It's not a mutually exclusive call. He was part of it, regardless of remorse, and the CIA certainly has it's history of failures and ill-advised adventures.The fact that he knew some CIA agents made me even more curious. His comment made it seem like he was affiliated with some protest movements during the sixties. I believe those protest movements were largely created and controlled by the CIA.
Really, your last comment leaves me nonplussed. Considering my personal history over the past four+ decades, including photographing operatives photographing demonstrators, I hardly think I would get a TS clearance, much less a higher security level. BTW, I know and knew intelligence special agents going back to the ( ) and they would get a kick out of your comment, and maybe buy me a beer for the laugh, but certainly not trust me, nor I them...
Paranoia doesn't become you. Take care, and have a good evening.
Upon reading his comment, I figured that I now had a chance to find out more about how the CIA operated. I hoped to learn the names of the agents he interacted with. And I hoped to learn what those agents told him.
Unfortunately, my government used their mind control techniques to prevent me from responding to his comment quickly.