Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Espionage: How to know if you are a sucker for mainstream journalism

Hat Tip to SPOOK86 at In From the Cold

Espionage News (New York Times) - June 5, 2012

U.S. General in South Korea to Be Replaced After Spy Report
The Pentagon announced the replacement of the commander of United States Special Operations in South Korea ...

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Unless Sheryl Crow's brain tumor is contagious, the Brig. Gen Tolley episode makes as little sense as a "single square of toilet tissue".

M.E. refuses to take this at face value unless someone in the Obama administration wants to explain how taxpayers are receiving their money's worth when a West Point grad like Gen Tolley could make such a slip at this stage in his career:

"“The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites,” he was quoted as saying. “So we send [Republic of Korea] soldiers and U.S. soldiers to the North to do special reconnaissance.” The United States Defense Department and the American military in South Korea denied the report." -NYT

Gen Tolley's 'slip' may have been a sop to the DPRK to assure good behavior from Kim Jong-un before U.S. elections in November.

If Gen Tolley has not been ordered to get an MRI by now, he was probably speaking for the administration, and may soon be running for elected office in a battleground state (D).

"...the administration will discuss almost anything classified--as long as it can assist in Mr. Obama's re-election bid." - SPOOK86

Sumarines are always silent and strange.

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