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  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • CENTCOM Analysts Reportedly Removed Over Syria Warnings: The Politics of Analysts under Obama

    04/09/2016 7:54:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Big Brother is alive and well and will remove from the playing field anyone who fails to follow accepted political policy. Obama doesn’t need to worry about negative stories if his followers can stop criticism by low level analysts and flush it down the memory hole. The Daily Beast recently reported that U.S. Central Command forced two senior intelligence analysts out of their jobs because they told the truth about U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria. The analysts had expressed doubts about the rebel’s capability and commitment to U.S. objectives in the region. Their reports placed them at odds with...
  • Emails show intel analysts were told to 'cut it out' and 'toe the line' on ISIS reports

    11/24/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    The scandal involving about 50 intelligence analysts for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) who were pressured to downplay the effectiveness of the Islamic State while it was a growing threat is at critical mass.  The Pentagon's inspector general has in his possession emails and other documents that prove there was pressure to doctor the analyses of the Islamic State in order to minimize the threat and talk up the White House "narrative" that the military was doing a good job in degrading the abilities of the terrorist group. Fox News: Fox News is told by a source close to the...
  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

    09/02/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/15 | Mariette Le Roux
    Bonn (AFP) - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four research organisations. "The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to...
  • Bad Moon Risen: Leakers 'Purest' Motives; 'Opposite of Plame'; 'Radicalization' of Foreign Policy

    01/03/2006 5:23:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,759+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 3, 2006 - 07:58 Katie Couric's just-completed interview with NY Times Reporter James Risen, who broke the NSA surveillance story and is now publishing his book on the matter, 'State of War,' offered a treasure-trove of insights into the matter. And give Katie a gentlelady's 'C' for her questioning. Couric earned the bulk of her credit by posing this seminal line of questioning: "Did [the leakers] have any sympathy or understanding about this new climate this country finds itself in and the criticism the Bush administration took prior to 9/11 for not putting the pieces together...
  • State never proved its case, legal analysts say [George Zimmerman]

    07/14/2013 2:26:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 92 replies
    Miamai Herald ^ | July 13, 2013 | DAVID OVALLE
    <p>SANFORD -- After five weeks of trial and 56 witnesses, few legal observers believed prosecutors came close to proving Sanford neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February 2012.</p> <p>So for many legal analysts, it was no surprise that jurors rejected even a lesser “compromise” verdict of manslaughter, acquitting Zimmerman outright of all criminal charges and deciding he acted in a reasonable way to protect his own life.</p>
  • Analysts warn Americans to buy guns and gold, predicting market crash and street riots

    02/27/2012 6:04:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/12 | Mark Duell
    Just when you thought unemployment was dropping and stock markets were surging back, these three analysts today sent out a stark warning to Americans to brace for another financial crash. Trend forecaster Gerald Celente advises buying a gun to protect your family, stocking up on gold if the dollar crashes and planning a getaway, so it’s no shock he’s preparing for an ‘economic 9/11’. Share prices and unemployment are posting their best figures in four years since the recession hit, but Mr Celente, along with authors Harry Dent and Robert Prechter, says the rebound won’t last.
  • Syria's Assad Continues to Inspire TV Fisticuffs

    02/02/2012 10:22:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Political analysts hurl insults - and punches - in a dispute over the credibility of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Video
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • Obama to chart new economic path: analysts (Oh Yeah! 200B dollar stimulus? Is that all?)

