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  • Dale Watson and William Fields (Sibel Edmonds supervisor, or perhaps up a notch from her direct supervisor, I believe) have both "retired" to cushy positions in Quantico, Virginia./??
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  Woodward book  War Within: Secret White History, "Declassifies" Iraq War trumped up evidence MORE
 Rival chain of command  Cheney,  Keane, Petraeus, suspend Cyber Command, martial law, $ meltdown MORE
 AIPAC, Iran / Poland  Cheney, shadow government, Poland missile 'shield', Poland MORE  
 AIPAC Rosen Weissman   Espionage trial, Franklin convicted passing Iraq / Iran secrets to Israel MORE
 Balkans, Afghanistan  Biden, Clinton, Bush, roots of Iraq War, Oil, spreading US imperialism, CFR MORE
 Cheney B-52  Minot Barksdale nuclear transfer incident, Hillary Clinton, DLC, Dov Zakheim MORE 
 Kadish, Israeli spy, Pollard   Israeli spies, Cheney shadow government, attack Iran MORE
 Israel  Israel, 911,  WTC, Pentagon, Pennsylvania, inside job, Mossad MORE
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 Amdocs, Israel  Israeli Art Students, 911, link to Iraq invasion, telco wiretaps,  MORE
 Bush / Clinton death list  Suspicious deaths, Clinton and Bush, 1990-2008 MORE
 Halliburton, war profiteering  Halliburton, war profiteering, Soros,  MORE
 Pakistan, 911 paymaster  Omar Saeed Sheihk, Gen. Mahmoud Ahmad, A Q Kahn nuclear black market, Tinners MORE
 Turkey, 911 nuclear secrets  Sibel Edmonds, Turk and Israeli moles in US military, nuclear secrets passed. MORE
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 Plamegate, smokescreen  CIA agent outing, Brewster Jennings, Iraq, Iran & nuclear proliferation MORE
 A Q Khan, scapegoat  Germans, South Africans and French supplied nuclear secrets to Pakistan MORE
 Afghanistan  After Russian pullout, quest for oil control, Iraq War...Clinton... CFR, Biden MORE
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  • Anderson, Jack
  • Anonymous Liberal  from 2005: "White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove personally assured President Bush in the early fall of 2003 that he had not disclosed to anyone in the press that Valerie Plame, the wife of an administration critic, was a CIA employee..."
  • DailyKOS, Keane, Hadley, Petraeus, Cheney, 
  • DailyKOS McClellan, "Not as Dumb as I Seem.", his memoirs, just parroting administration lies, Pearl Harbor joke,  a gullible media, and  "Lynn Cheney threatened to hurt me."
  • FAS  Press Briefing by Scott McClellan The James S. Brady Briefing Room [excerpts on White House leak investigation]
  • MuzzleWatch  Tracking efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign policy, and see Jewish Voice for Peace
  • NoGW  "The Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz in German) was passed by Germany's parliament (the Reichstag) on March 23, 1933 and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg the same day. It was the second major step after the Reichstag Fire Decree through which the democratically-elected Nazis obtained dictatorial powers using largely legal means. The Act enabled Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his cabinet to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag  file
  • NoWorldSystem  Obama’s top foreign policy advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, wrote in his book The Grand Chessboard, that the top priority for the U.S. was seizing control of Eurasia and its rich oil resources.
  • SourceWatch AIPAC "In 2004 CBS News reported that an FBI investigation had gained evidence that a senior Pentagon analyst with close ties to Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith had provided a draft presidential directive on Iran to AIPAC that was then passed to the Israeli government."
  • Stewart Webb "Heneghan added that a grand jury heard several agents testify last April that “the Watergate, Ritz-Carlton and Sheraton Hotels in Washington, DC were used to compromise legislators and news-people with prostitution services, the financing of which is directly linked to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Marc Rich and Abramoff.” blackmail
  • StopAIPAC "For too long, policies that support Israeli militarism and occupation have gone unchallenged.  
  • TPMcafe "The Folly of Multiculturalism"
  • War and Piece
  • Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Troubles for the Israeli Lobby
  • notes: limited hang out Bush cocaine story, just a distraction, news meat for bloggers, 1999, hotel suite, somewhere in the Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska, Offutt Air Force Base,  plausible deniability, ... Bush front man, McClellan, Snotty Scotty, ... now he's telling the truth.
  • WakeUpFromYourSlumber
  • White House cited Iraqi mobile bio-weapons knowing that DIA said the claims were false, demanded apologies from Washington Post.  He rejected a letter from 18 House dems calling for special prosecutor on illegal domestic surveillance.
  • Summary
  • Los Angeles Times At least six Air Force and two Army generals face potentially career-ending punishment in the mishandling of U.S. nuclear warhead components
  • WayneMadsenReport "Gates slashing rival chain-of-command elements in Air Force The Air Force suspended its Cyber Command in an order issued on August 11. The decision came prior to General Norton Schwartz assuming the Air Force Chief of Staff position. The shakeup in the Air Force follows the discovery of a rival chain-of-command operating within the Defense Department, particularly through the Air Force, that took orders directly from Vice President Dick Cheney's office. WMR reported on this rival chain in a series of exclusive reports." 
  • MORE on Cheney Rival Chain of Command, in Woodwards book
  • SuperEagle
  • Washington Times   "The book opens a window onto the remarkable role played by Gen. Keane, who has been a key behind-the-scenes liaison between Gen. Petraeus and the White House, according to Mr. Woodward." file
  • A Times Online (a Rupert Murdoch paper) file pic "A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets. ... Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office
  • WMR August 31, 2005 -- A convergence of investigations: AIPAC and ATC. As reported previously on WMR , federal investigators are poring over wiretap transcripts (Sibel Edmonds) and other intelligence that link the Larry Franklin/Rosen/Weissman AIPAC investigation to the investigation of who in the White House leaked the name of Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates non-official cover company to journalists, including Robert Novak. 


