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  • Member of Hillary Clinton ‘Inner Circle’ May Have Committed Felony, State Department Official Says

    08/13/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8-13-15 | Morgan Chalfant
    As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign insists that the former secretary of state never sent or received classified information via her personal email, a State Department official supposes that a member of Clinton’s “inner circle” likely cleared emails of any classification markings. An anonymous official at the State Department told Fox News that intelligence community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III confirmed that at least one of the seven Clinton emails he deemed classified contained information that could have only come from the intelligence community. The message reportedly contained satellite images and signals intelligence. “If so, they would have had to...
  • Russia and Estonia 'exchange spies' after Kohver row

    09/26/2015 8:53:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 35 minutes ago 2015-09-26 | BBC
    Russia and Estonia have exchanged two convicted spies over a bridge separating the countries. Estonian security official Eston Kohver was sentenced to 15 years in a Russian jail last month. He was swapped for Aleksei Dressen, who was imprisoned in Estonia in 2012 on charges of spying for Moscow.
  • ISIS hacks email accounts of top UK ministers

    09/13/2015 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, September 13, 2015 | PTI
    At the beginning of this year, Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US Central Command (Centcom) were hacked by a group calling itself the "CyberCaliphate". Caption - Islamic State jihadists hacked into email accounts of top UK ministers London - British intelligence has uncovered a sophisticated espionage operation of the Islamic State in which jihadists targeted email accounts of top ministers, including the Home Secretary, according to a media report. An investigation by Government Communications Headquarters has discovered that extremists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been targeting information held by some of Prime Minister David...
  • Ex-Army chaplain cleared in Gitmo spy case is Obama delegate

    05/20/2008 9:54:54 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 26 replies · 507+ views
    A former Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was cleared of spy accusations is now a Democratic National Convention delegate pledged to Sen. Barack Obama. Former Capt. James J. Yee was among the delegates who were elected by precinct representatives Saturday at the party's 9th Congressional District convention at North Thurston High School. Others chosen at the gathering were Zach Smith, a former supporter of ex-Sen. John Edwards who is now pledged to Clinton, and Natalie Stevens, an alternate pledged to Obama. Yee, a West Point graduate, was accused in 2003 of being part of a spy ring...
  • Feds: Texas man admits sending military technology to Russia

    09/09/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2015 9:41 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Texas man admitted Wednesday in federal court in New York that he acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and headed an operation over about 10 years to export military technology to that country. Alexander Fishenko, a naturalized U.S. citizen and owner of Houston-based Arc Electronics Inc., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to numerous crimes, including money laundering, obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of the Russian government in the United States. A sentencing date hasn’t been set. Prosecutors say he headed a scheme to purposely evade strict export controls for cutting-edge...
  • Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology

    09/04/2015 6:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | September 04, 2015 | Saibal Dasgupta
    BEIJING—The massive military parade in Beijing this week showcased China’s latest weapons, unveiling many to the public for the first time. But weapons experts say the systems on display showed hallmarks of China’s reputation for stealing technology and adapting it to its requirements. The show involved long, medium and short range missiles, a range of tanks and 200 fighter aircraft. The Chinese government said that all the equipment had been made indigenously, attesting to the success of the country’s military industrial capability and the estimated $145 billion spent on the military in 2015. “The parade was a bazaar of stolen...
  • Intel community: Hillary e-mail server exposed satellite intel on North Korea’s nukes

    09/02/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    hot air ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Multiple sources within the intel community tell the Washington Times’ John Solomon that one of the two Top Secret/Compartmented breaches in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server dealt with critical satellite information about North Korea’s nuclear weapons. This information was one of the reasons that the intel Inspectors General referred the matter to the Department of Justice. If true, this also debunks the defense of Hillary Clinton that the information was unknown to be sensitive when transmitted:
  • Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on B

    08/30/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jenny Stanton
    Gareth Williams's body was found in a bag at his London flat five years ago Spy illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton Personal voicemail messages left by the spy were deleted after he died The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed. Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved. Today,...
  • MI6 Spy Found Dead in Bag in Bath Had Hacked Clinton Data

    08/30/2015 12:32:22 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 30, 2015 | Breitbart London
    The MI6 spy who was found dead inside a holdall bag in his bathtub in London hacked into secret data held on former U.S. President Bill Clinton, The Sun newspaper has sensationally claimed today. Gareth Williams was 31 years old when he was found naked, dead in his own bathtub in Pimlico, just a few minutes walk away from Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Speculation has been rife ever since his death in September 2010 about the circumstances surrounding his death. A Metropolitan Police investigation revealed predictably, though suspiciously, that Mr Williams’ death was “probably an accident”. This was despite an...
  • MI6 spy found in holdall 'hacked into secret data about Bill Clinton'