    11/05/2008 8:59:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,055+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/5/08 | Rob Lever
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – With the US economy mired in its worst crisis in decades, president-elect Barack Obama is likely to chart a new direction away from the unbridled capitalism of recent years but faces a challenge in restoring confidence, analysts say. Obama is likely to be engaged on the economy even before his January inauguration, possibly working on a new stimulus plan in the lame-duck Congress and with some role in the November 15 global economic summit being hosted by outgoing President George W. Bush, say analysts. "President-elect Obama needs to fully engage in economic policymaking beginning now," said Mark...
  • FCC Probes Pentagon Analysts

    10/07/2008 9:45:12 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 341+ views
    US News ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Communications Commission has begun notifying several TV military analysts that it is probing congressional complaints that the pundits did not properly disclose their ties to the Pentagon when reviewing the war in Iraq on air. According to a copy of the October 2 FCC letter to one of the pundits, the probe was prompted by Reps. John Dingell and Rosa DeLauro, who filed a complaint with the agency after the New York Times reported that some of the pundits were working on or bidding on Pentagon contracts and had also taken free military trips to Iraq. "When seemingly...
  • Report says Iraq problems were expected

    05/25/2007 2:28:53 PM PDT · by TexKat · 23 replies · 865+ views
    AP ^ | 5/25/07 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence analysts predicted, in secret papers circulated within the government before the Iraq invasion, that al-Qaida would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations and that Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq. The top analysts in government also said that establishing a stable democracy in Iraq would be a "long, difficult and probably turbulent process." Democrats said the newly declassified documents, part of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation released Friday, make clear that the Bush administration was warned about the very challenges it now faces as it tries to stabilize Iraq. "Sadly,...
  • Embarrassed Mugabe bows down to internal pressure: analysts (plan to extend rule to 2010 defeated)

    03/25/2007 8:55:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 388+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/07 | Fanuel Jongwe
    HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged his supporters to gear up for presidential polls next year, conceding an embarrassing defeat over plans to extend his rule to 2010, analysts said. "I think the view I am getting is that 2008 is preferable," the New Ziana news agency quoted the veteran leader as telling his party's women's league in Harare on Friday. "If we are going to have an election, we must start organising and mobilising support now." Analysts said that by agreeing to elections next year, Mugabe has bowed to opposition from cadres in his Zimbabwe African...
  • CA: Governor blasts Bush Cabinet- Analysts say comments are aimed for democrats

    04/21/2006 11:11:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 536+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/21/06 | Aaron C. Davis
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger again blasted President Bush's Cabinet as ``dangerously wrong'' about the condition of California's waterlogged levees Thursday -- a move political analysts say could be a calculated attempt to curry favor with the state's left-leaning voters while stopping just short of alienating the president. The election-year maneuver has set up a pivotal moment today for Schwarzenegger as the two embattled Republican leaders prepare to meet in San Jose. If Schwarzenegger fails to persuade Bush to pay for levees, it could be the governor's most high-profile defeat of a campaign promise to act as the ``Collectinator,'' and...
  • Why The Economy Is A Lot Stronger Than You Think (long, but very informative concept)

    02/04/2006 12:46:10 AM PST · by STARWISE · 1 replies · 217+ views
    BusinessWeek/Yahoo ^ | 2-3-06 | Michael Mandel, with Steve Hamm in New York & Christopher J. Farrell in St. Paul,
    You read this magazine religiously, watch CNBC while dressing for work, scan the Web for economic reports. You've heard, over and over, about the underlying problems with the U.S. economy -- the paltry investment rate, the yawning current account deficit, the pathetic amount Americans salt away. And you know what the experts are saying: that the U.S. faces a perilous economic future unless we cut back on spending and change our profligate ways. Rest at link. But what if we told you that the doomsayers, while not definitively wrong, aren't seeing the whole picture? What if we told you that...
  • Analysts foresee bleak road ahead in Iraq (Two senior Army analysts)

    11/30/2005 9:21:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,302+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/05 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    Two senior Army analysts who in 2003 accurately foretold the turmoil that would be unleashed by the U.S. invasion of Iraq offer a bleak assessment in a new study of what now lies ahead in that bloodied land. They advise, however, against setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal - unless Washington finds the situation "irredeemable." A timetable "is an excuse for allowing the system to collapse," the Army War College's W. Andrew Terrill and Conrad C. Crane write. Political pressure is building in Washington for a concrete plan to extricate U.S. forces from Iraq. On Tuesday, on the eve...
  • Bush, military forces, and a strategic vision

    02/01/2005 6:19:29 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 126+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 1, 2005 | Douglas Hanson
    Most of the punditry got it right about GW’s second inaugural address: it was a monumental speech that prescribed a major shift in our foreign policy and national security posture. Not only was it a true description of the dangerous world we live in, it also established the framework for our military operations in the years to come. Some analysts have examined the implications of the speech for our armed forces and their roles and responsibilities in ensuring freedom and promotion of democracy around the world. But they lose sight of the historical context of how this changes our strategic...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Analysts: State in 'partisan cesspool' (PeRataGate)

    11/28/2004 8:41:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 491+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/28/04 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO -- A new Legislature, rattled by a federal corruption probe centered in the East Bay, returns in about a week to a highly unpopular "partisan cesspool" that voters worsened and should help fix very soon, says a new report from an independent, nonpartisan think-tank. Term limits have largely backfired, spurring rather than squelching political-ladder climbing and behind-the-scenes games, analysts said. In recent weeks, the investigation swirling around Senate leader-elect Don Perata, D-Oakland, has only worsened the crisis in the face of weighty issues such as the state's persistent, multibillion-dollar budget deficit. "Legislators are learning more quickly than in the...
  • CA: Candidates capitalize on Schwarzenegger .. Better odds of swaying ballot measures, analysts say

    10/17/2004 9:05:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 292+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/17/04 | Margaret Talev
    In California this election season, it's all about you-know-who. From one photograph to the next, in mailers promoting dozens of races on the Nov. 2 ballot, the only discernible difference is which Republican candidate happens to be standing at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's side. The same principle holds with many of the groups for or against this year's 16 ballot initiatives. A door hanger distributed in Los Angeles County even implores voters to "join Arnold" by defeating two initiatives on which Schwarzenegger has taken no position. --- snip --- Over the summer, during state budget negotiations, Schwarzenegger pressured the Legislature's leaders,...
  • Analysts Debate Effect of High Oil Prices

    08/22/2004 9:39:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 907+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/04 | Martin Crutsinger - AP
    WASHINGTON - High oil prices, which have been a factor in virtually all U.S. recessions over the past three decades, are surging again this year. And the higher crude oil prices climb, the more risk energy costs pose to what, until recently, many expected to be a banner year for the U.S. economy. Some economists are even beginning to worry about an outright recession if oil prices, already at record levels, go much higher. And concerns are rising about the threat of "stagflation," a dreaded economic malady of stagnant growth coupled with rising prices that had the United States in...
  • CA: Observers: Arnold settling old scores (Bay Bridge to be used for payback?)

    08/19/2004 9:49:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 958+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 8/19/04 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO -- Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denies it but some lawmakers and analysts said Wednesday it's payback time for the Democratic Bay Area that snubbed him in the recall election -- and critics say his moves are also further pitting the north state against the south. At the 11th-hour of the legislative session, Schwarzenegger has suddenly set the stage for $4 or $5 bridge tolls by leaving the region to work out cost overruns on Bay Bridge work and is working to clear the way for a controversial Indian mega-casino that would make the East Bay the urban gambling capital...
  • Panel: FBI Hampered in Fighting Terrorism Pre-9/11

    04/13/2004 6:26:27 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | By Tabassum Zakaria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite increasing concern about terrorist threats to the United States, the FBI before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was hampered by a culture resistant to change, inadequate resources and legal barriers, the national commission investigating the attacks said on Tuesday. "From the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, FBI and Department of Justice leadership in Washington and New York became increasingly concerned about the terrorist threat from Islamic extremists to U.S. interests both at home and abroad," said the report, presented at a commission hearing. Attorney General John Ashcroft, his predecessor, Janet Reno, former FBI Director...
  • Analysts: (President) Bush's plan does little to reduce deficit

