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Pentagon Opponents of Attack in Syria Behind Leaks

Posted By admin On August 31, 2013 @ 6:27 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Glenn Thrush
POLITICO [1]
August 31, 2013

Many of the leaks about U.S. strike plans for Syria, a copious flow of surprisingly specific information on ship dispositions and possible targets, have been authorized as a way for President Obama to signal the limited scope of operations to friends and foes.

But a number of leaks have been decidedly unauthorized — and, according to Obama administration sources, likely emanating from a Pentagon bureaucracy less enthusiastic about the prospect of an attack than, say, the State Department, National Security Council or Obama himself.

“Deeply unhelpful,” was how one West Winger described the drip-drip of doubt.

“They need to shut the f–k up,” said a former administration official. “It’s embarrassing. Who ever heard this much talk before an attack? It’s bizarre.”

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[1] POLITICO: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/08/white-house-peeved-at-pentagon-leaks-171520.html

[2] Iraq’s Maliki: Opponents will use U.S. leaks against him: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraqs-maliki-opponents-will-use-u-s-leaks-against-him.html

[3] NSA leaks: David Cameron’s response is intimidation, says world press body: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-leaks-david-camerons-response-is-intimidation-says-world-press-body.html

[4] Underwear bomb plot: British and US intelligence rattled over leaks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/underwear-bomb-plot-british-and-us-intelligence-rattled-over-leaks.html

[5] The Pentagon Is Preparing A Cruise Missile Attack Against Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-pentagon-is-preparing-a-cruise-missile-attack-against-syria.html

[6] Republicans Accuse White House of Using Leaks to Help Obama Campaign: http://www.prisonplanet.com/republicans-accuse-white-house-of-using-leaks-to-help-obama-campaign.html

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