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  • Gaddafi under siege: Two CIA-backed groups, an al-Qaeda-linked LIFG on top of power stakes

    08/21/2011 11:26:05 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Asian Tribune ^ | 8/22/2011 | Daya Gamage
    With the imminent departure of Muammar Gaddafi from absolute power as the rebels are closing on Tripoli two CIA-backed Libyan groups and an al-Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a declared foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the US State Department since 2004, could emerge as real power in Libya when it is clear that the rebel military forces are a patchwork of armed groups, former soldiers and freelance militias including self-appointed neighborhood gangs. The main rebel group, based in Benghazi in the country's east, consists of former government ministers who have defected, and longstanding opposition figures, representing a range...
  • CIA Asks Justice to Probe Leaks of Secrets (but it was ok to leak when Bush was President. /sarc)

    09/04/2009 3:31:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 618+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/2009 | FOX NEWS
    Besieged by leaks of several closely held secrets, the CIA has asked the Justice Department to examine what it regards as the criminal disclosure of a secret program to kill foreign terrorist leaders abroad, The Washington Times has learned. Two U.S. intelligence officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because of the sensitivity of the case, said the leak investigation involved a program that CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told Congress about in June and that surfaced in news reports just a month later. The vice chairman of the the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declined...
  • CIA Asks Justice Dept. to Probe Leaks

    09/03/2009 9:29:40 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 42 replies · 1,187+ views
    Besieged by leaks of several closely held secrets, the CIA has asked the Justice Department to examine what it regards as the criminal disclosure of a secret program to kill foreign terrorist leaders abroad, The Washington Times has learned. Two U.S. intelligence officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because of the sensitivity of the case, said the leak investigation involved a program that CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told Congress about in June and that surfaced in news reports just a month later. The vice chairman of the the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declined...
  • Did the CIA 'Cook the Books' on Iran? (It looks like somebody did for the 2007 NIE.)

    07/29/2009 12:46:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,207+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2009 | Herbert E. Meyer
    Do you remember that 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate which concluded -- to virtually everyone's astonishment -- that four years earlier Iran had suspended its nuclear weapons program? Publication of that NIE cut the ground out from under the Bush administration's efforts to prevent Iran from getting its hands on a nuclear bomb.  After all, why pressure the mullahs in Teheran to stop a program they'd already abandoned?  And, of course, the NIE's conclusion was cited by President Bush's political enemies as (further) evidence that the President and his team were so driven by their hard-line ideology that they (as...
  • A Double Agent At The CIA?

    07/09/2009 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,461+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009
    National Security: If CIA Director Leon Panetta really has claimed to his old friends in Congress that the agency was lying to them, the impact will be unprecedented. Do we have a mole running Langley?Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee on June 26 fired off a nasty letter to CIA head and former high-ranking Democratic Rep. Leon Panetta. The thrust was that their former House Democratic colleague is a liar. Signed by Reps. Anna Eshoo, Alcee Hastings, Rush Holt, Jan Schakowsky, Adam Smith, Mike Thompson and John Tierney, the curt message said: "Recently you have testified that you have...
  • CIA head says Cheney almost wishing US be attacked (Panetta)

    06/14/2009 11:53:32 AM PDT · by james500 · 91 replies · 3,141+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/2009
    CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism almost suggests "he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point." Panetta told The New Yorker for an article in its June 22 issue that Cheney "smells some blood in the water" on the issue of national security. ... Last month the former vice president offered a withering critique of Obama's policies and a defense of the Bush administration on the same day that Obama made a major speech about national security. Panetta said of Cheney's...
  • Obama Weighs Airing CIA Tactics

    04/14/2009 5:10:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    Obama Weighs Airing CIA Tactics Top Officials at Odds Over Whether to Withhold Some Details in Interrogation Memos By EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is leaning toward keeping secret some graphic details of tactics allowed in Central Intelligence Agency interrogations, despite a push by some top officials to make the information public, according to people familiar with the discussions. These people cautioned that President Barack Obama is still reviewing internal arguments over the release of Justice Department memorandums related to CIA interrogations, and how much information will be made public is in flux. Among the...
  • Symposium: The Death of a Traitor (Phillip Agee, the damage done and the lessons learned)

    02/29/2008 5:18:37 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 10 replies · 151+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 29 February 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: The Death of a Traitor   By Jamie Glazov FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, February 29, 2008 Philip Agee, a renegade ex-CIA agent, recently died in obscurity in a run-down Havana neighbourhood. He betrayed his country and several agency operatives were murdered after being exposed by him. Agee’s treacherous behavior in this regard prompted a U.S. law against exposing government spies. A distinguished panel joins us today to discuss Agee, the damage he did to this country and the lessons and significance we can draw from the life and career of this traitor. Our guests are: Jim Woolsey, a former...
  • A Reworked NIE?

