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Report: Dozens of U.S. spies captured in Lebanon and Iran
Haaretz ^

Posted on 11/21/2011 5:50:17 AM PST by jhpigott

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah said on TV in June at least 2 CIA spies identified in Hezbollah ranks; current and former U.S. officials concede this happened, says damage has spread.

The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cia; hezbollah; iran; lebanon; obama; spies; treason
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Nasrallah announced this capture back in June, but US officials denied it at the time. For whatever reason, today US officials admitted to the AP that a couple of our agents got nabbed. Ouch . . .
1 posted on 11/21/2011 5:50:18 AM PST by jhpigott
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


2 posted on 11/21/2011 5:51:13 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

bump


3 posted on 11/21/2011 5:52:15 AM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: jhpigott

It might help if Obama quit sending the Pali terrorists hundreds of millions of dollars per year?


4 posted on 11/21/2011 5:56:18 AM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: jhpigott

The real question is who in the administration is give the info up on them?


5 posted on 11/21/2011 5:59:02 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: jhpigott
It's on Bam's and Panetta's watches.

Another thing to try and sweep under the thug rug.

6 posted on 11/21/2011 6:05:36 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: jafojeffsurf

“The real question is who in the administration is give the info up on them?”

Same one responsible for bringing down packed military helicopters once in a while.


7 posted on 11/21/2011 6:07:56 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: G Larry

Obama probably gave them up to his rag head buds.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 6:14:29 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yeah, which person in Obama’s admin outed them to Hezballah.


9 posted on 11/21/2011 6:17:30 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: jhpigott

Couple different sources now reporting at least a “dozen” US spies were apprehended by Hezbollah. This is starting to sound like a HUGE Clusterf#&$

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4151181,00.html


10 posted on 11/21/2011 6:21:01 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott
"Some dozen CIA spies working in Iran and Lebanon were exposed and caught..."

Okay, this is bad. Just how were they exposed? Mistake? Carelessness? Double agent? Obama?

11 posted on 11/21/2011 6:25:29 AM PST by Obadiah (If Reagan were alive today he'd be spinning in his grave.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Obama probably gave them up to his rag head buds.

Probably to Hezbollah in exchange for not completely taking over in Lebanon and making it obvious on his watch.

12 posted on 11/21/2011 6:30:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: jhpigott

Remember how the “media” ballyhooed the “outing” of the so-called CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Waiting for proportionate treatment on this one. As if...


13 posted on 11/21/2011 6:31:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Obadiah

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20111121/D9R53CD80.html

“The CIA was well aware the spies were vulnerable in Lebanon. CIA officials were warned, including the chief of the unit that supervises Hezbollah operations from CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., and the head of counterintelligence. It remains unclear whether anyone has been or will be held accountable in the wake of this counterintelligence disaster or whether the incident will affect the CIA’s ability to recruit assets in Lebanon.”


14 posted on 11/21/2011 6:33:05 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

Hussein himself probably gave Hez their names. What a freaking traitor.


15 posted on 11/21/2011 6:33:50 AM PST by GnL
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To: jhpigott

Result of premature announcement of Bin Laden assination?


16 posted on 11/21/2011 6:34:29 AM PST by frithguild (Restricting access to capital - Liberalism: The sharpest tool of big business, banks, etc.)
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To: ScottinVA

Where is our Sec. of State? She should make a public statement since it happened on her watch.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 6:35:53 AM PST by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: ScottinVA

But, Plame was deep cover.


18 posted on 11/21/2011 6:37:10 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jhpigott

Sloppy, dumb Panetta. The CIA needs a major overhaul. Obama promising to witch hunt the CIA and hamstringing our intelligence activity didn’t help.


19 posted on 11/21/2011 6:38:23 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Obadiah

obama IS a double agent.

LLS


20 posted on 11/21/2011 6:38:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: frithguild

Perhaps, but in the secrets business you only have your reputation. If you let your assets get burned how willing will others be?

