Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Exposed Satellite Intel On North Korea’s Nukes

by JASmius

Whoopsie (again)!  Good thing that didn't need to be classified, huh?

One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.

Multiple intelligence sources who spoke to the Washington Times, solely on the condition of anonymity, said concerns about the movement of the North Korean information through Mrs. Clinton’s unsecured server are twofold.

First, spy satellite information is frequently classified at the top-secret level and handled within a special compartment called Talent-Keyhole. This means it is one of the most sensitive forms of intelligence gathered by the U.S.

Second, the North Koreans have assembled a massive cyberhacking army under an elite military spy program known as Bureau 121, which is increasingly aggressive in targeting systems for hacking, especially vulnerable private systems. The North Koreans, for instance, have been blamed by the U.S. for the hack of Sony movie studios.

Allowing sensitive U.S. intelligence about North Korea to seep into a more insecure private email server has upset the intelligence community because it threatens to expose its methods and assets for gathering intelligence on the secretive communist nation.

Of which the U.S. intelligence community has - had - few enough as it was.  This particular caper pretty much gave away what was left of that metaphorical "farm," meaning, among other disasters, that the NoKos now know how to hide their nuclear weapons activity from us even more effectively, meaning we can never be prepared should they decide to, say, hold South Korea and Japan hostage to nuclear attack on Seoul and Tokyo, or launch a nuclear missile at Honolulu or even my neck of the woods.

If this were Barack Obama's "homebrew" server, I'd say that this wholesale, serial violation of federal law was for the express purpose of ensuring that our country has no, none, zero, zip, nada, bupkis secrets ever to the perpetual benefit of our enemies.  I mean, it's not like that isn't his track record already on such matters.  In Hillary's case, I think she just did not care.  The secrets she cared about and was determined to keep were to be concealed from congressional Republicans, not the FSB (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) and MSS (the ChiComm Ministry of State Security).  And in that she was wildly successful....until now.

But she keeps on trying....

....and John Kerry continues to help her:

At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server.

The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources — one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But after a second review by the department’s legal office, the designation was switched to “B5″ — also known as “deliberative process,” which refers to internal deliberations by the Executive Branch. Such discussions are exempt from public release.

The B5 coding has the effect, according to a congressional source, of dropping the email content “down a deep black hole.” [emphases added]

Sounds an awful lot like Executive Privilege, doesn't it?  Can a former Commissar of State hide behind that invocation?  If it were anybody else, I'd chortlingly say no.  But Hillary Clinton?  Why not?  She is, after all, above the law.

Which leaves us with the irony of State top-secreting the grossly negligent public disclosure of top secret national security information on behalf of the incumbent's predecessor, who just happens to be running to become his next boss.  But then those are the only secrets that matter to and for Her Nib.

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