Wednesday, April 01, 2009

THE EVIL ONE FROM THE DARK SIDE IS STILL MESSING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

The most evil creature in the world, Darth Cheney, has his moles in the Pentagon reporting back to him. He has them in other places, too, including the Obama White House.

Seymour Hersh, a reporter for The New Yorker, has a report that was picked up by Raw Story. The following is part of that report. The rest is at the link along with an audio from Think Progress and a video from Keith Olbermann's Countdown on MSNBC.

Now, from Raw Story:

REPORTER: CHENEY HAS 'MOLES' IN PENTAGON

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has moles in the Obama government which report back to him from the Pentagon, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told NPR and MSNBC on Tuesday.

Speaking with NPR's Terri Gross, Hersh revealed that the former Vice President -- who he characterized as "really smart" -- has individuals that report back to him from key positions in government. He called these individuals "stay-behinds," an intelligence term generally applied to insiders left behind in foreign governments after the occupying power is driven out.

"He’s put people back," Hersh said. "They call it a stay-behind. It’s sort of an intelligence term of art. When you leave a country and, you know, you’ve driven out, you know, you’ve lost the war. You leave people behind. It’s a stay-behind that you can continue to contacts with, to do sabotage, whatever you want to do.

"Cheney’s left a stay behind," Hersh continued. "He’s got people in a lot of agencies that still tell him what’s going on. Particularly in defense, obviously. Also in the NSA, there’s still people that talk to him. He still knows what’s going on. Can he still control policy up to a point? Probably up to a point, a minor point. But he’s still there. He’s still a presence."

Hersh expanded on his comments in an interview with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Tuesday night. The former New York Times reporter said that the types of individuals that would be well suited to play the role of a Cheney mole would be military officers that were promoted at Cheney or Rumsfeld's behest.

"There are always a group [of officers] who are political and play kiss-up," Hersh said. "And so inevitably you're going to have a group of officers that got promoted ahead of the curve because they were closer and more friendly to Rumsfeld, to Cheney and their policies. And so you have a group of people that were very loyal to the Rumsfeld/Bush/Cheney policies, who had been promoted in big jobs across the spectrum... They have a loyalty."

"Cheney has enormous influence with a lot of the senior officers in the Pentagon," he added. "So I have been told to put the word -- it was the word that I was told about, what they call "stay-behinds." He has people he can count on to keep him informed of what's going on. That doesn't necessarily mean he has much influence on policy. But he, certainly in the Pentagon. And I think because certainly at the National Security Council for weeks and weeks after the Obama Administration took over, there was a long delay in getting staff turned over. So there were a lot of people around in the first few weeks, in the first months of this administration that had served very closely with the Cheney/Bush operation."

....... Cheney's intelligence is significantly greater than most people believe.

"Cheney is really underestimated," Hersh said. "It's easy to make a caricature of him, but he's very, very bright. He's also, in person, much more open-sided in a sense -- not politically -- the most disparate people in the world go and have social meetings with him and his wife -- as long as you don't get into politics, and uh, movies and stuff like that. He's easy to make a caricature but he's much more formidable than people think. He's got a rat-trap memory."



This should not be allowed! Cheney's "moles" need to go, and they need to go now! That arrogant asshole is out of office, his Party of No Fucking Ideas lost in the last election. There is no reason for anyone to be reporting anything at all to him that has anything to do with any operations of the Obama administration. This is political spying and it needs to be stopped!

Click the link and go listen to the audio and watch the video. Believe me, it's well worth it.

(Hat-tip to John Byrne and David Edwards and
Raw Story for this story)

10 comments:

Nancy said...

OMG Eddie!! That is truly infuriating. Wow.

Gordon said...

I am reminded of forty Marines going into a ville or patch of woods or whatever and only thirty-five walking out the other end. The other 5 remain as a 'stay behind ambush' and hope the enemy can't count.

It remains to be seen how much damage The Dick's moles can or have done, but they need to be rooted out and given their walking papers.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I hear ya, Nancy.

As soon as I saw that my blood started to boil....before I even started to read it!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Heh...good analogy there Gordon.

One Fly said...

Another example of these slugs doing as they please. There is no one to stop them.

Grandpa Eddie said...

But we're gonna have to figure out a way to stop 'em, One Fly.

Jacob said...

You know, as bad as I have always thought Cheney to be, this crosses any line I would have drawn in the sand.

I've never thought him stupid; in fact I've thought he was very, very intelligent.

My dad used to say that education was never the answer in and of itself. If you take an evil person and educate him/her, then you've one hell of a problem.

Cheney has been educated in how to work the government to his own benefit of a period of 3 decades.

He should be charged with treason, thrown in some dungeon for the rest of his miserable life - along with his moles!

Bush really got the Axis of Evil wrong. It was himself, Cheney, Rumsfeld and a whole bunch of others.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Jacob - Cheney is very intelligent, I'll give him that. That intelligence has caused this country a lot of problems and friendships.

And yes, he has stepped way over the line and deserves to be tried and found guilty of treason, and then put away in a very dark place forever.

Gordon said...

You wanta shove anything up anybody's ass, asshole, I'd love ya to try it on me. Where you at?

Grandpa Eddie said...

Due to editing, the comment before Gotdon's was removed.