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  • Erdogan's Dirty Dangerous ISIS Games

    11/27/2015 9:51:59 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    New Eastern Outlook ^ | August 24, 2015 | F. William Engdahl
    Turkey is a beautiful land, rich in resources, with many highly intelligent and warm people. It also happens to have a President who seems intent on destroying his once-proud nation. More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan's pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China,...
  • U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Destroy Russian Helicopter with CIA-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missile

    11/24/2015 10:31:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    An emergency NATO session has been called for later today following Turkey shooting down a Russian SU-24 aircraft earlier today -- reportedly the first incident of a NATO country shooting down a Russian or Soviet plane. But following that shoot-down as Russian rescue helicopters searched for the pilots of that airplane, at least one of the helicopters was destroyed by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels using a CIA-provided TOW anti-tank missile. The rebel group posted video of the destruction of the Russian helicopter: [VIDEO] In the video, the serial number of the missile stand can clearly be seen: [SCREENSHOT] As part of...
  • Ex-CIA chief: 'This is the most dangerous time'

    11/23/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former acting CIA Director Jack Devine says there is a greater risk of violence worldwide than ever before. "I think this is the most dangerous time in terms of sustained violence," he said on "The Cats Roundtable" in an interview airing Sunday on New York’s AM-970. "I have never felt more uncomfortable than I do today," he told host John Catsimatidis. "Some percentage of the world today is always either unbalanced or radicalized. When you have a small group of people who are willing to lose their lives and kill anyone they can, we're all vulnerable."
  • Russian airstrikes destroy 472 terrorist targets in Syria in 48 hours, 1,000 oil tankers in 5 days

    11/23/2015 4:27:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    RT ^ | 11-23-2015 | RT
    Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1,000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries. This blow against the jihadists comes as the Russian Air Force has hit 472 terrorist targets in two days in Syria, making 141 sorties. All Russian aircraft have successfully returned to the Khmeimim airbase near Latakia, Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a daily briefing.
  • US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

    11/21/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy. In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad "counterproductive” and “illegal" before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same terrorists who The White House insists are "sworn enemies." In short, Gabbard all but tells the American public that the government is lying to them and may end up inadvertently starting "World War III."
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Putin the 'Only Defender of Christianity' – Bashar Assad

    11/17/2015 11:47:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | 10:26 18.11.2015
    Syrian President Bashar Assad considers Russia's Vladimir Putin as the "only defender of Christian civilization one can trust.""When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Assad said in an interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. The Syrian leader also said that he would step down only if asked to by the Syrian people and the Syrian parliament, adding that the issue of his possible resignation had not yet been raised on an international level. Syria will only share intelligence information...
  • Putin 'forced Obama's hand' on ISIS: Russia hailed for making Jihadi John death 'possible'

    11/16/2015 2:31:55 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 16 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 14:57, Fri, Nov 13, 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    Putin 'forced Obama's hand' on ISIS: Russia hailed for making Jihadi John death 'possible' BRITISH butcher Jihadi John could not have been targeted WITHOUT Russia strongman Vladimir Putin stepping in and ramping up the pressure against Islamic State (ISIS), according to political commentators around the world. By Rebecca Perring PUBLISHED: 13:03, Fri, Nov 13, 2015 | UPDATED: 14:57, Fri, Nov 13, 2015 Putin has been hailed a "hero" after the British ISIS militant Mohammed Emwzi, AKA Jihadi John, was reportedly killed in a US drone strike alongside three other most wanted fighters. Although American military are responsible for the savage...
  • CIA Director Cites ‘Impact of Climate Change’ as Deeper Cause of Global Instability

    11/16/2015 4:20:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/15
    Speaking today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts see “climate change” as a “deeper cause” of the instability seen in places like Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen and Libya.“Mankind’s relationship with the natural world is aggravating these problems and is a potential source of crisis itself,” Brennan said at one point in his speech. “Last year was the warmest on record, and this year is on track to be even warmer.”“When CIA analysts look for deeper causes of this rising instability, they find nationalistic, sectarian, and...
  • CIA chief expects more Islamic State attacks

    11/16/2015 12:54:43 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Niti Central ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | AFP/Press Trust of India
    <p>Washington, Nov 16 (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan warned today that the attacks in Paris were likely not a "one off event" and that he expects Islamic State has more operations in the pipeline."</p> <p>Security and intelligence services right now are working feverishly to see what else they can do in terms of uncovering it," he said at a Washington think tank.</p>
  • CIA boss takes tougher stance against ISIS than Obama