    08/30/2015 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 30, 2015 | By Sam Webb
    MI6 spy Gareth Williams hacked into restricted information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. The 31-year-old codebreaker was discovered inside a padlocked bag in a bathtub at his London home in 2010, sparking a real-life mystery worthy of any 007 thriller.
  • We're Gonna Need a Bigger Stray Voltage: Hillary Now Being Investigated Under the Espionage Act

    08/29/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | August 28, 2015 | Ace
    This strikes me as, um, problematic, as all the kids say. An FBI "A-team" is leading the "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793. A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained...
  • ABC's Karl: 'Highly Likely' There's A Backup Server With Hillary Clinton's Emails

    08/16/2015 7:51:01 AM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl reported that it’s “highly likely” that a full backup of Hillary Clinton’s private email server was made. (snip) He continued, “But, in the most intriguing new development, Platte River Networks, the Colorado company that set up Clinton’s server, told ABC News it is highly likely that a full backup of the server was made, meaning those thousands of emails she deleted, may still exist. The company says it’s cooperating with the FBI.”
  • Mark Levin – Hillary Violated The Espionage Act – Section 793 Penal Code, Could End Up In Prison

    08/13/2015 10:26:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 60 replies
    Constitution Rising ^ | August 13, 2015 | Rick Wells
    Section 793 of the Penal Code, subsection (f) is a problem for Hillary Clinton. It is very specific in defining the offenses which meet the criteria for a violation and it appears that Ms Clinton has potentially thousands of counts, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands, against her. Mark Levin read the subsection on air, which states, “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note or information relating to the national defense…” He notes this statute is a portion...
  • (Vanity) Of Hillary, Emails, and National Security

    08/13/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    original content | 8-13-2015 | grey_whiskers
    The ratchets have been turning lately on Nurse Ratched Hillary Clinton, over allegations of classified emails having been left on a private server. The Hillary camp is claiming this is a big bunch of nothing, that the server has been wiped clean, and that, besides, the emails were not marked as classified at the time she sent them. So, what's the big deal? Let's take a step back: outside of the election year, outside of partisan politics, and into the world of classified material. Some of the material itself is classified Top Secret. What's that mean? It sounds like James...
  • The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton: Special Prosecutor Needed Now

    08/13/2015 3:19:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    observer ^ | 8-13-15 | Sidney Powell
    After years of holding herself above the law, telling lie after lie, and months of flat-out obstruction, HIllary Clinton has finally produced to the FBI her server and three thumb drives. Apparently, the server has been professionally wiped clean of any useable information, and the thumb drives contain only what she selectively culled. Myriad criminal offenses apply to this conduct. Anyone with knowledge of government workings has known from inception that Hillary’s communications necessarily would contain classified and national security related information. Thanks to the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, it is now beyond dispute that she had ultra-Top...
  • John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email

    08/11/2015 5:27:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08-11-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email
  • Sailor faces charges after photos of Navy attack sub found on cellphone

    08/05/2015 4:25:46 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | n/a
    A Navy sailor assigned to a nuclear-powered submarine has been accused of using his cellphone to snap revealing photos of the sub’s top-secret inner spaces. Prosecutors say Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier took the photos aboard the attack submarine Alexandria, the Navy Times reported Saturday. He has been charged with unauthorized retention of defense information and destroying his laptop and a camera to thwart an FBI probe.
  • Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

    08/03/2015 6:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | August 2, 2015 | Duncan Campbell
    I stepped from the warmth of our source's London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool; the buzz of traffic muted in this leafy north London suburb, in the shadow of the iconic Alexandra Palace. A fellow journalist and I had just spent three hours inside, drinking Chianti and talking about secret surveillance with our source, and now we stood on the doorstep discussing how to get back to the south coast town where I lived. Events were about to take me on a different journey. Behind me, sharp footfalls broke the stillness. A squad...
  • The hack to end all hacks: China now has sensitive info on 21.5 million Americans, feds say

    07/09/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He promised us the most transparent administration in history. And he delivered. Combined with the 4.2 million people whose Social Security numbers were stolen in a separate breach, we’re now talking about upwards of eight percent of the entire population whose sensitive personal data is in an enemy power’s hands. On that note, let me gently remind you that not a single person has been fired for any of this. Of the 21.5 million records that were stolen, 19.7 million belonged to individuals who had undergone background investigation, OPM said. The remaining 1.8 million records belonged to other individuals, mostly...
  • This Ordinary Joe Brought Down a Russian Spy at Hooters

