About

Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer and political analyst. In addition to having written a monthly column for a popular Irish language magazine, his work has been published by Antiwar.com, Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Consortium News, Forward Magazine (Syria), Journal of Turkish Weekly, Khaleej Times (UAE), Ma’an News Agency (Palestine), Middle East Monitor, Palestine Chronicle, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, RT, Tehran Times, The Nation (Pakistan), The Unz Review, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and many more. Ó Cathail is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. He has been interviewed by Press TV, Sahar TV (Iran), RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and Jeff Blankfort’s “Takes on the World” programme on California National Public Radio station KZYX. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @O_Cathail.

A note on pronunciation: For those unfamiliar with the eccentricities of Irish orthography (i.e. almost everyone), my given name, Maidhc, is simply the Irish spelling of “Mike.” My surname, Ó Cathail, is pronounced something like “Oh-Caw-hill.”

28 responses to “About

  1. Dear Maidhc, my compliments and congratulations for your writing and testimony — do you have a newsletter mailing list? If so, please add my address. Thanks, A. Giannantonio, from Italy

  2. Jake Taylor

    US Politicians Asked “What country in the Middle East ACTUALLY has Nukes?” Watch the Weasels Squirm as they evade and dodge any mention of Israel’snuclear weapons.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsjbV23cto8

  3. a Mhaidhc- Maith an fear thu! Is sar-scriobhnoir thu. Coinnigh ort ag nochtadh an fhirinne. N’fheadair ar leat-sa an blog ‘Dubliner in Japan’? Taitnionn se go mor liom. Beir bua! -Brian

  4. Thanks for your articles!

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  6. Thanks for your great articles. There are not too many journalists out there telling the truth (or even being interested in it).

  7. Brendan Murrya

    A very well researched article as usual Maidhc.

  8. Shane, Australia

    Dear Mr O’Cathail,
    I do enjoy your articles regarding Israel & zionism but …
    will you be revising/retracting your article “Bin Laden is Dead, Long Live Bin Laden” in light of the confirmation of his death today?
    Kind regards,
    Shane

  9. captcliff

    Do u ever include comments from people who disagree with you?
    To “prove a negative”, would u NOW need bin Laden’s blown out head or index finger to conclude that your previous speculations were incorrect, and that he was, in fact, “alive and well” and living in Pakistan exactly where Hilary Clinton said he was? Having a great speaking voice and accent does not exclude you from having to admit when you are wrong. BTW, dont think I believe everything the government tells me, but balance in ones thinking and perspective is often the best bromide for what ails thee……….

  10. Shane, Australia

    please disregard & delete my earlier comment.
    the more i think about the more i realise that the US govt version of the death of OBL raises more questions than answers & it seems more likely he was dead long before this ‘reported’ attack & killing of OBL as it is incredible that the US govt have not produced any pictures/videos supporting the claim they killed & disposed of the body of OBL.

  11. Colin

    hello there Mike
    I hope ya doing well there,
    just a quick note to let ya know that this info better than gold to me,
    I am glad that I heard you on the Kevin Barrett show, I almost missed it, so pleased that I didnt, there are not many journalists left that have your bottle and are willing to put their own arses on the line like this, keep up the great work, it is much appreciated. Well done to you sir.

  12. Mike, Thank you for your continued research into the deep and costly connections between the State of Israel and well-positioned US Government or former government officials (ie -agents for Israel), such as Patriot Act author and former HS Chief Michael Chertoff, now working in the lucrative niche he constructed by his well-positioned place as creator, advocate and director – now private-sector beneficiary of the ‘Homeland Security’ industry. Are you familiar with the research conducted over the last several years by scientists, engineers and architects which clearly indicate that the ‘official story’ of 9-11 is just that, a story. Physicist Steven Jones, Architect Richard Gage and former UL scientist Kevin Ryan in particular has researched all the key players and connections of those who had access, ability (means and opportunity), and ambition (motive) to create the illusion of a terror attack so that all of the resources at the disposal of the US Government could be focused there. Quite a show, and quite a tragic result, for all of us, except those pulling the strings. The Israeli puppet-masters must be exposed, and thier puppets here in the US and elsewhere must be stopped since it is not only illegal, immoral and unethical, it goes against all of what freedom and justice stand for. The ‘American Way’ has been lost, and maybe that is a good thing, but we must stand up for what is right and good and for all, not just a few in the name of ‘security.’ The Founders new well of tyranny and wrote the Constitution to map a direction away from it. Let us again embrace this direction, and leave the road to hell behind. For we surely are getting very close to it today in this world.

  13. I second the motion for a blog newsletter! = )

  14. Maidhc, don’t know if you saw this interview with Isa Blumi, re. “Arab spring” about halfway through this Keiser Report

  15. ofer vlodavsky

    My name is ofer Vlodavsky, I am working as a researcher with Ben Caspit, one of the leading investigative journalists in Israel.

    One of the episodes of his show deals with allegations against the mossad. I am approaching you following your interesting article Israeli Spying in the United States
    Do you believe that Israel stands behind the attack of 9/11or any other attacks on the U.S ?

    would you be able to interview on this matter via skype today or at the 20/7?

