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  • Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

    08/17/2018 11:35:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 170 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18Aug18 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents -- including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus -- denounced Trump's decision to strip Brennan of his security clearance.
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a statement late Thursday criticizing President Trump’s “ill-considered and unprecedented” decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
  • High Qaeda Aide Retracted Claim of Link With Iraq

    07/30/2004 7:31:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 3,261+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    PREWAR INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, July 30 - A senior leader of Al Qaeda who was captured in Pakistan several months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was the main source for intelligence, since discredited, that Iraq had provided training in chemical and biological weapons to members of the organization, according to American intelligence officials. Intelligence officials say the detainee, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle, recanted the claims sometime last year, but not before they had become the basis of statements by President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and others...
  • Latest tweet from John "The Commie" Brennan

    04/04/2018 9:10:18 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/18 | John Brennan
    I served 6 Presidents, 3 Rs & 3Ds. I directly supported Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama. While I didn't agree with all their policy choices, I admired and respected all of them, as they put country above their personal interests. Not so with you, as your self adoration is disgraceful https://t.co/A1brb0HW3V— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 5, 2018
  • Chief of firm involved in breach is Obama adviser ( Passport Breaches By Obama Advisers Company)

    03/22/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 67 replies · 3,389+ views
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 3-22-08 | Kate Bolduan
    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 O. Brennan, president and CEO 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.
  • George W. Bush inherited 'crumbling' intel community from Bill Clinton: Tenet

    02/16/2016 5:04:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump blames Bush for failing to stop 9/11 attacks As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hammers away at former President George W. Bush for not stopping the September 11 attacks, another factor could be added to the debate: Mr. Bush inherited from Bill Clinton an intelligence community in terrible shape. This fact comes not from a Republican partisan but from George Tenet, President Clinton's CIA director, a post that at the time made him the country's top intelligence officer. Mr. Tenet wrote in his memoirs, "At the Center of the Storm," that Mr. Clinton left Mr....
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • CIA releases memo showing agency blamed Bill Clinton for bankrupting war on terror ahead of 9/11

    06/15/2015 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday. Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying...
  • Former director: Clinton administration bankrupted CIA ahead of 9/11

    06/12/2015 3:06:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday. Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying...
  • What a shock: Pollard imprisonment based on lies

    02/24/2015 2:50:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I really feel like slamming some of the chickens**t American Jews who regularly comment - both on this blog and on Twitter and Facebook - that Jonathan Pollard should rot in jail because what he did was so terrible they're afraid of being accused of having 'dual loyalties' if they actually question Pollard's life sentence. Much of the infamous Cap Weinberger memo (that Pollard's lawyers were never allowed to see) has been declassified, and it shows that much of the US government argument for keeping Pollard imprisoned is based on lies and mischaracterizes what Weinberger (an anti-Semite in his...
  • NY Times Editors Call for Prosecution of 'Torturers,' Including Dick Cheney, George Tenet

    12/22/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 22, 2014 | Randy Hall
    In an angry editorial published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, the newspaper's editorial board called on president Barack Obama to “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses.” The list of offenders “in a credible investigation” is a long one, including former vice president Dick Cheney; his chief of staff, David Addington; former CIA director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the lawyers for the Office of Legal Counsel who helped draft the documents clearing the way for “enhanced interrogation“ of prisoners and enemy combatants. In addition, the editors called for charges to be brought against Jose...
  • In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

    01/23/2013 9:17:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship. “Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.” Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • When Treason is Subtle

    07/18/2007 6:52:07 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 230+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/18/07 | Purple Mountains
    Bill O’Reilly devotes considerable time and a book to warning of the dangers to America from those he calls Secular Progressives or SP’s. These are people whose belief system is atheism, who believe that anything goes in sex and in the media, that America is a bad country that should make it up to the rest of the world for past sins, that our military is evil and should never be used to advance or defend our interests, and that every other culture in the world is superior to our own. Many liberal Democrats are SP’s, and only by understanding...
  • Democrats As Condo Cranks

    05/10/2007 6:35:54 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 313+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/10/07 | Purple Mountains
    As a patriot and as a defender of the values of the civilized world, I want the oil fields and the oil routes of the Persian Gulf kept secure, and I want the Islamofascists defeated. I would like it to be different, but I almost don’t care how long it takes or how much it costs. I know that if the Islamic terrorists win, they will take over the oil and have the rest of the world by the throat. I know that if the Islamists win, they will rapidly gain access to nuclear weapons, and that the same people...
  • The black hole in George Tenet's universe

    05/03/2007 9:39:31 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 8 replies · 1,115+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3 May 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On the night of July 17, 1996, while George Tenet was deputy director of Central Intelligence, TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK headed for Paris only to disappear into a black hole off the coast of Long Island 12 minutes later. So powerful was the gravitational field of that hole that not even a single proton of information about the doomed flight has escaped it, at least not in Tenet's new book, "At the Center of the Storm." There is much to overlook here, and Tenet has no excuse for doing so. A presumed terrorist attack on an airliner...
  • Senator Richard Shelby doesn't mince words...

    05/03/2007 7:12:17 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Hugh Hewitt show ^ | 5/2/07 | Sen. Richard Shelby
    Alabama Senator Richard Shelby doesn't mince words on Democrats not funding the troops, the Army banning mil-bloggers and George Tenet's new book. HH: But first, we celebrate the fact that the Congress has failed to override the President’s veto of the pork-laden attempt to micromanage the war into a date certain defeat. I’m joined by Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. Senator, good to have you on the program. Are you with me, Senator? RS: Yeah, I’m with you. HH: Okay, good to talk with you there, sir. Senator Shelby, before we get to the future of this bill, you’re on...
  • Torture on 60 Minutes ....(CIA run by a man who cannot think straight)

    05/03/2007 4:42:14 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 37 replies · 1,509+ views
    NRO ^ | May 2, 2007 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    There is no reason why George Tenet shouldn’t promote his book, At the Center of the Storm. And every reason why those who have now heard him in action should wonder: How did such a man, so vain, so emotional, so unreasoning, become head of the CIA? Scott Pelley of CBS did fine work in attempting to explore Tenet’s theses, but found himself at the outset of the interview dealing with a melodramatist unsuited for the role of historian. Self-pity ruled: “People don’t understand us, you know,” Tenet started in. “They think we’re a bunch of faceless bureaucrats with no...
  • A Case Against Cheney (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    05/02/2007 12:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2007 | Richard Cohen
    The resolution offered by the gentleman from Ohio reads sensibly. It alleges crimes high and low, misdemeanors galore -- all of them representing an effort to mislead the American people and take them into war. It is Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment directed at Dick Cheney. The vice president will, of course, deny being a liar. As long as Kucinich is at it, add that to the articles. The congressman's case is persuasive, although his remedy may be too radical. He calls for Cheney to be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate, just as Bill Clinton was...
  • George Tenet Will Get Your Back(Side)

    05/01/2007 6:08:54 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies · 744+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 1, 2007 | Michael Graham
    If there is a weasel more gutless, a buffoon more incompetent, or an ingrate more shameless than failed CIA Director George Tenet, he’s being hidden in a black ops prison on Guantanamo Bay. George Tenet, a poster child for “The Power Of Positive Brown-Nosing,” has hit a new low, even by Washington standards. Having worked his way up the political ladder by leaving no back unslapped, on the way down he’s leaving no back unstabbed. George Tenet is the Barney Fife of the spy world. Every bad guy got away and he never took his bullet out of his pocket....