Island Dweller at the Castle bar last night: Your magnificence: I am wondering if the title of Gen. Petraeus’s book has anything to do with the situation vis-a-vis his mistress. It is a most unfortunate choice of title given what …Continue reading →
We’re all familiar with how the Obama Administration blames everyone else and hasn’t really stepped up and taken responsibility. This is the differentiation that should be made and it’s a hard one in the political realm to do because it …Continue reading →
The CIA recently declassified (note to the Obama Administration – this is when you can actually talk and discuss sensitive national security secrets, not while they are still classified. See 18 USC § 798 – Disclosure of Classified Information) information …Continue reading →
Seen this story from Gizmodo that the TSA is rolling out a secret new scanner that can completely detail everything about you from 164 feet away??!!!Eleven+y one111?? Not coming soon to every airport or street corner you can think of. …Continue reading →
Well, maybe now craw…maybe I should say ultra-hi PSI servo-acutuated grasper. There are secrets, classifications and security clearances for a reason. Largely, and in a way a simplification, it is to protect the means and methods by which our country …Continue reading →
From Slashdot and Got Geoint: Fast Company reports that Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Margaret Hinkle will soon issue a decision on an intellectual property-related lawsuit that could ground the CIA’s Predator drones. Intelligent Integration Systems (IISi) alleges that their Geospatial …Continue reading →
Brad Thor over at Big Journalism makes some interesting and accurate points about portions of our intelligence system. However, after reading it, there is one glaring issue that he left unvoiced. Specifically, the field of engagement has changed. We are …Continue reading →
Because it’s super-late on Friday night, when the news media releases any information that looks bad for the Obama administration in hopes you miss it in your libertine haze. But not to the Gormogon’s all-seeing eye. Yeah, you read that …Continue reading →
Charles Krauthammer from Friday’s Fox News All-Stars (via The Corner): Even if [Panetta] is nominally in power he is completely marginalized. Juan says it [the infighting within the administration between CIA and Justice] is a civil war. If it’s a …Continue reading →
‘Puter’s been doing some thinking here, which is always dangerous. ‘Puter’s noted a disturbing connection between the Department of Justice’s witch hunt at the CIA and ObamaCare’s failure to address tort reform. Bear with ‘Puter for a minute. Attorney General …Continue reading →
Remember that whole “I wasn’t briefed, I forget, they lied” tiff between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the CIA? It shouldn’t be fading away and with recent events, they likely will resurface. The 2010 Intelligence Bill was recently being marked …Continue reading →
Looks like he’s got his own law-enforcement-paradigm intel reform up his sleeve. And the big loser? The CIA. Prepare for big-time bureaucratic war. The Obama administration is preparing a grand downgrading of the Central Intelligence Agency’s lead role in the …Continue reading →
…make it Reuel Gerecht. He’s by far the most knowledgeable American writer out there with a profound understanding of the intelligence, military, cultural, and political context. His best guess: HH: Now this is Wednesday. Of course it’s now deep into …Continue reading →
As your Volgi has mentioned, he believes fairly extensive reform of “the intelligence community” is a critical part of revitalizing American foreign policy in a more capable, reactive, informed fashion. Here’s an interesting suggestion for the DO (or whatever it’s …Continue reading →
Friend of the Gormogons, Leinenkugel fancier, and rabid Capitals fan Steven F. Hayes writes: All of which raises an interesting question: Was Leon Panetta hired primarily to oversee the dismantling of the CIA? I suspect not, given that bureaucratic reform …Continue reading →
That the Pyongyang-Damascus-Tehran nuclear axis went undetected and unacknowledged for so long is an intelligence failure of the highest magnitude. It represents a plain unwillingness to allow hard truths to overcome well-entrenched policy views disguised as intelligence findings. Confucius, Œc. …Continue reading →
As a brief follow up to this story, and without going into details, I do want to say that I’ve seen promise for various elements of the IC (Intelligence Community). Several agencies are suffering a generational continuity gap and parts …Continue reading →
…that’s basically become the State Department with more levels of classification? Well, this article (via Shmuel Rosner) won’t do anything to allay your fears. Confucius, Œc. Vol.Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu. gormogons.com
Well, sounds like the FBI’s got some very convincing circumstantial evidence, but the fact the guy seems to have been a literally raving loon cuts both ways. On the one hand, perhaps he’d have had an insane motive for the …Continue reading →
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