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  • CIA officer fired over media leak was key senior analyst

    04/23/2006 1:33:01 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 39 replies · 1,305+ views
    Boston Globe via ^ | April 23, 2006 | Katherine Shrader, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The CIA's decision to fire a top intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified information became a political issue almost immediately after it became public last week. The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary O. McCarthy, who the agency said leaked information to news organizations about a secret network of CIA prisons. McCarthy was once responsible for guarding some of the nation's most sensitive secrets as a senior aide for the National Security Council, The New York Times reported in today's editions, citing several current and former government officials. In that role, McCarthy often focused on ways...
  • Clinton Nat'l Security Team Targets Curt Weldon ( Able Danger )

    05/03/2006 5:59:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,354+ views
    NewsMax. Staff ^ | April 26, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    High-ranking members of Bill Clinton's national security team have joined together to defeat Pennsylvania Republican Curt Weldon's House re-election bid this November - in what looks like retaliation for Weldon's efforts in exposing the Clinton administration's Able Danger scandal. In June 2005, Weldon went public with news that Clinton administration lawyers prevented the Defense Intelligence Agency's Able Danger group from blowing the whistle on two al-Qaida terrorists who would later pilot the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center. Though the media downplayed Weldon's bombshell, a number of high ranking Clinton officials apparently haven't forgotten - and they're pouring money...
  • Is The 2005 Priest Story A Fraud?

    04/27/2006 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    RiehlWorldView ^ | 4/26/2006 | Riehl
    Update: In 2002 the WaPo called the International detention (prison) story vital - in 2005 they quote another official calling it a burden. In 2002 they informed people that Clinton initiated the practice of extraordinary rendition. In 2005, they made it look like a creation of George Bush. What changed?
  • Secrets of the CIA- Mary McCarthy 'categorically denies' being the source of the leak

    04/24/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 94 replies · 2,352+ views
    Secrets of the CIA A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions. WEB EXCLUSIVE By Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff Updated: 7:07 p.m. ET April 24, 2006 April 24, 2006 - A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operative told NEWSWEEK. The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one...
  • Colleagues Say C.I.A. Analyst Played by Rules (NYT in Spin Mode over Mary O. McCarthy)

    04/22/2006 12:27:36 PM PDT · by demlosers · 84 replies · 2,116+ views
    The New York Slimes ^ | 22 April 2006 | DAVID S. CLOUD
    WASHINGTON, April 22 — In 1998, when President Bill Clinton ordered military strikes against a suspected chemical weapons factory in Sudan, Mary O. McCarthy, a senior intelligence officer assigned to the White House, warned the president that the plan relied on inconclusive intelligence, two former government officials said. Ms. McCarthy's reservations did not stop the attack on the factory, which was carried out in retaliation for Al Qaeda's bombing of two American embassies in East Africa. But they illustrated her willingness to challenge intelligence data and methods endorsed by her bosses at the Central Intelligence Agency. On Thursday, the C.I.A....