CIA

San Diegan With Extremist Right-Wing Agenda Runs His Own Private CIA

January 24, 2011 by Source
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Former Contras Founder Pushes Right-Wing Agenda While Contracting With American Agencies Editor: San Diegan and former spook for the CIA, Duane Clarridge, now runs his own private spy agency.  A one-time founder of the Contras – the Nicaraguan right-wing group whose funding got Ronald Reagan in trouble – Clarridge pushes his own extreme views while […]

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Spilling Secrets Ain’t Fun – A Cautionary Tale for Would-be Wiki Leakers

December 10, 2010 by Doug Porter
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I’ve been following the daily news stories connected with the actions of the four year old Wikileaks group, a website with a mission of shedding light on governmental and corporate abuses of power. This is a fast moving story involving revelations, governmental reactions, and the activities of various shadowy “hacker” groups. It is a conspiracy […]

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Chemicals and Secret LSD: Pentagon Details Cold War Mind-Control Tests

May 13, 2010 by Source
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by Katie Drummond / wired / May 11,2010

More than 30 years after it was written, the Pentagon has released a memorandum detailing its involvement in the CIA’s infamous Cold War mind-control experiments.

But a warning to conspiracy theorists on the lookout for new fodder: This isn’t quite Men Who Stare at Goats II.

The 17-page document (.pdf), “Experimentation Programs conducted by the Department of Defense That Had CIA Sponsorship or Participation and That Involved the Administration to Human Subjects of Drugs Intended for Mind-Control or Behavior-Modification Purposes,” was prepared in 1977 by the General Counsel of the Department of Defense and released on May 6 after a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Despite the old Union-Tribune, we still have democracy

May 7, 2009 by Frank Gormlie

On May 6th, the “new” Union-Tribune, under new management, ran an editorial, entitled “Bible of democracy”. It quoted Walter Lippmann who called newspapers “the bible of democracy”.

Is this a description of the old Union-Tribune? Hardly.

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My Tortured Decision – top FBI agent comes ‘clean’ on torture

April 23, 2009 by Source
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By Ali Soufan

FOR seven years I have remained silent about the false claims magnifying the effectiveness of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. I have spoken only in closed government hearings, as these matters were classified. But the release last week of four Justice Department memos on interrogations allows me to shed light on the story, and on some of the lessons to be learned.

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First Step in Normalizing Relations With Iran: Apologize for the Shah

February 8, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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There is a new opening right now for US and Iranian relations. Mainstream media reported that on Saturday, Feb. 7th, Vice President Biden, while in Munich, Germany, for an international security conference, offered “an olive branch” to Iran – and Russia. Ali Larijani, Iran’s head of parliament, in his response address, indicated a new willingness to deal.

AFP reported:

On Iran, Biden repeated that the US was ready to talk to Tehran after three decades of frozen relations. “We will be willing to talk to Iran, and to offer a very clear choice: continue down the current course and there will be continued pressure and isolation; abandon the illicit nuclear programme and your support for terrorism and there will be meaningful incentives.”

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Bush’s Spooks Are Spooked

January 7, 2009 by Doug Porter
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President Elected Obama’s unexpected choice of Leon Panetta as Director of the CIA has certainly raised a few eyebrows on Capital Hill and in the news media. Key Democratic Congressional leaders and more than a few of the former-CIA-turned-media-talking- heads have gone public with their disappointment/reservations.

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