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  • CIA 'Tortures' Muslims with 'Barney the Dinosaur', Bee Gees 'Saturday Night Fever', Meow Mix Theme

    04/23/2014 7:33:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 69 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tom Barnes
    11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror Imagine you are chained with your hands between your legs, crouching. You're isolated in a small, dark room with earphones you can't take off. Queen's "We Are the Champions" has been playing on repeat for 30 hours now at full volume, and you've lost your ability to think. It could go on for months. Music torture has been common practice for the CIA ever since it began its "enhanced interrogation program" in the early 2000s. The process is designed to "create fear, disorient … and prolong...
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • What Really Happed at the Bay of Pigs

    04/19/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    (You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea's Heartbreak Ridge. But...
  • NATO Commander Offers Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine

    04/18/2014 11:04:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Talk Radio 790 KABC ^ | Apr 17, 2014 6:14pm | Kirit Radia
    It’s a textbook example, the officials said, of the military art of deception that Russia calls “maskirovka,” or masking their appearance to blend in with local forces. The Russians have historically been very good at it and are proud of their capabilities. Last year, Russian state-run television news aired a story about the elite teams that train for exactly this kind of cloaked missions abroad.
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

    04/18/2014 7:06:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility. At mid-morning, my dad called my mom and told her that something was happening in Cuba. Our phone kept ringing as friends and neighbors spread the news. Humberto Fontova recalls the events of that day: ""Freedom is our goal!" roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. “Cuba is...
  • Pro-Russians Take Control of Ukrainian Troop Carriers

    04/16/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 | THOMAS GROVE AND GABRIELA BACZYNSKA
    (Reuters) - Armored personal carriers driven into the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk had been under the control of Ukrainian armed forces earlier on Wednesday, pictures taken by Reuters photographers showed. A soldier guarding one of six troop carriers now under the control of pro-Russian separatists told Reuters he was a member of Ukraine's 25th paratrooper division from Dnipropetrovsk. "All the soldiers and the officers are here. We are all boys who won't shoot our own people," said the soldier, whose uniform did not have any identifying markings on it. "They haven't fed us for three days on our base....
  • International Renaissance Foundation/ Open Society Foundations (OSF) [Ukraine] (George Soros...

    04/15/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The International Renaissance Foundation's mission is to foster an open, participatory, plaurlist society based on democratic values in Ukraine...
  • White House confirms Russian media reports that CIA director was in Kiev over the weekend

    04/14/2014 12:50:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    NEWSER ^ | 4-14-2014 | AP
    The White House is confirming that CIA Director John Brennan was in the Ukrainian capital over the weekend. White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Russian media reports of the trip to Kiev. Carney says Brennan's visit was part of a trip to Europe. Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is accusing the CIA of being behind the new government's decision to turn to force. But the CIA denies that Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations.
  • CIA was Involved in Benghazi Attack

    04/10/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    t has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004. In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • For The Umpteenth Time: Enhanced Interrogation Worked

    04/09/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/08/2014 | IBD
    Michael Morell purportedly exudes credibility on the Benghazi talking points. Well, the ex-CIA acting director also says roughing up terrorist prisoners helped catch Osama bin Laden. Morell noted that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, "the threat reporting about another possible attack was sky high" — including the possible use of nuclear weapons in New York City. Senior al-Qaida leaders in U.S. custody "were proving very, very difficult to interrogate because they were so ideologically committed, and they had counterinterrogation training," Morell emphasized. "So we weren't getting anything out of them, and we knew that they would know about...
  • During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence — pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled “Doctor Zhivago.” The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • Delays in Effort to Refocus C.I.A. From Drone War (Pentagon too incompetent???)

