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  • In NYC and interested in domestic terrorism? FREE EVENT Dec. 11

    11/14/2017 4:32:42 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 5, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Are you in New York City and interested in terrorism? Please help spread the word on this free public event. An international expert on terrorism/counterterrorism will be giving a public talk on how to combat the growing threat of domestic terrorism! Details below... A Unique Opportunity for a Discussion with an International Counter-terrorism Expert Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and How to Fight Them On Monday, December 11, you’re invited to join a discussion with Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., a quadri-lingual expert in counterterrorism, as he addresses the topic Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and How to Fight Them. This...
  • Intelligence Fiasco Footnote: The authors of the 2007 Iran NIE have some explaining to do.

    10/08/2009 6:38:06 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-8-2009 | WSJ Opinion
    When it comes to politicized intelligence in the Bush years, the critics may finally have a point. Perhaps the work of America’s intelligence agencies was manipulated to suit the convenience of a small group of willful officials, intent on getting their way against the better judgment of their colleagues. Except the intelligence was about Iran, not Iraq, and the manipulators weren’t conniving neocons but rather the Administration’s internal critics on the left.”
  • Panetta: Intelligence Committee Needs to Look into Clinton/DNC Dossier Payment

    10/27/2017 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 10/27/2017
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said that the Senate Intelligence Committee is going to have to look into the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for funding the controversial Trump dossier during an interview on Thursday. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Panetta how it was possible that neither “the chair of the DNC and the Clinton campaign” knew about payments for the dossier. “Well, it’s obviously something that the Intelligence Committee is going to have to look at,” Panetta said. “You know, knowing presidential campaigns, they’re big operations and somehow the left hand may not know what the right...

    10/17/2017 9:31:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    It has been reported that Samantha Power, while serving as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, requested or initiated a request for more than 260 unmaskings of Americans whose conversations were picked up during surveillance. But today, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, Power denied making anything close to that number of unmasking requests. Here is what Gowdy told Fox News’ Bret Baier: BAIER: You are also looking, and have talked to the former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. We reported that she requested or her officer requested 260 plus efforts to unmask, in other words, get who was...
  • House Intel Committee Ramps Up Probe On Obama ‘Unmasking’

    10/12/2017 11:24:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/17 | Richard Pollock
    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is ramping up investigation into former President Barack Obama administration’s campaign to “unmask” President Donald Trump aides who were incidentally surveilled in meetings with foreign officials, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The committee is also intensifying a probe into Fusion GPS, a private “opposition research” company that distributed a salacious memo on Trump, called the “Trump Dossier.” Over the next two weeks the House committee is expected to privately interview former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who reportedly asked to unmask or identify Americans on as many as 260 occasions,...
  • House intel postpones Trump dossier hearing amid DOJ talks

    09/29/2017 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/17 01:49 PM EDT | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Intelligence Committee has postponed a quietly scheduled open hearing intended to nudge the Department of Justice into complying with a subpoena related to a controversial dossier linking President Trump to Russia. Talks are ongoing between the Justice Department and the committee over what information the department will provide and how. Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is scheduled to meet with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday as part of the negotiations. A spokesman for the department told The Hill earlier in the week that it had requested that the subpoenas be placed on hold during the discussions....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone on Russia Witch-Hunt ‘Scandal Without Evidence – A Myth, A Fairytale..

    09/29/2017 5:10:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Political legend Roger Stone appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today during a closed hearing intended to tackle the allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, but rather than Roger standing trial, he flipped the script in proper Stonean fashion and put the entire committee itself on trial. In an exclusive interview, a TGP sat down with Mr. Stone and discussed some of the finer details of the hearing and also touched briefly on the Alabama senate race, the slippery, snakelike DNC operative John Podesta, and the much gossiped about Guccifer 2.0. What follows is a penetrating looks at...
  • Where Are All the Extraterrestrials?

    09/07/2017 5:58:03 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 6, 2017 | Edward Watson
    Ever since I was a child, I presumed the universe would be teeming with alien life. Star Wars and Star Trek reinforced this belief, and I yearned for the day when we would meet and communicate with other intelligent beings. But as every potential alien discovery turned out to be natural, and our initial assumptions about the chance that life can naturally emerge from non-living materials turned out to be wildly optimistic, perhaps it is time to honestly reappraise the likelihood of us ever detecting, let alone communicating with other technologically-intelligent extraterrestrial species. In this vast universe, there appear to...
  • The case for protecting America's intelligence agency whistleblowers By Michael F. McMahon

    09/04/2017 8:32:36 AM PDT · by wtd · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2017 | Michael F. McMahon
    TheHill: The case for protecting America's intelligence agency whistleblowers By Michael F. McMahon - 05/25/17” If in 2009 the FBI had halted, corrected, disclosed to the public and held those responsible to account for this national security name check debacle, the inaccurate background checks and vetting of Edward Snowden, Aaron Alexis, as well as the 665,000 flawed background checks conducted by security firm USIS might never have occurred.”
  • The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

    09/02/2017 8:41:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Justin Bariso
    These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior. It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start putting that knowledge into practice? If you'd like to make emotions work for you, instead of against you, pay attention to the following "10 commandments." I. THOU SHALT PONDER THY FEELINGS. Emotional Intelligence begins by learning to...
  • Mattis pledges Erdogan US support against PKK (if true, bad mistake)

