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  • Trump considers last-minute meeting in Mexico with the country’s president

    08/30/2016 5:58:20 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    Donald Trump is considering jetting to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, according to people in the United States and Mexico familiar with the discussions. The possibility, which was hatched in recent days by Trump and his campaign advisers, comes after Trump has wavered for weeks on whether he would continue to hold his hard-line positions on the central and incendiary issue of his campaign, in particular his call to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants...
  • Report: Trump mulls visit with Mexican president before immigration speech

    08/30/2016 7:29:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    Donald Trump is considering a last-minute trip to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to announce his full immigration policy, the Washington Post reported late Tuesday. Those familiar with the possible meeting said security concerns and logistics of the impromptu visit are still being worked out by both parties. Pena Nieto had recently invited the billionaire businessman to visit him. Trump mulled over the invitation over the weekend and decided to go ahead with it after his new campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, told his boss the move could indicate to undecided...
  • Glick: The Obama Administration’s Most Covert War The Obama Administration believes it is at war

    01/14/2016 3:41:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/14/16 | Caroline Glick
    Over the past several weeks, we have learned that the Obama administration believes it is at war with Israel. The war is not a shooting war, but a political war. Its goal is to bring the government to its knees to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses power or begs Obama and his advisers to shepherd Israel through a “peace process” in which Israel will renounce its rights to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. One component of this war is espionage. Last monthThe Wall Street Journal reported that Israel is a top target for American espionage. The other component...
  • 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.
  • MI abortionist’s covert abortion clinic exposed for what it is

    12/16/2014 8:46:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    one news now ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    Even though pro-life counselors have had success in their campaign against a Michigan abortionist the most recent campaign against him has been lengthy and it is likely not over. Michael Arthur Roth has been operating his abortion facility in West Bloomfield, Michigan under a guise for some time. But Operation Rescue President Troy Newman is not fooled by the façade of Roth’s business and is familiar with him. “This is a guy that likes to call his place the Laser and Anesthetic Center, trying to mask off as being, I guess, a plastic surgeon,” Newman informed. “But in reality, all...
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Charlie Wilson's War

    02/01/2014 9:12:44 PM PST · by mylife · 60 replies ^ | 2007 | Charlie Wilson
    Have any of yall seen this? What are your thoughts?. I Really liked Gust
  • Bombshell: Pentagon 'Didn't Know' Benghazi Annex Existed

    01/21/2014 6:12:58 PM PST · by opentalk · 87 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Raises major questions about what U.S. was doing in secretive facility. The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex. The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it. Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command...
  • Covert Carry Kit at

    02/03/2013 10:41:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/3/13 |
    Carry your 16" AR discreetly with this takedown kit, which lets you store your rifle in a standard briefcase. It doesn't get much cooler than this! Check out this link to get your own:
  • DARPA studying pollen grains as vaccine delivery system

    12/05/2012 11:04:25 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Vaccine News Daily ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jeffrey Bigongiari
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding the development of technology to package oral vaccines for delivery using pollen. The exterior of pollen grains are shells made of a non-allergenic, naturally durable polymer. The interior of the shell can be emptied, which eliminates any allergy-producing material, and then filled with vaccine, according to The shell’s durability also gives it a substantial advantage over traditional oral tablets because it serves to protect the vaccine while it is in the body. Stomach acids, for example, often limit a medication’s absorption. A pollen shell would protect the vaccine until it reaches...
  • Covert US-Iran war bubbles over with claims of drone capture

    12/04/2012 10:34:37 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    CSM ^ | December 4, 2012 | Howard LaFranchi
    Most of the actions in the US-Iran covert war remain mysterious and unclaimed – until one side sees an advantage in shining light on an incident. That’s what Iran has done with the drone capture. This image taken from the Iranian state TV's Arabic-language channel Al-Alam, showed what the Iranian government says is an intact U.S. ScanEagle drone aircraft. Iranian claims – and US denials – that Iran captured an American reconnaissance drone flying over Iranian territory in recent days offers little in the way of clarity, other than this: The covert war between the two adversaries continues. Iran’s Revolutionary...
  • Revolt of the underclass: Syria rebels carry fury born of marginalization

