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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 · 24 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
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Stack of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records

    08/28/2012 4:11:10 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch Press Room ^ | 08/28/2012 | Staff
    The records – which should have been produced months ago pursuant to a court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on January 21, 2012 – include records from a “stack” of “overlooked” documents discovered by the CIA in July 2012. [...] “These new documents provide more backing to the serious charge that the Obama administration played fast and loose with national security information to help Hollywood filmmakers,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “No wonder we’ve had to fight one year of stonewalling from the administration. These new documents show there is no doubt that Obama...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Osama's hideout carved out of Pak military academy: book

    08/22/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | PTI
    Washington - In a fresh damning disclosure, a new book has claimed that Abbottabad house where al-Qaeda chief lived was "carved out" from Pakistan Military Academy compound and its powerful army chief may have been briefed beforehand on the 'kill Osama mission'. 'Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him', penned by eminent American journalist Richard Miniter, which has hit the stands, claims that land of the Abbottabad compound, where Osama bin Laden lived with his family, was "carved out" from the elite military academy compound. The book also claims that army chief General Ashfaq...
  • CIA spies 'smuggle 14 Stinger missiles into Syria so rebels can take out regime warplanes'

    08/18/2012 9:27:38 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 48 replies
    Mirror News ^ | 18 August 2012 | Chris Hughes
    CIA spies have smuggled up to 14 Stinger missiles into Syria so rebels can defend themselves from air strikes. The ground-to-air weapons have been delivered across the Turkish border to the Free Syrian Army and were partly paid for by Saudi Arabia, a security source claimed. President Bashar al-Assad’s MIG-23 warplanes and helicopter gunships have killed more than 1,000 people.
  • Special Forces to Obama: You Didn't Kill Osama bin Laden, America Did

    08/16/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    A group of former special forces and intel operatives, including Navy SEALs, are speaking out against President Obama's loose lips when it comes to top secret national security details and his bragging about killing Osama bin Laden. The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund plans to launch an ad blitz slamming Obama for his behavior and attitude toward national security. Dishonorable Disclosures "It is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking national security secret to the enemy," former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith says in the ad. "Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The...
  • Poland begins uncovering story of secret US detention center

    08/14/2012 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 14, 2012 | Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers
    On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate—and allegedly torture—top Al Qaeda suspects. On the grounds of the Polish intelligence-training academy and nicknamed “Markus Wolf” for the former East German spy chief, it’s the focal point for a top-secret probe that Polish prosecutors have launched into how their government tolerated rampant violations of international and Polish law. If former officials are brought to trial, or if the stacks of classified files in the prosecutors’ offices are...
  • As CIA Drone War Deaths Increase, So Does Anti-U.S. Sentiment

    08/03/2012 9:40:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 03 August 2012 11:45 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Friday, 03 August 2012 11:45 As CIA Drone War Deaths Increase, So Does Anti-U.S. Sentiment Written by Joe Wolverton, II At a conference of top Pakistani and American officials in Aspen, Colorado, Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, criticized the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone warfare in Pakistan, describing it as having reached the point of “diminishing returns” and contributing to the growing anti-American sentiment in the country. “This adds to the pool of recruits we’re fighting against,” Rehman said at the Aspen Security Forum held July 25-28. With Pakistan’s spy chief, Lt. General Zaheerul Islam is scheduled to...
  • Report: Robert Byrd sought FBI/CIA docs to target civil rights leaders

    08/04/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    ABC News, in a rather surprising bit of actual investigative journalism, is covering some newly released documents from our intelligence agencies dating back to the 1960s. In response to an Associated Press FOIA request, the FBI has provided records of some very interesting and potentially highly embarrassing exchanges between a young Senator Robert Byrd, who sought secret documents regarding unnamed civil rights leaders of the time. His actions also managed to spark something of an internal war between two agencies over their inability to keep secret documents under control. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the...
  • Late Sen. Byrd's FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar

    08/04/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2012 | By LAWRENCE MESSINA
    U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records. Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.
  • Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels

    08/02/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Aug 2, 2012
    Home | Newsfront Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 11:39 AM President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.
  • Osama bin Laden's death put al-Qaeda in irreversible decline

    08/01/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1 August 2012 | Rob Crilly
    The killing of Osama bin Laden has plunged al-Qaeda’s core leadership into a decline it will be hard to reverse, according to an American intelligence report. In its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, the State Department described 2011 as a “landmark year”, with the deaths of Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, the group’s deputy leader and Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior figure of its affiliate in Yemen, among other high-profile casualties. It warned however that affiliates in Yemen and West Africa pose a growing threat to the West. “As al-Qaeda’s core has gotten weaker, we have seen the rise of affiliated groups around...
  • CIA “Manages” Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says

