September 03, 2013

20% of CIA Applicants in "Subset" Had Terror Ties

I like how all the reporting about this certain "subset" of individuals applying for CIA jobs are rejected for having potential terror ties. It kind of makes you wonder out of which "subset" of the larger population do 20% have sympathies with groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, or al Qaeda?

Now, let me think about it. One in five of this group of people supports terror or at least has some sympathies with the goals of those terrorists.

That's a tough one. Meditating. Thinking. Wheels turning. Light bulb appearing over head. I got it! I bet they're talking about ...... wait a minute. I had it. It's slipping. It was something that starts with an .... was it N? No. M? Yeah, that was it. It starts with an M!

M ..... Mu .... Ma .... Mo ..... Me ..... Mennonites? Yes, that must have been it. Mennonites!

The CIA found that among a subset of job seekers whose backgrounds raised questions, roughly one out of every five had “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” according to the document, which was provided to The Washington Post by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

The groups cited most often were Hamas, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but the nature of the connections was not described in the document.

The catch 22 here is that while the people in this *cough* "subset" are the most likely to have sympathies with terrorists, it is also true that people in this *cough* "subset" are also the most likely to have the skills necessary for infiltrating, collecting info, and analyzing those same terror groups. So, before you go saying that we should ban all people from this *cough* subset from working for the CIA, keep in mind that a lot of the work that goes into catching terrorists came from people from this *cough* "subset".

But the fact that the Washington Post is using a euphemism and can't bear to use the actual "M" word says a lot about our MSM. And I think it also says a lot about the state of denial which exists within this "subset" about the extent of radicalization.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:48 AM | Comments |