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  • Counterterrorism Agency: Every Citizen a Suspect

    12/15/2012 10:59:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | December 15, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterroism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the records that will be subject to seizure and examination by the NCTC include “flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign exchange students and many others.” Prior to the promulgation of these new regulations, such records were stored on only those citizens suspected of terror-related activity or as part of ongoing criminal investigations. Furthermore, this information...
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • HLF Fundraiser Visits Counterterrorism Operations Center

    09/28/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | September 28, 2010 at 11:04 am | n/a
    NOTE: Excerpting does not do the article justice. Read the whole thing. # SNIPPET: "He was a fundraiser for a group convicted of providing material support to Hamas, yet Kifah Mustapha recently received tours of secure FBI facilities in and around Washington. Mustapha's two-day trip earlier this month was arranged by the FBI's Chicago office, whose officials escorted Mustapha and about two dozen others on tours of the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia and FBI headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building. A news report noted that Mustapha "asked some of the most pointed questions" during...
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via YouTube.com - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • OBAMA Has Domestic Counter-Terrorism Budget Slated For Major Cuts

    01/05/2010 4:45:33 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 621+ views
    the Lid/The Atlantic ^ | 1/5/10 | The Lid
    In a big speech today, the POTUS cited "unacceptable" failures in the American intelligence system that allowed an accused terrorist to board a U.S.-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day, and promised changes to avert future plots. He also said that officials in some unnamed federal agencies have taken "responsibility for what went wrong" in their operations while avoiding blame for any one individual or department in particular. He said of the slip-ups "That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it," Obama said. "We have to do better, and we will do better. And we have to do it...
  • Obama's Pick to Head Watch-List Review Shows Conflict of Interest, Ideological Problems

    01/01/2010 10:54:34 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 11 replies · 1,040+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    There's a massive conflict of interest -- along with ideological problems -- in Barack Obama's questionable pick to head the review of the failing watch-list "system" that carelessly allowed terrorist Abdulmutallab to get on board the flight to Detroit to try and blow it up. The questionable pick is one John Brennan, and here are his two biggest flaws as they relate to his ability to be able to conduct a competent and ethical review of the watch-list "system."
  • Shadow of 9/11 Is Cast Again [Fingerpointing begins]

    12/31/2009 9:59:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 994+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | Scott Shane
    The finger-pointing began in earnest on Wednesday over who in the alphabet soup of American security agencies knew what and when about the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an airliner. But the harshest spotlight fell on the very agency created to make sure intelligence dots were always connected: the National Counterterrorism Center. The crown jewel of intelligence reform after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the center was the hub whose mission was to unite every scrap of data on threats and suspects, to make sure an extremist like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be bomber, would never penetrate...
  • CIA rejects charge it failed to share bomb suspect intelligence

    12/30/2009 9:39:01 AM PST · by pissant · 103 replies · 3,433+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/09 | staff
    The CIA on Wednesday rejected accusations that it failed to share vital information with other US intelligence agencies that might have helped prevent last week's attempted plane bomb attack. The intelligence agency rejected charges that it possessed, but failed to disseminate, information about Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab that might have led to his being placed on a no-fly list. "We learned of Abdulmutallab in November, when his father came to the US embassy in Nigeria and sought help in finding him. We did not have his name before then," said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano. "Also in November, we worked...
  • Passport Investigation Scrutinizes Employee of Firm With a Tie to Obama

    03/22/2008 3:19:16 PM PDT · by charles m · 41 replies · 2,191+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3/22/08
    The State Department investigation into how and why the passport files of three presidential candidates were breached is scrutinizing an employee at a Virginia-based company, which is headed by an adviser to Barack Obama’s campaign. The Washington Times, which broke the news Thursday that Obama’s files were improperly accessed, reported Saturday that the State Department inspector general’s internal probe will include polygraph tests of supervisors to determine whether there was a political motive behind the breaches. The article said a focal point of the probe will be an employee who works for The Analysis Corporation and is still with the...
  • Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser

