Valerie Plame Resigns from Iran-Deal Backer Ploughshares Foundation After Sharing Anti-Semitic Article
Has a past of tweeting out anti-Semitic views.
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson resigned from Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that was a key component to the Iran Nuclear Deal, after she tweeted an anti-Semitic article that claimed American Jews drive the wars in the Middle East.
Last Thursday, Plame Wilson tweeted an article from UNZ.com that claimed American Jews pushed for the wars in the Middle East. People on both sides immediately pointed out the anti-Semitic nature of the post. She tried to apologize.
Typical apology by Valerie Plame for tweeting virulent anti-Semitic article: I’m of Jewish Descent and I didn’t endorse my own Tweet! pic.twitter.com/8t41wYjQEU
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) September 22, 2017
The article, written by former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA Philip Giraldi, explained how American Jews have been pushing for a war with Iran. He wrote that these people “have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.”
Oh, the article gets worse. It’s soaking and dripping with anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hatred it’ll make anyone gag.
Which makes it hard to believe Plame Wilson when she tried to insist that she had no idea the article had nothing but hatred for Jews because she simply skimmed it. One look at the title tells a sane person that it’s anti-Semitic.
The blatantly anti-Semitic title didn’t tip you off? Really?
— Corin BarsilyGoodwin (@mamacorin) September 22, 2017
The title itself was anti-Semitic, you fool. You didn’t have to “skim”.
— E O’Neal III (@EONealIII) September 22, 2017
But this is not the first time Plame has tweeted out anti-Semitic views before.
Valerie Plame sounds awfully anti-semitic.. pic.twitter.com/MBbrcOWuMe
— Nick Short ???????? (@PoliticalShort) September 21, 2017
So on Sunday Plame Wilson took to Twitter to announce her resignation and once again apologized. She stressed that she does not have anti-Semitic feelings and feels “horrified and ashamed” that she has shared articles from that website.
Plame Wilson wrote:
While intending to underscore the madness around those fanning flames of war w/Iran and their efforts to kill the Iran nuclear deal I made a grave mistake and am deeply sorry for perpetuating any conversation that gives credence to anti-Semitism.
Actions have consequences, and while I have been honored to serve on the board of the Ploughshares Fund, to avoid detracting from their mission, I have resigned. I take full responsibility for my thoughtless and hurtful actions, and there are no excuses for what I did.
Ploughshares Fund condemned Plame’s original tweet. From The Hill:
“Our board member, Valerie Plame Wilson, seriously erred in retweeting an anti-Semitic article from The Unz Review,” the organization said in a statement on Friday.
“Ploughshares Fund condemns in the strongest terms what we believe to be white supremacist and anti-Semitic propaganda espoused by this site. The prejudices promulgated by this site are an affront to American values and human decency.”
Ploughshares handed over $100,000 to NPRA “to help it report” on the Iran Nuclear Deal and $576,000 to “the liberal Jewish lobbying organization J Street” to push for the deal. The Times of Israel reported that J Street “took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times urging Congress to refrain from ‘sabotaging’ the nuclear agreement” and also ran ads on TV and built a website to support the deal.
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The spy who outed herself…hahahahahhahahaa
She be a Democrat Party member, no?
YES A Liar and Anti semitic.
That’s in line with the Bi-Coastal, Elitists (and Democrats) who have never reformed their centuries old bigotry.
(Although the “pretend” to have done so.)
A fair question, to be sure. Most Dem womyn look more like Janet Reno.
Janet Reno is HOT…..if my Sunday school teacher described hell accurately.
The “explanation” there is mostly BS, but very slightly closer to reality than the narrative Wilson, Corn, and Kristof were peddling.
Plame’s paternal grandfather was ->Jewish, the son of a rabbi who emigrated from Ukraine; the original family surname was “Plamevotski”.<—
The rest of Plame's family was Protestant (the religion in which Plame was raised); she was unaware of her grandfather having been Jewish until she was an adult.
how much anti Jewish attitudes did she suck with her mother's milk ?
not an unusual way to 'pass' and blend in.
she and her family were lucky not living in 1939 Europe.
She also tweeted this on Rosh haShanah the begining of the Jewish High Holiday season, where most Jews religious or secular spend part of the day in prayer and self reflection and thus not likely to be aware of this monsters behavior.
Yet another disgusting liberal given a free pass until she blew herself up.
Too bad she waited until after ruining Scooter Libby’s life.
Valarie is a modern version of Typhoid Mary.
What a day! Plame gets outed as a Jew-hater, Weiner gets convicted as a pervert, the NFL’s Sunday Night football ratings crater and Pres Trump’s tweets make the entire left kneel before him. And it is only just Monday.
How “Low” will they go?
Oops! Why do I ask? They’re Democrats!
“Former CIA operative Valerie Plame…”
She was an “operative” in the sense that she was in danger while on duty like that anther fraud obama was a “constitutional law professor.”
