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Landrieu phone plot: Men arrested have links to intelligence community

WASHINGTON — Two of the three men arrested on Monday along with “ACORN pimp” James O'Keefe for “maliciously tampering” with Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) phones in her New Orleans office have ties to the United States intelligence community.

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Dai has been an undergraduate fellow with the Washington-based national security think tank Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies (FDD), according to his College Leadership Program award biography at the Phillips Foundation — as Lindsay Beyerstein first reported.

FDD claims that it's partly funded by the US State Department. Its Leadership Council and Board of Advisers comprise many high-profile conservative politicians and public figures — including former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), former Bush official Richard Perle and columnist Charles Krauthammer.

Dai traveled to Israel for two weeks in 2004 on an FDD-sponsored trip, the Daily Herald reported. “All expenses (room, board and travel) will be assumed by FDD,” FDD's Web site said of its Israel program.

Phi Beta Iota: A full reading is recommended, there are a number of links that make the article a starting point for deeper reading.

The U.S. Intelligence Community (US IC) has no idea what is being done “in its name.”  We are quite certain that the well-intentioned but severely over-whelmed leadership does not explicitly desire that neoconservatives and Israeli sayonim (Mossad term for third-country Jews and conservatives who collaborate for religious or ideological reasons, betraying their home country in the process) violate US laws to advance an agenda not sanctioned by the public.  However, we are also quite certain that the USA does not do religious or ideological counterintelligence; that the US IC is way too big and out of control, and that the public–and its nominal servants the Legislature and the Executive–need to get a grip on what exactly “national intelligence” means, ways, and ends should be.  In our humble opinion.

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