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  • Watch Who You’re Calling a Liar (Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program)

    07/09/2009 9:15:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 6,774+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 7-9-09 | Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff
    Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program after some members of Congress say CIA misled them. ### CIA Director Leon Panetta has ordered an internal inquiry into the agency's handling of a contentious and still highly classified intelligence program that has caused a heated dispute between the CIA and Democrats on the House intelligence committee. The move by Panetta appears to be an implicit acknowledgment by the agency that it should have disclosed information about the post-9/11 secret program to Congress much earlier than it did. *snip* CIA and congressional officials have refused to describe the nature of the...
  • Did Clinton's E-mail Server Help Betray Iranian Scientist?

    09/29/2016 9:12:27 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 August 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    State-sponsored hackers penetrate the systems of other nations. It happens regularly. The United States does it. China does it. Russia does it. Iran does it. Sometimes, hacking reveals that someone in the hacking nation is working with the enemy. When that happens, someone dies. Sometimes, a secretary of state receives e-mails — on her unsecured, private e-mail server — about an Iranian scientist who is providing information to the United States and then that scientist is later executed for espionage.Throughout the scandal surrounding her use of an unsecured, private e-mail server, Hillary Clinton claimed that she “never sent or received...
  • US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction

    05/18/2009 10:15:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 309+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/18/2009 | Alex Spillius
    The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (£3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary. The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US...
  • The Investigators: New details show eerily similar incident involving Sterling, police

    07/12/2016 9:56:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The 9News Investigators obtained a police report that details a previous arrest of Alton Sterling that is eerily similar to the incident that ultimately led to his death. MORE CONTINUING COVERAGE: Fatal Shooting Sterling, 37, was recently killed in a shooting involving two Baton Rouge police officers on July 5. Sources close to the investigation said that if the killing of Sterling makes it to trial, Sterling's past record could certainly be introduced. RELATED: Alton Sterling shooting: A week later It turns out Sterling has struggled with police in the past. Documents show, in May...
  • Emails show NSA rejected Hillary Clinton's request for secure smartphone

    07/06/2016 5:33:18 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 26 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 16 March 2016 | CBS/AP
    ....emails....show a 2009 [Clinton] request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency. (Snip) Resolving the issue was given such priority as to result in a face-to-face meeting between Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills, seven senior State Department staffers with five NSA security experts. .......the request was driven by Clinton's reliance on her BlackBerry for email and keeping track of her calendar. Clinton chose not to use a laptop or desktop computer that could have provided her access to email in her office, according to the summary..........
  • Detainee Compromises Likely

    05/04/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 501+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 4, 2009 | By Peter Finn and Carrie Johnson
    Nearly six years ago, President George W. Bush declared Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri an enemy combatant and had him swept out of federal court and into a U.S. Navy brig so he could be interrogated without the legal protections afforded by the criminal justice system. Bush said the Qatari national, arrested as a material witness in Illinois in December 2001, possessed critical intelligence that "would aid U.S. efforts to prevent attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States." In an agreement Marri entered Thursday in Peoria, Ill., he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda and admitted to...
  • China's Prisoner of Conscience

    05/15/2009 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 318+ views
    Former Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang's secret journals were smuggled out of China and are to be published May 19th, for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.
  • Report on White House Briefing On Art 12 May 200

    09/21/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies · 3,375+ views
    white house briefing ^ | 06/03/09 | White House
    ******************************************************* Introduction On May 12th, more than 60 artists and creative organizers engaged in civic participation, community development, education, social justice activism, and philanthropy came together for a White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. This meeting combined the interests of several groups addressing intersecting issues. All are interested in the power of the arts to build communities and create change. Arlene Goldbard requested a meeting with community cultural development practitioners and thinkers to talk about how the remarkable mobilizing power of community arts can be used by the Obama administration as a tool and a pathway...
  • 2 U.S. ENVOYS HEAD TO SYRIA

    05/05/2009 3:22:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 688+ views
    (AP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 05.05.09, 22:55 / Israel News | n/a
    Spokesman Robert Wood says the top US diplomat for the Middle East Jeffrey Feltman and National Security Council member Daniel Shapiro are traveling to Damascus on Tuesday for their second visit to Syria since March. The trip was announced as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad arrived in Syria to meet with leaders of 10 hardline Palestinian groups.
  • Clinton aide key focus in FBI server investgation

    12/23/2015 6:57:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 12-13-15 | Pamela Browne/Katheine Herridge
    <p>More than 100 days after he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying before the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack, a key Hillary Clinton aide is at the center of the separate and ongoing investigation by the FBI into Clinton's use of a private unsecured server while she was secretary of state.</p>
  • Islamabad terrorist commander linked to Red Mosque leader

