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  • The United States Of Secrets

    05/18/2014 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/17/14 | tyler durned
    Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation regarding the US surveillance leviathan's reach. In the following (part 1 of a 2-part series), PBS' FrontLine reveals the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world - and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public. From 9/11 to Edward Snowden and on to NSA reform - what must be done... a must-watch for all US citizens (if they can spare some time away from The Voice or Flappy...
  • CIA Keeping Secret Report on Bay of Pigs

    09/15/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 12:15 AM | George Will
    At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He surmised that dictator Fulgencio Batista was fleeing because Fidel Castro was arriving. He was right. Soon he, and many others, would be spectacularly wrong about Cuba. … In 1972, the Bay of Pigs made a cameo appearance in the Watergate shambles, which involved some Cubans and Americans active in the invasion. On the June 23...
  • One of the Dirtiest Little Secrets About Preaching

    09/01/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-304-13 | R. Scott Clark
    One of the dirtiest little secrets about preaching is that many preachers are using what we used to call in radio “a service.” There are, or at least there used to be, businesses that sell jokes and one liners and gags and the like to “radio personalities.” We referred to these business as “a service” as in, “Wow, his show is terrible.” “Well, I’m not surprised, he uses a service.” If a “personality” needs a service he isn’t really much of a personality is he?
  • Government Secrecy Becoming Pathological?

    08/05/2013 2:44:15 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin (D-Mich) rejected a request from ProPublica for a copy of a Defense Department document listing the countries the United States is currently at war with. “Who we are at war with is a matter for the Government, not the general public,” Levin maintained. “Under the Constitution, war-making powers are vested in Congress and the President. We will decide what role others will play if and when it becomes necessary to do so.” Concealing this information from the general public isn’t the only measure undertaken by the US Government. The US Army...
  • Introducing the NSA-Proof Font

    06/23/2013 11:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Motherboard beta blog ^ | June 23, 2013 | Brian Merchant
    At a moment when governments and corporations alike are hellbent on snooping through your personal digital messages, it'd sure be nice if there was a font their dragnets couldn't decipher. So Sang Mun tried to build one. Sang, a recent graduate from the Rhode Island Schoold of Design (RISD), has unveiled ZXX—a "a disruptive typeface" that he says is much more difficult for data collectors like the NSA to decrypt. He's made it free to download on his website. "The project started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy...
  • RUSH: Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden

    06/12/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Long Knives Out for That Punk Kid Snowden June 11, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. We have the Washington and media elites upset about Edward Snowden. Folks, let me ask.Didn't we just go through an election where we were toldthat the youths of America had all the answers? We had to get the youth of America interested in American politics. We had to get them interested to the point that they cared. The youth of America, it's their future. The youth vote, that mattered as much as anything,whoever got the youth vote was...
  • Former NSA Chief: The Agency Has ‘Very Good Idea’ Which Secrets Snowden Swiped

    06/11/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 11, 2013 | Hunter Walker
    With the promise of more news stories to come based on National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s unprecedented leak, NSA brass are probably fully aware of what’s coming next, according to a former top official. Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who was the director of the NSA from 1995 until 2005, told TPM Tuesday that agency officials likely know exactly which classified files were accessed and potentially leaked by Snowden. Hayden also said it’s possible the number of documents leaked by Snowden number in the thousands and he’s “surprised” at the sensitive nature of the material that’s been leaked so far....
  • Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    06/04/2013 4:04:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 61 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more...
  • Pentagon plans to share missile secrets with Russia opposed by Republicans

    05/14/2013 4:16:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon held internal talks on declassifying sensitive missile defense technology that it plans to share with Russia as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to assuage Moscow’s opposition to European defenses. Republicans in both the House and Senate plan to block any technology declassification for missile defense technology in the current defense authorization bill and other legislation. Legislative mark up on the authorization bill begins this week. Critics say giving Russia classified data would undermine the effectiveness of missile defenses, which have cost taxpayers more than $100 billion since the 1980s. Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Pentagon’s...
  • The Secrets of Princeton

