US Sec. State Kerry and Russian foreign minister Lavrov in Vienna, May, 2016. (by Dept. of State)
17 May 2016

Progress On Official Ceasefire In Syria; Trump Tells British Leaders Not To Be Poodles

When asked about UK involvement in Iraq, Trump said, “I don’t see it as war crimes. I just think [Blair] goes down as somebody who did a terrible job.”

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Vulture getting ready to strike. (by Dmitri Markine, CC BY 3.0)
07 Apr 2016

#PanamaPapers Clear the Way for Technocratic Government in Ukraine, Let the Economic Reform Begin

Next Cold War Roundup 4/7/16 Ukraine president Poroshenko may have been the primary target of the #PanamaPapers.  Pentagon announces it may open more new US bases i Iraq or reopen old ones. US Pacific Commander wants to get more aggressive with China as the White House told officers to tone

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Jeffrey Sterling (still from The Invisible Man)
28 Mar 2016

US Government Urges Appeals Court To Uphold Conviction of CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

The United States government requested a federal appeals court uphold the conviction of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.

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Pres. Obama and Sec. of State Kerry at State Dept. Russian Pres. Putin in a TV Address. February, 2016 (Photos by State Dept, Kremlin)
26 Feb 2016

Obama’s Tone Skeptical, Putin’s Optimistic, Kerry’s Threatening on Syria Truce That Begins Today

Next Cold War Roundup 2/26/16 The Cessation of Hostilities in Syria is scheduled to begin today at 5pm Eastern (Feb 27 00:00 Damascus time).  There was a significant contrast between the words and tones of Pres. Obama and Pres. Putin in their delivered messages to their respective countries on the ceasefire

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Holly Sterling, Cornel West, John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack, and others call on Obama to pardon Jeffrey Sterling (Screen shot from paulydc)
24 Feb 2016

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Renews Push For Presidential Pardon

Cornel West, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, and whistleblower attorney Jesselyn Radack were among those who spoke out in support of Jeffrey Sterling.

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Left: An aerial view of the Pentagon. Right: Seal for the Central Intelligence Agency
23 Feb 2016

CIA and Pentagon Proxies Fight Each Other In Syria

The “moderate” Syrian rebel forces supported by the CIA and the Kurdish rebel forces supported by the Department of Defense are at war with each other.

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland, March 2015 (Dept of State)
18 Jan 2016

Battles in Idlib and Aleppo May Trump Peace Talks in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup 1/18/16 Iran Sanctions Lifted, Prisoners Swapped, US Treasury Slapped New Ballistic Program Sanctions "We’ve achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East." —@POTUS #IranDeal — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2016   _ #JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) criteria were

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Daniel Ellsberg at the microphone with Medea Benjamin (Code Pink) on the left at the 2006 Independence Day Troops Home Fast Hunger Strike at The White House on July 3, 2006. (Wikimedia Commons / Elvert Barnes)
02 Jan 2016

US Frequently Uses Threat Of Nuclear War, Warns Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

The Pentagon Papers whistleblower explains that the CIA exists to protect the president from being held accountable for our secret foreign policy.

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The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
13 Nov 2015

Leak Hypocrisy: CIA Employee, Contractor Who Committed Security Breaches Weren’t Prosecuted

Evidence revealed by a VICE News investigation revealed the government’s hypocrisy in pursuing whistleblowers like John Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling.

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Alone in a warehouse, a hacker sits at a laptop while another screen displays data in green text. (Flickr / Brian Klug)
23 Oct 2015

Hacking The CIA Director’s AOL Account Was A Political Act

The teenager who hacked CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL account said he did it to “Free Palestine.” Why is the media ignoring his motivations?

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