Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Yes Indeed, Some Might Call it Treason!

Larry Johnson, former CIA intelligence analyst and State Department counter-terrorism official and current member of the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) has a very cogent piece on the relevance and import of the Plame Affair to the National Security of the United States of America. I believe it is a must read and you all know how I feel about the VIPS. They are very connected and haven’t been wrong yet.

Here is a very provocative and not exactly off the wall analysis that he makes:

Shortly after the invasion of Iraq, Ambassador Wilson publicly exposed an important lie - and the president as liar-in-chief - when Wilson debunked reporting that Iraq was seeking uranium in the African country of Niger. Still, as Wilson himself has suggested, the primary purpose of leaking his wife's employment at the CIA was not so much to retaliate against him personally, but rather to issue a warning to others privy to administration lies on the war not to speak out. Administration officials felt they needed to provide an object lesson of what truth tellers can expect in the way of swift retaliation.

... and It Was All Based on a Forgery

Whether or not indictments come down, our domesticated mainstream media probably will continue to play down the damage to US intelligence. Even more important, they are likely to ignore completely the very curious event that started the whole business - the forging of documents that became the basis of reporting that Iraq was seeking uranium in Niger for its (non-existent) nuclear weapons program. Together with other circumstantial evidence, the neuralgic reaction of Vice President Dick Cheney to press reports that he was point man for promoting the bogus "intelligence" report suggests that he may also have been its intellectual author/authorizer.

So, go and read the whole thing. You can’t afford not to.


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