Oct 19 2005

VIPS Attacking VP With Propaganda

Published by at 3:47 pm under All General Discussions

It is clear the rogue ex-CIA gang of lunatics known as VIPS are staging a propaganda attack through the leftwing media outlet RawStory. I am not sure what they think they can gain from all this, but they sure are trying!

VIPS is a group of truly strange people who write the most childish propaganda I have ever seen. Here is my previous post on these screwballs, and here is a sample of their mental state writings (from the above VIPS link):

We have no illusions that American TV would host a no-holds-barred discussion of US intelligence performance regarding Iraq–or regarding September 11, for that matter. We do sense, however, that there are millions who crave more than the mantras sung by the administration and, sadly, now echoed by the Director of Central Intelligence. It is primarily for them that we make available below the Panorama transcript.

We appeal to those still working inside the Intelligence Community to consider turning state’s evidence. Daniel Ellsberg, one who knows, recently noted that truth telling, in time, can stop a misguided march to war. Ellsberg and our former CIA colleague, Sam Adams, spoke out courageously to expose the lies of the Johnson administration and to put the brakes on the war in Vietnam–but, sadly, not in time. Sam is now deceased, but Ellsberg recently appealed to insiders at intelligence agencies “to tell the truth and save many, many lives.” We Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity join in that urgent appeal.

Talk about re-living the 60’s! Note to VIPS: Iraq is not a free democratic nation allied with the US. Something you predicted would never come about. Or how about this screed:

“There might be a real or staged terrorist attack in order to postpone the elections,” McGovern said. “This might seem outlandish; I hope it is.”

He mentioned how the Bush administration wanted to involve the country with the war in Iraq for certain reasons other than fear of weapons of mass destruction, which was just a more media-friendly explanation for the war.

“I have initials for why I think we went to war in Iraq,” McGovern said. “O.I.L. O-I-L, O is for oil, I is for Israel and L is for logistics, as in when we have Iraq we have a foothold and a number of bases strategically placed in the Middle East so we can be in control over there and also to protect Israel.”

These folks are certifiable.

These nuts think claimed prior to the Plame/Wilson wars in the summer of 2003 that mysterious, unknown evidence (Niger documents?) was forged by Richard Perle!

Some suspect that the US does have such evidence but has not shared it with the UN because Washington has been determined to avoid doing anything that could help the inspections process succeed. Others believe the “evidence” to be of a piece with the forgery-in all likelihood crafted by Richard Perle’s Pentagon Plumbers.

So these fringe anti-war types are now trying to drop propaganda into the US media through this kind of mind numbing ‘journalism’ (Goebbels, you would be so proud!). Can you believe this country ever allowed these people to participate in our protection? Now that is scary.

Let the fisking begin (emphasis mine):

A second aide to Vice President Dick Cheney is cooperating with the special prosecutor’s probe into the outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, those close to the investigation say.

Late Monday, several sources familiar with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s probe said John Hannah, a key aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the architects of the Iraq war, was cooperating with Fitzgerald after being told that he was identified by witnesses as a co-conspirator in the leak.

We discussed the Hannah silliness here, as well as the RawStory raw story. In that post we note the sources are under the prosecutor’s gag order and therefore are witnesses and possibly targets of his investigation. My guess is one of them is Larry Johns0n.

The last item really gets me though. Are the ‘witnesses’ the VIPS crowd? One would assume so. But note they are not lawyers or sources. They are ‘witnesses’ in the investigation! So we have one set of witnesses fingering another set….

Now, those close to the investigation say that a second Cheney aide, David Wurmser, has agreed to provide the prosecution with evidence that the leak was a coordinated effort by Cheney’s office to discredit the agent’s husband. Her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, was one of the most vocal critics of the Iraq war.

Gee, where have we heard this theory before?? Oh yeah – here. Another PNAC conspiracy!

The investigation into who leaked the identity of a covert CIA agent to reporters is heating up, reaching deep into the White House and threatening to bring down key members of an administration not seen since the days of Watergate. Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, may be indicted for his alleged role in the agent’s outing, as well as discrepancies in his testimony provided to the grand jury.

The sources say that Hannah and Wurmser were given orders by senior officials in Cheney’s office in June 2003 to leak Plame’s covert status and identity in an attempt to muzzle Wilson.

Sources being rogue CIA agents called to testify and panicking that the administration may get off.

Specifically, Wilson said there was no truth to the claims that Iraq had tried to purchase yellow-cake uranium from Africa.

Wilson also claimed to have determined the Niger documents were forgeries – even though they did not show up until 8 months after his trip! And he claimed he was sent by Cheney, not his wife, and Cheney knew the report debunked the Niger claim. All lies!

Bush officials said Wilson’s trip was a boondoggle, and was set up by his wife, Plame Wilson, who worked at the CIA on weapons of mass destruction.

All true. In fact the senate report clearly states that Valerie and her group went ahead with Wilson’s trip even though every other intel group said it was a waste of time. The rest is just pure propaganda, for example

The two administration hawks were instrumental in shaping the Bush administration’s agenda with Iraq prior to 9/11.

Wurmser was the lead author of a 1996 policy paper for then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu titled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.” It called for removing Saddam from power in Iraq as part of a broad strategy to transform the region and remove radical regimes.

Translation: he worked on Bill Clinton’s Policy of Regime Change in Iraq. How dastardly. Only the desparate would read this and jump to a conclusion about the Fitzgerald investigation (hint: it does not predate 9/11).

But this last bit is hilarious

Today, The New York Times confirmed Hannah provided information to the prosecutor, writing, “Officials who testified or were questioned by investigators also included John Hannah, Mr. Cheney’s principal deputy national security adviser.”

What this simply says is they testified – nothing more. Is this all Raw Story has? What a pathetic joke.

For more on the VIPS go here, start reading and ask yourself if you want these people to take over for Bush and his administration. This article is one of my favorites from the time of the Wilson wars.

Make sure to check out Tom’s now extended post on Hannah.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “VIPS Attacking VP With Propaganda”

  1. edray1 says:

    Do we know whether any VIPS have been called to testify?

  2. AJStrata says:


    I am fairly sure Larry Johnson has been called because he was a source in the stories. I have no clue about any others (though Mac Ranger might know – he pointed me to them in the first place). It is possible.

  3. mary mapes says:

    Larry’s still trying to convince people Joe Wilson is wasn’t debunked by the Senate Report— here is the direct line to his personal blog


  4. […] Strata-sphere, Shakespearessister and others reported that one more Cheney stuffer, Wurmser, cracked and is cooperating with Fitz. I imagine Cheney running over WH with flycatcher trying to stop them buzzing. Now I guess Rove will not be indicted, after all. His helpers are not leaking. Did they decide to flush Cheney down the toilet and keep everybody else clean and happy?   […]

  5. Plame/Wilson

    I have not blogged recently about the Plame/Wilson scandal, but I have been reading the posts at Just One Minute, The Strata-Sphere, and Macsmind. For my money, they have just the right balance of analysis and speculation.

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