TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
"Officials tell ABC News the alleged spy worked undetected at the White House for almost three years. Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, was a U.S. Marine most recently assigned to the staff of Vice President Dick Cheney."
"Classified Material Transferred by E-Mail:
Officials say the classified material, which Aragoncillo stole from the vice president's office, included damaging dossiers on the president of the Philippines. He then passed those on to opposition politicians planning a coup in the Pacific nation. "
Great job with the "war on Terror" W. You can't even keep your puppet master from being a victim.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12331 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 958 times:
This suggests a long running failure of control to access of sensitive information. I am quite sure since 9/11, there are much tighter procedures as to vetting and controls of access to such materials in the WH and elsewhere in the Federal Government. I do hope that if this person is guilty of these crimes that he spends the rest of his life in a very nasty Federal or Military Jail (Levenworth, Atlanta, or the SuperMax in Colorado where terrorists are put).
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 956 times:
Yeah, I don't think the blame can entirely rest on the Bush Administration for this. He worked under the Clinton Administration, and up until the end of 2001, he worked for Bush. It is a total failure on the part of both the CIA and FBI to keep tabs on employees. They give lie detector tests to the maids that work at the Whitehouse, but as you go up the ladder, the lie detector tests get less frequent. Go figure. The leaders of our country could possibly be traitors, and we'd never know.
Drewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 953 times:
I'm with ANC on this one, screw the traitors. Interesting this broke now, just as Defense Department analyst Lawrence Franklin has pleaded guilty to espionage, helping out our "ally" Israel. Though Franklin's case is nowhere near as bad as Jonathan Pollard's, why is a country that gets 5 billion of our tax dollars a year still spying on us?
Drewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 937 times:
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 17): I would rather there be nothing TO catch if you know what I mean...
Oh I agree, believe me. But while I love living in a free society such as our own, one of the downfalls is an increased vulnerability to espionage. I don't have a tally about how many Soviet spys we caught during the cold war, but I would bet that the KGB caught alot more of ours. Of course, Aldrich Ames and the like didn't exactly help.
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