Lord Crimson

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The ABC’s of Betrayal

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Brian Ross of ABC News recently reported that President Bush had signed off on a plan to launch covert operations against the Iranian government. He declined to name the officials from which he had received the information because of the sensitive nature of the subject. This means that the unnamed officials and ABC news knew that revealing this information would hurt the US war effort.

The covert action plan was prepared and comes as US officials have confirmed Iran has dramatically increased its ability to produce nuclear weapons material, at a pace that experts said would give them the ability to build a nuclear bomb within two years.

Under the law, the CIA needs an official Presidential finding to carry out covert actions. These are kept secret, but are reported to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and key congressional leaders. This means the leak came from one of these committees. A traitorous government official purposely leaked the information and now these plans are no longer secret and can be read on the Aljazeera web site.

This is a prime example of why government officials can’t be trusted. Will there be an investigation on who is the traitor? Possibly a little torture on Brian Ross is a good place to begin, just to get a name or two. I mean if you’re going to be accused of torture anyway why not give it a shot? No, the Bush administration will do nothing as usual to find the source of the leak.

Aljazeera was happy to report, that because of the leak the plan has been bandoned. “A top State Department official speaking on condition of anonymity, because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said the group was disbanded because of widespread public perception and was created to topple the Iranian and Syrian governments.” The widespread public perception is ABC news, where more Americans and Terrorist get their news than from any other source.

This is just another in a long line of betrayals by the news media. They are continuously placing the nation and it’s troops in harms way by revealing military secrets. There was a time when an administration would ferret out the enemy agent and slap him in irons. There was also a time when this type of action would be considered treason, today they get a Pulitzer prize.

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Written by Lord Crimson

June 2, 2007 at 7:54 pm

12 Responses

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  1. Hi LC,

    Did they really drop the operation, or have they just developed a cover story? I love this stuff!

    the Grit

    the Grit

    June 2, 2007 at 9:30 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    I don’t know and hope I don’t find out until after the fact. I’m sure ABC and other news organizations will let us know the minute they receive another leak. What a way to fight a war.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 2, 2007 at 10:36 pm

  3. LC

    “A traitorous government official purposely leaked the information and now these plans are no longer secret and can be read on the Aljazeera web site.”

    This government official is traitorous because of his wanton disregard for the security of the country, the safety of the operatives, and the need to protect Americans wherever they are. These same points can be attributed to ABC. They should start with Brian Ross and ask him where the story came from and work backwards until they get the perp. Anywhere along the way where the reporter (including Ross) refuse to give up the name they should be put in the pokie until they cough it up.

    At that point I’ll probably hoping they don’t cough so they can spend some serious time. ……….. Next Stop Lauderdale

    stevereenie

    June 3, 2007 at 1:25 am

  4. I second what stevereenie said! Nobody, including the media, should be allowed to get away with that!

    momlovesbeingathome

    June 3, 2007 at 2:55 am

  5. Hi Steve

    Today’s news media makes no effort to hide the fact that they love the dictators of the world. Their actions in recent decades indicate they would love to have a socialist dictator running the US. They admire the romantic idea of such power and total control of the people. Never do they consider the horrors that go along with such a government.

    ABC, the New York Times and like news organizations have overlooked one small point. One of the first actions of a dictator is to eliminate freedom of the press. Ask the people of Venezuela or even the people of Iran if you think that is not true. So every betrayal these overpaid news gossips participate in to undermine democracy in reality is a step by step decent into destroying the one freedom they cherish the most.

    It goes back to the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.”

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 3, 2007 at 1:30 pm

  6. Hi m

    Unfortunately they will get away with it because the Bush administration has no record of searching out and punishing such betrayal. This is one time I hope he proves me wrong, but I won’t hold my breath.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 3, 2007 at 1:38 pm

  7. For many Americans, the Bush administration can do NO right. Through the drive-by media prism, any action against Iran or anyone else is another act of misguided war. However, with faint cries of ‘impeachment’, what does he have to lose. Bush needs to go Abe Lincoln on their boo-tays! It’s time to put the big red, white and blue boot down. If you want to protest and disagree within our borders, fine. When you announce US military strategy to the world… pay the price. Mr. President, 2008 will see you step out the door. How about going out with a bang? Punish those that are actively seeking the destruction of our country and our troops. Send them to Gitmo!

    YammerHammer

    June 4, 2007 at 9:16 pm

  8. Hi YH

    You make an valid point about how President Bush gets all the blame for anything that goes wrong and no credit for when things go right.

    As for me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed that his policies have allowed for the thwarting of the JFK terror plot. There are many more, but this is the most recent. The FBI and the President deserve to get full credit and congratulations for a job well done. “Way to go, Prez!”

    Of course true to news media form they discount this accomplishment saying the plot really had no chance of success.

    News organizations live for the moment, never realizing what a wonderful thing has just happened and it’s impact on the future. I suppose since there were no bodies to count it didn’t meet their usual low standards.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 5, 2007 at 10:47 am

  9. Hello.

    I would consider it a privilege if you would add my blog “The Tygrrrr Express” http://www.blacktygrrrr.wordpress.com to your list of linked sites if you feel the quality of it is high.

    Happy June.

    eric

    blacktygrrrr

    June 6, 2007 at 3:25 am

  10. Hi eric

    The quality of your blog is exceptional – Welcome to the Realm.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 6, 2007 at 11:21 am

  11. At least it let’s us know the gov’t is once again medeling with Iran and trying to make something up to spill over into Iran for yet another war. The CIA already did it back in the 50’s. Why are we defending the war profiters when they’re caught faking something again?

    And to the people who get mad when they leak stuff, it’s all on purpose. The US gov’t want to make the media look like it’s not on their side, like the gov’t s hands aren’t in their pockets. It’s sad to see them fooling the public. I’m not fooled. But evidently you all are, and ready to fight alongside the ones shreading the constitution, insteading of fighting against them.

    Barak and Hillary probably deserve the antichrist points, but Bush, Cheney & Rove should be leading the pack. He won’t be leaving office in ’09, he’s already planned it, even before he signed that bill that gives him right to order Martial Law (w/ the senate and congress out of gov’t say so).

    Rebel

    June 16, 2007 at 9:59 pm

  12. Hi Rebel

    You make some valid points. The government has given us little reason to trust them, especially on the domestic side. Most representatives have forgotten the reason they were sent to Washington in the first place. The media has also offered few reasons why we should believe or trust what they report.

    On the other hand we got this crazy guy over in Iran that has promised he will begin a time of death as soon as possible in order to bring about some Islamic prophecy. I suppose we could just stand by and wait to be slaughtered or perhaps a little meddling is called for?

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    June 16, 2007 at 11:21 pm


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