Administration Being Investigated For Disclosing Tip-Top Secret Details of Cyberwarfare Op For Political Purposes... Continues Leaking Details of Tip-Top Secret Cyberwarfare Op For Political Purposes

They just can't stop talking to the press.

Here, I sense the motive is payback against Israel, because, they say Israel implemented cyberattacks against Iran's oil industry without US blessing.

So of course they leak.

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, sending back a steady stream of intelligence used to enable an ongoing cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials.

The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as the so-called Stuxnet virus to cause malfunctions in Iran’s nuclear enrichment equipment.

The emerging details about Flame provide new clues about what is believed to be the first sustained campaign of cyber-sabotage against an adversary of the United States.

“This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action,” said one former high-ranking U.S. intelligence official, who added that Flame and Stuxnet were elements of a broader assault that continues today. “Cyber collection against the Iranian program is way further down the road than this.”

Flame came to light last month after Iran detected a series of cyberattacks on its oil industry. The disruption was directed by Israel in a unilateral operation that apparently caught its U.S. partners offguard, according to several U.S. and Western officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

You want technical details, you say? Well, the Obama Administration is pleased to provide you with technical details.

The virus is among the most sophisticated and subversive pieces of malware exposed to date. Experts said the program was designed to replicate across even highly secure networks, then control everyday computer functions to send a flow of secrets back to its creators. The code could activate computer microphones and cameras, log keyboard strokes, take computer screen shots, extract geolocation data from images and send and receive commands and data through Bluetooth wireless technology.

Flame was designed to do all this while masquerading as a routine Microsoft software update, evading detection for several years by using a sophisticated program to crack an encryption algorithm.

There's no possible way Iran (or any other targeted country) can benefit from knowing the virus' tricks and tasks and Trojans, I guess.

Take that Bluetooth thing. A closed system does not have any connection to the internet, so even if you have a keylogger installed on it, how do you get that information back to you?

Well, it appears that the virus sends a signal to a portable device with a Bluetooth, the sort that someone might take into the area. And then when that device is brought home, it sends from there.

That's a neat trick.

Now, how many Bluetooth-enabled devices do you imagine Iran will be permitting near secure computers in the future?

How about none?

This scandal just ticked up a notch, because the leakers are continuing to leak, even while being investigated, and even leaking more critical information. They must be found and arrested at once.

Posted by: Ace at 03:45 PM



Comments

1
Now that we have that whole Roger Clemens matter behind us, maybe those anal apertures in Congress can do something aboot this.

Posted by: supermarionationsoothsayer at June 19, 2012 03:52 PM (9Q7Nu)

2 I was a secret agent, you know.

Posted by: Valerie Plame at June 19, 2012 03:52 PM (O6q63)

3 pssst...Can you spare a square?

Posted by: Larry Craig's Loafers at June 19, 2012 03:53 PM (X49XP)

4 Amateurs.

Posted by: Dang at June 19, 2012 03:53 PM (Ky1+e)

5 They seem to be pretty confident that the DOJ's investigation is not going to find anything.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 19, 2012 03:53 PM (VLifP)

6 Apple needs to be running those 'we don't get viruses on our machines' ads in Iran, stat.

Posted by: taylork at June 19, 2012 03:54 PM (ppNDn)

7 Breitbart has a column a few weeks ago that said who was doing this.

Posted by: Vic at June 19, 2012 03:54 PM (YdQQY)

8
They must be found and arrested at once.

Indeed.

Meanwhile, over at Private Bradley Manning's prison cell...

Posted by: supermarionationsoothsayer at June 19, 2012 03:54 PM (9Q7Nu)

9 There is nothing that is not in service to Obama's reelection. So of course they continue to leak.

By any means necessary.

Posted by: blaster at June 19, 2012 03:54 PM (HR5x9)

10 Someone said a few weeks ago when the first leak hit about this, thatsabotage of this natureis an act of war by the U.S. against Iran, according to international law. Why is nobody holding Obama accountable for this? Violations of international law, by the guy who famously accused George Bush of numerous violations of international law in the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the treatment of detainees?

Posted by: rockmom at June 19, 2012 03:55 PM (NYnoe)

11 What this administration needs is a good pair of Depends.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 19, 2012 03:55 PM (Iaxlk)

12 Donilon never had the resume of a-


National Security Advisor.

Now political hack...

Priorities.

