One of the most enduring changes in American government occurred in the years after the Second World War, when the United States created its first permanent foreign intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Authorized by the National Security Act of 1947 and built from the bones of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the CIA had an immediate impact on American activities in all regions of the globe, especially the Middle East.
|By: Jeremi Suri Saturday February 1, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: CTuttle Friday January 31, 2014 5:20 pm|
So, with 60% of Americans on board, for a Deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program -even if it might not work.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday January 19, 2014 8:35 am|
Residents in the city of Charleston in West Virginia have been told at least twice by officials that it was now safe to drink water that had been polluted by Freedom Industries by a chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. The chemical, used to clean and process coal, spilled out into the Elk River on January 9.
However, few residents believe officials when they say it is safe to drink the water again.
|By: CTuttle Friday January 17, 2014 5:20 pm|
It’s always refreshing to see a MSM outlet shine some sort of light on our perfidy.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday January 12, 2014 4:38 pm|
Thanks for turning me from a Zionist into a post-Zionist.
It was late November, 1982. I had been at sea on one tug boat or another since early July. As we pulled into Puget Sound, headed toward Elliot Bay, towing our barge and its stacked and lashed down cargo of auxiliary C-130 fuel tanks, which we were bringing south from the air force base on Shemya Island, I called my closest friend in Seattle on the radiotelephone. He agreed to pick me up in a few hours at the Crowley dock on Harbor Island. I was more than ready for my first beer in three months.
|By: CTuttle Saturday January 4, 2014 6:30 pm|
Can you say stuffed ballot-boxes…?
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm|
On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.
|By: EdwardTeller Friday January 3, 2014 7:00 pm|
We don’t know yet.
|By: CTuttle Sunday December 29, 2013 5:20 pm|
Seriously, as Bibi just became the longest serving PM, there never was a ‘Peace Plan’.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday December 22, 2013 8:34 am|
On Wednesday, journalists Rania Khalek and Roqayah Chamseddine, started a hashtag—”#NotYourNarrative”—to call attention to the absence of Arab or Muslim voices in US media, particularly in reports that have to do with Palestinian or Arab issues.
The hashtag was successful. A number of journalists from around the world used the hashtag to vent about the domination of white privileged voices in media.
The criticisms were not limited to corporate or establishment media but also included progressive media. And Khalek wrote an article titled, “Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?” It was published by Electronic Intifada.