in response to continued US military threats.

The Coming Conflict in the Arctic
Russia and US to Square Off Over Arctic Energy Reserves
– by Vladimir Frolov – 2007-07-17

The War on Iran.
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-04-01

The US war games were conducted at a time of diplomatic tension and confrontation. Both the US and Iran are on a war footing.

British “Undercover Soldiers” Caught driving Booby Trapped Car
“They refused to say what their mission was.”
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2005-09-20

A report by Al Jazeera TV suggests that British undercover “soldiers” were driving a booby trapped car loaded with ammunition. The report suggests that the Basra riots directed against British military presence were motivated because the British undercover soldiers were planning to explode the booby-trapped car in the centre of Basra.

Bio-electromagnetic Weapons: The ultimate weapon

– by Institute of Science in Society – 2007-05-29

Techniques for Activating the Human Organism by Remote Electronic Means

Who is behind “Al Qaeda in Iraq”? Pentagon acknowledges fabricating a “Zarqawi Legend”
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-04-18

An internal document produced by U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, states that “the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date.”

Bush Administration War Plans directed against Iran
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-09-16

The Pentagon is “taking steps to ensure military confrontation with Iran” because diplomatic initiatives have allegedly failed to reach a solution.

“Triple Alliance”: The US, Turkey, Israel and the War on Lebanon
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-08-06

Escalation in relation to Syria is a strategic scenario, contemplated by US, Israeli and Turkish military planners.

Global Military Alliance: Encircling Russia and China
US sponsored military partnership in the Far East and the Pacific Rim
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2007-05-10

Steps are being taken by NATO & the U.S. to encircle Russia & China. This initiative includes a military pact in the Asia-Pacific Rim.

Restoring the Draft: The Universal National Service Act of 2006
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-05-30

“All persons in the US, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 [will] perform a [two year] period of military service…”

More on the real reason behind high oil prices
Part II
– by F. William Engdahl – 2008-05-21

At least 60% of today’s $130 per barrel price of crude oil comes from unregulated futures speculation by hedge funds

PsyOp: Is Washington Intent on Sabotaging the Beijing Olympics?
Pre-Olympics PsyOp creates Atmosphere of Fear and Insecurity
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2008-08-03

Pre-Olympics PsyOp creates Atmosphere of Fear and Insecurity. Islamic terrorist organization has announced that it is planning to “create havoc” at outset of Olympics.

Iran’s “Power of Deterrence”
The display of Iran’s military capabilities is intended to deter US war plans
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2006-11-05

The display of Iran’s military capabilities is intended to deter US war plans

Former Bush Speechwriter Hints at 9/11 Inside Job
Says Neo-Cons would have created a false flag to justify war had it not been for WTC attack, questions official story
– by Paul Joseph Watson – 2007-04-13

Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Understanding the Planned Assault on Iran
– by Michael Keefer – 2006-02-10

It is important to understand the scale of the war crimes that are being planned as well the fraudulent pretexts being advanced to legitimize this intended aggression.

A Financial System under Siege
– by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay – 2007-11-15

The global dollar-based financial system is in crisis and is threatening the prosperity and stability of many economies.

A Fed Panic and a Massive Bailout of American Banks Paid for by the Entire World
– by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay – 2007-09-21

Financial collapses are usually the result of the unbridled greed and cupidity of financial operators and of the lack of necessary supervision by public institutions.

The Unthinkable: The US- Israeli Nuclear War on Iran
Selected Global Research Articles
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2007-01-21

Why Iran will lead to World War 3
– by Mike Whitney – 2005-08-09

Iran has shown an unwillingness to be bullied by Washington. The Bush administration has co-opted the EU to enforce its double-standards by threatening military action. If Iran is attacked they will retaliate; that much is certain.

Martial Law and the Avian Flu Pandemic
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2005-10-04

The statement of President Bush suggests the enactment of Martial Law in the case of an avian flu outbreak.

Who Owns the Rights on Tamiflu: Rumsfeld To Profit From Bird Flu Hoax
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2005-10-26

The rights over Tamiflu do not belong to Roche, but to Gilead Sciences Inc. Donald Rumsfeld was Chairman of Gilead in the years prior to becoming Secretary of Defense.

Iran: Pieces in Place for Escalation
“The fuel for a fire is in place”.
– by Colonel Sam Gardiner – 2007-01-16

The pieces are moving. They’ll be in place by the end of February. The media will begin to release stories to sell a strike against Iran. Watch for the outrage stuff.

North-American Monetary Integration: Here Comes the Amero
– by Andrew G. Marshall – 2008-01-20

Is Avian Flu another Pentagon Hoax?
– by F. William Engdahl – 2005-10-30

The Secretary of Defense, who allegedly used contrived intelligence to justify the war on Iraq, is now poised to reap huge gains for a flu panic his Administration has done everything to promote.

The Federal Reserve is a Private Financial Institution
Text of court ruling and analysis
– 2008-04-02

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