That this is public, has been publicly admitted and that no action has been taken is utterly irresponsible. Why do we let Dems run foreign policy?

State messed up Iraq, the CIA can’t get its act together and yet we continue to expand the bureaucracy. Professionals? I don’t think so.


21 posted on 11/21/2011 6:40:48 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jhpigott
AP is reporting that:

“The CIA was well aware the spies were vulnerable in Lebanon. CIA officials were warned, including the chief of the unit that supervises Hezbollah operations from CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., and the head of counterintelligence. It remains unclear whether anyone has been or will be held accountable...”

Maybe they could start here:


OBAMA'S ARAB SPRING IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE THE BEGINNINGS OF AN ISLAMIC CALLIPHATE

22 posted on 11/21/2011 6:43:19 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: jhpigott
Remember Senator Church and his Senate committee effectively dismantling CIA operations back when. They caused the deaths of our operatives and contract agents in the USSR and other countries behind the Iron Curtain and effectively caused the CIA to become a second rate operation. It so affected our ally counterparts that they were afraid to share information with us for fear of Congressional exposure and we were blind for many years - maybe even onto today.
23 posted on 11/21/2011 6:49:45 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jeff Head
A picture that paints many thousands of words, some many of which would get me banned.
24 posted on 11/21/2011 6:51:07 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: jhpigott

Prayers..............


25 posted on 11/21/2011 6:53:23 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jafojeffsurf
The real question is who in the administration is give the info up on them?

You do have to wonder. And it is a disgrace that we have to wonder.

26 posted on 11/21/2011 6:54:21 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jafojeffsurf
The real question is who in the administration is give the info up on them?

I suspect the 1st Muslim...& his traitor $o$, $HRILLary....
..just following their own personal Marxist philosophy...the R.O.P. & all.


27 posted on 11/21/2011 6:56:37 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: elpadre

. . . and the CIA has never really recovered since

this is going to kill recruitment in a region where it is desperately needed


28 posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:08 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott

Doesn’t appear they got any of our agents, just some of our recruited foreign national assests. Our agents don’t typically spy directly, they recruit (via coercion, extortion, ideology, bribery, blackmail...) foreign nationals with access to targeted groups/commercial/technical/governmental areas who do the spying. I’m sure we lose these sources all the time (they are mostly criminals, losers, traitors so what do you expect), what is unusual is that we are admitting that they were playing for our team. Of course, if we were sloppy and they got caught with evidence of US involvement, it makes perfect sense.


29 posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:33 AM PST by LambSlave
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To: Obadiah

We’ll probably never know the truth just like everything else in this dark
administration. Where’s Holder by the way?


30 posted on 11/21/2011 7:01:16 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: jhpigott

Leon Panetta was director of the CIA then, he is now Secy of Defense...does that give you all a warm, fuzzy, safe feeling?


31 posted on 11/21/2011 7:05:58 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: jhpigott

In this world things are rarely as they are reported to the press.

Not saying it’s the case here, but imagine an op that gets the bad guys to eat their own. All you have to do is call them a few times, and go to pizza hut when they do.


32 posted on 11/21/2011 7:07:33 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: jhpigott
This is starting to sound like a HUGE Clusterf#&$

Mmmm...Sugar-Coated Clusterf#&$'s, a favorite Holiday treat in the Obama household.

33 posted on 11/21/2011 7:08:45 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (The thing that counts is not what we could do, but what we actually do. -- Leo Spears)
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To: LambSlave
don't we usually vehemently deny they have any CIA connection?? Our admission is reason for immediate death. Unless, of course, the CIA owes them some money and they can save it with the loss of the asset.(sarc)
34 posted on 11/21/2011 7:10:27 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: LambSlave

Yea, doesn’t look like they nabbed any Americans. But this will likely kill recruitment of foreign nationals. I have the same question you do - why admit to this and why do it now (Hezbollah allegedly busted up this spy ring back in June)?


