Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Erasing Eyebrows

To Tell The Truth

A select few live in a secret underworld where they play the deadly game of intrigue and espionage. The stakes are high but the reward is silent glory. The top secret world of sensitive international intelligence is often portrayed in the most glamourous way on film and news from the iconic James Bond 007 to the down right mundane characters like Alger Hiss and Robert Hanssen.

Eye Bro

In the movie The Recruit, Collin Farrell aptly hammers the 007 mythology with his signature eyebrows reserved for NOC's only. But the truth of the matter is that although the spy game is positively sexy, the shady characters that inhabit this dark place are most likely ugly as a drone.

Gather 'Round

The inner circle of surveillance and analysis is a very crowded place. Today the secret america we have is comprised of countless agencies and a list of private contractors that sustain our economy with super paranoid intent. With every conceivable acronym, the amount of energy that goes into gathering information and making sense of it all is mind-boggling. The crazies are the only ones who take delight in what is happening.

Here is just one recent example of the cost of endless war:

The Pakistani government would like the CIA's aggressive drone campaign "suspended" and only resumed under "new rules" and "formalized terms," according to a Pakistani military official familiar with discussions between the two nations.

Relations between the CIA and Pakistan's military intelligence agency, known by its initials ISI, became "strained" says the Pakistani official, following the incident when CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot and killed two men in Lahore, Pakistan, in late January.

On March 17 -- the day after Davis had been released from a Pakistani jail following the payment of more than $2 million in "blood money" to the two victims' families -- a CIA drone strike killed as many as 45 people in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Moscow Miss

But not all is lost in this unsavory stage of rotten apples. Every so often a story breaks that makes the whole mess seem worthwhile . Obviously we now all now know who Anna Chapman really works for. And who can forget the charm and elegance of Valerie Plame and hubby Joe Wilson when they hit then VP Cheney with a big dirty YellowCake pie.

Hive of Drones

Yet most of the dirty, some say worthy work takes place just above most heads or under the cover of cover on top of cover. From the guy in the cubicle at AIPAC to the lady on the computer at the Miami News , Do we really know who's who?

The Anticastro

These are the eyebrows of a real life spy. These are the eyes of a mad terrorist that was just released from prison. Posada must have some very good dirt on his old pal Bush Sr. because he is a wanted criminal all over the world but has found safe haven in Miami.

This from the one n only Amy Goodman:

Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative best known as the suspected mastermind of the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airline jet, was acquitted Friday. He wasn’t facing terrorism charges, but 11 charges of perjury, immigration fraud, and obstruction of justice. Although the U.S. government believes he is an international terrorist, Posada Carriles was freed on Friday. Will the Obama administration let him walk the streets of Miami?

Posada is an old man now but his story sets the example for the next generation of rabid individuals willing to kill innocent civilians for ideological gains. I don't really care what team they are batting for, in the crazies deadly game, we all loose.

MIAMI, May 17, 2005 - Immigration officials arrested Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile suspected in a deadly airplane bombing and other attacks, on Tuesday, weeks after he slipped into the United States and shortly after he withdrew an application for political asylum.

The Bush administration, which had been mostly silent about Mr. Posada's presence and until Tuesday denied knowing if he was even in the country, faced growing pressure from Cuba and its ally Venezuela to extradite him. Critics had questioned why the United States would not root out a suspected terrorist, even one hailed by Cuban exiles as a freedom fighter against Fidel Castro.

Generation Why Not

Yoani Sanchez, totally caliente blogger trapped in Cuba, has been a regular read for millions of exiled patriots and human rights watchers. Her intellect and heart cut to the core of what is so Effed up about the power struggles of countries at odds with their people.

Jimmy Carter, God bless him, could not gain the release of one of our own spies who was caught in Cuba recently. The saga of mench Allan Gross is a little reported story because it does not have a happy ending.

Mr Gross, a development worker with experience in many countries, was arrested in late 2009 while working for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

His project involved distributing mobile phones and laptops, and helping improve internet access for Jewish Cubans, reportedly so they could communicate with other Jewish communities around the world.

Stelph Stuff

You know, in the film The Recruit, Al Pacino said one very curious truth when he told the class that there is good and bad in the world. But he neglected to elaborate on who's what.

Tight Lipped Float Social Media Tsumani

I would dream about being a spy but my lips are too loose.


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