I have always theorized that our intelligence services are probably more infiltrated than we would like to think.
Think about it. These guys are usually alcoholics. They tend to have destroyed family lives. Their social lives are a series of blurs of debauchery
meant to erase the things they say the don't mind doing, but secretly to themselves feel like animals for.
They are prime for a sweat deal that will end it all and give them a chance to somehow salvage their lives.
They also see the hypocrisy and lies that drive our nations and are not prone to those blind fits of patriotism we all suffer from. They lack real
patriotism beyond a superficial functional cover of it.
They are also very much screwed over by their leadership which they directly know could care less about them personally, but possibly would do
something if a Departmental intelligence pride thing arose.Like FBI VS CIA. They are usually macho and very insecure in their manhood. They act the
These combinations of personality usually are the recipe for a lack of will power for great temptation.
They may also do things disloyal out of spite for losing a friend over BS, or because they were royally screwed and put in harm's way
They are also very paranoid due to the constant supervision of counter espionage groups within their agencies.
They are not the solid, go to guys all the time. Their week moments are pretty low.
The threat is less so if they begin from a more balanced role within law enforcement after military service. Or after successful military careers that
are both rewarding and purposeful. If they are too good and get swooped up early, they tend to crash and burn just as quick.
At any low point a nice promise of cash and being special again might be too much to over look for them.
The rush of not being another person but rather the focus attention and perks is very tempting for this life style.
who knows what they would do to help anyone that just offers the right thing at the right time. It's very dangerous for our country considering the
potential power they have for destruction.
edit on 29-2-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)