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CIA cracks down on leaks
Herald Sun ^ | 9 January 2006

Posted on 01/08/2006 2:10:07 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

CIA director Porter Goss is redoubling efforts to prevent agents from divulging the spy agency's secrets to the media, and also plans to clamp down on former spies publishing books about their covert careers, Time magazine has reported.

Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official, Time, in a report to hit newsstands this week, said on its website that CIA officials told employees during a meeting last week that leaking had gotten out of control and needed to stop.

The reported added that a new clampdown on leakers had been launched, supported by a team of "mostly retired" agents contracted to scan the news media for possible leaks of classified material and to try to find the leakers responsible.

The internal crackdown follows recent media reports about the CIA's secret prison network for terror suspects and last month's disclosure in The New York Times that US President George W Bush authorised the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the telephone calls of some Americans without court warrants.

The report said Goss also is worried about the potential impact of the leaks and insider books on the agency's security and clandestine operations.

"You don't want people who sit down with an (intelligence) officer in confidence to be concerned it will end up in the guy's memoirs in a year or two," one anonymous intelligence official told Time.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; cialeaks; leaks; looselips; patriotleak; portergoss; spying
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Leaks within the CIA are treason. Those found guilty of leaking should be charged as such.
1 posted on 01/08/2006 2:10:10 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's about time the CIA got serious about this. Time to clean house.


2 posted on 01/08/2006 2:11:33 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Leaks within the CIA are treason. Those found guilty of leaking should be charged as such.

And not only charged as such ...

3 posted on 01/08/2006 2:11:40 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: Gordongekko909

All the released information is to be cleared, with the clearing executive made personally responsible.


4 posted on 01/08/2006 2:14:23 PM PST by GSlob
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To: af_vet_1981

Arrest and isolate them for as long as the law provides, then send them to GITMO>


5 posted on 01/08/2006 2:14:40 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Aussie Dasher
The reported added that a new clampdown on leakers had been launched, supported by a team of "mostly retired" agents contracted to scan the news media for possible leaks of classified material and to try to find the leakers responsible.

Sounds like the administration needs to place a "mole" inside the CIA.

6 posted on 01/08/2006 2:15:21 PM PST by oldbrowser (No matter how cynical I get, I can't seem to keep up)
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To: GSlob

What's the penalty on this sort of thing, life in federal prison?


7 posted on 01/08/2006 2:16:52 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I agree totally. They need to be either sent to one of those "secret prisons" or have an "accident". It IS treason and ought to be treated as such. I'd say take them to court, but there is no court in the land where these things can be discussed without further "leaks".


8 posted on 01/08/2006 2:18:33 PM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I guess they'll be going after Val Flame since she confessed her job to her boyfriend during post coital spooning?
Maybe they'll arrest Joe Wilson for divulging his mission?


9 posted on 01/08/2006 2:20:21 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: Aussie Dasher
Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official

Do I understand this correctly? This story about a clampdown in leaks is, itself, based on a leak?
10 posted on 01/08/2006 2:29:14 PM PST by babyface00
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To: babyface00

That pretty much sums it up. Fair bit of work to be done...


11 posted on 01/08/2006 2:31:52 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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Sissy Hair loses his cool.


12 posted on 01/08/2006 2:38:15 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

OOPS, wrong thread!


13 posted on 01/08/2006 2:38:40 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: newnhdad

"Maybe they'll arrest Joe Wilson for divulging his mission?"
The Soviets had female agents called "Swallows." She's probably the CIA equivalent! (sp? Ever since my first computer, my spelling ability has gone down)


14 posted on 01/08/2006 2:46:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Aussie Dasher

I notice that even this article has no -- zer, sip -- mention of the certain consequences for violating the secrecy oath.


15 posted on 01/08/2006 2:53:42 PM PST by Publius6961 (The IQ of California voters is about 420........... .............cumulatively)
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To: newnhdad
I guess they'll be going after Val Flame since she confessed her job to her boyfriend during post coital spooning?

IIRC, it was before, not after. She was giving him fair warning.

16 posted on 01/08/2006 2:56:54 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: Gordongekko909
It's about time the CIA got serious about this. Time to clean house.

It's about time all of us get serious and see the forest for the trees and clamp down on the politicians and their biased rhetoric which brought this issue to prominence in the first place.

17 posted on 01/08/2006 3:03:07 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: Aussie Dasher

Shaking a stick at a lion.

Won't stop until they are stopped with severe repercussions.


18 posted on 01/08/2006 3:05:18 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Democrats value the privacy of terrorists higher than the lives of Americans.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Nothing like closing the barn door after the horse has run off Porter.


19 posted on 01/08/2006 3:12:58 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Aussie Dasher
.....Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official.............

Keyboard cleanup!, Aisle 13...

20 posted on 01/08/2006 3:16:25 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: Gordongekko909
"If I tell you i'll have to kill you."

Isn't that the old saying?

21 posted on 01/08/2006 3:18:33 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a keynote speaker at a Wellstone memorial.........!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Take a few of them out, tie them to a rostrum, and shoot them. That should provide an attitude adjustment for these Lefties.


22 posted on 01/08/2006 3:20:24 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I have a real problem with "former" CIA employees who write a "book" revealing national secrets as soon as they are no longer employed by the CIA. To me, it appears as though they are selling out their country for a quick buck and fifteen minutes of fame. I also have to challenge their faithfulness and loyalty to the United States of America. I'm not buying the DemocRATS' "whistleblower" crap.


23 posted on 01/08/2006 3:40:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

When I hear that people are fired or charged for media leaks then and only then will I think anything productive is happening.


24 posted on 01/08/2006 4:08:31 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: oldbrowser
Sounds like the administration needs to place a "mole" inside the CIA.

Now THAT's the most sensible comment I've seen posted. Now isn't the fact that knowledge of the leak about the crackdown on leakers was itself based on a leak?

25 posted on 01/08/2006 4:09:03 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Well, yes, [Reid and Kerry] I AM questioning your patriotism."- Mark Steyn, http://snipurl.com/ktpq)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Career-Inflating Apostates
26 posted on 01/08/2006 4:22:38 PM PST by FreeKeys ("9-11 didn't happen overnight. There was a build-up to that day throughout the 1990s."- John Spencer)
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To: Aussie Dasher

...they've asked Joe Wilson to look for them?


27 posted on 01/08/2006 4:28:29 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Far as I'm concerned they start leaking secrets the should wind up with their photo on a milk carton.


28 posted on 01/08/2006 5:32:32 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"......last month's disclosure in The New York Times that US President George W Bush authorised the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the telephone calls of some Americans without court warrants."

Why do the Dim Wing Nuts squeal so much about Bush recording the phone calls of Americans? Simple, Bush is listening to telephone conversations of Clinton-appointed Civil Servqants who are leaking items to the press to try and prevent Presidential policies from being implimented. For some reason the Dims hate that! Most of America loves it!

Treason and sedition

29 posted on 01/08/2006 5:39:55 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: Aussie Dasher
When you agree to accept a TS or higher clearance, you give up many rights and agree to be tried in Secret if deemed appropriate..

I would love to see them frog marched past the NYT office but I doubt we will know most if any results of these investigations.

The employees of the Agency however will know exactly what happened.

GOOD

Cheers,

knewshound
30 posted on 01/08/2006 6:03:20 PM PST by knews_hound (Now with two handed typing !)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Look, the reality is that Goss has been cleaning out the CIA and targeting leakers. So has Condi at State. Rummy at DOD. Rummy is HATED over there because he's been so effective at doing so. Notice most of our leakers are coming from CIA and State lately and consider Goss/Condi have only been in control about a year. Rummy's had five years to make some headway. If Condi/Goss weren't having some effect we wouldn't be seeing so many leaks aimed at sabotaging their efforts. The problem is that we have a number of snakes and it takes awhile to cut off all their heads.

