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Whoopsidaisy! Most Competent Administration In History Accidentally Outs CIA Station Chief in... Kabul

Oh well, it's not like Kabul is a dangerous place in which to be outed as the CIA's Top Spy.

The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.

Surprise! I just gave your name to Al Qaeda!

The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.

OMG.

No one compiling this list or disseminating it knew, I guess, what "Chief of Station" means, nor bothered to ask anyone what it meant.


The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.

As Althouse points out, this version of the Plame Affair -- the passive-voice version of it favored by the leftwing media -- is designed to obscure the fact that it was Iraq War opponent and general friend of progressive reporters Richard Armitage who blabbed about this.

Back to the story. After distributing the list of people to six thousand reporters, someone asked the press office: Did you really intend to out the Station Chief?


Initially, the press office raised no objection, apparently because military officials had provided the list to distribute to news organizations. But senior White House officials realized the mistake and scrambled to issue an updated list without the CIA officer’s name. The mistake, however, already was being noted on Twitter, although without the station chief’s name.

Even when asked about it, they remained inalert to the problem of outing the CIA station chief.

It is unclear whether the disclosure will force the CIA to pull the officer out of Afghanistan.

Please, of course it will. He's now on every troublemakers' Must Kill or Kidnap list.

Of course, we expect the press office English Majors to be idiots about counterterrorism.

You know who's also idiots about counterterrorism, though? The State Department's Counter Terrorism Bureau, that's who.

he State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau’s promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans.”

Bin Bayyah himself is one of several clerics who endorsed a 2004 fatwa, or religious order, endorsing the killing of U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq.

I guess it asks too much of Obama's Best and Brightest that the Counter Terrorism Bureau should know which radical clerics have called for the death of American soldiers.


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1 Scooter Libby anyone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 06:50 PM (HVff2)

2 And first

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 06:50 PM (HVff2)

3 The complete lack of coverage of this by the MSM (for "national security reasons!") is hilarious. Because god forbid people might drawing comparisons to the odious Valerie Plame.

Posted by: Jeff B., Professor Emeritus of AoSHQ RINO Studies at May 27, 2014 06:51 PM (ewYO6)

4 Interesting language in how FoxNews is covering this.

Baier has repeated several times how the White House accidentally revealed the name of the "top man" in Afghanistan.

Pretty sure that's purposefully misleading on FoxNews part. Understandable. But kinda weird.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 27, 2014 06:52 PM (ZPrif)

5 Is Scooter Libby still in jail?

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 06:52 PM (wS+qJ)

6 That thing I just did in your mouth, inadvertent.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 27, 2014 06:53 PM (HxSXm)

7 TOP. MEN.

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 06:53 PM (MMC8r)

8 *precious giggling*

Posted by: White House Staff at May 27, 2014 06:53 PM (oFCZn)

9 Please, of course it will. He's now on every troublemakers' Must Kill or Kidnap list.

Since when did this admin care about protecting personnel or intelligence assets? How's that doctor in Packistan doing?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 27, 2014 06:54 PM (p7ikO)

10 And is the Gitmo prison still open? I think so, but you never ever hear about that anymore...

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 06:54 PM (MMC8r)

11
Alternate post title:

What Difference Does It Make!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 06:54 PM (//+WH)

12 Wasn't Valerie "desk chief" & not station chief? We all know that being a desk jockey is much more dangerous than working in some third world shit hole.

Yes they are the transparent administration. Crickets

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 06:54 PM (HVff2)

13 By the way, and I can say this now because I'm never going back there again, but I knew Valerie Plame when she was working on counterproliferation issues at the CIA and she was a vacuous, Peter Principle'd hack working a job with legacy cover (as opposed to true non-diplomatic cover) long before she became a household name. She was a housecat -- never going to leave Northern Virginia again.

Meanwhile, our station chief in Kabul has basically had his career abroad torpedoed, and we just lost an important ground asset. It's a real pisser.

BUT SCOOTER LIBBY!!11!

Posted by: Jeff B., Professor Emeritus of AoSHQ RINO Studies at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (ewYO6)

14 But.... but.... Al Q has been decimated!

And Bin L is dead, and GM is killing people... er... I mean Alive!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (84gbM)

15 Dude, he's like in a whole other country or something.

Posted by: NSA Fratboy at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (MMC8r)

16 Fair Game II : Nothing To See Here.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (5UteM)

17 *winces*

Posted by: Chris Stevens at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (oFCZn)

18 I'm sure once Obama reads about this in the newspaper, he'll be angrier than anyone. However, I doubt the newspapers will bother to mention it, kinda hard to yawn this one away after the hysteria they went through during the Plame affair.

Posted by: mugiwara at May 27, 2014 06:56 PM (3a584)

19 >>The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.

This is flat wrong. Armitage didn't even realize he was releasing Plame's as an, ahem, agent. He thought she had already been outed.

They are never going to let go of this lie.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 06:56 PM (g1DWB)

20 1 Scooter Libby anyone
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 06:50 PM (HVff2)



Scooter Libby is the poster child for keeping your mouth shut.

When he wasn't sure about events, he still tried to answer the questions, he should have just said he was sure of his recollection of the event.

But, when he used that, they charged him with perjury because he "should have remembered that".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 27, 2014 06:56 PM (HxSXm)

21 I doubt this was a mistake.
And this is sick, the way they put this person (and his/her family) in mortal danger.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (g17uG)

22 Even I wasn't that big a fuck-up! And I know how to use a crossbow.

Posted by: zombie KING joffrey baratheon at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (GsmA5)

23
You guys realize this was all staged, ya?

The whole point to this was to get Bush-Cheney-Plame in the news cycle again, and drag the previous administration through the mud.

It's all deflection, distraction, and bullshit.



Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (//+WH)

24 Course, this completely ruins OPSEC for the mission because you can't just bring another person there who'd obviously be the new Chief. Several people will have to be replaced.

Posted by: nabqrules at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (Irq86)

25 Nobody knows....the trouble I've....seen.

Posted by: Scooter Libby at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (KtfSm)

26 Posted by: Jeff B., Professor Emeritus of AoSHQ RINO Studies at May 27, 2014 06:55 PM (ewYO6)

And for those who have never traveled in the Middle East...

EVERYTHING is about personal Relationships... because they do not trust Governments, only individual Men...

This just set back our intelligence network by a large amount...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (84gbM)

27 I was framed and railroaded, the bozo who outed the CoS will get a promotion and a Muslem Brotherhood decoder ring.

Posted by: Scooter Libby at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (XTMlS)

28 Turns out Biden is the smart one.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (+lsX1)

29 hwould anyone want to work overseas with this administration getting them killed with not even a second thought.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 27, 2014 06:58 PM (g17uG)

30 >>>Wasn't Valerie "desk chief" not station chief? We all know that
being a desk jockey is much more dangerous than working in some third
world shit hole.


She was a desk jockey and had been since 1996 or so. Which, hey: no shame in that. But aside from the occasional trip under nominal NOC to Western Europe (usually attached either to a U.S. consulate or a front organization), she was a housecat.

Posted by: Jeff B., Professor Emeritus of AoSHQ RINO Studies at May 27, 2014 06:58 PM (ewYO6)

31

Gosh, this is almost like what very dickheaded new leftie wanted so badly back in the 60s.

But Im so sure, like, there's nothing to all of this, and stuff.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Commissar at May 27, 2014 06:58 PM (G68IW)

32 Look obama and his merry band of communist are incompetent and just down right stupid. We all know that. But let's not kid ourself that this was any deep dark secret. His name might not have printed in any newspapers or mentioned on CNN, but since we do let the "Host" countries know, in this case the corrupt taliban/al quida Gov in Kabul, they knew, they all knew. The fact that the smartest man in the room did it is kinda funny, but shit we all might be out of there in a few months anyway when the aformentioned smartest man in the room fucks up the status of forces agreement like he did in Iraq.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 06:58 PM (t3UFN)

33 Valerie Plame wasn't in danger.
She was safely stationed here in the US.

This is way, way worse than the Valerie Plame 'outing'...
The Bush White House never put her name in a press release, for chrissakes!

