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   Undertoad  Saturday Oct 13 11:50 AM

10/13: Terrorist Busters!

The CIA has created this graphic to represent its efforts... "Terrorist Busters"!

This is so silly and lame as to be considered bizarre. All I can think is... hopefully the CIA's public communications division is staffed by the incompetents who aren't capable of doing actual intelligence work. If they blow assignments, they're sent off to this part of the agency, where they can't do any serious damage.

Well, that and there IS a place for graphic designers in the War on Terrorism, and if they want to serve their country, now is the time.

Slight  Saturday Oct 13 03:46 PM

I agree with Undertoad. This is a silly graphic. First of all the terrorist in the 9/11 attacks had niether guns (they used knives) nor masks (why hide when you are going to kill yourself.) A better representation would be a picture of the bill of rights burning, because what is really happening is congress is taking away our civil liberties in the name of "terrorism" (a la McCarthyism sic?).

Side note: this is a blown up flatbed scan of a lapel pin. My guess is that it is not an "official" graphic but something for the spooks to wear to feel better about themselves. Also it looks like the AK-47 toting skier depicted on the pin is smiling =)

Correction this is an official graphic on the cia home page.

jaguar  Saturday Oct 13 06:48 PM

Great, to protect our civil rights we must take them away.....hmmm.....

That has to be the worst piece of graphics i've seen in a long time, what they gonna do, wear it while undercover?

Hubris Boy  Saturday Oct 13 07:49 PM

Relax, people. It's just an in-house logo that the folks who work in the DCI Counterterrorist Center came up with for themselves. Nothing unusual about it. Things like this are common, especially in the military. They're good for morale and promote unit cohesion and esprit de corps.

Sheesh. Not EVERYTHING has to be serious. If the people who work in this group get a grin out of wearing a silly little lapel pin to work, so what? They probably don't get many grins in their line of work.

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