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What Wilson Didnít Say About Africa: Joseph Wilson's Silent Partners
Original FReeper research | 10/25/2004 | Fedora

Posted on 10/25/2004 12:32:12 PM PDT by Fedora

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To: Fedora
Wilson’s contact with the ATC also brought him into contact with his future wife, Valerie Plame, whom he met while receiving an ATC award during a reception at the Turkish embassy in Washington.

It is clear why Mr. Wilson was at this event, but why would Valerie Plame be there?

We now know that Ms. Plame had been a covert agent, her appearance at this function would have had to be cleared with her superiors. Why would she be there if not on official business?

151 posted on 11/04/2005 2:23:25 PM PST by wayoverontheright (.)
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To: devolve

"Headhunters Inc", send me the head you want!


152 posted on 11/04/2005 2:26:34 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Fedora
It's beginning to look a lot like......Treason.

Nice work, everyone.
153 posted on 11/04/2005 2:27:47 PM PST by cgbg (Racism is identifying, quantifying, and determining social policy by race.)
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To: devolve
Dick Cheney is mean.





154 posted on 11/04/2005 2:36:03 PM PST by Lady Jag (Semper Paratus! (always prepared))
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To: wayoverontheright
It is clear why Mr. Wilson was at this event, but why would Valerie Plame be there?

I've been wondering the same thing, and haven't come up with an answer yet. Was Plame working on Counterproliferation yet at that time? This would've been early 1997, and would've been about the time the CIA recalled her from overseas assignments, reportedly due to concerns over Aldrich Ames.

155 posted on 11/04/2005 2:47:08 PM PST by Fedora
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To: wayoverontheright

PS to add on a thought I just had: maybe she was there in her capacity as an "energy analyst" for Brewster-Jennings, i.e., to make contact with people at the Turkish embassy who might be of interest to the CIA.


156 posted on 11/04/2005 2:49:52 PM PST by Fedora
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To: cgbg

Thanks!


157 posted on 11/04/2005 2:51:28 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Fedora

Reportedly there is a link between Valerie Plame and Judith Miller in the AIPAC scandal.
That prosecution is separate from Fitz' case so he may not have juridiction over all the
Plame/Miller stuff.


Judith Miller is Unnamed Woman in AIPAC Spy Ring Indictment
http://www.sw-asia.com/People/Judith_Miller_Naor_Gilon_Franklin_AIPAC.htm


158 posted on 11/04/2005 3:07:52 PM PST by MilleniumBug
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To: Fedora
Wilson, a lifetime Francophile, had spent the bulk of his diplomatic career in former French African colonies like Niger.7 His second wife from 1986 to 1998, Jacqueline, had served the French embassy in Burundi as a “cultural counselor" (a function often used as a cover by French intelligence)

Let me see if I understand the timeline: Wilson is married to Jacqueline who is working for French Intelligence.

While Joe is the spouse of a French Intelligence officer, Joe has his hand in Valerie’s panties so she will sing like a canary that she works for the CIA as a spy.

Valerie Plame is outing herself to the then current spouse of a French Intelligence officer. This is all prior to 1998.

Am I missing something?

159 posted on 11/04/2005 3:41:56 PM PST by Uriíel-2012 (Y'shua <==> YHvH is my Salvation (Psalm 118-14))
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To: MilleniumBug

Thanks for the link; I hadn't heard about that. I'll look into it.


160 posted on 11/04/2005 4:28:33 PM PST by Fedora
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To: XeniaSt
Am I missing something?

Not missing a thing, LOL! The only thing I'd add is that it's only known the position Jacqueline served in at the French embassy was sometimes used as a cover for intelligence purposes, we don't have direct verification she was actually a French intelligence agent. However, the circumstantial evidence is enough to warrant an inquiry, IMO. And after Jacqueline divorced Joseph she definitely was hired by an employer, Omar Bongo, who had been an asset of French intelligence and of a French oil company that was an asset of French intelligence, TotalFinaElf. TotalFinaElf in turn had interlocking management with the French-controlled uranium mining consortium Wilson was sent to investigate in Niger. Proof of espionage or other wrongdoing, no--at least not in itself. Enough to question whether there was a conflict of interests in sending the ex-husband of a lobbyist for an employer linked to TotalFinaElf to investigate a TotalFinaElf-managed consortium suspected of selling uranium to Iraq, yes.

161 posted on 11/04/2005 4:44:38 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Fedora

The guy that was mentioned was a Middle Easterner who arranged and financed the congressional trip to the Middle East. I have trouble enough with European names, Middle Eastern names never stick in my head. But he was one of the few Americans named in the Volker Report.