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 06:59 PM (wS+qJ)

34 Be fair, everyone in the biz knows who the Station Chiefs are. In the cold war US & Sov SC's used to send each other birthday cards for laughs.

The problem here of course is not that the pros all know each other, it's the splinter cells, one-off groups, and isolated nut jobs that may choose to act on their own.

Professionals are predictable, amateurs not as the old saw goes.

This gent will ride a Langley or Foggy Bottom desk till retirement.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at May 27, 2014 06:59 PM (jOumW)

35 The Khalidi will be most pleased.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2014 06:59 PM (wKjyz)

36 Like every other "scandal" nothing will come of this. No year long trial meant to slip up any Republican they could. Nothing...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 06:59 PM (9+ccr)

37 that chief needs to skeedaddle!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 27, 2014 07:00 PM (1YgVg)

38 This must be front page news all over the media, right?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:00 PM (9+ccr)

39
btw, have the Republicans even said boo about this?

fuck them, anyway

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:00 PM (//+WH)

40 oh the white house is launching a "probe"?
They do love them their "probes"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (t3UFN)

41 *sigh*

Remember when this was, like, the worst thing EVAR!!!?

Fast forward to it *actually* happening under a Democrat and we get a press cover up and bounce back the Admin, saying, "Hey, did you mean to do this? Ooops! No worries! We got it covered!"

Posted by: Damiano at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (j0wOO)

42 I think to say that it is obvious that there is no level of incompetence that this administration can sink to that will cause the media to take interest in the overall incompetence of this administration.

This country will end first.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (BZAd3)

43
I'm pretty sure this was deliberate. The Chief of Station is nearly always carried on the embassy books as something else; Cultural Secretary, Senior Consular Official etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (TIIx5)

44 28 Turns out Biden is the smart one.
Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (+lsX1)


...and ain't that....a kick in the...head.


Nobody knows....the sorrow.....

Posted by: Scooter Libby at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (KtfSm)

45 Here's a question I suspect I know the answer to.

What would the Obama Administration have to do for the media to stop covering for him? Spying on the Press didn't do it. Leaving Americans to die and lying about a YouTube video (to influence an election) didn't do it. Weaponizing the IRS (something Nixon was only ACCUSED of, by the way) didn't do it.

If Obama actually MURDERED someone with his own girly hands, would that do it? And yes, I remember the Onion piece from a few years back.

I mean, I know the media has absolutely no shame, no morals, and no intellectual honesty, but do they really lack a survival instinct, too?

Posted by: acethepug at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (Iekza)

46 I guess those late night games of beer pong over at the White House can really wear you out.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (3wLHY)

47 The whole point to this was to get Bush-Cheney-Plame in the news cycle
again, and drag the previous administration through the mud.


Right yeah, that sounds like an excellent strategy. On a completely unrelated topic, you should probably go ahead and get that lithium prescription refilled.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (+lsX1)

48
"The CT Bureau apologized multiple times on Tuesday for tweeting in favor of Bin Bayyah and promoting an article on his website."



State Dept CT @Bureau StateDeptCT
This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted.

(O_o)

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (kdS6q)

49 white house is launching a "probe"?

Not again.

Posted by: Kal Penn at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (wKjyz)

50 " military officials had provided the list to distribute to news organizations."

Really?

I hate to say it, but I could see this being true. I have a much easier time, however, believing that political hacks would mess up in this particular manner.

Posted by: JPS at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM (9ziuC)

51 I'm pretty sure this was deliberate. The Chief of Station is nearly always carried on the embassy books as something else; Cultural Secretary, Senior Consular Official etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:01 PM (TIIx5)

This is not a typical "station Chief". He doesn't live in a villa in Kabul. He is safely ensconced behind the US Military at Bagram Air Force Base.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:03 PM (t3UFN)

52 Not only did Obama spend a couple million dollars for a photo op with the troops, he outed a CIA operative also..... What a Guy!

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:04 PM (9+ccr)

53 >>btw, have the Republicans even said boo about this?


Boehner was quoted as saying:

*hic*

Posted by: Aviator at May 27, 2014 07:04 PM (3rrMW)

54 "Smart Diplomacy"

Gag. Barf.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 27, 2014 07:04 PM (oOXKj)

55 Remember that CIA guy who was arrested over there for murdering a couple of people and they paid some bribe to get him out? He came home and got into a fight in a grocery parking lot with some woman and was arrested again.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 27, 2014 07:04 PM (lDnfQ)

56 Obama could be shown to have a secret dungeon under the Situation Room full of white 4 year olds with their eyes gouged out that he routinely skull fucked and the MFM headlines would read:

"Amazing President Feeds Blind Toddlers High Protein Diet!"

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at May 27, 2014 07:05 PM (jOumW)

57 oh the white house is launching a "probe"?
They do love them their "probes"

Posted by: Nevergiveup


"White House launches internal probe into accidental outing of CIA official"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2014 07:05 PM (nZiT2)

58 Fuck me running, we're going to lose a city and TFG et al are going to go out there and apologize for it being in the way of the bomb like that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh save us mighty SMOD at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (dMSj2)

59 Please, please, outerspace alien carnivorous bipedal weasel empires - invade us. We're fleshy, tasty, and squeak when we run in fear. Start in DC. Please.

We'll promise not to fight back until you hit Pennsylvania. Right now is a real good time to invade with all your space robot dogs and violent weasel overlord crewmen.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (p4vr9)

60
Do you know who's famous now and in the news cycle?

The father of one of the fag's victims. He's so taken with grief that he is grandstanding for gun control.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (//+WH)

61 It's all a fucking circus.
Clowns are in charge of our nation, our money, our troops, our secrets, our media, hell - our way of life. Clowns.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (gb8Rm)

62 I'm sure that there's nothing to worry about. Thanks to Obama, everyone in the Middle East loves and respects Americans and no one gets killed, amiright?

Posted by: Zombie Ambassador Stevens at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (j0wOO)

63 Note it's an 'internal probe.'

You know, to get into those nooks and crannies...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (nZiT2)

64 They named name.

Posted by: Hop Singh at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (wKjyz)

65 The problem here of course is not that the pros all know each other, it's the splinter cells, one-off groups, and isolated nut jobs that may choose to act on their own.

What...need me for a school shooting incident yet?

Or, you want I should wait til you activate me?

Posted by: Urban Leftist Douche in waiting at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (KtfSm)

66 [Guffaw]

Dude, that was like two days ago.

[Eyeroll]

Posted by: Tommy Vietor at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (R9TAc)

67 I'm not even gonna bother saying "If this was a Republican Administration" anymore...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (9+ccr)

68 So, outing our top spy in Kabul is an achievement for both Obama and Kerry?

You go executive office and state department.

/ you know who didn't do this? The former President they called Chimpy McHitler.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (25HWz)

69 Obama learned the name of the Kabul station chief the same way that al Qaeda did, by reading it in the newspaper.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (g1DWB)

70 He's so taken with grief that he is grandstanding for gun control.

So he doesn't care about the people that were stabbed to death.

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 07:09 PM (MMC8r)

71 That left shit who was finally sent to prison the third time he tried to hook up with an under-aged girl through the internet, Scott Somethingortheother, was an UN weapons expert in Iraq. He found a children's prison, ie, for toddlers, and did not report it.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 27, 2014 07:09 PM (lDnfQ)

72 #Whoopsidaisy!

Posted by: Jen Psaki at May 27, 2014 07:09 PM (R9TAc)

73 Let's call it what it is...

This whole 'surprise visit' was a lame attempt at creating some good PR.

It was an attempt to show "See how much he cares" about our troops.
This wouldn't have happened, if the VA Scandal weren't going on.

And they couldn't even pull it off without screwing it up!

