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Posted on 03/25/2012 2:18:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....The CIA declined to comment on Rogers status or provide any information on him for this article. Roger declined repeated requests for an interview. The Post agreed to withhold some details, including Rogers real name, his full cover identity and his age, at the request of agency officials, who cited concerns for his safety. Although CIAofficials often have their cover identities removed when they join the agencys senior ranks, Roger has maintained his.
A native of suburban Virginia,Roger grew up in a family where several members, across two generations, have worked at the agency.
When his own career began in 1979, at the CIAs southern Virginia training facility, known as The Farm,Roger showed little of what he would become. A training classmate recalled him as an underperformer who was pulled aside by instructors and admonished to improve.
....His first overseas assignments were in Africa, where the combination of dysfunctional governments, bloody tribal warfare and minimal interference from headquarters provided experience that would prove particularly useful in the post-Sept. 11 world.....
Its chaotic, and it requires you to understand that and deal with it psychologically, said a former Africa colleague. Roger developed an enormous amount of expertise in insurgencies, tribal politics, warfare writing hundreds of intelligence reports.
He also married a Muslim woman he met abroad, prompting his conversion to Islam. Colleagues said he doesnt shy away from mentioning his religion but is not demonstrably observant. There is no prayer rug in his office, officials said, although he is known to clutch a strand of prayer beads.
Roger was not part of the first wave of CIA operatives deployed after the Sept. 11 attacks, and he never served in any of the agencys black sites, where al-Qaeda prisoners were held and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques.
But in subsequent years,..
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
There is a fox guarding our henhouse...
.....And the White House.
A) be brought to the attention of Michelle Bachmann of the House Intelligence Committee, if she is not already aware of it; and
B) be addressed by her somehow as part of her appearance on a major American Sunday Morning talk show today, regardless of whether she is asked about it or not, to bring the situation to the light of day and make it an issue.
In fact, such a situation of "fox in the henhouse" is more endemic in the USG than you would think. A deadly serious situation of internal, compromised security if you ask me. If I were running FBI Counterintelligence, I would have an information collection bead on this agent of influence 24/7 from the moment he left his house to go to the agency, to every prayer session he attend(ed) at ADAMS Center (Muslim Brotherhood Central for the D.C. area), to all other official and unofficial outings and activings, which just might reveal a brush pass or two. Serious. A guy such as this more than ought to be burned and not a moment too early--this is very troubling. Hoping indeed Michelle brings this up, or maybe even Rick Santorum on the campaign trail and force Obama on this. HE ought to know how things work, (or shouldn't work as the case might be).
This section of the story is either propaganda or Al-Qaeda is interfering with someones agenda.
Does this smell right to anyone?
Dead men tell no tales.
Al Qaedas Network in Iran
“An al Qaeda cell slated to take part in one of the final plots ordered by Osama bin Laden made use of an Iran-based terror network that, according to the Obama administration, operates under an agreement between al Qaeda and the Iranian government. That revelation has emerged from legal proceedings in Germany, including the trial of Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, an al Qaeda recruit who took the stand for the first time last week in Koblenz...........
When exposing al Qaedas Iran-based network in 2011, the Obama administration highlighted its role in the Iraq and Afghan wars. But this same network has delivered recruits to al Qaeda who were slated to take part in attacks in the West. Iranian officials may or may not have known the specific details of Osama bin Ladens 2010 plot. But we do know this: Al Qaedas Iranian network has a global reach, capable of delivering trained terrorists to Europes doorstep.”
Another job for Mitch Rapp.
The idea of Iran supporting al-Qaeda in their efforts to kill fellow Shiites in Iraq is unnatural and doesn’t make sense. The fact that the US and Iran have common deadly enemies in the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Salafist-Wahhabist extremism is all the more reason for a lowering of tensions between the two countries. A strong Iran as a counter to regional Sunni hegemony is in the US’s interests.
I’ve noticed that your excerpting of articles is done in a highly manipulative manner. If one did not click the link and actually read the story, one would have a very different take on what information is actually being presented.
nepotism has been the downfall of many organizations.
How much more is there??
Or maybe to catch a Muslim terrorist it takes a Muslim...sounds like this guy was effective and fixed whatever was wrong at the agency with respect to killing Al Qaeda.
Possibly. Then again he might not have been involved.
Since I needed to put text into the thread that supported the title, while also showing a bit of how the article unfolds, I don't understand your admonition. Have you posted articles???? There is a limit on the amount of text allowed. There is a LINK to the full article. If you have some point to make about the article, make it! I am not the story Tainan.
Wow. It sounds like you’re years behind the times.
There have been dozens of articles posted here over the yrs, talking about the links between Iran & alQaeda, Iran & Taliban, Iran & Hamas(sunni), and Iran & other sunni peoples & organizations.
Yes, a strong Iran is good for U.S. interests, but not under this regime that’s been #1 state sponsor of terrorism for 30yrs.
Regime change in Iran is absolutely necessary for a whole host of reasons.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
STOP IT You are in violation of Freeper GWOT PC rule #1.
You shall never ever say or imply that Muslims are anything other that evil, and are incapable of ever doing anything good.
In the event that some poor benighted fool is taken in by the RINO NWO Open Borders Dhimmitude Propaganda and posts something Like this all true blue right thinking yankee doddle dandy American will, at a minimum scoff and/or say its too little too late.