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"Waas" up?! Where are those 20,000 CIA documents?
The Black Hole of Cyberspace | TUE NOV 24 1998 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 08/22/2005 3:47:05 AM PDT by Nita Nupress

DRUDGE REPORT
TUE NOV 24 1998 23:52:09 UTC

WHITE HOUSE PANIC; MASSIVE LEAK OF NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS

**World Exclusive*

WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is facing the most massive leak of classified foreign policy documents since the publication of the Pentagon papers more than two decades ago during the Vietnam war, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

"The impeachment proceedings are going to have seemed like a picnic, before we get though with this," said one White House official.

The papers, totaling more than 20,000 pages, according to sources who have read them, include a history of the secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea, describing the failed policy of trying to buy off North Korea to forego its nuclear weapons policy. They describe in great detail the intelligence and policy failures that led to the detonations of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan this year.

Most embarrassing, the papers appear to corroborate, according to sources who have read them, allegations by a former U.N. arms inspector that the Clinton administration concealed from Congress and the public details regarding Saddam Hussein's ambitious program to develop nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.

The papers also reveal new details on the Clinton policy towards China in which the White House allowed ballistic missile technology exports to China at the behest of wealthy Democratic campaign contributors.

News of the massive leak of classified foreign policy documents caught senior White House officials by surprise on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend... MORE

Two Washington newspaper editors have reviewed the papers, which have been obtained by left-wing reporter Murray Waas.

Waas has been holding the documents close, according to one media insider. Some in Washington speculate that Waas does not want to write a major expose about the Clinton administration in the midst of the impeachment hearings, fueling the flames for conservatives.

The new leaks appear to be indicative of deep dissatisfaction within the foreign policy establishment regarding Clinton policies.

There have been other unprecedented leaks as well: most notably, a James Risen story in the NEW YORK TIMES earlier this week about the disregarding of a CIA assessment of Russian corruption by Vice President Al Gore. Some see an organized attempt by dissidents to discredit the Clinton foreign policy.

Ironically, the Clinton White House might have a hard time attacking one of their favorite reporters: During the 1992 presidential campaign, both Clinton and Gore often praised Waas exclusives exposing the Bush administration's Iraq policy, which involved the leaks of thousands of pages of classified papers regarding the Gulf war. "


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 1998; ablegate; atta; chinagate; cia; cialeak; clinton; documentdump; iraq; murraywaas; northkorea; policyfailures; saddamhussein; wmd
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I'm tired of waiting. What about you?
1 posted on 08/22/2005 3:47:07 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Wallaby

Yoo-hoo ping-a-roo.


2 posted on 08/22/2005 3:48:00 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress

when Sandy got caught using his pants, it probably wasn't the first time.


3 posted on 08/22/2005 3:49:58 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: maestro; PhilDragoo; GOPJ; ovrtaxt; mercy; wagglebee; kellynla; oceanview; ...

"Reminder" ping.


4 posted on 08/22/2005 3:58:03 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress

I got one too


5 posted on 08/22/2005 4:00:30 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Jalapeno

What I never could figure out was why the document dump went to Murray Waas, of all people.

The tip to Drudge was probably an afterthought to put pressure on Waas and the editors.


6 posted on 08/22/2005 4:03:00 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress
Freedom of Information is what we need.

Where are those documents and what do they contain.

7 posted on 08/22/2005 4:08:19 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: Nita Nupress

check sandy's socks.


8 posted on 08/22/2005 4:08:45 AM PDT by tomakaze (Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.)
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To: Nita Nupress

Let us also not forget the Albright laptop that walked off her desk in the State Dept.


9 posted on 08/22/2005 4:09:35 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Nita Nupress

I thought the Bush Adm. were the secretive ones... /s


10 posted on 08/22/2005 4:12:18 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Nita Nupress

Wasn't there anyone watching the store during the Clinton admin.?


11 posted on 08/22/2005 4:12:47 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

Not in the MSM.


