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Response to Ramses (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:44 PM

24. NSA data could be most useful for connected types on Wall Street.

The "Take" could be very, very, large. And, after it's sifted, make for a very, very large payday.



Gosh, maybe financial success isn't determined by hard work or who you know. It's just what you know and when you learn it.



CIA moonlights in corporate world

By EAMON JAVERS
Politico, 2/1/10

In the midst of two wars and the fight against Al Qaeda, the CIA is offering operatives a chance to peddle their expertise to private companies on the side — a policy that gives financial firms and hedge funds access to the nation’s top-level intelligence talent, POLITICO has learned.

In one case, these active-duty officers moonlighted at a hedge-fund consulting firm that wanted to tap their expertise in “deception detection,” the highly specialized art of telling when executives may be lying based on clues in a conversation.

The never-before-revealed policy comes to light as the CIA and other intelligence agencies are once again under fire for failing to “connect the dots,” this time in the Christmas Day bombing plot on Northwest Flight 253.

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But the close ties between active-duty and retired CIA officers at one consulting company show the degree to which CIA-style intelligence gathering techniques have been employed by hedge funds and financial institutions in the global economy.

The firm is called Business Intelligence Advisors, and it is based in Boston. BIA was founded and is staffed by a number of retired CIA officers, and it specializes in the arcane field of “deception detection.” BIA’s clients have included Goldman Sachs and the enormous hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, according to spokesmen for both firms.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32290.html#ixzz0eIFPhHBh



You are spot-on, Ramses. Exposing the crooks is the first step to getting rid of their influence. I am troubled that the Department of Justice has so startlingly failed in doing its part of the job.

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