    04/07/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2013 | Ross Douthat
    SUSAN PATTON, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively — that elite universities are about connecting more than learning, that the social world matters far more than the classroom to undergraduates, and that rather than an...
  • The Down Low Club at Chicago's Trinity Church

    10/05/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT · by nevermorelenore · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 10/02/12 | Corsi
    After nearly four years in office, many Americans still express frustration that much about Barack Obama remains a mystery as establishment media remain incurious about the Democratic president, while seemingly ready to dispatch crack investigative teams at a moment’s notice to probe into the personal lives of Republican figures such as Sarah Palin. Largely ignored in 2008 was research by the Hillary Clinton campaign based on contacts developed with members of the church Obama attended for two decades, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. This is the first of a series of articles WND has developed from months of...
  • Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging,

    08/15/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging, Tue, Aug 14 2012 By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives. Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary...
  • Sandusky case: Silence of the 'gays'

    08/05/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-5-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Outspoken proponents of homosexuality – such as those who attack the CEO of Chick-fil-A for expressing his Christian faith – are remarkably quiet on the issue of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the culture that helped foster his abuse of young boys, according to observers. Are the activists intentionally staying low-key regarding the sexual abuse inflicted by the convicted PSU boy predator, or has their campaign just been too busy to take a strong stand on the matter? Michael L. Brown, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show “Line of Fire,” throws all his chips in...
  • Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels

    08/02/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Aug 2, 2012
    Home | Newsfront Obama Authorizes Secret US Support for Syrian Rebels Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 11:39 AM President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.
  • House bars Obama from sharing secrets with Russia

    07/19/2012 8:37:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/19/12 | Hope Hodge
    The Fiscal 2013 Defense spending bill that passed the House 326 to 90 with bipartisan support Thursday evening included an amendment that would prohibit President Barack Obama from making good on a deal with Russia that he appeared to hint at earlier this year. Introduced by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), the amendment bars the administration from sharing classified missile defense information with Russia. In late March, an inadvertent hot-mic moment caught Obama asking Russian president Dmitri Medvedev for “space” until after the election, saying he would then have more “flexibility” to
  • White House threatens polygraphs for leakers

    06/26/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/12 | Jeremy Herb
    White House threatens polygraphs for leakersBy Jeremy Herb - 06/25/12 08:20 PM ET Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, on Monday announced a series of steps intended to stop the leaks after a furious backlash from Congress over news reports that revealed closely guarded secrets. The most significant measure is the addition of a new question to the polygraph tests that are used by intelligence agencies. Officials will be asked during the...
  • Obama's secrets will come out in this Election

    05/21/2012 4:36:22 AM PDT · by no dems · 121 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2012 | Roger Kimball
    The legacy of the 2008 campaign was the code of omerta enforced by the the legacy media about anything having to do with Obama’s past. Where was he born? Don’t care. What were his college years like? Can’t you move on to something important, like the time Mitt Romney ragged some hippie in high school? Why did Obama say that former Weatherman Bill Ayers was “just a guy in the neighborhood” when he was plainly an important political mentor, if not also the ghostwriter, for the future president? There are a lot of questions to be asked about Barack Obama....
  • State exam asks N.J. 3rd graders to write essay on secret they had kept

    05/12/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | By Jessica Calefati/The Star-Ledger
    Is it okay to ask a child to reveal a secret? Richard Goldberg doesn’t think so. Goldberg, the father of 8-year old twin boys, was dismayed to learn his third-grade sons were asked to write an essay about a secret they had and why it was hard to keep. The unusual question, which Goldberg called "entirely inappropriate" was on the standardized tests given to public school students in the third through eighth grade every spring.
  • OBAMA GIVES DEFENSE SECRETS TO OUR ENEMIES! DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! (video)

    01/19/2012 11:04:59 AM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/19/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is defying Congress and handing our enemies our most vital defense secrets. Tune in!
  • Ms.Tutu Farcical Revisits 2009 for “Answers”

