Tag Archives: CIA
No one was blinder to the criminality of Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, than George Herbert Walker Bush. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2017 QUITO, Ecuador — Manuel Noriega, former president of Panama, … finish reading :
Chained together in Hell: Manuel Noriega and George H.W. Bush
With all our folk tales about our innate goodness and freedom-loving ways, the Real America has always tortured when it wished to do so. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | February 2, 2015 Before we Americans become bored … finish reading :
Who is Eric Fair and what did he do?
Douglas Valentine’s ‘The Phoenix Program,’ gives lie to the ongoing attempts to turn the U.S. war in Vietnam into a noble effort. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 “Phoenix was far worse than the things … finish reading :
BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix
Supporters of Mohammed Mossadegh demonstrate in Tehran, July 1953. Placard depicts an Iranian fighting off Uncle Sam and John Bull. Image from The Spectator. The overthrow of Mossadegh:Sixty years of Iranian ‘blowback’ The overthrow of Mossadegh and the backing of … finish reading Harry Targ : The CIA’s Iranian Coup and 60 Years of ‘Blowback’
Obama: Who’s making the call? Image from TomHayden.com. Competing forces at play:Can Obama ‘rein in’ his presidency? Obama often follows a confusing pattern of leaning toward the military’s preference while planning in his private chambers to later change course. By … finish reading Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?
Political cartoon by Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons. Benghazi:The perfect ‘scandal’ The real ‘scandal’ is the cover-up of what the U.S. was doing in Libya. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 On the night of … finish reading Harry Targ : Benghazi is the Perfect ‘Scandal’
Abrahamian’s ‘The Coup’: Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne As Abrahamian tells the reader, in the eyes of London and DC, there was no room for genuine negotiations in their dealings with the Mossadegh government. The struggle was about … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Iran and the Coup of Coups
Luis Posada Carriles. Photo by Delio Requeral / Cubaencuentro.Life as a diplomat’s daughter:All roads lead to Posada By Margarita Alarcón / The Rag Blog / January 27, 2010 The thing that made my life growing up in the U.S. quite … finish reading Margarita Alarcón : All Roads Lead to Posada
U.S. Rep. Charles Wilson from Texas, on the white horse, visits Afghanistan in 1987. The Hollywood film, Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, was based on his story. Photo from AP / Iconic Photos.Part 11: 1981-1987A People’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /11
This photo allegedly shows President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski with Tim Osman (later known as Osama bin Laden), during training with the Pakistan Army, 1981. Brzenzinski and President Carter worked covertly for regime change within Afghanistan. Photo … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 9
Soldier among the poppies at opium field in Afghanistan. Image from Aftermath News.Working with the warlords:Afghanistan and the heroin trade The U.S. used the international heroin network to serve its geopolitical aims in Afghanistan and elsewhere. By Sherman DeBrosse / … finish reading Follow the Poppies : Opium, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy