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In Praise of the U.S. Senate’s CIA Torture Report (News, Switzerland)

Whatever difficulties it presents for George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, and however uncomfortable it makes the people involved, columnist Patrik Etschmayer of Switzerland’s News writes that the report on torture released by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is a refutation of those who use terrorism to justify mass surveillance and proves that […]

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Brits Exchange Accusations Over CIA Torture (Telegraph, Daily Mail, Observer, U.K.)

The British media is packed with columns about the CIA torture allegations, with charges being exchanged about whether and how much British officials participated in these practices and a column in the Telegraph that is either a strange coincidence or story planted by the British government to push back against outrage at likely UK participation […]

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‘Success’ of CIA Torture: Raising Anti-Americanism to its ‘Zenith’ (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

Continuing with our global survey of reaction to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study on the Former Detention and Interrogation Program, otherwise known as the CIA torture report, writing in Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour, columnist Christian Merville penned this scathing overview of the consequences: more terrorism and more terrorists, and a level of […]

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CIA Torture Report: Europe Must Come Clean about its Own Complicity (Guardian Unlimited, U.K.)

With the release of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s release of its report in CIA torture practices during the War on Terror, charges and recriminations are in full swing, but former Le Monde managing editor and now Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède writes that European states like Britain, Poland and others were full participants […]

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‘Individuals Behind CIA Criminal Conspiracy Must Face Penalties’: United Nations (U.N., Intl. Terr., Geneva)

In an unusually blunt statement about a U.N. Security Council member – particularly one that accounts for a quarter of the U.N. budget, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson, a British barrister by training, called on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to immediately file charges against ‘individuals responsible for […]

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VIDEO-TEXT: Seymour Hersh: Democracies ‘Led by People who Push for War’; Bequeathed False Narrative (Russia Today, Guardian)

Seymour Hersh, one of America’s most celebrated investigative reporters who regularly refutes the claims of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, most recently that the source of the Saran gas used on Syrian civilians was the Assad government – http://bit.ly/1hIQT1 – appeared on this episode of Russia Today’s Going Underground, and asserted that a fatal flaw […]

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Obama’s Broken Dreams: Ferguson, Palestine and Daesh (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

[Click Here for More El Pais Cartoons] It may be almost a cliche to say that Americans aren’t the only people disappointed with the Obama presidency, but Lebanese columnist Issa Goraieb’s criticism is particularly memorable for his discussion of American disappointment after Ferguson and Arab disappointment after Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. For L’Orient Le […]

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Israel to Relax Gun Laws Following Synagogue Attack

By: Spencer Ho, Lazar Berman and AFP via TimesofIsrael.com Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch pledged to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense after a gruesome terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead Tuesday. It was not clear exactly what new measures would be put in place, but it was reported that […]

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Peace Partner? Abbas’s Fatah Demands More Car Terror Attacks

By: Ari Yashar of IsraelNationalNews.com ‘Moderate’ Fatah issues spate of cartoons and images calling for more terrorism against Jews; ‘run over the foreign settler!’ Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement, still held up as a “moderate” counterbalance to Hamas by many in the world, is actively calling for car terrorist attacks after a […]

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Fatah Calls for ‘Day of Rage’ on Friday in Jerusalem

By: Stuart Winer via TimesofIsrael.com Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called for a “day of rage” Friday in the defense of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after Israel closed the site Thursday amid continuing East Jerusalem riots and after the attempted assassination of a […]

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Freedom vs. Security: Canada Parliament Attack Aftermath (Macleans, Globe & Mail, Sun, Toronto Star)

Friday October 24, 2014 BY WILLIAM KERN CTM Contributor willk@worldmeets.us This is today’s coverage from Canada of the attack on the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday – and its ramifications. What are the risks of turning your previously free country into an armed camp to prevent unpredictable attacks by  deranged people? In an editorial Americans should take […]

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CANADIAN AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY CANADIAN PARLIMENT SHOOTER

Canadian authorities have identified the man who went on a shooting spree inside the Canadian Parliament yesterday. Thursday October 23, 2014 BY WILLIAM KERN CTM Contributor willk@worldmeets.us   This is the latest coverage from Canada’s Globe and Mail:     THE SUSPECT: — Michael Zehaf-Bibeau 32 years old — Father is a Quebec businessman who […]

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Canada Reels Over Possible Terrorist Attack on Parliament – Toronto Sun, Ottawa Citizen, National Post

Canada Reels Over Possible Terrorist Attack on Parliament – Toronto Sun, Ottawa Citizen, National Post Thursday October 23, 2014 BY WILLIAM KERN CTM Contributor willk@worldmeets.us Was today’s shooting at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa the beginning of a wave of ISIL-related terrorist attacks on Canada, or just one crazy man looking for attention? This column […]

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Muslim Maniac Murders Canadian Soldier Near Montreal

Soldier Dies After Being Run Down in Suspected Terror Attack Near Montreal By: Stewart Bell via Nationalpost.com The driver of a car who rammed two Canadian Forces members near Montreal before being shot dead by police was known to counter-terrorism authorities who believed he had become radicalized, the RCMP said on Monday as they continued to […]

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There’s a Reason Why the People of Nations that Are Bombed by the U.S. Believe D.C. Controls the Terrorists

Are U.S. Spy Agencies Sharing Weapons, Intelligence with Hezbollah? By: Joseph Fitsanakis via IntelNews.org In its effort to amass regional support for its war against the Islamic State, the United States is reaching out to militant Shiites in Lebanon, including Hezbollah, according to some sources. In a report for New York-based magazine Newsweek, veteran intelligence correspondent […]

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Australian Parliament Passes Anti-Free Speech “Terror” Law

New ASIO Laws Clear Federal Parliament By: AAP via TheAustralian.com AUSTRALIA’S spies now have greater surveillance and search powers to fight terrorism. The first tranche of tough new counterterrorism laws, which cleared parliament today, allow domestic spy agency ASIO to use a single warrant to access third party computers and multiple devices. Anyone who identifies […]

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UPDATE: Claims of Islamic terrorists operating in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez…

UPDATE: Claims of Islamic terrorists operating in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez Via JudicialWatch.org Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the […]

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Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe, according to newly disclosed classified documents. To read the full article from The […]

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