by Ed Farnan – Recent revelations that leaks of the most highly sensitive military intelligence operations emanated from the White House, have triggered FBI investigations. Additionally, last Friday Attorney General Eric Holder announced he appointed two Deputy Attorney Generals to investigate the source of these leaks.
Security experts have been quoted saying they have never seen the magnitude of such leaks in their experience. These leaks could be responsible for the deaths of many who work in the clandestine world of intelligence and result in the crippling of America’s ability to defend itself in the war on terror. But the leaks all have one thing in common: They portray President Obama in a good light.
Did leaks result in deaths to SEAL Team 6?
Last year, as news was released from the White House regarding the successful operation in the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, you could hear a collective gasp from the intelligence community as major details of the operation were released to the public, including identifying SEAL Team 6 as the military team performing the successful operation.
Military intelligence experts were horrified to hear even the mention of this highly trained team being involved in this operation and feared for reprisals against team members and their families. Just 3 months later, a helicopter loaded with SEAL Team 6 personnel, many of the same ones involved in the Osama Bin Laden operation, was shot down in Afghanistan. 31 members of the team perished when that helicopter was hit with a Taliban missile. Coincidence?
Major setback in effort to stop Iran’s nuclear ambition?
Iran has been feverishly working to perfect a working nuclear weapon. Many fear if Iran gets nuclear capabilities it would work with terrorist organizations to spread them around the world and not hesitate to use them.
But Iran has been plagued with technical problems in their quest to build nuclear weapons. Their computers were infected with a virus and their top nuclear scientists were dying from another virus spread by lead poisoning (bullets). But thanks to White House leaks, the Iranians know their computer problems have been the result of clandestine US and Israeli operations, introducing a worm called Stuxnet . The Iranians know the name of the virus and will now be able to examine security cameras and find the double agent who introduced that virus into their system. Iranian reprisals to anyone that betrayed them will be brutal and deadly.
Drone use should be top secret
Leaks that President Obama was personally picking out terror suspects in the Middle East for killing by our ultra secret drones, has also damaged our security. Military experts have said even the mention of our drones is a breach of our military security, much less announcing that President Obama was personally making those life/death decisions
Some secrets need to stay secret forever
Even more damaging to our war on terror was the blurting out by White house sources that allies had infiltrated an agent into Al Qaeda. This security breach came when a terror suspect was arrested attempting to board an aircraft wearing the most sophisticated bomb yet seen. The blood sweat and tears spent on the infiltration into Al Qaeda’s operations was wasted by one statement crowing that we had infiltrated them.
Will investigation be all sound and no fury?
Attorney General Holder works for the White House. The two Assistant Attorney Generals Holder appointed to investigate these security leaks, work for Holder. Many people don’t expect much to happen with Holder in charge of the investigation, especially before November elections. In the meantime, how many brave people working silently in the undercover war on terror, will be sacrificed for political gain?