On November 26, 2013, Mr. Robert Levinson officially made history. He became the longest-held hostage in American history. This isn’t something to celebrate. In fact, once you dig further into the details of the case, it’s something that should create great concern among the American public. The fault of Robert’s disappearance lies squarely on the shoulders of the CIA. Levinson’s case is evidence that the CIA has been mismanaging its resources in recent years. Levinson’s story proves what I blogged about in 2010 when I described how the CIA had started trying to privatize intelligence work, outsourcing the work to private companies like In-Q-Tel and others. I personally witnessed CIA attempts to gather intelligence via private sources back in 2006 and 2007, around the same time that CIA analyst Anne Jablonski had been communicating with Levinson, and going so far as to “hire” him to perform private investigations for the Agency under CIA contract. The catch is that despite the fact that the mainstream media today is referring to Levinson as a “CIA spy” – he is nothing of the sort. Levinson was a retired FBI analyst who – like many obsessed with the CIA – was intrigued by the world of covert spying and espionage. At least since 2006, the CIA has been taking advantage of such individuals and apparently in cases like Levinson, going so far as to provide funds to private sources to “unofficially” perform work for the agency. Unfortunately, in Levinson’s case he got carried away, put himself in harm’s way, and learned the hard way that he was not exactly the CIA spy that he thought he was. The Agency promptly disowned him, the press mislabeled him, and the U.S. government doesn’t know what to do about him, because they’re not exactly sure how he’s [...]
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The severity and the extent of the CIA’s involvement with Nazi war criminals has remained undisclosed for years, with the U.S. Department of Justice stifling masses of pages and documents of a frank and open history of how the U.S. government collaborated and even protected Nazis. In 2005, the National Security Archive finally posted formerly classified secret documents that linked the CIA to the notorious Nazi general Reinhard Gehlen, despite the fact that Gehlen had employed numerous known Nazi war criminals. The released two-volume history, known as the “Secret Relger”, was compiled by Kevin Ruffner, a CIA historian. In 1999, the report was presented to the German Intelligence Service by Jack Downing, CIA Deputy Director for Operations, in remembrance of the “new and close ties” formed between the CIA and German officials during post-war Germany.