Still, I'm glad to here they are going to tighten down even further in pursuit and hopefully punishment. Without which it would be meaningless.


31 posted on 01/08/2006 6:30:52 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It is LEAKED to Time that Porter Goss is cracking down on leakers???

Sounds like it isn't working very well.


32 posted on 01/08/2006 6:57:43 PM PST by Txsleuth (Official Snow Flake! Merry Moosemuss, starting Monday)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The question is .. what are they gonna do to the leakers when caught??


33 posted on 01/08/2006 7:13:13 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Aussie Dasher; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; dixiechick2000; Victoria Delsoul; ...

What cowardly traitorous losers the media are Charlie Brown!

First the firing squad and then hang them up as buzzard bait!


34 posted on 01/08/2006 8:59:09 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: EGPWS

The politicians and their attitudes probably contribute to the notion among agents that it is "O.K." to leak. The American public gets left out of the equation all together.


35 posted on 01/08/2006 9:07:17 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: devolve; Victoria Delsoul
All those faces are confusing Woodstock!


36 posted on 01/08/2006 9:07:39 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch

Cute! Glad I didn't turn my computer off, lol.


37 posted on 01/08/2006 9:09:34 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Aussie Dasher
Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official, Time, in a report to hit newsstands this week, said on its website that CIA officials told employees during a meeting last week that leaking had gotten out of control and needed to stop.

A LEAK about the LEAKS.........only in America!

38 posted on 01/08/2006 9:10:00 PM PST by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: Victoria Delsoul

LOL, I thought you were sound asleep by now!


39 posted on 01/08/2006 9:30:47 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; Victoria Delsoul; dixiechick2000; SergeantsLady; Liz; Lady Jag; ...

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDER?


40 posted on 01/08/2006 9:53:01 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: devolve

There you go, I wondered why you never used Woodstock!


41 posted on 01/08/2006 9:59:45 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's real simple. You find a leaker, you indict him, prosecute him, and send him to jail. It will stop in no time.


42 posted on 01/08/2006 10:01:25 PM PST by Casloy
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To: devolve; potlatch; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
CIA leakers to be installed in individual suites in the Yuri I. Nosenko Hotel--Check in anytime you like but you can never leave.

This is war; leaking is treason; detention for the duration is just the start.

Wire these maggots up and let's watch them dance.


43 posted on 01/08/2006 10:45:46 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wall. Cigarette. Blindfold.


44 posted on 01/08/2006 11:23:30 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: potlatch


He had the Byrd-Flu killer virus!


45 posted on 01/08/2006 11:45:46 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: PhilDragoo

46 posted on 01/09/2006 6:20:46 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

There are several openings in the CIA for wet work. These traitors should be dealt with accordingly.


47 posted on 01/09/2006 6:32:23 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We don't need POLITICIANS...we need STATESMEN.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Someone at the CIA who is leaking may need to "dissapear" to be a lesson to everyone else. Sound harsh? It is our very survival we are talking about. The world is just as dangerous now as it was 20 years ago.


48 posted on 01/09/2006 6:59:11 AM PST by quant5
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To: Aussie Dasher

Anyone else find it amusing that the word of this "Crackdown on leaks" seems to be from leak itself?


49 posted on 01/09/2006 11:08:08 AM PST by nuffsenuff (Don't get stuck on Stupid - General Russ Honore Sept 21, 2005)
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To: nuffsenuff
There are also times when the government "leaks" to give misinformation to our enemies.

Of course, the Dems would say: "You lied!"

The Dems have a wierd concept of intelligence in regard to National Security.

Rockefeller's memo pretty much says it all.

Secrecy is the highest requirement of intelligence during war. It's why we have the President as Commander in Chief. It grew out of the conflicts of waging war under the Articles of Confederation.

I have my dad's letters to home from WWII....all censored with that big black marker. The information was likely "unconnectable" to him but in the greater scope of "war information", someone felt differently.

I wish the Dems would adopt some wisdom.

50 posted on 01/09/2006 11:34:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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