Barry Lando

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  • A fictitious communiqué provoked by the very real horrors of Gaza. From: Israel Defense Forces Special Gaza Group To: P.M. (eyes only) Date: August 1, 2014 Gaza: Removing the Fish from the Sea. Following your request of July 25, we believe we have an answer for Israel’s problem with Hamas. We liquidate all Hamas leaders [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: OK Wise Guy, So, what would you do about Hamas?

    2014-07-23 08:28:00View | Delete

    “If  I was an Arab leader I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal, we took their land. It is true that God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Known Knowns, Part 2: Shinseki Revisited

    2014-06-02 00:53:33View | Delete

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    Barry Lando and journalist Jamie McIntyre look deeper into the mythology around Shinseki the “truth teller.” There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Known Knowns: Part 1

    2014-06-02 00:45:45View | Delete

    Thumbnail There is a certain ironic symmetry in the resignation of General Eric Shinseki as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. There is a certain ironic symmetry in the resignation of General Eric Shinseki as Secretary of Veterans Affairs—the final act of a personal tragedy, perhaps not Shakespearean but pathetic nonetheless. Shinseki was forced to quit because of [...]

  • ThumbnailKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (then Crown Prince) with George W. Bush (then President), 2002In October 12, 2012, I speculated there was a strong likelihood that Saudi Arabia was bankrolling Israel’s Mossad. Those funds paid for, among other things, the assassinations of several of Iran’s top nuclear experts over the past couple of years. That cooperation was, I [...]

  • I invite you to read the latest excerpt from my mystery, “The Watchman’s File,” specially featured on Amazon’s Kindle again this week. It’s the gripping tale of an American TV reporter, Ed Diamond, as he risks his life to to unravel Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb) To whet your interest, I’ve been [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: America & Iraq: A Black Hole of History

    2014-01-11 03:09:47View | Delete

    ThumbnailThe last thing the U.S. should do is become militarily embroiled in the conflict raging again in Iraq. But for Americans to shake their heads in lofty disdain and turn away, as if they have no responsibility for the continued bloodletting, is outrageous. Why? Because America bears a large part of the blame for turning Iraq [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: America’s Obscenities

    2013-12-16 09:14:36View | Delete

    ThumbnailAt times, outrageous juxtapositions in the news shriek for attention. Sometimes, they’re actually obscene. While our military wastes millions, Americans go cold and hungry. On one hand, for instance, a series in the New York Times last week about the plight of 22,000 homeless children in New York City– “the highest number since the Great Depression in the [...]

  •   I invite you to read the latest excerpt  from my mystery, “The Watchman’s File, specially featured on Amazon’s Kindle this week. It’s the gripping tale of an American TV reporter, Ed Diamond, as he attempts to unravel Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb) To whet your interest, I’ve been posting excerpts here. To recap the [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Iran’s Nukes: The 2 elephants in the room.

    2013-11-23 03:05:31View | Delete

    Thumbnail David Ben Gurion, Israel’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister, 1959.You want chutzpah? This is chutzpah: an Oped piece this week in the New York Times by a prominent Israel journalist, Ari Shavit, lambasting George W. Bush—not Barack Obama—for the fact that Iran is on the threshold of becoming a nuclear power. Instead of going after Iraq [...]

  • ThumbnailThe embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist–makes me shudder. I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed [...]

  • I invite you to read another installment of my new mystery novel, “The Watchman’s File”. It follows the efforts of  American TV investigative reporter, Ed Diamond, to unravel Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb). Previous installments are available on my site. Here’s the last part of Chapter One. (Diamond had received an urgent call to [...]

  • I invite you to read another installment from my new mystery novel, “The Watchman’s File”, about the U.S. and Israel’s most closely-guarded secret. (It’s not the bomb). The book is available in paperback and Kindle forma t at Amazon. Chapter 1   RECENTLY, IN ISRAEL Dov Ben-David cursed as he strode down the hill at Ein Gedi. He’d been looking forward [...]

  • Barry Lando commented on the diary post Iran: When a U.S. President Tried to Muzzle 60 Minutes by Barry Lando.

    2013-09-28 20:19:16View | Delete

    I had never heard that Greenwald had accused me of being a CIA agent–absolute B.S.

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Iran: When a U.S. President Tried to Muzzle 60 Minutes

    2013-09-27 08:13:08View | Delete

    ThumbnailIn his address to the U.N. a few days ago, President Obama came the closest any American leaders has come to acknowledging America’s shameful legacy with Iran: overthrowing a democratically- elected government, installing a corrupt, repressive dictatorship in its place. It was something of an apology-almost. In fact more than 30 years ago, during the hostage [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: If America were Syria

    2013-09-21 00:21:32View | Delete

    ThumbnailIf America were Syria Our eyes glaze over when we read statistics of the horrific mayhem ravaging Syria. Numbers lose all meaning. One way for Americans to appreciate what those figures mean is to compute what the impact would be if the same tragedy were devastating the United States. With 313 million people, the U.S. population [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Israel’s Most Closely-Guarded Secret (An excerpt)

    2013-09-13 00:20:01View | Delete

    I’d like to introduce you to an excerpt from my new mystery novel about the U.S. and Israel — The Watchman’s File . The plot: Ed Diamond, investigative reporter for “Focus”, America’s preeminent TV news show, is summoned urgently to Israel by an old friend, Dov Kaufman, formerly a top official of Israel’s Mossad. Before they can [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: The Syrian Gambit – another surprise move?

    2013-09-12 07:31:35View | Delete

    Thumbnail Vladimir Putin Just a hunch, but Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin may have another surprise chess move to play—one that may catch Israel and its U.S. ally completely off guard. From the start, Syria’s leaders have viewed their Chemical Weapons as a kind of poor man’s weapon of mass destruction—an affordable way for them to [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Why Did Syria Want CW Anyway?

    2013-09-07 09:38:12View | Delete

    ThumbnailDamascusAn air of inanity pervades the debate about Syria—obscuring the underlying fears and motives, the real forces behind a surrealistic, blood-soaked drama worthy of Kafka, Ionesco, or Pinter. It’s evident, for instance, that the 800-pound guerrilla hovering behind the debate is Israel and its American backers, one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington. What has [...]

  • Barry Lando wrote a new diary post: Syria and Iraq: Drawing Lines in the Sand

    2013-08-30 08:46:38View | Delete

    ThumbnailThere’s a certain irony to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision — dictated by the British Parliament and public — not to join President Obama’s coalition of the willing. Though the American President may still order an attack on Syria in retaliation for the horrific chemical attack last week,  Cameron’s surprise move has at least slowed [...]

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