Dimite Michael Morell número dos de la CIA
El subdirector de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia de Estados Unidos, Michael Morell, anunció su renuncia
WASHINGTON, 13 de junio.- El subdirector de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia de Estados Unidos, Michael Morell, dimitió ayer alegando querer pasar más tiempo con su familia.
“Traté por todos los medios que Michael se quedara con nosotros el mayor tiempo posible, pero él decidió retirarse para pasar más tiempo con su familia y para seguir otras oportunidades laborales”, dijo John Brennan, director de la Agencia en un comunicado.
Morell dirigió la CIA antes de que John Brennan fuera nominado por el presidente de EU, Barack Obama, y que el Senado lo confirmara para el puesto.
John Brennan, el nuevo director de la CIA, dijo que Morell será remplazado por Avril Haines, la primera mujer en esa posición. Haines es la actual asistente adjunta del presidente y asesora jurídica del Consejo Nacional de Seguridad.
Michael Joseph Morell
Michael Joseph Morell (4 de septiembre de 1958) director adjunto de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia, se ha desempeñado como Director en dos ocasiones, en 2011 y entre 2012 y 2013. Morell se retirará de su cargo el 9 de agosto 2013 "para dedicar más tiempo a su familia" y "para buscar otras oportunidades profesionales".
Vida y carrera
Morell es un nativo de Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Su educación formal incluye un bachillerato en economía de la Universidad de Akron y una maestría en Economía de la Universidad de Georgetown. Él se unió a la CIA en 1980. Fue jefe de la división de la CIA en Asia, el Pacífico y América Latina. La mayor parte de su trabajo en la CIA la dedicó a proyectos en Asia. También dirigió el personal que produjo los Resumenes Informativos Diarios para el presidente George W. Bush.
Morell fue encargado de los resumenes para Bush durante los ataques del 11 de septiembre de 2001 y ha sido citado por haber dicho: "Yo apostaría cada dólar que tengo a que ha sido Al Qaeda." Además, Morell era un colaborador de confianza para el presidente Obama en la operación de allanamiento del refugio de Osama Bin Laden el 2 de mayo de 2011. Antes de su nombramiento como Director Adjunto en 2010, Morell se desempeñó como Director de Inteligencia desde 2008. Antes de eso, se desempeñó como primer Director Adjunto Asociado de la CIA entre 2006 y 2008.
En mayo de 2010, Morell juramentó como Director Adjunto de la CIA, sucediendo a Stephen Kappes. A partir del 1 de julio de 2011 y hasta el 6 de septiembre de 2011, se desempeñó su primer período como Director Interino de la CIA, tras el nombramiento de Leon Panetta como Secretario de Defensa. El 9 de noviembre de 2012, Morell, una vez más se convirtió en Director en funciones después de que David Petraeus renunció.
Morell anunció su retiro de la CIA el 12 de junio de 2013.
Michael Joseph Morell
Michael Joseph Morell (born September 4, 1958) is the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and has served as Acting Director twice in 2011 and from 2012 to 2013. Morell will retire from his post on August 9, 2013 to devote more time to his family and to pursue other professional opportunities.
Life and career
Morell is a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. His formal education includes a B.A. in economics from the University of Akron and an M.A. in economics from Georgetown University. He joined the CIA in 1980. He was chief of the CIA's division on Asia, Pacific and Latin America. Most of his work in the agency was devoted to Asian projects. He also managed the staff that produced the Presidential Daily Briefings for President George W. Bush. Morell was Bush’s briefer during the September 11, 2001 attacks, and has been quoted for saying, “I would bet every dollar I have that it’s al Qaeda.” Furthermore, Morell was a trusted asset to President Barack H. Obama in the Osama Bin Laden raid on May 2, 2011. Before his 2010 nomination as Deputy Director, Morell served as Director for Intelligence, a position he had held since 2008. Before that, he served as the CIA's first Associate Deputy Director from 2006 to 2008.
