The Boston Bombings in Context: How the FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists By James Corbett

17 April 2013 — Global Research

The Boston Marathon bombing has provoked shock, grief and outrage from around the world. After decades of conditioning, the public automatically equates such terrorism with Muslim radicals. But the evidence shows that every major terror plot on American soil in the past 10 years has been fostered, funded and equipped by one organization: the FBI.

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Raddatz Misreports Raddatz on Syrian Weapons By Peter Hart

29 January 2013 — FAIR Blog

raddatzOn ABC‘s This Week (1/27/13), substitute host Martha Raddatz made a pretty remarkable claim about Syrian chemical weapons. During an interview with Sen. John McCain (hey, it’s a Sunday show, he <a style="color: #596d9f; text-decoration: underline;" title="FAIR Blog: John McCain: TV Talk’s Indispensable Man” href=””&gt;has to be a guest), she played a clip of an interview she did with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: Continue reading

Bradley Manning/Wikileaks Newslinks 9 January 2013

9 January

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning

Washington Post

A military judge refused Tuesday to toss out the case against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning but ruled that any sentence the Army private receives should be reduced by 112 days because of his mistreatment in confinement. Manning’s confinement at a …


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Wikileaks Newslinks 1 December 2012


Guards testify about confinement at Quantico brig of suspect in WikiLeaks case

Washington Post

FORT MEADE, Md. — Some former guards at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., are testifying against an Army private charged with sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-spilling WikiLeaks website. The guards are …


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Wikileaks Newslinks 23 December 2011

23 December 2011 —

WikiLeaks founder helped Army private get data, prosecutors say
Los Angeles Times
During closing arguments in the pretrial hearing of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, prosecutors flashed excerpts of chat logs to the courtroom that they alleged showed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coaching Manning on how to decode computer passwords to …,0,3196435.story

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Imperial Massacres By Alexander Cockburn

21 October 2011 — CounterpunchCounterPunch Diary—

Denied post mortem imagery of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the world now has at its disposal photographs of Muammar Qaddafi, dispatched with a bullet to the head after being wounded by NATO’s ground troops outside Sirte. Did the terminal command, Finish Him Off, come via cell phone from the US State Department whose Secretary, Hillary Clinton, had earlier called for his death, or by dint of local initiative?

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Syria Newslinks 23 August 2011

23 August 2011 —

Syria’s Death Told Reaches Over 2200 People
by Michele Kelemen A top UN Human Rights official says the death toll in Syria has climbed to over 2200 people, 350 of whom have been killed since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. High Commissioner Navi Pillay repeated her call for …

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 4 August 2011

4 August 2011 —

To Party Hack Rep. Nydia Velázquez, War and Liberties Are Political Weapons (blog)
Many times as editor of my local newspaper, The Bushwick News, I have tried to get our local representative in the House, Nydia Velázquez, to give her opinions on WikiLeaks and whistleblower Bradley Manning. It didn’t seem a reach to try to elicit some …

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Undermining the American People’s Right to Privacy: The Secret State’s Surveillance Machine By Tom Burghardt

13 December, 2009 — Global ResearchAntifascist Calling… – 2009-12-10

Following the Money Trail: Telecoms and ISPs

“Follow the money.”

And why not. As the interface between state and private criminality, following the money trail is oxygen and combustible fuel for rooting out corruption in high places: indelible signs left behind like toxic tracks by our sociopathic masters.

After all, there’s nothing quite like exposing an exchange of cold, hard cash from one greedy fist to another to focus one’s attention on the business at hand.

And when that dirty business is the subversion of the American people’s right to privacy, there’s also nothing quite like economic self-interest for ensuring that a cone of silence descends over matters best left to the experts; a veritable army of specialists squeezing singular advantage out of any circumstance, regardless of how dire the implications for our democracy.

In light of this recommendation researcher Christopher Soghoian, deploying the tools of statistical analysis and a keen sense of outrage, reaffirmed that “Internet service providers and telecommunications companies play a significant, yet little known role in law enforcement and intelligence gathering.”

That the American people have been kept in the dark when it comes to this and other affairs of state, remain among the most closely-guarded open secrets of what has euphemistically been called the “NSA spying scandal.”

And when the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted thousands of pages of documents “detailing behind-the-scenes negotiations between government agencies and Congress about providing immunity for telecoms involved in illegal government surveillance” last month, they lifted the lid on what should be a major scandal, not that corporate media paid the least attention.

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Bush threatened nations that did not back Iraq war: report – Yahoo! News

Bush threatened nations that did not back Iraq war: report – Yahoo! News:

Wed Sep 26, 4:04 PM ET

MADRID (AFP) – US President George W. Bush threatened nations with retaliation if they did not vote for a UN resolution backing the Iraq war, according to a transcript published Wednesday of a conversation he had with former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar.

In the transcript of a meeting on February 22, 2003 — a month before the US-led invasion of Iraq — published in El Pais newspaper, Bush tells Aznar that nations such as Mexico, Angola, Chile and Cameroon must know that the security of the United States is at stake.

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