FBI Agents Were Deployed in Hundreds of JSOC Raids Conducted in Iraq & Afghanistan

By: Friday April 11, 2014 9:55 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed agents in hundreds of raids conducted as part of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report from The Washington Post. Journalists Adam Goldman and Julie Tate reported that JSOC, an elite military unit which retired [...]

Captain Phillips Goes to Libya: Why Are Navy Seals Sent to Shill for American Oil Companies and Seize a Libyan Tanker?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:36 am

So here’s today’s puzzler: when is it cool to take over a ship in international waters and when is it piracy? Captain Phillips Goes to Libya A major American movie this year was Captain Phillips. It told the story of a brave ship captain (played by American Hero Tom Hanks) and the brave Navy SEALS [...]

Muslim American Subjected to Rendition, Detention & Abuse Continues Effort to Hold FBI Agents Accountable

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 5:10 pm

Amir Meshal, a United States citizen born and raised in New Jersey, is a Muslim, who decided to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2006, in order to “broaden his understanding of Islam after the country’s volatile political situation had largely stabilized.” Yet, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing him in a lawsuit, [...]

Obama’s Rendition Operation in Libya: It’s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

By: Monday October 7, 2013 12:52 pm

Two raids were mounted by United States military forces over the weekend. One raid led to the rendition of a terror suspect from Libya to a naval vessel and the other raid was an operation in Somalia that failed.

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 [...]

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:45 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the [...]

Drones, Permanent War, Rand Paul’s Filibuster & John Brennan as New CIA Director

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 5:47 pm

The United States Senate confirmed John Brennan, who served as President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser and was a key architect of the Obama administration’s secret drone policy, to the position of CIA director today. The confirmation came a day after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) mounted a more-than-twelve-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Paul held up [...]

‘Dirty Wars’ Film Brings Global War on Terrorism Out of the Shadows

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 12:23 pm

“The world is a battlefield,” is the tagline for Dirty Wars, a documentary that premiered days ago at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film produced by Nation national security correspondent Jeremy Scahill and Big Noise Films director Rick Rowley attempts to bring the US global war on terrorism out of the shadows by spotlighting [...]

The Folly of Obama National Security Officials Making Their Own Drone ‘Rules’

By: Sunday January 20, 2013 1:06 pm

A “rule book” for drones that the administration of President Barack Obama has been developing is reportedly near completion, according to the Washington Post. Unnamed US officials told the newspaper the CIA is set to benefit from a “major exemption” that would allow them to continue conducting CIA drone operations without having to follow the rules. But [...]

French-Led Military Intervention Supported by US Destined to Transform Mali Into Bigger Quagmire

By: Monday January 14, 2013 2:05 pm

France and eight other countries, including the United States, are escalating an intervention in the African country of Mali. The offensive, according to French authorities, is being mounted to target Islamic extremists or al Qaeda-linked rebels who have “grabbed more territory in Mali, inching closer to the capital.” CBS News reported the ”United States is providing communications and [...]

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