    04/06/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI
    In the skies above Yemen, the Pentagon’s armed drones have stopped flying, a result of the ban on American military drone strikes imposed by the government there after a number of botched operations in recent years killed Yemeni civilians. But the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone war in Yemen continues. In Pakistan, the C.I.A. remains in charge of drone operations, and may continue to be long after American troops have left Afghanistan. And in Jordan, it is the C.I.A. rather than the Pentagon that is running a program to arm and train Syrian rebels — a concession to the Jordanian government,...
  • Peter Matthiessen, Author and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86

    04/05/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
    Peter Matthiessen, a roving author and naturalist whose impassioned nonfiction explored the remote endangered wilds of the world and whose prize-winning fiction often placed his mysterious protagonists in the heart of them, died on Saturday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 86... Mr. Matthiessen was one of the last survivors of a generation of American writers who came of age after World War II and who all seemed to know one another, socializing in New York and on Long Island’s East End as a kind of movable literary salon peopled by the likes of William Styron, James Jones,...
  • CIA official dies in apparent suicide

    04/05/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/13 | Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists. Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation. The agency subsequently reported that several Senate...
  • I ran the CIA interrogation program. No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.

    04/05/2014 8:42:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2014 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is the former head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service
    People might think it is wrong for me to condemn a report I haven’t read. But since the report condemns a program I ran, I think I have justification. On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify and release hundreds of pages of its report on U.S. terrorist interrogation practices. Certain senators have proclaimed how devastating the findings are, saying the CIA’s program was unproductive, badly managed and misleadingly sold. Unlike the committee’s staff, I don’t have to examine the program through a rearview mirror. I was responsible for administering it, and I know that it produced critical intelligence...
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:10:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are...
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 5 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon.
  • SSCI votes to declassify Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program

    04/04/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-04-14 | Wordsmith
    Yesterday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly 11-3 in releasing to the public its 2012 report which concluded a 3-and-a-half year investigation into the CIA detention and interrogation program, implemented after 9/11. Senator Dianne Feinstein: “The Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon voted to declassify the 480-page executive summary as well as 20 findings and conclusions of the majority’s five-year study of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program, which involved more than 100 detainees. The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking. The report exposes brutality that stands in stark...
  • What if Secrecy Trumps the Constitution?

    04/03/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying the persons it wishes to spy upon, as the Constitution requires? What if this massive spying has come about because the NSA found it too difficult to follow the Constitution? What if the Constitution was written to keep the government off the people's backs, but the NSA and the president and some members of Congress have put the NSA not only on our backs, but in our bedrooms, kitchens, telephones and computers?...
  • So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

    04/02/2014 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Theoria · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 April 2014 | Alix Spiegel
    The morning I met Elaine Rich, she was sitting at the kitchen table of her small town home in suburban Maryland trying to estimate refugee flows in Syria.It wasn't the only question she was considering; there were others:Will North Korea launch a new multistage missile before May 10, 2014?Will Russian armed forces enter Kharkiv, Ukraine, by May 10? Rich's answers to these questions would eventually be evaluated by the intelligence community, but she didn't feel much pressure because this wasn't her full-time gig."I'm just a pharmacist," she said. "Nobody cares about me, nobody knows my name, I don't have a...
  • Senate set to seek declassification of CIA report; White House will decide what’s made public

    04/02/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 2, 2014 | By David Lightman, Marisa Taylor and Lesley Clark
    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday is expected to approve the declassifying of the findings, conclusions and executive summary of its $40 million report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving it to the White House to decide just how much of the 6,300-page investigation will actually become public. President Barack Obama’s decision on what to release could either startle the nation with details already described by Sen. Dianne Feinstein as “un-American and brutal,” or offer a sanitized version of the controversial tactics used in questioning terror suspects.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • NYT reporter: Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation

    03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen
    New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along “will be punished.” Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference — a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned...
  • NYT Reporter Risen: Obama administration is This Generation’s Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom’

    03/24/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Poynter.org ^ | March 24, 2014 | Andrew Beaujon
    “It won’t take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday. “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.” The New Yorker staff writer and CNN commentator was appearing on a panel as part of a conference called Sources and Secrets at the Times Center. A lot has already been written about the conference (links below), so I’m going to pull out a theme that appears again and again in my notes: How much protection do reporters really have with regard to...
  • NRA: Federal surveillance policies could lead to gun registry

    03/24/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    The National Rifle Association has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case in federal court in New York challenging the federal government’s data surveillance techniques, arguing the data collection violates the First Amendment and could undermine federal privacy laws that prohibit the formation of a registry of firearms or gun owners. The gun rights group is supporting a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to reverse a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that upheld the surveillance policies. The brief filed this month comes as privacy issues and government spying has once...
  • General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders..