    08/25/2017 9:14:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | August 23, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    US Secretary of Defense  James Mattis pledged support to Turkey in its ongoing fight against rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) during talks with the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish and US officials said today.The daylong visit was intended to help smooth fraught relations between the two NATO allies. The biggest thorn is the United States’ partnership against the Islamic State with the PKK’s Syrian franchise, the People’s Protection Units (YPG). Erdogan expressed anger over that alliance to Mattis during a half-hour meeting at the presidential complex. Mattis, in turn, repeated assurances that the US partnership with the YPG is solely tactical and...
  • Maxine Waters: Thank goodness for all of these anti-Trump leaks

    08/05/2017 3:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Yesterday’s WaPo transcripts of Trump’s calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia may be the best filter yet for separating garden-variety Trump critics from hardcore anti-Trump fanatics. Who thinks it’s a welcome development that the president can’t have a candid phone conversation with a fellow head of state anymore without having to worry that a minute-by-minute account will find its way into the newspapers? Not Democrat Ben Cardin: “I don’t think the transcripts should have been leaked,” Sen. Ben Cardin told CNN’s John Berman Friday on “New Day.” “We’ve had reports on both … the Australian call was well...
  • Sessions, Coats To Address Intelligence Leaks Friday

    08/04/2017 5:53:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/17 | John Bowden
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will hold speak on Friday morning about the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to combat intelligence leaks, according to a Justice Department statement. Sessions and Coats will deliver remarks at 11 a.m. on "leaks of classified material threatening national security," according to the statement. Following those remarks, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina will talk to reporters in an "off-camera pen and pad discussion." Last week, Sessions told Fox News's Tucker Carlson that consequences for intelligence leakers needed to be stronger, arguing...
  • Keeping Devin Nunes Out Of The Game

    08/03/2017 1:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 3, 2017 | Byron York
    In early April, news reports were filled with word that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had recused himself from the committee's Russia investigation. Outside activist groups accused Nunes of revealing classified information, and the House Ethics Committee decided to look into the matter. Nunes was forced to step aside from the Russia probe while the ethics watchdogs worked. Now, nearly four months later, the committee is still working, with no end in sight. It's been an unusual investigation from the beginning. The House Intelligence Committee has nonpartisan staff to watch members for any possible disclosures of classified information. If...
  • Sessions planning to announce leak investigations: report

    07/25/2017 7:17:29 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/25/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reportedly make an announcement about several criminal leak investigations within days. Officials told The Washington Post about the forthcoming news from the Justice Department. The investigations will be centered around news reports containing sensitive material about intelligence, the report said
  • Mark Cuban on AI. "It scares the ____ out of me."

    07/26/2017 8:47:25 AM PDT · by wildbill · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7.26.2017 | Catherine Clifford
    Multi-billionaire tech titan and star of CNBC's "Shark Tank" Mark Cuban says that most people are underestimating the potential of artificial intelligence to change the world we live and work in. He's especially intimidated by the pace at which new technology advances: "It scares the s--- out of me," says Cuban, speaking to Ozy Fest conference attendees in New York City. "However much change you saw over the last 10 years with the iPhone, over the last 20 years with the Internet, over the last 30 years with PC's, etc., that is nothing. Nothing!" Cuban says.
  • Very Fake News: CNN’s Jake Tapper Claims ‘Every Intelligence Expert’ Affirms Russia Interference

    07/24/2017 12:31:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened title. Full title: Very Fake News: CNN’s Jake Tapper Claims ‘Every Intelligence Expert’ Under Trump, Obama Affirms Russia Interference During yesterday’s State of the Union program on CNN, host Jake Tapper wildly asserted that “every intelligence expert, both under the Obama administration and under the Trump administration” agrees with the assessment that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Tapper did not explain how he concluded that “every intelligence expert, both under the Obama administration and under the Trump administration” made such an assessment.
  • Human rights groups become new target of Ankara’s crackdown (Turkey)

    07/22/2017 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ali Bayramoglu (Translator Sibel Utku Bila)
    The Turkish government’s massive crackdown since last year’s attempted coup has targeted not only the putschists, but also the media, Kurdish politicians, as well as leftist, liberal and conservative oppositionists. The latest developments in this crackdown show that the regime is proceeding fast to the lowest point on its path to autocracy. One particularly alarming omen is the arrest of six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey director, following a July 5 police raid on a gathering of civic activists on an Istanbul island. The move indicates that Ankara’s suppression campaign has reached a new phase, turning to local...
  • Syrian War Report – July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province

    07/19/2017 7:11:06 AM PDT · by johnk
    South Front ^ | July 19, 2017 | South Front
    Intelligence Report (YouTube) Syrian War Report – July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province
  • AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

    07/16/2017 9:25:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    C.O. Design ^ | 07/14/17 | Mark Wilson
    Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it. Bob: “I can can I I everything else.” Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.” To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense was the discussion of what might be the most sophisticated negotiation software on the planet? Negotiation software that had learned, and evolved, to get the best deal possible with more speed and efficiency–and perhaps, hidden nuance–than you or...