    03/22/2008 2:10:04 PM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 63 replies · 2,337+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/22/08 | WASHINGTON (CNN)
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday. John Brennan, president of the Analysis Corp., advises the Illinois Democrat on foreign policy and intelligence issues, the source said. Brennan briefed the media on behalf of the campaign this month. The executive is a former senior CIA official and former interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign in January.
  • “We Are Going to Get Hit Again” (from head of Nat'l Counterterrorism Center

    08/27/2007 10:56:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 54 replies · 2,276+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 8-27-07 | Mark Hosenball and Jeffrey Bartholet
    Al Qaeda has an active plot to hit the West. The United States knows about it but doesn’t have enough tactical detail to issue a precise warning or raise the threat level, says Vice Admiral (ret.) John Scott Redd, who heads the government’s National Counterterrorism Center. In an interview at his headquarters near Washington, D.C., Redd told Newsweek’s Mark Hosenball and Jeffrey Bartholet that the country is better prepared than ever to counter such threats. But he also believes another successful terror attack on the U.S. homeland is inevitable. Excerpts: NEWSWEEK: People in various agencies have said that since Tora...
  • MAG: 'Al Qaeda has an active plot to hit the West'... (Drudge Title)

    08/27/2007 9:09:55 PM PDT · by RDTF · 36 replies · 1,935+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek via Drudge Report ^ | August 27, 2007 | Mark Hosenball and Jeffrey Bartholet
    Al Qaeda has an active plot to hit the West. The United States knows about it but doesn’t have enough tactical detail to issue a precise warning or raise the threat level, says Vice Admiral (ret.) John Scott Redd, who heads the government’s National Counterterrorism Center. In an interview at his headquarters near Washington, D.C., Redd told Newsweek’s Mark Hosenball and Jeffrey Bartholet that the country is better prepared than ever to counter such threats. But he also believes another successful terror attack on the U.S. homeland is inevitable. -snip- NEWSWEEK: People in various agencies have said that since Tora...
  • The Eye of The Storm - In a secret, high-tech spy hub near Washington, the war on terror is 24-7

    10/30/2006 4:14:22 PM PST · by RDTF · 25 replies · 1,817+ views
    US News & World Report - ^ | October 29, 2006 | kevin Whitelaw
    Every weekday at 8 a.m., Kevin Brock hefts a thick white ring binder onto a sleek, oval conference table. Labeled "Read Book," the deceptively plain folder houses the "Threat Matrix," a top-secret compendium of the most troubling reports of possible terrorist activity, drawn from the nation's 16 intelligence agencies. It is thicker than usual on a recent Monday morning, packed with 66 separate items that came in over the weekend. Brock, the principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is about to brief some of the government's most senior officials on the latest threat information. -snip- Facing a wall...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 8.15.06

    08/15/2006 3:38:46 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 113 replies · 1,732+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com; Reuters | 8.15.06 | ohioWfan
    Today President Bush traveled to the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Virginia to attend a briefing. Following the briefing, the President made a statement to the press, crediting the agency for its part in foiling the terror plot in England last week. FR's Finest has done a thread on "Twins" and there's a great photo collage of the President's and First Lady's lovely daughters right HERE . (Thanks to Dolly for the link!) Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!!
  • Bush sees no end to war on terrorism

    08/15/2006 2:40:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 784+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday that the foiled plot in Britain to blow up jetliners over the Atlantic is evidence the U.S. could be fighting terrorists for years to come. "America is safer than it has been, yet it is not yet safe," Bush told reporters at the National Counterterrorism Center just outside Washington. "The enemy has got an advantage when it comes to attacking our homeland: they got to be right one time and we got to be right 100 percent of the time to protect the American people." The counterterrorism center is located at an undisclosed site...
  • Bush: National Counterterrorism Center Making America Safer

    08/15/2006 6:21:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 – The federal government’s duty is to protect the American people, and the work being done at the National Counterterrorism Center is doing just that, President Bush said today. “I want to thank all the people in this building and around our government who spend an incredible amount of time and energy and effort to do a very difficult job, and that's to protect the American people,” Bush told the nation’s counterterrorism team at the center’s headquarters in McLean, Va. Bush said the U.S. is safer now than in the past, but he was quick...
  • What are the backgrounds of the key players on the 9/11 Commission? Here's the answer...

    08/11/2005 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation...is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks...