WAS I A VICTIM OF A "WHITE NOISE" CAMPAIGN?John Robb
points to this very disturbing post by Larry Johnson
that indicates that the furor over SWIFT might have been a distraction from a leak that was a far more serious and damaging national security. (Yes, I'm aware that Larry tends to hyperventilate about politics but he also has actual expertise worth considering).
My basic position remains the same as with SWIFT - these leaks are remarkably unhelpful and must stop, which means that " bigfoot" leakers - those filling positions from the EOB apex down to the deputy assistant secretary level, plus the CSRA 1978 "superclass" of senior bureaucrats and key Congressional staffers - need to be prosecuted and do some jail time. Yeah, a whistleblower exception makes sense but only if narrowly defined.
So, I may very well have blown the call on SWIFT, and for that I apologize. A good reminder for me to "watch your friends as closely as your adversaries". Thank you, John.
Have to pick up that Susskind book.....