The Company is an interesting television mini-series that I was lucky enough to watch today.
With my aching muscles from lifting furniture I sat on my rocking chair and watch this six hours miniseries and it was great.
The epic story is about the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that evolves from the 1950s through Gorbachev, and to the eventual breaking up of the
Depicted as a story blending history and fiction, the drama focuses on three agents, and one is James Jesus Angleton played by Michael Keaton. Angleton was described as an obsessive CIA counter intelligence specialist, but a good one. James Jesus Angleton was a real dedicated CIA spy, and he eventually managed to trace down "Sacha", a Soviet mole within the CIA.
Why am I saying all these? Just a thought that occurred through my mind if our own "spies" in our own "CIA" can detect if there are any moles of foreign governments that have infiltrate or already infiltrated our government. Are there any mole or moles, for instance, within our government that can or have influenced our decision making mechanism?!
Hypothetically, what if the decision not to build our part of the bridge across the causeway has been influenced by a mole? What if! Or do we have an effective counterintelligence specialist out to catch such a mole if there is any?
Remember once a political secretary to a retired Malaysian senior politician and he was caught and then detained under the ISA for being a Soviet spy.
Now that the Cold War is over the focus now is more on economic domination and neo-imperialism, or grabbing other countries' piece of a choice real estate. In the yesteryear country, like Germany under Hitler just plough through and invaded the neighbouring countries without compunction, but today things are a bit more dangerously subtle.
And it appears that our "Goth at the gate" are already in by the look of it. I may sound paranoid but the way I see it the enemy or enemies out to destroy the country's institution are already making an inroad, how so? Well, for one just look at Umno a party in disarray.
Malay community broken up in many ideologies and sadly racial disharmony is showing again. While this is happening I believe our once respected intelligence agencies, such as the Special Branch and the Military intelligence, are not as independent as they once were.
Politicians are demanding that they be controlled, with a short leash. One wonder if the action by these politicians are the product of a subtle influence by our foreign moles within our midst, especially in the government, to not make our intelligence community ever effective? I hope not!