CIA Agent: “Government Officials Like Cheney Are Not To Be Trusted When They Assert Something Without The Support Of Incontrovertible Evidence”

Former senior CIA Agent Philip Giraldi writes:

If there has been any “lesson learned” from the past eight years it is that government officials like Cheney are not to be trusted when they assert something without the support of incontrovertible evidence.

While Giraldi’s article was about torture, his point applies to 9/11 as well.

Instead of “incontrovertible evidence” for Cheney’s version of 9/11, the 9/11 Commissioners themselves now doubt the “official” 9/11 story:

  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened”. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”

In fact, many high-level intelligence officials at the CIA and other government agencies doubt the government’s version of 9/11:

  • A decorated 20-year CIA veteran, who Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh called “perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East”, and whose astounding career formed the script for the Academy Award winning motion picture Syriana (Robert Baer) said that“the evidence points at” 9/11 having had aspects of being an inside job .
  • The Division Chief of the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs, who served as Senior Analyst from 1966 – 1990. He also served as Professor of International Security at the National War College from 1986 – 2004 (Melvin Goodman) said “The final [9/11 Commission] report is ultimately a coverup.”
  • Professor of History and International Relations, University of Maryland. Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency, former military attaché in China, with a 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence (Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army) questions the government’s version of the events of 9/11.

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