The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017


by John W. Whitehead

Editor’s note: this was published in January at the website

   “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities … asset forfeiture, etc.    [Read more…]

A Win for the Deep State

michael-flynn-donald-trumpPresident Trump and Mike Flynn

Editor’s Note: I was surprised by the manner in which Mike Flynn was side-lined. That’s what happens when one tries to build bridges with Russia. The article below is about the ousting of Mike Flynn taking us down the road to a police state. But Rep. Devin Nunes is leading a push-back. The article is sourced from

by Justin Raimondo, February 15, 2017

Let’s be clear about how and why former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was ousted from his post: a cabal of current and former members of the “intelligence community,” fanatically opposed to Donald Trump’s stated desire to “get along with the Russians,” leaked the top secret transcript of Flynn’s conversation with Russian ambassador Sergay Kislyak. Although we don’t yet know exactly what transpired – as of this writing, BuzzFeed hasn’t gotten their hot little hands on the transcript – there was apparently some discussion of lifting sanctions on Russia, which is something the cabal and its collaborators in Congress and the media are determined to prevent at all costs. [Read more…]

The Man Who Stabbed Verwoerd — NOT


Assistant editor’s note: This first appeared on Gumshoe on April 15, 2015 as “1960s Assassinations.” Now the author adds more about the patsy, Dimitri Tsafendas

by Dee McLachlan

After the 1960s and a spate of assassinations, leaders (with a few exceptions) have never really been able to lead again. And it seems it all started with Patrice Lumumba – the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  [Read more…]

War Crimes in Yemen –- and Refugees


by Mary W Maxwell

In my “Melania’s Blue Dress” article, I made a throw-away remark about the proposed Mexican wall. Happily, Julius Skoolafish has challenged me. I won’t now go into the question of Mexican immigration, but instead will re-publish an article about Yemen that Julius called to our attention. [Read more…]

Understanding Our Place In The World – And Not Accepting It


by Dee McLachlan

Gumshoe is very pleased to welcome over a hundred and fifty thousand new visitors to our site this last week. Most of those arrived here by way of the article on “blue man” in connection with the Melbourne tragedy.

Very likely many of the newcomers (I’m hoping they will become part of the intellectual community here!) are unfamiliar with some of the premises that we regulars seem to agree on. [Read more…]

Trump’s Declaration of War


by Paul Craig Roberts

Editor’s note: This first appeared on Paul Craig Roberts’ website

President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it. [Read more…]

Does Vladimir Putin Know the Real Purpose of War, according to Orwell?


by Mary W Maxwell

Editor’s note: This was prompted by the long thread of Comments under the Trump article of January 14, 2017.

Was there ever a genuine hostility between the US and the USSR? I don’t think so. Why would Churchill give the kitchen sink away at Yalta, seconded by FDR, if Russia were the enemy? Or if “communism” were the enemy?

I go along with the thesis that the emergence of the Bolshies in 1917 was arranged by the two Warburg brothers, Max in America and Paul in Germany – or was it the other way around. See? it doesn’t even matter – they were both the servants of World Government. (I also accept Nesta Webster’s 1922 theory that the French Revolution was scripted). [Read more…]

Humanity In Crisis, Part 4: Trashing Our Planet

damian-bakerThe Bobolas family had been been hoarding for over 26 years. Their Bondi Beach, Sydney, home (above) was then forcibly sold in 2016, so the council could recover approximately $160,000 in cleaning costs. The council probably sent the trash to the Bronte tip (below). [Read more…]

Will Trump Be Killed? What Would Happen Next?

trumpNew York Times photo of Donald Trump and Mike Pence

by Mary W Maxwell

Right now we’ve at least got a president-elect, Donald Trump, who makes leaderly noises. Does that mean he is a person of vision? I have no idea. He does talk a good game, though.  It will be nice if it turns out that he does have vision and wants to lead his own country (not other countries, thank you).

Presumably Trump’s power base is the mafia. New York is a mafia town. Certainly the construction industry is run by a mafia — Italian and also Jewish. The latter includes a large segment from Russia known as the Red Mafya, based in Brooklyn. [Read more…]

UNSC and Israel-Palestine: An Update

julie-bishopAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

by  James O’Neill*

On 27 December 2016 Gumshoe News published an earlier comment by me on the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334 in which the Council unanimously condemned the ongoing measures by Israel to alter the “demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian territory it has occupied since the 1967 war.”

The Council confirmed that the establishment of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory had no legal validity and constituted a “flagrant violation of international law.” [Read more…]

2016 in Pictures, and What About 2017

by Dee McLachlan


alleppoThe city of Aleppo. A scale of destruction just unimaginable [Read more…]

UN Security Council In Rare Moment Of Clarity

un2UN passes resolution condemning Israel’s settlement construction

by James O’Neill*

Christmas Eve delivered a rare moment of international support for the Palestinian people and passed a resolution (2334) condemning the long-standing Israeli practice of progressively encroaching upon Palestinian land for the purposes of Israeli only settlements.

For the first time in the eight years of the Obama administration, the United States did not exercise its veto in the Security Council to protect Israel from condemnation by the Security Council.

The Council resolution was forthright.  It condemned “all measures altering the demographic composition, character, and status of the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfers of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians in violation of international humanitarian law….” [Read more…]

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