In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories” like the ones surrounding 9/11. Presidential advisor, long-time Obama buddy, and solid bent-arrow asshole : Cass Sunstein. Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, […]

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American security guards charged with killing two civilians in Afghanistan had criminal records, a Senate committee has heard. They were guilty of assault, battery and drug-taking in the past. The men were in Afghanistan with a subsidiary of the private security firm Blackwater, previously accused of murdering civilians in Iraq.

It’s a pretty provocative message, especially in a country where the intelligence agencies seem to do whatever they please. But what good has the CIA ever done? They’ve been implicated in supporting the drug trade, they’ve trained and encouraged other countries to engage in torture, they’ve engaged in illegal coups […]