  • notes: McClellan: "When words I uttered, believing them to be true, were exposed as false, I was constrained by my duties and loyalty to the president and unable to comment," he said. "But I promised reporters and the public that I would someday tell the whole story of what I knew."
  • FAS whether public statements and reports and testimony regarding Iraq by U.S. Government officials made between the Gulf War period and the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom were substantiated by intelligence information;
  • NFU visitor: (Broadcast Company TV-News, Moskva, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Wikipedia, Scott McClellan,  What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception. 
  • video Ron Paul names neocons video
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  • AFA Dr. Lani Kass Hermes, denial deception,
  • Bharat Rakshak Woodward, on Cheney, Keane, Petraeus file
  • Bush White House  say he's disgruntled ... of course.  
  • CNN McClellan not in position to make claims, former colleague, Dan Bartlett, or just political spin, playing loose with the truth, but now stands behind the accuracy of his book, 
  • Defense Technology Security Administration DTSA
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA, flunked 91st Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base,  rival chain of command, bypassed  Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 
  • Fox News Channel, Karl Rove ... "If he had these moral qualms, he should have spoken up about them. And frankly I don't remember him speaking up about these things. I don't remember a single word."
  • Hermes Society
  • McClellan book: What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.  He resigned in April of 2007, part of Chief of Staff Joshua Bolton's reorganization, and Portman to OMB, Joel Kaplan replaced Rove, Tony Snow will replace McClellan, ... Dan Senor considered, served under Bremmer III, see Likud, extreme right wing, ... Senor sister is the head of AIPAC office in Jerusalem, Senor also director of USIBEX, Israel Business Exchange, and see Carlyle Group, was deputy press secretary, married to Campbell Brown NBC News, correspondent. source WMR
  • Technology Security Directorate, Arlington, Wolfowitz reestablished DTSA just prior to 911, separate from DTRA, Feith led, ... Stephen Younger, Tarbell, Bronson, loss of classified information, 
  • WSJ Franklin has agreed to testify against Rosen and Weissman
  • Washington Times "The judge has set a high bar for conviction in the AIPAC secrets case, telling prosecutors that they must show the two lobbyists charged under espionage laws knew that the U.S. would be hurt by disclosure of the material that they are accused of passing to reporters and Israeli officials. The defendants, Steven Rosen and Keith 
  • Weekly Standard 
  • Go to pages on Cheney ... "isn't not" on Deborah Jeane Palfrey's Dick List and David Letterman monologue.
  • Tarpley, Webster Clearly playing the role of the aggressor, the NATO puppet regime of Mikhail Saakashvili has carried out a midnight sneak attack against Russian peacekeepers in the province of South Ossetia. Those peacekeepers have been there for 15 years under an agreement with Georgia. Saakashvili is a protégé and creature of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the foreign policy boss of the Barack Obama presidential campaign. As is explained in my book Obama- The Postmodern Coup: The Making of a Manchurian Candidate, Saakashvili was brought to power in 2003-2004 by a people power coup or CIA color revolution, directed by the Brzezinski clan and financed by George Soros, one of Obama’s key financial backers. In a very real sense, it is the Obama campaign which has attacked Russia in South Ossetia.
  • WMR "The security problems at DTSA coincide with the Mossad's involvement with two officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Air Force Reserve Colonel and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Soviet and Iran analyst Larry Franklin, who, while on active duty, served tours at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv. Between 2003 and 2004, Franklin admitted that he met with two AIPAC officials, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman and shared classified information, including SCI intelligence with them. Franklin was discovered to have had in his possession, 83 classified U.S. government documents discovered in a search of of his Kearneysville, West Virginia home in June.  ...   Rosen and Weissman later shared the classified intelligence with an Israeli embassy official, Naor Gilon, believed to be a Mossad agent. Another co-conspirator was identified as Uzi Arad, a former Israeli intelligence agent. Franklin was also reportedly close to arch-neocon Michael Ledeen and met with Ledeen's old friend, Iranian Jewish agent-of-influence and Iran-contra figure Manucher Ghorbanifar in Rome in December 2001. The FBI investigation of the Franklin-Israeli spy ring was leaked to the media on August 27, 2004. Franklin was charged with six criminal counts, including passing classified information to an agent of a foreign government. However, he was only convicted of three charges, not including the foreign intelligence count. Franklin was convicted on January 20, 2006 .." 
  • Philip Weiss "According to Woodward, Bush's national security policy is completely dominated by Stephen Hadley, which really means Cheney. And in the face of resistance from the military, Defense, State and Intelligence, Hadley has been employing a back channel through AEI's Jack Keane (former general) to push for the surge. They circumvented the chain of command to push the surge in the face of the military's opposition by establishing a direct line from Cheney>Keane>Petraeus, bypassing the Joint Chiefs and Gates. Despite repeated warnings from generals, Keane keeps visiting Iraq and returns with rosy pictures that he relays directly to Cheney-Bush. Woodward makes no comment on the fact that what Keane is relaying has little resemblance to actual developments in Iraq.   The other revelation is that apparently on his return from that famous walk in the Baghdad market, McCain told Rice in private the war was a disaster and that the US was losing.  
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  • AP/ Yahoo Book.... WASHINGTON - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency "terribly off course.'  The Bush White House made "a decision to turn away from candor and honesty when those qualities were most needed" — a time when the nation was on the brink of war, McClellan writes in the book entitled "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." ... The way Bush managed the Iraq issue "almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option."  ... "In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage," McClellan writes. White House aides seemed stunned by the scathing tone of the book, and Bush press secretary Dana Perino issued a statement that was highly critical of their former colleague.  more search terms: disgruntled, we are puzzled .. It is sad, this is not the Scott we knew, Bush .... has more pressing matters than to spend time commenting on books by former staffers, Fran Townsend, counter terrorism ... book is self-serving, disingenuous, unprofessional,  Iraq war was a strategic blunder, not necessary, waging and unnecessary war is a grave mistake, his words badly misguided, harsh assessment, McClellan followed Bush from Texas, loyal public voice, dirt drops, Rove and Bush used McClellan to lie, but McClellan has grown a conscience, press corps to easy.   ...After Katrina, WH spent most of the first week in a state of denial, what's gone wrong?, Mike Brown, are we supposed to applaud McClellan's willingness to admit he's a liar?  .... 
  • WMR: The CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division (CPD) and British intelligence have evidence that then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney lost three nuclear weapons in 1991. This was later used as a pretext to create the phony Niger yellowcake uranium story in the event the nukes showed up in Iraqi hands. At least one of the nukes, however, ended up in the hands of North Korea. WMR has been told by a well-placed intelligence source in Britain that in early February 1991, the Pentagon sent out an emergency message rarely seen: three "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons in U.S. possession, were jettisoned in the Indian Ocean by a U.S. Air Force B-52, which had caught fire en route from Diego Garcia with three weapons of mass destruction being transported from South Africa after that nation began dismantling its nuclear weapons program. On a return emergency route back to the U.S. base on Diego Garcia, the crew of the aircraft disposed of the bombs to avoid a cook off of their heat-triggered fuses. The B-52 later crashed. The three bombs landed in shallow waters off the Somali coast. Rather than retrieve the weapons, Cheney and the Bush I administration sat on their hands. In May 1991, the bombs were allegedly recovered by mercenaries working for Zimbabwean arms dealer John Bredenkamp, who is close to the regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The North Koreans have had a long standing military relationship with Mugabe and Bredenkamp. Cheney's 1991 "lost" nukes: possible pretext for the invasion of Iraq and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and the outing of a covert CIA network.  WMR has learned that, although there was speculation the lost nuclear weapons ended up in the hands of Iran (and a strong but false belief by Cheney and his neo-con advisers that they went to Iraq), at least one was transferred to North Korea. Dr. Stephen Dresch, a former Michigan legislator and head of Forensic Intelligence, Inc., who helped criminally link FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio and mobster Greg Scarpa, Sr. of the Colombo crime family, discovered that the lost U.S. nuclear weapons wound up on the international black market and his report on the incident reached MI-6 in December 2003. Dresch also attended, along with a professional photographer, the coroner's inquest of British Ministry of Defense weapons of mass destruction expert Dr. David Kelly in 2004. There is reason to believe that Kelly was fully aware that one of the lost nuclear weapons was transferred to North Korea by international arms smugglers and that this information was also known to Vice President Cheney. Dresch died last August at age 62 of lung cancer.   .more...   Cheney chose to attack and roll up Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings and Associates non-official cover firm network in an attempt to throw them off the trail of the missing nukes. There is speculation that missing retired Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and FBI agent Robert Levinson, a private investigator who recently disappeared on the Iranian free trade island of Kishn on a trip from Dubai, may have been tracking the lost nukes. Levinson is a veteran of investigating Russian-Israeli mobsters, weapons smugglers operating out of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and drug smuggling. Levinson is quoted in the late Robert Friedman's trailblazing book on the Russian-Israeli Mafia, Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America. back to Plamegate
  • Notes: see Naomi Klein, the Shock Doctrine, the Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 
  • The Bush cocaine is a limited hangout operation, the real story involves these keywords: Porter Goss, Al Qaeda, Saudis, Saudi Royal Family, CIA proprietary airline companies, smuggling, INTERPOL, DC-9, Caracas, Venezuela, Campeche, TSA, DEA, Skyways International, James Bath, the French, Able Danger, financial data, Palme, Al Queda, was originally a computer database file, thousands of Mujahideen, recruited and trained by the CIA to defeat the Russians.
  • McClellan says Bush's main reason for war always was "an ambitious and idealistic post-9/11 vision of transforming the Middle East through the spread of freedom." But Bush and his advisers made "a marketing choice" to downplay this rationale in favor of one focused on increasingly trumped-up portrayals of the threat posed by the weapons of mass destruction.  ... During the "political propaganda campaign to sell the war to the American people," Bush and his team tried to make the "WMD threat and the Iraqi connection to terrorism appear just a little more certain, a little less questionable than they were." Something else was downplayed as well, McClellan says: any discussion of "the possible unpleasant consequences of war — casualties, economic effects, geopolitical risks, diplomatic repercussions."  WH calls this sour grapes, "We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew."


