Originally posted by antonia
reply to post by DrJay1975
You did not address Dai at all. He's the one who is said to be intelligence operative of some type. It's not O'Keffe or the other three.
Dai was addressed. He was an operation specialist as an intern in the CIA's irregular warfare fellowship. Student. Hell I had an internship with
the CIA in college. I also participated in the undergrad scholarship program. This was 18 years ago but 15k salary and full benefits was a sweet
deal. And as a psyche major I had some really interesting experiences as well as the ability to study the paranormal to an extent.
So he was an intern in a fellowship program. The Federal Defense of Democracies Foundation sent him to Israel for 2 weeks. The Foundation says the
course includes "lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the
United States." The CIA and Office of Director of National Intelligence have both told Politico that despite Dai's evident connections to the
intelligence community, he never officially worked for them.
The simple fact is if you look at this kids life, his schedule.... He didn't have the time to be a trained spook. So much about this kid is public
knowledge. His fellowship was for a semester. And it was part time.
He's twenty-four years old. It's possible to be an intelligence officer when you're 24, but there's a term for 24-year-old intelligence officers:
"Sergeant." You won't be the "operations officer" of ANYTHING at the age of 24 when you're a college graduate (meaning you've got at most two
years in the building)--you'll be doing fairly low-level #. And it at least USED to be possible to be a known expert in the field of assassinations,
governmental overthrow and black bag operations at the age of 24 but this man wasn't even alive when the Viet Cong disbanded.
The FDD terrorism fellowship is an ACADEMIC fellowship--you get to learn a little about terrorism, but you're not working any real terrorists. You
can't! You don't have a security clearance! The IDD is a think tank that was formed after 9/11, so it's not very old. Their terror fellowship takes
you to Tel Aviv for lectures and tours of border security checkpoints so this explains the "trained in Israel" thing.
The DoD Irregular Warfare Program is another academic fellowship, and the same strictures apply.
The Assistant Director of the ICCAE? So far as I can tell it's a real fancy name for the departmental secretary. I found the ICCAE application form;
in about five places you will find "return this to Stan Dai." BTW he doesn't do that anymore and I can't find out why. Was he fired? Did he quit?
Did they give him a job more in line with his capabilities and he decided being the janitor wasn't fitting for a person of his extreme background? I
do not know, but he's no longer there.
So far as I can tell, the ICCAE at Trinity Washington University is kind of a fraternity for people who think being a spook sounds like fun--it
"allows students to pursue the major of their choice." There are colleges who offer majors in intelligence, but this isn't one of them--Notre Dame
College in Ohio has one, and it features courses like "Strategic Intelligence," "Writing for Intelligence" and "Methods of Research and
Analysis." You need 12 credits in a foreign language. And you have to be a nice person to graduate: "Students...who exhibit behavior that is not
conducive to ensuring employment in this field will be placed on probation or disenrolled."
Essentially we're talking a guy who has gobs of theoretical training from people who probably know as little about actually sitting rack as he does,
no practical experience in the intelligence community and probably no security clearance. The high-styled way he describes what he did, and his status
as a conservative minority (at the risk of sounding racist, how do you think the monumentally stupid Michelle Malkin, Star Jones and Thomas Sowell get
airtime?) gets him on television. But as far as actually knowing anything about this business? I would be very surprised if he knew anything about
practical intelligence work like...oh, the Cycle of Intelligence. (If you go to MI school they introduce the Cycle at the very beginning; it is
critical to understanding the business.
Does that make sense to you?