Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,477
19%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 19% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: intelligence

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Intel Community "Deep State" Is Conducting Political Warfare inside the US

    01/16/2017 9:31:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | January 16, 2017
    They do this a lot -- ineffectually -- in foreign countries. Now they're doing the same thing here, and just as ineffectuality. What scares me here is not the sinisterness of this -- but the gross incompetence, clumsiness, and obviousness of it. This is the agency "covertly" attempting to influence foreign nations to our advantage? Using this level of deftness of touch? Hiding their hands to this extent? I always thought Idiocracy was both a plausible and unsettling end-of-days scenario. It was unsettling because there was no heroism in humanity's last stand, just a pitiful stupidity. Other apocalypse scenarios at...
  • The Scheme to Take Down Trump

    01/16/2017 12:14:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Consortium News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Lazare
    Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president – now including spreading salacious rumors – raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare. Is a military coup in the works? Or are U.S. intelligence agencies laying the political groundwork for forcing Donald Trump from the presidency because they can’t abide his rejection of a new cold war with Russia? Not long ago, even asking such questions would have marked one as the sort of paranoid nut who believes that lizard people run the government. But no longer. Thanks to...
  • Tear Down This Insanity!

    01/14/2017 1:24:15 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/14/2017 | Radtechtravel
    Dear President Elect Donald Trump: Since 9/11, USA intelligence employs 200K Americans in 16 different agencies (that we know of), plus 30K private contractors in 170 countries at a cost of $75 billion per year. And rising yearly. With due respect, President Elect Trump, do you agree with me and scores of millions of other Americans that 1. our nation is more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, that 2. our classified info leaks to the whole world like a sieve and that 3. the so-called "Patriot Act" has morphed some, if not all of these agencies, into ugliness strangely reminiscent...
  • Donald Trump Spy File Is ‘Bogus,’ ‘Forgery,’ Security Expert Claims

    01/12/2017 9:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amanda Katherine
    A former US intelligence expert says that the 35-page document claiming that Russia hatched a blackmail plot against Donald Trump is a “forgery” and completely “bogus.” Wayne Madsen, a former disinformation analyst at the U.S. Navy’s Washington, D.C., telecommunications command, claimed to Radar Online that the dossier that leaked online Tuesday night is a bogus attempt to discredit the president-elect....
  • Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them

    01/11/2017 5:53:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 11th, 2017 | By Geoff Earle
    President-elect Donald Trump, after growing suspicious that intelligence officials were leaking news about their classified briefings with him, says he conducted a sting operation to try to prove top spies were behind the leaks. Trump revealed the extraordinary scheme to try to entrap the senior spies in a furious press conference where he suggested the intelligence community had been behind salacious and totally unproven allegations against him. ‘I think it’s pretty sad when intelligence reports get leaked out to the press. First of all, it’s illegal. These are classified and certified meetings and reports,’ Trump said during a press conference...
  • The Bizarre Trump Dossier: And who it actually harms.

    01/11/2017 9:20:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lee Smith
    In his first press conference since being elected president, Donald Trump thanked the media. He praised news outfits that didn't publish a story about a document that describes alleged Russian efforts to compromise him, even though many of those news organizations had the story for months and held on to it. The two press outfits that did publish the story, CNN and BuzzFeed, got whipped by the president-elect. Trump called them "fake news" and refused to take questions from reporters representing their organizations. You almost have to wonder, though, if he shouldn't be going easy on them, especially BuzzFeed, which...
  • Moscow and New DC - Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before... [trunc.]

    01/11/2017 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | C. Raja Mohan
    Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before, significantly altering global power equations. The invocation of the "foreign hand" to explain unexpected political developments is quite common in the [Indian] subcontinent. But the last place in the world to have a debate on the "foreign hand" is the United States. Usually, it is Washington that is accused of meddling in the internal affairs of other nations -- from promoting military coups to propping up friendly regimes and engineering regime changes. But right now, it is America that is debating the nature and extent of the Russian President Vladimir Putin's...
  • Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    01/11/2017 8:14:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy Connor
    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News....
  • The Deep State Goes to War with President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

    01/11/2017 7:23:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 11, 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    In January, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his Farewell Address after serving two terms as U.S. President; the five-star General chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decade-long escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further. This...
  • Voters Think U.S. Intelligence Agencies Play Politics

    01/09/2017 10:06:29 AM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | January 09, 2017
    As the debate over Russian hacking efforts during the presidential campaign continues, voters here generally approve of the job U.S. intelligence agencies are doing but also suspect that they play politics. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda.  Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think they generally perform impartially. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. 
  • Donald Trump's dangerous criticism of the intelligence services [Mehr Gefälschte Nachrichten]

