CIA Chief Resigns

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From BBC:

Porter Goss ("Porteur de Gosses" for my french-speaking readers), pictured here with he and George Bush being fondled by woolly mammals, is resigning from the CIA. As always, Bush brings another one of his brilliant quotes to the table for this historic event:

"Porter's tenure at the CIA was one of transition, where he's helped this agency become integrated into the intelligence community, and that was a tough job."

Errr... see.... ummm... huh... uhhhhh... what? Porter helped the CIA become integrated into the intelligence community? The CIA was the intelligence community - what Porter did was help "upgrade" the agency into a mob of yes-men to tell you exactly what you and your cronies want to hear. One of the surefire signs of any democracy making the casual slide to fascism (and of any one man's contemptible hubris that he alone has The Answer) is when the Lider Maximo begins to shut out any sounds of criticism from his entourage, whether by violently silencing his detractors or by simply ignoring them. Saddam did it, as did Stalin.

Comments

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
five blue's picture

what i found interesting is hearing "the head of the american (sic) secret services has resigned". secret services? we know the cia exists. fuck, we even know the nsa exists. it's what we don't *know* about that really scares me.

woolly mammals are funny:-)

stevenmansour
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
stevenmansour's picture

I think the "secret" is why no one in the US even pays attention to how they're being spied on.

What you don't know shouldn't scare you - unless it has big, long, nasty pointy teeth...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006
five blue's picture

i think the dea has big long nasty pointy teeth (and not even the appearance of fuzzy - they do have the rodent part though)... and they've had an office in vancouver for years (how dare they and how dare "our" government has let them). knowledge is not power anymore - knowledge is fear. for me anyway. i'd rather be scared than blind, though.
in the meantime, let's sing along with neil young: "let's impeach the president for spying on citizens in their own home"... maybe it'll wake some of those citizens up. or not - those things have a tendency of reaching only the people who are already aware.

stevenmansour
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
stevenmansour's picture

I had no idea that the DEA had an office in Vancouver. That is so much bullshit! Thanks for the info.

Secret prisons in Eastern Europe, torture facilities around the world, DEA stations in Canada... staggering.