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a closer look at the new director of national intelligence: john negroponte
March 21, 2005 2:39 PM   Subscribe

a closer look at the new director of national intelligence: john negroponte
"Velasquez says she and other relatives met with the ambassador around March 1983. "It was like a bucket of cold water," she said. "Our hopes were high, because we knew the influence that the embassy had with the government. But he denied knowing anything, and said it was an internal affair of Honduras. We got out of there wanting to cry.""
posted by specialk420 (7 comments total)

 
I guess he's solidly of the "do what you're told and keep your mouth shut" school of public service then.

These "allegations" are nothing new. Counterpunch ran a story on them when Negroponte took stewardship of Iraq (when Bremer stepped down).

So, we have a guy who professed ignorance of extraordinary events which were plain as day to anyone with a pulse... good pick for Intel czar! I can really see how this man will be quick to react to things ignored by others!

/sarcasm
posted by clevershark at 2:59 PM on March 21, 2005


Men in John Negroponte's position are much more active than "do what you're told".
posted by Nelson at 3:16 PM on March 21, 2005


So, we have a guy who professed ignorance of extraordinary events which were plain as day to anyone with a pulse... good pick for Intel czar! I can really see how this man will be quick to react to things ignored by others!

Double bluff? Smokescreen? Look, you obviously don't know anything about intelligence work, lady. It's an X-K-Red-27 technique.
posted by AlexReynolds at 3:19 PM on March 21, 2005


It's an X-K-Red-27 technique.

Is that like the meditation done by Buddhist monks right before battle? :-)
posted by clevershark at 4:27 PM on March 21, 2005


Negroponte's admirers see him as a tough-minded, professional diplomat who loyally implemented Reagan administration policies in Central America during an exceptionally difficult period.

Policies that included turning a blind eye to terrorism, drug trafficking, and massacres by our "allies", then lying under oath about it.

Lets crack open the door a bit and see if we can connect the dots with Abrams, North, and Poindexter.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 5:33 PM on March 21, 2005


cheney - rumsfeld - negroponte - wolfowitz - bolton.

at the end of the day, if bill had kept it in his pants would the world be living in this nightmare? ... probably not.
posted by specialk420 at 6:41 PM on March 21, 2005


Yeah right, it's all bill's fault specialk420.
Always has been, always will be.
posted by nofundy at 6:01 AM on March 22, 2005


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