Skip to comments.Report: Dozens of U.S. spies captured in Lebanon and Iran
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 CIAs 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 ...
It might help if Obama quit sending the Pali terrorists hundreds of millions of dollars per year?
The real question is who in the administration is give the info up on them?
Another thing to try and sweep under the thug rug.
“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.
Obama probably gave them up to his rag head buds.
Yeah, which person in Obama’s admin outed them to Hezballah.
Couple different sources now reporting at least a “dozen” US spies were apprehended by Hezbollah. This is starting to sound like a HUGE Clusterf#&$
Okay, this is bad. Just how were they exposed? Mistake? Carelessness? Double agent? Obama?
Probably to Hezbollah in exchange for not completely taking over in Lebanon and making it obvious on his watch.
Remember how the “media” ballyhooed the “outing” of the so-called CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Waiting for proportionate treatment on this one. As if...
“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.”
Hussein himself probably gave Hez their names. What a freaking traitor.
Result of premature announcement of Bin Laden assination?
Where is our Sec. of State? She should make a public statement since it happened on her watch.
But, Plame was deep cover.
Sloppy, dumb Panetta. The CIA needs a major overhaul. Obama promising to witch hunt the CIA and hamstringing our intelligence activity didn’t help.
obama IS a double agent.
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.
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:
You do have to wonder. And it is a disgrace that we have to wonder.
I suspect the 1st Muslim...& his traitor $o$, $HRILLary....
..just following their own
personal Marxist philosophy...the R.O.P. & all.
. . . and the CIA has never really recovered since
this is going to kill recruitment in a region where it is desperately needed
Doesn’t appear they got any of our agents, just some of our recruited foreign national assests. Our agents don’t typically spy directly, they recruit (via coercion, extortion, ideology, bribery, blackmail...) foreign nationals with access to targeted groups/commercial/technical/governmental areas who do the spying. I’m sure we lose these sources all the time (they are mostly criminals, losers, traitors so what do you expect), what is unusual is that we are admitting that they were playing for our team. Of course, if we were sloppy and they got caught with evidence of US involvement, it makes perfect sense.
We’ll probably never know the truth just like everything else in this dark
administration. Where’s Holder by the way?
Leon Panetta was director of the CIA then, he is now Secy of Defense...does that give you all a warm, fuzzy, safe feeling?
In this world things are rarely as they are reported to the press.
Not saying it’s the case here, but imagine an op that gets the bad guys to eat their own. All you have to do is call them a few times, and go to pizza hut when they do.
Mmmm...Sugar-Coated Clusterf#&$'s, a favorite Holiday treat in the Obama household.
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)?
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 bet THEY have no aversion to waterboarding.
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.
Chilling map. Especially when you add Iraq and Afghanistan to that.
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.
“I am afraid the Brotherhood in Egypts 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.
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.
"So, I'm sure there will no longer be any harsh interrogation methods used every again anywhere on the earth." /dripping sarcasm
Setting the world on fire to ‘reshape it’ = Fabian Socialism.
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.
How many muslim sympathizers are in the State Dept and our intelligence communities thanks to Bari Hussein Obamah.
Jeff, apologies for the misspell...
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