Posts Tagged ‘CIA’

Peter Dale Scott – Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

From Voltairenet:

Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

Is US Triumph in Drug-Addicted War possible?
Afghanistan: Opium, the CIA and the Karzai Administration

by Peter Dale Scott | Focus | According to Peter Dale Scott, there is no point in deploring the expansion of drug production in Afghanistan and the heroin epidemic gripping great parts of the world. Conclusions must be drawn from the established facts: the Taliban eradicated poppy cultivation; NATO promoted it; drug money corrupted the Karzai government but it is especially inside U.S. institutions that drug corruption is rife. Therefore, the solution does not lie with Kabul but with Washington.

Breaking the Calm – Musing on Misinformation & Morons

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

From Breaking the Calm

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Musing on Misinformation & Morons.

The net is abuzz with a rumor claiming that the CIA is behind a Wikileaks mirror that was hosted at  This rumor lacked any real evidence, yet was reported by many in the hacker/hacktivist community as fact.

The rumor was started by a comment on On Thursday, December 9th 2010 at 08:28 PM PST Reddit user isoteemu commented:

“I was going thru WikiLeaks mirrors list, and noticed a small oddity; was on netblock which belonged Central Intelligence Agency. It has now changed, but 010-12-08 12:27:34 (EEST) was still registered for CIA.”

Most users replied with more baseless speculation, while the few users asking for real evidence were drowned out by a beautiful circle-jerk of ignorance.

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Smearing the Wiki Messenger

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Hank P. Albarelli Jr – CIA’s Denial of Protecting Nazis is Blatant Lie

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

From Voltairenet:

CIA’s Denial of Protecting Nazis is Blatant Lie (Part 1)

by Hank P. Albarelli Jr.*

Leaks or revelations are often more compelling because of what they don’t reveal. Through Operation Paperclip, the U.S. organized a monumental transfer of black technology by actively recruiting Nazi scientists guilty of war crimes for employment by U.S. intelligence. In his three-part investigation, author H. P. Albarelli dredges up the part that was omitted from the recently-outed official report: the U.S. pointedly chose ’fervent’ Nazi scientists with experience in chemical, biological and radioactive warfare to become the architects of the CIA’s darkest military experiments involving human guinea pigs, as was the case in Nazi Germany.

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On 11 November 1954, thirty-nine of the German-born scientists who entered the United States through Project Paperclip were sworn in as U.S. citizens. Military Intelligence “cleansed” the files of Nazi references. By 1955, more than 760 German scientists had been granted citizenship in the U.S. and given prominent positions in the American scientific community. Many had been longtime members of the Nazi party and the Gestapo, had conducted experiments on humans at concentration camps, had used slave labor, and had committed other war crimes.

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WikiLeaks Cables Reveal US Tried to Thwart Spanish Probes of Gitmo Torture and CIA Rendition

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Andrew Kreig – DOJ Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

From News From Underground:

DOJ Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

by Andrew Kreig

Here’s why the Justice Department’s halt to its probe of CIA obstruction of justice involving torture looks like another whitewash.

The DOJ compromised its probe from the beginning in 2008 by assigning it to Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham, whom courts have twice implicated in suppressing evidence. In one of those cases, a federal judge rebuked him also for what she described as “severe misconduct” during cross-examination.

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Story cross-posted at:

Huffington Post
War Is A Crime,
OpEd News,
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Connecticut Watchdog
The Agonist,


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PressTV – CIA advisor: Extraordinary rendition legal

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

From PressTV:

CIA advisor: Extraordinary rendition legal

Fri Nov 5, 2010 1:47AM

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq exposed the US military practice of torturing detainees.

A top lawyer for the CIA has claimed that the practice of extraordinary rendition is legal, even in cases that lead to the torture of a suspect.

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Spencer Ackerman – CIA Gets New Internal Watchdog To Hate

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

From the Danger Room:

CIA Gets New Internal Watchdog To Hate

By Spencer Ackerman

David B. Buckley, you lucky ducky, you just got one of the most thankless jobs in government. Buckley came on board yesterday as the new CIA inspector general, the internal-affairs watchdog for the nation’s chief spy agency. If history is any guide, he’s in for a world of bureaucratic pain.

CIA Director Leon Panetta was all smiles about Buckley in a statement released this afternoon. Not only did he praise the “absolute integrity and commitment to the rule of law” of the ex-Treasury Department inspector and longtime Hill staffer, but he said a “robust, independent” inspector general is “essential to our success.”

Sure, he says that now. But for practically Panetta’s entire tenure, the agency has been without an inspector general. During that time, the CIA massively upped its drone strikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan, an operation that United Nations officials and some U.S. law professors consider legally dubious.

And the reason why there hasn’t been a CIA inspector general for the last 14 months is instructive when considering the headaches that Buckley is likely to inherit. The last inspector, John Helgerson, conducted a thorough investigation into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogations,” finding that agency interrogators waterboarded a top terrorist 183 times in a single month and staged mock executions to get others to talk.

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Riz Khan – Secret CIA Prisons

October 6, 2010 Leave a comment
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Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque

September 12, 2010 Leave a comment

From The New York PolitickerThe New York Observer:

Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque

By Mark Ames – September 10, 2010

So far, the debate over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero has unfolded along predictable lines, with the man at the center of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, drawing attacks from the right painting him as a terrorist sympathizer with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

But meanwhile, links between the group behind the controversial mosque, the CIA and U.S. military establishment have gone unacknowledged.

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