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  • Congress must pass the OSS Gold Medal Bill

    07/23/2014 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press | 07/23/14 | Neil W. McCabe
    As our Second World War veterans pass to their eternal rewards, members of Congress are moving to recognize the most secretive of the veterans, the men and women of the Office of Strategic Services.
  • How The CIA Partnered With Amazon And Changed Intelligence

    07/14/2014 11:17:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Defense One ^ | 7/11/14 | Frank Konkel
    The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community.
  • Germany Demands Top U.S. Intelligence Officer Be Expelled

    07/10/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT · by shove_it · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | ALISON SMALE and MELISSA EDDY
    BERLIN — Germany’s relations with the United States plunged to a low point Thursday, with the government demanding the expulsion of the chief American intelligence official stationed here because, it said, Washington has refused to cooperate with German inquiries into United States intelligence activities. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States Embassy has been asked to leave Germany,” a government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement. German officials have been frustrated in their efforts to receive clarification from Washington since last summer, when it was reported that the National Security Agency had been monitoring the...
  • Retaliation for Spying: Germany Asks CIA Official to Leave Country

    07/10/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by European Guest · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matthias Gebauer
    In what amounts to a diplomatic earthquake, Berlin has asked the country's top CIA official to leave Germany. The measures comes in response to the second allegation in a week of a German government employee spying for the US.
  • Germany expels CIA official in US spy row

    07/10/2014 10:22:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2014 | Last updated at 11:55 ET
    The German government has ordered the expulsion of a CIA official in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US. The official is said to have acted as a CIA contact at the US embassy, reports say, in a scandal that has infuriated German politicians. A German intelligence official was arrested last week on suspicion of spying. An inquiry has also begun into a German defense ministry worker, reports said. “The representative of the US intelligence services at the embassy of the United States of America has been told to leave Germany,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert...
  • Anger Mounts as Germany unearths Second U.S. Spy Suspect

    07/09/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-9-2014 | Thorsten Severin
    German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected U.S. spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a double agent. After the federal prosecutors said authorities had conducted searches in connection with a second spying case, Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners said Washington should remove any U.S. embassy staff involved and cease spying on its ally. Security sources told Reuters the latest suspect was from the military and worked in the defence ministry in Berlin, but no arrest appeared to have been made. The ministry confirmed...
  • Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, U.S. Officials Say

    07/09/2014 3:29:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-8-14 | MARK MAZZETTI and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more pressure on Russia to end its covert incursions in Ukraine. What Mr. Obama did not know was that a day earlier, a young German intelligence operative had been arrested and had admitted that he had been passing secrets to the Central Intelligence Agency. While Ms. Merkel chose not to raise the issue during the call, the fact that the president was kept in the dark...
  • The Rogue CIA?

    07/07/2014 5:40:58 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 3/11/14 | dreher
    The Rogue CIA? By ROD DREHER • March 11, 2014, 8:09 PM This is pretty damn incredible: The chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of improperly removing documents from computers that committee staff members had been using to complete a report on the agency’s detention program, saying the move was part of an effort to intimidate the committee. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and the chairwoman of the committee, suggested on the Senate floor that the agency had violated federal law and said the C.I.A. had undermined Congress’s constitutional right to oversee...
  • CIA claims that UFOs over Norway were U-2 flights

    07/04/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    FULL TITLE: Were aliens the source of UFOs spotted above Norway in the 1950s? No, says the CIA: ‘That was us’ The CIA has claimed responsibility for various UFO sightings in the 1950s They say lights over Norway can be attributed to their U-2 aircraft The plane began flying in secret from 1955 and remains in operation today It is capable of flying up to 70,000 feet, meaning it was much higher than conventional planes in the 50s and 60s This meant that, when some pilots saw sunlight glint off the planes above them, they reported them as UFOs as...
  • FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans' Communications

    07/01/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 7/1/14 | but of course
    The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA's "backdoor searches" were revealed. This involved big collections of content and metadata (so, no, not "just metadata" as meaningless as that phrase is) that were collected under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA). This is part of the program that the infamous PRISM effort operates under, and which allows the NSA to collect all sorts of content, including communications to, from or about a "target" -- where a "target" can be incredibly loosely defined...
  • The Benghazi Brief – “Operation Zero Footprint” – [more]

    07/01/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Last Refuge [Blog Site] ^ | June 25, 2014 | sundance
    The Benghazi Brief – “Operation Zero Footprint” – What We Know About The Benghazi Mission, And Subsequent Attack… As with all complex stories the valuable discoveries come with time. We now have a pretty good understanding of who, what, where, and why surrounding the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi Libya. We are also better positioned to understand why, or perhaps more importantly why not, certain actions were taken before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of the attack itself. ***** Within months after delivering weapons to the Benghazi and Darnah rebels (May, June and July 2011) we...
  • CIA Under Fire for Failure in Iraq

