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White House mistakenly leaks name of top spy in Afghanistan
Christian Today ^ | 26 May 2014 | Brownie Marie

Posted on 05/26/2014 4:54:48 PM PDT by xzins

The White House mistakenly leaked the name of one of their top spies to nearly 6,000 journalists on Sunday.

The CIA officer's name was included on a press tip sheet that was given to the White House's pool reporter, who then forwarded the list to the entire press pool—about 6,000 email addresses.

The list contained the names of 15 people President Obama was scheduled to meet with during a visit to Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Mistakenly included was the name of the top U.S. spy in Kabul, identified on the list as the "Chief of Station."

Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Scott Wilson has been identified as the person who filed the pool report, although he told the Post that he copied the list from a White House press email.

A revised list with the spy's name removed was quickly distributed to the press pool, and White House officials asked the media outlets not to publish the officer's name for fear of harm to the officer and his family. It is unclear whether the officer will remain in Afghanistan.

The incident marks the fourth chief of station to have his identity leaked in recent years. Two CIA station chiefs in Pakistan were outed by the Pakistani media in 2011 in retaliation for U.S. raids in the area. Last year, another station chief in Pakistan was exposed by a Pakistani political party in protest of U.S. drone strikes.

Relations between the U.S., Pakistan, and Afghanistan have been increasingly strained following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the death of Osama bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

The relationship between the countries was compared to a bad marriage by Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador in Pakistan.

"There is a certain amount of resilience built into the relationship, and I don't think it's going to collapse," he told NBC News after the November 2013 station chief leak.

"I just think it's going to be difficult. It's going to be like a bad marriage that continues."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: braking; fail; nationalsecurityfail; obama; yesterday
Wonder if there'll be a chorus of condemnation, a PlameGate, a special prosecutor, and jail time?
1 posted on 05/26/2014 4:54:48 PM PDT by xzins
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To: All

SIX THOUSAND JOURNALISTS

Wonder if there’ll be a chorus of condemnation, a PlameGate, a special prosecutor, and jail time?


2 posted on 05/26/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I want to know if he was running guns and had asked for more protection recently. And maybe he was gay? Like someone else we knew? Or did he know too much?


3 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:01 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: xzins

Admin of Incompetence keeps perfect record


4 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: xzins

Mistake my .... foot.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 5:00:47 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Are you sure this was an accident? Maybe he just knew too much.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 5:00:49 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: molson209

He is pitching a perfectly incompetent game.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins; Cicero

8 posted on 05/26/2014 5:05:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

None dare call it treason


9 posted on 05/26/2014 5:13:06 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Excellent point.

It would sure protect the guy from any interrogation by Congress in the future.

The guys gotta be friggin' flaming p*****.

Mr. Snowden...check your records please...

10 posted on 05/26/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: xzins
We have met the enemy and he is us

Pogo

11 posted on 05/26/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: xzins

“Mistake”. Right.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 5:42:18 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: xzins

How do they blame Bush on this?


13 posted on 05/26/2014 5:55:08 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: xzins

“mistakenly”? Right, sure. Any effective management of a
“station chief” would be wholly a different embassy title— cultural attache assistant, something like that. This is intentional. Just who the hell did this, and who directed it—it will not do to blame some young intern— the position and title would simply not be known. Obamaumao is an islamic operative for the communists. They will get this guy/girl killed— because they want them dead. What a great admin.

Reminded of William Francis Buckley kidnapped and tortured because of someones leak in his networks.

Not long after his capture, his agent network either vanished or were killed. He was tortured into revealing the network of agents he had established. According to the US, Buckley had undergone 15 months of torture by Hezbollah before his death.
A description of his appearance from a video made of him.:
“Buckley was close to a gibbering wretch. His words were often incoherent; he slobbered and drooled and, most unnerving of all, he would suddenly scream in terror, his eyes rolling helplessly and his body shaking. ... The CIA consensus was that he would be blindfolded and chained at the ankles and wrists and kept in a cell little bigger than a coffin.”

This is the reality for how our admin views these warriors— and how they could kill Ambassador Stephens with impunity.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: xzins

Just like the drone going to Iran was a mistake.

And the doctor in Pakistan who helped us get bin Laden...his identity being released was a “mistake”, too, right?


