Pentagon linguist betrayed U.S. intelligence assets

| March 27, 2021

In order to betray, first there must be trust. This woman violated that trust and endangered people and practices, and should pay a very heavy price.
David sends.

Pentagon linguist pleads guilty to exposing U.S. intelligence sources to Hezbolla


A linguist for the Department of Defense pleaded guilty on Friday to passing classified information about U.S. human intelligence sources to an individual with ties to Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist organization, the Department of Justice said. Mariam Taha Thompson began sending the information after the U.S. killed Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, in an airstrike in early 2020, according to court documents.

Thompson, who held a top secret security clearance, had been stationed at a Special Operations Task Force facility in Iraq from mid-December 2019 until her arrest a few months later.

Years before she began passing classified information, she was introduced to a Lebanese national on social media via a family member, according to the statement of facts that she agreed to as part of her plea. Though she never met the man in person, the man expressed interest in marrying her and having her move to Lebanon, the court documents said. The two communicated frequently from 2017 to 2020.

Her rationale for committing treason is stunning. Read the entire article here: CBS News
Thanks, David.

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Snowden, Manning, et al… someone needs to take a serious look at our clearance processing. Someone’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.


Snowden’s motives are actually understandable, at least in my mind and based on what little I know of the subject. How he went about it and, especially, how he acted afterward do give me pause. Regardless, I can’t fault his clearance investigators.

Manning…. yeah, he never should have been allowed in the service. Immature, selfish little bitch. I blame his recruiter more than those who adjudicated his clearance, but I hope all involved have lost sleep over their hand in that oxygen thief.

This woman…. definitely a traitor, but I’ll reserve judgment beyond that until I know more.

A Proud Infidel®™

I definitely think that Manning was what we referred to a a “Recruiter’s Quota kid”.

Sonny's Mom

Here ya go.

“I knew Chelsea Manning in basic combat training”


Looking at the pictures at your link I notice several of the people are wearing rank insignia of E4, E3, and E2, including SP4 Huweiler. Things must have changed a lot since I was in if you can make E4 in basic training.


Nidal Hassan is case in point of a major flaw. Lots of folks had concerns about him but were worried about being called racist.


Rope, scaffold, this bitch. Some assembly required. Film at 11.

The Other Whitey

How did Bob Heinlein put it? She needs to do the Danny Deever dance.


Nothing beats a good hangin.
And screw the hood.


I was a navy Cryptologist for 25 years. There is no excuse for this.

Hang this jackass.

E4 Mafia '83-'87

My son is at the Defense Language Institute right now, and I’m sure she will be held as an example of what NOT TO DO. Her actions will cost lives, and I have no sympathy for her situation.


Especially turning over identification of 10 human assets to Hezbollah.


The Whiz Wheel®™ refuses to stain itself by spinning up a score for this traitor, so had to revert to the Hexadecimal Conversion Chart.

Score is 32 x 9 = 288


Bah, they’ll pull her background, see that she is a big biden supporter, and this will all go away…

Look at all the congress critters, and FICUS that are guilty of treason, it’s just not a big deal if you’re a donkey…


One thing we have to hand her is that she was able to conceal her true loyalties. That makes her a cunning linguist.

She needs the rope cure.


I was wondering who would work that in and how. Well played!




An old Case officer once told me the most important thing to remember about HUMINT: It’s all about betrayal. At some level everyone involved is betraying someone’s trust. The sources, the contacts, the agents, and even the handlers are all lying to someone.

Club Manager, USA ret

Have not used it in a while, death by BUNGA BUNGA would be appropriate.


She was gonna marry a terrorist. She wanted death by bunga bunga.


Is there a vest for that?


Not for bunga bunga, but either a gib suit or zentai works.

Pajamas with a butt-flap, if the local zentai shop has already been suicided.


She is in Iraq, eh? Dangerous place, I hear. Hope nothing happens to her before she has had a chance to clear her name at trial.


Where were the DoD and everyone else who monitors social media during this little escapade?

Social media is how they find many potential targets and threats and this bitch is chatting up a terrorist. (Head slap)

Another reason I would be on the SOCOM director of “What’s Happenin Now” list of probable terrorists. I believe anyone with an inkling of Islamic sympathies should not be in government service.

A Proud Infidel®™

1. Rope.
2. Tree or Gallows.
3. Traitor.
Some assembly required.


Let’s run a comparison. She gave up 10 human assets and defense plans. To Hezbollah.
Now, wonder how many human assets Eric Swallowswell gave up and what kinds of defense plans did he give up to Pedo Joe’s owners? Were the plans contained in one manila folder or in a 40′ container?

Hang em both..

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

You beat me to it about swallowswell UpNorth.


At least as many secrets as Feinstein. Actually maybe a few less. Her mole was in for a lot longer than Swallwell’s mole was in Fang Fang.


Although it is not irrefutably proven, I am still of the opinion that Swallowswell used his wang wang to bang bang Fang Fang.

RGR 4-78

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That quote should read: “Me gib you money, me lub you long time.” Otherwise, the cartoon is totally accurate. But then again, mine is the Viet of the Nam version.

Slow Joe

I am surprised we had 10 humint assets in Hezbollah. We usually suck at humint. I wonder how many of them were double agents, feeding crap to our exalted analysts.


I guess the Feds were too busy investigating Trumps and his supporters to find her.


But some folk thought the Security Clearance Improvement act of 2021 was necessary:

“(1) “Have you ever been a member of, associated with, or knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the United States Government?”.”

To go on the SF86. Nothing about Hezbollah or such.


“… associated with, or knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the United States Government”

Sure. CBS, ABC, NBC, NYT, NPR, Boston Globe, Wash. Post, … to name a few.

Ex Coelis

Hanging? No. Although an entirely ‘traditional’ form of punishment for this magnitude of offense, think our Mister Heavy Metal Hanover’s got the correct aspect on this one –

Mike B USAF Retired

Then there was this one. Reality Leigh Winner, yes that’s her name, she leaked information to social media.

What the hell is wrong with people now.


Everyone is proposing rope/scaffolding/this clown…assembly required.

I propose this. Woodchipper, Sawzall, this clown. DISassembly required.

Or to make it less messy, Guillotine, this clown. Disassembly required.