I think a lot of people would like to know. Have the intel agencies become politicized?
It appears clear enough that he has not only leaked classified information. He has done so for partisan political purposes. The US is now one step closer to a Banana Republic.
I’m sorry but this is actually pretty crazy. Let’s take a moment to think about this. – The HEAD OF THE CIA voted for Gus Hall the Communist candidate for president in 1976. Please tell me how that isn’t completely nuts.
But hey, if you smoke the occasional joint on the weekend no security clearance for you. But voting for the Communist Party presidential candidate at the height of the Cold War? Oh,
Seems like it’s very possible.
It’s not the THE CIA is officially stating something here. There has been a leak from within the CIA. Some (how many really?) apparently within the CIA have signed onto the idea that Russia was trying to sway things for Trump. (And even if this was the case this is probably not something new. Teddy Kennedy even allegedly asked the Soviet Union to intervene in the 1984 election of behalf of the Democrats.
This is an article that needs to be read.
A review of the new Jason Bourne film which surprisingly has pro-privacy, and even more surprisingly anti-crony capitalism themes. Cool.
Don’t know how this footage slipped through.
What an amazing statement. The head of the Democrats in the Senate argues that the CIA should give “fake briefings,” that is fake intel to the Republican nominee for president. But Hillary “I’ll keep my private barely protected server in my bathroom” Clinton one must assume he’s totally cool with.
Say what you want about Trump, and there is plenty to say, this from Reid is just ridiculous.
Director Brennan says that it would be “unhelpful” to release the 28 pages of the September 11th report which some say implicate or at least connect official Saudidom.
My question is,”To whom would such declassification be unhelpful?” I’d say it might be quite helpful to historians and the American people who would like to get a complete picture of what happened on that day. On the other hand it might be unhelpful to people who would prefer to keep history muddled.
This isn’t terribly surprising but it is good to keep in mind while ingesting media. Interestingly the CIA helped foster the post-war emergence of abstract expressionist art in the USA so it makes sense that the agency might be involved in movies like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo. I personally prefer the Jackson Pollock paintings.
A recent map of the Syrian civil war.
This, I’d say is a problem.
When are we going to learn when it comes to the Middle East? Never it seems.
Techdirt said that Director Brennan had “freaked out” during questioning, and that is an unfair assessment of the exchange. He did however refuse to apologize to Senator Wyden and the Senate generally and refused also to say that the Senate would not be spied on again.
How about the CIA giving Secret clearance to filmmakers? That’s even better!
As we’ve noted before, Hollywood and the government have long had a weird relationship. And as a general rule one should pay attention to the official narrative streams which come from the media. Whether from Hollywood, TV, or other places, there often seems to be a theme presented in the media over a period of time. It’s almost like outfits like Media Matters are actually crafting narratives for the powers that be.
Hey, it’s only 50 years later. No biggie.
What really happened with the JFK assassination will likely remain a mystery but new information has come to light which may offer historians a few more leads to pursue.
The whole thing is just so weird, particularly the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby days after Oswald shot the president.