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Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

“We’ll kill their women and children like Osama Bin Laden said” The individual in the clip, Nadeem Baloosh, is a member of an insurgent group called Riyadh Al Abdeen, which is active in the Latakia area of Syria. Baloosh speaks of “chemicals which produce lethal and deadly gases that I possess,” before going on to…

Intelligence Suggests Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

Intercepted phone calls that will be presented by the Obama administration as proof that Bashar Al-Assad was behind last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria actually suggest that the attack was not ordered by the Syrian government. Phone calls by the Syrian Ministry of Defense intercepted by Mossad and passed to the US reveal that…

US Attempts to Sabotage UN Chemical Weapons Investigation

Desperate to maintain a narrative that will justify a cruise missile attack on Syria, the Obama administration is seemingly trying everything within its power to sabotage the UN chemical weapons investigation in Syria. The reason is obvious – the last time the United Nations investigated claims of chemical weapons use in Syria, its inspectors concluded…

Evidence: Syria Gas Attack Work of U.S. Allies

NEW YORK – As the U.S. considers a response to what it calls a chemical weapon attack by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime that killed hundreds of civilians, reliable Middle Eastern sources say they have evidence the culprits actually were the rebel forces trying to take over the government. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the…

Hastings Feared His Mercedes Had Been Tampered With

The very day before a suspicious car crash claimed his life, journalist Michael Hastings feared his Mercedes had been tampered with and asked to borrow a friend’s vehicle, telling her that he was “scared and wanted to leave town.” The revelation, which emerged in an LA Weekly interview with Jordanna Thigpen, re-emphasizes the fact that…

Pissing off the Government Via Investigative Journalism

Via the Guardian, for whom Glenn Greenwald has done much reporting, including a lot of the best stuff on Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations: The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National SecurityAgency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK…

Brooklyn Is Not Baghdad: What Is the CIA Teaching the NYPD?

Most Americans think that the CIA works overseas while the FBI and local police protect them at home. But the agency has long worked domestically, and in the last decade it has become involved in counterterrorism operations with local police as well. A recent report by the CIA’s inspector general shows that such cooperation can…

Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11

Leaker Edward Snowden accused the National Security Agency of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after the 9/11 attacks and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters. Snowden said in an interview with the New York Times Magazine published Tuesday that he came to…

Suspected Lethal Nerve Agent Discovered at JFK Airport

The highly lethal nerve agent VX — used in weapons of mass destruction — appears to have been discovered in a mail facility at JFK Airport where two US customs agents were sickened this morning, a law-enforcement source said. Both victims suffered respiratory distress and were taken for emergency treatment after being overcome while inside…