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  • May 20, 2008 -- Carnaby had access inside the Israeli Prime Minister's office publication date: May 20, 2008 Previous | Next
  • May 20, 2008 -- Carnaby had access inside the Israeli Prime Minister's office
  • Roland Carnaby, the one-time CIA Station Chief for the Southeast Region, headquartered in Houston, had sources inside the office of Israel's Prime Minister. A source who knew Carnaby said the agent, killed by Houston police on April 29, had a certificate of appreciation personally signed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The certificate was embossed with the seal of the HaMossad leModi'in v'leTafkidim Meyuhadim  the Mossad.
  • Carnaby maintained close links to Israeli intelligence and sponsored and vouched for a number of Israeli security contractors who wanted to provide services to the George Bush International Airport in Houston. However, it is now clear that Carnaby obtained knowledge about Israeli and Bush administration plans to start a Middle East conflagration that was enough for elements inside the Bush White House, Israeli intelligence, and their contacts inside the Houston Police Department to have him assassinated.
  • On May 6, 2008, WMR reported: WMR has learned from its Middle East intelligence sources that a leak from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office resulted in the last minute scuttling of an Israeli intelligence operation in Beirut that would have started a series of events that would have likely resulted in the outbreak of warfare between Israel and Lebanon, Syria, and possibly, between Iran and the United States. 
  • Israel's Mossad planned an April 25 assassination, likely by its favorite method, a massive car bomb, of Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Because the assassination would have triggered the "perfect storm" for the outbreak of war in Lebanon, with the involvement of Israel, the United States, Syria, and Iran, an official in Olmert's office leaked the assassination plan. When it became apparent that there was a leak, Mossad scuttled the entire operation.
  • The plan was immediately known by the CIA and Hezbollah. It is known that retired CIA officer and contractor Roland Carnaby, a Lebanese-American, had close contact with all of Lebanon's various factions. On April 29, four days after the planned assassination of Nasrallah by Mossad, Carnaby was killed in broad daylight by Houston police. WMR previously reported that Carnaby had successfully penetrated a Mossad ring active in the Houston area.
  • WMR has learned from CIA sources in Lebanon that Carnaby maintained a close link to retired Lebanese General Michael Aoun, a major Christian leader who has allied his party to Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah. Aoun was once considered an ally of Israel but broke his ties after Israel's devastating sneak attack on Lebanon in 2006.
  • It is likely that Carnaby was the nexus that served to pass the leak from Olmert's office to Aoun and then to Nasrallah. It was the plan for a U.S. and Israeli assault on Lebanon following Nasrallah's assassination that prompted the Hezbollah leader to carry out a show of force against the pro-US government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora. Plans by the United States and Israel to attack Lebanon would have been coordinated with a military assault on Syria and eventually, Iran.
  • Carnaby was very close to former President George H. W. Bush, who WMR has been told is adamantly opposed to any U.S. military strike on Lebanon, Syria, or Iran. Although the senior Bush is beginning to suffer symptoms associated with Alzheimer's, it is also known that he has worked behind the scenes to stop further U.S. military attacks in the Middle East.
  • Carnaby was so close to the elder Bush that while at a Houston restaurant, the elder Bush, after spotting Carnaby at the bar having a drink with a friend, jumped up, ran over to Carnaby, and warmly embraced him. Bush is also reportedly incensed at Carnaby's shooting by the police and he has blamed the neocons who have infiltrated his son's administration for the death of his friend.
  • The elder Bush resents the heavy hand dealt by Vice President Dick Cheney to Syria's President Bashar Assad. Bush still recalls that it was Assad's father, Hafez Assad, who contributed troops for Operation Desert Storm against Assad's fellow rival Baathist Saddam Hussein. Bush also was appreciative that Bashar Assad's intelligence chief helped take out Hezbollah's military commander Imad Mugniyah in a Damascus car bombing in February. Mugniyah was blamed for the kidnapping and torture execution of CIA Beirut station chief William Buckley in 1985. Buckley was Carnaby's boss in Lebanon and Bush, as Vice President, was coordinating America's counter-terrorism program.
  • WMR has also discovered that before the planned assassination of Nasrallah on April 25, Carnaby was talking on his cell phone at a Houston restaurant. The patrons of the restaurant were startled to hear the mild mannered Carnaby began shouting in the phone, yelling "Who the hell ordered that?" and pounding the table. Those who knew Carnaby thought it was out of character but also knew that something serious was going on.
  • It is also known that Carnaby, fearful of a U.S. war with Iran, wanted to leave the CIA. He was reportedly very nervous, behavior described by a friend as "skittish," during the week before his death. WMR has also learned from a reliable source that Carnaby had information that he was trying to get to Washington the morning that he was killed. The Houston police impounded Carnaby's laptop computer, which contained details on a CIA non-official cover (NOC) network tasked with protecting U.S. and foreign ports from terrorist attacks and the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). That network, like Valerie Plame Wilson's Brewster Jennings & Associates non-official cover firm that tracked the proliferation of WMDs, may have been compromised to Mossad, which is considered by the CIA to be a hostile intelligence agency that seeks to damage U.S. national security.


