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Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

    Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

 Grayzone — Venezuelan authorities discovered a secret cache of weapons and equipment on February 3 on board a Boeing 767. The shipment included 19 assault weapons (mostly AR-15s) and 90 military grade radio antennas. The flight had flown from Miami to Valencia in the Venezuelan province of Carabobo. Venezuelan authorities accused the CIA and far-right wing groups in Miami of smuggling…

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Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

    Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

As we have seen in part one of this investigation, billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has partnered closely with many of the U.S.-funded outfits that fulfill the role the CIA used to play during the Cold War in backing opposition media and civil society in countries targeted for regime change. However, Omidyar has also sought…

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The Lawlessness of William Barr, America’s New Top Law Enforcement Official

    The Lawlessness of William Barr, America’s New Top Law Enforcement Official

WASHINGTON — Congress’ confirmation of William Barr as Attorney General for the United States on Thursday has come and gone with comparatively little commotion compared to that attending his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, or Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most media attention fixated on the potential for Barr to undermine the work of his former colleague…

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US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions

    US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons into Venezuela last week have been tied to an air cargo company that aided the CIA in the rendition of alleged terrorists to “black site” centers for interrogation. The troubling revelation comes as Venezuelan President Nicolás…

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Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

  Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — Elite CIA-backed special forces in Afghanistan are leaving a trail of carnage in the country. As such units do not operate under the umbrella of the Department of Defense, they have been given near-impunity despite standing accused of war crimes. Last month, the New York Times cited “senior Afghan and international…

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Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

  Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,…

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The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

  The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

WASHINGTON — The mainstream media has made a noisy effort over the years to humanize America’s war machine. But now, outlets like MSNBC are doubling down on efforts in 2019, celebrating the feminization of America’s institutions of destruction and foreign sabotage. You may think you’ve seen it all: from the “humanitarian intervention” canard whitewashing bloody…

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The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

  The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

The US had a great deal going from 1953 to 1979 with the Shah of Iran. For 25 years Iran was a cornerstone of the US usurping the British Empire in the Middle East, following World War Two. Iran was a base for projecting US power in the region, and strategically it bordered the Soviet…

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Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

  Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel gave her presentation…

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Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

  Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

SANA’A, YEMEN — At least one third of those killed by U.S. drone strikes in the war-torn country of Yemen over the past year have been civilians, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. The troubling statistic comes amid a three-year-long bombing campaign of Western Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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