Skip to comments.How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain
Posted on 12/21/2017 3:39:29 PM PST by jazusamo
They wanted him dead.
For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers.
Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014, according to a source directly involved in the operation, the agency had the target under tight drone surveillance. We literally had a bead on this guys head and just needed authorization from Washington to pull the trigger, said the source.
Then something unexpected happened. While agents waited for the green light, the al Qaeda operatives name, as well as information about the CIAs classified surveillance and plan to kill him in Pakistan, suddenly appeared in the U.S. press.
Abdullah al-Shami, it turned out, was an American citizen, and President Obama and his national security advisers were torn over whether the benefits of killing him would outweigh the political and civil liberties backlash that was sure to follow.
In interviews with several current and former officials, the al-Shami case was cited as an example of what critics say was the Obama White Houses troublesome tendency to mishandle some of the nations most delicate intelligence especially regarding the Middle East by leaking classified information in an attempt to sway public opinion on sensitive matters.
By the end of Mr. Obamas second term, according to sources who spoke anonymously with The Washington Times, the practices of leaking, ignoring and twisting intelligence for political gain were ingrained in how the administration conducted national security policy.
Those criticisms have resurfaced in the debate over whether overall intelligence fumbling by the Obama White House in its final months may have amplified the damage wrought by suspected Russian meddling...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Go to prison.
It wasn’t “fumbling.” It was deliberate manipulation of intelligence agencies and FISA to attack the opposite political party’s election campaign.
You’re dead on the mark about that!
Sedition and treason in the White House.
Someday that will be a book title about 0bama. That will be his legacy.
The book will be in a digital format using Photoshop and have a chapter on birth certificates and SSNs.
I can imagine 0bama’s next autobiography being digital
and every time you open it the whole thing has changed.
Bookmark and BTTT!
I don’t think there was s single instance where zerobama made a decision that placed American interests over muzzie interests.
Worst president and the most EVIL administration in the history of this fantastic republic.
Obama is the only US President who was also an enemy combatant.
Who would have ever thought it could ever happen with our checks and balances but then the person responsible for doing the checking (Nancy Pelosi; the House Speaker at the time) looked the other way and gave him a pass negating our most important check and balance preventing an enemy of the people from being able to run for President.
The idea is so obscene; no one saw it coming. I guess the big lies do get believed.
Well-said, Boomer. BUMP!
Amen! Right on.
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