  • WayneMadsenReport: March 2007, "Former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Ali Reza Asghari may be a further casualty of the outing by the Bush White House and its neo-con media allies of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings and Associates front company, according to knowledgeable Turkish sources. "Asghari may have been a CIA 'HVA' (high value asset)," according to one source close to the Turkish intelligence service, MIT.  Asghari was definitely a big fish for Western intelligence. Asghari was involved with Hezbollah in Lebanon as Iran's Syria-based liaison with the group. As Deputy Defense Minister, Asghari was also closely involved with Iran's short-range and long-range missiles, as well as nuclear materiel procurement. Asghari had traveled extensively to Russia, North Korea, Pakistan, and India. Once sidelined by corrupt Iranian government officials because he blew the whistle on graft within the Defense Ministry, Asghari was relieved of his defense ministry duties, jailed, and was likely tortured. After his charges against the corruption in the Defense Ministry were proven to be true, Asghari was rehabilitated and later put in charge of overseeing the Iranian-Syrian defense agreement. Asghari's arrest and imprisonment may have attracted the interest of U.S. intelligence, which hoped to turn him into an asset or an agent."
  • Media Matters Novak wondered why Waxman, others didn't ask about baseless Plame assertions In his March 22 column, syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak asserted that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform failed to ask "pertinent questions" in their March 16 hearing investigating the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. Two of Novak's "pertinent questions" hinged on baseless claims suggesting Plame was not a covert operative "when her identity was revealed." (Novak's use of the passive voice obscured the fact that his own July 14, 2003, column disclosed her identity.) Novak also noted that former Reagan administration deputy assistant attorney general Victoria Toensing testified that Plame was not covert under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) "if only because she was not stationed overseas for the CIA the past five years." But the statutory definition does not provide that the operative must have been "stationed" overseas to qualify as covert; rather, the statute uses different tenses of the verb "serv[e]."

