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The Real Costs of Cheap Surveillance

Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for? Brian A. Jackson/ Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University Surveillance used to be expensive. Even just a few years ago, tailing a person’s movements around the clock required rotating … Continue reading

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Feds Deploy Massive ‘Pre-Crime’ Dragnet on Millions of Americans

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at The American Conservative. Republished with permission of the author. Once upon a time one applied for a government position that required a clearance with … Continue reading


NSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Executive Summary Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data … Continue reading


How Trump Can Avoid Impeachment: Order NSA to Declassify All Intel On Democratic Email Leaks

Donald Trump Jr’s. emails regarding an apparent overture regarding Russian information on Hillary Clinton has created an absolute firestorm. Whether or not the emails are a “smoking gun” or simply horrible optics, momentum towards impeachment has just taken a big leap … Continue reading


Trump Jr.’s Meeting with Russian Lawyer: Smoking Gun … Or Tempest In a Teapot?

The meeting between President Trump’s son – Donald Jr. – and a Russian lawyer is causing many people who wrote off Russia’s attempt to influence the American election as fake news to reconsider. What do you think? Is this the … Continue reading


Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

By Joe Lauria. Originally published at Consortium News. In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to delve into The Times of London archive and rewrite stories that could cause trouble for the totalitarian government … Continue reading


‘Russiagate’: The Stink Without a Secret

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at After six solid months of coordinated allegation from the mainstream media allied to the leadership … Continue reading


Whistleblower: “The NSA Is Still Collecting the Full Content Of U.S. Domestic E-Mail, Without a Warrant … The NSA Cannot Identify Future Terrorism Because 99.9999% of What It Collects and Analyzes Is Foreseeably Irrelevant”

The man who designed the NSA’s electronic intelligence gathering system (Bill Binney) sent us an affidavit which he signed on the Fourth of July explaining that the NSA is still spying on normal, every day Americans … and not focused on … Continue reading


The Fraud of the White Helmets

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. I actually forced myself to watch the documentary The White Helmets, which is available on … Continue reading


Independence Day

While I’m a professional, one of my hobbies is songwriting (see this). I wrote this song for Independence Day a couple of years ago. The king’s men Have betrayed us Tricked us out of Our homes No one else Gonna … Continue reading


Foisting Blame for Cyber-hacking on Russia

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading


Even Powerful Senator Can’t Get U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Tell Him Whether They’re Spying On Him … Or Whether Spying Could Be Used to Blackmail Him

Agencies Have Gone Rogue … With No Oversight A powerful Senator – a member of the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, the Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee, and Formerly on the Select Committee On Intelligence (Lindsey Graham) – … Continue reading


NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The New York Times has finally admitted that one of … Continue reading


Why Congress Won’t Agree to Stop Arming Terrorists

The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said in 2008: By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism … Continue reading


After Getting Busted for Bombing Syria Based On a Lie, Trump Doubles Down … Threatens to Bomb Syria Even Harder for the Same Bogus Reason

A report yesterday by the Pulitzer-prize winning reporter who broke some of the biggest stories of the Vietnam and Iraq wars showed that Trump bombed Syria on April 4th based upon false pretenses. Specifically, Trump said the Syrian government carried … Continue reading


U.S. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria … Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military and Intelligence Chiefs

A top U.S. missile and chemical weapons expert has documented for months that the Syrian government did not carry out a chemical weapons attack against civilians, and that contrary claims by the Trump White House, French intelligence services, the New York … Continue reading


NSA Uses Trick to Spy On Americans

The government is spying on most Americans through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters, televisions, dolls, and in many other ways. Yesterday, … Continue reading


U.S. Participating In Torture Again … Because We Didn’t Learn Any Lessons from Iraq

We’ve pointed out for years that failing to prosecute torturers would ensure that the U.S. tortures again in the future. Unfortunately, no one was prosecuted (except the guy who blew the whistle on torture; and the Department of Justice refused … Continue reading


Russia Hacking Allegations Driven By a Serial Liar

Today’s lengthy Washington Post’s story makes it clear that former CIA boss John Brennan is largely responsible for driving the claim that Russia hacked the election. But Brennan is a proven, documented liar.  He was busted for lying to Congress and … Continue reading


How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World

As shown below, the allegations that Russia has been hacking the entire world have been thoroughly vetted and verified. Germany Germany’s intelligence agency accused Russia of deploying cyberattacks to destabilize the government! (But German intelligence agencies later found no evidence … Continue reading


Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily … Continue reading


Illinois Governor: “We’re Like a Banana Republic”

Illinois is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said this month: We’re like a banana republic …. We can’t manage our money. Well, yes … all of America has become a banana republic.


