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  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • VERY IMPORTANT.. Obama’s Brother Funds Hamas (Proof Below)

    01/31/2014 2:31:27 AM PST · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So if you think that Malik Obama, president Obama’s brother dons a Hamas scarf for sentimental reasons only, think again. The evidence he materially supports Hamas financially is another reason to begin to consider this man’s terror links. As Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization, Malik helps to lead an organization that collects funds and sends them directly to Hamas; this can be found on several Islamic websites...
  • Marco Rubio on Edward Snowden: A 'Traitor' Who Sparked 'Conspiracy Theories'

    11/27/2013 10:24:35 AM PST · by kobald · 142 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 22, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • Congress Finds Shortcuts, Eyes Cover-up In Handing Out Security Clearances (WA Navy Yard Shooting)

    11/22/2013 1:23:14 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners,..could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them...
  • Same Firm Checked Background of Navy Yard Shooter, Snowden

    09/19/2013 8:49:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | Retuters
    The same company that scrutinized former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a U.S. government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a "secret" clearance. USIS, working as a contractor for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), conducted a background review of Aaron Alexis, identified by law enforcement authorities as the shooter who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard before he was shot dead. "Today we were informed that in 2007, USIS conducted a background check of Aaron Alexis for OPM," USIS spokesman Ray Howell said in...
  • UPDATE: Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man (Aaron Alexis)

    09/16/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 563 replies
    Updated at 3:40 p.m. EDT: Officials stated that the Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Texas.
  • BRADLEY MANNING SHOULDN'T GO TO PRISON ALONE

    08/15/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Bradley Manning is going to Leavenworth. He deserves it. But he doesn’t deserve to go alone. The largest American intelligence breach since Benedict Arnold is being placed on the back of a private first class. That proves that crap rolls downhill, and that the brass knows how to cover its ass. You know the story. A she-male recruit ends up with a top-secret clearance and downloads every secret we’ve got onto a thumb drive which he gives to the piece of crap who heads that America-hating group Wikileaks. Wham, bam, we’re screwed. People died because of it, terrorists were empowered...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Secretary of State Clinton Blames the Sri Lanka Government for Possible Tamil Tigers's Actions

    04/25/2009 3:34:03 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 462+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Saturday, April 25, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    When I heard Clinton was picked by the Obama administration to serve as the Secretary of State, I was curious if anyone in the Senate confirmation hearings would bring up her political ties with Ram Ranjan.And since her confirmation, Clinton has now put blame on Sri Lanka for the death of civilians. For those who don't know who Ram Ranjan is, he was involved with a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Ram Ranjan is a supporter of the Tamil Tigers. The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group. In the above hyper link you will find the following: Update II:...
  • At Ramadan dinner, Obama calls Clinton aide a "patriot" (Huma Abedin)

    08/10/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot" after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country...
  • Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

    07/31/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/31/12 | Trevor Loudon
    The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration “engagement” with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP and Counselor for CAP’s Action Fund, has sent out an email defending Abedin and asking that Rep. Michele Bachmann be thrown off the House Intelligence Committee for asking questions about the vetting process that Abedin was supposed to go through. “Michele Bachmann has gone from outrageous to dangerous,” Tanden said...
  • background check/security clearance: Dept. of Interior

    06/26/2011 7:37:31 PM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 13 replies
    Uzumaki Naruto | 2011-06-26 | Uzumaki Naruto
    Hi: I was wondering if anyone can help me out. It seems most of the jobs in Bureau of Land Management (DOI) require: background check/security clearance. Some of them require SF-86 which includes travel history. I was born in Hong Kong (left young for Canada to escape communism), then came to US and ended up being citizen here. I still have citizenship status in HK and Canada (sorry Freepers, don't get mad at me). I traveled alot back to Canada, up to 5 times per year on very short trips (long weekend to 1-week trips), spending up to 1 month...
  • Ex-Army translator acquitted of working as Iraqi agent

