Saturday, June 09, 2012

All the President's Leaks [Updated]

Update on 6/9/2012: To avoid a special prosecutor, the Department of Justice has assigned two U.S. attorneys to investigate the leaks.

It is increasingly likely that President Obama is responsible for the most catastrophic leaks of national security secrets since Bill Clinton sold classified missile technologies to the Chinese in exchange for campaign cash. Please consider the following stories, all of which are from the last few months alone:

Obama leaked national security secrets to speed production of a movie about the Bin Laden hit

"These documents, which took nine months and a federal lawsuit to disgorge from the Obama administration, show that politically-connected film makers were giving extraordinary and secret access to bin Laden raid information, including the identity of a Seal Team Six leader ... It is both ironic and hypocritical that the Obama administration stonewalled [the] pursuit of the bin Laden death photos, citing national security concerns, yet seemed willing to share intimate details regarding the raid to help Hollywood filmmakers release a movie ‘perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost’ to the Obama campaign."

Even CNN concerned that Obama leaked details of Stuxnet cyber attack

"The level of detail spilling out through media reports about crucial national security operations is raising the question of whether President Barack Obama’s administration can keep a secret – or in some cases even wants to... In just the past week, two tell-all articles about Obama’s leadership as commander-in-chief have been published, dripping with insider details about his sleeves-rolled-up involvement in choosing terrorist targets for drone strikes and revelations about his amped-up cyber war on Iran... 'This is unbelievable … absolutely stunning,' a former senior intelligence official said about the level of detail contained in the cyberattack story... The article 'talks about President Obama giving direction for a cyberweapons attack during a time of peace against a United Nations member state.'"

Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor who helped locate Bin Laden

"Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid... The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. [Rep. Peter] King, R-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his DNA sampling... The doctor was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state -- a verdict officials said is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington... The first reference to Dr. Afridi appears to be in a July 2011 story in the Guardian newspaper."

Former Marine Strike Planner Slams Obama's Azerbaijan Leak

"Four senior American diplomats -- most likely in the State Department -- as well as senior intelligence officers appear to have leaked a key military relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel... This leak destroyed any capability of a surprise attack by Israel using these bases. And it came from Obama administration officials...

You have to ask for the motivation behind the leak. I mean, if the Israelis can do this operation, it's to our benefit! From a diplomatic standpoint, if you wanted to tell the Iranians that the Israelis did this, it's without our permission. And then try to butter up the Iranians after the strike, so they don't close the Strait of Hormuz, that's one thing.

But giving away all of the secrets of an ally? When you're doing that, you have to ask whether we still have Israel as an ally. We are not acting like an ally. In fact, if you ask me, based on the amount of time I expect the Israelis put in this relationship with Azerbaijan, I would start viewing this administration as an existential threat to Israel.

Hillary Clinton brags about hacking Al Qaeda websites to counter propaganda

"In a rare public admission of the covert cyber war against extremists, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says cyber experts based at the State Department hacked Yemeni tribal websites, replacing Al Qaeda propaganda that bragged about killing Americans...

...Highlighting the government’s use of “smart power” to fight extremists, Clinton said that military and civilian specialists around the world are focused on pre-empting, discrediting, and outmaneuvering extremist propaganda. Calling them “a digital outreach team,” Clinton said the specialists are fluent in Urdu, Arabic, and Somali. The group is “already patrolling the web and using social media and other tools to expose al Qaeda’s contradictions and abuses, including its continuing brutal attacks on Muslim civilians."

Great work, Hill. Thanks for exposing all of the classified work.

And where is the cacophony of idiots at Vanity Fair and The New York Times-Democrat, which devoted hundreds upon hundreds of column-inches to Valerie Plame?

Oh, that's right. Old media is bleeding out as we speak.

Do Republicans still control the House of Representatives?

Where are the f***ing subpoenas? Lives hang in the balance! Our warriors and intelligence operators are at risk! A Pakistani doctor who helped track down Bin Laden will spend 33 years in prison -- if he survives at all! Top Secret information is being leaked to dimwits in Hollywood in order to speed production of a movie that will lionize Barack Obama... just before the election!

I urge you to call Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee at (202) 225-4151. Demand an explanation. Where are the freaking subpoenas for all of these leaks? These are high crimes. Treasonous crimes. And people need to go to prison.


Redwine said...

Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason. Treason.

Reliapundit said...





Jim - PRS said...

Remember the media feeding frenzy over the Valerie Plame non-issue?

Genuine security leaks that truly do jeopardize national security and countless lives apparently are of no interest when the leaks come from this bunch.

JeremyR said...

Now just a pea pickin moment, Worthless Willie did not trade our missle secrets for campaign cash, It was a military secrets swap. They got missle tech, and we got the secret recipe for General Tao's Chicken, yummy, but is it something to die for?

Bones said...

This should add to the "first"
First President to loose his security clearance.

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directorblue said...

Another one today: 6/20/12, U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say