    02/05/2008 9:33:17 AM PST · by jdm · 4 replies · 86+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 05, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Former UN Ambassador John Bolton wants DNI Michael McConnell to redo the National Intelligence Estimate to properly reflect the threat Iran poses to the region and the US. The do-over should emphasize the dual-use nature of its nuclear program, which Bolton claims got glossed over in the original: Today, Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee (and Thursday on the House side) to give the intelligence community's annual global threat analysis. These hearings are always significant, but the stakes are especially high now because of the recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Criticism of the...
  • Shadow Warriors--The untold story of traitors, saboteurs, and the party of surrender.

    02/04/2008 5:11:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 765+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-4-08 | David Forsmark
        Shadow Warriors   By David ForsmarkFrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, February 04, 2008 Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of SurrenderBy Kenneth TimmermanCrown Forum, $25.95, 404 pp. At long last, the CIA and the State Department have targeted a government they have identified as an aggressive threat to world peace and largely countered its foreign policy through psy-ops, propaganda, selective leaks of intelligence and covert operations.And who was the target of this covert campaign? Are these operations aimed at the Islamofascists in Iran? How about Vladimir Putin and his increasingly fascist government in Russia?...
  • Bolton: US intelligence has become politicized

    01/21/2008 8:18:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 80+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-21-08 | HAVIV RETTIG
    The 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate, as well as the skewed reporting around it, is a sign of the "illegitimate politicization" of the American intelligence establishment, according to former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. The document reportedly said Iran stopped its nuclear weapons production program in 2003. While "Iran's nuclear program is continuing and expanding," Bolton told The Jerusalem Post at a book-signing in a Tel Aviv Steimatzky on Sunday, "the NIE has had a devastating impact on our global efforts to try and constrain Iran." "I know the people who wrote this intelligence estimate," Bolton continued....
  • Book Review - Kenneth Timmerman's 'Shadow Warriors' (Vanity)

    12/31/2007 1:14:07 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 126+ views
    31 December 2007 | K-one Texas
    Came to my attention as one of the stories in the January 2008 issue of Newsmax magazine. [It is not on their web site though] I missed the prior post on the Kenneth Timmerman interview, read it today ... excellent. Included link below.    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0307352099&itm=9Shadow WarriorsThe Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender by Kenneth Timmerman An alarming but necessary book that reads like a thriller. By raising uncomfortable questions, Ken Timmerman has performed a significant public service." –Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host Some have called it the CIA's greatest covert operation of all time....
  • A Rogue CIA

    12/26/2007 11:35:46 AM PST · by radar101 · 14 replies · 129+ views
    Human Ecvents ^ | 12/24/2007 | Robert Novak
    Outrage over the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes is but one element of the distress about the agency by Republican intelligence watchdogs in Congress. "It is acting as though it is autonomous, not accountable to anyone," Rep. Peter Hoekstra, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told me. That is his mildest language about the CIA. In carefully selected adjectives, Hoekstra calls it "incompetent, arrogant and political." Chairman Silvestre Reyes and other Intelligence Committee Democrats join Hoekstra in demanding investigation of the tape destruction in the face of the administration's resistance, but the Republicans stand alone in protesting the CIA's...
  • Subverting Bush at Langley (CIA)

    12/24/2007 4:56:31 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 24 December 2007 | Robert D Novak
    Outrage over the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes is but one element of the distress Republican intelligence watchdogs in Congress feel about the agency. "It is acting as though it is autonomous, not accountable to anyone," Rep. Peter Hoekstra, ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, told me. That is his mildest language about the CIA. In carefully selected adjectives, Hoekstra calls it "incompetent, arrogant and political." Chairman Silvestre Reyes and other Democrats on the intelligence committee join Hoekstra in demanding investigation into the tape destruction in the face of the administration's resistance, but the Republicans stand alone in protesting...
  • Van Vann Diepen, NIE Author, and his Treachery at State ... (NIE was a work of fiction)

