It's one thing to burn an asset to act on intel to save lives. It's entirely another when you're trying to look good in front of the cool kids.
I'm sure being a double agent inside ISIS is one of the most terrifying things you can do. I mean I can't imagine what they will do to the agent if they catch him.
A man's life is in serious danger right now because the President of the United States wanted to say something cool.
It's really moving to think that people will expose themselves to that insane level of risk, with no one ever knowing their names, in order to help save lives. No one will ever fawn over them or thank them, but they're risking the most depraved torture imaginable every day. How amazingly brave and selfless. I hope they're okay.
If you guys are skeptical of Buzzfeed (which I don't blame you) the NYT and NBC also confirmed this too.
Actually, the reason I posted the Buzzfeed article, rather than the NYT or other, more reliable sources, is because they are offering quotes from a unique interview.
It is brief, but has information not found in the other articles.
"We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing. We do not have this relationship with any other country," said the officer
That's probably just coincidence. No way Trump would jeopardize a rich intelligence source exclusively available to the US for the sole purpose of showing off ... He campaigned on "America First", not "My ego first, America Second!", right? ........... RIGHT?
Amazing. Candidate Trump accused Clinton of having poor judgment. Trump has NO judgment. He doesn't attend intelligence briefings or even read the quick summary that his staff provides. We are being governed by willful ignorance, folks.
How . . . how in the name of my pretty floral bonnet is that better?
Edit 1: for those attempting explain this away, I remain unconvinced that revealing code-word-partitioned top secret information to high-level Russian operatives is somehow made better by the fact that Trump did not even know enough to know whether what he said could unmask--and thereby place in danger--the source of that information. So for those who think it does make things better, I guess we're just going to have to disagree.
Edit 2: And for those asking, my bonnet looks something like this.
Can you impeach a president for gross incompetence?
Trump on Obama, 2014
Oh, so Donald didn't know that what he was blabbing about was classified info? If only we had a Donald Trump tweet to sum-
EDIT: holy crap GOOOOOOLLLLDDDD! I love gold! Even more than Trump loves his gold pens and gold penthouses and golden showers! Thanks stranger!
It's not treason if he's just really really dumb?
Am I taking crazy pills?
Even in the so-called "worst days" of the Obama administration, I had not heard of any US official that actively warned an ally not to share information to the United States itself. This is bad.
Agreed. I have never seen anything like this.
Half the first level comments are from Trump supporters.
Goodness, they must be getting worried.
How have people not learned yet? Trump will not suddenly become presidential. He will never be presidential. Yet everytime one day goes by without a huge embarrassment, they start acting like maybe today he's going to start being presidential. I am so fucking done with MSM.
So basically everyone in the entire world sees Trump as an insecure toddler -- except American Republicans and Russian trolls?
Have them keep their talks to 140 characters or he'll be lost...
come on man... let's be fair here. The Russian trolls also view him as a toddler.
I feel like I'm living in an alternate parody of reality. This is hilarious
This is all just a side effect of the Liberals war on Christmas
Makes sense, no reason to share information with whistleblowers, especially with those who give information to countries which constantly interfere with our democratic processes by creating slander campaigns.
Yes, please do.
I'd greatly prefer we are benched while we get our shit together, rather then flounder on the court and potentially injure ourselves or our team mates.
See ya next season free-world!
EDIT: the scary thing about this is it is exactly what the Kremlin wants. Remove the US from influence, however possible :(
Yeah, this seems like a no brainer. Giving your intelligence to someone who will just pass it on to the enemy does nothing but put your sources at risk.
In fact: He's the best security risk. Nobody is more of a security risk.
Imagine if Germany refuses to cooperate with our intelligence agencies.. Wow.
Plus one for the Earth.
Moon is shutting them down for only the month of June. They will resume again, then will slowly phase them out.
We are also moving away from Nuclear. Recent fears of earthquake and waste mismanagement+corruption has bottomed public's trust in our nuclear program.
Instead, there's a plan to increase industrial electricity price, forcing companies to better manage their consumption.
Edit: In his first week in office, Moon is enjoying 75~80% approval rating. He is delegating many positions to renowned experts in their field, regardless of connections. Overall I am optimistic that Moon can lead Korea to a sustainable energy future.
Can South Korea switch to nuclear energy to make up for coal energy? It is a clean alternative despite the over hyped negativity about it.
What a dark future. Fortunately, I disagree on several levels.
Thorium nuclear power in particular is a great alternative to conventional nuclear power plants.
Artifically inflating the costs of industry may force them to better manage consumption, however it will also hurt industry.
News sources: "Trump told Russia our secrets."
White House officials: "No he didn't"
Trump: "Yes I did"
The Media: Trump did a thing!
The White House: That's ridiculous, Trump never did the thing.
Trump: I totally did the thing.
This isn't about "Did President Trump break the law". It's "Did President Trump prove himself unfit to fulfill his Oath?"
The issue is those secrets weren't his to share, being given him by a former Intelligence ally. FORMER. INTELLIGENCE. ALLY.
From that moment on, no sane nation is going to forward any relevant intel to the United States.
Worst case, more buildings come down, but a former ally didn't share, at risk of being burned by Trump AGAIN.
And that risk to National Security must be addressed by dealing with the root-cause of this issue.
Donald J. Trump (70) is senile, and mentally incapable of executing the duties of his office -- as per his oath.
And if that's not an issue to you, than you're a traitor.
<popcorn> /me waits for Comrades from Russian Downvote Brigade to get busy...
Well after all this, atleast we can be sure there's no government cover up about Aliens. Trump would've spilled those beans a while ago.
Well they aren't wrong.
Breaking News : The goal of capitalists is to make as much money as possible by making other people work for them for the lower possible wages. More news is coming at 11, stay tuned /S
Can confirm. My boss had a chat to me today about me taking too many sick days this year, despite the only 'suck days' I've had are for when my son had chicken pox and my wife had a miscarriage. Fuck me right?!
Same in Australia.
I'm sick right now and working (typing this during my lunch break mind you).
Im in the accounts team. If I miss a single working day (other than public holidays), I have a mountain of work to do the next day. I will be staying back pretty late.
Worst part is people asking why I'm behind or angry that I'm "too busy" Maybe because the management is THAT incompetent to realise that having one guy manage their entire bank reconciliations across 6 banks is simply chaos waiting to happen.
End of rant sorry.