Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran's Vast Web of Influence in Iraq
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
In mid-October, with unrest swirling in Baghdad, a familiar visitor slipped quietly into the Iraqi capital. The city had been under siege for weeks, as protesters marched in the streets, demanding an end to corruption and calling for the ouster of the prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi. In particular, they denounced the outsize influence of their neighbor Iran in Iraqi politics, burning Iranian flags and attacking an Iranian consulate. | The visitor was there to restore order, but his presence highlighted the protesters' biggest grievance: He was Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, head of Iran's powerful Quds Force, and h…
Iran's Quds Force and the Muslim Brotherhood Considered an Alliance Against Saudi Arabia
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
An Iranian intelligence document describes a meeting between Iran's Quds Force and the Muslim Brotherhood in a Turkish hotel. It didn't go well.
Pressure Mounts Against Trump as 8 New Witnesses Prepare to Testify
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-18
At the end of former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's testimony on Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff emphasized her bravery as the first State Department official to "[ break] the dam," the first one through the "stone wall that the president was trying to set up." Once the hearing adjourned, House Intelligence Committee member Mike Co…
After Al-Baghdadi, Islamic State Is Being Headed by Shura Council
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-18
In July 2015, the security officials of Afghanistan and Pakistan were holding an important meeting in Islamabad to initiate a dialogue process with the Taliban when the Afghan National Directorate of Intelligence publicly announced that Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Omar…
Secret US Intelligence Files Provide History's Verdict on Argentina's Dirty War
Peter Kornbluh | thenation.com | 2019-11-18
Secret US Intelligence Files Provide History's Verdict on Argentina's Dirty War…
The Story Behind the Iran Cables
Betsy Reed | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
The source said they wanted to "let the world know what Iran is doing in my country Iraq." They sent The Intercept 700 pages of secret intelligence reports from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security, or MOIS, but never revealed their own identity. This kind of leak is unprecedented for Iran, a country with a highly secretive government and spy agencies that guard their confidential information zealously. | In the months after we received the intelligence reports, which are written in a highly bureaucratic and opaque style, we had them translated from Persian into English and then had the translations cross…
Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election
wsws.org | 2019-11-18
The SEP is waging a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.
Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…
A secretive propaganda unit is manipulating our social media. But it's not Russian
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-11-17
The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) dossier on Russian meddling into UK politics remains unpublished. But Britain has its own meddling 'agency' — a designated brigade of the British army. Moreover, it has a connection with Twitter management.Exclusively, The Canary can also reveal that one of the brigade's forerunners was a British army 'psyops' division linked with the parent body of discredited data miners Cambridge Analytica.Small world.Inside the 77th: In Ma…
Army accused of covering up war crimes and killing children in Afghanistan and Iraq
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-17
The government and the army have been accused of covering up the killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq. | Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating British troops in killing children and the torture of civilians. | A joint investigation by the BBC and Sunday Times said it had obtained new evidence from inside the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which investigated alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq, and Operation Northmoor, which investigated alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. | The Government closed IHAT and Operation Northmoor in 2017, after Phil Shiner, a solicit…
UK Hid War Crimes Committed in Afghanistan, Iraq: Investigation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-17
The United Kingdom's government and its armed forces hid solid evidence of war crimes committed by British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq against civilians among them children, an investigation led by the BBC and the Sunday Times revealed Sunday. | RELATED: | Chile Prosecutor To Probe 14 Policemen for Alleged Torture | The investigation found that British troops were implicated in the murders of children and the killing and torture of civilians. The soldiers' behavior during the…
UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-16
Demonstrating empathy, humour and intelligence, a group of young film-makers have been recognized for their short videos, which tackle the weighty issues of discrimination, intolerance and misogyny in a creative and entertaining way, at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters.
Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
Seeking to cultivate fascistic base, Trump pardons two war criminals and promotes a third
wsws.org | 2019-11-16
Trump's unprecedented pardoning of war criminals highlights the authoritarian character of his administration.
Roger Stone conviction: Trump attacks double-standards on LYING while media repurposes a disproved 'WikiLeaks insider' connection
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Former Donald Trump campaign strategist Roger Stone has been found guilty of all felony charges over his false claim of having an inside contact at WikiLeaks (he didn't). Trump said those who lied under oath against him walk free. | Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction, all charges centered around misrepresenting the nature of his contacts with WikiLeaks during intelligence committee hearings related to the special counsel's 'Russian collusion' inquiry. Not only did Stone falsely claim comedian and former friend Randy Credico was the "intermediary" discussed in emails wi…
In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-12
There is a perfect word in the English language for when army generals appear on television demanding the resignation of an elected head of state while their allies detain and torture government officials.
Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …