At this point Jack Teixeira is alleged to have posted classified intelligence documents to the web, but there is no direct evidence that he actually was the one who placed those documents in a chat room. That remains to be seen if the allegation, which comes from one of the members of the chat room, can be proven in court. If that cannot be proven, he still faces potential charges on mishandling classified information.
Well, what has been the U.S. Government’s policy towards those who “mishandle classified information?” I have two names for you — Sandy Berger and General David Petraeus.
Let’s start with Sandy Berger:
Sandy Berger, who was President Clinton’s top national security aide, pleaded guilty Friday to taking classified documents from the National Archives and cutting them up with scissors.
Rather than the “honest mistake” he described last summer, Berger acknowledged to U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson that he intentionally took and deliberately destroyed three copies of the same document dealing with terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration.
“Guilty, your honor,” Berger responded when asked how he pleaded.
The charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.
However, under a plea agreement that Robinson must accept, Berger would serve no jail time but instead pay a $10,000 fine, surrender his security clearance for three years and cooperate with investigators. Security clearance allows access to classified government materials.
Mr. Berger, now deceased, was no 21 year old kid. A college graduate, a lawyer and a longtime government political appointee, with stints at the U.S. State Department and the National Security Council, Berger had both the legal and work experience to understand the implications of mishandling classified intelligence. He was guilty, by reason of his confession, and only had to pay a $10,000 fine. Nothing like having friends in high places to give you a pass for breaking the law.
Then we have General David Petraeus. During his tenure as CIA Director, Petraeus shared classified intelligence documents with his mistress:
David Petraeus, the retired US army general and former CIA director responsible for the development of the hugely influential “counter-insurgency” strategy used in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced on Thursday to two years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 for sharing highly classified information with his lover and biographer, Paula Broadwell. . . .
The affair was discovered after Jill Kelley, a Florida socialite, was sent threatening messages from an anonymous email account in May. She notified a friend who worked at the FBI, who traced the emails to Broadwell.
The affair did not become public until after the presidential election in November, when Petraeus tendered his resignation to the White House. Obama later accepted his offer of resignation.
But the saga wasn’t over. After Petraeus resigned, it emerged that Broadwell had been given a set of eight notebooks which contained classified information – including codewords and military strategy – by the general.
Initially Petraeus lied to investigators, saying that following his resignation from the CIA he had no classified documents in his possession. However, an FBI search of the general’s house in April 2013 found the notebooks in an unlocked drawer in his study. . . .
Petraeus pleaded guilty in March in a federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information. Under the terms of his plea deal, he escaped possible jail time and an embarrassing public trial.
So, let’s recap — Petraeus gave classified information to someone not cleared to possess it, he lied to the FBI and he kept the classified information in an unlocked, non-secure location. That should have been a felony but, once again, if you are part of the right club you get a slap on the hand, a misdemeanor and, best of all, some sweet corporate jobs:
General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) (New York) is a Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in May 2013. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Optiv and OneStream, a Strategic Advisor for Sempra and Advanced Navigation, a personal venture investor, an academic, and the co-author (with British historian Andrew Roberts) of “Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine” (October, 2023).
Maybe, just maybe, Jack Teixeira has followed the careers of Berger and Petraeus and decided that mishandling classified documents could be his ticket to fame and fortune. My point is that the U.S. Government has no problem beating up little guys who go astray while giving “players” a get out of jail free pass. So much for Justice being blind, i.e., treating everyone the same regardless of their social position, friends and wealth. The U.S. justice system increasingly resembles a third world clown show.
Remains to be seen how Jack Teixeira will be treated.
The USSA doesn’t have a justice system.
justice | ˈjəstəs |
1 just behavior or treatment: a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people.
People tend to confuse law with justice, although they have very little in common.
What prevails is the rule of man–the rule of law is dead, i.e., the equal application with no preference or prejudice. Justice is a process, not an outcome. The warping of justice is due to those with the power to impose justice to protect “their own”–those who are members of a same class of political and partisan government functionaries, or insiders.
