Tag Archives: director of national intelligence

Denial from Justice Department re targeting of Muslim and Arab American leaders

U.S. intelligence agencies target Muslim and Arab American leaders    Denial from Justice Dept. is disingenuous     The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund  July 10, 2014 The statement issued today by the Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence in response to Glenn Greenwald’s just-released story in The Intercept about NSA and FBI spying is disingenuous. It […]

Noam Chomsky | Security and State Power

Joint National Security Council meeting, May 25, 2011. (Photo: The Prime Minister’s Office / Flickr) This article, the first of two parts, is adapted from a lecture by Noam Chomsky on Feb. 28 sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif. By Noam Chomsky, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  03 March 2014 A leading principle of international relations […]

Chris Hedges: The Menace of the Military Mind

“The nation sees human and social problems as military problems. To fight terrorists Americans have become terrorists. Peace is for the weak. War is for the strong. Hypermasculinity has triumphed over empathy. We Americans speak to the world exclusively in the language of force. And those who oversee our massive security and surveillance state seek […]

In Raucous Senate Hearing, Clapper Tells Snowden To Return Documents

Director of national  intelligence condemns NSA whistleblower in blistering testimony to Senate intelligence committee. Above photo: On Wednesday January 29th, CODEPINK activists attended an Intelligence Committee hearing on “Current and Projected National Security Threats Against the United States.” The witnesses included John Brennan, Director of the CIA, James Clapper, Director of National Intelligences, James Comey, Director of […]

▶ David Swanson: Obama Fans Aren’t Even Pretending That Was a Good Speech

Obama’s speech and new “policy directive” eliminate the Fourth Amendment.    By davidswanson – Posted on 17 January 2014  WarIsACrime.org President Barack Obama gave a eulogy for the Fourth Amendment on Friday, and not even his fans are proclaiming victory.  In this moment when Obama is actually doing one thing I agree with (talking to Iran), more and […]

Glenn Greenwald> James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities

Fixations on denouncing Edward Snowden distract, by design, from the serious transgressions of those who are far more powerful By Glenn Greenwald  July 3, 2013  The Guardian National intelligence director James Clapper: under fire. Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP The NSA revelations continue to expose far more than just the ongoing operations of that sprawling and unaccountable spying […]

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 “We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don’t trust any of them.”  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It’s back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors […]

FAIR Blog» Iran> This Is What Propaganda Looks Like

Iran: This Is What Propaganda Looks Like 02/01/2012 by Peter Hart    FAIR Alarmist corporate media coverage of the “threat” from Iran is everywhere, thanks to a Senate appearance yesterday by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. But Clapper said very little in his remarks that would justify the propagandistic coverage we’re seeing.  His main […]

Ray McGovern> Divining the Truth about Iran & National Day of Action Sat. Feb. 4

Divining the Truth about Iran No War On Iran: National Day of Action Feb 4:  3:00 PM, Protest at Mayday Plaza 3rd Street & Cedar Ave. on the West Bank in Minneapolis. Be part of a visible anti-war presence! Exclusive: Like before the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. news media is flooding Americans with alarmist accounts about […]

Ray McGovern> Israel Tamps Down Iran War Threats

Israel Tamps Down Iran War Threats By Ray McGovern   January 19, 2012   Consortium News Exclusive: For months, Israeli hardliners and their neocon allies in the United States have been beating the war drums over Iran. But apparent resistance to war from President Obama has brought a softening of rhetoric in Israel, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern reports. […]