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  •  Right now that's just a coincedence... (2+ / 0-)
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    subtropolis, AmericanRiverCanyon

    But there are so many coincedences, especially with Negroponte - an old conservative warhorse..

    Remember, he was the US Ambassador to Honduras during Iran-Contra --

    As ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985, Negroponte played a key role in US aid to the Contra death squads in Nicaragua...

    "The high-level planning, money and arms for those wars flowed from Washington, but much of the on-the-ground logistics for the deployment of intelligence, arms and soldiers was run out of Honduras ... So crammed was the tiny country with U.S. bases and weapons that it was dubbed the USS Honduras, as if it were simply an off-shore staging ground. The captain of this ship, Negroponte was in charge of the U.S. Embassy...

    SourceWatch on Negroponte

    But after that fiasco he, like many others lost a whole lot of credibility.

    Yet, Bill Clinton resurrected him in the mid 90's with the Philippines appointment.  
    Rehabilitated.

    •  Right-wing Zelig... (1+ / 0-)
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      subtropolis

      ...he seems to have had his fingers in a remarkable number of pies.  Of course, now that he's the Intelligence czar, everything about him is probably classified.

      •  Connection - Iran-Negroponte-Foggo (Hookergate!) (1+ / 0-)
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        AmericanRiverCanyon

        And the best other circumstantial part...

        Dusty Foggo was a key CIA operative in Honduras in the 1980's when Iran-Contra was going on .  Negroponte, as Ambassador would have known about the CIA's activities in country(link).

        As you may recall, former CIA director Porter Goss handpicked Foggo to be #3 at the CIA over another very qualified candidate (link).

        When Goss' future became uncertain and then he was forced out of the CIA, Negroponte very publicly gave Foggo the ax (link).

        Do you suppose that Foggo was about to finger Negroponte with something?  Old buds from Honduras, and all.

        •  i doubt it (0+ / 0-)

          I imagine Foggo was axed simlpy because of his embarrassing ties to the the "poker Parties".

          What's going on with that case, anyway?

          if i make them very tiny, may i have more letters for my sig?

          by subtropolis on Wed May 31, 2006 at 02:32:36 PM PDT

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          •  There really is quite the carnival... (0+ / 0-)

            ...of scandal breaking all around us these days, isn't there?  Can't begin to keep up with all of it.  Thank goodness others are keeping up on their parts.

          •  Tend to Agree (1+ / 0-)
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            Land of Enchantment

            Having an intel guy like Foggo wrapped up with hookers was bad enough, agreed, and that should have been enough to have him canned.

            But there was always reference to a "very high level intel official" wrapped up in Hookergate.  We pretty much know it wasn't Goss.  But could Foggo as #3 at CIA be called a "very high official?"  

            Negroponte certainly could be called a "very high official".

            Again, just speculation.

            •  Suddenly thinking how... (0+ / 0-)

              ...the Bush Administration always seems to be catching the #3 at Al Qaeda.  Somehow puts me in mind of the old "Get Smart" variety of espionage.

              I'd say that #3 is "very high".  Might even be able to call that "top".

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