Sunday, October 25, 2015

NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to--horror of horrors--bring down the Internet.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

'Tis The Season For Selling War

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner
From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.
- Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff, 2002
The best time to introduce a new product, as Card well understood, comes just after Labor Day.  And when it comes to a new "product" to be marketed to the American public, there's never been anything quite like a new war -- that most prolific of American exports.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Modern Newspeak Dictionary, Part III

by Ben Schreiner - Ben Debney
In this day and age it can be hard to traverse the torrent of media driven buzzwords, technical jargon and PR spin designed as much to obfuscate and muddy the waters as to clarify and enlighten. In the interests of promoting media literacy and general understanding then we present here the following guide to many of the more ideologically emburdened terms in current usage.

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Dictionary of American Free Enterprise

by Ben Schreiner

Arms Sales
A government jobs program (the lone acceptable government jobs program) working to deliver all the latest in U.S. defense industry hardware to all the international "good guys."

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Police Body Cameras and Police Surveillance: Eviscerating Privacy

CounterPunch/Global Research
by Ben Schreiner

Using the recent spree of high profile police murders as the latest catalyst, calls to outfit all cops with some sort of body camera are once again reverberating nationally.  But given the staggering amounts of personal data on the American people police agencies are already collecting, the proposals to lend the police one more surveillance device raises significant privacy concerns.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Handicapping the 2016 Presidential Field

by Ben Schreiner

With the official announcement from the formerly "dead broke" Hillary Clinton that she has decided to accepter, decided to seekthe Democratic presidential nomination, the 2016 presidential election has begun in earnest.  Here, then, is a brief rundown of the various charlatans and sociopaths vying for the White House.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Book: A People's Dictionary to the 'Exceptional Nation'

My book, A People's Dictionary to the 'Exceptional Nation', has been published.  It is available as a paperback and can be purchased here.  Read a description and a brief excerpt below.

A People's Dictionary to the 'Exceptional Nation'
274 pages
ISBN-10: 1508413959
ISBN-13: 978-1508413950
Price: $16

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Complete and Accurate Transcript of Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

by Ben Schreiner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahoo addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, here is the complete transcript.

2014 Articles

The following are old articles I neglected to post here previously.  Link are provided for any who may be interested.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Marching Toward Syria and Beyond: Imperial Madness

by Ben Schreiner 

With Syria firmly in the cross hairs, Washington’s war cries are nearing a crescendo. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Barack Obama 10 Step Guide to the U.S. Presidency

by Ben Schreiner 

1. Kill Foreigners

Every president must consolidate his or her domestic power.  And long the best way to consolidate power within the world’s lone indispensable nation has been to knock off a few foreigners.  This services your power in three ways.  First, it ensures the profitability of the defense industry—i.e., your corporate masters.  Second, it proves that you are sufficiently tough, not some peacenik wuss.  And third, it makes your subjects feel safe; for nothing seems to bring greater comfort to Americans than knowing someone, somewhere has been snuffed out in the service of their safety. 

But not just any foreigner will do here.  Generally think of the impoverished, faraway type.  But right now, really any Muslim will do just fine.      

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria: A Pack of Lies

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice/Global Research
by Ben Schreiner

In the wake of having its illegal domestic surveillance dragnet exposed, laying bare (yet again) the utter duplicity and criminality of the U.S. ruling class, Washington is once again digging deep to conjure up a pretext for yet another war of aggression in the Middle East.    

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Obama to Mark Iraq War Anniversary with War Summit in Israel

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice/Global Research 
by Ben Schreiner

A decade after the American-led invasion of Iraq, the U.S. is once again preparing to set the Middle East ablaze.  In fact, President Obama will touch down in Tel Aviv ten years to the day “shock and awe” was first unleashed for what appears to be little more than a war summit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

U.S. Approach to Iran's Nuclear Program Hypocritical

Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari's interview with me on U.S. policy toward Iran has been published on the Fars News Agency website.  The full text of the interview, which was conducted in mid-February, can be read here. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

U.S. Policy Shift on Syria: Edging Closer to Direct Military Intervention

CounterPunch/Dissident Voice/Global Research 
by Ben Schreiner

Though President Obama last year rejected a proposal from the State Department, Pentagon, and CIA to directly arm Syrian rebel fighters, his administration is once again edging closer to directly intervening in the Syrian war.