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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The New Yorker: Online Only: Content

The current issue of The New Yorker has several thought provoking articles.

The New Yorker: Online Only: Content: "But, on 9/11, John O’Neill was no longer with the F.B.I.

In the summer of 2001, there was a damaging leak in the New York Times that exposed the fact that John O’Neill had taken classified information out of the bureau to an F.B.I. pre-retirement conference in Florida. His briefcase was stolen. It was discovered within hours and the information had not been touched, but because of this revelation he decided to retire. And he took a job as the head of security at the World Trade Center. He died on 9/11."

2 Comments:

Blogger Thomas Nephew said...

Interesting article. What are you saying is the connection to Lindauer? Her general prediction to her brother that lower Manhattan would be attacked (NYT Magazine)?

But interesting in its own right, regardless; it reopens the debate about the FBI/CIA cooperation and the "Wall" prohibiting info from crossing over from intel to criminal. Author Lawrence Wright says he thinks the "Wall" was a terrible idea all along; given NSA and torture abuses, I'm not so sure.

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Blogger JB said...

I think it goes to the question of whether or not the inteligence agencies are accountable for what their employees and affiliates are doing. People play spy who later say they aren't spies? Great deniability issues that are insolvable for the common citizen who thinks they're getting a chance to serve their country in a good way. Seems to me one may reasonably question whether the CIA knows who is and is not working for us, never mind the FBI.

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