Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Yet another spy scandal

Defense analyst gave highly classified information to lobbyists Defense Department analyst was arrested on Wednesday on charges of disclosing classified information about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq to two individuals with a pro-Israel lobbying group.
Things the Reuters article didn't tell us about Lawrence Franklin, from

He was a key link between the Defense Department and Iraqi National Congress Leader Ahmed Chalabi.

He worked for neocon Douglas Feith.

He was one of two U.S. officials that held meetings with Iranian dissidents, including arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal. These Pentagon-approved meetings were brokered by neoconservative Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute and said to have taken place in Paris in 2002.
Good catch, MEC. I had heard these things some time ago, but had forgotten them. These people really are a government within a government.
And the boys in Teheran are laughing their heads off.

They conned the leaders of both Israel and the US into thinking that having the US (Iran's biggest enemy) invade Iraq (Iran's oldest enemy) would be good for the US and Israel. Instead, the Shiite-mullah-run government will be far more hostile to Israel (and far more friendly to Iran) than the secular Saddam ever was, AND -- as General Myers admitted earlier this week -- the US is so bogged down in Iraq that it can't do diddly anywhere else.
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