This is insane.
I think I use that phrase about 10 times a day now when reporting on the criminal behavior of our government.
Instead of providing oversight of our criminal CIA, they arrest the intelligence analysts with the balls to release classified information of the government’s crimes.
WASHINGTON – More than a year after the CIA’s inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency.
…”I am disturbed that it has not been filled up to this point,” said Fred Hitz, who served as the CIA inspector general for eight years until 1998. “I am wondering what is going on.”…
…Danielle Brian, executive director for the Project on Government Oversight, said the unfilled job is vital because the CIA is so secretive. “There is no question given the lack of transparency at the CIA, this IG is singularly important to have in place,” she said. “This should be a top priority given the history we’ve seen at the CIA.”…
What the article fails to mention is that the Director of the CIA is also the Chairman of the NYSE (appointed by Obama).
He’s a banker.
So, what possible crimes might the CIA be involved in?
Remember, the US military basically controls Afghanistan. Nothing gets in or out of that country without them knowing about it. Yet Afghanistan now produces 90% of the world’s heroine. Prior to our involvement, the Taliban had all but eliminated poppy production in that country. The US government is complicit in allowing the heroine trade to continue in that country. US troops are guarding the poppy fields from the Taliban.
While I figured the internal affairs department of the CIA must be completely corrupt to allow all this to go on in broad daylight, I had no idea that there simply was no one in charge of overseeing the CIA’s activities internally.
There is no watchdog.
To say that I am speechless is an understatement.
That’s a poppy field he’s guarding in the photo: