Skip to comments.ACLU Spying On CIA Agents In US, Outing Them To Jihadists (ACLU Claims It Is Patriotic Act!)
Posted on 08/27/2009 6:26:12 AM PDT by MindBender26
Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers -- "in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes" -- were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators.
The ACLU undertook the so-called "John Adams Project" with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- last seen crusading for convicted jihadi assistant Lynne Stewart. She's the far-left lawyer who helped sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing and N.Y. landmark bombing plot mastermind, smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client's court-ordered isolation.
The ACLU's team used lists and data from "human rights groups," European researchers and news organizations that were involved in "(t)racking international CIA-chartered flights" and monitoring hotel phone records. Working from a witch-hunt list of 45 CIA employees, the ACLU team tailed and photographed agency employees or obtained other photos from public records.
And then they showed the images to suspected al-Qaida operatives implicated in murdering 3,000 innocent men, women and children on American soil.
Where is the concern for the safety of these American officers and their families? Where's the outrage from all the indignant supporters of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose name was leaked by Bush State Department official Richard Armitage to the late Robert Novak? Lefties swung their nooses for years over the disclosure, citing federal laws prohibiting the sharing of classified information and proscribing anyone from unauthorized exposure of undercover intelligence agents.
ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero refused to comment on Project CIA Paparazzi and instead whined some more about the evil Bush/CIA interrogators. Left-wing commentators and distraction artists are dutifully up in arms about such "inhumane" tactics as blowing cigar smoke in the faces of Gitmo detainees. But it's Romero blowing unconscionable smoke:
"We are confident that no laws or regulations have been broken as we investigated the circumstances of the torture of our clients and as we have vigorously defended our clients' interests," he told the Post. "Rather than investigate the CIA officials who undertook the torture, they are now investigating the military lawyers who have courageously stepped up to defend these clients in these sham proceedings."
Courage? What tools and fools these jihadi-enablers be. Civil liberties opportunism is literally a part of the al-Qaida handbook. A terrorist manual seized in a Manchester, England, raid in 2005 advised operatives: "At the beginning of the trial ... the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security before the judge. Complain of mistreatment while in prison." Jihadi commanders rehearsed the lines with their foot soldiers "to ensure that they have assimilated it."
Since 9/11, the selective champions of privacy have recklessly blabbed about counterterrorism operations, endangered the lives of military and intelligence officials at Gitmo, and undermined national security through endless litigation. They accused Bush immigration officials of xenophobia for pursuing visa overstayers from jihadi-friendly countries. They accused local law enforcement, FBI and other homeland security officials of "racial profiling" for placing heightened scrutiny on mosques and jihadi-linked charities.
Now, caught red-handed blowing the cover of CIA operatives, they shrug their shoulders and dismiss it as "normal" research on behalf of "our clients."
But don't you dare question their love of country. Spying to stop the next 9/11 is treason, you see. Spying to stop enhanced interrogation of Gitmo detainees is patriotic. And endangering America on behalf of international human rights is the ultimate form of leftist dissent.
It's Ok now, even "patriotic," because Obama's buddies, the ACLU, is doing it!
Wonder if they paid for it with "Simulus" money?
....the ACLU is an avowed enemy of the United States....
The “John Adams Project”?
Is that supposed to be some kind of joke?
John Adams was responsible for pushing through the Alien and Sedition Acts.
I don’t he would give a rat’s furry bee-hind about the “rights” of foreign enemies of the U.S.
I read they staked out their homes and took pictures even of their families- waiting for more information
Too bad Philip Agee died from the wonderful free cuban healthcare he got. He would have been so proud to be vindicated
Nothing will happen to the ACLU. It is a damn shame Bush did not give a full Pardon to Scooter Libby.
The end of the United States, as we knew it, is very near...
Where is the new Joe McCarthy?
And may I ask, Whose fault it is? OURS!
My understanding of why he didn’t is that acceptance of the pardon would have meant that Scooter would have to admit guilt per Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution which would prevent an appeal.
“.....the ACLU is an avowed enemy of the United States....”
....As is OBOZO HUSSEIN, RAHM (Dead Fish Pink TuTu!)EMANUEL and DAVID AXELSHAFT, the infamously acclaimed POLITBORO of 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.....
It’s not a good idea to tick off the CIA.
Obama is partnered with the aclu to make the United States more vulnerable to a massive enemy attack. One has to ask is that his goal so he can impose martial law and take over as a dictator?? I know that sound preposterous but his actions speak louder than words. God help the United States.
I see the task as this: When (not if) we’re invaded by Islamofascists, those of us who manage to capture some of their ubiquitous RPGs should see that one is launched straight through the front door of their nearest ACLU office.
Of course this presumes that Obama and his Tammany Hall staff don’t confiscate our weapons before then. The ACLU long ago proved themselves to be an enemy of the American people, just like the dimlibs.
Hopefully, it is an extremely terrible and atrocious idea!...
FWIW - John Adams is a distant cousin.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Jamais reculez á tyrannie un pouce!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! Never give an inch to tyranny!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
The goals of the ACLU were clear from the groups founding, as indicated by the writings of its founder, Roger Baldwin: I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class Communism is the goal.
Have Joe and Val issued a public statement condemning the ACLU?
Will there be calls for the ACLU to be frog marched out of the public arena in handcuffs?
Since when did Rove start working for the ACLU? /s
Is Rove It? posted by David Corn on 07/05/2005 @ 1:46pm
“....In the summer of 2003, Joseph Wilson appeared at a public event in Seattle and was asked about the investigation of the Plame leak. Wilson replied, “Wouldn’t it be fun to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs?...”
Actually, what he MEANT to say was "establishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion."
There, I fixed it.