    07/01/2014 9:13:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/01/14 | Bill Gertz
    “This is an absolute intelligence failure on the part of the CIA,” said Bill Cowan, a former Special Forces officer who worked until recently as a contractor in Iraq. During U.S. military operations in Iraq, military intelligence agencies set up robust spying—both human and electronic—throughout Iraq that provided a clear picture of the insurgents, including the former Saddam Hussein military officials who currently are a major component of the IS operation. However, with the Obama administration’s decision to pull out all troops, the military intelligence coverage was removed at the end of 2011. “With all military intel out of the...
  • Spying drop-off in Iraq preceded fresh insurgency

    06/26/2014 6:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 06/26/2014 | KEN DILANIAN
    CIA officers in Iraq have been largely hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011, current and former officials say, allowing a once-rich network of intelligence sources to wither. That's a big reason, they say, the U.S. was caught flat-footed by the recent offensive by a Sunni-backed al-Qaida-inspired group that has seized a large swath of Iraq. "This is a glaring example of the erosion of our street craft and our tradecraft and our capability to operate in a hard place," said John Maguire, who helped run CIA operations in Iraq in...
  • Here’s Sen. Feinstein’s Curt Response to Schweitzer Likening Her to a Streetwalker

    06/22/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Brian Schweitzer, the former Democratic governor of Montana and aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, made some rather off-color remarks .. Schweitzer going after Senator Dianne Feinstein on surveillance issues by likening her to a prostitute on a street corner. Schweitzer found it amusing how Feinstein has been a champion of the intelligence community, and has now turned on the CIA for spying on congressional staffers. He said, “She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying!…...
  • The Crisis of ISIS in Iraq - Was America the Midwife?

    06/21/2014 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Noremac · 8 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The U.S. Government spawned ISIS. I can't put it much plainer than that. Our government in partnership with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Britain and France, created the beast, ISIS, that we now must attempt to neutralize - at the expense of placing Americans once again in harm's way. I realize this is going to cause some cognitive dissonance with some conservatives, but the trail of facts leads where it leads and this is a very inconvenient and disturbing truth that needs to be digested if we are to learn what really lies behind the tactics that are bringing America to...
  • Blowback! U.S. trained ISIS at secret Jordan base

    06/17/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by detective · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 6/16/2014 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq. The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any...
  • No One Will Be Getting Fired for Leaking Afghanistan's CIA Station Chief ID

    06/13/2014 7:50:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No one will be dragging a disabled guy into court over it. No movies will be made about it. No one will even be getting fired. Like a public school, Obama doesn’t fire people unless he really has no other choice.And not even then. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) told Breitbart News on Monday that the CIA station chief in Afghanistan revealed to reporters through a White House e-mail is no longer serving at that post. “It was irresponsible enough to expose him and it’s my understanding that he had to leave,” Portman said. “I don’t know [if he’s out of...
  • US spy agencies heard Benghazi attackers using State Dept. cell phones to call terrorist leaders

    06/11/2014 3:30:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 75 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Bret Baier, James Rosen
    The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News. The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for...
  • CIA Makes An Ill-Advised Foray Into the Twitterverse

    06/11/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's why this is a really bad idea: -- The CIA doesn't need a brand. If anything, the agency is supposed to be all about discretion and secretiveness, meaning that it should be defined solely by its conspicuous absence. In fact, if the CIA ever wanted to run a TV ad, it should consist of 30 seconds...
  • ANOTHER SHOE DROPS IN THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL: Taliban Now Targeting U.S. Troops With Stinger Missiles

    06/09/2014 10:52:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 6/08/14 | Kenneth Timmerman,
    Kenneth Timmerman, writing in The New York Post, breaks open another shocking chapter in the Benghazi scandal. The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons... Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile. The helicopter and all aboard survived the attack as it was able to crash land. But what had hit the Chinook?
  • Hillary Clinton on Benghazi: ‘There will never be perfect clarity’

    06/06/2014 3:25:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists “there will never be perfect clarity” or full agreement on everything that happened regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya — but that does not mean a lack of effort on getting to the truth. “There will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened,” Mrs. Clinton writes in her book, “Hard Choices,” according to excerpts published by CBS News. “It is unlikely that there will ever be anything close to full agreement on exactly what happened that night, how it happened, or why it happened. But that should...
  • Valerie Plame Continues to Spin 'Bush Administration Retribution' Myth

