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The Phony Plame “Outing” Story
Miscellaneous | August 4, 2005 | Self

Posted on 08/04/2005 9:17:13 PM PDT by Cautor

If Valerie Elise Plame Wilson was a top-notch covert spy, as the main stream media would have us believe, we’re all in real trouble. Spending even a couple of hours on the web demonstrates she was less than adept at hiding her deep cover as the following items—pieced together from searching the Internet—indicate.

So what do we know about Ms. Plame? She was born April 19, 1963 in a military hospital in Anchorage Alaska to Samuel D. Plame, an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, and Diane E. Plame her mother. She graduated from Lower Moreland High in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1981 and headed off to Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania where she received a BA in journalism in 1984. She later studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the College of Europe, an international relations school in Bruges Belgium. It is possible she studied in Europe after she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

According to a friend who knew her when she worked on the staff of the college newspaper, The Daily Collegian, Valerie “visited State College [PA] a year or two after her graduation, and she spoke vaguely of her new occupation in Washington.” The friend thought her visit was probably for a football game or some such. This suggests she was may still have been in the U.S. in the 1985-1986 timeframe.

Not much if anything is publicly known of Plame’s career during the 8 year period from about 1986 until 1994. We do know that on February 22, 1994, Aldrich Ames, a CIA counter-intelligence officer and analyst, and his wife were charged by the US Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union. From many published accounts, including one by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times, it appears highly likely that Ames’ spying activities disclosed the covert identity of Plame along with that of many other CIA agents thus effectively ending her utility as a spy. So her undercover security was undermined at that time and she was brought back to Washington, DC for safety reasons.

Only 3 months after the Ames indictment, it appears the CIA set up a front company called Brewster-Jennings & Associates. According to the records, Brewster-Jennings was first entered into Dun and Bradstreet records on May 22, 1994. With an address at 101 Arch Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the company claimed to be a “legal services office.” According to its web site, the company billed itself as a “law firm concentrating in the energy field.” The site also claims they were founded in 1994 by company partner Victor Brewster. Also according to the site, the company “conducts business with leading energy firms such as Mobil and ARAMCO. With offices in both Boston and Washington, DC the firm has staff with a combined 70 years of legal experience, eager to serve you.”

But, according to a piece called "Apparent CIA front didn’t offer much cover," the company had no visible presence at the 21-story office tower in Boston. It didn’t even bother to file the state and local records required of most real businesses. Some from the real estate industry said they believed something was “amiss, if not illegal” about the company. Rob Griffin, regional president of a real estate firm that once oversaw the leased property remarked that “It’s almost like out of a spy novel—the tenant that wasn’t there.”

In fact, former intelligence officials mentioned in the story confirmed Plame’s cover was an invention “and that she used other false identities and affiliations when working overseas.” In fact one former intelligence official who did not want his name used in the story put it this way: “All it was was a telephone and a post office box…when she was abroad she had more viable cover.” According to intelligence observers mentioned in the story, “that’s a good thing, considering how little work seems to have gone in to establishing the company’s presence in Boston…At the least, a dummy company ought to create the appearance of activity, with an office and a valid mailing address…A cover that falls apart on first inspection isn’t very good. What you want is a cover that actually holds up… and this one certainly doesn’t.” David Armstrong, an Andover researcher for the Public Education Center, believed the Brewster-Jennings cover had not been done convincingly and that other covers would have been established for her by the CIA. In any case, the bottom line is that Plame’s non-official cover as an energy analyst with Brewster-Jennings was not apparently used until 1995 because the firm did not exist prior to that time. As a point of interest, Brewster Jennings the man was president of the old Vacuum Oil Company, a predecessor of Exxon Mobil. He is mentioned in the “Forrestal Diaries” edited by Walter Millis in connection with the importance of Middle Eastern oil.

While supposedly employed by Brewster-Jennings, Plame was apparently working in the Washington, DC area, as a history of addresses reported for her include one in Falls Church and one in Arlington, both in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC and both in reasonable proximity to CIA headquarters.

In early 1997, about 3 years after the CIA established the Brewster-Jennings cover for Plame, she met her future husband, Joseph C. Wilson, IV, a career foreign service officer and diplomat, at a party in Washington, D.C. They married on April 3, 1998. Soon after, in 1999, they purchased a home on Charleston Terrace in Washington, DC in the exclusive Foxhall Road area close to Georgetown. They paid $735,000 for the home which records show had previously sold for a mere $44,000.

