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    05/08/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    <p>Gunmen assassinated a top government intelligence official in Benghazi on Thursday, a day after a political leader in the flashpoint city of eastern Libya rejected the election of a new prime minister.</p> <p>Colonel Ibrahim al-Senussi Akila, head of general intelligence in Benghazi, was shot dead near the Medical Centre in the centre of the Mediterranean city, a security source told AFP.</p>
  • The Job Nobody Wants (DNI Blair Bails on Obama; Panetta, Hagel Reject Obama)

    05/26/2010 7:15:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 935+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Siohban Gorman
    On paper, it was a promotion. But Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta turned down a White House offer to become the next director of national intelligence anyway. President Barack Obama last week fired his intelligence chief, Dennis Blair, without an immediate successor teed up. People familiar with the matter said the White House had expected Mr. Blair would stick around until a replacement was found. Mr Blair declined. The struggle to find a successor has highlighted the challenges of filling an ill-defined job fraught with political tripwires. Mr. Panetta is one of a number of people who have turned...
  • How Most Of The Media Ignored Freeman's Appointment

    03/09/2009 9:03:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | March 9, 2009 | Herb Denenberg
    I have one example of media bias, which will demonstrate that the biased, dishonest and fraudulent mainstream media has the potential to destroy America and is in the process of doing exactly that. That is so because it presents such a distorted picture of the world to most Americans who rely on it for news and information, that it will lead to policies and laws, which are likely to bring the country down. Put the case that a president of the United States appoints an official to a top intelligence and foreign policy post who has a long history of...
  • Intelligence chief OK's global warming study ($48Bil in Intel budget to study global warming)

    05/14/2007 12:11:02 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 38 replies · 914+ views ^ | 5-15-2007 | Mark Mazzetti
    Stepping into the middle of a partisan debate on Capitol Hill, the nation's top intelligence official has endorsed a comprehensive study by spy agencies about the impact of global warming on national security. In a letter written last week to the House Intelligence Committee, Michael McConnell, director of national intelligence, said it was "entirely appropriate" that the intelligence community prepare an assessment of the "geopolitical and security implications of global climate change." The question of whether the country's spy agencies, already burdened by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the global hunt for members of Al Qaeda,...
  • Bush Names Negroponte as Intelligence Chief

    02/17/2005 8:24:47 AM PST · by kellynla · 36 replies · 756+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/17/2005 | staff
    WASHINGTON — President Bush announced Thursday that he picked John Negroponte, the current U.S. ambassador to Iraq, to be the nation's first national intelligence director (search). National Security Agency head Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden (search) will be Negroponte's deputy. The new official will oversee 15 separate intelligence agencies, including the CIA, a responsibility the president called "straightforward and demanding." "John will make sure that those whose duty it is to defend America have the information they need to make the right decisions," the president said in making the announcement, adding that after spending his life in foreign service, Negroponte understands...
  • Pakistan: Dead al-Qaida Man Not Intelligence Chief (WANA Operation )

    03/30/2004 8:49:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 164+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 30, 2004 at 5:00:53 PST | MUNIR AHMAD
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - An al-Qaida fugitive killed in a recent Pakistani military operation near the Afghan border was a local operative and not the terror network's intelligence chief, Pakistan's army spokesman said Tuesday. On Monday, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told a news conference that intelligence sources indicated that the al-Qaida intelligence chief, whom he named only as Abdullah, had been killed in the operation. Another member of Pakistani intelligence said the military was showing photos of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah - who is on the FBI's Most Wanted List - to captured militants, but none had identified the...
  • Pakistan Claims to Kill al-Qaida Official(intelligence chief)

    03/29/2004 6:59:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 161+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/29/04 | AHSANULLAH WAZIR
    Pakistan Claims to Kill al-Qaida Official 16 minutes ago Add Top Stories - AP to My Yahoo! By AHSANULLAH WAZIR, Associated Press Writer WANA, Pakistan - An al-Qaida intelligence chief was killed in Pakistan's massive military sweep through western tribal areas to root out members of Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s terror network and the Taliban, a military official said Sunday. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan identified the intelligence chief only as Abdullah. When pressed for details, including Abdullah's full name and nationality, Sultan said he had no more information. The military declared the operation in South...