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Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghanistan president's office
Reuters - Mon Apr 29, 2013
Tens of millions of US dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times says, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader. More »

Photo: CIA agent speaks out on 65th anniversary of Roswell 'UFO' landings CIA agent speaks out on 65th anniversary of Roswell 'UFO' landings
The Daily Mail - Mon Jul 9, 2012
A long-serving CIA agent has spoken out on the 65th anniversary of the Roswell Incident to reveal a hidden CIA file on the 'UFO' that was supposedly found at the site - and says, 'It really happened. More »

Council of Europe demands truth on CIA black sites
CNN - Mon Sep 5, 2011
Paris - The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. More »

Photo: How US firms profited from torture flights How US firms profited from torture flights
The Guardian, UK - Wed Aug 31, 2011
The scale of the CIA's rendition programme has been laid bare in court documents that illustrate in minute detail how the US contracted out the secret transportation of suspects to a network of private American companies. More »

Photo: Revealed: Assange 'rape' accuser linked to notorious CIA operative Revealed: Assange 'rape' accuser linked to notorious CIA operative
Raw Story - Mon Dec 6, 2010
One of the women that is accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes appears to have worked with a group that has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). More »

Secret Papers Detail U.S. Aid for Ex-Nazis
New York Times - Fri Nov 12, 2010
WASHINGTON - A secret history of the United States government's Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad. More »

Terrorist interrogation tapes found
Associated Press - Mon Aug 16, 2010
WASHINGTON - The CIA has videotapes, after all, of interrogations in a secret overseas prison of admitted 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh. More »

Photo: Records show US medical staff experimented on terror suspects Records show US medical staff experimented on terror suspects
AFP - Sun Jun 6, 2010
WASHINGTON - Medical personnel apparently experimented on terror detainees during CIA-led torture after the September 11 attacks, aiming to improve interrogation techniques, a human rights group said Monday. More »

Photo: White House, CIA "angry at tape destruction" White House, CIA "angry at tape destruction"
Associated Press - Wed Apr 14, 2010
WASHINGTON - White House counsel Harriet Miers was "livid" and CIA counsel John Rizzo was "clearly upset" that the spy agency destroyed interrogation videos showing waterboarding in 2005, newly released CIA documents show. More »

Photo: Did the CIA test LSD in the New York City subway system? Did the CIA test LSD in the New York City subway system?
New York Post - Fri Mar 12, 2010
On November 28, 1953, Frank Olson, a bland, seemingly innocuous 42-year-old government scientist, plunged to his death from room 1018A in New York's Statler Hotel, landing on a Seventh Avenue sidewalk just opposite Penn Station. More »

Photo: CIA 'caused French village to go mad in the Fifties by spiking baguettes with LSD CIA 'caused French village to go mad in the Fifties by spiking baguettes with LSD
Daily Mail, UK - Fri Mar 12, 2010
The CIA caused an entire French village to go mad nearly 60 years ago by spiking their baguettes with the mind-bending drug LSD, a new investigation claims. More »

Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnap case
Associated Press - Tue Nov 3, 2009
MILAN - An Italian judge on Wednesday convicted 23 Americans in absentia of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from a Milan street, in a landmark case involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program in the war on terrorism. More »

'Inhumane' CIA terror tactics spur criminal probe
Associated Press - Sun Aug 23, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration launched a criminal investigation Monday into harsh questioning of detainees during President George W Bush's war on terrorism, revealing CIA interrogators' threats to kill one suspect's children and to force another to watch his mother sexually assaulted. More »

CIA hired Blackwater to try to hit al-Qaida
Associated Press - Wed Aug 19, 2009
WASHINGTON - The CIA hired private contractors at Blackwater USA in 2004 as part of a secret program to kill top-level members of al-Qaida, a person familiar with the program said Wednesday. More »

Photo: Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos
Associated Press - Sun Mar 1, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects. More »

Photo: Vets sue CIA, Defense over military experiments Vets sue CIA, Defense over military experiments
Associated Press - Wed Jan 7, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO - Six veterans who claim they were unwittingly exposed to dangerous chemicals and germs during government-sponsored Cold War experiments have sued the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies. More »

U.S. agents 'bugged Tony Blair's private phone calls for years'
Daily Mail, UK - Mon Nov 24, 2008
American spymasters snooped on the private life of Tony Blair, according to reports in the US. More »

Photo: US orders medical care for jailed Pakistani scientist US orders medical care for jailed Pakistani scientist
AFP - Sun Aug 10, 2008
A US court on Monday ordered medical care for a Pakistani scientist said to be seriously sick since being shot last month in an alleged struggle with US officers in Afghanistan. More »

Photo: HPD: Carnaby flashed CIA card before deadly chase HPD: Carnaby flashed CIA card before deadly chase
Houston Chronicle - Sun May 4, 2008
The man Houston police fatally shot after an hourlong chase Tuesday had shown a card identifying him as a CIA employee to officers who stopped him earlier for speeding, authorities said Wednesday. More »

Photo: Man killed by police may have been CIA Man killed by police may have been CIA
KPRC-TV - Tue Apr 29, 2008
HOUSTON - Police are trying to verify whether a man officers shot and killed after a chase was a CIA agent," KPRC Local 2 reported on Wednesday. More »

Justice Department Gives CIA the OK to Torture
New York Times - Sat Apr 26, 2008
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has told Congress that American intelligence operatives attempting to thwart terrorist attacks can legally use interrogation methods that might otherwise be prohibited under international law. More »

Cheney, others OK'd Torture
Associated Press - Wed Apr 9, 2008
Bush administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned. More »

