This just doesn’t add up. The NY Times reports Chalabi learned from “A drunken American” the US had broken the top secret code used by Iran’s intelligence service. He then, we are supposed to believe, told this to Iran’s intelligence chief in Baghdad – who then used THE SAME CODE to notify his superiors in Iran.
It is not credible that a seasoned intelligence chief would use a code that may have been compromised to encrypt a message saying that code may have been compromised. Or, at that point, would have use any code to send a message.
And a drunk would have told Chalabi this. This would have to have been a very highly placed drunk indeed.
Only a handful of U.S. officials would have the clearance to know that America’s code-breakers had cracked Iran’s most secret communications.