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Washington Post Leaks More National Security Secrets
Sweetness & Light ^ | January 30, 2006 | N/A

Posted on 01/30/2006 12:48:38 PM PST by Sam Hill

Tired of seeing the New York Times getting all the headlines with their treason, the Washington Post has decided to join in the fun of betraying its country's most vital national secrets.

This self-styled military expert, William Arkin, must surely be aware it is a gross and illegal violation of national security to release code names. (Ask Kissinger about "Umbra.") Of course that didn't stop him from writing a book that does just that a year ago, either.

In fact, Mr. Arkin considers himself more of an activist than a journalist. (Not that there is any discernible difference in our one party media.)

Arkin is a former Greenpeace "researcher." He is involved with Harry Belafonte's Institute for Policy Studies and those Solons at Human Rights Watch.

Worthies like Mr. Arkin cannot be bound by the laws of mere mortals. [The Washington Post article is heavily excerpted.]

National Security Agency seal

NSA Expands, Centralizes Domestic Spying

By William M. Arkin | January 30, 2006

Code Name(s) of the Week: DIAZ, Emergejust, Freedom, Highpoint, PASSGEAR, Viceroy

The National Security Agency is in the process of building a new warning hub and data warehouse in the Denver area, realigning much of its workforce from Ft. Meade, Maryland to Colorado...

On the surface, the NSA move seems to be a management and cost cutting measure, part of a post-9/11 decentralization. "This strategy better aligns support to national decision makers and combatant commanders," an NSA spokesman told the Denver paper.

In truth, NSA is aligning its growing domestic eavesdropping operations -- what the administration calls "terrorist warning" in its current PR campaign -- with military homeland defense organizations, as well as the CIA's new domestic operations Colorado.

Translation: Hey Congress, Colorado is now the American epicenter for national domestic spying
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According to Government Executive Magazine -- thanks DP -- "NSA is building a massive data storage facility in Colorado, which will be able to hold the electronic equivalent of the Library of Congress every two days." This new NSA data warehouse is the hub of "data mining" and analysis development, allowing the eavesdropping agency to develop and make better use of the unbelievabytes of data it collects but does not exploit...

Contracting documents from 2004 and 2005 obtained by this reporter identify numerous Top Secret and compartmented computing and signals intelligence projects being run by prime contractors Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; and Raytheon on behalf of NSA in Colorado to building the domestic warning hub and data warehouse. The projects have the code names DIAZ, Emergejust, Freedom, Highpoint, PASSGEAR, and Viceroy...

Note: A free copy of my book Code Names to any reader who can tell me -- in English -- what any of these programs actually do.

It is illegal to leak code names, which are highly classified, as this jackanapes has done. It is also illegal to solicit information about such secret programs with offers of a reward.

Behold US Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 3, § 793:

Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information:

(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any... information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it...

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Mind you, this is the very law which to the Washington Post's delight is being absurdly applied against "Scooter" Libby.

Moreover, the "analysis" Arkin presented is simply laughably uninformed. It's clearly intended to try to whip up more outrage about NSA's "domestic spying."

Which is his only real purpose for this non-story. That and delivering some more vital information to our country's enemies.

But never mind all that. Our watchdog media is doing its mission. Safeguarding our freedoms by destroying our national defense.

One story at a time.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
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The media are unrelenting in their efforts to destroy our country.
1 posted on 01/30/2006 12:48:42 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Howlin; Deb; kcvl; Mo1; Enchante; nopardons; veronica; KJC1; stocksthatgoup; mewzilla; backhoe; ...

"The media is the enemy" ping.


2 posted on 01/30/2006 12:50:16 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

Book'em


3 posted on 01/30/2006 12:52:00 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Sam Hill

Can we hang this one? Please oh pretty please!!!


4 posted on 01/30/2006 12:52:33 PM PST by Camel Joe (WANTED: Hot Tar and Feathers... I've Got a Rail)
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To: Sam Hill

NYT and WaPo: If we can't convince Americans to vote in socialism we'll betray the country to it's enemies. Socialism will seem like a dream come true compared to Muslim fanaticism.


5 posted on 01/30/2006 12:53:54 PM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: Sam Hill
WHy isn't this guy having a conversation in a little windowless room with a couple of suits right now, is what I want to know. The smug liberal journalists activists do not give a rat's rear end about the safety of our citizens, the welfare of our country, or the security of our nation. It's all about bringing down the administration, or thumbing noses at the military, or self-promotion (award? book sales? kudos from peers?). Truly disgusting.

I only pray no heroes are compromised from this traitor's blab-fest. (The outcry over Plamegate and its "threat to national security" was deafening. Where's the outrage on this one? Never mind. Rhetorial question.)

6 posted on 01/30/2006 12:57:15 PM PST by shezza (10 and a wake-up)
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To: Sam Hill

It's long past time to throw these guys in jail. If they could do it with Judith Miller in order to placate the Democrats, then they can do it with real traitors.

Keep them in cells until they reveal their sources. That's what Plamegate did, and the entire MSM supported Plamegate. So how can they object?


