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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oops! World's Best Intelligence Service Posts Secrets on the Internet. Again.

For the second time, the Knesset website has posted classified intelligence information; in this case information that permitted the identification of Mossad and Shin Bet agents whose identity is classified by law.

The idea that Israel has the world's most professional intelligence services persists, but this is hardly the first chink in their armor.

Of course, no one's immune. We've posted detailed plans of nuclear reactors online, and, as Israel has, closed the barn door only after there's been plenty of time for the horses to escape.


Tim said...

Isn't calling the Knesset an intelligence center a bit of a stretch?

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Point taken. I was referring to the intelligence community as a whole, but didn't make that clear.