As Destruction Of Chemical Weapons Begins In Syria CIA Escalates Aid To Rebels

By: Monday October 7, 2013 10:25 am

After the Assad government in Syria responded to a (likely unscripted) ultimatum by Secretary of State Kerry by agreeing to destroy their chemical weapons, the CIA is stepping up military aid to the people trying to overthrow Assad. Talk about mixed messages – please give up those dangerous weapons so we can help destroy you. [...]

BuzzFeed Hacks Away At Mint Press News’ Syria Story

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:14 am

Viral media and cat picture experts BuzzFeed decided to once again enter the fray of actual journalism, it didn’t go well. Known for mostly writing and rewriting press releases and practicing access journalism (which is to say not-journalism) the listcle masters decided they would tell the “inside story” of Mint Press News. The authors of [...]

Did Iran Win The US-Iraq War?

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 12:04 pm

A central claim in a new story published by the New Yorker is that the real victor in the 2003 war between the US and Saddam governments was the Islamic Republic of Iran. Profiling Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Qods Force, a division of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the article describes how [...]

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 11:28 am

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has sent a series of questions to the Obama Administration regarding the authorization for the use of military force on Syria. According to documents obtained by Firedoglake, the CPC asked a total of 67 questions ranging from the evidence itself to the possible consequences from the strike on US security [...]

US Officials: Attack On Syria May Lead To War With Iran

By: Friday September 6, 2013 11:17 am

According to the Wall Street Journal, an attack by President Obama on the Assad government in Syria will lead to a series of retaliatory strikes by Iran and affiliates on US targets. Now a war with Iran is on the table. The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack [...]

Putin Calls Kerry A Liar As Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says America Will ‘Suffer Loss’ In Syria

By: Thursday September 5, 2013 8:21 am

The attempt by the Obama Administration to bring the international community together for a war on Syria is not going well. First the UN refused to support the action, then the British Parliament balked, and now Russia and Iran are starting to heat up the rhetoric used to oppose the war. Russian President Vladimir Putin [...]

AIPAC Endorses War With Syria, Will Help Obama Lobby Congress

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 7:23 am

Pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC has decided to endorse President Obama’s military attack on Syria apparently unconcerned about a wider war threatening Israeli interests. According to AIPAC’s statement, part of the motivation for support are concerns over Iran developing a nuclear weapon. AIPAC’s all in on Syria. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the nation’s primary [...]

Kerry Labels Assad ‘Hitler’ Despite Dining With Him, British Sold Syria Chemical Weapons For Civil War

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:46 am

It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads. Kerry – who compared [...]

CIA Files Show America Helped Saddam Hussein As He Gassed Iran

By: Monday August 26, 2013 7:30 am

As the United States government prepares for war with Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack, a report by Foreign Policy magazine details CIA files that prove that the U.S. knew Saddam Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history and provided him assistance anyway. Previously it was a matter of debate [...]

CIA Finally Admits Role In Iran Coup

By: Monday August 19, 2013 9:18 am

Well that only took 60 years. The CIA has finally admitted to its role in the coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected leader and replaced him with the Shah – a tyrant whose brutality set the stage for the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The revolution involved the storming of the U.S. embassy in Iran leading [...]

Former Intel Director Driving Surveillance State Forward For Profit

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:00 am

John Michael “Mike” McConnell, the former Director of National Intelligence and now Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, is making a lot of money off you. Nothing in the information age is more valuable than information and McConnell is working hard to create value for himself. After leaving public service McConnell leveraged his government connections [...]

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