The history of espionage is a lesson in paradox: the better your intelligence, the dumber your conduct; the more you know, the less you anticipate.
The universal law of unintended consequences rules with a special ferocity in espionage and covert action, because pervasive secrecy rules out the small, mid-course corrections that are possible in normal social pursuits.
ROBERT STEELE: There is a lot of disinformation in this article (and Christopher Andrew, the author and scholar who inspired the article is also guilty of disinformation under MI-6 control), but it makes a useful point. It’s a pity the article’s author is so superficial as to not know that CIA officers are not agents — in our world agents are the traitors that we recruit, we are officers — operations officers, clandestine case officers, not agents.
I have written many articles, books, chapters, monographs, and posts as well as provided presidential and congressional testimony on this subject so I will not belabor the matter. Below are three items that strongly support the point being raised.
Robert Steele: Rigging Elections – and Worse! The Americans Rigged Our Election, Bribed Our Government, Stole Our Gold, Killed Our Men, Raped Our Women, and Poisoned our Air, Water, and Earth – and You Want to Blame Something on the Russians? (Trump Revolution 25)