    01/12/2012 4:12:06 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 7 replies
    WTPOTUS blog ^ | January 11, 2012 | ©Bridgette @WTPOTUS 2012
    The Mysteries as Voiced by Ms. TuTu Farcical Pythian Oracle As the year began in 2010, Ms. Tutu Farcical of the Oracle wrote an article that we thought should be revisited. We thought it would be interesting to see if any of the questions plaguing us at the time from 2008 – 2009 were answered during the last two years. Not only have most of them not been addressed, but we could easily add more questions that have arisen since her initial publication. It should be noted that Ms. Farcical is not a forward-looking prophetic woman. Instead she looks deep...
  • Obama to Share Missile Defense Secrets With Russia?

    01/05/2012 11:19:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies · 1+ views
    BigPeace.com ^ | 1/4/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Bill Gertz of the Washington Times reports that President Barack Obama has indicated he is prepared to convey information about secret American missile defense technology to Russia: In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority. As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite reservations from security officials who say that doing so could...
  • Did Wikileaks pay Bradley Manning for information? (sure sounds like it)

    12/23/2011 6:08:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/22/11 | Charley Keyes
    Did Wikileaks pay Bradley Manning for information?By Charley Keyes, CNN Senior National Security Producer updated 3:51 PM EST, Thu December 22, 2011 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly suggested to someone at the Kansas military prison where he is being held that WikiLeaks paid for the hundreds of thousands of leaked documents, according to a legal document filed in the Article 32 proceedings for Manning. **SNIP** "PFC Manning allegedly responded with, 'I sold information to WikiLeaks,' " according to the defense document. "Shortly after this alleged statement, the guards realized that (name blacked out) should not have been in...
  • ABC Nightline Mormon Secrets meets That 70's show v

    12/11/2011 7:39:55 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Uploaded April 16, 2009 | ABC Nightline - uploaded by baxfikkle555
    Uploader comments: As an ex-20 year returned missionary Mormon i can confirm this is EXACTLY what goes on in the temples. Unless they have changed the ceremony yet again to cover up the free masonry that is sold as "sacred' to the "worthy" members foolish enough to believe it. As i once was!
  • Why the need for secret death oaths in the LDS Temple Endowment Ceremony? [Secretive Mormon church]

    12/11/2011 7:30:58 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    God Doesn't Need Secrecy or Death OathsBook of Mormon, Ether 8:19"For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man." Satan Uses Death Oaths, Especially Oaths of Secrecy and LoyaltyBook of Moses 5:29"And Satan said unto Cain: Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die;" Book of Mormon, Helaman...
  • Pakistan let China see "stealth" chopper from bin Laden raid

    08/14/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2011 | Chris Allbritton
    Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to... The revelation, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been improving slightly after hitting its lowest point in decades following the May 2 bin Laden raid. ... "The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad," ... Pakistan, which enjoys a close relationship with China, allowed Chinese intelligence officials to take...
  • Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid

    08/14/2011 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 14, 2011
    Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid Chinese military allowed to take photographs, samples of aircraft's 'skin', despite CIA objections, Financial Times reports ISLAMABAD — Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The revelation, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been improving slightly after hitting its lowest point in decades following the May 2 bin Laden raid. During the...
  • U.S. arms makers said to be bleeding secrets to cyber foes

    06/01/2011 10:08:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Yahoo | Reuters ^ | 6/1/11 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Pentagon contractors have been bleeding secrets for years as a result of penetrations of their computer networks, current and former national security officials say. The Defense Department, which runs its own worldwide eavesdropping, spying and code-cracking systems, says more than 100 foreign intelligence organizations have been trying to break into U.S. networks. Some of the perpetrators "already have the capacity to disrupt" U.S. information infrastructure, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, who is leading remedial efforts, wrote last fall in the journal Foreign Affairs. Joel Brenner, the National Counterintelligence executive from 2006 to 2009, said most if...
  • FCC slow to publish neutrality rules

