Archive for the Category ‘World’

CIA Intervention In Ukraine Has Been Taking Place For Decades

CIA Intervention In Ukraine Has Been Taking Place For Decades

  “The most powerful form of lie is the omission…” — George Orwell Of all the aspects of the current crisis over the NATO/Russia standoff in Ukraine, the determined intervention into Ukrainian political affairs by the United States has been the least reported, at least until recently. While new reports have appeared concerning CIA Director […]

New Report: NCIS Hid Medical Evidence About Guantanamo Suicides

New Report: NCIS Hid Medical Evidence About Guantanamo Suicides

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at Guantanamo who attended at least two of three high-profile “suicides” at Guantanamo nearly eight years ago concluded at the time that, contrary to the conclusions of a later government investigation, the detainees did not die by hanging but by “likely asphyxiation” from “obstruction” of the airway. Moreover this SMO […]

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Former CIA Captive Abu Zubaydah Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Al Jazeera America landed an interview with a former friend of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee who was subjected to the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques. Al Jazeera also independently obtained the first photograph of Zubaydah as a young man. Jason Leopold reports in this incredible story: When Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein and Muhammad Shams […]

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

The Department of Defense has released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) an official list identifying 71 Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are eligible to receive parole-board-style hearings. The list includes a high-profile former CIA captive named Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded dozens of times. Read the rest of this report by Jason Leopold at […]

“It Was A Sunny Day”: Ex-Soldier Reflects on 12 Years of Guantanamo

“It Was A Sunny Day”: Ex-Soldier Reflects on 12 Years of Guantanamo

Pfc. Brandon Neely was standing at attention inside Camp X-Ray along with three-dozen or so other active-duty soldiers attached to the 401st Military Police Company from Fort Hood, Texas, during the afternoon of January 11, 2002. A busload of about 20 “enemy combatants” captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan were soon going to be arriving at […]

CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use In The Korean War

CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use In The Korean War

  According to a CIA document declassified in March 2006, the U.S. government lied publicly about pushing for a United Nations “on-the-spot” investigation into Soviet, Chinese and North Korean charges of U.S. use of biological weapons (BW) during the Korean War. According to the document, a “Memorandum of Conversation” from the Psychological Strategy Board (PSB) dated July […]

Japanese WWII Torture Document Eerily Reminiscent Of US Torture Program

Japanese WWII Torture Document Eerily Reminiscent Of US Torture Program

The following is taken from a 63 year old book published in the early days of the Cold War. Titled Materials on the Trial of Former Serviceman of the Japanese Army Charged with Manufacturing and Employing Bacteriological Weapons (Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1950), the book contains trial summaries and testimony from the Khabarovsk war crimes trial […]

Nowruz: An Ancient Festival Which We Should Know About

Nowruz: An Ancient Festival Which We Should Know About

Some people say that it’s the 5774th time that Iranians across the world are celebrating the ancient Persian New Year festival, Nowruz. However, some history experts believe that Nowruz has been enshrined and observed for more than 15,000 years, even before the official establishment of the Persian Empire. Like Christmas, Nowruz is a pleasurable, elaborate […]

Newly Released Autopsy Reports Raise Questions About Circumstances in Deaths of Two Guantanamo Detainees

Newly Released Autopsy Reports Raise Questions About Circumstances in Deaths of Two Guantanamo Detainees

Truthout reports, in this exclusive by Jason Leopold: The US government detained at Guantanamo a prisoner who was hospitalized for auditory hallucinations he suffered as a teenager and had twice attempted suicide in 2009 while imprisoned at the detention facility. In March of 2009, Hajji Nassim was found with cuts on both sides of his […]

Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said today that the body of Allal Ab-Aljallil Abd al-Rahman Abd (aka Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif) was repatriated to Yemen. The SOUTHCOM statement did not indicate the date or time the body was returned, nor who received the remains. On November 26, Jason Leopold at Truthout broke the story that Latif’s death would be attributed […]

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