16 May

Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

                                       

Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn’t shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed.

I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President….right?

Guess not:

Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula.

But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain.

As the story broke, the establishment media was more than happy to attribute the intelligence coup to the CIA and the Obama administration, describing the mole as a “CIA informant.”

It turns out that wasn’t true. The double-agent hadn’t been recruited and placed by the CIA, but by British intelligence, who also managed the operation. In fact, the Americans had only recently been made aware of the joint British-Saudi effort.

The leaks about the operation from the American side have infuriated British intelligence officials, who had hoped to continue the operation. The leaks not only scuttled the mission but put the life of the asset in jeopardy. Even CIA officials, joining their MI5 and MI6 counterparts, were describing the leaks as “despicable,” attributing them to the Obama administration.

As the stillborn investigation into the leaks continues (stillborn, because if the leaks are in fact traced to the White House, there will be no repercussions), the zeal with which the establishment media trumpeted the supposed CIA coup won’t likely be surpassed by the more important story of how the Obama administration attempted to score political points at the expense of one of the most important intelligence operations since 9/11.

Wait, for “political gain?”

Wasn’t the left and the media very upset that non-spy Valerie Plame’s name was uttered by Richard Armitage for “political gain?”

Weren’t there hearings and trials and all that? Or was I just imagining that?

And here we had a Yemeni deep cover agent that we may get once in a generation:

One US official has noted that “this operation could have gone on for some time … when it was cut off by a leak”. Even once the agent turned up in Saudi Arabia, it was clear that his intelligence was helping to target a spate of crucial drone strikes within Yemen – including one that killed AQAP’s head of external operations, a man responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.

If the group learnt of their member’s defection from the media, who knows what countermeasures they took? How did that stymie further arrests or airstrikes? AQAP’s chief bomb-maker, Ibrahim Al-Asiri, might even have escaped as a result.

After all, the agent was reportedly evacuated from Yemen two weeks before the appointed date for his attack. He might have remained quietly operational for that entire period, contacting his colleagues and passing on their location. This leak appears to have frustrated a painstaking and risky operation, of the sort that cannot come around very often.

But the Obama administration deliberately scuttled that huge undercover operation, and put the life of a British agent in jeopardy to boot. For what? To boost his re-election hopes. This wasn’t some non-spy desk jockey at the CIA. This was someone who had infiltrated al-Qaeda for god’s sake!

But the MSM and the left are ignoring it.

At least one Democrat lawmaker isn’t

Senator Diane Fienstein:

“AQAP is the number-one threat to our country. … The leak really did endanger sources and methods, and the leak, I think, really has to be prosecuted.”

Congressman Peter King:

“This was more secret than any operation I’m familiar with — even more classified than bin Laden. … That’s why I’m saying the FBI should do a full and complete investigation, because this really is criminal in the literal sense of the word to leak out this type of sensitive, classified information on really almost unparalleled penetration of the enemy.”

Congressman Mike Rogers:

“This has been a damaging leak. We shouldn’t underestimate what really happened here. When you jeopardize our foreign-service liaison partners, any of them that may or may not have been involved, or you jeopardize the conclusion of wrapping up all of the people involved, that’s dangerous to our national security.”

Paging Patrick Fitzgerald….paging Patrick Fitzgerald

Exit thought….ya think they will make a movie about this?

About Curt

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
This entry was posted in American Intelligence, Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Bush Derangement Syndrome, Deception and Lies, Fanatical Islam, Media, MSM Bias, The Plame Affair, War On Terror, Yemen. Bookmark the permalink. Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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29 Responses to Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

  1. Nan G says: 1

    The moment I heard the original (wrong) leak that it was a CIA agent I was infuriated that some agent might be murdered by al Qaeda for simple POLITICAL GAIN.

    Later we all learned that this agent was British.
    I know Obama HATES the UK (because of his dreams from his father) but that hatred is no reason to cause the death of a valuable asset even if Obama would GAIN POLITICALLY from the leak.

    The dinosaur media is already dying, but Obama is using its last gasps for his own POLITICAL GAIN.
    And, lap dog that the dinosaur media is, they sit in the pot while Obama turns up the fire.

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  2. Nan G.
    could it be THAT OBAMA IS CIVING BACK THE INSULT HE FELT ,
    FROM COLUMBIA SECRETS AGENTS ACTIONS, AS A PAY BACK
    FOR STEELING HIS SHOW.

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  3. Randy says: 3

    And some MSM hack believes Obama has 75% of military vote?

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  4. Skookum says: 4

    Obama sold us down river once again. We could have killed this master bomb maker, but he was slipping in the polls and wanted to look like our savior. Now, if we lose an airliner to one of these nonmetallic bombs, it will be a direct result of Obama. Every modern bomb that kills people now, will be an Obama Bomb.

