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(The Big Story)   CIA Director issues memo cracking down on leaks to media. Memo promptly leaked to media   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 7
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2013-06-27 01:24:07 PM  
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I think we're getting to a sort of tipping point where a good number of people are beginning to see nationalism as a sham.  There is no such thing as a "national secret" for the common good there is only information that you don't want found out because it is incredibly embarrassing and can hurt your position.  We're not talking about designs for a new kind of weapon here, we're talking about the intangible.  An idea, and they're starting to panic because people now have the tools and the gall to call them out on their shiat.

Basically, some people are beginning to realize that what they signed on for.  Isn't what they really signed on for.
2013-06-27 01:52:32 PM  
3 votes:
The sad thing is that so much of this information is classified to keep it out of the hands of the American public, rather than out of the hands of our enemies.  The DOJ is going after Edward Snowden for revealing secrets to enemies, but it wasn't even a secret to our enemies.  Seriously, did any terrorist group or foreign government not think that the NSA was listening to everything?

The secrets that have been leaked lately have been embarrassing things, not things that compromise the security of the United States.  I don't see design specifications for recent nuclear weapons leaked online, nor the names of our double agents in foreign governments.  Those are the things that need to be classified, and clearly that sort of secret is respected by those with clearance, Dick Cheney's office excepted.

Instead of going after whistleblowers, the government should work on not having reasons for people to want to blow the whistle.
2013-06-27 01:21:41 PM  
3 votes:
I don't care about their secrets. Let them keep their secrets. So long as they stay the fark out of _my_ secrets.
2013-06-27 02:05:10 PM  
1 votes:

Myria: The sad thing is that so much of this information is classified to keep it out of the hands of the American public, rather than out of the hands of our enemies.


You're assuming they don't view the American public as their enemy.
2013-06-27 01:33:35 PM  
1 votes:
I wish all of our government officials would "honor their oaths."
2013-06-27 01:29:41 PM  
1 votes:

kindms: They only care about leaks that make the president look bad. Any president or the organization.

They never give a rats ass about the leaks coming from the white house etc that are designed to make the current admin look great or that provide a story line they approve.

Wake me up when they go after the head of the CIA for leaking TOP Secret intel to hollywood so they could make a propaganda film to help team Obama.


Are they still leaks when they're from the WH?
2013-06-27 01:28:38 PM  
1 votes:
This is an easy problem to solve for the CIA.

Send the next memo out with a unique, but small phrase/typo/etc difference. in each copy. Make the phrase/typo/etc. different for each region/floor/whatever, and slowly figure out which area and which person it is coming from.

Even if they are doing something like taking a picture of their monitor with their cell phone, if they check with their coworkers, the message will look the same for their area.
 
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