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  • Former CIA Official: Clinton’s Email Could Have Been ‘Literally Lethal’ For Outed Agency Source

    10/12/2015 4:00:32 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Chuck Ross
    An email that Hillary Clinton forwarded to her State Department aides as secretary of state that allegedly contained the name of a CIA source in Libya could have had “lethal” consequences, a former CIA official said Monday. “That’s the holiest of holies inside CIA — the true identity of a secret source,” 34-year CIA veteran John Rizzo said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The “Morning Joe” panel was discussing a recent story from Yahoo Politics’ reporter Michael Isikoff about an email that the State Department recently turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi that chairman Trey...
  • Jacki Daily Live at 2PM : Interview with Jim Woolsey

    10/11/2015 10:04:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/11/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Pretending to Be CIA Employee at Local High School

    10/10/2015 5:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    An Edmond man is facing a federal complaint after he allegedly pretended to be an employee of the CIA to get inside a local high school. On Friday, parents of students at Edmond North High School received a letter from the principal about an unusual incident at the school. “We wanted to advise you that the North staff has been working today with federal law enforcement officials, regarding a male subject who identified himself in the school’s office as a federal agent. This was a North parent who has previously identified his employer as a federal law enforcement agency; however,...
  • Declassified CIA report concluded director led 'cover up' of Kennedy assassination investigation

    10/10/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Fox News
    A declassified CIA report concludes former agency Director John McCone withheld information about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., according to a recent news story. The 2013 report, declassified last fall, concludes that McCone, who ran the spy agency when Kennedy was fatally shot in November 1963, kept information from the Warren Commission during its investigation into the assassination. The report’s author, CIA historian David Robarge, writes that McCone and other top CIA officials were part of a "benign cover-up" to keep the commission focused on what the agency believed at the time was the "best truth …...
  • Will Anybody EVER Trust U.S. Again Now that Russians Have Bombed CIA-Backed Rebels to Smithereens?

    10/08/2015 2:03:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Why would they? And just think of the irony- Obama abandoned the (NATO member) Poles and Czechs to their own fate when he withdrew W's plans for missile-defense in central/eastern Europe... ostensibly to make nice with the Kremlin.  But NATO pledges of support 'within days'  mean little when you've already been turned to ash. Then they watched in horror as Putin shredded Ukraine and put more missiles in Kaliningrad, right in Europe's face. NOW the Russians -who we supposedly sold-out NATO members to befriend- are showing the entire world what a bunch of feckless, undependable, and downright dangerous 'friends' the United States can be... as...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • Russian missiles 'hit IS in Syria from Caspian'

    10/07/2015 5:15:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 110 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct. 7, 2015
    Russia has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says. Mr Shoigu was quoted by Russian media as saying four warships launched 26 sea-based cruise missiles on 11 targets, destroying them.
  • Women Are Committing Suicide 'by the Hundreds' to Escape ISIS' Sex Slavery

    10/06/2015 2:19:38 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Yazidi woman who fled captivity at the hands of the Islamic State terror group has claimed that hundreds of others are taking their own lives rather than be subjected to sex slavery by the jihadists. "We just want them to be rescued," Ameena Saeed Hasan said in a CNN report. "Hundreds of girls have committed suicide.
  • Caller puts it ALL into perspective on the Middle East and the US Govt

    10/05/2015 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    I wonder if this guy is a Freeper? Anyhow, this caller "Burt" from Utah on a National Radio Talk Show, the Savage Nation really lays it out nicely about everything in the Middle East. You can doubt him if you want, but I believe "Burt" nailed it on the head. Starts at 1 hour and 24 minutes, goes through a break (don't worry there are no commercials), and the guy is still there. Just listen to it and let me know what you think.
  • Russia Destroys Islamic State Command Center in Syria

    10/03/2015 4:21:45 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 70 replies
    Telesur ^ | Published 2 October 2015 | Abby Martin
    Russian Defense officials reported its air force carried out 18 airstrikes this Thursday. They also destroyed a “terrorist” training camp. Russian Su-34 warplanes attacked and destroyed an Islamic State group command center and training camp Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The center is located in Maarat an Numan.
  • Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

