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  • Bombshell: Hillary e-mails may have exposed human intel source

    01/25/2016 12:51:51 PM PST · by ManHunter · 36 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Ed Morissey
    If true, the latest revelation about Hillary Clinton’s secret e-mail system goes way beyond “smoking gun.” It reaches the level of full core meltdown when it comes to US national security and the safety of American intel sources. Fox News reporters Catherine Herridge report that the Inspector General has noted that information in one or more e-mails contained information classified as “HCS-O,” denoting extraordinarily sensitive material that could put a human intel source at high risk if exposed.
  • [Vanity] WIKILEAKS-Does this Podesta email reference a murder?

  • Valerie Plame, ex-intelligence officials slam White House for 'astonishing' CIA leak

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

    05/29/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | Leslie Larson
    The White House will investigate how Obama's press team managed to accidentally leak the name of the CIA's Chief of Station in Kabul. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has deputized White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into how the name of the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan ended up on Obama's itinerary for his weekend trip to Afghanistan, which was emailed to an estimated 6,000 members of the press. Eggleston will review what led to the disastrous mistake and make recommendations to prevent such a disclosure from happening again.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence Officials On Her Email

    06/02/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies ^ | 6/02/16 | by Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system. Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts. These new revelations reminiscent of the Valerie Plame scandal during George W. Bushs tenure could give FBI investigators the evidence they need to make a case that Clinton violated the Espionage Act by mishandling national defense information through gross negligence.
  • Clinton email chain discussed Afghan national's CIA ties, official says (High Ranking Asset Killed)

    02/18/2016 12:55:44 PM PST · by xzins · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | February 17, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications – an executive order signed by President Obama said such unauthorized disclosures are 'presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified...
  • State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

    01/22/2016 2:11:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal "oversight." In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton's emails believed to be work-related. The emails, thousands of which have been released on a monthly basis since last year, have become a constant headache for Clinton's front-runner Democratic presidential campaign. More than 1,300 of the emails from...
  • Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

    01/19/2016 1:46:43 PM PST · by unixfox · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/19/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Full Title: Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers. Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP). This is an excerpt....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton email exposed intel from human spying

    01/22/2016 6:07:05 PM PST · by John W · 37 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    At least one of the emails on Hillary Clinto's private server contained extremely sensitive information identified by an intelligence agency as "HCS-O" which is the code used for reporting on human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according to two sources not authorized to speak on the record. Both sources are familiar with the intelligence community inspector general's January 14 letter to Congress, advising the Oversight committees that intelligence beyond Top Secret -- known as Special Access Program (SAP) -- was identified in the Clinton emails, as well the supporting documents from the affected agencies that owned the information and have...
  • Former CIA boss George Tenet points a finger when confession is merited

    12/04/2015 11:24:29 AM PST · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2015 | Susan Katz Keating
    Former CIA chief George Tenet has broken his eight-year post-Agency interview blackout in order to speak about events that took place under his watch. Tenet, who resigned 11 years ago for “personal reasons,” ran the spy outfit from 1996-2004. He recently spoke on the record for a Showtime documentary, The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, which premiered November 28. The documentary features an unprecedented lineup: all 12 living DCIA’s, from George H.W. Bush through current head John Brennan. All are intriguing in their own right; but the one who interests me most is Tenet. Much went wrong during his tenure....
  • Report: CIA Recruiting Israeli Soldiers [Michah 7]

    11/02/2015 5:14:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/02/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    IDF Intelligence officers have warned Israeli soldiers that the CIA may be trying to gain their confidence to obtain information that could reveal security information. The memo warns soldiers to “be aware and report any unusual incidents.” The IDF attached to its memo a copy of an article from a Israeli newspaper that once reported that American s serving in the IDF were extensively questioned when they visited or returned to the United States. The American government has ears and eyes in Israel, both on the spy level and within the consulate. One security officer in a community in Judea...
  • Benghazi committee, under fire, releases more Clinton emails

    10/09/2015 9:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 10/9 | Michael Isikoff
    Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIAs top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts from previously undisclosed emails released Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. On March 18, 2011, Sidney Blumenthal Clintons longtime friend and political adviser sent the then secretary of state an email to her private account that contained apparently highly sensitive information he had received from Tyler Drumheller, a former top CIA official with whom Blumenthal at...
  • Trey Gowdy's 13 page Letter to Elijah Cummings (Benghazi)

    10/08/2015 10:24:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 89 replies
    Benghazi ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Trey Gowdy
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  • Officials: U.S. 'outed' Iran's Spies in 1997 (Operation Sapphire)

    03/30/2004 5:04:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 45 replies · 269+ views
    USA Today ^ | Mar. 29, 2004 | Barbara Slavin
    <p>WASHINGTON After a bombing killed 19 U.S. airmen at a barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the Clinton administration struck back by unmasking Iranian intelligence officers around the world, significantly disrupting Iranian-backed terrorism, according to a high-level U.S. official and a former top official who was serving at the time of the operation.</p>
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • 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 agencys 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.
  • Classified CIA Docs Found In Gitmo Prison Cells

    01/25/2012 2:09:22 PM PST · by OPS4 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Judicalwatch ^ | 1/24/12 | Judicialwatch
    Classified U.S. government information was found in the cells of high-value detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that houses the worlds most dangerous terrorists, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administrations unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIAs use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTONCongressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLUs John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLUs John Adams project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from highest levels of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the highest levels at the White House. This is the most highly classified information and its now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and thats not acceptable, McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Irans nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

    06/20/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/15 | Mark Langfan
    United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had outed an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats. He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMETs 9th annual Rays of Light in the Darkness gala dinner. Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israels fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: We are on the brink of disaster. He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the outing of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administrations disclosing of...
  • 'Edward Snowden has blood on his hands': MI6 is forced to pull spies out of hostile countries

    06/14/2015 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 153 replies ^ | 13 June 2015 | Jay Akbar For Mailonline
    MI6 has pulled its spies out of 'hostile countries' and America's intelligence agencies are on high alert after Russia and China cracked encrypted files leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. The top-secret documents contain information that could lead to the identification of British and American spies, according to senior officials in Downing Street, the Home Office and the security services. A senior Home Office official accused Snowden - the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor responsible for the biggest confidential information leak in US history - of having 'blood on his hands' after they gained access to over one million...
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrators Cover BlownBut Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: 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...
  • Why Terrorist Attacks Have Quadrupled Since 2001

    12/05/2012 5:24:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2012 | Kerry Patton
    Terrorism is a tactic used by individuals with specific ideologies. Killing an ideology is nearly impossible. The war on terror is a complete misnomer. A war cannot be waged against a tactic. And proving to be an ideological war, evidence demonstrates that today, the tactic of terrorism is actually growing world-wide. Since 2001, the United States and our allies have been engaged in a complex war fighting against an ideology. Many people have been killed while many more have been maimed. Today, it is known via the University of Marylands Global Terrorism Database, deaths caused by terror have decreased yet...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" where Afghan soldiers or...
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • Leaked cable suggests American diplomats told to gather intelligence (The Obama lovefest is over)

    11/29/2010 3:48:49 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/29/2010 | Kevin Conlon
    A 2009 cable sent from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to American U.N. missions and embassies around the world ostensibly directed American diplomats to engage in intelligence-gathering. The 8,358 word National Humint Collection Directive (Humint being Human Intelligence) "reflects the results of a recent Washington review of reporting and collection needs focused on the United Nations," according to the document made public by the whistle-blower website Wikileaks Sunday. The information Clinton directed the diplomats she oversees to ascertain ranged from basic biographical data such as diplomats' names and addresses to their frequent flyer and credit card numbers, to even "biometric...
  • Afghan Suicide Bomber Killed C.I.A. Operatives

    12/30/2009 9:27:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1,013+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/09 | ALISSA J. RUBIN and MARK MAZZETTI
    KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest killed at least eight American civilians, most of them C.I.A. officers, at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to NATO officials and former American intelligence officials. The attack at the C.I.A. base, Forward Operating Base Chapman, in Khost Province appeared to be the single deadliest episode for the spy agency in the eight years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It also dealt a significant blow to the often insular, tight-knit organization, which has lost only 90 officers in the line of duty since its founding in...
  • Attacks kill 8 purported CIA employees, 5 Canadians in Afghanistan

    12/30/2009 6:21:12 PM PST · by 82ndABNOfficer · 20 replies · 1,983+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 30 2009 | Alta Abawi
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A senior U.S. official tells CNN that the attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber Wednesday killed eight Americans believed to be CIA employees.
  • Israel, Obama, Iran, and Journalism (Obama Ignores Israeli Intel on Iran, "CIA Exasperated")

    05/26/2009 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies · 1,387+ views
    Global Politician ^ | May 26, 2009 | Sam Vaknin, Ph.D
    "During Netanyahu's visit, Israel shared intelligence with the CIA regarding the potential for a terrorist attack which will dwarf 9/11 if Iran is allowed to continue with its nuclear designs and share its outcomes with allies such as Hamas and the Hizbullah. Iranian proliferation is a direct threat to US National security. Obama's staff is ignoring the intel (HUMINT) because they believe that it is intended to manipulate the Administration into accepting Israel's planned bombing of two facilities in Iran. They are also ignoring intel regarding a Hamas cell in Cairo that is bent on mischief. The Israelis are shunned....
  • HUMINT: Unconditional Love

    12/08/2007 7:56:18 PM PST · by humint · 5 replies · 210+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 08 December 2007 | anonymous neural network
    Unconditional love can be expressed in many ways. I think of unconditional love as the emotional expression of a part for its whole. A mother and her newborn are emotionally inseparable. Thats an expression of unconditional love. Brothers may share it, if theyre close confidants. Soldiers may feel a version of unconditional love for those they risk everything for. A priest may feel unconditional love for his parishioners and vice-versa. Unconditional love is usually detached from materialism but it can indeed exist over purely material relations. A zealous store owner may feel a version of unconditional love for their most...
  • HUMINT: Satire as Philosophy

    11/28/2007 2:19:07 PM PST · by humint · 2 replies · 93+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 28 November 2007 | anonymous neural network
    Satire: a manner of writing that mixes a critical attitude with wit and humor in an effort to improve mankind and human institutions. Philosophy: the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics. Cynicism: originally the philosophy of a group of ancient Greeks called the Cynics; believing the worst of human nature and motives. Political theater in the form of satire makes introducing taboo subjects relatively easy. Good satire has real power. Introducing a subject in the form of a joke is like adding a giggly escape hatch for all of a conversations participants. But comedic reprieves...
  • HUMINT: Mental Models

    11/16/2007 3:56:08 PM PST · by humint · 1 replies · 137+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 16 November 2007 | humint
    Seductive: tending to entice into a desired action or state. Successful: having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome. Solar Flare | Earth's Magnetic Field Survival depends on a clear conception of how the world works. You can be wrong but it always has consequences. Your personal understanding of the world and its mechanics is a model of reality. Your model transcends your personality. It transcends your nationalism. It transcends your religion. Its is true no matter what threatens the survival of your model or what threatens your reality. Understanding our history in the context of world history helps...
  • HUMINT: American Empiricist

    11/13/2007 3:49:45 PM PST · by humint · 108+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 31 October 2007 | humint
    Imperialism: any instance of aggressive extension of authority. Empiricism: an iterative approach that argues for study of events through observation and the formulation of new policy based on lessons learned. Locke | Hume | Aristotle | Archimedes | Plato | JeffersonHow long should the American People wait before they start taking foreign policy matters into their own hands? Indeed they already have! There is a domestic backlash against an absurd narrative that claims the United States is an empire. The United States is definitely not an empire, but few Americans are willing to state the obvious. Even fewer are willing...
  • HUMINT: Unconscious Design

    11/13/2007 3:40:48 PM PST · by humint · 69+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 09 November 2007 | humint
    Conscious Design: The product of an individual or engineer who formulates mechanisms based on tangible environmental constraints. Unconscious Design: An individuals consumer choice made to satisfy real or arbitrary requirements they imagine exist. ANALOGY: Abraham is to Isaac as GM is to the electric car the Impact In the film, Who Killed the Electric Car there is a conclusive scene near the films end, where the vehicular hero of the film, the Impact, is side by side with the vehicular villain, the Hummer. The scene is as dramatic as it possibly can be. The two automobiles are shiny and clean;...
  • HUMINT: Chemically Neutral

