Saturday, December 10, 2011

Delivering the goods to our enemies. From spy drones to entire naval ships, Democrats have a knack for sharing secrets.

Spies generally manage to steal small samplings of classified information, usually on microfilm or digital thumb drives but when it comes to stealing really big loads of classified material it takes a concerted effort by highly placed people who have senior rankings in the government or the military to make the command decisions.
Thanks to the lack of action by our pro-Muslim leader Barack Hussein Obama, a one-time Muslim himself, our greatest threat in the Middle East now has in its possession a completely intact, top secret spy drone aircraft. How many secrets the Iranians can retrieve from this high-tech spy machine is the cause of great concern in Washington and in particular the Defense Department. As reported by Pamela Geller on Atlas Shrugs,

Obama Rejected Numerous Proposals to Retrieve Lost U.S. Drone: Officials Confirm Authenticity of Iranian TV Images Showing Drone

Apart from the obvious -- Islamic Iran, China and Russia now have state-of-the-art stealth technology and we lose a killer app in the war against the enemies of freedom, the most troubling aspect of this story is that Obama had a window of opportunity to retrieve the critical intelligence gathering drone and rejected it. He left it there for the murdering mullahs.
With early knowledge that the aircraft had likely remained intact, the senior U.S. official also told Fox News that President Obama was presented with three separate options for retrieving or destroying the drone. The president ultimately decided not to proceed with any of the plans because it could have been seen as an act of war.
But this drone wasn't the first piece of classified technology our government has allowed to fall into enemy hands. And looking at the way Democrats handle foreign relations it probably won't be the last. Does anyone remember the story of how the U.S. Navy sat on their hands and allowed the intelligence gathering spy ship, USS Pueblo, be captured by the North Korean Navy on January 23, 1968? The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was only 510 miles away yet no aircraft were dispatched to ward off the North Korean vessels during the hours long attack. Quoting one line from the Wikipedia story: "Radio contact between the Pueblo and the Naval Security Group in Kamiseya, Japan had been ongoing during the incident. As a result, Seventh Fleet command was fully aware of Pueblo's situation. Air cover was promised but never arrived." And this all sounds like a set up to me and furthermore, it was another Democrat named Lyndon Johnson who was in the White House when this happened. 
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) U.S. Navy photo.
There is a wealth of data about this event both on Wikipedia and on a web site dedicated to the crew and their story of that ship, but I heard the story first hand from one of the crew, radio officer Lee R. Hayes who was a guest in my house while on a speaking tour in the early 1970's. It is hard to believe but absolutely true that the tiny, 177 ft. long, ship with a crew of 76 men had been ordered to carry 11 tons of Classified documents and that the only means of destroying those papers was in a small gas stove. And according to official records, the crew was unable to destroy most of it before being boarded thus allowing the Communist North Korean government total access to this classified material. See the Wikipedia reference, Robert E. Newton (1992). "The Capture of the USS Pueblo and Its Effect on SIGINT Operations". U.S. Cryptologic History, Special Series, Crisis Collection, Vol. 7, NSA. Retrieved 2010-02-19.


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