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The 9/11 Blame Game

Originally published at the Political Film Blog by Joe Giambrone on 10/19/15

Ignorant spinmeisters across the corporate spectrum, and on foundation-funded “left” media, have been carefully choosing their headlines today. As Donald Trump Tweets at Jeb Bush and vice-versa, the topic of the actual September 11th attacks needs to …

Is the NSA lying about its failure to prevent 9/11?

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Originally published at Foreign Policy by James Bamford on 7/21/15

Missed Calls

On March 20, 2000, as part of a trip to South Asia, U.S. President Bill Clinton was scheduled to land his helicopter in the desperately poor village of Joypura, Bangladesh, and speak to locals under a 150-year-old banyan …

The Cutting Edge: But, but, bin Laden died in 2001, didn’t he??!

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Originally published at Nafeez Ahmed’s Blog by Nafeez Ahmed on 7/15/15

Last month, I broke an exclusive in-depth investigation into the real story behind the bin Laden raid, based entirely on open sources available in the public record, including some pioneering journalistic investigations by others, official records, and declassified documents.My …

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

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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, …

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Mock America in 9/11 Trial

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Originally published at Washington’s Blog by Kevin Ryan on 6/13/15

Last year, it was discovered that the FBI had attempted to infiltrate the legal defense team of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner. The defendant is charged, along with four others including Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), of conspiring to commit the 9/11 …

The Inside Information That Could Have Stopped 9/11

Originally published at Newsweek by Jeff Stein on 1/14/15

Just before Christmas, former FBI special agent Mark Rossini greeted me with his usual good cheer when we met for drinks in a midtown Manhattan restaurant. He told me his life had finally taken a turn for the better. He’s spending …

The torture meted out by the CIA far exceeds the conventional understanding of waterboarding

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Originally published at The Telegraph by by Peter Foster on 9/7/14

Exclusive: As the US Senate prepares to release a report documenting US torture programme after 9/11, Telegraph reveals new details about the scope of CIA excesses

The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by …