Scheuer-vs-Israel-First, Part 2: The e-mails

1.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:25:26 -0800 To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX@georgetown.edu> Cc: <mfs47@georgetown.edu> Subject: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

XXXXXXXX, I followed up with Georgetown Univ. General Counsel Stephanie Tsacoumis regarding the matter of Georgetown Univ. and your Center For Peace & Security Studies being associated with public comments made by Mr. Scheuer that can be construed as anti-Semitic, in my opinion.

US State Department guidelines on anti-Semitism classify as anti-Semitic any statement suggesting Jewish control of the US government or the American media, which is the nature of Mr. Scheuer’s remarks. I await Ms. Tsacoumis’s point of view on the appropriateness of Georgeton Univ. being associated with such sentiments articulated by Mr. Scheuer.

Sincerely, Marc Grayson


2.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 11:28 AM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson:

Don’t miss the most recent article at www.non-intervention.com. I’m doing my best to make you famous. No thanks are necessary.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


3.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:21:58 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

“The Scheuer Charade” … http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/schoenfeld/2488

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp


4.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 5:15 PM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Like your prose, more dated Israel-first crap. Slither on old slug!

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


5.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:25:36 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Degree in Canadian-US relations from University of Manitoba, best known for its grain-storage program.

Asleep at the switch while bin Laden was planning 9/11.

No wonder you try to deflect from your extraordinarily clownish incompetence while bin Laden planned 9/11 unfettered.

The Scheuer Charade http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/schoenfeld/2488

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp


6.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 5:33 PM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

You would be surprised how many of your e-mails the readers of my blog have sent me in the last 36 hours. They give an interesting if revolting picture of your filthy slug-ness.

Oh, yes, many readers asked me to ask you if you ever scored well enough on the LSAT to get into what you termed a “fourth-tier law school.” Did you?

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


7.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:41:27 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Given your degree from a farming school and your total incompetence at the CIA while bin Laden planned 9/11 completely unfettered, you would be a laughing stock were your total cluelessness about bin Laden not responsible for 9/11 unfolding.


8.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Mon, Jan 10, 2011 6:22 pm

“The Scheuer Charade” … http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/schoenfeld/2488

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp


9.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:23:57 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Pathetic is graduating from farm school and being put in charge of bin Laden, and, being completely out to lunch while he planned 9/11. More than anyone else in the US govt, you are responsible for permitting 9/11 to occur, in my opinion


10.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 19:10:35 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Members of my family have fought in WW I, WW II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. You, on the other hand, are a coward with no military experience.

And, try as you desperately might, you can’t deflect from your extraordinary incompetence while at the CIA in permitting bin Laden to plan 9/11.


11.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:02 AM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Oh goodness, you are becoming repetitive arn’t you? You said all of these things during last summer’s campaign. Please find something new to say.

And perhaps I was to hasty in an earlier note. What side did your family fight on in all those wars? Your attitude toward the 1st Amendment makes me think you and yours might well be found in the ranks of National Socialism and Communism.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


12.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:34:54 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

The incompetent crowd you run with were cluelessly out to lunch while bin Laden was planning 9/11. Having a degree in obscure Canadian diplomats from Univ. of Manitoba, best known for its grain storage program, didn’t help.

“the UBL Station, a sub-unit of the counterterrorism department, was a bureaucratic backwater. Unsurprisingly, therefore, as the report subsequently makes plain, it was not staffed with the CIA’s savviest spies. Indeed, the OIG report states bluntly that “most of its officers did not have the operational experience, expertise, and training necessary to accomplish their mission in an effective manner.

