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Flashback: Accidental outing of CIA official could end a covert career
http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/27/politics/white-house-cia-outing/ ^

Posted on 06/04/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Washington (CNN) -- A clerical misstep? Failure to double-check a routine process? Whatever the cause, the seemingly accidental outing of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan could put the life of the spy and any family members in danger. It also raised the question of whether the official can continue working in Afghanistan after the revelation in a White House media report sent to about 6,000 journalists.

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Was this a purposeful act because he objected to the hostage trade?
1 posted on 06/04/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
Was this a purposeful act because he objected to the hostage trade?

You aren't the first person to make this suggestion.

I don't wear a tin-foil hat, but I am not going to pretend this administration would never do something like this.

2 posted on 06/04/2014 5:35:14 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: TigerClaws

Compare the outing of a desk jockey by a subordinate of Colin Powell to the outing of a field asset by an as yet unknown WH employee.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 5:37:54 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: TigerClaws
From the article:

In the most recent case of a spy being outed, the Bush administration infamously leaked the name of former CIA officer Valerie Plame to a journalist in 2003.

Still beating that drum, I see....

Plame's outing was an accident. Richard Armitrage told Robert Novak in passing that she worked for the CIA, because he had received a memo that mentioned her.

However, the memo didn't say she was a covert agent. So, Armitrage didn't know that. The fault lays with the person who wrote the memo, and didn't properly classify that information.

4 posted on 06/04/2014 5:40:25 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: TigerClaws

Nothing was “accidental” about outing the covert CIA operative. Anybody who tries to keep to the original intent for which the CIA was created, gets short shrift in this Current Regime. The mission has changed, not merely as mission creep, but as a whole, 180 degree, turnaround. The purpose is to establish the Worldwide Caliphate.

The structure once known as “the White House” has been turned into what I term the “White Hut”, fit only for the son of a goat herder and an anthropologist gone native. It was designated as the new “palace” of this Worldwide Caliphate by no less than that moral champion, Robert Bergdahl, who, despite his rather “Scandinavian-sounding” name, is a full-fledged convert to Islam, when he proclaimed, ‘In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate.’ The phrase consecrates the locality in which it is spoken as forever Muslim grounds.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 5:46:49 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: TigerClaws

Great sleuthing....!

Man oh man, that is a great question!


6 posted on 06/04/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: TigerClaws
--In the most recent case of a spy being outed, the Bush administration infamously leaked the name of former CIA officer Valerie Plame to a journalist in 2003. Plame, who resigned from the CIA after the incident, tweeted on Monday that the White House's mistake this past weekend was "astonishing." No one was punished for leaking Plame's CIA role to the media. Scooter Libby, the chief of staff to then-Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI about the Plame leak. President George W. Bush later commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence--

--and there is no comparison whatsoever in the two incidents----

7 posted on 06/04/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: TigerClaws

Sure smells like it doesn’t it? What really bothers me is the number of top guys in the military and now cia that are no longer on the job. If you don’t agree with the regime your history.
Can the nation really afford to lose all this first tier talent and be ready for battle should Russia or China throw a sucker punch?
Should we wake up the RNC and ask them to question these firings?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 5:52:49 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: justlurking

I am sure the media will give this the same attention that Plame got, huh?


9 posted on 06/04/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: TigerClaws

This administration never does anything by accident. Cold and calculated, IMHO.

FUBO


10 posted on 06/04/2014 5:57:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: TigerClaws

this kind of thing use to be considered treason.

I’m unsure what the 0bama administration could do that would be labelled as such.

I really don’t think there’s anything they could do that a single soul in congress or the press would ever accuse them of treason


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:00:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TigerClaws

“Was this a purposeful act because he objected to the hostage trade?”

I’m going one step further.

There is another “spontaneous” terrorist attack in the works and he was outed to blind our intel in this area so there wont be any record of this “spontaneous” terrorist attack’s planning being reported to the CIA/Obama adm. before it takes place.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:02:43 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: TigerClaws

“Was this a purposeful act because he objected to the hostage trade?”