    01/14/2011 5:42:37 PM PST · by markomalley
    A jury on Friday acquitted a former military translator of secretly working as an Iraqi agent in the US but convicted him of making false statements when he sought a security clearance. The split verdict offered some relief to Issam "Sam" Hamama, who claimed he was only passing along basic information about Iraqis in the US when he reached out to Iraqi officials in the 1990s during the regime of Saddam Hussein. "We've been vindicated. They were accusing him of voluntarily working as a spy," defense lawyer Haytham Faraj said. Hamama, 60, of El Cajon, California, was found not guilty...
  • Obama Embezzles from Former Employer: CNN Thinks It's Cute

    01/01/2010 11:56:23 AM PST · by jazminerose · 30 replies · 1,309+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 1/1/10 | Joy Tiz
    The funny thing was: his high school classmates were telling that me that a young Barry Obama used to scoop ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. They said one the side, he used to slip them some free ice cream and frozen yogurt. I sort of have coaxed it out of them because they didn’t want to acknowledge it first. And I said, look, the statute of limitations is past, it’s been 30 years now. They laughed and said, ‘OK, he gave us free ice cream.’” So, while working at one of the precious few jobs Obama has ever had, he stole...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information...

    09/27/2009 10:16:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,442+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | September 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Jury Convicts Defense Department Official of Unlawful Communication of Classified Information and Making False Statements James Wilbur Fondren Jr., was convicted by a federal jury today on charges involving providing classified information to a man working with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and lying to the FBI about it. Fondren was convicted of one count of unlawfully communicating classified information to an agent of a foreign government and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He was acquitted of two unlawful communication of classified information, one count of conspiracy to...
  • Boeing Engineer Convicted of Economic Espionage of Space Shuttle Secrets for China

    07/16/2009 4:15:01 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 14 replies · 868+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 16, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    SANTA ANA, CA—A former Rockwell and Boeing engineer from Orange County was remanded into custody this morning after a federal judge convicted him of charges of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China, for whom he stole restricted technology and Boeing trade secrets, including information related to the Space Shuttle program and Delta IV rocket. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, of Orange, Calif., who was employed by Rockwell International from 1973 until its defense and space unit was acquired by Boeing in 1996, was found guilty by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who...
  • A Radical in the Defense Department

    04/14/2009 8:52:59 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 15 replies · 760+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 04/14/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The appointment of Rosa Brooks to a mid level post in the defense department has largely gone under the radar, however it is one of the most perplexing and radical appointments of the Obama administration. Brooks, most recently an L.A. Times columnist, now heads to the Pentagon.
  • Huma 101 (Huma Abedin: Muslim Assist. to the Secretary of State)

    12/23/2008 4:54:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 05 Dec 2008 | Marc Ambider
    I've been a Clinton Kremlinologist for years, and although there are many armor-plated guardians of Clinton's inner circle, Huma Abedin has been the toughest to crack. No exaggeration: with Clinton heading to State, Abedin is going to be a major force in American diplomacy for the next several years. -snip- She is also a Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic --her mother runs a university in Saudi Arabia -- and brings that perspective on a complex part of the world to HRC's sphere. it's not uncommon to see Huma on Bill Clinton's important trips to the region, because he too values...
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...
  • UNPRECEDENTED AND SECRETIVE (The Obama team's secretive K Street Project.)

