Sunday, June 19, 2005

A QUESTION FOR PORTER GOSS

Timothy J. Burger of the Time magazine asked the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Porter Goss, ten questions. Question and answer #4:

Timothy Burger: COULD THE U.S. GO TO WAR AGAIN BASED ON FALSE INTELLIGENCE?

Porter Goss: I would not agree to surmise that America has gone to war based on false intelligence. I would say that the right question is: Should America be checking out threats to America? The answer is yes. And will we find some threats were more talk than real? Yes, we will. (Time.com, 06/27/05.)


Do you think that CIA has "checked out threats" by the mullahs? Here is an excerpt from a report by Iran Focus on Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is ranked by experts as one of the largest and most active intelligence agencies in the Middle East, having masterminded 450 acts of terrorism throughout the world since the 1980s, yet it has been shrouded in so much mystery that apart from the occasional revelations by the Iranian Resistance, little has ever been made public about its operations and functions. Its secret budget and unchecked power have turned it into one of the key pillars of the Iranian theocracy.

The MOIS is also one of the most secretive agencies in the world and its command structure is directly answerable to the Iranian regime's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (IranFocus.com. 05/06/05.)