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If Egypt's military coup d'etat turns out badly, one thing we can count on is years of finger pointing in Washington under the banner of "Who lost Egypt?" But there will also be the question why the CIA failed to predict events there.
The first, obvious explanation is that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a giant black hole sucking in CIA operatives and resources from around the world. The exact figure is classified, but I'd guess a fully two thirds of CIA officers overseas are tied u
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
The Iranians believe the US was behind the last protests there, and that the CIA was attempting to infiltrate their government....
Their paranoia was justified.
That plan failed, so they have stepped up the production, bigger budget, broader objectives.
So far, its working flawlessly.