Skip to comments.More on the CIA war against Bush
Posted on 12/01/2005 5:33:44 AM PST by Quilla
The American Thinker has connected a number of dots in the ongoing CIA effort to subvert an elected American president. John Hinderaker now suggests that high officials in the CIA itself deliberately exposed the Agencys covert flights to transport terrorists to interrogation centers around the world.
The New York Times and Washington Post cited CIA sources when they told the world the details air carriers, flight dates, airports and countries involved. That is all information Osama bin Ladin would love to know. This unbelievably irresponsible publicity could destabilize governments or kill people. But if the Agency had any objection to the blowing of one of its most sensitive operations since the Cold War, apparently it didnt tell NYT or WaPo.
The twin leaks to the Times and the Post have severely impaired the agencys ability to carry out renditions, transport prisoners, and maintain secret detention facilities. It is striking that top-level CIA officials are evidently willing to do serious damage to their own agencys capabilities and operations for the sake of harming the Bush administration and impeding administration policies with which they disagree.
The CIA is an agency in crisis. Perhaps, though, there is a ray of hope:the agency has referred the secret-prison leak to the Post to the Justice Department for investigation and possible criminal prosecution.
Conclusion: Some well-placed CIA officers are serving the media, not the Government of the United States or the people. They are endangering their own agents at the frontlines, and undoubtedly other sources as well.
It now seems as if the war against Bush has become a war within CIA. Killing the terrorist transport program would certainly undermine Administration policy, the major goal of the new Iron Triangle of power in the country- the CIA, the media and the Left. Some sources might be currying favor with the NYT-WaPo axis, perhaps to get their help in covering up their own misconduct in the Plame-Wilson affair. After all, reporters will now be compelled to testify in the Libby trialand who knows what they might reveal?
The US Congress has oversight powers over the secret bureaucracy. Nothing is more important than for it to carry out an aggressive investigation of sabotage by newsleak.
This is nothing short of a coup... Plame/Rove was also part of it.
the agency has referred the secret-prison leak to the Post to the Justice Department for investigation and possible criminal prosecution.
This is the Plame game scenario. Look for the investigation to target a Bush administration official as the leaker.
Didn't all this start 45 years ago on a grassy knoll??
I'd certainly appreciate Porter Goss shutting down this subversive operation.
Porter Goss and the Justice Department had better get to the bottom of this. There is true EVIL afoot and my guess is that liberals, the media, and Democrats (all the same) have their fingerprints all over this.
Let's get this straight. Valerie Plame, the flamboyant, in-your-face CIA analyst, is "outed" and the Left screams bloody murder over a complete non-story which has not done and will not do anyone any harm.
However, when a critical, treasonous leak puts real people - indeed, the entire country - at risk, the Left is silent.
Pray to God - PRAY TO GOD - that good Americans who see this farce playing out are still in the majority. If not, we could be the last generation of what we think of as "Americans."
Let NO other issue cloud your thinking. Conservative judges and a Republican Congress are the only things separating us from becoming a socialist, second-rate nation. Hand this country back to the Dems and the MSM, and they'll have succeeded in dragging further down the path to one-worldism, or worse, sharia.
Again, IMHO only one issue matters: security. In this dangerous era, social issues must take a back seast.
So would the president, I'm sure. Not easy to move such an entrenched group; overcoming the inertia may take years.
A few years back, I was hearing from someone who had a relative in the CIA, and that person's views were exactly what you would expect if you believe that the CIA is deliberately undermining US policy in this area.
As for Congress, can you imagine them keeping a secret?
That's the same thing I've been thinking. I started looking that way shortly after Katrina. Why else I wondered, did the media build up such a frenzy over it and then we find out it was all lies? All their story's were lies!
They got everything wrong? No, you don't make that many mistakes by accident. And that's why I thought the Governors unwillingness to let the President send in the military and the media putting out false stories while she kept the help at bay, were all connected to the dems and maybe the CIA. And I thought they were going for a coup
I still do.
I sincerely hope that the Bush administration is letting this open sore fester in preparation for a blockbuster set of hearings (Able Danger, Libby trial, Tom Delay trail, CIA leaks) just prior to the 2006 midterm election. I know I'm trying to find a silver lining in a dark cloud, but, as has been shown previously, the Bush administration is loathe to tip their hand prematurely.
Lets not forget the State Department!
Former home of Larry Johnson and Walter Pincus's wife Ann.
Also the former home of Mr. Wilkerson, who claimed that the White House highjacked U.S. foreign policy.
In addition,Joe and Val, in their own words, claim that during March of 03 Val was in the process of moving from non-official to official cover at the Dept. of State (Vanity Fair-January 2004).
The CIA has apparently become a malignant cancer, devouring it's own cells.
I think there are more than two problem employees from the CIA. Consider also, that the Clintons fired and replaced just about anyone they could in any branch of the government while they were in office. I think the justice department is particularly a problem since that is where they go when found out (Sandy Berger, e.g.) so that they can skate. (Yes, I know Berger was convicted, but that was a slap on the wrist.) Even the White House travel office was replaced by Clinton cronies. At the time, I thought it was just cronyism, but now I wonder if even the travel office was covering up for Clinton crimes.
IIRC, one of the first things clinton did was fire all 93 U.S Attorney Generals.
Frank Gaffney was on Fox & Friends this morning making this very point.