    06/14/2015 9:40:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2015 | Larry Getlen
    The FBI agents handed Naveed Jamali a document, and asked him to sign it. But they didn’t want him to use his real name. Use “Green Kryptonite,” they told him. “What the **** is that?” he asked, wondering, “Had I just gotten a code name?” He had. Jamali teased his FBI handler. “This sounds like a name that was chosen by some 40-year-old guy who lives in his mom’s basement and plays a lot of ‘World of Warcraft.’
  • Newly Disclosed Hack Got ‘Crown Jewels’ (Federal SF-86 forms)

    06/12/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 10:51 p.m. EDT Friday, June 12, 2015 | David Perera and Joseph Marks
    Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering. The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers. The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior...
  • OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say

    06/12/2015 12:57:15 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/11/2015 | Mike Levine
    The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be from China moving through government databases undetected for more than a year, sources briefed on the matter told ABC News. "If [only] they knew the full extent of it," one U.S. official said about those affected by the intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management's information systems. It all started with an initial intrusion into OPM's systems more than a year ago, and after gaining that initial access the hackers were able to work their way...
  • NATO reportedly expels dozens of alleged Russian spies from Brussels headquarters

    05/12/2015 3:15:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies ^ | May 12, 2015 |
    NATO reportedly has moved to expel dozens of suspected Russian spies from its headquarters in Brussels in the latest sign of a renewal of tensions between the western military alliance and Moscow. The Guardian reported that NATO decided last month to mandate that all non-member state delegations reduce their staff to no more than 30 people. The new rule only affected Russia, though estimates of the exact number of Russian delegates vary. The Kremlin says it has only 37 people accredited to work in Brussels. However, a diplomat from a NATO member state told The Guardian that in fact 61...
  • Canada passes law expanding spy agency powers

    05/07/2015 12:16:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-05-07 | NEWS WIRES
    Canadian lawmakers passed a new anti-terror law on Wednesday dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas for the first time. The move came in response to the first terror attacks on Canadian soil last October, when a gunman killed a ceremonial guard and stormed parliament, and a soldier was run over in rural Quebec. A large number of critics -- including celebrated author Margaret Atwood -- have vehemently decried bill C-51 as an unprecedented assault on civil rights, saying it lacks oversight and is overly broad. It criminalizes the promotion of terrorism,...
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...
  • Chelsea Manning breaks silence from behind bars

    04/08/2015 8:51:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The Army made her feel “like a joke” — but they couldn’t keep her silent. Chelsea Manning — formerly known as Bradley E. Manning — the ex-Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years for leaking a treasure trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has given her first public interview with the press from military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Speaking through the mail to Cosmopolitan magazine, Manning opened up about her recent experience behind bars and her lifelong desire to live as a woman. “I don’t know how [this struggle] shaped my life and who I am, but it’s absolutely...
  • Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print

    02/10/2008 5:07:57 AM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print Why have federal prosecutors subpoenaed a New York Times reporter?by Gabriel Schoenfeld 02/18/2008, Volume 013, Issue 22 Investigations of national-security leaks in Washington are not all that rare. But until Judith Miller of the New York Times was sent to jail for 85 days by a special prosecutor digging into the Valerie Plame imbroglio, investigations of such leaks in which journalists are subpoenaed were about as common as unicorns wandering the National Mall. We now have another such unicorn. On January 24, a federal grand jury in Alexandria issued a subpoena to...
  • Hero CIA officer who led the hunt for Bin Laden and converted to Islam is removed from his post in

    03/26/2015 6:14:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 33 replies ^ | 13:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Wills Robinson
    The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, it has been revealed. The head of the agency's Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years and is described as a 'true hero'.
  • Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen Loot Secret Files About U.S. Spy Operations

    03/25/2015 3:41:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Brian Bennett and Zaid Al-Alayaa
    Secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces and containing details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations, U.S. officials say. U.S. intelligence officials believe additional files were handed directly to Iranian advisors by Yemeni officials who have sided with the Houthi militias that seized control of the capital of Sana last September and later toppled the U.S.-backed president. For American intelligence networks in Yemen, the damage has been severe. Until recently, U.S. forces deployed in Yemen had worked closely with President Abdu...
  • Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

    03/24/2015 11:07:56 PM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/23/2015 07:38AM | Deann Alford and Timothy C. Morgan
    If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk. Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government? That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional prosecutor for the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, which includes the capital, Bogota. Stendal denies any allegation of leadership in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). He said in a recent Facebook video, “Somebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it. They...
  • The Terrorists Who Planted Explosives in Honey, Managed by the GRU of - Security

