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Leaked cable exposes diplomatic sleight of hand
A 2009 State Department cable made public recently by the nonprofit WikiLeaks media organization appears to be an effort by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to do some deceptive damage control on the drug-war front.
Authentic journalism hits the radio airwaves in Big Apple
Bill Conroy/Narco News Returns
The Expert Witness Radio program, aired on WBAI-FM, Pacifica Radio, in NYC, again explores the world of Narco News journalism.
The hour-long show, which can be listened to now at this link, covers a lot of territory:
Leonhart, Ashton Now in Key Posts; Cover-Up Continues
Two long-time Justice employees were recently appointed to high-ranking posts in the department despite their past roles in helping to enable a cover-up of a U.S. government informant’s participation in multiple murders in what has become known as the House of Death case.
Complex Will Prepare Soldiers, Law Enforcers to Cope with Mexican Civil War, Founder Says
A small county board in southern California has just ushered in the era of the paramilitarization of the U.S. border by approving plans for a private, $100 million, 1,000-acre military and law enforcement training camp spearheaded by a former Navy Seal sniper who also has done work for the U.S. intelligence community.
Documents Released by WikiLeaks Could Serve as Evidence In Ongoing Congressional Investigation Focused on State Department, CIA
Documents made public recently by the nonprofit media organization WikiLeaks seem to show that U.S. State Department diplomatic employees are being asked to essentially serve as spies charged with gathering specific intelligence on foreign leaders.
Leaked State Department Cable Also Reveals Armed Forces Battling “Cartels” on Thin Legal Ground
In the ever-escalating war on drugs, it appears Mexican narco-traffickers may not be the only combatants breaking the law of the land.
Mexico's Secretary of Defense and the head of U.S. National Intelligence met in October 2009 to discuss, among other matters, the lack of justification under Mexican law for President Felipe Calderon's deployment of Mexican military in his battle against the “drug cartels,” according to a U.S. State Department cable released by Wikileaks.
Document Calls for Obtaining “Fingerprints, Facial Images, Iris Scans and DNA” on Nation’s Political Leaders
A State Department cable dated March 24, 2008, that is part of the most recent Wikileaks government-document data dump offers an interesting insight into the intelligence collection priorities of the U.S. government under the final year of the Bush administration.
Former Mexican cop's lawyer says litigation should be filed by year’s end
The Department of Homeland Security will soon have to deal with some dirty laundry from the House of Death mass-murder case that its leadership likely hoped would be well buried by now.
Terms of Agreement “To Remain Confidential”
An explosive lawsuit alleging that Boston-area tech company Netezza Corp. sold computer hardware loaded with “hacked,” faulty software to the CIA for use in the agency’s Predator Drone program has now disappear from public view.