Allen Dulles is the father of that organization and if anyone really wants to understand how deep and depraved the labyrinth of so-called Intelligence was--that he built, they really should read "The Devil's Chessboard" by David Talbot.
Whenever I read about a really depraved mind, it's my reflex to try to locate their time and date of birth and check out what astrologers term "the birth blueprint." Allen Dulles' is such proof-positive of textbook Astrology 101 that I intend to include it either in an article or a book.
Suffice it to say, the man was born to personify the most deft forms of double-dealing possible.
When people divide themselves between the persona shown to the public while retaining a very different one committed to deeds most civilized souls would find repugnant, then something of a split takes place inside the psyche.
That's how people employed by this network can present a normal face to society while truly believing themselves immune to the laws of man, added to that of universal justice: karma.
The CIA killed La Mumba in Africa, the Shah of Iran, propped up Pinochet's blood-soaked coup, recently outed the head of Honduras, threw the popular Latin American leader (I have to look up his name, it presently escapes my accessible memory files) out of a plane, tried to kill Castro many times, and so much more. And these are hardly isolated acts that lack major repercussions.
They have undermined governments and left many societies in utter chaos, and that doesn't include the countless lives lost.
And even if it WERE an "Intelligence Agency," for those who actually believe that the 911 events followed true to the existing official narrative, why wasn't the entire body tossed out the door?
And how come none of these geniuses saw the fiscal collapse of the Soviet Union; or, when equipped with the kind of surveillance system that would have made Hitler ecstatic, unable to thwart the "terrorist massacres" that have erupted both here, inside "the Homeland" and in numerous nations abroad?
If THAT is what measures Intelligence, then Houston, "we" have more than a problem.
However, when the CIA works in service to the WAR DEPARTMENT, then its job is to make sure that wars continue. It's proven itself very capable in THAT regard; however, that's never the yardstick against which this lethal organization is measured.
It has proven itself a THREAT to humanity. Period. And just as the MIC asserts its right to an open checkbook and NEVER any audits; the CIA considers itself immune to any form of law or any form of accounting. Its inception came just before all those 007 films showed up to glamorize the organization (and its offshoots). No one blinked when the ever-composed, ethereally handsome Sean Connery (as 007) simply killed anyone standing in the way of his assigned objective.
As the Brits would say, Hollywood worked its magic in giving the CIA terrific P.R. by making its "license to kill" the unstated (inverted) law of the land.