    03/09/2015 7:19:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Ukrainian Chrisis ^ | 2015-03-08
    Activities occupant Luhansk that brought Ukrainian military checkpoint on the bank of honey with explosives, coordinated CPD officers of the Armed Forces of the call sign "Alex" and "D." which also provided him with weapons and explosive devices. This adviser head of the SBU Markiian Lubkivskyy. & Nbsp; “The investigation conducted by the staff of the SBU in the Luhansk region grandfather confessed to committing a terrorist act and provided information that its activities are coordinated staff CPD Armed Forces with the call sign” Alex “and” D. “that also provided him with weapons and explosive devices “- he said. ”...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • New Zealand spying on Pacific islands, Snowden leaks say

    03/05/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 Last updated at 02:34 ET | BBC
    New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, reports citing documents leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden say. Calls, emails and social media messages were being collected from Pacific nations, the New Zealand Herald said. The data was shared with other members of the "Five Eyes" network - the US, Australia, Britain and Canada.
  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

    03/01/2015 5:03:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Adrian Humphreys
    Matt DeHart, a former American soldier who sought asylum in Canada claiming torture by U.S. agents probing Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, was taken from his Ontario prison cell Sunday morning and delivered to U.S. agents at the border. Mr. DeHart, 30, was allowed to make a quick phone call en route to his parents, who are living in Toronto facing their own removal order, said his father, Paul. “He was peaceful and in good health,” Paul DeHart said in an interview but the family remains deeply worried. “We are concerned about Matt’s safety as he transits,” he said. “We said...
  • What a shock: Pollard imprisonment based on lies

    02/24/2015 2:50:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I really feel like slamming some of the chickens**t American Jews who regularly comment - both on this blog and on Twitter and Facebook - that Jonathan Pollard should rot in jail because what he did was so terrible they're afraid of being accused of having 'dual loyalties' if they actually question Pollard's life sentence. Much of the infamous Cap Weinberger memo (that Pollard's lawyers were never allowed to see) has been declassified, and it shows that much of the US government argument for keeping Pollard imprisoned is based on lies and mischaracterizes what Weinberger (an anti-Semite in his...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • [Four years old article about Russia again Nov. 2, 2011] Meet the spies who lived next door. How Rus

    01/29/2015 1:52:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2011 | John M. Guilfoil Globe Staff
    Their neighbors thought they were a sales consultant and a real estate agent. He had a degree from Harvard. They had two children. They were a typical American family, except they were not. Documents released by the FBI paint a picture of the lives and the extensive training in spycraft given to a group of Russian spies sent to live in American society, including one couple found in Cambridge.
  • Spying 101-#2 Soviet Spy Training Towns

    01/28/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    T.A. MacLagan Debut Author ^ | January 21, 2015 | T.A. MacLagan
    So here it is…drumroll…spying factoid #2…Spying was big business during the Cold War and was deemed important enough by the Soviets for them to construct exact replicas of small U.S. towns within their borders in order to properly train their spies. One such town was Vinnytsia in what is now Ukraine. In these towns, spies in training would buy groceries from a 7-Eleven, watch U.S. television and talk only in English. Once their training was complete, many would head to places like Finland to see if they could pass as Americans before finally being stationed in the States. From my...
  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 4:05:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/23/15 | Shane Harris
    The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.”
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesn’t reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity...
  • Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House

    03/27/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 4,774+ views
    Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House By IRA STOLL, STAFF REPORTER OF THE SUN | March 27, 2008 A Michigan man facing federal criminal charges of illegally working for Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Intelligence Service says he met with Hillary Clinton at the White House in May 1996. In a 1997 interview with this reporter, Muthanna Hanooti said that at the meeting, Mrs. Clinton was "very receptive" to his request for an easing of the American sanctions on Iraq that were in place at the time. He said Mrs. Clinton "passed a message to the State...
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
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  • How Saddam tracked foes in U.S.

    07/14/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 14 2003 | DAVE NEWBART
    The documents kept by the Iraqi Intelligence Service were meticulous in detail and sweeping in scope. In some, Iraqi intelligence officers in the United States are directed to use informers to track the "criminal'' actions of one current and one former Chicago area resident, both Assyrian Christians from Iraq who founded an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Another accuses the group of being influenced by "imperialists'' and "Zionists.'' Others include the exact dates of the group's meetings and conventions in Chicago and elsewhere, the names of the people who ran the events, those in attendance and what statements were made. Trips...
  • Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader'

    01/07/2004 8:18:21 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-7-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
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  • Accused spy had one-way ticket to Jordan

    01/10/2004 5:04:00 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 1 replies · 181+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-10-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
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