Here you go AQ

Discussion in 'Politics' started by jreeves, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. jreeves
    Offline

    jreeves Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,588
    Thanks Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +315
    Nuclear Sites Posted Online Accidentally - WSJ.com
    WASHINGTON -- A government office accidentally made public a report that gives detailed information about the nation's civilian nuclear sites and programs, but the disclosure didn't jeopardize national security, the Obama administration said late Tuesday.

    The report, which includes maps of facilities showing the locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons at those facilities, was posted last month on the Web site of the Government Printing Office.
    It was removed from the site late Tuesday, after the Federation of American Scientists reported on the document's existence Sunday in an online bulletin.

    The Obama administration prepared the document to comply with a decade-old international agreement aimed at providing the International Atomic Energy Agency with a comprehensive picture of the country's nuclear and nuclear-related activities. The U.S. made the agreement to encourage other countries to provide similar disclosure of their nuclear activities.

    The document is marked "Highly Confidential Safeguards Sensitive." It was published on the GPO's Web site on May 22, according to Steven Aftergood, a security expert at the scientists' group.

    A cover letter on the document, addressed by President Barack Obama to Congress, calls the information "sensitive but unclassified."

    In a written statement late Tuesday, Damien LaVera, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said that while administration officials "would have preferred it not be released, the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Commerce and the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] all thoroughly reviewed it to ensure that no information of direct national security significance would be compromised."


    Not only has our intelligence community's feet been cut off from underneath them. Now this administration is letting terrorists know exactly where to hit us. Was Biden responsible for this release?:cuckoo:
     
  2. Nik
    Offline

    Nik Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,581
    Thanks Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +85
    The Administration is?

    It was the GPO that released it. Did Obama hire the person who released it? Is that person even a political hire and not just a civil servant? Do you even think for a moment before you reflexively blame Obama for everything and anything?
     
  3. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,174
    Thanks Received:
    10,170
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,745



    poor little old defensive obamalama apologizer.. you got a tough row to hoe! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  4. Metternich
    Offline

    Metternich Federalist Farmer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    222
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    University of San Diego
    Ratings:
    +31
    Spare us, Nik, it's not like we didn't blame everything but the kitchen sink on George W. Bush when things went south.
     
  5. Nik
    Offline

    Nik Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,581
    Thanks Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +85
    Speak for yourself.
     
  6. Nik
    Offline

    Nik Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,581
    Thanks Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +85
    Not really, actually. With the attacks being as stupid and moronic as this, its quite easy to prove them wrong.
     
  7. Nik
    Offline

    Nik Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,581
    Thanks Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +85
    By the way...the GPO is part of the legislature. Not the executive branch. :lol:
     
  8. amrchaos
    Offline

    amrchaos Pentheus torn apart

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    9,501
    Thanks Received:
    926
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Miami
    Ratings:
    +2,573
    Actually, If some foreign power wanted to find a majority of our nuclear facilities, it would not take more than (50 times 5==250) a year to make such a map with a hundred agents trained in cartography.

    In other words, every foreign government with a serious interest in this information already have it.

    So the question on my mind is , "Why release it"?
     
  9. jreeves
    Offline

    jreeves Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,588
    Thanks Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +315
    Before you go head over heels you may want to read the whole article or maybe you did and can't process the information.

    From the article;
    In a written statement late Tuesday, Damien LaVera, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said that while administration officials "would have preferred it not be released, the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Commerce and the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] all thoroughly reviewed it to ensure that no information of direct national security significance would be compromised."

    Don't you think this is Obama's administration(Energy Dept.), so they could have prevented the release of this sensitive information. Like I said why make it so easy for AQ?
     
  10. Nik
    Offline

    Nik Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,581
    Thanks Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +85
    None of those organizations made the decision to release it. They merely examined it to see if sensitive information would be compromised. Oh, and administration officials "preferred it not be released".
     

Share This Page