    12/12/2007 8:41:25 AM PST · by IrishMike · 8 replies · 345+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2007 | Ed Lasky
    Author Kenneth Timmerman has provided us one more reason to doubt the validity and objectivity of the recently released National Intelligence Estimate. In an interview with Frontpage magazine, Timmerman discusses the efforts by the "Shadow Warriors" within the CIA and the State Department to sabotage the policies of the Bush Administration. During the Q and A he discusses Van Vann Diepen-one of the three authors of the National Intelligence Estimate. The story concerns John Bolton's efforts to derail North Korea and Iran's nuclear weapons programs. Bolton, who later became the US Ambassador to the United Nations, at the time conceived...
  • Iran Curveball - This latest intelligence fiasco is Mr. Bush's fault

    12/07/2007 10:07:36 PM PST · by gpapa · 90 replies · 214+ views
    WSJ OpinionJournal.com ^ | December 8, 2007 | The Editors
    President Bush has been scrambling to rescue his Iran policy after this week's intelligence switcheroo, but the fact that the White House has had to spin so furiously is a sign of how badly it has bungled this episode. In sum, Mr. Bush and his staff have allowed the intelligence bureaucracy to frame a new judgment in a way that has undermined four years of U.S. effort to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions. This kind of national security mismanagement has bedeviled the Bush Presidency. Recall the internal disputes over post-invasion Iraq, the smearing of Ahmad Chalabi by the State Department and...
  • Now we can all go back to sleep

    12/07/2007 11:38:13 AM PST · by JZelle · 10 replies · 77+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-7-07 | Wes Pruden
    If only the bumblers, blusterers and other bureaucrats in our "intelligence" services could make up their minds. The estimates of what we know about Iran and its nuclear ambitions, released this week just in time to undercut the U.N. sanctions meant to deter another Islamic bomb, underscores how little the bumblers know. These are the wiseheads who only four months ago were telling the president and Congress that Iran was hard at work developing their bomb. Now they want the president, Congress and the rest of us to believe that the Iranians actually stopped work, maybe, on their bomb four...
  • The Flaws In the Iran Report (John Bolton Reports)

    12/05/2007 9:00:14 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 43 replies · 108+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2007 | John R. Bolton
    Rarely has a document from the supposedly hidden world of intelligence had such an impact as the National Intelligence Estimate released this week. Rarely has an administration been so unprepared for such an event. And rarely have vehement critics of the "intelligence community" on issues such as Iraq's weapons of mass destruction reversed themselves so quickly. All this shows that we not only have a problem interpreting what the mullahs in Tehran are up to, but also a more fundamental problem: Too much of the intelligence community is engaging in policy formulation rather than "intelligence" analysis, and too many in...
  • Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets Handling of Video Ruined Its Spying Efforts

    10/10/2007 3:59:17 AM PDT · by america4vr · 15 replies · 873+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2007 | Joby Warrick
    A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release. Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun downloading it from the company's Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to...
  • D.C. Activist Cheryl Ann Spector Dies

    09/08/2007 10:58:49 AM PDT · by khnyny · 25 replies · 1,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2007
    SUMMARY: Diagnosed in June with acute myeloid leukemia, the activist and documentarian of many Washington gay rights campaigns dies Tuesday at 49. Washington, D.C., lesbian activist Cheryl Ann Spector died Tuesday after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 49. She was diagnosed with the disease in June and hospitalized for 10 weeks with two rounds of chemotherapy, the Washington Blade reported. Spector sat on the board of directors for the Rainbow History Project and was an LGBT activist for 20 years, involved with the Human Rights Campaign, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Queer Nation and the Mautner Project, among...
  • "Sabotage" (on now -- 8 AM -- EST)

    09/01/2007 5:02:36 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 18 replies · 802+ views
    CSPN2 ^ | 9/1/2007 | Rowan Scarborough
    Former Washington Times reporter Rowan Scarborough on Sabotage: American's Enemies within the CIA.
  • SABOTAGE: Rowan Scarborough Talks About his New CIA Book