    01/07/2017 5:32:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.07.2016 | Michael Knigge
    A US president does not have to be on friendly terms with his spy agencies. On the contrary: US history demonstrates — not only since the services provided false evidence of alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which were cited as a main reason for waging war against that country — that a healthy dose of skepticism, better still, a well-founded mistrust of the intelligence services, is necessary. This applies to US intelligence agencies in their entirety, but also in particular to the current Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who has built up a reputation of occasionally bending...
  • The Latest: Trump Demands Media Leak Investigation

    01/06/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 6, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:15 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump says he'll ask Congress to investigate leaks to the media on U.S. intelligence alleging Russia meddled in last year's election by hacking Democratic emails. Less than an hour before he was to be briefed Friday by the directors of the FBI and CIA and the Director of National Intelligence on their findings, Trump tweeted that he was "asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it." NBC aired a report Thursday that said...
  • The Latest: Intel officials arrive to brief Trump on hacking

    01/06/2017 10:29:46 AM PST · by McGruff · 57 replies
    AP ^ | January 6, 2016
    U.S. Intelligence officials are arriving at Trump Tower in New York to brief President-elect Donald Trump on election hacking. The officials are Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey. They're preparing to point to multiple motives for Moscow's alleged meddling as they brief Trump on their classified report. They briefed senior lawmakers Friday morning. They briefed President Barack Obama on Thursday.
  • Trump Calls For Investigation Into Intel Leaks To NBC

    01/07/2017 2:57:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan 7, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday called for lawmakers to investigate U.S. intelligence leaks to NBC about information on Russian interference in the presidential election. “I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it,” Trump tweeted Friday. The NBC report cited “a senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge” of the intel report that was delivered to President Obama on Thursday and is scheduled to be delivered to Trump on Friday. "Highly classified intercepts illustrate Russian government planning and direction of a multifaceted campaign by Moscow...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Study: Chickens Might Be as Smart as Dolphins

    01/06/2017 7:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Often dismissed as bird-brains, chickens are showing they’ve got some smartsAs we get ready to launch ourselves into the Year of the Rooster, here’s news that could give you new respect for the humble chicken. Researchers have determined that chickens are smarter than we think, have a good measure of self-control, and might even have Machiavellian tendencies. A study published this week in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Animal Cognition, revealed that those bird-brained chickens are actually pretty smart, as most backyard chicken farmers have long maintained. Neuroscientist Lori Marino authored the paper, which compiled the conclusions of several studies showing...
  • President-elect Trump’s Statement After Briefing With Intelligence Offcials.

    01/06/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 38 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    As you can see President-elect Trump was briefed today, and he now knows, as we all do, that Russia, according to the Intelligence report, directed the cyber attacks which embarrassed the Democrats. However, it must be stressed that no attack or interference occurred within the voting machines or in the Election. This must be stressed. President-elect Trump will become President Trump on January 20, 2016.
  • Trump to pick former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead intelligence agencies,

    01/05/2017 6:11:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan5, 2017 | Noah Bierman
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to pick former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to head the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, overseeing 17 intelligence agencies, according to a transition official. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Coats would face a daunting task as the bridge between Trump and the intelligence community. Trump has begun openly feuding with intelligence agencies over their conclusion that Russia hacked into Democratic computers to influence the election. Coats recently concluded a term in the Senate, after also serving there from 1989 through 1999. He has also served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany. Coats, who served on the Senate intelligence...
  • US Intelligence Chief On Trump: 'There's A Difference Between Skepticism And Disparagement'

    01/05/2017 3:10:40 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2017 | Pamela Engel
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested at a congressional hearing Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump is disparaging the US intelligence community as he refuses to acknowledge Russia's role in election-related hacking. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, asked Clapper during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing who benefits from Trump "trashing the intelligence community" as he expresses skepticism about intelligence assessments that show Russia was involved in hacking Democratic Party organizations in an attempt to influence the election. Clapper said he is "apolitical" and cautioned against disparaging the intelligence community. "I think there is an important distinction here...
  • Trump picks former Sen. Coats as Director of National Intelligence

    01/05/2017 2:50:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2017
    President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday picked former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, two sources briefed on the decision told Fox News. The official announcement is expected later this week, according to the AP, as Trump makes final decisions on some of the major positions he needs to fill before he is sworn in on Jan. 20. Coats, a Republican, served as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee before retiring from Congress last year. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Germany. As director of national intelligence, Coats would oversee an office created after 9/11 to...
  • Trump plans to revamp top US intelligence agency, restructure CIA