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:09 PM (wS+qJ)

74 Obama learned the name of the Kabul station chief the same way that al Qaeda did, by reading it in the newspaper.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (g1DWB)

No karzi knew his name all along and passed it on to Al Qauda long ago. Don't you find it a tad suspicious that that prick Karzi is still alive and in one piece?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:10 PM (t3UFN)

75
Leading CIA official in Afghanistan accidentally exposed
By Steve Benen - MSNBC

To be sure, the fact that someone in the Obama White House made this mistake is embarrassing and may have real-world consequences for the official whose name was accidentally exposed.

But before the right crows too much, lets not forget that, in this weekends case, it wasnt done on purpose.



( ; ; )

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 27, 2014 07:10 PM (kdS6q)

76 The father of one of the fag's victims. He's so taken with grief that he is grandstanding for gun control.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:06 PM (//+WH)


He was roaring into a microphone five minutes after it happened.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 27, 2014 07:10 PM (oFCZn)

77 I'm just so fucking sick of this whole disgusting crew. Michelle telling kids what to eat while her own Darlings are eating meatball sandwiches and ice cream at their fancy School. Kerry flubbing everything he touches. Biden the Human Gaffe machine, and Obama the arrogant petulant torcher of the Constitution...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:10 PM (9+ccr)

78 I don't know that it was incompetence. Maybe it was deliberate. It is terrible thing that I would feel that this administration would be capable of that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2014 07:11 PM (XyM/Y)

79
Scott Ritter.

He used to live with Chrissy and Janet.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:11 PM (//+WH)

80 67 I'm not even gonna bother saying "If this was a Republican Administration" anymore...
Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:07 PM (9+ccr)


Exactly. What's the fucking point? Nobody seems to care.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 27, 2014 07:11 PM (KtfSm)

81 75 I hate the press so fucking much.

Posted by: steevy at May 27, 2014 07:11 PM (zqvg6)

82 Sure they accidentally outed the top spook in Afghanistan, but there's no reason to worry about Washington holding your medical records in the strictest confidence.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at May 27, 2014 07:11 PM (uhMMS)

83 Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 06:57 PM (//+WH)

Top hit on Google. Media Matters - Karl Rove.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (zpWhI)

84
The problem here of course is not that the pros all know each other, it's the splinter cells, one-off groups, and isolated nut jobs that may choose to act on their own.








Word.

Posted by: Zombie William Buckley at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (TIIx5)

85 This isn't really news -- there are like a dozen blogs from February 2012 naming the guy and saying his identity has been an open secret for years. And he's been identified in the Wikipedia list of CIA station chiefs since early 2012. I guess Al Qaeda's googling skills aren't that good or they don't care about him very much.

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (jbKV6)

86
Scott Ritter was his name. He looked like a big baby huey. He cried at his sentencing and had his poor wife and daughters beg to keep him out of prison. He was a shit for doing it to him. He had his hand slapped the first 2 times he was caught and he expected it to happen a 3rd time.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (lDnfQ)

87 # bringbackmycover

Posted by: CIA Station Chief in Kabul at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (8tPjh)

88 He found a children's prison, ie, for toddlers, and did not report it.

Yeah, but he gave it five stars in his Little Black Book.

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 07:13 PM (MMC8r)

89 Friend, er "acquaintance", claims it's all "ok" because "it's only one guy"

Riiiiiight.

Yellowcake w/raspberry filling. Mmmm. Mmmm.

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 27, 2014 07:13 PM (gXRIG)

90 So the agency CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Board has scrapped performance reviews and is retroactively paying bonuses to employees who failed their review. They are getting a retroactive max bonus as if they aced it.

Why? Disparate impact. Too many blacks got low scores. Probably because they sucked.

So ... no more scoring. Bonuses for everyone.

Government by the most fucktarded and lazy -- Idiocracy.

Mountain Dew Camacho approves.

Bossy Mom @lindarutter 55m
PC runs amok in Biz World RT CFPB scraps performance ratings (union members, minorities scored low) http://dailym.ai/SLyUgG via @MailOnline

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 27, 2014 07:13 PM (ZPrif)

91 Why was the name of a Station Chief, along with his/her job title included on ANY staff list ANYWHERE?

Isn't the the sort of thing that only 5 people in government know about and, if the White House asks, the response is, "Don't ask"?

Posted by: Damiano at May 27, 2014 07:13 PM (j0wOO)

92 Well, I suppose we should balance this dem bashing by at least acknowledging the recent discovery of more proof that Mitt Romney profited while 'little people' lost their jobs:

http://tinyurl.com/ktcx8kp


Wait... what?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (BZAd3)

93 It's not like anyone's going to hold them accountable when they screw up. Lucky for them; not so good for the country...

Posted by: elaine at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (YNYXJ)

94 85 This isn't really news -- there are like a dozen blogs from February 2012 naming the guy and saying his identity has been an open secret for years. And he's been identified in the Wikipedia list of CIA station chiefs since early 2012. I guess Al Qaeda's googling skills aren't that good or they don't care about him very much.
Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM


Nice try. Obviously this is serious or the WH wouldn't be trying to spin this away...

86

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (9+ccr)

95 Obama learned the name of the Kabul station chief the same way that al Qaeda did, by reading it in the newspaper.

Obama didn't know his name before this incident, and he doesn't know it now. Obama doesn't "do" briefings. He skips them. If he says this man's name in public, it'll be because he read it from a TelePrompter screen.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (l5wxK)

96 >>No karzi knew his name all along and passed it on to Al Qauda long ago. Don't you find it a tad suspicious that that prick Karzi is still alive and in one piece?

Yea, I was kidding. It seems every time some scandal comes out Obama claims he is shocked and found out about it the same way everyone else did, by reading it in the papers.

I have no doubt Karzi is cooperating with the Taliban and other assorted scum in Afghanistan. He's always been a scumbag.

But if you were trying to survive in the middle east these days who would you side with, Obama or the terrorists? Hell, Obama announces the date when we are leaving, the terrorists aren't going anywhere.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (g1DWB)

97 BREAKING...

State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (wS+qJ)

98 The only thing remaining for this administration to fuck up is a massive terror attack on US soil.

Posted by: Regular Guy at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (N3Al8)

99 Fenelon
I have the same horrid feeling. I wonder if they had reason to want this station chief gone and this gaffe is just a convient way to do it. It even allows for an out in blaming the military for the release of the list.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (IVgIK)

100
File this under: Commander Denton

Nobody gives a shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM (//+WH)

101 Cue Yakkitty Sax music and Benny Hill in fast motion.

Posted by: pep at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM (4nR9/)

102 # bringbackmycover
Posted by: CIA Station Chief in Kabul at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (8tPjh)


That's funny.

Unfortunately, #BringBackMyBody is more likely.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM (wKjyz)

103 And to think, there are still people in the US who think the Gov is hiding who really killed Kennedy? As if they could ever keep a secret

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM (t3UFN)

104 The same thing will happen in every school that has "pay for performance" teacher bonuses.

Just like the Feds went after the NYFD for promoting white "fire nerds" that actually studied firefighting technology in their spare time cause they wanted to master the art of being a fireman.

Can't have that. Disparate impact.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM (ZPrif)

105 "there are like a dozen blogs from February 2012 naming the guy "

Proof, or forgot the /sarc tag?

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 27, 2014 07:16 PM (gXRIG)

106 Part of me almost welcomes this stuff. Every time Barry screws the pooch, and that's pretty much daily, it's another nail in Hillary's coffin. That's right, I'm an optimist.

Posted by: pep at May 27, 2014 07:16 PM (4nR9/)

107 97 BREAKING...

State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.
Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM

Ambassador Stevens had no comment...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:16 PM (9+ccr)

108 Scott Ritter, child raping, 'WMD Specialist' for hire. All the credibility of a harp seal at a penguin inquest. Lefty poster child and stooge. Lefty report seller at UN - probably blackmailed.

Voted 'Favorite Sperm Receptacle 2014' at prison.