    10/03/2015 10:26:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-02-2015 | By Laila Bassam and Andrew Osborn
    Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War. Senior U.S. and Russian officials spoke for just over an hour by secure video conference...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for no-fly zone in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/1/15 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In an apparent break with the Obama White House, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the creation of a no-fly zone inside Syria Thursday, the day after Russian warplanes started bombing rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston after a campaign...
  • Syria: Russia Releases Bombing Footage; U.S. Confirms They Hit CIA-Backed Rebels

    10/01/2015 10:28:29 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 37 replies
    Briebart ^ | 10/01/2015 | John Hayward
    The Russians are still insisting their air campaign is targeting the Islamic State, but U.S. officials say the bombs have been dropping on CIA-backed rebel groups. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter called the Russian flights unprofessional and dangerous, while Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concerns about the choice of bombing targets to his opposite number, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov described the footage released on Wednesday as picturing strikes against “Islamic state military equipment, communication facilities, arms depots, ammunition and fuel supplies,” and claimed none of the bombs struck “civilian infrastructure or areas...
  • Russia Strikes CIA-Armed Post (Syria)

    10/01/2015 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Breaking News ^ | 10/01/15
    US Sen. John McCain, speaking to CNN, says he can confirm some of Wednesday's Russian air strikes hit Free Syrian Army recruits trained by CIA - @Reuters, @Independent
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • Petraeus apologizes for giving classified info to mistress

    09/22/2015 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 10:16 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. It was his first public testimony before lawmakers since resigning as CIA director. Petraeus appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, offering his recommendations for how the U.S. should address what he called a “revolutionary upheaval that is unparalleled in its modern history.” He said the progress achieved so far in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq has been “inadequate” and suggested the U.S. increase support to Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal and Kurdish fighters. In Syria, he...
  • What's With The Emails To Hillary From Secret Spook Sid Blumenthal?

    04/10/2015 8:00:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4-10-15 | Dick Morris
    Revelations from emails purloined by a Romanian hacker show that Hillary Clinton was being secretly advised about Libya -- before and after the Benghazi terrorist attack -- by an off-the-shelf private spook group associated with controversial former Clinton confidante Sydney Blumenthal that claimed to be helping the Libyan opposition and considered placing ground operatives near the border. What's this all about? It's not completely clear, but apparently the goal of the rogue group, which included a former high level CIA covert operative and a former U.S. General, was, at the very least, to gather and provide sensitive reports to the...
  • Ex-CIA director under Obama: 'Someone needs to lose their job' [Altering ISIS intelligence reports]

    09/10/2015 10:00:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2015 | Harrison Jacobs and Pamela Engel
    Trouble is brewing at US Central Command (Centcom), the Pentagon's agency covering security interests in nations throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. According to a report from The Daily Beast, more than 50 intelligence analysts at Centcom have formally complained that reports on the Islamic State and the Nusra Front — Al Qaeda's Syria branch — have been repeatedly altered by senior intelligence officials to fit with the Obama administration's insistence that the US is winning the war against the two militant groups. Former CIA deputy director Michael Morrell explained on "CBS This Morning" how serious these allegations are....
  • Putin Sends His Dirty War Forces to Syria

    09/10/2015 4:34:17 AM PDT · by bd476 · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 10, 2015 | WRITTEN BY Michael Weiss and Ben Nimmo; Shane Harris
    The Kremlin isn’t sending just any troops to prop up the Assad regime. It’s dispatching units that spearheaded Russia’s slow-rolling invasion of Ukraine.Reuters confirmed Wednesday what The Daily Beast first reported last week—not only have Russian troops been deployed to Syria but they are indeed taking part in active combat operations, although against which of the manifold enemies of the Assad regime remains unclear.U.S. government sources told the news agency that two tank landing ships, aircraft and naval infantry forces have arrived in Syria in the past 24 hours, with the largest buildup occurring in Latakia, the northwest coastal province...
  • The CEO and the CIA (Fiorina)

