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.


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  1. Posted by me on May 28, 2009 –

    “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. 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. EVERYONE who indefatigably maintained the official story in the early days ( everyone fm G bush to Scott Horton at 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.

  4. 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.

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