An intelligence organization is going to have an input side and an output side. Ed Snowden exposed the NSA's vast data collections program. But we have yet to hear much about the NSA's dissemination program. It's no secret that post-WWII, the CIA developed a network of friendly editors and journalists willing to run stories on the agency's behalf. I personally don't have a problem with this provided that the information is of little consequence or the distortions are short lived. I'd also like to think that incidents of planted information are relatively rare. We want journalists not to worry too much about who might like or dislike their work over at some Federal agency. Too much cooperative effort will compromise that independent spirit. Oh the other thing I need is no fucking red flags. No red flags that moonbats are making decisions within our intelligence services. Moonbats want certain things real bad and will cherry pick and use emotional language to manipulate others. They don't like to be contradicted and therefore once in power they bring in only friendly faces. This is how they ruin everything. But I digress. Back to the matter of the NSA's information dissemination program. The major target audience for the NSA's output is this guy: Barack Obama was an attorney with a particular interest in Constitutional law prior to his entry into politics. He expressed serious concerns about the legality of holding people indefinitely at Guantanamo and promised that if he were elected president, he would do everything in his power to solve the Guantanamo problem. Looks like that didn't happen though. Why not? I have to speculate but it's the only speculation I can come up with that makes sense to me: One day not long after taking office a few people from the CIA/NSA met with Obama and said, "Mr. President, we're going to explain why you aren't likely to close Guantanamo anytime soon..." They laid out some information about who was being detained and how their release might prove harmful to the US. And that was that. Even if my speculation in this particular case is off the mark, surely intelligence determines executive decisions. Intelligence must therefore be a greater power within the executive branch than even the President. The second major target audience for the output from our intelligence services is Congress, particularly the intelligence oversight committee. The third audience is us, the unwashed masses. This thread is for us. I would really like to know what the CIA/NSA have been feeding us recently and why. Leaks welcome. Tidbits in the news that look like talking points or memes promoted by the NSA welcome. I don't expect a lot of good stuff right away. But the thread will be here as a handy place to put some infos and clues as they arise.