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# cia - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11

The report is expected to be a damning indictment of a secret program under the administration of former president George W Bush to question dozens of detainees.

# cia - Sunday 19 October, 2014

How a 14-year-old girl was awarded a CIA medal for fighting off burglars

Maureen Devlin was living in the Congo with her parents when the incident occurred.

# cia - Thursday 31 July, 2014

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers

The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.

# cia - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

# cia - Friday 11 July, 2014

# cia - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge The CIA are answering gas questions from people on Twitter Not So Secret Service

The CIA are answering gas questions from people on Twitter

And they cleared up a big mystery.

# cia - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...

Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…

# cia - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Twitter burn by Wikileaks on the CIA is pretty epic Stinger

# cia - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge CIA joins Twitter with perfect first time tweet, and loads of fake ones Classified

# cia - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime

The report says that intelligence received from torture played no material part in finding Osama Bin Laden

# cia - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources

James Risen says he is willing to go to jail to protect those who gave him information.

# cia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# cia - Monday 19 August, 2013

CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran

The coup toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalise his country’s oil wealth from Britain.

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# cia - Friday 16 August, 2013

CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist

Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight

John Brennan, whose father is a Roscommon native, is returning to his ancestral homeland in a personal capacity tonight.

# cia - Sunday 4 August, 2013

High-level meeting at White House amid heightened terror fears

National Security Advisor Susan Rice chaired the meeting as US embassies across the Islamic world close today due to terror concerns.

# cia - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden

Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.

# cia - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

# cia - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

# cia - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# cia - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.

# cia - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

# cia - Friday 14 June, 2013

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels

Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.

# cia - Monday 10 June, 2013

Data Protection Commissioner 'not surprised' by US surveillance programme

Billy Hawkes said that his concern might be that there would be an abuse of powers that have been granted for legitimate reasons.

# cia - Friday 31 May, 2013

CIA director who quit after sex scandal joins investment company

David Petraeus resigned in November after admitting an affair with his biographer, 20 years his junior.

# cia - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

# cia - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps

A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.

# cia - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# cia - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

# cia - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# cia - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

# cia - Saturday 12 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week's news... skewed Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.

# cia - Monday 7 January, 2013

Irishman who planned bin Laden raid to be named as new CIA head

John Brennan’s parents hail from Roscommon, and he was raised in New Jersey. The counterterrorism expert was deeply involved in planning the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

# cia - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# cia - Monday 10 December, 2012

Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone

Tehran now claiming it will reverse-engineer the drone and build its own version.

# cia - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Obama: 'No security threat' in Petraeus and Allen sex scandal

Barack Obama says the scandal surrounding the former CIA head and the top military commander in Afghanistan has no security impact.