Tag Archives: senate intelligence committee

Norman Solomon: Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Ellsberg: “The aim is to punish troublemakers with harassment, threats, indictments, years in court and likely prison — even if they’ve only gone through official channels to register accusations about their superiors and agency. That is, by the way, a practical warning to would-be whistleblowers who would prefer to ‘follow the rules.’ “

FAIR, UN Torture Report: ABC See US as Victim, Washington Post Uses Euphemisms and more

 “ABC Makes US the Victim in CIA Torture Report Story” and “Washington Post Does Not Call It Torture When We Torture” By Jim Naureckas FAIR.org  December 10, 2014 There’s an unfortunate impulse, when you or someone you’re close to does something wrong, to turn the situation around so that you can seem like the victim. That […]

WAMM’s T3 Press Release on Torture Report & NYT Editorial Statement

WAMM’s “Tackling Torture at the Top” Committee is gratified to finally witness today’s release of a redacted summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report. Media Release   December 9, 2014  (Direct to Rise Up Times) From:  Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee of WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) Contact:  Coleen Rowley, 952 393-0914 or Tom Dickinson, 612 822-9520 Re:  […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Bestest Friends, Featuring Knuckles and Snuggly

Click where it says “Watch on Vimeo” to see video.  Senator Dianne Feinstein’s condemnation of CIA spying marked both a low and high point for the U.S. government. Finally, someone in office is angry enough at the privacy violations occurring daily in the United States to publicly denounce a spy agency’s actions. Mark Fiore weighs […]

Advice Too Secret to Ignore: Col. Manners Answers Your Questions on CIA Practices, Proper Cyberwar Behavior, and Invasion Etiquette

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Inimitable Colonel Manners By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com  March 19, 2014 [Editor’s note: Our old friend Colonel Manners (ret.) made his first appearance at TomDispatch last October.  Today, he’s back for the third time.  We have yet to run into anyone more knowledgeable in the mores, manners, and linguistic habits of the national security state.  His CV (unfortunately […]

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 […]

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept. The Inverse of Oversight: CIA Spies On Congress

“The consistent theme is that members of Congress are finding themselves at an ever-increasing disadvantage when it comes to even finding out what intelligence agencies are doing — not to mention reining them in.” By Dan Froomkin  The Intercept  5 Mar 2014 Top intelligence officials testifying before the Senate intelligence committee in Jan. 2014. (AP File […]

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 […]

Coleen Rowley: Torture Doesn’t Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

The Senate Intelligence investigation reportedly demolishes the CIA claims about the value of the brutal interrogation tactics the Bush administration approved. Coleen Rowley  12/20/2013  Huffington Post Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that […]

Doyle McManus> Who Reviews the US ‘Kill List’?

Who Reviews the US ‘Kill List’? By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times via RSN 05 February 12 There has been remarkably little public debate in the U.S. about drone strikes, which have killed at least 1,300 people in Pakistan alone since President Obama came to office. hen it comes to national security, Michael V. Hayden […]

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 […]