by Stephen Lendman, The Sleuth Journal:
Former CIA agent/counterintelligence operative turned whistleblower John Kiriakou exposed agency wrongdoing in his book titled “Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror.”
The Obama administration indicted him “for allegedly illegally disclosing national defense information to individuals not authorized to receive it.”
He was the first CIA officer to be imprisoned for revealing classified information, serving from February 28, 2013 – February 3, 2015 for exposing government wrongdoing.
According to TopSecretWriters.com, he accused the CIA of child trafficking, supplying children to wealthy pedophiles globally in exchange for information the agency sought.
Trafficked children were never seen again. In a video clip, Kiriakou explained “(y)our job as a CIA agent is to break the laws of the country you are serving.
“That’s your job: Your job is to commit espionage, which in most countries is a death penalty crime.”
“Your job is to convince people to commit treason for you because they like you so much or they like the money that you’re giving them so much.”
“So, because it’s the nature of your job to break the law, they’re the rules that are written for you to carry out that job.”
Kiriakou’s latest accusation followed earlier ones. He was involved in capturing alleged Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah. He took no part in torture and other abusive interrogation practices.
CIA operations flagrantly violate rule of law principles. It operates like a global Mafia hit squad. Throughout its existence, it’s been involved in drugs trafficking – documented by Alfred McCoy’s book titled “The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade.”
Journalist Gary Webb’s expose of CIA involvement in Nicaraguan drugs trafficking, supporting the contras, dealing with Los Angeles crack dealers, made him a target for vicious vilification – hounding him out of his profession into deep depression, either committing suicide or succumbing to foul play.
In books and articles, Peter Dale Scott explained “(s)ince at least 1950 there has been a global CIA-drug connection operating more or less continuously” to this day.
“The global drug connection is not just a lateral connection between CIA field operatives and their drug-trafficking contacts.”
“It is more significantly a global financial complex of hot money uniting prominent business, financial and government, as well as underworld figures,” a sort of “indirect empire (operating alongside) existing government.”
“(G)overnments themselves, and the links they develop with major traffickers, are the key both to the drug-trafficking problem and to its solution.”
The CIA is a sinister, secretive, unaccountable agency, operating extrajudicially. The late Chalmers Johnson said its existence “shorten(s) the life of the American republic.”
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