Thursday, December 22, 2005

If Glenn Kessler says it, then it must be true.

Nation: So I am supposed to believe that Glenn gets it right and the White House, 9/11 commission, NBC News, the intelligence community, CIA and others got it wrong? He needs to realize there is a huge difference between reporting that Bin Laden used a Sat phone(which is common sense given his locations) and Bin Laden realizing they can listen in on him.

In 1998, the Washington Times revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) could eavesdrop on Osama bin Laden's satellite telephone. No sooner had the story appeared than bin Laden stopped using the telephone, effectively disappearing from the radar screens of US intelligence. This kind of leak has disastrous effects; Michael Scheuer, a twenty-two-year veteran of the CIA who ran the bin Laden desk at that time, recently told a gathering of intelligence officials in Washington that he believes you can draw a direct causal line from the publication of that story to the attacks of September 11.[2]
Amazing how Glenn after all these years files this under an urban myth. sheesh

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