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Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:24 PM

Ex-CIA boss Leon Panetta 'spilt secrets' to Zero Dark Thirty writer

Source: news.com.au

A PENTAGON investigation has found ex-CIA director Leon Panetta spilt some secret details to a Hollywood screenwriter behind the film Zero Dark Thirty, a watchdog group says.

The findings of the Pentagon's inspector general are contained in a draft report that has not been publicly released but was obtained by the independent watchdog group, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO).

The probe throws a potentially embarrassing light on President Barack Obama's administration, suggesting the White House was keen to help filmmakers tell a flattering story even as it aggressively investigated government officials and journalists over possible leaks of sensitive information.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/ex-cia-boss-leon-panetta-spilt-secrets-to-zero-dark-thirty-writer/story-e6frfkp9-1226658342058#ixzz2VOXzyiHQ



arrest, lengthy jail term eventually followed by trial is only for the Bradley Mannings of the world

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Reply Ex-CIA boss Leon Panetta 'spilt secrets' to Zero Dark Thirty writer (Original post)
Swagman Jun 2013 OP
Warren Stupidity Jun 2013 #1
Maedhros Jun 2013 #10
Purveyor Jun 2013 #2
bemildred Jun 2013 #3
annm4peace Jun 2013 #4
George Gently Jun 2013 #5
Grassy Knoll Jun 2013 #6
pmorlan1 Jun 2013 #7
George Gently Jun 2013 #8
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2013 #9

Response to Swagman (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:03 PM

1. Next solitary torture cell to Bradley?

I'm guessing not.

Torture and persecution is for grunts.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:47 PM

10. Panetta's leaking of classified information is totally different than Manning's

Panetta's leaks helped to glorify the government's actions. Manning's helped to criticize the government's actions.

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Response to Swagman (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:08 PM

2. Oh it doesn't matter...he is one of 'ours'! /sarcasm off eom

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Response to Swagman (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:28 PM

3. LOL.

And we are supposed to take all this secrecy stuff seriously. Yet they themselves cannot keep track of it all.

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Response to Swagman (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:35 PM

4. inconcevable

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Response to George Gently (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 11:16 PM

6. WOW, A 2 year old report.....

What an opportune time for old news to pile on.
Thanks for the link.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:37 AM

7. More Evidence

Did you see this 2 years ago? I didn't and no one else in the public did either. Nice try, though. This news just came out on June 4, 2013.

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Response to pmorlan1 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 08:31 AM

8. That's true, but the context of what actually happened is in the report.

 

Two to four days prior to a CIA awards ceremony, the CIA contacted DOD with an objection about a Hollywood exec attending the ceremony.

The DOD relied on the CIA's objection to preclude access, but that didn't happen.

It was during his remarks at this awards ceremony that Panetta "spilt secrets"

But the report concludes: ADM McRaven and his subordinates did not have concerns about tactics, techniques and procedures being compromised and we concluded that no classified or sensitive special operations TTP's were exposed.

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Response to Swagman (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:31 PM

9. Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

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