On the Brink With Russia in Syria Again, 5 Years Later

The New York Times, on September 11, 2013, accommodated Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s desire “to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders” about “recent events surrounding Syria.” Putin’s op-ed in the Times appeared under the title: “A Plea for Caution From Russia.” In it, he warned that a military “strike by … Continue reading “On the Brink With Russia in Syria Again, 5 Years Later”

Senator Richard Burr: A Longtime Fan of Torture

Newly released official documents obtained by the National Security Archive showing that CIA Director Gina Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at the first CIA “Black Site” simply confirm what Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) already knew as he orchestrated the charade that was Haspel’s confirmation hearing. Burr allowed her to “classify” her own direct … Continue reading “Senator Richard Burr: A Longtime Fan of Torture”

Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother Are Freed From Jail

When they left prison on Sunday AHED Tamimi and her mother Nariman received a hard-earned heroes’ welcome from Palestinians and others opposed to Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands seized in 1948 and enlarged by the Israeli army in 1967. AHED was 16 years old last December when an Israeli soldier shot her cousin … Continue reading “Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother Are Freed From Jail”

Moon-Strzok No More, Lisa Page Spills the Beans

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page has reportedly told a joint committee of the House of Representatives that when FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok texted her on May 19, 2017 saying there was “no big there there,” he meant there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It was clearly a bad-luck … Continue reading “Moon-Strzok No More, Lisa Page Spills the Beans”

Memo to the President Ahead of Monday’s Summit

BRIEFING FOR: The President FROM: Ray McGovern, former CIA briefer of The President’s Daily Brief, and William Binney, former Technical Director at NSA SUBJECT: Info Your Summit Briefers May Have Missed We reproduce below one of our most recent articles on “Russia-Gate,” which, in turn, draws from our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum to … Continue reading “Memo to the President Ahead of Monday’s Summit”

Did Sen. Warner and Comey ‘Collude’ on Russia-gate?

An explosive report by investigative journalist John Solomon on the opinion page of Monday’s edition of The Hill sheds a bright light on how Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and then-FBI Director James Comey collaborated to prevent WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from discussing “technical evidence ruling out certain parties [read Russia]” in the controversial leak of … Continue reading “Did Sen. Warner and Comey ‘Collude’ on Russia-gate?”

Julian Assange and the Mindszenty Case

During World War II Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a huge critic of fascism and wound up in prison. In Oct. 1945 he became head of the Church in Hungary and spoke out just as strongly against Communist oppression. He wound up back in prison for eight more years, including long periods of solitary confinement and … Continue reading “Julian Assange and the Mindszenty Case”

Still Waiting for Evidence of a Russian Hack

If you are wondering why so little is heard these days of accusations that Russia hacked into the U.S. election in 2016, it could be because those charges could not withstand close scrutiny. It could also be because special counsel Robert Mueller appears to have never bothered to investigate what was once the central alleged … Continue reading “Still Waiting for Evidence of a Russian Hack”

Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?

The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to recommend that Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The mind boggles. It is no secret that Haspel oversaw detainee torture, including waterboarding, at a CIA “black site” base in Thailand. The nonprofit National Security Archive, housed at The … Continue reading “Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?”

Robert Mueller: Gone Fishing

After a year of investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, in effect, admitted that he has hit a dry well. He is under strong pressure to keep the charade going until the November elections, however, so he and his high-priced legal brain-trust have devised a new tactic. One … Continue reading “Robert Mueller: Gone Fishing”