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CIA brags about media manipulation and more

In the latest Freedom of Information Act CIA disclosure, the agency reveals media manipulation, foreign covert operations details, and a moment by moment account of being by Bush’s side the morning of 9/11 and more.

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via The Intercept:

The CIA has declassified a trove of articles from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence. Ostensibly a semi-academic review of spycraft, Studies emerges in the pieces, which date from the 1970s to the 2000s, as so much more, at turns mocking excessive secrecy and bad writing, dishing on problematic affairs, and bragging about press manipulation.

Of course, there is plenty of self-serious material in the journal too, including scholarly reviews, first-person memoirs, interviews and intellectual ruminations on everything from maps to “How We Are Perceived” and “Ethics and Clandestine Collection.”

The CIA posted the hundreds of declassified articles to its FOIA site. Here are a few that caught our eye.

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9/11: 100s of Warnings Ignored, US Ally Funding, Bush Admin Lies & Redacted Truths

Published on Sep 11, 2014

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin goes over all the warnings that were missed by the government in the run-up to 9/11. Abby then speaks with Brian McGlinchey, spokesperson for 28pages.org, an organization attempting to get Congress to declassify 28 redacted pages concerning foreign funding of the 9/11 attacks within a government report known as The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After The Terrorist Attacks of 9/11. Abby then interviews former FBI agent and whistleblower, Coleen Rowley about why FBI agents were prevented from investigating evidence related to “20th hijacker”, Zacharias Moussaoui. RT correspondent, Alexey Yaroshevsky then features a report from ground zero discussing the exploitive nature of the new 9/11 gift shop. BTS wraps up the show by going over the unlearned lessons from the fateful day.

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Woman Still Searching for Owner of Wedding Photo Found at Ground Zero 13 Years Ago

UPDATE: The owner has been found thanks to a woman on Twitter. Read the recap over at Mashable.

 

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via Mashable:

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, one woman is still searching for the owner of a wedding photo discovered at Ground Zero.

Elizabeth Stringer Keefe tweeted a scan of the weathered photo out to her Twitter followers on Thursday night and called for others to retweet it. Since then, the photo has been retweeted more than 27,000 times (and counting).

Though Keefe and several of her dedicated friends have posted the image to various social media accounts on Sept. 11 each year since the attacks, she told Mashable, the story has never managed to cut through the clutter. In 2011, she posted the image on the 11th of each month to mark the tragedy’s tenth anniversary. But this year, when she shared the image on Twitter, Keefe saw a greater response than ever before; she credited Boston blog Universal Hub with generating interest.

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Oh, Ye Masters of War: Marking 9/11 Again With A New Dragon To Slay

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When will 9/9, the day of the release of the new iPhone and Apple Watch replace 9/11 in the consciousness of Americans who put consumption way ahead of civil activism?

The wizards of Apple, who will soon have a device on the market to help you pay your bills, (and take a micro slice) must be aware that consumer borrowing has just seen its biggest hike since November 2001—just two months after the big event—and now stands at a whopping $3.24 TRILLION. According to the Federal Reserve, there has been a hike of $16.01 Billion in July alone.

When I made the film In Debt We Trust in 2006 about the immense debt burden of Americans, I didn’t connect the phenomenon to hikes in federal borrowing to finance our other pre-occupation: war spending. Significantly, earlier in this same week, President Obama asked for another $5 billion for a new costly counter-terrorism offensive to fight ISIS.… Read the rest

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Surveillance Jiu-Jitsu: Cop Watcher Extraordinaire Strikes Again, This Time From The Sky!

Tom Zebra is no stranger to filming the police. Just recently Tom was arrested for filming the police and when he got out of jail, he immediately went back to  filming, only to get arrested for it again!

This time Tom has acquired a DJI Phantom 2 Drone fully equipped with a 14MP camera with 1080p HD video capability and live first person view.

Below is the video of Tom Zebra recording the police for the first time with the new drone. He is recording at a DUI CDL sobriety checkpoint in Gardena, CA.

He is expecting feedback from the police department soon. We will keep you updated.

Now for the first time ever, accountability from above!

Read more at TheFreeThoughtProject.com

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Media Roots Radio: DC Think Tanks Create New Cold War Tipping Point

On March 3rd, 2014 Abby Martin decided to speak her mind and express her disappointment regarding the Crimea media coverage from all sides of the spectrum live on her television show, Breaking The Set. The story went viral on the mainstream media, only because her show airs on Russian backed RT, and Russia had just stepped into the conflict following the coup in Ukraine. Immediately following this action, a cadre of younger thirty-something neoconservatives in the heart of Washington DC tried to smear Abby after discovering her political views. In addition to the distorted take-down attempts against her, they tried to hijack her stand and manipulate it into anti-Russian / pro-US propaganda.
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NSA Whistleblower on 911 Foreknowledge and The Information War

In this video Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange talks to former NSA Senior Executive turned whistleblower Thomas Drake. Mr. Drake speaks about 9/11 foreknowledge; in which the NSA had information that if shared could have prevented the 9/11 attacks. The NSA whistleblower discusses his conversations with Snowden and reiterates the fact the US government has repeatedly violated its own rules and has failed to adhere to the Constitution.

For more information on the NSA’s 9/11 foreknowledge, see the article referenced in the video.

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