Showing posts with label intelligence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intelligence. Show all posts

Ray Williams: The Cult Of Ignorance In The United States: Anti-Intellectualism And The "Dumbing Down" Of America

The rise of the idiot in America.  There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article    ... MORE

At Least 1,730 Clinton Emails Contain Classified Material

by Anita Kumar.    The campaign is gaining steam. At least 1,730 emails that Hillary Clinton sent or received contained classified material, according to the State Department’s latest update from its ongoing review of more than 30,000 emails. The State Department released a new batch of 1,116 pages of Clinton’s emails Friday evening in response    ... MORE

Obama May Be Ensnared In The Clinton Email Scandal

by Jonathan F. Keller.  Perhaps President Obama’s involvement is the reason that the FBI has not yet referred charges to the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case.  It may be metastasizing so quickly and so dangerously that not only are agents and lawyers within the agency having trouble keeping up with new evidence of wrongdoing, but that    ... MORE

Metadata Surveillance Didn’t Stop The Paris Attacks

by Marcy Wheeler.     And yet intelligence officials and politicians are now saying it could have. They’re wrong. Since terrorists struck Paris last Friday night, the debate over whether encryption prevents intelligence services from stopping attacks has reignited. The New York Times and Yahoo reported on vague claims that the terrorists’ use of     ... MORE

50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

Government lies about success against ISIS.   It’s being called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but are instead seeing their reports turned into happy talk. More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports   ... MORE

Can A Free Society Work For The Less Clever?

by Stephen Hicks.     Honestly now: Do you have what it takes? We all like to think we’re smarter than average, but the math is cruel. Half of us are below median intelligence, and some of us are considerably lower. So why should we think that freedom is a good policy for everyone? I believe freedom is the best policy, but sometimes that is a hard     ... MORE

How US Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

by Derek Royden.   Protest is the new terror. It's well established that the FBI surveilled civil rights and other activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to leaders of the National Lawyers Guild as part of its wide ranging COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) during the 1960s and early 70s. The use of planted news stories, faked communications to   ... MORE

Dustin Volz: Government Privacy Board Tells Obama Administration To Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now

White House quiet since USA Freedom Act crumbled.    An executive-branch privacy watchdog is renewing its call for President Obama to unilaterally end the National Security Agency's domestic phone records dragnet amid growing uncertainty over Congress's willingness to reform government surveillance. The bipartisan Privacy and Civil  ... MORE

Is Government Faithful To The Constitution?

by Andrew Napolitano.  When the government is waving at us with its right hand, so to speak, it is the government's left hand that we should be watching. Just as a magician draws your attention to what he wants you to see so you will not observe how his trick is performed, last week presented a textbook example of public disputes masking      ... MORE

Federal Agencies Just Doing Whatever They Want Now

by Lucy Steigerwald. On October 26, The New York Times published an article on the close ties between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and ex-Nazis after World War II. This wasn’t news, except for the fact that there were more Nazis poached by the CIA and other intelligence services, then brought to the US, and protected from      ... MORE
 

Andrew Napolitano: Clapper Under The Bus

The buck stops there.   When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director Gen. James Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence. He was discussing the fact   ... MORE

Joe Atkins: The Police State That Was Mississippi

An ugly history repeats itself.       They wanted to know about your phone calls, your conversations, your meetings with others, your political leanings, your opinions, your friends, your confidantes, your extracurricular activities, your religious beliefs, your sexual habits. Armed with such information, they knew how to deal with you if they    ... MORE

Matthew Feeney: U.S. Intelligence Workers Want Ed Dead

Can't blame spies for wanting ignorant prey.        BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson has written an article outlining the degree of violent hatred some people working in the U.S. intelligence community have for NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Some highlights: “In a world where I would not be restricted from killing an American, I personally     ... MORE

Drone Malfunctions, Hits Navy Ship, Injurs Two

Previews of coming attractions within the 50 states.       An aerial target drone malfunctioned and crashed into a United States Navy ship off the coast of southern California on Saturday, leaving two sailors with minor burns, a Navy spokeswoman said. Two Navy ships were involved in tracking the unmanned drone as part of a training exercise     ... MORE

Robert Zubrin: Give Snowden Immunity

The truth will set us free.     The United States should give former NSA contractor Edward Snowden immunity from prosecution in exchange for congressional testimony. The suggestion may strike many of my fellow national-security conservatives as outrageous. Snowden certainly violated the law and may have committed treason. But the     ... MORE