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Former CIA Affiliate Tells All: The CIA Role Behind the Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela

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RaulCapoteBy Sabina Becker. Republished from News of the Restless. Translation from Spanish by Becker from Ex-agente Raúl Capote: Los planes de la CIA avanzaron mucho en Venezuela from Apporea, 3/23/2014.

[Who is this man, and why does the CIA fear him? Because they thought he was one of theirs, and it turns out he’s quite the opposite. And now he’s spilling the beans on them. Read on:]

Raúl Capote is a Cuban. But not just any Cuban. In his youth, he was caught up by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). They offered him an infinite amount of money to conspire in Cuba. But then something unexpected for the US happened. Capote, in reality, was working for Cuban national security. From then on, he served as a double agent. Learn his story, by way of an exclusive interview with Chávez Vive, which he gave in Havana:

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NSA exploited Heartbleed bug

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HeartBleedBy Joseph Santolan. Republished from WSWS.org.

On Friday (4/11/14), Bloomberg News published a report citing two sources “familiar with the matter” revealing that the National Security Agency (NSA) was aware of the existence of the Heartbleed Internet security bug for two years and routinely exploited the bug to spy on private communications, rather than revealing and patching it.
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Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have the Courage to Print

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BigNewsBy Paul Buchheit. Republished from CommonDreams.

The following are all relevant, fact-based issues, the “hard news” stories that the media has a responsibility to report. But the business-oriented press generally avoids them.

1. U.S. Wealth Up $34 Trillion Since Recession. 93% of You Got Almost None of It.

That’s an average of $100,000 for every American. But the people who already own most of the stocks took almost all of it. For them, the average gain was well over a million dollars — tax-free as long as they don’t cash it in. Details available here.

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Bart Is Dead: Long Live The Liberal Bloggers

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BartcopTerrenceCoppageBy Mike Palecek.

[Terry Coppage aka Bartcop from his obituary at Dvorak Uncensored.]

“He asked, “What makes a man a writer?”

“Well,” I said, “it’s simple.
“You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.” ― Charles Bukowski

You never know what you’ll do until you do what you do when it’s cold.

So I’m sitting in the parking lot in the afternoon.

The Skyline Bowl parking lot.

I was going to kill myself, but then I didn’t.

And so now I’ve got some extra time on my hands.

Like when The Cold War ended and you’re thinking, oops, I should have studied … something.

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Twenty Years Ago, The US was Behind the Genocide: Rwanda, Installing a US Proxy State in Central Africa

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RwandaGenocideUnburiedBy Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Republished from The Centre for Global Research.

[Unburied bones of victims of the Rwandan genocide at a memorial centre. Image by Flickr user DFID – UK Department for International Development (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).]

Author’s note

The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population was triggered by the Interhamwe militia of the Habyarimana government in the wake of the plane crash which led to the death of president Habyarimana. The evidence suggests that the United States played a covert role in shooting down the plane.

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Seeking a Dead-End in Syria

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assadsBy Flynt Leverett. Originally published at Consortium News.

[photo: Basar al-Assad and Hafez al-Assad (1971-2000).]

In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally — or even with a few European partners — have been dramatically underscored by strategically failed interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Last year, President Barack Obama’s inability to act on his declared intention to attack Syria after chemical weapons were used there in August made clear that Washington can no longer credibly threaten the effective use of force in the region. Still, American and other Western elites persist in thinking they can dictate the Middle East’s future by helping armed insurgents overthrow Syria’s recognized government.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in front of a poster of his father, Hafez al-Assad.

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The Weaponization of Western “Aid” for Syria

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SyriaChemicalWeaponsBy Tony Cartalucci. Republished from New Eastern Outlook.

The UN and the United States have laid blame squarely on the Syrian government for blocking international aid convoys from reaching victims of Syria’s ongoing conflict. The BBC in its article, “Syria crisis: UN says no aid improvement despite vote,” claimed:

The UN has said that there has been no humanitarian improvement for millions of Syrians since the Security Council passed a resolution last month to increase aid deliveries.

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said that much of the blame lay with President Bashar al-Assad’s government. She accused it of an arbitrary and unjustified refusal to grant aid convoys access to remoter areas. Baroness Amos said violence, including sexual violence, continued to increase.The Syrian government has yet to respond to her allegations but has consistently argued that it is doing its utmost to get food and medical supplies to people in less accessible areas. In February, the Security Council called on all parties to allow aid to cross conflict lines and borders.

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