Posted by: tasker at June 19, 2012 03:55 PM (r2PLg)

13 I here Red Hat Linux is now exploring opening a satellite office in Tehran.

Posted by: taylork at June 19, 2012 03:55 PM (ppNDn)

14 "High Noon" for Issa/Holder is 5pm.

Did anyone run to get bengay?

Posted by: the morning coffee crew at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (oZfic)

15 Apple needs to be running those 'we don't get viruses on our machines' ads in Iran, stat.Posted by: taylork

Ya, because profiting off biz with tyrannical regimes is soooo cool, dude!


Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (famk3)

16 I heard last night that Holder sent 10 of his Special Leaks Investigators down to the shop where Zimmerman bought his gun.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (Iaxlk)

17 arg...hear not here.

Posted by: taylork at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (ppNDn)

18

This administration has no one with 'white man overbite'.
Therefore, they cannot possibly be guilty....of any wrongdoing whatsoever.

Posted by: Tom Brokaw at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (M2JTb)

19 We lovs prez bama! u H8ters hatez coz he is blak. Prez bama is teh bestest eber. He leakz coz he nos its the rite things to due. Prez bama, we luvs ewe!

Posted by: Some guy imitating the people of battleboro guy at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (O/RV5)

20 @15: Hell, that's practically Google's entire business model at this point.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (tqwMN)

21 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (8y9MW)

22
Remember Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame and the media shrilling about those leaks. Scooter and Darth were supposed to go down for that. Nevermind that it was insignificant. It was a treasonous crime. What is so different about this situation other than it really being a leak of real classified information?

Posted by: california red at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (xC7pk)

23 >>>Ya, because profiting off biz with tyrannical regimes is soooo cool, dude!


Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (famk3)

picking up sarcasm is not your strong suit, is it?

Posted by: taylork at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (ppNDn)

24 Here is the column.

http://is.gd/fsKHaY

Posted by: Vic at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (YdQQY)

25 Yeah, I have that. Oh wait, "Bluetooth"? I thought you said Poo tooth.

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (ZzzNj)

26
Obama's leaker.

Code name: Diarrhea Mouth




Posted by: supermarionationsoothsayer at June 19, 2012 03:57 PM (9Q7Nu)

27


Panetta was a Clintonite.

Panetta has a history of leaking.

Panetta might still be taking orders from slick willy.

The backlash was bound to come.

Clinton +1

Posted by: slick willy at June 19, 2012 03:58 PM (HOOye)

28 VP J Biden

“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.”

Oh, the risk of a 2 to 1 bet. Can you people possibly imagine the courage that it took to make that decision?

THEY JUST DON'T GET US!!! Biden added

Posted by: I have the President's back at June 19, 2012 03:58 PM (4eNxd)

29 With all this leaking going on, I'm about thisclose to giving in to my base urges and FedExing the White House a huge box of Depends.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at June 19, 2012 03:58 PM (4df7R)

30
Mitt Romney is so outta touch!!

He can't even set the time on his VCR!

Posted by: supermarionationsoothsayer at June 19, 2012 03:59 PM (9Q7Nu)

31 This is a twofer for us! We get to tell people how awesome Obama is and we get to strick a blow against AmeriKKKa!

Posted by: Social Studies Graduate Student at June 19, 2012 03:59 PM (XvHmy)

32 I recommend a fair trial, followed by a first-class hanging.

Posted by: Brian Dennehey at June 19, 2012 03:59 PM (xWk3U)

33

Two book-ends.


Sandy Berger and Leon Panetta.

Posted by: supermarionationsoothsayer at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (9Q7Nu)

34 Just 4 more months of this.

Posted by: Brian at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (wTSvK)

35 Flame was developed at least five years ago as part of a classified
effort code-named Olympic Games, according to officials familiar with
U.S. cyber operations and experts who have scrutinized its code.
Nice to see something that Obama doesn't want to blame on Bush.

Posted by: DKCZ at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (9/bcB)

36
DEEP GOAT

Posted by: White House Leaker 2 x 4 at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (X49XP)

37
29 With all this leaking going on, I'm about thisclose to giving in to my base urges and FedExing the White House a huge box of Depends.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at June 19, 2012 03:58 PM (4df7R)


Why? They're not senile. They're childish. Send them Pampers.

Posted by: buzzion at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (GULKT)

38 Fucking traitors..
We all knew the US or Israel probably had something to do with Stuxnet.. and I, at least, thought it was pretty cool.

