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  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his Ł1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?….(LONG ARTICLE)

    07/29/2016 6:42:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundance
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including “retired” U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obama’s fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with it…. general john allen The question posed to the Tree House back in 2014 was: Why is the White House selecting a retired General John Allen, instead of a current commanding officer to lead...
  • What happened in Uzbekistan?

    05/20/2005 8:26:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 166+ views
    World War 4 ^ | 05/18/2005
    What happened in Uzbekistan? The government and opposition protesters are sharply at odds in Uzbekistan days after the eastern city of Andijan exploded into violence. A May 15 AP report claimed some 500 bodies had been laid out in a school in Andijan for identification by relatives, "corroborating witness accounts of hundreds killed" when soldiers opened fire on street protests. Medical authorities also reported some 2,000 wounded in local hospitals. However, a May 18 account on Russia's MosNews.com quotes Uzbek officials denying this very death toll. “Not a single civilian was killed by government forces there,” Prosecutor General Rashid Kadyrov...
  • How the F.B.I. Can Detain, Render and Threaten Without Risk

    11/03/2015 8:41:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Nov 2015 | Patrick G. Eddington
    At exactly 5 p.m. on March 13, 2007, just as I was preparing to leave my cubicle in Washington for the day, I got a phone call from the journalist Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers. To this day, I remember his exact words. 'One of your congressman’s constituents is being held in an Ethiopian intelligence service prison, and I think your former employer is neck-deep in this.' The congressman was Rush Holt, then a Democratic representative from New Jersey, for whom I worked for 10 years starting in 2004. The constituent was Amir Mohamed Meshal of Tinton Falls, N.J., who...
  • Italian Court Levies Judgment on U.S. Rendition Program (CIA employees sentenced)

    11/04/2009 3:27:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 1,211+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11-4-09 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Rachel Martin reports: The US intelligence gathering program known as “extraordinary rendition” was essentially put on trial for the first time - in Italy - and this week the court rendered a guilty verdict. Italian Judge Oscar Magi convicted 23 Americans of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric on a street in Milan, Italy. The cleric, known as Abu Omar, alleged that he was abducted by CIA operatives who then shuttled him between US bases in Europe and then moved him to Egypt where Omar says he was tortured. The Italian judge tried the Americans, all but...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Facing Imprisonment Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially to Blame

    06/13/2016 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | 13 June 2016 | Katie Engelhart and Jason Leopold
    A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11...
  • State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12 ...

    02/01/2013 8:08:05 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2-1-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    February 1, 2013 State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12; Suppressed Their Identities Afterward Terence P. Jeffrey State Department Special Agent Mario Montoya instructs Libyan local guards in marksmanship in Benghazi in 2011 in a photo published in the December 2011 issue of the State Department's State Magazine. (State Dept. photo) (CNSNews.com) - The State Department took two dramatically different approaches to dealing with the identities of the Diplomatic Security (DS) agents it sent to Benghazi, Libya, to protect Amb. Chris Stevens and the small number of other temporary U.S. diplomatic personnel the department rotated...
  • Italy Probing U.S. Kidnapping Spy Role

    03/03/2005 10:37:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 03, 2005 at 22:26:04 PST | ANGELA DOLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ROME (AP) - An Italian prosecutor is investigating whether U.S. agents played a role in the alleged abduction from Milan of a suspected Islamic militant, according to news reports. The 41-year-old imam, identified as Abu Omar, disappeared in the northern Italian city in February 2003. Milan Prosecutor Armando Spataro is looking at whether he was seized in a CIA operation and flown to Egypt for interrogation, the Corriere della Sera and other newspapers have reported. Last week, the prosecutor visited a joint U.S.-Italian air base in Aviano to find documents on air and vehicle traffic that might shed light on...
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • Obama allows short-term CIA sites

    01/28/2009 1:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.com ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Eli Lake
    SNIPPET: "The detentions would be temporary."
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • U.S. transfers four Guantanamo prisoners to Afghanistan

    12/20/2014 7:45:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late Friday at the request of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — an indication, one senior administration official said, “of the confidence we have in the new government” in Kabul. Ghani’s request, the official added, was made in October, shortly after he was sworn into office. The United States and Afghanistan have not started serious discussions about repatriating the remaining eight Afghans still held at Guantanamo Bay, said the...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Did Waterboarding Just Get Vindicated?

    05/02/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 5-2-11 | Business Insider
    The view from (some) on the right in regard to the Bin Laden news is: waterboarding is vindicated. One GOP Congressman tweeted: Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now? The reason is that there's a direct line to be traced from the big news to data collected at GITMO -- data that was almost certainly collected under duress. Here's the key interrogation note regarding a courier going to Abottabad: Rest @ link
  • Italy: Court Upholds Convictions of Americans in Kidnapping Case (CIA Agents)

    12/16/2010 6:19:25 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2010 | ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
    An appellate court in Milan upheld on Wednesday the conviction of 23 Americans charged with kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in 2003 and ordered even harsher sentences. All but one of the Americans are Central Intelligence Agency operatives.
  • Foreigner handed over to FBI

    09/05/2004 5:33:07 PM PDT · by Dog · 8 replies · 673+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sept 6 2004 | NA
    ISLAMABAD: The government handed a foreigner to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday. The suspect, Muhammad Haris, was wanted by the United States in a number of cases. His nationality was not revealed. Sources said Mr Haris had been arrested a while ago from an undisclosed location and was under trial in jail. The sources said he had been flown to the United States. The Interior Ministry refused to comment. Online
  • UK wanted US to rule out Bin Laden torture (Londonistan alert)

    07/29/2007 8:10:01 PM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 20 replies · 575+ views
    The Gaurdian ^ | 07/27/07 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Ministers insisted that British secret agents would only be allowed to pass intelligence to the CIA to help it capture Osama bin Laden if the agency promised he would not be tortured, it has emerged. MI6 believed it was close to finding the al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan in 1998, and again the next year. The plan was for MI6 to hand the CIA vital information about Bin Laden. Ministers including Robin Cook, the then foreign secretary, gave their approval on condition that the CIA gave assurances he would be treated humanely. The plot is revealed in a 75-page report by...
  • Investigate Eric Holder & Leon Panetta!

    07/13/2009 2:09:01 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies · 537+ views
    Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly mulling whether to investigate the Bush administration's alleged abuse of terrorist detainees. And CIA Director Leon Panetta is currently prodding lawmakers to investigate the Bush administration's alleged directive to the CIA to keep a secret counter-terrorism program hidden from congress. However, before the US Justice Dept. and Congress follow the marching orders of Eric Holder and Leon Panetta, proper protocol would dictate that they first investigate whether Mr. Holder and Panetta, while working in the Clinton administration, had any knowledge of the Clinton administration's extraordinary renditions program. Bear in mind that in 1993, Leon...