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Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official
NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na

Posted on 07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT by ForYourChildren

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To: ForYourChildren

what idiots... there is a reason this info is held close...he might of not been a field agent but he interacts with field agents and just watching him could reveal info about who are field agents are.


41 posted on 07/23/2017 11:30:33 PM PDT by PCPOET7
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To: petitfour

The Russian spies at the New York Times-—


I trust the Russians more. I really do.


42 posted on 07/23/2017 11:37:54 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ForYourChildren

The Times justifies publishing the guy’s name by citing another time they published his name being leaked, then they go to another Times media entity, not their general counsel, who cites the first leak as precedent.

The media hides behind the first ammendment for justification for anything they believe is right. They believe that it gives them unmitigated power to publish whatever they please regardless of ethical obligations or legal jeopardy. It probably helps that few if any of them ever handled classified information in the way it was intended as a member of the military, law enforcement, or the Intelligence Community.

Were I in the Trump administration, I’d try to fix this in a nice easy fashion. Give the senior editorial staffs of the major media outlets read on briefings for handling classified information. Compel them if necessary. Let them know that as appropriately briefed clearance holders, they all now have a lifetime obligation to properly handle classified information, and to report the improper handling of classified information, and there are stiff penalties for failing to uphold these obligations. If a situation comes up when they have a question, they can stop by a secured facility at the local FBI office and talk to the officials as needed to settle any differences. If they still decide to publish a leak, prosecute them. Then let the courts decide how immune they are when they publish a leak.


43 posted on 07/23/2017 11:38:58 PM PDT by jz638
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To: ForYourChildren

Well, thank you for being dicks.

What you did was immoral, unethical and unAmerican.

Your apology demonstrates a total lack of conscience and arrogant conceit.


44 posted on 07/23/2017 11:40:06 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: ForYourChildren

You did it to demonstrate your collusion with Russia ...


45 posted on 07/23/2017 11:41:44 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: ForYourChildren

Let’s see. Wasn’t there a big kerfluffle about non-covert Valerie Plame being outed by...who? Oh, yeah. A REPUBLICAN!!!


46 posted on 07/23/2017 11:46:16 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ForYourChildren

TWANLOC


47 posted on 07/23/2017 11:46:58 PM PDT by IWontSubmit (2)
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To: ForYourChildren

Scooter Libby got a 30-month prison sentence for this. And he was innocent.


48 posted on 07/23/2017 11:53:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ForYourChildren
NYT personel deserve Scooter Libby's fate. And to have all the NYT articles regarding his case and cheering for his eventual fate introduced in evidence against them. And if the administration isn't willing to charge them in court, here's another option. Trump can proactively issue them a formal pardon, narrowly crafted for just this incident, and cite as grounds that maybe they didn't understand the rules beforehand this time. Methinks a pardon from Trump won't feel like a resume enhancer amongst their cult. It puts them Nixon's club (pardoned by Ford) and, although they'll never mention it, also in Bill Clinton's club (by Carter's blanket pardon for Vietnam era draft dodgers.)
49 posted on 07/23/2017 11:55:20 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Waiting for the tweets to hatch!)
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To: ForYourChildren

Who gave the slimes the decision over covert operators life and death?

I hate these scumbags with every bone in my body!


50 posted on 07/24/2017 12:00:42 AM PDT by Randy Larsen (Trump IS MY president and I'm damn proud of him!)
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I’ve been a pragmatic holdout in defense of the agencies, but NYT seems comfortably irreverent breaching national security.


51 posted on 07/24/2017 12:08:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ForYourChildren

Put Fitzgerald on it. He’ll indict Sara Palin.


52 posted on 07/24/2017 12:22:54 AM PDT by Eagles6 (My weapons are lubricated by liberal tears.)
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To: ForYourChildren
Intentional. Deliberate.

Shut them down, arrest the decision-makers and hold them as obvious flight risks, and throw the book at them. Ninety-nine years for each count should be about right.

53 posted on 07/24/2017 12:48:22 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: ForYourChildren

Publishing the name of an active undercover agent/operative is against the law, i.e. the Intelligence Agents Identity Act of about 1981 (or 83) (the title of the bill might have been changed when it was pasted but I don’t have that information in front of me).

This bill protected these people esp. since communist traitor Phillip Agee, his buddy Mark Hosenball (in England, from whence both were expelled as security risks) (now with Newsweek, I believe), and the Organizing Committee for the Fifth Estate, later revived as the Covert Action Information Bulletin, dedicated their research and use of communist bloc sources to “name” CIA agents ( many of whom were not agents) in order to expose and cripple our overseas intelligence operations.

The key opponent of a tough punishment bill for exposing an American intelligence agent was Sen. TED KENNEDY (D-MASS), who at that time was apparently making covert connections with the Soviets to stop any US defense build-up to challenge the long, ongoing Soviet build up of Anti-aircraft systems, ICBMs, mobile ICBMs in Siberia, new attack subs, and other new types of missiles and planes.

If ever there was a cause for a special counsel/commission to look into treason, Kennedy’s actions would be the prime example to start with.


54 posted on 07/24/2017 1:41:00 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kabar

They know they are putting a target on the man’s back. That is why they did it.


55 posted on 07/24/2017 2:04:09 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: ForYourChildren

Don’t strain your shoulder NYT by so strenuously patting yourself on the back.


56 posted on 07/24/2017 2:05:48 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is Mine)
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To: FreedomStar3028

I still do not understand why these “big shots” are all over wikileaks but when NYT pumps it, crickets...


57 posted on 07/24/2017 2:23:25 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: ForYourChildren

I don’t have to go back and lookup their position on the supposed outing of Velerie Plame, I can smell the hypocrisy from here....I hope I’m alive the day they have to declare bankruptcy.


58 posted on 07/24/2017 2:40:52 AM PDT by capydick (“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.)
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To: ForYourChildren
They need to be SCOOTER LIBBYED!!!

They just put a HUGE TARGET on D'Andrea, and when he gets assassinated they will feel so glad!!

59 posted on 07/24/2017 2:41:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ForYourChildren

Yet the Slimes devoted weeks of above-the-fold placement of stories about the caustic evil of the “outing” of the non-covert CIA operative Valerie Plame.


60 posted on 07/24/2017 3:38:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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