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The Torturers and the ‘Ticking Bomb’: How Torture Became Routine in the Global War on Terror

With all the media excitement focused on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, it comes as no surprise that some recent additional insights into how the United States became a torture regime have been largely ignored. It has been known for years that the George W. Bush Administration carried out what most of the world […]

Trump and Congress Double Down on Demonizing Iran

Will the national security nightmare ever end? Will the national security nightmare ever end? If one seriously seeks to understand how delusional policymakers in Washington are it is only necessary to examine the responses by the president and Congress to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The first response came in the form […]

America the Repugnant. Assassinating Foreign Leaders Is an Act of War

Once upon a time there was a Constitution of the United States. In Article II, Section 2 it stipulated that only the U.S. Congress has the power to declare war, which means the American president has to go to the legislative body and make a case for going to war against an enemy or enemies. […]

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Is Israel Our Greatest Ally? with Philip Giraldi Reality Engaged with Angelo John Gage (starts at 4:34) Today we are joined by Philip Giraldi who is the Executive Director at the Council for National Interest to talk about whether or not Israel is our greatest ally. Phil is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military […]

Jeffrey Epstein Again Disappears From View, but What About Mossad?

I have long argued that pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was clearly an intelligence agent and that he was most likely working for the Israeli external service Mossad. My belief was based on the nature of his activity, which suggested that he was able to blackmail important Americans using the sex tapes that he had been able […]

Pandering to Christian Zionism: Trump Outreach on Display in Washington

Christian Zionism is not a religion per se, but rather a set of beliefs based on interpretations of specific parts of the Bible – notably the book of Revelations and parts of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah – that has made the return of the Jews to the Holy Land a precondition for the Second Coming of Christ. […]

A Secret Meeting to Plot War?

Who is representing the American people in this secret conclave with pro-Israel groups? On June 5, 16 heads of Jewish organizations joined 25 Democratic senators in a private meeting, which, according to the Times of Israel, is an annual event. All of the Jewish organizations but one were openly declared advocates for Israel and are supportive […]

Remembering Gene Bird

One of CNI’s founders Gene Bird has recently passed away. This is his obituary in the Washington Post. We will soon be posting our own remembrance of him. Eugene Bird was not yet 30 years old, a recent addition to the ranks of the State Department, when he was posted to the Israel-Jordan desk in […]

Washington’s Mighty Warriors: Draft Dodgers and Scoundrels

Remember Shakespeare’s line “he jests at scars that never felt a wound?” That epithet could have been written with National Security Advisor John Bolton in mind. Bolton was notoriously a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, like his current boss, not due to any scruples regarding what was occurring, but out of concern for his […]

Israel’s War Criminals In Their Own Words

Shooting unarmed Palestinian demonstrators “preserves Israeli values” Israel’s public face, sustained and propagated by a wealthy and powerful diaspora that has significant control over the media, insists that the country is the Middle East’s only true democracy, that is operates under a rule of law for all its citizens and that its army is the […]

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