7 posted on 01/30/2006 1:01:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sam Hill

And they always manage to leak on days near to a big even for Bush, but I'm sure you've noticed that.


8 posted on 01/30/2006 1:05:25 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: Cicero

BTTT


9 posted on 01/30/2006 1:06:13 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: shezza

"The outcry over Plamegate and its "threat to national security" was deafening. Where's the outrage on this one?"

This traitor published a book last February in which he exposed more than 3,000 code names, many of which were "top secret" or above.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6948573/

There was no outcry. The same media that was apoplectic over the bogus Plame leak never lifted an eyebrow.

They hate this country. They want to see it and its system of government destroyed. There is no other explanation.


10 posted on 01/30/2006 1:07:39 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

I'm just gonna say it: what a self-righteous prick.

If they can release national security information, they should receive ZERO protection on sources. I don't know how many times I've heard that the White House ASKING so-called journalists NOT to print such-and-such, then they go ahead anyway. They should be imprisoned. Give me 5 minutes with 'em first. I'll throw my entire 5-foot frame into their ultimate suffering.


11 posted on 01/30/2006 1:08:22 PM PST by AmericanChef
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To: Sam Hill

Last night, I was watching what I think must have been a Booknotes because Brian Lamb was interviewing two women about a book. The women were Jackie Spinner and her twin sister. Miss Spinner is a WP writer who has spent a bit of time in Iraq. She claimed that one of the Iraqi women who worked with her was "murdered" by a US Army soldier. The soldier held a gun to the woman's head and shot her. Or that's what I heard Miss Spinner say. The woman had worked for the military as an interpreter or some such. I want to know more about this, but I'm not willing to buy the reporterette's book because the woman is clearly traumatized by her experiences, and her observations are skewed.


12 posted on 01/30/2006 1:13:14 PM PST by petitfour
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To: AmericanChef

Here Here!

Well said!


13 posted on 01/30/2006 1:57:58 PM PST by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG! ("On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Dave Grossman))
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To: Sam Hill
(Ask Kissinger about "Umbra.")

Now you'll have to shoot us.

14 posted on 01/30/2006 4:15:08 PM PST by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the Reset Button of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Sam Hill

Worse than the media are the traitors inside these organizations who are leaking this information to the media. These people are dedicated leftists who will support the democrats when in power, but who are willing to betray the country when it is ruled by Republicans.

One way of dealing with these leftist vermin is to move the organization out of the National Capitol Region into the hinterlands. The vermin will not leave D.C., so you can purge your organization of 90% of your traitors by moving. Denver would not be my choice. I would move our intelligence gathering apparatus to Ellsworth AFB, SD - only then can you be assured that there are not traitors in your midst.


15 posted on 01/30/2006 4:48:21 PM PST by centurion316 (Democrats - Al Qaida's Best Friends)
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To: Camel Joe

They need to make an example out of one of these people! Hanging is the thing!


16 posted on 01/30/2006 4:57:30 PM PST by TheLion
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To: centurion316

Brilliant idea - we need to maximize the presence of federal security and military agencies in strongly "red" areas because there are just so many leftist moles inside the DC "beltway" feeding sensitive info to our enemies. It's also good to disperse all new construction, etc. around the country when feasible, in the interests of reducing or limiting our vulnerabilities to terrorism and WMDs around DC.


17 posted on 01/30/2006 5:06:38 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: Sam Hill
"There was no outcry. The same media that was apoplectic over the bogus Plame leak never lifted an eyebrow. They hate this country. They want to see it and its system of government destroyed. There is no other explanation."

The leftist MSM loves traitors and frauds who serve their causes. All the hoopla over Plamegate (which was bogus from start to finish, except that it should be Joe Wilson under investigation and prosecution)..... and the MSM can't even manage to shrug over a guy who publishes thousands of highly classified code names, etc.
18 posted on 01/30/2006 5:09:30 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: Enchante

"All the hoopla over Plamegate (which was bogus from start to finish, except that it should be Joe Wilson under investigation and prosecution)..... and the MSM can't even manage to shrug over a guy who publishes thousands of highly classified code names, etc."

Yes, and his book came out right about at the height of Plamegate, last year.


19 posted on 01/30/2006 5:57:00 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: piasa

Arkin ping.


20 posted on 01/30/2006 6:20:55 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Sam Hill
"The media is the enemy" ping.

Fifth Column

21 posted on 01/30/2006 8:11:00 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin during wartime considered Sedition?)
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To: Sam Hill

Who Is William Arkin?

A look at the Greenpeace activist cum L.A. Times military affairs columnist who's taking after Gen. Jerry Boykin.

by Hugh Hewitt
10/23/2003 12:00:00 AM


WHO IS WILLIAM ARKIN?

For starters, he is the scribbler who launched the assault on Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin a week ago by providing NBC with tapes of Boykin speaking in churches, and then followed with a Los Angeles Times op-ed that accused the general of being "an intolerant extremist" and a man "who believes in Christian 'jihad'" (Arkin later admitted on my radio program that Boykin never used the term "jihad").

