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Posts Tagged ‘terrorist

MEK of Iran trained in Nevada by JSOC

April 7, 2012

From the air, the terrain of the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site, with its arid high plains and remote mountain peaks, has the look of northwest Iran. In certain sections, the curious are warned that the site’s security personnel are authorized to use deadly force, if necessary, against intruders. It was here that […]

Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK When a terrorist group is no longer a terrorist group

March 11, 2012

The Mujahedin-e Khalq, better known as MEK, was driven out of Iran, and eventually armed and given a military base by Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Saddam then used the group to carry out terrorist acts inside Iran. The U.S. military and the CIA have in the past recruited MEK agents to enter Iran and report […]

FBI suggests Online Privacy could indicate a Terrorist

February 4, 2012

A flyer designed by the FBI and the Department of Justice to promote suspicious activity reporting in internet cafes lists basic tools used for online privacy as potential signs of terrorist activity. The document, part of a program called “Communities Against Terrorism”, lists the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” […]

All terrorist laws passed have been used against American citizens

December 1, 2011

The ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill. That provoked concerns that American citizens could be targeted as […]

Violence and war overstated in the climate of fear

October 24, 2011

It seems as if violence is everywhere, but historically, we’ve never had it this peaceful. Statistics reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, rape, murder and all sorts of mayhem. Prominent Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker Pinker writes: “The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history […]

A Drone Arms Race Coming Soon

October 12, 2011

At the Zhuhai air show in southeastern China last November, Chinese companies startled some Americans by unveiling 25 different models of remotely controlled aircraft and showing video animation of a missile-armed drone taking out an armored vehicle and attacking a United States aircraft carrier. It was stark evidence that the United States’ near monopoly on […]

Why can an US President place an American citizen on an assassination list?

October 2, 2011

Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights asks: Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike. [In an earlier […]

US Border apprehensions include citizens of terrorist or special interest countries

March 22, 2011

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), speaking at a conference on border issues, said 663 individuals arrested along the southwest border in 2010 were from countries designated as “special interest” or from countries known to have ties with terrorism. “It’s not just that we’re seeing immigration across our southern border from countries like Mexico — people seeking […]

Many Arab officials linked to CIA through WikiLeaks

December 30, 2010

Top officials in several Arab countries have close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links with this key US intelligence agency, says Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks. “These officials are spies for the US in their countries,” Assange told Al […]

Afghanistan: The US surpasses the Soviet record and model

November 28, 2010

As of last Friday, the U.S.-led coalition has been fighting in Afghanistan for as long as the Soviets did in their humbling attempt to build up a socialist state. It seems clear that a similar — or even grander — “prize” awaits us as the one with which the Soviets were rewarded. This decade of […]