Why Mainstream Media Represents the View of Billionaires … Instead of Average Americans

We noted yesterday that the Washington Post is owned by one of the world’s richest guys, worth $72.8 billion  … and who may soon become THE world’s richest. And you probably won’t hear it from the New York Times, but the largest … Continue reading


Special Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack

The New York Times characterizes special prosecutor Robert Mueller as being independent and fair: Robert S. Mueller III managed in a dozen years as F.B.I. director to stay above the partisan fray, carefully cultivating a rare reputation for independence and … Continue reading


No Wonder the Washington Post Is Fawning Over the Intelligence Community

The Washington Post has been one of the two main establishment papers in the U.S. for a while. But it’s gotten ridiculously pro-intelligence community in the last couple of years, fawning over the intelligence agencies and quoting “anonymous sources” from … Continue reading


The Best Documentary I’ve Ever Seen Is Now Online

The best documentary I’ve ever seen – A Good American – is now online. It’s about Bill Binney … the highest-level NSA whistleblower of all time. And it’s about the mass surveillance of the American people … told by the … Continue reading


Illinois’ Economic Growth Is Worse than During the Great Depression

By Illinois Policy. Originally published at Illinois’ total state economic activity has increased by only 4 percent since 2007, which is lower than the U.S.’ 10 percent GDP growth during the worst decade of the Great Depression. There are … Continue reading


Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman

You know the liberal stereotype of violent right-wing shooters? You know: the abortion clinic shooters, the Klan and other hate crime types, the right-wing militiamen, etc.? It almost seems as if that’s now been flipped 180 degrees … For example, … Continue reading


How Serious Was Russia’s “Probing” of U.S. Election Systems?

NSA contractor Reality Winner allegedly leaked documents showing that Russia probed U.S. election systems days before the 2016 presidential election. How big a crisis is this? Washington’s Blog asked Bill Binney, the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance … Continue reading


Update: A London attacker’s links to UK covert operations in Syria and Libya

By Mark Curtis. Originally posted at Evidence suggests that one of the London attackers, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011. It is distinctly … Continue reading

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The U.S. Uses Illegal Chemical Weapons … Again

Both the New York Times and Washington Post confirm that the U.S. used white phosphorous in densely populated Iraq and Syria. Why does this matter? The use of white phosphorus is a war crime under international treaties and domestic U.S. … Continue reading


Will the Mainstream Media Ever Report On the Numerous Admitted False Flag Terror Attacks?

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading


The Comey Testimony is Great for Trump, Terrible For Democrats

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The unanimous very smart person take on Trump’s firing of James Comey is that it’s a political disaster which will lead to total ruin and possibly his impeachment. I disagree. The key … Continue reading


Comey Leaked Memos to the Press (Through a Friend) For the Purpose of Forcing the Appointment of a Special Prosecutor

Former FBI head James Comey told a Congressional hearing today that he gave his memos regarding conversations with Donald Trump to a friend – Columbia law school professor Daniel Richman – so his friend would get it to the press. … Continue reading


Comey Debunks “Anonymous Officials” Quoted by Mainstream Media

For months, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other mainstream media have run breathless headlines based on statements by “anonymous officials”. Former FBI boss James Comey just debunked many of them … The Hill reports: CNN has corrected a … Continue reading


Comey: Neither Trump Nor Anyone Else In His Administration Ever Asked Comey To Stop The Russia Investigation

Comey said in today’s congressional hearing that neither Trump nor anyone else in his administration ever asked Comey to back down on the Russia investigation: Comey on whether Pres. Trump tried to stop Russia investigation: "Not to my understanding, no." … Continue reading


Conflicts of Interest and Ethics: Robert Mueller and James Comey

By Former FBI agent – and a 2002 Time Person of the Year – Colleen Rowley. Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they … Continue reading


France Debunks “Russian Hacking” Claims – Clinton Again Loses It

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under France Debunks “Russian Hacking” Claims – Clinton Again Loses It. In April the New York Times, published this bullshit: Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France’s Macron … Continue reading


The New York Times Video Analysis of the Events in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, 2017: NONE of the Cited Forensic Evidence Supports the Claims

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading


Trump Dumps Pretension Of Altruism From U.S. Foreign Policy

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Trump Dumps Pretension Of Altruism From U.S. Foreign Policy. For decades the U.S. foreign policy elite and its presidents played the farce of an altruistic United States that acts … Continue reading


Manchester Terror Attack Proves that the War On Terror Is Failing

Given that the Manchester terrorist was a product of the interventions in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an adult discussion about what it will take to stop terrorism. 10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism There are 10 basic principles … Continue reading


Over The Last 10 Years The U.S. Economy Has Grown At EXACTLY The Same Rate As It Did During The 1930s

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Even though I write about our ongoing long-term economic collapse every day, I didn’t realize that things were this bad.  In this article, I am going to show you that the average rate … Continue reading


Polls: Americans Don’t Want Trump to Be Impeached … But Are Disappointed He’s Not Draining the Swamp

The majority of Americans don’t think Trump should be impeached. The Hill reports: A majority of American voters say there is no evidence of collusion between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia and most are doubtful that investigations into … Continue reading


Manchester Bomber Was Product of West’s Libya/Syria Intervention

By Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Here’s what the media and politicians don’t want you to know about the Manchester, UK, suicide attack: Salman Abedi, the 22 year old who killed nearly two dozen concert-goers in … Continue reading


New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). At the center of the Russia-gate scandal is a curious … Continue reading


Environmentalists Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

The Military Pumps Out Staggering Quantities of Toxic Waste, Water and Air Pollution and Radiation Environmentalists are ignoring the elephant in the room … the world’s largest polluter. Newsweek reported in 2014: The US Department of Defence is one of … Continue reading


The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate

By Bill Binney and Ray McGovern. Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA … Continue reading


Not Remembering the USS Liberty

Preface from Washington’s Blog: Here’s background to the USS Liberty incident. By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries … Continue reading


Trump Should Be Up in Arms & Twisting Arms Not Selling Arms to Saudis

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: President Trump has … Continue reading