The Internet Knew About the Government's Spy Planes Two Years Ago

Today’s AP report on the FBI’s secret use of dummy corporations and surveillance planes is startling—but what’s almost as surprising is that the same information has been circulating in the internet’s darkest corners for years. »6/03/15 2:08pm6/03/15 2:08pm

We Caused ISIS and We Can't Stop It, But It May Eat Itself Eventually

Who’s to blame for ISIS’s rise to power in Syria and Iraq? How do we stop it? What’s the end goal really look like? If you read Gawker’s April interview with badass intel officer Malcolm Nance, you know a bit about these questions. He offers more (depressing) background today in the Intercept. »6/03/15 1:40pm6/03/15 1:40pm

FBI Admits It Uses Fake Companies to Fly Surveillance Over U.S. Cities

An AP investigation has forced the FBI to admit that it uses at least 13 dummy corporations with planes like the one shown above to fly low-and-slow aerial spy missions over U.S. cities, capturing video and sometimes cellular signals from 30 cities in 11 states in a recent month. »6/02/15 12:05pm6/02/15 12:05pm

Meet the Elite U.S.-Trained Special Forces Chief Who Just Joined ISIS

In addition to an aggressive goatee, Gulmurod Khalimov has a certain set of skills. He commands Tajikistan’s special forces, trained and funded by American military whizzes. Or he did, before recently turning up in a YouTube video saying he’s gone to Syria to fight with the Islamic State. »5/28/15 5:17pm5/28/15 5:17pm

A Civilian's Guide To The U.S. Military

We Americans love a lot of things about ourselves, and perhaps nothing more so than our military. Like many things about the U.S., it’s bigger than its international equivalents, with a budget that is larger than the next eight largest military budgets in the world combined. It has a footprint in all 50 states, most… »5/21/15 4:19pm5/21/15 4:19pm

Jihad Me at Hello: Tinder Flirting With Osama bin Laden's Love Letters

“I really want for you to be my wife in paradise,” a man once wrote to his beloved. Who was this Casanova? None other than Osama bin Laden, a name synonymous with evil. But can his words land you a date on Tinder?
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Israel-Hating Obama to Sell Israel $1.9 Billion Worth of Bombs

Leading Sharia shaykh and Muslim Brother-in-chief Barack Obama, who fiendishly vowed to “reassess” the United States’ special relationship with Israel, has finally laid bare his plans to kill the vulnerable Jewish state and its fragile democracy: He will choke it to death with billions in new bombs and missiles. »5/21/15 12:29pm5/21/15 12:29pm

Report: DOD Auditor Knowingly Approved Marine Corps' Shady Records

It’s no surprise that the Department of Defense likes to play fast and loose with their finances, but according to a new report from Reuters, the people that are supposed to be the DOD’s watchdog might be turning more of a blind eye than we realized. Despite giving the Marine Corps’s accounts an “unqualified approval”… »5/20/15 3:49pm5/20/15 3:49pm

Apply to Work for al Qaeda Today!

Newly declassified documents from Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad retirement compound show that al Qaeda’s rigorous HR department wasn’t just trolling LinkedIn for resumes—the terror organization had a formal application process. “Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?” »5/20/15 12:41pm5/20/15 12:41pm

Was Osama a 9/11 Truther (and Also a GamePro Reader)?

This morning, the U.S. government released a list of PDF books and other media found inside Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Alongside an issue of al-Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire and U.S. articles about terrorism and foreign policy was a copy David Ray Griffin’s The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing… »5/20/15 12:40pm5/20/15 12:40pm

Saudi Arabia Seeks 8 New Executioners For All These Dang Beheadings

Shit is tough for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You gotta sell the oil, keep it chummy with the United States, and also prove you deserve to run things around the holiest sites for all Muslims. Which means you gotta be holier than thou. Which means you gotta get more sword-happy head-cutter-offers. »5/18/15 3:39pm5/18/15 3:39pm

If You Even Think About Joining Al Qaeda, Lindsey Graham Will Kill You

South Carolina Senator and sentient mint julep Lindsey Graham is busy running around hinting coyly at a “big announcement” he has coming up on June 1. But he managed to find some time to let a group of Iowa republicans know that, should any of them even think about joining ISIS, Lindsey Graham will find them, and he… »5/18/15 1:15pm5/18/15 1:15pm

Me And Saddam

In person, he was pretty much what I imagined — he talked almost 90 minutes non-stop and I took notes and drank tea. He explained why Iraq didn’t withdraw from Kuwait under international pressure before the 1991 war but yet how it was also okay that Iraq was defeated by the whole of the world’s army — a matter of… »5/18/15 1:14pm5/18/15 1:14pm

Remember When a U.S. Terror Ally Massacred 1,000 People and We Shrugged?

Ten years ago today, in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan, a mass of people gathered to protest arrests and violence by state police. Authorities shot at least 1,000 to death. The figures remain sketchy, in part because U.S. officials—led by Donald Rumsfeld—opposed an investigation of a valued partner in the war on… »5/13/15 1:39pm5/13/15 1:39pm

Poll: 45 Percent of Voters Worried Obama's Army Is About to Take Over

With every day that passes, it seems like yet another politician is jumping aboard the good, maniacal ship Jade Helm conspiracy theory. And according to a new poll from Rasmussen, these lovable lunatics we elected into office are not alone. Because 45 percent of voters “are concerned” that Jade Helm is just a cover… »5/12/15 4:44pm5/12/15 4:44pm

Come Watch Three Kings With Us And Talk Iraq, NatSec, And Marky Mark

Before American Hustle, David O. Russell made arguably the best modern war film... or at least the best modern war film with Mark Wahlberg, George Clooney, and Ice Cube stealing gold in Iraq. Come watch it with us at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30 pm and stick around for a discussion with… »5/12/15 3:59pm5/12/15 3:59pm