    01/04/2017 4:48:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Fox News and WSJ ^ | 4 Jan 16 | Damian Paletta and Julian E. Barnes
    President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nations’ top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said, prompted by a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized. The planning comes as Mr. Trump has leveled a series of social media attacks in recent months and the past few days against U.S. intelligence agencies, dismissing and mocking their assessment that the Russian government hacked emails of Democratic groups and individuals and then leaked them last...
  • The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday

    01/03/2017 5:24:42 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 58 replies
    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump ^ | 1/3/2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!
  • Peter King Accuses CIA Director John Brennan Of ‘Hit Job’ On Trump

    12/19/2016 7:26:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Jonah Bennett
    GOP Rep. Peter King accused CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday of orchestrating a “hit job” against GOP President-elect Donald Trump. In an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” King, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said while he agrees there should be an investigation into Russian involvement in the election, there should also be an investigation into Brennan for the “hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect,” Politico reports. This hit job, according to King, has taken the form of Brennan allegedly leaking intelligence assessments to the press and circumventing Congress, in...
  • CIA IS IN BIG TROUBLE OVER RUSSIA HACKS AFTER WHAT TOP CONGRESSMAN DID TODAY

    12/20/2016 4:37:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The CIA is in really big trouble now over the whole Russia hack thing. Now Congress is coming after them, not because they lied about it, but because they LEAKED a “top secret” document about it. Congressman Peter King told ABC News, “WE HAVE SUPPOSEDLY [CIA DIRECTOR] JOHN BRENNAN LEAKING INFORMATION TO THE WASHINGTON POST, TO A BIASED NEWSPAPER LIKE THE NEW YORK TIMES — FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS THAT HE’S NOT TELLING THE [HOUSE] INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLXh_llpzg
  • Intelligence Agencies Refuse to Brief House Intelligence Committee on Russian Hacking

    12/15/2016 9:01:58 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/15/2016 | Susan Jones
    Although the Obama administration alerted Americans to Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. election in October, a full month before the election, the hacking of Democrats' emails didn't become a big deal until Donald Trump's surprise victory on Nov. 8.
  • Nunes & King: CIA may be manipulating intelligence for political purposes, creating "house of cards"

    12/14/2016 8:35:12 PM PST · by TheRef · 9 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 12/14/16
    12/14/16 - Photos modified 1 | 2   Nunes & King: CIA may be manipulating intelligence for political purposes, creating "house of cards" Aaron Rossiter | 12/14/16 | 10:54 PMFox News reported earlier that the CIA refused to provide a briefer to the House Intelligence Committee, the highest ranking committee in government with jurisdiction over the CIA. House Intelligence Committee chairmen Nunes had requested the briefing in light of the fact that current news reports regarding Russia's alleged political intervention conflict with information the committee had received from intelligence agencies previously. According to Fox News, Nunes said that the...
  • GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief

    11/19/2016 9:28:14 PM PST · by Bayou City · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016
    The GOP chairman of a top committee in Congress on Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief and defense secretary to appear and answer questions about reports that they recommended the ouster of the director of the National Security Agency.
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 92 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    11/18/2016 5:45:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11-18-16 | Robert Burns
    Headline and link only because of AP rules.
  • Trump now has access to nation's most valuable intelligence

    11/12/2016 4:59:02 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    President-elect Donald Trump will now have access to the most authoritative and highly classified intelligence produced by the U.S. government, Fox News has learned.Two intelligence sources confirmed that the President’s Daily Brief, or PDB, is now available to Trump – after the White House, before Tuesday’s election, had directed that the winner have full access to the material, to ensure a smooth transition.The sources told Fox News they do not anticipate the briefings will begin until next week at the earliest. While Trump prepares to be read in on top U.S. intelligence, he and his transition team are busy assembling...
  • Bombshell: FBI’s ‘far more expansive’ Clinton investigations leading to ‘likely indictment’

    11/03/2016 2:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 3, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Fox News’ Bret Baier dropped a bomb last night after confirming details of multiple FBI investigations into the various dealings of the Clinton Foundation as well as Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized, non-secure, private email server for her official, government work as Secretary of State. On Special Report, Baier reported that two separate sources “with intimate knowledge of the FBI investigations” had revealed details of the multiple investigations and the thumbnail of those revelations are pretty huge: ◾Sources confirm that emails were discovered on Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s laptop that are believed to have originated from Hillary’s home-brew...
  • President's Intelligence Advisory Board - the who, the where and how often.

