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  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • GOP would review probe into CIA actions--Terrorist interrogations issue said to cause morale problem

    10/31/2010 7:24:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2010 | Eli Lake
    If Republicans on Tuesday win the majority of seats in the House, that body's intelligence panel is likely to give fresh oversight of the Obama administration's prosecution review of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program. Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the highest-ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told The Washington Times last week that he would expect the next Republican chairman of the committee to hold hearings on how the threat of prosecutions has affected the CIA's morale. "I expect vigorous oversight of this administration now," Mr. Hoekstra said. "What has been the impact of [Attorney General...
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 29 replies · 1,753+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/08 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago -- claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a "60 Minutes" segment about President Bush's National Guard service -- the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as "old news." So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter — including...
  • Obama allows short-term CIA sites

    01/28/2009 1:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.com ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Eli Lake
    SNIPPET: "The detentions would be temporary."
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • CIA fires source of leaks for prize-winning stories

    04/22/2006 5:00:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 79 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Associate Press & Washington Post
    WASHINGTON — The CIA has fired a senior officer for leaking classified information to the media, including material for Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in The Washington Post that said the agency maintained a secret network of prisons overseas for high-ranking terrorism suspects. The termination, announced Friday, marks the latest in a series of high-profile crackdowns on spy agency and Bush administration officials accused of unauthorized disclosures of classified information. The CIA would not identify the fired officer, citing Privacy Act protections. But current and former intelligence officials identified her as Mary McCarthy, a former White House aide who until this week...
  • US interrogating captured AQ leader without Miranda rights

    10/07/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the Obama administration learned from its past handling of terrorists — or perhaps the circumstances of a rare capture have forced them to a war footing rather than a law-enforcement approach. NBC News reports that the terrorist captured in Libya by a special-forces raid will not be given Miranda rights, at least not immediately. Instead, the intelligence services will have time to extract any information about potential future operations targeting Americans from Abu Anas al-Libi, one of the US’ most-wanted terrorists for 15 years:
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden Kill: Senator

    05/03/2011 12:46:59 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | May 03, 2011 | CNBC
    A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee has told CNBC that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a direct result of enhanced interrogations."The information that eventually led us to this compound was the direct result of enhanced interrogations; one can conclude if we had not used enhanced interrogations, we would not have come to yesterday's action," US Senator Richard Burr in a telephone interview with CNBC. As a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr was briefed on the attack on the compound that led to Bin Laden's death and believes the failure of Pakistani security forces...
  • Property records give new insights into bin Laden

    05/04/2011 9:09:17 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | May 04, 2011 | Zaran Khan, Nahal Toosi
    The Pakistani who owned the compound that was Osama bin Laden's final hideaway meticulously bought up adjoining plots of land over two years and once cryptically told a seller that the property he bought for "an uncle" had become very valuable. The new information that emerged Wednesday provided a new glimpse of one of two key figures who sheltered bin Laden in his last years and whose identities remain one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the al-Qaida chief. ..... [ snip ] ..... Property records obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday show that a man named Mohammed Arshad bought...
  • Phone call by Kuwaiti courier led to bin Laden

    05/02/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2011 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led U.S. pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world's most wanted terrorist. That phone call, recounted Sunday by a U.S. official, ended a years-long search for bin Laden's personal courier, the key break in a worldwide manhunt.
  • Democrats demand CIA detainee documents [Leahy & ACLU......}

    11/17/2006 4:54:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,756+ views
    Democrats demand CIA detainee documents By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 53 minutes ago A Senate Democrat who will chair its Judiciary Committee next year asked the Justice Department to release newly acknowledged documents setting U.S. policy on how suspects in the war on terrorism are detained and interrogated. "The American people deserve to have detailed and accurate information about the role of the Bush administration in developing the interrogation policies and practices that have engendered such deep criticism and concern at home and around the world," Sen. Patrick Leahy (news, bio, voting record), D-Vt., wrote Attorney General Alberto Gonzales....
  • The Bush Administration On Trial

    11/23/2009 6:49:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 872+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/23/2009 | Thomas Joscelyn
    From Bloomberg: Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian who faces terrorism charges for his role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies, asked a judge to order U.S. prosecutors to surrender information about “black sites” where he was held. Ghailani faces federal charges over the bombings of U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Ghailani had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2006, before being transferred to the U.S. in June. He is the first detainee from Guantanamo Bay to be tried in a U.S. civilian court. In a...
  • The Secret War Against President Bush (John Gibson)

    04/22/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT · by oxcart · 53 replies · 2,468+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2006 | By John Gibson
    On Friday, the CIA busted one of its own and charged him — or her — with leaking classified information. While this guy or gal goes to jail, over at The Washington Post, reporter Dana Priest is still admiring the brand new Pulitzer Prize sitting on her mantle, for writing about what this very leaker told her: the secret prison story. It was last November when Priest published a story in The Washington Post that the U.S. was maintaining a secret array of prisons where American intelligence could interrogate Al Qaeda-types who had been captured on the field of battle...
  • Man in British Custody Is Linked to 2001 Attacks

    08/06/2004 9:26:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1,656+ views
    The New York times ^ | August 7, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    August 7, 2004THE OVERVIEWBin Laden Sent Suspect to U.S., Officials Say By DOUGLAS JEHL and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM ASHINGTON, Aug. 6 - American intelligence officials now believe that Issa al-Hindi, the alleged Qaeda operative now in British custody, was dispatched to the United States in early 2001 by the mastermind of the Sept. 11 plot at the direction of Osama bin Laden to case potential targets in New York City, senior government officials said Friday. The officials said that Mr. Hindi was the same person as the figure identified in the Sept. 11 commission report as Issa al-Britani. The...
  • CIA flights: Romania denies presence of secret prisons

    11/16/2007 7:02:04 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 22 replies · 247+ views
    AKI ^ | 16 Nov.
    Bucharest and Brussels, 16 Nov. (AKI) - Romania, one two countries accused by Europe's top human rights watchdog of hosting secret CIA jails used to interrogate Islamist terrorism suspects, says it has written to the European Union executive denying the charges. The letter to the European Commission is a response to a request from EU justice and security commissioner Franco Frattini asking Romania and Poland - the other country implicated by the Council of Europe - for an explanation. A Romanian spokeswoman in Brussels, Doris Mircea, said that a committee of inquiry set up by the government concluded that the...
  • CIA dissenters aided secret prisons report ("helped a European probe" -- TREASON)

    07/18/2007 10:12:54 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 31 replies · 985+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 07-17-07 | Marcin Grajewski
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senior CIA officials disapproved of Rumsfeld's methods in hunting down terrorist suspects, and had agreed to talk to him on condition of anonymity. "There were huge conflicts between the CIA and Rumsfeld. Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Marty told European Parliament committees, defending his...
  • CIA dissenters aided secret prisons report ("helped a European probe")

    07/17/2007 8:57:58 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 45 replies · 1,307+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 07-17-07 | Marcin Grajewski
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday. Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senior CIA officials disapproved of Rumsfeld's methods in hunting down terrorist suspects, and had agreed to talk to him on condition of anonymity."There were huge conflicts between the CIA and Rumsfeld. Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Marty told European Parliament committees, defending his work against...