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Monday, March 16, 2015

Former Intelligence Officer: The Utter Stupidity of Hillary's Actions

As a former member of the intelligence community I felt a deep shadow fall over me as I read about Hillary Clinton's use of an outside email service instead of the more secure and private State Department system. She did this for obvious reasons, to keep her communications out of official channels and away from the prying eyes of her political enemies (the Republicans...). One might sympathize with a politician in her situation.

However, the Secretary of State of the United States of America is the number two intelligence target IN THE WORLD, behind only her boss, the President. To tap into her communications guarantees lavish rewards and promotions to the intelligence team who does it. All eyes are on her, like vultures, waiting. Yes, it really works this way.

An email system such as the one described is considered "easy pickings." After seeing the details in the press, my first conclusion is this:

Russians and the Chinese were reading her emails. In real time.

I'm not saying maybe or perhaps.

They were.

The Russians and Chinese have sophisticated intelligence services, with sophisticated spotting, assessing, targeting capabilities. They have thousands of people who work these issues. Ms. Clinton may say that she didn't talk about classified matters, and she may think this is correct. But any intelligence professional knows its impossible to "talk around" a topic effectively (despite what you might see in spy movies...). With a high value target like Ms. Clinton, an intel service will have teams of analysts and psychologists analyzing every word she says, with absolutely clear context.


Anonymous said...

So when are treason charges gonna be filed?

Anonymous said...

Stupid and treasonous!

Anonymous said...

Not in our lifetime!

Anonymous said...

When they say "Intelligence" you and I both know there is none in Washington.

Anonymous said...

So, she kept a personal email address that could ostensibly be hacked by a high school IT geek.
Whatever her reasons, they were faulty and not in keeping with even rudimentary national security considerations.
She's a fool, and expects all of us to be more the fool.

Anonymous said...

The author is right. You have to really put an effort into NOT using secure State Department networks. For one, only specially modified smart phones work on them. It used to be exclusive BBM but now iPhone is in there as well. Way back, we got a ton of intel from some a$$hole named Castro because of his ego. Others are doing that now with Mrs. Clinton.

(also an ex Intelligence Community individual)

Anonymous said...

And her boss there was...wait for it... a guy who finds out about events large and small in his domain by watching the news or reading the paper.

Anonymous said...

Darn good thing she's 'The World's Smartest Woman', or who can imagine what kinds of miscues and mistakes she might have made?