    11/07/2008 2:27:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 3,148+ views
    Lost amid all of the jubilation of the Obama victory was the announcement by the Obama transition team that it had set up a separate transition program beyond the one that is paid for by the American taxpayer. Called the "Obama/Biden Transition Project," it is a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, with no limits on the contributions it can receive and no requirements to divulge the names of individuals or organizations that give it money. Traditionally, the victorious campaign has set up inaugural funds, as well as funds to deal with legal costs and other expenses to close down the campaign. Others...
  • Security Clearances for Obama Administration Staff

    11/05/2008 10:14:54 PM PST · by AJFavish · 18 replies · 1,533+ views
    November 5, 2008
    Would it be amusing if hundreds of potential Obama Administration employees can't get security clearances because they are close with some of the same people that are close to Obama? Would it be amusing if hundreds of potential Obama Administration employees can't get security clearances because they are close with Obama?
  • FBI 'Would Not Have Hired' Someone with Obama's Past Associations

    10/27/2008 6:50:58 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 801+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 10/27/08 | Editors
    Recently, FSM sat down with Buck Revell, former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI who was in charge of all FBI operations before his retirement in 1994. What he has to say about the idea of a security clearance for Barack Obama, a man who could be our next president, is stunning and sobering, to say the least. FSM: It has been said that Sen. Obama would not be able to get a security clearance now if he applied for one because of the many relationships he has had in the past, and now, with people like Khalid al-Mansour and...
  • Obama Would Fail Security Clearance

    10/26/2008 4:39:46 PM PDT · by NationalConservative · 37 replies · 1,612+ views
    http://www.danielpipes.org/article/5983 ^ | 10/21/2008 | Daniel Pipes
    With Colin Powell now repeating the lie that Barack Obama has "always been a Christian," despite new information further confirming Obama's Muslim childhood (such as the Indonesian school registration listing him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue. Instead, then, let us review a related subject – Obama's connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial;...
  • Obama's Security Clearance VS Palin's Securtiy Clearance

    10/21/2008 6:15:29 AM PDT · by BellStar · 13 replies · 2,802+ views
    USMIL.NET ^ | 10-29-08 | By Cliff Kincaid
    FYI: Cliff Kincaid is an investigative journalist who specializes in analyzing the effects of communist and terrorist influence on the U.S. media. He is founder and president of America's Survival, Inc., and editor of Accuracy in Media's AIM Report. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including Why You Can’t Trust the News, and was instrumental in denying access to the U.S. media market to the Islamic terrorist Al‑Jazeera television channel. Source•Obama has been in the middle of two international communist networks – one in Hawaii and one in Chicago. •The Hawaii network included communists Frank Marshall Davis,...
  • Barack Obama Couldn’t Pass a Routine Background Investigation

    10/10/2008 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1,277+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 10, 2008 | Gregory D. Lee
    A while back, radio talk show host Michael Savage brought up the notion that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama couldn’t pass a background investigation to become an FBI special agent. He doesn’t know how right he is. Sen. Barack Obama wouldn’t pass a routine government background investigation, not only to become an FBI agent, but a police officer as well. If he were a soldier, his background would preclude him from obtaining a security clearance. He wouldn’t even qualify to be a support person in a federal agency, such as secretary, for that matter. His past cocaine usage disqualifies...
  • Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance

    10/02/2008 5:51:46 PM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 69 replies · 16,897+ views
    secureputer ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | secureputer
    secureputer.com/obamadeniedsecurityclearance Barack Obama Denied National Security Clearance Aug.20, 2008 in General Barack Obama cannot be Trusted with Classified Information How can the President of the United States be denied a basic security clearance? How can the Commander and Chief of the most powerful military be denied access to classified information? Barack Obama would be denied the necessary security clearance for President if he was held to the same standard as everyone else. If you can’t pass a Secret level background investigation, which is required for many soldiers, you should not be eligible for the Presidency. What is a Security Clearance?...
  • Islam probed: Heshem that is

    02/02/2008 10:05:01 PM PST · by brityank · 32 replies · 13,744+ views
    ACT for America ^ | 1 February, 2008 | Jerry Gordon & Claudia Rosset
    Islam probed: Heshem that is February 1, 2008comment by Jerry Gordon What is that careworn expression: "oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first begin to deceive". That is what eventuated after the journalistic endeavors of former Wall Street journalist and now resident sleuth at the Foundation for the Defense of democracy in Washington, Claudia Rosset pressed the Pentagon on inconsistencies in Defense Muslim outreach aide, Heshem Islam's resume. As we posted on this rapidly developing story, the DoD puff piece on Heshem Islam, the Muslim outreach aide to Deputy Defense Secretary England, who accused Pentagon Islamic...
  • LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS (Hillary did not have security clearance; Monica Lewinsky did)

