Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oops, That Should Have Been Kept Secret

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Santa encounters tight security during a wartime visit to Oak Ridge.


It's hard to believe that a document so sensitive that it cannot be released to the public was put up on an official US website. But you know how scatterbrained some of their employees are. Or was it really a mistake?

Another good reason to control the internet? The new Cyber Czar will see to it.

And where is the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty IAEA report from Israel? Oh yeah, they are not a signatory.

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US nuclear 'treasure map for terrorists' posted in error on government website {Guardian UK}

Wednesday 3 June 2009

An exhaustive list of America's nuclear sites – including maps showing the location of fuel for nuclear weapons – has been accidentally posted on a government website, but the Obama administration denied that the leak had jeopardised national security.

The 266-page document, marked "highly confidential", was removed from the website of the Government Printing Office last night following media inquiries.

Barack Obama had ordered the report for the International Atomic Energy Agency in the hopes of prodding other countries, such as Iran, to submit similar classified information nuclear activities to the agency.

In his accompanying letter to Congress, Obama described the information as "sensitive but unclassified". Nearly every page is stamped "highly confidential safeguards sensitive".

"The enclosed draft declaration lists each site, location, facility, and activity I intend to declare to the IAEA," he wrote.

It was not immediately clear how the report, with details of hundreds of US nuclear facilities, including reactor sites and confidential sites at weapons labs, ended up on the website of the Government Printing Office.

Its publication was first noted on Monday by Steve Aftergood, who publishes a blog on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

The report contains information on America's nuclear weapons labs at Los Alamos in New Mexico, Livermore and Sandia as well as scores of other nuclear sites.

In its potentially most serious breach, the report provides a map showing the exact location of a storage site for highly enriched weapons grade uranium at the heavily guarded Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

The Obama administration admitted the information should never have been released. But Damien LaVera, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said in a statement that the disclosure posed no risk to security.

"The departments of energy, defence and commerce and the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] all thoroughly reviewed it to ensure that no information of direct national security significance would be compromised."

Even so, some security analysts today raised concerns that thieves or terrorists could make use of the maps that show where the nuclear fuels are stored.

Kit Bond, the leading Republican on the Senate's intelligence committee, told reporters it was a "virtual treasure map for terrorists."

However, military and civilian experts concluded that the document – while offering an extensive account of the US nuclear complex – did not pose a serious danger as much of the information was already in the public realm.

"These screw-ups happen," John Deutch, a former director of central intelligence and deputy secretary of defence told the New York Times. "It's going further than I would have gone but doesn't look like a serious breach."

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Obama IAEA nuclear sites declaration for the United States, draft, 267 pages, 5 May 2009

June 1, 2009
Summary {Wikileaks}

States that are signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty are required to confidentially provide the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with a description of the location and purpose of each of their nuclear sites.

The document presents a sensitive 5 May, 2009 draft of all US nuclear sites for Congressional review together with a covering note from President Barack Obama giving more detail on the restrictions.

It seems that by mistake, the entire document, including the sensitive portions--labeled as such on every page--was printed by the US Government Printing Office.

A day after its publication here, and on Secrecy News, the GPO removed the document from its website, according a story published in the New York Times two days later.

The document is likely to be of substantial interest to environmental activists.

From the pdf file:

111th Congress, 1st Session – – – – – – – – – – – – – House Document 111–37

THE LIST OF SITES, LOCATIONS, FACILITIES, AND ACTIVITIES DECLARED TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING A LIST OF THE SITES, LOCATIONS, FACILITIES, AND ACTIVITIES IN THE UNITED STATES DECLARED TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA), UNDER THE PROTOCOL ADDITIONAL TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY FOR THE APPLICATION OF SAFEGUARDS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITH ANNEXES, AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 271 OF PUBLIC LAW 109–401

MAY 6, 2009.—Message and accompanying papers referred to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed.

To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit herewith a list of the sites, locations, facilities, and activities in the United States that I intend to declare to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), under the Protocol Additional to the Agreement between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in the United States of America, with Annexes, signed at Vienna on June 12, 1998 (the ‘‘U.S.-IAEA Additional Protocol’’), and constitutes a report thereon, as required by section 271 of Public Law 109–401. In accordance with section 273 of Public Law 109–401, I hereby certify that:

(1) each site, location, facility, and activity included in the list has been examined by each department and agency with national security equities with respect to such site, location, facility, or activity; and
(2) appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that information of direct national security significance will not be compromised at any such site, location, facility, or activity in connection with an IAEA inspection.

