Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Russell Tice- NSA Agent- Admits to being Source for New York Times Spy Story
ABCNews: "Russell Tice, a longtime insider at the NSA, is now a whistleblower the agency would like to keep quiet. For 20 yrs, Tice worked in the shadows as he helped the US spy on other people's conversations around the world. "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 ABCNews 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 Def Dept and the NSA in the post-9/11 efforts to go after terrorists." Here's the real kicker to this all: He was fired in March 05. Why? The NSA doctor said he was a Psychotic Paranoiac. Could that be b/c the WH suspected he was the source for the NYT's story in the fall of '04? Could the disclosure in Fall 04 that Tice was psychotic have been the reason why the NYT delayed running the story until they'd gotten further corroboration? If that's so, this whole "leak" investigation is a sham. The WH has always known the source of the story.