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The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 2, 2017

http://www.abc-7.com/story/35296183/the-fbi-translator-who-went-rogue-and-married-an-isis-terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.

I have read where there are a million plus people with top secret security clearances. I can’t decide whether that is too many or not nearly enough.

I am sure this Daniela Greene was thoroughly vetted! At least she realized the error of her ways and fessed up.

Within weeks of marrying Cuspert, Greene, 38, seemed to realize she had made a terrible mistake. She fled back to the US, where she was immediately arrested and agreed to cooperate with authorities.

This brings to mind the story of Kim Philby.  During WW II Philby passed security clearance based both his parents being British. The gold standard. My memory is foggy but I seem to recall his parents spending a lot of time in the East, possibly Russia, and Philby being born there.

The result was Philby was made the head of MI5 while being a the top soviet agent in Britain.

Britain was a security sieve.  Anyone interested in such things would not go wrong starting with ‘Too Secret Too Long’ by Chapman Pincher.  Some of the info has been improved upon since the book came out but it was a pioneering work.

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