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US demands release of CIA spy by Iran (Amir Mirzaei Hekmati)
Press TV ^ | 12/20/11

Posted on 12/20/2011 6:34:00 AM PST by Libloather

US demands release of CIA spy by Iran
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:35AM GMT

The United States has demanded that Iran release "without delay" a CIA spy who was recently detained in the country and who confessed to being commissioned by the US to infiltrate Iran's intelligence circles.

On December 17, Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced the capture of an American CIA agent of Iranian decent, foiling an intricate US plot to carry out further espionage activities in the Islamic Republic following the capture of an American spy drone in northeastern Iran.

In a televised confession, broadcast on the Iranian television on Sunday night, the US intelligence operative, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, said he joined the US Army in 2001 and underwent decade-long intelligence training.

He added that he was sent to the US-run Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan and given access to classified intelligence before flying to Tehran.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced on Monday that the US had requested access to Hekmati through the embassy of Switzerland, which maintains a US interest section in Tehran in the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at presstv.ir ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; iran; spy; us
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1 posted on 12/20/2011 6:34:04 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I strongly suggest we exchange the cheeky Kenyan bastard for Amir Mirzaei Hekmati. We can also throw in the hogly wife as an added incentive.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 6:44:49 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (")
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To: Libloather

I wonder who the genius was who made the decision to send an American citizen first to Bagram and then to Iran. A guy who was in the Marines for goodness sakes? Do they think the Iranians don’t check passports when people enter their country? Do they think the Iranians don’t have any assets in the US to do backround checks on 20 something males with US citizenship who fly ALONE into their country.

Our CIA is being run by a bunch of amateurs it seems. 2 years ago we had the Jordanian suicide bomber who told us he knew where Ayman al Zawarhi was and proceeded to blow up a bunch of our spooks at the base in Afghanistan. Now we lose a drone, leave it there to be picked up by the Iranians and send an amateur spy by himself in Iran. What a joke we are becoming under Obama.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 6:44:49 AM PST by milwguy
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To: Libloather
Yes, let him go or I, President ZERO will pitch a fit. . . . .
I ain't gona beg cause it didn't work with my drone! ! ! !
4 posted on 12/20/2011 6:50:10 AM PST by DeaconRed (Hound Dog Howling . . . Bull Frog Croaking -- Everything is broken--Thanks to ZERO)
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To: Libloather

P.S.

If that isn’t enough, we can offer up the entire crooked congress along with a plethora of crooked judges.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 6:52:47 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (")
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To: Libloather

So this is why Obama gave them the drone, except they’re not keeping their part of the deal?


6 posted on 12/20/2011 6:54:12 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: milwguy
"What a joke we are becoming under Obama."

It's BAD with just what we know. Having been in Army intelligence (Yes I know one hell of a oxymoron) what is coming out is less than 1% of what is really going on.

7 posted on 12/20/2011 6:56:13 AM PST by DeaconRed (Hound Dog Howling . . . Bull Frog Croaking -- Everything is broken--Thanks to ZERO)
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To: milwguy

While I agree with most of your reply about CIA, he probably travelled to Iran with an Iranian passport. He supposedly had relatives there that he was visiting.
He was also supposedly working in the area as a civilian contractor for a company based in Qatar that serviced Marines and that’s why he was in Afghanistan.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 8:05:47 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Libloather
The Persians are infamous for torturing, and executing spies. I wonder how much more information will be transferred to Iran?

Time to stop the bleeding Gen. Petraeus.

5.56mm

9 posted on 12/20/2011 8:22:03 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Libloather; milwguy

I don’t believe in “a televised confession, broadcast on the Iranian television”. Over the yrs, that type of confession on IRI tv has been known to have a track-record of having major bogus content, not limited to supposedly CIA agents.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 5:25:45 AM PST by odds
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To: Libloather

Paging John Kerry.......


11 posted on 12/21/2011 5:29:08 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: M Kehoe

>>>”The Persians are infamous for torturing, and executing spies.”<<<

Any specific references for that?
More accurately, I’d say the Iranians, post-Islam, are infamous for having sadistic tendencies, brought to them with the compliments of Arab-Islam conquest & culture. “Assassins” are famous & infamous in post-Islam history of Iran. Mullahs w/ their Islamic Regime & ways have further reinforced & cultivated that kind of approach.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 5:33:07 AM PST by odds
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To: Libloather; milwguy

P.S. - Anyone who was born in Iran or who has an Iranian lastname, will be subject to close scrutiny before & when arriving in Iran. Regardless of the passport they may hold. Most countries have a “country of birth” specified in the passport they issue.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 5:42:05 AM PST by odds
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To: odds
Good morning.

Any specific references for that?

Google "Persian Empire torture." From Achaemenian Persia, to Cyrus (II), to Xerxes, the Persians were not as mild mannered an empire as many may think.

More accurately, I’d say the Iranians, post-Islam, are infamous for having sadistic tendencies,...

Except for the "more accurately," part, I would agree with you.

5.56mm

14 posted on 12/21/2011 5:54:42 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Good Morning.

Well, you said “infamous”, and I don’t agree.
Persians, pre-Islam, were by no means any more “infamous” for torture than Greeks, Romans were, or the Byzantine empire & their penal system was, as examples. We could google for them too.
Even today, one may consider “rendition” (torture by proxy) extraordinary.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 6:25:08 AM PST by odds
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