12 posted on 08/22/2005 4:39:13 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

It's from 1998.

What happened with this?


13 posted on 08/22/2005 4:47:26 AM PDT by Lovebloggers
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To: Nita Nupress; PhilDragoo
Thanks for the ping.....

.... There have been other unprecedented leaks as well: most notably, a James Risen story in the NEW YORK TIMES earlier this week about the disregarding of a CIA assessment of Russian corruption by Vice President Al Gore. Some see an organized attempt by dissidents to discredit the Clinton foreign policy....

sure,.......what papers were so important that mr. T became the courier himself......?

/sarcasm?

14 posted on 08/22/2005 4:49:32 AM PDT by maestro
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To: Nita Nupress

I guess someone should have denied the request for that industrial strength shreader that Berger ordered.


15 posted on 08/22/2005 4:55:06 AM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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To: Nita Nupress

"I am relevant! I'm relevant!" ping


16 posted on 08/22/2005 4:56:11 AM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy
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To: Nita Nupress
WHY DID BILL CLINTON IGNORE TERRORISM?
Was it simply the constraints of his liberal mindset, or was it something even more threatening to our national security?


17 posted on 08/22/2005 4:56:19 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: wolfcreek

That is the dumbest question!!!!!!!!!!

No one in any Clinton administration has ever been minding the store.


18 posted on 08/22/2005 4:56:23 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: Nita Nupress

Thanks a lot!!

Now my head will be spinning for the rest of the day. You just dug this out of memory? Or is it on drudge today?

To put this in perspective, this is from back in the day when Alan Keyes and FR held a rally on the mall in DC. I saw it on C-Span, that's where I first heard of FR. (I was logged in under a similar name- I went away for a few months, then came back and couldn't remember my old name.)

Wow, the memories. I'd love to search some old comments from then! If anybody knows how to do that efficiently, please let me know.


19 posted on 08/22/2005 4:57:00 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Fairtax.org)
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To: Nita Nupress

What a great find and reminder.


20 posted on 08/22/2005 4:57:11 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Nita Nupress

Let's deputize a FReeper with a Pajama Patrol badge and have them interview Murray and anyone else connected.


21 posted on 08/22/2005 4:57:14 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Nita Nupress

So, where's the outrage on CNN?


22 posted on 08/22/2005 4:59:12 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Nita Nupress

If Hillary runs........ July 1 2008 is the date the papers will surface. Maximum damage,, too late to recover.

The month before, her Thesis will emerge.


23 posted on 08/22/2005 4:59:37 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . The wild winds of fortune will carry us onward)
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To: Lovebloggers
What happened with this?

Zippitydoodah, apparently. Just like the mysterious fires at the National Archives. The MSM had a don't ask, don't tell policy when it came to Bubba.

24 posted on 08/22/2005 5:00:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ovrtaxt

>>Wow, the memories. I'd love to search some old comments from then! If anybody knows how to do that efficiently, please let me know.

The best way I know, is to search Google with a year in the keywords, and limiting the search to FreeRepublic.com

For example, last night during the NatGeo Inside 9/11 special, I found the thread on James Wood and his story of being on the 9/11 test flight, and reporting it to the FBI, by using something like this in the Google search:

James Wood 2001 site:freerepublic.com


25 posted on 08/22/2005 5:03:02 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster
Make that James Woods.
26 posted on 08/22/2005 5:06:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (NRA)
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To: mariabush

Sorry, should have added (sarc)


27 posted on 08/22/2005 5:15:58 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: ovrtaxt; All
You just dug this out of memory? Or is it on drudge today?

I have a long memory and lots of storage. ;-) Let's keep this bumped! Be back later today.

28 posted on 08/22/2005 5:16:57 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress

bttt


29 posted on 08/22/2005 5:23:44 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: All
At least one talk show host has suggested recently that the Clintons gladly embraced the Monica scandal to take the pressure off all other and much more serious scandals.
31 posted on 08/22/2005 5:40:05 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
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To: Nita Nupress
"News of the massive leak of classified foreign policy documents caught senior White House officials by surprise on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend..."

