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Forum Post: The Jason Bourne Strategy: CIA Contractors Do Hollywood

Posted 8 months ago on Dec. 16, 2013, 8:09 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Call it the Jason Bourne strategy.

Think of it as the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) plunge into Hollywood -- or into the absurd. As recent revelations have made clear, that Agency’s moves couldn’t be have been more far-fetched or more real. In its post-9/11 global shadow war, it has employed both private contractors and some of the world’s most notorious prisoners in ways that leave the latest episode of the Bourne films in the dust: hired gunmen trained to kill as well as former inmates who cashed in on the notoriety of having worn an orange jumpsuit in the world's most infamous jail.

The first group of undercover agents were recruited by private companies from the Army Special Forces and the Navy SEALs and then repurposed to the CIA at handsome salaries averaging around $140,000 a year; the second crew was recruited from the prison cells at Guantanamo Bay and paid out of a secret multimillion dollar slush fund called “the Pledge.”

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Privatize, everything.

It's the libe(R)tarian way.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

That's just what they pay up front.

How much more do they spend on ALEC, the SPN and it's various "stink tanks"?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Yep.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

On the plus side(snark), Bachmann is still on the intelligence committee and it's unlikely that anything intelligent will come from that corner.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Bachmann the crack pot. Ya.........