Jack Teixeira is not an insider. Jack Teixeira will serve jail time, irrespective of the likelihood that he has been used as a patsy by some other party in this drama.
“What prevails is the rule of man–the rule of law is dead, …”
Gonzalo Lira calls it “auto golpe”, a spanish term for which there is no english equivalent. Yet. The Deep State, the administrative state, the wealthy are simply taking over and ignoring law and rights. Look at that jerk Stacey Plaskett. She’s a lawyer, really? All of this is orchestrated and coordinated. Blinken, Sullivan, the Biden laptop… hello? But hey, let’s threaten Taibbi with jail time.
This is a totalitarian take over. Rule of man. Bye bye law. That the “woke” talk about justice and equality, yeeesh.
Purge Politics says
So when is Morell and 50 of his co-conspirators going to be indicted for interfering with a national election?
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
Interesting how fast you’re backtracking.
From “Texeira couldn’t have possibly had access to the documents” to “he couldn’t have access to CIA documents” to “let’s see if it can be proved in court that he was the one who posted the documents.”
I predict the same thing will happen about your insistence that Evan Gershkovich was not a spy.
Why are you here? You contribute nothing. You do nothing but criticise.
Everyone has a right to speak freely. And we all change our opinions as the information we get changes.
Tell that to the Newhill guy.
Fair enough, but this dude is trying to stir up shit, including the beef with Dreizin. He’s a wrecker.
Men don’t insert themselves into other men’s business. Period.
the blame-e says
When you’re stuck responding to the same old narrative in the same olds ways, if it were me, I’d get more than a little testy, too. That’s why it’s called the Same Old Shit (SOS).
Purge Politics says
Without critics, we’d ALL be zombies…not just 90% of the American public.
So, will Morell be off to the hoosegow anytime soon, or should they cut out the middleman and go straight to Blinken? Oh, he’s a middleman too. Never mind then.
PS: That’s an interesting word – ‘hoosegow’. I never thought to look its derivation up. It comes from ‘juzgado’ – a panel of judges and how non-Spanish speakers thought it sounded in the wild west days.
Probably the very beginnings of the anglo ‘rules-based order’….i.e. “I don’t need no stinkin’ juzgado”. 😉
Black or white doesn't make it right says
I think you’re missing the point. That Teixeira may have been a middleman in posting the documents, not having direct access to them but access nonetheless via a party that did have direct access and posted them with full knowledge of the ‘party’ or simply was given the opportunity to discover a ‘billfold on the ground’, owner unknown.
Did you NOT read the first two sentences in the article?
There is nothing wrong with being wrong. The problem is 1) the desire to want to be right all the time, and 2) the refusal to correct oneself when new evidence emerges.
I generally like your comments but (if I may say so) you come across peevish sometimes – like someone drinking alone and unhappy with the world.
Think of yourself as among friends on this site, all trying to figure things out together.
Mondo Cane says
Agreed, however I think we should all be a bit unhappy with the current state of the world.
Who we metaphorically (unless you’re French) lash out at though, well – that’s a personal matter.
Vojkan M. says
Not exactly. You can post documents to which you don’t have access if they are given to you by a 3rd party. Teixeira could have got the documents without logging in himself, printing them and taking them out. Curiosity killed the cat, it is hard to resist looking when someone puts something top secret under your nose and leaves the room for a moment to say, take a leak (pun intended), and give you time to take snaps of the stuff on the table with your smartphone.
Dave Huff says
Rave on gate mouth….
oh, palefacy there, what ‘ s the contradiction, in your first paragraph? The ancient name for this in debates was ‘dato, non concesso’.
Apparently you missed the article in which Larry corrected his initial error about ts-sci access.
Otherwise I’m sure you wouldn’t feel the need to criticize him days later, right?
