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CIA guilty of illegal human experimentation

CIA torture report

A recently declassified document obtained by the ACLU shows that, even though the director of the Central Intelligence Agency is not and has never been a medical doctor, during the agency’s torture campaign the director had power to “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research.” The …

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CIA publishes over 12 million declassified documents online

CIA publishes declassified documents online

The Central Intelligence Agency published more than 12 million declassified documents online Tuesday after years of restricting access. The documents, dated from the 1940s to 1990s, surround everything from the overthrow of foreign governments to the CIA’s mind-control efforts. Originally declassified by former President Bill Clinton in 1995, the documents …

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CIA experimented on humans at torture sites

US CIA torture experiment

As the United States struggles with the fallout of the recently disclosed CIA torture report, a new analysis reveals that human experimentation was a “core feature” of the spy agency’s torture program. The Nation Magazine says in a report that the experimental nature of the CIA’s torture program is clearly …

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CIA interventions in Syria: a brief history

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This partial timeline provides evidence that the U.S. government and Obama in particular bear a significant responsibility for the Syrian war and the results of that war. Obama approved elements of CIA plans that go back over 65 years. The CIA meddling is distinct from the Pentagon’s failed plan to …

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CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

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Editor’s note: This number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and …

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NSA spying on Germany ‘helped CIA to kidnap and torture’

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaks to media in Vienna

A leaked NSA intercept shows that German FM Steinmeier was relieved to have “not received any definitive response” from the US on its rendition program at the time of the scandal, which exempted him from the need to act on the matter, WikiLeaks claims. The WikiLeaks publication centered on a …

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American Foreign Policy: CIA-backed rebels are fighting Pentagon-backed rebels

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CIA-backed Islamic rebels are fighting against Pentagon-backed Kurish rebels in Syria. Buzzfeed notes: Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government. The infighting between American proxies is the …

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Opium cultivation hits record high in Afghanistan

US military Afghanistan opium heroin

Afghanistan has once again set a new record for opium cultivation despite a constant U.S. military presence for the last thirteen years. According to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. “The total area under …

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Is the CIA running opium trade out of Afghanistan?

US troops Afghanistan opium poppy

Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes. In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths …

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Iraqi’s believe ISIS was created by the CIA

CIA created ISIS

It was over a month ago that the United States began launching airstrikes in Iraq to combat militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Despite efforts from the U.S. to destroy ISIS, rumors are running rampant in Iraq that ISIS was a creation of the United States Central …

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Journalist blows whistle on how the CIA controls the media worldwide

Udo Ulfkotte journalist

“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.” – Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of one of Germany’s main daily publications, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Some readers will see this and immediately dismiss it as Russian propaganda since the interview appeared on RT. This would be a serious …

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ISIS selling CIA-supplied weapons online

ISIS selling CIA weapons online Facebook

Once upon a time, roughly two year ago, the US would vehemently deny that any of its weapons made their way to ISIS, Al Nusra, and the various other jihadist groups operating in the middle east and which the US is, supposedly, targeting for eradication as part of the Syria …

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FBI claims credit for stopping a terror attack it planned

FBI Capitol

Nearly every major post-9/11 terrorism-related prosecution has involved a sting operation, at the center of which is a government informant. In these cases, the informants — who work for money or are seeking leniency on criminal charges of their own — have crossed the line from merely observing potential criminal behavior …

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Best of friends? CIA considers Israel one of its biggest spy threats

While US politicians boast strong ties with Israel, CIA officials suggest Israel is one of its biggest counter-intelligence threats. With spyware that rivals that of American agencies, it is extremely difficult to detect the extent of its spying. In a CIA ranking of the world’s intelligence agencies and their willingness …

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Ron Paul: End the CIA!

Former congressman Ron Paul advocates for abolishing the United States Central Intelligence Agency in a new op-ed where he condemns the CIA and its controversial enhanced interrogation practices. On Sunday, the retired Texas lawmaker wrote on the website for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity that “CIA covert actions …

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US is arming ISIS through ‘moderate’ opposition – former CIA officer

John Kiriakou CIA

The US congress armed the Islamic State (ISIL) extremists by providing weapons to the “moderate” opposition, former CIA counter terrorism officer and Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior investigator John Kiriakou told Sputnik. The FSA is an armed Syrian opposition faction, considered “moderate” by western countries, fighting the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad …

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CIA ignored rise of ISIS in Syria, goal was to remove Assad

CIA backed Syrian rebel

The Free Syrian Army’s ‘spy chief’ told Le Monde his agents had been gathering intelligence from within Islamic State’s ranks since its emergence, but the CIA largely ignored data that could have helped suppress the terror group from the outset. The Free Syrian Army’s spymaster, codenamed “M”, in an exclusive to Le Monde, told …

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CIA still covering up JFK assassination, essentially admitting guilt

JFK assassination CIA coverup

With much of America clicking furiously all day Thursday on the website of the National Archives, hoping to be among the first to catch the release of thousands of previously unseen JFK Assassination records, the U.S. government was in danger of missing the deadline to release the trove of previously classified …

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