Counterterrorism Blog: Continued Debate over the SWIFT Disclosure by the New York Times

Sunday, July 09, 2006
Counterterrorism Blog: Continued Debate over the SWIFT Disclosure by the New York Times: "In taking the argument out of the realm of the theoretical and into the operational, and coupling it with specific and not generic factors, one can better identify the multi-dimensional considerations that should be factored into the debate. The reality is the Times SWIFT disclosure has been harmful. At a minimum, it has disrupted an innovative and productive investigative tool. One fact is certain…the disclosure has received intense media coverage and has caused terrorists and their supporters to sit up and take notice. This will cause terrorist operational changes and significant new challenges for the Government in identifying and countering evolving terrorist financing methodologies."

2 comments:

CF said...

Let's have fun and start posting on jihadi sites that the Jewish NYT is engaged in a nefarious plot, that there was no SWIFT program and this was a black ops project to force the enemy to use riskier ways to transfer money if not to dry up big bucks from ME potentates.

Barry Dauphin said...

cf

These days I wonder if those "riskier ways" would include buying stock in the NY Times :>)