The enclosed draft declaration lists each site, location, facility, and activity I intend to declare to the IAEA, and provides a detailed description of such sites, locations, facilities, and activities, and the provisions of the U.S.-IAEA Additional Protocol under which they would be declared. Each site, location, facility, and activity would be declared in order to meet the obligations of the United States of America with respect to these provisions. The IAEA classification of the enclosed declaration is ‘‘Highly Confidential Safeguards Sensitive’’; however, the United States regards this information as ‘‘Sensitive but Unclassified.’’

Nonetheless, under Public Law 109–401, information reported to, or otherwise acquired by, the United States Government under this title or under the U.S.-IAEA Additional Protocol shall be exempt from disclosure under section 552 of title 5, United States Code.

BARACK OBAMA.
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 5, 2009.

Thanks to Greg Bacon for the tip.

6 comments:

  1. almost blogged about it this morning...

    when things potentially useful to "terrorists" are released on the internet, and the feds don't seem to terribly upset, i think it could be because they want the "terrorists" to find it and be blamed. this also gives support for calls to control the internet.

    very useful to terrorists indeed.

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  2. sorry to double post, but also see this:

    http://afterarmageddon7.blogspot.com/2009/06/aircraft-could-be-brought-down-by-diy-e.html

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  3. The middle-classes of USA don't want USA to get economically better. The middle-classes of USA conspire to support the bankruptcy of the United States by voting every 4 years for Democrats and Republicans.

    What we need is a workers-council state in USA. A government ruled by workers while at the same time on the economic side: the mega corporations of USA like Wal-Mart, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Mcdonalds, General Electric, etc. owned by workers, thru the system of "workers control of production" (Workers management/workers-ownership), or "Workers stock ownership" however you want to label it.

    Only under the proletarian dictatorship are real liberties for the exploited and real participation of the proletarians and peasants in governing the country possible. Under the dictatorship of the proletariat, democracy is proletarian democracy, the democracy of the exploited majority, based on the restriction of the rights of the exploiting minority and directed against this minority.

    The dictatorship of the proletariat cannot arise as the result of the peaceful development of bourgeois society and of bourgeois democracy; it can arise only as the result of the smashing of the bourgeois state machine, the bourgeois army, the bourgeois bureaucratic apparatus, the bourgeois police.

    Therefore, Lenin is right in saying:

    "The proletarian revolution is impossible without the forcible destruction of the bourgeois state machine and the substitution for it of a new one" (see Vol. XXIII, P. 342)

    Soviet power as the state form of the dictatorship of the proletariat. The victory of the dictatorship of the proletariat signifies the suppression of the bourgeoisie, the smashing of the bourgeois state machine and the substitution of proletarian democracy for bourgeois democracy

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    SO PLEASE, STICK UP YOUR MIDDLE FINGER TO US IMPERIALISM AND CAPITALIST OPPRESSION !!


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  4. I don't know if sticking up our middle finger quite does it justice any longer. this has degenerated into such a goat roping expedition here, that there are days when I think someone air dropped me into a zombie zone or a world where nobody has a functioning working brain and they just putz with their cell phones and blackberry's all day and are neither interested enough to get to the truth or do much about it once they have it.

    we're with a government so very out of control, it can do whatever it wishes, and the sheeple just put up with it.

    and that is very dangerous, and sad.

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  5. Obama represents the ghettoized brain of the Jew whose religious beliefs have ghettoized their minds into believing their only way to make money is to steal it. Thieves belong in prison. Obama was installed by ghetto-brained Jews. The Bolshevick Jews of Russia came to America to do here what they did in Russia, to takeover by militant force in order to steal money and avoid having to do an honest day's work or merit wealth.

    The rest of the world's people have had to merit wealth and has enjoyed it and lived to work and loved to employ ingenuity in making wealth.

    The Jews and their useful tools who attempt to steal wealth because they are too stupid to make wealth, like those who plotted 9/11 and robbed my stocks and robbed years of my life's work will pay. Prison may be too good for them and they may find themselves on death row and out of the system before they can say, "The Torah is a piece of racist shit."

    Get your stupid ass a job you marxist-socialist theif and murderer. Retards like you are more stupid than you are evil.

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  6. This was NO accident. The elite are planning to exterminate this country. it is the war of Armageddon and it will see America destroyed on 10-10-09.

    Russia has been threatening to nuke us preemptively for 2 years over Iran and theyve put the hardware in place to do it.

    You can know that the time is now because of our 10th planet Nibiru, which is being hidden with global chemtrails.

    All the news and info is in this document:
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/6519605/WarNews

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