Skip to comments.6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies
Posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST by detective
More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, due to a ridiculously weak web-based system the CIA used to communicate with foreign assets it couldnt reach directly. This according to a devastating November 2 report in Yahoo News written by journalists Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin (center-left, but generally trustworthy).
Although the Iranian roll-up occurred in 2011, and the Chinese rout occurred from 2010 to 2012, the CIA did not remedy the root cause of the problem in its transient messaging scheme until 2013, when Yahoo reports teams of co-opted staffers worked around the clock to dismantle the compromised system.
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One important issue is the interrogation of these agents by the Chinese government and what they revealed.
That was the “root cause” right there.
Thanks Clapper and Brennan
Was the Virginia girl who dethroned Brat involved?
There was an amazing story here at FR about...maybe 8 years back:
The CIA *did* at one time have HumInt sources there:
The story went that some idiot did a REPLY: ALL email, thereby disclosing the entire web of assets.
A low-level US official was requested to do a tour of some Tehran facility by the Iran gummint:
As they walked along in the factory, they hear the sound of screaming. The guide took no notice, gave no explanation, nary of ripple of concern.
As they walked along, the sound got more and more loud, the guide as before taking no notice.
They passed by an area, and to his horror this US guy saw a whole gaggle of Iranian men HUNG UP BY THEIR BALLS. Later, he heard the sound of pistol shots, and that screaming stopped.
He returned, reported the utterly bizarre plight he had just been through, and heard no more until much later:
He surmised that the whole purpose of his “tour” was to report back what had happened to the US assets.
I honestly don’t know why any foreigner would work for the CIA
They are, of course, putting their life in grave danger. the CIA suffers from the same bureaucratic stupidity and partisanship as every other Fed.gov organization - probably much worse. And US politicians, particularly the Leftist ones, will sell you down the river without batting an eye, for even the slightest political talking point or PR advantage.
No, in case you are wondering, I don’t trust Fed.gov.
I see what you did there.
“I honestly dont know why any foreigner would work for the CIA”
Money and guaranteed passage out of their hellhole country.
Every day, people risk getting skinned by smugglers and alligators for a chance to be a broke illegal here making below min wage. Imagine how bad it is in their home country...
OH - and who was President?
At least there was no scandal. And less than a hundred lives were lost.
and the clintons and obama got paid money thru their foundation”...
Obama's plan worked. Thanks detective.
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