Category Archives: CIA Director

On This Day — William E Colby Becomes 10th Director of CIA (September 4 1973) [2019]

“We disbanded our intelligence [after both world wars] and then found we needed it. Let’s not go through that again. Redirect it, reduce the amount of money spent, but let’s not destroy it. Because you don’t know 10 years out … Continue reading

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CIA Directors [DCI and D/CIA] — Test your Spy Knowledge with our Quiz! [2019]

“With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior Agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken. The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — CIA Director Pompeo “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!” (July 15 2017)

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo (April 13 2017) “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — President Bashar al-Assad : “The Chemical Attack Story Is A Fabrication”

“Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack.” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad April 15 2017 — In an interview … Continue reading

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Former CIA Director John Brennan : “I really don’t do evidence.”

“The competing messages, according to officials in attendance, also reflect cultural differences between the FBI and the CIA. The bureau, true to its law enforcement roots, wants facts and tangible evidence to prove something beyond all reasonable doubt. The CIA … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta : “President Must Build ‘Loyalty’ With Intel Community”

“Obviously, it’s not a good situation. Because there is a lack of trust between the president and the intelligence community, and between the intelligence community and the president. And, you know, every time he demeans the intelligence community or accuses … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Saudi Crown Prince Awarded the CIA George Tenet Medal of Honor

“Our relationship with the United States is historic and strategic. Any attempts to undermine that will falter.” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef January 11 2017 — On Friday (February 10 2017), CIA Director Mike Pompeo honoured the Saudi Crown Prince … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director John McLaughlin Tells a Whopper: “We don’t blow up civilian airliners…”

“We don’t blow up civilian airliners up in the air…” Former CIA Director John McLaughlin “The number, 655, is a flight number: Iran Air 655. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re far from alone. But you should know the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former Acting CIA Director Mike Morell : “Trump Has Some Special Bond With Putin”

“President Donald Trump’s statements on Russia have been very bizarre and it suggests that he doesn’t have a good understanding of what Putin has done over a very long period of time.” Former CIA Director Michael Morell February 7 2017 … Continue reading

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