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Once Ridiculed, the ‘October Surprise’ Deal Between Reagan and Iran Is Now Confirmed

Barnes, now 85 years old, told reporter Peter Baker that he and former Texas governor John Connally visited one Middle Eastern capital after another in the summer of 1980, “meeting with a host of regional leaders to deliver a blunt message to be passed to Iran: Don’t release the hostages before the election. Mr. Reagan...

John Brennan,

Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, Many Chose to Cooperate

  In his TK News Substack newsletter, Matt Taibbi compares the relationship between U.S. news organizations and the intelligence community in 2014 and today. Fast forward seven years. Julian Assange is behind bars, and may die there. Snowden is in exile in Russia. Brennan, Clapper, and Hayden have been rehabilitated and are all paid contributors...


Ex-CIA Biden Adviser Avril Haines, Scrubbed Palantir from Her Resume

Avril Haines, a former deputy CIA director who is now advising presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has scrubbed her resume. Haines once listed herself as a consultant to Palantir, a data mining firm Not any more. Haines’s biography on the Brookings site was captured by the Wayback Machine, which archives websites, on May 9. At that...

Ignacio Ellacuria

30 Years Ago Today in El Salvador, US-Trained Soldiers Murdered 6 Jesuit Priests 

The Jesuits today remember their martyred colleagues and friends with the observation: ‘The Gospel is dangerous: now as much as ever.’ The story of the Jesuit murders is essential to understanding U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere: It is hazardous to the people’s health. The Jesuit priests were scholars, defenders of the poor, and peacemakers....

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