There’s another Obama spying scandal brewing. This one is worse than any of the wiretapping allegations. It strikes at the heart of a key CIA operation.
There is evidence that the Chinese killed and arrested a dozen CIA assets. The Obama administration could do little to stop it.
Via the New York Times.
From the final weeks of 2010 through the end of 2012, according to former American officials, the Chinese killed at least a dozen of the C.I.A.’s sources.According to three of the officials, one was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building — a message to others who might have been working for the C.I.A.
This scandal is the biggest blow to the United States intelligence operations in decades.
Assessing the fallout from an exposed spy operation can be difficult, but the episode was considered particularly damaging. The number of American assets lost in China, officials said, rivaled those lost in the Soviet Union and Russia during the betrayals of both Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen,
Authorities believe the perpetrator was an ex-CIA employee of Chinese decent.
Some investigators believed he had become disgruntled and had begun spying for China. One official said the man had access to the identities of C.I.A. informants and fit all the indicators on a matrix used to identify espionage threats.
Meanwhile, China has been successful in its US espionage efforts. Hacking the OPM was just the tip of the iceberg.
Last year, an F.B.I. employee pleaded guilty to acting as a Chinese agent for years, passing sensitive technology information to Beijing in exchange for cash, lavish hotel rooms during foreign travel and prostitutes.
In March, prosecutors announced the arrest of a longtime State Department employee, Candace Marie Claiborne, accused of lying to investigators about her contacts with Chinese officials.
How is this CIA screw-up only now becoming public?
Can you imagine if this had gone on under the Trump administration? There’d be calls for impeachment and investigations. Instead, this is getting a YAWN from Democrats.
President Obama left our intelligence community out to dry. Barry didn’t care about our national security. He only seemed to care about appeasing Iran and other radicals. The “community organizer” just wanted to protect his legacy as a Peace Prize winner. But now we see the truth.
Under Obama’s leadership, the world became a less safe place. We lost standing. We were no longer the global leader in peace and security.
Iran, Russia, and China took over our spot. They did it through murder, kidnapping our sailors, and general subterfuge.
Yet, President Trump is working hard to bring us back to glory. He is fighting against radical Islam (calling it by its name!)
Will anyone be punished over this CIA screw up? Share your thoughts.