Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, U.S. intelligence services…

Exxon CEO: Don’t frack in my backyard

Published time: February 22, 2014 02:36                                                                              Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson.(Reuters / Kevin Lamarque ) The CEO of ExxonMobil – the top producer of natural gas in the US – has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that…

Sniper assault on US power station could have been the rehearsal for an ‘even bigger terrorist attack’, warns industry expert

As many as two gunmen stormed the PG&E Metcalf substation in California on April 16 last year Former chairman of the Federal Energy commission branded the attack ‘the most significant domestic terrorist assault on the grid’ Jon Wellinghoff, who stepped down in November, was moved to speak publicly for fears over national security He and…

Billionaire Tom Perkins under-fire for likening criticism of the super-rich to the Holocaust now says the Occupy movement is like Nazism

Thomas Perkins, 82, originally wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal of the ‘parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to [San Francisco’s] war on [the rich] His second letter to Bloomberg further compared the ‘Occupy’ movement to German fascism before the Nazis rose to power Perkins is worth $8billion and recently built a superyacht worth…

Forgotten Soldiers / A cache of musty documents lost to memory exposes a time when the U.S. lobotomized some 2,000 veterans. The nation forgot

A cache of musty documents lost to memory exposes a time when the U.S. lobotomized some 2,000 veterans. The nation forgot. But Roman Tritz remembers. Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber for The Wall Street Journal By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS Roman Tritz’s memories of the past six decades are blurred by age and delusion. But one…

Spain and France’s intelligence agencies carried out collection of phone records and shared them with NSA, agency says

NSA spy row: France and Spain ‘shared phone data’ with US By Raf Sanchez, Peter Foster in Washington 8:35PM GMT 29 Oct 2013 European intelligence agencies and not American spies were responsible for the   mass collection of phone records which sparked outrage in France and Spain,   the US has claimed. General Keith Alexander, the head…

White House knew extent of IRS scandal in April, says report

Wall Street Journal says counsel learned of targeting of conservative groups on 22 April, 18 days before president   guardian.co.uk,              Monday 20 May 2013 12.33 EDT President Barack Obama has been under pressure in recent weeks. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Barack Obama‘s hopes of moving beyond the scandals that have dogged his administration were dashed…