American Intelligence …?

When the State Department recently asked the CIA for names of Iranians who could be sanctioned for their involvement in a clandestine nuclear weapons program, the agency refused, citing a large workload and a desire to protect its sources and tradecraft.
Frustrated, the State Department assigned a junior Foreign Service officer to find the names another way — by using Google. Those with the most hits under search terms such as “Iran and nuclear,” three officials said, became targets for international rebuke Friday when a sanctions resolution circulated at the United Nations.

Bech and the Rambler always accuses me of being CIA and now that the secret’s out about how the US Government collects intelligence, I must now confess: I used Google today …

Now, really, who is afraid of the big, bad wolf …?


4 Replies to “American Intelligence …?”

  1. very sophisticated intelligence processes by the way…doesn’t that qualify all of us to work in intelligence? i’ll have to add googling to my cv.

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