Burn. In. Hell. Kiddie. Fag.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at May 27, 2014 07:16 PM (jOumW)

109 #86 Nice "try"? Then what's this:

http://tinyurl.com/pwsr4ty

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:17 PM (jbKV6)

110 "We'll promise not to fight back until you hit Pennsylvania. Right now is a real good time to invade with all your space robot dogs and violent weasel overlord crewmen. "

I have a small problem with that

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice, Md Resident at May 27, 2014 07:17 PM (CGMOF)

111 Station Chief in Kabul ( Bagram Air Force Base) is like being the head truant Officer in Chicago. It's like pissing in the ocean, Not that I've ever done that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:17 PM (t3UFN)

112 Remember when faulty record keeping resulting in foot steal doctors and the only solution was Obamacare?

Yeah, about that...

Someone check to make sure the Station Chief still has a foot.

Posted by: Damiano at May 27, 2014 07:17 PM (j0wOO)

113
How much of a stretch to believe this was a warning given to the agent by that little rat valerie jarrett because he somehow stepped out of line?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:17 PM (//+WH)

114 Will The outed Chief of Station get a fancy spread in Vanity Fair like Plame did?

Posted by: Dendritic at May 27, 2014 07:18 PM (8ux3A)

115 #JustShootMeNow

Posted by: The Head Spook in Kabul at May 27, 2014 07:18 PM (3TuJg)

116 And what's this:

http://tinyurl.com/qgffonr

All links planted by the CIA in the past few hour to direct attention away from the real guy?

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (jbKV6)

117 114 Will The outed Chief of Station get a fancy spread in Vanity Fair like Plame did?


Might as well... Average Joe said everyone knew about him. That's why the WH is in such a panic...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (9+ccr)

118
Remember Hans Blix? That big old foreign U.N. queer.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (//+WH)

119 State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.
Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (wS+qJ)

Another Hillary accomplishment.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (BZAd3)

120 39>> Word *fist bumps Soothsayer*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (QnIEH)

121
And then there's Richard Clarke...another piece of shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (//+WH)

122 #YouMissedAssholes

Posted by: The Head Spook in Kabul at May 27, 2014 07:19 PM (3TuJg)

123 Remember Hans Blix? That big old foreign U.N. queer

Fruk you Hans Britz!



Kim Jong ...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:20 PM (9+ccr)

124 We're still talking about this? Anyone going to do anything about it? Oh, ya, an investigation.

...and Libya ? Why didn't they start evacuation two days ago? Oh, ya, the bureaucrats had to 'think about it'. Can't do anything rash, wouldn't be prudent.

Did Barack get the ok from Michelle?

Posted by: J.D. Bliss at May 27, 2014 07:20 PM (i8o1c)

125 State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.
Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (wS+qJ)

Funny, but everywhere obama has used " smart diplomacy" the place is going to the dogs?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:20 PM (t3UFN)

126
The problem here of course is not that the pros all know each other, it's the splinter cells, one-off groups, and isolated nut jobs that may choose to act on their own.








Word.

Posted by: Zombie William Buckley at May 27, 2014 07:12 PM (TIIx5)










Preach it, brother.

Posted by: Zombie Richard Welch at May 27, 2014 07:20 PM (TIIx5)

127 Serpentine!!!

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at May 27, 2014 07:20 PM (3TuJg)

128 State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.
Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM

Ambassador Stevens had no comment...
...

Sorry, the internet sucks here.

Better late than never, huh?

Oooo! But Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run!

Yeah, running right to our embassies with RPGs and a hard on for ass raping!

Posted by: Zombie Ambassador Stevens at May 27, 2014 07:21 PM (j0wOO)

129 Wasn't Valerie "desk chief" & not station chief?

She was so undercover that she pulled strings to get her husband a job. A very very public job.

"You know who would be perfect for that job, guys? My husband. He'd love to take a high-profile job like that and maybe write an op-ed about it. Oh, come on, it's not like anybody will try to find out who the hell he is and how the hell he got this job. You sillies!"

Posted by: AmishDude at May 27, 2014 07:21 PM (1UzRc)

130 "I guess it asks too much of Obama's Best and Brightest that the Counter
Terrorism Bureau should know which radical clerics have called for the
death of American soldiers."

And let's remind ourselves who made up the lethally incompetent original Best and Brightest: a bunch of arrogant Ivy League elitist Democrats.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:21 PM (noWW6)

131 no biggie, I'm sure security will be pumped up in Kabul to deal with this.

look nothing untoward happened to seal team six when Biden needed to expound on details.
.
mistakes happen, inadvertantly.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:21 PM (nqBYe)

132 Operational secrecy only increases the suspicions of the native population and stuff.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at May 27, 2014 07:22 PM (3TuJg)

133 Hey Obama how's your Arab Spring going?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:22 PM (9+ccr)

134 Terrorism Bureau should know which radical clerics have called for the
death of American soldiers."


o heck they are invited over for chats, remember they are not the dreaded and hateful murderous t party types.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:22 PM (nqBYe)

135 >>>
..and Libya ? Why didn't they start evacuation two days ago? Oh, ya, the bureaucrats had to 'think about it'. Can't do anything rash, wouldn't be prudent.

Did Barack get the ok from Michelle?
...

Nope it was the weekend. And a holiday weekend. The White House is closed... except for parties.

Posted by: Damiano at May 27, 2014 07:23 PM (j0wOO)

136
I saw two crows chase off a hawk, the other day. A big crow and a little crow.

The hawk was a big pussy; I was very disappointed because I hate blackbirds as much as I hate chimps.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:23 PM (//+WH)

137 Barky and his weasels are good at revisionist history.

It would be too easy for them to go into Wikipedia and liberal blog sites, and change things.

So I'm not buying the "He was already outed" spin control.
It smells like bullshit.

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:23 PM (wS+qJ)

138 >>mistakes happen, inadvertantly.

Yep, like holding an "I killed Bin Laden" press conference effectively killing the usefulness of a lot of the intel recovered from his house.
#Winning!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 27, 2014 07:23 PM (g17uG)

139
Who cares if he'd previously been outed in a bunch of blogs? Basic OPSEC would dictate that you NEVER confirm such rumors, even if they're true. Keep a seed of doubt in your adversaries' minds.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:24 PM (TIIx5)

140 45

I mean, I know the media has absolutely no shame, no
morals, and no intellectual honesty, but do they really lack a survival
instinct, too?


Posted by: acethepug

Uh, no...

Look at print media, any of it.

Read a newspaper recently or looked for a lot of them that have gone to three times a week including the Sunday edition, or have just folded completely?

Magazines survive only in the grocery store check out lines where the LIV's evidently get all their information.

How's about the broadcast media? I haven't been paying any attention to them in forever and I'm not alone. Arbitron ratings show a continued decline. Even Cable news is a parody of what it was 10 years ago.

I wouldn't count on seeing this anywhere other than sites that are concerned about information like this affecting the country. The rest of the media will continue its hand waving about the topic of the day to gloss over the failings of their messiah and his bumbling acolytes.

Expose who, in what and where? Just another day in the land of incompetent foreign policy and leadership.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the future from the past at May 27, 2014 07:24 PM (baiNQ)

141 Terrorism Bureau should know which radical clerics have called for the
death of American soldiers.


It's nothing they haven't heard before.

Posted by: Bill Ayers at May 27, 2014 07:24 PM (1UzRc)

142 1)Read about it in Paper
2) Madder than Hell
3)Hide Documents
4)Discredit Witnesses
5)Delay
6)Delay
7)Delay
Old Story

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 07:24 PM (MMC8r)

143 Also, the Pakistani doctor who ID'd Bin Laden.
Thanks, buddy. Sorry we outed you and you're now in jail.
Oopsie!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 27, 2014 07:25 PM (g17uG)

144 The only thing remaining for this administration to fuck up is a massive terror attack on US soil.

If they try to pull it off themselves I'm certain they will blow it but I'm betting they will outsource the job.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at May 27, 2014 07:25 PM (L02KD)

145 There will be someone affiliated with the left who says that outing the CIA agent was good.

I know this because Obama did it, so some psycho lefty will say that he did it for good reasons.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 27, 2014 07:25 PM (QcuZE)

146 "State Dept CT @Bureau StateDeptCT / This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted."

