August 12th, 2016

Hillary’s loose lips?

If you’ve had some difficulty following the details of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri’s execution and how it might or might not have been connected to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, that’s because—as Austin Bay’s article on the subject suggests—the story is murky from start to finish and it’s difficult to know what actually happened:

Amiri’s execution intersects with the 2016 U.S. political elections. As the linked article notes, two emails transmitted in 2010 through Hillary Clinton’s off-the-books and unauthorized server appear to refer to Amiri. Clinton senior adviser Jake Sullivan was involved in both emails: one he forwarded on July 5, 2010 (10 days before Amiri returned to Iran) and another (one he sent) dated July 12. The July 5 email said, “Our friend must be given a way out.”

For many good reasons senior official-level traffic is “born classified.” Access to a SecState’s unprotected email traffic provides enemy intelligence services with clues and indications regarding U.S. foreign and defense policy. In some cases, it may provide confirmation of suspected U.S. operations or, perhaps, U.S. intelligence assets and sources. Assets include human spies.

The title of my post contains a WWII phrase that Bay refers to in his article. You may be familiar with it from this sort of thing:

looselips

13 Responses to “Hillary’s loose lips?”

  1. West Says:

    The depth and breadth of the Clinton’s contempt for national security and, well, nationalism in any form, is breathtaking.

    It’s almost like the Clinton’s really don’t give two hot damns about this country, only the accumulation of power and money.

    But that could not be, right?

  2. Cornhead Says:

    Wonder if this story has run even once on CNN.

  3. Richard Saunders Says:

    Go to WaPo’s Fact Checker page and see the BS defense of Clinton they put up. Also, a breilliant, incisive, and all-around cool post in reply (posted by some character calling himself “poor richard”).

  4. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    “At this point, what difference does it make?”…

  5. Bilwick Says:

    “Nothing wrong with Hillary’s loose lips.”–Huma Abedin

  6. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    West,

    If Hillary Clinton believes that George Soros is right, that America is the greatest obstacle to a more peaceful world, then anything she can do to bring us closer to the day when that ‘obstacle’ is removed is a positive good. If she believes as does Bill Ayers, then any collateral damage in lives ruined and destroyed is at best, an unfortunate necessity and for those who “cling to their bibles and guns”… a deserved fate.

    She’s a monster and suffers not a moment’s doubt or a minute of remorse for her crimes. Proven, when years later, she laughed over destroying a 12 yr old rape victim and getting off a man she admitted knowing at the time to be guilty of that rape.

  7. Ann Says:

    Funny, Thomas Sowell used “loose lips” to describe someone else back in May:

    The political damage of Donald Trump to the Republican party is completely overshadowed by the damage he can do to the country and to the world with his unending reckless and irresponsible statements. …

    The old World War II phrase “loose lips sink ships” applies on land as well as on the water. And no one has looser lips than Donald Trump, who repeatedly spouts whatever half-baked idea pops into his head.

  8. Big Maq Says:

    Such a d*mn shame that the “standard bearer” (to loosely use the phrase) for GOP opposition to clinton is just as awful.

  9. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Ann,

    Perhaps you missed the recent Sowell column, where he compared the country voting for Trump to playing Russian Roulette with a gun, while comparing the country voting for Hillary to just blowing it’s brains out with a shotgun?

    Big Maq,

    A fractured electorate could do no better.

  10. vanderleun Says:

    Oh get over it, Mag.

  11. Sgt. Mom Says:

    GB at 3:59 PM: “If Hillary Clinton believes that George Soros is right, that America is the greatest obstacle to a more peaceful world, then anything she can do to bring us closer to the day when that ‘obstacle’ is removed is a positive good. If she believes as does Bill Ayers, then any collateral damage in lives ruined and destroyed is at best, an unfortunate necessity and for those who “cling to their bibles and guns”… a deserved fate.”

    Oh, of course she does – likely that she and the Soros monster are nothing more than feudalists, all got up in modern clothing. Feudalists — the everlasting age of the hereditary strong man, or the occasional female heir, who by force, and then by habit, being blessed by whatever deity commonly worshiped – claimed by that right, the right to rule over all. They are the chosen, the elite, so far elevated above the common herd — that is only their right.

    A nation of independent citizens, having organized their own government by those chosen among themselves — that is an offense against the Elite, which simply CANNOT allowed to let stand.

  12. OM Says:

    Sgt Mom:

    “A nation of independent citizens, having organized their own government by those chosen among themselves — that is an offense against the Elite, which simply CANNOT allowed to let stand.”

    Some regular commenters here have a base assumption that American citizens are incompetent and incapable of self government. Just a different kind of elitist mind set.

  13. J.J. Says:

    Hillary’s private e-mail server was a plan of deception that Bill and Hill decided they could gloss over if it was discovered. That it offered an easy path to secure information for enemies was not one of their concerns. They are globalists who believe the world is their playground. The U.S is just one of their playgrounds/business addresses.

    That said, from what I read the fate of the Iranian nuclear scientist may have been not so much due to her e-mails that mentioned him as it was his desire to see his son. The way I understand it the American intelligence community warned him about returning to Iran. They all believed his cover was blown. IMO, the link between her e-mails and his death sentence is not easily proven.

    We still don’t know if anyone actually hacked the e-mail server. The FBI says, “No,” but my trust of the FBI went down quite a lot when Director Comey refused to indict Hillary. She violated the law about not turning over all her records to the government at the end of her term. She violated that law – Big Time.

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