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6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies
The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tony Daniel

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 couldn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; bhocia; brennan; china; cia; clapper; communistincia; fallen; humanassets; humint; iran; jennamclaughlin; obamalegacy; prc; securitybreach; spies; spooks; zachdorfman
This is an excellent article.

One important issue is the interrogation of these agents by the Chinese government and what they revealed.

1 posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:08 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

Clap-trapper’s reign.


2 posted on 11/07/2018 9:45:06 AM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: detective

3 posted on 11/07/2018 9:46:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Yep.

That was the “root cause” right there.


4 posted on 11/07/2018 9:48:30 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: detective

Thanks Clapper and Brennan


5 posted on 11/07/2018 9:49:18 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: detective

Was the Virginia girl who dethroned Brat involved?


6 posted on 11/07/2018 9:50:39 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: detective

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.


7 posted on 11/07/2018 9:55:27 AM PST by gaijin
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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.


8 posted on 11/07/2018 10:04:49 AM PST by PGR88
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To: fishtank
That was the “root cause” right there.

I see what you did there.

9 posted on 11/07/2018 10:37:49 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity
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“I honestly don’t 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...


10 posted on 11/07/2018 10:44:49 AM PST by varyouga
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To: detective
Time to go back to numbers stations.


11 posted on 11/07/2018 11:30:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: detective

OH - and who was President?


12 posted on 11/07/2018 12:31:10 PM PST by TheBattman (Democrats-Progressives-Marxists-Socialists - redundant labels.)
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To: BenLurkin

At least there was no scandal. And less than a hundred lives were lost.


13 posted on 11/07/2018 3:40:37 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy is not what it used to be.)
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and the clintons and obama got paid money thru their foundation”...


14 posted on 11/07/2018 7:57:41 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: detective; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ..
Obama's plan worked. Thanks detective.

15 posted on 11/07/2018 8:59:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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