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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  • This country will never be the land of the free until this mess washes up clean on the Jersey shores. Most of us know, but our government refuses to acknowledge the truth. Mainly because they would be facing the death penalty. After all, this ISN'T the Hague.

  • I applaud your gutsy "somebody has to do it" courage to publish these issues.I too have stepped out to try to introduce us to us in a fair and non-chicken-shit manner.Thanks again.

  • A CIA agent is telling us, the "peons" about how we shouldn't trust the goverment officials? Isn't that sort of like a spurned gang member tattling on his own? I mean, what am I supposed to make of this? I love the title of the post above, to which I can only respond with a big DUH! Of course we are not supposed to trust officials without "incontrovertible evidence"! The fact that an official from the fucking CIA is "bothering" to tell us of this is bizarre and a little more than suspect. Why would the CIA warn us of anything? They're all cut from the same cloth, another big Duh, I know, so why the intrigue?

  • Given the actions of our government officials as well as the CIA in recent and even non-recent years, we should not trust anyone. Even 'evidence' presented by these organizations and individuals cannot be trusted. We can only trust ourselves, but we must have the courage and conviction to stand up for what is right.

  • Should we be surprised? The policies and actions of the Bush administration suggested that they were hiding something, but they made us feel unpatriotic when we questioned them. While I agree with this CIA official that they are not to be trusted, they sure did nothing to expose the truth when it was needed most.