I’m trying to follow this story, but nothing is making any sense to me.
The Washington Post writes:
One former U.S. official said senior FBI agents recently used a meeting with executives from major manufacturing companies on the West Coast to instruct them to cut off contact with the CIA.
The FBI’s message was that “they were now in charge of relationships with the corporate sector, so the folks there should feel no need to deal with the agency,” said the former U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. The FBI agents apparently were not aware that a former CIA officer was among the executives in attendance. The former official declined to provide more details about the location of the meeting or its participants.
What the hell is the CIA doing maintaining contacts with domestic manufacturing firms? The story is obtuse, convoluted, mostly anonymous, and doesn’t make much sense. The Washington Post has long been in bed with the CIA, so I assume this story is serving the CIA’s agenda.
I personally find it rather frightening that the FBI and CIA are running around having board meetings with major U.S. firms. Do they think people will view this as normal behavior for a government?
If you were a business owner, would you be disturbed if the FBI or CIA showed up at one of your board meetings asking for information on your dealings?
What are the odds that an ex-CIA officer is sitting on the board of a major manufacturing corporation?
Why is the FBI telling people not to have dealings with the CIA? Obviously there is something going on between the two agencies that this story isn’t telling us.
What kind of information is the FBI trying to keep the CIA from learning?
Does the FBI think the CIA is a problem child or is this simply some kind of ridiculous turf war?