Tag Archives: John Brennan

Ray McGovern | Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

Coleen Rowley: “Trump’s selection of Pompeo for CIA Director … indicate…that the U.S. will once again begin to illegally torture, kidnap and illegally imprison captives.”

Kathy Kelly | Don’t Move!

We must swear off making the world our battlefield and be appalled to hear the U.S. government seem to tell the world “I will kill you if you f—ing move.”

Leaked Emails From CIA Head Reveal He Suggested US Spying On Own Citizens May Be Illegal

Brennan: ‘The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, CIA, and Department of Defense are all engaged in intelligence activities on U.S. soil, and these activities must be consistent with our laws and reflect the democratic principles and values of our Nation.’

The Drone Papers | Part 4: Find, Fix, Finish

Lt. General Michael Flynn: “Our entire Middle East policy seems to be based on firing drones. That’s what this administration decided to do in its counterterrorism campaign. They’re enamored by the ability of special operations and the CIA to find a guy in the middle of the desert in some shitty little village and drop a bomb on his head and kill him.”

Dan Froomkin: John Brennan exonerates himself with sham investigation

Far from “clearing” anyone of anything, the panel’s report is just the latest element in a long string of cover-ups and deceptions orchestrated by Brennan.

▶ Truthdiggers of the Week: Pardiss Kebriaei and the Center for Constitutional Rights

On Thursday, national security reporters Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill appeared at the IFC Center in New York City’s Greenwich Village after a screening of Scahill’s Oscar-nominated documentary, “Dirty Wars.” With them was Pardiss Kebriaei, a senior lawyer at the legal advocacy group the Center for Constitutional Rights

▶ Mike Gravel to Senator Mark Udall: Make Full Torture Probe Public Like I Did with Pentagon Papers

Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://democracynow.org – On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take […]

FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

Paul Jay Interview: CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?

By Paul Jay, The Real News Network | Video Interview  14 March 2014     TRANSCRIPT: PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: went to see Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. In January, according to Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that the […]

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Openly Brags About Boom Times for Its Drone Wars, While Casually Abandoning Our 800 Year-old System of Due Process

Slowly the foundations of liberty are ripped to shreds, torn apart Satellite Magazine / By Steven Garbas, Noam Chomsky  September 25, 2013  alternet.org This article first appeared at Satellite Magazine, whose author Steven Garbas met with Chomsky in Cambridge, Massachusetts earlier this year to discuss the development of the drone era under president Obama. Noam Chomsky: Just driving in this morning I was […]

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy The confirmation hearings of John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency serve as the latest searing reminder of the intellectual rigamortis gripping the national security establishment and how brain dead we have become as a country in addressing strategy and strategic issues. by James A. […]

Coleen Rowley> Secret Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S.

Secret “Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S. By Coleen Rowley      May 30, 2012 [Editor’s Note:  The following articles from various sources are included as part of this article by the author: President Obama’s Priestly Assassinations, Assange and the “War on Whistleblowers,”  America As Self-Declared Victim, The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’] There is […]

Top Obama Officials, Secretive Process Create ‘Assassination List’

Top Obama Officials, Secretive Process Create ‘Assassination List’ President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief has “seized the lead” in secretly determining who will die by US drone – Common Dreams staff    Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Common Dreams US officials with firsthand knowledge of how the government determines who gets put on the CIA and […]

JFP> Poll: Support for Afghan war at new low | Palestinians demand UN action on hunger strikers | VFP/NATO & more

Just Foreign Policy Daily Summary Just Foreign Policy News, May 9, 2012 Actions and Featured Articles Action: More than 1600 Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Where is the State Department? Ten have been hospitalized; at least two have been characterized as “near death.” The prisoners are protesting “administrative detention” – detention without charge – […]

Video> Protester [Medea Benjamin] disrupts drone press conference

Protester disrupts drone press conference As US counterterrorism chiefs insist that drone strikes are legal under international law, one protester decides to object during a press conference. By Alastair Good, Journalist     01 May 2012      Telegraph Speaking on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the US killing of Osama bin Laden in a […]