    10/20/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NBC World News ^ | Monday, October 15, 2012 | unattributed
    [snip] The flashpoints of the uprising have been the poorest parts of the country. It began in March 2011 in the impoverished southern province of Daraa... The gap between rich and poor across Syria grew in the more than a decade of free market economic policies initiated by the late Hafez Assad and accelerated by his son, Bashar...benefited a tiny segment... particularly a clique of regime-linked businessmen and the mostly Sunni merchant class in Aleppo and Damascus... also triggered steep price increases... [/snip] -- Revolt of the underclass: Syria rebels carry fury born of marginalization -- Associated Press [Photo credit:...
  • Vanity/Venting: Hannity Lays Out New Libya Facts

    10/19/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies
    So whatever many of you think of Sean Hannity.. he is doing a great job keeping up with the Libya aftermath. Tonight he had on Lindsay Graham and Congressman Jason Chaffetz from Utah. What I learned from watching this has me FUMING!! Hannity showed multiple emails from Amb Stephens to the White House in which Stephens was concerned about the deteriorating security situation. The LAST email Stephens sent the day before said the British have pulled their Amb because of the security situation!! The British left, The RED CROSS packed up and left.. Al-Queda began putting up flags at government...
  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/19/2012 6:37:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Michael Kelly
    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria Michael Kelley | 46 minutes ago US Weapons Are Going To Hard-Line Jihadists Fighting To Topple The Syrian Regime The details of the September 11 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are still murky and there's certainly more to be known. Former CIA officer Clare Lopez argues that the key issue is "the relationship of the U.S. government, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya with Al Qaeda." That relationship, Lopez argues, could be connected to the rise...
  • New Film “The Unvetted” Exposes Obama’s Communist Cover-up

    08/23/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/23/2012 | Rick Haymow
    A new film from America’s Survival, Inc. documents what journalist Cliff Kincaid calls “one of the most extraordinary cover-ups in American history --how a presidential candidate with a covert connection to a major Communist Party operative was protected by the major liberal and conservative media. The_UnvettedWorking with blogger Trevor Loudon, Kincaid describes in the film how they uncovered the fact that Obama had concealed the identity of Frank Marshall Davis in his memoir Dreams from My Father, calling him just “Frank” and depicting him as a poet and writer. “Obama knew that Frank Marshall Davis was an associate and mentor...
  • Only cameras can see through Black-Ops Plastic

    06/30/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Geek ^ | 6/30/12 | Matthew Humphries
    Monitoring a location or person with a camera or microphone has become a lot easier in recent years due to cameras having much higher resolutions while being fitted into ever smaller devices. Just about every smartphone now carries a high resolution camera capable of recording video along with a decent microphone. If you want to record someone covertly though, you still have the issue of hiding your recording devices from view. You’re also going to want to leave them recording for long periods of time without being discovered. Qwonn, a manufacture of security products, has come up with the...
  • 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 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...
  • Exclusive: Did White House "spin" tip a covert op?

    05/20/2012 10:27:24 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    White House efforts to soft-pedal the danger from a new "underwear bomb" plot emanating from Yemen may have inadvertently broken the news they needed most to contain. At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.
  • Islam's Cartoon Missionaries

    04/18/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Daniel Pipes
    Comic books as a method of missionizing for Islam (da'wa)?Yes. One year ago, Harvard University hosted a workshop to teach comic book artists how to address Americans' "unease with Islam and the Middle East." And later this week, Georgetown University will air a PBS documentary, Wham! Bam! Islam! celebrating a comic book called The 99. Wham! Bam! Islam! The 99 sounds innocuous. Adweek describes its topic as "a team of multinational superheroes [who] band together to fight the forces of evil." The American children's network Hub more fully explains that, "Created by noted Middle East scholar and clinical psychologist Dr....
  • Mossad Cuts Back on Covert Operations in Iran

