3ten Austin City Limits Live
"...A Toll Booth on the Information Superhighway? As an "open source intelligence provider," Stratfor could exploit unclassified Internet information better than even the Central Intelligence Agency (which was undergoing its own post-Cold War identity crisis). But was it a consulting business? A publishing company? Another Web content provider? In the multibillion-dollar business intelligence market, would it succeed? The answers weren't clear..."
"...When Gov. Rick Perry appointed Dewhurst to head the task force, he cited the commissioner's experience as an Air Force officer and in "intelligence" -- referring obliquely to Dewhurst's stint as a Central Intelligence Agency case officer in Bolivia, from 1970-73..."
"...Patent and Trademark Office; November 2002, $10.8 million, Department of Homeland Security; November 2002, $166.9 million, Navy; January 2003, $123 million, Navy. (Contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency are not usually divulged.) Two complaints by Veridian's competitors, presumably for unfair trade practices, were overruled last year by the U.S..."
"...The Central Intelligence Agency wants to do a better job of educating students about the exciting career opportunities it has to offer. "The CIA wants to change its image," said Grant Jones, a University of Texas finance major..."
"...Who Is This Guy? The 57-year-old Dewhurst was born and raised in Houston, attended the University of Arizona, then enlisted in the Air Force. In 1971 Dewhurst went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency in Bolivia, where he was assigned, he says, to "monitor certain terrorist and other foreign targets." Dewhurst trades on and revels in his image as a former cloak-and-dagger operative for the CIA during a time when the Bolivian government was in crisis -- and he simultaneously deflects all questions about the substance of his work there..."
"...His former staffers seem omnipresent, many directing state agencies or wielding influence as lobbyists, lawyers, and consultants. It's a network that Dave McNeely of the Austin American-Statesman says "gives Bullock an information system to rival the Central Intelligence Agency."..."
"...Fourth war: "The Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to serve as a launching pad for strikes in Yemen using armed drones" (The New York Times, June 15, p.A12). Fifth war: "U.S..."
"...An independent study project in which students conducted marketing research in University of Texas classrooms for use by the Central Intelligence Agency has been stopped after concerns were raised about whether the project runs afoul of UT research regulations...."
"...The Bush administration continues to deny that the president ("the intelligence I get is darn good intelligence") misled the country when he described a nonexistent Saddam Hussein WMD uranium-procurement program in his State of the Union address. That is, they say it was Central Intelligence Agency head George Tenet who approved that sentence..."
"...Obama was told explicitly that Pakistan wanted no part of it. Two months before his "surge" speech, "the head of Pakistan's chief spy agency ....."
"..."The past" he referred to looks awfully like the present. "The head of Pakistan's chief spy agency ....."
"...Well, either Jim Bob is full of cyanide or he wasn't completely forthcoming about the pollution caused by his company's operation. In any event, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the federal agency which provides insurance and financing to American companies doing business overseas, has cancelled a $100 million political risk insurance policy which covered Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.'s huge mining operation. (Freeport-McMoRan is the parent company of Freeport Copper & Gold. According to the company's 1994 annual report, it owns 68% of the subsidiary, and Moffett is the chairman of the board of the subsidiary.)..."
"...And why does Dewhurst the Younger concentrate on his father's service career? Why not talk about his own illustrious time in the Central Intelligence Agency? Wait, you didn't know about that? His job as a CIA case officer in Bolivia? Back in 2001, Michael King tried to ask Dewhurst about his involvement in that nation's particularly bloody 1971 CIA-backed coup, and whether he had ever met CIA asset and wanted Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, known as the "Butcher of Lyons." Dewhurst declined to comment about his time in the Tropics, instead replying that "I never comment on intelligence matters." Seems that applies to his campaign spots too...."
"...entanglement, identifying him as "a Shiite close to the CIA." The contradiction did not seem to trouble American media outlets, though they sometimes openly fretted that Iraqis might not be so accepting. Allawi "is the secretary general of the Iraqi National Accord, an exile group that has received funds from the Central Intelligence Agency," The New York Times reported..."
"...10 at his home near Sacramento, apparently by suicide. In a 1996 series, "Dark Alliance," written for the San Jose Mercury News, Webb described the alliance of convenience during the Eighties between Central American cocaine traffickers, who were transporting drugs for sale in Los Angeles, and the Central Intelligence Agency, which turned a blind eye to the drug trade as long as a large share of the money was returning to the counterrevolutionary war effort against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua..."
"...But something is true today that has not been true for most of those seven decades. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (www.cia.gov), China is the No..."
"...McCain has spoken forcefully against torture, and, as we know, he was severely tortured for five years. Yet he voted against a bill to "curtail the Central Intelligence Agency's use of harsh interrogation tactics" (The New York Times, Feb..."
"...Her quest for the truth has become an ongoing life mission. On Saturday, July 19, 7pm, Harbury will speak at BookPeople, present and sign her new book, and discuss continued efforts to learn the full truth about Everardo's fate, and the roles played by the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S..."
"...* Two sources have confirmed that James Woolsey, the man who headed the Central Intelligence Agency whilst Aldrich Ames was giving the Russians some of America's most sensitive secrets, is indeed representing Freeport-McMoRan in their arbitration case with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. So, Freeport has an inept spy representing them..."
"...Set that beside this: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation has suspended work on parts of its huge computer overhaul, dealing the agency the latest costly setback in a decade-long effort to develop a modernized information system to combat crime and terrorism. ....."