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Analysis: Petraeus battles fears of CIA "militarization"

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Analysis: Petraeus battles fears of CIA "militarization"


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly retired General David Petraeus is well aware that his swearing-in as the next director of the CIA, expected on Tuesday, might stoke concerns about the "militarization" of the U.S. spy agency.

It was one of the reasons the storied battlefield commander hung up his uniform last week after a 37-year career in the Army. It may also be why he appears so intent on fulfilling a pledge to leave his military entourage -- "braintrusts" as he calls them -- behind when he arriv
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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General Petraeus is being sworn in as DCI today and some inside the CIA are worried he's going to militarize the agency although,I have always thought that had already happened years ago.Much like the President it does not matter just who is the DCI all that matters is that there is a figurehead to act as a lighting rod.

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:47 AM
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It already has.
Drones killing civilians, has its own planes, armed and armoured agents



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:09 AM
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Is he freaking serious?

The CIA isn't an ``intelligence`` agency and hasn't been for a long time.

The CIA is an assassination-terrorism-drug smuggling-revolution starting organization. It has nothing to do with intelligence.

And the CIA is the organization WE KNOW ABOUT... there's probably another organization above that that does black ops all the time... with people that don't even exist anywhere on any databases.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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As a longstanding member of the Council On Foreign Relations, that dude knows exactly what he's doing, as well as everyone else in power...

CFR Roster...



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Hmmm.... The CIA.....


...Its primary stated mission is to collect, evaluate and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the president and senior United States government policymakers in making decisions about national security. The CIA may also engage in covert action at the president's request. It doesn't make policy. It isn't allowed to spy on the domestic activities of Americans or to participate in assassinations, either -- though it has been accused of doing both...


and....


The National Security Council is made up of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. "The NSC advises the President on domestic, foreign and military issues that relate to national security and provides guidance, review and direction on how the CIA gathers intelligence," according to the CIA Web site. The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board comprises people from the private sector who study how well the CIA is doing its job and the effectiveness of its structure. The Intelligence Oversight Board is supposed to ensure that intelligence collection is done properly and that all intelligence gathering is legal.


National Security Council and Intelligence Oversight Board must be considered when decrying the actions of the CIA and it's apparent "militarization."

Considering that any such 'phenomenon' must occur under the watch of various executive and legislative committees... why would this administration feign surprise? .... unless of course this will be a further element of the political noise to which we are increasingly treated these days....



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by rstregooski
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As a longstanding member of the Council On Foreign Relations, that dude knows exactly what he's doing, as well as everyone else in power...

CFR Roster...


Thought you might be interested in knowing that ...


Rita Hauser is President of The Hauser Foundation and Counsel to the New York City law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Dr. Hauser was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board.


Is considered by many to be an "Obama Supporter" (don;t know how valid such a claim is considering the partisan bent) ... so some of the militarization that we are concerned about happened under her watch.... This is an interesting thing if, once again, we were to accept that this apparently 'alarming' news is actually ... news.

Confusing, no?

I am disappointed (again) in Patraeus' apparent choice to participate in the "political" agenda in play....



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Thanks for the warning, NOT!

Way way too late to save your ass when the SHTF General P!



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