Wikileaks (Stratfor) CIA alive and well in Lebanon?

February 29, 2012

Some of you may recall that back in November, it was reported that several CIA operatives in Lebanon were ‘outed,’ and that as a result it was reported that the crucial CIA listening post in Beirut was shut down. Stratfor documents released by Wikileaks on Wednesday report that the station is still alive and well, and that the claim that the CIA was shut down was one that was made to get Hezbullah off the CIA’s back.

Email-ID 5287911
Date 2011-11-21 16:10:50
From Anya.Alfano@stratfor.com
To burton@stratfor.com, alfano@stratfor.com, korena.zucha@stratfor.com
Some of this feels like disinfo. If the CIA lost a few people in Beirut,
it would be reasonable for them to send a few “current and former US
Officials” to the AP to “leak” a story that the all US coverage of Hez has
been “wiped out” — best way to stop the search for more informants.

On 11/21/11 10:03 AM, burton@stratfor.com wrote:

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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From: “Goldman, Adam”
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:56:44 -0600 (CST)
To: Fred Burton
Subject: RE: CIA spies outed in Lebanon

Thanks! Been working on this for a while. It’s bad. CIA’s Hezbollah
coverage has been wiped out.

From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:05 AM
To: Goldman, Adam
Subject: Fwd: CIA spies outed in Lebanon

Great work Adam!

AP Exclusive: Spies Outed, CIA Suffers In Lebanon

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/21/ap_exclusive_spies_outed_cia_suffers_in_lebanon_2/

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 10:17 AM 11:15:26 GMT+0200

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly
damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies
recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw
it coming.

The CIA may not have anyone on the ground in Beirut (or more likely they do), but you can bet that the Mossad does. Heh.

ok… so?


Wikileaks (Stratfor) CIA alive and well in Lebanon?

February 29, 2012

(Carl) Some of you may recall that back in November, it was reported that several CIA operatives in Lebanon were ‘outed,’ and that as a result it was reported that the crucial CIA listening post in Beirut was shut down. Stratfor documents released by Wikileaks on Wednesday report that the station is still alive and well, and that the claim that the CIA was shut down was one that was made to get Hezbullah off the CIA’s back.

Email-ID 5287911
Date 2011-11-21 16:10:50
From Anya.Alfano@stratfor.com
To burton@stratfor.com, alfano@stratfor.com, korena.zucha@stratfor.com
Some of this feels like disinfo. If the CIA lost a few people in Beirut,
it would be reasonable for them to send a few “current and former US
Officials” to the AP to “leak” a story that the all US coverage of Hez has
been “wiped out” — best way to stop the search for more informants.
On 11/21/11 10:03 AM, burton@stratfor.com wrote:
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
———————————————————————-
From: “Goldman, Adam”
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:56:44 -0600 (CST)
To: Fred Burton
Subject: RE: CIA spies outed in Lebanon
Thanks! Been working on this for a while. It’s bad. CIA’s Hezbollah
coverage has been wiped out.
From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:05 AM
To: Goldman, Adam
Subject: Fwd: CIA spies outed in Lebanon
Great work Adam!
AP Exclusive: Spies Outed, CIA Suffers In Lebanon
http://www.salon.com/2011/11/21/ap_exclusive_spies_outed_cia_suffers_in_lebanon_2/
Monday, Nov 21, 2011 10:17 AM 11:15:26 GMT+0200
By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly
damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies
recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw
it coming.

The CIA may not have anyone on the ground in Beirut (or more likely they do), but you can bet that the Mossad does. Heh. ok… so?


Netanyahu and others on PBS’ “The Advocates,” 1979

February 29, 2012

With host, Michael Dukakis!

The Netanyahu (Ben Nitay) part begins around the 15 minute mark:

I find it interesting that the pro-Palestinian Arab side is generally only talking about self-determination, not a state. By pretty much any definition, they have achieved that.

But every time they achieve something, the goalposts keep moving.

(h/t Hillel Neuer)

the so called Palestinian people did not own most of the land.


Netanyahu and others on PBS’ "The Advocates," 1979

February 29, 2012

With host, Michael Dukakis!
The Netanyahu (Ben Nitay) part begins around the 15 minute mark:

I find it interesting that the pro-Palestinian Arab side is generally only talking about self-determination, not a state. By pretty much any definition, they have achieved that.
But every time they achieve something, the goalposts keep moving.
(h/t Hillel Neuer)

the so called Palestinian people did not own most of the land.


New $750 grand soccer field for Gitmo terrorists

February 29, 2012

They’re cutting military pensions and health benefits but the Pentagon found $750,000 for a new soccer field at Guantanamo for the terrorist detainees.

Fox News:

At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.

The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.

The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.

In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field — selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees — is half the size of an American football field.    

The new field has been specially constructed so that the detainees “have maximum access” — about 20 hours a day. Special passageways allow the detainees to pass into the new recreation yard without being escorted by the military.

On the tour, a military police representative who asked not to be identified by name said allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems at the camps, and it also limited the amount of interaction between detainees and the guards.

I am very happy for the terrorists. Have their ever been prisoners treated in such a grand manner? These guys were living in hovels and mud huts before their capture. Now they’ve got 3 squares and a bed, a soccer field, a big library — stuff they never dreamed of possessing back home. Not to mention a government lawyer provided free of charge.

Something is wrong with this picture.

sounds nice. do they offer soccer fields to Jewish terrorists?


New $750 grand soccer field for Gitmo terrorists

February 29, 2012

(Thinker) They’re cutting military pensions and health benefits but the Pentagon found $750,000 for a new soccer field at Guantanamo for the terrorist detainees.

(Fox) At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.
The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.
The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.
In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field — selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees — is half the size of an American football field.    
The new field has been specially constructed so that the detainees “have maximum access” — about 20 hours a day. Special passageways allow the detainees to pass into the new recreation yard without being escorted by the military.
On the tour, a military police representative who asked not to be identified by name said allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems at the camps, and it also limited the amount of interaction between detainees and the guards.

…Have there ever been prisoners treated in such a grand manner? These guys were living in hovels and mud huts before their capture. Now they’ve got 3 squares and a bed, a soccer field, a big library — stuff they never dreamed of possessing back home. Not to mention a government lawyer provided free of charge. Something is wrong with this picture.

 sounds nice. do they offer soccer fields to Jewish terrorists?


Jewish Basketball Team Punished for being Kosher in Texas

February 29, 2012

(JC)(Arizona Jewish Post / JTA Ben Harris) A Texas school’s basketball team have been denied its chance to compete in a state championship because the game has been scheduled for Shabbat.
Pupils at the Orthodox Jewish Robert M Beren Academy in Houston were left celebrating after they reached the semifinals of the state contest.
But their victory was short-lived after organisers refused to change the time of the match from 9pm on Friday – after sunset – despite an appeal lodged by the school to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
Edd Burleson, the association’s director, said that when the school first joined the league they were advised that this problem could arise.
“If schedules are changed for these schools, it’s hard for other schools,” he told the New York Times.
The school’s basketball coach, Chris Cole said. “One reason this is a big deal to many, is that no Orthodox Jewish team, from what we’ve heard, has ever won a state basketball championship.”(Details)