Archive for the ‘CIA’ Category

Stewart: CIA hopes Wall St. geniuses will help other ‘calm, stable countries to collapse’

July 1, 2009

Jon Stewart wants to know why the CIA is recruiting former Wall Street bankers.

According to Reuters, the CIA recently “held interviews on June 22 at a secret location in New York” after posting ads targeting laid off Wall Street workers.

CIA Topples Honduran President To Protect Drugs Trade?

June 29, 2009

In 2008, Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras, openly called for the legalization of drugs as a way to tackle drug-trafficking violence.

Reportedly, the CIA and elements of the CIA-backed military in Honduras have been involved in the drugs trade.

On 29 June 2009, the CIA reportedly used the Honduran military to oust Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president of Honduras.

Kissinger & The CIA’s Color Revolution in Iran

June 22, 2009

We all know that the CIA has been involved in several coup d’états ever since President Harry S. Truman spawned this creature. Hell, they’ve even done it once before in Iran, in 1953. And I think we also know that Iran has been in the crosshairs of the neocons, neoliberals and other policy makers for quite a while. Even the RAND Corporation has been lobbying for another world war to save the U.S. economy.

And that, I think is reason enough to consider the possibility that the spooks might have their dirty little hands in this one as well. It is of course their modus operandi.

CIA and ISI together created Taliban, says Zardari

May 13, 2009

In a new revelation, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the CIA of the United States and his country’s ISI together created the Taliban.

“I think it was part of your past and our past, and the ISI and CIA created them together,” Zardari told the NBC news channel in an interview

Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

May 13, 2009

Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea.

Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq.

Zadari: Osama was an “Operator” for the United States

May 11, 2009

In the interview here, NBC’s David Gregory completely ignores Pakistan president Asif Ali Zadari when he declares that Osama bin Laden was an “operator” for the United States. Gregory wants to know if Zadari believes Osama is alive. He wants to know why Pakistan has not gone after Bin Laden.

U.S. has a 45-year history of torture

May 6, 2009

As President Obama grapples with accusations of torture by U.S. agents, I suggest he consult the former Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle.

I first contacted Daschle in 1975, when he was an aide to Sen. James Abourezk of South Dakota, who was leading a somewhat lonely campaign against CIA abuses.

At the time, I was researching a book on the United States’ role in the spread of military dictatorships throughout Latin America. Daschle arranged for me to inspect the senator’s files, and I spent an evening reading accounts of U.S. complicity in torture. The stories came from Iran, Taiwan, Greece and, for the preceding 10 years, from Brazil and the rest of the continent’s Southern Cone.

Court allows landmark torture renditions case to proceed

April 29, 2009

Scarborough: ‘Rational fear’ justifies torture

April 28, 2009

In debating the use of torture on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed a concern that “fear and reality will overtake morality.” However, host Joe Scarborough did not see that as a problem and seemed to believe it was completely appropriate for what he called “rational fear” to far outweigh morality.

“They’re not going to get any intelligence,” Scarborough said of President Obama’s recent declaration that the United States no longer uses torture. “You have FBI agents that have come out — and it’s laughable — them criticizing the CIA. … The CIA has to rely on what the CIA and people have relied on for years, what American interrogators in every war have relied on.”

‘New’ evidence of secret CIA detention site in Poland reported by Raw Story 2 years ago…

April 28, 2009

Der Spiegel reports this morning of ‘new’ evidence of a torture prison housed at the Polish military airbase of Stare Kiejkuty, north of Szymany. It’s certainly an important revelation, and it was just as important in March 2007 when Raw Story originally identified Stare Kiejkuty as being part of the CIA’s secret rendition and detention program.