    03/31/2012 2:22:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/12
    Israeli intelligence services have cut back their covert operations inside Iran according to a Times Magazine report on Friday. According to senior security officials who spoke to the magazine, operations have been reduced in areas such as high-profile missions, including assassinations and detonations at Iranian missile bases, recruiting spies inside the Iranian nuclear program, and efforts to collect on-the-ground...
  • Has the War with Iran Already Begun?

    12/05/2011 6:37:50 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 33 replies
    National Journel ^ | December 4, 2011 | Michael Hirsh
    The evidence of an extensive Western covert program against Tehran, and Iranian retaliation, is now too obvious to ignore Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in...
  • Cameron and Obama: Why are you supporting Al-Qaeda? (concrete and undeniable proof)

    03/31/2011 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Pravda ^ | 3/31/11 | Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Cameron and Obama: Why are you supporting Al-Qaeda?31.03.2011 We have concrete and undeniable proof that David Cameron and Barack Obama are cavorting with Al-Qaeda terrorists who have been actively involved in military campaigns against American and British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why are they lying while trying to support those who fight against their countries? The Al-Qaeda link established, then...? The accusation is serious but unfortunately true: Barack Obama has signed a secret document* allowing covert CIA operations in Libya against the Government of Muamar Al-Qathafi and in breach of international law. David Cameron is thinking about arming the...
  • What’s behind the secrecy of the X-37B? Probably cover for another satellite launched with it

    06/01/2010 1:53:28 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 16 replies · 645+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | June 1, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    On April 22 the Air Force launched the X-37B, an unmanned miniature space shuttle look-alike that was cloaked in secrecy and described in official gobbledygook that still defies the best decryption efforts of NSA. Here’s a sample:...“The program supports technology risk reduction, experimentation and operational concept development.” Nothing about this mission makes sense. What aroused my curiosity was an article in the NY Times that Harvard astronomer Jonathan Mc Dowell had reported the upper stage was sent into an unknown orbit around the sun. Now the upper stage of any launch vehicle shoves the main payload into its final orbit,...
  • Democrats launch covert assault on CIA

    02/26/2010 6:01:27 AM PST · by aquapub · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-26-10 | Robert Moon
    Last night, while no one was paying attention, Democrats tried once again to slip a stealth attack on the intelligence community into a bill without letting anyone see or debate it. If passed, it would have criminalized virtually anything and everything the CIA does to interrogate terrorists (aside from politely asking them for actionable intelligence on their allies).
  • U.S. Covert Operations Buildup in Pakistan Anger Citizens

    10/29/2009 4:28:38 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 14 replies · 601+ views
    DBKP ^ | October 29, 2009 | Ginn
    Pakistan Bloggers Expose Blackwater and U.S Covert Ops in Pakistan Pakistanis Angered over U.S. Security Forces Antics University Town of Peshawar Center of Blackhawk Activies, U.S. to Employ 1,000 Marines to Guard U.S.'s Largest Embassy in Islamabad If you asked the average American what they knew about the war on terror and the U.S. military and Pakistan, they might tell you that the U.S. military involvement is a "small one", that the U.S. "involvement" is in the form of aid, or that the military is using drones to combat al-Qaeda based on reports by CNN and the MSM. While the...
  • "America: Help Is On The Way"

    09/22/2009 2:08:53 PM PDT · by time4discernment · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Daily Review Atlas ^ | 09/22/09 | Jim Bennett
    These are grim times indeed. This nation is beset on all sides by virtually every imaginable scourge: war, the H1N1 virus, economic disaster…However, I question the pall of hopelessness that has descended...Our government’s most effective problem-solving agency...
  • Mystery deepens over disappearing merchant ship