    09/06/2015 7:29:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Jim Geraghty
    One week after 9/11, Michael Hayden, the director of the National Security Agency, the electronic surveillance arm of the U.S. government, had a long list of problems. High on the list was the fact that the NSA needed a ton of new high-tech equipment, particularly servers, right away, to handle a vastly expanded, critically important workload. Hayden called up the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina. “HP made precisely the equipment we needed, and we needed in bulk,” says Robert Deitz, who was general counsel at the NSA from 1998 to 2006. Deitz recalls that a tractor-trailer full of HP...
  • The Real Power behind the scene is not the GOPe. It is the CIA (run by a muslim convert)

    09/05/2015 4:57:30 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    What Trump theatens is not (just) the GOPe. He threatens the CIA which is run by muslim convert, John Brennan. Brennan and Obama are part and parcel of the domestic jihad.Turn the CIA, queerify and transexualize the military with sissy ROE's, neutralize the Congress, and blackmail the Supreme Court into submission. Trump better beef up his security. And watch out for drones.
  • Indira Gandhi planned attack on Pakistan's nuclear facilities: CIA document

    08/31/2015 11:50:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Mail Today, India ^ | September 1, 2015
    Former prime minister Indira Gandhi had considered preventing Pakistan from becoming a nuclear state by attacking its strategic programme installations. A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) document titled "India's Reaction to Nuclear Developments in Pakistan" was declassified in June this year. The paper highlighted that Gandhi was unhappy over US move to arm Pakistan with F-16 fighter jets in the early 1980s. The paper dated September 8, 1981 claimed that New Delhi was also concerned about advances made by Pakistan in acquiring a nuclear weapon. India was not off the mark in its assessment as Washington had the similar lead. The...
  • Edward Snowden:UFOs Come From Ultra-Terrestrial Civilization in Earth Mantle

    08/22/2015 8:41:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    UfoMania ^ | August 22,2015 | Staff
    Edward Snowden, reported on the facts known to it concerning UFOs. According to the documents, which Snowden copied to the CIA, the U.S. government has long known that UFOs exist and are managed species more advanced than humanity. These species are not alien, and our earth, only more advanced. They live here for billions of years, and far ahead of us in development. The CIA stores data tracking systems and deep-sea sonar, but they have the status of state secrets, and even the scientists do not have access to this data about these objects. This kind of intelligent Homo sapiens...
  • Déjà Vu: When Bill Clinton Pardoned His Former CIA Director Over Classified Documents On His Home ..

    08/21/2015 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2015 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & CHARLES STIMSON
    Déjà Vu: When Bill Clinton Pardoned His Former CIA Director Over Classified Documents On His Home Computer By HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & CHARLES STIMSON August 21, 2015 Bill Clinton’s administration was nowhere near as lenient as Obama’s is being with Hillary. What’s past is prologue. — William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene 1 Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton insists she did nothing wrong by running all of her government communications, including classified material, through her unsecured, home-brewed computer server. Perhaps she’s forgotten one of her husband’s final acts in the Oval Office: issuing a presidential pardon to...
  • Prosecutors launch case against CIA double agent (Germany)

    08/20/2015 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 20 Aug 2015 16:27 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Federal prosecutors have brought charges against a former worker at Germany’s foreign intelligence agency who is suspected of passing information to American spies. The 32-year-old former Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) worker is accused of treason, infringing official secrets and corruption after passing secrets to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in exchange for cash. […] The alleged spy joined the BND in 2007 and worked for the CIA from 2008, they said. He passed documents and confidential internal information about the work and personnel of the BND to his American handlers in exchange for payments totaling €95,000. A search of the accused’s computer...
  • C.I.A. Officer Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter (what about Hillary?)

    08/18/2015 8:08:41 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON — Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, was convicted of espionage Monday on charges that he told a reporter for The New York Times about a secret operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program. The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has conducted an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval. Prosecutors prevailed after a yearslong fight in which the reporter, James Risen, refused to identify his sources. The case revolved around a C.I.A. operation in which a former Russian scientist provided Iran with intentionally...
  • Deutch’s CIA Clearance Suspended (Flashback 1999)

