Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New York Times About to Put American Troops in Deadly Peril
Big Journalism ^ | april 14th | Brad Thor

Posted on 04/14/2010 9:57:01 AM PDT by Mount Athos

I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces. If the Times actually sees this through, the red ink they are drowning in will be nothing compared to the blood their entire organization will be covered with. Make no mistake, the Times is about to cause casualty rates in Afghanistan to skyrocket. Each and every American should be outraged.

As chronicled here, here, here, and here the Central Intelligence Agency via the New York Times has been waging a nasty proxy war against the Department of Defense over its use of former military and intelligence personnel to do what the CIA is both incapable and unwilling to do: gather the much needed intelligence that keeps our troops safe.

According to Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius, “[T]he U.S. military has long been unhappy about the quality of CIA intelligence in Afghanistan,” and the senior military intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Maj Gen Michael T. Flynn went so far as to publish a stunning report calling for “sweeping changes to the way the intelligence community thinks about itself.”

The report goes on to quote General Stanley McChrystal, who stated that “our senior leaders – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, Congress, the President of the United States – are not getting the right information to make decisions with … The media is driving the issues.”

Through its use of the New York Times, the Central Intelligence Agency has tried to embarrass the Defense Department into shutting down what, by all accounts, has been an amazingly successful program, which has dramatically saved American and Coalition lives and continues to do so on a daily basis.

But thanks to the beating the folks on the 7th floor at Langley and the New York Times have taken in the blogosphere, they are about to go for broke and to do so in a fashion so grotesque that every American should be moved to action.

These morbidly conjoined twins have entered dangerous territory. They are not only putting at risk the lives of the brave men and women working day and night to keep our troops safe (who, along with their families, will surely be targeted for retribution by al Qaeda and the Taliban), but they are also calling down a host of legal woes via the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (made famous in the Valerie Plame affair under the George W. Bush Administration) as the intelligence gathered and reported on by the Defense Department operatives in question is most definitely classified.

So while the New York Times stands ready to once again put American lives at grave risk in order to sell a few more papers, the Central Intelligence Agency appears committed to its misguided “Kappes Doctrine”, (so named for Leon Panetta’s number-two man, who many in the intel game blame for being the “hidden hand in many of the nation’s intelligence failures”). Per the Kappes Doctrine, which was so disastrously tied to the F.O.B. Chapman attack, the Agency is happy to pay foreign intel services to take the risks as long as the CIA can take the credit (and in this case, continue to claim that what the Department of Defense is doing every day on the ground in Afghanistan can’t be done).

But fortunately for our troops, it is being done, it has saved countless lives, and it will continue to do so, unless the Times publishes its list.

To prevent its publication, I am calling on all Americans: Democrats, Republicans and Independents to bombard the New York Times and insist that they refrain from outing these brave Americans who are risking everything for the safety of our troops.

What the Central Intelligence Agency and the New York Times has cooked up is a recipe for unmitigated disaster and we used to have a word for it in our lexicon. We called it treason. But unlike the treason committed by the Times in the past, we have been granted a heads up and this time each one of us can do something about it.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cia; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; doublestandard; espionage; mediabias; mediatraitors; nationalsecurity; newyorktimes; obama; outed; palin; plamegate; pravdamedia; statedept; traitor; treason; valerieplame

1 posted on 04/14/2010 9:57:01 AM PDT by Mount Athos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Info provided directly from the ‘one’?


2 posted on 04/14/2010 9:57:59 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Did they call you and tell you this?


3 posted on 04/14/2010 9:59:52 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Of the many reactions I have to this allegation, the one I don’t have is surprise.

Sad to look at the current state of our country.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 10:00:34 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carley

How are the names of those working covertly....newsworthy. Traitors!


5 posted on 04/14/2010 10:01:08 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Black and Free!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
Wonder how the NY Slime staff and management would feel about all their personal and family information and identification being placed on the Internet with a link to this story (if they print it).
6 posted on 04/14/2010 10:01:13 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
As chronicled here, here, here, and here the Central Intelligence Agency via the New York Times has been waging a nasty proxy war against the Department of Defense over its use of former military and intelligence personnel to do what the CIA is both incapable and unwilling to do: gather the much needed intelligence that keeps our troops safe.

So the Media and Obama Administration are going to disclose names of covert agents endangering agents in the field?

Do it. Plamegate will be nothing compared to this corrupt scandal.

7 posted on 04/14/2010 10:01:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

That is what should be done.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 10:03:16 AM PDT by crz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

“Covered in blood” is the natural state of the New York Times, dating back at least as far as Walter Duranty and his concealment/whitewash of the Ukrainian Holodomor (famine).


9 posted on 04/14/2010 10:06:53 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carley

Time for a mole hunt big time.

Let’s see where to start.
Gates -CIA
Gates- DOD
Gates-Zero synchophant
NYT- leaks CIA assets.
HUMMMMMMM


10 posted on 04/14/2010 10:08:06 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Those that provided the list to the media should be taken out and immediately executed for treason, period.

Those in power that do not vigorously go after these traitors deserve a similar fate.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 10:08:45 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
"I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces."

The NYT is the best weapon enemies of the United States have...and proud of it.

12 posted on 04/14/2010 10:09:10 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
They should change their name to the New York Jihad.

The 9/11 pilots hit the wrong building.
13 posted on 04/14/2010 10:10:23 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Again?


14 posted on 04/14/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
"Do it. Plamegate will be nothing compared to this corrupt scandal. "

Except the MSM will see to it that all who rely on them for their thoughts and opinions (which, unfortunately, is still many) will never know about this.

Whereas the distortions about Valerie Plame were bar-stool/grocery line conversation.

15 posted on 04/14/2010 10:12:50 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

How does the citing of the true names of these people rather than pseudonyms improve the article in any way?


16 posted on 04/14/2010 10:18:49 AM PDT by Inwoodian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces. If the Times actually sees this through, the red ink they are drowning in will be nothing compared to the blood their entire organization will be covered with.

It may be time to take vigorous action.

17 posted on 04/14/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos; All
NYT Traitor Mom-Daughter Ad

Hate NYT

18 posted on 04/14/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

They won’t do this, it will look bad on their messiah.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 10:19:55 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stuartcr

FWIW, Brad Thor is a novelist whose specialty is espionage/spy thrillers. He is very well connected in this area and knows what he is talking about.

Additionally, his books are pretty darn good and he is a staunch conservative...


20 posted on 04/14/2010 10:28:40 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

I remember way back when someone published the names of overseas CIA staff, at least one was subsequently murdered (Athens ?).


21 posted on 04/14/2010 10:28:53 AM PDT by 1066AD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DuncanWaring

Walter Duranty may rot in hell. I actually intend on paying a visit to his grave. He deserves the FINEST respect from me.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 10:32:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Wyatt's Torch

I guess that means he did get a call?


23 posted on 04/14/2010 10:33:03 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

We all know they will say........The Bush administration did it LOL


24 posted on 04/14/2010 10:33:14 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carley
Info provided directly from the ‘one’?

You mean the Muhammadian Candidate?

25 posted on 04/14/2010 10:33:31 AM PDT by 444Flyer (PharaOh, PharaOh...let my people go!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

” So the Media and Obama Administration are going to disclose names of covert agents endangering agents in the field?

Do it. Plamegate will be nothing compared to this corrupt scandal. “

Nah, they play by different rules and have different consequences.
No one outside of talk radio and the internet sites like this will even pay attention.
There will be a little fuss for a weekend and then the media will move on.
The enemy is inside the gate.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 10:36:41 AM PDT by Jazz1968
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Perhaps I could send you the makings of a little momento you could drop off on my behalf.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
WHY? Perhaps the next most treasonous act is to read the NYT's. . .

Again; no low too low; when it comes to damning America and as well, those who put their lives on the line; for our Country.

Will Justice make good, for these people?

28 posted on 04/14/2010 10:48:24 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!as would no doubt other He said 'mainly we sp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

New York Times About to Put American Troops in Deadly Peril-AGAIN!