15 posted on 05/26/2014 6:25:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xzins
'mistakenly'

my ass

16 posted on 05/26/2014 7:17:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: bray

They allow themselves 6 degrees of separation


17 posted on 05/26/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

It’s either total buffoonery or intentional.... either way it warrants someone losing their job! In the end, they probably get a promotion and a raise in this administration.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by LMControl
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To: xzins

No mistake. Muslim solidarity.

Remember Seal Team 6

Same stuff, different day.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 7:31:58 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: xzins

Follow the money — the opium money from Karzai’s brother. The station chief must have seen the money trail to the traitor.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 7:35:23 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: LMControl

Valerie Plame led to a special prosecutor because the claim was that Bush outed her on purpose.

As I recall, Libby went to jail for mistakenly representing a timeline that had no bearing on the actual case.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: BenLurkin
Very appropriate.
22 posted on 05/26/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: xzins

I’m surprised with so many of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House that Obama can make a mistake like this. Why didn’t they just use our diplomatic sources to tell their “buddies” this without exposing themselves?


23 posted on 05/26/2014 7:46:45 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26
PREFECT ©
24 posted on 05/26/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: xzins
From article: The incident marks the fourth chief of station to have his identity leaked in recent years.

Oh, surely this is a coincidence with the Obama White House. Nothing to see here, move along...

25 posted on 05/26/2014 8:24:36 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: xzins
We either have children in the west wing
or
empty vessels inspired with the Evil One.

26 posted on 05/26/2014 8:25:46 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: vox_freedom
fourth chief of station

Yep, that's the one item of info in this article that tells you this was no accident.

27 posted on 05/26/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Not " Mistakenly" .
They want you to THINK that.
They're accomplishing everything they want to accomplish by breaking the law themselves.
They ARE EVIL !

He's a BIBLICAL CURSE !


Let us remember ...
28 posted on 05/26/2014 8:38:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Dapper 26

Because , done this way, an individual in this Fifth Column of the White House cannot be accused of sedition, it was a simple “mistake”


29 posted on 05/26/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: xzins

Just wait until Obama watches TV. My guess is that he’s going to be mad


30 posted on 05/26/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver

LOL!

He heard it on CNN along with the rest of America. The world would flip on its axis if he ever said, “I read it on Free Republic.”


31 posted on 05/26/2014 9:28:25 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Everything commie nobama does is intentional...everything.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 10:12:49 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks xzins.
The CIA officer's name was included on a press tip sheet that was given to the White House's pool reporter, who then forwarded the list to the entire press pool—about 6,000 email addresses. The list contained the names of 15 people President Obama was scheduled to meet with during a visit to Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Mistakenly included was the name of the top U.S. spy in Kabul, identified on the list as the "Chief of Station."

33 posted on 05/26/2014 10:29:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: xzins

“Mistakenly”
yeah sure you betcha!


34 posted on 05/26/2014 11:39:20 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: tinamina; SunkenCiv

When this is the 4th time they’ve done this, how gullible to they think we are? Accident...sure. /sarc


35 posted on 05/27/2014 5:49:50 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

If a mistake is made which benefits this administration, it’s no mistake.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: xzins
From the Drudge linked the Guardian article...

Wilson said time pressure, a high level of activity tied to the president’s visit and the relative inexperience of the military officers involved could have contributed to the mistake.

37 posted on 05/27/2014 8:58:17 AM PDT by CodeJockey (Christian, Freeper, Tea Party Member, Bitter Clinger, Creepy White Cracker)
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To: CodeJockey

BS

The FOURTH time they’ve done it, would make you think a concerned person would be taking precautions.

Since there were no precautions, then what we have are persons in charge who were not concerned.

Inquiring minds read that to say “On purpose.”


38 posted on 05/27/2014 9:00:41 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Wonder if there'll be a chorus of condemnation, a PlameGate, a special prosecutor, and jail time?

The Ministry of Truth and Information - the New York Times - doesn't care about this...

39 posted on 05/27/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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To: xzins

I watched for this story on the news, must have missed it. I did hear on a radio report that this was no big dal, just a mistake from a young staffer...let’s move on.


40 posted on 05/28/2014 9:45:37 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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