Sunday, June 4, 2017

Why Did The New York Times Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy?

Bre Payton, The Federalist: The New York Times Just Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy

In an article published Friday, The New York Times outed the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) top spy overseeing the organization’s efforts in Iran. The paper justified its outing of the undercover CIA spy and his role within the agency by saying it was necessary since the agent is “leading an important new administration initiative against Iran.”

Yes. That really happened.

In an article entitled “C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump’s Hard Line,” the newspaper of record revealed that Michael D’Andrea, who previously led the hunt for Osama bin Laden, will now be in charge of the agency’s operations in Iran.

As the Times explained in its report, Iran is “one of the hardest targets” for the CIA to keep tabs on.

Read more ....

Former Post: The CIA's 'Dark Prince' Is Now Responsible For The Iran Desk (June 2, 2017).

WNU Editor: It makes me wonder if the New York Times is so hell bent on protecting President Obama's legacy with Iran .... that they would even out the CIA's top Iran spy. But the best part of this Federalist commentary by Bre Payton is the last ....

.... In 2003, after the name of CIA employee Valerie Plame was revealed in an article by journalist Robert Novak, congressional Democrats demanded criminal investigations and eventual prison time for the individual responsible for leaking Plame’s name. No elected Democrats have yet called for a criminal investigation to determine who illegally leaked the name of the CIA’s top spy overseeing U.S. efforts in Iran.


fred lapides said...

The Times also rationalized its decision for naming D'Andrea in 2015.

"The C.I.A. asked that Mr. D'Andrea's name and the names of some other top agency officials be withheld from this article," the paper said at the time, "but the New York Times is publishing them because they have leadership roles in one of the government's most significant paramilitary programs and their roles are known to foreign governments and many others."

Jay Farquharson said...


Aizino Smith said...

"they have leadership roles in one of the government's most significant paramilitary programs and their roles are known to foreign governments and many others." "

So lets make them known to a few more people like friendly jihadis invited to America who have no Iranian handlers.

I see Freddies point. Let's get 100% coverage/saturation of this information.

Let publish the names and addresses of all the NYT employees and rank them. After all these things are widely known. Newspapers have doxed all gun owners in New York State. So we should return the favor.

So while no registered Republican will do anything illegal, I am sure there is some Leftist out there that would do something to these fine NYT people.

fred lapides said...

ah, the "attack those left of me" comment. expected. Listen, AS: I merely posted the NY Times response. I did not say I endorsed it or disliked it
No Republican does anything illegal? Guess that Gen Flynn must be a member of the Green Party

War News Updates Editor said...

The problem with the New York Times is that they made the unilateral decision to be the judge in determining if a CIA officer should be outed or not .... and that is the problem. The U.S. has strict laws about this type of behaviour .... and the New York Times defence that these CIA officers are known by foreign governments and organisations is quite a stretch .... because I doubt that these foreign governments tell the New York Times on who do they know is in the CIA.

The outing of Valerie Plame set a precedent on what needs to be done next. The Democrats and Republicans .... progressives or conservatives .... cannot pick and choose on what is convenient for them or not.

Aizino Smith said...


Don't flatter yourself. There is not that much to the left of you.

Further you are not even at an unstable equilibrium.

You are sliding fast down the rabbit hole. You know the same one Chavez went down and that Maduro is going down.