    03/20/2014 6:53:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20 Dec 2008 | Tim Shipman
    General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book George S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of US leaders, according to a new book. By Tim Shipman in Washington 20 Dec 2008 The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives. The death of...
  • Freedom for Me, but Not for Thee

    03/20/2014 6:07:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Initially, I was gratified to learn that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was unafraid to take on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the issue of domestic spying. The CIA is limited by its charter to stealing secrets from foreigners outside the U.S. However, in a recent dust-up, Feinstein took to the Senate floor to accuse the CIA of spying on staff members of her committee while they were examining CIA documents in Virginia. This may be the first acknowledgment by any senior government official who walks the halls of the intelligence community that...
  • Slip Sliding Away…

    03/16/2014 7:28:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away - Paul Simon, Slip Sliding Away Paul Simon wasn’t singing about our liberty in his song, but the words apply to what’s happening in the Senate and to our Constitution. While President Obama was poorly reading cue cards between two ferns for a comedy website, a battle was brewing in the Senate. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused the Central Intelligence Agency “of ­secretly removing documents, searching computers used by the committee and attempting to intimidate congressional investigators by requesting an...
  • Allen West Blog:More Troubling Revelations About Benghazi: CIA Never Conducted Investigation

    03/14/2014 5:10:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Allen West ^ | March 14, 2014 | Allen West
    Just when you thought questions and controversy surrounding the Benghazi terror attack couldn’t get any worse, something else pops up. American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA’s inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened — despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees, reports Adam Housley of Fox News. I’d like to believe that since the CIA annex in Benghazi came under attack, the Inspector General of the CIA would want to...
  • The CIA Reminds Us Who's Boss

    03/13/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart ally of the nation's intelligence agencies, says she is appalled to learn they have been spying on her committee, ignoring federal law and possibly trampling on the Constitution in a heavy-handed targeting of innocent people. Hey! Maybe now she knows how the rest of us feel. Getting Feinstein to denounce the CIA is like trying to get Texas Republicans to disown Ted Nugent. As head of the Intelligence Committee, the California Democrat normally defends the spymasters no matter what. But even the longest rope is finite in length, and Feinstein has hit the end of...
  • CIA Director defends Koran, defines Islamic teaching

    03/14/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    kevinwhiteman.com ^ | March 12, 2014
    In the analytical and supposedly sectarian-neutral Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), its director John Brennan has publicly declared that the al-Qaeda terrorist network is improperly and purposefully misinterpreting the sacred writ of the followers of Mohammed, as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) on March 11, 2014. While responding during the question and answer segment of his visit to the Council on Foreign Relations, Director Brennan was asked of “the ‘war of ideas’ surrounding Islam, which the questioner said many Americans tend to equate with violence.” The intel honcho delved into the actual definition of what is the correct...
  • Torturing the Torture Study

    03/13/2014 3:51:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein "reluctantly" accused the CIA on Tuesday of spying on her committee. The CIA should be very afraid. DiFi has stood out as Langley's fiercest Democratic defender. Now she threatens to become the agency's biggest nightmare. Edward Snowden accused Feinstein of hypocrisy for protesting when spooks spy on Congress but not protesting when people spy on regular folk. Others hailed her for courageously standing up to CIA thuggery. Me? I cannot fathom why the CIA would pick this fight, although that doesn't mean Feinstein's wrong. How did this convoluted story begin? As every newspaper reader...
  • Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: 'Treason'

    03/12/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/12/14 | Kerry Picket
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said he is incensed about allegations the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it “treason.” “I think Senator Feinstein is as outraged as anyone and I share her outrage. I think the violation of the Constitutional separation of powers should be an offense of the highest level—virtually treason,” Issa told Breitbart News on Tuesday. “Spying on the executive branch—spying on Congress or violating the separation of powers as to the Supreme Court or as to Congress is effectively treason. Treason—it’s written up in the Constitution,” Issa said of Feinstein’s revelations, adding, “I...
  • The CIA “Brennan” VS The Senate “Feinstein”…. And Something Odd In The Joust!

