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Operation Insider Threat - Is it really there is scare the media from reporting the truth...

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:37 AM
Operation Insider Threat

Just what is Operation Insider Threat? Is it just another government program introduced to stop leaks or a way to quiet government employees from speaking out and exposing not national secrets but threats from our own government? Even before the Snowden Leak, the Obama administration was implementing sweeping changes to making people watch their fellow employees closer and it is far reaching, even going outside of National Security Agencies and working its way into almost all Federal offices including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments.

some agencies are using that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not just classified material. They also show how millions of federal employees and contractors must watch for “high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers and could face penalties, including criminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated with espionage.

“Hammer this fact home . . . leaking is tantamount to aiding the enemies of the United States,” says a June 1, 2012, Defense Department strategy for the program that was obtained by McClatchy.

So 'leaks' to the media are equated to espionage. Let that sink in. The most transparent administration by his own definition is making it espionage to talk to the press. What defines a 'leak' This would make you an enemy of the state. Right now, if you are declared in that sense, you can be indefinitely held. So, the one doing the talking AND to the on receiving the info could both be charged in affect here. This is control of the media in its broadest sense.

This could explain why so many are scared to talk after the AP probe, which we know about ....


The Justice Department’s sweeping collection of Associated Press phone records as part of a national security leak investigation has had a chilling effect on sources, the news agency’s top executive said on Wednesday. “Some of our long-trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking to us — even on stories that aren’t about national security,” AP Chief Executive and President Gary Pruitt said at the National Press Club. “In some cases, government employees that we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone and some are reluctant to meet in person,” he said.

While we can understand why it is in place, did the administration violate this when they described the intricate details of the Bin Laden raid?

“The real danger is that you get a bland common denominator working in the government,” warned Ilana Greenstein, a former CIA case officer who says she quit the agency after being falsely accused of being a security risk. “You don’t get people speaking up when there’s wrongdoing. You don’t get people who look at things in a different way and who are willing to stand up for things. What you get are people who toe the party line, and that’s really dangerous for national security.”

Report on those who are having difficulty in life....

he Department of Education, meanwhile, informs employees that co-workers going through “certain life experiences . . . might turn a trusted user into an insider threat.” Those experiences, the department says in a computer training manual, include “stress, divorce, financial problems” or “frustrations with co-workers or the organization.

Report on those who are hard workers...or are they spies?

A Defense Security Service online pamphlet lists a wide range of “reportable” suspicious behaviors, including working outside of normal duty hours.

and do not speak up or you are a threat...

Greenstein said she become the target of scrutiny from security officials after she began raising allegations of mismanagement in the CIA’s operations in Baghdad. But she never leaked her complaints, which included an allegation that her security chief deleted details about safety risks from cables. Instead, she relied on the agency’s internal process to make the allegations. The CIA, however, tried to get the Justice Department to open a criminal case after Greenstein mentioned during a polygraph test that she was writing a book, which is permitted inside the agency as long as it goes through pre-publication review. The CIA then demanded to see her personal computers. When she got them back months later, all that she’d written had been deleted, Greenstein said. “They clearly perceived me as an insider threat,” said Greenstein, who has since rewritten the book and has received CIA permission to publish portions of it. “By saying ‘I have a problem with this place and I want to make it better,’ I was instantly turned into a security threat,” she said. The CIA declined to comment.

So, if all of this was in place, how WAS Snowden able to procure and release the information he got?
edit on 21-6-2013 by esdad71 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:45 AM
Look at seal team six, they knew something and they are all gone today. "In Accidents"

if you speak up you may just disappear.

It's sad that you can be a traitor, or enemy of the state simply by voicing the truth and sneaky underhanded Ship that the govt pulls, on its own people and abroad.
edit on 21-6-2013 by shaneslaughta because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:45 AM
and now, by allowing leaks to occur as in the Snowden case, it builds a case as to why this should be wider spread.

So, now you have to according to the government

1. Spy on your co-workers
2. Spy on your neighbors
3. Spy on your friends
4. Spy on the people at the grocery store....

and report weird behaviour?

It is also in schools, with teachers and admins asking kids to report weird behaviour in parents.

Sounds A LOT like 1934 not 1984...


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