    08/13/2009 1:20:00 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 9 replies · 815+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 13, 2009 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The mystery surrounding a missing merchant ship deepened Thursday with the vessel's operator suggesting piracy and maritime experts suspecting foul play or even a secret cargo. The Kremlin ordered Russian warships to join the hunt for the 4,000-tonne, 98-meter bulk carrier Arctic Sea, whose fate has baffled maritime authorities across Europe and North Africa. The Maltese-registered vessel, carrying a $1.3-million cargo of timber, was supposed to have docked on August 4 in the Algerian port of Bejaia. It never arrived and is thought to have last made contact from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France....
  • Lawmaker: CIA Chief Ends 'Serious' Covert Program

    07/10/2009 11:21:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 1,527+ views
    NPR ^ | 10 June 2009 | NPR
    CIA Director Leon Panetta has terminated a "very serious" covert program the spy agency kept secret from Congress for eight years, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a House Intelligence subcommittee chairwoman, said Friday. Schakowsky is pressing for an immediate committee investigation of the classified program, which has not been described publicly. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has said he is considering an investigation. "The program is a very, very serious program and certainly deserved a serious debate at the time and through the years," Schakowsky said in an interview with The Associated Press. "But now it's...
  • CIA Veteran to Head Clandestine Service

    09/14/2007 8:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 907+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2007 | Walter Pincus
    CIA Director Michael V. Hayden yesterday named Michael J. Sulick to head the National Clandestine Service, bringing back to government service a veteran covert operator who left almost three years ago after a confrontation with aides to Hayden's predecessor, former congressman Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.). In announcing the appointment, Hayden described Sulick as "a familiar figure to many of you" and "a seasoned operations officer" who "earned a reputation for superior tradecraft and sound judgment." In November 2004, Stephen R. Kappes, then CIA deputy director of operations, the top spy position, and Sulick, then his deputy, became involved in a...
  • US 'In Covert War Against Hizbollah'

    04/10/2007 11:11:58 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 872+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-10-2007 | Clancy Chassay
    US 'in covert war against Hizbullah' Clancy Chassay in Beirut Tuesday April 10, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) The Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. His deputy accuses the US of waging a covert war against their organisation. Photograph: Getty Images Washington is waging a covert war against Hizbullah, according to the militant group, which accuses the US administration of arming anti-Hizbullah militias and seeking to undermine the Lebanese army in moves that could plunge the country back into civil war. "[The US vice president] Dick Cheney has given orders for a covert war against Hizbullah... there is now an American programme...
  • Plamnesia--II

    03/20/2007 9:27:43 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies · 580+ views
    WSJ / OpinionJournal ^ | March 20, 2007 | James Taranto
    BY JAMES TARANTO Tuesday, March 20 Plamnesia--II Yesterday we noted that Kerfuffle Gal Valerie Plame testified she did not know whether she was a "covert" CIA agent as defined under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act in 2003, when her supposedly secret identity surfaced. Reader Jim Lucas makes a crucial point that we missed: The Intelligence Identities Protection Act makes it a federal crime to intentionally reveal the identity of an agent whom one knows to be covert. So how can anyone be accused of knowingly revealing Valerie Plame's identity as a covert agent if Valerie Plame herself didn't know if...
  • Bush's backdoor attack: Iran via Hizbullah

    02/01/2007 6:45:00 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 9 replies · 746+ views
    YnetNews.Com ^ |
    New policy authorizing attacks on Iranian agents in Iraq also allows for covert ops against Iran-backed terror groups all across ME, including Hizbullah Yitzhak Benhorin President Bush has authorized an aggressive program aimed at impeding Iran's influence all around the Middle East, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. Friday, the Washington Post reported Bush's authorization of a new, more intensive policy that allows for more stringent measures against Iran. This includes, primarily, the authority to capture or kill Iranian agents active in Iraq, a story Bush and other US officials did not deny. However, the new policy...
  • Black Surprises (USAF can take control of enemy missile launchers, radars, etc.)

