Category: CIA / INTEL AGENCIES

Facebook’s New Censorship Scheme

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Censoring content diverging from mainstream views constitutes a slippery slope toward undermining First Amendment rights altogether, a step toward greater totalitarian rule than already. Facebook considers what it calls “false narratives (content diverging from establishment views) intentionally divisive headlines and language that exploit disagreements and sow conflict” – a vague standard only censors could love, giving themselves latitude to do what they please extrajudicially.

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The CIA’s Big Lie for Gina Haspel

MELVIN A GOODMAN—Morell’s memorandum, written in 2011 as the result of a disciplinary review, “found no fault with the performance of Ms. Haspel” because she drafted the cable “on the direct orders” of her superior and did not release it herself.  Obviously, Morell knows nothing of the Nuremberg principles that support punishment for officials who carry out illegal orders.  He made no mention about her leadership at the Agency’s most notorious secret prison in the war on terror.

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Nazis in the U.S. & Ukraine share symbols, why is the West still in denial?

MAX PARRY—Smearing of those concerned about Ukraine’s Nazis as “Russian propagandists” has been customary since the right wing putsch. The dangerous political climate legitimating such whitewashing has only increased amid the Russiagate hysteria following the 2016 election. A further examination of the mediasphere shows that this denialism of Kiev’s fascists continues, even as the same publications report on domestic Neo-Nazi organizations that use the exact same iconography as groups like Azov.

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Caveat Emptor: MSNBC and CNN Use CIA Apologists for False Commentary

MEL GOODMAN—McLaughlin’s role at the CIA is less well known.  Although CIA director George Tenet is infamous for telling President George W. Bush in December 2002 that it would be a “slam dunk” to provide intelligence to take to the American people to support the invasion of Iraq, it was McLaughlin who actually delivered the “slam dunk” briefing at the White House in January 2003. 

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The Hypocrisy of Britain’s “Humanitarian” Missile Strikes on Syria

BRIAN CLOUGHLEY—The missiles fired by the US, UK and France have not resulted in the slightest reduction in “humanitarian suffering” in Syria, although the British government declared that it is “permitted under international law, on an exceptional basis, to take measures in order to alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering. The legal basis for the use of force is humanitarian intervention” which is justified when there is “extreme humanitarian distress on a large scale, requiring immediate and urgent relief.”

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Respected Jewish site Mondoweiss denounces Pro-Zionist Google/YouTube censorship

PHIL WEISS—”SAYS YOUTUBE, as reason for deleting a Palestinian video: ‘Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines. We’ve removed it from YouTube and assigned a Community Guidelines strike, or temporary penalty, to your account…If a video contains violent or graphic content that appears to be posted in a shocking, sensational, or disrespectful manner, it’s less likely to be allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous activities.'”

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