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NSA Director Alexander Has to Ask Permission to Answer a Question

December 17, 2013

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One of the more jaw-dropping moments to emerge out of 60 Minutes’ profile piece on the National Security Agency yesterday was when NSA Director Keith Alexander had to ask permission from his superiors on whether or not he could answer a question. The report, headed up by John Miller, himself a former FBI and National […]

Chinese State Media Brags of Plan to Establish “Death Star” Moon Base

December 12, 2013

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A report appearing in the pro-regime China Times brags that China’s launch of the Long March-3B rocket earlier this week is part of a long term plan to turn the moon into a Star Wars-style “death star” from which the PLA could launch missiles against any target on Earth. It all sounds like something straight […]

Pakistani official outs CIA officials in drone investigation

November 28, 2013

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Shireen Mazari information secretary for the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party A Pakistani political party official has publicly named two U.S. CIA officials in connection with a police murder investigation into a drone strike. Police had already initiated an investigation against unnamed persons after a recent drone strike that killed five. In a televised news conference Wednesday, […]

US Violates “Defense Zone” After Chinese Threat to Shoot Down Aircraft

November 27, 2013

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In a move designed to challenge China’s “air defense zone,” the US flew two B-52 Bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea just days after Beijing implicitly threatened to shoot down aircraft entering the area. Over the weekend, China released a map which included the clustered Senkaku islands and warned that all aircraft […]

Soon, Drones May Be Able to Make Lethal Decisions on Their Own

October 8, 2013

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Scientists, engineers and policymakers are all figuring out ways drones can be used better and more smartly, more precise and less damaging to civilians, with longer range and better staying power. One method under development is by increasing autonomy on the drone itself. Eventually, drones may have the technical ability to make even lethal decisions […]

North Korea puts army on alert, warns U.S. of ‘horrible disaster’

October 8, 2013

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North Korea said on Tuesday its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric against the United States and South Korea, whom it accuses of instigating hostility. Reclusive North Korea has often issued threats to attack the South and the United States but […]

President Obama and Iranian President Discuss Nukes by Phone

September 28, 2013

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It’s the First Time the Heads of the Two Countries Spoke Since 1979 President Obama spoke by phone today with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, the first time the heads of these two countries have had direct communications since 1979. “While there will surely be […]

Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don’t Feel Your Pain

September 26, 2013

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Among other traits, psychopaths feel a lack of empathy when other people are in pain, and brain scans now reveal why that is. Psychopathy is a personality disorder marked by callousness, manipulation, sensation seeking and antisocial behaviors. About 23 percent of people in prison are psychopaths, compared with about 1 percent of people in the […]

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

September 22, 2013

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An H-bomb that accidentally plunged into a North Carolina field in 1961 came far too close to actually exploding, according to a secret document newly published by the Guardian. “Yeah. It would have been bad news – in spades.” Newly declassified documents are on everyone’s mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. […]

5,000 year old flying machine found in Afghanistan?

September 21, 2013

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What caused the sudden rush of these most powerful leaders of the Western World to go to Afghanistan, this report continues, was to directly view the discovery by US Military scientists of what is described as a “Vimana” entrapped in a “Time Well” that has already caused the “disappearance” of at least 8 American Soldiers […]

How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era

September 9, 2013

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Dennis J. Kucinich – Governments have always used fear and manipulation of emotion to get the public to support wars. The Bush administration did it in 2002 in Iraq and it is happening again in Obama’s push for war in Syria. In possibly the biggest development yet in the story, we learned this weekend that […]

Obama: Outside of self-defense a US President may not unilaterally authorize military attacks

August 30, 2013

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… In 2008, President Obama, when he was a candidate for President, had this question-and-answer exchange with the Boston Globe: “Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation […]

With 91% of Americans Opposed, US Plans to Murder Syrians ‘as early as Thursday’

August 28, 2013

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The U.S. could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an attack meant more to send a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad than to topple him or cripple his military, senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Tuesday. The State Department fed the growing drumbeat around the world for […]

The Forgotten Cold War Plan That Put a Ring of Copper Around the Earth

August 14, 2013

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During the summer of 1963, Earth looked a tiny bit like Saturn. The same year that Martin Luther King, Jr. marched on Washington and Beatlemania was born, the United States launched half a billion whisker-thin copper wires into orbit in an attempt to install a ring around the Earth. It was called Project West Ford, […]

