A former senior Navy official familiar with the investigation described directorate officials as “wanna-be spook-cops.” Speaking on the condition of anonymity because the case is still unfolding, he added, “I know it sounds goofy, but it was like they were building their own mini law enforcement and intelligence agency.”
Washington Post: Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets.
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.
Capping an investigation that began almost two years ago, separate trials are scheduled this month in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for a civilian Navy intelligence official and a hot-rod auto mechanic from California who prosecutors allege conspired to manufacture an untraceable batch of automatic-rifle silencers.
The Bipartisan Foreign Policy Is a Failure - October 09, 2014
Michael Scheuer, former director of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, explains why U.S. foreign policy plays into the hands of ISIS. Check our Scheuer's books, among them Imperial Hubris and Osama bin Laden.
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RT: Shocking NASA pics show Aral Sea basin now completely dry
Once the fourth-biggest lake in the world, the eastern basin of the Aral Sea in central Asia is now completely dry. It is the result of a Soviet-era project to divert rivers for agriculture and a lack of rainfall at its source.
Cody Wilson is on Sophie and Co.
And, oh man, is he tearing shit up.
Sophie's real uncomfortable with this guy making so much sense.
It's good stuff.
I think it's live right now so I can't embed.
Thanks Phxarcher87 for finding the link!
Watch the interview here: http://rt.com/shows/sophieco/187780-3d-printed-gun-control/
Full video of yesterday's Capitol Hill press conference pushing for the declassification of the 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers, including some very moving remarks from 9/11 family members.
Hand in glove. Nothing new under the sun.
Olivia Nuzzi -former Anthony Weiner aid and aspiring pundit- at it again. This time taking aim at Ron Paul's #Declassify effort.
Ron Paul Dons 9/11 Truther Tin Foil
400% rise: Fee to renounce US citizenship goes up fourfold to $2,350
"The cost of getting rid of US citizenship has quadrupled to $2350, up from $450. The changes will come into effect on September 6th and the State Department says it is necessary to cover the real cost of processing an application to lose citizenship.
FBI to probe tampering claims in OKC bombing records case Courts » Witness denies being threatened in Oklahoma City case, but plaintiff alleges the man was told to “stand down.” By pamela manson | The Salt Lake Tribune