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US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

US Intelligence Chief Intervenes to Block Disclosure of State Secrets to Saudi Crown Prince

                          Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence. From CNNPolitics Simply put, in invoking the state secrets privilege, the most senior US intelligence official is trying to prevent the revelation of classified information in legal proceedings triggered not by an adversary, but by one...

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‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

A top official in Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service, the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), has been implicated in the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pronounced “Kash-shoke-gee”) The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence has released a declassified report concluding that the order for the assassination came from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A...

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Axis of Trump: Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia Campaign for the President

Axis of Trump: Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia Campaign for the President

After the Israeli government’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel and Palestine, the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders rallied around the two congresswomen, and the Israeli government did not favor to its supporters in the party. With a blatant show of support for President Trump’s strategy of racial polarization, Israeli...

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Boom Times for Special Ops

Boom Times for Special Ops

The American middle-class may be strapped but the secret sectors of the U.S. government are flush. U.S.  military intelligence spending increased 18 percent in the past two years, continuing a trend that began late in the Obama administration. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) dropped the numbers yesterday, and they show secret government...

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The Khashoggi Affair Won’t Stop Trump’s Drive for War With Iran

The Khashoggi Affair Won’t Stop Trump’s Drive for War With Iran

The disappearance and apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi have disrupted the Saudi government’s charm offensive in the United States. Think tanks are returning Saudi money. Defense contractors are worried about the end of lucrative arms deals. Sen. Marco Rubio says “no more business as usual.” The otherwise friendly editorial page of the Washington Post is...