Philip Giraldi

  • Most Americans would prefer to forget that we are approaching the first anniversary of the expulsion of US military forces from Iraq. The Republican Party, which rallied behind George W Bush to invade the country and occupy it, has suffered from a short memory relating to that misbegotten war even ...

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  • Former CIA Deputy Director for Operations Jose Rodriguez has written a book with the assistance of former Agency press officer Bill Harlow. Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives is largely a defence of Rodriguez’s role in the CIA’s use of torture on ...

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  • Following the widely reported Iranian government plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington and alarming new reports of civilian deaths in Syria, the White House has issued several findings to the intelligence community authorising stepped-up covert action against both Damascus and ...

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  • Shamai Leibowitz, an FBI Hebrew translator, was arrested in May 2010 for revealing restricted information consisting of five reports classified secret to an unidentified blogger. He confessedexplaining that he had been trying to reveal illegal activityrepented, and was sentenced to a minimum term ...

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  • John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, is again calling on the United States to attack Iran even though he acknowledged that doing so would likely ignite a much larger regional war. But, characteristically, he dismissed the costs as worth it, a phrase reminiscent of ...

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