04 Dec 2005

Pouting Spooks Leak Again

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MSM Anti-Bush Administration Intel Operation collaborator Dana Priest, author of the Washington Post’s earlier “secret prisons” CIA leak story, has a new one this morning, based on “new details gleaned from interviews with current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials.”

In other words, leaked by the cabal of disgruntled State Department and Intelligence Community doves, referred to felicitously by William Safire as “a flock of pouting spooks,” who vigorously supported John Kerry in the last election, and who have since been waging an active Intelligence operation seeking to bring down the Bush Administration, whose greatest success, so far, has been achieved in connection with L’Affair Plame by the indictment of one of their key opponents: Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Lewis Libby.

It seems that in May of 2004 the CIA released (those dastards!) a German citizen previously detained for five months, and then had the unmitigated gall to request the German government to cooperate by keeping secret informnation shared in relation to the case. (How dare they!)

Some might consider the release by US authorities to evidence the existence of fair and rational process in the secret US battle against terrorism, of proof that allegations are investigated, and suspects established to be innocent released, but not Dana Priest. To La Priest, the release:

offers a rare study of how pressure on the CIA to apprehend al Qaeda members after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has led in some instances to detention based on thin or speculative evidence. The case also shows how complicated it can be to correct errors in a system built and operated in secret.

How stupid does Ms. Priest think Washington Post readers are exactly? It would be a lot fairer too, let me suggest, if Priest also operated openly, and told the world just who it is that planted this story, including savory tidbits of inside gossip about “a former Soviet analyst with spiked hair that matched her in-your-face personality who heads the CTC’s al Qaeda unit,” who it is who is recklessly prepared to discredit and compromise US efforts to prevent terrorist attacks on large Western civilian population targets in order to avenge in-house slights, bring down rivals, and gain partisan political advantage.

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Some earlier related posts are linked here.

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owl

I have a question. With all the ‘oversight’ that the Senate claim, who is responsible for the ‘oversight’ of a leak such as this CIA/Priest? I consider this and the plane leaks to be treason. For all parties. No, I do not want any PC handling. I call it treason. It is treason. Who is responsible for exposing who the traitors are? At this point, I am only aware of the traitors in the MSM. Why is that?

Thank you and still wondering why more people are not asking the obvious question: Is this not treason?



Tom Maguire

Here is something interesting from the WaPo article:

In 2000, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet said that “renditions have shattered terrorist cells and networks, thwarted terrorist plans, and in some cases even prevented attacks from occurring.”

Actually, that was Feb 2000, suggesting – are you sitting down? – that the CIA was doing this even before Cheney and Bush opened their World Torture Centers (or whatever Maureen Dowd is calling them).



The Strata-Sphere

Plame II, The Second Coming

The CIA leaked another under cover agent’s name to the Washington Post’s Dana Priest. Time to investigate the Post’s Dana Priest and the ex-CIA agents (VIPS?) who have risked the lives of this agent and her sources. From Tom Maguir…



meeps

will no one rid me of this priest?



bb

The time has come for these leaks to be ended. And I wonder why this is not being raised in congress. It would be seen as political if a Republican did this but aren’t there any Democratic congressmen who understand the danger of this type of thing to national security?



macranger

Somewhere along the line we as a people are going to have to decide something very important.

“Do we want to live or die”. When it gets down to the nitty-gritty of the Global War on Terror, that’s really all most of us care about – whether or not we and ours are safe.



DS

I simpy don’t understand your outrage. A supposedly innocent German citizen is held for 5 months – part of that time in Iraq – and you don’t think that’s a big deal?

Is it because he’s German? A Muslim? Or simply because he’s not American?



DS

“part of the time in Iraq” should read “part of the time in Afghanistan”…



Severe Writer's Block

Plame it again, Sam

It looks like disgruntled, Clinton appointed CIA members are leaking once more. Could have Valerie Plame all over again?



AJB

It’s funny watching you conservatives try to dodge the fact that our government is torturing innocent people. I would like to see one of you try to defend the appalling detainment of Khaled El-Masri.



Waronpouters

They pout on purpose. They all see psychitrists to keep them in line, which is the essence of the global intelligence community. The more screwed up they act, the more they got away with.

‘See what I had to do for my country,’ etc. is all an act. If America can be fooled that easily they are just going to laugh. They’re all ‘bad actors.’

Notice they are all retired and for Plame not being indicted for treason. They know she is guilty.



Sweetie

I agree with the sentiments from the left: we should only be interrogating actual terrorists and not the innocent. Maybe we should require them to wear nametags to aid in the approach – or at least put a big letter ‘T’ on their forehead in magic marker.

Nobody likes to see an innocent, if he truly was an innocent – can you really count on somebody trying to kneecap the Bush administration a fair reading of the other side? – unjustly punished but the implicit suggestion that any actions we take must be mistake free is ridiculous. If this is the worse we have done – and if this leaker had something better he would certainly have used it – I can live with it and I’m okay with the secrecy IF there are at least two branches of the gov’t involved – and I presume that this program would have congressional oversight.



The Heretik » Blog Archive » ERRONEOUS RENDITION

[…] JUST WHO MIGHT ââu201a¬Åu201csheââu201a¬Â be? Presumably ââu201a¬Åu201cwhoââu201a¬Â she is was leaked to Dana Priest at the WaPo [Never Yet Melted via Tom Maguire] How stupid does Ms. Priest think Washington Post readers are exactly? It would be a lot fairer too, let me suggest, if Priest also operated openly, and told the world just who it is that planted this story, including savory tidbits of inside gossip about ââu201a¬Åu201ca former Soviet analyst with spiked hair that matched her in-your-face personality who heads the CTCââu201a¬âu201e¢s al Qaeda unit,ââu201a¬Â who it is who is recklessly prepared to discredit and compromise US efforts to prevent terrorist attacks on large Western civilian population targets in order to avenge in-house slights, bring down rivals, and gain partisan political advantage. […]



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