Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula.
But as the week progressed, a developing bombshell story got buried under President Obama’s gay marriage announcement. Not only is the supposed CIA asset not a CIA asset at all, but the entire operation was exposed prematurely and the double-agent’s life was immediately threatened by an intelligence leak that very well may have come out of the White House for political gain.
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That’s pretty serious stuff if it’s true. It should be immediately investigated and if someone did in fact leak this information, they should be prosecuted and spend a long time in prison. Remember a few years ago when the Democrats accused someone in the White House of “outing” Valerie Plame? Wall to wall coverage, FBI investigations, and in the end it turned out no one in the White House outed anyone, Valerie Plame wasn’t a covert agent, and the only conviction was of VP Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff for lying to the FBI. Only no one was quite sure what he lied about since he wasn’t the source of the leak.
In this case, not only was a covert agent exposed, but he wasn’t even a covert US controlled agent. He was an asset belonging to the British and was working for them and the Saudi Secret Police. I can’t imagine that this will improve relations with one of our key allies, not one bit. I also would bet that other nations will think twice, or maybe more than twice, before they share secret information with the US.
The President should order his Attorney General to start an immediate investigation. Better yet, he should appoint a Special Counsel to do that.
I’m not holding my breath, though. Hypoxia is not good for you.