Saturday, July 16, 2005
Previous White House spy leak implicated in London terror deaths!
Thanks to Daithí Mac Lochlainn, who pointed out this unbelievable, horrific scandal to us.
It appears that the Valerie Plame leak was only one of the White House's spy leaks that may lead to the deaths of coalition agents and civilians. ABC and the Pakistani government have gone on record saying that last year, timed to coincide with the height of the media hype surrounding the Democratic convention, the White House prematurely leaked news of a Pakistani Al Qaeda capture in order to steal the media thunder of candidate Kerry.
Turns out the prisoner, Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, had become a deep cover agent for the UK and Pakistani governments, and HAD ON HIS LAPTOP THE PLANS FOR THE BUS BOMBING THAT JUST OCCURRED IN LONDON! His mission had to be prematurely aborted as a result, and the first Al Qaeda mole was a bust. But Tom Ridge and the Department of Homeland Security got the headline grabbing story and stole the media thunder from the Convention.
And so we see, once again for the sake of political expediency, the Bush Administration jeopardized an agent. And this time with deadly, directly related consequences.
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This, friends and neighbors, is a very, very bad thing.
Update: More here
Quote of the Day: "The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved." -- U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, letter of resignation, 2004.11.09