    06/06/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Richard Armitage. I repeat, Richard Armitage. One more time...RICHARD ARMITAGE. I just made Valerie Plame wince three times once she reads this article. Why? Because the name Richard Armitage completely destroys the myth she is desperately hanging onto after all these years that the Bush administration deliberately leaked her name as a CIA employee in order to discredit her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson who criticized the decision to invade Iraq. Unfortunately for both Plame and the Left who have been clinging to that myth for years, it was completely undone when the name of the real leaker, who was an...
  • NAPOLITANO: When the president disregards the law

    06/05/2014 1:34:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-4-14 | Andrew Napolitano
    On the same weekend that the secretary of veterans affairs resigned amid the scandal of veterans dying before the government’s doctors could treat them in government hospitals; on the heels of another revelation of the National Security Agency’s unconstitutional spying, in which federal agents have been seizing the digital images of our loved ones and friends that have accompanied our emails; and a week after the White House intentionally or negligently revealed the true identity of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan, President Obama announced a new foreign-policy initiative called “No One Left Behind.” The reference was to the sole...
  • How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release (Clapper, Hagel)

    06/03/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/3/2014 | Eli Lake
    ...[C]urrent U.S. intelligence and defense officials who spoke to The Daily Beast on Monday say the process for exchanging Taliban for Bergdahl this time was rushed and closely held, in some instances leaving little room for any push back against a policy clearly favored by the White House. “This was an example of forcing the consensus,” one U.S. military official said. “The White House knew the answer they wanted and they ended up getting it.” The White House did not even consult or inform Congress until after the prisoner release had begun. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate...
  • White House Overrode Internal Objections To Taliban Prisoner Release

    06/03/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 6/3/2014 | Massimo Calabresi
    To pull off the prisoner swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House overrode an existing interagency process charged with debating the transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners and dismissed long-standing Pentagon and intelligence community concerns based on Top Secret intelligence about the dangers of releasing the five men, sources familiar with the debate tell TIME. National Security Council officials at the White House decline to describe the work of the ad hoc process they established to trade the prisoners, or to detail the measures they have taken to limit the threat the Taliban officials may pose....
  • Here is why there is not more outrage about the outing of the CIA station chief in Kabul

    05/30/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT · by AU72 · 30 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | May 28, 2014 | Marc Thiessen
    Over at Commentary, our friend Jonathan Tobin rightly asks “Where’s the Outrage Over CIA Outing?” It should be remembered that it was only a few years ago that the same Democratic Party that currently runs the White House was up in arms because the name of a CIA official was leaked to the press…. the outrage about [Valerie] Plame’s outing in the liberal mainstream press was universal and white-hot. An angry Washington press corps helped manufacture a crisis that forced President Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to look into an act that was proclaimed to be nothing short of...
  • Valeria Plame: CIA Outing ‘Stupid,’ but False Equivalence to Compare to Mine

    05/30/2014 7:13:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/30/2014 | by Josh Feldman
    Valerie Plame, the former CIA officer who was infamously outed during the Bush administration, was on CNN yesterday to react to the accidental outing of another CIA official this week. Plame called it “colossally stupid,” but made it clear this is in no way equivalent to what happened to her. Plame’s outing over ten years ago turned into a full-fledged scandal that implicated a number of Bush administration officials, which she doesn’t believe is in par with one person’s “colossally stupid” accident. Plame told Wolf Blitzer this week’s embarrassment was “an error of huge proportions with tremendous consequences,” but the...
  • When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was 'treason'; now, it's a mistake

    05/29/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 29, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Byron York
    Valerie Plame doesn't deny that blowing the cover of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan is a serious matter. It's just that, discussing the issue at a Wednesday evening forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Plame seemed to view the outing of the CIA's top spy on the front lines in the Afghan war as more of an embarrassment than an outrage. "My understanding is … it was a military aide who compiled this list of those that were greeting the president when he came," Plame said. "Colossally stupid, but I think it was inadvertent. It was an error … really...
  • Team Obama Exposes a CIA Station Chief

    05/29/2014 4:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    When George W. Bush was president, a week didn't go by when the press wasn't dismissing his intelligence and proclaiming his administration's incompetence. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. Someone on his staff demonstrated truly jaw-dropping incompetence by accidentally releasing to 6,000 journalists the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan as part of Obama's welcoming delegation. That is a death sentence, not just for the agent but for all those around him. Try to imagine the media firestorm this would have created had the transgression occurred during the W...
  • White House to investigate leak of CIA chief’s name: ‘We’re trying to understand’

