Category Archives: CIA Spy Shit

One More Thing Democrats Should Investigate If They Take Back The House

Martin Longman reminds us that it’s easier to suffer from Trump fatigue, even when faced with over-the-top hypocrisy (boldface mine): Despite promising myself that I’d never accept Donald Trump’s behavior or politics as normal, I have to admit that he’s … Continue reading

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Torture Collaborator Lied To Congress

Whocouldnode? From the NY Times (boldface mine): In late November 2002, C.I.A. interrogators at a secret prison in Thailand warned a Qaeda suspect that he had to “suffer the consequences of his deception.” As interrogators splashed water on the chest … Continue reading

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Yes, There Are Already Grounds For Impeachment

Over the weekend, Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff wrote an op-ed arguing that Democrats should back off the impeachment talk and focus on policy. I have no idea whether that’s the politically savvy move (with 64 million Democratic voters, I think … Continue reading

Posted in CIA Spy Shit, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death

In Like Flynn

If something drags down Trump, or at least mires him in the mud, it won’t be Russia. I still think, regarding Trump himself (Kushner is a different story), the real scandal is that he’s in business with some real scumbags, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Narcissism Just Damaged Our National Security

And it’s only going to get worse. We’ll get to that in a minute. Il Trumpe just did this (boldface mine): President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last … Continue reading

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What’s The Technical Reason To Not Believe Russia Interfered In U.S. Elections?

A side note before I address the question asked by the post title: one incredibly frustrating thing is how most post-election commentary (well, and pre-election too) are arguments by proxy. One issue is raised to bash someone over another one. … Continue reading

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A Clear And Present Danger…D.C.’s Funk Parade?

File under security state run amok (boldface mine): The documents, released by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Operations Coordination, indicate that the department frequently collects information, including location data, on Black Lives Matter activities from public social media … Continue reading

Posted in CIA Spy Shit, Civil Liberties, Fucking Morons

But Why Are They Scared All the Time, Senator?

It appears Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz has taken a break from ensuring the citizens of D.C. don’t have democracy so he can demagogue about the Patriot Act (boldface mine): “I don’t think he’s listening to America,” Representative Jason Chaffetz, … Continue reading

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Maybe She Should Be Afraid

So freedom is on the march (boldface mine): NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for … Continue reading

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Now, They’re Not Even Waiting to Retire Before Cashing In

This is stunning–and demoralizing–to any honest public employee (boldface mine): The former director of the National Security Agency has enlisted the US surveillance giant’s current chief technology officer for his lucrative cybersecurity business venture, an unusual arrangement undercutting Keith Alexander’s … Continue reading

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