[Cryptography] Happy birthday, NIA!

Steve Kinney admin at pilobilus.net
Sun Jan 27 22:29:04 PST 2019

On 1/27/19 9:14 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> On 1/21/19, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> The predecessor of the CIA, the National Intelligence Agency was created by
>> President Truman on this day in 1946; it merged with its operational arm,
>> the CIG (Central Intelligence Group) to become another TLA, the CIA, in 1947,
>> located at Foggy Bottom.
> Why are you celebrating singing cheer praise and thanks
> songs and giving happy gifts for a bunch of top secret lying
> human experimenting torturing murderers since inception...

"You got to love your enemies, because hate makes you misunderestimate
them." - George W. Bush

I would not doubt that he learned a more grammatically correct version
of that saying at his daddy's knee, what with Poppy's history as
Director of Central Intelligence.  It's very much "spook think," and
immensely valuable to the likes of us as well.

In re the CIA, a few years ago I ran across a copy of The Secret Team by
Col. L. Fletcher Prouty:  He went directly from OSS work to a senior
briefer position at CIA, and he did not like what he saw.  The Secret
Team presents as the /only/ significant history and analysis of the
CIA's structure and function.  I would even say that nobody understands
that gang's methods, and the scope and distribution of their power, who
does not know their Prouty:


Speaking of spook think, The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by
Richards J. Hauer, a textbook for the guise and gals who do real
intelligence work (as opposed to various forms of terrorism, wet work,
etc.), presents as required reading for radicals IMO.  Emotionally
loaded perceptions of "enemy" actors lead to gross errors in estimating
their intentions, capabilities and likely actions.

Our Mr. Hauer definitely earned his pay while pounding out this textbook
at taxpayer expense, and to their credit the CIA makes it available to
the public.  But this link from JYA should reduce the paranoia factor
for those interested in learning how "competent spies" really do their


Go and do ye likewise:  When Satan himself tells the truth, that does
not magically convert it to a lie.


> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_by_the_CIA
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_interrogation_techniques
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Targeted_killing
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_ARTICHOKE
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKOFTEN
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_activities_in_the_United_States
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Gottlieb
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Olson
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Blauer
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_sky_memo
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_Six
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Haspel#Torture_and_destruction_of_evidence_controversy
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Khalid_Sheikh_Mohammed#Torture_and_the_role_of_Gina_Haspel
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Omar_case
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CIA_controversies
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_and_CIA_interrogation_manuals
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_and_state-sponsored_terrorism
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_and_state_terrorism
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Jewels_(Central_Intelligence_Agency)

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