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  • U.S. intelligence set back when Libya base was abandoned

    10/13/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/12/2012 | Mark Hosenball
    U.S. intelligence efforts in Libya have suffered a significant setback due to the abandonment and exposure of a facility in Benghazi, Libya identified by a newspaper as a "CIA base" following a congressional hearing this week, according to U.S. government sources. The intelligence post, located 1.2 miles from the U.S. mission that was targeted by militants in a September 11 attack, was evacuated of Americans after the assault that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Three other Americans died in the attacks on U.S.-occupied buildings, including two who were hit in a mortar blast at the secret compound. The publication of satellite...
  • vanity-- ARGO-- the Iranian Hostage/Diplomat Rescue Movie

    10/12/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT · by married21 · 41 replies
    vanity | 10/12/12 | me
    ARGO. If you are old enough (rated R), YOU MUST SEE IT. This is a really compelling movie. Great suspense, and timely history. I'm realizing now that anybody younger than 50 probably doesn't remember the whole Iran Hostage crisis at all. So go see the movie, then ask your favorite old timers about it. Minor warning: much swearing (some gratuitous, some justifiable.)
  • Letting us in on a secret (CIA Benghazi)

    10/11/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 62 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 10/10 | DANA MILBANK
    When House Republicans called a hearing in the middle of their long recess, you knew it would be something big, and indeed it was: They accidentally blew the CIA’s cover.
  • Ambassador Chris Stevens Knew his Killers. He Ran Them As Double Agents

    As the US tenses for more al Qaeda terror in Africa in the wake of the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, our researchers have turned up information indicating that the ambassador was running members of the group which murdered him as penetration agents against al Qaeda...
  • Defecting Iranian Cameraman Brings CIA Priceless Film of Nuclear Sites

    10/05/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 31 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | 10/05/12 | DebkaFile
    Debkafile reveals one of the CIA's most dramatic scoops in many years, and epic disaster for Iran. Our most exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, who defected from his UN entourage in New York on Oct. 1, brought with him an intelligence treasure trove of up-to-date photographs and videos of top Iranian leaders visiting their most sensitive and secret nuclear and missile sites. The cameraman, who is in his 40s, is staying at an undisclosed address, presumably a CIA safe house under close guard. He stayed behind when Ahmadinejad, after his UN...
  • Defecting Iranian Cameraman Brings CIA Priceless Film of Nuclear Sites

    10/05/2012 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Debkafile reveals one of the CIA's most dramatic scoops in many years, and epic disaster for Iran. Our most exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, who defected from his UN entourage in New York on Oct. 1, brought with him an intelligence treasure trove of up-to-date photographs and videos of top Iranian leaders visiting their most sensitive and secret nuclear and missile sites. The cameraman, who is in his 40s, is staying at an undisclosed address, presumably a CIA safe house under close guard.
  • CNN hits hard on Libya: The only conclusion is that the White House tried to cover something up

    10/02/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    You already knew that the White House had reason to believe that Benghazi was a bona fide terror attack within 24 hours of it happening, no matter what Susan Rice said four days later, but I want you to watch this for two reasons. One: After the post on media bias, let’s give credit where it’s due. CNN has followed this story, and on primetime shows like this one and Anderson Cooper’s too. Two: Per Eli Lake’s piece in Newsweek today, someone has started leaking preliminary intel assessments made by the CIA that pointed to a spontaneous attack. (I wrote...
  • FBI and CIA embrace homosexual movement. Reaching out to "gay and trans community."

    09/29/2012 6:25:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 09/29/2012 | n/a
    The US military and State Department aren't the only branches of the US government to "go gay." The FBI and CIA, the two main federal law enforcement and surveillance organizations, have fully embraced the homosexual and transgender movements, and appear to be poised to crack down on pro-family groups and citizens who are critical. For example, the FBI is actively recruiting homosexual and "transgender" employees and agents. The FBI's "careers" website now boasts a page advising potential (and current) job applicants. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has actually been involved with the homosexual movement for over 15 years, according to...
  • Glenn Beck's Benghazi and CIA Theory

    Worth the few minutes to watch if you like Glenn Beck.
  • Deadly Libya Attack a Major Blow to CIA (and Obama? Does this explain the lies?)

