To show the world that Barack Obama is a powerful, effective leader, this White House may have been leaking classified information to the New York Times. Such political gamesmanship during an election year endangers people and future intelligence operations against America’s adversaries. There is no evidence that these leaks were from a whistle-blower for illicit acts or corruption.
The New York Times published an article showing Obama as a mastermind who selects and prioritizes which terrorists to kill. As former CIA chief Jose Rodriguez pointed out to 60 Minutes dimwit Lesley Stahl, “We don’t capture anyone Lesley…the default option of this administration has been to kill all prisoners. Take no prisoners, the drones. How could it be more ethical to kill people rather than capture them?” Obama campaigned against the war on terrorism, but the Chicago thug learned well it’s better to kill the terrorist than have prisoners who could be a political embarrassment. This report was nothing more than a political ad that reveled how terrorists are selected for a drone hit.
Underwear Bomb Déjà vu
The CIA foiled an al-Qaida attempt to employ a new underwear bomb that is undetectable to body scanners and other security measures. It was revealed to the media that the bomber was actually a CIA informant who handed over the device to Americans to analyze. The bomber was to board an American-bound passenger jet from an overseas airport in order to take advantage of its lack of security.
Bin Laden Doctor
Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden by collecting DNA from Vaccination shots administered at the Abbottabad compound. Several weeks after the terrorist leader was killed, Dr. Afridi was arrested by Pakistani intelligence investigating allegation of CIA collaboration. He was convicted by a tribal court and is pretty much being ignored by this administration. How the doctor was compromised is still unknown, but this will make it difficult for future informants to trust the United States.
During the Bush Admiration, the United States launched Codename: Olympic Games, a cyber-attack against Iran’s nuclear program. Obama learned of the program and ordered it to be accelerated in hopes of delaying Iran’s progress for about 18 months. It was during this push that a Stuxnet worm was released and raised havoc on the internet. Israel’s involvement in the program to attack Iran’s enrichment facilities revealed and acknowledged the existence of “Flame”, a data-mining virus that is being used to attack the computers of high-ranking Iranian officials.
SEAL Team Six
It shouldn’t surprise our readers that this Administration has a terrible time keeping secrets. The revelation of the SEAL Team Six taking out bin Laden and allowing an Obama-friendly production team unfettered access to classified information from one of the raid’s planners, Seal Team Six, CIA, and the Pentagon shouldn’t surprise anyone either. The movie makers are pretty much using the White House narrative to make a pro-Obama re-election campaign movie. Again, Obama doesn’t mind leaking secrets to win an election. The movie’s producer, Kathryn Bigelow (“Hurt Locker”), will most likely release the movie after the election.
Both Democrats and Republicans are calling for congressional hearings and the call for a special prosecutor to investigate intelligence leaks. As of this writing, both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are planning on holding hearings regarding National Security leaks. The White House is denying providing classified information to the press, and the FBI have been called to investigate the leak to the New York Times. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is already in the mix to protect Obama by insisting that the leaks themselves don’t warrant a special prosecutor. Let’s see how the old media is going to spin this story.
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