Earlier tonight I received this NYTimes News Alert:
“U.S. Is Said to Order Expanded Use of Covert Action in Middle East
WASHINGTON — The top American commander in the Middle East
has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military
activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter
threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in
the region, according to defense officials and military
The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H.
Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special
Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the
Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather
intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said
the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way
for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its
nuclear ambitions escalate.”
While I find this to be great news that we are stepping up secret strikes against the enemies of this nation, we should not be reading this story.
The New York Times has no integrity what so ever and whoever leaked this story should be found and prosecuted. Why would the NY Times be telegraphing this information to both and friends and enemies? These are the secrets nations must keep untill years in the future when they are safe to reveal. Revealing our nations security secrets is a disgrace. The owners and all those who are employed at this rag should be ashamed for their constant printing of US national security secrets. Whats more those who are receiving this information should be prosecuted as well as the leakers
While this maybe an unofficial official leak this is a disgrace.
God Bless the men and women who will have to carry out these missions and my God bless this country.
And as for papers like the New York Times…well you can’t go out of business fast enough!