Remember Val? She’s the top notch, undercover operative that Scooter Libby was supposed to have “outed” – except for the fact that she was neither undercover nor an operative and was riding a desk at Langley at the time. I think they even made a movie about it starring Sean “Hugo Chavez” Penn that went to the…well, actually it went nowhere.
How about we talk about a real “outing”…and not a gay one this time. PJ Media is reporting that the Administration outed a Brit spy – that’s right, he was a MI-6 guy, not CIA.
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.
It turns out that wasn’t true. The double-agent hadn’t been recruited and placed by the CIA, but by British intelligence, who also managed the operation. In fact, the Americans had only recently been made aware of the joint British-Saudi effort.
The leaks about the operation from the American side have infuriated British intelligence officials, who had hoped to continue the operation. The leaks not only scuttled the mission but put the life of the asset in jeopardy. Even CIA officials, joining their MI5 and MI6 counterparts, were describing the leaks as “despicable,” attributing them to the Obama administration.
I guess Obama really doesn’t believe we have a special relationship with the UK. Must be that Kenyan colonialism thing. I just wish he didn’t work so hard to poke our cousins in the eye with a sharp stick.
The smell of desperation is in the air…