posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 12:54 PM
What a laugh...
Some people may Google to locate lost loves, or check out potential new ones. The state department resorts to the internet search engine when it is
trying to penetrate the clandestine world of international nuclear weapons proliferators.
A junior foreign service officer, employed at the state department for only a few months and who was given the task of investigating Iranians with
possible links to the country's nuclear programme typed "Iran and nuclear" into his browser, the Washington Post reported today.
I never would have guessed this would get out. What an embarassment!
They really set themselves up to be misled, no? And Google must be thrilled at the possibilities.
Maybe they'll market a government-only version of their software to intelligence agencies.
I put this in the Disinfo forum because I think this story illustrates just how easily our officials can be misled by media offerings available on the
Also, this was notable, from the article.
The newspaper said the state department adopted the research method after the CIA refused to reveal any names of Iranians involved in the country's
weapons programme. The agency claimed that agents on the Iran desk were already overworked and that such a disclosure could compromise its
intelligence sources on Iran.
The headline might have read: "CIA tells State Department Where to Stick it"
And here I thought the recent CIA purge had wiped clean all hints of resistance to the will of the Executive branch and its many minions?