Know thine enemy, part CXVIII
John Batchelor is reporting a huge failure of US intel, which falls into the same old tiresome category: Republicans don't realize that Democrats and reporters are not their NICE BUDDIES AND LOVEBIRDS, but in fact SWORN ENEMIES OF AMERICA.
Batchelor explains the chain of action behind the recent convictions of some al Qaeda operatives on the plot to blow up Wall Street buildings. In short, British intel captured an al Qaeda computer maven back in '03, and turned him. He sent out emails to his sleeper cells in the US, telling them to start the operation, while his British masters were watching and tracing the resulting communications. Classic bit of spycraft, similar to a technique that England had used in WW2 when it captured German operatives on British soil.
American intel, which was informed of the operation, got nervous and gave out the 'Code Orange' warning to those financial centers. Already stupid, but it gets dumber. Comrade Kerry thought this alert was suspicious, coming so close to the election, so Condy Rice decided to call the NY Times to explain what was going on. The Times, being an enemy agent, blew the whole operation wide open; the sleeper cells immediately knew that they were being misled.
I'm trying to imagine Cordell Hull telling Goebbels all about our German intelligence operations. Just can't quite make the image show up in my mind ....
Check johnbatchelorshow.com if your local radio station doesn't carry him. I don't find this story on the site right now, but it will probably appear later.