Ordinarily I would agree with that possibility, but this isn’t an “ordinary” presidential administration — it runs by it’s own illogic. General Gordon, for instance, does not seem to have been consulted in advance of the deal to repatriate Bergdahl. Now you’d think that the Army’s top general would at least be informed that a deal was in the works.

It seems that decisions withing this administration are tightly held by the political advisors. Seldom to the operational chiefs get a say in anything. Speaks volumes about the level of control Hillary had while she served as Obama’s SecState. I always had the feeling that where policy was concerned she was “out-of-the-loop”.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:05:29 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: TigerClaws

My thought exactly.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:13:45 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: alloysteel

I made this comment on another thread, so I am c&p’ing it here.

Obamugabe used the Rose Garden presser to show the mohammedans that we have surrendered, that he has handed us over to them.

Bergdahl, the cracker mock-up of Osama bin Ladin, played back-up singer by praising his satanic deity in front of what once was our White House.

And, of course, the loyal toadies in the media broadcast the ceremony all over the world, so that the islamonazis would get the word. I am sure that there was much ululation and the passing out of sweets in the ME last night.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: TigerClaws

Accidental, my a$$! This was paybacks, in the words of VeeJay the POTUS apparent—and a reminder to the rest of the flunkies not to disagree with Duh-1.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yep, the Soros Administration is purging our military and our intelligence community. They are so much tidier than Stalin but no less deadly.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Spot on !

A CIA station chief would never have been identified outside the tight NSC group in the WH and certainly not printed on documents accessible to WH PR flacks.

Sidenote: when did the acronym SPOX for spokesman come into usage? Sure it’s pronounced “spokes” but my mind reads it as S-pox, just like a STD, and ever so appropriate for this administration.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: TigerClaws

In that hostile atmossphere, the COS should have been put on the next plane out. Those fanatics would dearly love to “suicide bomb” any high level CIA personnel that is outed.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill

You’re right, General Donovan.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 6:38:39 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: TigerClaws; maggief; hoosiermama; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
I read somewhere yesterday that Col North is alleging a 6,000,000 ransom was paid. If so my guess is this person would have been involved in some capacity either in the exchange with the Haqqani network or fund acquisition. He was sure to articulate what this was going to do to his assets and anyone who was helping the USA. They didn't like it and his name is on a list.
21 posted on 06/04/2014 6:39:10 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: TigerClaws
Was this a purposeful act because he objected to the hostage trade?

Yes.

22 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:19 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TigerClaws

Who says it was an accident?


23 posted on 06/04/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Covenantor
SPOX? Isn't that like a bunch of (fictional) guys with pointy ears? (paging Leonard Nimoy)...

Seriously, is it just because no one wanted to spell out "spokesman", "spokeswoman" or (for the gender sensitivity afflicted), "spokesperson"?

24 posted on 06/04/2014 6:57:40 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: TigerClaws

So what if he objected? Transfer him. Retire him. No, this was something more. The Taliban wanted to know WHO was CIA and who was not. They out this guy, the chief of station, and then it’s a relatively easy thing to figure out who the rest are. Check his known associates, check his habits. This outing...and it’s no accident...was either a gift to the Taliban or an answer to their demands. We give up say Obama...and here’s the top guy...do what you can with it...oh by the way we’ll be releasing 5 of your guys too like you asked.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Smokin' Joe

Could be, but I suspect that SPOX (SPOXes?) Like Tommy Vietor and Jenn Psaki play a lot of shoot-em video games and think it’s so cool to be an acronym just like POTUS, CINC, SECDEF, et al. It just drips “power”.

LOL


26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:32:11 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: TigerClaws

Done intentionally. If oboingo claims it wasn’t, it’s automatically a lie, and the truth is the exact opposite.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: envisio
I am sure the media will give this the same attention that Plame got, huh?

Only if they can find a way to blame it on a Republican.

28 posted on 06/04/2014 1:25:01 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: crosslink; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping to 21.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:47:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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