« | »

US Leaked Israel Base, Panetta Leaked OBL Raid

From McClatchy News:

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret

By Sheera Frenkel | June 3, 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests.

The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls.

"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility," said an Israeli military official who commented on the publication of the proposal but declined to be named because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the facility. He declined to say whether plans for the facility have been altered as a result of the disclosure.

"This is more than worrying, it is shocking," he said…

Will Eric Holder’s Justice Department investigate this leak? Probably not, since it doesn’t involve Fox News.

Meanwhile, we have this from the watchdogs at the Project On Government Oversight:

Unreleased: Probe Finds CIA Honcho Disclosed Top Secret Info to Hollywood

By Adam Zagorin, David S. Hilzenrath | June 4, 2013

The Defense Department Inspector General’s office has been sitting on a report that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta disclosed “TOP SECRET” information and other sensitive details two years ago at an event attended by a “Hollywood executive” working on the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

So the DOD’s IG ‘sat on’ this report through the elections? That seems to be a pattern.

In June 2011, when he was director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Panetta discussed the information at a CIA headquarters event honoring participants in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to an unreleased report drafted by the Inspector General’s office and obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

“During this awards ceremony, Director Panetta specifically recognized the unit that conducted the raid and identified the ground commander by name,” the draft report says.  “According to the DoD Office of Security Review, the individual’s name is protected from public release” under federal law, the report says.

“Director Panetta also provided DoD information, identified by relevant Original Classification Authorities as TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL, as well as, SECRET/ACCM,” the report says

Which, of course, is a felony if true. But if it would help Obama get re-elected, it doesn’t matter.

The Inspector General (IG) report obtained by POGO lays out results of an investigation requested almost two years ago by the then-chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Peter T. King (R-NY)…

The fact that the IG’s office has not released its findings has caused consternation among the office staff, people familiar with the probe told POGO.  Within the office, there was a push to make findings public as early as a year ago, sources speaking on condition of anonymity said…

They wanted this report released before the elections? How crazy is that?

Last fall, the office took steps toward releasing some version of the report, including putting it through a Pentagon vetting process and preparing talking points to explain the contents, a person familiar with the investigation said…

And they probably had to coordinate their timing of the release with the White House. Just like the IRS did.

Another person with knowledge of the probe said the draft report obtained by POGO matched a copy that person examined in January, when it appeared to be all but ready for release. The IG’s office had gone so far as to include an undated cover letter addressed to the House committee chairman who requested the investigation…

So it’s clear they stalled.

The unknown fate of the IG report was the subject of a December 2012 email exchange—obtained by POGO—between a congressional staff member and an employee in the IG’s office.  The congressional aide mentions having heard that someone in the IG’s office was “sitting on it until Secretary Panetta retires” and asks the IG employee for any information about it…

And Obama was re-elected.

Anyway, the timing of this report aside, we again ask if Eric Holder’s Justice Department investigate this leak? And again figure, probably not, since it doesn’t involve Fox News.

Still, isn’t it nice to see how the head of the Pentagon put Obama’s reelection ahead of national security and the safety of the SEALs who carried out this mission. And who were, not coincidentally, later ambushed and many killed when their helicopter was shot down.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “US Leaked Israel Base, Panetta Leaked OBL Raid”

  1. Enthalpy says:

    If some of these partiots continue, they may receive a visit from Mossad.

  2. Noyzmakr says:

    That’s it, I’ve had it.

    The IG’s Office, IRS, DoD, DoJ, FBI, ATF and who knows what other arm or office of government this presidents regime used to stall, divert, attack, threaten, intimidate and harass every one who may have even had their hair cut by a conservative, just proves beyond any doubt that Barry Soetoro, the Kenyan, and all his cronies stole our last election and is, by far, the most corrupt person to get anywhere near the apex of our government and should immediately be removed from office-by force.

    This man is less ethical and moral than Satan himself!

    And just today he flips off the American people right to their face by appointing a proven liar to higher office.

    My father wrote an unpublished book named “The Devil is a Woman”. Valerie Jarrett certainly reinforces that thought in my mind.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Leaked, hell.

    He was paid

« Front Page | To Top
« | »