posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 04:33 PM
While I do strongly suspect that this was part of a hoax or a troll (though, it is obviously odd and I am open at least to the possibility of it being
more significant than that,) and while I hope you know Hefficide that I have a lot of respect for you and your positions on a lot of things - many of
which I wholeheartedly agree with - I have to concede that I would need to consider myself somewhat naive to claim with such certitude that the CIA
doesn't operate domestically and doesn't engage in cyber infiltration.
For one, the CIA has a long and well documented history of - highly illegal - domestic operations, their concealment, and a habitual tendency to
perpetuate them even after having them shut down by congressional oversight and so forth.
Secondly, there is ample documentation of CIA redundancy with respect to other agencies' programs. There have been plenty of times in research where,
say, an Air Force project that seemed most well suited to them had a mirror or similar project within the CIA simply because the CIA internally wanted
to know about what the Air Force was investigating via its own methodology and so they could control the flow of intel being collected in-house.
This has happened before in ways that were internalized and compartmentalized enough that even the oversight bodies responsible for making sure this
didn't happen were unaware (or feigned unawareness at least) that different agencies and branches all had their own little versions of operations
best suited to any one of them. Granted, this was some time ago, but it's conceivable.
In short, just because they aren't supposed to do a thing, and may not be best suited to do a thing, doesn't mean they haven't historically done a
fine job of spending the taxpayer's dollars on doing it anyway. That doesn't mean they are, or that this isn't just a hoax. But it's a thought
worth considering in my opinion.