Category Archives: Espionage

HOMELAND is … (fill in the blank)

by Joe Scarry From NPR: “Artists say they took jobs painting graffiti on the set of Homeland to leave subversive messages. They say this one reads, ‘Homeland is racist.’” ITEM ONE: This past week it was disclosed that activists “hacked” … Continue reading

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Straight From Uncle Sam’s Mouth: ISIS To Be Used As U.S. Strategic Asset

Every so often, a snippet of what the enlightened lords and ladies who comprise our ruling elite discuss amongst themselves in plain, unambiguous terms slips out into full view of us peasants and peons. Unfortunately, not enough of us notice. … Continue reading

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Hersh’s Bin Laden Story Revisited

Veteran journalist and historian Gareth Porter recently published an article at disputing one key element in Seymour Hersh’s recent bombshell story on the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. According to Porter, bin Laden … Continue reading

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No Vengeance No Prosecution of Deadlier CIA 9/11 Attack on Chile 1973

On 9/11/2001, nineteen suicide bombers, almost all from Saudi Arabia, brought death to 2,623 Americans and 373 citizens of foreign countries at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. in what their spokesperson described as … Continue reading

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“Gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail.”

That sentiment — expressed by 20th century US super-politico Henry L. Stimson — certainly seems naive these days. But given the fallout of the Snowden affair, it’s worth asking whether the strategic benefits of successful/undetected peacetime espionage match the price … Continue reading

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