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July 9, 2009



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Washington Post - Rep. Silvestre Reyes (Tex.), in a letter sent to House leadership, said that CIA officials "affirmatively lied" to the intelligence committee when recently notifying the panel about a classified matter. Reyes wrote that it was one of several recent instances in which the CIA has not fully informed the committee on other classified notifications.
His complaint echoed charges by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who on May 14 said the agency intentionally misled her in a 2002 briefing on interrogation techniques used against alleged terrorist detainees.
"This committee has been misled, has not been provided full and complete notifications, and [in at least one case] was affirmatively lied to," Reyes wrote.


We reported earlier on a 16 year old from North Carolina being held in prison for reasons the federal government wouldn't say. Now there's this news release: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. . . . Lundeby was ordered detained and remains in federal custody. Under federal law, juvenile proceedings are sealed. . . The indictment alleges an extensive conspiracy involving Lundeby and unnamed other individuals to transmit bomb threats through the internet. Lundeby, often using the pseudonym "Tyrone," and his co-conspirators used Voice Over Internet Protocol software to set up large-scale conference calls across the Internet. In addition, online computer gaming accounts were used so participants could listen and observe the police response in real-time. Lundeby and his associates charged fees to listen and observe. Lundeby and his associates used other software to disguise their true identities and the origin of the calls.


From the Center for American Progress


Anonymous Mairead said...

The Treehugger claim, ultimately taken from the Guardian, is shoddy reporting. The comparison is only to sulphur, not all pollutants. The 15 largest ships in theory produce more sulphur than all the world's cars...but that's in theory, and doesn't address any other pollutants.

The situation is much more than bad enough already; they do the cause of climate-reversal no favors by such over-the-top propaganda.

July 9, 2009 4:29 PM  

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