    Hopefully impeachment proceedings are just around the corner or in the next fairway.

    How many Americans will be killed by Obama Bombs?

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  5. Taqiyyotomist says: 5

    They’re only following Alinsky’s Rule 4.

    Make the enemy live up to it’s own book of rules.

    Therefore, when an agent gets outed (even by a Democrat hack) during Republican control of the White House, a Republican must be punished. And indeed, one is currently sitting in jail.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Libby

    OT

    Link love: http://polurls.com/red/

    A good aggregator. A few are broken, I just sent the guy some suggestions for replacements, among them Flopping Aces.

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  6. Taqiyyotomist says: 6

    Oh, by the way: we can’t use Alinsky.

    His “Rules” were designed for people who wish to be evil. He dedicated the book to Lucifer.

    Rule 4, for instance: Progressives, as they call themselves this century, have no book of rules up to which we can make them live. Anything goes.

    Which is why they can quote Jesus and the Old Testament to us, demanding that we do exactly as told (even if completely out of context), but we have no similar “authority” to which we can appeal to convince THEM. They have no authority higher than themselves and their Party. Who are we gonna quote for them in a similar fashion, when they misbehave?

    “Ahh, but Mao said….” oh wait. Mao said to kill, steal and destroy.

    “Ahh, but Stalin said….” oh wait. Ditto.

    “Ahh but Che Guevara said….” Damn. So did he.

    “Ahh, but Saul Alinsky said…” (Seeing a trend, here?)

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  7. Taqiyyotomist
    nice to have you visit,
    what you said is the answer to why they try to prevent the WORD OF GOD TO BE IN SCHOOL,
    IT WOULD BE BECAUSE THE DEVIL HAS TAKEN OVER.
    BYE

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  8. Wordsmith says: 8

    On a related post by Thomas Joscelyn a few days ago: Spying on al Qaeda

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  9. Budvarakbar says: 9

    @Skookum: Do you mean O’bomba bombs?

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  10. Smorgasbord says: 10

    Curt,
    You still seem to be surprised when the propaganda media does what they have been doing for years. Remember when they reported that we were following OBL by the cell phone he was using? Right after the report, that cell phone was never used again. A SURPRISE story would be if they called the USA a republic, or said something negative about ANY democrat. That would be an amazing story.

    If the leak came from the Obama administration (I don’t know if it has), was it:
    (1) To help Obama take credit for it to get reelected?
    (2) Obama is a Muslim and wanted to help his bretheren?

    If a movie is made of it, the agent will be the brainwashed bad guy.

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  11. Liberal1 (objectivity) says: 11

    The right-wing makes a lot of something they know absolutely nothing about—except what they read in propagandistic rags.

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  12. Liberal1 [objectivity]
    that PROPAGANDE coming directly from the WHITE HOUSE, is being believed by many unaware people who where lead to think that the DEMOCRATS WILL NOT TELL LIES,
    AND THAT IS WHERE THEY TAKE IT FOR GRANTED ALL THE PROMISES GIVEN LATELY IN THE CAMPAIGNS FOR REELECTION, BUT THE CONSERVATIVES CANDIDATE IS COMING OUT PUBLICLY TO EXPOSE THE MANY LIES OF THE LEFT,

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  13. CharlieGee says: 13

    @Skookum: I was hoping we could convince these ‘mad-bomber’ types to try a nitroglycerin glass-eye device which would be twice as effective if two were implemented instead of just one.

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  14. Nan G says: 14

    Media hysteria is highly selective.

    According to Barack Obama’s spin machine the barrage of people sneaking into the U.S. from across the Mexican border has slowed down and illegals are actually leaving the country. According to some border patrol agents, the tide hasn’t slowed its just that their hands have been tied so there are fewer illegals arrested. To back up the the border agents financial data indicates that there is more money being transferred from immigrants to Mexico than in previous years.

    The Washington Examiner has a few details:

    Federal law enforcement officials interviewed by The Washington Examiner say security is being compromised as the government seeks to keep a lid on the border as a campaign issue during the presidential election cycle. Department of Homeland Security’s Border Patrol agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are being told not to make arrests of noncriminal illegal immigrants, and not to patrol areas of high traffic along the roughly 2,000-mile Southwest border.
    …..
    The U.S. is allowing “drug and human smugglers in without a fight”…..

    MORE at link.

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  15. Smorgasbord says: 15

    @Liberal1 (objectivity): #11
    I’m curious how you come up with your comments. Are they by:
    (1) Computer random comment generator?
    (2) Dartboard?
    (3) Draw them out of a hat?
    (4) Keep track of democrat replies and use them?
    (5) Have no idea where they come from?
    (6) All of the above?

