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  • adj. Involving sophisticated clandestine methods for gaining unauthorized entry and obtaining information.


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  • To handle all the black-bag stuff they threw his way, he had to have access to piles of cash.

    American Assassin

  • When a long-retired couple of black-bag assassins are pulled back into the game, it's only a matter of hours before there's a body in their quiet back yard.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Hey, if being less CIA-black-bag works, who's going to complain other than maybe the unemployed black-bag professionals Dick Cheney saluted despite a lynch mob view of them elsewhere.

    Phil Bronstein: Obama and Cheney Don't Play Safe in Battle Over Security...

  • In a search for "hard" evidence of ideological crimes, they turned to black-bag tactics.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • McVeigh's conviction for Oklahoma, the development of AIDS in a military lab in 1969, monkeys being trained for assassination work, political murders on behalf of the Vatican, training of Chilean death-squads, protection of war-time Nazis, funding US mob extortion and trafficking rackets, illegal phone-tapping of journalists, black-bag jobbing, lousy security on remote islands.

    [super supreme] screw worm, semtex and the sandanista

  • Obviously there would be drawbacks and it would be passing spendy to build Bob this way, but I have a black-bag government agency with deep pockets and money is no problem.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In hindsight, it seems clear that from the very beginning the First Amendment defense strategy was doomed, undermined first by the black-bag tricks of the FBI, and then by the collusion between the FBI and HUAC and the Justice Department.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Habeas corpus is restored, the most extremist sections of the Patriot Act are removed, citizens 'privacy rights are respected (warrantless domestic spying, sneak-and-peek and black-bag jobs, etc., are outlawed).

    Two Roads Diverging in 2008: Which Way Will We Go?

  • Asked by Frost to explain how he could justify illegal wiretapping, black-bag jobs and other gross violations of law in collecting intelligence on the movement against the Vietnam War, he replies in a blandly sinister tone: "Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal."

    Nixon Admitted What Cheney Won't

  • When the plot to topple Mikhail Gorbachev was collapsing two weeks ago, operatives inside the building tried desperately to black-bag their handiwork.

    The Coup Makers' Secrets


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