Nixon era: "That statement is no longer operative."

Obama era: "That tweet is no longer operative."

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:25 PM (noWW6)

147 Lizzy, I know right!?

nothing like telling us to shut up while they cannot keep their mouths shut, and the ocean bath, nice touch.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:25 PM (nqBYe)

148 BREAKING...
State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.

Posted by: wheatie



But it seemed like such a nice place though...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (nZiT2)

149 Clowns to the Left of me
Jokers to the Right...


Posted by: anon a mouse at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (gXRIG)

150 I feel bad about the doctor. Obama really fucked him over.

Posted by: Sad Pug at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (lDnfQ)

151 Also, the Pakistani doctor who ID'd Bin Laden.

This administration has squandered a lot of goodwill.

You defend your friends and allies. Period.

Why? Because you want allies next time.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (1UzRc)

152 I mean, I know the media has absolutely no shame, no morals, and no intellectual honesty, but do they really lack a survival instinct, too?
Posted by: acethepug at May 27, 2014 07:02 PM


Who needs a survival instinct when the government will deem them whatever the term for "necessary in an emergency" is that they came up with. The press is needed to disseminate information in an emergency; therefore the taxpayers will bail them out when they aren't profitable.

Wealth redistribution: it's not just for the assholes who sit on their hands all day doing nothing; it's also for the administration's propaganda ministry.

Posted by: elaine at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (YNYXJ)

153
Isn't it fitting how obama is in control at the same time in history as Wikipedia is around?

Wikipedia, as mentioned above, is the easily-edited online keeper of historical record. And obama is and his devotees are constantly rewriting history in real-time.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (//+WH)

154 State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.

Why was Qadaffi bad again?

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 07:27 PM (MMC8r)

155 I feel bad about the doctor. Obama really fucked him over.
Posted by: Sad Pug at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (lDn

We know the feeling

Posted by: the 48% at May 27, 2014 07:27 PM (t3UFN)

156 >> The only thing remaining for this administration to fuck up is a massive terror attack on US soil.

Hello!

Posted by: Boston Marathon bombers at May 27, 2014 07:27 PM (g17uG)

157
BREAKING...
State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.

Posted by: wheatie


But it seemed like such a nice place though...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2014 07:26 PM (nZiT2)






Yuppers. A real nice place. The Beirut of the Levant.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:28 PM (TIIx5)

158 State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.

Why was Qadaffi bad again?


It was Europe that pushed for this. They were afraid of a refugee crisis. We should have forced them to deal with it.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 27, 2014 07:28 PM (1UzRc)

159
Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:14 PM (wS+qJ) - I can't find that anywhere. Do you remember who announced this?

Posted by: Baldy at May 27, 2014 07:28 PM (2bql3)

160 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:28 PM (t3UFN)

161 Did I do that?

Posted by: President Urkel at May 27, 2014 07:29 PM (1UzRc)

162 Who cares if he'd previously been outed in a bunch of blogs? Basic OPSEC would dictate that you NEVER confirm such rumors, even if they're true. Keep a seed of doubt in your adversaries' minds.

Yep. THIS is why it's a big deal. What Avg Joe is pointing out is true. The real bad guys with resources absolutely know who our Station Chiefs are.

In places like Mexico our DEA people are watched from morning to night and back to morning. They don't fart without the cartels knowing about it. Same thing with our Station Chiefs in any number of countries.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 27, 2014 07:29 PM (l5wxK)

163 "Even Cable news is a parody of what it was 10 years ago."

I didn't think CNN could possibly descend any further than they did with their batshit obsessive wall to wall Flight 370 coverage -- let's ask a "psychic seer" if the plane was sucked into a black hole! -- but they have outdone themselves yet again.

Carol Costello, the other day on CNN, after showing a clip of Mooch:

"That was Mrs. Obama back in 2010, when she signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law."

You. Have. Got. To. Be. Shitting. Me.

Even by the bubble-headed bleached blonde standards of television news, that is just jaw-droppingly vacuous.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:30 PM (noWW6)

164 WH twitterstorm##Not theguyreally!
#wrong name outted
#sorryitwastheguestlist
#we'rejustfunninwitU

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:30 PM (nqBYe)

165 Why was Qadaffi bad again?

I'm guessing it wasn't because he supported the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: Mohamed Morsi at May 27, 2014 07:30 PM (wKjyz)

166 People talk of Hillary Clinton having zero accomplishments as SoS. Hmm did you ever think she accomplished exactly what she set out to do IE: a total realignment of world powers.

Posted by: Regular Guy at May 27, 2014 07:31 PM (N3Al8)

167 None of this is accidental.
Even the drone Iran got was flown there to be captured.
Another day, another outrage.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2014 07:31 PM (JgC5a)

168 Obama voters;;
what's Libya?

huh? are we in Libya? Do they have tv there?

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:31 PM (nqBYe)

169 >>>Hey Obama how's your Arab Spring going?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at May 27, 2014 07:22 PM (9+ccr)<<<

We're coming. Two weeks.

Posted by: Recovery Summer at May 27, 2014 07:31 PM (8tPjh)

170 OT. Congratulations to the people of La Vista, NE. Your Mayor evidently has some balls.

http://tinyurl.com/lx45wwk

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2014 07:32 PM (XyM/Y)

171 I remember growing up about some countries just being standing jokes.

We're that now.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 27, 2014 07:32 PM (BZAd3)

172 what arab spring?

oh you mean when democracy was finally brought to the M.E?

You go Obama!

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:33 PM (nqBYe)

173 153...Wikipedia, as mentioned above, is the easily-edited online keeper of historical record. And obama is and his devotees are constantly rewriting history in real-time.

Posted by: Soothsayer

-----------

I'm old enough to remember...back when massive amounts of data was being converted from library sources to the internet...

There were people who voiced concerns that "What if someone changes the information? Then, the internet source would be wrong".

We now have a whole generation of people who rely on the internet...as the definitive source for information.
This is not a good thing, imo.

It's far too easy to create misinformation on the internet.

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:33 PM (wS+qJ)

174 So am I getting the spin right? Outing the Station Chief is no biggie because Obama already outed him a few years ago?

Posted by: mugiwara at May 27, 2014 07:33 PM (3a584)

175 BREAKING...
State Dept has just issued an 'Evacuate Immediately' order for all personnel in Libya.
...

Lemme guess. Another YouTube video?

Posted by: Damiano at May 27, 2014 07:33 PM (j0wOO)

176
156 Hello! Posted by: Boston Marathon bombers at May 27, 2014 07:27 PM (g17uG)
Holy schnikes!

Posted by: Regular Guy at May 27, 2014 07:34 PM (N3Al8)

177 It's Ok, everyone. Don't you know it's NoBigDeal? Dude just wasn't that important. I mean seriously, didn't you see The Station Agent?


/heh

Posted by: O'barky's minions at May 27, 2014 07:34 PM (gXRIG)

178 Did the messge come from Morsi?

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:34 PM (nqBYe)

179 Damn, Springpad is shutting down. First Google Notebook, now this ...

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (TETYm)

180 159... - I can't find that anywhere. Do you remember who announced this?

Posted by: Baldy

-------------

It was a 'Breaking News' alert, on FoxNews.

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (wS+qJ)

181 "You defend your friends and allies. Period. Why? Because you want allies next time."

I'm a little troubled by the idea that the USA should rush to defend Vietnam against China for precisely this reason.

I still don't parse the Hanoi regime as being a "friend and ally" of America in the sense that, say, Thailand is.

Other countries should be getting a message: if you want America to defend you, don't fight wars with America and then later on rush to make up when it suits your purposes.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (noWW6)

182 I thought "Station Chief" was a Lego character.

#oops

Posted by: Jen Psuki at May 27, 2014 07:36 PM (tmFlQ)

183 >>It was a 'Breaking News' alert, on FoxNews.

