posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 03:10 PM
"The whole thing smacks of either incompetence or worse," said Tim Ripley, a security expert who writes for Jane's Defense publications. "You have
to ask: what are they doing compromising a deep mole within al Qaeda, when it's so difficult to get these guys in there in the first place?
"It goes against all the rules of counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, running agents and so forth. It's not exactly cloak and dagger undercover
work if it's on the front pages every time there's a development, is it?"
You know, I'm all for freedom of press, but Christ, something like this should be illegal.