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I knew someone like him in Iran some time back. Not that well but we did meet and speak over some issue. All the Persians in government who saw this guy thought him a CIA spy then if it was him. It became an in house joke. The Indians in Iran also referred to him as a Sepoy, the Indian name for specially trained policeman (the origin of the word spy) although their reasons were never disclosed or apparent.

The Indians through some mechanism of their own have been able to identify foreign intelligence agents for ages but not keep their own under control. Eli Cohen the famed Israeli spy was traced by an Indian radio intercept in Syria.

If the man I met all those years ago in Iran was indeed him it would be great to read his view of the world and his world particularly at the time in his book.

Danger is that anyone he came into contact with could be compromised especially in Iran at a time like that we are now witness to.

March 28 2011 at 12:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jeff & nina

They forced people to take LSD??? Where do i sign up???

March 27 2011 at 11:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris & Craig

They will find someone who will help them sue the CIA and the US govt before its all over

March 27 2011 at 10:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

highly paid bunch of thugs

March 27 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

I am an avid reader of all kinds of spy novels. Their book is interesting in that it is a relatively factual accounting of cia overseas assignments. Human contact and electronic spying are essentials of a modern world. All intelligence agencies have conducted obscene agendas and for that the usa, should for one appologize, but that will never happen.

March 27 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Tom E. Walter

Don't be fooled by the CIA lifestyle. I was a victum of the Illegal MKUltra prodject which involved a lot of innocent people being given LSD without the victums knowledge. They even did this to our military men. The project existed from the 1950's thru the 1980's until exposed by the government and driven underground under another name. Who are they trying to kid? I have been there and know what the CIA is capable of. They must be hard up trying to find recurits.

March 27 2011 at 7:50 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I obviously don't know how the CIA operates, but I suspect there are various levels of assignments ranging from as mundane as reading daily newspapers to the intrigue of interfacing with high level political operatives. I imagine this couple were more in the lower range and didn't pose any risk to the the James Bond image. They are obviously seeking to cash in on their employment history rather than enlightening the public. I personally believe that the CIA should make employees sign non disclosure agreements that put their post employment benefits at risk if they divulge sensitive information regarding CIA operations.

March 27 2011 at 5:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Good and thank you for working for the CIA. Now keep it to yourselves.

March 27 2011 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There was a time when people of the CIA remained anonymous and didn't parade themselves publicly for personal gain. Unfortunately, all too often in recent years we have seen a cultural, and less appealing, aspect of personal gain at the expense of a necessary element of our national intelligence structure. It was better when we knew little and imagined a lot. With all the people coming out publicly we see the truth...they have the same faults and failures as any other organization built with people. No more and no less. But, in the eyes of our adversaries we are diminished and weakened. And that is unfortunate. Sometimes, less is more.

March 27 2011 at 4:39 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply

doesn't the janitor who mops the floor work for the CIA, so what?

March 27 2011 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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