    11/16/2015 11:47:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    Taking a noticeably darker tone than President Obama, CIA Director John O. Brennan warned Monday that the Paris terrorist attacks were not "a one-off event" and that intelligence officials anticipate the Islamic State has other sophisticated plots "in the pipeline." While Mr. Brennan said authorities are still trying to confirm the extent to which the Islamic State's Syria- and Iraq-based leadership played a role in Friday's deadly coordinated attacks, his remarks on the extremist group as a whole were notably tougher in tone and more alarmist than almost simultaneous comments President Obama was making at an international summit he was...
  • 1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack

    05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 93 replies · 564+ views
    AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon
    WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building. "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said. The report, entitled the "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?," described the suicide hijacking as one of several possible retribution...
  • Conspiracy Tale at Arpaio Contempt Hearing

    11/14/2015 9:13:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 87 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | November 13, 2015 | JAMIE ROSS
    After invoking the Fifth Amendment 220 times under five hours of questioning Thursday, an investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio blurted out an impassioned tale that the sheriff's office investigated the federal judge overseeing Arpaio's contempt-of-court hearing because the judge was "a victim" of the federal government's illegal seizure of his bank and IRS records. The court heard a number of audio recordings Zullo made with his iPhone... In another recording, former billionaire Tim Blixseth tells Arpaio that then-Senator Barack Obama had hired computer hackers to doctor Obama's birth certificate and change Florida voting records to alter redistricting efforts. Blixseth said...
  • Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?

    03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-25-2013 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    March 25, 2013 Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital? Richard Miniter For more than six months since the September 11, 2012 attacks on Americas diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, the Obama administration has been unwilling to turn over the names or whereabouts of any survivors. They may be hiding plain sight. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has learned that as many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.less than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Wolf cited two independent confidential sources for his information....
  • Filmmaker has "proof the Moon landings were a hoax"

    11/07/2015 11:30:18 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 157 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 7, 2015 | Rory McKeown
    THE Moon landings between 1969 and 1972 never took place and were staged by the US intelligence community, a controversial filmmaker has claimed. Bart Sibrel claims he has proof the CIA orchestrated the famous Apollo 11 moon landing - and believes no one has ever stepped on the lunar surface because it is too dangerous. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, Sibrel reckons mankind would have set up bases by now if it was possible to travel to the moon. And he believes the historic event took place in a film set and the crew were actors given instructions by...
  • US Responsible For Russian Airbus A321 Crash: American Researcher

    11/06/2015 4:26:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | November 3, 2015
    An American researcher says it is highly likely that the United States is responsible for the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt this week. On Saturday, the Airbus A321-200 broke up in midair and crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people on board. An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened; however, the airline has said that technical faults or human errors could not have caused the tragic crash. "New information from sources with contacts in the CIA are reporting that the US recently sold ships to Egypt in return for a drone base...
  • CIA, Saudis To Give "Select" Syrian Militants Weapons Capable Of Downing Commercial Airliners

    11/05/2015 7:45:55 AM PST · by amorphous · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Wednesday brought a veritable smorgasbord of "new" information about the Russian passenger jet which fell out of the sky above the Sinai Peninsula last weekend. First there was an audio recording from ISIS' Egyptian affiliate reiterating that they did indeed “down” the plane. Next, the ISIS home office in Raqqa (or Langley or Hollywood) released a video of five guys sitting in the front yard congratulating their Egyptian “brothers” on the accomplishment. Then the UK grounded air traffic from Sharm el-Sheikh noting that the plane "may well" have had an "explosive device" on board. Finally, US media lit up with...
  • Russia says Syria 'opposition' guided warplanes to bombing targets (co-opts CIA backed "rebels")

    11/04/2015 9:47:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 11/03/2015 | AFP
    Russia says Syria 'opposition' guided warplanes to bombing targets AFP 22 hours ago Moscow (AFP) - Russian jets bombed 24 targets in Syria Tuesday using coordinates supplied by "opposition representatives" -- the first time Moscow has claimed to work with opposition groups since the start of its air offensive. "The coordinates of all of these targets were given to us by opposition representatives," senior military official Andrei Kartapolov said, without specifying which groups Moscow had cooperated with. Kartapolov said Moscow's jets hit targets close to Palmyra, Deir Ezzor, Ithriya and eastern Aleppo with assistance from the opposition, destroying "terrorist" command...
  • Report: CIA Recruiting Israeli Soldiers [Michah 7]

