CIA Director Gina Haspel, yesterday in her statements gave information about the organization’s roadmap. Haspel, the organization again “will concentrate on nation-states,” she said.
According to the Washington Post, the CIA Director said it would be interested in states that are “challenging or threatening the United States,” as it did before September 11th.
With Haspel’s statements, the recent transformation in the CIA has been confirmed. After September 11, it was mentioned that the CIA, who was involved in jihadist organizations in other countries and provided training and equip activities, would focus on the spies against the states again.
According to the news, Haspel did not say the names of the countries they would spy on. She didn’t name specific countries, but the agency has set up new centers to collect intelligence on Iran and North Korea and has been focusing its assets on major powers such as Russia and China, according to intelligence officials.
Haspel also stated that they will work on this issue by argueing that the DPRC would not abandon its nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump says the DPRC is in compliance with their agreements and is on the road to nuclear disarmament. In her speech, Haspel addressed Iran and argued that Iran “destabilized” the region.
CIA Director said the CIA is closely monitoring China’s efforts to expand its influence in developing nations in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, including by offering loans to poor countries that they cannot repay.
Haspel also said that recruiting and retaining officers with foreign language expertise would be among her priorities, particularly recruits who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And she placed particular emphasis on the agency’s efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce.
When I’ve read this news yesterday, for me the most interesting part was that the CIA would train agents who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And this joke came to my mind.
The CIA trains agents for Russia. Of course they learn Russian fluently. One of them starts his mission in Moscow. In the evening, the CIA agent goes to a bar. He wants vodka from bartender. He also describes the brand of vodka in detail and how he wants it. His Russian is really good. Bartender approaches to the CIA agent.
“Are you sure?” he asks
The CIA agent is surprised and asks
“Why did you ask this question?” to the bartender.
The bartender says “I am guessing you’ll want whiskey.”
The CIA agent says “I like vodka as every Russian”
“Are you Russian?”
CIA agent, “Of course I am!” says loudly. The bartender smiles at him:
“I’ve never seen a black Russian; my mistake.”
I am still laughing, haha! I know there are so much things can be said on this news. But thinking this joke and many other jokes about spying, I cannot write more over on this news. 🙂