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 Former CIA agent John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counter-terrorism consultant for ABC News, blogger for Huffington Post, and author.


He is notable as the first official within the U.S. government to confirm the use of waterboarding of al-Qaeda prisoners as an interrogation technique, which he described as torture.

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On today's episode of Loud & Clear, John Kiriakou and Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell (sitting in for Brian Becker) are joined by Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of the book The Battle for Justice in Palestine and journalist and filmmaker Dan Cohen.
"FARA was designed to formally label Nazi agitators as members of the German government so that their actions could be tracked and that their influence on America could be better understood," Van Buren told show host John Kiriakou. "Fast forward to 2018, the American government is now aggressively ...

Opposition Grows to CIA Nominee Haspel Ahead of Confirmation Battle. Loud & Clear. 10:45 29.03.2018 (updated 11:20 29.03.2018) Get short URL. Brian Becker, John Kiriakou · 0 10. On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Walter Smolarek (filling in for Brian Becker) and John Kiriakou are joined by Jeremy Varon, ...
That's a phony spin on the whole thing. South Korea is a template for negotiating other existing free trade agreements with NAFTA and Europe," Rasmus told hosts John Kiriakou and Walter Smolarek. South Korea has agreed to double the cars each US automaker can export annually to South Korea as ...
But somebody like John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the CIA torture program, ends up going to prison. Then there is the case of James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence. Earlier this month, the statute of limitations ran out on him lying to Congress under oath about the mass collection ...
John Kiriakou, a former CIA case officer who left the agency in disgrace after he was caught passing classified information to reporters and disclosing the identity of an undercover CIA agent (he served two years in jail for it, starting in 2013), claimed in a piece for a far-left blog that Haspel was known to him ...

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink and author of the book “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U. S.-Saudi Connection” and Catherine Shakdam, a political commentator and the author of “A Tale Of Grand ...
In response to "I went to prison for disclosing the CIA's torture," by John Kiriakou (March 18, Perspective). Great article and a lot of factual information. However, Mr. Kiriakou forgot to explain how we will obtain information from a detainee who is determined to kill as many Americans as he can. Explain which ...
"I think the young people have done something extraordinary and I hope this is a moment of real learning for them on what they're up against when they stand up to power," Ayers told hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker. "Their demands go far beyond gun control," he noted. "This didn't come out of the ...
According to John Kiriakou, a 15-year CIA veteran, and the whistleblower on the CIA covert torture operation, Gina Haspel is the “godmother of the torture program.” Regarding ProPublica's correction of the record of her involvement, Kiriakou says that while she may not have actually overseen the torture of ...
And we can still hear former CIA officer John Kiriakou say: “We did call her Bloody Gina. Gina was always very quick and very willing to use force. Gina and people like Gina did it, I think, because they enjoyed doing it. They tortured just for the sake of torture, not for the sake of gathering information.”.
By John Kiriakou | For The Washington Post • 14h ago. Commentary: United Utah Party caucus meetings are a non-extreme choice. By Richard Davis | For The Tribune • 16h ago. Catherine Rampell: Get ready. Republicans want to cut taxes again. By Catherine Rampell | The Washington Post • 17h ago.
Speaking with Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, Porter told show hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou that the idea of the US "sprinting" to war with Iran if Bolton replaced McMaster is "hyperbolic," but that he ultimately understood the logic of the fear. "I think it's a bit hyperbolic, but I understand the logic of it ...
Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou. NPR logo Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director ...
Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou personally knew CIA director nominee Gina Haspel when he worked at the CIA. But their careers have taken very different paths over the past decade. Haspel, who was directly involved in torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand, has been promoted to ...
Last year, WhoWhatWhy's Jeff Schechtman interviewed John Kiriakou, the whistleblower who first exposed the agency's complicity in torture — and served 23 months in federal prison for it. In this podcast, Kiriakou describes the “merciless” torture of Abu Zubaydah at a secret CIA prison run by Haspel.
11, 2001, terror attacks, said John Kiriakou, a 15-year CIA officer who blew the whistle on the intelligence agency's torture methods, earning him nearly two years of federal prison time. Kiriakou, a New Castle High School graduate and now a public speaker and anti-torture advocate, spoke to Slippery Rock ...

SLIPPERY ROCK — Former CIA counterterrorism operative John Kiriakou will discuss the repercussions he faced after becoming an anti-torture whistleblower at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University. Kiriakou, formerly of New Castle, will speak on “Saying No to Torture and the Price ...
Author and former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the U.S. government's use of torture to gather intelligence, will speak at Slippery ... SRU's Department of Criminology and Security Studies and the Frederick Douglas Institute are hosting John Kiriakou for a lecture titled “Saying No to ...
SLIPPERY ROCK — Former CIA counterterrorism operative John Kiriakou will discuss the repercussions he faced after becoming an anti-torture whistleblower at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Swope Music Hall at Slippery Rock University. Kiriakou, formerly of New Castle, will speak on “Saying No to Torture and the ...
SLIPPERY ROCK — Former CIA officer John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the United States intelligence community's use of waterboarding to collect information. Now, he is sharing his message and insider stories with Slippery Rock University at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Swope Music Hall. In 2007, Kiriakou told ...
John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in The Washington Post: "Putting Haspel in charge of the CIA would undo attempts by the agency -- and the nation -- to repudiate torture. "The message this sends to the CIA ...


 

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