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  •  What no one has asked or said -- to my (16+ / 0-)

    knowledge -- is whether the classified stuff she had was above her own independent classified info clearance.

    As I understand it -- nobody should have had this stuff on personal computers.  But is that the extent of this transgression?  

    Or is it that she had stuff she couldn't or shouldn't have been able to see  ---- in her own separate military work?   And thus, somebody else had to have passed it to her or have erred in letting her snatch it  herself?

    Having lived thru Vietnam era, I don't have much hero worship for generals.  And am sick of MIC ruining our young people in dumb wars.  

    When I was preschooler during WWII --- we all knew better than to blab stuff --- "loose lips sink ships." You didn't even let slip where your soldier was to a neighbor if you knew -- and you didn't ask your soldier to tell you.

    McCain trying to smear people who did their duty by NOT leaking classified data ---- makes it tempting to hate his privileged little admiral's son attitude.  He knows they can't defend themselves until truth is declassified.  Shame on him.

    De fund + de bunk = de EXIT--->>>>>

    by Neon Mama on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:42:09 AM PST

    •  Her clearance only for when she was on active duty (12+ / 0-)

      --which she was not when she wrote her book in her personal capacity.

      Having classified on your personal home computer (5 people at Centcom had authority to do so and Petraeus was on of them--she is not among the other four) is a crime. So is trafficking in classified if you don't have a clearance (Broadwell's only valid when she was on active duty).

      The bigger crimes is if Petraeus disclosed such information to someone not authorized to receive it.

      My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

      by Jesselyn Radack on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:06:53 AM PST

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      •  Thanks. That's what I thought. But wasn't (5+ / 0-)
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        sure if off duty military was like off duty police ---- as in never really totally off if need arises.

        De fund + de bunk = de EXIT--->>>>>

        by Neon Mama on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 09:13:42 AM PST

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        •  There is also need to know (1+ / 0-)
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          Even though I had a top secret clearance during my stint in the Navy, that didn't mean I had access to anything marked Top Secret. I only got to see messages that were relevant to my job, and, at one point, had to go personally to the com station to pick them up and sign for them, because none of my troops had the appropriate clearance to pick up that sort of mail.

          "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

          by Orinoco on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 12:55:27 PM PST

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