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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:53 PM

The CIA likes naive people on the intelligence committee...

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/14-0

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“What keeps me up at night, candidly, is another attack against the United States,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said last month in what was, then, her routine defense of the mass global surveillance being conducted by the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies. All that has changed now that she believes that the staff of the committee she chairs, the powerful, secretive Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was spied on and lied to by the CIA. The committee was formed after the Watergate scandal engulfed the Nixon administration. The Church Committee, led by Idaho Democratic Sen. Frank Church, conducted a comprehensive investigation of abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies, of everything from spying on anti-war protesters to the assassination of foreign leaders. Thus began the modern era of congressional and judicial oversight of U.S. intelligence.

Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickrThis week’s public spat between CIA-loyalist Feinstein and that agency might briefly upset the status quo, but they will make up. Sadly, it obscures a graver problem: the untold story of the United States’ secret policy of torture and rendition (the latter is White House lingo for “kidnapping”).

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:05 PM

1. The CIA likes morons such as Saxby Chambliss,

 

who managed to beat Max Cleland (with the aid of non-verifiable voting machines.)

Say, do you know who was one of the authors of the law that cursed us with said machines (and has financial and business ties to ES&S?) He's the guy that the NSA reports to, our current Sec. of Defense, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel.

Isn't that interesting?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:10 PM

2. "CIA Spies and Lies"

 



I hope this prediction is wrong:

This week’s public spat between CIA-loyalist Feinstein and that agency might briefly upset the status quo, but they will make up. Sadly, it obscures a graver problem: the untold story of the United States’ secret policy of torture and rendition (the latter is White House lingo for “kidnapping”).



but I'm inclined to suspect she's right..

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Response to 2banon (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:13 PM

3. The graver problem is not the torture, it's the CIA's refusal to be accountable to the Committee ...

 

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