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Another Malaysia-Owned Jetliner Reported Missing!

News broke late Saturday night about another Malaysia-owned jetliner disappearing over water, and I couldn’t help but recall what I had shared in a status update on my Facebook page Friday afternoon.

In a Facebook status update Friday, I expressed concern upon reading an Examiner.com article.

In a Facebook status update Friday, I expressed concern upon reading an Examiner.com article.

First, the news:  The New York Times reported late Saturday an Airbus A320-200 jetliner owned by AirAsia was carrying six crew and 155 passengers, including 16 children and one infant, when ground control lost contact with the aircraft shortly after takeoff from Indonesia’s Surabaya Airport en route to Singapore. NBC News reported the aircraft involved was designated Flight QZ8501.

Logically, my first thoughts after hearing the news revolved around whether there might be a connection between this aircraft incident and the one that took place March 8 when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370 disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. My second thought, however, centered upon what I had written in my aforementioned Facebook status update Friday after reading an Examiner.com article about President Barack Obama’s latest golf partner, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Along with a link to the Examiner.com article, I shared the words below:

To date, I have not attempted to make a connection between President Obama and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 more than nine months ago. And then I read this article.

Of course, evidence to suggest any connection between today’s aircraft incident and the men involved in the golf outing has yet to surface and, indeed, may never surface. Does such evidence exist? That’s a question for the ages.

Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE 12/28/2014 at 8:19 a.m. Central: Some news outlets, such as BBC, are reporting there were 162 souls on board instead of 161.

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Retired Defense Intelligence Agency Investigator Accuses DoD Polygraph Veteran of Violating Espionage Act of 1917

The folks at Anti-Polygraph.org published a startling claim today related to Dr. Donald Krapohl, a longtime polygraph loyalist whose name appears three times in my book, The Clapper Memo:

TRUE BELIEVER by Scott W Carmichael

TRUE BELIEVER by Scott W Carmichael

Scott W. Carmichael, a recently retired counterintelligence investigator with the Defense Intelligence Agency, has accused Donald Krapohl, Special Assistant to the Chief, National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) and longtime editor of the American Polygraph Association quarterly, Polygraph, of violating the Espionage Act of 1917. In an e-mail message to retired FBI polygraph examiner Robert Drdak dated 3 September 2014, a copy of which was received by AntiPolygraph.org, Carmichael alleges that Krapohl manipulated Drdak in an elaborate scheme to funnel classified information about polygraph countermeasures to the government of Singapore.

Carmichael played a key role in the investigation of Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes, according to the A-P.org, and authored a 2009 book about her case, TRUE BELIEVER: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy. The claim, in turn, is said to stem from an e-mail exchanged between Carmichael and Robert Drdak, a retired FBI polygraph examiner.

To the non-lawyer in me, who spent four years investigating the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies — including the polygraph — and cases like the one involving Montes, this allegation of espionage appears serious no matter which way one looks at it! Does it surprise me? Not one bit.

To understand the seriousness of this allegation and why I’m not surprised by it, read the A-P article, then order a copy of my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo. Only after you read my book will you understand the this scandal and who, in addition to Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., is involved.

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