Reuters has it too.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 07:36 PM (g1DWB)

184 Not really, no, we're not. You see, our collective heads are so far up the O'family's asses that we have a front seat view of what they each had for dinner...

Posted by: You. Have. Got. To. Be. Shitting. Me. at May 27, 2014 07:36 PM (gXRIG)

185 Hehehe. Fenelon said "Balls".

Hehehe.

Posted by: Beavis at May 27, 2014 07:36 PM (zpWhI)

186 Oh. Really.

Call me when one of THOSE fuckers get my old cell.

--Scooter Libby

Posted by: fixerupper at May 27, 2014 07:36 PM (IrLKP)

187 Lemme guess. Another YouTube video?

No, they already shot their wad on that one. It'll be some moron posting at the HQ this time. Probably JeffB

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (3kZUM)

188 103 And to think, there are still people in the US who think the Gov is hiding who really killed Kennedy? As if they could ever keep a secret
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:15 PM


We still haven't seen jug-ear's college transcripts. Or had the question how it was he travelled to POCK-ee-stahn when American citizens couldn't.

Posted by: elaine at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (YNYXJ)

189 "Who cares if he'd previously been outed in a bunch of blogs? Basic OPSEC would dictate that you NEVER confirm such rumors, even if they're true. Keep a seed of doubt in your adversaries' minds."

Yeah, Al Qaeda would never kill a guy without official White House confirmation, acting merely on all the corroborating info provided by a bunch of spy blogs. They might kill an innocent person, and ruin their reputation.

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (jbKV6)

190
Years ago Ace did a scathing parody on VH-1's stupid "I Remember The 70's/80's/90's..." titled I Remember Five Minutes Ago!

I wonder if Ace knew just how right he was gonna be. We live in a nation that no longer has a long term memory. Everything the people know is from the last news cycle or last tv show they watched.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (//+WH)

191 so today it is said it was the WH , tomorrow it will be some republican or tea partier that did it/.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (nqBYe)

192 Is this the thread where we get to tell Armitage and Powell to go eff each other? Or have they beaten us to that already.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (3kZUM)

193

I'm waiting on the "this was a brilliant move by The One, really, because..." by the MSM spinmeisters.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 27, 2014 07:38 PM (IXrOn)

194 Ya, and then there is the mother and wife of U.S. citizen facing execution in Sudan. We give Sudan a shit ton of money and ought to have told them "she is released immediately or you'll get not one dime more" But EarLeader and all his soul buddies at State would never back a Sharia regime down to save a Christian. Evil lazy incompetent boobs all the way down.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 27, 2014 07:38 PM (dkExz)

195 Yeah, sooper-sekrit spy mom Valerie Plame was so deep undercover that she commuted daily to her desk job, with a Langley parking sticker on her car.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at May 27, 2014 07:39 PM (wgDJg)

196 Evil lazy incompetent boobs all the way down.

Mark your calendars: The first time anyone ever said something bad about boobs in here

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:39 PM (3kZUM)

197 anyway I would think the Evacuaion of Libya is more the herring to cover up the cia station chief boo-boo.
Look CIA outted by the Administration!

oh all the sudden people willl be told Libya exists and we are there and NOW leaving.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:39 PM (nqBYe)

198
Ace's piece was mostly making fun of the shitty D-list comedians who did those "I Remember..." shows.

Who cares what they thought about anything??

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-485 days left) at May 27, 2014 07:39 PM (//+WH)

199 Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (wS+qJ) - Thank you very much. Fox had it when even State.gov did not have it on Twitter...

Posted by: Baldy at May 27, 2014 07:40 PM (2bql3)

200 Course, this completely ruins OPSEC for the mission because you can't just bring another person there who'd obviously be the new Chief. Several people will have to be replaced.

Well I'm not volunteering.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:40 PM (3kZUM)

201 "You defend your friends and allies. Period. Why? Because you want allies next time."

I'm a little troubled by the idea that the USA should rush to defend Vietnam against China for precisely this reason.

I still don't parse the Hanoi regime as being a "friend and ally" of America in the sense that, say, Thailand is.

Other countries should be getting a message: if you want America to defend you, don't fight wars with America and then later on rush to make up when it suits your purposes.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (noWW6)


Yeah but the enemy of your enemy is your friend and as Winston Spencer Churchill said "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons ."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2014 07:40 PM (t3UFN)

202 Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (jbKV6)

Are you trying to make some kind of point, or just sucking cock?

Posted by: toby928(C) at May 27, 2014 07:40 PM (QupBk)

203 time to hit the reset button. Boy, it sure is easy for libs to say they want to do something smarter. But in practice?

Posted by: joeindc44 at May 27, 2014 07:41 PM (g4of5)

204 Holy shit!

http://tinyurl.com/kd9w6ke

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 27, 2014 07:42 PM (BZAd3)

205 Oopty. Another day, another fuckup.

Posted by: wth at May 27, 2014 07:42 PM (wAQA5)

206 Palerider, she had the baby , i believe she is to recieve 100 lashes before they kill her.

also our govt wants a dna test on the child.

laughable They took Her and are going to kill her Because she married a Christian american. But in order to interferre help we want a dna check on kids.

well you know how those Sudanese women are they'll sleep with every guy , it couldn't be a Christaina americans kid that she is going to be killed for!

if i were her i'd say pass on the dna test , i am muslim through and through and this is my emans child.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:43 PM (nqBYe)

207 Just trying to figure out why this is "news," while sucking cock.

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:43 PM (lDBj1)

208 Holy shit!

http://tinyurl.com/kd9w6ke


This is the most unsurprising surprise since Clay Aiken came out as a Friend of Dorothy.

Posted by: --- at May 27, 2014 07:44 PM (MMC8r)

209
Mooo.

Posted by: Candy Crowley at May 27, 2014 07:45 PM (wAQA5)

210 Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:43 PM (lDBj1)

Isn't socking a regular, even a highly unpopular regular, a bannable offence?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 27, 2014 07:45 PM (l5wxK)

211 Lone star you forgot where people like ayers and chomsky work?

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:45 PM (nqBYe)

212 @ willow at May 27, 2014 07:43 PM (nqBYe)

At least they aren't planning to put her into a binder!

Posted by: Liberals Everywhere at May 27, 2014 07:46 PM (j0wOO)

213 from LSH's link - 'As on the broader political scene, moves to seek justice and opportunity for Palestinians (or to remove obstacles to achieving those goals) are countered by Zionist attack dogs,' Ordonez wrote in a March 22 post on the listserv.

Huh. I never knew the Kuwaitis (who expelled their Palestinians in 1992) were such fervent Zionists. Didn't know that about the Egyptians who embargoed their border with the Gaza strip neither.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:46 PM (3kZUM)

214 Liberals i know, she should be grateful ,being squoze in those pages can really put a hurt on you.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:47 PM (nqBYe)

215 "Isn't socking a regular, even a highly unpopular regular, a bannable offence?"

Yes, but an unpopular regular cannot sock himself.

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:47 PM (lDBj1)

216 I wonder if all of the enemies of the United States ever just sit around, joking that they themselves couldn't have done as good a job damaging America as President Dumbass.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at May 27, 2014 07:48 PM (AC0lD)

217 The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.

They grow up so fast.

*sniff*

Posted by: Jossef Goebbels at May 27, 2014 07:48 PM (bHnlE)

218 Kabul, Shmabul. Fore!

Posted by: Angry Obama at May 27, 2014 07:48 PM (wAQA5)

219 >>Yeah, Al Qaeda would never kill a guy without official White House confirmation, acting merely on all the corroborating info provided by a bunch of spy blogs. They might kill an innocent person, and ruin their reputation.