    05/26/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies
    PoliticObama ^ | May 26th | ELIZA KRIGMAN
    Opponents itching to upend the FCC’s controversial net neutrality rules can forget about doing so anytime soon. The commission adopted the controversial net neutrality order five months ago — and it may be another five months before the rules are published in the Federal Register. The delay, say FCC officials, has to do with the sheer complexity of implementing the order.
  • Osama Bin Laden Raid: Al Qaeda 'Playbook' Revealed

    05/06/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | 5/6/11 | PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    U.S. intelligence is now in possession of a veritable "playbook" of al Qaeda operations -- from potential terror attack targets to information on international safe houses and top commanders -- thanks to the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden Sunday, officials told ABC News today. The cache of electronic and handwritten materials obtained by the SEALs includes numerous hallmark al Qaeda plots including attacks on infrastructure targets such as water supply and transportation including rail and air, in what one official described as a "strategic guide for how to attack the U.S." In the past, al Qaeda...
  • Why so Secretive?

    05/04/2011 5:29:41 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 53 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 5/4/11 | Alaphiah
    Whose I.Q. is higher Al Gore’s, John Kerry’s, George W. Bush or Barry Hussein Soetoro? You’d probably be surprised that “W” is not the low man in this grouping. According to sources president Bush may only be surpassed by one name on this list, care to guess who? If you guessed the former vice-president Al Gore you may be correct, but not so fast. Though Gore had an incredible hyped-up imagine of being smart , imagine isn’t everything. According to his college records he was a below average student. John Kerry whose I.Q. and academic achievements are reported to be...
  • CIA Looks for New Clues on Al Qaeda Trail, Reviews Evidence From Bin Laden Compound

    05/02/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/02/2011 | foxnews.com
    AP Vehicles are parked inside the compound of a house where it is believed Usama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 2. Usama bin Laden's body sank to the bottom of the Arabian Sea Monday morning after he was buried in accordance with Islamic practice. But while his death marked the end of one counterterror mission -- a big one -- it could unlock new clues as intelligence analysts start to review the materials captured at bin Laden's Pakistan compound during the raid. Along with bin Laden's body, electronics and hard drives were seized by U.S. forces following the...
  • Poll to FReep; You comfortable sharing nuclear secrets w/Chinese?

    01/20/2011 4:19:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 01/19/11 | FOX
    As Chinese President Hu visits, President Obama plans to announce a deal that would establish a jointly financed nuclear security center in China. Are you comfortable with the United States sharing nuclear intelligence with the Chinese?
  • Assange signs $1.5m book deal

    12/26/2010 3:26:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2010
    WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has said in an interview he had signed deals for his autobiography worth more than one million pounds(($A1.57 million). Assange told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper that the money would help him defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden. "I don't want to write this book, but I have to," he said on Sunday. "I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat." The Australian said he would receive the equivalent of $A800,000 from Alfred A. Knopf, his American publisher,...
  • Video: Glenn Beck comes out in defense of Julian Assange

    12/08/2010 4:13:49 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 8, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Glenn Beck comes out in defense of Julian Assange. On yesterday’s installment of the Glenn Beck show on FNC, Beck came out in defense of Wikileaks chief Assange, but conditionally. He explored the alleged rape charges against Assange in detail (really "sex by surprise" charges), and he reached the conclusion that they are fishy at best and even may be a conspiracy against Assange. While Beck defended Assange based on the likelihood that the rape allegations against him are totally bogus—he even provided a specific timeline breakdown of the alleged Assange rapes—he still asserted that Assange is a menace. Beck...
  • Why is Lady Gaga’s music better protected than our state secrets?

