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Gloria Steinem discusses her ties to the CIA...

The Washington Post, New York Times and a Bunch of Other News Organizations Helped Keep a CIA Drone

Gawker: The Washington Post, New York Times and a Bunch of Other News Organizations Helped Keep a CIA Drone Base Secret

We would all like to know as much as we can about the Obama Administration's top-secret program of assassinating U.S. citizens with drones, so we can figure out how best not to get assassinated. But don't look to the pages of U.S. newspapers like the Washington Post, which cooperated with the Administration to cover-up the location of a key drone base.

In advance of CIA chief nominee John Brennan's big Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow, the New York Times reported today the existence of a CIA drone base in Saudi Arabia, from which was launched the drone strike that killed American radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son in 2011. This prompted the Washington Post to follow up with its own story, which revealed the paper has been co-operating with "several news organizations" and the Obama Administration to keep the base secret for over year:

The Washington Post had refrained from disclosing the location at the request of the administration, which cited concern that exposing the facility would undermine operations against an al-Qaeda affiliate regarded as the network's most potent threat to the United States, as well as potentially damage counterterrorism collaboration with Saudi Arabia.

The Post learned Tuesday night that another news organization was planning to reveal the location of the base, effectively ending an informal arrangement among several news organizations that had been aware of the location for more than a year...


Will the RFK Jr. interview w/Charlie Rose ever air?

Will the RFK Jr. interview w/Charlie Rose ever air?

Will the RFK Jr. interview w/Charlie Rose ever air?

The MEDIAtion of the RFK's Son and Daughter &Charlie Rose Interview: Has The Erasing Begun Already?


70 years ago today, Strom Thurmond’s mistress was put to death

On this day in 1943, a South Carolina woman named Sue Logue was executed along with her brother-in-law, George Logue, and a down-on-his-luck plasterer named Clarence Bagwell. The Logues had hired Bagwell to kill their neighbor, who had previously killed Sue Logue’s husband over a feud concerning a dead calf.

What makes this story interesting is that before Sue Logue’s arrest, she had been having an affair with an Edgefield County school superintendent named Strom Thurmond. Yes, that Strom Thurmond. Logue was a teacher in Thurmond’s district, and rumor has it that the two had once been “caught in the act” in the future senator’s own office. When police surrounded Logue’s house to arrest her, Thurmond — by now a local judge — even intervened in the standoff to ensure that she came quietly (no pun intended).

What makes the story even more interesting is that before Logue was to be executed, Thurmond rode with her from the Columbia women’s penitentiary to the prison which housed Death Row, and even managed to “get it in” one last time before his mistress was executed.

From “Ol’ Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond“:..


Stephen King's source-materials were dubious...

at best.

As a work of fiction it's probably harmless enough ...

Historically? Not so much. Given King's reliance on the likes of admitted plagiarist Gerald Posner. Along with James Jesus Angleton protégé Edward Jay Epstein.



Hat tip to IanEye @ RI for the review.

Read more @ The Education Forum

Robert F Kennedy Jr Does Not Agree Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone

NBC NEWS Video Link : http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50456332

Hat tip to Rodney Rivers @ The Education Forum

Here's my educated guess...

More than 2.

To be more specific...

How many were involved in removing Mossadegh in Iran? Arbenz in Guatemala? Allende in Chile?

Or even the Operation to hunt down Che Guevara in Bolivia?

So somewhere between 2 and X (X = other similar coups).

Oh wait.. I forgot. There's no such thing as conspiracies. So those other examples never happened.

Yes. Also the newly released "Destiny Betrayed"...

enumerates the many obstacles placed in the way of all the subsequent investigations.

The Rewrite of Destiny Betrayed

Troy man, 18, sues over arrest for carrying rifle in Birmingham

This is from a few months ago...

Chris Combs of Troy, left, and Stephanie Locke of Clawson cross the street at Old Woodward and Maple in downtown Birmingham during a protest by gun enthusiasts in support of 18-year-old Sean Michael Combs of Troy on Monday, June 11, 2012. Combs was arrested in April in Birmingham while carrying a rifle. (David Guralnick / The Detroit News)

October 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Troy man, 18, sues over arrest for carrying rifle in Birmingham

By Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Detroit — An 18-year-old Troy man has sued Birmingham and its police department in U.S. District Court, alleging his civil rights were violated when he was arrested in April while walking in the city's business district with a vintage rifle slung over his back.

Sean Combs was arrested when he failed to give police identification as officers requested, drawing a crowd of teenagers. He was tried and acquitted on charges of brandishing a firearm and disturbing the peace in July; a judge dismissed a charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Police explained at a subsequent district court hearing that they were concerned about him carrying a weapon in a public place, that Combs appeared young for his age, and officers wanted to verify whether it was legal for him to be carrying the weapon.

Combs, who was accompanied by his girlfriend, responded he was exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Despite seeing his driver's license and confirming his age, police arrested Combs...

The lawsuit, which seeks in excess of $75,000 in damages, claims false arrest, false imprisonment and several violations of his civil rights in openly carrying the rifle. The lawsuit alleges Combs has been traumatized by the incident, and that it has damaged his reputation.


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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121017/METRO02/210170417
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