Maybe plame will get a job at that Orange County, CA bakery that is glorifying rasmea odeh – if they’re still in business.
Maybe she’s been part of the Deep State’s controlled opposition all along.
a. “Operative” does not in any way mean in danger. It’s just a fancy word for “employee”. and in this case it is the most appropriate word because it’s the word Novak used in the original column that started the whole mess. He did not say or imply that she was covert.
b. It’s not at all clear whether she was ever covert, or, if so, whether she was still covert at the time. The CIA strongly implied that she was, but refused to say so clearly, leading many to suspect that she was not and the agency was being deliberately misleading. It seems to me unlikely that she was covert, but there’s no definitive evidence one way or the other, and lots of indirect (but in my opinion misleading) evidence that she was.
IIRC, Plame had been in a covert role at some point earlier in her career. At the time of her “outing”, she was a desk officer, and was so “covert” that twice a day she was in the Langley traffic jam. There, anyone could (and almost certainly DID) photograph her coming and going through the gate.
To be fair, this was not without its dangers. A jihadist killed or wounded several CIA employees in one such jam.
But nobody “outed” a covert CIA agent in this episode.
So many of us speculated, and I have seen nothing to make me reconsider it, but none of that was confirmed. The agency was implying all sorts of things but confirming nothing. It clearly wanted everyone to think she was still covert, but without actually saying so, probably because it wasn’t true, but who knows for sure?
I wasn’t speculating. And, no, I won’t do hours of research.
I was reporting facts, both from sources during the mess, and personal observations from being IN the Langley rush hour jams.
There was nothing to speculate about. Plame was a NOC earlier in her career. That is, operating under Non-Official Cover as opposed to posing as a Foreign Service Officer or other government employee and operating out of an embassy. During which her cover was twice blown. Once by a Russian agent who reported her true status to Moscow in the mid-90s. A second time, also in the 90s, when the CIA failed to take proper precautions when sending documents to the US interests section in the Swiss embassy in Havana. The CIA knew almost immediately that Cuban intelligence agents had read the incompetently “sealed” documents.”
Don’t ask me why the CIA would be sending documents with such sensitive information to the Swiss embassy. Typically not even US ambassadors to foreign countries would know the identities of any NOC operating on their turf. Because they can’t keep their mouths shut. But then, except for the field-types like Mike Spann neither can the desk types at the CIA.
I was a Naval Intelligence officer and I’ve never had any respect for the CIA. They screw everything up. I can’t go into my personal personal experiences but this illustrates just how they do it. First, I can’t say with one hundred percent certainty how Plame’s identity was compromised to the Russians but she may very well have compromised herself. I can’t see how else it would have happened. Second, the CIA must have known about it. Yet they kept her in the field pretending she’s a NOC. I say pretending because at that point every intel agency at all connected to Moscow knew she was a CIA “spy” and nothing she ever produced, no relationship she ever established, would have had any intelligence value. Clearly she had nothing to do with it when the CIA itself outed her to the Cubans. She would have had to have been told about it. Yet still the CIA kept her in the field pretending she was a NOC. When every hostile intelligence agent in the world had to try really hard not to laugh out loud and point whenever they saw her.
This is the CIA’s idea of tradecraft. Is it any wonder the CIA misses little things like the collapse of the USSR and the Iranian Revolution?
To legally qualify as a NOC the CIA must take affirmative steps to conceal the individual’s intelligence relationship with the USG. Sending unsealed documents to Havana that disclose that relationship ain’t it. Giving that individual a desk job at Langley so that individual can commute back and forth between home and office is NOT taking affirmative steps to conceal that individual’s intelligence relationship with the USG. Quite the opposite; that is known as “publicly revealing” that individual’s intelligence relationship with the USG.
One more tidbit about the CIA so you will understand why I think the building needs to be demolished and the earth salted so that nothing ever grows there again (the Mike Spann field operatives can remain within a reconstituted OSS and they can feed their information to the DNI who will farm it out to the appropriate member of the US Intel Community for analysis). Michael Morell of Benghazi infamy. What a typical sleazeball. During his briefings to Congress he was at one point sitting right their at the witness table when the Congresscritters are inquiring into who changed the talking points. He keeps his mouth shut, knowing full well he did. Perhaps the most infuriating part was when Congress wanted to know why they had gotten misleading testimony from him. During one of his subsequent appearances he stated that one of the reasons he had testified erroneously about the sequence of events at Benghazi that night was because the analyst he relied on didn’t know about the existence of survivors (and therefore their debriefs). I had to laugh out loud at that one. First of all that’s not even intel 101. That’s intel kindergarten. That’s the first thing an analyst is going to want to know; what they people with eyes on at the time witnessed. They might not have given the analyst the debriefs for some reason. But more importantly Morell was the acting director of the CIA at the time. HE knew about the survivors. He knew their names. He had read the debriefs.
