Dirty Business As Usual: New CIA Director Burns Confirmed by Unanimous Vote in Senate
by Jeremy Kuzmarov - CovertAction Magazine
At his confirmation hearing on February 26th, Burns continued a long agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along with North Korea, and said that Iran should not be allowed to get a nuclear weapon.
A Sterling Choice?
Burns helped forge close U.S. relations with oppressive leaders, supported subversion operations against Russia and Ukraine, and helped build support for wars ranging from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan to Libya to Ukraine.
A Man Who Sold His Soul for Power
The Drivel of a Diplomat
Supporting Assassination, Islamic Fundamentalism, and War
Confronting the Russians
Business as Usual
- Will he be able to find/recruit substantive analysts who can be objective on Russia and China; and
- Will Burns, as an INTELLIGENCE, not political officer, have the guts to stand up to hardliners wet behind the ears, with allusions of grandeur and the naive abiding belief that the U.S. is the “sole indispensable country,” so “exceptional” that it somehow makes sense to take on Russia and China at the same time?
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