Skip to comments.Washington Post Leaks More National Security Secrets
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.]
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...
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.
"The media is the enemy" ping.
Can we hang this one? Please oh pretty please!!!
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.
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.)
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?
And they always manage to leak on days near to a big even for Bush, but I'm sure you've noticed that.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Now you'll have to shoot us.
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.
They need to make an example out of one of these people! Hanging is the thing!
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.
"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.