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The Other Bin Laden Story or the Hersh Factor

‘The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden broke four years ago. From the day – May 2nd, 2011 – that US President Barack Obama revealed the news, there have been varying accounts of exactly what happened, including a few cracks in the official narrative.However, most of the media have told Washington’s version of the story, as did Hollywood.But now that version of the story has been challenged by one of America’s best known investigative journalists, Seymour Hersh.He reported that it was not a case of the CIA tracing Bin Laden to that compound outside Abbottabad. 1,168 more words

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Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition

Ever since the term astroturfing started gaining prominence and the Tea Bag Movement making headway, the Koch Brothers also achieved a measure of notoriety . . 233 more words

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Palmyra Falls: IS FTW?!?!?

(20 May 2015)

From Beirut, Reuters’ Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry report that “Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday [, 20 May], fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the civilian population, state television said. 710 more words

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With All Due Respect: Michael Morrell

‘2015, May 13 — Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on “With All Due Respect” on Bloomberg Television’.

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More Known Knowns: Bush Lied and Morell's Book

And in another quasi-revelation, following my earlier post about the Defense Intelligence Agency’s newly published documents regarding the Obama administration’s knowledge of the background of the Benghazi attack, MSNBC has now told the American audience as well as the people all around the world that Bush, Jr. 432 more words

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From Benghazi to Damascus: Hitherto Unknown Knowns

The somewhat unlikely news source that is Fox News reported the other day that the conservative, non-partisan educational foundation Judicial Watch, Inc. has obtained hitherto secret documents that reveal quite a few things. 405 more words

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CrossTalk: The Yemen Proxy?

‘Yemen’s agony is without end. While the Saudi-led and American-backed military assault continues unabated, it remains unclear what Riyadh and Washington are really fighting for. Though one thing appears undeniable – Yemen is joining the ranks of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and Somalia as places where warlords rule in conditions of anarchy. 10 more words

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