Documents Shedding Light on CIA-Orchestrated Iranian coup of ’53 Released by State Dept

The US State Department has released a volume of declassified documents detailing the role the United States played in the 1953 coup against the Iranian government of Mohammad Mosaddegh. Released Thursday, the 1,000-page “Foreign Relations of the United States, Iran, 1951–1954” provides information on the use of covert operations in Iran by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. The documents cover...

Watching You While You Browse: How the CIA has been Hacking Your Router

Wi-Fi routers typically sit in dusty corners of homes and offices, quietly transmitting internet accessibility to computers, tablets and phones in its immediate vicinity. However, these unpretentious devices are a goldmine for hackers – and were specifically targeted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the latest Wikileaks release has revealed. The release is the latest instalment of Wikileaks’ “Vault7” series, which...

The West Can’t Smell What Eurasia is Cooking

A tectonic geopolitical shift happened in Astana, Kazakhstan, only a few days ago, and yet barely a ripple registered in Atlanticist circles. At the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), founded in 2001, both India and Pakistan were admitted as full members, alongside Russia, China and four Central Asian “stans” (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan). So now the SCO not only qualifies...

BERLIN: “Liberal Mosque” is an Insult to Islam and Christianity Alike

Religion is not about watering-down faith nor distorting scripture, it is about a relationship with God that many liberals insult and defame. A self-described feminist and lawyer of Turkish background called Seyran Ates has opened up what she calls a “liberal mosque” in Berlin. It is housed inside a Protestant church and she calls the so-called mosque the Ibn Ruschd-Goethe Mosque after...