    07/29/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 28, 2012 | Alex Newman
    The Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked to narcotics trafficking for decades, of ongoing efforts to “manage the drug trade.” The infamous American spy agency refused to comment. In a recent interview, Chihuahua state spokesman Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Al Jazeera that the CIA and other international “security” outfits "don't fight drug traffickers." Instead, Villanueva argued, they try to control and manage the illegal drug market for their own benefit....
  • CIA Finds Stack of 'Overlooked' Docs Related to Bin Laden Movie Leaks

    07/25/2012 8:22:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/12 | John Nolte
    Luckily for Barack Obama the corrupt media is too busy attempting to rescue the President from his "you didn't build that" comments to report on things like our faltering economy or the nearly half-foot of documents the CIA whoops-there'd under a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch: The Central Intelligence Agency recently discovered a "4 to 5 inch stack" of documents that relate to the spy agency's cooperation with the makers of a forthcoming Hollywood film on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a new court filing. The documents about CIA dealings with the...
  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 6:17:20 AM PDT · by NCjim · 74 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 25, 2012
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — It's an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear. A building superintendent at an apartment complex just off the Rutgers University campus called the New Brunswick Police 911 line in June 2009. He said his staff had been conducting a routine inspection and came across something suspicious. "What's suspicious?" the dispatcher asked. "Suspicious in the sense that the apartment has about — has no furniture except two beds, has no clothing, has New York City Police Department radios." "Really?" the dispatcher asked, her voice rising with surprise. The caller, Salil Sheth, had...
  • The Petraeus Passport Puzzle [State Department denying "country clearances" to CIA operatives]

    07/16/2012 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 16, 2012 | Jed Babbin
    .......The denial of passports to CIA agents would most affect those who are going abroad to gather intelligence under an official cover of other U.S. government employment. Covert operations, logically, would not be affected as the agents involved would not be traveling on U.S. government passports, though "case officers" who run the covert agents might be. The need for the intelligence those agents would gather is too obvious to explain at length here. In short, the instability in nations such as Pakistan,Egypt,Yemen,Somalia, and others enjoying the Islamist fruits of the "Arab spring" has reduced America's ability to influence events in...
  • Watergate Book: Richard Nixon Took Mafia Bribes In Plots To Assassinate Fidel Castro

    06/28/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/28/12 | Friends of Ours
    Historian Lamar Waldron is out with his new book Watergate: The Hidden History which exposes Nixon's role as the liaison between the CIA and the Mafia in their failed plots to assassinate Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and it was files on this subject which the Watergate burglars were seeking as reported by Thom Hartmann for the Huffington Post: As one of the Watergate burglars admitted, and Senate Watergate Committee investigators indicated in their secret questioning of Mafia don Johnny Rosselli, Nixon was worried about a Cuban Dossier of CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. Those attempts began in earnest in...
  • C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

    06/21/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers. The C.I.A. officers have been in southern Turkey for several weeks, in part to help keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, one senior American official said. The Obama administration has said it is not providing arms to the rebels, but it has also acknowledged that Syria’s neighbors would do so....
  • Exclusive: Arrested spy compromised China's U.S. espionage network: sources

    06/15/2012 5:06:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/15/12
    Exclusive: Arrested spy compromised China's U.S. espionage network: sources (Reuters) - A Chinese state-security official arrested this year on allegations of spying for Washington is suspected to have compromised some of China's U.S. agents in a major setback that angered President Hu Jintao, sources said. Hu personally intervened this year, ordering an investigation into the case after the Ministry of State Security arrested one of its own officials for passing information to the Americans, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The official, an aide to a vice minister, was taken into custody sometime between January and March...
  • Will Heads Roll for the Stuxnet Leak?

    06/13/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Within days of SEAL Team Six's killing of Osama on that midnight mission in Pakistan, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, reading all about the raid in the press, went to the White House to tell President Obama's national security adviser pungently to "shut the (bleep) up." Leaked secrets of that raid may have led to the imprisonment for 33 years of a Pakistani doctor who helped us locate bin Laden. Yet, according to Judicial Watch, the White House has been providing Hollywood with details of the raid for a movie that will, we may be sure, heroize our commander in chief....
  • CIA probes publication review board over allegations of selective censorship(Waterboarding good!)

