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Exaggerating the Story of a ‘Reformed Terrorist’ to Advance the FBI’s Disturbing Agenda?

Image of FBI agents taking Cromitie to prison

Originally published by the Alter.Net Grayzone Project by Sarah Lazare on 9/6/16

U.S. media outlets are eagerly broadcasting the supposedly redemptive story of Jesse Morton, a Pennsylvania-born former “Al Qaeda recruiter” turned FBI informant and counter-terror expert, transformed into a force for good thanks in part to his run-ins with …

Judge let US secretly destroy CIA ‘black site’ evidence

Photo of floor at CIA Headquarters Building

Originally published at the Miami Herald by Carol Rosenberg on 7/24/16

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 plotters said for the first time Sunday that the government destroyed a secret CIA prison with secret permission of the trial judge, and they learned of it …

FOIA lawsuit disputes 9-11 Review Commission effort to discredit sensational FBI report

View of 9-11 Review Commissioners

Originally published at the FloridaBulldog.org by Dan Christensen on 6/16/16

Two blue ribbon government panels on 9/11, two approaches to public accountability.

The 9/11 Commission held a dozen public hearings before issuing its 567-page report to the nation in 2004. While many of its records remain classified, the commission also …

Outside Psychologists Shielded US Torture Program, Report Finds

Photo of CIA director George Tenet approved waterboarding

Originally published at The NYTimes by James Risen on 7/10/15

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency’s health professionals repeatedly criticized the agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program, but their protests were rebuffed by prominent outside psychologists who lent credibility to the program, according to a new report.

The 542-page report, …

CIA torture appears to have broken spy agency rule on human experimentation

Photo of George Tenet at the White House in 2003

Originally published at The Guardian by Spencer Ackerman  on 6/15/15

Exclusive: Watchdogs shocked at ‘disconnect’ between doctors who oversaw interrogation and guidelines that gave CIA director power over medical ethics

The Central Intelligence Agency had explicit guidelines for “human experimentation” – before, …

DHS Interoperable Communications Still Lacking Decade after 9/11 Commission

Originally published at Homeland Security Today by Amanda Vicinanzo on 6/9/15

Nearly 15 years after the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, problems with interoperable communications continue to plague the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to a DHS Inspector General (OIG) audit report.

“In other words, nearly a …

The Activities of General Ralph Eberhart during the 9/11 Attacks

Originally published at Consensus 9/11 on 9/10/14

Introduction

NORAD is the US-Canadian military agency responsible for defending North American airspace. Its traditional operating procedures – according to which planes are to be intercepted when they deviate from their courses, turn off their transponders, or permanently lose radio contact – were