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Old 05-09-2011, 08:30 PM
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Pakistanis disclose name of CIA operative - The Washington Post

2 pages. Pretty interesting read.

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The public outing of the CIA station chief here threatened on Monday to deepen the rift between the United States and Pakistan, with American officials saying they believed the disclosure had been made deliberately by Pakistanís main spy agency.

If true, the leak would be a sign that Pakistanís powerful security establishment, far from feeling chastened by the killing of Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison city last week, is seeking to demonstrate its leverage over Washington and retaliate for the unilateral U.S. operation.
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Less than six months ago, the identity of the previous CIA station chief in Islamabad was also disclosed in an act that U.S. officials blamed on their counterparts in Pakistanís Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI.

The new station chief, who runs one of the largest U.S. intelligence-gathering operations in the world, played an instrumental role in overseeing efforts to confirm bin Ladenís location before last weekís raid.

The discovery of bin Ladenís presence in a Pakistani city was considered a huge embarrassment for Pakistanís military. The United States viewed it as an opportunity to press Pakistan, the recipient of billions of dollars in annual American aid, to crack down harder on militants. Outrage among Pakistanis over the operation was also seen as a rare chance for the weak civilian government in Islamabad to stake its claim in foreign and security policy, areas long the domain of the army.

But the nationís security establishment has reacted with furor, not humility, people familiar with top Pakistani generalsí thinking said Monday. Their response has been two-pronged: to shift blame for the bin Laden episode to the government of President Asif Ali Zardari, and, according to American officials, to strike back against U.S. allegations that Pakistani spies were either complicit in sheltering bin Laden or incompetent.

The CIA station chiefís name was first aired by a private Pakistani television station on Friday, and a misspelled version of the name was published the next day in the Nation newspaper, which is considered close to the security establishment. The Washington Post does not typically publish the names of intelligence officers working undercover.
This is the can of worms Hillary warned about. What would you have done differently?
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dropped about 20 nukes on the country first...........
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dropped about 20 nukes on the country first...........
While I agree with the sentiment there are many innocent civilians there.
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