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I just can’t imagine. Can you? WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has gone to court to protect the files of an influential anti-Iran advocacy group, saying they likely contain information the government does not want disclosed. The highly unusual move by the Justice Department raises questions about the connections between the American government and the group, United […]

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More from Robert Parry: As the U.S. government seeks to build its case blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the evidence seems to be getting twisted to fit the preordained conclusion, including a curious explanation for why the troops suspected of firing the fateful missile may have […]

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It’s sadly ironic that the Israelis have adopted so many Nazi-like tactics: Gunshots have been fired into Al Jazeera’s bureau in the Gaza Strip amid an intensified bombardment campaign on the Palestinian enclave. The shots caused panic among the civilians living in the same building but no casualties were reported in the incident on Tuesday […]

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So you approach Muslims, talk them into taking part in “terror” plots, then announce you’ve caught a terrorist. Why, it’s just like the drug war: The U.S.  Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and […]

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Robert Parry, who’s one of the better national security reporters out there, says there are reasons to take the media version of the Malaysia jet shootdown with a grain of salt: So why hasn’t this question of U.S. spy-in-the-sky photos – and what they reveal – been pressed by the major U.S. news media? How […]

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About Executive Order 12333. “The order as used today threatens our democracy,” John Napier Tye wrote in the Washington Post: John Napier Tye is speaking out to warn Americans about illegal spying. The former State Department official, who served in the Obama administration from 2011 to 2014, declared Friday that ongoing NSA surveillance abuses are taking place under the […]

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So I know he won’t apologize for this Sometimes Bill Maher says some smart, insightful things, but he’s frequently dead wrong on politics. He loves to pontificate, but he won’t work hard enough to get it right. (In other words, he’s no John Oliver.) He’s a guy who ridicules religious extremism but sounds like the […]

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Of course not! This is just…. caution. I was talking to a high-end geek friend some months ago after the Snowden stories came out, and he told me bluntly: “If you use Tor or anything like that, you will bring yourself to the NSA’s attention.” And of course, he was right! The NSA marks and […]

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Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers of BrowardBulldog.org have been literal bulldogs in pushing the U.S. for information about the activities of 9/11 hijackers in Florida — and how much the U.S. knew. For years, the FBI has been denying they even investigated Florida connections. Fascinating: Freshly released, but heavily-censored FBI documents include tantalizing new information […]

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Drones are perfect for that. No muss, no fuss, no need for silly Congressional resolutions! WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s embrace of targeted killings using armed drones risks putting the United States on a “slippery slope” into perpetual war and sets a dangerous precedent for lethal operations that other countries might adopt in the future, […]

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