    11/02/2015 5:14:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/02/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    IDF Intelligence officers have warned Israeli soldiers that the CIA may be trying to gain their confidence to obtain information that could reveal security information. The memo warns soldiers to “be aware and report any unusual incidents.” The IDF attached to its memo a copy of an article from a Israeli newspaper that once reported that American s serving in the IDF were extensively questioned when they visited or returned to the United States. The American government has ears and eyes in Israel, both on the spy level and within the consulate. One security officer in a community in Judea...
  • IDF warns soldiers: Beware of CIA recruitment

    11/01/2015 2:41:49 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/1/2015 | Staff
    Channel 2 reported Sunday that the information security department, part of the IDF's intelligence force, issued a call to its officers and soldiers to beware of recruitment attempts by the CIA
  • Congresswoman Calls US Effort To Oust Assad "Illegal," Accuses CIA Of Backing Terroists

    10/31/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Classified CIA Inspector General Report Strongly Condemning...

    10/28/2015 9:16:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 28, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Classified CIA Inspector General Report Strongly Condemning Agency Handling of Briefings and Interviews with the Entertainment Industry Report specifically criticizes CIAs briefings in which foreign nationals may have participated specifically criticizes CIA interface with Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it has received a previously classified December 2012 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) strongly condemning the agencys handling of briefings, interviews, visits, and other support given to the entertainment industry. The report specifically criticizes the CIAs granting of Secret level access...
  • Russia Takes Over Mid-East: Gets Green Light For Strikes In Iraq, Sets Up Alliance With Jordan

    10/24/2015 5:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/24/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once it became clear that Moscow and Tehran had jointly planned the incursion in Syria with Russia promising full air support and Iran pledging ground troops from Hezbollah, its various Shiite militias, and the IRGC, we immediately suggested that Iraq was next on the agenda after the Assad regime is restored.For those unfamiliar with the situation on the ground, we encourage you to read Who Really Controls Iraq? Inside Iran's Powerful Proxy Armies, in which we outline the extent to which Tehran effectively controls both the Iraqi military and the politicians in Baghdad.The US allows this because i) theres...
  • Putin: U.S. backing terrorists in the Middle East

    10/22/2015 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/15 | Kellan Howell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech on Thursday accused the U.S. of backing terrorism and playing a double game in the Middle East. Speaking at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Mr. Putin said the U.S. had attempted to use certain terrorist groups for its own interest. Its always hard to play a double game: to declare a fight against terrorists, but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your own favour, Mr. Putin said, the...
  • CIA Director John Brennan emails

    10/21/2015 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 21, 2015
    Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects. John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009--a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief. According to the...

    10/21/2015 12:45:34 PM PDT · by 100American · 45 replies
    https://wikileaks.org ^ | 21 October 2015
    Today, 21 October 2015 and over the coming days WikiLeaks is releasing documents from one of CIA chief John Brennan's non-government email accounts. Brennan used the account occasionally for several intelligence related projects. John Brennan became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in March 2013, replacing General David Petraeus who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in a classified information mishandling scandal. Brennan was made Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the commencement of the Obama presidency in 2009--a position he held until taking up his role as CIA chief. According to the...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • Gowdy appears to accidentally release CIA source's name

    10/19/2015 1:58:40 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/2015 | Josh Gerstein
    House Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy appears to have accidentally released the name of a CIA source in the midst of a back-and-forth with Democrats about how sensitive the information was and whether its presence in former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons private email account constituted a security breach. Gowdys aides blamed the State Department for the disclosure, and the agency acknowledged Monday a human error led to a failure to delete a name from the email in question.
  • Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in U.S. airstrike, Pentagon says

    10/18/2015 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/2015 | By Barbara Starr and Tim Hume
    The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group allegedly bent on attacking the West has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, U.S. officials said Sunday. Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose real name is Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, was the highest-ranking member of the Khorasan Group -- a collection of veteran al Qaeda jihadis which had moved into Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. He was killed in an airstrike in northwest Syria on Thursday, the statement said. Nasr, who was once al Qaeda's chief financial officer and had been designated a Specially...
  • Neil Cavutos Apology For Alleged CIA Fraudster Puts Pressure On Other Fox Hosts

    10/17/2015 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2015
    On Friday afternoon, Fox News host Neil Cavuto took the rather extraordinary step of delivering a lengthy apology over his shows use of Wayne Simmons as a terrorism expert, after it was revealed that Simmons had been arrested for allegedly lying about his ties to the Central Intelligence Agency. Cavuto told viewers that it has come to our attention that a frequent guest on this show might not have been who he purported to be
  • Fox News "Terror Expert" Wayne Simmons Arrested for Lying About Career as CIA Officer