    02/02/2004 6:57:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 161+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/2/2004 | William Douglas - Knight Ridder
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Bush's new budget proposes another deficit next year, but he said cutting this year's record deficit of $521 billion in half in five years is a top priority.</p> <p>All he needs to do now is come up with a realistic plan to do it.</p>
  • Analysts Question Dean's New Discussion of God

    12/26/2003 8:27:22 PM PST · by mansion · 48 replies · 246+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/26/03 | Major Garrett and Sharon Kehnemui
    <p>WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Howard Dean has run for the Democratic nomination as one of the most aggressively secular candidates in recent presidential campaign history.</p> <p>He has said almost nothing about his personal faith or how the role of religion or faith affects his perspectives of national issues. But that's about to change.</p>
  • Analysts: Medicare Drug Costs Will Rise

    11/25/2003 3:51:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 323+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/25/03 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON - Seniors will face annual increases in premiums and deductibles — and a growing gap in coverage — for the prescription drugs they buy under the new Medicare law, budget analysts say. For example, the $250 annual deductible at the start of the program in 2006 is projected to rise to $445 by 2013. The legislation that won final congressional approval Tuesday would allow seniors to buy coverage — at an estimated monthly premium of $35 — for their prescription drugs beginning in three years. After they agreed to the monthly premiums and paid their first $250 in pharmacy...
  • Maine considered for missile defense site

    12/24/2002 7:26:34 AM PST · by SheLion · 35 replies · 532+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | DAVID ENRICH
    WASHINGTON - Maine could be home to an array of missile interceptors several years from now as part of an extensive national missile defense system, according to Pentagon officials, military analysts and published reports. The Bush administration announced this week that it would deploy a limited land- and sea-based missile defense system designed to knock down missiles that are heading for America or its allies. Under that plan, scheduled for completion in 2004 or 2005, missile interceptors would be stationed at military bases in Alaska and California, as well as on Navy warships. But the Pentagon also is planning to...
  • Analysts Study New 'Osama Bin Laden' Tape That Applauds Recent Terrorists Atrocities

    11/12/2002 5:22:54 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-13-2002 | Andrew Buncombe
    Analysts study new 'Osama bin Laden' tape that applauds recent terrorist atrocities By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 13 November 2002 Intelligence analysts were examining a taped message last night said to have been made by Osama bin Laden in which he praises a recent spate of terrorist attacks and warns of more attacks if the West attacks Iraq. The message was broadcast across the Arab world yesterday by the Al-Jazeera television network, which refused to say how it obtained the recording but said it had been made by the al-Qa'ida leader. If the voice is authenticated it would send a...
  • Poll: Baldacci leads governor race/POLL WHAT POLL?

    09/13/2002 8:33:06 AM PDT · by SheLion · 19 replies · 275+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 13 September 2002 | Jeff Tuttle
    BANGOR — A new poll places Democrat John Baldacci a formidable 30 percentage points ahead of his nearest competitor in the race to become Maine’s next governor. With less than eight weeks to go before Election Day, the poll, conducted for a media partnership including the Bangor Daily News, puts the outgoing 2nd District congressman at 57 percent to Republican Peter Cianchette’s 26 percent, if the election were held today. Green Independent Jonathan Carter came in at 5 percent, with independent state Rep. John Michael of Auburn at less than 1 percent. Ten percent were undecided. Baldacci aides on...
  • Yesterday's World Com Hearing and Today's Speech by Bush

    07/09/2002 9:01:27 AM PDT · by disraeligears · 3 replies · 212+ views
    I am a plaintiff's attorney (who is also a conservative republican, believe it or not) who concentrates in representing investors who lose money in the stockmarket. I am interested in finding the transcript of the congressional hearing yesterday on Worldcom and President Bush's excellent speech today from WallStreet. Please excuse any posting errors, this is my first. Regards, Disraeligears