CIA — And The Top 2021 Blunder is…

“A picture is worth a thousand words”

The pixelation is very strong in the video and I guess this is because the former CIA man has a very distinctive aspect which could make him identifiable if the blurring was not so severe. However, the in-screen image gives a very clear picture of his appearance.

March 12 2021 — A recent CIA tweet suggests that you watch “The Tip of the Spear: From Virginia Hall to Gina Haspel”. Indeed, you should… Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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On March 10 2021, the CIA tweeted the following message:

I think we can all agree that there is a serious problem with this video. The blurring software is not efficient.

It works with the video but if you use the ‘scrub bar’, it does not work, at least not well.

At the 8.20 mark, the face of a former CIA officer is clearly revealed.

So, the next time you read that a person has been charged for passing classified information which helped a foreign government dismantle a CIA spy network, you may consider the alternative explanation. 

Just ask yourself: What unbelievably crude errors have they done this time?

“There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of almost unbelievably crude errors—and the ones that are not yet widely known to have failed.”

Edward Luttwak

The Tip of the Spear: From Virginia Hall to Gina Haspel — [The OSS Society]

On Saturday October 20 2018, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society presented DCIA Gina Haspel with the William J. Donovan Award in recognition of her service to the United States of America.

For the occasion, the OSS Society has posted a very interesting short documentary: “The Tip of the Spear: From Virginia Hall to Gina Haspel”


DCIA Haspel Presented with the 2018 William J. Donovan Award — CIA Website


CIA — And The Top 2021 Blunder is…

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