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Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

    Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the New York Times and Washington Post publicly identified the U.S. government’s prime and only suspect in the leaks of CIA documents to the transparency organization WikiLeaks. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer, has been suspected of being the WikiLeaks source since last year, when authorities raided his Manhattan…

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A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

    A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

U.S. authorities have identified a suspect in last year’s “Vault 7” leaks of CIA hacking and electronic surveillance tools used in foreign espionage operations, reports the Washington Post. The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal that the CIA had a wide variety of tools to…

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The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

    The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

DAMASCUS (Op-ed) — Juliette Harkin, Associate Lecturer on Politics and International Relations at Anglia Ruskin University, wrote an article dated May 1, 2018, titled: “‘Assadism’ is destroying Syria – here’s where it came from.” Political scientists from around the world have written on the subject of the Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011 and…

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Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

    Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, acknowledged during her confirmation hearing that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005. Ninety-two tapes of the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were destroyed. Jose Rodriguez, who was the director of the CIA’s clandestine service, wrote…

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As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

  As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

WASHINGTON — As the White House officially dropped the ax on its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the landmark multilateral nuclear accord with Iran, instead opting for a policy of extreme hostility, reports have indicated that CIA-funded analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. plays a pivotal role providing intelligence on the country’s…

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Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel

  Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel, current Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and nominee to lead the agency, is facing a wave of resistance from civil liberties advocates, Senators, and physicians who say her connection to past torture programs make her unfit to head the CIA. Haspel was involved in CIA “black site” prisons in Thailand and other foreign…

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Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

  Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that…

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The State Department’s Future Under CIA Leadership

  The State Department’s Future Under CIA Leadership

I wonder how Rex Tillerson feels about being the first high-level federal official to be fired publically and online, in one brutal tweet. I’m sure he expected the hammer to come down on him, but not like that. And I wonder if he will come forward to describe what led up to it. Unlikely, as…

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Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

  Trump Axes Tillerson Over Iran Deal – Replaces Him With CIA Chief Pompeo

Back in December, we asked, “Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State?” The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then President Trump tweeted, that he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, launching a…

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My First Day as CIA Director

  My First Day as CIA Director

Opinion — Now that I have been nominated again – this time by author Paul Craig Roberts – to be CIA director, I am preparing to hit the ground running. This time around, on the off-chance I do get the nod, I have taken the time to prepare the agenda for my first few days as CIA…

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