Posts tagged with ‘CIA’

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Where to now: Iraq today?

by FG

Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government came to power four years ago. He’s had ample opportunity to uncover, as Deputy Prime […]

On Torture: The American Malaise

by FG

On Torture: The American Malaise Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC […]

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

by FG

 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability Clive Hambidge. Part One Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’ “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. […]

The American Manifest Destiny

by FG

The American Manifest Destiny Clive Hambidge Killing from afar Americans and their European poodles coiffeured red white and blue in American power salons  are unlawfully targeting, and killing from afar, suspected militants  innocent bystanders, and helpers, labelled “collateral damage,” whilst avoiding more politically toxic body bags containing  returning American “heroes” to military bases and more […]

The Mystery of Arafat’s Death

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The Mystery of Arafat’s Death Ray McGovern Exclusive: In 2004, when Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat suddenly fell ill and died, suspicions swirled that he might have been poisoned, but no autopsy was performed. Now, nearly eight years later, his death is getting new scrutiny, though ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern doubts a complete answer will ever […]

Obama Adminsitration Silencing Palistani Drone-Strike Lawyer

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Obama Adminsitration Silencing Palistani Drone-Strike Lawyer Medea Benjamin  “Information Clearing House” — When is the last time you heard from a civilian victim of the CIA’s secret drone strikes? Sure, most of them can’t speak because they’re deceased. But many leave behind bereaved and angry family members ready to proclaim their innocence and denounce the […]

How to Leave Guantánamo: Via a Plea Deal, or In A Coffin

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How to Leave Guantánamo: By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin Andy Worthington Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half years in secret CIA […]

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

by FG

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that […]

Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]

Officials: CIA to Stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for Years After Wars

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Officials: CIA to Stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for Years After Wars Jason Ditz Baghdad-Based CIA Spying on Maliki Government US officials said today the CIA is planning to maintain a large and secretive presence inside both Iraq and Afghanistan long after the US occupations of those nations end. In Iraq, which US troops have already left, […]

Marine gets no jail time in killing of 24 Iraqi civilians

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What role has US Intelligence played in Tibetan riots in history? The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) involvement in channeling covert support to the Tibetan secessionists goes back to the mid-1950s. The Dalai Lama was on the CIA’s payroll from the late 1950s until 1974: The CIA conducted a large scale covert action campaign against Chinese […]

The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

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The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now John Pilger WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange talks to demonstrators while leaving a court appearance for a verdict on an extradition request in London, February 24, 2011. This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in […]