In May 2010, Morell was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, succeeding Stephen Kappes. From July 1, 2011,  to September 6, 2011, he served his first stint as Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, following the appointment of Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. On November 9, 2012, Morell once again became Acting Director after David Petraeus resigned.
Morell announced his retirement from the CIA on June 12, 2013.
Is Obama Making Stew With The Sacrificial Lambs?
BY CULTURAL LIMITS ON JUNE 12, 2013 • ( 1 )
Today’s roadkill found under a bus in Foggy Bottom: Michael Morell, Assistant Director of the “Central Intelligence Agency.”
As Capt. Bart Mancuso in The Hunt for Red October said, there’s a contradiction in terms- especially after today’s move.
Mr. Morell claims in the strongest language possible through a written statement that he really is quitting to “spend some time with his family.”
Oh, come on, we’ve heard that one often enough, my dogs don’t even believe it unless Morell’s wife just had triplets. (And somehow I doubt that.)
Current CIA Director John Brennan, reportedly a convert to Islam and a figure multiple people in Washington were REALLY not happy about being nominated let alone confirmed Director of the CIA, released his own statement saying:
“I was most looking forward to … the opportunity to work side-by-side once again with Michael Morell,” said Brennan, noting that they’d begun their careers at the CIA in 1980. “As much as I would selfishly like to keep Michael right where he is for as long as possible, he has decided to retire to spend more time with his family and to pursue other professional opportunities.” Source: ABC News
Sure you were, Mr. Brennan. Mr. Morell actually worked in the CIA under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and your two immediate predecessors, and after 33 years and two stints as acting director he suddenly decides to spend more time with family and “pursue other professional opportunities” – a full decade before his 65th birthday?
How stupid do Brennan and his overlords think we are?
And then, we find out that Morell’s replacement won’t be anyone from inside the intelligence system, familiar with how information is gathered and analyzed, but Avril Haines, a woman 11 years Morell’s junior and White House deputy assistant and deputy counsel for national security affairs since 2010.
Oh, yeah, I feel safer now.
Having gone through leadership transitions – and on one occasion meeting the new CEO and having the gut instinct to run – those statements do not work. This smells to rotting vegetation in an open storm drain on a hot, humid day.
It seems that Morell is being kicked to the curb for making the final edits on Susan Rice’s Benghazi Talking Points. There’s a lot of details that conflict on what he removed and why, but it is plain that Morell was the last to handle what is going to keep Rice from being Secretary of State.
And then there was this:
Immediately upon the announcement of Morell’s resignation, President Barack Obama named him to serve on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
Oh, no. No “go away” deal there, regardless of Morell being passed over for the top CIA job twice under this regime, a place he dutifully put in his dues to achieve, and which, by tradition, could well have been his.
While I thank Mr. Morell for his service and wish him the very best in spending time with his family and a REALLY good paying job in the private sector, as an American, this move really makes me nervous. The people in charge of the most potent intelligence agency this country has have suspect dossiers and one of them very little experience in the field.
To quote Princess Leia when the Millennium Falcon landed in Cloud City, I don’t like this.
Michael Morell is yet another seemingly competent career government employee thrown to the wolves by this administration. Whatever the real motive, being the last person to touch the Benghazi talking points can’t be all there is to it. This guy had access to the whole kit and kaboodle of what the Obama machine was up to overseas. Wonder what he would have to say under oath….
Yep, Mr. Morell had to go. Yet another sacrificial lamb chewed up and spit out.
P.s. It all might have been more believable had there been a press conference. What, Brennan couldn’t fake being sad?
P.p.s. Uh, Barack and Rasputin, I mean Valerie, if there’s any one government entity you don’t want to collectively piss off, it’s the CIA. I’d say watch your step as you just knocked off one of their own, but you two aren’t going to listen.
For more info on Michael Morell, The Daily Beast offered this bio in November. Tilted left, but there’s good info there.