Photo: Yemeni describes CIA secret jails Yemeni describes CIA secret jails
BBC - Thu Mar 13, 2008
A Yemeni man has described being held for nearly three years in secret CIA prisons, or "black sites", around the world and accused the US of torture. More »

FBI 'Clean Team' re-interrogated 9/11 suspects
Washington Post - Mon Feb 11, 2008
The Bush administration announced yesterday that it intends to bring capital murder charges against half a dozen men allegedly linked to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, based partly on information the men disclosed to FBI and military questioners without the use of coercive interrogation tactics. More »

U.S. to seek death for 9/11 detainees
CNN - Mon Feb 11, 2008
Six men being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will go before military commissions and could face the death penalty if it is judged they were involved in the September 11, 2001, attacks, a general said Monday. More »

U.S. acknowledges use of waterboarding
Associated Press - Mon Feb 4, 2008
Senate Democrats demanded a criminal investigation into waterboarding by government interrogators Tuesday after the Bush administration acknowledged for the first time that the tactic was used on three terror suspects. More »

Photo: CIA obstructed 9/11 investigators: report CIA obstructed 9/11 investigators: report
AFP - Sat Dec 22, 2007
The CIA obstructed an official US commission investigating the September 11 attacks by withholding tapes of interrogations of Al-Qaeda operatives, according to former panel members quoted in a report on Saturday. More »

Ex-worker: Air firm aided CIA renditions
Associated Press - Fri Dec 14, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO - A Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA secretly fly terrorism suspects to be tortured in overseas prisons openly acknowledged its role in the "extraordinary rendition" program, a former employee of the smaller company said in court papers Friday. More »

Photo: Judge urged not to ask about CIA tapes Judge urged not to ask about CIA tapes
Associated Press - Fri Dec 14, 2007
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration told a federal judge it was not obligated to preserve videotapes of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists and urged the court not to look into the tapes' destruction. More »

Photo: Supreme Court refuses to hear CIA kidnapping allegation Supreme Court refuses to hear CIA kidnapping allegation
CNN - Mon Oct 8, 2007
A German citizen who alleges the CIA mistakenly kidnapped, detained and interrogated him was denied a hearing before the US Supreme Court when the justices rejected his appeal for review Tuesday. More »

Photo: Hayden: CIA had fewer than 100 prisoners Hayden: CIA had fewer than 100 prisoners
Associated Press - Thu Sep 6, 2007
NEW YORK - CIA director General Michael Hayden praised the US government's much-criticized program of detaining and interrogating prisoners Friday, crediting it for most of the information in a July intelligence report on the terrorist threat to America. More »

Photo: New online tool unmasks Wikipedia edits New online tool unmasks Wikipedia edits
Associated Press - Tue Aug 14, 2007
What edits on Wikipedia have been made by people in congressional offices, the CIA and the Church of Scientology? A new online tool called WikiScanner reveals answers to such questions. More »

Duncan O'Finioan's True Story is the Bourne Films on Steroids, Reports Director Judy Bel
EWORLDWIRE - Sun Jul 29, 2007
PALM SPRINGS, California - Duncan's life essentially ended at age six when his parents handed him over to the CIA for mind control experiments. More »

US 'dirty bomber' is a trial for CIA
Times Online UK - Sun Jul 29, 2007
IT WAS a terrorist trial that seemed to have everything - including a CIA agent testifying in disguise and a mysterious reference to a female donkey. More »

Polish Euro MP seeks removal of name from CIA prisons report
AFP - Sun Jul 29, 2007
BRUSSELS - Polish socialist euro MP Marek Siwiec has brought court action in Poland demanding Swiss senator Dick Marty removes his name from a report about secret CIA prisons in Europe. More »

MI5 betrayed me to CIA, says former Guantanamo Detainee
The Hindu News - Sun Jul 29, 2007
LONDON - An Iraqi resident of Britain has accused British intelligence agencies of "betraying" him to the CIA and implicating him in terror charges which led him to spend four years in the notorious US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay. More »

Dark Powers: the Sequel to Terrorism
Los Angeles Times - Thu Jul 26, 2007
"We have to work the dark side, if you will," Vice President Dick Cheney told NBC's Tim Russert, five days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More »

'Alternative' CIA tactics complicate Padilla case
Christian Science Monitor - Thu Sep 14, 2006
When alleged Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Padilla landed in Chicago in May 2002, he was met by federal agents armed with a warrant authorizing them to take him into custody. More »

Bush Admits to CIA Secret Prisons
BBC - Tue Sep 5, 2006
President Bush has acknowledged the existence of secret CIA prisons and said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More »

The CIA's 'Black Sites'
Village Voice - Tue Feb 28, 2006
The CIA's top counterterrorism official [Robert Grenier] was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation, and using forms of torture such as "waterboarding," [making a prisoner believe he is about to be drowned] intelligence sources have claimed. More »

'Cyber Storm' Tests US Defences
BBC - Sat Feb 11, 2006
Vital US infrastructure including power grids and banking systems have been put under simulated attack in a week-long security exercise called Cyber Storm. More »

Photo: Europe 'complicit over CIA jails' Europe 'complicit over CIA jails'
BBC - Sun Jan 15, 2006
A Swiss senator carrying out an inquiry into claims the CIA has run illegal secret detention centres in Europe has said he has no doubt they exist. More »

Sen. Robert Byrd: No President Is Above the Law
Senator Robert C. Byrd - Tue Dec 20, 2005
Americans have been stunned at the recent news of the abuses of power by an overzealous President. More »

Photo: Man Sues CIA Over Torture Claims Man Sues CIA Over Torture Claims
BBC - Tue Dec 6, 2005
A man who says he was a victim of the CIA's alleged secret prisons is suing its former chief over torture claims. More »



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