This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. The interview has been intentionally blocked from the US public, with virtually no major broadcast news outlets covering this story. In addition, the video has been taken down almost immediately every time it’s posted on YouTube.
While the political commentators in the nation's capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the president's spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it.
'The US National Security Agency has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years for access to Britain's intelligence gathering programmes.
* £100m paid by NSA to GCHQ over three years
* 7,000% increase in personal data available to GCHQ over five years
* GCHQ wants to 'exploit any phone, anywhere, anytime.
* Cabinet Office 'unsurprised' by joint venture' (how can you be surprised when you know it is happening?)
A large swath of liberals will be sorely disappointed if Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) sits out the 2016 presidential election.
In Ms. Warren they see a feisty crusader for the underclass. When some liberals look at Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, they see instead a mainstream figure who is too cozy with the Wall Street firms that helped trigger the financial collapse in 2008.
As it stands now, Mrs. Clinton is almost certain to run in ’16 and Ms. Warren is likely to opt out.
BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.
By Gordon Duff and Press TV
In 1996, an airliner, TWA Flight 800, bound from New York to Paris with 230 passengers mysteriously exploded off Long Island. Reliable witnesses said they saw a missile streak up from the ocean and hit the plane, then ascending at 13,000 feet.