But you don't admit to it! And, now they've spilled the bean on Flame.. what fuckups.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (f9c2L)

39 You'll never get me, copper! I'm on top of the world! See, Pa?? Top of the World!

Posted by: BarCody Jarrett Obama, As The Flames Rise at June 19, 2012 04:01 PM (VMcoS)

40 US Constitution.
Article 3
Section 3
Clause 1

Treason against the United States, shall
consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their
Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort
. No Person shall be
convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to
the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:01 PM (8y9MW)

41

o/t

so far, going to plan

sweden +1
england +1

good

Posted by: slick willy at June 19, 2012 04:01 PM (HOOye)

42 Everybody makes a big show of being outraged, but nothing ever comes of it

Posted by: Jones in CO at June 19, 2012 04:02 PM (8sCoq)

43 "We believe that the issues in the case are as important and consequential as any in recent
Court history. In conducting its review, the Court directed parties to address the constitutionality
of the act, the severability of the individual mandate, and the extent of the spending power of
Congress. Given the fundamental constitutional questions raised and the effects the decision will
have, the Court should be aware of the great interest Americans have in the outcome of this case." http://tinyurl.com/cjhb4ye

Posted by: the morning coffee crew at June 19, 2012 04:02 PM (oZfic)

44 Just 4 more months of this.

Posted by: Brian
.........
No.. the JEF and his band of ninnies can do a LOT of damage between Nov 6th and Jan 20th!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 19, 2012 04:02 PM (f9c2L)

45 >>>Ya, because profiting off biz with tyrannical regimes is soooo cool, dude!Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (famk3)


picking up sarcasm is not your strong suit, is it?

Posted by: taylork


Yeah, I'm just going to let that hang there...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 19, 2012 04:02 PM (famk3)

46 Ya, because profiting off biz with tyrannical regimes is soooo cool, dude!




Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 19, 2012 03:56 PM (famk3)

Howdy

Posted by: The most recent suicide at Foxconn at June 19, 2012 04:03 PM (6LvlL)

47 I can't help but think part of is this for Netanyahu making Barky look like an idiot. But, what's messed up is the onlything that woulda madeBarky look better is if Bebe and pulled out his wang, crossed his eyes, and stared drooling on himself. Like Big Joe does.

Posted by: Vegan Meatball at June 19, 2012 04:03 PM (yn6XZ)

48 If they can do this to Iran, just think of what this regime is doing domestically. Of course, that will be a super-secret held close to the vest.

Posted by: Soona at June 19, 2012 04:04 PM (58frh)

49 As the old saying goes, "Every day I try and be more cynical but I just can't keep up!"

It will take many years to undo the damage caused by these America-hating grifters. They make Carter look Reaganesque by comparison.

Posted by: Boots at June 19, 2012 04:05 PM (neKzn)

50 I guess no one ever briefed Teh Won about WNINTEL.

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at June 19, 2012 04:05 PM (1iauC)

51 One more dose of erosion from Slick Willie minions. Dicere vale, Caligula.....

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 19, 2012 04:06 PM (+Uv5V)

52 This is the biggest crybaby administration the world has ever seen. Seriously.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Someone pass Obama the choom stick and let him chillax a bit.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 19, 2012 04:06 PM (UK9cE)

53 >>cyberattacks against Iran's oil industry without US blessing.

So they hate Israel more than they hate oil. Interesting.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at June 19, 2012 04:06 PM (ZKzrr)

54 GODDAMNIT!!!

There they go AGAIN!

Just be glad they didn't know about 'Ultra' during WWII.

Because they sure as HELL would have leaked it...

Posted by: HH at June 19, 2012 04:06 PM (v+ExF)

55 The purpose of this is not to enlarge President Malice in the minds of the electorate. It is to harm Israel and the US.

Posted by: nick at June 19, 2012 04:06 PM (aij2o)

56 Do we still shoot traitors?

Posted by: Cicero at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (Ca+zh)

57 Like cocaine, divuldging super duper top secrect stuff is a helluva drug.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (eavT+)

58 But you don't admit to it! And, now they've spilled the bean on Flame.. what fuckups.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 19, 2012 04:00 PM (f9c2L)

CTJ--they're not fuckups, they are fucking traitors and need to be stood up in front of a wall and shot. I you or I did this, we'd be in a dungeon so deep that our ears would pop multiple times on the way down to our level. Their level of evil and destructiveness towards this country is incredible. If this is what they do when Obama is still President, I am scared shitless as to what they will do in the seven or so weeks when he is a lame duck.
But looking on the bright side, we are now engaged in a much fairer fight with our existential enemies since we have been rendered toothless in many many ways.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (i3+c5)

59 Just to show you that I'm not completely disarming the USA nuclear arsenal, I'll show you where we still have them

Oh, the code is B-O-S-C-O

Posted by: King Barry the Leaky at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (Y+DPZ)

60 From what I've read, security researchers figured out a lot of Flame's tricks on their own. Disclosing it's capabilities doesn't really reveal anything new.

