Apr 22, 2006

Media Matters...

In today's world of 24/7 news, the media does not always get its facts straight. Very often it is manipulated by evil doers with their agenda to disinform both the media and the people, which is how this all started in the first place. Always remember - just because you see it on TV (e.g. FOX News, CBN) or read it in the papers (e.g. Judy Miller, the Bob's - Woodward and Novak) does not make it true.

I am reminding you of this because in the upcoming weeks we will be entering a new phase in this investigation, with more indictments and inevitably much more disinformation.
Click on my image to view TV clips from last November as a good example. There is footage of me speaking as well, before most of you ever heard my name. ;)


Blogger SP Biloxi said...

O.K. Fitz! you made your point!

Now here is my message heart to heart to you: There is an old saying: you know who your friends are. Friends are there for each other for the good and the bad! Now, lets talk about the media. You know as well as I do that media is only to sell sensationalism and dirt. And because certain media and news stations especially Faux news are in the backpocket of the Gerbil Administration, you have to expect that some or all may not give the public the truth. Personally, I never believe that the media is all truthful to the public. I look behind the truth of a certain pieces of news. I know that this case has been difficult for you and the road to success will be a battle for you and your team next week ans beyond. But, rest assured, you will know who your friends are on this blog as well as the outside world and they won't allow the media and anyone sway their faith in you. And I know that you can be sensitive at times of the naysayers in the media because they won't give you a thumbs up. But, we all in your corner all the way until this case is over. But, personally, I really don't care what people think about you. The only thing that matters is what I think!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:34 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

Thanks for the advance warning, You know that I get nervous. Now, I won't recognize the news report or media. I'll wait for you can tell us on the blog. I have read spb's comments and all of us I'm sure feel the same way. As this case comes to a closed, I'm sure that the little soldier and his troops will try to pull any tricks out of the bag and have their friends in the media twist and spin this case. All I need to hear is Judge Walton's guilty findings!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

SP, you are a mensch and a half.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 22, 2006 -- As Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald meets with the Washington grand jury examining evidence against Karl Rove and others in the leaking of the name of Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings non-official cover (NOC) firm in a vendetta orchestrated by the Bush White House, WMR has been told by a very reliable source with high-level connections to the intelligence community that National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley is now under investigation for the leaking of the names of two CIA "NOCS" to the media. One is Plame Wilson. The other was the leaking of the name of CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, a CIA NOC officer who transferred to the CIA's paramilitary Special Activities Division after 9-11 and was killed during a November 25, 2001 prison riot by Taliban detainees in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. According to the source, Hadley, who was then deputy to then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, leaked Spann's CIA identity to galvanize American public opinion in support of the Bush administration's policies. In October 2003, Spann's father said his son's name, address, and CIA status were revealed before adequate measures could be taken to protect his son's wife and children.

Hadley reportedly involved in the leak of two CIA agents' names

But there were other ramifications. Spann, like Plame Wilson, had established his own network of informants through his covert activities as a NOC. Spann's network was put in as much jeopardy as Plame Wilson's counter-proliferation team. Spann had established a circle of informants and brokers in the Pashtun tribal areas on the Afghan-Pakistani border, among General Abdul Rashid Dostum's Uzbek forces in northwestern Afghanistan, Omani informants in the port city of Gwadar in Baluchistan, and Iranian intelligence personnel in Afghanistan who had operated against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. When Spann's name and identity were revealed, Al Qaeda and Taliban supporters knew who among their ranks and in Afghanistan and neighboring countries had been dealing with Spann. The White House leak of Spann's name directly led to the murders of some of these informants and agents of influence.

The Spann disclosure also involved Robert Novak, one of the journalists involved in the leaking by the White House of Plame Wilson's name. In a December 3, 2001 column, Novak tried to cover for Hadley by blaming the leak of Spann's name and identity on then-CIA director George Tenet. However, the actual leaker was reportedly Hadley, who may have been acting on the orders of more senior officials. Tenet only acknowledged Spann as a CIA agent after someone leaked the name to the media. That "someone" was reportedly Hadley. The White House leaks about the CIA's covert roles in Afghanistan began with the publication of a detailed story in The Washington Post on November 18, 2001 by Bob Woodward that put CIA covert agents in Afghanistan at risk. Seven days later, one of those covert agents was killed. It is not yet known if Hadley was a source for Woodward's story but it is a subject of Fitzgerald's current investigation. As with the Plame Wilson leak, the revelations about Spann triggered an internal CIA damage assessment. The Spann and Plame Wilson/Brewster Jennings leaks by the White House have expanded the Fitzgerald probe into an investigation of a massive conspiracy by the Bush administration that broke a number of national security laws and did irreparable harm to the national security of the United States.

