Aug 03 2006
Why would Sydney Blumenthal risk everything to publicize the fact he has been leaked – and is publicizing – classified information? The leftwing, anti-Israel sites are lapping this up. But my guess is Sydney just won himself an invite to a Grand Jury looking into leaks at the NSA:
A report by columnist Sidney Blumenthal in Salon claims that Israel is receiving intelligence from the US’s National Security Agency.
Blumenthal claims to be in touch with “a national security official with direct knowledge of the operation” to supply Israel with signals intelligence from American assets to help it monitor armament transfers from Syria and Iran to Hezbollah. He states that President Bush has approved the intelligence sharing.
Maybe he sees this as a big career move to garner headlines – and in that he would be right! But whatever idiotic Walter Mitty fantasies that are running through this loser’s head it is clear he just alerted Iran and Syria and Hezbollah to the fact their activities are being monitored, giving them clear warning to change tactics if they want to remain undetected. When did the left become so overwhelmed with Bush Derangement Syndrome that they would help terrorists move military supplies into the battle field so more Israeli civilians can die? Here is the original Salon article.
After exposing the intelligence to our enemies, Sick Sid goes on a wild liberal fantasy run based on information fed to him by someone who also clearly has wild liberal fantasies. Whatever strange, paranoid-driven monsters inhabit Sid’s head, he is not going to be cleared of publicizing classified material on an insanity plea (which seems to be his best hope). Sid and his source disagree with policy positions taken by Bush. Too bad. They were not voted into office twice now and these liberals need to learn to accept political defeat and not break laws in a fit of frustration. Time for Sid to meet the Grand Jury. This effort is not illegal, is not exposing Americans to civil rights abuse, is not aimed at anything but stopping the flow of weapons to Israelis enemies on their northern border. People will die if this news helps the Syrians and Iranians successfully adjust their tactics.