27 Aug 2010

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The best leaks seem to come from the CIA Red Cell which "has been charged by the Director of Intelligence with taking a pronounced "out-of-the-box" approach that will provoke thought and offer an alternative viewpoint on the full range of analytic issues."

This one about winning the propaganda war in Europe in relation to the Afghan war is quite fun. Its amazing that such simplistic viewpoints are considered at senior level. The one about the US exporting terrorism covers points about how US citizens freedoms make them appealing for foreign terrorist groups:

"If the US were seen as an exporter of terrorism, foreign partners may be less willing to
cooperate with the United States on extrajudicial activities, including detention, transfer,
and interrogation of suspects in third party countries."

Maybe they're not willing to be helpful because they don't like 'extrajudicial activities' such as rendition and torture. Just a thought.

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