Tuesday, June 02, 2015

 

Quotable: Conspiracy

An intelligence service is the ideal vehicle for a conspiracy. Its members can travel about at home and abroad under secret orders, and no questions are asked. Every scrap of paper in the files, its membership, its expenditure of funds, its contacts, even enemy contacts, are state secrets.

Source: Allen Dulles, US Director of Central Intelligence (1953-1961) as quoted in James Srodes, Allen Dulles: Master of Spies (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 1999) p. 252.

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