Skip to comments."Waas" up?! Where are those 20,000 CIA documents?
Posted on 08/22/2005 3:47:05 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
TUE NOV 24 1998 23:52:09 UTC
WHITE HOUSE PANIC; MASSIVE LEAK OF NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS
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. "
when Sandy got caught using his pants, it probably wasn't the first time.
I got one too
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.
Where are those documents and what do they contain.
check sandy's socks.
Let us also not forget the Albright laptop that walked off her desk in the State Dept.
I thought the Bush Adm. were the secretive ones... /s
Wasn't there anyone watching the store during the Clinton admin.?
Not in the MSM.
It's from 1998.
What happened with this?
.... 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......?
I guess someone should have denied the request for that industrial strength shreader that Berger ordered.
"I am relevant! I'm relevant!" ping
That is the dumbest question!!!!!!!!!!
No one in any Clinton administration has ever been minding the store.
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.
What a great find and reminder.
Let's deputize a FReeper with a Pajama Patrol badge and have them interview Murray and anyone else connected.
So, where's the outrage on CNN?
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.
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.
>>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
Sorry, should have added (sarc)
I have a long memory and lots of storage. ;-) Let's keep this bumped! Be back later today.
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.
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
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a p.s. . . and correction . . .make that "Wherever he is; HE is not where he belongs." Though 'it' could work.
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.
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: 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, were being forced to tighten up just a bit.
The brown paper bag in which we store the computer disk drives that contain the nations 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 its 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 dont 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 mens 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. Weve not yet decided if exceptions will be made for Halloween, the Fourth of July or New Years Eve. Well 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 isnt a part-time job its an imperative, all 37 1/2 hours of the week!
Or maybe Sandy is actually as skinny as Don Knots and the rest of his figure is made up of carefully concealed documents.
I vote for the Don Knotts theory.
Aw, gee, what's the rush, Nita?
It's only been 7 years.
Waas certainly had a crazy source somewhere in the government. I wonder if that person is still around?
In Fat Sandy Burglar's panties! LMAO
(P.S. Thanks for the ping.)
bump for later reading... Clinton sure has a ridiculous legacy.
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........
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.
They can't all be in Sandy Berger pants....