    01/24/2007 6:54:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 70 replies · 2,220+ views ^ | January, 2007 | David A. Fulghum, Michael A. Dornheim & William B. Scott
    Other, more contemporary Senior programs named by Arkin reveal and track the Air Force's growing interest in and development of the new field of computer network warfare and electronic attack, which include Senior Keystone (related to classified information warfare) and Senior Suter. However, the Air Force's theme remains the same--penetrating the enemy's defenses. Senior Suter is a Big Safari-managed special access program. Big Safari itself is a shadowy Air Force unit that has developed small numbers of specialized reconnaissance systems, including drones, in what are often classified programs. The Suter technology was developed during the last several years by BAE...
  • Covert US group plots to isolate 'rising' Iran (guess that secret's out)

    01/02/2007 9:46:01 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 694+ views ^ | JAn. 2, 2006
    Covert US group plots to isolate 'rising' Iran Farah Stockman, Washington January 3, 2007 A SELECT group of US officials has been quietly co-ordinating actions for nearly a year to counter the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, including increasing the military capabilities of Arab allies such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The group, known as the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group, is also giving covert help to Iranian dissidents and building international outrage towards Iran by publicising its alleged role in a 1994 terrorist attack in Argentina. Pentagon officials involved with the group intend to...
  • US Accused Of Covert Operations In Somalia

    09/09/2006 8:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 760+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-10-2006 | Patrick Smith
    US accused of covert operations in Somalia Emails suggest that the CIA knew of plans by private military companies to breach UN rules Antony Barnett and Patrick Smith Sunday September 10, 2006 The Observer (UK) Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails seen by The Observer. The leaked communications between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military operations inside Somalia - against UN rulings - and they hint at involvement of British security firms. The emails, dated...
  • Ship has berth in U.S. history (CIA & The Glomar Explorer)

    07/20/2006 4:39:03 PM PDT · by oxcart · 83 replies · 3,663+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/20/2006 | By DAVID S. ROSEN
    CURTIS Crooke's connection with the Glomar Explorer began back in 1969, when two men from the Central Intelligence Agency showed up at his office uninvited. "They walked in my door and closed it, and my office door was never shut," said Crooke, now 78 and retired in Carmel, Calif. "They wanted to know if my company could build something to lift something so many tons and in about 15 to 20,000 feet of water." Crooke, then the vice president of engineering for Houston-based Global Marine, wasn't told what the CIA wanted to do with this special ship. But he had...
  • Internet blows CIA cover (It's easy to track America's covert operatives)

    03/11/2006 12:37:07 PM PST · by frankjr · 39 replies · 1,540+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/11/06 | John Crewdson
    She is 52 years old, married, grew up in the Kansas City suburbs and now lives in Virginia, in a new three-bedroom house. Anyone who can qualify for a subscription to one of the online services that compile public information also can learn that she is a CIA employee who, over the past decade, has been assigned to several American embassies in Europe. The CIA asked the Tribune not to publish her name because she is a covert operative, and the newspaper agreed. But unbeknown to the CIA, her affiliation and those of hundreds of men and women like her...
  • Valerie Plame: Was She, or Wasn’t She? (Newly released documents don’t quite answer the question)

    02/06/2006 10:17:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 45 replies · 2,304+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2006 | Byron York
    Valerie Plame: Was She, or Wasn’t She? Newly released documents don’t quite answer the question. They are some of the most basic questions of the CIA leak investigation: Was Valerie Plame a covert agent when her identity was revealed in a column by Robert Novak on July 14, 2003? Had she been involved in covert work at any time in the previous five years, which could make revealing her status a crime under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act? Was the CIA taking affirmative measures to conceal her identity? There's a new report today that suggests we finally have some answers....
  • Neither Criminal Nor Unethical

