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Blowback: The Potential Lethal Fallout From the Secret CIA-Saudi Deal to Arm the Syrian rebels

Peter Lance | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Lance

If we're to accept George Santayana's dictum that those who forget the past are "condemned to repeat it," the U.S. should be extremely cautious about who we're arming and the deadly long-term effects that could easily blowback to the American homeland.

A Long History of Islamic Radicals Hiding in Plain Sight

Peter Lance | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Peter Lance

As the French say, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose;" the more things change, the more they stay the same. Many of the startling revelations that we've seen with the San Bernardino terror shootings were experienced before in this country beginning more than a quarter century ago.

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

World Trade Center Bomber Sues Over Solitary Conditions

Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime

First, Ramzi Yousef declared war on the United States government, vowing to wage jihad with bombs. Now, the convicted ringleader of the 1993 attack on...

Andrea Stone

Expert Says 9/11 Terror Threat May Not Match Size Of Previous Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As counterterrorism officials here and in New York search frantically to confirm a "credible" report of an "active plot" to set off expl...

Turtles, Terrorists and TWA Flight 800

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

TWA Flight 800 always seems to be six degrees of separation from everything else. The coincidences and odd details remain intriguing.

Republicans Once Again Shamelessly Exploiting Terrorism For Political Purposes

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Since 2001, 195 cases of terrorism have been uneventfully prosecuted in civilian courts, with 91% ending in convictions, But this little factoid surely won't stop Republicans from exploitative political posturing.

Dick Cheney Is America's #1 Terrorist

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Cheney is setting the stage so that if a terrorist attack does occur again, he can place the entire blame on Obama's reversal of several "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding.

World's Dumbest Talking Point on Gitmo Gets Traction

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The minute Ted Kaczynski makes a run for it out of the Supermax in Colorado is the minute I'll agree that it's unsafe to bring the Gitmo detainees to the US.

Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Running the 9/11 Trials?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

It could all have been so different. Between September 2002 and April 2003, the five defendants in the forthcoming 9/11 trial at Guantánamo -- Khalid...