    08/13/2015 7:32:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Post (archives) ^ | August 21, 1999 | By Vernon Loeb
    CIA Director George J. Tenet announced yesterday that he has suspended the security clearance of his predecessor, John M. Deutch, for violating government rules by working with classified material on an unsecured computer at his home. The unprecedented action against a widely respected and still powerful former official comes at a time of heightened concern over foreign espionage and the handling of classified information. It was clearly intended as a signal that the federal government, and the CIA in particular, is determined to tighten security. Tenet said in a one-page statement that he decided to suspend Deutch's clearance for an...
  • State Dept. accused of stiff-arming intel watchdog over Hillary emails

    Top U.S. intelligence officials are running out of patience with the State Department's reluctance to turn over emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, which have already been shown to have included top secret communications, Fox News has learned. The Intelligence Community's Inspector General has requested some 30,000 emails from Clinton in order to conduct its own review. An intelligence source told Fox News the State Department has pushed back on the government intelligence watchdog's request, and that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is considering intervening. The flurry of activity came after Charles McCullough, the inspector general, notified senior...
  • Plea deal given to man indicted in murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry

    08/12/2015 12:06:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies ^ | Michel Marizco
    One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder, Monday morning. Once a potential candidate for the death penalty after the murder of the agent, the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment, with credit for time served since his arrest in October 2012. The Justice Department indicted Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez last summer in connection with the killing. Alvarez was identified as the recruiter for the rip-off crew that ran into Terry's elite BORTAC unit...
  • Is the 4th Amendment Dead in Cyberspace?

    08/08/2015 11:58:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | July 29, 2015 | Tracy Mitrano
    Over a year ago former director of both the NSA and CIA, Michael Hayden, flat out admitted, "we kill people based on metadata." He quickly distinguished between the metadata about which the debate was focused, telephone records, and other forms of surveillance metadata upon which covert actions are taken. Not surprised about the actions, I confess I was taken aback when I considered the implications that this disclosure has on Fourth Amendment jurisprudence in cyberspace. Ever since the USA-Patriot Act in 2001, I have been harping on complications of the Fourth Amendment between content and metadata in data networking. For...
  • Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source ‘Curveball,’

    08/08/2015 9:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/6/15 | Greg Miller
    Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Linda Drumheller. Mr. Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIA’s focus shifted from the Cold War to terrorist threats. He rose to prominent positions at CIA headquarters, serving as chief of the European division at a time when the agency was abducting al-Qaeda...
  • History Lesson on Iran: The Truth about the CIA and the Shah

    07/25/2015 6:42:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2015 | JOSH GELERNTER
    The common wisdom is wrong; a history lesson is in order. A cousin of mine has finished his freshman year in college; like most freshmen, he now knows absolutely everything. He took it upon himself, this week, to announce (to my brother, who is a very patient man) that Iran’s Islamist dictators were “a predictable consequence of American imperialism,” which manifested itself through “the CIA’s international pro-fascist crimes.” That’s nonsense, of course, but it’s widely believed nonsense — and not just among college kids who’ve read the first chapter of a Noam Chomsky book. There are serious men who are...
  • ACLU sued by Larry Klayman And NSA/CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery For Ethical Violations

    07/02/2015 6:21:51 PM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | July 2, 2015 | Tim Hannigan
    Larry Klayman, former federal prosecutor for the Justice Department and the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, announced the filing of a lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), and certain of its attorneys for violating their fiduciary duty and attorney client relationship, as well as defaming NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. The complaint was filed in federal court in Miami, Florida (Case No. 15-cv-22452). Montgomery sought legal assistance from the ACLU with regard to his whistleblowing of the unconstitutional and illegal acts by the NSA and CIA, much like the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Montgomery possesses information...
  • CIA Suffers Significant Decline in Minority Recruits

    06/30/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | June 30, 2015
    The CIA admitted Tuesday that while the presence of racial and ethnic minorities in its workforce is broadly representative of the nation's population, there is a lack of diversity in the agency's leadership … and a troubling decline in the recruiting of the best and brightest in minority populations. The conclusions were released in a 48-page report entitled "Director's Diversity in Leadership Study: Overcoming Barriers to Advancement." "The study found cultural, management, and organizational issues that contribute to a lack of diversity in the agency's leadership," said CIA Director John Brennan, who met with reporters at agency headquarters in Langley,...
  • CIA: July 4th Terror Warnings Are ‘Not Routine,’ Wouldn’t Be Surprised if U.S. is Attacked