    11/04/2005 5:32:44 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies · 899+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2005 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and LEE A. CASEY
    In the aftermath of "Scooter" Libby's indictment, leading Democrats have been demanding that President Bush apologize for the release of Valerie Plame's name to the media, fire Karl Rove and chastise Dick Cheney. He should not oblige. Ms. Plame's identification as a CIA employee was not a crime because she was not a covert agent -- a readily ascertainable fact that should have concluded Special Counsel Fitzgerald's investigation almost as soon as it got underway. Moreover, revealing Ms. Plame's role in husband Joseph Wilson's 2002 mission to Africa was relevant to an accurate understanding of his later allegations against the...
  • Spy Valerie and the rogue CIA

    10/31/2005 11:51:10 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 109 replies · 3,927+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2005 | James Lewis
    FROM: JULY 18, 2005 Hold on to your hat. The plot is about to thicken. Behind the scenes, the single most important reason for the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson farce is that CIA Director Porter Goss has finally started to clean house at Langley. Goss’s long-overdue shake-up is clearly backed by the White House, the top levels of the Pentagon and State Department, and the new National Director of Intelligence, John Negroponte. Judging by Director Goss’s remarks at his Senate confirmation hearings, those whose jobs are most in danger include the CIA “experts” in WMD proliferation – Valerie Plame’s outfit –...
  • The Rove/Plame Brouhaha: Exactly what DOES the law say?

    10/28/2005 6:06:52 PM PDT · by Yanni.Znaio · 5 replies · 347+ views ^ | July 15, 2005 | Yanni Znaio
    The Rove/Plame Brouhaha: Exactly what DOES the law say? There are two parts you have to look at: 50 USC 421 and 50 USC 426.(Corrected- I originally posted 15 USC in error.) I'm going to put them up in reverse order because § 426 is where the term "covert agent" is defined (see (4) and § 421 is the law concerning "Protection of identities of certain United States undercover intelligence officers, agents, informants, and sources" to which these definitions apply. TITLE 50 > CHAPTER 15 > SUBCHAPTER IV > § 426 § 426. Definitions For the purposes of this subchapter:...
  • DOS Daily Press Briefing: Transcript [IRAN] Subversive Journalism Alert!

    09/28/2005 5:20:31 PM PDT · by humint · 24 replies · 693+ views
    HUMINT ^ | 28 September 2005 | U.S. Department of State
    QUESTION: What's your reaction to the protests in Iran around the British Embassy? This is a reaction to the IAEA vote, I presume, were there to be a U.S. embassy, they would be protesting there. MR. MCCORMACK: Right. Well, I'll leave it to those on the ground to describe the protests there and who might be organizing those protests. The position where Iran finds itself right now, I think, is one that is probably a surprise to them after the IAEA Board of Governors vote. And where they find themselves is more isolated from the international community than when they...
  • Covert Leftist Partnership Threatens America

    09/28/2005 9:07:12 AM PDT · by bigsky · 4 replies · 660+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept 28, 2005 | Samuel Cook
    John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, must have mixed emotions. The bad news for him is that union membership as a percentage of the nation’s total private-sector workforce peaked in the 1950s at about 40% and has dropped to 7.9% today. That devastating decline recently motivated four of Sweeney’s major international union affiliates—United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, and Unite Here—to sever their AFL-CIO membership ties. Sweeney’s federation thereby lost 5 million dues-paying members, constituting more than one-third of his AFL-CIO roster. Sweeney’s good news—quietly endorsed by...
  • What's in a Name? Proof that Wilson-Plame are much ado about nothing

    08/05/2005 12:46:33 PM PDT · by rmgatto · 14 replies · 1,374+ views
    In a column that ran in the Sun-Times on Monday, Novak suggested he learned Plame's identity partly from reading Who's Who in America. A CNN source said a producer had placed a copy of Who's Who on the set Thursday prior to the taping, apparently so it could be consulted while Novak was asked about the issue...What's inside that book?
  • FLASHBACK: October 10, 2003--Who 'Blew' Mrs. Wilson Cover?