    11/13/2007 2:35:48 PM PST · by humint · 4 replies · 374+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 13 November 2007 | humint
    Entropy: A measure of the disorder or randomness in a system. The second law of thermodynamics states that entropy of a closed system always increases over time. This means that energy is being transformed by the mechanics of the universe into uniformly-distributed heat energy. What this means is that even a chemically neutral process will increase entropy. There is no way around entropy no matter how green or chemically neutral mankind intends to become. Quote 1: Is it better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both? --- Niccolo Machiavelli Quote 2: War is an extension of politics...
  • HUMINT: Internet Savant

    10/26/2007 1:40:24 PM PDT · by humint · 4 replies · 101+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 26 October 2007 | humint
    What would ancient philosophers think if they had access to the internet? Imagine Aristotle surfing the web what would he Google? Thinking about philosophers and the Internet creates an opportunity to explore the philosophical origins of the Internet. Interestingly, the imagery of ancient philosophers surfing the WWW is particularly helpful. It will help us forecast the emergence of a group of hyper-aware individual internet users we should expect to enter adulthood in the next decade or so. Internet Savants, if I may coin a phrase, will eventually emerge as the intellectual progeny of Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes, Locke and Hume among...
  • HUMINT: Mendeleev Sleep

    10/22/2007 2:06:41 PM PDT · by humint · 3 replies · 162+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 22 October 2007 | humint
    MENDELEEV SLEEP: The development of the periodic table of the elements was a leap forward in the chemical sciences. Although not responsible for discovering the elements he knew existed, Mendeleev organized the information available to him like no one else before him. It was his organizational skills that revealed something critically important to the advancement of mankind. What he discovered was new! Mendeleev noticed patterns in the properties and atomic weights of halogens, alkali metals and alkaline metals. According to the legend, Mendeleev had written what he knew about existing elements on the equivalent of flash cards and organized, reorganized...
  • HUMINT: Interpretive Theology

    10/17/2007 2:41:16 PM PDT · by humint · 54+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 17 October 2007 | humint
    For a society to guard against malicious ideological threats, it must at least recognize and respect the fact that some citizens will invariably believe in the power of God as a cohesive force separate from the power of the state. This is particularly true for any government run by militant atheists or militant theocrats. But why would any society believe they need to protect themselves from malicious ideas? To be sure, Im not talking about recruiting a division of thought police to guard against threats to social morality. Free societies recognize freedom of religion as sacrosanct --- either consciously or...
  • HUMINT: Free Fuel

    10/16/2007 1:40:20 PM PDT · by humint · 6 replies · 46+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 16 October 2007 | humint
    ENERGY IS INHERENTLY VALUABLE: There will never be such a thing as free fuel, however, energy is now and will forever be the most important commodity in human society. Energy is valuable because it can be converted into virtually every other commodity. With enough cheap energy, civil engineers could create land so there would be no need for feudal systems of land owning lords or renting serfs as was witnessed in history when people and energy were synonymous. Automation and mechanization has liberated mankind from most of the backbreaking labor of our ancestors, yet machines and automation still require...
  • HUMINT: Ambassador McDonald

    10/12/2007 12:52:55 AM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 208+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 12 October 2007 | humint
    Many years ago on a long back country hike I was following a winding trail that loosely traced the path of an old creek. Every mile or so, the path would cross the creek and Id get another chance to wade through the cool mountain water. Id been hiking that trail since sunrise and had crossed the creek at least thirty times. It was getting late in the day and some angry looking clouds were rolling toward me overhead. I could hear cracks of thunder in the distance. It wasnt easy to see the sky through the thick canopy of...
  • HUMINT: Drunken Style

    10/08/2007 6:17:08 PM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 538+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 08 October 2007 | humint
    As a student of Chinese culture and war, I seldom mention my preference for Lao Tzus Tao Te Ching over Sun Tzus Art of War. Why? Im not sure, but its certainly not to hide my love of universal wisdom in order to emphasize my learned theories of war. On the contrary, my favorite moments are spent with enlightened souls who appreciate consuming and producing contemporary versions of ancient wisdom. Ancient Chinese philosophy and superstition is unique in its ability to condense knowledge, history, lust, love and experience into snappy little phrases. Ancient Chinese texts are fascinating. They tend to...
  • HUMINT: Secret Transcript

    10/09/2007 2:18:47 PM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 121+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 09 October 2007 | humint
    SATIRE: The following are transcripts of recorded conversations between chess pieces conspiring to check mate their opponents. To understand the jargon, lets review chess pieces and the chess board. The players on each side include 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights and 8 Pawns. The board, or battle field as it is aptly named by the pieces, is broken down into eight rows labeled 1-8 and eight columns labeled a-h. To designate the location of a piece, the notation is as follows, [ROW,COLUMN] for example, 1a indicates the far left and closest square on the white...
  • New human intelligence center in business on post (Ft Huacuca)

    10/02/2007 6:37:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1,095+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA For the next three decades the United States will be needed in the Middle East as the war on terrorism continues, one of the most senior Army intelligence officers said. And, providing the needed intelligence will be troops and civilians trained at a special Department of Defense facility on the fort, Maj. Gen. John Custer said Monday. He was speaking about the DoD Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, which provides not only training but certification in interrogation, debriefing and military source operations in support of worldwide operations. There are many people in the nations intelligence...
  • HUMINT: New Glory

    09/20/2007 6:20:56 PM PDT · by humint · 7 replies · 138+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 20 September 2007 | humint
    The flag of the United States of America is a powerful symbol. It is known by many names. The Stars and Stripes and Old Glory are just a few. The flag as we know it today is the product of our nations evolution. The number of white stars on a blue background in the upper left corner represents the number of states in the Union at any given moment in the nations history. Originally, there were thirteen states and thus, thirteen stars. There have been 27 permutations of the official American flag. The red and white stripes represent the...
  • HUMINT: The Why? Gene

    09/17/2007 9:14:32 PM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 210+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 18 September 2007 | humint
    Double Helix Nebula Do you believe the root cause of human behavior is the result of an individuals genetics or is behavior a product of an environment? Is there a gene that makes us ask, why? or is curiosity about interacting with our environment and having access to good answers? In determining the success or failure of an individual in their environment, we now know the nature versus nurture debate is bunk. The question is misleading. It implies the influence of nature can be isolated and subsequently separated from the influences of nurture. The entire purpose of the nature...
  • HUMINT: 9-11 Ideas

    09/10/2007 2:15:52 PM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 177+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 9-10-2007 | humint
    The 9-11 attack plan was a satanic idea perpetrated by demons on earth, supported by those who have taken the idea of Allah hostage to use as weapon against free people. Tomorrow marks the sixth anniversary of 9-11-01. Most of America will be prompted to relive the attack by a free American press. The images of that day are some of the most dramatic scenes ever recorded. Like the Hindenburg Disaster or the assassination of John F. Kennedy, generations beyond our own will get a glimpse of that day. The images of 911 dwarf every shocking image that preceded it....
  • HUMINT: Human Software

    09/06/2007 10:43:54 PM PDT · by humint · 175+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 07 September 2007 | humint
    Considering the similarities between computers and human beings, both are analogous in that they have hardware and software. The first is made of metal, silicon and code the second is made of neurons, nerves, and experience. Computer hardware has evolved dramatically since its initial invention. According to Moores Law, transistors have consistently shrunk by half - approximately every two years since the 1960s. If we were to compare the size or processing power of a single neuron to a single transistor, we might say our brain power would have increased more than 2 million percent since Moore announced...
  • HUMINT: Pro-Victory

    09/05/2007 10:59:33 PM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 174+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 06 September 2007 | humint
    In every free society throughout the history of mankind, citizens charged with the responsibility of war returned from the front with the truth; War is Hell! They always have and they always will. Free minds have no compulsion to lie about the horrors of mortal combat. It requires a disturbed kind of sickness to glorify the carnage of war. Only fascist dictators and supreme leaders revel in the blood of their dead. Dictators and fascists embrace genocide as the answer to their problems. Stalin said, Death solves all problems. No man, no problem. For example, during the Iran-Iraq War...
  • HUMINT: Honesty Wins

    09/04/2007 3:39:04 PM PDT · by humint · 4 replies · 288+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 04 September 2007 | humint
    Judaeo-Christian values are considered by many in the West to be what separates modern civilization from intellectual, moral and spiritual chaos of the societies that threaten and denigrate the West. Honesty and fidelity are indeed the Judaeo-Christian values on record. While these traits observably exist among Western-Western relations, do not credit Westerners for the invention of honesty and fidelity. Instead, Westerners discovered the success of such behavior through the trials and tribulation of disease, famine and war. The genius of Western Civilization is not contained in individual piety found among Western prophets but instead derives from a collective genius, repeatedly...