    12/30/2007 10:01:38 PM PST · by doug from upland · 67 replies · 2,567+ views
    David Hackworth website ^ | orig. 1998 | Hackworth
    NOTE: Although Hillary Clinton touts her foreign policy experience, being right there with her husband, the New York Times' Patrick Healy reports that she did not have a security clearance and did not sit in on NSC briefings. Now recall this from the late David Hackworth. Monica Lewinsky did have TOP SECRET clearance. Perhaps she should be the one in the Dem primaries touting her experience. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DEFENDING AMERICA David H. Hackworth 17 March 98 LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS.. While at the Pentagon, Monica Lewinsky traveled with Defense Secretary William Cohen, sat in on briefings where the highest secrets...
  • Ex- convicts and addicts may get DoD clearance

    07/09/2007 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Jean S · 11 replies · 812+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/07 | Elana Schor and Roxana Tiron
    At the Pentagon’s request, Senate defense authorizers tucked deep within a defense bill a repeal of the department’s restriction on granting security clearances to ex-convicts, drug addicts and the mentally incompetent. The repeal provision now is creating discord between the Senate Armed Services and the Intelligence committees. In its markup of the 2008 defense authorization bill, the Intelligence panel voted to delete the Armed Services provision. The fate of the provision could become a flashpoint this week as the Senate takes up the bill. The Senate Armed Services panel seeks to repeal a seven-year-old law that established mandatory standards disqualifying...
  • How Israel Trip Came Back to Haunt an Aide

    06/09/2006 8:46:24 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 18 replies · 601+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 6 jun 06 | Josh Gerstein
    A veteran State Department employee contends that a month-long trip he took to Israel more than two decades ago has contributed to the suspension of his security clearance, stalling and perhaps ending his career in the foreign service. [snip] Mr. Hirsch said the story about him being a paratrooper deserved to be checked out, but could have been quickly resolved. The seemingly open-ended inquiry into his life and an agent's questions about whether the Maryland native could automatically become an Israeli citizen because he is a Jew have led the diplomat to conclude that he is the victim of religious...
  • Saudi Man Charged With Plane Bomb Threat

    06/07/2006 2:26:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | June 7 2006
    A Saudi man who authorities say was upset about being denied a job as an Arabic interpreter for the U.S. military in Iraq was charged with threatening to blow up a Delta Air Lines flight. Saleh Al Suwailem, 45, of Boise, Idaho, was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday. Al Suwailem was at Fort Benning on Monday being interviewed for the job when he learned he would not be hired because he was denied security clearance, federal authorities said in court papers. After being told to fly home to Idaho the next day on a Delta flight, he started drinking...
  • Security Clearance Rules May Impede Gays

    03/14/2006 7:37:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 740+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/14/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists. The Bush administration said security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." But it removed language saying sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person's eligibility for a security clearance." The White House sought to play down the changes, approved by President Bush in December, as an effort to ensure the security clearance rules are consistent...
  • Give journalists protection of stronger shield laws News gathering needs defending in post-9/11 era

    03/12/2006 1:43:11 PM PST · by weegee · 31 replies · 580+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2006, 9:27PM | By JOHN BECKWORTH and SARAH WYNNE
    The Bush administration has displayed a remarkable mastery at directing attention on issues through its own lens. Recently, for example, the White House tried to shift the national focus from the subject of alleged illegal wiretapping to a criminal investigation into who leaked the president's secret. Which raises the question: Should constitutionally protected news gathering be given a renewed boost through shield laws? The answer is — emphatically — yes. Reporter shield laws, designed to protect the confidentiality of press sources, are necessary not only to protect individual reporters, but more importantly, to protect the news gathering process and to...
  • Miller Clarifies Security Clearance Issue