Valerie Plame commuted to her CIA office in a convertible Jag, not exactly super sekrit. Where you equally blasé when a Bush critic leaked her name and then let another guy take the fall for it?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2014 07:48 PM (g1DWB)

220
Who cares if he'd previously been outed in a bunch of blogs? Basic OPSEC would dictate that you NEVER confirm such rumors, even if they're true. Keep a seed of doubt in your adversaries' minds."

Yeah, Al Qaeda would never kill a guy without official White House confirmation, acting merely on all the corroborating info provided by a bunch of spy blogs. They might kill an innocent person, and ruin their reputation.

Posted by: Average Joe at May 27, 2014 07:37 PM (jbKV6)








Haven't you ever read a spy novel? It's about more than just killing the Station Chief. In fact, that's probably the least important aspect.

If you know who the head intel honcho is, you can build up a lot of knowledge about the whole intel contingent in-country by examining things like who he meets, both in the embassy and out, patterns of movement etc. And that gets you info on informants and Afghan intel assets.

Plus, the knowledge you glean about embassy personnel can be sold or traded to other intel services/terror orgs.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:49 PM (TIIx5)

221 stateless, yeah why should they expend money and time , we are doing it all by ourselves.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:49 PM (nqBYe)

222 an unpopular regular cannot sock himself.

You'll never know until you open the box.


Posted by: Schroedinger's Sock at May 27, 2014 07:49 PM (wKjyz)

223
@110 "We'll promise not to fight back until you hit Pennsylvania.
------------------

Real quick question - invade Pennsylvania from which direction?

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2014 07:49 PM (UWFpX)

224 Oh cia musta deserved it, OR another obscure video flew out of youtube.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:50 PM (nqBYe)

225 Free Beacon seems to being doing good work.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at May 27, 2014 07:50 PM (zpWhI)

226 OT: I'm sitting in a Tim Horton's enjoying a coffee. At least I was enjoying a coffee until the television above me got into a report on the California virgin killings.

I actually couldn't hear what they were saying but I saw Michael Moore was being interviewed apparently as someone who has spoken out against gun violence for years. What is that lard laden, fly shit encrusted scum an expert on other than death by cheese burger?

Even further OT: I've come to prefer Tim's to Starbucks due to the lower hipster douchebag quotient.

Even furtherer OT: why is the Muslim judge who sentenced that pregnant Christian woman to death still alive? Shouldn't he and his entire family and his favorite goat all be taking up residence in hell by now?

I apologize for my off topic ness. It's the caffeine talking.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 27, 2014 07:50 PM (Zi8pE)

227 Real quick question - invade Pennsylvania from which direction?

From New Jersey.

Posted by: Housing and Urban Development at May 27, 2014 07:51 PM (3kZUM)

228 "We give Sudan a shit ton of money and ought to have told them 'she is
released immediately or you'll get not one dime more' But EarLeader and
all his soul buddies at State would never back a Sharia regime down to
save a Christian."

#PerdicarisAliveOrRaisuliDead

Posted by: Zombie Teddy Roosevelt at May 27, 2014 07:52 PM (noWW6)

229 "OT: I'm sitting in a Tim Horton's enjoying a coffee."

I laughed the other day at the cutesy news bit about the baby moose in a Tim Horton's.

The headline was, "Is This The Most Canadian Thing Ever?"

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:54 PM (noWW6)

230 #PerdicarisAliveOrRaisuliDead

Indeed, and Perdicaris wasn't a US citizen either...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 07:54 PM (3kZUM)

231 229 "OT: I'm sitting in a Tim Horton's enjoying a coffee."

I laughed the other day at the cutesy news bit about the baby moose in a Tim Horton's.

The headline was, "Is This The Most Canadian Thing Ever?"

LOL eh

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 27, 2014 07:55 PM (Zi8pE)

232 You fools just don't understand this magnification trap that our Leader has set to capture Al Qaeda when they kill our station chief.



It's a small price to pay to capture them, I mean it's not like he's an Ambassador or something.

Posted by: Rachel Madcow at May 27, 2014 07:55 PM (0FSuD)

233
Outing CIA jock sniffer Valerie Plame: National Emergency

Outing Top CIA station chief in Afgan War Zone: Crickets.

Got it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 27, 2014 07:55 PM (Pg9I+)

234 the world loves america so much more now. see how peace and love chats work.

oh and red lines

stop it
i mean it stop
right now stop or else
ok whatever but now i'm taking you off my dinner list.

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:56 PM (nqBYe)

235
"We give Sudan a shit ton of money and ought to have told them 'she is
released immediately or you'll get not one dime more' But EarLeader and
all his soul buddies at State would never back a Sharia regime down to
save a Christian."

#PerdicarisAliveOrRaisuliDead

Posted by: Zombie Teddy Roosevelt at May 27, 2014 07:52 PM (noWW6)






Upton in my hot tub or Beckinsdale in my bed

#TwoKateSolution

That may need a little work.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:56 PM (TIIx5)

236 If the nation had any interest in competent leadership, it would not have re-elected Obama.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at May 27, 2014 07:56 PM (TC6VK)

237 Everybody's coming out! Most transparent administration evah!

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at May 27, 2014 07:57 PM (Dwehj)

238 why piano guy?

to the dips, anything going wrong is Koch's, corporations, republicans, congress's or joe the plumber types fault

ah remember all JTP did was ask a question!


media, what can't it do!

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 07:59 PM (nqBYe)

239 I was a top.wimmen in the agency, I'll have you know.

Posted by: Valerie Flame at May 27, 2014 08:01 PM (Dwehj)

240 226 OT: I'm sitting in a Tim Horton's enjoying a coffee.

I've never understood why some people say..."a" coffee.
Why use an "a" instead of saying "some" coffee?

You never hear...enjoying "a" tea.

Posted by: wheatie at May 27, 2014 08:01 PM (wS+qJ)

241 If the nation had any interest in competent leadership, it would not have re-elected Obama.

And if the Republicans had any interest in mounting an ideological challenge for what it means to be American, they would not have nominated Romney. Or McCain.

This cedes the field on patriotism to Howard Dean.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2014 08:01 PM (3kZUM)

242 Beckinsale.

Yumm.

Posted by: Kate at May 27, 2014 08:02 PM (gXRIG)

243 Posted by: Northernlurker at May 27, 2014 07:50 PM (Zi8pE)

I quite liked your off topicness & caffeine verbiage

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 08:02 PM (HVff2)

244 Just got back from dinner with the in-laws. M-i-L thought the waitress was hitting on me, I proceeded to make the most of her discomfiture.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 27, 2014 08:03 PM (ZshNr)

245 #FreeMrSamsdick

Posted by: Reggie at May 27, 2014 08:03 PM (0FSuD)

246
That may need a little work.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 07:56 PM (TIIx5)





Especially my spelling.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2014 08:03 PM (TIIx5)

247 229 "OT: I'm sitting in a Tim Horton's enjoying a coffee."

I laughed the other day at the cutesy news bit about the baby moose in a Tim Horton's.

The headline was, "Is This The Most Canadian Thing Ever?"

I don't know I was having a cup of coffee. I just left out the cup of part.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 27, 2014 08:04 PM (Zi8pE)

248 OT, go Habs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 08:05 PM (HVff2)

249 Even as a lifelong Republican, I appreciate President Obama visiting the troops when he could've just as easily gone on vacation. If someone made a slight error on the guestlist, that shouldn't distract from the President's visit.

Remember Bush "serving" that plastic turkey to the troops he sent over to fight for oil? Perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to cast stones.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at May 27, 2014 08:06 PM (Ks4nX)

250 OT - That Sara Diamond has a pretty mouth.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2014 08:07 PM (wKjyz)

251 I was the first to discover that fire can't melt steel.

Posted by: Valerie Flame at May 27, 2014 08:07 PM (Dwehj)

252 so some people make it on lists , (irs)
and some make it on lists(cia)
and some can't get on list (VA)
stevens security (benghazi)

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 08:07 PM (nqBYe)

253 Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at May 27, 2014 08

I like casting stones & calling bullshit on trolls

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 27, 2014 08:08 PM (HVff2)

254 Nood

Posted by: Aviator at May 27, 2014 08:08 PM (3rrMW)

255 The chief does not appreciate his cover being blown.

http://tinyurl.com/kqk4kuq


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 27, 2014 08:08 PM (RGBsB)

256 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 27, 2014 08:03 PM

So how was the elk?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 27, 2014 08:09 PM (zB+CQ)

257 Worse chance for survival...

Kabul CIA Station Chief under SCOAMF or the Montreal Canadiens?

