OK, the FBI has arrested a Pentagon analyst for espionage and the first story I see on it is exactly two sentences long. Seems kinda strange to me.
Update: This story has much more.
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Defense Department analyst Lawrence A. Franklin surrendered today to face charges he gave classified military information on Iraq to two individuals, the Justice Department said. The men who received the information were described by people familiar with the case as employees of a pro- Israel group.
A strange point in all of this is this paragraph:
Franklin is accused of handing over classified information related to potential attacks upon U.S. forces in Iraq. Franklin told the two individuals that the information was ``highly classified'' and asked them not to ``use'' it, the Justice Department's criminal complaint said.
This seems like a lame attempt at acheiving plausible deniability. "Yes, your honor, I passed classified information to people without clearance, but I told them it was a big secret and that they shouldn't use it." ??????? Only a moron would pass secret information to people with a vested information in the outcome of the actions involved and seriously expect them not to move it. Are we really supposed to believe that he's that stupid?