Is that scathing assessment in any way connected to the mismatch between Scheuer’s mission and his academic career? In 1986, Scheuer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. This school has earned an international reputation in the field of grain-storage technology, but it is not exactly known for its contribution to the study of foreign policy. In any event, given the wholly irrelevant nature of Scheuer’s doctoral research—his dissertation traced the comings and goings of an obscure Canadian diplomat in the years before World War II—assigning him to run the bin Laden section was of a piece with, indeed, can be taken as a symbol of, the entrenched neglect of Islamic terrorism within the agency.

it is completely clear that while Scheuer was running the UBL Station, the unit was producing shoddy work.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp?page=1


13.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:46:14 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Oh, dear…No wonder bin Laden was able to carry out 9/11…

“Although Michael Scheuer shows up frequently on TV and in print as an authoritative commentator on matters pertaining to torture and terrorism, a careful look at his career and his writings raises serious questions about his competence. His latest oeuvre in the Washington Post is typical Scheuer. As I have pointed out in previous postings about Mr. Scheuer, he did not enter the CIA as operations officer. Rather he came in as an analyst. He was just a run of the mill analyst. He was not selected for the elite Career Trainee program and went to work in the European Division. He was not considered a talented analyst and, after a few years, wound up in the Counter Terrorism Center, which tended to be a dumping ground for middling analysts.

Scheuer did not go thru either the CIA paramilitary course or the CIA Ops course. Despite this lack of training and experience he was put in charge of the Counter Terrorism Center’s effort to find and get rid of Osama Bin Laden. How did he do? Well, let’s just say that Osama was able to organize and carry out the 9-11 attacks.”

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/05/25/does-michael-scheuer-represent-the-cia/


14.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:14:07 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Israel was recently accepted into the elite Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development signifying Israel as a global economic power. Israeli anti-terrorism intelligence and military assistance helps keep America safe, while, your complete incompetence at the CIA led to 9/11

Today, Israel is a world leader in information technology, nanotechnology, medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, solar power, electric transportation, chemicals, agriculture and military technology.

You, on the other hand, are a failed CIA analyst and would-be author with singularly unremarkable academic credentials whose complete incompetence at the CIA led to 9/11.


15.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:15 AM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Sputter, sputter, sputter!


16.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:24:49 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Deflect, deflect, deflect from your failed CIA career and your incompetence that led to 9/11.


17.) From: scheuermf@aol.com To: british18 Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:26 AM Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Golly, you are a repetitive slug!


18.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:29:51 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

It cannot be repeated enough that your abject incompetence at the CIA and laughable academic credentials, coupled with your total cluelessness about the Middle East, contributed to 9/11.


(19.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:40:36 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Blather would be a failed CIA analyst lacking any academic credentials with no paramilitary or Special Ops training whose total incompetence at the CIA resulted in 9/11 actually trying to portray himself as a terrorism authority.


20.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 9:54 am

Had you fixated on bin Laden instead of your paranoid delusions about Jews, perhaps, 9/11 would not have happened. Incompetence has its consequences.

Then, again, you were only equipped with a degree in obscure Canadian diplomats from the University of Manitoba, best known for it grain storage program.

“the UBL Station, a sub-unit of the counterterrorism department, was a bureaucratic backwater. Unsurprisingly, therefore, as the report subsequently makes plain, it was not staffed with the CIA’s savviest spies. Indeed, the OIG report states bluntly that “most of its officers did not have the operational experience, expertise, and training necessary to accomplish their mission in an effective manner.”

“Is that scathing assessment in any way connected to the mismatch between Scheuer’s mission and his academic career? In 1986, Scheuer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. This school has earned an international reputation in the field of grain-storage technology, but it is not exactly known for its contribution to the study of foreign policy. In any event, given the wholly irrelevant nature of Scheuer’s doctoral research—his dissertation traced the comings and goings of an obscure Canadian diplomat in the years before World War II—assigning him to run the bin Laden section was of a piece with, indeed, can be taken as a symbol of, the entrenched neglect of Islamic terrorism within the agency.

“it is completely clear that while Scheuer was running the UBL Station, the unit was producing shoddy work.”

