Monthly Archives: April 2018

Chief Judge Colleen McMahon: CIA Disclosures To One Are Disclosures To All [UPDATE II]

“The CIA is spectacularly terrible at responding to FOIA requests. It’s so bad it’s highly possible the perceived ineptness is deliberate. The CIA simply does not want to release documents. If it can’t find enough FOIA exemptions to throw at … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Gina Haspel and the ‘Black Site’ in Thailand

“Many experts believe it was situated at a former U.S. intelligence post in the remote northeastern province of Udon Thani. Some say it was at an air base southeast of Bangkok that U.S. forces have used as a refueling hub … Continue reading

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OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Visits Second Site in Douma, Syria

“Today, the FFM team carried out a visit to a second location in Douma. It also collected samples at this site. These samples will be brought back, together with other samples, to the OPCW laboratory in Rijswik. They will be … Continue reading

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Forensic science — FBI Bullet-Lead Technique Dead Wrong

“For over thirty years, FBI experts testified about comparative bullet lead analysis (CBLA), a technique that was first used in the investigation into President Kennedy’s assassination. CBLA compares trace chemicals found in bullets at crime scenes with ammunition found in … Continue reading

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CIA — Gina Haspel Assumes Role of Acting Director

“I want to extend my sincere congratulations to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of President Trump’s national security team.” Gina Haspel — CIA Acting Director (April 26 2018) April … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The New Chiquita Papers : “Records Identify Banana Executives who Bankrolled Terror in Colombia”

“Even after outside attorneys warned in February 2003 that it must stop payments to the outlaw paramilitary organization, Chiquita continued to pay the AUC for another 16 months. Until that point, Chiquita’s strategy, set forth by senior executives in Cincinnati, … Continue reading

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Wolf Blitzer : “Moral Issue? There Is a Lot of Jobs at Stake!”

“Your really–REALLY–must watch this exchange between Rand Paul and Wolf Blitzer on the bombing of Yemen. I am speechless…” Professor Dave Collum Wolf Blitzer has a major concern: Stopping the $1.1 billion U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia could result in fewer … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Chomsky : “CIA Targeting of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is Disgraceful Act”

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of … Continue reading

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Syria — A Commentary on the Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attack Intelligence

“This distinguishes this case (Salisbury) from that in Syria, where it could be determined that the sarin used in Khan Sheikhun most probably came from Syrian army stocks due to contamination in the investigated warfare agents and by means of … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Lockerbie : An open letter from Dr Jim Swire

“The Lockerbie trial is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who has read the judgment says ‘this is nonsense’. It is nonsense.” Robert Black QC FRSE –Professor Emeritus of Scots Law in the … Continue reading

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