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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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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 spending $1 billion a year to arm and train Syrian ‘rebels’

Syria rebels CIA training terrorists

Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted ...

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CIA whistleblower sentenced to 3.5 yrs in prison

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his legal team and paled in comparison to the decades-long term that had been ...

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Sudan’s President: CIA and Mossad are behind ISIS and Boko Haram

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s President has claimed the CIA, America’s intelligence agency, and Israel’s Mossad are behind the Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and ISIS. Omar al-Bashir used an interview with Euronews to claim there was a connection between the American and Israeli intelligence organisations and both extremist groups. He spoke after Isis released a video ...

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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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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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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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Noam Chomsky: United States is ‘world’s leading terrorist state’

Noam Chomsky terrorism

The United States is the “world’s leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky. In a new piece posted at Truthout.org, Chomsky pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified review of its own ...

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