35 posted on 11/21/2011 7:11:03 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: 1010RD

I am afraid the Brotherhood in Egypt’s has access to the spy details of our whole Pali operation. I also am confident that this was released to put more pressure on Israel not to strike.Pray for our friends in Israel as I am afraid they will be struck hard from both sides after they attack Iran and we may not be coming to their aid until they have taken heavy losses.


36 posted on 11/21/2011 7:11:10 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: jhpigott

I bet THEY have no aversion to waterboarding.


37 posted on 11/21/2011 7:16:28 AM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is?)
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To: jhpigott
I hope & pray Iran will follow Bari's lead and not torture our soldiers.

It's one issue he has actually lead on.

So, I'm sure there will no longer be any harsh interrogation methods used every again anywhere on the earth.

38 posted on 11/21/2011 7:16:49 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Jeff Head

Chilling map. Especially when you add Iraq and Afghanistan to that.


39 posted on 11/21/2011 7:18:31 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: jhpigott

I hate to believe this, but if a history of the CIA is a guide, it is most likely true.

The particulars surrounding the most recent CIA “success story” — the tracking and killing of Osama Bin Laden — is likely based on a fairy tale. The truth is probably much different; viz., someone walked into the embassy in Islamabad and reported his whereabouts in order to obtain the reward on his head.


40 posted on 11/21/2011 7:20:00 AM PST by Melchior
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“I am afraid the Brotherhood in Egypt’s has access to the spy details of our whole Pali operation. I also am confident that this was released to put more pressure on Israel not to strike.Pray for our friends in Israel as I am afraid they will be struck hard from both sides after they attack Iran and we may not be coming to their aid until they have taken heavy losses.”

I concur with your assessment. It appears with all the “uprisings” over there, some sensitive information has fallen into the wrong hands from a previously friendly government.


41 posted on 11/21/2011 7:20:59 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: jhpigott; Jeff Head
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Penetration of the Obama Administration
42 posted on 11/21/2011 7:21:04 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yep...makes his foreign policy goals as clear as his economic ones.

His fundamental change for America is simple...destroy it and remake it into some sort of progressive/socialist/marxist command economy and international player on behalf of those ideologies.

With a whole lot of leangings and support to the Islamics.


43 posted on 11/21/2011 7:21:59 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DTogo
Yep...got that one covered too...


ISLAMIC MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
INFILTRATES OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

44 posted on 11/21/2011 7:24:34 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TexasCajun
You forgot a tag on that last sentence. Here, let me help out.

"So, I'm sure there will no longer be any harsh interrogation methods used every again anywhere on the earth." /dripping sarcasm

45 posted on 11/21/2011 7:26:36 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Setting the world on fire to ‘reshape it’ = Fabian Socialism.

Frightening stuff.


46 posted on 11/21/2011 7:31:26 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Jeff Head

That is one helluva picture, Heff. And it isn’t pretty...both ends of the Red Sea in enemy hands. In less than 3 years.

Anyone who though that this amount of damage couldn’t happen in one term (or tried to assure me that it couldn’t) need look no further. I cna’t say namore in polite company. 2012 can’t come fast enough...I just hope it isn’t too late. These people make me physically ill.

Prayers, many prayers for our unknown intelligence heroes.


47 posted on 11/21/2011 7:34:54 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Jeff Head
GREAT MAP, JEFF....
really shows how quickly Presidential (gross) incompetence / malfeasance can
destroy the world...but, that was Pres__ent 0Bozo's / the Liberals' goal, wasn't it....
Jimmah "Malaise" Carter, Couldn't be happier now.
"I'm now the 2nd worst President in 235 yrs. of U.S. History.
..hopefully Jan. '13, shall bring REAL change for the better.

48 posted on 11/21/2011 7:35:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks,

How many muslim sympathizers are in the State Dept and our intelligence communities thanks to Bari Hussein Obamah.

49 posted on 11/21/2011 7:36:07 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: SueRae

Jeff, apologies for the misspell...


50 posted on 11/21/2011 7:36:10 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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