Over ten years ago, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney asked Donald Rumsfeld during a hearing on the proposed 2006 Department for Defense Budget:
“Mr. Secretary, is it policy of the U.S. government to reward companies that traffic in women and little girls? That’s my first question.”
McKinney’s query, broadcast on C-SPAN, received few solid answers.
Cynthia McKinney is not the only legislator who has asked questions about the role and funding of U.S. paramilitary organizations. Janice Schakowsky, a Democrat Representative of Chicago was quoted by The New York Times:
”Is the U.S. military privatizing its missions to avoid public controversy or embarrassment — to hide body bags from the media and shield the military from public opinion?”… “the contractors… don’t have to follow the same chain of command, the military code of conduct may or may not apply, the accountability is absent and the transparency is absent — but the money keeps flowing.”
Continue reading “Dyncorp, The Private Military Corporation At The Heart Of Foreign Policy Scandal”
James Comey testified today to the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. The testimony was frequently interrupted as House members read media talking points and constantly asked Comey to give improper opinion statements on them, which he repeatedly refused to do. Though the hearing was marked by various politicians attempting to push false, discredited and disproved theories about alleged Russian involvement, a number of important points were raised. Continue reading “Analysis: James Comey Testifies to House Select Intelligence Committee”
On February 10th, 2017, Donald Trump’s Justice Department delivered an unredacted copy of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Detention and Interrogation Program to a federal court vault after it was requested via court order, according to legal documents. Continue reading “Trump Administration Releases Copy Of Senate Torture Report”
On the heels of Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General, Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for the enforcement of Federal law with respect to transnational criminal organizations and preventing international trafficking. Continue reading “Trump signs Executive Order to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations, International Trafficking”
The press has been ablaze with reports that Mexico is stonewalling against Trump’s demands that they pay, in one form or another, for the wall. Some speculate that the wall will not be built at all. But research by Disobedient Media indicates that not only will the wall be built, but that it has strong support among certain Mexican business interests such as cement producer Cemex who has been actively lobbying to ensure that Trump and his allies take office and begin construction. Continue reading “The Art Of The New Deal: How Trump Is Using Mexican Company Cemex’s Concrete To Build The Wall And Profit Both Countries”
Legal residents holding green cards will now be allowed legal entry into the United States. In an apparent attempt to reach a realistic compromise on President Trump’s executive orders concerning immigration from countries compromised by terrorism, Secretary John Kelly from the Department of Homeland Security issued the following statement:
In applying the provisions of the president’s executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest.
Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a serious threat to public safety and welfare, lawful permanent resident status will be a dispositive factor in our case-by-case determinations.
Continue reading “Trump Administration takes a step back on executive order, Dept of Homeland Security states ‘entry of lawful permanent residents’ to be allowed”
The Syrian White Helmets, or Syria Civil Defense Force are lauded by mainstream news sources for their humanitarian work during the Syrian Civil War. But research by Disobedient Media reveals that the White Helmets are an organization supported by the United States for the purpose of regime change in Syria. We have also directly tied this group to varying levels of involvement with war crimes committed by rebel groups in Syria as well as uncovered evidence of their potential involvement in an effort to intentionally use millions of residents in the besieged city of Aleppo as bargaining chips with the Syrian government. Continue reading “US-Supported Syrian White Helmets Involved with War Crimes Committed by Rebel Groups”