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Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT by don-o

When Edward Snowden decided he wanted to release details about the NSA's intelligence operations to the public, he reached out to Laura Poitras, a 49-year-old film maker and political activist opposed to the war on terror. As the Washington Post noted on Monday, Poitras had "the odd distinction of sharing a byline in The Washington Post and in London’s Guardian newspaper last week on two blockbuster stories."

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But perhaps it isn't such a mystery why the U.S. government might want to question Poitras if you simply crack open John R. Bruning's 2006 book, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq. Contary to Greenwald's claim that Poitras has never been accused of any wrongdoing, Devil's Sandbox details the explosive allegation that Poitras had foreknowledge of a November 20, 2004 ambush of U.S. troops but did nothing to warn them.

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Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Co-Author of NSA Scoop, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops
1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
Devil's Sandbox

Earth.

2 posted on 06/12/2013 6:29:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o

I remember reading back then how Big Media would see Iraqis burying IED’s and then would set up and film our boys and girls riding over them.

Then they would cite some journolist “hero” who had told them never to lose their “objectivity” and thus they were doing their sacred duty to let American soldiers be killed for the good of the story.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT 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: no-to-illegals

This woman seems to be a rather nasty piece of work. I am still not entirely sure about what I think about the NSA exposure.

It certainly confirmed my suspicions.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; penelopesire; thouworm; SE Mom

Fyi


5 posted on 06/12/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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Ronald Reagan I Hear You! ... and now that you can say nothing, you are saying it best by saying nothing at all.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 6:35:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Nothing At All ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=yPw_H2Rm2lM


7 posted on 06/12/2013 6:37:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o

That make her an accessory to the crime


8 posted on 06/12/2013 6:38:14 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Get a special prosecutor right now!!!)
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To: don-o

In trying to unravel where this dude falls as to being a “hero” or a “traitor”,
The old adage, “You are the company you keep” comes to mind......


9 posted on 06/12/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: treetopsandroofs

Far cry from the WW II journalists. Exactly why I strongly oppose any military assets spent to ensure their safety.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 6:46:07 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: matginzac

“I’m trying to unravel where this dude falls as to being a “hero” or a “traitor”,
The old adage, “You are the company you keep” comes to mind......”

There’s a transcript here somewhere this morning of Rush saying Snowden NEVER REVEALED INTEL, only the process that the beloved Hussein Head government is doing to America.

Watch how the RINOS bleat on this to know which way is right.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT 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: don-o

if you actually think one of those islamic evildoers would “share” anything with someone he is banging, you are nuts. These people are furtive, secretive and use women. Yes, she is stupid. But I highly doubt she ‘knew” anything.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 6:51:28 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: treetopsandroofs

the reporters should not be allowed over there without their agreement that they are working for our side.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: don-o

This revelation, if true, would not surprise me a bit. This is the type of pond scum this turd hangs around with and views as “friends”.

This guy may have done what any American should have done, and brought this to the attention of the citizenry.

But this should be no different than any citizen in an airport who points out an unattended suitcase left behind by a man who ran out the front door.

This guy is no hero, and neither are the people he chums around with. We can be glad the information is out, but I have no gratitude to him or her.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 6:54:08 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: don-o

Just as John Kerry,Jane Fonda and others rooted for the bad guys in the 60’s and 70’s it would appear that Laura’s been rooting for the bad guys more recently.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 6:56:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yes. See my post below at #14.

I don’t know if the guy is a traitor, I think not.

But I KNOW his no damned hero. And neither is the cheap two bit whore he gave the story to.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:01:02 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Totally agree that what we have see so far just shows the Fed’s total disregard for the 4th Amendment. I am leaning towards thinking that this guy is a hero.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:27 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: rlmorel

I can agree with that.

He seems to be two-bit leftist trash who became disillusioned with (some of?) the leftist freaks he used to support.

If he HAD made any disparaging remarks about the Fraud, I’m thinking they would never be reported, since the meme is all about making him a traitor for doing what was considered patriotic by Big Media during the last administration.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT 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: rlmorel

Perhaps the cheap two bit whore was the only one who would run with the story. All the expensive ones were already under contract to the current regime in Washington, servicing its federal agents.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: WMarshal

“I am leaning towards thinking that this guy is a hero.”

He seems to have only sought out leftist freaks to get the word out....


20 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:54 AM PDT 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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