by Paul David Collins, September 19th, 2008
Some news pieces prove that those in power have absolutely no interest in the truth. One such story was carried in the July 1, 2008 Washington Post. The story concerned a former CIA operative who claims that the Agency ignored evidence that he had presented showing that Iran had ceased work on a nuclear weapon in 2003 (Warrick, no pagination). According to a lawsuit filed by the operative in 2004, the CIA fired him when he attempted to file reports that contradicted the position held by the Administration and the Agency concerning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East (no pagination). The operative’s lawyer, Roy Krieger, also stated that the operative was ordered by his superiors on five occasions to either fail to file reports or falsify reports concerning WMDs in the Near East (no pagination).
The operative, whose identity is currently being kept secret by the CIA, had his 22 year intelligence career come crashing down when he tried to share information gathered by an informant with “access to sensitive information about Iran’s nuclear program” (no pagination). When the informant provided the operative with secret evidence that Iran had ceased its pursuit of nuclear weapons, the hierarchy at the CIA suppressed the information and ended the operative’s handler relationship with the informant (no pagination). When the operative persisted in his attempts to get the evidence out, he was investigated for an inappropriate sexual relationship with an informant and illegal financial dealing (no pagination). The CIA failed to prove the accusations and the operative charged that he was the target of a campaign to discredit him (no pagination).