- Dec 20, 2018
- 2 min
'Der Spiegel', Europe's most influential magazine, posted fake news for years.
The German news magazine Der Spiegel was busted spreading fake news when its star reporter, Claas Relotius, (CNN's 2014 “Journalist of the year”) confessed he falsified and made up stories over many years. Der Spiegels's award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had admitted that he “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out of 60 articles that appeared in its print and online editions, warning that other outlets could also be affected. The other articles
- Dec 18, 2018
- 4 min
Joseph Stalin was the greatest mass murderer in history.
Not one single person in history murdered more people than the Communist dictator and the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. The largest human catastrophe of Stalinism was the famine of 1930–1933, where around 7.5 million people were deliberatly starved to death. In early 1930, Stalin had announced his intention to “liquidate” prosperous peasants (“kulaks”) as a class so that the state could control agriculture and use capital extracted from the countryside to build
- Dec 1, 2018
- 2 min
How George Bush senior greenlighted Saddam's invasion of Kuwait.
In the two weeks before Iraq's seizure of Kuwait, the Bush Administration gave President Saddam Hussein little reason to fear a forceful American response if his troops invaded the country, in fact they practically gave him a green light to do it. Saddam was an unofficial ally of the US in those days, who had armed him and supported him for years especially in his war against Iran. Saddam first rise to power happened in 1963, when a CIA coup in Iraq ousted the existing gov