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  16. anticsrocks says: 16

    @CharlieGee: You forgot that we need to have two of the ‘mad bomber’ types:

    One to wear the nitroglycerin eyes and one to slap the first guy on the back of the head…

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  17. anticsrocks says: 17

    @Smorgasbord: He gets them from the same place he keeps his common sense…

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  18. Smorgasbord says: 18

    @anticsrocks: #17
    If you don’t use your common sense for a long time, does it go bad?

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  19. another vet says: 19

    To answer the question of the thread:

    There is no MSM hysteria because they are too busy trying to find out what Mitt Romney did in high school. Once finished, they will have to focus on grade school. Those endeavors require lots of time and assets.

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  20. Hard Right says: 20

    Another example of massive hypocrisy courtesy of chrissy matthews:

    “What practical, workable step would radically reduce the number of abortions in this free country of ours? I would suggest that it is reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies. Get the young men having sex with young women to stop having unwanted pregnancies. Stop protesting government officials and start talking to the people actually involved in having these millions of unwanted pregnancies. Tell them, get the word to them as parents, teachers, loved ones that if they’re going to have sex, and that’s a decision they ought to accept moral responsibility for, please use birth control. Just stop having unwanted pregnancies. This is how we do things in a free society that values life, not with dictatorial laws, but with persuasion. I say this as someone that accepts the moral teaching of my church, but also as someone who accepts the practical need here for practical action, no not more protests.
    “And now a word about Secretary Sebelius. It could be argued that this one person has done more to reduced the number of unwanted pregnancies than anyone in our country. She’s behind the policy of requiring insurance companies to cover birth control

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/05/18/chris-matthews-sings-praises-sebelius-shes-hero-making-birth-control#ixzz1vFDItpv3

    That’s his idea of persuasion and non-dictatorial behavior? Leftists are incapable of rational thought or seeing their own ultra obvious hypocrisy.

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  21. anticsrocks says: 21

    @Smorgasbord: Let’s just say you lose your Liberal1 (objectivity).

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  22. Smorgasbord says: 22

    @anticsrocks: #21
    Agreed

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  23. Jason says: 23

    But the Obama administration deliberately scuttled that huge undercover operation, and put the life of a British agent in jeopardy to boot.

    The story goes out from on high that the mole was a CIA operative. Oh no, say those eager to score points against Obama. He wasn’t CIA. He was actually a guy traveling on a British passport, which he used to enter Yemen. He was working for MI5 and MI6.

    Which somehow puts Obama at fault for having provided al Qaeda with key details.

    Hypocrites. Jackasses.

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  24. Randy says: 24

    @Jason: Obama has provided the Al Qaeda with a considerable amounts of value intelligence. If he could have kept quied about OBL for several minths, we likely could have followed up on the intel we gathered there. Instead, he could not resist patting himself on the back at the expense of the seal team members who were later killed in an ambush. This time, he outed an operative who was working with the US and providing information to us. Now that source will not be able to assist us. I could go on and on , but lefties like you Jason can never give up your blind faith in your flawed leader until you actually suffer from his ignorance.

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  25. anticsrocks says: 25

    @Jason: Tell me Jason, what exactly has Obama done to aid the war on terror, other than giving the go ahead on OBL and upping the drone attacks? I mean he wanted to close GITMO because he felt that the terrorists’ rights were being violated, yet he kills them in the Middle East with no remorse, guaranteeing no intel gathering.

    Disconnect much?
    .
    .

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  26. Jason
    is that your usual swearing, when you mispoke?
    this iS A CLASSY BLOG, IT MIGHT OFFEND SOME YOUNG EARS,
    WE TRY TO GIVE A CHANCE TO THE YOUNG TO GET AWAY FROM
    VIOLENT WORDS HERE, THEY HAVE ENOUGH OF IT OUTSIDE IN THE MEDIA, AND IN THE GOVERNMENT ANDTHE CORRUPT COMEDY SHOW WHERE THE LIBS ATTACK THE TOLERANT CONSERVATIVES,
    BECAUSE THEY WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED BY THE PARTY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BAD MOUTH,

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  27. THEY want to stop them but they let them come here in the last ALMOST 4 years from the borders,
    yesterday we had a blogger mentioned while answering a question that they found
    about 150 different nationality crossing the border freely, from all over the world,
    this was from Taylor Marshall on another POST.

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  28. John Stossel is vey good, the one with the card; NO YOU CAN’T,
    I must say I had a critic last year for one of his story, but I take it back now, I know him better,
    he has a message that go well with the people,

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  29. The dude says: 29

    I think the bigger story here is the Obama actively siding with the enemy. He released monies to the PLO despite Congress’ freeze. He interferes every time there is a “situation” where his Muslim brothers may be on the losing end. I hope someone shuts him down before he gives everything away. He knows he is toast in the election and is trying to steal every dollar he can for his future endeavors. President of the Muslim brotherhood.

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