CIA officer John Kiriakou imprisoned to protect 9/11 cover-up


Former CIA Case Officer John Kiriakou is being railroaded to protect a National Security Secret: Who really did 9/11 and why

by  Kevin Barrett


Former CIA Case Officer John C. Kiriakou is facing 30 months in the federal pen. According to the New York Times, Kiriakou’s crime was passing the identity of an undercover CIA officer to a journalist.

But a quick peek behind the scenes reveals the real reason Kiriakou is being crucified: He revealed information about CIA officials involved in torturing innocent 9/11 patsy Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) into endorsing a pre-scripted false confession.

Kiriakou is being railroaded to send a message to the intelligence community: Don’t mess with 9/11 torture, the framing of patsies, and the forced confessions!

As VT readers know, the intelligence community leaks “classified” information like a proverbial sieve. (As it should – almost all “classified” information ought to be made public.) Of the tens of thousands of leaks that occur each year, only a tiny fraction are ever punished, legally or extra-legally.

So when a former CIA Case Officer is sent to prison for a relatively innocuous leak, we must ask why was this  guy singled out?

Kiriakou’s “leak” was about as innocuous as it gets. Scott Shane, a New York Times journalist working on CIA torture stories, asked for names of those who knew something about the waterboarding of KSM and Abu Zubaydah, the mentally retarded “al-Qaeda kingpin” who was tortured into naming KSM.

Kiriakou, like all honest intelligence community folks, was presumably dismayed that those who tortured the false confessions out of KSM later destroyed all of the tapes and notes detailing the torture sessions, and then lied through their teeth about what had happened.

So he gave Shane the business card of Deuce Martinez, a former undercover CIA agent who was involved in the frame-up of al-Qaeda’s Retard-in-Chief Abu Zubaydah and innocent 9/11 patsy KSM.

Scott Shane

Shane is baffled by the government’s contention that mentioning Martinez’s name constituted a security breach:

Mr. Martinez, an analyst by training, was retired and had never served under cover; that is, he had never posed as a diplomat or a businessman while overseas. He had placed his home address, his personal e-mail address, his job as an intelligence officer and other personal details on a public Web site for the use of students at his alma mater. Abu Zubaydah had been captured six years earlier, Mr. Mohammed five years earlier; their stories were far from secret.

The government claims that despite Martinez’s CIA role being public knowledge, Kiriakou’s “crime” was revealing that Martinez had been involved in the Abu Zubayda and KSM frame-ups.

THAT was classified. Anyone who helps the American public understand what really happened during the torture sessions that elicited false confessions from Abu Zubaydah and KSM is a threat to National Security.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – Before his Capture

Kiriakou apparently also gave another journalist another name of a CIA officer involved in the “let’s frame Abu Zubaydah and KSM” torture sessions.

So the government railroaded Kiriakou to send a message: Open your mouth about the torture sessions that framed the innocent 9/11 patsies, offer any names or information that could lead to the truth coming out, and you’ll be sent up the river.

This information is still extremely sensitive. The ludicrous “19 hijackers” story breathlessly recounted in the 9/11 Commission Report is sourced almost entirely to non-verifiable, anonymous second-hand accounts of what KSM allegedly said while he was being subjected to long-term, excruciating torture.

The Commissioners were offered no access to KSM, nor were they given any recordings or transcripts of the torture sessions and alleged confessions. The entire 9/11 Commission Report, pre-written in outline form by 9/11-scriptwriter suspect Philip Zelikow before the Commission had even convened, is supposedly based on these anonymous, second-hand reports of what KSM said under long-term torture.

The most likely explanation: Zelikow wrote the 9/11 script, and KSM was tortured into reciting lines written by Zelikow – lines that support the fantasy “19 hijackers” narrative.

As I recently explained to 9/11 cover-up criminal Daniel Pipes on Press TV, the upshot of all this is that the US has become a dictatorship. Anyone who threatens to undermine the foundation of that dictatorship, by exposing 9/11 in a way that could stand up in court, will be made an example of.

All patriots in the intelligence community ought to be protesting the crucifixion of their colleague John Kiriakou, and redoubling their efforts to expose the truth of 9/11.


Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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10 Responses to "CIA officer John Kiriakou imprisoned to protect 9/11 cover-up"

  1. PAUL LEO FASO  January 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Posted by me on May 28, 2009 – http://www.informationclearinghouse.com

    “Torture is the criminal cover for 9/11 complicity. The use of torture is the “head fake” to make it look like it kept America safe from an enemy that was imagined. The defense of torture is a false plea of righteous indignation that the guilty desperately flout to keep from being executed fro their treason”

    More on the whole crumbling 9/11 facade here;



  2. Ken Rechtstein  January 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you Kevin for another courageous post.

    It seems to me that for the Zion Talmudic Mafia Dons to resort to the Use of STASI methods, instead of the old proven “Bribes and Blackmail”, means that they feel, they are being pushed against the wall.

    I always have insisted that the ONLY fission bomb we have, is 9/11.

    There ought to be a way of pressing the issue and putting HEAT on the perps.

    I wish PATRIOT MEN and WOMEN, who had been privy to the planning, execution and cover up of 9/11, would have the courage to ACT for once in their life as HUMAN BEINGS of HONOR and COME FORWARD with the facts…

    Please DO IT. You owe it to your conscience and integrity: Speak up. Don’t be COWARDS. You can change the world for the better for all mankind. Please, do not remain silent.

  3. captain obvious  January 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

    what threat was SEC financial fraud investigations in WTC-7 (not hit by a plane), to “bin laden”?
    DC-Wall Street-big banks-corporates.. might have had cause to be REALLY WORRIED ya think?

    was a pending audit of the pentagon for 2.3 trillion missing gonna put some “bin laden” guy in jail?
    pretty amazing he knew precisely where to hit what wasnt any kind of threat to him whatsoever..

    “hey lets burn all the investigation paperwork” (office fires)
    “hey lets blow up the building to scatter the ashes” (pull it)
    “hey lets cart all the computer hard-drives away with the rubble ASAP”..
    I mean, it isnt like Rudy Giuliani made it happen for all his buddies in high places, right?
    “America’s Mayor” wouldnt ever do something like THAT, hell, he oughtta been president!

    it all makes perfect sense to me that bin laden and ksm did 911, the govt media said so!
    mister fake birth certificate got bin laden and witnessing seal team six had an accident,
    queen hillary covering her mouth watching NO VIDEO FEED wasnt fake or staged at all..
    handing Libya over to radicals killing people for having black skin in Africa was humanitarian,
    so was sodomizing and killing Ghadaffi who never did anything for his country or people, EVER!
    depleted uranium isnt a war crime, torture is completely Christian and American too..

    “we came, we saw (ghadaffi waving a white flag of surrender!), he died” teehee…
    -yup, that hillary sure is a princess! nevermind multiple felonies being secretary of state now..
    -theres no such thing as psychopaths running the asylum or controlling the media either..

    • captain obvious  January 15, 2013 at 3:23 am

      yup, already clued ya seem allright enough.

      you know my pointed question sarcastic style already,
      the SOB’s in power’s motto is “kill prophets for profits”,
      and if they werent constantly doing a buncha evil crap,
      there wouldnt BE whistleblowers for them to want to punish!

  4. Charlotte NC Bill  January 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    EVERYONE who indefatigably maintained the official story in the early days ( everyone fm G bush to Scott Horton at anti-war.com to Fox “News” to Israeli PMs to WH spokesman ) against all common sense and mountains of contrary evidence stand accused..especially since Justice delayed is justice denied…and now it’s Justice ( and hope ) extinguished.

  5. Brian  January 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    It’s interesting Kiriakou’s wife a CIA top Iran analyst was pressured to resign after her husband was arrested. The family had to go on food stamps. I wonder if she told people the notion Iran wants to build nuclear bombs is a load of crap.

  6. Jim W. Dean  January 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    A very good distinction to make GR.

  7. K7KTR  January 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    This information regardless of how true or not is actually just as worthless as the Bush/Obama Administrations who stood in scene after scene blaming Al Qaeda for the woes of this Countries HOAX “WAR ON TERROR” when in fact it would be tantamount to TREASON to see this same “Government” who hired that Al Qaeda first in Libya and now in Syria who killed MANY U.S. Soldiers only to be Armed, supplied Communications equipment and logistics to try to murder yet another foreign leader in violation of EO 12333.

    Yes, We are in a dictatorship and for those that have not come to terms with this knowledge are fool’s to themselves.

    The actual joke of the Al Qaeda is that they take high quality videos of their War Crimes and those who AID AND ABET them in those crimes walk free too. It should not surprise anyone to see the U.S. Government arming Terrorist’s aka Rebel’s and Mexican Drug Cartel’s while at the same time pushing legislation to TAKE the Arm’s of American’s.

    For those that are awake, they can tell something is coming that will make 9/11 look like child’s play for the alleged number killed on 9/11 for what it coming will far exceed that. When a U.S. President who majored in U.S. Constitutional Law targets American’s in this HOAX War on Terror more then a ripple should race across the water. Perhaps a Tsunami should be seen coming too when YOU U.S. Ret. Vet’s and Current Soldiers are pushed into causing the deaths of Millions only to return home (After fighting for your “alleged” Freedom’s) to be force-ably LOCKED UP and submitted to a Mental Shrink for speaking ones mind about this Government when your “alleged” freedoms should have granted that.

    Also, Like watching countries like Bahrain and Kuwait beating their Citizens and/or killing them for their Social unrest while claiming to be supporting Terrorist’s in Syria whom this Government alleged that was why they were after Balshar Al Assad. Meanwhile here at home, Occupiers too are Beaten by Israeli trained Law Enforcement for exercising their Constitutional Right of the 1st Amendment to “air ones grievances” with their Government being locked up too.

    Everything this Country does in the name of Humanitarian Aid they violate themselves. Yes, Saddam killed thousands, The U.S. went in and killed over a Million. Gaddafi too with Black Prisons for the CIA and other dealings killed many, But U.S. paid/supported Rebel’s/Al Qaeda/NATO killed over 50,000. Same scene in Syria now too.

    When will American’s WAKE UP?

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