    06/02/2009 2:34:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 374+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | June 1, 2009, 9:37 pm | by Bill Roggio
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Pakistani security forces have detained a senior terrorist leader behind suicide attacks in the capital who has links to the leader of the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque. A terrorist commander known as Fidaullah was arrested on May 27 along with Shah Abdul Aziz, a former member of parliament. The arrests took place outside the home of Maulana Abdullah Aziz, the former leader of the Red Mosque who was released from prison in mid-April on $2,500 bail." SNIPPET: "Fidaullah was a recruiter and handler of suicide bombers; he reportedly recruited from religious schools in Islamabad and...
  • German Admits Selling Rocket Material to Iran Bookmark and Share

    05/01/2009 1:14:14 AM PDT · by DTAD · 5 replies · 668+ views
    A German businessman on trial for selling graphite to Iran to make rocket nozzles has admitted the offense. At the opening of his trial on April 8, the 63-year-old businessman on trial for selling Iran 16 tons of graphite to make rocket nozzles initially rejected all 12 counts of the indictment. However, in a statement read out by his lawyers, he has now admitted to the offense.
  • Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives

    05/20/2009 7:21:48 AM PDT · by John W · 40 replies · 1,469+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2009 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON - The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday. One of former Vice President Al Gore's three daughters is among those whose Social Security numbers were on the drive, but it was not clear which one. Other information includes logs of events, social gatherings and political records. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said in a written statement that the agency was preparing to notify affected individuals of the breach. The representative of former...
  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • Subcommittee Examines Lawyers Who Approved Harsh Methods (Senate- LIVE THREAD- 10 AM)

    05/13/2009 6:30:40 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 58 replies · 4,595+ views
    C-span ^ | 13 May 2009
    A Senate Judiciary Subcmte. looks into the legal conduct of Justice Dept. lawyers who approved harsh interrogation techniques. One of the witnesses, fmr. FBI agent Ali Soufan, interrogated Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah.
  • Source: Aide told Pelosi waterboarding had been used

    05/12/2009 9:50:04 PM PDT · by freespirited · 37 replies · 1,653+ views
    CNN ^ | 05/12/09 | Deirdre Walsh
    A source close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now confirms that Pelosi was told in February 2003 by her intelligence aide, Michael Sheehy, that waterboarding was actually used on CIA detainee Abu Zubaydah. ... This appears to contradict Pelosi's account that she was never told waterboarding actually happened, only that the administration was considering using it.... Some Republicans have called for Pelosi to testify at congressional hearings. The number two House Democrat -- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland -- said Tuesday, "I think the facts need to get out" regarding what members of Congress had been told about harsh interrogations....
  • The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys

    05/29/2009 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 49 replies · 2,505+ views
    politico ^ | 5/29/09 | Ben Smith
    On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant. "So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial..." Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event. "We work with, uh, satellite imagery," the worker, Walter replied. A POLITICO reader caught the exchange, which starts around 5:45 on this C-SPAN video. The transcript: Obama: What do you do Walter?...
  • Poison Photo-Drop (Releasing photos endandgers US lives)

    05/12/2009 9:26:44 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies · 504+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/12/2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    American soldiers, American civilians, and other innocent people are going to die because Pres. Barack Obama wants to release photographs of prisoner abuse. Note: I said, “wants to release” — not “has to release,” or “is being forced to release,” or “will comply with court orders by releasing.” The photos, quite likely thousands of them, will be released because the president wants them released. Any other description of the situation is a dodge. If President Obama wanted to refrain from releasing these photos in order to protect the military forces he commands or promote the security of Americans — his...
  • Senior Obama advisor comes to Iran

    05/13/2009 9:59:49 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 6 replies · 831+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | Wed, 13 May 2009 06:39:29 GMT | MT/AA
    Vali Reza Nasr, a senior Obama administration advisor on Iran, has come to Iran. Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani and former parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel may be behind the visit. "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was informed well after Nasr entered the country," Tabnak reported on Wednesday. Nasr was appointed senior advisor to Richard Holbrooke -- the special US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Tabnak and Fararu claim the unannounced trip by the US official to be linked to the recent release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.
  • Comrades torn by Bergdahl conversion from Rambo to Afghans’ friend

    06/08/2014 5:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Australian / The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2014 | Dion Nissembaum
    BOWE Bergdahl arrived in ­Afghanistan ready to kill. Like many soldiers heading into a war zone for the first time, the 22-year-old US army private was eager. As he and his unit prepared for battle in late 2008, he ­approached his squad leader at their Alaska military base with a memorable question. “The first thing he said was: ‘Can I cut off the face of the first Taliban I kill and wear it like a mask?’” said Josh Korder, an army soldier who said he couldn’t ­believe what he was hearing. The bravado didn’t last. The Private Bergdahl’s view of...