Thursday, April 27, 2006

CIA Leak

I was listening to a discussion on the radio yesterday regarding the CIA leaks and it occurred to me - if Mary McCarthy or anyone at the CIA had passed the classified information about 'secret prisons' or 'warrentless' wiretapping of terrorist phone conversations to Al Qaeda instead of the Washington Post, there would be no question of her treason.

The consequences are the same whomever the secrets are leaked to - exposing important national secrets, damaging national security, aiding and abetting our enemies. Does the fact that her motives were merely to damage Bush exonerate her or anyone else? According to the mainstream media, apparently 'yes'.

Here's the kicker - Had she passed the information along to a foreign government - any foreign government - it would have been less damaging than giving it to the Washington Post.

If during WWII the press were populated with the types we have today, I have no doubt they would have disclosed the existence of the Manhattan Project. "Government Spending Billions on Secret Weapon", "Radioactive Bomb Can Level Entire Cities", "Concerned Scientists Demand Termination of Program", "Effects of Radioactivity Disproportionate on Children & Poor", "Dozens March on Washington"...

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Flight 93 - The Movie

A friend commented to me on Sept. 11 "I know you want to believe the passengers fought back. But more likely, the terrorists didn't know how to fly the plane properly and merely crashed". I replied with a sudden surprising bit of anger "I have no doubt in my mind that those passengers fought back".

The lack of recognition for the heroes of Flight 93 has always troubled me. It is, after all the moment when America started to fight back. The consequences of their heroic actions have also been largely overlooked or downplayed. Not only did they save the White House or the U.S. Senate from destruction, no one will be hijacking a plane, train, cruise ship or bus with box-cutters anytime soon - at least in the United States.

Wouldn't the passengers of Flight 93 been a wonderful choice for Time Magazines "Persons of the Year"? Time's actual choice for 2001 couldn't have illustrated our elite media's worldview any better - Kofi Annan.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Kerry, CIA Leak,....

John Kerry's comments on the dismissal of the CIA leaker are not just ignorant and profoundly stupid...they are revealing

"Here's my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the White House for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie".

Let's see:

1. How does Kerry know she told the truth? There's strong possibility that the information leaked was part of a sting operation to find the leak. Thus the story may be false. Besides, whether or not what she said was "true" is quite beside the point, John.

2. The CIA Agent, Valerie Plame was not covert and was thus not outed. The special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald did not file any criminal charges regarding the disclosure of her identity.

3. The "lie" Kerry is referring to is Saddam quest for uranium. There is no longer any doubt that the charge is true. There is also no doubt that Ms. Plame's husband, Joe Wilson did lie about his CIA report on the matter (pardon the pun). In fact Mr. Wilson lied about virtually everything.

The quote is revealing as to how a man like John Kerry can get away saying such a statement. He can get away with it because he knows he will be unchallenged by those in the mainstream media.

Not bad for a single sentence. Oh, one more revelation. This one into the mind of John Kerry. This was his "fundamental view" of the issue. Profound.