Discuss.

Posted by: hate miser at May 27, 2014 08:09 PM (8tPjh)

258
@249 Remember Bush "serving" that plastic turkey to the troops he sent over to fight for oil? Perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to cast stones.
------------------

You mean the turkey that people claimed was plastic but that was actually real?

*snort*

Troll.

Posted by: junior at May 27, 2014 08:10 PM (UWFpX)

259 "I like casting stones calling bullshit on trolls"

I read that one as a parody sock rather than a troll.

A relative of Mary Cloggenstein.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 08:10 PM (noWW6)

260 I had the hanger steak instead. Wussed out on the elk burger.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 27, 2014 08:10 PM (ZshNr)

261 Now Susan, while I'm sure you're a lovely person, that's my gig.

Back off, bitch.

Posted by: Mary Kloggenstein, Brattleboro, Vermont at May 27, 2014 08:10 PM (gXRIG)

262 That Cloggenstein? Sock, too. I'm the original Birkenstocker!

Posted by: Mary Kloggenstein, Brattleboro, Vermont at May 27, 2014 08:12 PM (gXRIG)

263 181
I'm a little troubled by the idea that the USA should rush to defend Vietnam against China for precisely this reason.

I still don't parse the Hanoi regime as being a "friend and ally" of America in the sense that, say, Thailand is.

Other countries should be getting a message: if you want America to defend you, don't fight wars with America and then later on rush to make up when it suits your purposes.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 27, 2014 07:35 PM (noWW6)


Well, I'm not a Vietnam vet, and I haven't been to that country in peacetime, either. I have heard that they generally have a positive opinion of Americans today, and that American visitors are treated well.

We fought a bloody war against the Germans and Japanese, but we certainly have more positive feelings towards each other today than we did 70 years ago. America was prepared to go to their aid during the Cold War.

We also fought a couple of wars against England, but today we are close allies. (Or at least we were before Obama came along.)

I'm not trying to be a Pollyanna and say "time heals all wounds", but it kinda sorta does. And China seems more likely than Vietnam to be an adversary going forward.

Obviously Vietnam War veterans will tend to have a more jaundiced view of the Vietnamese. My dad was a WWII vet, and to his dying day never ever considered buying a German or Japanese car.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2014 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

264 With the administration screwing the pooch daily - perhaps all of you can understand now why it is that we are having so much trouble getting amnesty passed.

Posted by: Weeping John Boehner at May 27, 2014 08:12 PM (ylhEn)

265 I had the hanger steak instead. Wussed out on the elk burger.
Posted by: Lincolntf at May 27, 2014 08:10 PM


smh....

Had some outstanding elk years ago at a brewery in Denver.

Perky Waitress: And how would you like your elk cooked?
RMBS: Um...I'm not really sure what sound elk make in the wild, but when I stick my fork in it, it should make that sound.
PW: Rare it is, then.

Kid got a good tip.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 27, 2014 08:13 PM (zB+CQ)

266 hope he called his family to remove any information available .

Posted by: willow at May 27, 2014 08:14 PM (nqBYe)

267 This error and the US endorsed fatwa issuer cannot be entirely innocent. Both times the Barky Admin were caught. How many times not? ~shudder~

Posted by: eureka! at May 27, 2014 08:17 PM (T/gIH)

268 It will all be okay if Obama just says "My bad", right?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 27, 2014 08:18 PM (DmNpO)

269 Haven't you ever read a spy novel?

You make an excellent point. And you know, aside from the fact that an awful lot of back-in-the-day US intelligence was actually done by actual English majors, any real English major would have read enough to know what "chief of station"means.

Never forget, the government of Persia was overthrown by two master spies named Norman and Kermit.

These people were not English majors. Now let's tell some lawyer jokes.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 27, 2014 08:20 PM (xq1UY)

270 If it wasn't for Valerie Jarrett tying obeys shoes every morning he would never be able to leave his closet.

Posted by: Buffalobob at May 27, 2014 08:55 PM (hz8y5)

271 Obomba gave Kabul CIA top dog's name to al-Qaeda

...since al-Qaeda is the Obama administration's ally? US Military (CIA) trained...or something...

Reliable in all the WRONG ways counting everything bound to blow up in US face.

Obama Doctrine: SPILL THE BEANS /guts 'n glory

Good thing there's never any such thing as a conspiracy, just theorists...

How now brown cow -- where's the blonde CIA non-operative bimbo's outrage at an agent's outing? And Obama wants Scooter Libbey to know, "I feel your outrage."

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 27, 2014 09:02 PM (gmrH5)

272 Whoever compiled the list, whoever was responsible for editing it, and whoever was responsible for sending it, all these people, they will remain anonymous, and protected.

The Palace Guard will see to it this flub gets buried.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at May 27, 2014 09:13 PM (tmFlQ)

273 C'mon you racists.....we have important science fairs and maybe I'll buy some shrimp later. C'mon leave me alone! Can't a guy just eat his waffle!

Whiny Precedent.

Did anyone ask Colin Powell why he kept his mouth shut while Libby was twisting in the wind that it was his own deputy that blabbed Super-Secret Non-Spy ValPlames name? No? Shocking.

Posted by: Cheri at May 27, 2014 09:56 PM (W2Bpz)

274 At least the guy can leave Afghanistan. Too bad for all the locals who were working for him however.
That is the real tragedy.
All because of the incompetence of the administration and the singular criteria of loyalty to Obama above all other skills and talents and brains by which his co-incompetents were chosen; all of the the lives of our real Afghan friends and their families are now in real danger.


Posted by: Q T 3.14159 at May 27, 2014 10:06 PM (8YAGe)

275 Just a little more than 4 years since ANOTHER Hall 0f Fame Intel f@ck-up in Afghanistan lead to the blowing up of 8, count em, 8 CIA officers at an less-than-optimal debriefing.

Now this.

Ya know, it's real easy to PRETEND LIKE YOU'RE TRYING, yet "honestly screwing up," when in fact you're playing for the other team.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at May 27, 2014 10:07 PM (FWwQD)

276 This was no more a mistake than it was when SEAL Team 6 was outed.

Posted by: baldilocks at May 27, 2014 10:18 PM (36Rjy)

277 If The Three Stooges were in office I sincerely believe that we would have at best a fifty-percent chance of improvement over our National Affairs.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at May 27, 2014 10:23 PM (Fp7JI)

278 This was no more a mistake than it was when SEAL Team 6 was outed.

Posted by: baldilocks at May 27, 2014 10:18 PM (36Rjy)
I think you've got something there, darlin' . . . this is simply unconscionable. Even ineptitude can't wash the stain out of what they did here.

Posted by: Peaches at May 27, 2014 10:30 PM (8lmkt)

279 Top Men!

Posted by: tangonine at May 27, 2014 11:53 PM (x3YFz)

280
If you think this is a mistake, you're retarded.
If you work at Langley and have a parking sticker, you're NOT undercover. You can video anyone coming or going. It would be nice if the media could pull their heads from their behinds. Americans would be shocked if they knew how many "journalists" took checks from the KGB. Ukran's "civil war" and Ukran's Facist are part of Putin's press at work.

Posted by: burt at May 28, 2014 07:59 AM (yp2Xd)

281 I think they do this stuff on purpose, no?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Supermodel, Benghazi reporter at May 28, 2014 02:43 PM (baL2B)

282 Oh yea one little mistake by our black president you ram him.

Posted by: Buster Hymandf at May 29, 2014 01:43 PM (sLq/m)

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