    10/21/2016 4:07:33 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 2 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/21/2016 | Wikileaks
    The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), formerly called the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, is a non-partisan, independent entity that provides the President with advice on the effectiveness with which the Intelligence Community is meeting the nation's intelligence needs, and the vigor and insight with which the community plans for the future.
  • Campaign trail: Spy center backs off Trump sign ban

    10/18/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    C-Ville Weekly ^ | October 18, 2016 | Lisa Provence
    Mike Sienda already felt aggrieved when his boss at the National Ground Intelligence Center’s Rivanna Station told him in early September to not show up on grounds with his giant Trump-Pence signs on the side of his box truck. When he was told he couldn’t park on the federal property with a smaller Trump 2016: Make America Great Again sign in the back window of his Jeep, Sienda contacted the Rutherford Institute, a local civil rights org. And within two days of its attorneys writing NGIC October 12, he was told, uh, never mind, the smaller sign is just fine....
  • NATO Falling Apart Due to Incompatible Weapon Systems, Missing Parts

    10/08/2016 4:56:40 PM PDT · by PIF · 27 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:38 09.10.2016 | Not Cited
    Speaking at the annual Association of the US Army conference, the commander of the US Army Europe Ben Hodges revealed some of his concerns regarding the current state of NATO armies. Amid growing escalation of the US-Russia tensions over Syria, cyberattacks and whatnot, fears of all-out war can be heard more and more often. In this light, some of the issues Ben Hodges pointed out sound anecdotal. For example, one of the minor, but nevertheless troubling issues are… refueling nozzles. Who could have thought that armies of the US and Germany use incompatible refueling systems? Thus, if some German brigade...
  • Humans aren’t the only great apes that can ‘read minds’

    10/07/2016 10:39:24 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Science ^ | v. Morrell
    All great mind reading begins with chocolate. That’s the basis for a classic experiment that tests whether children have something called theory of mind—the ability to attribute desires, intentions, and knowledge to others. When they see someone hide a chocolate bar in a box, then leave the room while a second person sneaks in and hides it elsewhere, they have to guess where the first person will look for the bar. If they guess “in the original box,” they pass the test, and show they understand what’s going on in the first person’s mind—even when it doesn’t match reality. For...
  • Cybersecurity Concerns Intelligence Officials

    10/07/2016 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 7, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Cybersecurity is a huge concern for the CIA in today's world. At a panel during a recent CIA-George Washington University conference, several panelists from the CIA, the U.S. Naval Academy and cybersecurity consulting firms discussed the implications of hacking and encryption. Chris Darby, who is the president and CEO of the consulting firm In-Q-Tel, believed that cybersecurity is "not a U.S. conversation anymore" due to the international aspect of cybersecurity or cyberterrorism. He advised that Americans "have to get comfortable with that and take the appropriate steps to deal with it." Too often, Darby said, "We tend to look at...
  • US special services recruit Russian diplomats threatening their families

    10/06/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 6 replies
    http://www.pravdareport.com ^ | 05.10.2016 | Pravda.Ru
    US intelligence agencies continue efforts to recruit Russian diplomats using methods of pressure, deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Ryabkov said. According to the official, Russian diplomats and their family members may even receive threats from US special services."Over the past two and a half years, attempts to recruit our employees have increased considerably. US intelligence services do not stop at most unattractive methods of pressure, right up to threats that they pose to diplomats' families," an official statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said. According to Ryabkov, Washington has recently restricted the movement of Russian officials on...
  • ISIS Recruits ‘More Educated Than Others’: Study

    10/06/2016 12:35:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 6 October 2016
    Recruits into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study. Moreover, those offering to become suicide bombers ranked on average in the more educated group, said the newly released study titled “Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism”. The study, which aimed to identify socio-economic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group, made clear that poverty and deprivation were not at the root of support for the group.
  • Philippines - Solons want brains of spy case named [Aragoncillo]

    10/09/2005 12:46:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 353+ views
    inq7.net (Philippines) ^ | Philip C. Tubeza, Gil C. Cabacungan Jr. , Armand N. Nocum
    Break silence, US urged Solons want brains of spy case named THREE senior administration lawmakers urged the United States government yesterday to break its silence on the espionage case of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and immediately identify the brains so they could be charged before Philippine courts. Representatives Antonio Cuenco (Cebu City), Marcelino Libanan (Eastern Samar) and Monico Puentevella (Bacolod) made the call as Malacanang reiterated its fear that the spying scandal could impair the Philippines' relations with the United States. The case involves the alleged theft of secret FBI files dealing with the Philippines, some of which...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Bill Clinton’s CIA chief joins Trump campaign (James Woolsey)

