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Bill the Cat
05-27-2014, 06:03 AM
The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.

The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sunday. It's common for such lists to be given to the media, but names of intelligence officials are rarely provided. In this case, the individual's name was listed next to the title, "Chief of Station." The print pool reporter -- a journalist allowed access to or is given information about an event who relays it to the rest of the media -- copied and pasted the list that was provided by the White House.

Sparko
05-27-2014, 06:30 AM
And people like Truthseeker think the goobermint is competent enough to have all of those conspiracies and coverups like JFK, and yet at the same time are stupid enough to let something like this happen.

Cow Poke
05-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter is smiling again. When somebody speaks of incompetent administrations, he's no longer at the top of the list.

Irate Canadian
05-27-2014, 07:34 AM
The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.

The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sunday. It's common for such lists to be given to the media, but names of intelligence officials are rarely provided. In this case, the individual's name was listed next to the title, "Chief of Station." The print pool reporter -- a journalist allowed access to or is given information about an event who relays it to the rest of the media -- copied and pasted the list that was provided by the White House.
Great..the government ruined their own OPSEC...

rogue06
05-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Considering the firestorm that resulted from the "outing"[1] of Valerie Plame back in 2003 I wonder if there will be calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the leak.

Oh, who am I kidding?







1. I put outing in quotation marks since by all accounts her role as a CIA agent was pretty much an open secret in Washington.

Cow Poke
05-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Considering the firestorm that resulted from the "outing"[1] of Valerie Plame back in 2003 I wonder if there will be calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the leak.

Oh, who am I kidding?







1. I put outing in quotation marks since by all accounts her role as a CIA agent was pretty much an open secret in Washington.

EGGzackly

Sparko
05-27-2014, 07:55 AM
I hope they don't release my secret CIA identity!

Zymologist
05-27-2014, 08:09 AM
I hope they don't release my secret CIA identity!

*snicker*

It's not a secret.

rogue06
05-27-2014, 08:13 AM
I hope they don't release my secret CIA identity!
I remember when you cut a star from a tin can, put in your wallet and then flashed it at me saying you were a DEA agent and needed to seize my bacon as a "controlled substance." IIRC, that was how you gained a hook for your hand.

Sparko
05-27-2014, 08:18 AM
I remember when you cut a star from a tin can, put in your wallet and then flashed it at me saying you were a DEA agent and needed to seize my bacon as a "controlled substance." IIRC, that was how you gained a hook for your hand.

That was halloween.

I am glad nobody knows I am a real double-nought spy or it would mean I wasted those $10 I sent in to the CIA address on the back of that comic book, next to the Xray specs ad.

rogue06
05-27-2014, 08:25 AM
That was halloween.

I am glad nobody knows I am a real double-nought spy or it would mean I wasted those $10 I sent in to the CIA address on the back of that comic book, next to the Xray specs ad.
And just below the sea monkey ad

Sparko
05-27-2014, 08:35 AM
And just below the sea monkey ad

yep that's the one.

Sparko
05-27-2014, 08:53 AM
I remember we each ordered something from that comic. I got the double-naught spy kit:

http://www.tomheroes.com/images7/COMICAD_spy_pen.jpg

You started on your Kung Fu journey:

http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/images/2007/08/14/dante_ad.jpg

Cow Poke bought his first ranch:

http://www.saynotocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/texas-ranch-land.jpg

And Teal got started with her animal collecting:

http://mamanyc.mamanyc.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Pet-Raccoon-Vintage-Ad.jpg

Bill the Cat
05-27-2014, 09:35 AM
I remember we each ordered something from that comic. I got the double-naught spy kit:

http://www.tomheroes.com/images7/COMICAD_spy_pen.jpg

You started on your Kung Fu journey:

http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/images/2007/08/14/dante_ad.jpg

Cow Poke bought his first ranch:

http://www.saynotocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/texas-ranch-land.jpg

And Teal got started with her animal collecting:

http://mamanyc.mamanyc.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Pet-Raccoon-Vintage-Ad.jpg

You guys should have hid the one Foudroyant and Epo saw...

http://generaltalk.net/uploads/monthly_01_2012/Funny%20old%20advertisement%20-%20about%20women%20(1).jpg

Just Some Dude
05-27-2014, 06:48 PM
Epo's pic makes me want to vomit.

Sparko
05-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Epo's pic makes me want to vomit.

Yeah really! Who would wear a necktie in bed?

Epoetker
05-28-2014, 09:19 AM
I don't remember posting that one. I will, however, post an updated version for our changing times:

http://imgur.com/EjXXiG9.jpg

rogue06
05-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Considering the firestorm that resulted from the "outing"[1] of Valerie Plame back in 2003 I wonder if there will be calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the leak.

Oh, who am I kidding?







1. I put outing in quotation marks since by all accounts her role as a CIA agent was pretty much an open secret in Washington.
When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was 'treason'; now, it's a mistake (http://washingtonexaminer.com/when-bushies-blew-a-cia-cover-it-was-treason-now-its-a-mistake/article/2549026) :sigh:


It should be noted that in covering the story about the Los Angeles Times declared the now totally and terminally rebutted claim that "Valerie Plame, was publicly identified by I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a top aide to Vice President Cheney, in an apparent attempt to discredit her husband (http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-white-house-cia-name-afghanistan-20140526-story.html)." Some myths die hard.

Cow Poke
05-29-2014, 10:39 AM
When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was 'treason'; now, it's a mistake (http://washingtonexaminer.com/when-bushies-blew-a-cia-cover-it-was-treason-now-its-a-mistake/article/2549026) :sigh:


It should be noted that in covering the story about the Los Angeles Times declared the now totally and terminally rebutted claim that "Valerie Plame, was publicly identified by I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a top aide to Vice President Cheney, in an apparent attempt to discredit her husband (http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-white-house-cia-name-afghanistan-20140526-story.html)." Some myths die hard.

Yeah!