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Israel’s Netanyahu lied about Iran with infamous ‘clear red line’ threat, Mossad leak reveals

‘Leaks” have their own backstory. Coming just before Netayanhu’s appearance in front of a US Congress presided over by the greatest liars, can we believe it is all mere coincidence? – TS

Zero Hedge (Feb. 23) – It was just over 12 years ago when then Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, and lied to a packed auditorium of world leaders and the entire world, making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading

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Documenting darkness: How the US thug state operates

Protest outside U.S. Embassy in Berlin, June 18, 2013.

Protest outside U.S. Embassy in Berlin, June 18, 2013.

By Tom Engelhardt*

TomDispatch.com (Feb. 20) – HERE, at least, is a place to start: intelligence officials have weighed in with an estimate of just how many secret files National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took with him when he headed for Hong Kong last June. Brace yourself: 1.7 million.  At least they claim that as the number he or his web crawler accessed before he left town.  Let’s assume for a moment that it’s accurate and add a caveat.  Whatever he had with him on those thumb drives when he left the agency, Edward Snowden did not take all the NSA’s classified documents.  Not by a long shot.  He only downloaded a portion of them.  We don’t have any idea what percentage, but assumedly millions of NSA secret documents did not get the Snowden treatment. Continue reading

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‘Secrets for sale’ and the Snowden affair: The Greenwald-Omidyar-NSA connection

Greenwald, SnowdenDespite what Time Magazine would have us believe, there is no doubt that the most influential newsmaker of the year has been Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee and NSA subcontractor who at the age of 29 became the unlikely center of global attention with his release of documents allegedly detailing the inner workings of various NSA spying programs.

Of the many intriguing aspects of this story, by far one of the most frustrating is that, other than a few interviews and press conferences, almost everything we know about Snowden, his motivations, and the documents themselves come from intermediaries who have found themselves in the position of spokespeople on the case. Continue reading

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Espionage: Harper Government turning Canada into rogue state

Governments Must Uphold Public Right, Not Monopoly Right! 

TML Weekly Information Project (Oct. 12) – THE HARPER GOVERNMENT is transforming Canada into a rogue state that goes around the world attacking sovereign nations militarily, economically and politically, overtly and covertly, as part of a hooligan gang of allies led by the U.S. Its actions are in defiance of the norms and laws governing international relations, precisely what it falsely accuses many other countries of doing. At every opportunity and in every venue at home and abroad the Harperites seek to divide people on any basis they can and incite conflict among peoples and nations in order to advance the narrow interests of the monopolies with which they are aligned, and block any organized opposition to imperialism and monopoly right. Continue reading

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U.S. global spying: subversion of Mexico, France

By TONY SEED

spyDer Spiegel: Fresh leak on US spying – NSA accessed Mexican president’s email (full text see below). Another disclosure from former CIA agent Edward Snowden has revealed that, as part of its global spy network against the nations and peoples of the world, the United States has been eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years – in particular former President Felipe Calderon, whose email messages have been targeted. According to the report, the spying into the email server of the “Mexican Presidencia domain” contained “diplomatic, economic and leadership communications” that allowed for “deep insight into policymaking and the political system.” An NSA division for “particularly difficult missions” called the “Tailored Access Operations” handled the operation.  The covert operation was carried out in conformity with an April 2013 list that enumerates the US’ surveillance priorities. That list, classified as “secret,” was authorized by the White House and “presidentially approved,” according to internal NSA documents, Der Siegel reports. Continue reading

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Condemn the acts of piracy against Bolivian president Evo Morales!

Hooliganism in international relations must not pass!

Statement by the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), July 4, 2013

Bolivia's President Evo Morales | AFP / Filippo Monteforte)

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales | AFP / Filippo Monteforte)

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) denounces the refusal of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal to permit the Bolivian presidential aircraft to land or fly over their territories on July 2. President Evo Morales was returning from Russia where he attended the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. Short of fuel, the plane was forced to land in Vienna, Austria where it was boarded and searched, using the pretext that the plane could be transporting the former CIA agent, Edward Snowden. The U.S. government has issued a warrant for Snowden’s arrest after the leak of top secret information. Continue reading

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