    Novak argued that Waxman and others should have asked Plame: "How could she be covert if, in public view, she drove to work each day at Langley [the CIA's Virginia headquarters]? ... What about testimony to the FBI that her CIA employment was common knowledge in Washington?"

    Novak's suggestion that Plame's "dr[iving] to work each day at Langley" meant she could not be covert echoed a claim he made on the day of Plame's testimony. As Media Matters for America noted, on the March 16 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, Novak asserted that "the idea that [Plame] was a covert operator working on covert operations when she was going to the CIA building every day is absurd." On the October 26, 2005, edition of CNN's The Situation Room, former CIA agent Larry Johnson addressed such claims: "People saying that just demonstrate their further ignorance of the CIA. At least 40 percent of the people driving through those gates every day are undercover."

    Regarding Novak's claim that there was "testimony to the FBI" that Plame's "CIA employment was common knowledge in Washington," Media Matters has previously debunked several iterations of this rumor (here, here, here, and here). While it is unclear to what specific "testimony" Novak was referring, an October 26, 2005, Los Angeles Times article reported that "neighbors [of Plame's] contacted by The Times said they told the FBI agents that they had no idea of her agency life."

    The indictment of former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. also stated: "At all relevant times from January 1, 2002 through July 2003, Valerie [Plame] Wilson was employed by the CIA, and her employment status was classified. Prior to July 14, 2003, Valerie Wilson's affiliation with the CIA was not common knowledge outside the intelligence community."

    Further, Novak uncritically reported Toensing's claim in her March 16 testimony that Plame "was not a covert operative as defined by the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which she [Toensing] had helped draft as a Senate staffer in 1982, if only because she was not stationed overseas for the CIA the past five years." Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) asked Toensing about her previous assertion in a February 18 Washington Post op-ed that "Plame was not covert. She worked at CIA headquarters and had not been stationed abroad within five years." Toensing responded that that being "stationed abroad" was "the same concept as 'serving outside the United States,' " referring to the IIPA's definition of a "covert agent" as someone "who is serving outside the United States or has within the last five years served outside the United States." Toensing added, "That was the whole concept that we had when we passed the law." However, as Media Matters noted, regardless of Toensing's interpretation, the IIPA does not use the word "stationed," instead defining a "covert agent'' in part as someone "who is serving outside the United States or has within the last five years served outside the United States" [emphasis added]. Apparently no court has ruled on the question of what constitutes "serving" overseas under the statute.

    Moreover, during her March 16 testimony, Plame agreed with Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) that she had been "covert ... [o]n July 13," 2003, and that Novak's "July 14 column destroyed [her] covert position and [her] classified status." Further, she agreed with Cummings that she had "conduct[ed] secret missions overseas ... [d]uring the past five years."