Jack Gordon says
Sorry, old man, but what you’ve posted is a non sequitur. Except evidently in your own mind, Larry’s two statements don’t contradict one another in any way. A bit too much Bailey’s in your coffee perhaps?
another irrelevant anecdote says
Coffee is as coffee does. I often have a full 10 oz cup of espresso while late night reading and fall asleep half an hour later. It’s all in the organism’s ability to metabolize. Probably why I began metabolizing the disinformation campaign against disinformation earlier than most 😉
New information comes to light that leads to revision of one’s original hypothesis/position. This is preferable to denial – *not* changing one’s position despite new information/evidence to the contrary.
I think LJ has been pretty transparent re: the new information. If I recall, one of his posts mentioned a CIA contact telling him that, for some reason, that MA ANG entity had at least some individuals with access to a CIA OC document.
The posting issue is different. Maybe the kid posted some but not all (there are ways of dropping things in a server location and erasing your tracks, all manner of interesting things one can do with software these days).
Not that any of this matters much. If the kid has little to no suction, and ends up with an average/below average lawyer, things don’t look good for him.
But the story is now so much bigger than Texeira. Actually, “bigger” is not the right word. Interesting, maybe.
Paulo Guerra says
Everyone who thinks about the leaks has already changed their minds! Like me! And I think much less deeply than an former CIA like Larry! I started to think about the eventuality of an exit ramp for Biden and today I agree 100% with Ray McGovern! Someone in the establishment, eventually even Milley, wants to stop the war and fuck Biden! Especially after listening yesterday in Kiev to Stoltenberg’s idiot butler saying that NATO will continue to support Ukraine after the disaster of the counter-offensive. Because that’s what Stoltenberg went to Kiev to tell the Russians. Never mind the disaster of the counter-offensive! What I want to see is which men NATO continues to support Ukraine with?! Finally, no one can 100% rule out the possibility that it was just the kid! After 9/11 in the safest nation in the world, everything is possible in America!
Good point, Biswapriya Purkayastha. It’s good to see a different perspective on this issue.
Yeah, Right says
You actually have the unmitigated gall to put this in quotes: “let’s see if it can be proved in court that he was the one who posted the documents”
Yet the only person who has written those words is…. you.
Verbal much, do you?
It’s not a good sign Teixeira doesn’t seem to have a lawyer and absolutely nobody out giving his side of the story. That recitation of talking points by the blacked-out random guy and corporate news characterizations are all there is. If ActBlue collaborated with the FBI to write a script of who the perp was, it would be the same.
In short, I think they’re going to throw the book at him and try to put him in jail for decades. Can’t have facts slipping out.
perhaps. Or perhaps he will get the Epstein treatment.
In the late Roman empire, assassination became common.
” Many political assassinations occurred during the third century C.E., a period of “massive inflation, disease outbreaks and external wars,” all of which contributed to widespread instability across the Roman Empire. ”
Circus Maximusings says
Why were roman emperors more likely to be assassinated during droughts?
Because they began feeding all the bread to the circus animals?
Short answer? No.
Long answer? No way Jose.
This is America we are talking about, justice is for the rich and connected, the rest get made into an example for TV.
And is that way in all 3rd world nations.
The USA is a third world nation in many respects; slums, low quality health care and education, coups, stolen elections, political dissidents locked up or assassinated, zero justice for the lower classes, crumbling infrastructure, poisoned water and land, ostentatious promotion of the political and military class in all mediums, and on and on.
Jack Gordon says
Could not have described it better myself. I’m almost 80, born, raised, and live in the US, and can assure all that every crossed ‘t’ and dotted ‘i’ in what grr posts is 100% accurate.
Chicken Little says
Jeepers creepers; don’t hold back on anything there.
There was a Spanish criminal law professor (Manuel de Rivacoba), who was incarcerated by Franco, fled to Argentina, and died in Chile.