“All told, the lapses committed by the UBL unit were so egregious that the OIG report recommends that the CIA formally consider taking disciplinary action against the chiefs of the counterterrorism section—Scheuer’s superiors—for “the manner in which they staffed the UBL component.” A plausible inference, but one difficult to confirm without further declassification, is that putting and keeping the negligent Scheuer in charge was one element of their malfeasance”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp?page=1


21.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:04:24 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

But, you were a failed CIA analyst with no military or Special Ops experience whatsoever and no relevant educational training, and, you were asleep at the CIA while bin Laden planned 9/11, thus, you’re really uninformed about Israel and the Middle East. You’re a laughing stock

Four Star General and former National Security Advisor James Jones knew much better than you …

“We will never forget that since the first minutes of Israeli independence, the United States has had a special relationship with Israel. And that will not change. Why? Because this is not a commitment of Democrats or Republicans; it is a national commitment based on shared values, deep and interwoven connections, and mutual interests. I can also say from long experience that our security relationship with Israel is important for America. Our military benefits from Israeli innovations in technology, from shared intelligence, from exercises that help our readiness and joint training that enhances our capabilities and from lessons learned in Israel’s own battles against terrorism and asymmetric threats”


22.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:27:53 +0000 To: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Those brave people must be terribly ashamed to be related to a slug like you.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


23.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am

The incompetent crowd you run with were cluelessly out to lunch while bin Laden was planning 9/11. Having a degree in obscure Canadian diplomats from Univ. of Manitoba, best known for its grain storage program, didn’t help.

“the UBL Station, a sub-unit of the counterterrorism department, was a bureaucratic backwater. Unsurprisingly, therefore, as the report subsequently makes plain, it was not staffed with the CIA’s savviest spies. Indeed, the OIG report states bluntly that “most of its officers did not have the operational experience, expertise, and training necessary to accomplish their mission in an effective manner.

Is that scathing assessment in any way connected to the mismatch between Scheuer’s mission and his academic career? In 1986, Scheuer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. This school has earned an international reputation in the field of grain-storage technology, but it is not exactly known for its contribution to the study of foreign policy. In any event, given the wholly irrelevant nature of Scheuer’s doctoral research—his dissertation traced the comings and goings of an obscure Canadian diplomat in the years before World War II—assigning him to run the bin Laden section was of a piece with, indeed, can be taken as a symbol of, the entrenched neglect of Islamic terrorism within the agency.

it is completely clear that while Scheuer was running the UBL Station, the unit was producing shoddy work.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp?page=1


24.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 10:06 am

What side are you on, given your complete incompetence contributed to 9/11, so much so that you desperately try to deflect attention away from your cluelessness about bin Laden and the Islamic doctrine driving him by inventing delusional conspiracies involving Jews?


25.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 11:46 am

Oh, dear … No wonder bin Laden was able to carry out 9/11 …

“Although Michael Scheuer shows up frequently on TV and in print as an authoritative commentator on matters pertaining to torture and terrorism, a careful look at his career and his writings raises serious questions about his competence. His latest oeuvre in the Washington Post is typical Scheuer. As I have pointed out in previous postings about Mr. Scheuer, he did not enter the CIA as operations officer. Rather he came in as an analyst. He was just a run of the mill analyst. He was not selected for the elite Career Trainee program and went to work in the European Division. He was not considered a talented analyst and, after a few years, wound up in the Counter Terrorism Center, which tended to be a dumping ground for middling analysts.

Scheuer did not go thru either the CIA paramilitary course or the CIA Ops course. Despite this lack of training and experience he was put in charge of the Counter Terrorism Center’s effort to find and get rid of Osama Bin Laden. How did he do? Well, let’s just say that Osama was able to organize and carry out the 9-11 attacks.” http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/05/25/does-michael-scheuer-represent-the-cia/


26.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:14 pm

Israel was recently accepted into the elite Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development signifying Israel as a global economic power. Israeli anti-terrorism intelligence and military assistance helps keep America safe, while, your complete incompetence at the CIA led to 9/11

Today, Israel is a world leader in information technology, nanotechnology, medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, solar power, electric transportation, chemicals, agriculture and military technology.

You, on the other hand, are a failed CIA analyst and would-be author with singularly unremarkable academic credentials whose complete incompetence at the CIA led to 9/11.


27.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:24 pm

Deflect, deflect, deflect from your failed CIA career and your incompetence that led to 9/11.


