Robert Farrell

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How CIA and Allies Trapped Obama in the Syrian Arms Debacle

Last week a Trump administration official decided to inform the news media that the CIA program to arm and train anti-Assad Syrian forces had been …

Watchdog group: Defense program gave military equipment to fictitious agency

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sources have told CNN that an extensive investigation by a government watchdog group has found alarming weaknesses in a program within the Department of Defense that turns over excess military equipment like modified M16 assault rifles and night vision goggles to local law enforcement.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’<p>By Nafeez Ahmed<p>Published by INSURGE …

Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC’s Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP …

Chilean victims of ex-Nazi’s cult of horrors may finally get some answers

By Kyle Swenson<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The settlement is still there today, four hours south from Santiago by car, tucked in the foothills of the snow-tipped Andes. The 50 square agricultural miles of wheat, corn and soybean fields are called by a different name now — …

Amnesty International

Is it ever a good idea to arm violent nonstate actors?

In May, President Donald Trump authorized a plan to arm the YPG, a Kurdish militia in Syria. A month later, the YPG and their Arab partners in the …

Syrian Democratic Forces

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the <i>London Review of Books</i> («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat …

Darjeeling Gorkha separatists clash with police

<b>Thousands are protesting in Darjeeling, India, after separatist unrest broke out in the tea-producing region.</b><p>On Sunday protesters marched with the coffins of two men they said died in clashes with India's security forces, waving flags and calling for peace.<p>Around 50 people have been wounded in …

Portuguese president speaks out over stolen weapons arsenal

<b>Days after weapons and explosives were taken from a military warehouse in Portugal, the scale of the theft is becoming clear.</b><p>A Spanish website has revealed an extensive list of grenades, ammunition and explosives seized from the Tancos site, north-east of Lisbon.<p>President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa …

We walked in a single file...

[<b>Note for TomDispatch Readers:</b> <i>The next</i> TD <i>post will be on Thursday, July 6th. Have a good Fourth of July weekend! Tom</i>]<p>In America's Afghanistan, it’s …

Three CNN Employees Resign Over Botched Trump-Russia Story

11:28 PM 06/26/2017<p>Three CNN employees have resigned from the company for their role in pushing a botched Trump-Russia story that claimed a member of …

Hidden Camera Catches CNN Producer Saying Trump ‘Probably Right’ About Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ [VIDEO]

12:35 PM 06/27/2017<p>A video released Tuesday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas shows a CNN producer speaking candidly about the network’s coverage of …

Ex-Weapons Inspector: Trump’s Sarin Claims Built on ‘Lie’

On the night of June 26, the White House Press Secretary released a statement, via Twitter, that, “the United States has identified potential …

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally

Computer systems from Ukraine to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that was similar to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide.<p>In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, A.T.M.s stopped working. About 80 miles away, workers were forced to …

The Qatar standoff is about gas, not politics

<i>Patricia DeGennaro is an adjunct professor of International Security at New York University and a U.S. Army contractor with Threat Tec, LLC. in support of the TRADOC G27 Operational Environment Training Support Center</i><p>Saudi Arabia's move to blockade Qatar seems a desperate move for the frail …

Pentagon blew $28M on wrong uniforms for Afghan troops

The Pentagon blew as much as $28 million over 10 years buying woodland camouflage uniforms for Afghan army troops even though forests cover only a …

'Prince of Montenegro and Macedonia' who hobnobbed with cardinals and Novak Djokovic and KNIGHTED Pamela Anderson is a lying conman say Italian police

A prince who knighted Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has been exposed as a fantasist fraud who fooled hundreds of aristocrats into believing he was …

Fugitive Polygamous Cult Leader Was Not in Fact Raptured to Heaven, Just Hiding in a Pickup Truck

One year and a lifetime ago, American society was vaguely stable and fundamentalist Mormon cult leader Lyle Jeffs was facing federal charges for food …

7 Policies We're Stuck With Thanks To Stupidity And Greed

We know that money influences politics. But when we picture the transactions, we imagine stuffy old businessmen handing senators sacks of money to …

Rhode Island

Al Qaeda, U.S. Oil Companies, and Central Asia

What is slowly emerging from Al Qaeda activities in Central Asia in the 1990s is the extent to which they involved both American oil companies and …

Americans Claim Role in Yeltsin Win

Russia: Consultants say they spent months in Moscow secretly devising U.S.-style strategy.<p>July 09, 1996|ELEANOR RANDOLPH | TIMES STAFF WRITER<p>WASHINGTON — A team of American political strategists who helped Gov. Pete Wilson with his abortive presidential bid earlier this year said this week that …

Terrorist who entered the country illegally handed £250,000 in legal aid

A terrorist described as the "very model of a modern Al Qaeda terrorist" has won £250,000 in legal aid to fight deportation.<p>The extremist was caught with manuals on attacking nightclubs and airports, but has reportedly been given taxpayer funds to try to stay in the country.<p>Having served a …

Sierra Army Depot

One of the largest fleets of armored vehicles in the world, sitting out in the California desert.<p>Nearly a mile above sea level in an isolated corner …

ISIS recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5

From collusion to blowback<p>by Nafeez Ahmed<p>Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. …

Did CIA Back Russia's Chechen Insurgency?

<i>This article originally appeared at New Eastern Outlook</i><p>On April 26 Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in …

Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine

ATHENS — The neighborhood of Exarchia in central Athens has always been home to those who fight the system. Before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ …

One of the London attackers was in a British documentary on Islamic extremism

It aired more than a year before the London Bridge attack.<p>A 2016 British documentary about Islamist extremism in the UK is roaring back into the news for a surprising and profoundly depressing reason: Two militants featured in the film, including one responsible for Saturday’s lethal assault in …

Opinion: Trump’s critique of Germany is not so different from Obama’s

“This is the moment when we must defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it. This threat is real, and we cannot shrink from our …

Libya crisis: ‘We are fighting against men who once fought with us’

Since the fall of Qaddafi, Libya has splintered along tribal, territorial, and partisan lines. Libya Dawn is one of the main groups vying to rule a …