He liked to talk after classes in the college cafeteria. During these informal talks he would break away from formality. One of my relatives was in the group that gathered to hear him. On one of those occasions he said: “When you analyze criminal law, you have to remember the most important guiding principle of criminal law in the entire human history: the main crime is being stupid, and the main aggravating condition is being poor”
Texeira, sadly, is guilty of both.
The kid will do a long long time in prison. He checks zero boxes demographically (only reason Bradley manning was let out was that he became trans), he isn’t well connected, and Russian fever is so high that he would have a better chance at a good plea deal as a muslim in Mississippi in 2002.
Senhor Teixeira should accept nothing less than a cable news pundit spot
Having friends in high places can help, eh.
He wanna shoot some skag
He met it in Cambodia
But now he can’t afford a bag
Yankee dollar talk
To the dictators of the world
In fact it’s giving orders
An’ they can’t afford to miss a word
I’m so bored with the U…S…A…
But what can I do?
Are always on the TV
‘Cos killers in America
Work seven days a week
Never mind the stars and stripes
Let’s print the Watergate Tapes
I’ll salute the New Wave
And I hope nobody escapes
I’m so bored with the U…S…A…
But what can I do?
Move up Starsky
For the C.I.A.
Suck on Kojak
For the USA
Clash Fan says
You could at least credit Joe Strummer & Mick Jones for the lyrics
Paulo Guerra says
120%! And how it’s stayed the same since the “I’m So Bored With the U.S.A” Clash forever! RIP Joe!
p.s. I would love to know what young Larry thought about the Clash in 1977 when the other day I was blown away by young Larry in Honduras helping the poor in 1978. A great testament to the character of a CIA professional for over 30 years ! Which makes me hope in the USA every post!
Brad Patton says
Patreaous I call Betrayous. He and his honeypot exchanged hot emails by putting them in the draft folder of a third account they knew the password for. They thought this would keep them safe as they were never transmitted. Teenagers do this a lot. The FBI was not fooled. One of the emails detailed phone sex instructions.
One of his gamer friends thoughtfully shared a video with the FBI where he shouts the N word and supposedly anti semetic slurs at a shooting range. Which one the K word? Young people wouldn’t know that one so who knows. With friends like that who needs murderous enemies.
The US has a very dual legal system for committing that crime. I worry for him.
Paulo Guerra says
Only sick people in all the photos. Petraeus is most likely one of the biggest imbeciles in US, which is also the main reason why continues to run platters in circus of MSM. A real looser who must also be a victim of domestic violence in marriage after being used by a cow. Biden is one of the biggest corrupt ones, Albright is a Nuland-caliber monster and Clinton is a son of a bitch still with a lot of political strength in the DNC and in charge of the DC political circus!
In every organisation, whenever a major embarrassing event occurs, always and everywhere, it is found that only one of four people is at fault:
1. The FNG (Foolish* New Guy)
2. The guy who just left (resigned/retired/sacked/died, whatever)
3. The most junior person in the organisation on whom it can be pinned.
4. The rogue trader/operator who acted completely on his own without knowledge or approval of the management who were supposed to monitor and be aware of his every action.
It is of course blindingly obvious to all that the more senior persons in the organisation are flawless and blameless, blessed with superior competence, diligence and perfection in compliance with rules and procedures, and it is quite inconceivable that any of them might in the slightest way be at fault, old boy.
In this case, it seems to be Option 3.
* Your preferred F word may differ.
Your question on Patreus, yesterday. My vote is “dumb”.
Col McGregor made a comment recently that wars are won 20 years in advance of when they are actually fought. Patreus’ photo should go up beside that comment.
*won or lost.
The backdrop of the photo should be of the plane fleeing Kabul with people hanging from it.
All the dogs got home safe though.
Hal Duell says
He’s been named and shamed. Has he been formally charged? Either way, I reckon that kid can kiss the street good-by. No way this can will get kicked down the road. This can will get kicked into the can. Bubba’s going to love him.
How about Hillary?
Jeremiah has two passages in which he says, “JEHOVAH TSIDKENU.”
