The Terror Diaspora

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The U.S. Military and the Unraveling of Africa by Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch The Gulf of Guinea. He said it without a hint of irony or embarrassment. This was one of U.S. Africa Command’s big success stories. The Gulf… of… Continue Reading  

The NSA and the One Percent

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by Bernard Chazelle Daniel Ellsberg, a man well versed in the matter, calls it “the most important leak in American history.” The scale of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is indeed staggering. Not to put too fine a point on it,… Continue Reading  

Washington Mulls Surprise Rouhani Victory in Iran Vote

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News The surprise victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election has provoked a range of reactions here, ranging from cautious optimism about possible détente between Tehran and Washington to outright rejection of the… Continue Reading  

How Booz Allen Made the Revolving Door Redundant

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by Pratap Chaterjee via IPS News Edward Snowden, a low-level employee of Booz Allen Hamilton who blew the whistle on the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), unexpectedly exposed a powerful and seamless segment of the military-industrial complex – the world… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Respond with Scowls to Rouhani’s Election

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by Marsha B. Cohen For most Israeli politicians, the news of the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran, is not good. That it is considered good news by anyone else makes it that much worse. In… Continue Reading