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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:01 PM

Anyone know if new CIA "Acting Director" is a Mormon? I can't find anything in Searches.

Michael Morell
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Michael Morell
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Acting
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 9, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by David Petraeus
In office
July 1, 2011 September 6, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Leon Panetta
Succeeded by David Petraeus
Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 6, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Stephen Kappes
Personal details
Born September 4, 1958 (age 54)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater University of Akron
Georgetown University

Michael J. Morell (born 1958) is the current Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, his second time in that role, having served as Acting Director the year before, in 2011. In May 2010, Morell was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, succeeding Stephen Kappes. As stated, from July 1 to September 6, 2011, he served his first stint as Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, following the appointment of Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. On November 9, 2012, Morell once again became Acting Director following the resignation of General David Petraeus, following an extramarital affair. President Obama plans to nominate him as the Director.

Morell is a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He joined the CIA in 1980. He was chief of the CIA's division on Asia, Pacific and Latin America. Most of his work in the agency was devoted to Asian projects. He also managed the staff that produced the Presidential Daily Briefings for President George W. Bush. Before his 2010 nomination as Deputy Director, Morell served as Director for Intelligence, a position he had held since 2008. Before that, he served as the CIA's first Associate Deputy Director from 2006 to 2008.

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Reply Anyone know if new CIA "Acting Director" is a Mormon? I can't find anything in Searches. (Original post)
KoKo Nov 2012 OP
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #1
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #2
grasswire Nov 2012 #3
MineralMan Nov 2012 #4
Marinedem Nov 2012 #5
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #6
Marinedem Nov 2012 #7
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #8
Marinedem Nov 2012 #9
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #11
UtahLib Nov 2012 #12
aletier_v Nov 2012 #14
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #10
KoKo Nov 2012 #13
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #15

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:02 PM

1. Thats a strange question

What makes you ask - did you read something sketchy about the guy?

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:04 PM

2. why?

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:17 PM

3. what about Patraeus?

Someone said he is a dominionist. I find that really scary.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:17 PM

4. Why do you ask? Very confusing question.

What makes you think he's a Mormon?

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. Here is a better question:

 

Who gives a fuck? What does it matter?

This obsession with mormons that came about on DU after Rmoney's attempt at the presidency is bizarre.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:38 PM

6. I know that the CIA and FBI recruit heavily from...

BYU, so it's very likely. There are a LOT of Mormons in the FBI and CIA. I encourage anyone who thinks this is an odd question to do some research.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:04 PM

7. The reason:

 

It's awfully appealing to recruit men who are less inclined to drink and womanize. Makes for fewer hiccups later.

If the Amish were game, they'd recruit them as well.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

8. If that was what they were after

they wouldn't be recruiting from BYU. Those folks ain't the innocents they pretend to be, honor code or no.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. Then why?

 

Some Mormon conspiracy? Jesus. I swear this site threw Occam's razor in the trash or something.

In the intelligence industry, this is a well known fact. I'll leave it at that.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:47 PM

11. I'm not doubting you

I just found the statement funny.

I assume they figure the kids will grow out of it, settle down and act appropriately (for their faith) once they leave college. Most of them probably do.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:57 PM

12. Touchy, touchy n/t

Seems like simple curiosity to me. And yes, Mormons are like people everywhere in that there are those who drink alcohol, have extra marital affairs, commit various crimes, commit suicide, etc. etc. etc. I guess I don't understand why you are so angrily defensive on their behalf.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:12 PM

14. The problem with conspiracies is that most of you have no frame of reference

to do a qualitative check, to identify them.

Conditions for a conspiracy

1) Two or more people sharing information

2) A third party who is deliberately deprived of that information

3) The conspirators gain something from the third party's ignorance


There's your checkist to identify a conspiracy.

Q: Was the Paula / Patraeus affair a conspiracy?

Apply the test.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. I did and you are correct

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:06 PM

13. Someone said that to me today about recruiting Mormons for Military...I didn't believe so

that's why I did a search. I tried all the search engines and did every way I knew to try to find out. Is he a Mormon?

Maybe someone has better search skills than I do who can answer it.

(btw...I do search for a living...but, it's mostly medical and other company research, Stock Market stuff)

So...if anyone can find anything....it would be much appreciated.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:59 AM

15. I think you need to use some basic math before saying "it's very likely"

We know he did not go to BYU (he went to Akron and Georgetown - the latter being a Catholic university, which is the best pointer we have to his religion). If you really think that most FBI and CIA personnel, even the ones who did not go to BYU, are Mormons, then you better provide some statistics on that.

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