This word Tsidkenu–per those who know Hebrew, as I certainly do not–has two precise and exact meanings, not at all opposites: Our Righteousness AND Our Justice.
Well! A concept wholly lost from America’s Common Law principles of government! Neither righteousness nor judgment persists.
Yet how could a perfectly righteous judge not be just; how could a perfectly just judge not be righteous?
Lost on SCOTUS and most else. Alas . . .
Proving he’s the one who posted the documents will be straightforward.
Discord groups are message boards not unlike this comment section, except all users are registered before being able to see the board.
Simple to look at which user posted a message with classified content, trace that through the server logs to the IP, and from there via the service provider back to the house it came from.
Well, this is called “rule-based order”.
That is very observant. The whole Petraeus – Teixeria dichotomy is a symptom rather than a deliberate construct. IMHO
If a family owns a large business they set up rules /policies and regulations regarding how the enterprise should be run. For example, maybe there is a rule against using company credit cards for personal use or about employees needing to arrive promptly at 9:00am . All positive things needed for the functioning of a business… however, the rules don’t apply to the family members or those running the business, who use credit cards how they see fit and arrive to work whenever they want. Not holding the “owners” to the same standard as the “employees” would not seem unusual to most people. So, it is this “mindset” (technocratic elites above the masses) that creates the dichotomy. They regard LAWS that apply to the rest of us as GUIDELINES that can be ignored when needed.
It was why the Bidens (& Clintons, etal) were such casual influence peddlers, with classified documents and access for sale, to any buyer… they simply felt entitled to it, not seeing what they were doing as “selling public property” that was not theirs or having to account for themselves to the public (to the employees/us).
What is interesting now is what happens if the vast majority of the world no longer wishes to follow the Western/our “rules based international order”? Will the Western elites, the technocratic class, who see themselves above the law, adjust themselves to a world where the law also apply to themselves? It has to be a hard psychological blow/transition. IMHO
He was psychologically profiled as a “leaker” type and given access so top brass didnt have to leak it. Basically a pasty, a fallguy, for the war going on at the tippy top of this administration so OFC he’s going down. 20 years min but still a hero in my book and may have saved us from WW3.
Awe…so it ain’t so….an obvious character right out of Central Casting….neon trail back to his Hidey Hole.
The only thing not yet revealed is his years of living in Russia and handing out anti-Biden pamphlets in Boston.
Salam pax from this part of the world as we celebrate victory!
Oblomovka daydream says
Simplicius 76 latest blog https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/western-experts-new-fear-russia-is?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2 analyses the typical Western (US) disposal of overestimating themselves + underestimating the adversaries of the West (US). Simplicius 76 quotes an Australian major general who has dared to assert that the RF is adapting and evolving because of lessons learned in the heat of the battlefield. But instead of taking over this learning attitude of the RF the Western generals keep on bullying and looking down on what Russia is doing.
A good example of how the RF adapts and evolves on the battlefield is provided by Komsomolskaya Pravda https://www.kp.ru/daily/27493.5/4751985/ It shows how the airborne forces who engage with the enemy at the frontline more and more resort to using lightweight ATVs instead of heavy tanks. The Donbass soil is of such a consistence, that all heavyweight equipment gets stuck and becomes immovable, while the four-wheel drive quads are ideal for hit-and-run attacks. The ATV carries a lightweight mobile anti-tank missile system, which perfectly suits the battle situation of driving fast forward and back.
While the RF is enjoying this learning attitude of adapting to the real circumstances of the Donbass battle arena, the Western elites are sending heavy Leopards and Abrams to Ukraine without taking into account what is sure to happen: these tanks will soon become sitting ducks waiting for a RF missile from an airborne forces ATV. The Western elites have sent clumsy Patriot air-defense systems to Ukraine which lack the quick hit-and-run capabilities that nowadays are necessary in the Ukraine. The same goes for the flying coffins called F-35.