28.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:30 pm

It cannot be repeated enough that your abject incompetence at the CIA and laughable academic credentials, coupled with your total cluelessness about the Middle East, contributed to 9/11.


29.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:40 pm

Blather would be a failed CIA analyst lacking any academic credentials with no paramilitary or Special Ops training whose total incompetence at the CIA resulted in 9/11 actually trying to portray himself as a terrorism authority.


30.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Israel provides the US with critical anti-terrorism intelligence and important military assistance.

You, in sharp contrast, contribute not a thing.


31.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:15:51 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Like your prose, more dated Israel-first crap. Slither on old slug!

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


32.) From: british18 <british18@earthlink.net> To: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 1:31 pm

Your delusions about Israel can’t deflect from your abject incompetence as a failed, marginal analyst at the CIA, totally lacking any military or Special Ops training, leading to 9/11.

You’re reduced to the blogosphere. You’d be a laughing stock were you not so pathetic. –

33.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:44:32 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

My what a carefully articulated and argued position from a fourth-tier slug.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


34.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:54:43 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

And you, Mr. Grayson, are both pathetic and hilarious!

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


35.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:26:58 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

And, Mr. Grayson, your opinion is worth just as much as any other disloyal Israel-Firster, precisely nothing.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


36.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:39:27 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Do you really think that anything Israel-First slugs like you and Goebbels Schoenfeld say bothers me? People like you and Herr Schoenfeld are both comical and Israel’s very worst enemies.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


37.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:02:38 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

Oh goodness, you are becoming repetitive arn’t you? You said all of these things during last summer’s campaign. Please find something new to say.

And perhaps I was to hasty in an earlier note. What side did your family fight on in all those wars? Your attitude toward the 1st Amendment makes me think you and yours might well be found in the ranks of National Socialism and Communism.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


38.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:27:25 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson,

My gracious, you are one angry slug, arn’t you? Please calm down. I would not want to see you slip from the surface you are adhering to. Given the crowd you run with you are liable to be stomped by one of your book-burning, jack-booted associates.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


39.) From: “british18“ <british18@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 06:23:48 -0800 To: <scheuermf@aol.com> Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

The competent people in the government must be ashamed of you for being asleep while bin Laden planned 9/11.

“The Scheuer Charade” “Who is to blame for the intelligence disaster of September 11? The sixth anniversary of the attacks is upon us, and the finger-pointing continues unabated. Last month the CIA reluctantly made public a summary of a 2005 report prepared by its Office of Inspector General (OIG) undertaken to determine if any agency employees “should be held accountable” for failing to forestall the worst attaWho is to blame for the intelligence disaster of September 11? The sixth anniversary of the attacks is upon us, and the finger-pointing continues unabated. Last month the CIA reluctantly made public a summary of a 2005 report prepared by its Office of Inspector General (OIG) undertaken to determine if any agency employees “should be held accountable” for failing to forestall the worst attack on our homeland in our history. Among others, the report harshly judges the performance of former CIA director George Tenet, and the media have understandably focused on that. But how do other lower-level CIA officers come out? That is a question about which the press has been remarkably incuriousck on our homeland in our history. Among others, the report harshly judges the performance of former CIA director George Tenet, and the media have understandably focused on that. But how do other lower-level CIA officers come out? That is a question about which the press has been remarkably incurious

One important figure is Michael Scheuer, who served as chief of the Osama bin Laden unit, or the “UBL Station” as it was called, within the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC) from 1996 to 1999 and then assumed other related positions until his resignation from the agency in 2004. Since leaving the CIA, Scheuer has become one of the nation’s most visible counterterrorism experts. He has served as an on-air “consultant” to both CBS and ABC News, is sought after for comment by leading journalists, and teaches a course on terrorism at Georgetown University.

