Tag Archives: CIA

“Russia”? Really?






Democrats and Republicans Is the national Democratic Party trying to burn into extinction any hope that it is the party of the people? A couple of weeks ago, the word “recount” was on the lips of every mouthpiece. A week or so ago (and before and since), proposals to abolish the Electoral College were bruited. Now the drive is on to investigate Russia. A ‘bipartisan’ alliance… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post






BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post   The Washington Post has extensively covered Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old hacker hired by prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to work for the National Security Agency, who was given global access to online information that he then leaked. One question still unanswered, however, is how much material if any Snowden gave to the Post itself. Follow-up: what if… Read More

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Richard Helms, unsung hero re Iran?






Richard Helms unsung hero re Iran?   As previously written, part of the long shadow cast by foreign policy in the Nixon administration has come from Nixon, Kissinger and Gerald Ford’s unwillingness or inability to understand domestic unrest in Iran. In a reciprocal cause and effect, their intransigent unwillingness in the 1970s to acknowledge the extent of the Shah’s unpopularity among his own people corresponded… Read More

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The CIA and the $3 million coffee table






The CIA and the $3 million coffee table Amidst other events in a week of losses, pain and gains, some good news on legal/security matters. First, a remarkable case involving secret electronic surveillance and fraud against the court has been settled in DC. When the CIA replaces your coffee table without your consent or knowledge, and you are a loyal employee of the U.S. government,… Read More

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