What does bother me here is the leak of exactly who was responsible for it and why.

Posted by: bitblt at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (qlkC4)

61 correct me if i'm wrong, but we already knew about the sexy wireless-reproduction capabilities of flame.

that being said, just reading that we're taking credit for flame..."LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME"...really makes my blood boil.

what joke of a superpower needs to show off? world fucking diva.

Posted by: jimi ray at June 19, 2012 04:07 PM (FcOR4)

62 What makes me sick is that when I joined the army I swore to uphold and defend the constitution against ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic. This administration is CLEARLY an enemy of our constitution.

I'm not advocating an insurrection but I damn sure will get out there and bust my ass to make sure they are thrown out on their keister. Except for Moochelle. Tossing her on her keister might set off a 9.0 quake.

Posted by: Midaz at June 19, 2012 04:08 PM (O/RV5)

63
I can't help but think part of is this for Netanyahu making Barky look like an idiot.

Barack has been servicing Rashid Kahlidi and his Pali brothers since day one.
How about we get a glimpse of that Video theLATimes has been hiding?

Posted by: garrett at June 19, 2012 04:08 PM (X49XP)

64 Top men are on this I tell you. Top men!

Posted by: mpfs at June 19, 2012 04:08 PM (iYbLN)

65
No word yet on how the other project, "Flamer", went awry and put Barky's evolution on SSM into hyperdrive?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 19, 2012 04:09 PM (0AClR)

66 Maybe we could use Flame to access Obama's transcripts. Granted, they're held under tighter security than Iran's nuclear secrets, but you never know.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 19, 2012 04:10 PM (tdBL+)

67 US Constitution.
Article 3
Section 3
Clause 1

Treason against the United States, shall

consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their

Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be

convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to

the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.






Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:01 PM (8y9MW)



Dude, that thing was written, like 30 years ago, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

That really is irrelevant now.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 19, 2012 04:10 PM (UK9cE)

68 I slipped on some of barry's bong water and fell on my arse a while back. How do you think the Japanese tsunami got started? Duh.

Posted by: Moochelle at June 19, 2012 04:10 PM (O/RV5)

69

If Obama really thought this would grant him backbone favor, then it shows just how clueless he really is about Americans, the nations security, and the integrity of intelligence operations.

He should have a minus approval rating at this point. Amazing, he doesn't.

Posted by: clueless at June 19, 2012 04:11 PM (HOOye)

70 You people only like those filthy joos cuz their a bunch of haters like you.

Posted by: Preznit Depends at June 19, 2012 04:11 PM (yn6XZ)

71
>>I slipped on some of barry's bong water and fell on my arse a while back. How do you think the Japanese tsunami got started? Duh.<<

I thought it was caused by Rosie O'Donnell slipping in the tub.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 19, 2012 04:12 PM (tdBL+)

72 Please do not arrest them while they are still leaking.

Posted by: Cricket at June 19, 2012 04:12 PM (DrC22)

73 In the picture is worth a thousand words category, the award goes to "weasel zippers": http://tinyurl.com/88gsfap

Posted by: come on Mr. President, step up and take a bow at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (oZfic)

74 Its onlytreasonous if Republicans do it.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (eavT+)

75 Pat Caddell said flat out it is the National Security Advisor leaking. Pure political hack with no background in intelligence and apparently no intelligence either.

Posted by: mpfs at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (iYbLN)

76 <<You want technical details, you say?>>

That's a clown question, bro.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (pqW4Y)

77

Can't say it enough:

http://tinyurl.com/ctszeoh

Posted by: my vision of O picking drone "cards" at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (HOOye)

78
Tip-top secrets meh.
Double secret phft.
But tippity-top secrets is the most secret.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 19, 2012 04:14 PM (tXEHy)

79 It's the sieve theory of information security.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:14 PM (8y9MW)

80
Future Senator Donilon, since doing your patriotic duty to inform the citizens of the United States of any covert operations, does President Obama call you to express his undying gratitude or do you gargle his balls in person?

