2008.02.12: February 12, 2008: Headlines: COS - Bolivia: Safety: Intelligence Issues: American Prospect: Robert Farley writes: The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy

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Robert Farley writes: The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy

Robert Farley writes: The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy

The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy. If Peace Corps volunteers (or Fulbright Scholars) are suspected of gathering intel for the United States government, then their work can be compromised and their physical safety endangered. I suspect that this represents the activity of "enterprising" low level personnel at State or (more likely) CIA rather than official policy, but it's nevertheless a very stupid move.

Robert Farley writes: The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy

PEACE CORPS SPIES.

Via Alterdestiny, this is troubling:

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The point of putting a wall between Peace Corps activities and intelligence gathering activities is that any hint of the latter contaminating the former puts the entire Peace Corps operation in jeopardy. If Peace Corps volunteers (or Fulbright Scholars) are suspected of gathering intel for the United States government, then their work can be compromised and their physical safety endangered. I suspect that this represents the activity of "enterprising" low level personnel at State or (more likely) CIA rather than official policy, but it's nevertheless a very stupid move. In the context of a narrative that describes Hugo Chavez as the next V.I. Lenin, however, it shouldn't be all that surprising.

--Robert Farley

Posted by Robert Farley on February 12, 2008 11:18 AM




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