    08/25/2007 9:59:33 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/16/2007 | Jeff Babbin
    RS: Well, about three years ago John McCain became probably the first politician who declared the CIA a 'rogue agency.' And it is because inside the CIA, the bureaucracy at Langley had a priority of leaking and stopping Bush administration programs, rather than following the policy directives of the White House. And we’ve seen that in countless leaks about terrorist surveillance programs, the prisons where they were trying to interrogate top-ranking al Qaeda prisoners, in station reports from Baghdad. When Porter Goss took over the CIA in 2004, really trying to reform it, what happened? He died by a million...
  • The CIA vs. Scarborough

    08/25/2007 10:12:07 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 40 replies · 1,452+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 27, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    On July 20, the CIA issued the most extraordinary press release. Director of Public Affairs Mike Mansfield wrote: We generally don't comment on books, but we have departed from that on occasion, and have decided to do so in connection with Rowan Scarborough's new book, "Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA."
  • Is Plame to Blame?

    08/17/2007 6:20:40 AM PDT · by Kaput · 16 replies · 1,211+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | August 16, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Is Plame to Blame? by: Bethany Stotts, August 16, 2007 The Valerie Plame Affair, which resulted in the conviction of White House aide Louis “Scooter” Libby, serves as rallying point for many opponents of the Bush Administration. However, some conservatives remain skeptical of Plame’s alleged victim status. While her job description was listed on the CIA rolls as an agent with “no official cover” (NOC), Plame had in reality had been performing administrative duties at Langley for at least five years. She remains willing to pose for the cameras as a starlet ex-agent, and continues participating in high-level lawsuits. Rowan...
  • NYP: THE REAL SINS OF THE CIA

    07/02/2007 11:49:10 AM PDT · by OESY · 13 replies · 844+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2007 | ANGELO M. CODEVILLA
    The CIA last week released a heavily redacted version of a 1973 report what it considers its fathers' sins.... Because this faction succeeded, important changes took place in the CIA. Beginning in 1975, counterintelligence - which was principally quality control of operations - became the responsibility of those conducting the operations. Freed from independent scrutiny, CIA officers gullibly accepted more information than ever from "walk-in" sources and from foreign governments' intelligence services. Since then, whenever we have had a intelligence windfall (e.g., access to the East German Stasi files after 1989) we have learned that all or nearly all CIA...
  • The CIA War Against American Spies

    07/19/2007 10:47:11 PM PDT · by gpapa · 32 replies · 879+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | July 19, 2007 | Harold Hutchinson
    The latest case of intelligence leaks actually makes past leaks to the press look good. In this case, CIA personnel who opposed the secret prisons for terrorists program, proceeded to assist an investigation run by the Council of Europe into the program. This is not only going to render American personnel more vulnerable to lawfare, but it will also make gathering intelligence harder – both with sources recruited by American agencies, and cooperation with other countries' intelligence agencies. One facet of these problems is lawfare in Europe. Already, there has been a lawsuit filed in Germany by the Center for...
  • Bush Sanctions "Black Operations" Against Iran

    05/30/2007 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Fennie · 40 replies · 1,343+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2007 | Tim Shipman
    WASHINGTON - President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert "black" operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs. Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country's currency and international financial transactions. Details have also emerged of a covert scheme to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme. Security officials in Washington have disclosed that Teheran has been...
  • Ex-C.I.A. Chief, in Book, Assails Cheney on Iraq

    04/26/2007 8:47:49 PM PDT · by james500 · 70 replies · 1,511+ views
    NY Times ^ | Apr 27, 2007 | SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI
    George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials in a new book, saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a “serious debate” about whether Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to the United States. The 549-page book, “At the Center of the Storm,” is to be published by HarperCollins on Monday. By turns accusatory, defensive, and modestly self-critical, it is the first detailed account by a member of the president’s inner circle of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the decision...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 51 replies · 2,316+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA [Corn]

    09/05/2006 11:38:24 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 139 replies · 4,912+ views
    THE NATION ^ | 9-05-2006 | By David Corn
    In the spring of 2002 Dick Cheney made one of his periodic trips to CIA headquarters. Officers and analysts were summoned to brief him on Iraq. Paramilitary specialists updated the Vice President on an extensive covert action program in motion that was designed to pave the way to a US invasion. Cheney questioned analysts about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. How could they be used against US troops? Which Iraqi units had chemical and biological weapons? He was not seeking information on whether Saddam posed a threat because he possessed such weapons. His queries, according to a CIA officer...
  • Dissident CIA faction 'exposed'

