Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,872
61%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 61%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: statedeptmemo

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Foggy Bottom Memos: The Hemorrhaging of Iraq War Minutes (Impeach Bush alert)

    08/24/2005 8:49:40 AM PDT · by VoodooEconomics · 22 replies · 769+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 08/24/05 | William E. Jackson Jr.
    It was such a disgraceful performance by the Bush White House that it is painful to be reminded of it on television: the most credible figure in the Administration, Secretary of State Colin Powel, was trotted out at the UN in February 2003 to present a pile of official legerdemain--based on shoddy intelligence--that provided the WMD rationale for the imminent invasion of Iraq. Has anyone been held accountable?
  • Pre-9/11 U.S. Attempts to Drive Bin Laden Out of Afghanistan (new memo)

    08/19/2005 8:42:58 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 21 replies · 880+ views
    National Security Archive ^ | August 18, 2005 | Barbara Elias
    Washington, August 18, 2005 - The U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan told a top Taliban official in September 2000 that the U.S. "was not out to destroy the Taliban," but the "UBL [Osama bin Laden] issue is supremely important," according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive. The documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, show how years of U.S. diplomacy with the Taliban, combined with pressure on Pakistan, and attempts to employ Saudi cooperation still failed to compel the Taliban to expel bin Laden. Harboring bin Laden, but hesitant to sever diplomatic ties with the U.S....
  • Envoy Urged Osama's Expulsion Before 9/11 (Clinton era:"U.S. was not against the Taliban, per se,"

    08/19/2005 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 5 replies · 380+ views
    A year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a U.S. diplomat assured a top official of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime that international sanctions on that country would be lifted if it expelled Osama bin Laden, newly declassified documents show. A State Department memo dated September 2000 also said the United States did not seek to topple the Taliban despite its record of human rights abuses. The memo was among documents obtained by the National Security Archive, a private research group based at George Washington University, under a Freedom of Information Act request. The group posted the documents on its Web site...
  • Sources: Classified Memo IDs Plame

    07/21/2005 6:20:00 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 164 replies · 4,287+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/21/05 | Gloria Borger
    (CBS) There were new developments Thursday in the federal investigation of who leaked the identify of a CIA operative and blew her cover. As CBS News Correspondent Gloria Borger reports, it turns out a key portion of a two-year-old State Department memo that is now at the center of the controversy was classified — and that could mean leaking it was a crime. At the time the State Department wrote its memo, the administration's key rationale for war in Iraq was crumbling. No weapons of mass destruction had been found and some key intelligence used to make the administration's case...
  • CIA Tried to Discredit Secret Memo Through Washington Post

    07/18/2005 5:56:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 97 replies · 4,729+ views
    Much of the discussion this week about the latest disclosures in the alleged outing of a covert CIA agent will focus on an internal memo that detailed how former Ambassador Joe Wilson was chosen for a mission to Niger. The document indicated that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, “offered up his name” for the assignment to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein tried to acquire uranium from the African nation. Wilson denied that Plame pushed him for the job and said that Vice President Dick Cheney asked him to go. An official who works for the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and...
  • State Department memo scrutinized in CIA leak case

    07/17/2005 9:21:10 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,270+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 16, 2005 | DOUGLAS JEHL, DAVID JOHNSTON AND RICHARD STEVENSON
    WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors in the CIA leak case have shown intense interest in a 2003 State Department memorandum that explained how a former diplomat came to be dispatched on an intelligence-gathering mission and the role of his wife, a CIA officer, in the trip, people who have been officially briefed on the case said. Investigators in the case have been trying to learn whether officials at the White House and elsewhere in the administration learned the CIA officer's identity from the memorandum. They are seeking to determine if any officials then passed the name along to journalists and if officials...
  • Memo Is a Focus of CIA Leak Probe

    07/16/2005 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 1,366+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/16/05 | Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei
    Memo Is a Focus of CIA Leak Probe By Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, July 16, 2005; A06 Federal prosecutors investigating the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity have asked several witnesses in the case whether they read a State Department memorandum mentioning her that circulated inside the Bush administration in the days before she was publicly named, according to people familiar with the testimony. FBI agents showed the State Department memo to several witnesses during the interviews over the past two years, according to lawyers in the case, in an effort to...
  • State Dept. Memo Gets Scrutiny in Leak Inquiry on C.I.A. Officer

    07/15/2005 7:51:18 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 124 replies · 2,861+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 16, 2005 | RICHARD STEVENSON
    WASHINGTON, July 15 - Prosecutors in the C.I.A. leak case have shown intense interest in a 2003 State Department memorandum that explained how a former diplomat came to be dispatched on an intelligence-gathering mission and the role of his wife, a C.I.A. officer, in the trip, people who have been officially briefed on the case said. Investigators in the case have been trying to learn whether officials at the White House and elsewhere in the administration learned of the C.I.A. officer's identity from the memorandum. They are seeking to determine if any officials then passed the name along to journalists...