    09/12/2016 9:44:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Bill Clinton’s former CIA chief James Woolsey will act as an adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign. Woolsey, who served as director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995 and describes himself as a life-long Democrat, praised Trump’s commitment to ending defense budget cuts from sequestration. He said he can’t support Hillary Clinton because of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server as secretary of State. “She demonstrated a complete lack of understanding and an inability to lead the agency she headed in such a way as to maintain its mission and security,’ Woolsey said in a statement....
  • Trump Campaign Announces ​Amb. R. James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor

    Former Bill Clinton Director of Central Intelligence Crosses Party Lines to Advise the Republican Nominee New York, NY - Today, the Trump Campaign is proud to announce Amb. R. James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor. Amb. R. James Woolsey stated, “I have been a ‘Scoop Jackson,’ ‘Joe Lieberman,’ Democrat all of my adult life, but I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Trump’s commitment to reversing...
  • Intel Sources Should Shut Up About Trump’s Briefing (Mollie Hemingway)

    09/09/2016 4:53:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    During Wednesday night’s candidate forum, host Matt Lauer asked Donald Trump about two recent intelligence briefings he received. Trump praised the people who gave him the briefings, calling them “terrific people” who were “experts” on Iraq, Iran, and Russia. He said it seemed to him that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry “did exactly the opposite” of what it seemed to him that they were saying. Lauer asked if anything in the intel briefings made him reconsider whether he could defeat ISIS quickly. Trump: No, I didn’t learn anything from that standpoint. What I did learn is that our...
  • Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

    08/30/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 69 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/29/2016 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning "does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more ancient function that can be exploited to link arbitrary sound sequences to meanings." Words are the basic building blocks of human languages, but they are hardly ever found in nonhuman vocal communications. Intonation is another way that information is conveyed through speech, where, for example,...
  • Donald Trump to Get National Intelligence Briefings Immediately

    07/29/2016 10:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    "There is no stipulation anywhere that requires a security clearance for a presidential candidate. The fact that they're a candidate qualifies them," says James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence. Donald Trump will begin to get intelligence briefings now that he is the official GOP candidate for president. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will get briefings as soon as next week, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of National Intelligence, said Thursday during the Aspen Security Forum. Although Trump is a notorious tweeter and Clinton has been on the hot seat for her email server, Clapper...
  • Paul Ryan: Intelligence community should refuse to brief Hillary Clinton

    07/18/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters tend to think House Speaker Paul Ryan is just making a political move with his call to (block presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton) from receiving intelligence briefings following the FBI's conclusion that she was “extremely careless” with classified information during her time as secretary of State. But voters trust her Republican rival Donald Trump slightly more when it comes to handling the nation's secrets.
  • GOPs: 'Halt All Releases' from Gitmo After More Ex-Detainee Trouble

    07/14/2016 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- GOP lawmakers are asking for a freeze on transfers from Guantanamo Bay and more information about past transfers after one detainee released to Uruguay went missing and another was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the State Department. As Congress blocks President Obama's efforts to close the prison facility, the White House is trying to quickly deplete Gitmo's population. The transfer of two detainees to Serbia was announced Monday, bringing the population down to 76. There were 242 terror suspects at Guantanamo when Obama took office. On Wednesday, the State Department issued the designations of Aslan Avgazarovich...
  • Obama never met with his Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

    07/14/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has spent 33 years in the intel business and was appointed to two key positions by President Obama; deputy director of national intelligence and the director of the defense intelligence agency. He is currently being considered as a running mate for Donald Trump. But in the four years that Flynn served in the Obama administration, he was never summoned to a meeting with the president nor ever asked for his views on any issue.
  • Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position

    07/11/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, the former U.S. House Speaker may still have a job in the billionaire's administration. Trump is considering picking Gingrich for a top national security post should he be elected president, according to two people familiar with the the candidate's thinking. A longtime backer of Trump's campaign, Gingrich was added to the short list of vice presidential candidates in May. While Trump could still ask Gingrich to join the ticket, his focus has narrowed in recent days to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,...
  • Ryan Request to Block Clinton From Classified Intel Denied

    07/12/2016 2:19:34 AM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/12/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald and Luke Russert and Tim Stelloh
    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's request to block Hillary Clinton from receiving classified intelligence briefings was denied by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Monday. In a letter to Ryan, Clapper wrote that he did "not intend to withhold briefings from any officially nominated, eligible candidate." A spokeswoman for Ryan, AshLee Strong, said in a statement that "We obviously disagree with the decision and want to know what precautions will be taken and what assurances the director can give that Secretary Clinton won't mishandle classified information. She has proven herself untrustworthy."