It’s clear both Wilson and his new wife Valerie Plame Wilson were staunch Democrats who supported Al Gore for President. In fact both contributed money to the Gore 2000, Inc. campaign committee. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) records disclose that Mr. Joseph C. Wilson IV of Charleston Terrace, Washington, DC, who named J.C. Wilson International Ventures as his employer, contributed $2,000 to Gore on March 26, 1999. On April 22, 1999, his wife, who billed herself in the FEC records as Ms. Valerie E. Wilson, contributed $1,000 to the Gore campaign. She listed her employer as Brewster-Jennings & Associates. Just so there’s no mistaking the fact that Valerie Wilson was and is a left-leaning Democrat, it should be noted that she more recently contributed $372 on October 11, 2004 to “America Coming Together” organization, a George Soros-backed liberal Democrat activist group. Interestingly, in the records documenting this contribution, she listed no employer and instead stated she was “retired,” a statement in clear contradiction of the facts. In short, she told a fib on her campaign disclosure.

About this same time (1999) or certainly not long thereafter, there is an interesting post on a web site for genealogists researching Polonnoye, Ukraine. The web page indicates the site was last updated on May 29, 2000, so posts on the page were made on or before that date. Among the queries listed on the page is one looking for information on the Plame surname by a researcher who called herself Valerie Wilson. The email address listed for replies is jvwilsoniv@cs.com. Clearly this was a post by Valerie Plame Wilson.

Moreover, about this same time the web site for the Saudi-linked Middle East Institute posted a biography on its web site for Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV. The web page has since been taken down, but a search of cashed versions of the page indicate it was copyrighted in the year 2000 so this biography was posted in that year or before. The Middle East Institute biography concludes as follows: “He [Wilson] is married to the former Valerie Plame and has two sons and two daughters.” Another biography for Wilson is posted on the web site for the CPS Corporate & Public Advisory Group, and it also includes the notation that Wilson is married to the former Valerie Plame. The date for this biography is uncertain, but blog sources put it no later than some time in 2003.

The Bob Novak column which the main stream media claims “outed” Valerie Plame appeared on July 14, 2003. But before this date, what can be said about her? For one thing, until 1994, she very probably did not use the Plame name. She certainly did not use the Brewster-Jennings cover because it did not exist until May of 1994. In April 1999, she associated herself with the company called Brewster-Jennings which any self-respecting spy would quickly have concluded was a phony company and quite possibly a cover for some kind of covert operation in the international energy field. The company claimed it had ties to the Saudi Arabian Oil Company ARAMCO. In 1999, she also exposed her preference for Al Gore over George W. Bush for President. Sometime in 2000 (possibly before) we know Wilson himself identified his wife as the former Valerie Plame. He too had some kind of connections with the Saudi-backed Middle East Institute. We also know that not later than May 29, 2000, Valerie Wilson connected herself with the Plame surname and with the name of her husband Joe Wilson. The inescapable conclusion seems to be that if anyone really outed Ms. Wilson, it was not Bob Novak in July of 2003, but Plame and her husband well before that date. Whatever else can be said, Plame and her husband showed little concern over connecting her maiden name with her married name, nor did she worry about connecting herself with her CIA front company.

And what of the terrible damage done to covert operations? Well, it seems that from the time she was hired by the CIA in the mid to late 1980s until May 1994, she was using names and cover that remain a secret to the US public but which were likely revealed to the Soviets by Aldrich Ames. From May 1994 forward, Plame was not under any real cover—unless the Brewster-Jennings farce is considered deep cover. This is doubtful as even former intelligence officials point out she used other identities when working overseas—away from her desk at Langley, Virginia, CIA headquarters.

The real question the main stream media continues to ignore is who in the CIA and/or Department of State went to bat to support Plame’s efforts to get her Bush-hating-Kerry-supporting husband an assignment in Niger which he would soon use to try and torpedo the Bush campaign. The signs increasingly indicate it was neither Rover nor Libby. A fact worth recalling is that Wilson was on the payroll of the Kerry campaign until he was thoroughly discredited by revelations proving he had lied about how he garnered the Niger trip. The Kerry camp pulled out all the stops to try and trash George W. Bush. Could they have had a hand in this phony outing setup? Judith Miller may hold the key.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aramco; brewster; cia; cialeak; demlies; jennings; novak; plame; wilson
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Putting some of the pieces together.
1 posted on 08/04/2005 9:17:14 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

Nice.


