The NY Times....once agian they provide invaluable help on the war on terror

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    not good. He was on an operation when the Times published his name. Whoever confirmed the name should be fired, but it doesn't excuse the Times for running it, without enough warning to get the guy pulled.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=716&e=13&u=/nm/20040806/ts_nm/security_dc

     
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    <center><h2><a href=http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5902856>Unmasking of Qaeda Mole a U.S. Security Blunder</a></h2></center>

    <blockquote>Sat Aug 7, 2004 12:46 PM ET

    By Peter Graff

    LONDON (Reuters) - The revelation that a mole within al Qaeda was exposed after Washington launched its "orange alert" this month has shocked security experts, who say the outing of the source may have set back the war on terror...

    <b>"HOLY GRAIL" OF INTELLIGENCE</b>

    Security experts contacted by Reuters said they were shocked by the revelations that the source whose information led to the alert was identified within days, and that U.S. officials had confirmed his name...

    <b>UNNECESSARY ALARM</b>

    Home Secretary David Blunkett, responsible for Britain's anti-terrorism policy, said in a statement on Friday there was "a difference between alerting the public to a specific threat and alarming people unnecessarily by passing on information indiscriminately."</blockquote>

    It wouldn't be the first time this administration ahs blown an agents cover. Although this time it was the result of their eagerness to score political points rather than truly ensure the security of our shores. These people could screw up a one car funeral.
     
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    About the title:

    TECHCENTRAL

    Excerpt:



    It seems there may be good reasons the gov't did this:

    EXCERPTS:

    NEWSWEEK

    4 pages:
    Al Qaeda's Pre-Election Plot
    Exclusive: With an eye on striking America, bin Laden's network is hard at work. On the trail of its targets and tactics


    Page 2: The Crack-Down

    Page 3: 9/11 Mastermind Tips Off Investigators


    Page 4: The Ongoing Shadow Wars





    © 2004 Newsweek, Inc.
     
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    Have you noticed how it was the "Times" that exposed the source and now the libs are asking, "should the ADMIN have released the name?". I believe this was a set-up by the NYT and the DNC to have something to "BASH BUSH" on. Yes, whoever CONFIRMED the name should be fired, but also, the times SHOULD HAVE shown some constraint in the name of nationals security. They again put politics above principle. Are we surprised?
     
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    I'm not so sure about that, I kind of agree with the pack, not a herd philosophy!
     
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    the name 'plume' ring a bell with anyone? :poke:
     
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    Actually, I retract the part about being fired. I just heard on the radio that the ONLY reason the admin confirmed the name was because the NYT was ALREADY going with the story. They had no choice.
     
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    That has already been debunked. Or did you forget?
     
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    DK, can't help myself, you mean Plame. I think this is now a non-story. Her husband in all likelihood created the kerfuffle, to create chaos.
     

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