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  •  A slightly different angle here. (3+ / 0-)
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    semiot, Snarcalita, AllanTBG

    Elswhere & a while ago, emptywheel & I have exchanged comments about the following.

    I'm convinced that the target of the multiple leaks was the front company Brewster-Jennings.  That was Valerie Plame Wilson's cover employer.  We know that her job was in weapons of mass destruction.  The front company, however, may have been assigned a far larger task, group of tasks, or overall area(s) of responsibility.  Plame-Wilson may not have been in charge of that bogus firm, only one of its several & many faces.

    When Cheney made his margin notes on the Amb. Wilson op-ed, Libby began to dig & probably came up with a sequence of information & data sources that the neocons, Cheney, PNAC & the White House Iraq Group knew nothing about.

    The entire gossip tale of how Valerie's name(s) turned up in multiple media outlets as a method of taking down her husband's reputation is about as cockamamie a line of shit as trying to establish that Greenspan was untrustworthy as FedChair because his wife, Andrea Mitchell, works for MediaInc.  The connection is silly, foolish, stupid, inane, and explains nothing--absolute post hoc fallacy with no relationship at all.

    Similarly with Armitage 'fessing up to . . . to, to nothing, damn it.  Similarly with Count Novakula dancing around the wmd, cpd, plame, wilson bullshit.  The entire process is what Fitzgerald described as "kicking sand" in the umpire's face while the ball is in play.

    I can see 2 trees in this forest of newspeak: the so-called 16 words in the State of the Union address & the name "Brewster-Jennings."  All else is, in fact, the gossip that various folks claim it to be.  You can fuck around with the cover of Vanity Fair & the gossip, or focus on the elements that Bu$hInc ignores.  I say never look at the magician's feints or listen to the patter.

    These 2 concepts stand alone: the Niger uranium claim & the little company in Boston.

    Impeach. Convict. Imprison. End this REIGN OF MISERABLE FAILURE.

    by whl on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 01:11:28 PM PDT

    •  Interesting (0+ / 0-)

      What info is now public about what, exactly, Brewster-Jennings was doing? I saw somewhere a while back that they had a presence in Saudi Arabia. Sorry, didn't save a link. It might have been just Stevens Tubes speculation - like a lot of what we see on L'affair Plame (mea culpa). Thank goodness we have serious, talented, objective researchers like Marcy on the case.

      The name is not the thing named, the map is not the territory. -- Gregory Bateson

      by semiot on Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 01:53:29 PM PDT

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    •  Thank You! Finally (0+ / 0-)

      It should be clear to Plamologists that the real damage to National Security was done by Novak's pushing the name Brewster-Jennings. We still don't know where he learned that name, but it outed an entire operation that was tracking Nuclear proliferation in the middle east and Turkey.  The name Plame, as opposed to Wilson, also raises questions about the source of the info. As I speculated over a year ago, Novak's leak implies access at a very low level. One might expect the neocons in the Pentagon OSP, who were tasked with combing the CIA's RAW intel for factoids they could piece into a casus belli to have such access.  Not only would this group see the intel reports before they were scrubbed of identifying info about sources, they were also hyping Chalabi and his band of con-artists and Iranian spies, and were probably connected with the creation of the Niger documents.

      Thus this group has access/means, and as champions of Chalabi, who was discredited  in the CIA and State, the motivation, to bring down this network.

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