In another development, the exposure of the Brewster Jennings team is continuing to have devastating effects on various informants involved in the A Q Khan nuclear smuggling network. One Turkish player in the network, Gunes Cire, head of Eti Elektronik, died suddenly in 2004 after his company was implicated by the Turkish Directorate General of Customs Control in the export of nuclear materials to Gulf Technical Industries in Dubai either directly or via Malaysia. From Dubai the materials were shipped to Pakistan and Libya. Another Turk, Selim Alguadish, head of EKA Elektronik and 3E Endustriyel Sanayi, was arrested in Germany for extradition to Turkey. Alguadish was linked to Urs Tinner, who was reportedly working with the CIA to provide faulty nuclear components to the Malaysian front for the A Q Khan network, Scomi Precision Engineering. Another Turk who was the focus of U.S. intelligence was Zeki Bilmen, the owner of Giza Technologies of Secaucus, New Jersey. Bilmen provided nuclear trigger spark gaps via a South African-Israeli named Asher Karni, the owner of South Africa-based Top-Cape, who then sent them to the A Q Khan network in Pakistan. With respect to Bilmen and Karni, when it was discovered that the A Q Khan network that was supplying nuclear components to Iran, North Korea, and, possibly, Saudi Arabia, had a potentially significant Israeli-connected component, the pursuit of that particular avenue by the CIA ground to a screeching halt.

The CIA's counter-proliferation work has historically suffered from exposures and interference from all the Bush administrations. In 1989, one of Valerie Plame Wilson's predecessor's in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Richard Barlow, was fired after he uncovered the involvement of the George H. W. Bush administration in facilitating the A Q Khan network and Pakistan's nuclear weapons program. The Bush administration did not want to alienate Pakistan, a key ally in the mujaheddin war against the Soviet Union. One of the individual's involved in muzzling and punishing Barlow was then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy -- Stephen Hadley.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mensch or mensh (mĕnsh)
n. Informal., pl. mensch·es or mensch·en (mĕn'shən).
A person having admirable characteristics, such as fortitude and firmness of purpose: “He radiates the kind of fundamental decency that has a name in Yiddish; he's a mensch” (James Atlas).

It's all about hidden agendas..and Bob Woodward is at the top of the list..the mere fact that these
reporters are in on state secrets is just dicusting...


8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgusting :)

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mensch: a decent human being, a good person who always takes the high road. Being called a mensch is the ultimate compliment.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We trust you and are with you all the way.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cam, are you sure?

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are some horrible people. It is terrifying to see what they did to Mike Spann and his family.

Karl Rove and Hadley,hell is too good for the likes of you.

Go for it Mr. Kerry, the force is with you...

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I check in with this blog usually several Xs/day, but I think I have posted only once before. I never watch the news or the talking heads, too much brain clutter,and I get a headache trying to make any kind of meaning out of the strange sounds most of them make.
Please know that many people believe in what you are doing, understand it absolutely MUST be done, and are fully supportive of your work.
Best wishes, prayers, and love are with you. (and you are definitely the person for this very difficult task)

9:44 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

Ok I guess some news the President of China is visiting the Saudis and on day one they sign a deal for oil and trade. Now what does that say about George W. Bush. We have a Presient who wants to invade oil countries and steal their oil so this is what we get (nothing). And Blair will be leaving office by the end of the year so there goes our friendship with England. Thanks to Bush the United States will have no friends because they know that he lies/torture/steals.

Fitz am I mensch the good one?

9:45 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Jackie, you are indescribably wonderful and adorable.

9:51 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Thank you Fitz for your kind words. And I have meant everything that I said. Keep your chin up!

9:51 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

There are many of us that support you and know you are very capable of this job. We have faith and know you will serve the American people to the best of your ability.
We have hope for a better America.
Thank you Fitz & staff. :)

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. People like this...


...who have been busy polarizing this country for years might be looked at differently.

4:44 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

As dark and foreboding as you think things might be, when you read the information given on the outing of Mike Spann and this administrations other misdeeds, it
becomes increasingly clear that they should not go unpunished. Our
good name in the world has been so
undermined that it will take years
for others to accept that we aren't
all like the evil, despicable people in this administration. If
they would out our own for political gain, causing danger and
death to those who are attempting to protect us, there is no place that they should be able to hide.

The day I watched your press conference after the Libby indictments, I knew that he have a
real, honest to God, defender of our country's ideals. There was humour, precise address of the issues, and a strinkingly clear picture of that the "right" course was going to be followed. Anyone watching that press conference, looking into the directness of your
interest in each and every media person that you were addressing, would have known in a heartbeat that we finally have someone that will unravel the evil that is going on.

I'm sure that I speak for many of us here that you have our heartfelt
gratitude for your continued and unwavering service.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GMNUK, I agree. I just cannot get over them doing that to Mike Spann.

It goes well over the top of evil-they are in the same league as every other dictator which ever walked the earth.

Jail them-forever...

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an interesting view of those pesky PNAC signers and media spinners...


1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Fitzgerald, you give me hope.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's true. We bloggers don't care what they write in the so called 'controlled' media, owned by the very people in power, where everything is propaganda FOR the administration. It's only to be expected that they will try to discredit PJF because they are getting desperate. We will always stand behind PJF.

11:29 PM  
Blogger KitNeill said...

Not to worry, Fitz, we're solidly behind you, and know the real man, whatever happens or attempts at disinformation.

We are here, you can call on us if needed.

I'm looking forward to the next phase of this investigation. You're the best!

2:54 PM  

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