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Old 22 May 17, 09:10
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Guarding the Guards at the CIA

As Mountain Man likes to say, "who watches the watchers?"

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Guarding the Guards at the CIA
May 22, 2017
By George Friedman

It’s a tough question for a democracy to answer. Trust is built on the tacit agreement that the “bad things” an agency does are good for the country. If the public believes that that is no longer the case – if it believes the agency is acting out of self-interest and not national interest – then the agreement is broken. The intelligence agency is seen as an impediment of the right to national self-determination, a means for the ends of the few
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Old 22 May 17, 10:17
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I am most disturbed by the FBI & the CIA dabbling in our internal politics.

When agencies start playing kingmaker everything goes to hell.

There is no real chance of a military coup in the USA, but the safeguards on Federal agencies is less defined.
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Seemingly the most recent and related thread for this 'slideshow';
7 Secrets the CIA Doesn’t Want You to Know
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As Mountain Man likes to say, "who watches the watchers?"

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In North Korea they watch each other...

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In North Korea they watch each other...

The Soviet Union had a wonderful constitution. It's the character of the population that makes a society work.

The Obama administration was the worst in history in terms of how whistleblowers were treated. The left in general has no concept of personal honor or responsibility. Personal honor extends to reporting the crimes of peers. More importantly honor can only be maintained by peer pressure.

Both the left and the right are today without honor. The crimes at Enron were widely known as were the recent crimes at the FBI and Justice department. Where was the peer pressure that correct these problems before they become criminal?
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In North Korea they watch each other...

I saw a show a night or two ago on Discovery, I think, on North Korea. That pic is from the "Truce Village." They showed those two guys staring at each other. There's also a third guard not shown in that pic. The third guys job is to make sure nobody defects, the two guys shown are there to make sure the third guy doesn't defect, or that neither of the two of them defect.
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