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  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Marine took files as part of spy ring (Stole marine secrets to fight terrorists)

    10/07/2007 2:15:27 AM PDT · by tlb · 76 replies · 2,216+ views
    UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | October 6, 2007 | Rick Rogers
    Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gary Maziarz said patriotism motivated him to join a spy ring, smuggle secret files from Camp Pendleton and give them to law enforcement officers for anti-terrorism work in Southern California. He knew his group was violating national security laws. But he said bureaucratic walls erected by the military and civilian agencies were hampering intelligence sharing and coordination, making the nation more vulnerable to terrorists. Details of Maziarz's case emerged after he pleaded guilty to mishandling more than 100 classified documents from 2004 to last year. The overall breach could be far larger: Investigators believe that as far...
  • The Nation, DeLay, and space policy

    04/22/2005 12:20:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Space Politics ^ | April 22, 2005 | Jeff
    The Nation, a left-leaning magazine, published an article about House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's influence over NASA and its budget. The article largely rehashes the issues most regular readers of this blog are familiar with: DeLay's addition of JSC into his Congressional district, his last-minute move to top off NASA’s FY05 budget request, and the recent reorganization of the House Appropriation Committee's subcommittee structure. Like many such articles, it includes an arguably questionable comment from John Pike: "With NASA changing its spending priorities to support President Bush's vision for space exploration that will return humans to the moon and take...
  • Missing explosives capture spotlight - John Pike cites "treasure trove," soft peddles WMD

    10/26/2004 3:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1,242+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 26, 2004 | David L. Greene, Tom Bowman and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    ....Treasure trove Military analysts had mixed reactions to the significance of the missing explosives. John Pike, a defense analyst for GlobalSecurity. org, said the explosives, the disappearance of which was first reported in yesterday's New York Times, would prove to be an "unprecedented treasure trove" of bomb-making material. "I think the evil-doers will put it to good use," he said. "You'd have to be concerned. We'll be hearing about it again." The missing cache, reported to be about 380 tons of the explosives HMX and RDX, not only offers a large quantity of material but more importantly has useful "fabrication...
  • The Spies Who Pushed For War

    07/17/2003 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 07-17-03
    Thursday July 17, 2003 The Guardian As the CIA director, George Tenet, arrived at the Senate yesterday to give secret testimony on the Niger uranium affair, it was becoming increasingly clear in Washington that the scandal was only a small, well-documented symptom of a complete breakdown in US intelligence that helped steer America into war. It represents the Bush administration's second catastrophic intelligence failure. But the CIA and FBI's inability to prevent the September 11 attacks was largely due to internal institutional weaknesses. This time the implications are far more damaging for the White House, which stands accused of politicising...
  • Gray weapons market clouds Iran role ("Bush fabricated evidence" alert)

    03/01/2007 4:37:40 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies · 617+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2/28/2007 | Susan Taylor Martin
    Iran makes no secret of the fact that it manufactures weapons for export, including mortar bombs of the general type found in Iraq. Customers from around the world can log on to the Web site of the government-owned Defense Industries Organization and view a wide array of Iranian-made munitions. If they decide to order, they apparently can pay by credit card, as a VISA logo suggests. The site - which promises "best quality and fast service" - is an example of the vigor with which Iran has moved into a global arms market long dominated by the United States and...
  • Deadly attacks prompt safer combat vehicles

    12/29/2005 12:26:10 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Engineer Paul Green wheels his company's new fully armored combat vehicle over the clay roads and muddy streambeds of the South Carolina backcountry, guns the engine and races over one hill and then the next. "This is designed to be what we thought would be a step up from the Humvee," he shouts as he shifts gears. "This vehicle was never designed to be a direct replacement for the current armored Humvee." But the prototype -- christened the MUV-R (Mine-protected Utility Vehicle/Rapid Deployable) by its manufacturer, Charleston, S.C.-based Force Protection, Inc. -- may well be.
  • Next stop: Iran - Yank commandos already in place, mag says

    01/17/2005 1:40:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 2,522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - U.S. commandos are hunting for secret nuclear and chemical weapons sites and other targets in Iran, and have a plan to turn the hard-line Islamic country into the next front in the war on terrorism. "It's not if we're going to do anything against Iran. They're doing it," an ex-intelligence official tells this week's issue of The New Yorker. Since at least last summer, the U.S. teams have penetrated eastern Iran, reportedly with Pakistan's help, the magazine said. "Iraq is just one campaign," the official told investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. "The Bush administration is looking at this as...
  • Global has "Target Iran" Clock Set at T- Minus 58 Days... and Counting Down

    12/04/2003 6:48:14 PM PST · by BushMeister · 12 replies · 206+ views
    Global ^ | 12-2003 | Global
    Well, Global Security is at it again. I noticed a few days ago that they had a link on their site called "Target Iran". The destination page has a countdown clock that I think started at 60 days and is now down to 58 days and counting.