Tag Archive for CIA

The Overthrow of Mossadeq: 65 Years Ago the United States Ruined Iran’s Best Chance for Democracy

Sixty five years ago, on August 19, 1953, a CIA backed coup d’etat overthrew the popular nationalist leader of Iran, Mohammed Mossadeq, yielding disastrous consequences that nation and the United States continue to deal with in 2018, as President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton all appear…

September 26, 1945: OSS Officer Lt. Colonel A. Peter Dewey Becomes First American to Die in Vietnam

Dewey’s last 1945 report to his superiors concluded “the French and British are finished here, and we ought to clear out of Southeast Asia” The U.S. was busy in Vietnam long before the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident led to a Congressional blank check for war. Nearly a decade prior to the defeat of the…

WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed casts fresh doubt upon Russian ‘hacking’

Here at our little Petaluma chicken shack we are particularly intrigued by the documents in the WikiLeaks CIA dump that detail the agency’s “UMBRAGE” program, which allows company hackers to cover their tracks, leaving behind the fingerprints of other malware distributors, be they Chinese or Russian or others. The ability to leave another hacker’s fingerprints…

Roots Action Calls for Obama to Free CIA Whistleblower in Prison After “Trial by Metadata”

Your assistance is requested. President Barack Obama’s war on whistleblowers has set an extraordinarily dangerous precedent for the free flow of information necessary for the public to exercise true democracy. Help the Roots Action team to call on Obama to immediately pardon CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. Continue to the bottom of this post for further…