Brandon Bryant – Military, Activist
A Former Drone Pilot’s Guilt Kept Him Awake at Night One of the supposed advantages to the United States’ drone program is that by distancing pilots from their targets, the psychic scars of killing don’t form so easily. But even separated by thousands of miles and a computer screen,... Read more
Ex-Drone Pilot: ‘They don’t care who gets killed’
“The people that are giving the order to kill – they don’t care who gets killed as long as their target gets attacked… they’ll take out however many people they can in order to get their results,” Bryant says. The former pilot received the German Whistleblower Award for revealing... Read more
Mysterious Shadow Hackers: The Equation Group
An unnamed scientific researcher walks out to her mailbox, shuffles through some bills and advertisements, and pulls out an envelope containing a CD of pictures from a recent scientific conference the researcher had attended in Houston. Excited – though maybe a bit nervous – to see the candid photos... Read more
How Israel’s “Smart” Weapons Killed a Disabled Gaza Teen
Israel’s “Smart” Weapons Kill Sabah Abu Jayab, known to her family and friends as Um Ahmad, walked through her home pointing out everything that had to be replaced after Israel’s 2014 assault on the besieged Gaza Strip. “This is all new,” Um Ahmad, a pharmacist, told The Electronic Intifada.... Read more
Isreal is Getting Away with Murder of UN Peacekeepers & Humanitarians
Isreal is Getting Away with Murder  On January 28th a barrage of Israeli artillery fire struck near the South Lebanese village of Ghajar, killing United Nations peacekeeper Francisco Javier Soria. Soria, 36, was a Spanish citizen deployed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a peacekeeping mission tasked... Read more
ISIS aka CIA Proxy Freedom Fighters: The Beheading Psy-Ops
Western Foreign Policy Based on Sheer Propaganda By Vivian Lee With a rash of “beheadings” sweeping the world, a horrified public is asked to see this depraved barbarity as The New Normal. First we had the August “murder” on video of U.S. journalist James Foley, shown kneeling before a... Read more
The Covert Origins of ISIS
Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done. The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is... Read more
Here Come the Raids: Contractors Seek to Legalize Private Police in the U.S.
There are very few news stories about government overreach that shock me these days, but this week there were two — both in California. Each came and went with barely a whisper in the media, even from the “liberty” news. Perhaps we’re so bombarded with mafia tactics by the... Read more
Critical Facts All US Citizens Should Know Abut Israel & Palestine
Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in... Read more
11 Shocking Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces
The militarization of police is harming civil liberties, impacting children, and transforming neighborhoods into war zones. The “war on terror” has come home–and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives.  The culprit is the militarization of the police. The weapons used in the “war on terror” that destroyed Afghanistan... Read more
Blackwater Threatens to Kill State Dept Investigator, Trying to Investigate
Even the mightiest have their come-uppance when their internal logic spews out destructiveness returning on the self—“blowback” in a way perhaps not seen before. I refer to James Risen’s extraordinary article in the New York Times, “Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater,” (June 30), in which the... Read more
Palantir 101: InfoSec Gov Deployed Malware Explained
War   For those who are completely new to the Palantir Platform or could simply use a refresher, this talk will start from scratch and provide a broad overview of Palantir’s origins and mission. A live demonstration of the product will help to familiarize newcomers with Palantir’s intuitive graphical... Read more
Who are the Mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine?
Videos have sprung on YouTube alleging that the US private security service formerly known as Blackwater is operating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Western press is hitting back, accusing Russia of fabricating reports to justify “aggression.” The authenticity of videos allegedly made in downtown Donetsk on March... Read more
U.S. Forces, Intelligence Agents and American Security Agents (MERCs) clandestine war in Yemen
Saudi militants were behind the massive car bombing and assault on Yemen’s military headquarters that killed more than 50 people, including foreigners, investigators said in a preliminary report released Friday. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for US drone strikes that have killed dozens of... Read more
SEAL Team 6 Families Force Congress To Investigate Mysterious Chopper Crash
Led by firebrand Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Congress is to launch an official investigation into the mysterious helicopter crash that killed several members of the Navy SEAL team 6 in Afghanistan in 2011. Back in May, the families of the SEALs went public with concerns that the Obama administration... Read more
Understanding The Militarized Internet
If twitter is any gauge, a lot of people think this article in Wired about General Keith Alexander is just all kinds of kewl: General Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of... Read more
85yr old Austrian-American Describes Hitler’s Police State, Obama Similarities Obvious
A true story.     A speech by 85 year old, Austrian born, American Citizen in South Dakota, Kitty Werthmann. “What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or read in history books,” she likes to tell audiences. “I am a witness to history.... Read more
US-Israel Alliance: Obama’s “Green Light” to Israel Attack on Gaza
A short interview broadcast by CNN late last week featuring two participants – a Palestinian in Gaza and an Israeli within range of the rocket attacks – did not follow the usual script. For once, a media outlet dropped its role as gatekeeper, there to mediate and therefore impair... Read more
Tears of Gaza: The War They Don’t Show You
“Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record — presented with minimal gloss — of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza (dubbed ‘Operation Cast Lead’) by the Israeli military. Filmed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive,... Read more
4 More Drones! Robot Attacks Are on Deck for Obama’s Next Term
When Barack Obama took office, drone strikes were a once-in-a-while thing, with an attack every week or two. Now, they’re the centerpiece of a global U.S. counterterrorism campaign. Obama institutionalized the strikes to the point where he could hand off to the next president an efficient bureaucratic process for... Read more
Gaza, The World’s Largest Open-Air Prison
A look at life under occupation. Gaza has the look of a Third World country, with pockets of wealth surrounded by hideous poverty. It is not, however, undeveloped. Rather it is “de-developed,” and very systematically so, to borrow the term from Sara Roy, the leading academic specialist on Gaza.... Read more
Afghan Corruption, and How the U.S. Facilitates It
When it comes to corruption in Afghanistan, the time may be now for the United States to look in the mirror and see what lessons can be learned from contracting out parts of that war. On Sept. 30, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the corruption... Read more
Rogue U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order
The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers... Read more
Journalist Glenn Greenwald Speech on “Humanitarian” Wars
http://youtu.be/MMirTxSlhBA Greenwald is that increasingly rare commodity in the US, a true journalist. I don’t agree with him on a lot of things, but he is definitely correct here in debunking the hogwash about “humanitarian” wars. Nobody goes to war for humanitarian reasons. There may be an unplanned byproduct... Read more
What If Mitt Romney Inherits Obama’s Killer Drone Fleet?
Andrew Sullivan says he’ll use it less scrupulously than the president. But based on what evidence? Current policy is plenty unscrupulous already. Asked about drone strikes during Monday’s foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney basically said that President Obama is right to use them. Expect more drone warfare in 2013... Read more