Arkin also wrote that "Boykin has made it clear that he takes his orders not from his Army superiors but from God--which is a worrisome line of command." This statement, like the "jihad" quotation appears to be pure fiction.


More...


http://tinyurl.com/chyn6


22 posted on 01/31/2006 1:30:02 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Fedora

thanks


23 posted on 01/31/2006 2:12:59 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Cindy
Arkin ping:

For starters, he is the scribbler who launched the assault on Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin a week ago by providing NBC with tapes of Boykin speaking in churches, and then followed with a Los Angeles Times op-ed that accused the general of being "an intolerant extremist" and a man "who believes in Christian 'jihad'" (Arkin later admitted on my radio program that Boykin never used the term "jihad").

Arkin also wrote that "Boykin has made it clear that he takes his orders not from his Army superiors but from God--which is a worrisome line of command." This statement, like the "jihad" quotation appears to be pure fiction.

24 posted on 01/31/2006 2:15:52 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

OPINION: Arkin sounds like he needs one of your free attitude adjustments.

Thanks for the info piasa.


25 posted on 01/31/2006 2:22:26 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Sam Hill

Have you sent a copy of this to your local federal prosecutor?


26 posted on 01/31/2006 2:38:14 AM PST by MadJack
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To: shezza
WHy isn't this guy having a conversation in a little windowless room with a couple of suits right now, is what I want to know.

While I'd like to see that too, I can understand why no one would pay him a visit for the following reason/s:

Although he's soliciting for classified information; if he was questioned, he would be receiving the attention he's seeking and draw more readers to his book. Additionally, while he has spouted words that he claims are code names, who knows what they are? IMHO think he's fishing.

I'm willing to be the FBI has a "post it" on this opportunist.

27 posted on 01/31/2006 4:04:08 AM PST by Toadman
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To: Toadman
I'm willing to BET the FBI has a post it on this opportunist. (Sheesh! I'm lucky I can spell my name right this morning! Need more coffee)
28 posted on 01/31/2006 4:07:58 AM PST by Toadman
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To: Camel Joe
Can we hang this one?

I suspect the NSA would be more interested in hanging the people doing the leaking. This untalented asshat is just a parrot.

29 posted on 01/31/2006 4:11:06 AM PST by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: Sam Hill

Why do these liberal Jews love Islam so much? I don't get it.


30 posted on 01/31/2006 4:13:39 AM PST by ovrtaxt ("I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."- Reagan)
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To: Toadman
IMHO, if Martha Stewart can do jail time solely for lying to authorities in an insider-trading scheme when there was found to be no crime committed, then self-aggrandizing traitors like this who brag about exposing top-secret information and gleefully undermine national security should certainly face no less punishment.
31 posted on 01/31/2006 5:12:06 AM PST by shezza (9 and a wake-up - yay! Single digits!)
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To: Sam Hill

This little twirp used to be on hardball alot. Typical know-it-all on board the Bush hate bandwagon, who has all the answers.
It is becoming so obvious that these people are more interested in promoting themselves than they are in serving this country.


32 posted on 01/31/2006 5:14:35 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: Sam Hill

This little twirp used to be on hardball alot. Typical know-it-all on board the Bush hate bandwagon, who has all the answers.
It is becoming so obvious that these people are more interested in promoting themselves than they are in serving this country.


33 posted on 01/31/2006 5:17:42 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: Sam Hill

I think the codenames for the projects are the names used by the contractors and gov. representatives when discussing the project. Sort of like the codename of a project is SeaWiFS, which is much easier to say than "Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor." But the fact remains that this idiot is actively looking to release classified information and no one needs to know that anything is being built in Colorado Springs.


34 posted on 01/31/2006 5:37:13 AM PST by rabidralph (More of my idle speculation)
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To: shezza
I with you 100%. No arguement from me. We're on the same track. Thinking alike.

I was merely speculating as to why the FBI has not been knocking on his door.

Right now he'd probably get probation, whereas if someone actually bit on his offer and he received classified information, then there's a better chance he'd spend some time in the slammer. More than Martha hopefully.

Additionally we'd smoke out traitors who leak classified information.

35 posted on 01/31/2006 6:31:08 AM PST by Toadman
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To: Toadman

The investigators are more patient than I. ;o)


36 posted on 01/31/2006 6:37:51 AM PST by shezza (9 and a wake-up - yay! Single digits!)
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To: Sam Hill

This guy goes way beyond liberal. He allies with Harry Belafonte and the Institute for Policy Studies. That puts him in the Commie corner- not that this matters to the Wa/Po or the Democrats.


37 posted on 01/31/2006 9:33:38 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: IamConservative
This untalented asshat is just a parrot.

Hang the parrot too.

38 posted on 01/31/2006 10:25:50 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: Sam Hill

Cindy was hilarious yesterday on the "Impeachment Panel". Did you catch it?


39 posted on 01/31/2006 12:45:46 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

No, sorry to say.

I'm sure she was a hoot.

I never tire of her Valley Girl voiced nonsense.


40 posted on 01/31/2006 2:21:47 PM PST by Sam Hill
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