Jack Teixeira performed a quick hit-and-run mission that was able to penetrate deeply into the security systems of the US. Instead of learning from the feat performed by this young information grabber, the authorities react massively and immovably by crushing the exposer of the US intel weakness. Elon Musk takes quite a different approach. He invites the hacking community with a prize contest who is the quickest in hacking the software of the latest Tesla electric vehicle (it took only twenty minutes). No, the Pentagon and CIA only know ‘shock and awe’ tactics, resorting to heavyweight squish methods. The West has lost its learning attitude.
How narcissistic does one have to be in order to have a biographer, and a mistress, that looks like female version of yourself?
Charlene Atlas says
She has better muscle tone.
the blame-e says
Women tend to marry someone who reminds them of their brother(s).
It recalls Liberace who insisted that his lover have plastic surgery to look like him so that he could indulge the ultimate Narcissism – making love to oneself.
The likely outcome for Jack is Arkancide……..
LaidBack Guy says
“So much for Justice being blind”
I have had my own dealings with the courts and have come to the conclusion that a person can get as much justice in this country as they can afford to pay for, whether payment is monetary (e.g., high-powered politically-connected lawyers and/or non-monetary (e.g., trading of current or future political capital for favorable treatment).
This is but one of many data points for which I am of the opinion just let it burn. What is the “it” here? My answer to that is, “yes.”
As the burning down progresses and the Tree of Liberty is refreshed, both Patriots and tyrants will suffer. I will grieve for the Patriots. I wouldn’t piss on the tyrants even if they’re on fire.
the blame-e says
“Mr. Berger, now deceased, was no 21 year old kid. A college graduate, a lawyer and a longtime government political appointee . . . .”
Berger was never a “government political appointee.” Berger was a professional political operative. Unless the words appointee and operative are synonymous.
Ex-Marine Deep State Democratic Insider says
Unless the words appointee and operative are synonymous
Your post has thoroughly confused me. Allow me to undergo a reset after consulting with Facebook on the proper reset procedure. Hopefully I won’t overload again during the reset and fry the rest of my circuits.
Yours truly, honest
the blame-e says
“. . . the U.S. Government has no problem beating up little guys who go astray while giving “players” a get out of jail free pass.”
Oh come on, Larry.
You know it’s always the young ones that get culled.
Oblomovka daydream says
Russia Creates 1st Jet-Powered Kamikaze Drone Equipped With AI, Computer Vision- Developer
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Unmanned Vehicles company has created a prototype of the country’s first jet-powered FPV (first person view) Kamikaze drone of the K-5 aircraft type equipped with artificial intelligence and computer vision, in Moscow, the developer said on Friday.
“We made the UAV jet-powered in order to get speed. The maneuvering capabilities allow it to move at such a speed. In addition, the UAV is equipped with artificial intelligence and computer vision, it works within the framework of thermal signatures and within the framework of images,” the developer said at a presentation at the All-Russia Exhibition Center, or VDNKh, in Moscow.
The drone is equipped with a turbojet power system that allows traveling up to 90 kilometers (56 miles). The maximum speed of the device reaches 400 kilometers per hour (249 miles per hour), with the payload weight of 6 kilograms (13.2 pounds). Components and production, with the exception of the engine, are Russian-made.
Intriguing is the last sentence: which country makes the engine? China, North Korea?
Don’t forget SOS Clinton & her unsecured bathroom server & blackberry!
Caught between a hammer and a hard place says
Ah, those blackberries. If only they had found their way into a repair shop, the stories they could tell.
PS: Wasn’t that a felony?
You missed one classified document miss-manager :
They don’t have a secret documents mismanagement problem. They have a secret document overproduction problem… and, in the end, it’s only a political question.
If those cunts weren’t doing a shitload of crazy things , may they didn’t needed to classified so much documents. Right now , they can’t do anything in full transparency as it’s theoretically the normal way of doing thing in a Democracy. Hence the tons of “classified” documents and the concurrent load of “leaks”.
