Friday, July 30, 2010

We had it all wrong.

We now know that the US intelligence community got the Iran Nukes issue wrong. They are making nukes and it is a major problem for the western world and for our friends in the Middle East. That said, I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “How the CIA Got It Wrong on Iran’s Nukes.” One thing struck me in a kind of way that I can’t explain—“in 2004 a CIA communications officer accidently included data in a satellite transmission to an agent that could be used to identify ‘virtually every spy the CIA had in Iran’. This disastrous error was compounded… because the recipient of the transmission turned out to be a double agent controlled by the Iranian security service. So the Iranians knew the identity of all the agents that the CIA had arduously maneuvered into positions of access, and the technical methods by which the CIA communicated with them… If so, the CIA may have been vulnerable to receiving misleading secret intelligence that Tehran had abandoned its nuclear ambitions in 2004.” OUCH. Are you kidding me. Are you so stupid as to expose the whole operation by attaching the wrong document in one transmission?!?!

Yikes.

1 comments:

Lisa said...

It looks like they are!