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Don't tell al Qaeda we got a mole inside its bomb ops, he got the newest model and gave it to the...
Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 05/09/2012 5:24:23 PM PDT by Kaslin

The overblown thwarting of a reported plan to blow up some airliner sometime somewhere with a possible new type of super-sneaky al Qaeda bomb illustrates the perilous problems and confusing complexities of life in an open society.

These kinds of clandestine ops are, hopefully, going on all the time in places we can't pronounce. We know about past failures. No one thought a boat headed straight for the moored USS Cole was particularly suspicious. Some Arabs learning to fly 747's but uninterested in learning to land them prompted no effective alarm bells.

It's nice to know of these recent successful counter-intelligence operations. The trouble is, if we know enough to smile smugly, so do the terrorists. Last year when SEAL Team 6 introduced Osama bin Laden to his 72 waiting virgins, the body wasn't even cold before Mr. Aloof went before White House TV cameras to share the good news.

But no corpse photos, you understand, because a nation that waited a decade to avenge 9/11 can't handle that truth. No victory laps allowed.

All of the administration's brass had, we now know, previously agreed to stay mum post-mission. But the next morning, a Monday, Obama's White House simply could not resist the temptation to bask.

So, top terrorism adviser John Brennan was trotted out to give the media its beloved "tick-tock," an allegedly minute-by-minute and inevitably self-serving account of the daring raid into Pakistan and bin Laden's three-wife household. Heavy on the Situation Room scene, less so on the beyond-imagination courage of the gloved guys with night-vision goggles

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: doubleagent; underwearbomb

1 posted on 05/09/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

why does the White House intelligence efforts remind me of the Keystone Cops??


2 posted on 05/09/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Kaslin

...that has been going through my mind since the announcement, why tell the who and how when it was successful?


3 posted on 05/09/2012 5:31:03 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin
...at least they din’t snitch out the other three guys.

Let the internecine warfare begin.

4 posted on 05/09/2012 5:36:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin
FK Obozo in spades and multiple times, The little SOB of a marxist Bass Turd! Anymore polite English verb's cannot describe the hate and revolution I have for that narcissistic FKing illegal Kenyon PUNK! See my tag line!
5 posted on 05/09/2012 5:43:34 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Doogle; SandRat

“.... why tell the who and how when it was successful? “ <<<

We didn’t understand that when Obama promised transparency exactly what he meant by that. We foolishly thought it was for us, for our benefit. Instead, it meant the entire intellegence gathering of the nation.

He HAS to be queing darker forces for some reason, mostly because he is buying peace with someone by this timely and detailed blabbing and sharing, so that someone will be pacified.

We have no real intellegence. It has been reduced to “show and tell”.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, now the morons put out that the device would be undetectable. So, even though this ‘double agent’ got one, it doesn’t mean there aren’t 15 more sittiing on a table somewhere, waiting to get used.

This administration is made up of nothing but a bunch of spoiled kids, who feel the need to prove their worth and let the world know how good they are.

MORONS!!!


7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:49:11 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Kaslin

When he is finally out of office, will he and those in his administration keep their mouths shut about what they know? I doubt it. They will be as dangerous out of office as they were in it!


8 posted on 05/09/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: qaz123

Has anyone noticed any foreign agents being caught spying and brought to the publics attention in the last 4 years since our communist-in-chief has been in office? Usually every once in a while in the news you hear about some treacherous American being caught selling classified documents to the Russians or Chineese. Or some Chineese spy being caught working at an American nuclear lab or something. I can’t recollect hearing any such occaisional stories in the news since BO has been in Office. But on the other hand, we keep hearing about informants helping our side in the news. Effectively outing them and ratting them out to the enemy. Remember the Pakistani informant who gave us the location of bin laden, and who was then publicly outed by leon pannetta?

Is the communist traitor obama administration protecting foreign spies spying on the U.S., but ratting out informants who are helping our side to the enemy?


9 posted on 05/09/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Kaslin

They are all running around questioning who leaked the reports to the news .... duh, the Food Stamp President and his administration, that’s who. Must have pissed off the Saudi’s by insinuating that American intelligence did it and took credit, because all of a sudden we get all the details which indicate that it was Saudi run operation and that the Americans were only incidental. Must have punctured the much unjustly inflated ego the the Food Stamp President.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 8:20:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Kaslin

This was leaked as a distraction so we would miss the release of high value taliban detainees during our surrender of Afcrapistan.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 10:50:22 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Kaslin

As for the Arabs learning to fly planes and Not land them not setting off alrm bells,well it did it was just not politically correct to make the issue public,when the FBI agents told the Reno Justice dept they were not going to face the wrath of CAIR yelling discrimination against Arabs wanting to learn how to fly and they said Nothing


12 posted on 05/10/2012 3:28:28 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: CaptainKrunch

that’s a good point


13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:24:00 AM PDT by qaz123
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