    10/20/2005 5:41:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 645+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/05 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - New York Times reporter Judith Miller has addressed an issue that raised eyebrows in the journalism community: her statement that she had "clearance to see secret information" while covering the invasion of Iraq. In a first-person piece last weekend, Miller wrote that because of that status, "I was not permitted to discuss with editors some of the more sensitive information about Iraq." The statement led some to charge that the Times had allowed Miller to become compromised by the military. But Miller told the paper for a story published Thursday that her "clearance" was akin to the...
  • At State, Some Employees Languish in Security Limbo (Meanwhile, in Foggy Bottom)

    08/20/2005 6:10:01 PM PDT · by Diplomom · 16 replies · 610+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2005 | Stephen Barr
    There are about 40 of them -- ghost employees of the State Department. They have had their security clearances suspended and are under investigation until officials decide whether to revoke or restore them. Some of the employees are Foreign Service officers with decades of experience. They say they have been waiting for as long as two and three years for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which investigates possible security risks, to make decisions in their cases. Daniel Hirsch, one of the diplomats with a suspended clearance, was recalled to Washington from a Central Asian nation after his wife sought marital...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Navy Stripped Kerry Of Security Clearance!!!!!! Unauthorized Contacts With Enemy Agents!

    10/13/2004 9:48:00 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 655 replies · 35,728+ views
    DC Reporter | DC Reporter / MB26
    Kerry Lost Security Clearance! Just spoke with reporter friend in DC. She is talking with former USN ONI types who worked on DOD/USN investigation that resulted in total loss of Kerry’s Navy security clearance. Kerry had been granted a Top Secret by the Navy on October 11, 1967 based on a routine background investigation by Office of Naval Intelligence. A top secret clearance was required for his work at that time. Obtaining and holding a security clearance of any level, especially TS or above, requires certain terms, obligations, commitments and conditions from the holder. One of the most important is...
  • Ex-Clinton staffer loses Top Secret clearance

    09/30/2003 10:50:42 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 356+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – Though the Homeland Security Department has not terminated a high-ranking department official accused of resume fraud, sources say she's been denied the security clearance she needs to perform her job. Laura Callahan, the department's deputy chief information officer, was placed on paid leave in June while officials investigate her academic credentials. The advanced degrees she lists on her resume are from a diploma mill. Callahan's assistant, Jim Shepard, says she is still out on leave and has not been fired. However, sources say she was denied Top Secret clearance and is appealing the decision. Callahan's lawyer did not...
  • Covert At The CIA

    07/01/2003 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies · 327+ views
    www.aim.org ^ | July 1, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    There’s increasing speculation that CIA Director George Tenet’s job may be in jeopardy if the U.S. doesn’t find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Perhaps the CIA has been more preoccupied with other matters. The CIA web site has a section on "Diversity in the CIA" that emphasizes the agency’s involvement with ANGLE, which stands for the Agency Network for Gay and Lesbian Employees. This is "an outreach of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered employees providing internal networking support and education to the overall Agency regarding issues relating to sexual orientation and the workplace." This year, however, there was no...
  • Immigration crackdown leads to arrests at Sikorsky

    01/08/2003 6:49:52 AM PST · by Fixit · 1 replies · 279+ views
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- An immigration crackdown has led to the arrests of several illegal aliens working for subcontractors at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. Seven suspects, five men and two women, were brought into U.S. District Court shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, charged with misusing Social Security numbers and having false alien registration cards. ... the seven were turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The seven work for subcontractors ... All had obtained security clearance badges by allegedly using false information, authorities said. As a result, they had access to classified areas and possibly sensitive materials. However, none...