    03/12/2014 4:57:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 40 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Sundance
    The issue at hand is essentially the CIA covertly monitoring the Senate Intelligence Committee as the Senate investigated the CIA. The problem stems from an obvious oversight issue where the CIA takes illegal action to monitor the Senate as they investigate. However, there’s something more within the behavior of the people involved. Dianne Feinstein is clearly outlining the CIA is violating the law. As a consequence the CIA claim to be following instructions from the Obama administration and the White House. That alone represents a big issue – However, the way CIA Director John Brennan is responding to the charges...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Di-Fi Scorned

    03/12/2014 4:40:44 PM PDT · by Noremac · 22 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 12, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    I totally see what hubby Richard Blum sees in Dianne - access to the ability to receive multi million dollar no-bid contracts for real estate leases to Fed agencies.   One thing you can say about Democrats. Nothing embarrasses them. Well, it would embarrass them if it could be proved they slipped up and did or said something that could be identified as sensible or honest – but they don't have anything to worry about there. Certainly Senator Dianne Feinstein won't be troubled or see the duplicity inherent in her vociferous complaints against the CIA. NBC News' Katie Hunt...
  • Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats' Great Satan

    03/12/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Oh, now they’ve done it. They picked on the wrong people this time. The C.I.A. has apparently been spying on Congress. I know. Who would have seen that coming? Spies spying on people? That’s like lawyers legislating or something. Oh wait…. So, Congress is really, really mad at the C.I.A. now. According to a story by the New York Times, the C.I.A. snooped on Senate staffers in order to find out how the Senate got internal C.I.A. documents, some of which were critical of “agency’s detention and interrogation program. Parts of the C.I.A. report cast a particularly harsh light...
  • Feinstein: CIA Searched Intelligence Committee Computers (Referred to DOJ for criminal probe)

    03/11/2014 6:51:14 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday publicly accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by her panel to investigate the agency's controversial interrogation program and said that an internal agency investigation of the action has been referred to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the activities of agency officials "May have undermined the constitutional framework" of congressional oversight. The situation amounted to an attempted intimidation of congressional investigators, she said, adding: "I am not taking it lightly."
  • Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network

    03/11/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 11, 2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress as part of its investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program.
  • CIA Accused Of Spying On Intelligence Committee

    03/10/2014 3:58:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | March 10, 2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Senator Mark Udall has written a blistering letter to President Barack Obama, claiming he knew of the “unprecedented action” of CIA spying on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which had prepared a critical 6,000-page report of torture policies. “As you are aware, the CIA has recently taken unprecedented action against the Committee in relation to the internal CIA review, and I find these actions to be incredibly troubling for the Committee’s oversight responsibilities and for our democracy,” wrote Senator Udall. “It is essential that the Committee be able to do its oversight work — consistent with our constitutional principle...
  • C.I.A. Employees Face New Inquiry Amid Clashes on Detention Program

    03/05/2014 4:45:43 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/2014 | MARK MAZZETTI
    The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between the agency and members of Congress and led to an investigation by the C.I.A.’s internal watchdog into the conduct of agency employees. (snip) The committee has spent several years working on a voluminous report about the detention and interrogation program, and according to one official interviewed in recent days, C.I.A. officers went as far as gaining access to computer networks used by the committee to carry out its investigation.
  • Kiev agitators 'trained in Poland' claims Putin

