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Tim Gratz
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While the CIA did not kill JFK this is not to say that everything the agency did was commendable. Apparently its excesses continued into the 1990s. The below is from "Legacy of Ashes." One does not know whether to laugh or cry!

Perhaps the most comical of all CIA clandestine activities --

unfortunately all too typical of its covert operations over the last

60 years -- was the spying it did in 1994 on the newly appointed

American ambassador to Guatemala, Marilyn McAfee, who sought to

promote policies of human rights and justice in that country. Loyal to

the murderous Guatemalan intelligence service, the CIA had bugged her

bedroom and picked up sounds that led their agents to conclude that

the ambassador was having a lesbian love affair with her secretary,

Carol Murphy. The CIA station chief "recorded her cooing endearments

to Murphy." The agency spread the word in Washington that the liberal

ambassador was a lesbian without realizing that "Murphy" was also the

name of her two-year-old black standard poodle. The bug in her bedroom

had recorded her petting her dog. She was actually a married woman

from a conservative family. [p. 459]

One would think that when McAfee whispered those cooiing endearments to her dog Murphy and no human response was recorded that might have caused the CIA Station Chief to question whether McAfee was indeed addressing her endearments to Carol! Or is the moral of this story not to name your dog the same name as your secretary?

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While the CIA did not kill JFK this is not to say that everything the agency did was commendable. Apparently its excesses continued into the 1990s. The below is from "Legacy of Ashes." One does not know whether to laugh or cry!

Perhaps the most comical of all CIA clandestine activities --

unfortunately all too typical of its covert operations over the last

60 years -- was the spying it did in 1994 on the newly appointed

American ambassador to Guatemala, Marilyn McAfee, who sought to

promote policies of human rights and justice in that country. Loyal to

the murderous Guatemalan intelligence service, the CIA had bugged her

bedroom and picked up sounds that led their agents to conclude that

the ambassador was having a lesbian love affair with her secretary,

Carol Murphy. The CIA station chief "recorded her cooing endearments

to Murphy." The agency spread the word in Washington that the liberal

ambassador was a lesbian without realizing that "Murphy" was also the

name of her two-year-old black standard poodle. The bug in her bedroom

had recorded her petting her dog. She was actually a married woman

from a conservative family. [p. 459]

One would think that when McAfee whispered those cooiing endearments to her dog Murphy and no human response was recorded that might have caused the CIA Station Chief to question whether McAfee was indeed addressing her endearments to Carol! Or is the moral of this story not to name your dog the same name as your secretary?

Maybe she was having a sexual relationship with her dog. American ambassadors who support human rights are clearly suffering from a variety of psychological disorders.

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Charles wrote:

"Maybe it was all the doing of the Collie Cartel." Nice try, but Murphy was a black poodle!!

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The CIA's official comment on this incident:

Even Weiner’s telling of his juiciest tale, involving the American ambassador to Guatemala, is gravely flawed. There is much less to this than Weiner suggests—for starters, the supposed intelligence on which it is based did not even come from the CIA or a CIA source. As is so often the case, there is more than one side to the story. But you would not know that from Weiner’s book.

The CIA does not like "Legacy of Ashes", of course.

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