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“Three Days of the Condor”.... So why did the CIA have the nickname of “The Company”?


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So why did the CIA have the nickname of “The Company”?

 

Does anyone here know?

 

Ha! I know, I know.

 

And I will tell you, but first I would like to hear some opinions from our board members.

 

:)

 

 

I have always heard a couple of reasons-

 

1) The men and women who worked for the C.I.A. couldn't tell people and would often just say they worked for "the company".

 

2) Because the C.I.A. set up a variety of different companies under other names to help establish their agents bona fides (ie, employment, bank accounts, etc).

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I have always heard a couple of reasons-

 

1) The men and women who worked for the C.I.A. couldn't tell people and would often just say they worked for "the company".

 

2) Because the C.I.A. set up a variety of different companies under other names to help establish their agents bona fides (ie, employment, bank accounts, etc).

 

Very good, and that fits into the story somewhere, but there is a real factual and very odd reason why that nickname got started, and I discovered the real reason while on a vacation trip to Latin America. It is due to one of the oddest coincidences in the whole history of spying.

 

Thank you for your answer, and both answers are correct, in a secondary way.

 

I'll tell everyone in a few minutes, and I'll show you proof that what I say is true.

 

I don't think they will arrest us or shoot us for knowing this.

 

:)

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Very good, and that fits into the story somewhere, but there is a real factual and very odd reason why that nickname got started, and I discovered the real reason while on a vacation trip to Latin America. It is due to one of the oddest coincidences in the whole history of spying.

 

Thank you for your answer, and both answers are correct, in a secondary way.

 

I'll tell everyone in a few minutes, and I'll show you proof that what I say is true.

 

I don't think they will arrest us or shoot us for knowing this.

 

:)

 

 

Does it involve James Angleton an/or the United Fruit Company?

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lzcutter,

 

CIA is the Spanish language abbreviation for Compañía, which is a legal term for a company, which is used in Latin America like our term Inc. or INC. is used in the English language in the US.

 

So, a lot of companies in Latin America have CIA as part of their company name, and in some countries they have to have that on their signs and company letterhead. Even some dummy companies set up by the DC-CIA.

 

:)

 

Look up the term CIA among some of these Latin American company listings:

 

http://www.ganmar.com.ar/castellano/exportacion.html

 

Also, see these photos:

 

antigua-placa-cartel-bromberg-cia-de-bro

 

 

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ALSO SEE THIS:

 

(The letter "y" in Spanish means "and".)

 

Corporacion Vitivinicola Plaza Vidiella Y Cia Ltda

http://www.importgenius.com/uruguay/importers/corporacion-vitivinicola-plaza-vidiella-y-cia-ltda

 

FERVICOLOR Y CIA LTDA

http://co.kompass.com/c/fervicolor-y-cia-ltda/co000996/

 

R Samano y Cia SA de CV

http://san-luis-potosi.infoisinfo.com.mx/ficha/r_samano_y_cia_sa_de_cv/2662654

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