Ex-CIA agent reveals N. Koreans obsessed with porn
One of former America's top spies has revealed that he won North Korean diplomats over to his side with porn.
This is contained in the book, “The Art of Intelligence,” authored by Hank Crumpton, who served as deputy director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center.
Crumpton said that he never met a North Korean who did not like pornography. It is presumed that the officers used porn for personal purpose or selling, according to the former spy.
“I was wondering whether spending taxes from U.S. citizens for satisfying North Koreans’ sexual desires is right. But I thought it is proper if the source give secrets upon nuclear threats.”
His remark has given rise to conjectures that the CIA lured diplomats at the North Korean Mission to the U.N. in New York as it is the only North Korean diplomatic body in the U.S. but he didn’t give any details, such as whom he won and what kinds of information he obtained.
In an interview with CBS on Sunday, he also said al-Qaeda terrorists and North Korean spies have a common weakness. Both like porn very much, he added. Telling interviewer what he would have to do for building secret networks, Crumpton said: “Supplying porn to a North Korean official to entice them to spy for America, along with money or whatever else it might take.”
Besides, he concerned about foreign spying activities in the U.S. “I would hazard to guess there are more foreign intelligence officers inside the U.S. working against U.S. interests now than even at the height of the Cold War,” said Crumpton. “China, in particular, has very sophisticated and aggressive intelligence operations against the U.S.”
He also introduced that Afghan sources had been warning 9/11 terror since 1998 but President Clinton’s White House didn’t trust the CIA’s Afghan source alone.