    10/17/2015 6:34:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    blacklistednews ^ | October 16, 2015 | Blacklistednews
    Wayne Simmons has been arrested after a federal grand jury indicted him on "charges of major fraud against the United States, wire fraud, and making false statements to the government," including allegedly falsely claiming he worked for the CIA. Simmons was a frequent and favorite guest on Fox News, and was one of the conservative media's purported experts on the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Simmons joined several prominent conservative activists and media figures in calling for the House to convene a Benghazi Select Committee.
  • Fox News Analyst Arrested for Lying About Working as a CIA Agent

    10/15/2015 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 16, 2015
    A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was arrested on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades, US prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, bogusly portrayed himself as an Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000, the US Attorneys Office for Virginias Eastern District said in a statement. Simmons allegedly tried to use that claim to get government security clearances and work as a defense contractor. At one point he was deployed overseas as an intelligence adviser to senior...
  • Putin is deliberately targeting our forces

    10/15/2015 6:43:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/15 | Khaleda Rahman
    Russia is deliberately targeting U.S.-backed forces in Syria in an air campaign that has killed up to 150 CIA-trained rebels, according to an official. It comes as the two countries are set to hold talks in a bid to avoid clashes in the skies after it emerged that opposing jets have been conducting raids so close together that pilots have been able to see each other. Since Moscow began carrying out air strikes in Syria, there has been mounting evidence that the target is not solely Islamic State militants. A U.S. official, who believes up to 150 U.S. trained rebels...
  • Report: US, Turkish Intelligence Coordinated ISIL Leader's Transfer To Turkey For Treatment

    10/15/2015 5:49:28 AM PDT · by Strategy · 32 replies
    FNA ^ | October 14, 2015
    TEHRAN (FNA) - ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been transferred to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA after the notorious terrorist leader was severely injured in the Iraqi army's airstrike on his convoy in Western Anbar province, media reports disclosed on Wednesday. "The CIA has drone coordination with the Turkish intelligence organization to transfer al-Baghdadi to Turkey," the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying on Wednesday. The source said that two companions of al-Baghdadi who were also injured in the attack on the ISIL leader's convoy and were captured by the...
  • Russia Kills 150 CIA-Backed Syrian Rebels in Airstrikes

    10/14/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    Russia is deliberately targeting US-backed rebel forces in Syria. 150 CIA-backed Syrian rebels have been killed by Russian airstrikes. FOX News reported: Moscow is deliberately targeting U.S.-backed forces in Syria as part of a military campaign that has killed up to 150 U.S.-trained rebels, a U.S. official told Fox News. The claim comes as the U.S. and Russian militaries try to reach an agreement about flight safety in the skies over Syria. Officials from both countries are holding their third videoconference on the issue Wednesday, as U.S.-led coalition and Russian aircraft look to avoid collisions as they launch airstrikes into...
  • FBI confiscates 4 State Dept. servers

    10/13/2015 11:01:42 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    World Tribune Life ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI has seized nine White House computer servers as part of its probe into how classified information was compromised on State Department email system, according to people familiar with the investigation. Additionally six servers, which were located at the NSA Fort Mead headquarters building, were seized. They are being checked by technical analysts charged with determining how all communications to and from the state department were being routed via homeline parallel Soviet, and Clinton Foundation pathways as standard procedure, even prior to 2009 to 2013, said two people familiar with the probe. The people spoke on condition of anonymity....
  • Italy Probing U.S. Kidnapping Spy Role

    03/03/2005 10:37:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 03, 2005 at 22:26:04 PST | ANGELA DOLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ROME (AP) - An Italian prosecutor is investigating whether U.S. agents played a role in the alleged abduction from Milan of a suspected Islamic militant, according to news reports. The 41-year-old imam, identified as Abu Omar, disappeared in the northern Italian city in February 2003. Milan Prosecutor Armando Spataro is looking at whether he was seized in a CIA operation and flown to Egypt for interrogation, the Corriere della Sera and other newspapers have reported. Last week, the prosecutor visited a joint U.S.-Italian air base in Aviano to find documents on air and vehicle traffic that might shed light on...
  • Syria Kurds 'razing villages seized from IS' - Amnesty

    10/13/2015 11:43:01 AM PDT · by keat · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | October 13, 2015
    Kurdish forces have carried out a wave of forced displacement and mass house demolitions - amounting to war crimes - in northern Syria, a rights group says. A report by Amnesty International accuses the Popular Protection Units (YPG) of razing entire villages after capturing them from Islamic State (IS). This appeared to be in retaliation for residents' perceived sympathies with or links to the jihadist group, it says. The YPG has consistently denied accusations of forced displacements. However, the YPG - a key ally of the US-led international coalition against IS - and its political parent the PYD have admitted...
  • Former CIA Official: Clintons Email Could Have Been Literally Lethal For Outed Agency Source