(Pinch must be on Eric Holder’s speed dial)


29 posted on 04/14/2010 10:59:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Didn’t the NY Times get their knickers all in a twist when Valerie Plame was “outed”?


30 posted on 04/14/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wyatt's Torch

Love his books. He’s got a new one coming out in June. Met him once at a book signing. Very cool dude.

As for the NYT - They will burn in hell.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 11:17:34 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

The CIA should be damned careful about doing this.

The DOD has a very large and powerful SOCOM at its command. A fight between them and the CIAs SAD/SOG would be a mighty bloodbath.

I truly doubt such a spat would stay at “ground level” very long. The CIAs management Elis may be awful daring while flying a desk and ordering killers around. Not so much if they become targets themselves.


32 posted on 04/14/2010 11:29:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

Left a message at the following number:

# PUBLIC EDITOR
To reach Clark Hoyt, who represents the readers, e-mail public@nytimes.com or call (212) 556-7652.

Basically I said, if true - and this comes from a credible source (given Brad Thor’s connections/experience) that this would be a tragic error in judgment and to please reconsider as this would have grave repercussions.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 11:36:38 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

maybe we should have media outlets report on where these NY times journo’s live, what time they go to work, when they work and what days and lets see how thye like their ;privacy being public.

the MSM have been criminal since they saw bozo at the Dem convention


34 posted on 04/14/2010 11:50:25 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz
Walter Duranty may rot in hell. I actually intend on paying a visit to his grave. He deserves the FINEST respect from me.

LOL...perhaps drink some fine 30-year old Scotch before p!$$ing on it?

35 posted on 04/14/2010 12:09:46 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

I hope the dying rag loses even more readers and advertisers over this.


36 posted on 04/14/2010 12:19:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Drink a lot of water before you visit the grave


37 posted on 04/14/2010 12:21:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos; All

Contact Carlos Slim and let him know how you feel about this:

http://www.carlosslim.com/contactanos_ing.html


38 posted on 04/14/2010 12:30:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

What brand do you plan to drink beforehand...?


39 posted on 04/14/2010 12:46:09 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: TXnMA

Is this really a credible source?

I seriously doubt the credibility of the guy who posted this, he is basically an unknown novelist, and he hasn’t cited any sources except “his many contacts in the CIA”. If he was that concerned, he would have outed his sources, would he not?

And if this were true, the biggest culprits would be the CIA, for leaking names in the first place. Why are the CIA getting a free pass?


40 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:07 PM PDT by psamtani
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: psamtani; Lazamataz

Beats me — I was just joking around with Laz...


41 posted on 04/14/2010 1:47:50 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: RedCell
Left a message at the following number:

# PUBLIC EDITOR
To reach Clark Hoyt, who represents the readers, e-mail public@nytimes.com or call (212) 556-7652.

Basically I said, if true - and this comes from a credible source (given Brad Thor’s connections/experience) that this would be a tragic error in judgment and to please reconsider as this would have grave repercussions.

BTTT

42 posted on 04/14/2010 3:50:34 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos


43 posted on 04/14/2010 4:21:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

If they post this list, that office should be forced to operate out of Kandahar.


44 posted on 04/14/2010 4:30:29 PM PDT by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc
The MSM have been criminal since they saw bozo at the Dem convention Joe McCarthy tried to warn the nation of communist infiltration.

There, fixed it for you.

45 posted on 04/14/2010 5:08:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Thanks Mount Athos.
I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces.
And this surprises us because...?
46 posted on 04/14/2010 6:09:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos
If they really do this - New York Patriots should march right into the building and . . .
47 posted on 04/14/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by Art in Idaho
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

There are times for blood and there are times to kill.

Looks like the New York Times have decided that it wants both out of our troops.

I hope they go bankrupt.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 10:40:45 PM PDT by Del Rapier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos; All

Any update on this story?


49 posted on 04/15/2010 2:34:25 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

good question, I don’t know


50 posted on 04/15/2010 10:38:19 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson