From giving aid to Osama bin Laden to organizing the 1953 coup that made the eventual revolution and radicalization of Iran, the CIA has spent decades engendering crisis around the world.
In a publicly available video testimony an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alley ways and back streets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chiraq because it is a war zone.
Anastasia Basil: I met this woman named Mae. She's a van driver for a production company. She works 14-hour days but says she doesn't mind, says she keeps one eye on the road and the other on the prize -- a paycheck that has to last through the dead months. ... Mae invites me to sit up front with her. The traffic to my hotel is bad, we're in for a haul. I switch out at the next red light. "So her brothers drive corvettes?" Yup. "One each? Yup. "Lord Almighty," she says, "folks of privilege don't understand how $17 can ruin you." read more
In his latest dispatch from the campaign trail, Matt Taibbi chronicles a flailing Donald J. Trump. "The man whose primary season slogan might as well have been Trump '16: I Don't Give a Fuck' is not only carefully choosing his words now," Taibbi writes, "but appears panicked and indecisive, overwhelmed by his seemingly inevitable defeat."
Darcy was interviewing Charlie Sykes, the aforementioned conservative radio host. Sykes said the conservative media has instilled its followers with a deep distrust of the mainstream media; so much so, in fact that they have become fact-free "monsters." read more