Posts Tagged ‘CIA’

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Fethullah Gülen

 

Mostly speculative. We don’t know who was behind the coup. It may have been Erdogan himself. As Erdogan has been the greatest supporter of ISIS I have no problem with him being deposed, but not by worse people. It’s a bit of an enigma inside a mystery at this point.

 

CIA

 

Just today, in Newsweek, a pretty good summation:

When the Shawal Valley strike occurred, D’Andrea was already was a controversial figure in intelligence circles. He was one of the agency’s officials who failed to keep track of Nawaf Al-Hamzi, one of the 9/11 hijackers, after he entered the United States. As The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer wrote in her book The Dark Side, the CIA knew Al-Hamzi was in the United States. An FBI officer named Doug Miller who wasattached to the agency’s Osama bin Laden–tracking unit typed up a memo about Hamzi, hoping to share the tip with the FBI so they could locate the suspected terrorist. “But his boss, a CIA desk officer in the Bin Laden unit of the Counterterrorist Center who is identified by the 9/11 commission only as ‘Mike’ told Miller to hold off on sending the memo,” Mayer wrote. “After the second try, Miller dropped the matter.” Three hours after “Mike” gave that order, he inexplicably told his CIA superiors that the tip had, in fact, been passed to the FBI. “The CIA assumed from then on that it was,” adds Mayer. “But it wasn’t.”

Real History

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The measure, which defines the entertainment industry broadly, follows a series of reportspublished by VICE News over the past year detailing the agency’s role in the production of 22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011. They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs;and books including The Devil’s Light by Richard North Patterson.

 

A Senate committee wants to crack down on spy agencies’ cozy relationship with Hollywood

 

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This is historical. The CIA admits things fifty years after they are relevant.

MEMO SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON CIA’S NETWORK OF JOURNALISTS

 

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CIA psychologists admit creating post-9/11 ‘torture’ practice for $81mn

Both James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen admitted“in part” that they produced a document for the CIA called “Recognizing and Developing Countermeasures to Al-Qaeda Resistance to Interrogation Techniques: A Resistance Training Perspective.”

 

 

Abu Zubaydah was mentioned. Read the background on Zubaydah and what actually happened.

 

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Daniel Hopsicker:

ORLANDO SHOOTING DAD A LONGTIME CIA ASSET

Seddique Mateen ran for president of Afghanistan and had a TV show paid for by US tax money through Voice of America.

 

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Unaccountable murder around the world, and NBC sells it to the masses by any means necessary. How would they like it if their own street was under attack from armed robots?

NBC Lies About Drones

The CIA’s role in the Dateline film is more extensive than in the production of Zero Damn Truth — er, I mean, Zero Dark Thirty — and we next hear Brennan claiming that “Counter-terrorism professionals always would prefer to capture individuals.” That counter terrorism is terrorism, that children living under the constant buzz and threat of drones are traumatized, never comes up. And Brennan’s claim is false. We know of numerous cases when someone could have been easily arrested, but murdering them and anybody nearby was preferred — or at least murdering whoever had that person’s cell phone at the time.

Brennan’s next utterance is ludicrous: “Taking kinetic action against a target or individual usually is a last resort.” Because the option of not doing so doesn’t exist?

This flood of propaganda is not impeded by the voices of critics, protesters, lawyers, survivors, or victims, by the views of foreign governments or the European Union or the Pakistani courts, by the perspective of families afraid to step out of doors. The “successful” drone war in Yemen that predictably led to a larger war is not examined.