CIA files reveal how U.S. used psychics to spy on Iran

The dozens of American diplomats taken hostage by revolutionary students who seized the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1979 may have had some secret company during their 15-month captivity: U.S. intelligence agencies had a squad of military-trained psychics using ESP to watch them, according to declassified documents in a newly available CIA database.

In an operation code-named Grill Flame, half a dozen psychics working inside a dimly lit room in an ancient building in Fort Meade, Maryland, on more than 200 occasions tried to peer through the ether to see where the hostages were being held, how closely they were guarded and the state of their health.

Officially, the psychics worked for U.S. Army intelligence. But the documents in the CIA database make it clear their efforts were monitored — and supported — by a wide array of government intelligence agencies as well as top commanders at the Pentagon. Continue reading

Thousands heading to Standing Rock to be water protectors ‒ filmmaker

The US Army Corp of Engineers has granted the final easement to Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. But are the Native American Nations willing to give up on the fight? Filmmaker Josh Fox, who has covered the story at Standing Rock, joins “News With Ed” to discuss this and more.

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