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More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer
CBS News ^

Posted on 05/11/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by Perdogg

A former top CIA covert officer who ran one of the spy agency's secret domestic networks says there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War. The former officer, Hank Crumpton, who also served as deputy director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center and led the U.S. response to 9/11, speaks candidly to Lara Logan about his life as a spy on 60Minutes, Sunday, May 13at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cia; espionage

1 posted on 05/11/2012 5:36:01 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
"....one of the (CIA) spy agency's secret domestic networks....."

Who'd'a guessed?

2 posted on 05/11/2012 5:40:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg
there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War.

Boy, that ol' 0bama sure has had it tough since becoming POTUS.

The hell that he has had to go through compared to other presidents...

3 posted on 05/11/2012 5:41:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Perdogg

Most of them are sitting in social networks monitoring trends, creating polls and using subtle tactics of information gathering.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 5:44:08 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Perdogg

why not....incompetence reigns.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Perdogg

Im glad to see Lara Logan back in interview mode..


6 posted on 05/11/2012 5:46:13 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Perdogg

More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer

Ours or theirs?


7 posted on 05/11/2012 5:50:07 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Perdogg
ran one of the (CIA) spy agency's secret domestic networks

DOMESTIC? Isn't that FBI's domain? The lawwas CIA does not operate spy networks domestically....but maybe King Obama fixed that law too.

8 posted on 05/11/2012 5:53:11 AM PDT by Rapscallion (For English press "3", or "4". Whatever.)
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To: Eye of Unk
Most of them are sitting in social networks monitoring trends, creating polls and using subtle tactics of information gathering.

The government is a real mess.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 5:54:51 AM PDT by Rapscallion (For English press "3", or "4". Whatever.)
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To: ILS21R

Both; we’re outnumbered.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Perdogg

Who needs spies when hussein is freely giving information to the enemies (U.S. enemies, not Obama’s)?


11 posted on 05/11/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Perdogg

What the hell. We have an avowed enemy of the United States in our White House.

P.S.

Romney sucks.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 5:59:54 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Travis McGee; ATLDiver; trifona

Possibly of interest ping.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 6:04:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: crosshairs

The KGB and other intel services place the value of an agent-of-influence far above simply stealing secrets.

The most useful agents of influence are writers, reporters, academicians, government employees, law enforcement (especially counter-intel agents like FBI), and politicians. They are recruited by blackmail (preferred), ideology, money, sex, etc.

An agent of influence can be called upon to do the bidding of the handler whenever needed. A good example happened in the 1970s in Japan. The head of the Japanese Socialist Party in the Diet was blackmailed after taking a small amount of money from a Russian spy. When a MIG-25 pilot defected and flew to Japan, the Russians pulled the guy’s string. The legislator pulled out all the stops using his political influence to get the fighter returned to Russia intact before the CIA could take possession of it.

I’ll bet they have gay video of Obama. It would be a violation of SOP if they did NOT have blackmail hanging over his head.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 6:10:00 AM PDT by darth
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To: Perdogg

These fools are wasting their money sending spies here. If there’s anything they want to know all they have to do is ask. Obama, Napolitano, Holder and and plenty of socialist democrats will be glad to help - not to mention the Muslim Brotherhood members now in homeland security.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 6:11:07 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Rapscallion; ILS21R; Perdogg
Considering that 95 + % of the CIA "field agents" are in the U.S.A. I guess the kids have to do something.
(those CIA agents you read about in the ME theater are mostly contract hires. Good and effective, but with limited logistical support on a stable basis)
As far as the mandate on not operating domestically - it might be said that they are honoring that by their lack of action.

And yes, at one time the FBI was extremely effective in COINTELOPS on the domestic scene. Sad to say, those days are in the past.

But...there are others in the game.
16 posted on 05/11/2012 6:12:15 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Baynative

You’re right.

I see no one in any powerful position, except a very few in Congress, who are looking out for the United States.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 6:13:51 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Perdogg
Even if there were no spies we would still have enough problems with all the traitors that work inside government. It is a known fact that the State Department is full to the hilt with liberal rat commies. Look at how they undermined the Bush administration with all the leaks to the press.
18 posted on 05/11/2012 6:14:28 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Flavious_Maximus

It’s all rotten through and through.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Perdogg

“After my next election I have more flexability”.

BHO


20 posted on 05/11/2012 6:18:17 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Perdogg

They’re out in the open.
Spy #1: “I’ll have more flexibility after the election”
Spy #2: “I will transmit information to Vladimir”


21 posted on 05/11/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: darth

” The KGB and other intel services place the value of an agent-of-influence far above simply stealing secrets.”

Absolutly correct!
Among the agents are; the entire democratic party, the entire media, most college professors, a large number of psuedo-scientists.

Did I leave anybody out?


22 posted on 05/11/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Perdogg

He must have forgotten to mention that we have more spies on foreign soils than ever before also.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: vanilla swirl; darth

See Harry Dexter White and the creation of the IMF.


24 posted on 05/11/2012 7:44:28 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Perdogg

Wonder if they found any records on Obama,bet not.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Perdogg
"More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer "

"UNITED STATES number 1 on TOP TEN LIST of PREFERRED WORK LOCATIONS" , says SPY-MAGAZINE. "Everyone wants to go to the United States".

"Welcome, comrade"


26 posted on 05/12/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: stuartcr
He must have forgotten to mention that we have more spies on foreign soils than ever before also.

Well... as long as we keep up the payments.

27 posted on 05/12/2012 10:46:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: EGPWS
The hell that he has had to go through compared to other presidents...

Yeah... like pretending he likes golf, and having to get a dog, and having to get up by 9:30am, and continually planning on how to get Michelle out of town.

It's amazing he has any time left at all to 'lead' the country.

28 posted on 05/12/2012 10:50:50 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: carriage_hill; ILS21R
Both; we’re outnumbered.

In odd related statistics, it is now apparent that 50% of the memberships of Hell's Angels, Redneck terrorists, Religious End of World Suicide nutcases, Muslim terrorists, Mexican Drug Gangs, etc., are made up of undercover agents, from various countries.

Heck, GUNWALKER/RUNNER is really all about the fact that one 'agent' shot another 'agent' with guns the 'agent' supplied' and 'transferred' across the border.

29 posted on 05/12/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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