The CIA: Dead Spy Stumbling – This New Generation Is Self-Serving and Dysfunctional
In September 1985 I joined the CIA. I spent a year in the Career Trainee Program and then started working as the only Honduran analyst in the Central American office in September 1986. That was a hot position that put me at the forefront of one of the most important foreign policy priorities of the Reagan administration – the Central American Wars and Soviet interference in Nicaragua. When I write “hot position” I mean that I wrote two to three times a week for the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) and the National Intelligence Daily (NID).
I had a front row seat to watch the battle to present information that went against the political priorities of the Reagan administration. I vividly remember an “alert meeting” chaired by the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Latin America. During my briefing, I once referred to the Contras stationed in the Salient in southern Honduras. The NIO interrupted me and ordered me to refer to it as “the resistance of the Nicaraguan Democrats”. I when I replied, “But the President calls them the Contras.” The NIO replied, “Yes, but he’s the President.”
When you start dictating politically correct language to an intelligence analyst, you are on the cusp of Orwell’s 1984. I am fortunate to have worked for the CIA when some part of integrity was still intact. It wasn’t the first time in my experience that a political agenda intruded into the intelligence process. Cuba in the 1960s and the Vietnam War preceded me as other dark examples of attempting to cook intelligence to match White House priorities.
Now we have this ridiculous recruiting video with the new generation of CIA officers:
The CIA has released its recruiting video showing an “intersectional” and “cisgender” Latina mom who says her job was not a slip and wants to make it known that she is “educated, skilled and competent.”
Rather than pledging to serve America, this new generation is selfish and dysfunctional. Rather than weeding out mentally disturbed people, the new “Cisgender Millennial” model appears to be bragging about their mental illness – ie, anxiety disorder. Yes, that’s the kind of person a Russian or Chinese target would want to entrust their life to for CIA recruitment. Remember, it is the job of a CIA officer to convince foreigners to commit treason against their countries in order to provide the United States with information that cannot be obtained by any other means.
And when you work in a foreign country, you have to fit in with the foreign culture. How would Miss Cisgender in Pakistan endeavor to win a member of the Pakistani secret service for our side?
This video is just the final part of an idiotic decision made under Bill Clinton to infiltrate Social Justice Warfare into the CIA. There was a time when overt homosexuals were not hired, mostly out of fear of being blackmailed. I know the CIA recruited as an asset in a foreign country that were both homosexual but preferred the company of boys. Yes, the CIA would use the homosexuality and pedophilia of this asset as a pressure point to extract sensitive information.
Open homosexuals were recruited during the Bill Clinton presidency. And it wasn’t long before an event took place on the grounds of the CIA headquarters – the “Dykes on Bikes”. They drove around outside of headquarters celebrating their “diversity”. No, this is not a Babylon Bee item. It actually happened.
During the first decade of the 21st century, when George Tenet and John Brennan took over the business of government, the process of evaluating officers changed. Race and sexual orientation became an important issue. The senior officials screening someone who was not Caucasian and / or not heterosexual were informed that they had to write a reason why they were not promoting anyone to the new protected class. Guess what? Instead of writing honest fitness reports, under-performing junior officers were given a participation ribbon and promoted. Much of that mediocrity is now in leadership positions.
This is a disgusting development. The CIA is said to be the pre-eminent institution for secret operations and the recruitment of foreign spies. It is not anymore. Instead, the headquarters are full of slavish bureaucrats eager to get promoted instead of protecting America.
I believe that this failing institution now poses an existential threat to this country. We are practically blind and vulnerable. Russia and China (as well as other professional intelligence agencies) fully appreciate the hot mess we have become. This creates two major threats to counter-espionage. First, it’s easier to run double agents with us. Unqualified clerks are under pressure to recruit a foreign asset to meet the requirements of a collection plan. Don’t be surprised if we find out that the Russians or Chinese have sent us exactly the person we are dying to recruit.
Second, hiring more people with sexual or emotional vulnerabilities provides more opportunities for foreign spies to target and recruit our people as their spies. These problems won’t suddenly appear overnight, but they will be revealed in a timely manner. Unfortunately, we will encounter these problems when we find ourselves in the midst of a deadly foreign crisis. Trying to get fire insurance while your home is on fire is not recommended.
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