162 posted on 11/04/2005 5:38:20 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva
I'm still getting used to Middle Eastern names myself :-) That would be Shakir Al-Khafaji, then:

Volcker 5.0 [Oil-for-Saddam]

Among the handful of Americans named by Mr. Volcker is Shakir Al-Khafaji (12 million barrels), a well-connected Detroit-area businessman who led a delegation of anti-war Congressional Democrats to Baghdad in September 2002 and who funded an anti-sanctions documentary produced by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter. Mr. Al-Khafaji's financial involvement with Saddam was first documented in these pages by our Robert Pollock in March 2004.

163 posted on 11/04/2005 6:58:11 PM PST by Fedora
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To: beekeeper

bttt


164 posted on 11/05/2005 4:37:43 AM PST by KeyWest
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To: pissant

That's true about the Democrats and their hair. Also they shouldn't be trusted with our national security. They are the liars! What deceit!

What a bunch of money grubbing weasels! What hyprocrites! They put on a show for being anti-war and concerned about world peace! I wonder how the protestors feel that they are supporting big profit for Joe Wilson and his cronies.

What a joke! "No blood for Oil!" It's all about the money and not disturbing the cash cow with Saddam. They don't care if 2,000 soldiers died or 3,000 innocent civilians being murdered on 911. It's all about the money!

This whole thing reminds me of a spy novel but this is real! The Democrats are willing to sell out and make GWB into a scapegoat.

This is making me angry!


165 posted on 11/05/2005 7:20:50 AM PST by Milligan
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To: devolve

Thanks for the ping!


166 posted on 11/05/2005 9:09:46 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Milligan

Wow. How did this old thread find new life?

I agree with your sentiments completely. Though my opinion of the democrats is even lower than yours.


167 posted on 11/06/2005 6:14:59 AM PST by pissant
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To: Eva
Is it possible that Wilson and his wife were part of the same operation that created the Italian forgeries?

Yes?

168 posted on 11/07/2005 6:53:28 AM PST by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: beyond the sea

I never thought that Wilson was part of the operation, but perhaps was privy to the fact that the documents had been created as a red herring. To think that Wilson was an actual player, is to give him way too much importance. The man is a giant, only in his own mind.

Remember that France controls the nuclear energy industry in Niger, Wilson had some pretty good contacts among the French, and all that was actually claimed was that Saddam had attempted to buy uranium from Niger, not that he had succeeded. The documents were intended to prove that Saddam had succeeded, followed by the disclosure that the documents were forged, with the ultimate hoped for result of discrediting the US and British intelligence and distracting from the indisputable fact that Saddam had indeed tried to buy yellow cake from Niger (the French in Niger).


169 posted on 11/07/2005 9:03:46 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva; ravingnutter; kcvl; Fedora
To think that Wilson was an actual player, is to give him way too much importance. The man is a giant, only in his own mind.

Yes................. you may likely be correct......... he just walked into it......... took a well-paid trip.............. and voila!

But........... my opinion is is that he still had his "way" with his second wife.................and that WAY as is the WAY of the French government is/was to diminish or/and destroy the efforts of the Brits and the Americans going into the war!

Get it?

170 posted on 11/07/2005 10:26:43 AM PST by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: Fedora

bump for kudos!

You have been cited for this work!

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5702


171 posted on 07/25/2006 3:49:48 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: AmeriBrit

If you haven't read this, do so.


172 posted on 08/13/2006 11:13:18 PM PDT by nopardons
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Bump


173 posted on 08/13/2006 11:27:02 PM PDT by stockpixx
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To: nopardons
Thanks nopardons, that should keep me busy for a while ;)

I've read many articles where Joe Wilson insists he was always a Republican until President Bush was elected.

Why does he fail to mention the fact that in 1985-1986, he served in the offices of Senator Albert Gore and the House Majority Whip, Representative Thomas Foley, as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.

http://www.cpsag.com/our_team/wilson.html
174 posted on 08/14/2006 11:25:47 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (Spreading the truth - Doing the job the MSM won't do!)
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To: AmeriBrit
You're very welcome. There are others, but there is always so much info in these threads, that I just pinged you to one. :-)

I think that we actually had nailed Joe with his DEM work, in other threads. But nice link, you posted.

175 posted on 08/14/2006 1:32:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Fedora

Waiting for the MSM to report on this .............

Still waiting ........

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176 posted on 08/14/2006 1:37:11 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: AmeriBrit

BTTT


177 posted on 08/29/2006 12:54:39 AM PDT by AmeriBrit ( What happened to 'Able Danger'? Which Clinton has all the missing FBI files?)
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To: Fedora

BTTT


178 posted on 09/03/2006 4:04:35 PM PDT by AmeriBrit ( What happened to 'Able Danger'? and which Clinton has all the missing FBI files?)
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To: Fedora

btt


179 posted on 09/03/2006 4:05:47 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Fedora

Timely find while looking for something else BUMP!


180 posted on 01/31/2007 7:36:29 AM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: Fedora

Fantastic Work! Will save and study thoroughly.


181 posted on 06/04/2007 10:41:55 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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