    07/09/2006 10:41:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 98 replies · 3,954+ views
    Australia Advertiser ^ | July 10, 2006 | News
    A high-ranking Republican congressman has exposed what he sees as a dissident faction within the CIA that he says "intentionally undermined" the policies of US President George W Bush. Rumours about the existence of such a group have circulated in the US capital for a long time, but the comments by Representative Peter Hoekstra, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, marks the first time they were confirmed by an official with intimate knowledge of the intelligence community. "In fact, I have been long concerned that a strong and well-positioned group within the agency intentionally undermined the administration and its policies,"...
  • Correcting the Hayden Record - Why did the CIA director feed the "Bush lied" myth

    06/13/2006 7:48:20 PM PDT · by Atchafalaya · 31 replies · 2,061+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/13/06 | WSJ editorial
    Here we go again???
  • George Crile III; Journalist Alleged Vietnam War Lies

    05/16/2006 8:16:06 AM PDT · by Toidylop · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, May 16, 2006 | Joe Holley
    George Crile III, 61, a longtime producer for CBS's "60 Minutes and "60 Minutes II" and the author of a best-selling book about a rogue Central Intelligence Agency operation in Afghanistan during the Reagan administration, died May 15 of pancreatic cancer at his home in New York City. Mr. Crile was perhaps best known as the producer, with Mike Wallace, of "The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception," a controversial 1982 documentary that accused Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the U.S. commander of forces in Vietnam, of being involved in "a conspiracy at the highest levels of American intelligence" to deliberately distort...
  • Rumsfeld's heckler, Rep. Kennedy, and more.( The story behind Ray McGovern.)

    05/08/2006 7:46:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2,412+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 15, 2006 | The Scrapbook
    Rumsfeld's "Heckler"The story line was compelling: A face-off between a beleaguered secretary of defense and a brave former intelligence professional. "Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst" blared the headline on the ABC News website. The AP reported that a "former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, asked [Donald Rumsfeld], 'Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?'" When we Nexised "Ray McGovern and Rumsfeld" last Friday, the day after their confrontation during Rumsfeld's appearance in Atlanta, 50 stories turned up. What all but one failed to report was the relevant...
  • CIA Director Goss Resigns after Non-Stop INTERNAL CIA ATTACKS by Democrat Plants

    05/05/2006 12:19:03 PM PDT · by woodb01 · 116 replies · 5,606+ views
    Goss Resignation is a frightening sign Porter Goss was brought into the CIA to try to reform the organization. Mr. Goss was expected to bring about badly needed changes in the U.S. spy organization that is increasingly at the center of so many controversies. However, Goss never had a chance. Rarely reported by the very biased media, much of the CIA and the U.S. Justice Department was "cleared out" during the Clinton Administration. Many of the key legal organizations responsible for America's security and stability were then staffed by Hillary Clinton handpicked staffers. Some of them hired from the outside,...
  • Mary McCarthy makes four

    04/24/2006 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies · 1,832+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-24096 | James Lewis
    Mary McCarthy is the fourth Clinton NSC member to assault the Bush White House. Ms. McCarthy, who was dismissed for leaking national security secrets to the press, is not the first Clintonite to undermine and assault the Bush White House. The biggest raging bulls attacking the White House have been former Clinton National Security characters. Mary McCarthy was one. So was Joe Wilson – and his wife Val Plame, who presumably cooked up the phony Niger uranium documents scam, which now has Scooter Libby facing jailtime. Then we had Richard Clarke, who ran interference for the Clintonistas during the 9/11...
  • Democrats Suggest Double Standard on Leaks

    04/23/2006 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 49 replies · 1,450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/06 | Walter Pincus
    Democrats Suggest Double Standard on Leaks White House Aides' Actions Are Cited By Walter Pincus Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, April 24, 2006; Page A02 Key Democratic legislators yesterday joined Republicans in saying they do not condone the alleged leaking of classified information that led to last week's firing of a veteran CIA officer. But they questioned whether a double standard exists that lets the White House give reporters secretly declassified information for political purposes. "I don't know this woman and I do not condone leaks of classified information," said Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), ranking Democrat on the House Permanent...
  • Mary McCarthy Replaced Rand Beers, The Kerry Advisor (The Big Lib Conspiracy)