    03/04/2014 10:35:42 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 126 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 4 March 2014
    President Putin claimed on Tuesday that "well prepared" and organized protesters in Kiev who brought down the Yanukovych regime were "trained in Poland and Lithuania". In his first in-depth comments since the Russian parliament gave the green light for military action in Ukraine on Saturday, Vladimir Putin told a press conference in Moscow, "look how well they were prepared." "They underwent preparation in bases in Lithuanian and Polish border areas, and [of course] in Ukraine itself. Their instructors were ready for a lengthy time, you saw how they were prepared, like special forces, they were even divided up into squads,"...
  • Why U.S. Spies Get Putin Wrong

    03/03/2014 11:38:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo News ^ | 03/03/2013 | Eli Lake
    The last time Russian troops invaded one of its neighbors, the U.S. intelligence community was also caught off guard. The year was 2008 and the country was Georgia instead of the Ukraine. And just as in 2014, back then there were early signs that Moscow was serious—it was issuing visas to ethnic Russian speakers inGeorgia, like it's doing now in Ukraine. U.S. analysts just didn’t believe Russia would go as far as it did. Today, as in 2008, American policy makers have found themselves burned after trying to make Vladimir Putin a partner when Putin himself sees America as a...
  • Putin Smashes Washington’s Cocoon

    03/02/2014 10:43:15 AM PST · by mojito · 43 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 3/1/2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    A Politico report calls it “a crisis that no one anticipated.” The Daily Beast, reporting on Friday’s US intelligence assessment that “Vladimir Putin’s military would not invade Ukraine,” quotes a Senate aide claiming that “no one really saw this kind of thing coming.” Op-eds from all over the legacy press this week helped explained why. Through the rose tinted lenses of a media community deeply convinced that President Obama and his dovish team are the masters of foreign relations, nothing poor Putin did could possibly derail the stately progress of our genius president. There were, we were told, lots of...
  • Did CIA's Mike Morell Lie About Benghazi For Obama?

    03/01/2014 5:51:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Former CIA acting Director Mike Morell might be recalled for testimony to determine if he misled Congress and doctored the White House response to a terrorist attack to ensure President Obama's re-election. The administration's tangled web of Benghazi lies might be unraveling some more. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has told Fox News that Morell, a former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will likely be recalled to testify. The recall comes after new charges surfaced that Morell misled Congress about what he knew regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and when he...
  • Bombshell: British Intelligence Advisor; Obama Born In Kenya In 1960; CIA DNA Test

    02/26/2014 7:33:18 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 527 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | British Intelligence Advisor Barrister Michael
    Shrimpton reported Obama's purported mom was not pregnant in 1961 and that Obama was born in Kenya in 1960. He said Kenya was under British intelligence files and that Obama's father ran guns for the Mau Mau. He then dropped a bombshell claiming the CIA did covert DNA testing on Obama at a fundraising dinner and the test came back with no match to the claimed grandparents. Shrimpton said Rudy Giuliani's people knew and sat on the intelligence and further stated he spoke with Hillary Clinton's people and that they were quite interested.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Former CIA official accused of misleading lawmakers on Benghazi

    02/20/2014 8:00:35 PM PST · by what's up · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Among other discrepancies, Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee allege Morell insisted the talking points were sent to the White House for informational purposes, and not for their input -- but emails, later released by the administration, showed otherwise. "We found that there was actual coordination which could influence then -- and did influence -- what CIA conveyed to the committees about what happened [in Benghazi]," Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., told Fox News.
  • The "Ukraine Situation" Explained In One Map

    02/20/2014 4:34:22 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.20.14 | Tyler Garn
    Sadly, everything you need to know about the crisis in Ukraine in one worrisome map which summarizes all the relevant "red lines." Given this - is there any doubt this will not end with peaceful resolution. As Martin Armstrong warned this morning: BOTH the USA and EU will now fund the rebels as Russia will fund Yanukovych. At the political level, Ukraine is the pawn on the chessboard. The propaganda war is East v West. However, those power plays are masking the core issue that began with the Orange Revolution – corruption. Yanukovych is a dictator who will NEVER leave...