Title is it all.
I will elaborate though.
I was inspired after seeing another thread and some responses that popped up.
We all talk about how evil the CIA is or the KGB was, BUT, if you had the skills, physical capability, intelligence, willpower, strength of mind, and
ability to do anything necessary regardless of your own morality, instinctual repulse, and whatever it is that you think a spook must build up inside
and compose himself of.....Would you be a spook?
There are several types of intelligence personnel. If you think you would be a better handler after paying your dues, or would be better geared for
combat and intelligence, or whatever, I dont even know to tell you the truth. What ever you feel that you would be good as, analyst whatever, would
So if you think you COULD say so, if you think you COULD, but wouldnt say why. If you WOULD for whatever reason say so as well.
I have a gut feeling that most who criticise these people would be them in a heart beat. You wouldnt be untouchable and would have to face some pretty
nasty things coming your way....but over all, domestically, you would be king. I think that would make most people throw their past thoughts aside and
join the hell up. Honestly, I would.
I know those of you who have actually had interactions with spooks would probably say HELL NO, and mean it. Thats fine. You probably have better
reasons than ANY of us, myself included. I am more curious if people who have never even heard of these people and their world outside of movies and
such have ever really asked themselves if they would or could be that person.
Me? I want to think I COULD, though I am being less than realistic. I would probably not even make the cut. As far as WOULD? I think I would. I am
ever changing my reality and what was true for me before is not necessarily so now. Maybe its from defending a moderate position and getting blasted
for it that I have seen the virtue of peace through might. Maybe I have just seen that peace through acquiescence is a lie.
I dont know. Its not even something you would know. Either you could do horrible things and be horrible to get things done no matter what, or you
couldnt. I and most would probably shut down and die. There are a few though, that would meet the challenge and for better or worse would excell in
So, um, thoughts?
edit on 4 11 2015 by tadaman because: (no reason given)