Saturday, May 12, 2012

Obama Admin Leaks Critical Info

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The best intelligence operations are ones we never hear about. And even if we do, the details are usually never revealed or are twisted in such a way that tactics and sources are never really made known. Intelligence services do this to protect their agents, sources, governments and ongoing operations.

Enter the Obama administration and the operation to eliminate bin-Laden The Navy SEAL's take out Osama and the Obama people spill the beans on how it was done thus removing that type of operation from the playbook.

The latest example of amateurish behavior with intel issues came this week:

Detailed leaks of operational information about the foiled underwear bomb plot are causing growing anger in the US intelligence community, with former agents blaming the Obama administration for undermining national security and compromising the British services, MI6 and MI5.
Note that this is from the far left-wing Guardian newspaper. 

These are things you never want to hear from intelligence experts; men who have been involved in some of the most covert activities ever:

Michael Scheur:
 "MI6 should be as angry as hell. This is something that the prime minister should raise with the president, if he has the balls. This is really tragic," ... "Any information disclosed is too much information. This does seem to be a tawdry political thing." 
Of course it is Michael, Obama wants to appear tough to the voters, that's why he went on the I Killed Osama Victory Tour 2012, you may have seen it on TV. Everything is political with this regime and what do they care if we hurt the intel forces of allied nations, liberals hate all intelligence services. And take note, Scheur is not a conservative. Hell, I disagree with the man's politics almost completely but you can't discount his experience and abilities.

What does the former head of the CIA Counter-Terrorism Center think? Discussing what the British agencies must be thinking, he said this:
"In their place, I would think two and three times before sharing with the Americans, and then only do it if I had to. The problem with that dynamic is that you don't know what you don't know, and what opportunities you might be missing when you decide not to share. The Americans are doing a very good job of undermining trust, and the problem starts at the top."
In essence, by staffing his administration with a bunch of amateurs who leak info on operations to show what big shots they are, other, more professional intel agencies around the world now must hold and hide info that may be crucial to stopping the next 9/11 or worse.

Is there anything the Obama administration can be professional about?

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