See , the root of the mess is only about how you do politic in the end. USA Might need another constitutional amendment to solve this issue.
Looking at the picture of Gen Dave, I couldn’t help but think, “that’s not a uniform, that’s a costume.” Are there any good officers left in the General Officer staff? If not, we’d be better off if we didn’t provoke any other country. Even a Baltic Chihuahua could give us a run for our money militarily.
language is important here – if he said no classified “documents” – vs classfied “information”. if they were his own notes based off briefings, documents.
i remeber when Pres Clinton said “sex is sex and i did not have sex with that woman” i immediately took it as an admission of YES there were (non-intercourse) relations.
there were a bunch of us watching the tv at the time and i remember being confused that i was the only one that took it as an admission of guilt…
I wasn’t in the loop other than following the headlines. Was it ever established why Petraeus gave her the notebooks? Was she acting on behalf of another country (spy) or did she publish any of it? What was her intent?
As far as Teixeira goes, more will or won’t be revealed.
Charles E. Fromage says
Broadwell is quite fit. Petraeus liked her because she was the only member of his staff who pushed back.
I’ve got this little voice inside my head that tells me that Teixeira is in on the game. That he was recruited for this, by somebody higher up in the chain.
He will admit, get a few years and then is quietly released under a different identity.
What he received in return, a good journo might be able to find out.
I dunno if that little voice is correct, but as things don’t seem to add up?
Carlton Meyer says
Another odd thing is that General David Petraeus’ babe got a scholarship to attend a university in Jordan where the US Army had 1000 intel/HQ troops. Might the General have arranged that?
Reminds me of the movie The Parallax View
the blame-e says
Reminds me of the Acid Reflux Room.
1. TS Documents are shared in a Discord Chat Room for months.
2. An organisation ,Bellingcat, brings this situation to attention of world.
3. WaPO scoops the FBI and DOD and interviews an unidentified chat room member and apparently obtains a trove of documents from a person or persons unknown.
4. Teixeira is identified and arrested and is now in terra incognito. ( Hopefully, not in extraordinary rendition in some third world country.)
5. The WaPo releases TS document at its own pace. No one else seems to be able to find these documents on the internet.
6. The MSM continues to rely on learned opinions voiced by individuals whose opinions are in direct contradiction with information released in documents. MSM doesn’t seem to question this contradiction.
7. Everyone agrees the format of the documents is consistent with their being ‘real’, but no one can seem to substantiate whether the information in the documents is accurate or that the document in and of themselves are ‘real’.
Surreal, am I missing anything?
Timing dear boy, the timing.
the blame-e says
I think the important question to be asked here is: “Will Texeira get the Paul “Broadhead” treatment?”
Mike D. says
Paula Broadwell was a guest on the Don Imus show(legendary DJ)
talking about Patreus and her book. This was before the scandal about the affair broke. She was so enamored of Patreus and her praise was so thick and sappy that Don Imus asked: ” Are you in love with him? ” Her garbled response, the simultaneous gasps of Don’s staff at the question was priceless. She sounded like a 18 year old who is sleeping on the sly with Mick Jagger in 1972.
The US reaction to the leak is like shooting a weather balloon with a s400,000 missile from a billion dollar fighter jet, and who would be dumb enough to do that? Wait…
– So advertise to whole world that a 19 year old can access secret documents and so your security is shit.
– Instead of calling docs fake you confirm authenticity without enemies needing to lift a buttcheek or muster a buttcrack.
– Hammer an ignorant, used or idealistic kid like it’s an achievement rather than a systemic failure and example of institutional weakness.
– Do not call for an investigation into systems. Just don’t do that.
Good plan. Carry on.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
What’s left of your Teixeira Cannot Possibly Have Done It hypothesis now?
Larry Johnson says
Sad. I thought you were smarter than this. Obviously not. I guess there is no way that the CIA could be putting out a story that this was done a year ago. I mean, they never lie. You are showing yourself to be a buffoon.