The United States used an informant as a double agent to infiltrate a bombing plot orchestrated by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a law enforcement source told CNN.
The informant also provided information that aided a CIA drone strike last weekend against a top operative for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the source said.
News about the airline bombing plot became public on Monday, about two weeks after U.S. Intelligence agents thwarted the plot with the help of a tip from Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the operation said. Ref. CNN
ABC, NYT Repeatedly Lied About CIA Operative Robert Levinson:
At the request of the government and Levinson's family, however, both outlets repeatedly stated, without any caveats, that Levinson was on a "Business trip" When he was captured. A review of their coverage indicates that ABC News did so at least 7 times, and the Times at least 3 times. Ref. Source 5
CIA caught spying on US Senate:
Over the past several days, it has emerged that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been illegally spying on the US Senate Intelligence Committee-the very legislative body that is charged with overseeing and regulating the agency-in flagrant violation of legality and the constitutional separation of powers. Ref. Source 8
In the end, any government is just another mafia:
- We do as we please, but usually let you think we act depending on your liking.
- You have to pay taxes that may or may not be appropriate. Don't like it? Too bad!
- You don't follow our rules? We'll just send our hired thugs - oh sorry - policemen to beat the crap outta you - oh, I mean protect those who can't protect themselves.
- You wanna protest? The thugs will make sure you can't really do much.
- You wanna be able to defend yourself from any source but possibly even our thugs? We'll ban weapons.
- You wanna go on strike to protest against something we did? Sure, go ahead. But remember we will be taking 1/10th of your monthly salary for each day of strike.
- You want privacy? Too bad we got the official right to spy on you and anyone we please...
"As far as the allegations of CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth," CIA Director John Brennan said today. "We wouldn't do that. That's just beyond the scope of reason."
His comment came after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of inappropriately searching the committee's computers as the panel investigated the CIA's detention and interrogation program. Ref. CNN
Suspicions run deep in iraq that CIA and the Islamic State are united:
"We know about who made Daesh," Said Bahaa al-Araji, a deputy prime minister, using an Arabic shorthand for the Islamic State on Saturday at a demonstration called by the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to warn against the possible deployment of U.S. Ground troops. Ref. Source 8
How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb: Analysis -
Eighteen years after it was published, "Dark Alliance," The San Jose Mercury News's bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua's Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposes in American journalism. Ref. Source 4
CIA Apparently 'Impersonated' Senate Staffers To Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives:
The CIA is still fighting for creative control of its most anticipated 21st century work: the Torture Report. Long before it got involved in the ongoing redaction battle, it was spying on those putting the report together, namely Senators and Senate staffers. Ref. Source 9