Secret Government & the CIA’s Efforts Against a Senate Report on Torture

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 11:38 am

“Despite the frequency of misguided practices and policies” within particular agencies, like the CIA, in the “national security” area of government, there are often very few whistleblowers. Abuses remain “well-concealed” even though they relate to “gravely wrongful or dangerous policies.” This is what Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has previously written. He’s also described how [...]

The CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee & the Culture of Impunity for Torture

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:18 pm

The remarks, which Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered on the floor of the Senate, was one of the more significant statements given by a United States senator in recent history. They clarified the extent to which the Central Intelligence Agency has worked to interfere and even intimidate senators and their staff, as they have worked to [...]

Top CIA Lawyer Involved in Torture Program Requested DoJ Investigate Senate Staffers Working on Torture Investigation

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:30 pm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a statement on the Senate floor this morning. It highlighted the role the CIA had played in interfering and even intimidating members and staff of the committee, who have worked on a 6,300-page study of the agency’s detention and interrogation program which involved [...]

Justice Department Has FBI Investigate Senate Staffers for ‘Unauthorized Removal’ of CIA Torture Documents

By: Friday March 7, 2014 9:43 am

The Justice Department has reportedly requested that the FBI conduct a criminal investigation into Senate staffers who have been involved in producing a study on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved torture. Time Magazine reported: The Justice Department has been asked to investigate whether Senate staffers improperly obtained and removed documents from [...]

Given Alleged CIA Spying on Senators, When Will Senate Intelligence Committee Release Torture Report?

By: Wednesday March 5, 2014 6:44 pm

Reported and alleged Central Intelligence Agency spying on Senate Select Committee on Intelligence members should only increase the effort by senators to have a report on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program released. McClatchy reports that the CIA Inspector General’s Office has requested that the Justice Department investigate “malfeasance” by the agency stemming from [...]

Pakistani Political Party Escalates Resistance Against US Drone Strikes By Naming CIA Station Chief

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 3:35 pm

A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director John Brennan of murder for their role in a recent drone strike in Hangu, where an Islamic school was targeted. The drone strike on November 21 killed six and, injured a “large number of [...]

Leaked Pakistan Government Report Confirms Dozens of Children Have Been Killed by US Drones

By: Monday July 22, 2013 6:16 pm

An assessment produced by the Pakistan government on dozens of drone strikes conducted by the CIA that was not intended to be released to the public has leaked. The document shows that dozens of children were killed by drones between 2006 and 2009. The report titled, “Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA,” was [...]

Why Isn’t the Name of the New Director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service Being Made Public?

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 6:23 pm

CIA director John Brennan has appointed someone to fill the position of National Clandestine Service (NCS) director. The individual, however, is apparently going to keep his undercover status. First, a key aspect of this news is the fact that the person appointed is not the woman, who had been serving as the acting director of [...]

Top Secret Intelligence Reports Show Obama’s Drones Aren’t Only Deployed Against Al Qaeda Leaders

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 6:39 pm

United States government officials like now-CIA director John Brennan have asserted individuals must be a “legitimate target under the law” in order to be targeted and killed. However, top secret intelligence reports indicate “drone strikes in Pakistan over a four-year period didn’t adhere” to such a standard. From McClatchy‘s Jonathan Landay, who happens to be one [...]

US Press Cover for CIA Again by Withholding Name of Controversial Acting Clandestine Service Chief

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 11:56 am

The acting head of the CIA’s clandestine service—the first woman to ever hold the position for any period of time—is being considered for the position. But, as reported, her professional history in the agency includes signing off on the destruction of torture tapes with former CIA Counterterrorism Center head, Jose Rodriguez. Establishment media organizations covering [...]

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