    06/01/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp
    Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2012 | Greg Miller and Julie Tate
    The CIA has begun an internal investigation into whether a process designed to screen books by former employees and protect national security secrets is being used in part to censor agency critics, U.S. officials said. The investigation coincides with the publication of a flurry of books from CIA veterans, and it is largely aimed at determining whether some redactions have been politically motivated. Among the publications expected to get particular scrutiny is a memoir by the former head of the CIA’s clandestine service, Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., who used his book, “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved...
  • The Secret Kill List

    05/31/2012 5:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The leader of the government regularly sits down with his senior generals and spies and advisers and reviews a list of the people they want him to authorize their agents to kill. They do this every Tuesday morning when the leader is in town. The leader once condemned any practice even close to this, but now relishes the killing because he has convinced himself that it is a sane and sterile way to keep his country safe and himself in power. The leader, who is running for re-election, even invited his campaign manager to join the group that decides whom...
  • Vintage CIA Training Videos Teach You To Stalk Like A Pro

    05/30/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jason Torchinsky
    Vintage CIA Training Videos Teach You To Stalk Like A Pro It's well known that the Jalopnik demographic is pretty much equally split between car enthusiasts and chronic stalkers. Today, thanks to our friends at Autominded, we have something that will make everyone happy. It's easy to forget that car following and trailing is a dying art. Thanks to easy-to-hide GPS tracking devices, this sort of skill is likely to vanish, like knowing how to make jodhpurs from a couple gophers or something. These videos, CIA-branded but shot in Britain and staffed with all British actors, both of the human...
  • Undercover US agents brought down our new Superjet: Russia’s extraordinary claim....

    05/25/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 5-24-12 | Will Stewart
    State's GRU military intelligence source says Russians are investigating theory crash was 'industrial sabotage Aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it slammed into a mountain killing all 45 passengers and crew Russian intelligence official claims US have 'special technology' capable of jamming signals from the ground or causing systems to malfunction Spy sources in Moscow today made the astonishing claim that a US undercover operation may have sabotaged a new Russian Superjet plane that crashed in Indonesia two weeks ago. The aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it...
  • GOP Rep. King says Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor

    05/24/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Joseph Weber
    GOP Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed concern Wednesday about the extent of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor who was sent to prison in Pakistan for treason after helping to find Usama bin Laden. "This has been handled very poorly right from the time of the raid," King told FoxNews.com. Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid. The operation...
  • CIA Identifies, Memorializes Fallen Covert Officers

    05/23/2012 8:50:25 PM PDT · by posterchild · 20 replies
    ABC news via news.yahoo.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lee Ferran
    The CIA has revealed the identities of 15 of its fallen officers, some of whose secret ties to the spy agency are being made public for the first time in almost three decades. Engraved on a memorial wall at the CIA's headquarters building in Northern Virginia are 103 stars, each representing a CIA officer who perished in the line of duty since the agency's founding in 1947. For some, the star is all recognition they have - many names have still not been made public out of concern for secret operations. At a memorial ceremony Monday, CIA Director David Petraeus...
  • White House gave Kathryn Bigelow access to SEAL Team 6 commander, CIA 'vault'

    05/23/2012 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5/23/12 | Hillary Busis
    In January, the Pentagon began investigating whether the White House had shared classified information with Kathryn Bigelow, director of an upcoming film about the search for Osama bin Laden. Now, conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch has obtained records that reveal President Obama’s Defense Department did provide Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal access to high-level information and resources — including a “planner, Operator and Commander” of the Navy SEAL team that successfully captured and killed bin Laden last year. A Department of Defense meeting
  • Judicial Watch Obtains DOD and CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Raid Filmmakers

    05/22/2012 2:18:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2012
    DOD Officials Disclosed to Filmmakers Identity of SEAL Team Six Operator and Commander; Ask Film Director to Withhold Operator’s Name, ‘because he shouldn’t be talking out of school.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal. According to the records, the Obama Defense Department granted Bigelow and Boal access to a “planner, Operator and...
  • BOMBSHELL: Al-Qaeda Infiltrator was not CIA, Cover Blown for Election Year Politics

    05/15/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT · by wildbill · 49 replies
    P.J. Tatler ^ | 5/15/2012 | Patrick Poole
    Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain. As...
  • Don't tell anyone, but that al Qaeda mole op had zero to do with the Obama administration

    05/15/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 15, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Here's a disturbing update to last week's amazing story about the U.S. mole who infiltrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and thwarted an airliner attack with a more sophisticated underwear bomb. Someone in Washington whose boss stood to gain from an election year story about alert intelligence operatives successfully protecting American voters at great personal risk leaked the heroic story to the Associated Press. The AP held the story until Obama administration sources said the CIA operative was safe. But, it turns out, the mole was not a CIA operative. The Obama administration had nothing to do with the...
  • The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service (new book)

    05/15/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 2 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Henry Crumpton
    BOOK DESCRIPTION: "A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missions "For a crucial period, Henry Crumpton led the CIA's global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. In the days after 9/11, the CIA tasked Crumpton to organize and lead the Afghanistan campaign. With Crumpton's strategic initiative and bold leadership, from the battlefield to the Oval Office, U.S. and Afghan allies routed al Qaeda and the Taliban in less than ninety days after the Twin Towers...