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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:31 AM
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Valerie Plame Wilson on START and Nuclear Terrorism - FDL
Valerie Plame Wilson on START and Nuclear Terrorism
By: Swopa Friday April 9, 2010 8:00 pm

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An old friend and hero of this blog turned up on the CNN website today:

The story of how I became a national figure in the media is widely known, but few people know what I actually did for the CIA.

I was a covert operations officer specializing in nuclear counter proliferation essentially, making sure the bad guys didnt get the bomb. . . .

I resigned from the CIA in 2006 because it was no longer possible to do the covert work for which I was highly trained and which I loved. . . . But I did not lose my belief that the danger of nuclear terrorism was the most urgent threat we face. Nor did I lose my passion for working, albeit in a new way, to address that threat. I am working on this issue now as part of the international Global Zero movement, in which political, military and faith leaders, experts and activists strive for the worldwide elimination of all nuclear weapons.


As Wilson explains, the recent arms reduction initiative between the U.S. and Russia (which David Dayen has been covering here in recent days) is an important step toward preventing nuclear terror: The only way to eliminate the danger that nuclear weapons will be used by countries in conflict, by accident or by terrorists is to lock down all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons in all countries.

In addition to her work with the Global Zero movement and for a nonprofit think tank in New Mexico, Wilson appears in Countdown to Zero, a film that will be released in theaters in July after premiering (to positive reviews) in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Somewhere, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and Karl Rove are probably gnashing their teeth that Valerie Wilson is continuing to work against their dream of a more militarized and antagonistic world.


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Link (W/Video): http://firedoglake.com/2010/04/09/late-night-valerie-plame-wilson-on-start-and-nuclear-terrorism/

Go Valerie !!!

:bounce::woohoo::bounce:

:kick:
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:41 AM
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1. K&R... Glad to hear this.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:45 AM
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2. Looking Forward To The Movie
:hi:
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:46 AM
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3. I met her and got to talk to her a couple of years ago
Besides being a Republican (!!!--well, now maybe retired), she was a true patriot, working to
try to stave off a real danger to our country. This wasn't good enough for Dick Cheney, who
gave precedence to personal vindictiveness over the interests of the United States. Of course,
now that his company is headquartered in Dubai, the best interests of the United States don't
interest him much, not that they seemed to have concerned him much since the days prior to his
becoming (vice-) President.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:21 AM
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5. Lucky You... And Well Said !!!
:hi:
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:48 AM
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7. May I please interject. Her outing was not just vindictiveness for theT
Joe Wilson letter saying no to the claim re yellocake from Niger). It was about taking down Brewster-Jennings first and foremost. Cheney and Khan and their immense trafficking operation in technology and supplies had to have been watched. All those people at B-J who wouldn't be able to talk about it, but could have been exposed were brought down. I don't have time to resurrect all the reasoning behind this position about B-J, but I am one who will never believe it was only about vindictiveness.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:56 PM
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10. I want to know if any stars were put up at CIA HQ as a result of the B-J takedown. n/t
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:52 AM
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4. K&R . //nt
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:33 AM
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6. I would pay...
to watch her debate Sarah Palin.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:49 AM
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8. Plame Wilson is a hero.
I wish she had a job in the administration still working on nonproliferation, just to make them gnashed their teeth even harder.

KnR!
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:54 AM
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9. She and Joe now live in New Mexico
They want nothing further to do with Washington. Our loss.
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