Just because you don't like the CIA doesn't mean that they don't do the right thing once in a while. Give credit where it is due.
Now, the subsequent leak of this information and the exposure of the details is something else, and that needs to be fully investigated. This is the real problem with the CIA, that it is part of the State Department, and it shares the culture there. The State Department is notorious for leaks that undermine their leadership, especially when Republicans are in charge. That place needs a full-on housecleaning.
When Roosevelt first assigned Wild Bill Donovan to create the Office of the Coordinator of Information, he recognized that there was a gap in our intel capabilities that was the result of the priorities of the different services. The FBI, the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Army's Military Intelligence branch didn't share information, so if ONI discovered something that the Army needed to know, as often as not, it didn't get there, and vice versa. The COI was meant to gather all of the information gleaned from the military intelligence services and provide a common operating picture, and eventually, the capability to execute operations was added and it became the OSS. Now, the CIA has become the State Department's in-house intelligence service, with the same proprietary issues that the other agencies had. The US intelligence community needs another overhaul, similar to that one, with all of the intel agencies coming under a joint intel command, ideally at the cabinet level. This agency would be a coordination agency, with the capability of directing the other services to act on intel as needed, and the CIA's operational arm would go away.
Would-be underwear bomber a double agent
Brought the Bomb to the CIA willingly
And, it's not just the CIA. The FEDS do it ALLthe time.
supposed explosive was a dummy that FBI operatives supplied to him, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta
FBI thwarts it's own Drone bomb
FBI thwarts own Suicide bomb terror plot...again
so really, there was never really any terror threat to anyone, cause the little arab was working along with the "plan" all along.
I hope I'm not there on the day when the fake bomb is replaced with a real one.
In other Real News: Real terrorists are really killing US troops and civilians while we set up patsies.
and this, from the US State Department's own website showing MEK listed as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization". Yet we are funding them with aid along with the UN, and British. In the 1970s, MEK killed three U.S. officers and three civilian contractors in Iran years ago and continues to do so today.
Bring back the good ol' days of the OSS.
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