Globalization/Empire


Former CIA Director David Petraeus just got sentenced to two years of probation for leaking highly sensitive information to his mistress and then lying to the FBI about it. (more…)

Truthout

A recently published report has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million Iraqis, which is 5 percent of the total population of the country. The report also tallies hundreds of thousands of casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (more…)

Commondreams

CIA insiders objected to the arrest, rendition, and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar, but high-ranking officials ignored concerns that they were punishing an innocent man, according to former spy and whistleblower John Kiriakou in an interview with theCanadian Press. (more…)

William D. Hartung Tomdispatch

President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion more than the caps that exist under current law allow.  McCain wants to see Obama his $35 billion and raise him $17 billion more. (more…)

On Russia, the Deep State and the Global Economy

Counterpunch

Paul Craig Roberts: The US is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that History has chosen the US as the “exceptional and indispensable” country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world. (more…)

Truthout

Despite Ireland’s steadfast denials, activists have gathered evidence of the country’s link to US rendition and torture activities, and the US Senate torture report has made accountability unavoidable. (more…)

Josh Gerstein Politico

A federal judge has ordered the release of about 2,000 photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody—images that President Barack Obama declared years ago should be kept from public view. (more…)

Jim Naureckas FAIR

The New York Times had a story (3/14/15) about CIA money ending up in the hands of Al-Qaeda (more…)

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