Official: Embassy Attack Threat “Had No Basis in Fact”

August 14, 2013

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After initially warning of a terror plot “thought to have been one of the most serious against American and other Western interests since the September 11 attacks,” the US closed 20 embassies and consulates earlier this month, 18 of which reopened yesterday. The announcement of the threat occurred as it was simultaneously acknowledged that the […]

Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak catches fire, sinks

August 14, 2013

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AN Indian navy submarine with about 18 sailors on board has caught fire after an explosion and sunk at its home port in Mumbai. Efforts were being made to ascertain the safety of the personnel and salvage the diesel- and electricity-powered submarine, navy spokesman Narendra Vispute said. Indian news channel NDTV said a loud explosion […]

Japan launches largest warship since World War II

August 7, 2013

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Japan on Tuesday unveiled its largest warship since World War II, an 820-foot-long, 19,500-ton flattop capable of carrying 14 helicopters, according to media reports. The ship, named the Izumo, is classified as a helicopter destroyer, though its flattop design makes it look like an aircraft carrier. But the Japanese Defense Ministry says the ship is […]

Letters: US should leave Edward Snowden alone

August 7, 2013

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More than 150 civil society organisations from around the globe are asking President Barack Obama to end the prosecution of Edward Snowden (Activists stage second national day of protest against NSA’s domestic spying, 4 August). Human rights, digital rights and media freedom campaigners from the UK to Uruguay and from the US to Uganda have […]

Colbert Skewers Government’s Global Threat Alert, Powerless NSA Spy Grid

August 7, 2013

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“America, nation… lock your doors and board up your windows because America is in a state of panic. I hope you’re wearing a clean diaper, because the United States government, in cooperation with cable news, has once again taken us to code brown,” Colbert said, referencing the color-coded, but now antiquated, Department of Homeland Security […]

Queen’s ‘World War III’ Speech Revealed In Newly Released UK Archive Papers

August 2, 2013

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> Relations between the Soviet Union and the West had become so tense 30 years ago that British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday. > > In the speech, the monarch was to urge Britons […]

US non-exploding radioactive weapons blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

July 22, 2013

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“Every single residential street that we’ve visited in several neighborhoods, we found multiple cases of families whose children were ill, families who had lost children who had to bury children, families who had many relatives who were suffering from cancer,” RT correspondent Lucy Kafanov said. Dr. Chris Busby has researched the effects of depleted uranium […]

U.S. drops bombs on Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

July 21, 2013

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Two U.S. fighter jets have dropped four unarmed bombs in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong. The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert bomb and an unarmed explosive bomb in the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of Queensland […]

Russia claims Syria rebels used sarin at Khan al-Assal

July 9, 2013

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Russia says it has evidence showing a projectile that hit a northern Syrian village contained the nerve agent sarin and was most likely fired by rebels.Moscow’s permanent representative to the UN told reporters that the findings were the result of an independent investigation requested by Damascus. Both sides have accused each other of attacks involving […]

US Chemical Weapons Report in Syria ‘Fabricated’

June 14, 2013

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A US government report concluding Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, crossing what US President Barack Obama has previously described as a “red line,” is a fabrication, a senior Russian lawmaker said Friday. “Information about the usage of chemical weapons by [Syrian President Bashar] Assad is fabricated in the same way as the lie […]

Top U.S. Doctors Condemn “Medical Ethics-Free Zone” at Guantánamo

June 14, 2013

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A group of top U.S. doctors are calling on their colleagues in the military to boycott the mass force-feeding of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. In an article for the prominent New England Journal of Medicine, three medical professors from Boston University wrote: “Physicians at Guantánamo cannot permit the military to use them and their medical […]

White House Says “Multiple” Sources on Syria Chemical Weapons; Colin Powell Had Multiple Sou rces for Iraq Claims, Too

June 14, 2013

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The White House has announced it is now confident the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the civil war that’s engulfed that country for the last three years. A statement from the White Houseinsists the determination is based on “multiple, independent streams of information.” The Bush Administration’s insistence about the case for a war in […]