The Obama White House has been leaking like the Titanic recently.
And oddly enough every single leak goes to a single theme: Obama is a steely-eyed warrior who kills jihadists and sets up brilliant cyberwarfare hits.
“In Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” David Sanger, reports that it was the U.S., under the President Bush’s watch, who came up with the idea of attacking Iran via cyberwarfare. And according to Sanger’s unnamed sources but identified as members of Obama’s National Security team, Obama accelerated the program.
But Israeli reporters Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman have been speaking to Mossad agents and they have a very different story:
The Israeli officials actually told me a different version. They said that it was Israeli intelligence that began, a few years earlier, a cyberspace campaign to damage and slow down Iran’s nuclear intentions. And only later they managed to convince the USA to consider a joint operation — which, at the time, was unheard of. Even friendly nations are hesitant to share their technological and intelligence resources against a common enemy. In our book, Spies Against Armageddon, we will reveal much more about the special strategic relations and cooperation between the CIA and the Mossad and the importance given by the Aman (military intelligence) to cyberspace warfare.
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Even Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who wants to see Obama reelected, stated that she’s never seen such a series of damaging national security leaks. Feinstein has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009 so she knows what she’s talking about.
I think it’s pretty obvious that Obama will say and do anything to get reelected. And if it means giving up the identity of a CIA asset, Dr. Shakil Afridi, and then letting him rot in a Paki prison for 33 years, well, for Obama that’s a fair and equitable trade-off.
By the way, when Obama was asked in a press conference about the leaks he claimed to be “offended” by the notion that anyone in “my White House” would leak vital national security secrets.
1. It’s not his White House. It’s the people’s White House.
2. When someone gets morally outraged by an obvious question you can be sure they are guilty. Obama should have been outraged by the leaks. But he wasn’t. He was outraged that the media were finally confronting his obvious duplicity, which might qualify as high crimes and misdemeanors.