by Mish

"Former CIA acting director Michael Morell said President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric will undermine the agency by causing a “wave of resignations” and affecting its ability to work with foreign intelligence services.

“First, expect a wave of resignations. Attrition at the C.I.A., which has been remarkably low since Sept. 11, 2001, will skyrocket,” Morell wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Friday"

CIA Worse Than Useless

The CIA is worse than useless. They did not foresee the fall of the Berlin wall, any number of assassinations, Benghazi, 911, or anything else meaningful.

Worse yet, the CIA spied on allies, helped overthrow democratically elected governments in Iran and Ukraine (with disastrous consequences). The CIA was directly involved in the kidnapping and torture of US citizens, frequently not even getting the right person.

CIA Torture


  1. Guardian: Senate torture report to be kept from public for 12 years after Obama decision
  2. RT: 10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
  3. Wikipedia: Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture

From the the first link above.

Barack Obama has agreed to preserve the Senate’s landmark investigation into the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, but his decision ensures that the document remains out of public view for at least 12 years and probably longer.
The full Senate torture report, which documented brutality by the CIA against at least 119 detained terrorism suspects, will be held out of public view at Obama’s presidential library.

I also strongly encourage you to read ‘A constitutional crisis’: the CIA turns on the Senate

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The best possible news would be resignation of the entire CIA.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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