    In his March 22 column, Novak also falsely reported that the "White House from the start has treated the Plame leak as a criminal case not to be commented on." In fact, Bush administration officials have occasionally offered details regarding the case:

    As Media Matters repeatedly noted, then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan, in an October 7, 2003, press briefing, stated that neither Libby nor White House senior adviser Karl Rove were "involved" in outing Plame -- an assertion later proven to be false. As the weblog Think Progress has documented, in an October 18, 2005, press briefing, McClellan stated that "our policy is not to comment on an investigation while it's ongoing," including answering "any question relating to it." But when questioned later in the briefing as to whether Bush and Cheney had been asked to appear before Fitzgerald a second time, McClellan answered that they had not. A November 20, 2005, Associated Press article noted that then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld denied he was the source who first disclosed Plame's identity to Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward. From Novak's March 22 column:

    Claims of a White House plot became so discredited that Wilson was cut out of Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign by the summer of 2004. Last week's hearing attempted to revive a dormant issue. The glamorous Mrs. Wilson was depicted as the victim of White House machinations that aborted her career in intelligence.

    Waxman and Democratic colleagues did not ask these pertinent questions: Had not Plame been outed years ago by a Soviet agent? Was she not on an administrative, not operational, track at Langley? How could she be covert if, in public view, she drove to work each day at Langley? What about comments to me by then CIA spokesman Bill Harlow that Plame never would be given another foreign assignment? What about testimony to the FBI that her CIA employment was common knowledge in Washington?

    That decision left the field to such partisan Democrats as Rep. Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Rep. Diane Watson, Waxman's fellow Californian, mimicked the chairman's inquisitorial style. She repeatedly interrupted lawyer Victoria Toensing, the lone rebuttal witness granted the Republicans by Waxman.

    Toensing testified that Plame was not a covert operative as defined by the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which she had helped draft as a Senate staffer in 1982, if only because she was not stationed overseas for the CIA the past five years. Waxman hectored Toensing, menacingly warning that her sworn testimony would be scrutinized for misstatements.

    Waxman relied on his support from [CIA Director Lt. Gen. Michael] Hayden. When Hayden's role was pointed out to one of the president's most important aides, there was no response. The White House from the start has treated the Plame leak as a criminal case not to be commented on. The Democrats still consider it a political blunderbuss, aimed at Karl Rove and his boss.


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This isn't about Karl Rove
by Justin Raimondo
July 15, 2005

What if Karl Rove isn't guilty of knowingly leaking Valerie Plame's name as a covert CIA agent involved in nuclear proliferation issues? What if Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, is correct when he says that he's been assured by prosecutors that his client is not a target of the ongoing investigation into Plame-gate? I'm going to swim against the tide, here, and against the expectations of my readers, by suggesting that this investigation isn't about Rove – and, furthermore, that Rove is a victim, in an important sense, someone who was used and abused by the real culprits. And who are these mysterious culprits? We'll get to that in a moment, but first some background…

One thing that has always struck me as odd about this whole affair – and I wasn't the only one – is a seemingly minor detail: why did Novak's original column, which started all this brouhaha, identify Valerie Plame by her maiden name? After all, most married women – even in this era of Women's Liberation – defer to the tradition of taking their husband's name, but I have to admit that, even after wondering about it for a brief moment, I shrugged and moved on. As it turns out, however, this is an important detail, because now we have Rove's lawyer saying that he at no time gave out Valerie Plame's name: but if Rove identified her as Joe Wilson's wife, what the heck is the difference?

The difference is that, as Valerie Plame, Mrs. Wilson was affiliated with a CIA front company, Brewster-Jennings & Associates, engaged in tracking and stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons. As soon as her name was made public, the implications for U.S. national security amounted to a grave breach – far more of a crime than merely violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which has only had a single prosecution since its passage in 1982. As the Washington Post reported when the Plame scandal broke:

"A former diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity said yesterday that every foreign intelligence service would run Plame's name through its databases within hours of its publication to determine if she had visited their country and to reconstruct her activities. 'That's why the agency is so sensitive about just publishing her name,' the former diplomat said."

The publication of her maiden name not only endangered Valerie Wilson, but also blew the cover of a CIA front and imperiled anyone she might have come in contact with during her stint overseas. This isn't just a matter of of violating a statute that, at most, entails a 10-year jail sentence and a fine – this is a question of possible espionage.

What also seems fairly clear is that Karl Rove would not have had direct knowledge of Plame-Wilson's covert activities on behalf of the CIA, and that only a very few people high up in the national security bureaucracy had the clearance to get access to her name. So who was it? If Rove leaked to Novak, and half a dozen Washington reporters, then who leaked to the leakers?

This isn't about Rove.

It's about a cabal of war hawks inside the administration who passed on this information to others without telling them about Plame-Wilson's deep cover status, perhaps suggesting that she was just an analyst working at a desk rather than a covert operative involved in a vitally important overseas operation, the knowledge of which was highly compartmentalized and only dispensed on a need-to-know basis. When Rove and his shills blabbed to reporters and anyone who would listen, they didn't realize that they were aiding and abetting an elaborate ploy to stick it to the CIA.

