The New York Times Does It Again

You don’t have to be a spy or part of a covert government agency to understand that exposing truths about secret dealings between two allied countries hurts our future war efforts. You don’t have to be a genius to realize that disclosing vital terrorist-fighting information such as CIA prisons and plane routes seriously hurts our country. But to the New York Times hurting our country is a business. A very disturbing and un-American business I might add. The treasonous undertakings of the far-left newspaper have been adequately explained and are only denied by those who allow hatred to blind sense and reason. The latest report about classified material from the NY Times is their story about how Germany’s BND Intelligence service significantly assisted the US Military prior to the invasion of Iraq. The German Government of course denies this because they, like the US Government, understand what role secrecy plays in GO Politics and war. Not to mention the fact that the anti-war anti-American wings of German politics are demanding an inquiry into the exact role their Intel Agencies played in the Iraq war.

According to the classified study that the Times reported on, Germany’s BND service acquired secret Military plans that outlined Saddam Hussein’s strategy to defend Baghdad. “The report, based on a classified study by the U.S. military, suggests German intelligence officials offered more significant assistance to the United States than their government has publicly acknowledged… According to the New York Times report, the Iraqi defense plan provided the American military an extraordinary window into Iraq's top-level deliberations, including where and how Saddam planned to deploy his most loyal troops. An account of the German role in acquiring a copy of the Iraqi plan is contained in an American military study, which focuses on Iraq's military strategy and was prepared in 2005 by the U.S. Joint Forces Command, the paper said.” [
Reuters Article]

I can understand why Germany wanted this to be secret: A) It involves Intelligence assets in the field. B) The former Schroeder government was vehemently opposed to the war in Iraq and used the Anti-Americanism façade to get elected. And C) Covert Intelligence is by definition COVERT!!!!!!! Maybe I’m just overreacting but in my opinion the more Intel being disclosed by the American media means the less apt our allies are willing to go out on the limb to COVERTLY help us. Is it not a serious hindrance, when our ally's Secret Services know that if they assist us under the radar, their help will be exposed and their premier agents and assets will be compromised?