    06/29/2015 1:37:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/29/2015 | David Rutz
    Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell said Monday on CBS This Morning there was “nothing routine” about July 4 terrorist attack warnings by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, adding that he would not be surprised if “we’re sitting here a week from today talking about an attack.” Federal authorities issued warnings across the United States of potential terroristic targeting of Independence Day celebrations
  • Exclusive: The Arming of Benghazi

    06/28/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 6-27-15 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    The United States supported the secret supply of weapons to Libyan rebels while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News. In a sworn declaration to the District Court of Arizona May 5th 2015, a career CIA officer David Manners said, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council." The timing matters because in the Spring of 2011 the Libyan opposition was not formally recognized, and the direct supply of arms was not...
  • Did Hack Include Files of CIA and Military Personnel? OPM Director: ‘I Would be Glad to Discuss…’

    06/22/2015 11:11:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 21, 2015 | 7:06 PM EDT | ( Staff)
    When Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta testified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week she said that the personnel records of about 4.2 million current and former federal employees had been “compromised” by a “cyber intrusion” into the OPM’s computer systems. […] When Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked Archuleta whether this included the files on military and CIA personnel, Archuleta gave him an identical answer to each question. “I would be glad to discuss that in a classified setting,” she said. …
  • The Two Contending Visions Of World Government

    06/18/2015 7:31:11 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 16 replies
    Real Independent News & Film ^ | June 13, 2015 | Eric Zuesse
    U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global super-rich who hold the controlling blocks of stock in the world’s largest international corporations — or else toward a democratic world government, which will be a global federation of free and independent states, much like the United States was at its founding, but global in extent. These are two opposite visions of world government; and Obama is clearly on the side of fascism, an international mega-corporate dictatorship, as will be documented...
  • Condoleezza Rice says she was stunned CIA mission was leaked

    01/15/2015 7:59:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 8:51 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    Former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told jurors Thursday she was stunned to learn that a classified mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions—now at the heart of a criminal leak trial—had been disclosed to a reporter. Rice testified for the prosecution in U.S. District Court at the trial of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon, Missouri, who is charged with illegally disclosing details of the program to New York Times reporter James Risen. Sterling denies leaking any information to Risen. While Rice’s testimony helped establish the importance of the classified program in question, her testimony did not implicate...
  • CIA releases memo showing agency blamed Bill Clinton for bankrupting war on terror ahead of 9/11

    06/15/2015 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday. Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying...
  • Secret CIA effort in Syria faces large funding cut

    06/12/2015 8:43:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung
    Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted unanimously to cut as much as 20 percent of the classified funds flowing into a CIA program that U.S. officials said has become one the agency’s largest covert operations, with a budget approaching $1 billion a year. “There is a great deal of concern on a very bipartisan basis with...
  • Former director: Clinton administration bankrupted CIA ahead of 9/11

    06/12/2015 3:06:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday. Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying...
  • Michael Morell’s Misguided Benghazi Defense

    06/07/2015 7:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 7, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA, has been out pimping his book The Great War of Our Time in which he spends 47 pages massaging the issue of Benghazi. I have not read the book, but I did read his recent column in Politico. If his book is anything like his column then it is clear we still need to dig deeper as to what happened and what was done by the U.S. government. Morell did not stoop as low as Julian Castro, current HUD secretary and prospective running mate for the anointed Hillary, in his comments...
  • Ex CIA agent explains how to delete the elite!

    06/03/2015 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/03/15
    Ex CIA agent explains how to delete the elite!
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • CIA Shuts Down Climate Research Program (hoax has nothing to do with national security)

    05/21/2015 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 5/21/15 | Jason Plautz
    May 21, 2015 The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down a research program that offered classified data to scientists to examine the link between climate change and global security threats. A CIA spokesman confirmed that the agency had ended its MEDEA program, a 1990s-era intelligence program restarted in 2010 under President Obama. The collaboration gave scientists access to intelligence assets like satellite data to study climate change and inform on how its impacts could inflame conflicts. CIA spokesman Ryan Whaylen said "these projects have been completed and CIA will employ these research results and engage external experts as it continues...
  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...