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… Unbelievable ! Miz Hillary ‘ s E Mail Security Lapses [#failures]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 24th,2016

.. information from a multiple of intelligence agencies was included in her e mails . They were among ones sent over her unsecured server and her unsecured e mail accounts . How stupid is this ?? …

.. incredibly stupid ..

.. among the affected agencies :

[-] the Defense intelligence Agency ,

[-] the C.I.A. [it figures] ,

[-] the National Reconnaissance Office [manages satellites and other sensors] ,

[-] the Office of the Director of National Intelligence , and

[-] the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency [an agency that tracks and maps satellite imagery] …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. any intelligence that is derived from any of these sources is damned important . You should consider it worth protecting with every resource that you have at your disposal . What you do not do is screw around with this stuff ..

.. unfortunately Miz Hillary , her minions , and senior staff at State did exactly that . Which is likely to have put that information into the hands of other people that we do not want to have such things . Really incredibly stupid move , you dummies !! …


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… HumInt — the Key in the Chain [#Op Defensive Edge]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 27th,2014

.. all the technology will not do you a damn bit of good without the information from the hands of the people in the field ..

.. in the intel business , you have to take risks , and risk getting your hands dirty . Israel understands that all too well . Unfortunately , the West does not remember that all that well at all …

.. when it came to World War II , we were all in . We went all in on Human intelligence . Not now …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the intel lesson …

.. I use this simple lesson from the private Intelligence service DebkaFiles …. it gives you why Human intelligence , or Humint , is so important …

The outcome of the ground phase of Israel’s Defensive Edge Operation may be determined just as much by its unseen battle as by the destruction of more than a dozen Hamas terrorist tunnels and infrastructure Saturday morning, July 19, the 12th day of the operation. This clandestine battle can’t be fought or won by even the most sophisticated high-tech and electronic gadgetry tools. It requires a flexible, shrewd and cautious ground maneuver to be conducted among with the local population – and above all, boots on the ground – for collecting such arcane data as the locations of tunnel openings and other enemy secrets.

This kind of interaction with the locals comes under the heading of HUMINT. IDF obtains its eyes on the ground either voluntarily, inadvertently or by interrogating prisoners.

The spies on the ground of the Shin Bet, IDF combat intelligence-gathering and AMAN field units, trained in clandestine operations in an Arab environment, may pick up data bonanzas from ordinary people in war zones, who are willing to talk out of various motives:

Financial:  Ordinary Gazan Palestinians, in contrast to their ruling elite, are in dire financial distress. They may be persuaded to part with valuable information for a cash reward or a permit to cross into Israel.
Revenge:  They are deeply fragmented by factional and personal rivalries. Certain elements may offer information to settle scores with their opponents.
Safe Guarantee: A Palestinian in Gaza may be willing to sell valuable secrets to buy an IDF guarantee of safety from attack for himself, his family and his property for the duration of the Israeli-Hamas military conflict.
Buying long-term collaborators with financial or medical rewards is one of the key HUMINT operations which are performed under cover of the IDF ground incursion.

Less gentle treatment is meted out to extract information from the dozens of captured Hamas operatives who are being grilled at makeshift sites.

Contrary to conventional assumptions, Israeli interrogators have not found violence to be the most productive method of extracting secrets from unwilling subjects. They obtain their best results by tricks and subterfuge and, dovetailing the information obtained with the data incoming from other sources, human and other.
They also act on the premise that their subjects may be utterly faithful to their national and religious ideals, but some may also human beings, with personal ambitions, wives, ageing parents or sick children in need of medical or other assistance. Therefore, a detailed rundown on the subject’s CV obtained in advance will give the investigator the advantage of knowing where to apply pressure to extract information.

This sort of pressure is apt to produce a gold mine, the key piece of information for unlocking such secrets as the locations of terrorist tunnel openings – the first of which Israel ground forces in fact found Friday night in schools, private homes and greenhouses.

It may also yield from prisoners such valuable data as the whereabouts of the booby traps Hamas rigged for invaders, the identities of contact men, the Hamas chain of command, its combat systems, its technological resources and its command and control centers.


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… The White House should (Read : Must) Release the Presidential Daily Brief …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 13th,2014

.. you might wonder / huh  ? ..

.. the P.D.B. (for short) is a report given to the President . He receives it usually at his national security briefing daily . Ergo , the the title , the Presidential Daily Brief . Most Presidents get their briefings daily . Even Bill Clinton generally did . Dubya sure did , especially after 9/11/2001 . But Obama ? ..

.. My guess is no . POTUS is a lazy ass , and he does not always do his job . So , the P.D.B. may well be prepared each day , but it does not mean that it gets delivered . Big Surprise .

.. the PDBs immediately around 9/11/2012 should do . A good long stretch would be helpful , but it would be overkill . Especially the P.D.B.s in the days immediately after the Benghazi attack . POTUS will (or should) want to know when and where the video excuse came abuse . Its bullshit factor is real sky high ..

.. He started delivering the video excuse . Since he has , then he is a part of what I would call the conspiracy to bullshit the American people . Obama had to know from the intelligence in the P.D.B. . The C.I.A. would have tried to make sure its inserts [read : Mike Morrell ‘ s ] stayed in , but the folks on the ground would have got their info in via the Pentagon and Panetta . So Pannetta knows as well .

.. exposing the P.D.B.s will reveal exactly what POTUS knew when . Within a day or two , they knew that it was a terrorist attack . Yet , the Obamacraps for the better part of 3 weeks carried on with the video excuse . They kept up until events [debate prep , especially for the first Presidential Debate] overtook things . Still , Obama carried on with the video excuse …

.. it is not just the  tic – toc that needs to come out … the Presidential Daily Briefs for that period need to , as well …

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