    Best regards
    Ofer Vlodavsky

    972-2-523662260

    My name is ofer Vlodavsky, I am working as a researcher with Ben Caspit, one of the leading investigative journalists in Israel.

    One of the episodes of his show deals with allegations against the mossad. I am approaching you following your interesting article Israeli Spying in the United States
    Do you believe that Israel stands behind the attack of 9/11or any other attacks on the U.S ?

    would you be able to interview on this matter via skype today or at the 20/7?

    Best regards
    Ofer Vlodavsky

    972-2-523662260

    My name is ofer Vlodavsky, I am working as a researcher with Ben Caspit, one of the leading investigative journalists in Israel.

    One of the episodes of his show deals with allegations against the mossad. I am approaching you following your interesting articles.
    Do you believe that Israel stands behind the attack of 9/11 or any other attacks on the U.S ? Do yo have other evidance regarding mossad’s involvment in key events around the world?

    would you be able to interview on this matter via skype at the 20/7?

    Best regards
    Ofer Vlodavsky

    972-2-523662260

    ovlo2002@yahoo.cm

  16. Syrian man

    Dear Maidhc Ó Cathail,
    While I was doing a research about Syria and the foreign hands in its crisis I discovered your name. After reading many of your articles (especially the one published on 16 Nov) I can say that you are a real investigative journalist who has that deep thinking and analysis! Readers can feel the smartness of your views! You made me think that there might be real journalists after all I lost confidence in media and journalism. I can assure you that Syria is extremely calm (except in some rural areas) where there are armed people killing innocent and security Syrian people and killing our soldiers ( more than 6000 security and soldiers were killed till now) yet the media insisted that it’s a “peaceful revolution”!!! I wish you come to Syria to see yourself reality and to see the huge campaign against Syria and to see the unbelieveable amounts of fabrications and lies!

  17. why bankers like “democracy”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/02/debt-slavery-–-why-it-destroyed-rome-why-it-will-destroy-us-unless-it’s-stopped/

    Since the Renaissance, however, bankers have shifted their political support to democracies. This did not reflect egalitarian or liberal political convictions as such, but rather a desire for better security for their loans. As James Stuart explained in 1767, royal borrowings remained private affairs rather than truly public debts. For a sovereign’s debts to become binding upon the entire nation, elected representatives had to enact the taxes to pay their interest charges.

    By giving taxpayers this voice in government, the Dutch and British democracies provided creditors with much safer claims for payment than did kings and princes whose debts died with them.

    http://www.legrandsoir.info/la-dette-c-est-la-guerre.html

    À l’époque des rois de l’Ancien régime, lorsque les banquiers menaçaient en agitant leurs lettres de créance, la dette du royaume prête à rejoindre une armée ennemie…et bien expulsés les banquiers ! Saisie sur leurs propriétés ! Et l’armée s’il le faut, l’Église y a bien eu droit…ça calme tous les banquiers du monde, tant pis pour la tenace propagande qui nous fait croire que certains mépris sont sans fondement, surnaturels presque, on trouve biens des manifestes de raison à ne pas accepter l’écrasement de la loi de l’argent.

    http://www.egaliteetreconciliation.fr/Attali-le-peuple-est-coupable-de-la-crise-9107.html

    Attali : “Le peuple est coupable de la crise’’–the meaning of democracy is that the public stands behinds the debts of its government

  18. Jim Kemeny

    What prompted me to write on the Swedish media reporting of the war was the Svt news report that made the intervention in Libya to be based on crass advertising. The news report is still online, much is in English and illustrated with maps and images:

    http://svtplay.se/v/2373557/libyeninsats_kan_ge_jas-reklam

    It was that news report that made me to write about Libya in May 2011: http://jimsresearchnotes.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/swedish-jas-gripen-and-libya/

  19. Thanks for alerting me to this important information. I’ve posted a brief summary at my blog, The Passionate Attachment.

  20. Mark Kerpin

    What kinds of drugs does one need to consume to end up in the parallel universe in which you live?

  21. Miriam

    Not sure if this is the best way to send you an article i thought you’d relish….but just in case here’s the link:
    http://mondediplo.com/blogs/israel-s-war-for-gaza-s-gas (dated 11/28/12) from Nafeez Ahmed at LMD. I’ve been “trying” to follow any trace of news about the gas field off Gaza for several yrs but little to nothing until this most helpful piece…cheers!/miriam

  22. Very helpful indeed. Thank you!

  23. ruby22-kate

    Dear Maidhc, thnx for your reply, which I never expected, so nice surprise. My Grandmother from County Mayo told me about being forced to go to school and getting a ruler across the palms of her hand if she, or any other student had the audacity to speak Gaelic. I am unfortunately monolingual.

    I just read an article today on Aletho, an interview with Francis Boyle about lawfare (war such as Israel waged against the Audacity of Hope flotilla, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you) but that Mr. Boyle called legal intifada. There was a bit of legal information on the natural gas resources under the Mediterranian & the various claims made by Lebanon, Turkey, etc.

    Perhaps you’d consider supporting the campaign to stop the $8,000,000.00 per day given by US to Israel? stoptheblankcheck.org
    No harm in asking, I hope.
    Best wishes, kate.

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