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Old 11-12-05, 01:59 PM
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Is the CIA a Criminal Organisation?

Do any of you think the Central Intelligence Agency is a criminal organisation, or is it a legitimate security department that protects the country and general public?

The CIA is an organisation that conducts anti-terrorist operations to defend the country, but at the same time it props up despotic dictators in the Third World, especially during the Cold War. Isn't that a little hypocritical?

What is your opinion of the CIA?
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Old 11-12-05, 02:18 PM
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No.

However, I don't think the CIA is as incompetent as others swear they are.
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Old 11-12-05, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
Do any of you think the Central Intelligence Agency is a criminal organisation, or is it a legitimate security department that protects the country and general public?

The CIA is an organisation that conducts anti-terrorist operations to defend the country, but at the same time it props up despotic dictators in the Third World, especially during the Cold War. Isn't that a little hypocritical?

What is your opinion of the CIA?

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Old 11-12-05, 02:31 PM
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Well I just watched JFK on TV so I'm biased ...
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Old 11-12-05, 03:07 PM
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If the CIA doesn't even know what it is or what it can and cannot do, then I sure as hell don't know.
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Old 11-12-05, 03:50 PM
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CIA operatives have been breaking laws against torture and the agency itself has failed to prosecute it's own operatives or submit to outside investigation . Ergo, while perhaps it is not not a criminal organization, the CIA is definately an organization that is guilty of crimes against the laws of the country it is supposed to be serving. I don't see that changing unless Bush manages to get the CIA their legal exemption from anti-torture laws.
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@ whole premise of thread.
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Old 11-13-05, 11:04 AM
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The real CIA or SD6?
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