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The Assassination of Che Guevara, According to the CIA

The Assassination of Che Guevara, According to the CIA

Guevara was the charismatic leader of the Cuban revolution, who sought to inspire the poor people of Bolivia to rebel. They weren’t inspired, and the CIA was on his trail. Fifty-three years ago, at 1:15 p.m. on October 9, 1967, Argentine-born revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed in the hills of Bolivia after being captured by...

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CIA Contractor Who Targeted Assange Also Spied on Other U.S. Journalists

CIA Contractor Who Targeted Assange Also Spied on Other U.S. Journalists

At the The Grayzone Max Blumenthal calls attention to a well-documented story, based on the investigation of a Spanish court with experience in international prosecutions. A security contractor, linked the CIA, spied on Julian Assange and reporters covering his residence in the Ecuadorian Embassy. The evidence includes videos of Glenn Greenwald, Lowell Bergman, and other...

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Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Former Officials Say Haspel Tailors CIA Intelligence to Suit Trump

Gina Haspel shows signs of shaping intelligence to avoid offending the President, former officials tell Politico. I’ve long been watching Haspel’s MAGA tendencies: praising Trump as a consumer of intelligence and applauding his attack on sanctuary cities in his State of the Uniion Address. Nine current and former officials said in interviews that CIA Director...

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U.S. National Security Community Must Do Its Part to Fight Racial Injustice

U.S. National Security Community Must Do Its Part to Fight Racial Injustice

The national security community has to address the national convulsion over police violence or else forfeit its credibility. So say two former U.S. officials in Foreign Policy (Editor’s note: paywall alert; I asked Foreign Policy to open up the piece; they have not responded.) The United States has a long history, beset by a sharp...

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Guaidó Signed a Contract With Mercenaries Planning to ‘Detain’ Maduro

Guaidó Signed a Contract With Mercenaries Planning to ‘Detain’ Maduro

The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó keeps trying distancing itself from the amateurish invasion of U.S.-based mercenaries that the Venezuelan security forces crushed last but his denials are undercut by emerging evidence. In a meeting last October with Jordan Goudreau, a 43-year-old Special Forces veteran who organized the invasion force, Guaidó “was saying all options...