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# cia - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

Dec 12th 2014, 1:08 PM 8,148 Views 72 Comments

“It is now time to take action.”

# cia - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Dick Cheney thinks that CIA torture report is 'full of crap'
# Dick Says
# Dick Says

Dick Cheney thinks that CIA torture report is 'full of crap'

Dec 11th 2014, 6:01 PM 9,728 Views 134 Comments

The former US vice president has spoken out today.

# cia - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’
# Torture
# Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Dec 10th 2014, 8:00 PM 144 Views 9 Comments

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
# CIA
# CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

Dec 10th 2014, 6:13 PM 7,928 Views 48 Comments

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# cia - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Dec 9th 2014, 5:09 PM 6,022 Views 58 Comments

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11
# Interrogation
# Interrogation

US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11

Dec 9th 2014, 7:12 AM 7,423 Views 29 Comments

The report is expected to be a damning indictment of a secret program under the administration of former president George W Bush to question dozens of detainees.

# cia - Sunday 19 October, 2014

How a 14-year-old girl was awarded a CIA medal for fighting off burglars
# Maureen Devlin
# Maureen Devlin

How a 14-year-old girl was awarded a CIA medal for fighting off burglars

Oct 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 17,648 Views 11 Comments

Maureen Devlin was living in the Congo with her parents when the incident occurred.

# cia - Thursday 31 July, 2014

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
# Spying
# Spying

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers

Jul 31st 2014, 7:14 PM 5,388 Views 26 Comments

The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.

# cia - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

Jul 24th 2014, 2:00 PM 8,920 Views 56 Comments

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

# cia - Friday 11 July, 2014

Not everybody thinks that the CIA's tweets are funny
# CIA
From The Daily Edge
# CIA

Not everybody thinks that the CIA's tweets are funny

Jul 11th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,750 Views 1 Comment

Some of the accounts tweets have been likened to “dad jokes”. Ouch.

# cia - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The CIA are answering gas questions from people on Twitter
# Not So Secret Service
From The Daily Edge
# Not So Secret Service

The CIA are answering gas questions from people on Twitter

Jul 8th 2014, 6:45 PM 4,622 Views 0 Comments

And they cleared up a big mystery.

# cia - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...
# Extraordinary Rendition
# Extraordinary Rendition

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...

Jun 18th 2014, 7:15 PM 17,406 Views 159 Comments

Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…

# cia - Monday 9 June, 2014

This Twitter burn by Wikileaks on the CIA is pretty epic
# Stinger
From The Daily Edge
# Stinger

This Twitter burn by Wikileaks on the CIA is pretty epic

Jun 9th 2014, 12:01 PM 5,488 Views 0 Comments

OUCH.

# cia - Saturday 7 June, 2014

CIA joins Twitter with perfect first time tweet, and loads of fake ones
# Classified
From The Daily Edge
# Classified

CIA joins Twitter with perfect first time tweet, and loads of fake ones

Jun 7th 2014, 4:23 PM 5,043 Views 2 Comments

Central Internet Agency.

# cia - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:25 AM 6,781 Views 48 Comments

The report says that intelligence received from torture played no material part in finding Osama Bin Laden

# cia - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources
# Reliable Sources
# Reliable Sources

NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources

Jan 14th 2014, 4:02 PM 7,776 Views 17 Comments

James Risen says he is willing to go to jail to protect those who gave him information.

# cia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

Nov 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,646 Views 77 Comments

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# cia - Monday 19 August, 2013

CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran
# No Rush
# No Rush

CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran

Aug 19th 2013, 9:30 PM 13,009 Views 62 Comments

The coup toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalise his country’s oil wealth from Britain.

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,241 Views 66 Comments

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# cia - Friday 16 August, 2013

CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist

Aug 16th 2013, 10:26 PM 23,411 Views 121 Comments

Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 16th 2013, 9:01 PM 7,784 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight

Aug 16th 2013, 4:35 PM 18,312 Views 140 Comments

John Brennan, whose father is a Roscommon native, is returning to his ancestral homeland in a personal capacity tonight.

# cia - Sunday 4 August, 2013

High-level meeting at White House amid heightened terror fears
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

High-level meeting at White House amid heightened terror fears

Aug 4th 2013, 12:11 PM 7,964 Views 72 Comments

National Security Advisor Susan Rice chaired the meeting as US embassies across the Islamic world close today due to terror concerns.

# cia - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden

Jul 6th 2013, 4:32 PM 5,640 Views 59 Comments

Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.

# cia - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

Jul 5th 2013, 6:40 PM 7,683 Views 25 Comments

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

# cia - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations
# Leaks
# Leaks

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:39 AM 14,274 Views 148 Comments

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

# cia - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'
# Asylum Bid
# Asylum Bid

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Jun 27th 2013, 4:11 PM 6,897 Views 28 Comments

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# cia - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport
# Where's Snowden?
# Where's Snowden?

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport

Jun 25th 2013, 4:15 PM 10,901 Views 48 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.

# cia - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months
# Facebook
# Facebook

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

Jun 15th 2013, 3:15 PM 7,564 Views 26 Comments

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

# cia - Friday 14 June, 2013

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels
# Syria
# Syria

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels

Jun 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 5,614 Views 92 Comments

Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.

# cia - Monday 10 June, 2013

Data Protection Commissioner 'not surprised' by US surveillance programme
# Information
# Information

Data Protection Commissioner 'not surprised' by US surveillance programme

Jun 10th 2013, 12:47 PM 5,377 Views 59 Comments

Billy Hawkes said that his concern might be that there would be an abuse of powers that have been granted for legitimate reasons.

# cia - Friday 31 May, 2013

CIA director who quit after sex scandal joins investment company
# David Petraeus
# David Petraeus

CIA director who quit after sex scandal joins investment company

May 31st 2013, 6:50 AM 6,333 Views 5 Comments

David Petraeus resigned in November after admitting an affair with his biographer, 20 years his junior.

# cia - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head
# Taliban
# Taliban

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

May 29th 2013, 6:48 PM 6,933 Views 89 Comments

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

# cia - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps
# Osama Bin Laden
# Osama Bin Laden

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps

May 21st 2013, 6:15 PM 11,229 Views 94 Comments

A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.

# cia - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

May 17th 2013, 7:56 AM 4,139 Views 97 Comments

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# cia - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks
# Hacktivists
# Hacktivists

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks

May 16th 2013, 8:57 PM 12,267 Views 84 Comments

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

# cia - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
# Shannon
# Shannon

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Mar 10th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,584 Views 35 Comments

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# cia - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations
# Rendition
# Rendition

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

Feb 5th 2013, 3:09 PM 8,874 Views 40 Comments

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
# Rendition
# Rendition

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

Feb 5th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,027 Views 87 Comments

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

# cia - Saturday 12 January, 2013

This is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Jan 12th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,308 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.