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Category Archive for 'The Regime'

This is always the problem. You give a prosecutor a tool, and he’ll stay up nights, figuring out new ways to rationalize using it: WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, […]

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The great game

I don’t pretend to understand American empire or why the U.S. does anything at all. I don’t have any special knowledge. But for some reason, I’ve never believed the U.S. version of what’s happening in Ukraine. I look at this stuff now and think, Well, there may be activity on Russia’s borders or inside Ukraine, […]

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We don’t know how recent they are, of course, but it’s better than nothing: WASHINGTON — The latest trove of secret trade documents released by Wikileaks is offering opponents of the massive deals currently being crafted by the Obama administration more fodder to show that such agreements can impact United States laws and regulations. The […]

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I can hear neocons’ heads exploding now. It’s a compromise measure, but it’s progress toward getting rid of our national paranoia over time. The next set of reforms will likely move closer toward that goal. CNN reports: The Senate approved on Tuesday a bill to reform National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs, ending a drawn-out […]

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Blowback

A lot of things are strongly suggestive of the Boston Marathon bombers being under the wing of someone working for the feds. They’ll never admit it, because of what happened, but this is exactly the kind of shit they stir up with this stuff. Bookmark It

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How to discredit Seymour Hersh

There are two kinds of information journalists learn if they hang around long enough: They learn “facts” — that is, things they can actually print without being sued, and “truth” — which they can never print, but they have the satisfaction of knowing. Seymour Hersh is one of those reporters who tries to bridge those two […]

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UPDATE: NBC News confirms two parts of Hersh’s story. Not that I’m really surprised, but they wonder why we don’t believe anything the government tells us? Seymour Hersh with an alternate version that was flat-out murder. Within weeks of the raid, I had been told by two longtime consultants to Special Operations Command, who have […]

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Well, this is new

I’ll believe it when I see it, but this is encouraging: US officials continue to maintain that American policy towards Israel will undergo changes in the wake of pre-election comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he stated that no Palestinian state would be established on his watch. Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories […]

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Now, that’s how to apply your skill set! He was supposed to prevent sexual assaults in the Army. Instead, he pimped out cash-strapped soldiers at Fort Hood to make some extra money — all to his wife’s knowledge, according to a report. Gregory McQueen, a former sexual assault prevention officer, made headlines when he was […]

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Every move you make

I don’t know about you, but I am damn tired of living in a surveillance state: WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to […]

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