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.Using another nation's intelligence network for political gain is despicable, an adjective that I've become comfortable in using when describing the Obama administration. Another facet of this story that is despicable is the fact that our press will not cover the end of the story. If you expect to see this in the MSM, you're liable to be disappointed.
Monday, May 14, 2012
That's how British Intelligence is describing last weeks breaking story about the underwear bomber. It turns out that the intelligence asset worked not for the CIA, but for the British, and they've now had to scuttle the operation for fear of the asset's life.