    07/18/2005 11:39:59 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 6 replies · 865+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 18, 2005 | Herb Romerstein
    The liberal press and the Democrat demagogues on Capitol Hill are having a hissy fit over "who blew the cover of Joe Wilson's wife." The answer is not hard to find. The culprit was Joe Wilson IV--with some help from his wife. When Wilson wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in July and revealed that he had gone to Niger on a CIA assignment, he called attention to his wife. CIA people who are really undercover are very careful about not identifying themselves or their families with the agency. They wait until their children are old enough to...
  • The Plame Affair: When is a 'Leak' a Covert Action? - (ex-CBS, Gannett VP sets record straight)

    07/17/2005 6:37:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    In journalism, the definition of “leak” suggests that it is applied to government officials who purposely give reporters secret or confidential information in order to publicize something they do not like so that it can be defeated before being voted upon. “Outing” a CIA agent is only a crime if the agent is under cover overseas or has been during the past five years. This law was created to prevent the assassinations of CIA agents on foreign shores as had been caused by Philip Agee in 1978 who listed CIA agents undercover in foreign cities, causing the murder of some....
  • More Bad Faith Political Posturing - (Rove story: deliberately created "Tempest in a Tea Pot!")

    07/14/2005 1:27:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 980+ views
    If speculation about Supreme Court nominees isn't the biggest story in the Nation's Capitol, allegations that Karl Rove leaked the name of a covert CIA officer is. The ultra-liberal argues Rove must be fired and investigated. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y) said Rove "should be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted." Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) called for the immediate cancellation of Rove's security clearances. Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said that Rove should be subjected to a full congressional inquiry. It all sounds pretty serious. That's how political gamesmanship is played - making something of nothing. The game is played by claiming there...
  • ROVE RAGE: HE'S NOT THE VILLAIN - (Rove had info from Libby, who got it from "a journalist!")

    07/14/2005 1:18:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 48 replies · 2,282+ views
    NY POST.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | Staff Writers
    Now, two years later, it's been revealed that, despite his earlier denials, Rove did in fact disclose to at least one journalist, Time magazine's Matt Cooper, that Wilson's wife (whom he did not cite by name) worked for the CIA. That's all the wolves were waiting for: Now they want Rove indicted, convicted, flayed and filleted — and then locked up on Devil's Island. And fired, too. For starters. But what really happened? Did Karl Rove commit a crime? We'll reserve final judgment, pending the outcome of the probe. But it appears not. Every news media organization that filed briefs...
  • DFU SONG: It's a Heartache (Valerie Plame outed herself to her boyfriend)

    07/13/2005 2:31:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 793+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IT'S A HEARTACHE It was a heartbreak...truly, a great heartbreak More than Joey could take...Rove will be so screwed I am a spygirl...yes, a real spygirl Do not ask me "Why girl?"'s just what I do It was our fourth date...he said that we should mate I had to set Joe straight...what I really did Sometimes I must go covert...there's a chance I could get hurt...or die You must promise not to tell...or I'll blow your brains to hell...oh my It was a heartbreak...truly, a great heartbreak More than Joey could was so surreal There was...
  • Iran's covert operations in Iraq

    05/26/2005 2:22:23 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 572+ views
    Jane's Intelligence Digest reports on the mounting evidence of Iranian intelligence activity in Iraq. According to information provided by several US officials, Iranian intelligence agents have been extremely active in Iraq since the collapse of Saddam's regime in April 2003. Much of this activity has taken place in the Shia-dominated south. Understandably, the Islamic Republic vehemently denies it is involved in such intelligence operations. However, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has claimed repeatedly that operatives belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are infiltrating Iraq. There is mounting evidence of Iranian activity in Iraq. In August 2004, 30...