According to reports, counterintelligence officials circulated a memo to all of the CIA’s global stations saying that a troubling amount of U.S. informants were being abducted and killed.
— Major Adil Raja (R) (@soldierspeaks) October 6, 2021
In the past several years, the CIA’s counterintelligence mission center examined dozens of instances involving the murders, arrests, or exposures of international informants.
According to The New York Times, the information transmitted via top secret cable contained the exact number of operatives murdered by other intelligence agencies.
Officials believe the amount of information reflects the cable’s importance. According to the New York Times, announcing the exact number of murders is unusual since that statistic is usually kept hidden from the public and even from certain CIA personnel.
The cable, which also mentioned the problem of prioritizing “mission over security,” comes in the wake of recent attempts by Russia, China, Iran, and Pakistan to track down CIA informants and convert them into double agents.
The memo also mentioned lengthy concerns such as putting too much faith in sources, having a quick recruitment process, and not paying enough attention to possible intelligence threats, among other difficulties.
‘Sometimes, informants who are discovered by adversarial intelligence services are not arrested, instead are turned into double agents who feed disinformation to the CIA… Pakistanis have been particularly effective in this sphere,’ former officials say. https://t.co/npj8HgrIat
— Razeshta Sethna (@Razeshta) October 5, 2021
The rise of exposed sources reveals the increasingly advanced methods used by foreign intelligence agencies to monitor the CIA’s activities. According to the New York Times, these processes include artificial intelligence, facial recognition software, and other hacking techniques.
It’s alleged that CIA case officers were occasionally promoted for recruiting spies, regardless of these spies’ successes, execution, or overall quality in their endeavors.
Speaking to the New York Times, Douglas London, a former CIA agent who was ignorant of the wire, stated the following:
“No one at the end of the day is being held responsible when things go south with an agent. Sometimes there are things beyond our control but there are also occasions of sloppiness and neglect and people in senior positions are never held responsible.”
Apparently, the cable in question is of the sort that are only meant to be reviewed by CIA officials who are hands on with enlisting and vetting potential new informants.
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Former intelligence officials blast Biden, saying his mishandling of Afghanistan inspired jihadists across the world
(Originally published September 13th, 2021)
WASHINGTON, DC- Are the wheels starting to come off the Biden administration? Have they already come off?
Is the veil being lifted off the phoniness that is Joe Biden?
In an interesting interview this past weekend on CBS News, former Obama acting CIA Director Michael Morell claimed that Biden’s ill-fated withdrawal from Afghanistan has had the effect of having “inspired jihadists” all over the world.
Morell noted during the interview that the Taliban has already gone back to harboring al Qaeda terrorists…guess terrorists of a feather stick together.
Obama's Acting CIA Director Michael Morell: Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal “absolutely inspired jihadists all over the world” pic.twitter.com/4RKUW4E7HK
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 12, 2021
Morell’s comments came after news that the head of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri had issued a video on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.
CBS News host Margaret Brennan asked Morell if al-Zawahiri was living in Afghanistan, which had been recently included in a U.N. report.
“We think so, which means that the Taliban is harboring Zawahiri today,” Morell said, according to the Daily Wire. “The Taliban is harboring al-Qaeda today. And I think that’s a very important point.”
Morell address a number of issues currently facing the U.S. now that Biden had pulled U.S. forces out of the country, while noting that the gathering of intelligence and executing operations in order to eliminate threats had been significantly compromised.
Morell warned that al Qaeda could completely “bounce back” in less than a year now that they have secured a safe haven in Afghanistan, which presents that country as the greatest long-term risk for the United States where terrorism is concerned.
“I think that the Taliban winning the war in Afghanistan and then the way our exit happened has absolutely inspired jihadists from all over the world,” Morell added.
“The Taliban is saying we just didn’t defeat the United States. We defeated NATO. We defeated the world’s greatest military power ever. So there’s a celebration going on. ‘We defeated the Soviet Union. Then it fell. Now we’ve defeated NATO. Right? Maybe they can fall too.’”
Morell continued, “I think not only will jihadists be inspired, but a lot of them are going to come to Afghanistan to be part of the celebration, to be part of jihadist central,” he added.
“So after 9/11, they all scattered from Afghanistan. I think we’re going to see a flow back in, and that’s one of the things that makes Afghanistan more dangerous than other spots on the planet.”
Meanwhile, former Director of National Intelligence under President Trump, John Ratcliffe warned Sunday that Biden is the “greatest national security threat” the United States faces.
During an interview on Fox News’ Program Life, Liberty and Levin, Ratcliffe told host Mark Levin that because of the number of bad decisions he’s made, Biden poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security.
“What has Joe Biden done to America’s national security?” Levin asked.
“To your point, first on Afghanistan, I hope that it’s just something that has an impact for decades, I hope it’s not centuries; it’s the most profound loss for the United States, certainly in our lifetime,” Ratcliffe said.
“But one of my concerns there, and this goes to your larger question about what Joe Biden has done to our national security, he’s very currently harmed, but in so many respects beyond Afghanistan, but this most recent, most painful, colossal epic failure in Afghanistan has literally breathed life into the radical Islamic terrorist movement, not just in Afghanistan, but around the world.”
Ratcliffe added that Biden’s mismanagement of Afghanistan will be felt for generations to come. He said that U.S. intelligence officials will not know the depth of damage Biden has done for “a long, long time to come.”
“I wrote an article as the Director of National Intelligence saying that China as our number one national security threat; I did that as I was walking out the door based on the…fact that, you know, I’m the person that saw more intelligence than anyone else in the country over the past year, and China very much is that existential threat to our country,” Ratcliffe continued.
“But if I had to write that op-ed today, I would tell you that I think our greatest national security threat, at least in the short term, is Joe Biden, and our national security apparatus.”
Ratcliffe told Levin that the Biden administration has “literally gotten everything wrong for eight straight months.”
He identified the administration’s response to Russia, Iran, and throughout the Middle East, in addition to Afghanistan, and said they were “literally, they’re batting zero.”
“And it’s having a profound grave impact on our national security and our national security posture.”
Ratcliffe believes that the entire national security apparatus is weaker with respect to our chief adversaries—China, Russia, Iran and Islamic terrorism—because of Biden.
“I always look at what the intelligence, what I saw in that position, and one of the challenges here that we are facing for the next three years, is a president who’s not listening to the intelligence; our intelligence was crystal clear about what was going to happen in Afghanistan if we withdrew without conditions-based terms that we had negotiated and when Biden abandoned that plan; it went exactly to what we said was going to happen and that is, unfortunately, a trend that has continued where this administration and this national security apparatus keeps making bad decisions; keeps ignoring the actual intelligence that we have,” he added.
“And honestly, nothing concerns me more right now.”
Ratcliffe explained how Biden has compromised America’s national security.
“How do you think our intelligence is going to work in the Middle East and in other places around the world, when we rely so much on human intelligence sources, people who work with the United States knowing that they will be shielded from and have the protection of the United States at the end of the day, when they watch the people that have worked with us in Afghanistan for the last few years be beheaded in front of their families?
“So you know, our ability to even conduct the best intelligence around the world has been impacted,” Ratcliffe said.
Finally, he warned that while the US remains the greatest country in the world, there are people inside the U.S. that are working to destroy it. Including Biden.
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