Aug 01

Top Ways To Justify Civilian Casualties in War by Lucy Steigerwald — Antiwar.com

http://original.antiwar.com/lucy/2014/07/31/top-ways-to-justify-civilian-casualties-in-war/

Aug 01

The MH17 Downing: Won’t Get Fooled Again | WhoWhatWhy

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/07/31/the-mh17-downing-how-to-be-a-smart-news-consumer/

Aug 01

Sam Harris: Grotesque Apologist For Israeli Atrocities

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/31/why-i-criticize-israel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-i-criticize-israel

Jul 31

Confirmed: CIA spied on Senate staff — RT USA

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency apologized privately to lawmakers on Tuesday after an internal review revealed that CIA employees had secretly monitored, as alleged, the computer usage of certain Senate staffers.

Director John Brennan’s admission this week that members of his agency “acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding” among the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee came months after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), the chairperson of that panel, complained on the floor of Congress that her staff had been subjected to covert monitoring as they worked on an official investigation into the CIA’s now defunct detention and interrogation practices. That report — a 6,300-page review of tactics employed by the CIA considered by some to be forms of torture — has yet to be made public.

Dean Boyd, a spokesperson for the CIA, told journalists at McClatchy that an investigation into Sen. Feinstein’s allegations led the agency to determine that some degree of wrongdoing did occur, and an additional review is now being undertaken to examine what action, if any, the agency will take.

In March, Sen. Feinstein told reporters that the CIA general counsel’s office was conducting a review of how her committee “investigated allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program,” and that the probe would assess whether her staffers had at any point removed secret documents from a secure facility outside of Washington, DC while working on that report. On her part, Feinstein said those allegations led her to believe the CIA was secretly monitoring her staff while they worked on the torture report, and said she had “grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the US Constitution.”

via http://rt.com/usa/177084-cia-review-senate-intelligence/

Jul 31

Article: I’m Afraid to Return to the Land of the Free

I’m Afraid to Return to the Land of the Free

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/im-afraid-to-return-to-land-of-free.html

Jul 31

Article: Just How Likely Is Another World War?

Just How Likely Is Another World War?

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/07/just-how-likely-is-another-world-war/375320/

Jul 30

Article: The Media Ignores the CIA in Ukraine

The Media Ignores the CIA in Ukraine

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/30/the-media-ignores-the-cia-in-ukraine/

Jul 30

The Brief Wisdom Of The Seikilos Epitaph

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ xρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.

While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands its toll.

 Learn more about the Seikilos Epitaph here.

Jul 29

Cities In India Among The Most Polluted

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/world/asia/cities-in-india-among-the-most-polluted-who-says.html?_r=1&referrer=

Jul 29

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked | The Nation

http://m.thenation.com/article/180783-five-israeli-talking-points-gaza-debunked

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