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Majestic 12 – Wikipedia

The MJ-12 documents were first made public in 1987 by Shandera, Moore, and Friedman. Another copy of the same documents Shandera received in 1984 was mailed to British researcher Timothy Good in 1987, again from an anonymous source. Good first reproduced them in his book Above Top Secret (1988), but later judged the documents as […]

Land Destroyer: FBI Tracked Chattanooga Shooter’s Family for Years

Yahoo News would report in their article, “Shootings at Chattanooga military facilities leave 4 Marines, gunman dead; act called ‘domestic terrorism‘,” that: A U.S. official told the Associated Press that Abdulazeez had not been on the radar of federal law enforcement before Thursday’s shooting.  But also added: His father had been investigated several years ago […]

Excellent Article from – Firedoglake

Another plaintiff, Jameel Algibhah, stated, “They have done a lot of damage to me and to my life. They messed up my life. I haven’t seen my family in a long time. My youngest daughter doesn’t even know me. I want to continue this lawsuit.”Algibhah declined a “request from FBI agents to attend certain mosques, […]

Informant Provided Bomb-Making Manual to Alleged “ISIS-Inspired” Plotters | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Like other recent sensational “terror plots,” however, the criminal complaint unsealed yesterday demonstrates the key role of of an undercover law enforcement informant in both formulating and facilitating the alleged plot. It doesn’t appear that Velentzas or Siddiqui actually planned or attempted to bomb any target, nor is there any evidence of discussions about how […]

Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations – LA Times

Yemeni intelligence officers still loyal to Hadi’s besieged government burned some secret files, one official said. But they couldn’t destroy all of them before the Houthi fighters, whose leaders have received some weapons and training from Iran, moved in.The loss of the intelligence networks, in addition to the escalating conflict, contributed to the Obama administration’s […]

How the Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions » infojustice

State-to-state dispute settlement is an important check and balance in the process that reduces litigation. Governments are more wary litigators than many companies. The reasons are many – governments seek to maintain complex diplomatic relations, they are loathe to take on the costs of litigation, and since they must live by the rules their own […]

US Marines tells troops to ‘check online footprint’ after ISIS ‘hit list’ goes online — RT USA

“Vigilance and force protection considerations remain a priority for commanders and their personnel,” US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell said in a statement.”It is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information.”According to the monitoring group SITE Intelligence, which has […]

Portland man: I was tortured in UAE for refusing to become an FBI informant | US news | The Guardian

“I don’t think they knew who I was. I think they thought I was just some rich guy who’d come on a private jet. A rapper or someone,” said Fikre. The 36-year-old Eritrean-born American was finally back in Portland at the end of a five-year odyssey that began with a simple business trip but landed […]

Canadian intelligence suspected to help British girls join ISIS – Daily Sabah

Foreign Ministry sources said that the person is currently in detention and an investigation is continuing. They said that the unidentified intelligence agent was not a citizen of “the coalition member country.” It was said that the unspecified country was contacted on the matter. Neither the minister nor any other government official would name the […]

Israel Working With Al-Qaeda? « LobeLog

But Smith’s article is important, and not only for helping to confirm (and in The Weekly Standard no less!) reports of Israel’s effective cooperation (even sharing intelligence!) with al-Nusra/al-Qaeda. Without necessarily meaning to, the article also justifies the realpolitik that underpins Israel’s position, which, notwithstanding Smith’s weasel-worded subtitle, boils down to “the enemy of my […]

Who is responsible for death threats from a Twitter bot?

So who is responsible? I can’t claim familiarity with Dutch law (although I’m assuming tulips have special rights), but I’ve argued before that in the United States the First Amendment protection of free speech extends to robots—including bots. It would be unconstitutional for American police to require van der Goot to shut down the bot […]

High-profile Saudi princes accused of funding Al Qaeda | Middle East Eye

Moussaoui said Prince Turki al-Faisal (former intelligence chief), Prince Bandar bin Sultan (former ambassador to the US), and Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (well-known billionaire investor) all appeared on the al-Qaeda donor lists, as well as many of Saudi Arabia’s leading religious figures. The former al-Qaeda member said he met the newly anointed King Salman, then […]

Equation Group: NSA-linked spying team have software to hack into any computer – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent

The group’s tools are complicated and expensive to develop, the report said. They are used to infect victims and steal their data, and are developed to go unnoticed.Most of the tools are Trojans, which are implanted secretly on users’ computers and then give the group access to them.Once a drive is infected, the only way […]

Military warn of developing soft coup in Argentina | RNV – Radio Nacional de Venezuela

Military Center for Democracy Argentina (CEMIDA) warned -through a communique that the government of President Cristina Fernández faces a soft coup, after analyzing the operations of the right and the judiciary in that South American country. The highest authority of CEMIDA, retired Colonel José Luis García, and Elsa Bruzzone expert warned on US strategies in […]

Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It’s Possible : The Two-Way : NPR

The case raises the question: How can you be arrested for resisting arrest? Isn’t that like being fired for refusing to be fired? David L. Carter, a criminology professor and former police officer, says in most cases, it’s an aggravating offense. But when resisting arrest is the only charge, as it is in the San […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

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