|By Anonymous on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 9:05 pm: Edit Post|
I read the articles about Ames and Howard. Both these agents were RPCVs who chose intelligence and could not figure out that PC is a resignation to the fact that you will never work in intelligence. When they were in PC it is possible that they did not understand that this was the end of an intelligence career and not the begining of one. Both went on to be hired by the CIA, who ran them just like they would a KGB or a foreign operative. Both these Operations officers got alot of spies killed and, they were, at the time run by the CIA. In the end both these men kille the spies they were controlling. Most people in the community understood that all they were doing was Killing the spies that worked for them. They chose to allow the CIA to kill these spies (not operations officers) and manipulate the countries in counter-intelligence. The CIA got them to kill there own people, which is why they were run for so long.
The most recent arrests in the military see to be the same situation. I ended up getting that people are serving in a war and that these new spies were handled very quickly and not run as in the Ames and Howard cases. Iraq is now more terroist than before and moving into a democracy, which is why they were handle quickly.
Ames and Howard, if you read the information here took lives to run and break. It is very nice to see that we have moved up the running of spies to months instead of lifetimes.
By the way, I am still wondering about a dead FBI agent in a grain elevator.