    12/06/2010 1:18:58 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | Corky Boyd
    Good question. Yet unauthorized publishing Lady Gaga’s copyrighted music on the internet will most likely result in a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If that fails, then the offending website can be taken down. No such protection applies to classified material from our military or government agencies, except for the original leaker who will, no doubt, pay the price. Republishing leaked classified material carries no penalty. Solution: Hillary, don’t stamp your cables SECRET. Stamp them COPYRIGHT.
  • US warns India about possible WikiLeaks release

    11/28/2010 11:43:03 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 15 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 27 Nov., 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW YORK: The US has warned India and other key governments across the world about a new potentially embarrassing release of classified documents by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks which may harm the American interests and create tension in its ties with its "friends". "We have reached out to India to warn them about a possible release of documents," state department spokesman P J Crowley said. "We do not know precisely what WikiLeaks has or what it plans to do. We have made our position clear. These documents should not be released," Crowley said, ahead of the expected release by the...
  • And Now, Daisy Khan’s $12,000 Taxpayer-Funded Trip to the UAE

    08/24/2010 1:08:09 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Aug 24, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Yes, fresh from denouncing America on national television as a place rife with “hate of Muslims,” a place so Islamophobic that “it’s beyond Islamopobia,” Daisy Khan, co-planner of the Ground Zero mosque project, will soon be hopping a plane at taxpayer expense, courtesy of the State Department, to jet from New York to the United Arab Emirates and deliver to the Emiratis her views about Muslim life in America. This is what the State Department calls “public diplomacy” — a program that enlists about 1,200 Americans each year to fly with plenty of leg room to foreign lands and tell...
  • Clinton Administration's Chickens Come Home to Roost

    08/21/2010 3:42:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2010 | Ed Timperlake
    On August 16, 2010 the U.S. Department of Defense released a congressionally mandated report entitled "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2010." The release of the report created worldwide headlines and has been taken seriously by serious military analysts. One of the best and most direct headlines was written in introducing a story by Washington Times National Security Reporter Bill Gertz, who described what the DOD Report said thus: "China targets U.S. troops with arms buildup -- Pentagon cites 'anti-access' missiles in report." "China is pursuing a variety of air, sea, undersea, space and counterspace, and...
  • US man guilty of selling missile secrets

    08/09/2010 9:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/9/10 | Staff
    A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer was found guilty on Monday of selling sensitive military technology to China, the United States Justice Department said in a statement. Noshir Gowadia, 66, was convicted of five offences following trial in a federal court in Hawaii. Gowadia had been accused of passing on design information which would allow cruise missiles to avoid infra-red detection. (Snip) "Mr Gowadia provided some of our country's most sensitive weapons-related designs to the Chinese government for money,"
  • 'Young US intel expert may have passed documents to Wikileaks'

    07/27/2010 2:38:13 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 27 July, 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: A 22-year-old US Army intelligence analyst, facing a court-martial, appears to be behind the biggest leak in US military history of classified documents on the war in Afghanistan that also exposed Pakistan's double- game in the war-torn country, including its Taliban links. Bradley Manning, who allegedly boasted online that he was going to reveal "the truth" about the war in Afghanistan, is believed to be the main suspect who leaked the information to Wikileaks, the Telegraph reported. Manning was arrested in Baghdad in May and charged earlier this month with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data, after...
  • There are no secrets if everyone has a security clearance

    07/26/2010 4:42:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 3+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 7/26/10 | Diana West
    A clarifying bomblet drops in the final paragraph of the opening installment of the big Washington Post series on what is best described as National Intelligence Sprawl: "Soon, on the grounds of the former St. Elizabeths mental hospital in Anacostia, a $3.4 billion showcase of security will rise from the crumbling brick wards. The new headquarters will be the largest government complex built since the Pentagon. ..." National security meets mental hospital: How tragically appropriate. And yes, these inmates will definitely be running the asylum -- some of the Post-estimated 854,000 Americans with top secret clearance now filling massive new...
  • Nasty Nan's Broken Promises Exposed!