2 posted on 08/04/2005 9:26:24 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: abner

Thank you. The real story the MSM continues to ignore is a big elephant in the center of the room and it ain't Rove.


3 posted on 08/04/2005 9:29:49 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Howlin; Sam Hill

Ping


4 posted on 08/04/2005 9:31:29 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Cautor
Lots of good background. Thanks.

Wilson/Plame would get fried in court, should the case ever get that far, which it won't.

5 posted on 08/04/2005 9:38:41 PM PDT by beckett
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To: Cautor

You should be working at CIA instead of misfits like Plame, Larry C. Johnson and the scores that have been cleaning out their desks since Tenet was replaced. Great Research!


6 posted on 08/04/2005 9:41:19 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: beckett

You are absolutely right. I keep seeing suggestions on leftist web sites that the Wilsons should sue Rove in some civil action. Not a chance they would do that as that would expose them to discovery. And they can't stand that heat. Plame is clearly not the brightest bulb on the CIA tree--then again, missing the end of the Cold War and WMD in Iraq, maybe she is. And that's a bummer IMO.


7 posted on 08/04/2005 9:41:30 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Brad from Tennessee

My wife never suggested I should go into intelligence {;o)


8 posted on 08/04/2005 9:43:21 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

Very good! BTT big time!

The MSM and the dims want to get Rove because he is da man, the architect of the Bush presidencies and the bane of their existence. They're tired of getting Roved.


9 posted on 08/04/2005 9:43:49 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: Cautor
Judith Miller may hold the key.

The funniest part of this whole saga is the notion that Miller is sitting in jail because the release allowing her to name her "source" was, in her and the NY Times' words, "coerced". The only conceivable reason as to why she will not name her source is because to do so would be not only an embarrassment to her and her employer but quite possibly would be an admisssion of engaging in an illegal activity.

She and the Times knows who the source is and my guess is she's the source. Novak worked a deal with the prosecutor, possibly named her as the source and Miller, not wanting to invoke the Fifth Amendment during Grand Jury testimony, is hiding behind the supposed right of a journalist to protect a source. It's simply makes too little sense for her to be sitting in jail to protect Libby or Rove when those cats are basically already out of the bag.

10 posted on 08/04/2005 9:47:27 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: Cautor
[The real question the main stream media continues to ignore is who in the CIA and/or Department of State went to bat to support Plame’s efforts to get her Bush-hating-Kerry-supporting husband an assignment in Niger which he would soon use to try and torpedo the Bush campaign. The signs increasingly indicate it was neither Rover nor Libby. A fact worth recalling is that Wilson was on the payroll of the Kerry campaign until he was thoroughly discredited by revelations proving he had lied about how he garnered the Niger trip. The Kerry camp pulled out all the stops to try and trash George W. Bush. Could they have had a hand in this phony outing setup? Judith Miller may hold the key.]

So WHEN do those 'who know'. . .beg the question into the light of public scrutiny. . .are they waiting for this 'original' version to be cast into our history books. . .or another jaundiced film experience by Michael Moore?

Once this myth saturates public consciousness. . .the truth will not matter. . .

11 posted on 08/04/2005 9:47:55 PM PDT by cricket (a picture is worth a thousand words; but I don't have a picture. . .)
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To: Theresawithanh

"The MSM and the dims want to get Rove because he is da man, the architect of the Bush presidencies and the bane of their existence. They're tired of getting Roved."

I think this effort was initially launched to try and shoot President Bush's campaign out of the water. When some of the MSM reporters tied Rove to the story--after the election--the leftist Democraps turned their guns on Rove. Unfortunately for them, the Dems have formed into a circular firing squad with the Wilsons in the middle.


12 posted on 08/04/2005 9:48:00 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
hmmmmm...

Wilson was on the payroll of the Kerry campaign until he was thoroughly discredited by revelations proving he had lied about how he garnered the Niger trip. The Kerry camp pulled out all the stops to try and trash George W. Bush. Could they have had a hand in this phony outing setup? Judith Miller may hold the key.

13 posted on 08/04/2005 9:50:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (A person who will lie for you, will lie against you.)
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To: blake6900

I agree with your comments on Miller. A visit to Democrap web sites (KOS etc.) quickly demonstrate they hate Miller. And some journalism group just pulled back an award they had earlier voted to give to Miller for er...standing up for principle. Looks like she's down and out and not a friend on either the left or right. I hope the grand jury is extended beyond October and her ass rots in the slammer for years.


14 posted on 08/04/2005 9:51:22 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: cricket

I am fairly pessimistic myself over whether the truth will out. I hope you are not correct in your analysis that the truth will not matter. But, you could be right.


15 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:03 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

One other point not picked up by the MSM is the fact that while we know Tenet and Cheney were not responsible for sending Joe Wilson to Niger, it's never really been explained who actually made the decision to send him there and why it was necessary in the first place, particularly someone of such relatively high visability. The president said what he said in his state of the union address and then the CIA sends someone over to Niger to prove it? Methinks some anti-Bush folks were out to get 'em.


16 posted on 08/04/2005 9:56:17 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: Cautor; Congressman Billybob
I hope the grand jury is extended beyond October and her ass rots in the slammer for years.

According to Congressman Billybob:

"CIVIL contempt, meaning refusal to answer the questions of the Grand Jury, ends when that jury's term ends. And that term was set when that jury was first empaneled. However, if a new Grand Jury is empaneled to continue the same investigation, the witness can be called again, and again imprisoned for failure to answer. This, however, is very unlikely."

"CRIMINAL contempt, which means failure to answer questions before a court, does not have such a time limit. Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald can pursue criminal contempt against Judith Miller. If he feels that she is in the middle of a criminal activity, and that he can prove it, this is the option he would follow, other than simply letting her walk out in October."

- - Congressman Billybob

17 posted on 08/04/2005 9:59:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Cautor
Just so there’s no mistaking the fact that Valerie Wilson was and is a left-leaning Democrat, it should be noted that she more recently contributed $372 on October 11, 2004 to “America Coming Together” organization, a George Soros-backed liberal Democrat activist group.

BTW ACT announced today it's closing the doors on most of its' big city offices and have sent out pinks slips to most of its' workers to look for other work. Looks like Soros has pulled the plug.

18 posted on 08/04/2005 10:02:54 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: Lancey Howard

Lancey, thanks. Billybob is an authority. I hope he goes for criminal contempt. The investigator is no friend of Miller anyway as she blew an earlier investigation into Arab charities connected with terrorists. She deserves the full justice of the law.


19 posted on 08/04/2005 10:03:09 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: blake6900
The president said what he said in his state of the union address and then the CIA sends someone over to Niger to prove it?

Wilson went to Niger BEFORE the SotU Address. Wilson's initial op-ed piece in the LA Times, written right after he returned from Niger, said that Iraq may indeed have attempted to purchase yellow cake uranium. It wasn't until months later that he shopped around an entirely different op-ed piece, scooped up (naturally) by the New York Times, that spun 180 degrees from what he had initially opined. This was right after he joined the Kerry campaign.

20 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: blake6900

I saw that. I guess Soros didn't like the ROI he got from ACT. Don't you just pity all those tw-bit ACTors standing in the unemployment line along with all the other regular Americans the left keeps playing for saps.


21 posted on 08/04/2005 10:06:14 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

I believe that the same mole that Miller and the Times are protecting may have been Miller's source for the info about the Holy Land Foundation (terror mosque) investigation. That was the investigation, headed by Fitzgerald, that Miller thoroughly corrupted by calling the "foundation" and tipping them off to an imminent federal raid. I have a feeling that looking for that source is one of the directions that this Plame investigation has now taken.


22 posted on 08/04/2005 10:08:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Cautor
Rob Griffin, regional president of a real estate firm that once oversaw the leased property remarked that “It’s almost like out of a spy novel—the tenant that wasn’t there.”?

LOL. Just like out of a spy novel.

;-)

23 posted on 08/04/2005 10:08:41 PM PDT by beyond the sea ("If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball." - Jack Lemmon)
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To: Lancey Howard

Wilson learned a lot setting around the pool drinking tea and chatting with various folk both in and out of government. You are right that Wilson's story has changed by the minute. I wonder who would trust that sucker today?


