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Thursday, May 25, 2017

It Was Inevitable

The leakers at the CIA, FBI and NSA who have been breaking the law with their non-stop flood of secrets to the media just got the sort of result that was inevitable.  The UK stopped sharing information of certain kinds with the American intelligence agencies.  The final straw came when the Brits told US intelligence about the identity of the Manchester bomber and related information on the crime.  The US intelligence leakers gave the info to the NY Times and it was published.  The key here is that the name of the bomber was in the Times before it was even announced by the police in the UK.  It was too much for the British to take.

If you think this is an overreaction by the Brits to a free press, think again.  Since the bombing, the Brits have rounded up eight suspected members of the cell that helped plan the bombing.  We don't know how many more there are or how many have gone into hiding.  One thing is certain, however:  once the name of the bomber was released, the other members of the cell knew that it was only a matter of time before the police found them.  By publishing the name before it was released by the police, the leakers and the Times gave warning and a head start to the other terrorists involved in the Manchester slaughter.

I hope that there is some way to find out who leaked this info and to prosecute him or her to the fullest extent possible.  The leaks have to be stopped.

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