    05/29/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | Leslie Larson
    The White House will investigate how Obama's press team managed to accidentally leak the name of the CIA's Chief of Station in Kabul. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has deputized White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into how the name of the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan ended up on Obama's itinerary for his weekend trip to Afghanistan, which was emailed to an estimated 6,000 members of the press. Eggleston will review what led to the disastrous mistake and make recommendations to prevent such a disclosure from happening again.
  • Snowden Says He Was a Spy, Not Just an Analyst

    05/28/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | DAVID S. JOACHIM and SCOTT SHANE
    Edward J. Snowden says he was not merely a “low-level analyst” writing computer code for American spies, as President Obama and other administration officials have portrayed him. Instead, he says, he was a trained spy who worked under assumed names overseas for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Mr. Snowden told Brian Williams...
  • Valerie Plame, ex-intelligence officials slam White House for 'astonishing' CIA leak

    05/28/2014 2:58:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Valerie Plame, the ex-CIA operative outed by the W. Bush administration, also chimed in. “Astonishing: White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan,” she tweeted in a sardonic message on Monday. The name of the CIA’s chief of station in Kabul, the agency’s top spy in Afghanistan, was listed among the 15 officials briefing Obama upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base. The White House only caught the error when Washington Post reporter Scott Wilson alerted the press office, after Obama’s schedule was included in an email that was circulated to as many as 6,000 members of the media.
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...
  • White House Cancels Press Briefing After Office Blows CIA Identity

    05/27/2014 5:36:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House press office canceled the daily briefing with reporters Tuesday, dodging tough questions after the press office mistakenly revealed the identity of the top CIA official in Afghanistan. The official was named in a list of participants of a meeting with President Obama during his brief trip to Afghanistan. After journalists at the Washington Post questioned the White House decision, the press office scrambled to update the list of participants sent to the press pool. On Tuesday afternoon, the White House surprised reporters by canceling the White House press briefing and instead scheduling a press call on President...
  • White House launches internal probe into accidental outing of CIA official

    05/27/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/14 | Staff
    The White House has launched an internal probe after its press office inadvertently outed the top CIA official in Afghanistan -- a national security blunder that could put that individual at risk. A spokeswoman with the National Security Council confirmed to Fox News that the White House chief of staff asked White House Counsel Neil Eggleston to “look into what happened” and make recommendations on “how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again.” The brief statement from the National Security Council was the first on-the-record comment made by the administration since the
  • Exposure of CIA Station Chief Spotlights Administration’s Immaturity

    05/27/2014 3:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Anybody can make a mistake, and that certainly appears to be what led to the Obama White House’s exposure of the top CIA official in Afghanistan this weekend. Unfortunately, as Roger Kimball details , this is not an isolated incident. In year six of the Obama administration, it speaks volumes about not just incompetence but immaturity and the skewed priorities that come with it. Exactly because anyone can make a mistake, large organizations — presidential administrations included — build layers of vetting into the disclosure of information to the public. In this instance, because the commander-in-chief made a surprise visit...
  • White House Makes Big Mistake Involving Secret Identity of CIA Chief in Afghanistan

    05/26/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 26, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The White House made a big mistake over the weekend, accidentally revealing the name of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul in a prepared list of U.S. officials who were taking part in a briefing related to President Barack Obama‘s surprise visit to Afghanistan. After the White House caught the error, which named the individual as the “Chief of Station” — a label given to the CIA’s top spy in any given country — the agent was removed from the email and a revised list was distributed, the Washington Post reported. But before making the change, the official’s identity was...
  • Valerie Plame and Obama’s Double Standard on Outing CIA Personnel

    05/26/2014 11:15:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    ~ntpage Magazine ^ | 5-26-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hoping to distract Americans from his death panels for veterans, Obama made a Bush style visit to Afghanistan and managed to cause even more harm to national security by outing the CIA Station Chief there. The Democrats did their best to turn Valerie Plame into a martyr even though the only danger that the leftist faced was fewer invitations to cocktail parties. That didn’t stop Hollywood liberals from churning out a movie about her complete with action scenes. Will the same standard hold for whoever outdated the CIA Station Chief in Afghanistan? Unlikely. The official narrative is that it was...
  • White House blows cover of CIA’s Kabul station chief (Email also sent to foreign media...)

