Snowden Reveals ‘Black Budget’ of Spy Agencies

Alternative News, Zeitgeist

U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former ­intelligence contractor […]


Snowden’s New Talking Point: Nazi War Crimes Trial

Alternative News

In his Friday statement from Moscow‘s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Edward Snowden revealed that he’s asked for asylum in Russia as he tries to arrange travel to a country willing to host him indefinitely, most likely Venezuela. Along the way, Snowden framed his situation in striking new terms, citing the 1945-1946 Nuremberg trials that convicted several […]