January 20, 2010

Rep. Jane Harman: CIA Agent?

Congresswoman Jane Harman (D CA), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, strikes me as anything but intelligent. Sorry I can't give you historic factoids, but upon hearing a recent report from FAIR's Counter Spin program, I found myself thinking, again, that she sounds like a CIA agent, witting or unwitting.

Harman chimed in on the recent assassination of Iranian physicist Massoud Ali Mohammadi saying on MSNBC:

I think the logic here is that the Iranian government, or some group associated with them, took this guy out. I mean, it's a sign of desperation to start killing your own nuclear scientists.

Never mind the reporting I've read that Mohammadi did abstract physics research rather than applied nuclear engineering associated with power or weapons. Just sounds like Harman is parroting the group-think chatter here... and possibly picking up and broadcasting CIA talking points.

I'm not saying I believe this, but it fits a pattern.

FAIR* goes on to recount Harman's compromised background. Congressional Quarterly reported that

Harman was caught on a Bush administration wiretap promising an Israeli agent that she would try to help pro-Israel lobbyists, who had been accused of espionage. In return, the lobbyist ogranization, APAC, would push Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, projected to be House Speaker at the time, to make Harman Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

Congressional Quarterly's continued to report:

The reason Harman was not prosecuted for what would seem to be illegal influence peddling was that Bush's Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez, wanted to use Harman to stop the New York Times from publishing details about the Bush Administration's warrantless wire tapping Program. Harman did indeed contact the New York Times to try to get them to kill the piece.

Jane Harman is so deeply compromised that it's no surprise my thoughts turned to her being a CIA agent upon hearing her statements about the Mohammadi assassination.


Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Counter Spin, January 15, 2010.



Mark Prime said...

It's due time to scrap the D and Rs from the capitol and start anew. Great post, by the way.

GDAEman said...

Mark, the Ds and Rs have merged into the Big E (Establishment). I've got an ill-tended blog devoted to challenging the establishment. Looking for others who'd like an account to post there on a shared blog.

libhom said...

I am so sick of Phonycrats like Harman. I hope she gets another primary challenge.