Hillary Clinton disclosed ‘extremely classified’ nuclear launch time information during the debate
In the interest of full disclosure I have to admit I did not watch the debate last night so this news is coming secondhand.
While all the talk today has centered around Donald Trump’s comment about possibly not honoring the result of the election (the Democrats’ and the mainstream media’s hypocrisy on this issue after Al Gore did the same thing in the 2000 election has not gone unnoticed) it turns out that Hillary Clinton might have given out “extremely classified” information on nuclear launch times during the debate and the military is none to happy about it.
CNN, of all places, had the report and I will quote extensively from Breitbart’s article about this. Here we go:
On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported that Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement about the time it takes to launch nuclear weapons is “extremely classified,” and while there is a lot of information available to public on what the process is for launching nuclear weapons, “if you know information to be classified, and you’re a government official, even if it’s in the open source, even if it’s on the Internet, you are not supposed to disclose it.” She further stated, “the bottom line is, the US military, not especially thrilled to be discussing in precise detail what it takes to launch nuclear weapons.”
And here is more:
Starr said that whether Clinton’s comment violated any operational security was a “fairly complicated question.” She continued, “A military spokesman told us that they do not discuss operational timelines for launching nuclear weapons. This is some of the most classified information. I asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter at a press conference earlier today. He declined to answer the question because it involved politics. Is it really classified? there’s a lot of open-source information about — you know, publicly available information on the Internet about what is involved in launching nuclear weapons, and when we asked the Clinton campaign, they sent us a number of citations of that publicly-available information. But here is the bottom line: The US military does not discuss the precise specifics of the time frames of launching nuclear weapons. That, by all accounts, is extremely classified, and if you know information to be classified, and you’re a government official, even if it’s in the open source, even if it’s on the Internet, you are not supposed to disclose it. Could somebody be prosecuted for it? Who knows. That’s, you know — this is one of these constant questions in Washington nowadays. What exactly is classified, what’s disclosed, what is prosecutable? But the bottom line is, the US military, not especially thrilled to be discussing in precise detail what it takes to launch nuclear weapons.”
This seems like a much bigger story to me than whether or not Donald Trump is going to be a sore loser but it has gone mostly under the radar. Can you imagine the uproar there would be in the Democratic Party if Donald Trump has done this instead of Hillary Clinton?
But of course we cannot blame Hillary Clinton because as we learned from her defense in the email scandal she did not understand classified markings so how was she supposed to know this was classified information? Of course I believe this means she is not fit to be President, but that is just me…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium