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June 5, 2013

Spies in America: A National Security Debacle (Part 2)

One of the most fascinating libraries that I ever stepped foot in was the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, it is filled with virtually every political, military, economic and social informational tool needed to educate oneself. That’s not what fascinated me.

The individual who accompanied me into the library was a contact of mine. He was an intelligence officer from a foreign, yet friendly nation. I will never forget the one thing he said on our little expedition, “Only a fool would check out a book here.”

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is an internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence professional. He has taught domestic and international organizations in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues. He has briefed some of the highest government officials ranging from ambassadors to members of Congress and Pentagon staff. He is author of the book Contracted: America's Secret Warriors and Contracted II: America's Terror Trackers, and Going Rogue: The Compilation.

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  • TheDruid

    Txazz TheDruid YankeePapa  I stick by my original post. I heard it from one of the relatives of FDR. Although it would have been interesting if some of the people taken in with Operation Paperclip were watching these events.

  • Txazz

    TheDruid YankeePapa Bill Hanson's book says FDR was poisoned by Nazi agents.  I would like to know more about which is correct.  Interesting secrets our government covers up and what will Americans be reading in the next 50 years about our era?  That is, if anyone is left standing by then.

  • majrod

    ProfessionalXMAZ majrod SEAN SPOONTS I avoid the "R" word also.  I know who's listening.

  • ProfessionalXMAZ

    Welp.  These are based on my time in service. 1. No. I don't think so. They know the big rights but from what I saw (ie, 1 and 2), most are more focused on getting free degrees, drinking and chasing women to think about how their service impacts their oath, and vice versa. 2.  Yes, my guys, at least, had the courage of conviction, IF they had the knowledge.  First they would have had to have the knowledge though.  The problem is, the service is so career oriented these days, sneezing the wrong way can get you in trouble (two of my friends got arrested for low crawling past a police car in the grass, drunk in public, and were both discharged).   Pretty good way to dissuade people from even questioning what's going on.

  • ProfessionalXMAZ

    majrod ProfessionalXMAZ SEAN SPOONTS Well said.  Exactly my thoughts.  Just wanted to make sure I wasn't riding the crazy train by myself :) This is one of the main reasons for me leaving the service.  I took my oath seriously and couldn't reconcile what I wanted it to be, with reality. Wasn't going to bring up the 'R' word either but yes, seems like we're sleepwalking into something big. And bad.