Reporter Claims Government Hacked Her Computer And Inserted Evidence To Set Her Up

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:56 am

Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in Libya at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.

 

SEC Official Supports Libya’s Claim Against Goldman Sachs

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 11:30 am

Though Goldman Sachs has already admitted in court documents that it bribed officials working for Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the claim brought by Libya concerning fraud remains contested. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund known as the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has accused Goldman Sachs of putting the fund in over $1 billion worth of high risk losing trades so Goldman could pocket $350 million in fees.

Because Our Plan for “Success” in Syria Worked So Well in Libya

By: Monday October 6, 2014 1:40 pm

The fact is that we have a really poor track record when it comes to bombing countries into stable democracies. That doesn’t seem to get enough attention.Syria, Washington Post, Libya, Tripoli

Goldman Sachs Admits Paying Bribes To Gaddafi Regime

By: Monday September 22, 2014 7:10 am

In court documents Too Big To Fail bank Goldman Sachs has admitted to paying bribes to the government of Muammar Gaddafi in order to gain access to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund. The information came to light from a lawsuit filed in London against Goldman Sachs by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

Obama has No ISIS Strategy

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:02 am

Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time.

Because Libya Worked Out So Well….

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:55 am

The more we learn about President Obama’s strategy for Syria the more it sounds almost exactly like his previous war plan in Libya. The basic idea is to use a combination of heavy airstrikes, limited assets on the ground, training/arming/aiding “moderate” rebels with the help of other countries in the Middle East, and working against the current dictator.

Obama Does Not Have Authority To Bomb Syria Without Congressional Approval

By: Friday September 12, 2014 6:44 am

Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country in the world with the justification that Al Qaeda – or some group he tries to tie to Al Qaeda like ISIS – operates within it. It is such an expansive view of the imperial presidency that not even George W. Bush and supporters were willing to claim it (at least publicly).

Our New Euphemism for War Is: “Comprehensive and Sustained Counterterrorism Strategy”

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 11:11 am

President Obama didn’t actually make much news during his prime time speech last night. Most of the policies were reported well in advance of Obama taking the stage. When it comes to such a big decision where so many individuals are consulted, Washington D.C. leaks like a sieve.
As a result most of the news from the speech was about what will be our new rhetoric.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Juan Cole, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

By: Sunday September 7, 2014 1:59 pm

In his new book, Professor Cole charts the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, touching upon Syria and Yemen. He credits the Millennial Generation (those born between 1977 and 2000) as a major force behind the varying attempts to change the status quo. As he wrote, “the millennial generation of young Arabs took to the streets, in the millions, chanting ‘bread, freedom and social justice.’ Basically calling for ‘dignity’ (karama), a sense of personal autonomy and rights to freedom of one’s person and one’s political beliefs that must not be infringed by the security forces of each ‘Republican Monarchy.’” Utilizing the latest social media tools on the internet, the youth were very adept at networking and coordinating the numerous direct actions that rattled the regimes.

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