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Did CIA Intentionally LIE To Zero Dark Thirty Makers?

Following an outcry from lawmakers over the portrayal of torture in the new thriller Zero Dark Thirty and its role in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, a Senate panel has launched an investigation to determine whether CIA officials intentionally misled the filmmakers. The Senate Intelligence Committee will examine records detailing meetings and conversations between intelligence officials, director Kathryn Bige ...

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Plan To Assassinate Key OWS Leaders Revealed

Only one month into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations last year, plans were formulated to identify key figures in the movement and execute them with a coordinated assault using sniper rifles, new documents reveal. The revelation — discussed in a heavily redacted FBI memo unearthed late last month through a Freedom of Information Act request — reveals that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of ...

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11 Secret Govt Documents All Americans Deserve To See

Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security.  Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.  The fact that presidents and other government officials have the power to deem materials classified provides them with an opportunity to use national security as an excuse to suppress documents and report ...

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The Billion-Dollar Barrel of LSD, and Other Insanities of the U.S. Army’s Cold War Drug Experiments

During the Cold War, the U.S. Army pursued a research program that used soldiers as lab rats to test the effects of various chemical agents—ranging "from tear gas and LSD to highly lethal nerve agents, like VX." As a huge class action suit against the government by those who were experimented upon nears its trial date, the New Yorker has dropped a huge piece full of details on just how much crazy shit our m ...

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The Doctor, the CIA, and the Blood of Bin Laden

The locals had two names for it: the Big House and Waziristan House. Big House because of its unusual size, three stories tall in this one- or two-story suburb of Abbottabad, Pakistan. The second name was a kind of inside joke: Waziristan is a notoriously violent and remote area in the country’s tribal regions, where the house’s seldom-seen occupants had supposedly come from. Rumor had it they had settled i ...

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NSA Targeting Domestic Computer Systems

The National Security Agency’s Perfect Citizen program hunts for vulnerabilities in “large-scale” utilities, including power grid and gas pipeline controllers, new documents from EPIC show. Newly released files show a secret National Security Agency program is targeting the computerized systems that control utilities to discover security vulnerabilities, which can be used to defend the United States or disr ...

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How The CIA Helped The Yakuza & The LDP In Japan

I just finished re-reading Tim Weiner’s magnum opus, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA ,which is perhaps the best book ever written on the Central Intelligence Agency, and its general history of dismal failures. On the eve of the LDP’s retaking of power, December 16th 2012, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the LDP and how they came into being in the first place. It’s like a sto ...

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Scrambling For Africa’s Resources

It's more than about oil, stupid. It's for vast African riches. Resource/mineral wars define America's agenda. On December 15, 2006, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) was authorized. On February 6, 2007, it was announced. On October 1, 2007, it was established. On October 1, 2008, it became operational. It's mission is controlling Africa's riches. They're vast. They're some of the world's largest a ...

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OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists

US history is littered with repressive laws. Constitutional protections and civil liberties have been targeted. The 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts restricted First Amendment freedoms. So did the 1917 Espionage Act, 1919 anti-communist Palmer raids, 1934 Special Committee on Un-American Activities, its House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) successor, FBI COINTELPRO crackdowns, 1996 Anti-Terrorism and E ...

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Google Starts Watching You OFFLINE Too

The most powerful company on the Internet just got a whole lot creepier: a new service from Google merges offline consumer info with online intelligence, allowing advertisers to target users based on what they do at the keyboard and at the mall. Without much fanfare, Google announced news this week of a new advertising project, Conversions API, that will let businesses build all-encompassing user profiles b ...

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CIA Says ZERO DARK THIRTY Film “Not Realistic Portrayal”

The Central Intelligence Agency has issued a statement about Kathryn Bigelow’s film “Zero Dark Thirty.” This must be a first. I can’t remember a time the austere CIA said anything about a Hollywood film. But they are not happy. Of course this will probably create more interest in Bigelow’s film about the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. 
 Acting Director Michael Morell’s statement follows. He also c ...

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NYPD Announce Dubious Precrime Plan to Find Mass Shooters on the Internet

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has unveiled a precrime plan to find mass shooters before they strike. “The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet postings,” Kelly said in a statement, according to the New York Times. “The goal would be to identify the shooter in cyberspace, engage him there and intervene, possibly using an un ...

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