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The US Has a Long History of Weaponizing Aid to Other Countries 24.5.2020
There is a covert U.S. strategy in which humanitarian aid is weaponized not by withholding it, but by providing ...
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Trump is on the verge of repeating a historic disaster as he continues to push virus hoax 22.5.2020 Raw Story
There’s a meme that appears now and then on Facebook and other social media: “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” That’s funny. What’s not is that the Trump administration and its coterie of China-bashers, […]
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Trump’s “Blame China” Strategy Echoes Bush’s Targeting of Iraq 21.5.2020
In shifting attention from its own bungling of the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. is raising tensions with ...
How To Explain 'Unmasking' To Your Facebook Friends 14.5.2020 Crooks Liars
This whole fake "unmasking" fake "scandal" from Hannity is easy to understand, actually. It's about pizza delivery guys. There's a US SPY in the National Security Group. We find out about it because we are listening in on RUSSIAN SPY conversations. The Government is not allowed to report on US Citizens except when there's evidence that SPYING is going on. So if RUSSIAN SPIES order a pizza, that pizza guy is not going to be put on a watch list. But if the RUSSIAN SPIES talk secrets with someone at THE PENTAGON, people like THE PRESIDENT need to know that. That's called "unmasking." The President gets to know the name of the US citizen AT THE PENTAGON who is trading secrets with RUSSIAN SPIES. This protects pizza guys but "unmasks" US citizens who are doing SPY stuff. Michael Flynn was CAUGHT when his voice was taped listening in on RUSSIAN SPY conversations. This was such a huge deal that the CIA went through channels to "unmask" Michael Flynn, and tell the president that there's this guy trying to make ...
America’s lawless president confronts its untrustworthy intelligence community 2.5.2020 Raw Story
“There is no ‘deep state’—not in the conspiratorial way that Donald Trump uses the term,” writes David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, in his new book, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s “Deep State.” “In dozens of interviews, no current or former government officials told me they had seen evidence […]
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Trump officials are pushing spy agencies to pursue ‘unsubstantiated’ conspiracy theory 30.4.2020 Raw Story
As critical as President Donald Trump has become of the Chinese government’s initial response to coronavirus, he has something in common with Chinese officials: Trump, at first, failed to take the COVID-19 threat seriously. Exactly how COVID-19 started has been debated by health experts; a conspiracy theory on the far right claims that the deadly […]
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A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Be Enough — We Need a Plan to Distribute It 16.4.2020
To be effective, the vaccine must be accessible and affordable to people of all socioeconomic stripes ...
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Coronavirus: How will it change national security and spying? 2.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
The pandemic has raised questions about whether global health should be a more central part of national security.
Two former CIA women tell their spy stories 17.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
People who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency used to be mostly all men. But Jonna Mendez spent nearly three decades there and served as the CIA's head of disguise. You'll hear her story this hour, along with former CIA undercover agent Amaryllis Fox.
Jury hung in case of CIA coder accused of cyberweapon leak 9.3.2020 Raw Story
A New York federal judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury failed to convict a former CIA programmer accused of passing the agency’s most valuable hacking tools to WikiLeaks, deeply hobbling its online spying operations. The government had said that Joshua Schulte gave the anti-secrecy group the “Vault 7” collection of hacking tools, malware, […]
The dark secrets and ‘fiscal insanity’ plaguing Trump’s latest Pentagon’s budget 3.3.2020 Raw Story
Hold on to your helmets! It’s true the White House is reporting that its proposed new Pentagon budget is only $740.5 billion, a relatively small increase from the previous year’s staggering number. In reality, however, when you also include war and security costs buried in the budgets of other agencies, the actual national security figure comes in […]
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Actual National Security Budget Is Nearly Twice as Much as Announced Budget 3.3.2020
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At $1.21 trillion, the actual national security budget is almost twice the size of the announced Pentagon budget.
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Ex-CIA chief John Brennan blasts Trump’s ‘virtual decapitation’ of spy agencies 21.2.2020 Raw Story
Former CIA director John Brennan warned that President Donald Trump had effectively decapitated the intelligence community by placing an inexperienced partisan atop the nation’s spy agencies. Brennan, who served a variety of roles under six presidents, appeared Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to explain why the leadership change represents a national security crisis. “I didn’t […]
Trump criticised for appointing loyalist Grenell as acting spy chief 20.2.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Critics are concerned the president has appointed a loyalist with no experience to a key cabinet role.
Swiss Crypto AG spying scandal shakes reputation for neutrality 16.2.2020 BBC: World
The revelation that foreign intelligence used a Swiss company's devices for spying provokes outrage.
US and German spies plundered global secrets via Swiss encryption firm: report 12.2.2020 Raw Story
US and German intelligence services raked in the top secret communications of governments around the world for decades through their hidden control of a top encryption company, Crypto AG, US, German and Swiss media reported Tuesday. The Swiss company was a top supplier of devices for encoding communications to some 120 countries from after World […]
Swiss machines 'used to spy on governments for decades' 12.2.2020 BBC: World
Secret control of a Swiss device enabled the US and Germany to collect classified information, reports say.
Iran sentences man to death for spying for the CIA 4.2.2020 BBC: World
The judiciary alleges that Amir Rahimpour passed on information about the Iranian nuclear programme.
Operation Encore and the Saudi connection: A secret history of the 9/11 investigation 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Behind the scenes, a small team of FBI agents spent years trying to solve a stubborn mystery — whether officials from Saudi Arabia, one of Washington’s closest allies, were involved in the worst terror attack in U.S. history. This is their story. On the morning of Sept. 11 last year, about two dozen family members […]
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Here’s what Trump doesn’t understand about the ‘deep state’ 15.1.2020 Raw Story
This seems like a strange moment to be writing about “the deep state” with the country entering a new phase of open and obvious aboveground chaos and instability. Just as we had gotten used to the fact that the president is, in effect, under congressional indictment, just as we had settled into a more or less […]
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