    09/26/2012 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 20 replies
    New York Times/MSNBC ^ | September 24, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT, HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has dealt the Central Intelligence Agency a major setback in its intelligence-gathering efforts at a time of increasing instability in the North African nation. Among the more than two dozen American personnel evacuated from the city after the assault on the American mission and a nearby annex were about a dozen C.I.A. operatives and contractors, who played a crucial role in conducting surveillance and collecting information on an array of militant armed groups in and around the city. “It’s a catastrophic intelligence loss,” said one...
  • Deadly Attack in Libya Was Major Blow to C.I.A. Efforts

    09/23/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT, HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT.
    WASHINGTON — The attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has dealt the Central Intelligence Agency a major setback in its intelligence-gathering efforts at a time of increasing instability in the North African nation. Among the more than two dozen American personnel evacuated from the city after the assault on the American mission and a nearby annex were about a dozen C.I.A. operatives and contractors, who played a crucial role in conducting surveillance and collecting information on an array of armed militant groups in and around the city.
  • US lawmaker’s Bill seeks to end Pakistan’s ally status

    09/19/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington: Just ahead of the arrival of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar for talks with the Obama administration, a Republican lawmaker has moved a Bill in the House of Representatives to terminate Pakistan’s status as a “major non-NATO ally” of America. “It’s time to break with Pakistan,” Congressman Ted Poe said while introducing the bill, commenting: “At the very least, we should stop providing them the eligibility to obtain our own sophisticated weaponry in an expedited process. Too many of our own men and women have died because of Islamabad’s treachery.” Poe’s move comes close on the heels of...
  • The Truth Behind the New Islamic Flashpoints

    09/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    The CIA claims that it never saw the storm coming, but Canadian intelligence sure did. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird landed in Vladivostok, Russia, earlier this month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and had barely stepped off the plane when he announced that Canada would be pulling its diplomats out of Iran and closing its embassy while kicking all Iranian diplomats out of Canada. At the time, some thought that maybe the minister had a few too many mini vodkas on the ride over. Several days later, when protests and embassy attacks erupted in Islamic nations, and the...
  • CIA, Mossad, Rev Jones & Romney team up to insult Islamic values

    09/13/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 40 replies
    Iran's Press TV ^ | 9-12-2012 | Islamic Ministry of Information
    He calls himself a religious leader, a “preacher,” this Terry Jones, the man responsible for blaspheming the prophet Mohammed... with Israeli intelligence and the P2 Masonic lodge, better known as “Operation Gladio,” the group responsible for the murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro and terror bombings that went on into the 90s... Jones is a spy, CIA trained, run by rogue handlers, and heavily promoted by Mossad elements throughout the Middle East and able to garner national news attention in the US when anyone else of his minor following and total lack of credibility would be ignored... German built...
  • Stephens: Eric Holder's Gritted Teeth (Calls Off Investigation into CIA "Torture")

    09/11/2012 2:46:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/10/2012 | Brett Stephens
    It must be tough on the left, not being able to trash John Durham. Mr. Durham, recall, is the special prosecutor appointed in 2008 by then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate allegations that the CIA had illegally destroyed videotapes of CIA detainee interrogations. The prosecutor's mandate was expanded in 2009 by current Attorney General Eric Holder to look into allegations that CIA officers and contractors had abused and, in some cases, tortured and killed, as many as 101 detainees thought to have been in U.S. custody. [....] What followed was an investigation that led to one exoneration after another. No...
  • OBAMA SKIPPING STAGGERING AMOUNT OF DAILY INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS

    09/10/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 09/10/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    One of the centerpieces of the Democratic case for Barack Obama‘s reelection in Charlotte last week was the President’s record on national security – specifically, his decision to pursue the operation that eventually led to the death of Osama bin Laden. That impressive achievement, however, may be blunted by the force of revelations by former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen in today’s Washington Post. Thiessen writes: President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Americans Shot in Mexico Were C.I.A. Operatives Aiding in Drug War

    08/30/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and ERIC SCHMITT | August 28, 2012
    MEXICO CITY — The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday. The two operatives, who were hurt on Friday, were participating in a training program that involved the Mexican Navy. They were traveling with a Mexican Navy captain in an embassy sport utility vehicle that had diplomatic license plates, heading toward a military shooting range 35 miles south of the capital when gunmen, some or all of them...
  • Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

    08/30/2012 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 Aug 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    Mark Mazzetti's emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained...
  • Invasion of South Korea is unlikely

    08/29/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    CIA ^ | 13 January 1950 | CIA
    CIA Weekly Summary Report sent to President Truman on 13 January 1950