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Jun 28 2013

Cartwright and Snowden

Via commenter slc1, I learned of news reports that say that a now-retired four-star Marine general James E. “Hoss” Cartwright has been targeted as the source for leaking to New York Times reporter David Sanger highly classified information about the Stuxnet virus that the US and Israel used to try and impede Iran’s nuclear centrifuges.

Juan Cole gives a list of ten ways in which coverage of the Cartwright case will differ from that of the Snowden case. (#4: David Gregory will not ask that David Sanger be prosecuted for espionage because he aided and abetted Cartwright’s leaking.)

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    trucreep

    There’s an interesting piece in Salon speculating (key word there) on why they’re investigating for this particular story and not earlier reports that revealed more about the actual attack.

    Sadly the conclusion is not all that surprising….to sum it up though: Israel.

    http://www.salon.com/2013/06/28/what_big_secret_did_a_4_star_general_reveal/

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