You just hate to hear stuff like this.
These people are supposed to be protecting our safety from global patriarchy or capitalism or communism or something, but they’re all just getting killed.
The agency’s officials have reportedly been worried about losing too many informants recruited overseas, dozens of them having been killed or captured.
The cable was sent to every CIA station and base around the world last week, according to the report from The New York Times citing officials who had seen the letter.
Officials had looked into dozens of cases of informants over the last several years killed, captured, arrested, or compromised and turned into a double agent.
The trouble, according to the report, is “mission over safety.” A speedy recruiting process, too much trust in sources, and undeserved promotions are all cited as processes that need to change.
In one section of the memo, it is noted that often agents can be promoted for recruiting an informant, whether the informant proves a successful source or not.
“No one at the end of the day is being held responsible when things go south with an agent,” Douglas London, a former CIA operative, noted to the Times about the cable.
Other former agents, the Times noted, said the cable “demonstrated” that while losing informants in one way or another is normal, the issue now is “more urgent” than has been publicly disclosed.
The warning about the troubling numbers was at “front-line officers” and those directly involved in recruiting informants, according to those who had seen and read it. Those familiar with the situation said the reason for the wide message is to “prod” case officers tighten security and management of informants on an individual basis.
What could be going wrong over at the CIA?
These people are the elite of the elite, sworn to protect American democracy from the international threat of rising transphobia and white rage.
These people are sworn to keep the world safe for anal rimjobs, and if we can’t trust our Chinese informants to betray their own nation in order to promote these anal values, then we’re just going to have to invade China.
Our values as Americans can never be compromised. We believe in being ruled by women. We believe in children having a right to become trannies. We believe that eating beef is changing the weather.
It’s who we are.
But seriously though: did these people really not know that affirmative action programs would eventually destroy things like the CIA?
Am I being bluffed?