Podcast: The Iran Nuclear Deal, AIPAC Losses & the Charade Around Iran Being ‘Looming Threat’

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 10:07 am

An intensive effort by Israel and its backers has been underway to scuttle an international deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Israel and its major lobby in the United States, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has been suffering defeats as it tries to fight a deal, which it does not want because, if the [...]

New York Times Knew Missing American in Iran Was Working for CIA Back in 2007

By: Friday December 13, 2013 3:53 pm

A major story on a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran was published by the Associated Press yesterday. It revealed details on a coverup at the Central Intelligence Agency to cover up the fact that the agent, Robert Levinson, had been “recruited as a spy by a rogue group of analysts inside the [...]

Interim Nuclear Deal with Iran Does Not Isolate Israel Nor Signal a Shift by the United States

By: Monday November 25, 2013 3:44 pm

A common perception that has emerged is that a six-month interim nuclear deal with Iran isolates Israel or appears to signal some kind of a shift on the part of the United States. If anything, it exemplifies the ease in which Israel can rely on the P5+1—Russia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the [...]

The Dumbest Article You’ll Read This Week About Iraq

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 9:19 am

Smell that? Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in the US this week, meeting with officials in hopes of getting more US assistance, including lots of weapons he says he needs to fight terrorism, or Syria, or whatever (whatever=killing more Sunnis.) You can expect lots of dumb, uninformed comment about this visit. To save Firedoglake [...]

Retired General Cartwright as Alleged Stuxnet Leaker & Why Media Expressed Disbelief

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 9:27 am

Retired General James “Hoss” Cartwright had been described as “Obama’s favorite general.” He was a four-star Marine Corps general who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He had apparently “impressed the White House with his intellect and expertise on the modern technology of national security, including on nuclear weapons, missile defense and [...]

Legal Review of Presidential Power to Engage in Preemptive Cyber Strikes to Remain Secret

By: Monday February 4, 2013 10:47 am

A recently published story from the New York Times reports a “secret legal review” has been conducted on the use of cyber warfare by the United States. It concluded President Barack Obama has “the broad power to order a preemptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad.” Unnamed [...]

US Drone Strikes, Cyber Attacks Carried Out Under Cover of the Christmas Holiday

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 11:25 am

On Christmas Eve, a US drone attacked a vehicle and killed at least two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Bayda province of Yemen. The attack happened in the early evening in the country. It was believed a “mid-level al Qaeda Yemeni operative,” Abdel-Raouf Naseeb, was one of the men killed. It was the [...]

Reporters Without Borders: Deadliest Year for Journalists

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Eighty-eight journalists and forty-seven citizen journalists were killed in 2012, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The press freedom group noted this was the deadliest year since it began keeping track of journalist deaths in 1995. By the numbers, the rate of journalist deaths went up 33%. Eight hundred and seventy-nine journalists [...]

Obama’s Secret Directive Keeps Evolving Cybersecurity Policy Concealed

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 6:29 pm

President Barack Obama has issued and signed a secret presidential directive that the Washington Post reports is “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” The directive—Presidential Policy Directive 20—will reportedly make it possible for [...]

WikiLeaks Releases the Syria Files

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 7:45 am

WikiLeaks, known for its releases of the “Collateral Murder” video, the Afghan & Iraq War Logs and the US State Embassy cables, began a release of the Syria Files. The files, according to the media organization, consist of over two million emails from “Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to [...]

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