Beirut Pizza Hut

This story must be read to the beats of mark Ronson:

This would have to count as a MAJOR loss in the “War On Terror,” so don’t expect it to get much attention in the media.

CIA Spies Caught

But others inside the American intelligence community say sloppy “tradecraft” — the method of covert operations — by the CIA is also to blame for the disruption of the vital spy networks.

In Beirut, two Hezbollah double agents pretended to go to work for the CIA. Hezbollah then learned of the restaurant where multiple CIA officers were meeting with several agents, according to the four current and former officials briefed on the case. The CIA used the codeword “PIZZA” when discussing where to meet with the agents, according to U.S. officials. Two former officials describe the location as a Beirut Pizza Hut. A current US official denied that CIA officers met their agents at Pizza Hut.

“We were lazy and the CIA is now flying blind against Hezbollah”

One former senior intelligence official told ABC News that CIA officers ignored warnings that the operation could be compromised by using the same location for meetings with multiple assets.

In Iran, intelligence minister Heidar Moslehi announced in May that more than 30 U.S. and Israeli spies had been discovered and an Iranian television program, which acts as a front for Iran’s government, showed images of internet sites used by the U.S. for secret communication with the spies.

CIA Follies Put Agents at Risk

Iran MP: CIA Spy Ring Broken, 12 Arrested

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13 thoughts on “Beirut Pizza Hut

  1. From this week’s CFN post:

    “Zeez European politicians unt economists all zound like rocket scientists wiss all zeir charming euro-chatter. But zey…”

    I think we finally have a positive ID on old “fe fe la fem” as the sockpuppet of JHK. That of course means he banned himself from CFN along with OEO, JR and wombatmissile.

  2. Dave, I always think there’s something wrong with me that I’m not quite that bendy.

    very few people are that bendy.

  3. Dave, I can accept that most of them are like half my age too. But I’m almost all the way down in splits, yay. Hope to take a yoga class next year to improve this.

  4. But I’m almost all the way down in splits, yay. Hope to take a yoga class next year to improve this.

    worthy aspirations.

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