UPDATE- If he did go through the proper channels at NSA and Congress to report this, then I owe him an apology. There is no information that he did, nor does he claim to have.
Jan 10, 2006 — Russell Tice, a longtime insider at the National Security Agency, is now a whistleblower the agency would like to keep quiet.
Wrong, Russell Tice is a disloyal swine who should have kept quiet and remembered that the New York Times is not a government agency and certainly not the place to report your concerns about a classified program helping us avoid more terrorist attacks in the US.
"I specialized in what's called special access programs," Tice said of his job. "We called them 'black world' programs and operations."
But now, Tice tells ABC News that some of those secret "black world" operations run by the NSA were operated in ways that he believes violated the law. He is prepared to tell Congress all he knows about the alleged wrongdoing in these programs run by the Defense Department and the National Security Agency in the post-9/11 efforts to go after terrorists.
He should have told Congress everything he knows instead of spending satchels of NY Times expense money as he was stroked and loved by a Times operative who played him just like a KGB handler. Unloved uber-geeks deep in the bowels of our intel apparatus have always been the prime targets for espionage, whether by foreign states or internal opposition media. Tice didn't like what he saw, but instead of biting the bullet and going to the Inspector General or Congress, he took a good long draught off the Grey Lady's teat. A little ego pumping for the under-appreciated patriot, 'cuz you know that's how they sold him on selling out, and voila front page, book-pimping treasonous BS.
"The mentality was we need to get these guys, and we're going to do whatever it takes to get them," he said.
No s**t Sherlock, now I understand why we get such craptastic analysis from our intel organs, with Tice's keen grasp of the obvious he could see how evil mining for jihadis was. I mean can you believe innocent Americans had their requests for Russian brides scrutinized by a computer algorithim, I swear I can hear the black choppers, are you sure you don't hear them?
The same day The New York Times broke the story of the NSA eavesdropping without warrants, Tice surfaced as a whistleblower in the agency. He told ABC News that he was a source for the Times' reporters. But Tice maintains that his conscience is clear.
THE DAY THE STORY BROKE donut boy surfaces as a whistleblower, not 6 months ago and he was rebuffed and had no recourse but to help the Times and our enemies, but the day it hit the freakin' papers. That's a little too late there buddy, you shoulda' read the regulations you accuse the President of breaking, 'cuz they deal with the proper way to report illegal activity. I can guarantee that leaking the info to a dirtbag Times reporter with a book to flog is not the preferred protocol.
The NSA revoked Tice's security clearance in May of last year based on what it called psychological concerns and later dismissed him. Tice calls that bunk and says that's the way the NSA deals with troublemakers and whistleblowers.
Dum Dum doesn't remember he wasn't a whistleblower, he was a criminal leaker of classified information, and troublemaker seems like a fair cop. I look forward to the usual contortions of logic and language as the left attempts to fly the good leak/bad leak pig. Americans are a little sick of the hypocrisy of this and are bright enough to see that anyone who leaks to further their politcal agenda deserves a sharp sword. Here's to hoping that Tice's is the first of many disloyal heads to roll.
- Uncle J