He has also been caught up in controversy, asserting for example that Israel has been conducting clandestine operations to influence American politics. Pressed to provide an example, he has cited, bizarrely, the establishment of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on the National Mall. So high-profile has Scheuer become that even Osama bin Laden has been taking note. In his newly released video, the leader of al Qaeda singles Scheuer out as one of two writers—the other is Noam Chomsky—worth reading about world and Islamic affairs.

the UBL Station, a sub-unit of the counterterrorism department, was a bureaucratic backwater. Unsurprisingly, therefore, as the report subsequently makes plain, it was not staffed with the CIA’s savviest spies. Indeed, the OIG report states bluntly that “most of its officers did not have the operational experience, expertise, and training necessary to accomplish their mission in an effective manner.”

Is that scathing assessment in any way connected to the mismatch between Scheuer’s mission and his academic career? In 1986, Scheuer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. This school has earned an international reputation in the field of grain-storage technology, but it is not exactly known for its contribution to the study of foreign policy. In any event, given the wholly irrelevant nature of Scheuer’s doctoral research—his dissertation traced the comings and goings of an obscure Canadian diplomat in the years before World War II—assigning him to run the bin Laden section was of a piece with, indeed, can be taken as a symbol of, the entrenched neglect of Islamic terrorism within the agency.

it is completely clear that while Scheuer was running the UBL Station, the unit was producing shoddy work.

All told, the lapses committed by the UBL unit were so egregious that the OIG report recommends that the CIA formally consider taking disciplinary action against the chiefs of the counterterrorism section—Scheuer’s superiors—for “the manner in which they staffed the UBL component.” A plausible inference, but one difficult to confirm without further declassification, is that putting and keeping the negligent Scheuer in charge was one element of their malfeasance

If the full OIG report does indeed contain far more detailed criticism of Scheuer’s performance, it would not come as a surprise. Significant questions have been raised in the past not only about Scheuer’s competence as a manager and an analyst, but also about his probity.

Scheuer testified at length before the 9/11 Commission. Serious doubts have emerged about the veracity of the information he provided. Two of the 9/11 report commissioners, Jamie Gorelick and Slade Gorton, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, have described “thoroughly and exhaustively” interviewing Scheuer in the course of the commission’s investigation. Their conclusion did not mince words: “On a number of factual issues, he was of real value. But much of what he had to say was not borne out by our investigation.”

Scheuer’s integrity is more radically called into question by his own false statements about his career, including his 2005 claim in the correspondence section of Commentary that he was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal in part for “supply[ing] all of the information used in the federal indictment of Osama bin Laden.” Osama bin Laden was indicted in 1998. Scheuer was given his CIA medal in 1995, three years before the indictment and one year before he was assigned to the UBL Station.

On top of incompetence, such résumé embellishment does not form a pretty picture. As the prime plotter of September 11, Osama bin Laden would seem to have good reason to heap praise now on Michael Scheuer. Be that as it may, it would be wrong for us to place blame for the great intelligence failure on any one individual. The more dots one connects about the CIA, the more Scheuer appears to be a representative figure. Along with the continuing respect accorded this counterterrorism expert by the media, that is the real scandal revealed by the OIG report.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/084zuzpe.asp?page=1


40.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:41:09 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Mr. Grayson:

Please! Enough repetition of your year-old ravings! Get Herr Schoenfeld to write a new set of rants for you.

In the meantime, take a sedative, go buy some fancy new clothes, and then lie down and listen to some Wagner and dream of the good times you and your associates once had at the Eagle’s Nest.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


41.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:04:50 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Now, now, Mr. Grayson, please, you’ll give yourself a stoke and die without seeing the results of all you and your Israel-First have done to destroy Israel!

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer


42.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:54:33 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Israel is an unnecessary piece of baggage that the United States carries to the detriment of its national security, but hopefully not for much longer.


43.) From: scheuermf@aol.com Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:24:21 +0000 To: british18<british18@earthlink.net> ReplyTo: scheuermf@aol.com Subject: Re: Follow-up With Stephanie Tsacoumis

Keep waving that foreign flag, Mr. Grayson. Rep. King’s hearings will soon educate Americans about what a potentially fatal cancer U.S. support for Israel is for America’s security. You and your fellow Israel-Firsters have had your way for a long time, but even criminals can only suppress the truth for so long. So long, slug.

Always respectfully,

M.F. Scheuer

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