    04/22/2006 1:03:48 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 47 replies · 1,514+ views
    Office of the Press Secretary | June 16, 1998 | THE WHITE HOUSE
    Here is the announcement of McCarthy's appointment as a Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 16, 1998 STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the appointment of Mary O'Neil McCarthy as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Mrs. McCarthy succeeds Rand Beers. Mary McCarthy had been Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council Staff since July 1996. Previously, Mrs. McCarthy served as the National Intelligence Officer for Warning from 1994-1996 and as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer...
  • Mary McCarthy’s Peculiar Defenders

    04/23/2006 9:46:39 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 47 replies · 2,281+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 23, 2006 | N/A
    On ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, former fellow CIA analyst, Ray McGovern said: "This a matter of principle where she said my oath, my promise not to reveal secrets is superseded by my oath to defend the constitution of the U.S." This vouchsafing had been preceded by this article in the Washington Post:CIA Officer’s Job Made Leak More SensitiveSunday, April 23, 2006 By R. Jeffrey Smith and Dafna Linzer Larry Johnson, a former State Department counterterrorism expert who worked briefly for McCarthy at the CIA in 1988, said Saturday that if McCarthy was really involved in leaks, she may...
  • Missing the Big Story: The CIA's War with the White House

    04/10/2006 6:52:22 AM PDT · by Quilla · 18 replies · 1,240+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2006 | Rick Moran
     Did the lead editorial in yesterday’s Washington Post that defended the President’s authorizing the declassification of a secret NIE report on Iraq WMD misstate the facts surrounding the Administration’s handling of pre-war intelligence?The entire left wing of the blogosphere believes so. Jay Rosen believes so. Even Tom McGuire, still doggedly carrying his lantern in daylight looking for one honest man in the Fitzgerald prosecution, believes so.Certainly the figure at the center of the firestorms believes so. Three years ago, Joe Wilson was a nobody, an ex-Ambassador just trying to start a new business venture using his extensive contacts in Africa...
  • More Wilson Meltdown (Lying Larry Johnson from VIPS sounding worried)

    11/18/2005 6:08:22 AM PST · by frankjr · 52 replies · 4,291+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/11/2005 | Jed Babbin
    Earlier this afternoon, I had a very unpleasant conversation with Mr. Larry Johnson, a former CIA officer who is now out and about defending Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. Johnson, in my interview with him, confirmed some things, left some open, but revealed something startling: the defense of Joe Wilson is apparently being run from inside the CIA. Johnson came up on the scope when he accused Gens. Paul Vallely and Tom McInerny of falsely attacking Wilson. Vallely, you may recall, said last week on John Batchelor's ABC radio show that Wilson -- husband of CIA employee Valerie Plame --...
  • Dr. Jack Wheeler: The Pillar Gang

    02/18/2006 1:16:19 PM PST · by shield · 8 replies · 528+ views
    To The Point News ^ | Feb. 17th, 2006 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Today's (2/17) Wall Street Journal has an op-ed by a CIA intelligence officer, Guillermo Christensen, entitled Un-Intelligence. The article exposes the self-serving attack on President Bush and the War in Iraq by a fellow CIA officer named Paul Pillar in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Pillar is now being lionized by the left for his anti-Bush screed - but you first learned about him here at To The Point in October 2004. Porter At The Pass revealed that Paul Pillar and his left wing cabal at the CIA, which I named The Pillar Gang, was conducting a covert campaign...
  • Top Counterterrorism Officer Removed Amid Turmoil at CIA

    02/12/2006 5:40:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 101 replies · 3,034+ views
    wash post ^ | February 7, 2006 | Barton Gellman and Dafna Linzer
    The CIA's top counterterrorism officer was relieved of his position yesterday after months of turmoil atop the agency's clandestine service, according to three knowledgeable officials. Robert Grenier, who spent most of his career undercover overseas, took charge of the Counterterrorism Center about a year ago after a series of senior jobs at the center of the Bush administration's national security agenda. When al Qaeda struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Grenier was station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan. Among the agency's most experienced officers in southwest Asia, Grenier helped plan the covert campaign that preceded...
  • Playing Poker With ARMAGEDDON