24 posted on 08/04/2005 10:09:09 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: beyond the sea

Paging James Bond. Mr. Bond, please use the blue phone.


25 posted on 08/04/2005 10:10:36 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
I wonder who would trust that sucker today?

Anyone in the Democrat "leadership".

26 posted on 08/04/2005 10:12:31 PM PDT by beyond the sea ("If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball." - Jack Lemmon)
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To: Cautor; beyond the sea
"Paging James Bond. Mr. Bond, please use the blue phone."

Can Maxwell Smart answer the page? Using his shoe phone? :-)

And bumping your great thread, Cautor.

27 posted on 08/04/2005 10:14:40 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Cautor

Where do the Clintonistas who were working for Kerry fit into the timeline?


28 posted on 08/04/2005 10:15:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Miss Behave

"Can Maxwell Smart answer the page"

Only if his real name is Maxwell Plame Wilson.


29 posted on 08/04/2005 10:17:14 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
Wilson was and is a left-leaning Democrat, it should be noted that she more recently contributed $372 on October 11, 2004 to “America Coming Together” organization, a George Soros-backed liberal Democrat activist group. Interestingly, in the records documenting this contribution, she listed no employer and instead stated she was “retired,” a statement in clear contradiction of the facts. In short, she told a fib on her campaign disclosure.

She was on an "enforced" leave of absence from the CIA on October 11, 2004.

30 posted on 08/04/2005 10:17:31 PM PDT by SolidSupplySide
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To: digger48

"Where do the Clintonistas who were working for Kerry fit into the timeline?"

I'm suspicious enough to believe there is a Clinton angle in this, but can't see it just yet. I'd very much like your theories if you have given it any thought.


31 posted on 08/04/2005 10:18:42 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
A fact worth recalling is that Wilson was on the payroll of the Kerry campaign until he was thoroughly discredited by revelations proving he had lied about how he garnered the Niger trip.

That had to happen about the same time that Valerie was placed on an "enforced" leave of absence from the CIA. Someone ought to match those dates up and see how closely they coincide. Coincidence, as I said in the previous sentence, or related?

32 posted on 08/04/2005 10:20:30 PM PDT by SolidSupplySide
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To: Cautor
Nice summary. If the Brewster Jennings cover is an example of what the CIA was producing, it's no wonder we're in such trouble. There is something decidedly unprofessional about it. Is this an example of CIA work, or is it an example of Ms. Plame's work?

The whole incident is beginning to look like something out of a 3 Stooges movie.

33 posted on 08/04/2005 10:26:37 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("You must call evil by it's name" GW Bush ......... It's name is Terror)
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To: SolidSupplySide

"That had to happen about the same time that Valerie was placed on an "enforced" leave of absence from the CIA"

I've not heard of that. I certainly missed something of importance. Can you fill us in on that angle for the record?


34 posted on 08/04/2005 10:29:18 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

One of the best I have seen so far on the issue...

Bump/bookmark... bada-bing...


35 posted on 08/04/2005 10:32:07 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: McGavin999

"If the Brewster Jennings cover is an example of what the CIA was producing, it's no wonder we're in such trouble."

I hate to admit it, but I've pretty much lost faith in the CIA--maybe even in our other intelligence agencies. It looks to me like the CIA is like the State Department--full of hold-overs or whatever that put themselves and their egos above our real national security. They both must have a ton of petty bureaucrats who leak like a cheap roofing job.


36 posted on 08/04/2005 10:32:18 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
While Miller languishes in jail, Mrs Wilson has quietly returned to work at the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, after a year's unpaid leave. Her work remains classified, although she is no longer a covert operative.

She spent much of her enforced leave of absence helping to counsel women suffering from postnatal depression, a condition that strikes an estimated one in 10 new mothers and which Mrs Wilson herself experienced.

Typically, in government service, an "enforced leave of absence" is a disciplinary measure. Google it.

37 posted on 08/04/2005 10:35:29 PM PDT by SolidSupplySide
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To: Cautor
I think this effort was initially launched to try and shoot President Bush's campaign out of the water. When some of the MSM reporters tied Rove to the story--after the election--the leftist Democraps turned their guns on Rove.

Agree as to the initial aim of this scam: the target was President Bush. But the Rove card got played by Amb. Joseph C. Wilson IV (ret.) early in the game -- shortly after the Novak column appeared.

