posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Strider
Tenet was fired - without warning. There is speculation that this may be to give VP Cheney a new job so he can be removed from the ticket. Pavitt,
on the other hand, may be a genuine resignation, protesting several possible BushCo transgressions. Time will tell.
Well FIRED or MUTUALLY AGREED UPON RESIGNATION... Six of one, one-half dozen...
The theory that "Anonymous" is PAVITT... Now that is interesting! I like the way you think Hecate. But IMHO Anonymous is painfully obvious to
plausibly be a CTU disinformation campaign straight out of the brilliant minds of DO strategy-analysts at Langley HQ. If this was Pavitt, or any
active agency assest, he would be violating his secrecy agreement. He would quickly be with Aldridge Ames and Hansen (et al) in prison grays... Being
that we are "technically" at war (ala GWB) even more severe measures could be authorized against "Anonymous"... I would wager that Imperial Hubris
is full of red herrings, blind alleys, misdirection, slight-of-hand, and other disinformation tactics to keep "Ahkmed" off of his mark...
But I could be wrong! I have not read the book yet...
My guess, if Anonymous is legit and not just more GWB smoke & mirrors, is that it might be some "active" SW Asian US embassy employee who is at the
front lines of the CTU and lookin' for UBL, as it were. He probably "thinks
" he is a "senior US intelligence official" or
plays one on TV
It's stupid for an "active" employee to write a exposé book -
especially now! So Anonymous is either a sanctioned faker, just a faker, or a very foolish active employee.
With the Patriot Act it will be easy for the guberment to track his real identity, that's if they really want to. Manuscripts are not submitted on
paper any more. They are done electronically to save time, money, and efficency. Plus his editor has to file the advance and royalty checks to his SSN
for IRS tax purposes. I'm sure Anonymous is not being paid under the table or through an off-shore bank. As that would surely get him caught.
AFP reports that the CIA already knows the author, has vetted the book, and has approved it for publishing! Come on! How stupid do we look? This book
is probably a GROUP effort not one 22 year CIA veteran who just felt like venting. Now that Tenet and Pavitt are technically
gone the CIA would
not promote an openly anti-Bush book without a hidden agenda.