Americans have witnessed actions by our government officials that have been so far beyond stupid, incompetent and negligent that one has to wonder if those actions were intentional. When Vice-President Joe Biden outed the SEAL team that supposedly killed Osama Bin Laden, it was a very serious breach; a breach that some may say contributed to the deaths of those team members. It is hard to believe that anyone would be that incompetent or negligent, but, anything is possible. However, with what is currently residing in the White House, the possibility that Biden's gaffe could have been intentional is very real.
During Obama's surprise visit to the American troops in Afghanistan on Saturday, the White House gave a list of names of US officials who would be participating in the visit. The list included the name of the CIA's top spy operative in Kabul, Afghanistan – listed inadvertently according to White House press officials.
According to Newsmax:
The list was emailed on Saturday night to reporters accompanying the president on the trip, and was then included in a pool report written by Washington Post White House bureau chief Scott Wilson. That report was released to more than 6,000 news organizations before Wilson noticed what he believed to be an error. [The pool report was released to members of foreign media organizations and other news organizations who could not make the trip with the President.]
The name listed the person as "Chief of Station" in Kabul. The term is used by the CIA for the highest ranking spy in the country, the Post reported.
The Washington Post reported, "the disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover – the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity – pierced by his own government."
A case of "inadvertent exposure" came under the Bush administration when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed because the administration allegedly wanted to discredit Plame's husband, "a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq."
The Post has withheld the name of the CIA operative at the Obama administration's officials' request. The officials warned the operative and his family could be in jeopardy if the name became published.
Wilson contacted the press office who initially raised no objection; however, when senior White House officials realized the mistake, they immediately scrambled to produce an updated list that excluded the CIA operative's name. Evidently, this fix came too late as Twitter was abuzz regarding the mistake but no mention of the operative's name was included in any tweet.
In more recent years, the names of three CIA station chiefs in Pakistan were exposed, which resulted in one chief receiving death threats afterward that forced him to leave the country. It is unclear whether this disclosure will result in the CIA station chief of Afghanistan being pulled out of the country.
Since Non-Common Core math education works, US government officials have exposed five CIA station chiefs and an entire SEAL team, inadvertently of course. This is hardly coincidence and appears to be a mistake that repeats itself. These actions of exposure go beyond the normal "oops" exclamations after a mistake and certainly can be classified as beyond stupid, incompetent and negligent. An exposure happening once could be construed to be a mistake, which should have produced a learning opportunity to be more careful. More than once could be considered incompetent, negligent and stupid. However, the problem with government officials "blowing the cover" of their own CIA station chiefs has now occurred five times. This is not a mistake or coincidence. And, it surpasses incompetence, negligence and stupidity.
As we have seen, Obama has to be the first American president in history to be ill-informed. By his own admission, he receives all his information through the news programs hearing these reports at the same time as the public. Americans, who are awake, know this to be false as the president receives briefings on major issues daily, is updated on issues throughout the day and is kept abreast of breaking news. Either Obama never attends briefings, reads briefs or listens to all those who "advise" him or this administration is filled with incompetent people who should not be responsible for changing a light bulb. A wild guess would conclude it's neither of these things, but an intentional ruse being played before the American people to exact a premeditated agenda.
If total oblivious knowledge and incompetence is removed from the equation, the only other conclusion to be drawn is this was intentional – regardless of who is sitting in the Oval Office. An individual functioning in an official capacity who is that irresponsible, incompetent and negligent to expose the identity of a CIA station chief should be relieved of their duty, fired and prevented from ever serving in a government position again. Who has been held accountable in any of these situations by being relieved of duty or fired? Wasn't it Democrats who railed against the exposure of Plame, calling for heads to roll? Where is that same outrage now?
You won't see any outrage from Democrats as there is not a Republican president involved. Republicans will remain silent, coerced into avoidance for fear of being termed "racist." And, Obama is feigning the epitome of Sgt. Schultz in the TV show "Hogan's Heroes" so he'll be off to the golf course in no time. There will be no outrage or this situation viewed as a problem as this was intentional. If the administration claims otherwise or pleads ignorance, it's a lie as lies have become this administration's modus operandi.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.