Last month a source provided San Diego 6 News with an alarming email hacked from super secret CIA contractor Stratfor’s President Fred Burton. The email was posted on WikiLeaks and alleged that then Obama counter-terrorism Czar Brennan, was in charge of the government's continued crackdown or witch-hunt on investigative journalists....
I don't know what goes on in the Oval Office and the decision making of President Obama, but, he needs to be asking better questions. The old ways don't really apply to The New World. The world is not flat and yet the USA intelligence services is still treating it as if it is and pliable to their demands.
What seemed absolutely necessary in 2001 has become a burden to the country and the global community. I don't blame President Obama for all the tensions regarding NSA spying or international overreach, but, I do believe he needs to examine the SCOPE of the intelligence services and seek short falls in their ability. The lack of pertinent intelligence about East Libya is more than worrisome.
By Ryan Gorman
UPDATED: 20:28 EST, 27 October 2013
The former deputy director of the CIA(click here) blasted Edward Snowden during an interview aired Sunday night – calling him a traitor and saying his actions have put Americans at greater risk.
Michael Morell, formely the number two spy at the agency, called Mr Snowden’s actions the most serious leak of intelligence in US history – actions that have done far greater harm than good.
His comments echo similar remarks made earlier this month by the head of British intelligence agency MI5....
I appreciate Mr. Morell's service, but, he retired form the CIA. I am quite sure he was plenty exhausted of the yoyo he was on in maintaining a CIA Director.
His criticism lacks some degree of credibility because Mr. Snowden didn't leak information that wasn't already provided to Wall Street. That is where the venom of the criticism of Mr. Snowden losses it's traction. Mr. Snowden worked for the country at one time and then was hired by Carlyle. It was when he was at Carlyle he became disgusted in the degree of information and access he had with a Wall Street company. Everyone sort of ignores all that.
See, he expected the USA to have a lot of information, but, then to realize the degree that information was floating around in the private sector was absolutely astounding. Now he might have disagreed with the USA having all that information through the operations of the NSA, but, he didn't leak information until he realized it wasn't simply the government that had that degree of invasion of American's private lives.
Mr. Snowden is of no consequence to the gross mishandling of intelligence by the CIA and quite possibly the FBI. Interpol needs to step back and reassess their focus as well.
The intelligence services are still chasing al Qaeda when there is so much more going on. They are still fighting the war of Bush/Cheney and not including the changing global community and the rapid assent to power of persons hardly known to the USA. Now, how much of that was brought on by The Sequester is anyone's guess, but, I don't believe it is The Sequester alone functioning within the intelligence community of The West.
The CIA, FBI and European intelligence needs to sincerely reassess their focus to end the surprises now a regular occurrence all over the world. The question is often asked, "Are we safer after September 11th." Well, we sure as hell won't be if we continue to chase an enemy whereby most of the members are dead. To do so simply spawns the next generation of Islamic militants. I do believe our nation's resources are somewhat misdirected.