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(JTA) — An annual neo-Nazi rally was held in the capital of Bulgaria despite a municipal ban.
The Lukov March, which celebrates the Bulgarian alliance with Nazi Germany, went off as scheduled on Saturday night in Sofia despite the ban issued by Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.
The rally honoring the then-Bulgarian war minister Hristo Lukov, who was head of the pro-Nazi Union of the Bulgarian National Legions, has been held each year since 2003. For the past three years, restrictions have been placed on the march.
Former Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon has admitted that Israel has maintained contact with extremist organisations fighting in Syria, especially those near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
This is the first time that a senior Israeli official has owned up to such cooperation and comes after several media reports confirmed that Israel has provided military support and direct intelligence to such organisations. Those given assistance include Jabhat An-Nusra — designated internationally as a terrorist group — particularly in the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra. Israel is also reported to have treated wounded rebel fighters in its hospitals.
The Washington Post today announced that John Podesta will join the Opinion section as a contributing columnist.
After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below.
THE CIA AND THE MEDIA
How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up
BY CARL BERNSTEIN
In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.
USA soldiers are subjected to bizarre vaccinations, depleted uranium, and toxic burn pits.
I am not a physician, but I do understand enough to know that the article quoted below barely scratches the surface.
The legacy of death and misery from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continues today, and, once again, Dick Cheney plays a central role. A new book by Joseph Hickman, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant, titled “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” details how soldiers and local civilian populations were exposed to constant streams of toxic smoke from the burning of waste. Continue reading