It is difficult to trust the judgement or the veracity of what the Secretary of State John Kerry says. If it weren’t bad enough that his talking points don’t explain the real reasons he wants to drop missiles in Syria, the point is further made by the fact that he found it useful or proper to consult with the accused war criminal, Henry Kissinger.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 12, 2013 10:15 am|
Ben Cardin, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said a vote could happen in the Senate “as early as next week” on a backdoor AUMF being crafted by John McCain’s “Gang of 8.” It would give the President the authorization to take military action if certain conditions are not met. (Don’t sleep yet.) Since members of Congress are still declaring their support/opposition to the use of military force in Congress, we’re going to keep tracking them. We’ll be updating this post with Syria news throughout the day.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 9, 2013 2:55 pm|
Over one and a half million US diplomatic records from between 1973 and 1976 have been published in a searchable database. Hundreds of thousands of the records involve Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
While many of the records were already declassified and published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, they were difficult to search. WikiLeaks has created a database and made it easier for people in countries around the world to see what was happening diplomatically between their country’s government and the United States government.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 8, 2013 4:00 pm|
ikiLeaks has released over one and a half million US diplomatic records from between 1973 and 1976. A good amount of the records involve former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Throughout the afternoon and evening, there will be updates to this post with revelations or details uncovered that deserve attention.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 8, 2013 10:25 am|
Throughout the past year, according to WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Julian Assange, the organization has been working on the release of more than one and a half million US diplomatic records from the period between 1973 and 1976. Over 200,000 of them relate specifically to former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.
The media organization held a press conference on the release in Washington, DC. Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson explained this was part of an effort to combat the reclassification of documents. In 2006, the National Archives and Records Administration reported that 55,000 pages of records from the CIA and other federal agencies had been reclassified.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday June 17, 2012 5:00 pm|
The recent retraversal by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of their Watergate reportage is a welcome, albeit flawed, corrective to the decades of efforts by Nixon and his cheerleaders to rewrite history.
|By: Phoenix Woman Thursday April 19, 2012 2:45 pm|
None dare call it treason.
|By: Jeff Kaye Wednesday May 18, 2011 7:12 pm|
How nice that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican Congressman from Alabama, and 206 of his House GOP colleagues live in a country where political opponents are not disappeared, tortured, or murdered in the dead of night, their children stolen to be brought up by the very intelligence officers that disappeared them.
So maybe Rogers didn’t appreciate the criminal absurdity of his comments to the Washington Post on Friday May 13, after a House vote defeated a proposed amendment by Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY) on the declassification of U.S. intelligence files regarding the 1976 Argentine generals coup and the bloody seven year dictatorship that followed. According to the Post, Rogers “said declassifying them would distract U.S. spies from the fight against al-Qaida.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday December 20, 2010 5:00 pm|
The life and death of Benazir Bhutto, the twice-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, reveals modern geo-politics and the balance of faith and politics in Bhutto, co-directed by tonight’s guest Duane Baughman. The film, a Sundance selection and winner of the Sonoma International Film Festival, just opened in theaters.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday April 11, 2010 8:30 am|
A controversy has simmered for some years over the role of the United States, and particularly of its then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in the actions surrounding Operation Condor. Condor was an assassination and torture plan implemented by a number of South American countries, braintrusted by Pinochet’s Chile.