The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency

A new book traces how the CIA and U.S. counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis’ fight against the partisans and evolved into a dangerous law onto themselves, writes retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce. By Todd E. Pierce, June 22, 2017 Douglas Valentine has once again added to the store of knowledge necessary … Continue reading The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency →

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US Office of the Solicitor General files Amicus Brief in Investor False Claims Suit re: Schneider v JP Morgan Chase

IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL. LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, ET AL., Plaintiffs, LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.; CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, Defendants-Appellees. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia […]

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Illinois App. Court Holds Reverse Mortgage Borrower Had Mortgageable Interest Following Intestate Death of His Spouse

The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently ruled that the mortgagee of a reverse mortgage loan held an interest in the secured property to the extent that the borrower inherited an interest in the property following the non-borrower’s spouse’s intestate death. Accordingly, the Court reversed the trial court’s dismissal of the reverse mortgagee’s foreclosure […]
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UAE has secret torture prisons in Yemen, US involved in interrogations – AP

The UAE operates a network of ‘black sites’ in war-torn Yemen, where terrorist suspects are abused and tortured, an AP investigation has found. US personnel have been involved in at least some interrogations, agency sources said. There are at least 18 clandestine prisons across southern Yemen operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or by Yemeni forces created and trained by the Arab nations, AP reported on Thursday. A number of the estimated 2,000 detainees there are subjected to abuse and torture and have no legal protection, sources from the agency said.

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Islamic State: The Genesis of a Sectarian Frankenstein

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Although the current al-Nusra Front has been led by Abu Mohammad al-Julani but he was appointed [1] as the emir of al-Nusra Front by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, in January 2012.   Thus, al-Julani’s Nusra Front is only a splinter group of the Islamic State, which split from its parent organization in April 2013 over a leadership dispute between the two organizations.

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They Were ‘Grilled Alive’: US Govt Exposed Running Nazi-Like Torture Program

An unprecedented report from the corporate press claims U.S. forces have participated in extreme torture and abuse of detainees accused of affiliation with Al Qaeda in Yemen — including “the ‘grill,’ in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire,” the Associated Press finds.

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Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

WaPO- President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is paid directly to private landlords. One of those landlords is Trump himself, who earns millions of dollars each year as a […]

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NATO F-16 intimidates Russian Defense Minister’s Plane, Here’s why…

It did not take long for Australia to revoke its earlier decision to suspend its Syrian operation, and for NATO to resume its dangerous provocations against the Russians. There is now an increased encounters of US and Russian warplanes over the Baltic Sea, among which involved one Su-27 with the Russian defense minister on board. … Continue reading NATO F-16 intimidates Russian Defense Minister’s Plane, Here’s why… →

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China Proposes “Blue Economic Passages” For Global Maritime Cooperation

China continues to take the high road, and is making known worldwide what her desires are, i.e. instead of feeding the appetite of others to the unending of conflicts in carefully established hotspots on the planet, China wants to forge a “blue partnership” of mutual benefit among countries along the planned “21st Century Maritime Silk … Continue reading China Proposes “Blue Economic Passages” For Global Maritime Cooperation →

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Blockchain: Digitally Rebuilding the Real Estate Industry by Avi Spielman

Blockchain: Digitally Rebuilding the Real Estate Industry by Avi Spielman ABSTRACT There are tremendous potential applications for blockchain technology, an innovative distributed ledger database system, within the real estate industry. This paper will explore one aspectrecording property titles- by comparing the benefits and limitations of a blockchain with those of the current record keeping system. […]

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