Saturday, March 22, 2008

TENET part of firm that scooped on passports...

Former CIA director George J. Tenet and two other agency veterans are joining the advisory board of the Analysis Corp., a small Fairfax company that has tapped into the government's growing reliance on private sector intelligence firms.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062102044.html

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Here is the biography of the CEO of Then Analysis Corporation,
whose employee was contracted out to Patrick Kennedy's passport
department, who also succeeded Mitch McConnell as at an insider
trade organization. Read and decide if this was an innocent incident
or not. Very connected highly political corporationss.
This should not be swept under the rug, there is enough to get
answers through our constitutional processes.

TAK (The Analysis Corporation)
John O. Brennan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brennan was appointed President and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC) in McLean, VA in November 2005. Prior to joining TAC, Mr. Brennan had a distinguished 25-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in a variety of senior positions throughout the Intelligence Community. His last assignment was (interim) Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Mr. Brennan was appointed to that position, with the approval of the President, by the Director of Central Intelligence in October 2004. He served as head of the NCTC until August 2005. Mr. Brennan also served as the Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC) from 12 March 2003 until 6 December 2004. When the NCTC was formally launched in December 2004, all functions and responsibilities of the TTIC were transferred to the NCTC.
Mr. Brennan began his career as an intelligence officer in 1980 with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee. After joining the Directorate of Intelligence in 1981, he served with the Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served in a variety of analytic assignments in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis in the Directorate of Intelligence. Mr. Brennan was in charge of terrorism analysis in the DCI's Counterterrorist Center between 1990 and 1992, including during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After a management position in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, Mr. Brennan served as the CIA's daily intelligence briefer at the White House in 1994 and 1995. Mr. Brennan was the Executive Assistant to then-DDCI George Tenet from 1995 to 1996, and he served as Chief of Station in a major Middle East capital from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Brennan served as DCI Tenet's Chief of Staff from 1999 to 2001 and as Deputy Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2001 to March 2003.
In April 2007, Mr. Brennan was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), a not-for-profit professional association of public and private sector leaders of the intelligence and national security communities.
Mr. Brennan is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the National Security Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Director of Central Intelligence Director's Medal, and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Director's Award.
Mr. Brennan earned a BA in Political Science from Fordham University in 1977, including study at the American University of Cairo in 1975 to 1976. He received a MA in Government with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.

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what i am wondering is exactly how "Low Level" those persons really were ?

Anyway heres some info, probably nothing, but just in case
The Jeddah connection peaked my interest.
There was a LOT of passport / VISA stuff in Jeddah surrounding the 911 hijackers.
Heres a bit of it...
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"Mr. Brennan began his career as an intelligence officer in 1980 with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee. After joining the Directorate of Intelligence in 1981, he served with the Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jeddah,"


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J. Michael Springmann, formerly chief of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has testified that he rejected hundreds of suspicious visa applications by Saudi Aabian men similar to those named as the 9/11 "Hijackers Patsies"
when we was head of the consular section of the US embassy in Jeddah,
but C.I.A. officers repeatedly overruled him and ordered the visas to be issued.

Springmann protested to the State Department, the Office of Diplomatic Security, the F.B.I., the Justice Department and congressional committees, but was told to shut up. He later realized that this was a CIA operation, and wrote about it in the Spring 1997 issue of the journal Unclassified.
After 9/11, Springmann observed that 15 of the 19 Hijackers Patsies got their visas
from the very same CIA controlled consulate in Jeddah
(]US News and World Report 12/12/01).

"Only one of the 15 provided an actual address - and that was only because his first application was refused. The rest listed such not-so-specific locations as "California," "New York," "Hotel D.C.," and "Hotel." One terrorist amazingly listed his U.S. destination as simply "No." But he still got a visa. Nikolai Wenzel, one of the former consular officers who analyzed the forms, declares that State's issuance of the visas "amounts to criminal negligence. The law is clear: "Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for a visa, that he is entitled to a nonimmigrant ." State's Deputy Press Secretary Phil Reeker remarks that 214(b) is "quite a threshold to overcome" - it just wasn't for Saudi applicants..."
http://911review.org/Wiki/CiaVisasForPatsies.shtml
http://911review.org/Wiki/SpringmanInterview.shtml


Position : President and chief executive, the Analysis Corp. (TAC),
a Fairfax company that provides analysis and technology support
to the federal government's counterterrorism efforts.
TAC is a subsidiary of SFA Inc. of Crofton.

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http://brilliantatbreakfast.blogspot.com/2008/03/for-whom-did-contract-employees-who.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/21/202829/488/195/481857
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/20/obama-clinton-and-mccain_n_92668.html

Tenet sits on the board of directors of L-1 Identity Solutions, a major supplier of biometric identification software used by the US to monitor terrorists and insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company recently acquired two of the CIA's hottest contractors for its growing intelligence outsourcing business. At the Analysis Corp. (TAC), a government contractor run by one of Tenet's closest former advisors at the CIA, Tenet is a member of an advisory board that is helping TAC expand its thriving business designing the problematic terrorist watch lists used by the National Counterterrorism Center and the State Department.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,481674,00.html
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