    02/09/2006 4:41:37 AM PST · by IrishMike · 32 replies · 1,641+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 09, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The prospect that the Islamic Republic of Iran could acquire nuclear weapons ought to be too serious for it to succumb to political spin, espicially from within the U. S. intelligence community. But 'leakers' seeking to embarrass the Bush Administration have been furiously spinning the extraordinary information obtained over the past eighteen months from an Iranian 'walk-in' about Iran's nuclear intentions, seeking to downplay its importance and suggesting that the intelligence community is divided over how to interpret it. HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BY THE WALK-IN ON A LAPTOP COMPUTER. THEY INCLUDE...........
  • Could Liberals at CIA Be Helping Ossama Evade Capture?

    12/19/2005 12:27:21 PM PST · by WBL 1952 · 84 replies · 2,588+ views
    The constant barrage of National Security leaks we are experiencing in the NYT, the Washington Post, etc leads me to wonder if perhaps Liberals at the CIA (and we KNOW there are some there) are not perhaps also helping Ossama evade capture to embaress Bush. I would not put it past them.
  • Christopher Hitchens: Bush Crippled by Agency Fratricide

    12/19/2005 5:23:24 AM PST · by ricoshea · 16 replies · 1,088+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/19/05 | Dave Eberhart
    Commentator Christopher Hitchens tells NewsMax that the Bush administration has been crippled in its war on terror by "debilitating inter-agency fratricide" as agencies like the CIA, NSA, Defense and State departments war over the president's policies. The controversial writer shared some of his insights this past week as he prepared for another great debate over the Iraq war on Dec. 20 in Tarrytown, N.Y. NewsMax caught up with the peripatetic author upon his return last week from Shanghai, China. NEWSMAX: You wrote recently: "It would be admirable if the president could manage to make such a [case-for-the-war] presentation. It would...
  • Bush: Eavesdropping Helps Save U.S. Lives

    12/17/2005 5:21:42 PM PST · by frankjr · 75 replies · 1,589+ views
    AP ^ | 12/17/05 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    Facing angry criticism and challenges to his authority in Congress, President Bush on Saturday unapologetically defended his administration's right to conduct secret post-Sept. 11 spying in the United States as "critical to saving American lives." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had been told on several occasions that Bush had authorized unspecified activities by the National Security Agency, the nation's largest spy agency. She said she had expressed strong concerns at the time, and that Bush's statement Saturday "raises serious questions as to what the activities were and whether the activities were lawful." "The activities I have authorized...
  • Leaking At All Costs: What the CIA is willing to do to hurt the Bush administration.

    11/29/2005 9:20:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 40 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 30, 2005 | John Hinderaker
    The CIA'S war against the Bush administration is one of the great untold stories of the past three years. It is, perhaps, the agency's most successful covert action of recent times. The CIA has used its budget to fund criticism of the administration by former Democratic officeholders. The agency allowed an employee, Michael Scheuer, to publish and promote a book containing classified information, as long as, in Scheuer's words, "the book was being used to bash the president." However, the agency's preferred weapon has been the leak. In one leak after another, generally to the New York Times or the...
  • Columnist Confirms CIA Plot [Against President Bush]

    11/29/2005 5:14:53 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 96 replies · 5,443+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Nov. 29, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a November 3 column in the Washington Post, Jim Hoagland confirmed that the Joseph Wilson affair was a CIA plot against President Bush. Writing his column in the form of a letter to the President, Hoagland wrote that "The hidden management of the criminal justice process and the news media practiced by spooks in Wilson-Rove-Libbygate is nothing short of brilliant. So you were right to fear the agency." Think about that statement to the President—"you were right to fear the agency."
  • ANOTHER CIA DIRTY TRICK?

    11/07/2005 12:06:43 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 14 replies · 855+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7 November 2005 | Deborah Orin
    November 7, 2005 -- ANYONE who knew the late Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan has to wonder what he'd make of the CIA leak case. The agency was one of his pet targets. Moynihan, a true Washington wise man, would get livid when he fumed about the CIA's "unbroken record of missing what's happening." In a 1979 Newsweek essay, he accurately predicted that the Soviet Union would collapse in the '80s. The CIA, dead wrong, had no clue of the coming collapse. At his monthly "tutorials" for New York reporters, Moynihan would recount with outrage that in 1987, just two years...