    03/14/2010 7:22:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies · 1,008+ views
    Nancy Pelosi promised to lead the most ethical Congress "in history" This video I made proves she is a liar. Tell me lies Nancy.. tell me lies........ sweet little lies.. Please send this to every relative, friend.. or undecided that you know!
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Kept Deadly Disease Hidden for Years

    01/03/2010 10:15:10 AM PST · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 4,869+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-3-10
    Some 65 years ago, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, the American people faced an unprecedented constitutional crisis of which they were completely unaware — and which has remained a secret ever since. It has long been known that President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the last year of his life, was gravely ill with serious cardiac problems: He'd been diagnosed with acute heart failure in March 1944 and suffered from astronomically high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. But what the public did not know was that four years earlier, while still in the second of his four...
  • Obama Curbs Secrecy of Classified Documents

    12/30/2009 11:49:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies · 706+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2009 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    President Obama declared on Tuesday that “no information may remain classified indefinitely” as part of a sweeping overhaul of the executive branch’s system for protecting classified national security information. In an executive order and an accompanying presidential memorandum to agency heads, Mr. Obama signaled that the government should try harder to make information public if possible, including by requiring agencies to regularly review what kinds of information they classify and to eliminate any obsolete secrecy requirements. “Agency heads shall complete on a periodic basis a comprehensive review of the agency’s classification guidance, particularly classification guides, to ensure the guidance reflects...
  • Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets

    12/23/2009 12:31:54 PM PST · by Ghblog · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/23/2009 | ghblog
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has written the legislation in a secret chamber somewhere in Washington. His amendment was only released to the Senate after he completed the bribes to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.
  • Obama sued for secret abortion meetings

    12/21/2009 7:12:37 PM PST · by Man50D · 17 replies · 1,331+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 21, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A legal firebrand whose work fighting corruption left both Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney on the defensive today took on Barack Obama, suing the president for secret meetings with Planned Parenthood and other lobbyists on his plans to nationalize health care. Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and, more recently, Freedom Watch USA, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The law requires disclosure of records of meetings between the executive branch and outside industry lobbyists. It also requires access to meetings. Klayman raised the same issues during the early years...
  • Sensitive air security doc posted in error on Net

    12/09/2009 9:41:12 AM PST · by JustPiper · 35 replies · 1,898+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12-8-09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON – The federal government improperly posted an internal guide to its airport passenger screening procedures on the Internet in a way that could offer insight into how to sidestep security. The document outlines who is exempt from certain additional screening measures, including members of the U.S. armed forces, governors and lieutenant governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and their immediate families. It offers examples of identification documents that screeners accept, including congressional, federal air marshal and CIA ID cards; and it explains that diplomatic pouches and certain foreign dignitaries with law enforcement escorts are not subjected to any screening...
  • Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets (online posting...)

    12/08/2009 10:34:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,940+ views
    abc ^ | 12/8/09 | BRIAN ROSS and MATT HOSFORD
    In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers. Photo: Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets: On-line Posting Reveals a ?How To? for Terrorists to Get Through Airport Security In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online... Expand In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most...
  • Tiger Woods Didn't Pay Rachel a Penny

    12/03/2009 9:47:58 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 39 replies · 2,450+ views
    TMZ ^ | 12/03/09 | Staff
    Sources tell TMZ Rachel Uchitel did not make any financial deal with Tiger Woods -- and there are two reasons she torpedoed her scheduled news conference yesterday -- fear and secrets. SNIP She walked away without taking a cent from Tiger Woods. One very connected source said, "This was absolutely not about money." Sources say Rachel became "scared for her safety" because she knows so much about Tiger, his alleged affairs and a variety of other Woods matters. We're told Tiger confided in Rachel ... she knows specifics about "other women," as well as information about Tiger's marriage.
  • Former Secret Service Agent opens window into private lives of presidents

    10/15/2009 5:38:09 PM PDT · by highlander_UW · 41 replies · 3,113+ views
    The North Star National ^ | 10/14/09 | Jamie Weinstein
    Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents October 14th, 2009 Jamie Weinstein In his In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect, journalist Ronald Kessler gives us a peek inside the intimate lives of our presidents. Through interviews with over 100 secret service agents from the past and present—dating all the way back to John F. Kennedy—Kessler paints a picture of what our presidents are like when no one is looking. They're always watching. We learn from the agents Kessler interviews that John F....