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NO – SERIOUSLY – Fear not America: In this increasingly dangerous world, with nuclear-armed enemies bullying and threatening our country and its interests on every continent, and terrorists still hell-bent on our destruction, the CIA is hard at work fighting our worst threats. No – not China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, or ISIS – but an even worse threat.

The deadly menace of “misguided, patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.” Yesss! Finally!

I for one, am so relieved the Agency has got this previously covert mortal danger to our Republic fully covered. I was really beginning to worry that they were wasting their time on space dominance, nuclear weapons, biological and cyber warfare, or China and Russia’s military buildups and incursions into the Arctic.

In its most recent recruitment ad, America’s ‘premier’ human intelligence organization approved they have their priorities in order.

In it the CIA proudly showcased an unnamed, self-described 36-year-old “cisgender millennial,” “mom,” and bilingual “woman of color” [i.e.; Hispanic/Latina/LatinX/?] who describes herself as “intersectional” and who has “been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”

Nowhere does the ad mention what the spy organization does or needs in order to succeed in its mission. But we do learn that this employee can change a diaper and console a toddler with two hands at the same time, while ‘waxing eloquent’ about complex legal stuff, and singing in Spanish. All while being overcome with anxiety!

From my overseas intelligence experience, these are all indispensable skills and traits to avoid getting captured or killed – and still accomplish your mission.

In a tweet on April 28, linking to the ad, the CIA quotes the Agency employee whose role is never mentioned, as saying:

I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world. Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.

After checking every woke Leftist box imaginable, secret agent woman, or whatever) notes – not ironically – that her ‘existence is not a box-checking exercise.’

In my view she should be very apologetic, and so should the CIA.

The reaction on Twitter was harsh.

Former CIA Ops Officer Bryan Dean Wright said:

The CIA used to be about mission to country. (I speak from experience) Now it’s now about demanding — and getting — accommodation to fix an emotional wound or advance a personal agenda.

America is less safe with this new CIA and dangerously more political.

Less analytically, but more to the point, conservative commentator John Hawkins Tweeted:

The CIA: We’re so desperate that we may even hire losers like you! I mean, what else are you doing? Getting angry at people on Twitter? If you’re going to be a loser, be a LOSER AT THE CIA!

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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2 months ago

I thought the point was to keep CIA operatives anonymous. Now they’re outing themselves? So much for her future as a spy! Just another useless whiner idjut living off taxpayers.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago
Reply to  de52

It’s looking good for the good old USA

2 months ago

The CIA, like the FBI are not in the business of protecting the American people. They are in it to protect and further their own agencies and the agendas of the left.

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
2 months ago

Oh, CIA ,the collisions you will see
At the intersection of intersectionality.