    10/12/2015 4:00:32 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Chuck Ross
    An email that Hillary Clinton forwarded to her State Department aides as secretary of state that allegedly contained the name of a CIA source in Libya could have had lethal consequences, a former CIA official said Monday. Thats the holiest of holies inside CIA the true identity of a secret source, 34-year CIA veteran John Rizzo said during an interview on MSNBCs Morning Joe. The Morning Joe panel was discussing a recent story from Yahoo Politics reporter Michael Isikoff about an email that the State Department recently turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi that chairman Trey...
  • Jacki Daily Live at 2PM : Interview with Jim Woolsey

    10/11/2015 10:04:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/11/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Pretending to Be CIA Employee at Local High School

    10/10/2015 5:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    An Edmond man is facing a federal complaint after he allegedly pretended to be an employee of the CIA to get inside a local high school. On Friday, parents of students at Edmond North High School received a letter from the principal about an unusual incident at the school. We wanted to advise you that the North staff has been working today with federal law enforcement officials, regarding a male subject who identified himself in the schools office as a federal agent. This was a North parent who has previously identified his employer as a federal law enforcement agency; however,...
  • Declassified CIA report concluded director led 'cover up' of Kennedy assassination investigation

    10/10/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Fox News
    A declassified CIA report concludes former agency Director John McCone withheld information about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., according to a recent news story. The 2013 report, declassified last fall, concludes that McCone, who ran the spy agency when Kennedy was fatally shot in November 1963, kept information from the Warren Commission during its investigation into the assassination. The reports author, CIA historian David Robarge, writes that McCone and other top CIA officials were part of a "benign cover-up" to keep the commission focused on what the agency believed at the time was the "best truth ...
  • Will Anybody EVER Trust U.S. Again Now that Russians Have Bombed CIA-Backed Rebels to Smithereens?

    10/08/2015 2:03:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Why would they? And just think of the irony- Obama abandoned the (NATO member) Poles and Czechs to their own fate when he withdrew W's plans for missile-defense in central/eastern Europe...ostensibly to make nice with the Kremlin. But NATO pledges of support 'withindays' meanlittle when you'vealready been turned to ash. Then they watched in horror as Putin shredded Ukraine and put more missiles in Kaliningrad, right in Europe's face. NOW the Russians -who we supposedlysold-out NATO members to befriend- are showing the entire world what a bunch of feckless, undependable, and downright dangerous 'friends' the United States can be... as...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • Russian missiles 'hit IS in Syria from Caspian'

    10/07/2015 5:15:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 110 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct. 7, 2015
    Russia has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says. Mr Shoigu was quoted by Russian media as saying four warships launched 26 sea-based cruise missiles on 11 targets, destroying them.
  • Women Are Committing Suicide 'by the Hundreds' to Escape ISIS' Sex Slavery

    10/06/2015 2:19:38 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Yazidi woman who fled captivity at the hands of the Islamic State terror group has claimed that hundreds of others are taking their own lives rather than be subjected to sex slavery by the jihadists. "We just want them to be rescued," Ameena Saeed Hasan said in a CNN report. "Hundreds of girls have committed suicide.
  • Caller puts it ALL into perspective on the Middle East and the US Govt

    10/05/2015 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    I wonder if this guy is a Freeper? Anyhow, this caller "Burt" from Utah on a National Radio Talk Show, the Savage Nation really lays it out nicely about everything in the Middle East. You can doubt him if you want, but I believe "Burt" nailed it on the head. Starts at 1 hour and 24 minutes, goes through a break (don't worry there are no commercials), and the guy is still there. Just listen to it and let me know what you think.
  • Russia Destroys Islamic State Command Center in Syria

    10/03/2015 4:21:45 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 70 replies
    Telesur ^ | Published 2 October 2015 | Abby Martin
    Russian Defense officials reported its air force carried out 18 airstrikes this Thursday. They also destroyed a terrorist training camp. Russian Su-34 warplanes attacked and destroyed an Islamic State group command center and training camp Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The center is located in Maarat an Numan.
  • Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

    10/03/2015 10:26:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-02-2015 | By Laila Bassam and Andrew Osborn
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War. Senior U.S. and Russian officials spoke for just over an hour by secure video conference...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for no-fly zone in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/1/15 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In an apparent break with the Obama White House, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the creation of a no-fly zone inside Syria Thursday, the day after Russian warplanes started bombing rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of whats happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees, Clinton said in an interview with NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston after a campaign...