January 5, 2006
The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out
Today, in the endless game of Whack-a-Mole plaguing America's intelligence war against al-Qaeda, yet another former NSA official wants to play "whistleblower," revealing code-word classified operations to a breathless (and gormless) Congress. From a Washington Times story by the inestimable Bill Gertz:
A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.
Tice had nothing to do with the particular intercept program revealed by the New York Times; this is a different urgent program that disgruntled ex-NSA folks want to destroy.
The [supposedly illegal] activities involved the NSA director, the NSA deputies chief of staff for air and space operations and the secretary of defense, he stated.
"These ... acts were conducted via very highly sensitive intelligence programs and operations known as Special Access Programs," Mr. Tice said.
Highly sensitive programs Tice now feels compelled to blow.
Tice relies upon the "1998 Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, which makes it legal for intelligence officials to disclose wrongdoing without being punished." Perhaps it's time to revisit that act and make clear that outing a legitimate program simply because a liberal agent disagrees with the president's policy does not qualify.
If not, we'll continue to play this game until our hand falls off, and al-Qaeda is able to declare "all your base are belong to us."
(The title of this post refers to one of a series of stories by Reginald Bretnor starring Papa Schimmelhorn, the most unlikely inventor ever invented.)
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 5, 2006, at the time of 12:55 AM
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The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith
I linked from Jihadis and Wiretaps and Moonbats! Oh, My! -- Part 14
The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith at January 5, 2006 2:09 AM
The following hissed in response by: matoko kusanagi
heh. this guy soulds like a crank, out for revenge. why wasn't there a newspaper ready to print his story?
The above hissed in response by: matoko kusanagi at January 5, 2006 6:44 AM
The following hissed in response by: John Sobieski
The road to hell is paved with best intentions. Now the whistleblower act is being used by traitors to destroy us. That is not the intention of the act. It needs to be revised.
The above hissed in response by: John Sobieski at January 5, 2006 9:16 AM
The following hissed in response by: lmg
We need some arrests on charges of treason real fast before the country is permanently damaged. I personally would start with the New York Times.
The following hissed in response by: hunter
Are you sure he is not one of Risen's sources?
The fallacy of letting these psychotics in the NSA and the sociopaths in the MSM run policy vetoes on this country is becoming obvious to a very large number of people.
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