Seen against the backdrop of the fierce intra-bureaucratic war that broke out in the administration in the run-up to the Iraq war – with the CIA and the mainline intelligence and diplomatic communities pitted against civilian neoconservatives in the upper echelons of the Pentagon and the Office of the Vice President – the outing of Plame and her colleagues amounts to an act of espionage committed out of a desire to exact revenge. The leakers meant to retaliate not just against Joe Wilson, through his wife, but against the "old guard" that was resisting the campaign to lie us into war. When the CIA wouldn't go along with the neocon program and "spice up" their analyses with Ahmed Chalabi's tall tales and the outright forgery of the Niger uranium documents, the War Party struck back at them with the sort of viciousness for which the neocons are rightly renowned.

The neocons had a fix on their target; now the question was how to get someone else to pull the trigger. The leakers, in order to protect themselves, "laundered" the leak through journalists (Judith Miller, one of their favorite conduits) and Bush operatives – Rove. In his book, The Politics of Truth, Joe Wilson says as much:

"Apparently, according to two journalist sources of mine, when Rove learned that he might have violated the law, he turned on Cheney and Libby and made it clear that he held them responsible for the problem they had created for the administration. The protracted silence on this topic from the White House masks considerable tension between the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President.  

Go to Cheney, Bolton, Wurmser, Hannah....etc for the rest

"The rumors swirling around Rove, Libby, and Abrams were so pervasive in Washington that the White House press secretary, Scott McClellan, was obliged to address them in an October 2003 briefing, saying of Rove: 'The president knows he wasn't involved. … It's simply not true.' McClellan refused to be drawn into a similar direct denial of Libby's or Abrams's possible involvement, however."

Suddenly, the complacent – and often complicit – American media seems to be waking up. Reporters are now publicly pillorying White House spokesman Scott McClellan:

"QUESTION: You're in a bad spot here, Scott…


"… because after the investigation began – after the criminal investigation was under way – you said, October 10th, 2003, 'I spoke with those individuals, Rove, Abrams and Libby. As I pointed out, those individuals assured me they were not involved in this,' from that podium. That's after the criminal investigation began. Now that Rove has essentially been caught red-handed peddling this information, all of a sudden you have respect for the sanctity of the criminal investigation.

"MCCLELLAN: No, that's not a correct characterization. And I think you are well aware of that."

Reporters who heard McClellan's assurances back in October 2003 weren't being deceived so much as lulled to sleep, and that really didn't take much of an effort on the part of the administration, now did it? They were basically asleep anyway, and weren't really listening to what was being said. Some people were paying attention, however, and taking notes, Joshua Marshall for one:

"So, when McClellan was asked to be more clear, he opted for a meaninglessly vague statement and then fell back on the 'leaking of classified information' dodge. Can we all take note of this now? That denial wasn't what it seemed to be. In fact, I doubt it was a real denial at all.

"There's more there. Why not find it?"

Patrick J. "Bulldog" Fitzgerald is now in the process of finding it – and Rove is not his real quarry, although he and some others in the White House could wind up as collateral damage. By all indications, Bulldog's real target points more in the direction of the Office of the Vice President. Ambassador Wilson knows who his enemies are, and he pointed to them in his book and in an interview with Joe Conason in Salon:

"Gleaned from all those crosscurrents of information, the most plausible scenario, and the one that I've heard most frequently from different sources, has been that there was a meeting in the middle of March 2003, chaired by either [Cheney's chief of staff] Scooter Libby or the vice president – but more frequently I've heard chaired by Scooter – at which a decision was made to get a 'work-up' on me. That meant getting as much information about me as they could: about my past, about my life, about my family. This, in and of itself, is abominable. Then that information was passed at the appropriate time to the White House Communications Office, and at some point a decision was made to go ahead and start to smear me, after my opinion piece appeared in the New York Times."

"Salon: You mention two other names: John Hannah, who works in the Office of the Vice President, and David Wurmser, who is a special assistant to John Bolton, the undersecretary of state for arms control and national security. Last Wednesday, their names both appeared on a chart that accompanied an article in the New York Times about the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans and the war cabal within the Bush administration. Did these people run an intelligence operation against you?"

"Wilson: I don't know if it's the same unit, but it's very clear, from what I've heard, that the meeting in March 2003 led to an intelligence operation against my family and me. That's what a work-up is – to try to find everything you can about an American citizen."

After the War Party met in solemn conclave, and the command went out from Cheney: "Bring me the head of Joe Wilson!", there was only one logical place for Cheney's minions to go. Who in the administration would've had access to the specific information regarding Plame-Wilson's role in a deep-cover CIA operation involving nuclear proliferation? Why, the man who was the State Department deputy secretary in charge of "weapons of mass destruction" – the somewhat irritable if not downright reckless John Bolton, would-be ambassador to the UN, who played a central role in promulgating the Niger Uranium Myth.

Conveniently, two of Bolton's assistants, David Wurmser and John Hannah, also worked in Cheney's office. A story by UPI's Richard Sale, published last year, points at Cheney's office and specifically at Hannah as having played a key role in all this:

"Federal law-enforcement officials said that they have developed hard evidence of possible criminal misconduct by two employees of Vice President Dick Cheney's office related to the unlawful exposure of a CIA officer's identity last year. The investigation, which is continuing, could lead to indictments, a Justice Department official said.