The CIA is useless. It’s only good for one thing. Covering up for its screw-ups. I really can’t blame GWB for believing his CIA director whatshisname when he told Bush is was a “slam dunk” that Saddam had WMDs but I wouldn’t have made the same mistake. But I still would have gone into Iraq and finished the job his dad and Billy Jeff left undone. We had plenty of grounds to do so. I would have emphasized Saddam’s support for terrorism. Note I’m not saying his support of AQ. Saddam’s terror ties to multiple groups through the ’90s were irrefutable. And I wouldn’t have stayed for the nation building. But then I also know Islam is not a religion of piece. Somebody actually told Bush that Islam means peace AND HE ACTUALLY BELIEVED IT! Just so you know, salaam means peace, Islam means submission. So there are lots of mistakes Bush made that I wouldn’t have made, but no doubt I would have made plenty on my own.
But back to Plame. She never struck me as competent or particularly intelligent. I recall an interview she gave to Vanity Fair after she rose to fame. Apparently the desk job the CIA gave her was head of the section that was supposed to analyze intelligence on Iraqi WMDs. She told Vanity Fair that the CIA had next to no information on their WMDs. That’s akin to telling the public that “I’m not very good at my job.” That I believe, although there’s lots more to this part of the story I don’t believe for a second.
So here we have this crack former CIA analyst who tweets about how a post on some website titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars” was thought provoking. Then she tried to walk it back by saying she just skimmed it. And after she actually read it she was like OMFG it is anti-Semitic. A normal person would have known this from the title, but Valerie Plame is no normal person. She’s a highly trained CIA “operative” who was once in charge of the analytical section that dealt with Iraqi WMDs. And then, like Mike Morell testifying before Congress, her excuses and non-apologies get increasingly insulting.
Yup, this is the kind of headwork I’ve grown to expect from the CIA. It’s just an expensive vanity item that exists solely to provide inompetents and/or sleazeballs a luxurious lifestyle both at home and abroad (Plame and the CIA knew that she had been compromised and rendered entirely worthless so after that point all she was just enjoying an extended four-star foreign vacation on the public dime). And something to brag about at Washington cocktail parties.
She is reportedly a smart woman. Therefore she knew full well what she was tweeting. Now, like most cowards she’s backpeddling and acting as if it was all a big mistake.
Antisemitism is a mistake. Not tweeting about – feeling it. And you don’t tweet titles like she did unless you are.
Plame, like so many other vile Dems, outed herself.
I don’t “do” Twitter or Facebook – hell, I’m just not that interesting. But I do read all the tweets I can find where some well known idiot said something vile, stupid or incomprehensible.
Social Media, in which I do not participate is therefore of value to me. It informs me and makes me laugh.
“She is reportedly a smart woman.”
And previous reports I was told that Comey and Mueller are a couple of straight arrows, straight shooters, completely above partisan politics, pure as the driven snow, stand-up guys of unquestionable integrity.
I don’t believe such reports. I haven’t for a long time. I recall in the months leading up to Comey’s big announcement about the results of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails and illegal server Jason Chaffetz kept going on talk shows saying he trusted Comey. He didn’t trust anyone else in the Justice Dept. But if Comey told him whether or not Hillary had committed any crimes, he repeatedly said, he’d believe it because he trusted Comey.
And I’d think to myself, “Can you tone it down, Jason. Now you’ve just told Obama who he needs to send out to lie to you. And you’ve painted yourself into a box because now you have to swallow whatever Comey tells you.”
There are three things the inside-the-beltway swamp creatures always vouch for each other. Their intelligence, their integrity, and there zealous dedication to public service.
That’s how Holder got confirmed as Obama’s AG. A bipartisan wad of swamp creatures got together and vouched for all of the above. And then of course when the committed grilled him about the Mark Rich pardon he proceeded to lie through his teeth and say he really didn’t know much about Rich at the time, and if he knew then what he knew as he was sitting before the Senate Judicial committee he never would have recommended the pardon. Scouts Honor! On his mothers grave he never would have done it.
Except for the minor detail that back in the 90s he was the district attorney in charge of a civil case against a Swiss company that illegally got a government contract by concealing the fact that Rich, the a fugitive from justice, was a major shareholder I might have believed him. Just kidding; I had plenty of other reasons not to believe Eric “no controlling legal authority” Holder. So did those Senators on that committee who also knew better but then they’re swamp creatures, too.
Holder is a media whore as mush as any of the other swamp dwellers. When he was handling that case against Rich’s Swiss company Holder couldn’t help but get in front of the cameras and give progress reports. During the course of which he revealed he knew almost everything there was to know about Rich. The details of his crimes, this trial, his fugitive status, his business dealing. Just about everything.
So I’ll have to see Plame’s college transripts and perhaps an IQ test before I’ll believe she’s a smart woman.
She and her husband are known as “Media Whores”. They will do or say anything to get on camera. Neither one is worth the time to see or hear from. Their “Sell by” date has come and gone but they don’t know it.