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Former Intel Officer: CNN Seriously Damaged the CIA

Former Intel Officer: CNN Seriously Damaged the CIA

CNN published a story about how a CIA agent in Russia was pulled out because the CIA couldn’t trust President Trump to handle classified information properly. A fake.

You can read the original at:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/politics/russia-us-spy-extracted/index.html

This was an obvious, blatantly false story, proven by subsequent information that the decision to exfiltrate the agent was made in 2016, during the Obama Administration.

The damage is extreme.

First, the Russians do not forgive, they do not forget. They have been embarrassed by CNN who claimed “the spy had access to Putin and could even provide images of documents on the Russian leader’s desk.”

You can bet the Russians had a team on the ground as soon as the story was known, and could have been surveilling the CNN team WHO WENT TO THE AGENT’S HOUSE AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR. Any information that CNN had was certainly not protected well and is likely in the hands of the Russians by now.

So the agent’s life is in grave danger, and he probably won’t survive the year.

The CIA depends, in large part, on a reputation to recruit agents. They do not use blackmail (not reliable), they use incentives (primarily money) with a mix of patriotism, friendship and a great many psychological influences too numerous to detail. The bottom line is that we care about them as human beings (I am NOT kidding, a case officer is often willing to risk his own life to protect an agent) and we want them to work for us productively for 30 years and then retire. Often, part of the deal is retirement in America.

I don’t know what truly happened with this particular agent, the media speculates but they are often the least reliable source. It could be that something leaked, or an unrelated investigation started in Russia, or information that he provided had to be used, in spite of the risks (President’s do have this option, intelligence too sensitive to be used is useless.)

Or it could be that he just wanted to retire, so agreements were executed and he was pulled out.

We don’t know.

However, all of our agents all over the world, who have meticulously shunned publicity their whole lives, are looking at this article and thinking about the situation this agent is in. They are thinking perhaps that the CIA may not be able to keep their promises, may not protect their identities well enough, and their long happy retirement could end abruptly with an assassin’s bullet, an agonizing poison, or a ghastly car ‘accident.’

This means the CIA will have a much tougher time recruiting agents and keeping current agents active. Some agents may quit (remember the CIA does NOT use coercion to keep agents, it is not reliable), costing America valuable and often critical intelligence information.

Intelligence is a “force multiplier” meaning whatever military or diplomatics resources can do, their capabilities are multiplied many times over by having the right intelligence. Damaging the CIA means that all of the U.S. Government is weaker.

And that can cost lives, millions of them.

This is grave damage to the CIA’s ability to operate, perpetrated by CNN and whoever their “sources” are. The release of information by those sources can be considered nothing else but espionage.

FBI? Go.

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11 Comments

  1. Fire21

    Hardly any person or corporation with a big name is held responsible for their criminal, unpatriotic, or traitorist activities these days. I don’t expect CNN will face anything severe.

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    • Michel C

      CNN, and all lamestream media is controlled by the Clowns In America (a.k.a. CIA). Scripted garbage puked on the masses IDENTICAL in every state!!!

      William Casey, former Director of the CIA: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

      William Colby, former Director of the CIA: “The Central Intelligence Agency OWNS everyone of any significance in the major media.”

      Zbigniew Brzezinski who served under LBJ as Counselor, and Carter as National Security Advisor: “Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.” And his daughter, Mika, works for MSNBC (a.k.a., MSDNC and MSNBS) on the Morning Joe…like father, like daughter (corrupt!)

      Harry S Truman: “I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.”

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  2. David Barron

    The story is a prime example of the careless and traitorous reporting that is done today to damage and make government difficult. Perhaps the CIA should start investigating CNN since they now operate like an enemy to undermine our government and take appropriate action against those who have made false claims, lied causing harm to others, and put peoples lives in extreme danger just to put another cockamamie story on the wire. There’s the real story on how our media has become corrupted and treasonous in its actions.

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    • Michel C

      The Clowns In America IS CNN!!!

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  3. GEORGE EADY

    I JEST SEEN A STORY BY CNN. THAT SEEM TO SAY TRUMP DID THIS CRAP . OH YES SOME ONES ASS SHOULD BE HUNG OUT TO DRY ON THIS . AND FOR TRYING TO PUT IT ON TRUMP SHOULD TELL THE REST OF AMERICA WHAT A PEICE OF CRAP THIS SO CALLED NEWS SITE IS . ( BECAUSE MOST OF US ALLREADY KNOW) . I HERE THERE STOCKS (CNN ) IS DROPING LIKE A ROCK . FOR MY SELF I DO HOPE THEY HIT BOTTOM REEL SOON. AS WELL AS ALL OTHER NEWS SITES THAT LET THEM SELFS GET BOUGHT HEART AND SOUL . SAY THE TRUTH DOWN THE MIDDLE . OR BE GONE

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  4. Donl Longo

    Arrest the BOSSES at CNN, and JAIL THEM.

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    • Michel C

      That would be all the bosses at the CIA!

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      • NeverAgain

        Just removing the CNN Bosses would have an affect on the CIA… and make any would-be-boss stay away.

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  5. Tony Boucher

    The media biased to liberals is nothing less than creepy ! They should be prosecuted for all the negative and false BS they spread .
    When creating or twisting facts to appease their goal of undermining the administration is obvious why in the hell are they not held accountable ? Where is all the BS oversight the house of representatives are always blowing off their loud useless mouths about ?

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  6. Constance Finder

    Amen! I wish people would wake up and STOP watching those fake news channels.. They should be out of business by now.. I think honest, fair reporting is just about dead!!

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  7. Ed

    Politicians ,Rich People & The Media Are All Above The Law!
    There Is No Real Justice In America Anymore!!
    The American Dream Is “Over”!

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