"According to these sources, John Hannah and Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, were the two Cheney employees. 'We believe that Hannah was the major player in this,' one federal law-enforcement officer said. … The strategy of the FBI is to make clear to Hannah 'that he faces a real possibility of doing jail time' as a way to pressure him to name superiors, one federal law-enforcement official said."

Hannah is Cheney's Middle East policy point-man, and before that was director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Middle East expert Juan Cole shines his reportorial flashlight on what's under that particular rock:

"Libby and Hannah form part of a 13-man vice presidential advisory team, sort of a veep NSC [National Security Council], which helps underpin Cheney's dominance in the US foreign policy area. Hannah is a neoconservative and old cold warrior who is really more of a Soviet expert than a Middle East expert. But in the 90s he for a while headed up the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank that represents the interests of the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC). Hannah is said to have been behind Cheney's and consequently Bush's support for refusing to deal with Yasser Arafat. But he was also deeply involved in getting up the Iraq war.…"

The AIPAC connection should raise a red flag: AIPAC is already at the center of a case involving espionage conducted by Israel against the United States, with Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin indicted [.pdf] for passing classified information on to longtime AIPAC leader Steve Rosen and his aide Keith Weissman, with an Israeli embassy official, chief political officer Naor Gilon, directly involved. In both cases, which involve the unlawful dissemination of sensitive U.S. secrets, the defense is claiming that "everyone does it" and that the classified information they're accused of leaking – or, in AIPAC's case, directly handing over to the Israeli government – is supposedly "common knowledge."

Treason is nothing to these people, because their real allegiance is not to the U.S., but to their own cause, which is perpetual war. Libby and Hannah were the enforcers who made sure that the lies put out by this administration to bamboozle us into war with Iraq were strictly adhered to within the government. Libby was a frequent visitor over at CIA headquarters, along with his boss, and, as Juan Cole writes:

"[H]annah had fingers in all three rotten pies from which the worst intel came – Sharon's office in Israel, the Pentagon Office of Special Plans (for which Hannah served as a liaison to Cheney), and fraudster Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress. Hannah had probably been the one who fed Cheney the Niger uranium story, triggering a Cheney request to the CIA to verify it and thence Joe Wilson's trip to Niamey in spring of 2002, where he found the story to be an absurd falsehood on the face of it."

In short, Hannah was at the center of that vortex of deception that swept us into a disastrous war. When Ambassador Wilson came out with his famous debunking of the infamous "16 words," Hannah was well positioned to go after the heretic.

If we look at the passing of this leak as we would a ball game, as "super smart commenter Sara" pointed out on Digby's blog, the probable trajectory of the ball as it makes its way to the goal goes something like this: "Bolton to Wurmser and Hannah, to Cheney (and/or Libby) to Rove."

In this case, however, unlike soccer or basketball, possession of the ball is not an asset: according to the rules of this game, the last man holding it loses.

I do not believe for a moment that this lengthy and increasingly controversial investigation is centered around alleged violations of a rarely invoked statute, incurring a penalty that hardly seems proportionate to the energy expended to get a conviction. It is extremely hard to prove that someone has violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act; there are all sorts of conditions and sub-clauses that provide a legal escape route for anyone so charged: that can't be what all this is about.

If, however, Fitzgerald can prove there was a conspiracy inside the government to collect and selectively reveal classified information in order to crush political opponents, and shape U.S. policy, then the charges could be much more serious. By all accounts, the Plame investigation is said to be widening, and I would venture to say that by this time is wide enough to include charges of espionage. The mere existence of a highly placed cabal that was engaged in collecting and utilizing highly sensitive information – a kind of intelligence bank that existed outside of normal governmental channels – would be of great interest to the FBI's counterintelligence unit, and word is out that they've been plenty busy lately. Who made withdrawals from this Intelligence Bank, and did any of these account holders include foreign governments – such as Iran, which received an intelligence treasure trove from neocon poster boy Ahmed Chalabi, and Israel, which is already under suspicion because of the Franklin affair, and has close links to several of the suspects in the Plame-gate investigation?

And then there is the question of the Niger uranium forgeries themselves: who forged the documents that fooled a president? Wilson's exposure of the Niger uranium ploy angered whoever introduced those documents into the U.S. intelligence stream – it was Hannah and Libby, by all accounts, who fought to keep these allegations in the president's speech, in spite of opposition from the CIA and the State Department. The same crowd that pushed this phony intelligence must have known something about the murky origins of what turned out to be a crude forgery.

Forging "evidence" that helped get us into a war – what are the penalties for that?

The fast developing scandal seemingly centered around Rove and a few journalists has only begun to unfold. By the time it is over, we'll have the War Party – or, at the very least, a few high profile representatives – in the dock, and then the fun will really begin. So forget "Rove-gate" and get ready for "Cheney-gate." I'll gladly forgo the pleasure of seeing the president's chief political advisor frog-marched out of the White House for the prospect of seeing our vice president, along with his top staffers, led out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in handcuffs.

– Justin Raimondo

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