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Breaking - Dozens CIA Spies Caught in Iran - Lebanon - Execution is Feared
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 4549176:MV8xNzA5Mzk0XzI4MjYzOTk3X0VDMUM0M0NB] http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/pizza-cia/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29 CIA CODE WORD WAS 'PIZZA'?!?!? All the CIA’s Lebanon spies wanted was a slice. What they got, allegedly, was a big intelligence failure. Hezbollah may have just rolled up the CIA’s network of spies devoted to cracking the secrets of the Lebanese Shiite extremist group. If so, it’s because of one of the stupidest, least secure code words in history. According to ABC News, Hezbollah operatives figured out that CIA informants who had infiltrated the Iranian tard group were meeting with their agency handlers at a Beirut Pizza Hut. How could Hezbollah deduce that location? “The CIA used the codeword ‘PIZZA’ when discussing where to meet with the agents,” ABC reports. The agency is reportedly fearful for the informants’ lives. “If they were genuine spies, spying against Hezbollah, I don’t think we’ll ever see them again,” retired CIA officer Robert Baer told ABC... [/quote]
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In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.
The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran....
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