Recall Wilson's histrionics and his demand that Rove be "frog-marched out of the White House"?

Personally, I believe that the attack on Rove is an opportunistic venture by Wilson/Plame, et al, trying to take advantage of some "inside info". It's not unlikely, for example, that Judith Miller and Valerie Plame knew each other -- both worked on WMD issues. Wilson/Plame may have leaked Plame's role to Miller, who in turn leaked it to Rove and Libby -- thereby setting them up.

This scenario would explain a.) Miller's involvement in the case, even though she never authored a story concerning it and b.) why she (and her employer) would not want her source revealed.

38 posted on 08/04/2005 10:37:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SolidSupplySide

Thank you for that. Story says she operated undercover for nearly 2 decades ~20 years. Let's see, graduated from Penn State in 1984 and outed by Aldrich Ames in 1994. Ummm, I'd make that 10 years at the least, not counting the year or two she must have trained before heading off on the James Bond trail. Guess the writer of this story took her word for it...or gives the MSM more credit for what Valerie said she did under the covers than I would. OTOH, maybe she did work under the covers for a few years.


39 posted on 08/04/2005 10:41:39 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: blake6900
The president said what he said in his state of the union address and then the CIA sends someone over to Niger to prove it

The timeline:

1. March, 2002: the CIA sends Wilson to Niger.

2. January, 2003: the President's SOTU, with the "16 words".

3. June, 2003: Wilson's op-ed in the NYT, claiming his "sweet mint tea mission" of the previous year had found no evidence of what the President claimed.

40 posted on 08/04/2005 10:42:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

Okie, thanks. I agree with everything you say. If you haven't already, you ought to read what Clifford May at National Review Online says about the Plame-Miller-Wilson triangle. I have no doubt Miller and Plame knew each other and that Plame herself--or her gabby hubby--may have sourced Miller, and also David Korn.


41 posted on 08/04/2005 10:45:28 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
I'd make that 10 years at the least

I think you mean 10 years at the most. And I think the 10 year timeline you reference is for non-official cover. She may have traveled outside the US with some sort of other cover in the past ten years. But that wouldn't trigger the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.

42 posted on 08/04/2005 10:45:32 PM PDT by SolidSupplySide
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To: SolidSupplySide

You are absolutely right. I stand corrected. I certainly meant 10 years at the most as I certainly do not count anything beyond 1994 as covered by the IIPA. Thanks for clarifying my comment.


43 posted on 08/04/2005 10:48:18 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Fedora; piasa; Wolfstar; Shermy

Cautor has added some new entries for Plame's biography...


44 posted on 08/04/2005 10:49:20 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Cautor

Kudos...


45 posted on 08/04/2005 10:50:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

Thanks Ken, and I agree with your tagline completely. We can't get enough of either smart women or beautiful women on our side. And Lord knows they're all on our side. If you don't believe me, just look at the nags of NARAL or the rest of that lot.


46 posted on 08/04/2005 10:52:30 PM PDT by Cautor
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Great research, Cautor! Kudos!

I think the Vanity Fair piece and others indicate Plame was educated at the London School of Economics on the CIA's dime. I can't think of much else to add.

"They paid $735,000 for the home which records show had previously sold for a mere $44,000."

Man alive, does that ever jump out. It reminds me of so many Clintonite deals, like George Stephanolpolis's. Very fishy.


47 posted on 08/04/2005 10:54:59 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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"A fact worth recalling is that Wilson was on the payroll of the Kerry campaign until he was thoroughly discredited by revelations proving he had lied about how he garnered the Niger trip."

Technically, I believe he was an "unpaid advisor," just like Sandy Burglar. But he was certainly expecting some kind of payment for his services, should Kerry be elected, in the form of a plum job.


48 posted on 08/04/2005 10:58:28 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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Thank you sir. Looks like Wilson and Plame were not hurting in the income department. I doubt they made enough on civil service salaries (or CIA equivalent) to live the life of Riley in the Foxhall area of DC. If you know the area, and I lived there for a while, it's not cheap.


49 posted on 08/04/2005 11:01:49 PM PDT by Cautor
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You are certainly right about how Wilson was described--unpaid advisor--a fact that slipped my mind. I agree with you that his service to JFK was not entirely to be pro bono.


50 posted on 08/04/2005 11:03:36 PM PDT by Cautor
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