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  •  I do NOT want to get HR'd, but I don't see how (2+ / 0-)
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    Linda Wood, HudsonValleyMark

    it is possible for the CIA to have been this close to these guys without having the capacity to know what they were up to unless they were just flat out shitty at their jobs.

    In other words, the CIA either really, really sucked at their job, or they did know what these guys were up to and did nothing to prevent it.

    Again, I don't want to get HR'd for putting out there what is considered a CT, but it seems those are the only logical choices. The CIA are either total idiots, or they were complicit. If there's another explanation I'd really like to here it. That or confirmation that it is a simple matter of the CIA being irretrievably stupid.

    Intelligence my ass.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 06:56:35 AM PDT

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    •  I vote "really sucked at their jobs" (2+ / 0-)
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      JTinDC, HudsonValleyMark

      The truth is that they were focused on recruiting these guys and read them wrong for what kind of threat they were. Just like the "CIA informant" who ended up suicide bombing that base in Afghanistan. People see what their expectations and preconceptions tell them to see. It's human nature.

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