I am tired of waiting. . .as well.

And I am more than tired of 'WhiteHouse' officials being surprised by what their opposition is capable of.

What is their learning curve here?

So dangerously low as to allow such national security breeches; apparently. And no political will for follow-up and follow-through.

It is outrageous.

Probably the same staff working now; as then. . .and with a pay-raise for 2005. . .and Sandy Berger is probably jogging round the Eiffel Tower as we speak. . .Wherever he is; it is not where he belongs.

32 posted on 08/22/2005 5:44:13 AM PDT by cricket (color me. . .Republican)
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To: mariabush
No one in any Clinton administration has ever been minding the store.

Berg(l)erizing and Gorelicking and wholesale selling the store were the clintons' preference.


WHY DID BILL CLINTON IGNORE TERRORISM?
Was it simply the constraints of his liberal mindset, or was it something even more threatening to our national security?


Why hillary clinton should never be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office... or any position of power--THE SERIES
REASON 1: MISSUS CLINTON HIRED JAMIE GORELICK



(viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)
THE DEMOCRATS ARE GONNA GET US KILLED (kerry, clinton + sandy berger's pants) SERlES



The Left's Fatally Flawed "Animal Farm" Mentality
(Why America Must NEVER AGAIN Elect a Democrat President)

COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004, 2005

33 posted on 08/22/2005 5:46:02 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Nita Nupress

a p.s. . . and correction . . .make that "Wherever he is; HE is not where he belongs." Though 'it' could work.


34 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:36 AM PDT by cricket (color me. . .Republican)
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To: Jalapeno
"when Sandy got caught using his pants, it probably wasn't the first time."

Think the same. Would like to have seen, as well, the list of top Demrats who checked in and out of the archives as well.

Maybe, they should profile. . .and any Demrat should have his pants, shoes and briefcase. . .weighed; before going in -and upon his exit.

Particularly those who have used the response/refrain. . .'not a shred of evidence' as a defense.

35 posted on 08/22/2005 5:53:44 AM PDT by cricket (color me. . .Republican)
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To: wolfcreek
"Wasn't there anyone watching the store during the Clinton admin.?"

Not to worry, wolfcreek. This guy below was certainly in charge! I can't locate that great Bill Richardson/Los Alamos/nuke secret/fast-food/ drive through jpg that more perfectly answers your question, but I found this:

Important Memo

IMPORTANT MEMO: Los Alamos National Laboratory

To: All staff, Los Alamos National Laboratory

From: Bill Richardson, Secretary of Energy

Dear staff members:

Due to an unfortunate overreaction by the Republican Congress to our minor difficulties in the security area, we’re being forced to tighten up just a bit.

Effective Monday:

The brown paper bag in which we store the computer disk drives that contain the nation’s nuclear secrets will no longer be left on the picnic table at the staff commissary during lunch hour. It will be stored in “the vault.” I know this is an inconvenience to many of you, but it’s a sad sign of the times.

The three-letter security code for accessing “the vault” will no longer be “B-O-B.” To confuse would-be spies, that security code will be reversed. Please don’t tell anybody.

Visiting scientists and graduate students from Libya, North Korea and mainland China will no longer be allowed to wander the hallways without proper identification. Beginning Monday, they will be required to wear a stick-on lapel tag that clearly states, “Hello, My Name Is ….” The stickers will be available at the front desk.

The computer network used for scientific calculations will no longer be hyperlinked via the Internet to such Web sites as www.moammar.com, www.swedechicks.com, or www.hackers-r-us.com. Links to all Disney sites will be maintained, however.

Researchers bearing a security clearance of Level 5 and higher will no longer be permitted to exchange updates on their work by posting advanced-physics formulas on the men’s room walls.

On “Bowling Night,” please check your briefcases and laptop computers at the front counter of the Bowl-a-Drome instead of leaving them in the cloakroom. Mr. Badonov, the front-counter supervisor, has promised to “keep un eye on zem” for us.

Staff members will no longer be allowed to take home small amounts of plutonium, iridium or uranium for use in those “little weekend projects around the house.” That includes you parents who are helping the kids with their science fair projects.

Thermonuclear devices may no longer be checked out for “recreational use.” We’ve not yet decided if exceptions will be made for Halloween, the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve. We’ll keep you posted.

Employees may no longer “borrow” the AA batteries from the burglar alarm system to power their Game Boys and compact-disc players during working hours.

And, finally, when reporting for work each day, all employees must enter through the front door. Raoul, the janitor, will no longer admit employees who tap three times on the side door to avoid clocking in late.

I know this crackdown might seem punitive and oppressive to many of you, but it is our sworn duty to protect the valuable national secrets that have been entrusted to our care.

Remember: Security isn’t a part-time job — it’s an imperative, all 37 1/2 hours of the week!

Sincerely,

BILL RICHARSON

36 posted on 08/22/2005 5:57:00 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Jalapeno
Do you think Sandy Berger used a pair of waders to carry out the documents or maybe a mascot costume like the San Diego Checken where there'd be plenty of extra room.

Or maybe Sandy is actually as skinny as Don Knots and the rest of his figure is made up of carefully concealed documents.

37 posted on 08/22/2005 6:22:35 AM PDT by capt. norm (Two wrongs do not make a right. It usually takes me at least three..)
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To: capt. norm

I vote for the Don Knotts theory.


38 posted on 08/22/2005 6:33:21 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: wolfcreek

Livingston.


39 posted on 08/22/2005 6:42:50 AM PDT by BIGZ
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To: Nita Nupress
I'm tired of waiting. What about you?

Aw, gee, what's the rush, Nita?

It's only been 7 years.

40 posted on 08/22/2005 7:53:33 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Nita Nupress

Waas certainly had a crazy source somewhere in the government. I wonder if that person is still around?


41 posted on 08/22/2005 8:12:18 AM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Nita Nupress

In Fat Sandy Burglar's panties! LMAO


42 posted on 08/22/2005 8:23:19 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Nita Nupress
I could find nothing on Murray Waas's blog about this. I guess he's too wrapped up in the Plame affair now.

(P.S. Thanks for the ping.)

43 posted on 08/22/2005 9:14:42 AM PDT by Wallaby
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To: Nita Nupress

bump for later reading... Clinton sure has a ridiculous legacy.


44 posted on 08/22/2005 9:59:35 AM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Nita Nupress
They describe in great detail the intelligence and policy failures that led to the detonations of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan this year.

That's another thing, I forgot that this occurred on Billy Jeff's watch. Gee, no other country on earth had blown up a nuclear weapon in HOW MANY YEARS??? Good going Bill, we'll remember your foreign (and for show only)policies. There's nothing worse than a man who craves power only so he could fill the vast hole in his stomach. To think we're still functioning as a country after all the Clinton Machinations shows just how resilient we really are. Now, about those sleeper muslim extremists we have throughout America........

45 posted on 08/22/2005 11:11:12 AM PDT by Pagey (Whether Hillary Clintons' attacks on America are a success or a failure depends upon YOU TOO!)
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To: FreedomPoster

THX!


46 posted on 08/22/2005 12:01:20 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Fairtax.org)
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To: Nita Nupress
Holy cow...I had forgotten about this!

Great catch and thanks for posting this.

Now, if only this info would get out to the populace at large...but I doubt it will.

47 posted on 08/22/2005 2:00:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: wolfcreek

NO !


48 posted on 08/22/2005 2:01:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: All

bump


49 posted on 08/23/2005 7:27:13 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress

They can't all be in Sandy Berger pants....


50 posted on 08/23/2005 7:29:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The constitution is not in exile, it's in a nice safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands - Lileks)
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