    05/25/2014 6:26:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Dave Boyer
    The White House inadvertently blew the cover of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul during President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday. The name of the spy agency’s station chief in Kabul was included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in Mr. Obama’s visit with U.S. troops. The White House provided the list that was sent out in a “pool report” by a reporter traveling with the president to thousands of journalists, including foreign media, who receive the reports.
  • White House Mistakenly Identifies CIA Chief in Afghanistan Name sent to 6000 reporters)

    05/25/2014 6:00:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 104 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Greg Miller
    The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country. SNIP The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of...
  • ‘Whoops!’ Did White House inadvertently publicly identify CIA station chief in Kabul?

    05/25/2014 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday. There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:
  • Former Malaysian PM accuses CIA of covering up what really happened to MH370

    05/19/2014 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Veto! · 39 replies
    DAily Mail, UK ^ | 19 May 2014 | By CANDACE SUTTON
    "Planes Don't Just Disappear: CIA and Boeing may be hiding information about missing MH370. Former Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir says airplanes like MH370 'don't just disappear' If the plane failed or have been disabled then 'Boeing must know' Mahathir said the plane may have had its MAS airline markings removed The air-sea search out of Perth for debris is a 'waste of time and money' Missing Flight MH370 did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company, Malaysia's influential former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. Dr Mahathir said...
  • Putin Ally Praises German Foreign Minister's Ukraine Stance

    05/16/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Andrea Thomas
    BERLIN--A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin praised German diplomacy on Thursday while railing against the U.S. in the latest effort by Moscow to highlight western divisions over the Ukraine crisis. Vladimir Yakunin, president of the Russian Railways and one of the Russian officials on the U.S. sanctions list, lavished praise on Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's foreign minister, who visited Ukraine this week to endorse the government's planned dialogue with its critics at home. "I know Mr. Steinmeier a little bit myself. I know he is very balanced and a very objective politician," Mr. Yakunin told reporters. "To my mind,...
  • “We Kill People Based on Metadata,” Admits Former CIA/NSA Boss

    05/13/2014 4:04:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:00 | Alex Newman
    “We Kill People Based on Metadata,” Admits Former CIA/NSA Boss Written by Alex Newman font size decrease font size increase font size Print E-mail “We Kill People Based on Metadata,” Admits Former CIA/NSA Boss Essentially confessing to mass murder and multiple other crimes, retired Gen. Michael Hayden, the former boss of both the NSA and the CIA, admitted that the Obama administration has been murdering people around the world based solely on the so-called metadata collected by U.S. intelligence agencies. The controversial insider’s remarks confirmed growing fears and warnings by critics of the out-of-control federal government that, despite efforts to...
  • The Day Obama’s Presidency Died

    05/11/2014 9:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | May 11, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Almost nobody in Japan heard about the Battle of Midway until after the war. The Emperor Hirohito, upon hearing of the debacle ordered a comprehensive cover-up. The wounded were isolated on hospital ships. All mail was censored. Surviving enlisted men and officers were held incommunicado until they could be shipped off to distant battlefields from where it was hoped they would never return. The sunken ships themselves were gradually written off over the course of the war until their loss blended in with the general demise of the imperial fleet. In order to coordinate this effort Hirohito created a special...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • Rep. Gowdy:CIA director Morell wasn't telling the truth about no political pressure in Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | May 7th, 2014 02:36 PM ET | Jack Tapper
    Former acting Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee last month, saying the Benghazi CIA station chief e-mailed three possibilities for what had motivated the 2012 attack:... Morell also denied any kind of cover-up or political influence ... "...why you took out the word terrorist and put in the word extremist, why you sanitized and washed out all the criticism of the State Department, why you changed the word attack to demonstration," said Gowdy. "Every single change that Mike Morell made was calculated to cast the administration in a more favorable light."
  • Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/07/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels By Alex Newman | The New American | Aug. 17, 2011 The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports. Map courtesy of Stratfor.com, see their Drug Cartel analysis here Citing an unnamed CIA source, a Washington Times article theorizes that U.S. officials were actively aiding organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel with guns and immunity...
  • DUDE! Fox News claims SEVEN-PAGE email exchange between Obama top officials over FN Benghazi report

    05/06/2014 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 5, 2014
    Fox News is claiming to have CONFIRMED that a seven-page email exchange occurred among top officials in the weeks just after the Benghazi attack. The email exchange was to come up with a media strategy regarding a Fox News report from September 27, 2012, that concluded the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the Benghazi attack was indeed a terrorist attack. Those on the email exchange were Obama’s former Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough, current CIA chief John Brennan, and presidential adviser Ben Rhodes. The email exchange, characterized as ‘stunning’, is being withheld by the State Department citing...
  • BREAKING: New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress (Video)

    05/05/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Catherine Herridge on FOX News broke this story Monday morning… New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress The materials provided to Congress were more heavily blocked out than the documents provided to Judicial Watch by a federal court