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Time Magazine Fears Shutdown Could Turn Spies Into Traitors
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Posted on 10/02/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by chessplayer

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To: freedomfiter2

touché


51 posted on 10/02/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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NYT/TIME FLASH: “Women and minority Intelligence Officers hit hardest by government shutdown.”


52 posted on 10/02/2013 12:18:27 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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The shutdown fearmongering continues apace, and Time magazine is dutifully passing along the administration's talking points. Here's the latest: the government work stoppage could drive cash-starved spies into the arms of other countries. It would make otherwise patriotic Americans become traitors.

An ongoing government shutdown heightens the risk that American intelligence officers could be flipped as double agents, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.

Clapper was out drinking the other night with his friend Bob The Spy and they both got pretty trashed, and then Clapper said, "I'm telling ya, Bob, they're all dumber than a box of rocks. Here, lemme showya..." and he took out his triple-encrypted Blackberry and woke up the Time magazine editor and started shouting, "our spies'll turncoat on us dammit, without official payoff money we're all doomed!" Bob The Spy led him out the door of the bar while Clapper was laughing hysterically...

53 posted on 10/02/2013 12:35:00 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: chessplayer

Well, then, shut down all the illegal domestic surveillance and use the money to pay the people doing lawful intel against enemy regimes. Duh.


54 posted on 10/02/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by shego
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the nat'l intelligence director is saying they can't "guarantee the nation’s safety ..."

Yeah, maybe the shutdown will cause them to miss a specific warning about a dangerous terrorist in the country... oh, wait, never mind -- that already happened when the government was up and running.

55 posted on 10/02/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by shego
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Who ever wrote this must think very little of honorable and honest American intelligence agents. Kinda tells a lot about the author for Time.


56 posted on 10/02/2013 12:54:54 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: NFHale
Well, as my daddy always tole me,
'when the world gives you dead polar bears FIRE UP THE BARBIE!'

Eat them before they eat you.

57 posted on 10/02/2013 2:24:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Ahh! Roast Penguin!!

My favorite! With a little garlic, parsely, and maybe a nice Hollandaise sauce!

Buono Appetito!!


58 posted on 10/02/2013 2:42:16 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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