Posted by: MSNBC at June 19, 2012 04:14 PM (/x4oj)

81 I don't wanna tell tales outta school, but Michelle doesn't go down all the way.

Posted by: Wait a Minute... Who Am I Here? at June 19, 2012 04:15 PM (FUozQ)

82 71
>>I slipped on some of barry's bong water and fell on my arse a while back. How do you think the Japanese tsunami got started? Duh.

I thought it was caused by Rosie O'Donnell slipping in the tub.

Lets just say Rosie was "involved". I would tell you more but I don't think there is enough brain bleach in the world to erase that thought if I tell you.

Posted by: Moochelle at June 19, 2012 04:15 PM (O/RV5)

83 Anyone up for some ICE CREAM!!!???

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 19, 2012 04:15 PM (jucos)

84 You know, every day I hear some lefty say that Cheney outed Plame, so this is all good.

W.T.F? Do these people just believe what they want to believe and move on?

Posted by: MJ at June 19, 2012 04:16 PM (/x4oj)

85 >>Anyone up for some ICE CREAM!!!???

It's frozen custard, you dolt.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at June 19, 2012 04:16 PM (ZKzrr)

86 Posted by: mpfs at June 19, 2012 04:13 PM (iYbLN)

The same one that Robert Gates told to STFU. Oh for the days when adults were in charge!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 19, 2012 04:16 PM (i3+c5)

87 Until January, this country is so boned. Same goes for Israel. Something is going to happen that's going to be really really bad.

What we have now is Baraka Hussein Obama, President of the Caliphate.

Posted by: Soona at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (58frh)

88
Leaking?
brb
Emptying the pan under my chair,

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (tXEHy)

89 It's not a scandal if the leaks are authorized, which they are. It's not a scandal if the politicized DOJ is going to make sure not to find the leaker, which it will not.

Posted by: ejo at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (67SXg)

90 Do these people just believe what they want to believe and move on?

Yes.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (8y9MW)

91 #84 Bath salts is a hellava drug.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (yn6XZ)

92 <<Anyone up for some ICE CREAM!!!???>>

That's a clown question, bro.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:17 PM (pqW4Y)

93
<<Do these people just believe what they want to believe and move on?>>

That's a clown question, bro.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:18 PM (pqW4Y)

94 It's frozen custard, you dolt.

No it's not.

Posted by: Reggie "The Refrigerator" Love at June 19, 2012 04:18 PM (ZzzNj)

95 Even I know when to be quiet.

Posted by: Corky Thatcher at June 19, 2012 04:19 PM (jucos)

96 And will any of the "honorable" intelligence chiefs step down while indicating that they cannot deal with the leaking by the Administration (trick question-kind of like the generals stepping down due to the issues involving rules of engagement and feckless civil leaders).

Posted by: ejo at June 19, 2012 04:19 PM (67SXg)

97 Please remain calm and composed. There is nothing to fear from the Oba'ama presidency.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 19, 2012 04:19 PM (eEfYn)

98 Fuckers. This is bullshit and I can't imagine Clinton's buddies doing this for political payback. But then, who knows. That said, the Clintons are not done yet with the JEF.

Posted by: eureka! at June 19, 2012 04:20 PM (xCpfo)

99 Ya'know, the thing is this just hurts everyone on this side. The U.S. and of course, Israel.

I really don't get it at all...

Even if you were just selling out Israel.

Posted by: HH at June 19, 2012 04:20 PM (v+ExF)

100 Did someone mention clown questions? Pick me! Pick me!

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at June 19, 2012 04:20 PM (O/RV5)

101 It will take decades for the intel community to re-establish trust and sources. The level of treason against the United States, essentially in public view, is unparalleled. Obama and his socialist Dem buddies do NOT care a whit about this country, its people, or its future.


"At some point, I think you've had enough of being a sovereign nation!" could be a quote from Obamao.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 19, 2012 04:21 PM (i3+c5)

102 If I was in a joking mood I'd make a meme/image with the title "Flailing Administration is Flailing." But I'm not.

These people (Obama, inc) are going to go literally batshit insane over the next 6 months. And when the dam breaks, what's the worst they can do? Worse than this?

Bold prediction: "US goes to war against UK." (Kidding? I'm not sure.)

Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 19, 2012 04:21 PM (X/+QT)

103 I guess the modus operandi is now to do as much as possible to fuck up everything so that the other shoes all drop during Romney's admin. (cf. Clinton and 9/11)

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 19, 2012 04:21 PM (Y5I9o)

104 (trick question-kind of like the generals stepping down due to the issues involving rules of engagement and feckless civil leaders).
Posted by: ejo at June 19, 2012 04:19 PM (67SXg)


--------------------------------------------


I've heard that that's a clown question, bro.

Posted by: Soona at June 19, 2012 04:22 PM (58frh)

105 <<
Did someone mention clown questions?>>

That's DEFINITELY a clown question, bro.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:22 PM (pqW4Y)

106
What's even worse is that a piece of work of this magnitude and precision was made using CENTURIES of genius-man-hours. Yes, this finely crafted machine of cleverly-arranged-electrons, made by an army of smart people will be rendered impotent. All thatpyramid ofintellectis gonebecausesome fuck in theadministrationwants to hang onto his gubment job for another four years.
Who wants to bet Iran is now going to start a massive program to install Linux tomorrow?

Posted by: Warthog at June 19, 2012 04:25 PM (WDySP)

107 I've heard that that's a clown question, bro.

Obviously I missed a meme somewhere.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:25 PM (8y9MW)

108 It's a double-bluff. A smokescreen. Look, you people obviously don't know anything about intelligence work. It's an XK red 27 technique.

Posted by: Otto at June 19, 2012 04:25 PM (2jQGY)

109 Definitley alotta itchy vaginas in the White House.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (eavT+)

110 <<Obviously I missed a meme somewhere.>>

http://tinyurl.com/btzh6q3

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (pqW4Y)

111 You got clown questions I got answers.

Posted by: John Wayne Gacy at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (tf9Ne)

112 Here, I sense the motive is payback against Israel

That's funny, I sense the motive is, "we're not coming back, burn everything"

Posted by: t-bird at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (FcR7P)

113 Someone's on double secret probation!

Posted by: Dean Wormer at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (F6KtL)

114 I've heard that that's a clown question, bro.
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That is Harper from the Washington Nationals no?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (jucos)

115 Who wants to bet Iran is now going to start a massive program to install Linux tomorrow?

No. Macs.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:26 PM (8y9MW)

116 One would think that a "news organization" would have, oh, maybe a passing interest in the psychology of a petty, vindictive little man who might be so unstable as to strike out at someone, say, Netanyahu, who he believes failed to bow appropriately before him. Especially when that petty vindictiveness jeopardizes national security.

That would be, like, relevant and shit. But I guess the pressures of reading Sarah Palin's email preventnanyone from looking into this at all. Pity.

Posted by: Cicero at June 19, 2012 04:27 PM (5tiWJ)

117 Cmon. I'm an expert on being a clown! Someone pick meeeeeeeee!

Oh, and could you please ask barry if he will let me out of this closet he locked me in.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at June 19, 2012 04:27 PM (O/RV5)

118 Unprecedented Transparency!

You're Welcome!

Posted by: Lord Baraka at June 19, 2012 04:28 PM (FcR7P)

119 That would be, like, relevant and shit.

They don't care about "relevant." They care about their narrative.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:28 PM (8y9MW)

120 107 I've heard that that's a clown question, bro.Obviously I missed a meme somewhere.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at June 19, 2012 04:25 PM (8y9MW)
**
Brash/cocky young baseball player Bryce Harper to a reporter, "that's a clown question, bro!"
**
The Balls on that kid!

Posted by: dananjcon at June 19, 2012 04:29 PM (eavT+)

121 <<Who wants to bet Iran is now going to start a massive program to install Linux tomorrow?>>

clown question, bro.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:29 PM (pqW4Y)

122 Don't taze me, yo,
clown questions don't faze me, bro.

Posted by: Rappin' Harry Reid at June 19, 2012 04:29 PM (Y5I9o)

123 Bold prediction: "US goes to war against UK." (Kidding? I'm not sure.)
Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 19, 2012 04:21 PM (X/+QT)


Here is a really bold prediction: Obama will help Communist China take over Taiwan

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 19, 2012 04:29 PM (XvHmy)

124 Bark Obama and all the members of his regime with access to (formely) secret intel should be greeting Election Day from somewhere in a secure lockup, awaiting trial -- and the mandated punishment -- for treason.

Of course the Democrats, aided by the Republican eunuchs in Congress and supported by the gutless "conservative" media, will ignore all aid and comfort given to our enemies because, you know, it's President Historic First© and all....

I expect to see "Poppin' Fresh" call this an "Obamateurism" very soon.

Posted by: MrScribbler at June 19, 2012 04:30 PM (MQc8e)

125 Robert Gates, the former defense secretary, reportedly blasted the national security team in the Obama White House for blabbing about the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. "Shut the f--- up," Gates told Tom Donilon, who is now Obama's national security adviser, according to a book by New York Times reporter David Sanger.

“By Wednesday of that week, Gates went to see Donilon, offering up a barbed assessment of how the White House had handled the aftermath of the raid. ‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues. What was that, Donilon asked? ‘Shut the fuck up,’ the defense secretary said.”

Posted by: Barney Frank at June 19, 2012 04:30 PM (e8kgV)

126 <<Brash/cocky young baseball player Bryce Harper to a reporter, "that's a clown question, bro!">>

Yeah but there's nothing wrong with that. The stupid was brung when Harry Reid said it to a reporter yesterday.

Posted by: Sgt. York at June 19, 2012 04:31 PM (pqW4Y)

127 I can just see the modern NY Times or WaPo reporting back in the winter of '44.

"The War should be over soon, as Allied troops are about to invade Nazi Germany. Since Britain and the United States are now able to crack German codes, the War could end by Christmas".

Posted by: HH at June 19, 2012 04:31 PM (v+ExF)

128 Let's face it. No one will be brought to justice under this administration until rubber nuts is out of office.

Posted by: ziptie at June 19, 2012 04:37 PM (0jqpK)

129 I love clowns...they have big feet.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at June 19, 2012 04:40 PM (eavT+)

130 Let's face it. No one will be brought to justice under this administration until rubber nuts is out of office.

Posted by: t-bird at June 19, 2012 04:41 PM (FcR7P)

131 That's a claw question, bro.

Posted by: a bag of snooty hammers at June 19, 2012 04:43 PM (nrW1y)

132 Really? And, aside from being furious and using the "f" word, what exactly did Gates do? That's the story with all of these sad sacks. I'm so angry I'll do nothing.

Posted by: ejo at June 19, 2012 04:49 PM (67SXg)

133 Sounds like treason to me.

Posted by: i like anchors 2012 at June 19, 2012 04:50 PM (gMONh)

134 off topic but this is funny (from Yahoo news):


President Barack Obama has the "bully pulpit" of the White House, but
apparently his campaign is the one feeling like it's being shaken down
at recess for its lunch money by Mitt Romney-supporting hecklers.

"We have sent a strong message to our supporters that this campaign
should be an open exchange of ideas, not one where we drown out the
other side by heckling and crashing events," Obama campaign spokesman
Ben LaBolt said Tuesday.


Remember "Chicken George" at Bush's 1992 campaign stops?

Posted by: mallfly at June 19, 2012 04:52 PM (bJm7W)

135 I remember code stink at the state of the union when Bush was Pres.

Posted by: CICEROSKIP at June 19, 2012 04:56 PM (3m9Uc)

136
Out Flame? OK! Out Plame? No way!
Because shut up.

Posted by: Your Overlords, The Media at June 19, 2012 04:57 PM (6cOMd)

137 The "tricks" that flame (or flamer if you follow Symantec) are capable of was already pretty widely published. There's still several modules nobody knows what they do yet, and that part wasn't published in the wapo piece.
But stating their specific purpose was to map out network infrastructure... that basically makes any info collected by flame (at least for the purpose of mapping) worthless, as the Iranians will no doubt be making some changes now.

Posted by: Kevin at June 19, 2012 05:04 PM (oa10y)

138
"They must be found and arrested at once."

no, we are the Law, we protect our own

Posted by: The Ruling Class at June 19, 2012 05:25 PM (jdOk/)

139 Here's a place to start : warintel.blogspot.com
link ==http://tinyurl.com/cw3f448

If you'd like some, shall we say detailed and close to insider, information about Stuxnet 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, Flame, Duqu et al.

It will take awhile if you follow all previous links. They've been at this for quite awhile. (both the site analyzers and the NSA) They've have more on the grill than what you're smelling in the air.

Plus, stop and think; yes Obama is grandstanding with this stuff but how much did/does he really know? That means that the release of this information was approved. Probably because there's little the Iranians can do with it AND there's little they can do much more with their Nuclear program. On top of that, I suspect that the powers that be wanted to tweak the Iranians because they know what they can see scares the crap out of them and they know they haven't seen everything.

If an enemy knows they've been penetrated, sometimes the best thing to do is to acknowledge the fact and then let them stew over how much they DON'T know and what we may have in the works.

Trusting them to stop their nuclear ambitions was/is NEVER a viable option. They know it and they now know WE know it. Plus they know the Mossad will never rest until they're sure Iran can't continue.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and all that at June 19, 2012 05:35 PM (CP+yl)

140 As an aside, the FBI won't allow personnel to bring devices that have USB mass storage or Bluetooth capability onto office premises. That could just be for non-corporate devices though.

Posted by: Topper Harley at June 19, 2012 05:35 PM (9mbNo)

141 "Administration Being Investigated For Disclosing Tip-Top Secret Details of Cyberwarfare Op For Political Purposes..."

Repeat after me: NOTHING IS GOING TO COME OF THIS.


Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 19, 2012 05:55 PM (4s7w4)

142 New York Times article yesterday, on the Taliban blocking polio vaccines in Pakistan, because they are afraid that the inoculation program is a CIA cover, like with Afridi.

Yeah, no harm in leaking "Obama! What a tough dude!" stuff; just that Afridi is incarcerated to the tender mercies of Pakistani intelligence, and no one will ever trust working for the US.

And 161,000 children will be susceptible to polio.

That's not "tough" Mr. President; that's freakin' sadistic. Is it true that you and your cabinet actually laughed about this?


Posted by: Lessons from the Ceramic Throne at June 19, 2012 06:23 PM (rz0yi)

143 In related news: Willard's latest firmware revision coincidentally has bluetooth enabled connectivity.

Posted by: Fritz at June 19, 2012 07:09 PM (ZN5qR)

144
More importantly...

You cannot control the spread of a virus... which means its NOT just in Iran.

And they have access to ANY computer, worldwide, INCLUDING HERE that is infected.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 19, 2012 07:12 PM (lZBBB)

145 That's not "tough" Mr. President; that's freakin' sadistic. Is it true that you and your cabinet actually laughed about this?

Yeah, that's how we roll. Children with polio are funny! Plus they still get to vote in Florida AND Maryland.

Posted by: Choom Gang at June 19, 2012 07:31 PM (HtUdo)

146 Democrats were doing this kind of thing during World War II.

Congressman Andrew May leaked secret information that the Japanese were setting their depth charges too shallow so that American submarines could escape them by diving deeper.

The press printed it. The Japanese read it and started setting their depth charges to go off deeper. The Navy estimated that Democrat Congressman May's big mouth cost the sinking of ten American submarines and the lives of 800 sailors. That works out to about 20% of the submarines and submariners lost by the United States in the second world war.

May later went to prison for sending munitions contracts to businesses with no munitions experience in exchange for cash. Ex-Congressman May got out of prison when he was pardoned by Democrat President Harry Truman.

Later on, the Democrat Governor named a public building after Congressman May. The names of the 800 sailors he killed are among the names of the other dead listed on the Submarine Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at June 19, 2012 07:55 PM (P/coe)

147 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 19, 2012 08:14 PM (Xb3hu)

148 Any half-assed IT dept would have noticed this thing pretty quickly. I'm thinking the Iranians have been feeding us complete horse shit for quite a while.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 19, 2012 08:17 PM (oHdHd)

149 I believe the President can declassify as he sees fit. He is the CiC and the ultimate decision maker when it comes to National Security.

Of course, any President that would declassify classified operations as they're being planned and executed for political purposes is a miserable son-of-a-bitch and should be evicted from the White House.

Bush could have easily gotten Libby off with some strategic politically calculated declassification of "secrets" but he didn't. Of course, he viewed our national security apparatus as a tool to keep America safe vs. an election-boosting propaganda machine to distract from a woeful domestic record.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at June 19, 2012 08:19 PM (tpGic)

150 Leaking things that make Obama look like a hero: media keeps your secret while spreading it.
Leaking things that make Obama look like he really is: you get put on leave for a year and the media refuses to report it.

Cybergate VS Fast and Furious

Posted by: wheelmanforhire at June 19, 2012 08:54 PM (c0Yal)

151 The full stock of memos is at the end of this post. Here’s a sampling:

“Idle conversation and gossip in this office among employees will result in immediate termination. …DO YOUR JOB AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!”

“Do not speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to all you (expletive).”

“If you are not happy working here, I suggest you get a job somewhere else, but you cannot work for Tiger Oil International without my approval. Any conversation of unhappiness or unrest among my employees pertaining to this will mean immediate termination.”

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 19, 2012 10:13 PM (sgNEe)






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