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Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official
NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na

Posted on 07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT by ForYourChildren

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At a security conference this week, the director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, criticized The New York Times for a recent article about an officer who was tapped to run the agency’s Iran operations, a newsworthy promotion because it was an indication of the hard line against Iran that President Trump promised during his campaign.

Mr. Pompeo said that the publication of the official’s name, Michael D’Andrea, was “unconscionable” and put his covert status in jeopardy.

Mr. Pompeo’s comments led to a wider discussion about the publication of Mr. D’Andrea’s name, and some readers wrote to us to express their disappointment with our decision.

Before the article was published, one of the reporters who worked on it informed the C.I.A. that it would include Mr. D’Andrea’s name — a routine check for comment that Times reporters make for the sake of fairness. The C.I.A. asked The Times not to publish his name, arguing that Mr. D’Andrea was under cover.

Times editors and reporters covering national security frequently discuss these sorts of issues and take into account the government’s arguments against publication. We take care not to put national security or lives in danger, and we take that concern very seriously.

In this case, editors decided to publish the name because Mr. D’Andrea is a senior official who runs operations from the agency’s headquarters outside Washington, not in the field. He is also the architect of the C.I.A.’s program to use drones to kill high-ranking militants, one of the government’s most significant paramilitary programs. We believe that the American public has a right to know who is making life-or-death decisions in its name.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cia; ciaagentouted; covertciaagent; dandrea; doublestandard; fakeamericans; fakenews; globalagenda; hypocrites; liberalagenda; media; msm; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; plamegame; plamegate; pompeo; treason; trumpcia; unmasking; valerieplame
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1 posted on 07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
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“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official”

Lets see... I bet we can help answer this.

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” - uhh, because we are stupid?

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” - Like wow man, did I do that?

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” - We didn’t think anyone would notice

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” - Because thats what #FAKEAMERICANS do!

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” - We are treasonous spies and like to let our handlers know these things.

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” -

“Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official” -

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2 posted on 07/23/2017 10:01:04 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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To: ForYourChildren

Umm...

You published the name because you are rat ba*tard Communists?


3 posted on 07/23/2017 10:02:32 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: ForYourChildren

The Russian spies at the New York Times


4 posted on 07/23/2017 10:03:30 PM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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To: ForYourChildren

Sessions should be all over this.

The NYT offices should have been raided by now and all their files and everything confiscated pending prosecution.


5 posted on 07/23/2017 10:05:49 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: ForYourChildren

Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

What part of the word COVERT does the NY Slimes not understand?


6 posted on 07/23/2017 10:06:52 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: ForYourChildren

They published the name because they are a pack of hypocrites who have no loyalty to their country.


7 posted on 07/23/2017 10:07:02 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: ForYourChildren

may the times’ editors rot in hell.


8 posted on 07/23/2017 10:08:17 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: ForYourChildren

Dear NYT: After being told by the CIA to not publish the name, you published it, endangering not only the individual, but his entire extended family. You admit you did this, using the justification that your feelings were more important than the safety of his family. Well, they’re not. Therefore, the American people have decided you all need to wear some white and black striped pajamas for a few years. Have fun with bubba and ms. bubba, although I have a feeling some of you will enjoy the experience. Love, America.


9 posted on 07/23/2017 10:08:33 PM PDT by blueplum ( ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017))
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To: ForYourChildren

The Slimes... what a pathetic bunch of nothing.


10 posted on 07/23/2017 10:08:58 PM PDT by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: ForYourChildren

The American Public has the right to occupy the parts of the NYT building still devoted to creating Fake News.


11 posted on 07/23/2017 10:09:20 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: petitfour

RATs = CPUSA = Rooskies


12 posted on 07/23/2017 10:11:03 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: ForYourChildren

I seem to recall a certain amount of froth-mouthed rage on the part of the NYT and DNC (but I repeat myself) over alleged agent Valerie Plame.

If it wasn’t for double standards, they’d have nostandard at all.


13 posted on 07/23/2017 10:11:53 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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In this case, editors decided to publish the name because Mr. D’Andrea is a senior official who runs operations from the agency’s headquarters outside Washington, not in the field. He is also the architect of the C.I.A.’s program to use drones to kill high-ranking militants, one of the government’s most significant paramilitary programs. We believe that the American public has a right to know who is making life-or-death decisions in its name.

You are putting a target on this guy's back. Does the NYT not understand that the bad guys might find this information useful so they can retaliate against this man and his family?

14 posted on 07/23/2017 10:13:29 PM PDT by kabar
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To: FreedomStar3028
Sessions should be all over this.

He is after bigger fish, putting away medical marijuana users.

15 posted on 07/23/2017 10:15:18 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: ForYourChildren

NYT principals deserve the harshest punishment given to enemies of the state.


16 posted on 07/23/2017 10:15:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: ForYourChildren

“We believe that the American public has a right to know who is making life-or-death decisions in its name.”

This is treasonous dishonesty.

To suggest that the public has the right to know such a program exists, and that the authority to carry it out comes from the top of the security chain of command is one thing.

To suggests it it important for public policy transparency that the public has a “need to know” who is giving final operational commands in the program is a lie. To say that is a public “need to know” suggests that “exposing” individuals involved in the program is relevant to whether or not the program ought to exist. It isn’t.

Exposing the classified individual is NOT exposing the program. It is exposing a classified ASSET, a human asset. By exposing that asset it puts that asset at retributive risk by our enemies. That is treasonous and has nothing to do with “exposing” the program itself.

Pravda on the Hudson lies about its motives all the time.


17 posted on 07/23/2017 10:16:55 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: ForYourChildren

We believe that the American public has a right to know who is making life-or-death decisions in its name.


The stupidity is strong in this one.


18 posted on 07/23/2017 10:18:08 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: kabar

Here’s hoping “unofficial” whispers begin, admitting members of the Sulzberger family and NYT foreign correspondents are undercover CIA spies.


19 posted on 07/23/2017 10:19:23 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: ForYourChildren

Isn’t it against the law to publish names of covert agents, regardless of reason?


20 posted on 07/23/2017 10:20:29 PM PDT by aquila48
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