[Intelforum] Fixing intelligence
JBugler at aol.com
JBugler at aol.com
Mon Dec 19 00:12:33 EST 2005
This writer remembers a spoof movie from the late 50's. It is a British flic
about a MI6 asset posted somewhere in pre CASTRO Cuba.
ALIC Guinness plays the lead. He enjoys the money and the climate but he has
nothing to report. So he draws a large sketch of a vacuum cleaner and sends
it back to the UK thru a go between who works as the British embassy in
This film got good reviews in the New York Times.
How funny. How funny. Wasting resources better used for education or
So you see at the time the entreatment media was spoofing our clandestina
services whose job it was just to be there and make some contacts and if
something should just happen which is detrimental to the country you are working for
-- well for heavens sake lets hear about it. You never know.
This is something we seem to have failed to do as of late -- particularly in
countries where Islam is the drum beat.
We need people in place. If we don't have them -- then somewhere down the
line we will have to pay the consequences.
I would rather get a drawing of a vacuum cleaner every now and then rather
than nothing at all.
A chap I know remembers one of our guys telling him about missiles coming
into Cuba in 1962. The month was June. This guy managed to get out to sea and
was picked up by one of our swift boats.
This guy was a remnant of 2506. He told my associate that missiles were in
Cuba. Were they ss or sa we asked? He was not sure.
I am told this information was back channeled to the president on July
4.1962, at Peter Lawford's beach house in Santa Monica.
We believe this flame got the moth's attention.
Without this head start, I don't know where we all be today.
Fixing intelligence. Get human beings in place -- keep them there -- support
Who knows someday they just might have something to report more interesting
than a vacuum cleaner.
With every good wish,
JOHN W. BUGLER
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