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Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List to Coerce Them Into Becoming Informants
Posted on: Apr 24, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Boarding passes denied to Muslims who declined to answer questions, suit claims.
CIA and White House Under Pressure After Senate Torture Report Leaks
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible.
FBI Monitored Anti-War Website for Six Years in Error, Documents Reveal
Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Monitoring began after antiwar.com editor reported to the bureau that his website had been threatened.
Why Obama Won't Cut Aid to the Egyptian Military
Posted on: Aug 18, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Obama again refused to use America's massive aid leverage over Egypt – part of the president's 'least painful step' approach.
Edward Snowden's Explosive NSA Leaks Have US in Damage Control Mode
Posted on: Jun 10, 2013, Source: The Guardian
White House refers Snowden's case to Justice Department while Republicans in Congress call for whistleblower's extradition
Obama's Afghanistan Policy: The Four Questions
Posted on: Mar 28, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
Looking for answers.
Shocking: George W. Bush Speaks the Truth
Posted on: Mar 18, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
Bush, in Canada, commits the best Freudian slip of all time.
With Chas Freeman Out, Who Really Loses?
Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
"There is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired."
Obama Is Sending More Troops to Afghanistan
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
He promised to do so on the campaign trail, and now he's done it.
Former Islamic Terrorist Leader Asks Al-Qaida to Consider 'Obama Cease-Fire'
Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
One hesitates to say this will amount to anything, but ...
Israel and Hamas Agree to Ceasefire
Posted on: Jan 18, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
Responding to Israel's unilateral declaration of a ceasefire, Hamas now says it will hold its fire for a week as well.
Obama Rolls Out Blair, Panetta; Vows 'No Exceptions' to US Values
Posted on: Jan 9, 2009, Source: Firedoglake
"We must adhere to our values diligently and with no exceptions." --Barack Obama
Al Qaeda Endorses John McCain
Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier."
Petraeus Talk Bolsters Obama
Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: Washington Independent
While McCain Backs Petraeus, General Sounds Notes That Harmonize With Democratic Nominee.
Bush Capitulates, Troop Withdrawal in 2011?
Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: Attackerman
The left won the Iraq debate. Period.
President Musharraf of Pakistan Resigns
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: Attackerman
Just because Musharraf is out doesn't mean things are going to get better.
The FBI Admits to Spying on NYT and WaPo Reporters in 2004
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: Attackerman
Without warrants. Without the approval of the deputy attorney general. Without, apparently, any good reason.
The Liberal Jewish Majority Must Beat Back the Neocon Jewish Minority
Posted on: Jul 30, 2008, Source: Attackerman
"[It would be] good for the Jews, good for America, good for Israel, good for the Arabs, good for peace, good for the world."
Poll on American Jewish Attitudes Finds They're Liberal, Hate Bush and Want Israel-Palestine Deal
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: Attackerman
AIPAC, Lieberman, Adelson ... you guys taking notes?
Christopher Hitchens Gets Waterboarded
Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
"Believe me, itâ€™s torture."
Iraqi Oil Ministry Woos Western Petro-Giants
Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: Firedoglake
With end of the Bush administration in sight, Iraq courts big oil directly.
Bush's Secret Deal for Long-Term Bases in Iraq
Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: Attackerman
Iraqis fear the deal will further destabilize the region.
While McCain Trumps Up Gains in Iraq, Afghanistan is Falling to Pieces
Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: Attackerman
May was the most violent month in Afghanistan since 2001.
Unity Between Turkey and Kurds Grows
Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Attackerman
Both people are finding the economics of peace compelling.
Troops Try To Give Iraqis Religion
Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: Attackerman
US Soldiers are trying to convert Iraqis to Christianity.
Sistani Switching Sides in Iraq?
Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: Attackerman
The religious leader is issuing fatwas against American troops.
Next Troop Rotation to Consist Solely of National Guard
Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: Attackerman
Troop shortages require that all soldiers rotated into Iraq this spring come from the National Guard.
Wages of Sin, We Keep Paying
Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Attackerman
The Bush Administration is learning that we reap what we sow in Iraq.
King David (Petraeus)
Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Spencer Ackerman profiles the "king" of counter-insurgency theory.
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