Category Archives: national security

Ukraine Leader Says Russia Wants To Set Southeast ‘On Fire’

Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’ (via AFP) Ukraine’s Western-backed leader on Tuesday accused Russia of trying to enflame the country’s southeast but said he would proceed cautiously against pro-Kremlin militias consolidating control in the volatile … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Everyone Has An Agenda At The End Of The World

Politics start at the water’s edge, they say, and it seems as if everyone has an agenda at the end of the world. Continue reading

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BREAKING: U.S. Spy Agency Has Been Spying…On Countries That Spy On The U.S.

Without the NSA, we would not be safer or more private. We would simply be the only advanced nation on Earth that doesn’t have a spy agency. Continue reading

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Quantum Cryptography

Before you lose your mind over the possibility that the NSA will hack your medical records with a quantum computer, just remember that quantum cryptography is a real thing, too. Luddite paranoia about technology “informs” the majority of linkbaiting and … Continue reading

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The Latest Snowden Linkbait Is Actually Not Even News

The New York Times seems to have decided that the program is still newsworthy because, y’know, Snowden documents. Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh Versus The Imaginary Warmonger

Syria has had a real, genuine, verified program to build WMD, whereas al-Nusrah’s alleged program appears to be more aspirational than factual. Continue reading

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Snowden and Greenwald: The Areas Of Their Expertise

It must be nice to be Glenn Greenwald. He can claim expertise in things that he has never seen or touched, citing Edward Snowden as his authoritative source. Of course, Snowden has almost certainly never seen or touched those things … Continue reading

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On Drones, Stuxnet, And Dismal Statistics

Over the weekend, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported obtaining a Pakistani government report on drone strikes in tribal areas that largely confirms their estimates of civilian casualties. While the BIA deserves praise for crackerjack journalism, these numbers reinforce exactly … Continue reading

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Behind The Irony Curtain: Edward Snowden’s Outlaw Getaway

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to Edward Snowden, and Nicaragua and Bolivia and Ecuador agitated to win his residency too. Unhappy with this menu of possible refuges, Snowden is now asking Russia to let him defect. The prospect of … Continue reading

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Snowden Flakes: Russian And Chinese Spies Are Smarter Than Glenn Greenwald

UPDATE: in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Edward Snowden admits everything I just said below about his motivations and objectives: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to … Continue reading

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Drone Hysteria And Our Defense Of The Realm

Rand Paul probably thinks every confederate casualty at Gettysburg was the victim of an extrajudicial targeted killing. Filibustering the nomination of John Brennan today, Kentucky’s teapublican senator spoke for the Lost Cause, insisting that a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder … Continue reading

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